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Penguin reaches pact with EU to end e-book price-fixing probe

Penguin has vowed to change its pricing strategy for digital books, including terminating an e-book pricing pact with Apple, to resolve an antitrust probe by the European Union.<p>As part of the deal, Penguin has agreed to terminate existing agency agreements -- those pacts that allow a publisher, not …

HTC One review: The gorgeous HTC One is a winner - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>HTC One</b> flaunts a stunning metal design, a powerful quad-core processor, and a beautiful 4.7-inch, 1080p screen. It runs Android Jelly Bean, takes great pictures, and has a feature-packed camera app.<p><b>The Bad</b> The sealed case design means no SD expansion slot or user-replaceable battery. …

Kickstarter's 'Veronica Mars Movie Project' a Smash Success

When my daughter had a life-threatening illness, this show became her saving grace—so she returned the favor.<p>The dangers of the Internet are cited so …

50 essential photography tips

Whether photography is a hobby or a profession, you'll get a whole lot more out of it if you understand how it works. With a firm grasp of aperture, …

Landscape Photography

8 Cool New Tools for Finding the Perfect Hotel

Move over, Expedia & Co. The next generation of hotel booking websites has arrived. Which one will find you the room of your dreams—and at a dreamy …

Budget Travel

10 Common Cruise Myths—Debunked

We challenged prevailing cruise wisdom and found that some basic beliefs—when to book, where to get the best deals, when to tip—don't always hold up. …

Myths

Why Are We Fat? Let's Blame Cars

Here's a new way to think about obesity: Maybe it's an evolutionary strategy to enhance the fitness of human beings in the competition with their …

Microsoft's Outlook.com calendar gets a makeover

Microsoft is finally applying a metro look and feel to its Web-based calendar.<p>On April 2, Microsoft officials revealed that the new Outlook.com calendar is rolling out now and will be available around the world this week at https://calendar.live.com/.<p><i>"Outlook.com uses Exchange ActiveSync to sync</i> …

Prince to Twitter: Take down those vines

Twitter has taken down eight Vine videos associated with the artist Prince, after his record label sent a letter warning of copyright infringement.<p>The notice, posted on Chilling Effects last week and noticed by The Next Web today, described the Vines in question as "unauthorized recordings" and …

Google's Quickoffice comes to Android, iPhone

Some competitors would figure if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. But when it comes to Google's strategy for competing with Microsoft's productivity suite, the company is trying to do both in a way.<p>Last night, Google released Android and iPhone versions of its Quickoffice software for handling Office …

Prizefight: iOS 6 vs. Android Jelly Bean

It's a first time face-off between Apple and Google for smartphone operating system supremacy. New phones are being released every month, but one of the things that remains pretty constant are the operating systems they are running.<p>It's Apple's extremely popular iOS 6 taking on Android in its …

Disney shuttering LucasArts, moving to licensed games model

Disney has shut down LucasArts, the video game arm of the Lucas entertainment empire, laying off its staff and ceasing its development of two forthcoming "Star Wars" games.<p>"After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a …

Scared to Prepared: How the Great Recession Changed Our Spending Habits

In the months following the financial crisis, just about everyone got religion. They rediscovered core values and began to place relationships and …

We're all to blame for Newtown: Column

We can all impact culture.<p>The news out of Newtown is once again a punch in the gut and heart. Adam Lanza's mother planned on giving her son money for a shiny new gun for Christmas, had he not chosen to annihilate her, 20 innocent children and 6 educators on December 14th. What in God's name made …

Zoe Saldana Is Gamora In Guardians Of The Galaxy

Though negotiations are still underway, <b>Zoe Saldana</b> has been given the part of Gamora in <b>James Gunn</b> and Marvel’s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> and it’s likely …