Rene Ontiveros

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Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

Google Play Music All Access: Android / US-only rollout is just the start

Nearly two years ago to the day, Google introduced Music Beta at I/O 2011. But in reality, it was little more than a gigantic cloud to store 20,000 of your favorite tracks. Despite a plethora of rumors that the search giant would beat Spotify to the punch by launching a subscription-based music …

Comcast's Xfinity TV Go app to stream live TV from anywhere

Comcast subscribers who want to watch TV on mobile devices won't have to stay at home in the future. The cable provider has confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> that it will soon offer live TV viewing from anywhere through Xfinity TV Go, a rebranded and refreshed version of its Xfinity TV Player app. The software …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

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5 Links to Read Before Baking a Cake

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: How to make everyone's favorite celebratory dessert -- cake.</i><p>Cake -- like a glass of champagne -- is synonymous with celebration. Birthdays, weddings, …

Billionaire's Meatloaf from Alex Hitz

It's beloved as comfort food, but this classic dish can hold its own at even the fanciest affairs.<p>When I moved to New York in the mid-1990s, there were so many hostesses and hosts who gave easy, elegant, fun lunches and dinners. They were well known for their parties, and though varied in their …

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Google drops two new sweet Nexus 7 commercials

When it comes to advertising, it’s hit and miss in the Android world: we have everything from the cringeworthy, to the hilarious, the plain weird, and the all around great.<p>“Fear Less”, the first spot for Google’s Nexus 7 (2013), was squarely in the latter category. It was touching, relatable, and …

6 Headaches That Nest’s Smoke Detector Finally Cures

Tony Fadell, CEO of Nest, aims to do for the smoke detector what he did for the lowly thermostat: Turn it into a home gadget everyone covets. Here’s a rundown of Protect’s cleverest fixes.<p>Last summer, as Tony Fadell was diving deeper and deeper into his next big skunkworks project, the iPod …

Report: Nexus 5 to start at $299, battery size will increase with storage

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>One of the best features of Google’s(s goog) Nexus line of smartphones has been the price, and it looks like the upcoming …

The National Ignition Facility Just Got Way Closer To Fusion Power

In a major first, an experiment in the California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel. We're one step closer to ignition, when the reaction becomes self-sustaining.<p>Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California …

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes<p>From Tennessee and Italy to India and Korea, we've got all the best recipes for fried chicken—and their attendant sides, of course—from nearly every corner of the globe. …

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Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …

Jay Z confronts hip-hop's middle age

"I can't hear you Manchester," yells Jay Z, and for a moment you fear he may have actually gone deaf. With an incredible racket coming from the crowd and stage, thousands of hands rising and falling as if in prayer and the man in black with a huge cross daubed on his back, this is hip-hop as a …

Samuel L. Jackson Talks AVENGERS 2 & Invades AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Google's Chromecast now supports Hulu Plus app streaming (video)

Launching in July with Netflix and YouTube mirroring, Google's $35 Chromecast streaming dongle now has another video streaming service adding support for the platform to its apps: Hulu. From today, Hulu will provide Chromecast streaming inside its Hulu Plus app, mirroring shows like <i>New Girl</i> and</i> …

Kantar: With Android Inching Up In Smartphone Sales, Get Set For An iPhone ‘Spike’

With Apple in the middle of its first month of sales of two new iPhone models, the latest figures out from Kantar Worldpanel, a market research division of WPP, indicates that going into September, sales of Android smartphones were at nearly 70% of all sales worldwide. In the last 12 weeks ending …

AirBnb wins New York court victory

But the city still present challenges for the popular room-finding site<p>In May, a New York judge fined Airbnb host Nigel Warren $2,400 for violating the city's laws on short–stay rentals. Airbnb is only one of many sharing platforms that have run afoul of regulations––Uber, Lyft, and Hailo are …

Hey look, Google Fiber is going to go live in Provo in October

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The energy that Google has harnessed around its fiber effort now extends to locals making cute commercials about the coming …

You Might Be Able to Pay for HBO Without Paying for Cable. But You’re Still Going to Pay the Cable Guy.

Jeff Bewkes<p>You say you love HBO — or the idea of HBO — but you don’t want to pay for other TV networks in order to watch it?<p>Well, maybe, possibly, …

Watch out, Wall Street: report says tech is now NYC's second-largest sector

Industry leaders hope to replicate the same economic effect in other cities<p>New York City’s economy has traditionally been dominated by finance, real estate, and media. But tech may be taking hold as a staple of the private sector, according to a new report, "Building a Digital City: the Growth and …

Star Wars lightsabers finally invented

Wannabe Jedi Knights rejoice, for scientists have discovered that the famous lightsaber weapon wielded by Luke Skywalker and his ilk in the long-running space opera saga might one day exist beyond the realms of fiction.<p>Harvard and MIT physicists writing in the new edition of Nature say they have …

Keeping your laptop plugged in all the time will kill its battery faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

Three Stooges film discovered in garden shed

A Three Stooges short previously thought lost in a 1967 fire has just received its first screening since being rediscovered in a garden shed in Australia.<p>Hello, Pop!, a 17-minute short made for MGM in 1933 featuring the Stooges alongside their creator, Ted Healy, was the only Three Stooges film …

5 industries that are hurting America

In these cases, corporate America no longer sees itself as owing anything to this country<p>There are more than five ways, of course. There are numerous <i>product</i> ripoffs, as described in a recent article byLynn Stuart Parramore, who identified textbooks and bottled water and print cartridges as a few of …

Blackhawks 2013 Stanley Cup rings are absolutely stunning

For the second time in four years, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. On Sunday night, the team was presented their Stanley Cup rings.<p>The Chicago Blackhawks will officially kickoff the 2013-14 NHL season when they host the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. However, the team still had …

Bang & Olufsen promises 'second-to-none' experience from new wireless speaker technology

Wireless speakers still aren't usually the first choice of those primarily concerned with sound quality, but high-end manufacturer Bang & Olufsen is setting out to change that perception with its latest offering. Announced at the CEDIA conference this week, the company's new wireless speaker …

Robinson Cano Wants $300 Million. The Yankees Should Show Him The Door

A few months ago, Yankees second baseman and pending free agent Robinson Cano told reporters that, honestly, he wasn’t thinking about his next contract. Only about “helping the team win in 2013.”<p>Well, the season isn’t even over yet, but Cano has already requested $300 million over ten years from …

DeMarcus Cousins' extension shows value of offensive potential

DeMarcus Cousins' new max extension shows teams still place more importance on offense potential over defensive impact.<p>DeMarcus Cousins became the second big man from the 2010 draft class to sign a rookie scale extension this offseason, inking a four-year, $62 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.<p>…

Why does Dwyane Wade care so much about a rankings list?

Why did Dwyane Wade react strongly when Kevin Durant suggested he shouldn't be a top-10 player? Also: in tribute to Coach Sheed and why Andre Iguodala should be Golden State's sixth man.<p>When's the last time you actually wrote a handwritten note? I mean, really, think about it. I'm not saying you …