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The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

4K: What It Is And How Will It Affect You

The next big push as far as home TV, movie and gaming experiences are concerned is all about 4K.<p>TV manufacturers such as Samsung and Sharp have 4K-capable models lining the latest trade show stands, Netflix has in the last few days been testing 4K movie streaming and it’s even the latest buzz-word …

BlackBerry says it abandons sale plan, will replace CEO

BlackBerry moved to oust CEO Thorsten Heins while jettisoning a buyout by Fairfax Financial in one fell swoop on Monday, as the company struggled to stanch both a market share and stock price in free fall.<p>Just months after a make-or-break launch of a new device fell flat, the embattled smartphone …

White House rejects clemency for Edward Snowden over NSA leaks

The White House and leading lawmakers have rejected Edward Snowden's plea for clemency and said he should return to the United States to face trial.<p>Dan Pfeiffer, an Obama administration adviser, said on Sunday the NSA whistleblower's request was not under consideration and that he should face …

Federal Workers Sue Government For Withholding Pay During Shutdown

A group of federal workers who had their pay delayed due to the shutdown are suing the federal government, saying it violated its own labor laws by giving them abbreviated paychecks in October.<p>In a suit that was filed Oct. 24, five federal employees who were required to work through the shutdown …

'Friday The 13th'-Themed Engagement Photos Are A Bloody Nightmare

One look at Toronto couple Vanessa Lawson and Josh Morden's engagement photos and it will come as no surprise that the pair has a mutual interest in horror movies.<p>"You could say we have a flair for the dramatic," the bride-to-be said in an interview with Yahoo Shine. "We have an insane collection …

What’s a “Shark Tank” Appearance Worth? A Top Spot in the App Store.

Image courtesy of Scan<p>Garrett Gee’s startup Scan didn’t necessarily need the $1 million he was pitching investors for on Friday night’s episode of …

iPhone 5S Touch ID Likely On iPad 5 Even Though Performance Is Erratic

Am I the only one disappointed by Touch ID on the new iPhone 5S? Apparently not. My own experience has been that it worked great the first day after I got the phone and almost not at all since. So I feel a little like I’ve been duped into actually using a passcode (which I never did before) so that …

TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …

68 best shots of military tech in action

68 best shots of military tech in action<p>Last year we brought you our picks of the 100 best images of the military in action, highlighting the technology that the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines deal with every day. And the advances keep coming. Here are 68 of the greatest action …

Eileen Remedios Writes Polite Note To Thief In England, Gets Amazing Response (PHOTOS)

When Eileen Remedios realized her bike had been stolen, she didn't let her anger get the best of her.<p>"I was feeling quite cross," the 55-year-old nurse from England told the Daily Mail. "I thought, 'Why would someone want to take my old bike?' I thought maybe someone was drunk and had borrowed …

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

Ununpentium, the Newest Element

When the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev published his periodic table of elements in 1869, there were just fifty-nine entries on it. The table grouped those elements—hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon, along with less familiar substances like osmium, rhodium, yttrium—according to their shared chemical …

Watch Smartwatch Space For Continued Consolidation As Samsung Gears Up To Kick Off The Race

Last week, geek-focused early smartwatch player WIMM Labs was revealed to have been acquired by Google, lending strong support to earlier speculation that the search giant would enter the watch-based computing fray with a wearable-device follow-up to its ambitious Google Glass project. Consider it …

Pennsylvania hospital to open country's first inpatient treatment program for Internet addiction

Ten years ago, Kevin Roberts suffered from an addiction that took over his life.<p>Roberts, now 44 years old, would sit eight to 12 hours a day in front of the pale blue glow of his computer, playing a videogame. During holidays, he "binged," spending nearly all his waking hours at his keyboard. …

What ShoeDazzle taught us about subscription commerce

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit:<p>ShoeDazzle may no longer be dazzling, but it’s delivering useful lessons in subscription commerce.<p>I still remember the …

Google As A Champion Of Fluid Core Strategy

The American enterprise is in flux and Google is a great example of it. The vast majority of Google’s revenues comes from advertising but the majority of news around the company originates in its non-advertising activities – Chromecast, the Nexus tablet, the new Smartwatch, Project Loon and Google …

US concealed gun safety teacher shoots student

<b>A gun instructor in the US state of Ohio has accidentally shot a student in the arm in a class for people seeking permits to carry a concealed firearm.</b><p>Terry Dunlap, 73, was demonstrating a .38-calibre pistol when it went off and struck Michael Piemonte, 26.<p>He and his wife were taking the day-long …

BP sues US government over federal contracts ban

<b>BP is suing the US government for barring the company from obtaining new federal contracts.</b><p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned BP last November blaming the firm's "lack of business integrity" after the Deepwater Horizon explosion.<p>The blast in 2010 killed 11 workers and released an …

Manny a free agent after Texas releases him

The Rangers released veteran slugger-turned-journeyman Manny Ramirez after 30 games with their Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.<p>The 41-year-old …

Message unread: Silicon Valley's secret, failed bid to save BlackBerry

Could switching to Android and focusing on business have turned the company around?<p>In the summer of 2012, just a few months into the job, RIM (now BlackBerry) CEO Thorsten Heins was trying to guide the company through an ongoing crisis. The stock price had slipped to an eight-year low; BlackBerry …

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DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …