CNETAs the Samsung Galaxy S5 sells twice as fast as the S4 on launch day, UK retailers say as many as 99 percent of the new smartphones sold are on 4G contracts. by Rich Trenholm ...

Tom’s GuideVerdict: Although the Chromecast is almost foolproof in both setup and functionality, what it does is extremely limited compared to the competition. In the world of set-top “boxes,” Google’s Chromecast is unique. This little dongle’s $35 price tag makes it an …Roku 3 update lets you search for movies and more with...

New York City Restaurants: The Good and the UglyForbesThe kitchen has hit its stride at this new and totally transformed space with the bar downstairs and the handsome dining room one flight up. Try razor clams with soppressata, diced sardines or miso-dressed salad; then move on to bucatini with smoked … …read more Source: New York Restaurant News From Google News ...

Washington PostJERUSALEM — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the rioters hurled stones and firecrackers …Police storm Temple Mount to disperse Palestinian riotHaaretzIsraeli police enter...

CNN(CNN) — Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck passengers, most of them high school students, from a ferry as it slowly sank off the southwest coast of South Korea early Wednesday. Of the 459 people on board, 164 have been rescued, the …Rescuers scramble as ferry sinks; 2 dead, 293 missingUSA TODAYSouth Korea says hundreds missing after...

Boston HeraldThis March 21, 2013 file photo shows actor Paul Walker wearing a creation from the Colcci summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 1. Wednesday, April 16, 2014. PrintEmail Comments …Paul Walker’s brothers to complete Fast & Furious 7BBC News‘Fast & Furious 7′ Update: Paul Walker’s Surprising...

Boston HeraldMiley Cyrus arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY awards – salute to industry icons with Clive Davis, in Beverly Hills, Calif. 1. Wednesday, April 16, 2014. PrintEmail Comments. By: Variety Staff. Miley Cyrus’ “Bangerz” tour date scheduled for Tuesday night at …Miley Cyrus hospitalized for severe allergic reaction to antibioticsNew...

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s unemployment rate fell more than expected and pay growth caught up with inflation for the first time in nearly four years. Sterling jumped and government debt prices fell after official statistics showed the unemployment rate sank …ONS: After six years, wages finally overtake inflationBBC Newswage growth rises...

Daily BeastThe NYPD unit tasked with spying on the city’s Muslims was publicly killed Tuesday, just days after a legal ruling that upheld its legal basis. So what gives? New York City is the country’s largest city and one of its most progressive but since 2001 it’s also been …Controversial NYPD Muslim spy unit disbandedFOX43.comNew York...

Kim and Kanye’s ‘latest wedding woes’Belfast TelegraphThe reality TV star and Kanye West are thought to be tying the knot in Paris on May 24. However, laws stating couples must have lived in France for a certain amount of time if they want to wed there could throw the nuptials into disarray. The legal issue has … and more …read more Source: Paris News From Google News ...

Campaign using social media to press lawmakers for road fundingGreenville NewsCOLUMBIA — A social media campaign aimed at persuading motorists to contact lawmakers over the state’s crumbling roads and bridges has attracted 212,000 views over several days, according to the director of the group sponsoring the campaign. and more …read more Source: Social Media News Feed By Google ...

CNN(CNN) — As thousands gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, one sight evoked memories of the attack that spurred widespread carnage: suspicious bags near the finish line. Police spotted the bags on Boylston Street …Man arrested for leaving a ‘hoax device’ at Boston Marathon finish lineWashington PostLast...

Wall Street JournalZURICH– Credit Suisse Group AG’s investment banking business weighed on profit in the first quarter, forcing Switzerland’s second-largest bank by assets to lean heavily on its roots in private banking. Zurich-based Credit Suisse, like larger Swiss rival UBS …Credit Suisse Profit Falls 34% in First QuarterNew York TimesTABLE-Swiss...

The IndependentThe task has been described as impossible and only a week ago the world’s media were mournfully saying the wreckage of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 “may never be found”. That may still turn out to be the case: the deadline for the expiry …Missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370: What is life like 4500m down at...

India TodaySocialite Kim Kardashian and singer Kanye West were seen having fun in Paris amid speculation that the couple is in the early stages of wedding planning. The 33-year-old reached the City of Lights Saturday to join her beau. The duo then worked out at … and more …read more Source: Paris News From Google News ...

Column: Don’t let social media steal your messageThe ColoradoanI was never a true believer in the power of social media until the High Park Fire in 2012. When the fire broke out, not only were the images broadcast on television across the country, but photos of the fire, smoke and devastation were all over social … …read more Source: Social Media News Feed By Google ...

Baked Alaska, anyone? Tableside service returnsCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)Today, the first word that comes to mind after “tableside” may well be “guacamole,” but if you look hard enough around Chicago, you’ll see that tableside dinner theater hasn’t taken an intermission. In fact, it seems bolstered by the house-made … …read more Source: Chicago Restaurant News From Google News ...

