Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Rihanna New Single

Paul McCartney teams with Kanye, Rihanna to deliver a generation-spanning hit single

By on January 26, 2015 at 12:15 PM.

Paul McCartney teams with Kanye, Rihanna to deliver a generation-spanning hit single

Now this is a song with real cross-generation appeal! Legendary one-time Beatle Paul McCartney has teamed up with Kanye West and Rihanna to deliver a new song called “Four Five Seconds” that features a terrific duet between Rihanna and West with Sir Paul strumming the guitar in the background. The song’s bridge also features some gospel-inflected organ playing as Rihanna sings a confessional about her past mistakes. More →

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Google Vs. Cyanogen Android

This man wants to be Google’s new worst nightmare

By on January 26, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

This man wants to be Google’s new worst nightmare

Android is the most popular operating system in the world, but can it be freed from Google’s clutches? Android Authority reports that Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster last week spoke at a special event dedicated to the “Next Phase of Android” and he revealed that his company has a plan to decouple Android from Google and make it the truly open-source mobile platform the world has been waiting for. More →

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Northeastern United States Blizzard Forecast

Tonight’s snowstorm looks absolutely devastating and could be the worst ever

By on January 26, 2015 at 10:25 AM.

Tonight’s snowstorm looks absolutely devastating and could be the worst ever

Get ready to batten down the hatches, Northeastern America: We’re in for a potentially devastating blizzard. The Weather Channel is confirming our worst fears, as the mega-blizzard known as Winter Storm Juno is still barreling toward us. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Just when you thought Comcast couldn’t get any worse…

By on January 26, 2015 at 8:45 AM.

Just when you thought Comcast couldn’t get any worse…

We really shouldn’t be surprised by nightmare Comcast stories anymore… but somehow the company keeps coming up with creative ways to deliver terrible service. The Philadelphia Inquirer brings us the story of Louis Moravec and Susan Thauer, two Philly residents who had an impossible time getting Comcast to actually come out to their new place and hook them up with Internet services. In fact, what should have been a simple one-afternoon process ending up taking three weeks and an estimate 50 hours on the phone with Comcast customer service representatives. More →

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Cable Internet Speeds 25 Mbps

Forget 1Gbps – the cable industry says you don’t even need 25Mbps

By on January 26, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

Forget 1Gbps – the cable industry says you don’t even need 25Mbps

There are times when it’s easy to picture cable companies as Mr. Bumble, the orphanage headmaster in Oliver Twist (i.e., “Please, sir, I want some more bandwidth!” “MORE BANDWIDTH?!!!??!”). We bring this up because Ars Technica has spotted a new FCC filing made by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association in which the cable lobbying group argues that the average consumer doesn’t even need a connection speed of 25Mbps, let alone faster ones like the 1Gbps connections offered by Google Fiber. More →

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Video Lars Andersen Archery

Video: Watch a professional archer make insane shots you wouldn’t believe if they were in a movie

By on January 23, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

Video: Watch a professional archer make insane shots you wouldn’t believe if they were in a movie

Remember how badass Legolas looked in The Lord of the Rings when he would rapidly fire off arrows at hapless orcs who actually thought they had a chance to kill him? Well that’s nothing compared to Danish archer Lars Andersen, who is crazy enough to study ancient depictions of archers in an effort to teach himself long-lost archery techniques. The results, as you’ll see in a video below, are highly impressive. More →

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Samsung Android 5.0 Lollipop Touchwiz

Samsung may be learning from its biggest mistakes

By on January 23, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

Samsung may be learning from its biggest mistakes

Samsung’s TouchWiz Android overlay has a lot of haters out there but one of them now thinks that it’s been vastly improved with Android 5.0 Lollipop. SamMobile’s  Abhijeet M., who last year unleashed a tirade against TouchWiz for still being buggy and laggy, has now found that TouchWiz on Android 5.0 Lollipop is better than it’s ever been, although he gives Google a lot of the credit for important changes. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Verizon Network

Big new survey shows T-Mobile’s network is making huge improvements

By on January 23, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

Big new survey shows T-Mobile’s network is making huge improvements

The “Un-carrier” might not have the strongest mobile network out there but it’s nonetheless done an impressive job of improving its service despite having more limited resources than Verizon and AT&T. Computerworld has posted the results of a big new survey of wireless subscribers in the United States that has found T-Mobile customers’ satisfaction with their carrier has surged over the last year. More →

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Deflategate Roger Goodell NFL

The NFL’s front office is a depraved, incompetent clown show

By on January 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

The NFL’s front office is a depraved, incompetent clown show

If there’s one good thing to come from the New England Patriots’ deflated footballs scandal, it’s that it might just be enough to bring NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s disastrous reign to an end. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps Jan 23

6 awesome iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $27!)

By on January 23, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

6 awesome iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $27!)

It’s our favorite time of day — the time when we let you know about several paid iPhone apps that are free to download for a limited time. Today we’re going to help you kick off your weekend by downloading six awesome paid apps that normally cost $27 but that are now totally free if you act right now. Check them all out below! More →

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Why BlackBerry Is Not Dead

Where BlackBerry is still king

By on January 23, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

Where BlackBerry is still king

We’ve argued in the past that BlackBerry has an important opportunity to reestablish itself as a status symbol for corporate executives and government officials who absolutely need to have top-notch security. Business Insider’s Jim Edwards reports that that having a BlackBerry is still a big deal for many people in Davos this week, where he’s noticed that “a lot of people here are conspicuously carrying two phones: an iPhone and a Blackberry.” More →

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HTC One (M9) Leaked Photos

HTC’s beautiful new flagship phone leaks again in new pics

By on January 23, 2015 at 8:45 AM.

HTC’s beautiful new flagship phone leaks again in new pics

HTC is having a pretty tough time keeping its newest flagship smartphone under wraps, but we aren’t about to complain. Phandroid has posted the latest batch of leaked HTC One (M9) photos and they pretty much confirm a lot of what we’ve already seen about the device. More →

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