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Sony Xperia Z1s review: Sony’s best phone, but there’s still room for improvement

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Sony(s sne) hasn’t had an easy time breaking into the U.S. smartphone market, but it also hasn’t released any must-have …

U.S. urges court to let Apple antitrust monitor get back to work | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday urged a federal appeals court to reject Apple Inc’s effort to oust a court-appointed monitor for its antitrust compliance, saying the company “cannot be trusted” to do the job on its own.<p>A shattered large glass panel, part of Apple's cube store on …

Barca reveal Neymar deal cost almost $118 million | Reuters

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The deal to sign Neymar cost Barcelona 86.2 million euros (71.47 million pounds), including payments to the forward and his family, the club said on Friday after the player’s father revoked a confidentiality agreement.<p>Brazilian soccer player Neymar (R) shakes hands with …

Pharrell song gets bowls crowd rocking

Watch the crowd go wild for a Pharrell Williams track at the World Indoor Bowls Championships in Great Yarmouth.<p>Compere Richard Bear entertains the audience as Pharrell's number one hit 'Happy' plays out, with BBC Sport presenter Rishi Persad getting into the spirit of the moment.<p>The World Indoor …

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Lacina Traore: Everton sign Monaco striker on loan

<b>Everton have confirmed that Ivory Coast forward Lacina Traore has joined the club on loan from Monaco for the remainder of the season.</b><p>Traore, 23 passed a medical this week despite a hamstring injury, and the club have been granted a work permit.<p>Everton boss Roberto Martinez said the 6ft 8in striker …

Soccer

Barcelona have confirmed that Neymar's parents got £34m of the £48.6m paid for the Brazil striker in June. The 21-year-old's former club Santos received the other £14.6m http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25887952

Manchester United agree deal to sign Chelsea playmaker Mata | Reuters

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Spain playmaker Juan Mata from Premier League rivals Chelsea.<p>Chelsea's Juan Mata acknowledges the fans after winning their game against Swindon Town in their English League Cup soccer match at the County Ground in Swindon, …

Podolski double helps Arsenal rout Coventry in FA Cup | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski scored twice in the opening half-hour as the Premier League leaders romped to a 4-0 win over third-tier Coventry City in their FA Cup fourth round tie at the Emirates on Friday.<p>Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates his goal against Coventry City …

Apple set to report record holiday but China doubt persists | Reuters

(Reuters) - Apple Inc may notch its most successful holiday shopping season yet when it reports quarterly results on Monday, setting records for sales of its gift-friendly iPhones and iPads.<p>The Apple logo is pictured on the front of the company's flagship retail store near signs for the central …

UK's Labour says aims to clear deficit in next parliament | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party has promised to balance the government’s books - excluding investment spending - within the next parliament if it wins next year’s election.<p>Britain's Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls, speaks at the annual Confederation of British …

U.N. documents new war crimes in Syria for future prosecution | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. war crimes experts have documented more torture and killings by both sides in Syria and are confident they can build a case that could be taken up by the International Criminal Court, a leading member of the team said on Friday.<p>Syrian army soldiers loyal to Syria's President …

Google's Gmail down for users around the world | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc suffered a service outage on Friday that briefly took down Gmail, the Internet email service used by hundreds of millions of people and many businesses across the globe.<p>The Google signage is seen at the company's offices in New York January 8, 2013. …

Are you waiting for the Apple iTV? You might be waiting a little longer. According to reports, Apple is prepping to launch the Apple TV 4 in the next six months. http://www.t3.com/news/apple-to-update-the-apple-tv-this-year

Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

Stephen Hawking might have just lost himself a bet. Again.<p>The famed physicist has written in a new paper that "there are no black holes" - despite …

iPhone 6S vs iPhone 5S: Should you upgrade? | Trusted Reviews

<b>i</b>Phone 6S vs iPhone 5S: Is now a good time to upgrade?<p>With most of us signing up to two year smartphone contracts, there’ll be a lot of iPhone 5S …

Mobile Technology

Windows 8.1 update may speed up budget tablets

We may not have to wait long to get that Windows 8.1 interface tweak, after all. <i>ZDNet</i> hears from sources that Microsoft wants to release the upgrade, tentatively named Update 1, on March 11th. The patch may let you do more than pin Windows Store apps, too: Redmond's developers will reportedly be …

Schools using 'slang dictionary' to keep tabs on pupils

Secondary schools in the UK are using computer software that scans pupils' online communications for bullying, racism, homophobia and sexually explicit messages<p>Hundreds of schools are monitoring pupils’ online communications using new computer software that identifies and translates offensive urban …

When Gmail goes down, the world goes dark. http://instagram.com/p/jkKKKOuvTD/

Gmail And Google+ Go Down Across The World, Service Returns After Roughly 50 Minutes

<b>Update 2:</b> As of 2:52 service seems to be restored and reliable on both Gmail and Google+ for most of those affected.<p><b>Update:</b> Users are now reporting that Gmail service at least is back for some, though recurring outages and slowness are also being reported. At this stage it appears that some have …

Apple’s Tim Cook On PRISM: “There Is No Back Door. The Government Doesn’t Have Access To Our Servers”

ABC News is planning to air an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook this evening, but a few bits and pieces have already started trickling out. In the first big excerpt to be released, Cook touches on his concerns regarding the NSA and their deeply controversial PRISM surveillance program.<p>“The …

Real Madrid linked with £25m Rooney swoop

• Transfer news<p>ESPN staff<p>United closing in on Mata as Madrid eye Rooney<p>Real Madrid are planning a £25 million summer move for Manchester United striker …

Soccer

Any price for Chelsea's Courtois 'would be cheap'

• Transfer news<p>ESPN staff<p>Thibaut Courtois has been instrumental in Atletico Madrid's rise to the top of Spanish football © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Atletico …

Watch Music Bring Back Memories for Alzheimer's Patients - The Atlantic

One day in 2006, New York social worker Dan Cohen realized that with today's devices, all of his favorite music—he's a fan of '60s rock—is at his fingertips, but he might no longer be able to listen to it if he winds up in a nursing home when he's older. When he called around to local …

LG said to outfit its entire 2014 line-up with fingerprint scanners, starting with LG G Pro 2 - Pocket-lint

The fingerprint scanner's spot in smartphones is apparently not diminishing. And LG will be the next manufacturer to include the technology, with it …

Phones

Drones: they come in peace

Forget the scare stories about spying or remote assassinations. Drones - the small unmanned aircraft that may soon fill our skies - are here to help<p>Lying on the shelves of Brig Gen Al Palmer's office, opposite a photograph of the air chief posing in front of a fighter jet, are all the components …

Drones