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  • T-Mobile Allows Buyers to Trade iPhone 5 in for Lower Monthly Payments, No Upfront Cost

    April 12, 2013 1:56 PM 143

    On Friday, T-Mobile will finally be adding the iPhone to shelves, with the iPhone 5 selling for $99 upfront and $20 monthly payments for the next 24 months. This is part of the carrier’s UNcarrier plans, which eschew contract subsidies in exchange for a smaller down payment and nominal fees for the phone added to one’s monthly bill. While that is already

  • Verizon intros new $35 prepaid plan for basic phones, for those not keen on the 'smart' era Mobile

    April 12, 2013 12:50 PM 107

    For some time now, Verizon and other carriers have slowly but surely shifted focus from "dumb" handsets to ones that are much more intelligent, with data-driven shared plans being one of the strategies that corroborate this move. Today, however, Big Red's gone back to basics, announcing a novel prepaid plan for folks without a smartphone -- which will go alongside

  • Nvidia returns $1 billion to shareholders, mobile flat

    April 12, 2013 12:42 PM 144

    SANTA CLARA, California (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp plans to return $1 billion to shareholders this fiscal year, the company said on Thursday, helping its shares trim earlier losses caused by worries about its mobile business and a slumping PC market. Shares in the chipmaker were down as much as 4 percent after Nvidia told investors earlier at its annual

  • Tiny DARPA chip has six-axis inertial guidance for military GPS backup

    April 12, 2013 12:08 PM 126

    Before satellites, getting from A to B without radio signals used to involve cumbersome inertial systems found only on advanced civilian and military aircraft. Those are still the best backup for GPS, and working with the University of Michigan, DARPA has found a way to reduce the once fridge-sized units to half the width of your fingernail. The chips

  • Google is a five times safer search engine than Bing

    April 12, 2013 9:49 AM 149

    Fri 12th of April 2013, filed under SEO A recent study by German IT security firm AV-Test has found that Google is safer to use than many of its competitors. The results suggest that Bing search results contain five times more malicious links than Google, while Yandex contains twice as many as Bing, and 10 times more than Google. Markus Selinger at AV-Test

  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive test-driven, quietly tears up the track (video)

    April 12, 2013 9:30 AM 139

    Sure, Mercedes-Benz is building all-electric vehicles for the daily grind, but none can deny the 750-horsepower SLS AMG Electric Drive is by far its most exciting EV. One lucky test-driver -- Chris Harris from YouTube channel DRIVE -- recently had the opportunity to point the overtly shiny beast round a track, and filmed it for his online passengers

  • ‘Chinese Google’ Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley

    April 12, 2013 5:39 AM 230

    It doesn’t look like much. The brick office building sits next to a strip mall in Cupertino, California, about an hour south of San Francisco, and if you walk inside, you’ll find a California state flag and a cardboard cutout of R2-D2 and plenty of Christmas decorations — even though we’re well into April. But there are big plans for this building. It’s where

  • Kaspersky discovers hacker group targeting online games

    April 12, 2013 4:57 AM 206

    Summary: Security firm says a group named "Winnti" has been infiltrating the servers of at least 35 games developers and publishers--many in Asia--since 2009, stealing their source codes for software piracy and virtual currency. Kaspersky Labs has uncovered an active cybercrime ring that has infiltrated the servers of many games developers and publishers

  • France to seek digital regulation changes following AppGratis’ App Store removal

    April 12, 2013 4:04 AM 154

    Earlier this week, we reported that Apple had pulled AppGratis from the App Store, seemingly without reason, fueling both a great deal of criticism and speculation. Following, it was revealed that the service had been pulled due to violating certain guidelines, primarily the one involving push notifications with advertisements and more. In light of this, Reuters

  • Apple to pay $53M in iPhone settlement

    April 12, 2013 2:03 AM 151

    Apple is agreeing to a $53 million settlement in a class action suit charging the company failed to honor warranties on iPhones and iPod Touches, Wired reports. The agreement provides cash payments to potentially hundreds of thousands of customers who say Apple was unwilling to repair or replace faulty phones under one or two-year warranties, the magazine