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Amazon introduces interest-free payment plan for Kindle Fire HDX tablets

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Amazon<p>If you’re looking to buy a Kindle Fire HDX, but don’t want to plunk down the full $229 or $379 all at once, …

In Chip Deal, Singapore’s Avago to Acquire LSI for $6.6 Billion

Avago Technologies, a Singapore-based company that makes chips that go into a variety of wireless and wired communications equipment, said today that …

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Google Kills A Cool Privacy Feature In Android That It Didn't Intend To Release

Google has just removed a new privacy feature in the latest update to Android KitKat that briefly let users control exactly how individual apps access their information and various phone functions. Google apparently hadn’t intended to release the feature in the first place, and now it’s gone. …

Microsoft loses top engineer to Google

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a former distinguished engineer at Microsoft, is joining Google. Agüera y Arcas originally joined Microsoft in 2006 after the software giant acquired his Seadragon startup. He was a key software architect who helped develop and build Microsoft’s Bing Maps service and its …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Emotional Speech On Equal Rights

Apple CEO Tim Cook has delivered an emotional speech on the importance of equal rights.<p>Cook made the speech at the United Nations, while accepting a …

Snapchat's next big thing: 'Stories' that don't just disappear

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's hands are shaking as he points to his iPhone.<p>He's unmistakably nervous, and not in a sweaty, early-Mark Zuckerberg kind of way. There must be a lot on his mind as the young CEO of a company bounding toward a $1 billion valuation — a company that has changed the course of …

Google announces HP Chromebook 11 for $279, we go hands-on (video)

A few days ago, a leak tipped us off to an unannounced HP Chromebook 11, and today Google made that piece of hardware official. Priced at $279, this 11-incher is available today, and we've already had a chance to get our hands on the unit -- in several of its punchy color options, to boot.<p>The …

Apple Will Hold Fall iPad Event on October 22

Apple has a couple more new products to announce before the year is out, and it plans to unveil them in a few weeks time.<p>People familiar with Apple’s …

Forget 3D, Disney aims for Texture TV

Disney is developing technology that will allow viewers to feel images and movies as they watch them<p>Forget 3DTV, Disney wants to bring the world Texture TV.<p>Researchers at Disney have developed technology that <b>simulate textures on a flat screen</b> to allow viewers to feel what they are watching.<p>It means …

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Foursquare pushes real-time recommendations to iPhone users

A month after the feature's debut on Android, Foursquare is now rolling out a new breed of real-time recommendations to its iPhone users. Unlike Foursquare's Radar — which attempted to recommend restaurants before you had even picked one, for instance — the new feature will buzz your phone with …

Apple Looking to Launch Lower-Cost iMac in 2014

Apple may be preparing to release a cheaper model of the iMac in 2014, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo states in a new research note. The analyst believes that sales of recent iMac models have failed to meet expectations and that Apple may look to introduce a lower-cost option in order to …

Reaching for the Skylanders

THE long-awaited release last month of “Grand Theft Auto V”, a violent action-adventure game, showed again how new life can be breathed into an old …

Coming from Apple in 2014: 12-inch Retina MacBook, sharper iPad, cheaper iMac?

According to typically-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple has a slew of new products in the works for 2014. The analyst has summarized his expectations for these new products in a new research note, and has also reaffirmed some of his previous claims for products in Apple’s …

The Money Is in the Email

While you can buy a $500 iPad at Amazon.com with a single click, sending even small amounts of cash to a friend or relative is still often a tedious …

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Amazon: Threat or menace? | Salon.com

Amazon is the perfect narrative vehicle for exploring how the revolutionary changes ushered in by the Internet have remade our world. As Stone reminds us, from the very first moment any of us pointed and clicked our way to an online book purchase in the 1990s, Amazon embodied the utopian, …

The End of the Wii and What It Means for Nintendo

Nintendo will no longer manufacture the Wii, and the company may stop selling the system entirely. With the lack of commercial sizzle on the next …

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Netflix may be about to fall victim to the binge-watching revolution it started

Netflix has been coy about how “binge-watching” is affecting its business, but it may drop a big hint in its earnings report later today. And if it does, investors could get hit pretty hard.<p>The issue is how Netflix accounts for the cost of its original programming—shows available only on Netflix …

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Amazon increases free shipping minimum to $35

Amazon has offered free shipping to US customers for over a decade now on all eligible orders above $25, but that's changing today as the online retailer bumps up its minimum order requirement to $35. Amazon notes that this is the first time it's increased the order requirement for its "Free Super …

Samsung acquires 7.4 percent of Gorilla Glass maker Corning, signs long-term supply deal

In a move that could raise eyebrows in the LCD business, Corning has taken full control of Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co. Ltd., a joint venture 43 percent owned by Samsung. In exchange, the Korean company will get $1.9 billion worth of preferred shares in Corning, which if converted, would …

Microsoft drops Surface Pro price by another $100, now starts at $699

Microsoft is taking another $100 off of its Surface Pro pricing just as the company starts selling the updated Surface Pro 2 model. The price cut follows a $100 drop in August that was made permanent alongside Touch Cover and Surface RT reductions. The latest cut brings the price down to just $699, …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

That didn't take long: Google Nexus 5 sells out within minutes

Just minutes after Google announced and released the Nexus 5, its online store sold out of the black 16-gigabyte version of the smartphone.<p>Google announced the long-awaited device Thursday morning. The new gadget features a near 5-inch full 1080p HD screen and is lighter as well as slimmer than its …

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Time, Fortune and More are Coming to Flipboard

Flipboard is continually inking deals with publishers to expand the content in its social reader service, and today it landed a comparatively big fish after announcing a deal with Time Inc., the company behind the Time and Fortune magazines.<p>Time Inc says that, with 68 million readers across the …

iPhone Finally Offered on Contract in India

Reliance Communications Ltd., India’s third-largest telecom company by number of users, has said it will offer Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5S and 5C with a two-year contract, the first time that iPhones will be subsidized by a telecom operator in the country.<p>The contract system, which is widely prevalent …

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 has been hailed by many as the best camera phone on the planet, and there are lots of reasons for that. This Windows Phone …

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The Toy Mogul Who Became A Billionaire Through His Fight To The Death With Barbie

The trophy case in the tiny conference room outside Isaac Larian’s corner office spans an entire wall. It overflows with the dolls that have made him a fortune, from his first hit, the miniskirt-clad Bratz toys, to the latest, the Lalaloopsy dolls with their bumble-gum pink and neon-orange coils of …

Bird's eye view: will pictures make Twitter more popular?

What’s behind last week's big changes to the timeline<p>Last week, Twitter introduced an update billed as an effort to make its central timeline more visual. Image previews on the web and mobile versions of Twitter now appear inline, creating a visual feed that sometimes looks more like Instagram than …

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Are you sitting down? Probably. The results of anonymous, aggregated, global Fitbit user data reveals that the U.S. needs to seriously step up its …

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