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Amazon Fire smartphone is on fire with shoppers, hits best-selling chart

While the Amazon Fire Phone may not be a favorite among critics, among shopping consumers it's a different story. The device topped the Amazon best-selling chart this week.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 4, 2014

New Beats ad shows Siri and Pills together and it's hilarious (Video)

Apple is celebrating its acquisition of Beats by releasing a funny video advertisement. In it, two Beats Pill speakers talk with Siri about Dr. Dre's celebration party.

Deals August 4, 2014

Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act: Top 5 things you should know

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allows users to unlock their phones, as long as the device is paid for in full. Here are five things you should know about the bill.

Business August 4, 2014

Facebook hit by class action lawsuit in Austria: Who is Max Schrems?

An Austrian law student, Max Schrems, is filing a class action lawsuit against Facebook for alleged data violation. But just who is the man behind the lawsuit?

Business August 3, 2014

Google barge sets sail for scrap yard

Google has abandoned plans for its barge, with the vessel reportedly set to be dismantled and sold. It was to be a Google Glass tech education site.

Business August 1, 2014

Is Nokia going Android? Job listings indicate the possibility

Nokia may be planning on re-entering the mobile devices business and building Android devices. That's what current job postings suggest, at least.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2014

Shareholders embrace marriage of Fiat, Chrysler

The merger between Fiat and Chrysler has been approved by the required two-thirds majority of Fiat shareholders. The creation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is getting closer to reality.

Deals August 1, 2014

Austrian student launches global class action suit against Facebook

Max Schrems, a law student in Austria, is filing a class action lawsuit against Facebook. He's asking 1 billion of the social media company's users outside the U.S. and Canada to join him.

Legal August 1, 2014

U.S. government hot for Twitter data, requests hit record-setting mark

Twitter has released its transparency report for the first half of 2014. It shows a 46 percent increase in total government requests for Twitter user data.

Business August 1, 2014

Samsung prepping for steady product push over next few weeks

Samsung is expected to release a number of new devices and smartphones, including the Galaxy S5 mini, which will make its debut in the UK on Aug. 7. But that's just the start.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 31, 2014

Is Facebook changing its views on privacy? Standards may be coming

Despite Facebook's recent efforts to be a more privacy-aware company, it is receiving backlash over plans to track websites and apps that users visit. It's all in an attempt to serve up more relevant ads.

Legal July 31, 2014

Got some dough to blow? Buy the most expensive car in the world

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is on sale in Germany with an asking price of $62.7 million. If sold, that would make it the most expensive car ever sold, grabbing the title from a long line of Ferrari 250 GTOs.

FUTURE TECH July 31, 2014

Amazon: It's time to make e-books even cheaper

The battle between Amazon and French publisher Hachette continues to rage. Amazon posted its most recent offer to the publisher as a blog post on its website.

Deals July 31, 2014

MacBook Pro Retina Display: A deeper look at the updates

Apple has announced the 2014 updates for its Retina Display MacBook Pro line. But what exactly are these updates, and what do they mean?

Computers July 30, 2014

Subscriber gain is music to Rhapsody bottom line

After 13 years of doing business, Rhapsody has announced it reached 2 million subscribers. The company also plans to move its music subscription service into Europe and South America.

Apps/Software July 30, 2014

Smartphone unlocking bill awaiting Obama signature

Two years after passing a law making it illegal to unlock cell phones, the Library of Congress has passed a new law, now making it legal. This will allow phone owners to potentially switch carriers if they choose to.

Legal July 29, 2014

Xbox free games with Gold on tap for August

Microsoft announces the free games for August for users with an Xbox Live Gold subscription. The selections this month include 'Crimson Dragon' and 'Dishonored,' among others.

Video Games July 28, 2014

Microsoft, IBM gain on Amazon Web Services in cloud infrastructure support

Amazon can no longer claim that it's bigger than its four competitors combined in cloud infrastructure services. Both Microsoft and IBM have made considerable advancements in the segment.

Money July 28, 2014

BMW dangles faster electric charging option for i3

BMW has announced it will offer smaller and faster auto-battery charging stations for its electric cars, with the goal of making driving electric vehicles more practical. A new program offers unlimited access to charging network.

FUTURE TECH July 28, 2014

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