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Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones Now On Sale Globally

Mobile market latecomer Canonical claims “latent demand” for its tardy but alternative smartphone OS has encouraged its OEM partner, BQ, to open up availability of its handsets to buyers anywhere in the world, not just in Europe.<p>The first Ubuntu-based smartphone launched in Europe this February, …

Ubuntu

Suspect in Houston killings handcuffed 8 victims, then shot them, authorities say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A suspect in the killing of eight people in Texas broke into their house and handcuffed the victims in their bedrooms -- then shot them, authorities said.<p>David Conley was charged with capital murder after deputies discovered the bodies of two adults and six children in their Houston-area …

Houston

HTC Is Now Essentially Worthless (And Insecure)

Internet hyperbole (and financial analysis) have rendered HTC, a once high-flying mobile brand, essentially valueless. In short, the company is trading below cash on hand. So if you bought all HTC stock, the company would have to pay you, the buyer, to take it over. This means the company’s …

Wall Street

Carmelo Anthony Has Chance to Be Jordan, Kobe for Knicks, Says Phil Jackson

Carmelo Anthony has become a lightning rod of criticism for the New York Knicks, but team president Phil Jackson believes big things are in store for the 31-year-old.<p>Speaking after a disastrous 17-65 season about the entire Knicks roster to Charley Rosen of ESPN.com, Jackson said he believes that …

Lenovo-backed phone has reversible USB 3.0 and a big battery

Following the LeTV "Superphones" and the OnePlus 2, here's yet another Chinese smartphone that supports the reversible USB Type-C port; except this time, we're going beyond USB 2.0 speeds. The Android device we're looking at here is dubbed the Z1, which is the first product by Lenovo-backed startup …