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The Future of The Xbox Could Mean The End of The Games Console as We Know It

The end of an era.<p>New comments made by Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer have raised eyebrows across the video game community, with the company …

SpaceX landing attempt failed, as expected

Latest attempt to land Falcon9 first stage at sea was too “hot.” Rockets landed too hard on drone ship and tipped. Elon Musk sees good chance for …

New "Passive Wi-Fi" Could Drastically Cut Power Needs For Connected Devices

Electrical engineers at the University of Washington have come up with a new type of Wi-Fi hardware that uses 10,000 times less power than existing …

Huawei P9 release date seemingly scheduled for April 9

During the past week, several new details have emerged pertaining to the design and specifications of Huawei’s next big smartphone announcement. We’ve seen the device from virtually every angle, and read through a list of specifications we’re expecting to see in the Huawei P9. Earlier today, …

Mobile Technology

AlphaSense, Search Engine For Financial Professionals, Raises $33 Million

In yet another sign of how technology is remaking Wall Street, AlphaSense, a smart financial search engine, announces Monday $33 million in funding.<p>Investors include Tribeca Venture Partners, Triangle Peak Partners, Quantum Strategic Partners (which is managed by Soros Fund Management), Tom Glocer, …

Venture Capital

Apple Macs targeted by KeRanger ransomware for first time

Experts say some Macs may have their files encrypted on Monday if computer has been infected<p>Apple customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks have …

Mac Software

15 Survival Gadgets For Your Next Outdoor Adventure

You've never wanted to go outside more than now.

Outdoors

After 3 months, my favorite new money app has replaced my bank

Some are better than others. Some advertise with talking babies. More and more of them are developing strong online services — and there are external apps like Mint that can help you manage your money. But mostly, banking is still a terrible experience dominated by bad apps, bad fees, and bad …

Apps

Microsoft could finally show the world its universal Xbox apps next month

It’s been a while since we first heard about Universal Windows 10 apps for Xbox – apps that can run on anything from your console to your phone to your computer – but it looks like they’re finally ready to make their debut at Microsoft’s Build event later this month.<p>Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, …

Apps

7 new travel start-ups making business trips easier | CNN Travel

Startups

Smartphone Makers Are Finally Moving Past Megapixels

Smartphone companies like Apple and Samsung have long trumpeted their devices’ megapixel count, which measures the size of a camera’s image when …

Google is teaming up with phone operators to elbow its way back into messaging

Google has joined the world’s biggest mobile operators to boost adoption of a replacement for SMS. The company, which owns Android, the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, will make its messaging technology available to an effort to standardize the use of Rich Communications Services …

Messaging

Morgan Freeman's velvety pipes can now narrate your Waze directions

In a world where you’re constantly bombarded by people, social media, and endless advertisements, sometimes your only escape is the few moments you have alone driving in your car. If you want to add a little extra zen to your driving, now you can request the soothing sounds of Morgan Freeman’s …

Morgan Freeman

Facebook wants to help internet providers get ready for virtual reality

Facebook today announced the launch of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), which is bringing together a coalition of internet service providers and tech companies to focus on the engineering challenges of delivering high-res video and virtual reality. The group has 30 initial members including …

Go's world champ expects Google AI to lose its big match

Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence might have beaten a Go champion last month, but you shouldn't expect a repeat victory... at least, not according to its next opponent. World champ Lee Sedol tells the Associated Press that he not only expects to beat Google's AlphaGo AI next month, but to …

Yelp Employee Fired After Writing Open Letter to CEO

A Yelp employee who wrote a blistering post online about her low pay was fired, and has even got her ex-CEO responding on Twitter.<p>A customer-service …

The Apple and F.B.I. Slugfest Heats Up

The clash between Silicon Valley and the U.S. government has taken an interesting turn.<p>The clash between Apple and the F.B.I. has taken an interesting twist.<p>Last week, the world's most valuable company, with a market capitalization of around $534 billion, refused to cooperate with a federal court …

Privacy

Kim Kardashian’s Mobile Game Has Made Her A Truly Astounding Amount Of Money

Before she was breaking the Internet, Kim Kardashian was breaking the mobile gaming market with <i>Kim Kardashian: Hollywood</i>, a free-to-play game in which you gain LA cred by shopping, clubbing, bickering with friends, going on dates and all the other wonderful things a Kardashian might do to make it …

How social media can help you expand your small business

Despite social media’s growing popularity, many small-business owners are reluctant to log on.<p>If you devote time to maintaining an active presence …

Couple Smuggled Millions in 'Hell Money' Into U.S.: Officials

A couple tried to smuggle nearly $5 million in counterfeit cash into the U.S., officials said.<p>Authorities stopped the pair after they arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport aboard a flight from Seoul, South Korea, on Friday.<p>U.S. Customs and Border Protection found 93 bundles of counterfeit U.S. …

Homeland Security

Twitter Makes Direct Messaging and Consumer Feedback Easier for Brands

Airlines and retailers often tout Twitter's real-time, customer service capabilities, so they should be happy to learn that the social platform just …

Adele Pranked Some Employees At Jamba Juice And It's Everything

Hello, it's me. I was wondering if you'd like to share your Jamba Juice with me?

Employment

Law expert applauds Apple for protecting our privacy - Futurity

Apple's refusal to unlock Syed Farook's iPhone protects our privacy and makes good business sense, says law expert Neil Richards.

Can sharing the Crying Michael Jordan meme get you sued?

Michael Jordan is weeping, and the tears aren't likely to stop flowing anytime soon.<p>He's crying because the Carolina Panthers lost the Super …

Flight Deal: Fly Cross-Country for Less Than $60

Frontier Airlines' one-way prices are a steal in its latest flight sale.<p>The Frontier Airlines fare sale comes to a close at midnight tonight but, in the meantime, flights around the country are still as low as $19. Since the ultra-discount airline charges fees for just about everything (including …

Flying

Yahoo Travel Shuttered as Part of Company-Wide Reorganization

Yahoo delivered on rumored job cuts and a company-wide reorganization today as it shuttered its Yahoo Travel product and laid off four of five travel …

CheapOair Begins Selling United's Economy Plus Seats

The importance of preferred seating and other ancillaries to business travelers is well known, and the online booking sites with the ability to offer …

Ending the Internet's Dumbest Meme is the Perfect Birthday Gift for Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan turns 53 today. His status as the greatest basketball player of all time is rarely questioned. He is doing well financially …

Michael Jordan

Raven-Symoné Said She Was Hit Twice During An Interview To Make Way For Kendall Jenner

What is the truth, Raven?<p>h/t Alonzo Lerone

Kendall Jenner

How Kanye West's New Album is Rocking the Boat for Tidal

Music streaming service Tidal made waves this weekend after it leapt to number one on the iTunes App Store, only to face a tsunami of negative publicity when thousands of paying customers found they were not able to download the music platform’s much-touted early exclusive — Kanye West’s new album, …

New Albums