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March 25, 2015 7:24 PM Lollipop Update for Samsung Galaxy S5 Resumes in Canada

The road to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners in Canada waiting for their Android 5.0 Lollipop update has not been a smooth ride by any stretch of the imagination. It was early in March when we reported “Canadians that own a Samsung Galaxy S5 can jump for joy today,” as they would receiving their long-awaited 5.0 Lollipop update. Bell was the first one formally 14

March 25, 2015 2:13 PM How safe are European airlines?

An Airbus (EADSF) A320 operated by Lufthansa (DLAKF) subsidiary Germanwings crashed with the loss of 150 people on board. No survivors are expected. It's the worst accident in Europe since a Spanair plane crashed on takeoff at Madrid airport in 2008, and the first major crash involving a European airline since an Air France (AFLYY) Airbus A330 was lost over the Atlantic 16

March 25, 2015 4:45 AM Japanese navy gets biggest flat-top since WWII-era aircraft carriers

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force on Wednesday took delivery of the biggest Japanese warship since World War Two, the Izumo, a helicopter carrier as big as the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers that battled the United States in the Pacific. The Izumo with a crew of 470 sailors is a highly visible example of how Japan is expanding 30

March 24, 2015 10:39 PM Google said to prep billing payment service for Gmail

Google reportedly is creating a service to let people pay their bills from their Gmail accounts. The service, currently dubbed Pony Express, would ask users to provide personal information, including credit card and Social Security numbers, to a third-party company that would verify their identity, according to a Re/code report on Tuesday. Google also would 15

March 24, 2015 10:38 PM Pilot who flew Obama weighs in on Airbus A320 crash

Retired U.S. Airline Captain Andy Danziger, who flew then-Sen. Obama on his 2008 presidential election day during his 27-years in the skies, says it's likely too early to speculate on the cause, but there are plenty of factors available to consider. Those range from the plane's decades-old age, to the pilots manning the aircraft and what could potentially 22

March 24, 2015 9:03 PM Net Neutrality Battle Moves To Courts 03/24/2015

The battle over net neutrality moved to the courts this week with the filing of two separate actions challenging the new rules. One case comes from the trade group US Telecom Association, which counts Verizon and AT&T among its members. The organization, which filed suit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, calls the FCC's net neutrality order “arbitrary 18

March 24, 2015 8:06 PM Trade Group Files Lawsuit to Stop FCC Net Neutrality Control

USTelecom, the trade group that represents service providers impacted by the Federal Communication Commission's recent changes to preserve Net Neutrality, filed a lawsuit on Monday in hopes of overturning the new rules. The organization claims the FCC doesn't have the legal authority to regulate an open Internet and shouldn't be allowed to impose regulations 17

March 24, 2015 6:20 PM A lingering question after Germanwings jet crash: Just how safe is the Airbus A320?

You’ve most likely flown aboard an Airbus A320, the kind of jet that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday with 150 people onboard. It is one of the world’s most widely used aircraft, having embarked on more than 85 million flights worldwide, and has found a place on the tarmac of virtually every U.S. airline. Aircraft in the A320 family either take off or land every 20

March 24, 2015 6:15 PM Germanwings Had No Previous Major Safety Incidents, But Wasn't Without Problems

Unlike its well-established parent company Lufthansa, it hasn't been all smooth sailing for Germanwings since it first took off in 2002. Competing with low-cost European carriers, such as Ireland's Ryanair and the British Easyjet, Germanwings has faced its share of glitches before today's tragic crash. An Airbus operated by Germanwings crashed today 27

March 24, 2015 4:47 PM Crash Is Germanwings' First Fatal Accident Since 2002 Start

Germanwings, a low-cost unit of Lufthansa, had recorded no accidents involving passenger deaths until one of its planes crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board. Aviation accident databases such as aviation-safety.net showed no fatalities since the carrier was founded in 2002. Airline representatives did not immediately answer 29