Thursday, December 18, 2014 05:25

Get a Syma X5 quad-copter for $53.99 shipped
A fantastic starter drone that's equally good for indoor and outdoor use. Plus: three bonus deals!>
Microsoft to discount Xbox Music by 50 percent in one-day promotion
The discount is part of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals. The Xbox Music Pass streaming-music service normally costs $99.90 a year, but it will go for $49.90 on Friday.>
CES 2015: Here's everything you need to know
Don't let the biggest technology show of the year take you by surprise. CES 2015 starts right after the new year, and CNET will be there in force to show you every new device and technology.>
D'oh! 'MythBusters' to take on 'The Simpsons' best stunts
Exploding toilets! Runaway wrecking balls! Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will bust or prove "Simpsons"-inspired moments in their new season premiere in January.>
Google aims to put kibosh on Android antitrust lawsuit
The search giant wants a dismissal of a suit that claims the company violates antitrust laws by requiring smartphone vendors to make its own apps the default on Android devices.>
Amazon's new Prime Now service promises one-hour delivery
Initially rolling out only for parts of Manhattan, Prime Now is the latest attempt by Amazon to compete with brick-and-mortar stores by offering speedy delivery of household items.>
Sony Just Cost America Its First Cyber War
Sony has done more damage to itself than the hackers in the wake of the cyber attack over Seth Rogen's “The Interview.”
Celebrities rage on Twitter after Sony cancels 'The Interview'
Stars ranging from Jimmy Kimmel to Rob Lowe are upset over Sony's reaction to cyberterrorists threatening violence on the movie's release day.>
Easing the Pain Of Last-Minute Shopping
From sticking to a list to taking advantage of shipping discounts, here are six ways to not break the budget on last-minute gifts.
What VR needs next
Virtual reality is actually real, and it's finally here. But there's a lot of work that needs to be done before it's ready to be experienced by everyone.>
Home Buyers Will Get a Break in 2015
Buying a home is expected to be easier in 2015 than 2014
Digital Currencies Fuel Crime on Deep Web
As digital currency's popularity has soared, security experts and law enforcement officials say the currency facilitates secret exchange of goods in cyber black markets.
Share Blessings Through Charitable Giving
There are a number of strategies available to boomer investors looking to benefit from tax-advantage contributions.
Best Buy extends holiday hours, shipping deadlines
To compete with other retailers for holiday dollars, Best Buy is keeping its retail store hours and online shipping available almost until the last minute.>
Dovish Fed Continues to Fuel Street Rally
After a Fed-fueled rally from a dovish FOMC statement Wednesday, Wall Street continued its run higher Thursday, with the Dow trading 303 points up and all ten S&P sectors in the green.
U.S. jobless claims signal firmer labor market; other data mixed
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. While other data on Thursday showed factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region braked sharply in December, that followed hefty gains in the prior month and analysts said manufacturing remained on solid ground...
Wall Street up more than 1 percent for second day; tech leads
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced more than 1 percent on Thursday, extending a rally from the previous session as tech shares gained with stronger-than-expected results from Oracle.
Oil tumbles after brief rebound; Brent back below $60
By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global crude oil prices slumped anew on Thursday, a day after a short-covering rally, as traders placed fresh bets the market would resume a six-month rout on worries about a supply glut. Benchmark Brent and U.S. crude tumbled $2 a barrel each in late trading after initially extending Wednesday's short-covering, which lifted oil prices by more than $3. With Brent back below the psychologically-key level of $60 a barrel and U...
Icahn offers $20 million to keep Atlantic City Trump casino open
(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn offered to lend $20 million to help bankrupt casino operator Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc keep its Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City open.
Ford expands Takata driver-side air bag recall in U.S.
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday expanded the recall of older-model Mustang cars that have driver-side Takata air bags with inflators, to include about 502,500 vehicles.