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How to Get a Refund on Your Xbox Live Gold Subscription (In June)

If you only use your Xbox for Netflix and Hulu, bookmark this. Microsoft said today that, once it stops making Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners pay for access to media apps in June, those nongamers will be entitled to a partial refund of their Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. Subscribers who contact Xbox …

EasilyDo Now Searches Email Text History for the Hundreds of Contacts You May Be Missing

EasilyDo says it can find phone numbers and addresses that are contained in the body text of your emails.<p>There are a bunch of virtual personal assistant apps that will help you dial into conference calls and remind you to leave for your next in-person meeting in time. It’s useful stuff, but c’mon, …

IBM Invents Self-Healing Super Plastic for Planes, Chips ... And T-1000s?

Big Blue researchers create polymers that are stronger than bone, ultralight and recyclable.<p>IBM scientists have discovered a new class of materials that are ultralight, stronger than bone and self-healing, a combination of attributes with promising applications for aerospace, semiconductors and the …

What Happens at the Google Annual Shareholder Meeting Circus

An appearance by Reverend Jesse Jackson, a disinterest in paying more taxes, and thanks for the help at Costco.<p>Shareholder meetings are a strange piece of corporate theater: Required for public companies, attended by activists and senior citizens, and functionally mixed with equal parts rote …

Rackspace May Be for Sale as It Hires Morgan Stanley to Explore Options

Cloud services provider Rackspace may be exploring a sale. The company has hired Morgan Stanley and Co. to evaluate strategic options, according to Bloomberg News. Its shares rose by seven percent after the report. Rackspace has been a frequent target of takeover speculation. In February, its CEO, …

With Virtual Currency Giveaway, EA Tests New Type of iOS Promo

"And if you act fast, we'll also throw in ..."<p>Games have been something of a standard-bearer for mobile app stores, dominating downloads and revenue on both iOS and Google Play and presaging the emergence of freemium as the preferred business model for the platform.<p>The big problem, though, is …

Bitcoin Foundation Hit by Resignations Over New Director

Disney child star's new role at the foundation has sent directors packing.<p>As the most prominent trade group pushing adoption of the electronic currency bitcoin begins its annual conference on Friday, it is being roiled by controversy.<p>At least 10 members of the nonprofit Bitcoin Foundation have …

Code/red: The Bitcoin Foundation Flap

Plus Amazon's S.F. eyesore and Heathrow Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5.<p>// HAPPENING TODAY<p>Lots of net neutrality vote bloviating.<br>• Adobe Creative Cloud is back up after a massive day-long outage.<br>• TrueCar is coming to terms with the fact that its IPO shares sold at $9 each, well below the $12-$14 range it …

Apple, Google Settle Motorola Patent Dispute But Broader Issues Remain

The move leaves open other Android-related disputes including a long-running legal battle with Samsung.<p>Apple and Google said late Friday that they have dismissed a series of lawsuits in which they were directly suing one another.<p>The suits being settled involved Apple and Google’s Motorola unit, …

Viral Video: How to Zip a Zipper With Gumballs, Silly String and a Shark

"The Great Shark Wars of 1852!"<p>ABC late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel knows a thing or two about making funny viral videos.<p>But he didn’t need to do much for this one — a demo of the Rube Goldberg machine that won a recent intercollegiate competition.<p>The intentionally inefficient machine, “A Simple Way …

Re/wind: FCC Under Fire, Bye-Bye Square Wallet and Inside Google's Self-Driving Car

The week in review, Re/code style.<p>In case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of some of the news that powered <b>Re/code</b> this week:<p>FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has been on the defensive, first denying he’s trying to divide the Internet into “haves” and “have nots,” and now taking flak for his …

Razor Crazy Cart - Will It Commute?

We attempt to make the morning commute in Razor's 0.3 horsepower toy.

Drift Theory: Razor's Crazy Cart is the Best $400 Emetic Around – Feature

Kids aren’t into cars, you say? Look at the sales of the latest Gran Turismo or Forza video games, or the number of hits on any Ken Block gymkhana video. They’re into cars, all right; they’re just ­getting their kicks from the couch. But how to instill an appreciation for the visceral world over …

Bentley marks 95th anniversary with UK-only Mulsanne 95

After spending World War I working on aircraft engines, W. O. Bentley established his automobile concern in 1919. Though his first production model didn’t hit British roads until 1921, the Volkswagen Group unit that bears his name is celebrating the 95th anniversary of their foundation with a …

2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 - Using AWD to Strike Up Sales - C/D Underbelly

2015 Cadillac ATS 2.0T Coupe - Up Close & Personal - 2014 Detroit Auto Show

2014 Cadillac ELR - Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Dicing at Barber Motorsports Park

2014 Camaro Z/28: Everything You Need to Know About the Aero Package