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The 'Brady Brunch' Cast: Where Are They Now?

It's been 39 years since "The Brady Bunch" concluded its five-season run, but rerun heaven has kept the series very much alive, and the cast's frequent reunions have allowed them to stay within reach of the spotlight. But what exactly has this lovable clan been up to since their goofy sitcom said …

Apple Ramping Up Production For Next iPhone Beginning In Q2, WSJ Reports

Apple is looking to start production of a new iPhone of “similar” design to the current one during the second quarter of 2013, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The production ramp-up is designed to set the stage for a summer launch of a new flagship iPhone, the report claims, …

GOP reaches out to Silicon Valley

Congressional Republicans are looking for a legislative ally: Silicon Valley.<p>In a trip this week to California, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the No. 3 House Republican, is leading a half-dozen colleagues on a tour of its star technology companies, including Google and Facebook, in the hope the tech giants …

SEC says firms can use social media to disclose key news

The US financial regulator said companies will be able to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media to announce key information.<p>Firms that want to use social media in this way must first alert investors about which sites they will use, the US Securities and Exchange Commission said.<p>“One set of …

Roku 3 review: our favorite media streamer, and the simplest to use, too

Roku's media streamers have carved out a notable niche for themselves, with what started out as a Netflix box, but quickly grew to include hundreds of other entertainment options. Whatever they've lacked in style, they've always made up for with an easy-to-navigate menu and remote, not to mention …

The first call from a cell phone was made 40 years ago today

Martin Cooper changed the world when he made the first cell phone call 40 years ago.<p>The former Motorola vice president and division manager made the call on the company's DynaTAC phone while standing in front of the New York Hilton on Sixth Avenue. His first call: to the head of research at Bell …

Mobile

Skype users talk about 2 billion minutes a day

Skype has just announced that its users have broken another milestone today. As of today, Skype says that all of its users use a total of 2 billion …

Best Buy puts iPad 3 on clearance for as low as $314 as Walmart offers 16GB iPad mini for $299

<b>Update:</b> Walmart’s iPad mini deal is now available for shipping.<p>Best Buy started offering some nice deals on the previous generation iPad 3 with Retina display today with most models available for up to 30 percent off normal retail prices. One of the most enticing deals will let online shoppers get …

iPad Price Cuts Mean New Models Can't Be Far Behind

It's been a scant six months since the announcement of the iPad Mini and the fairly superfluous iPad 4, but it looks like the new generations might …

iPad Mini

Apple reportedly looking at $5 billion price tag for new “spaceship” HQ

The company has also pushed back move-in plans from 2015 to 2016.<p>Apple's new "spaceship" campus will require little more work—and resources—to build …

Apple aims to outdo Google's Street View

Apple may be eyeing its own "Street View" type navigation system and one that offers a key benefit over Google's version.<p>Published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple's "3D Position Tracking for Panoramic Imagery Navigation" patent filing describes a navigation technology that …

Augmented Reality

Best Buy Cuts Prices on iPad 3 Models by 30 Percent, U.S. In-Store Pickup Only

Best Buy has slashed pricing on third-generation iPad models by thirty percent, bringing the price down to $315 for the 16GB Wi-Fi models. Comparable refurbished units are available for $379 directly from Apple.<p>However, the iPads are only available via in-store pickup and it appears that selection …

Microsoft to End Support for Office 2008 for Mac on April 9

Microsoft today announced that it will end support for Office 2008 for Mac next Tuesday, on April 9.<p>Support for Office for Mac 2008 will end April 9th, 2013. View the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for further details, such as the support dates for this product.<p>Microsoft recommends that …

IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Footprints

The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year--it's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' …

Apple Removes App From Store Due To 'Illegal' Content After Tim Cook Apology

Is Apple practicing self-censorship in China?<p>According to the Financial Times, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) removed an application from China’s regional App …

California bill would require companies to tell you what personal data they're storing or selling

One of the basic bargains we've struck in modern society is that "free" tools and convenience are often paid for with personal information: Facebook, for example, targets ads using consumer information bought from offline loyalty programs in addition to its own massive data farm. And while European …

The 15 Most Romantic Hotels In The South

Choosing the <i>most</i> romantic spots, then, is quite a difficult task, but we think we're up to the challenge.<p>From intimate city boutiques to sprawling Lowcountry estates, here are some of our favorite hotels ready for romance in the South.

Pope urges church to reach out to needy

Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 young offenders, including two girls, at a Rome prison in an unprecedented version of an ancient Easter ritual as he pushes for the Catholic Church to reach out to the needy.<p>The ceremony on Thursday was the first of its type performed by a pope in a prison and …

Barbara Walters to Retire—Really

Get a hanky. Lloyd Grove talks to a few stunned TV news colleagues on an unthinkable end of an era.<p>The idea that Barbara Walters would ever hang it …

Banks made $32 billion on overdraft fees last year

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Finance

Pope's foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.<p>Francis' decision to …

'I love you, too': Cardinal Dolan says Catholic Church must embrace gays and lesbians

Prominent U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan acknowledged Easter Sunday that the Catholic Church needs to forge a better relationship with the gay and lesbian community.<p>“We gotta do better to see that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people,” Dolan said. “And I admit, we haven’t …

Caroline Kennedy Headed to Japan as New Ambassador

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Obama administration is sending Caroline Kennedy, the only living child of former President John …

Pope Francis calls for aid for Argentina flood victims

Pope Francis has appealed for "civil and ecclesiastical institutions, as well as people of good will", to provide help to the victims of devastating flooding in Argentina that has left dozens dead.<p>At least 56 people are thought to have been killed, with tens of thousands more left homeless and …

Carville goes to bat for Clinton PAC

James Carville is lending his name to an e-mail from a super PAC seeking to lure Hillary Clinton into the 2016 presidential contest — but says he isn’t directly affiliated with the fundraising group.<p>“I’m not going to waste my time writing you about how great Hillary is or how formidable she’d be — …