Global Warming Ice Melting Ocean Levels USA

Global warming: What the U.S. will look like when Earth’s entire polar ice cap melts

By on July 27, 2015 at 1:40 PM.

Global warming: What the U.S. will look like when Earth’s entire polar ice cap melts

Some say global warming isn’t a real phenomenon, yet 2015 is the hottest year yet — at least since humans began measuring temperatures. The increased heat directly impacts glaciers, among other things, which are melting at an alarmingly fast rate, so sea levels keep rising in the process. More →

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U.S. Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers

Independence Day Trouble: U.S. Fighters Intercepted Incoming Russian Bombers on July 4th

By on July 7, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Independence Day Trouble: U.S. Fighters Intercepted Incoming Russian Bombers on July 4th

Tensions between the USA and Russia escalated on Independence Day, when the European superpower decided to send two pairs of Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers, capable of carrying nuclear payloads, close to the coast of California and Alaska. The Air Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept them. More →

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USA Japan World Cup Final Midfield Goal

USA Scored the Best World Cup Goal I’ve Seen in Years

By on July 6, 2015 at 11:33 AM.

USA Scored the Best World Cup Goal I’ve Seen in Years

I’m not a hardcore soccer fan, but I keep tabs on the big tournaments and watch them as often as I can. I typically watch men’s tournaments, but the Women’s World Cup final game that ended with a crushing USA win over Japan featured a number of firsts, including an incredible goal — the kind you rarely see on the field, regardless of who’s playing the game. More →

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How Old Is America 4th July

Believe It or Not, America Isn’t Turning 2015 Years Old Tomorrow

By on July 3, 2015 at 4:11 PM.

Believe It or Not, America Isn’t Turning 2015 Years Old Tomorrow

Yes, America’s birthday is coming up, and you’re probably thinking about ways to get a head start on the celebration. However, before wishing your country a happy 2015th birthday on social channels, you might want to make sure you know precisely how old the country is. Because 2015 is… not the right answer. More →

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Hot Dog Eating Competition

America’s Most Disgusting July 4th Tradition

By on July 3, 2015 at 1:45 PM.

America’s Most Disgusting July 4th Tradition

America hasn’t always been the land of the free. The founders of the United States fought tirelessly for years to free themselves from Great Britain, and the Fourth of July is when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the document that marked the separation of the 13 American colonies from the British Empire.

What better way to celebrate that historical event than by watching people stuff their faces as quickly as possible with compressed meat trimmings and fat? More →

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T-Mobile USA posts pedestrian Q1 report card

By on May 6, 2011 at 12:00 PM.

T-Mobile USA posts pedestrian Q1 report card

T-Mobile USA has just posted its first-quarter 2011 earnings report, and the results aren’t all that hot. While the nation’s fourth largest carrier did increase contract APRU to $52 — up $1 year-over-year — it posted a decline in virtually all other business vitals. T-Mobile posted 99,000 net customer losses — 471,000 contract net customer losses paired with 372,000 prepaid additions. T-Mobile’s 33.63 million customers generated $5.16 billion in revenue and $135 million in net income — down from $5.28 billion and $362 million respectively year-over-year. A link to the full report is after the break. More →

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Nokia E7 handset now on sale in U.S.

By on April 7, 2011 at 4:59 AM.

Nokia E7 handset now on sale in U.S.

Finnish mobile giant Nokia has quietly made its business-centric E7 handset available to U.S. consumers. Released overseas in early February, the Symbian device packs a 4-inch, polarized, AMOLED display with a 640 x 360 pixel resolution, peta-band WCDMA radio, quad-band GSM radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, 16 GB of on-board storage, 8 megapixel camera with 720p video recording and dual-LED flash, HMDI connector, and 1200 mAh battery. The E7 is available from Amazon.com for $649, or Nokia USA for $679. More →

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T-Mobile’s LG G-Slate Honeycomb tablet hands-on!

By on March 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM.

T-Mobile’s LG G-Slate Honeycomb tablet hands-on!

We just stopped by T-Mobile’s booth here in Orlando during CTIA to get up close and personal with the G-Slate, T-Mobile’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet that’s capable of running on its 4G HSPA+ network. Right off the bat, one of our biggest issues was that the G-Slate was covered with fingerprints, a sign that it definitely lacks an oleophobic coating on the display. The tablet felt great in the hand though, and we really liked the metal on the back, which gives it a premium look and feel. Hit the jump for our thoughts, and check out our gallery of images that’ll give you a closer look at this sleek tablet.

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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G hands-on!

By on March 22, 2011 at 8:10 AM.

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G hands-on!

As tech writers we get to play with a ton of phones, but nothing really takes us back to our high school days like playing with a Sidekick — and we just had a chance to sit down with the first one powered by Android. Built by Samsung, the Sidekick 4G features Android 2.2 (Froyo) and, despite our initial fears that it would be a lackluster device compared to the high-end beauties recently announced, we were pretty pleased with what the Sidekick 4G offers. It includes a horizontal-slider form factor, a throwback QWERTY keyboard with rounded keys, and more power under the hood than any Sidekick before it.  Hit the jump for our hands-on with the Sidekick 4G, and some initial impressions.

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Hands-on with T-Mobile’s Nokia Astound

By on March 21, 2011 at 6:46 PM.

Hands-on with T-Mobile’s Nokia Astound

We just met up with Nokia and T-Mobile to check out the Astound, also known as the C7, which is the first Symbian^3 device to launch in the United States (even though Symbian^3 is now just Symbian). The Astound sports a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, and the colors really popped off the screen during our time with the device — we watched a music video from Shakira, in case you were wondering. It’s also packed with some high-end specs, including an 8-megapixel camera that’s capable of recording 720p HD video, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for Wi-Fi b/g/n networks. Hit the jump to read on.

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T-Mobile CEO to employees: AT&T is the best possible solution for our business

By on March 21, 2011 at 5:11 PM.

T-Mobile CEO to employees: AT&T is the best possible solution for our business

In conjunction with yesterday’s AT&T and T-Mobile merger announcement, T-Mobile USA’s President and CEO — Philipp Humm — sent an email to company employees explaining the move. Referring to it as “the best possible solution for our business and for our customers,” Humm assured his workforce that AT&T was committed to “keeping talented people through the transition.” The letter reiterates statements made in the company’s official press release, and acknowledges that the news may be both “unexpected” and “unsettling.” The full-text of the letter is awaiting your scrutiny after the break. More →

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AT&T to acquire T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion

By on March 20, 2011 at 2:30 PM.

AT&T to acquire T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion

AT&T, the nation’s second largest wireless provider, has just announced that it will acquire T-Mobile USA from parent company Deutsche Telekom in a cash and stock deal worth approximately $39 billion. With all of the talk of Sprint and T-Mobile joining up, the AT&T news comes out of the blue — though strategically it makes more sense due to both carriers’ spectrum and network technology. It has been widely reported that Deutsche Telekom was looking to get rid of T-Mobile USA for various reasons. AT&T has also committed to delivering LTE to an additional 46 million people with the T-Mobile acquisition, promising to cover close to 95% of the U.S. population with LTE wireless services in the future. The deal is expected to close, pending regulatory approval, within the next 12 months. The full press release is after the break.

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