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Just as Ferguson Was Making Progress, Shooting Deals a Setback

FERGUSON, Mo. — In her 17 years as a city councilwoman, Kim Tihen has not been afraid to speak against the powers in her own city.

She was mentioned, she said, in the blistering Justice Department report about abusive law enforcement in Ferguson for sharply criticizing the city’s municipal judge. …

Ferguson

PC makers mock Apple’s new MacBook

Mac vs. PC is always fun. It's a never-ending war of words between Apple fans and Microsoft fans, mixed with tech spec comparisons of GHz, nits, and RAM speed. While Apple was busy unveiling a new 12-inch MacBook without any full-sized USB ports, PC makers took the opportunity to mock the future …

MacBook

Beats By Dre Isn't Great Design, Just Great Marketing

The headphones are designed to turn your head into a billboard for Beats by Dre.

Beats by Dre single-handedly brought mainstream appeal to high-end headphones, giving young consumers street-ready cans with plenty of street cred. But Beats isn’t great design—it’s just great marketing.

As an object, …

Marketing

50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday Marked in Selma

Kanye West Reveals New Album Title 'So Help Me God'

The rapper edges closer to releasing his 'Yeezus' follow-up after sharing new LP title, potential album cover

Kanye West has spent the past week in Europe promoting an "80-percent done" new album that didn't have an album title or a release date. However, the rapper cleared up one of those questions …

Kanye West

Models Hit the Runways in New York

Flipboard brings its gorgeous magazine app to the web

Flipboard has taken the leap from mobile to desktop. What started as one of the first iPad apps is now accessible through any modern browser via Flipboard.com, a beautiful web interface for consuming online content.

Like the iPad and iPhone app, you can not only read articles from sites you follow, …

iPad Apps

And on the 7th day, OnePlus opened up its phone sales to all

After selling its Android handset for six months through a unique invitation system, OnePlus is switching gears. Starting on Tuesday, OnePlus will take phone orders from anyone for 24 hours and repeat the process weekly. Yes, those other six days will still require an invite to buy a OnePlus One …

Phones

The Weeknd Jumps on Mike WiLL Made-It's "Drinks On Us", Previews "Where You Belong" from Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack

Last month, Mike WiLL Made-It released his collaboration-stacked new mixtape, Ransom. One of the songs on that mixtape, "Drinks On Us", has gotten a remix, with the Weeknd joining original contributors Future and Swae Lee (the singer announced the new version of the track via his Twitter on Saturday …

Rihanna, Kanye West Perform Together at Pre-Super Bowl Party

Pre-Super Bowl bash also features a guest appearance by Rae Sremmurd and the first-ever live performance of Kanye's "Only One"

A night before Super Bowl XLIX, Rihanna and Kanye West delivered a performance worthy of its own halftime show. Two-thirds of the "FourFiveSeconds" super-trio hit the stage …

Lil Wayne to Sue Birdman for $8 Million

Lil Wayne has been outspoken about his dissatisfaction with Birdman and Cash Money, calling himself a "prisoner" when the label refused to release his new album Tha Carter V. Now, it appears that negotiations between the two parties have fallen apart.

TMZ reports that Wayne will ask a judge to …

Google and Fidelity Put $1 Billion Into SpaceX

SAN FRANCISCO — Google likes its ambitions sky high. This time, it has gone a little further.

The Internet giant, along with Fidelity, has invested $1 billion in Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the private rocketry company founded by Elon Musk. The move could help Google achieve its aim of …

Google

10Best: Ways to improve your credit score

Personal finance tips to aid your ability to get loans with good terms

Credit scores influence nearly all things financial in your life. Banks, credit card companies and others use credit scores in deciding whether to give you a loan, how much money you can borrow and how much interest to charge …

Money

Coin is recruiting 10,000 more testers for its much-hyped smart payment card

While other companies are looking at NFC (Near Field Communication) and QR codes (Quick Response Code) to replace all the cards in your wallet, the user-backed Coin aims to replace all your swipeable cards with a single smart card.

