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Sony says their Live Colour LED technology delivers the deepest and most vibrant colors available on a smartphone

Who produces the best smartphone display? If you did not answer Sony, they are hoping that their new Live Colour LED technology will change your mind. Sony’s new screen tech is found on their latest flagship device, the Xperia Z2, which was announced at MWC last month. The phone represents the best …

Cisco boosts Toronto’s tech credibility with $100-million innovation hub

In the global race to attract high-tech business, Toronto appears to be pulling ahead.<p>Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that it has chosen Canada's largest city as one of its four new global innovation hubs, a $100-million investment. The move, which follows a December announcement by the Ontario …

Check Out the National Zoo's Four New Baby Lions

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over the weekend, the Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed its second litter of lions this year. …

North Korea Releases Australian Missionary

Karen Short’s prayers were answered. When her missionary husband John Short, 75, was detained in North Korea last month, she asked people to pray for …

Rocket Internet Brings Its KlickBus Booking Service to Germany

KlickBus, a service for making online bus bookings, has launched in Germany today allowing people to compare fares and book tickets in just a few clicks.<p>The company is a product of the well-known Rocket Internet incubator and in order to attract the widest possible pool of users integrates with …

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Financial Ombudsman deluged by new complaints

<b>The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) was deluged last year by new complaints about banks and other financial companies.</b><p>It received 576,000 complaints, which was a 38% increase on 2012, though the number eased off in the second half of the year.<p>In the last six months of the year, 76% of complaints …

Twitter has some work to do

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Twitter, twitter on the wall who is the fairest of them all? Now that Facebook has made a $19 billion splash with WhatsApp, …

Instacube photo frame finally shipping, will arrive with support for video

Well, that took awhile. Remember Instacube, the purpose-built digital photo frame designed to pull images directly from your Instagram feed? The Android-powered photo screen found itself short on both funding and manufacturing options last summer. These issues set production back almost a year, but …

Google Maps Dives Into World Oceans for Underwater Street Views

The Google Maps team has announced the addition of new underwater Street View images in locations around Mexico with the help of the Catlin Seaview …

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Bigcommerce Launches Integrated App Store For Its Merchants

Bigcommerce is a service that merchants can sign up for to create their own online store — and now it has rolled out an integrated app store that allows them to add capabilities to their respective stores via third-party apps in a single click.<p>This means merchants can add apps without leaving …

Young families have only recovered a third of their wealth from Great Recession - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

Families led by those under 40 years old have only recovered about a third of the wealth they lost during the financial crisis, according to a study …

Gold ends with a loss, its first in four sessions

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures fell on Wednesday to close back below $1,330 an ounce as better-than-expected monthly new home sales …

Japan authorities looking into closure of Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese authorities are looking into the abrupt closure of Mt. Gox, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday in Tokyo’s first official reaction to the turmoil at what was the world’s biggest exchange for bitcoin virtual currency.<p>Kolin Burges, a self-styled cryptocurrency …

UK oil, gas operators spend record amounts, produce less - report

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s oil and gas companies spent a record 8.9 billion pounds in 2013 to produce 8 percent less fossil fuel than the year before, a survey showed, underlining the challenge the UK faces to stem declining output.<p>A section of the BP Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) oil …

Exclusive - Google sets roadblocks to stop distracted driver legislation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass, marking some of the first clashes over the nascent wearable technology.<p>Google founder Sergey Brin poses for a portrait wearing Google …

Being a doctor was once a job with great purpose. Now it's just a business

As a physician, I resent the fact that the divisive healthcare reform debate has made my profession look like it is only a business, essentially a commodity. Growing up in the small hill-resort town of Nainital in northern India, I was the son of the only surgeon in this small town. Solely on his …

Russia Hands Olympics Over to South Korea During Closing Ceremony

A big part of Sochi’s closing ceremony was dedicated to the ceremonial passing of the Olympics to South Korea, who will be hosting the 2018 Winter …

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Netflix agrees Comcast streaming deal

<b>Netflix has agreed a deal with Comcast, the biggest internet service provider in the US, that will see its videos streamed faster and more smoothly.</b><p>The multi-year deal will see Netflix servers connected directly to Comcast's network, removing third parties that slow down streaming speeds.<p>However, …

Robot research firm Willow Garage closes its doors (update: thankfully untrue)

Rumors of Willow Garage's death may have been very premature, but they've come true all the same. <i>Businessweek</i> reports that company founder Scott Hassan shut down the robotics research pioneer in January to become the dedicated CEO of Suitable Technologies, Willow Garage's telepresence-focused …

Samsung unveils a pair of new Gear smart watches, both powered by Tizen

The rumors are true: Samsung is ditching Android in the next version of its Gear smart swatch, replacing it with Tizen, and instead of seeing one new …

China's 'Green Fence' is cleaning up America's dirty recycling

Susan Collins, president of the Container Recycling Institute in Los Angeles, wants to correct a fairy tale many of us like to believe about recycling.<p>“The public has been trained to put their stuff in their bin at the curb, and for the stuff to just go away. And of course there is no such thing as …

Staggering Florida Penthouse With Complex Design Features

We ran across this luxurious <b>Florida Penthouse</b> exhibiting a striking design diversity and charming ocean views. Space is never a problem for the …

WhatsApp Was Valued At ~$1.5B In Final Round Before Sale

WhatsApp did a great job of being surreptitious about its funding while growing into a messaging monster. But as they say, the truth always comes out.<p>In this case, the truth is that the company had three rounds of financing, with Sequoia as the sole investor. According to documents unearthed by VC …

Korean Messaging Service Kakao Gets Ready For A $2 Billion IPO

Korean messaging leader Kakao is negotiating with Morgan Stanley and Samsung Securities Co. to file for an IPO in Korea, according to the WSJ. The seven-year-old company is mostly known for its dominant messaging app, KakaoTalk. 133 million people are using the app. It is also the primary platform …