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We Did The Math, And It Turns Out The T-Mobile iPhone 5 Could Save You A Bunch Of Money

But T-Mobile's pricing plans for the iPhone are a bit different from the other three carriers. Instead of paying a flat $200 for the iPhone along with a two-year service contract, T-Mobile will charge you $100 up front for the phone plus an additional $20 per month over 24 months.<p>So is it worth …

iPhone 5

The Perils Of Working From Home

Earlier in my career as a journalist, I worked in an office. For nearly two decades, I trudged in every day and never did my job from home unless I was sick.<p>Over the past 10 years, however, I’ve crafted my trade from my home office in Washington, D.C.; in reality, it’s more of a floating …

How Big Data Technology Is Making Your Favorite Sport Even Better

A company called STATS has created a product called SportVU that takes videos of games - like soccer, basketball and football - and converts it into insights on player performance and other stats.<p>Using a system of high definition cameras that feed the output to computers running complex software, …

Big Data

JCPenney Exec Delivers Candid Assessment Of The Company's Turnaround Strategy

Last year, CEO Ron Johnson laid out a revival plan that included boutique-style shop-in-shops, a "fair and square" pricing strategy that eliminated sales, and fancy marketing.<p>But Nick Wooster, the brand's SVP of product development and design, had a more straightforward idea for how the brand could …

J.C. Penney

Rio 2016 Olympics: stadium closed indefinitely over safety fears

Rio de Janeiro's preparations for the 2016 Olympics have suffered a blow after the city's mayor ordered the indefinite closure of a recently built …

North Korea 'Photoshopped' marine landings photograph

North Korea has been caught doctoring a photograph to double the number of hovercraft in a military exercise as part of its increasingly aggressive propaganda campaign.<p>The picture showed vessels with the same give-away shine on the front, moving through the water at an identical angle and throwing …

Forget climate change, now we have to worry about fracking-related earthquakes

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>Concerned that the natural gas boom is despoiling the environment? Here’s something else to shake you up: Some scientists have concluded a 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck geologically placid Oklahoma in November 2011 is linked to wastewater injected into an oil …

Geology

Court approves American Airlines-US Airways merger

A judge on Wednesday approved AMR Corp's plan to merge with US Airways Group , a step toward creating the world's largest airline.<p>AMR, parent of American Airlines and in bankruptcy since November 2011, must still construct a formal restructuring plan incorporating the merger that meets court and …