Philip Pace

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President Obama is a fan of Pope Francis

POTUS digs the pontiff.<p>President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is "hugely impressed" with Pope Francis' humble style.<p>In an interview with CNBC, Obama was asked what he thought about the Roman Catholic leader's recent comments that the church has become too focused on issues like gay rights …

Motorola Moto X coming to other carriers 'in days'

Motorola's Moto X just became available for purchase from AT&T today, but those wishing to buy it from Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile are still in the dark as to when they will be able to. Fortunately, it doesn't seem like they will have to wait very long, as Motorola's Punit Soni says that other …

Windows 8.1 is ready for its October 17th release

Microsoft has finalized its Windows 8.1 update. Sources familiar with the company's Windows plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the software maker completed the development of Windows 8.1 earlier this week — stamped as build 9600 for Release to manufacturing (RTM). The completion of the 8.1 …

iPhone 5S release dates, specs keep pouring in

It's up to Apple now to top or debunk the flood of iPhone 5S rumors, but many of the rumors seem credible.<p>We have iPhone 5S release dates, colors, and specs. Did I leave anything out?<p>Oh yeah, I forget to mention that they're all just rumors. But there's little left to the imagination these days …

iPhone

Apple said to have tested 64-bit ‘A7’ chips for iPhone 5S, 31% speed increases reported

As Apple’s iPhone 5S event approaches, some new details about the new device’s internals are emerging. Clayton Morris has claimed on Twitter that the iPhone 5S’s A7 processor is “running at about 31% faster” than the iPhone 5’s A6 chip. The iPhone 5’s A6 chip is dual-core, and it seems like the …

Steve Wozniak: Microsoft resting on its laurels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1005000/1005504_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524711939_bb197c25ce347743503be464420cdbfe<p><b>Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that rival Microsoft has been "resting on" the markets it built up a "long, long time ago".</b><p>He added that …

Steve Wozniak

Ballmer Departure From Microsoft Was More Sudden Than Portrayed by the Company

According to sources close to the situation, the departure of CEO Steve Ballmer from Microsoft last week was more sudden than was depicted by the …

Market Capitalization

Why The PC Is Not Doomed

There has been a lot of press coverage in recent months about slowing PC sales. Lenovo has recently reported that its smartphones and tablets outsold its PCs and the venerable computer itself has seen the longest sale decline in its history, continuing from late 2012, right the way through 2013. …

2013 BMW M6 Coupe First Test

BMW's Big, Bad Bully<p>Larger and heavier, yet more efficient and also quicker than its predecessor, the 2013 BMW M6 is a great big bully of a car. With Sakhir orange metallic paint and a naked carbon-fiber roof, it also tends to attract attention. If you enjoy getting thumbs-ups from Slurpee-sipping …

Rising Datsun: The American history of a Japanese brand

Datsun: not just the 510 and Z.<p>When rumors of a resurrected Datsun badge first oozed out onto the Internet, enthusiasts were thrilled. Would parent-company Nissan bring back performance icons like the 510 and the 250Z? They would not.<p>Instead, the world—and not the U.S.—would see the introduction of …

Top Gear’s worst cars in the world

Top Gear

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

BBQ

Microsoft's Tag Barcode Service To End In 2015

Just three years after Microsoft Tag got out of beta, it has been announced that the service will be terminated in two years, on August 19, 2015.<p>Microsoft Tag is a barcode like technology that allows you to embed information into an image, which Microsoft was intending to promote to businesses as a …

The timing couldn’t be better for Apple to team up with the world’s biggest cellphone network

“Both sides sounded keen,” China Mobile’s chairman Xi Gouhua said today after releasing first half earnings (paywall). Xi was referring to Apple and his company, which are in talks for China Mobile to offer iPhones to its subscribers. Apple CEO Tim Cook met Xi in Beijing last month, to discuss …

China

Dropbox Alternative Lima (Née Plug) Works With Chromecast, Breaks Into Kickstarter Tech Top 10

It’s been a crazy 36 days since Plug started its Kickstarter campaign. First, Plug is now called Lima due to some trademark issues. But everything else stays the same. The $69 adapter will seamlessly transform your USB drives into a personal Dropbox for all your devices. And now it will support …