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New regulations will let Canadians cancel three-year wireless contracts after 24 months

Three-year wireless contracts are on their way out in Canada thanks to new provisions from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). While the commission has stopped short of banning the long-term commitments altogether, it's giving consumers the option to cancel …

Verizon's Innovation Center: Incubating the next generation of connected devices keeps the 'dumb pipe' naysayers at bay

It's no surprise, really. Offline devices just don't carry the allure that they once did, and in fact, yours truly would argue that they simply lack the requisite functionality to become runaway hits in the modern era. It's genuinely difficult to think of a flagship consumer electronics product, …

New Android Alarm Clock App Warmly Wants To Wake You Up Right

Generally we seem content to be rudely shocked out of sleep, with alarms that blare at us and beep violently, rendering continued sleep impossible. New Android app Warmly, from the Seattle-based Chaos Collective, thinks it might be better if an app wakes you up with gradually mounting sounds that …

Android accounts for 52% of U.S. smartphone sales in April; iOS and Windows Phone growing

Interested to know how the big mobile operating systems rivals have been stacking up against each other so far this year? <i>Kantar Worldpanel</i> has you covered, as it has conducted some insightful research into the U.S. market share of each operating system.<p>Our favourite mobile operating system grabbed …

If Steve Jobs applied for a job at Apple today, there’s no chance in hell he’d get hired

Not political. Collaborators. People who really don’t care who gets credit. Those are the type of people that Apple looks for in new employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook said recently.<p>In other words, if Steve Jobs was applying for a job at Apple today, he’d probably get shown the door …

Verizon gets the HTC One this summer

It’s time to celebrate Verizon Wireless customers — soon you’ll be able to get your hands on the best smartphone on the market.<p>Verizon confirmed that it will offer the HTC One later this summer in a tweet this afternoon. There aren’t any other details yet, but it’s nice to see some confirmation …

Android Jelly Bean Hits 33% Adoption, ICS Falls to 25%

Google today updated its Platform Versions Web page for Android, and it looks like the latest version is finally on its way to snatching first place. Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) are steadily growing and together have surpassed the 30 percent mark, while Android 4.0 (Ice …

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Hundreds protest police shooting death of teen in Pittsburgh<p>Powerful storms move across western Pennsylvania<p>Children in 100 shelters in over a dozen …

Unmarried Chinese mothers to be fined

Plans to fine women who have children out of wedlock have caused outrage in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.<p>On Monday, state media reported that under draft legislation being considered by the city's government unmarried mothers and women who had children with men who were already married would …

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Pussy Riot member ends 11-day hunger strike

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina, jailed for an anti-Kremlin protest last autumn, has ended an 11-day hunger strike. Alyokhina's representatives claimed …

Couple At Center Of Ricin Case Points Fingers At Each Other

A Texas couple at the center of the investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg are …

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2 fall more than 30 feet from roller coaster<p>A look inside the US's largest facility for undocumented children<p>Terrifying tornado rips apart buildings …

Zynga Is Laying Off 18% Of Its Staff And Shuttering 3 Offices

Its Los Angeles, Dallas and New York offices will be shutting down; about 55 people work in the LA office.<p>Cutting the 520 jobs will save Zynga about $80 million.<p>"Sources said the reason for the more substantive cuts now, after earlier ones in the fall, is because the decline of its Web business has …

Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras's Interview, Hours Before His Death

National Geographic radio spoke to Tim Samaras shortly before the storm chaser's death.<p><b>National Geographic storm chaser Tim Samaras gave an interview on the day of his death—speaking to National Geographic radio host Boyd Matson from the road on May 31 about his attempts to study twisters in the</b> …

Study: More than a third of new marriages start online

Relationships that began online are slightly happier, the research finds.<p>More than a third of recent marriages in the USA started online, according to a study out Monday that presents more evidence of just how much technology has taken hold of our lives.<p>"Societally, we are going to increasingly …

Bradley Manning trial begins with clash of interpretations over soldier's actions

The highest-profile trial of an official leaker in a generation got under way on Monday when the US government accused Bradley Manning of betraying …