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Tim Cook tells Apple's climate-skeptic shareholders where to shove it

Apple CEO Tim Cook has unleashed a blistering response on shareholders who questioned the company's switch to renewable energy, telling them to get …

Acer K272HUL Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

<b>Low price, high resolution, can't lose.</b> Acer<p>Though its name reads more like a cryptic Captcha password than a monitor display, the Acer K272HUL is a high-resolution 27-inch monitor with a budget-friendly price. Starting at $449, the Acer display boasts a 2,560x1,440-pixel-resolution WQHD display, …

Consumer Tech

Nokia X hacked to run Google’s Android apps and services

Nokia unveiled its X Android phones less than a week ago, with plans to use the handset to promote Microsoft services and not Google’s. After just a few days, hackers have managed to gain root access to the Nokia X and covert it to run most of Google’s key services. xda-developers member …

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: Pocket Windows, with a sharp screen - CNET

MSRP: $429.00<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Lenovo ThinkPad 8</b> runs full Windows 8.1, has an excellent higher-res 8.3-inch display, 64GB of storage standard, all the basic ports you'd need, and fits into a super-slim package.<p><b>The Bad</b> More expensive than other 8-inch Windows tablets; doesn’t come with a stylus, or …

Gear & Gadgets

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The Nokia X has already been hacked to load Google Apps, access the Play store

There's a theory that if you make Android look enough like Windows Phone, that users will grow accustomed to the interface, and when it comes time to upgrade, seek to scratch that tile-shaped itch. That's the view Steven Elop gave us in our recent interview at MWC at least. There is another theory: …

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Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy, hit with lawsuit

Mt. Gox, once the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Friday, saying it may have lost nearly half a billion …

Nokia X Android phones: Life in the Fastlane

By design, Nokia's new Android smartphones will underwhelm users of high-end phones. The Nokia X line was created with emerging markets in mind, so …

Mobile Technology

BlackBerry reportedly developing PlayBook tablet sequel

The original BlackBerry PlayBook was certainly not the company’s crowning achievement. In fact, the PlayBook was such a notorious dud that BlackBerry …

Karbonn to launch dual-OS smartphone running on Android and Windows Phone in June: Report

At the recently concluded Mobile World Congress, Microsoft revealed a host of new hardware partners, including the likes of Karbonn Mobile, who would …

Switched On: Understanding crowdfunding's caveats, part 1

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>Crowdfunding has been a boon to companies that are bringing some of the most exciting and innovative devices to market. But sometimes things go wrong. Last March, the first of a two-part Switched On discussed some of …

Beats Pill XL review: Dr. Dre's newest speaker is supersized and super loud

Back in 2012, Beats unveiled its diminutive Pill wireless speaker in a bid to steal the Jambox's thunder. Since then, its main rival hasn't exactly been standing still: Jawbone has released two more Bluetooth speakers, including the well-received Big Jambox. Not to be outdone, Dr. Dre & co. …

Texas woman wins half-million dollar revenge porn lawsuit

A woman in Texas has won a rare, major legal victory in a revenge porn case. Local station ABC KTRK reports that a civil court has awarded the anonymous woman $500,000 after her former boyfriend of seven years posted photographs and videos from their relationship on YouTube and other sites as a way …

Surprise! Apple's Tim Cook is both scary and caring, says new book

In an excerpt from a new book about Apple after Steve Jobs, little emerges that many hadn't already suspected.<p>So much time, effort, and emotion are expended on analyzing everything at Apple that it's a wonder surprises still manage to emerge.<p>But on hearing that a new book called "Haunted Empire: …

Wall Street

Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen backgrounds revealed in screenshots

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will include an option to set a background image on the Start Screen. While the software maker has been experimenting with methods to support this, <i>The Verge</i> understands Microsoft has settled on an option that will allow Windows Phone 8.1 users to skin …

Tim Cook fights back against shareholders concerned with environmental initiatives

Apple has made strides towards being more a environmentally friendly company, and plans to eventually have its facilities completely powered by renewable energy — but those plans aren't sitting well with some shareholders. The National Center for Public Policy Research, an Apple shareholder, put …

Mobile World Congress 2014 report card: who made the grade?

