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Beyoncé Ousted From No. 1 Spot by 'Frozen' Soundtrack - Rap-Up

Beyoncé’s reign at No. 1 has come to an end. After spending three weeks atop the charts, Queen Bey has been removed from her throne.<p>Her self-titled …

Meek Mill Announces New Album In 2014

Young Jeezy Denies Beating Son, Claims He Was Set Up by Baby Mama - Rap-Up

Young Jeezy is clearing his name after accusations that he brutalized his son. Following his arrest, the rapper has shut down assault reports and …

Diddy Acquires Luxury Tequila Brand DeLeón - Rap-Up

Sean “Diddy” Combs is toasting to the new year with a new deal. The hip-hop mogul has announced the acquisition of luxury tequila brand DeLeón.<p>The …

New Music: Keyshia Cole f/ Sean Kingston & Lil Wayne - 'Loyal (Freestyle)' - Rap-Up

Amid divorce rumors, Keyshia Cole breaks her silence with her freestyle to Chris Brown’s single “Loyal.” The Oakland songstress, who has a …

Tamar Braxton Brings It 'All the Way Home' on 'Ellen' - Rap-Up

Tamar Braxton wasted no time getting back to work after the holiday break. On Wednesday, the R&B songstress appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” …

The-Dream Leaves Def Jam

Mophie's Space Pack boosts both battery life and storage, requires a special iOS app (hands-on)

As a smartphone power user, one of the devices that intrigued this editor the most at CES was not a huge TV or a sleek sports car, but actually the Mophie Space Pack. It's an iPhone case that marries both a backup battery and additional storage -- a first of its kind, according to Mophie. The …

Nokia’s Android phone UI revealed in leaked photos

Nokia has been building its own Android phone, codenamed "Normandy," and the first examples of its user interface are now starting to emerge. Evleaks has posted an image of Nokia’s custom Android implementation, with three examples of how the smartphone maker has tweaked the UI. A Skype app can be …

Sony Cloudifies Games And TV In Its Own Bid For The Living Room

In many ways, Sony is more of a lifestyle brand than a tech brand. It creates products that allow people to have fun—from its flagship PlayStation 4 to televisions and audio gear to cameras and mobile devices. Yet it’s never managed to forge its diverse product lineup into an ecosystem that draws …

Yahoo Girds Its Loins For The Battle Over Your Home Screen

The home screen as it stands cannot last. In reality, what we’re looking at is the end times for the traditional grid of icons that we’ve become so familiar with since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.<p>There is simply too much context available via the sensors, camera, radios and other inputs we …

Why Sony's PS4 Is Crushing Microsoft's Xbox One In Sales So Far

I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong, and when Microsoft came out and said they sold 3M Xboxes in January, I said Sony would follow with their own numbers soon after. While I was right on that point, I was sorely mistaken thinking the two totals would be “pretty close.”<p>As we now know, Sony sold a …

This Tech-Infused Bed Is So Much Better Than Your Bed You’ll Wonder Why You Even Bother Sleeping

If you’re going to spend a cool eight grand on a bed, said bed might as well come with all the bells and whistles. And believe me, this bed comes …

CES 2014: Haier announces first smart appliance with Apple’s MFi certification

Announced at CES this week in Las Vegas, Chinese electronic and appliance manufacturer Haier is notably the first in its industry to pick up Apple’s MFi certification for one of its products. Haier’s Tianzun air conditioner (<i>press release)</i> is the first smart appliance to pick up Apple’s Made for …

A quarter of British and Canadian businesses want their data taken out of U.S., according to Peer1

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Alexey Repka<p>The NSA’s shenanigans are having a very real effect on businesses’ data storage decisions, …

Confide: an app for execs who want sensitive messages to vanish Snapchat-style

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Many people associate “disappear” apps like Snapchat with young people who want to send each other bong or boob shots. But …

Here's What Happens To Your iPhone In The Bitter Cold

Your iPhone is just like you: It really hates the cold.<p>When the temperature drops below freezing, iPhones can start malfunctioning: Your smartphone might not sense your touch, the battery dies faster and, if it's cold enough, the thing just shuts off.<p>On its website, Apple suggests that you only use …

Spotify for iOS updated w/ previously announced free option for mobile and tablet users

Last month Spotify announced new ad-supported streaming options for mobile and tablet users without paid subscriptions, and today that update has rolled out for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.<p>To recap, iPhone users can now play a particular playlist they create or their friends share, but the …

Incredibly sketchy, thin, and unverified next-generation larger iPhone frame photos surface

The latest iPhone model came out just a few months ago, so that means that rumors and speculation about the <i>next</i> model are already emerging. Sometimes reliable CTech posted the above snaps on Weibo. They and others believe that the above kit represents frames for the rumored larger-screened iPhone. …

Why Nintendo doesn’t stand a chance in China

Nintendo’s stock has soared on news that China is moving to end its 14-year-old ban on foreign-made video-game consoles. But don’t believe the hype. Nintendo doesn’t have what the country’s gamers are looking for these days.<p>The ban on consoles was originally put in place for fear that the …

LG Chromebase hands on: More room to work but at what cost?

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>The LG Chromebase is making an appearance this year’s CES but it’s not easy to find. I did track it down in LG’s massive show …

Alima Aims To Tell You When Your Air Is Harmful – And Prevent It From Ever Getting There

French company and 2014 Hardware Battlefield contestant Alima thinks people want to know what makes up the air they breathe, and they previously launched a successful Indiegogo campaign to prove that it is indeed something consumers want. Once known as AirBoxLab, the Paris startup ran an Indiegogo …

Sprint’s Framily plan isn’t Amway, but it’s a distant cousin of multilevel marketing

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Since writing my post about Sprint’s interesting spin on the family plan on Tuesday, I’ve received a bunch of comments about …

The Eye Tribe Says It’s Shipping Its First $99 Eye-Tracking Units, Raises Another $1M

The Eye Tribe, which took the stage today at TechCrunch’s CES Hardware Battlefield, is developing hardware that allows users to control technology with the motion of their eyes.<p>In fact, co-founder and CEO Sune Alstrop Johansen told me that the company has started shipping its first units and …

Fujifilm's Instax Share SP-1 Makes Any Smartphone An Instant Camera

Verizon To Launch New Nokia ‘Icon’ Handset In Move That Could Boost Windows Phone’s US Market Share

According to Verizon, a new Nokia phone is set to land in the United States. Dubbed the “Icon,” the Lumia handset sports a 5-inch screen, a 20-megapixel camera, a quad-core processor, and a 2420 mAh battery.<p>The device looks, as The Verge’s Tom Warren correctly points out, like a smaller version of …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

Leaked T-Mobile ad hints at plans to cover ETF for switchers

Say what you will about T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s audacious personality (no, really, I’m sure he won’t mind), but under his lead and the company’s Uncarrier campaign the carrier has made quite a few consumer-friendly moves with its policies.<p>In what the carrier is calling Uncarrier 4.0, the company …

Android on Nokia Normandy may look like this

The case for the death of the Nokia Normandy seems increasingly weak, as new reports reveal details about the phone’s UI and some of its possible specs.<p>Reports of the Android-powered Nokia Normandy first appeared in December, with <i>The Verge</i> and <i>AllThingsD</i> reporting independently that development of …