The company is announcing, CoinBeta and expanding is its beta …

Flappy Bird is back, but only on Amazon's Fire TV

After several months flying under the radar, Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen is back with his latest game: Flappy Birds Family. The game is, however, only available to download on Amazon's Android App Store, and only works with Amazon's Fire TV set-top box. In our tests, we couldn't install the game …

Amazon

Unlocking Your Cell Phone In The U.S. Is Officially Legal Again

For the past 2 years, unlocking your cell phone without your carrier’s permission has, for absolutely ridiculous reasons, been illegal in the United States.

Not anymore!

As we covered at greater depth last week, the US Congress and Senate were both in agreement that unlocking a cell phone should not

Phones

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.

"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."

The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

Harley Davidson

US Marshals Accidentally Replies All To Anonymous Bitcoin Auction Bidders In Email Fiasco

In a magnificent show of technical ineptitude, today the U.S. Marshals revealed the identities of many anonymous bidders in its $18 million seized Silk Road Bitcoin auction by CC’ing them on an email thread. When one asked a question, the response was sent to 40 of the bidders, many whose names …

Anonymous

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Don't Freak Out: Apple Stock Is Trading Below $100

For the first time in more than seven years, Apple's share price is trading in the double digits.

Apple's 7-for-1 stock split officially goes into effect Monday, giving each existing shareholder six additional shares for every share they hold. While Apple's market cap remains unchanged — about $550 …

Trading

UK to introduce new road laws allowing the use of self-driving cars

Not to be left behind by developments in the US, the UK government is set to rewrite road laws to allow self-driving cars on Britain's roads. According to Mail Online, science minister David Willetts has already opened discussions with the Department for Transport to help British companies develop …

LeBron James leads all scorers with 35 points as Heat take Game 2

SAN ANTONIO -- No cramps, no problems for LeBron James.

And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat bounced back from a loss, just as they always do in the playoffs.

"Obviously, having No. 6 in the game at the end was a plus for us," Dwyane Wade said.

James had 35 points …

Lebron James

Watch SpaceX unveil its next-gen space capsule, Dragon V2 (update: done!)

SpaceX is getting ready to reveal its next-generation space capsule tonight at its HQ in Hawthorne, California, and while we'll be covering it live, you can watch as it unfolds too. The firm's setup a stream (which we've included after the break) for the proceedings, and they're set to get started …

'Tough sell' LG G3 snubbed by some UK outlets

The biggest UK mobile network and a major retailer have confirmed they aren't selling the LG G3, which one expert says "overshoots the needs of the …

Phones

Samsung Moves To Upstage Apple With New Biometric Data Platform

Samsung is building a “data bank” of people’s biometric information that app developers and researchers can plug into to create clever, health-related services — ideally for Samsung devices.

Following the release of its Gear Fit wearable fitness tracker, its new SAMI platform, overseen by a former …

Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google plans to build and launch onto city streets a small fleet of subcompact cars that could operate without a person at the wheel.

Actually, the cars wouldn't even have a wheel. Or gas and brake pedals. The company says the vehicles will use sensors and computing power, with no …

Google

Deals: 1 Year iOS & Android Game Design Online Training at 93% Off

93% Off a 1 year of online training on iOS and Android game design and development

Today’s featured deal in the iPad Insight store offers a great, affordable entry into the world of designing and developing games for iOS and Android devices. The year of online training courses is being offered for …

Flappy Bird Is Returning To The App Store!

If you somehow managed to miss out on one of the largest App Store sensations this year before it was pulled by its developer, you're in luck. Flappy Bird is set to return to the App Store with some new features that'll make a seemingly overnight success an even bigger deal than it was …

Beats buyout may take a little longer than expected, could be finalized next week

Last week it was reported that Apple was in final talks to acquire Beats Electronics for over $3 billion, and that the buyout would be completed by this week. Now a new report from Re/code indicates that the deal may take a little longer than initially expected. According to Re/code’s sources, the …

Jimmy Iovine

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