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Why Apple’s dream for television keeps falling apart

Three years after Steve Jobs said he had “finally cracked” it, Apple’s vision for the future of television isn’t much closer to reality.<p>Apple’s pursuit of TV has included talks with seemingly every major player in the industry. Sources confirm at least preliminary discussions with Comcast, Verizon, …

iTunes will now refund you for your kid’s unauthorized purchases

How many times have you got your iPad back from the kids only to find that they have just added five in-app purchases to your credit card bills?<p>Not anymore. Apple just gave you a reason to let your kids play and rest assured the bills won’t ramp up.<p>The company sent out an email to all iTunes …

The 2005 Steve Jobs ultimatum that became the iPhone

In 2005, Greg Christie was working on the device that would become the iPhone, and running out of time. As a senior software engineer at Apple, Christie had been given an ultimatum by Steve Jobs: bigger ideas and bigger concepts for the iPhone's software in two weeks, or else the project would be …

Oculus: Facebook buys virtual reality gaming firm for $2bn

Facebook has bought the virtual reality technology firm Oculus VR for $2bn [£1.2bn], it revealed on Tuesday.<p>In a surprise announcement, the social networking company said it had paid $400m in cash and the rest in more than 23m shares, currently worth $1.6bn [£970m], plus an additional $300m pegged …

8 things that make the Samsung Galaxy S5 better than the iPhone 5S

The danger of an article trying to compare an Android flagship smartphone to Apple’s top of the range iPhone is that it can very easily start a flame war. It is almost a sure recipe guaranteed to provoke name calling and accusations of “fanboy.” However, I am prepared to take the risk and let the …

Panasonic 4K wearable camera arriving in May

Shooting video in 4K is quickly becoming more and more accessible, and Panasonic is about to begin offering another option to get shooters started. In May, it will release the HX-A500, a wearable camera that can shoot 4K video at 25 frames per second — a feat that Panasonic claims its camera is the …

Deal with the devil: why Netflix broke its own rules on net neutrality

By agreeing to pay Comcast, Reed Hastings set a painful precedent<p>Netflix CEO Reed Hastings published an impassioned blog post last week criticizing internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon for asking his company to pay interconnection fees in order to ensure that their data reaches …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What To Wear Today<p>Leading man shades you can actually afford.<p>By Megan Gustashaw23 hours agoView More<p>Real Life Diet<p>“Once I retired, I had all the time …