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Majority of mobile users now use smartphones, blame those pesky teens

Nielsen's mobile report for Q3 2013 shows that more and more teens have convinced their parents to get them smartphones, especially during back-to-school season. Usage of non-dumb devices among those in the 13 to 17 year-old range has reached 70 percent, a nice 12 point growth over September last …

iPad Air Benchmarks Reveal 1.4 GHz A7 Processor, 2x Performance Gain Over iPad 4

John Poole of Primate Labs has revealed Geekbench 3 benchmarks for the new iPad Air, revealing that the device's 64-bit A7 chip is running at 1.4 GHz, scoring a 1465 on the single-core test and a 2643 on the multi-core test. <br>True to Apple's claims, the iPad Air benchmarks about twice as fast as the …

Magic: Lakers facing 'tough season'

Magic Johnson is bracing himself for a rough season. He might be part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who just went to the National League …

Basketball

Passion, Integrity and Motivation. That's What Goes Into Every Under Armour Design

Under Armour, the originator of performance apparel, is looking for a Designer to bring the vision of their Brand to life through innovative, …

Everything You Need to Know About Car-Sharing

Open App. Book Vehicle. Off You Go!<p>There was a time—not too long ago—when the very idea of sharing a car would have seemed absurd. This was back in the days before smartphone apps made it possible to find a set of wheels within walking distance of your home and rent them for a trip to a big-box …

Microsoft is Quietly Recycling Outlook.com Addresses

Microsoft is under fire for failing to adequately warn users that their Outlook.com email address could be recycled if it becomes inactive.<p>The company’s Service Agreement tells users to sign in “a minimum of every 270 days” or their account may be cancelled and their data deleted. However, there’s …

Autonomous Driving Tech Package Will Be An Option On Mercedes Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz will start selling cars that can fully drive themselves by 2020. But it won’t launch a special vehicle just for that purpose. Rather, it looks to incorporate autonomous driving technology into its regular lineup, most likely starting with its flagship model, the S-Class.<p>“Our approach …

Google is Bringing Chrome OS to Windows 8

Google’s recent launch of Chrome packaged apps turned Chrome from being merely a browser into a Web-based platform, but the company isn’t done yet. It’s working on a new version of Chrome that replicates the functionality of Chrome OS within Windows 8.<p>The Verge reports that the latest developer …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Reflects on Second Anniversary of Steve Jobs’s Passing

Today marks the second anniversary of the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs.<p>His successor, Apple CEO Tim Cook, said today on Twitter that he’ll mark …

Cristiano Ronaldo writes in support of student arrested for hugging him

He is among the world's most recognised sporting figures and he earns an after-tax salary of $461,000 a week from Real Madrid. Now, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has taken up cudgels on behalf of a penniless Florida student who is in trouble for running on to the pitch and hugging him …

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Mass Poisonings Devastate African Wildlife, Incite “Urgent Measures”

The recent mass poisoning of vultures has prompted the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism to propose urgent legislation that would ban over-the-counter sales of poisons and pesticides. (Read more: Elephant Poachers Poison Hundreds of Vultures to Evade Authorities)<p>Further investigations …

Hyundai Sante Fe gets zombie survival machine treatment for NY Comic-Con

Surviving a zombie invasion isn't easy, and Hyundai takes life-or-undead situations pretty seriously, as made clear by its devotion to creating zombie-annihilating vehicles. Earlier this year, Robert Kirkman, creator of <i>The Walking Dead</i> comic series that gave birth to the hit television series of …

The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …

iTunes Radio launch in Canada imminent as Apple seeks programmers

Apple’s popular, free music streaming service iTunes Radio looks set for an imminent launch in Canada. Since launching last month in tandem with iOS 7, iTunes Radio has been exclusive to the United States. However, Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue has noted that he would like the service to …

BlackBerry reportedly in talks with Google, Samsung, and others about potential sale

In September BlackBerry received a $4.7 billion buyout offer from Canadian holding company Fairfax Financial, but it's still pursuing possible deals with other companies — and Google may be among them. <i>Reuters</i> reports that BlackBerry has asked for "preliminary expressions of interest" from a number …

Who Will Live In Facebook’s New Company Apartments?

From the looks of it, not many parents who can afford to prioritize high-performing schools.<p>At first glance, Facebook’s plan to partner on an apartment building within walking distance of its Menlo Park headquarters sounds like an extension of its utopian work environment. The company already feeds …

Tesla Model S catches fire after battery puncture, Musk responds

A Tesla Model S caught fire on the highway recently after its bottom-mounted battery compartment was struck by a piece of metal. That piece of metal punched a three-inch hole through quarter-inch armor plating, impaling the car with a "peak force on the order of 25 tons" according to company CEO …

BLU Studio 5.5 smartphone carries big screen, $179 off-contract price

Is that big-name giant smartphone way beyond your price range? No problem: BLU Products has just shipped the Studio 5.5, one of the more affordable large phones that we've seen in a while. The Android 4.2 device won't impress with its 854 x 480 resolution, quad-core MediaTek chip or 4GB of …

Samsung Set For Another Quarter Of Record Profits As HTC Falters

Samsung has impressed analysts and investors with its latest guidance for operating profit in the third-quarter, saying it expects to have earned between 9.9 trillion won and 10.3 trillion won ($9.2 billion and $9.6 billion). That’s up from 8.06 trillion won last year and marks another record …

How the Adobe hack could fuel next wave of cyberattacks

SEATTLE – Adobe has taken several steps to calm concerns among its corporate users about the loss of customer account data and critical source code to hackers.<p>The company has begun advising enterprise customers that Adobe product users will be required to change their account password at their next …

Intelligence chief says the US attacks encryption because the bad guys use it

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has responded to leaks showing how the NSA tried (and largely failed) to break through Tor's encryption network. While his statement doesn't shed much new light on the situation, it encapsulates the intelligence community's general response to …

Associated Press News

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General Motors

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

Grand Canyon

Congratulations! You Are a Winner! - Car Salesman Confidential

So you get home after a long day at work, and on your way to the elevator of the apartment building you live in, or your front door, or the entrance to the Hobbit hole, you decide to stop at the mailbox to see what kind of bills await you. But today it isn’t all bills, parts catalogues, and junk …

Fracking produces annual toxic waste water enough to flood Washington DC

Growing concerns over radiation risks as report finds widespread environmental damage on an unimaginable scale in the US<p>Fracking in America generated 280bn US gallons of toxic waste water last year – enough to flood all of Washington DC beneath a 22ft deep toxic lagoon, a new report out on Thursday …

Fifa takes first step towards moving 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter

• Body to set up commission to discuss moving tournament • No decision to be taken until after 2014 World Cup in Brazil<p>Fifa president Sepp Blatter has announced that the world governing body has taken the first step in a process which could lead to the Qatar 2022 World Cup moving to the winter.<p>The …

How to Paint a Car

A DIY car paint job could save you thousands of dollars.<p>If your car's paint is looking dingy and faded or you're just looking for a change of color, a DIY car paint job could save you thousands of dollars. Good prep work and being systematic in your approach will have your car looking like new in …