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Get a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with 4G LTE for $159
What!?! This big tablet originally sold for over $500. And it comes with 32GB of storage, not just 16GB.>
Sunlight glints off Saturn moon's seas in dazzling NASA image
Saturn's captivating moon Titan once again draws the eye as NASA releases a color mosaic showing the sun shining on its polar seas.>
Sony posts $1.2 billion loss as mobile business falls off a cliff
Dragging down the rest of the company Sony's mobile unit posts a quarterly operating loss of $1.6 billion on $2.8 billion in revenue.>
Amazon exec: Fire Phone was overpriced
A top Amazon executive acknowledges that the company missed the boat with its Fire Phone and that the original price may be to blame.>
3D-printed T. rex roars water onto your body
Transport your bathroom back to the dinosaur age with a shower head modeled after a toothy Tyrannosaurus rex skull.>
How Google tricks itself to protect Chrome user privacy
An open-source project called Rappor uses randomly muddled data to let Google gather information about people's software usage while keeping individuals' behavior private.>
What Oil Is Telling You
Since its recent peak at the end of June, the price of oil has dropped more than 20 percent. As a consequence, the S&P 500 Energy index has suffered a decline of about 15 percent over the same time frame (compared to a small increase for the overall index). The drop in oil (and corresponding drop in energy stocks) is causing much...
Android stays 'unbeatable' in smartphone market -- for now
Google's mobile OS reigned supreme in the third quarter with 84 percent of global shipments, says research firm Strategy Analytics. And then there are the warning signs.>
Sprint extends $20 lease program to Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Sport
The program, where customers essentially rent a phone, was originally launched with Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.>
Huawei does the Honors in CNET UK podcast 409
Huawei has a new name for Europe, while drones are proving to be both good and evil this Halloween.>
Low Latency 113: Bro band
Out of nowhere, Microsoft debuted a fitness tracking smartwatch called the Band. At first glance, it's kind of awesome.>
Samsung has a moment, topping Apple in phone activations
The third quarter was dandy for Samsung in the US, but researcher CIRP says the iPhone 6 should propel Apple back into the lead in the final three months of 2014.>
HTC swings to slim profit, but sales still down in 'challenging quarter'
The HTC One M8 and Desire smartphones have helped HTC avoid a second cruel summer of losses.>
Telenor partners with Opera in Myanmar to help relieve bandwidth overload
As demand for bandwidth increase, carriers in Myanmar are looking toward third-party solutions such as Opera to help relieve traffic congestion.>
Nikkei Soars As Bank Of Japan Announces Unexpected Stimulus Measures
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically anemic economy.The Bank of Japan's move to pump trillions more yen into the financial system is intended to stimulate spending in the world's...
Unknown election outcome is stocks' big fear
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - A handful of toss-up U.S. Senate races next week could hold the key to whether the stock market glides through the year-end in a typical post-midterm election rally or gets hit with a fresh bout of volatility. U.S. investors appear less concerned with whether Republicans take control of the Senate, as expected, or Democrats hang on to their majority by a slim margin...
China's October factory growth unexpectedly slips to five-month low: official PMI
BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's factories fell to a five-month low in October, missing expectations for an expansion as manufacturers battled cooling order growth and rising costs in the slowing economy. The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) eased to 50.8 in October from September's 51.1, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday, but above the 50-point level that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis...
U.S. consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter. But rising consumer sentiment and faster wage growth suggest the weakness in spending will be temporary, with the economy remaining on firm ground. "The fundamentals ... remain very solid," said Gus Faucher, a senior economist at PNC Financial Services in Pittsburgh...
J.P. Morgan found hackers through breach of corporate event website: media
(Reuters) - J.P. Morgan Chase & Co learned about hackers who stole the bank's contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses through a corporate event that it sponsors, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the reports, the bank discovered that the intruders had used some of the same offshore servers to hack both the bank and the website of the JPMorgan Corporate Challenge...
U.S. consumer sentiment at highest since July 2007
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years on growing optimism about the economy and more favorable personal financial expectations, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final October reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment finished at 86.9, the highest level since July 2007, up from 84...
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