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US wholesale prices jump in May, led by eggs, gasoline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prices at the wholesale level rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years in May, pushed higher by a sharp jump in the cost of gasoline and a record increase in the price eggs related to an outbreak of avian influenza. But outside of increases in volatile food and energy costs, …

Economics

Nintendo bundling Wii U with two games and an extra controller for $330 on May 30th

You don't have a Wii U yet, right? You're forgiven, and far from unique (in that respect, anyway -- you're a unique snowflake otherwise). Should the <i>eighth</i> entry in the <i>Mario Kart</i> series pique your interest, Nintendo's got a pretty fantastic bundle arriving at the end of May with a copy of the game, …

A new way to see: Why Oculus Rift and Google Glass are on a collision course

As a technology executive since the early ’90s, I’ve enjoyed a front-row seat to the digital revolution. I’ve observed the meteoric rise of the Internet, broadband, social media, and mobile and watched their consumer adoption soar from 9 percent to 90 percent. Today, we’re on the cusp of a similar …

LG G3 launches 27 May, but is already 'late to the party'

The LG G3 will be officially unveiled, but with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 already on shop shelves experts say it may not be the sales boost LG hopes.<p>LG is taking the wraps off its new flagship the G3 on 27 May -- but with the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 already in shops, one analyst …

Mobile

LeapFrog's latest gadget for kids is a Tamagotchi-Fitbit mashup

Look, we get it: wearable tech is big business these days. We also get that childhood obesity is a serious problem. That's why it's literally no surprise that the folks at LeapFrog are jumping on the nascent child wearables bandwagon with the LeapBand: an unholy combination of a Fitbit and a …

iTunesconnect Changes Mean a More Refined App Store

Apple has sent out notices to developers about changes in the iTunesconnect app management tool. Refinements include checkboxes for Medical/Treatment Information," "Gambling and Contests," and "Unrestricted Web Access."<p>Before these changes, if an app launched a web browser, it had to be labeled for …

Apps

Mesh networks chat apps to the rescue

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1073000/1073141_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522259139_2cdae2fb9247c65ce932f3c019d43f2c<p><b>As popular as chat apps have become, they all suffer from the same flaw - if you board an underground train, head into the wild or find yourself</b> …

Mesh Network

Sprint will reportedly try to buy T-Mobile US in June or July

Sprint is said to be preparing its official offer to purchase smaller rival T-Mobile US. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Sprint executives have met with up to six banks in recent months to make sure that financial details around the potential deal are solid when it formally puts in a bid. The merger has been …

The US government is using social media to battle terrorist regimes

The United States government puts hundred of billions toward military spending to fighting terrorism each year, but it's also putting social media to work combating Al-Qaeda and other extremists. In a report released today, the US State Department revealed that its Center for Strategic …