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MetroPCS shuts off its old phone network on June 21st

You'd better move quickly if you're holding on to an older MetroPCS cellphone. The T-Mobile-owned carrier has posted a Frequently Asked Questions warning that its outgoing CDMA network will effectively shut off on June 21st. Any legacy phones are "not guaranteed" to work after that, the …

T-Mobile

Ford Hikes Dividend by 25%

Ford (F) raised its quarterly dividend by 25%, marking the automaker’s second increase in two years.<p>The company said Thursday its board declared a first-quarter dividend of 12.5 cents a share for outstanding Class B and common stock. Ford paid shareholders 10 cents a share in each quarter of …

Uber Slashes UberX Fares In 16 Markets To Make It The Cheapest Car Service Available Anywhere

Riding Uber just got a lot cheaper — at least for most customers using its low-cost UberX option. That’s because Uber has committed to slashing fares for its on-demand car service in a majority of U.S. cities where it’s available, in some cases by more than 20 percent.<p><b>Updated</b> <b>below with comment from</b> …

Football (U.S.)

PlayStation 4 Android app launching in mid-November in North America, Europe

Sony on Friday announced that its new PlayStation App for Android will be launched in mid-November in certain markets, just in time for the PlayStation 4 arrival, its brand new gaming console.<p>The app will be available as a free download from the Google Play Store starting with November 13 (North …

Apps

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 …

Tim Cook: Apple Will Never, Ever Make a Cheap iPhone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Many had expected that with iPhone saturation in richer places like America and Europe, Apple would …

Watch out, cable TV: YouTube’s paid channel subscription program is official

After months of speculation, it’s official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge a monthly subscription fee for access to its content.<p>The new paid channel subscriptions are rolling out as a pilot program that includes a handful of partners. …

14-Year-Old Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators

A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.<p>Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells for use with its …

LeBron: Refs will establish control

MIAMI -- LeBron James expects referees to establish even more control of the Miami Heat's physical playoff series with the Chicago Bulls in the …