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'Stop the bullshit' in wireless pricing says T-Mobile CEO John Legere

John Legere kicked off T-Mobile's event in New York City today with an unrelenting tirade against the carrier's competitors. "Stop the bullshit," the CEO said, referring to the traditional subsidy model being pushed by Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. "Carriers are really nice to you... once every 23 …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

Scientists get closer to 'bio-battery' by discovering how bacteria transfers electricity

Scientists have discovered how a particular type of bacteria transfers electricity, a finding that they say will help them develop fully biological batteries. Scientists previously knew that the bacteria, <i>shewanella oneidensis</i>, attaches to rusty iron and other materials and breaks them down, …

Dark Sky developers launch Forecast, aim to bring weather predictions to your favorite app

The developers of Dark Sky — the short-term weather app that tells you exactly when it's going to rain — have released a new, more powerful version of the service called Forecast. Initially released as a web app, the company also wants to have Forecast's data powering a slew of other developers' …

Why you can't put trees on top of skyscrapers

Despite countless architectural renderings to the contrary, the top of a skyscraper is actually a terrible place for trees. Tim de Chant breaks down all the reasons in Arch Daily, citing brutal winds that buckle tree trunks and disrupt the fragile layer of air around leaves. They'll also have to …

Bringing your iPhone to T-Mobile? Better think twice

You’ll need a whole new iPhone to take full advantage of T-Mobile’s network<p>In a grand, provocative fashion, T-Mobile officially announced and launched its new 4G LTE network earlier today. As part of its new network, the carrier also unveiled new contract-free rate plans and that it will be …

TurboTax maker lobbies to stop the government from making your returns easier

In several European countries, filing tax returns is a near-automatic process: instead of painstakingly calculating figures yourself, the government estimates what you owe based on wage and bank account data that it already collects, and you make any necessary adjustments. Why isn't there a similar …

T-Mobile iPhone launch wrap up: LTE speed and HD audio tests, the new $579 AWS A1428 iPhone 5 and the plan gamechanger

We were on hand in New York City today to watch the unveiling of the iPhone on T-Mobile and its new LTE/plans that purport to save T-Mobile customers a lot of money over its U.S. competitors.<p>T-Mobile tipped us to its grand plan to become the ‘Uncarrier’ at CES in January 2013. The idea is to …

Analyst Predicts New iPhone 5S in June, Low-Cost iPhone in September

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has something of a mixed track record predicting Apple product releases, having expected an Apple television set for several years now. Regardless, in a research note today, Munster predicted an iPhone 5S will be released in June, and a low-cost iPhone in …

Apple Working on 4K 'Ultra HD' Television Set for Late 2013 or Early 2014 Launch?

Apple's rumored television set project has a long history of claims from various sources, and while the "iWatch" has taken on a more prominent place in the rumor mill in recent months, an Apple television continues to be on the radar of a number of industry watchers.<p><i>Digitimes</i> now reports on word …

Flipboard Updated with 'Magazines', Notifications, Etsy Integration and More

<i>Flipboard</i> today upgraded its app to version 2.0, adding a Pinterest Pinboard-like "Magazine" feature, search, notifications, Etsy integration and more.<p>In an interview with <i>Mashable</i>, Flipboard CTO Eric Feng said that the update was "the most ambitious thing the company has ever done." Previously, …