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  • DISH reportedly approached Deutsche Telekom about a possible T-Mobile merger

    April 15, 2013 11:26 AM 103

    DISH Network Chairman Charlie Ergen had reportedly approached Deutsche Telekom about a possible merger between DISH and T-Mobile USA. According to Bloomberg’s sources, DISH approached the company before it had approved an improved merger offer to MetroPCS. Deutsche Telekom said it might be interested in DISH’s offer, however it will only consider it once its merger

  • Ford unveils “Video Snacks” to educate buyers about vehicle features

    April 15, 2013 9:56 AM 103

    Anyone who has ever purchased a new vehicle directly from a dealership knows how tedious the process can be. Very rarely can you just walk in, sign the papers, and drive away. Typically, you end up having to sit there during the long finance process while they try to sell you a number of things you don’t really want and then the dealership wants to put somebody

  • Microsoft Rolls Out Major Windows 8 App Updates for Travel, Maps, News, Sports and Finance

    April 15, 2013 9:01 AM 129

    Recently Microsoft released major updates for its Mail, Calendar, and People apps. Then shortly after, Xbox Music received a big update. Now on the heels of those, Microsoft continues to improve its native apps at a surprisingly rapid pace. This time, the apps getting a major update are Finance, Sports, News, Maps, and Travel. Some of the notable updates

  • GM and Ford to Team Up on Fuel-Efficient Transmissions

    April 15, 2013 8:15 AM 115

    DETROIT, Mich. (REUTERS) – The two largest automakers in the world have agreed to jointly develop a new line of nine- and ten-speed automatic transmissions to boost fuel economy and performance. According to Reuters, this marks the third time in the last decade that the two automakers have collaborated on transmissions. The effort allows GM and Ford to bring

  • Minecraft Creator Markus “Notch” Persson ranks #2 in TIME 100 poll

    April 15, 2013 6:45 AM 112

    Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, has claimed the #2 position in Time Magazine’s “2013 Time 100 Poll“. The ranking is based on how influential a person is, making Notch the 2nd most influential person in the world. He garnered 156,694 votes from Time Magazine voters, falling short about 16.5 thousand votes below Mohamed Morsi, the president

  • Microsoft gathering parts for a watch-like device

    April 15, 2013 2:16 AM 141

    The modern smartwatch market hardly even exists, and yet it's already starting to feel very crowded. Hot on the heels of plans (official and otherwise) from Apple and Samsung, the Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft has also been shopping around for parts to build a "watch-style device." While details are scarce as to what that would entail, unnamed

  • Sony: PS4 & PS Vita Were Developed Together

    April 15, 2013 1:12 AM 116

    The head of Sony's Worldwide Studios has revealed that the PS4 was developed alongside Sony's other new console, the PS Vita. This makes sense from a timeline perspective, but it does highlight how long the PS4 has been in development. The PlayStation Vita released towards the back end of 2011 in Japan and was seen a few months later in North America

  • Disneyland's Space Mountain temporarily closed amid safety review

    April 14, 2013 8:53 PM 117

    Disneyland’s popular Space Mountain roller coaster and another ride are temporarily closed after the company received citations from state regulators last week that prompted a review of its safety protocols, a spokeswoman said Sunday. After receiving the citations Friday, company officials shut down the Matterhorn Bobsleds ride, Space Mountain and Soarin’

  • Apple board member believes Google Glass is the start of an intimate tech era

    April 14, 2013 4:48 PM 116

    During an internal event at Intuit, Intuit chairman and Apple board member Bill Campbell discussed with Intuit CEO Brad Smith his thoughts about the start of a more intimate tech era, as well as his thoughts on a couple of recent events in the tech industry. Campbell is renown in the tech industry as a “chief executive whisperer and corporate adviser

  • Wheelies: The Fantasy Electric Truck Edition

    April 14, 2013 1:32 PM 134

    • He just won a legal battle waged by New York car dealers, but Elon Musk still has his sights set on Texas, where he is trying to prepare the way for dealer-free Tesla to be able to sell more electric cars. Despite strong political opposition from the Texas Auto Dealers Association, the fact that legislation to allow E.V. manufacturers to sell cars in the Lone Star state