Now that Mobile World Congress is behind us and we've left the sunny Mediterranean to go back to our rainy or snowy abodes, it's time to reflect on the show that was. We walked through miles and miles of hallways and battled thousands of roller bags and suits to find the show's best and worst. …

Android and Windows getting along inside your PC? Nope

Making two operating systems equal but unwilling partners inside one device will never turn out very well.<p><b>commentary</b> Waiting for a crush of devices running both Windows 8.1 and Android? Don't.<p>CNET learned this week that the Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 -- the most recent high-profile attempt to …

Android News

Nintendo 64 mod promises HDMI output, soldering burns

If you have a Nintendo 64 kicking around, it's <i>probably</i> not hooked up to your television. It's not that you don't love the classic console, it's just that many modern sets don't support the machine's archaic video cables. Don't worry, it can be fixed. RetroActive, a one-man mod team, is working on a …

Mobile World Congress in 14 lines

<i>In Barcelona we all tried to thrive<br>And strove to not imbibe too many beers<br>When Samsung trotted out the GS5<br>Then shortly after highlighted new Gears.</i><p><i>Mozilla's and Ubuntu's phones seemed cheap,<br>Along with some of Waterloo's new wares,<br>But Sony's flagship stuff's atop the heap<br>And Blackphone puts an end</i> …

IBM's layoffs may include up to 25 percent of its hardware group

IBM recently sold its x86 server business to Lenovo, and that unfortunately has consequences for the company's workers. The computing pioneer has confirmed to <i>CNET</i> that it's cutting jobs as it concentrates its efforts on "cloud, analytics and cognitive computing." While IBM isn't revealing the scale …

Here's what The Flash will look like in his upcoming TV pilot

If everything goes to plan, there will soon be another superhero show on TV. CW has ordered a pilot for <i>The Flash</i>, and with production set to begin next week, the network is giving us our first peek at the latest incarnation of DC Comics' fastest man on Earth. Little is known about the series so …

The world's largest aircraft can fly for three weeks (it's not cute)

The HAV 304 Airlander is green, efficient, a hybrid, and, well, quite bizarre.<p>Thanks to technology, the world is becoming a darker place.<p>No, I'm not suggesting that we're becoming less and less enlightened, as we sacrifice our minds to the robots.<p>Instead, I'm merely indicating that we will soon not …

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Microsoft's latest stab at Apple: Macs are no good for weddings

If you're planning a wedding, says Microsoft in a new ad, the lack of a touch screen heralds impending disaster.<p>Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to discuss the fact that Apple has no feelings.<p>Anyone with a heart knows that if you're going to plan a wedding, you have to be able to poke and …

Weddings

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damage controlUnder Fire Karnataka Govt to Now Revoke Cases Against All ‘Innocent People’, Not Just Minorities<p>IMMORTALITY<p>Federer Seals 20th Grand …

Google Glass team forgoes monthly updates for bigger changes, like Kit Kat

Whether you're a Google Glass wearer or merely observing the new devices, you may have noticed a lack of major updates in January and February. <i>Android Police</i> and <i>Glass Almanac</i> reveal a post from the Explorers-only community forum explaining that after version XE12 closed out last year, those monthly …

Why Samsung's fingerprint sensor needs to face the same scrutiny as Apple's Touch ID

Last week the new Galaxy S5 was introduced and, along with it, Samsung's take on the fingerprint identity sensor. Apple, of course, introduced the …

Scientists get a shark's eye view using wearable computers

Sure, <i>Sharknado</i> and <i>Sharktopus</i> are fun to watch with friends on a weekend, but they also prove that sharks still get a bad rap. Clearly, what we've learned about the animal's behavior since <i>Jaws</i> came out isn't nearly enough, so a group of researchers are attempting to find out more... by strapping a …

Nokia X Already Hacked To Run Google Apps

Last week at Mobile World Congress, Nokia unveiled a number of new low-cost Android devices under the “X” moniker that aren’t able to access Google’s services.<p>One of the company’s key points during the announcement of the devices was that they are designed specifically for Microsoft services — such …