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Jay Z Has the Room

Everyone knows Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is smart, talented, and wildly successful, his Roc Nation empire continually expanding: the new sports agency, a fragrance launch this month, a luxury-goods partnership with Barneys. What’s fascinating is the way a drug dealer turned rapper turned mogul and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nokia Lumia 625 Review: Competing With Compromises

The Nokia Lumia 625 Windows Phone is an interesting handset. It sits squarely in the budget range, alongside the Lumia 520 and 620 (and mirrors much of the hardware specifications), but it pushes the boat out with a large 4.7 inch screen and 4G LTE connectivity. Can this budget monster really …

History of the Phablet

Ever since smartphones first appeared on the market there’s been a general trend towards larger screens. At the same time, tablets have been shrinking. Eventually the two met in the middle, and a fusion of “phone” and “tablet” led to the unholy birth of the widely derided term “phablet”. It may …

Samsung Galaxy

5 Android Apps You Don't Want To Miss!

Hello and welcome back to another week of Google Play Weekly and 5 more apps you shouldn’t miss! A lot happened around the Google Play Store this week. HBO released a bunch of shows to the Play Store, including <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>The Newsroom</i>. Also, Final Fantasy 6 for iOS and Android was formally …

Apps

[Rumor] Google's New Launcher In Android 4.4 Is Called 'Google Experience' - Here Are Some Things We Are Expecting To See In It

Article Contents<p>1 Confidence level<p>2 The rumor<p>2.1 The Google Experience name<br>• 2.2 A big step forward?<br>• 2.3 Will it come to the Play Store?<br>• 2.4 The …

Mockups

JP Morgan is spending more on fines and lawyers than on employee salaries

JP Morgan devoted $9.3 billion to legal expenses last quarter, driving its net loss of $380 million. Its legal troubles took up 39% of its total revenue in the same period, by far the company’s largest single expense.<p>That’s right: The largest bank in the United States spends more money fighting and …

Finance

Will Samsung rush GS5 out the door in January?

A Korean site founded by former Samsung staffers says the next Galaxy smartphone could just be a couple months away and pegs it to a recent slowdown in GS4 sales.<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 could be just a couple of months away, as a new report suggests that the sequel to the Galaxy S4 will be rushed out …

BlackBerry Z30 review

Let's be honest: it's not a great time to be BlackBerry right now. Each morning brings yet more news stories that hint -- no, scream -- at the company's rapid unraveling. In the nine days following the announcement of the Z30, the company halted its BBM rollout and announced plans to fire 4,500 …

New Google Wallet App Moves Past NFC and to All Major Carriers. iPhone Version on Tap?

Google is launching a new version of its Google Wallet app for Android today and there are some big changes.<p>Most notably, the app will now be …

FinTech

Lehman's collapse: 'These were very dangerous times'

<b>The failure of investment bank Lehman Brothers five years ago brought UK and US banks to "within hours" of collapse, says former UK Chancellor Alistair Darling.</b><p>Its failure saw the start of a global crisis, with governments across the world scrambling to avert a possible financial meltdown, and five …

Labour Party

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

AT&T agrees to LTE interoperability with smaller US carriers

Numerous regional US carriers have called for AT&T to support their 700MHz bands, which would give them the LTE devices and roaming coverage they need to compete with national rivals. These networks may soon get their wish: as part of an FCC-led deal, AT&T has agreed to support LTE on the 700MHz A …

Disney's Second Screen Live asks moviegoers to bring their iPad this time (video)

We all know the drill by now, and if you forget there's usually a warning: please turn your mobile devices off / silent, the movie is starting. For a special Second Screen Live showing of Disney's <i>The Little Mermaid</i> however, it's going to be different as moviegoers are encouraged to use their …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

iPhone 5S and 5C launch: Apple banks on fingertip scanner and colour

The iPhone 5S model, the more expensive of two 4G handsets unveiled by Apple, goes on sale on 20 September<p>It used to be the ultimate crime scene clue. Now Apple has transformed the fingerprint into a key to unlock the wealth of personal information that is stored on the iPhone.<p>The company's new …

The Gregory Brothers Made An Excellent Country Cover Of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball"

Who knew the Gregory Brothers were really good singers too? Love this.

A Long-Lost Sibling Finds Her Sister By Reading Her Best-Selling Memoir

Many people identified with Cheryl Strayed after reading her fantastic memoir, <i>Wild</i><i>.</i> The author told NPR that one woman felt particularly connected to …

Books

ANALYST: Samsung Is Going To Lose Its Top Spot In China

In a note on the Chinese smart phone market Zhang writes:<p>In China, a $300-$400 price range is considered the middle-range smartphone market, compared with the high-end market segment which is dominated by Apple, Samsung, Sony and other foreign brands. Local brands such as Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei, …

Mobile

The 35 Most Memorable Fashion Moments of the '90s

RIP platform sneakers. 😥<p>You've probably read at least one think-piece about the resurgence of the '90s, and it really does seem like the decade was a breeding ground for iconic fashion styles that won't quit, from grunge-y flannel and cropped tops to slinky slip dresses. Ahead, join us on our trip …

Chloë Sevigny

Restaurant Posts Sign Insulting Entire Town on Its Way Out of Business

An Italian restaurant that recently closed up shop in Amarillo, Texas, appears to have left behind a sign explaining in graphic detail exactly why it …

West Texas

Hoda Kotb Gets Thousands Of Texts After Accidentally Showing Cell Phone Number On-Air While Trying Samsung Smartwatch

Hoda Kotb was showing off the features of the new Samsung watchphone during a "Today" show segment Thursday — but she shared more with viewers than planned.<p>While trying to demonstrate how the watch syncs up with her phone, Kotb dialed herself and her own cell number flashed across the watch — and …

Hoda Kotb

Are Hedge Funds Detrimental to College Idealism?

College endowments are much flashier than they used to be. They frequently reach into the billions of dollars; they attract top investing talent; …

E-Cig Use Up Among Youth

The number of middle and high school students trying electronic cigarettes has doubled since last year according to the first large national study looking at use within that age group.<p>About 2 percent of students said they’d used an e-cigarette in the previous month, according to a survey done last …

Public Health

Lady Gaga's Nude Photos Posted By Perez Hilton As Feud Continues (NSFW PHOTOS)

The feud between Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton is heating up, big time. The gossip blogger recently posted naked photos of the singer from her latest magazine shoot and linked to an interview in which the pop star admits she may not be such hot commodity anymore.<p>On Sept. 3, Hilton tweeted a topless …

Liam Hemsworth Wants a “Clean Break” From Miley Cyrus After “Mortifying” VMAs

<b>Miley Cyrus</b> may have no problem with her much-talked about performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, but one very important …

Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman says of the possibility of another financial crisis like the one in 2008, "The probability of it happening again in our lifetime is as close to zero as I could imagine." James Gorman is only 55 years old.

Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman says of the possibility of another financial crisis like the one in 2008, "The probability of it happening again in …

Sex Postpartum Depression: ‘Will I Ever Be In The Mood?’

From our friends at Yourtango.com!<p>Ways to jumpstart romance post-birth… even when you’re not feeling too sexy.<br>I can say pretty much without exception …