The Week MagazineThe College Board has decided to abrogate the old SAT, and bring in a redesigned, more pellucid test that better gauges the acumen needed to succeed in college and the professional world, rather than relying on obfuscatory questions. In more quotidian …What will redesigned SAT look like? College Board releases sample questionsThe Times-PicayuneNew...

Las Vegas SunMetro Police are investigating a body found today near Blue Diamond Road and Buffalo Drive in the southwest valley. A person walking in the desert discovered the body and reported it to police about 10:40 a.m., Officer Laura Meltzer said. Crime scene …Body found near Blue Diamond and Buffalo in southwest valleyLas Vegas Review-Journal all 4 news...

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian suffered heart attack, doctors sayLas Vegas SunFormer UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia. “He’s feeling much better,” Tarkanian’s son-in-law, Zafi Diamant, said Tuesday. and more …read more Source: Las Vegas News By Google      ...

BBC NewsTo recap: Several hundred people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea. You can see how the ship sank in this picture gallery. William Kowalski. tweets: Please pray for the safety of the passengers of the …Nearly 300 missing after South Korea ferry sinksLos Angeles TimesWith Hundreds Missing, Divers...

Wondercon starts on Friday in AnaheimTheOneRing.netWondercon logo Convention season is upon us, and the first big shindig on the TheOneRing.net Calendar is Wondercon in Anaheim. Tickets are still available if you find yourself in So Cal this weekend, so head on over to the Wondercon site and register …Disney, Marvel, Star Wars & ABC fans will find lots of wonderful presentations …Jim Hill Media.com all 2 news articles …read more Source: WonderCon News From Google News      ...

Digital TrendsA Samsung executive has told Reuters the company will release its first Tizen-powered smartphone before the beginning of July, putting an end to the delays which have plagued the brand new mobile operating system. The device is expected to feature a …Samsung executive says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4, sees Q2 rollout for Tizen phoneBusiness TodaySamsung...

New York TimesLONDON –Credit Suisse said on Wednesday that profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter as the Swiss bank shed assets and streamlined its investment banking operations as part of an overhaul of its business. For the first three months of the year, Credit …UPDATE 2-Credit Suisse Q1 profit falls as trading tumblesReutersWeak investment...

CNN(CNN) — A controversial New York Police Department surveillance unit that cataloged information on Muslim communities has been disbanded, according to the department. The NYPD’s Demographics Unit — or Zone Assessment Unit — was developed with …NYPD Unit That Spied On Muslims Is DisbandedSky NewsEnd of NYPD Muslim surveillance program...

Washington PostTOKYO — World stock markets rose Wednesday as China’s slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected. Germany’s DAX rose 0.6 percent to 9,234.84 and France’s CAC 40 added 0.8 percent to 4,378.67. Britain’s FTSE 100 climbed 0.6 percent …Global shares up on China relief, Ukraine strains remainReutersAsia...

Columbus DispatchEnlarge Image Frank Franklin II | Associated Press The Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire, right, blocks a first-half shot by the Nets’ Mason Plumlee. Knicks 109, Nets 98: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the host Knicks, playing without injured Carmelo Anthony …A look at the NBA playoff pictureUSA TODAYKnicks Pound Nets as Injured...

2014 NN community mock draft: With the 6th pick, the Atlanta Falcons select …Niners NationMack’s combine numbers are as great as one would expect from a top-ten overall pick, but what makes him special is the fact that he is versatile enough for a team like the Atlanta Falcons to build their defense around, while also being explosive enough …Cincy Jungle Writer’s Mock Draft: Atlanta Falcons on the ClockCincy JungleMock Monitor 12.0AtlantaFalcons.com (blog) all 5 news articles …read more Source: Atlanta...

Indian ExpressKim Kanye The ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ star arrived in Paris to meet up with West, 36, and later she went to the Usine Gym Center with him, reported E! online. Summary. The ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ star arrived in Paris to meet up with … and more …read more Source: Paris News From Google News      ...

CES EduPack 2014 teaching resources support materials, design, project work …Cambridge NetworkCES EduPack 2014 was used for the first time at recent CES EduPack Short Courses, which took place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the run-up to the 5th North American Materials Education Symposium, and last week at Cambridge … …read more Source: CES News By Google      ...

MarketWatchLONDON–U.K. unemployment fell in February below a threshold set by the Bank of England, official data showed Wednesday, a fall that will prompt officials to reassess their interest-rate stance next month. The Office for National Statistics said the jobless rate …UK Unemployment falls to five-year low of 2.2mBBC NewsUK unemployment hits 5-year...

Wisconsin Rapids TribuneIn this April 29, 2011 file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie “Fast and Furious 5,” in Rome. Walker’s brothers are filling in to help finish shooting on “Fast & Furious 7.” Universal Pictures announced Tuesday, April 15, 2014, that …Paul Walker’s Brothers Fill-In...

The Week MagazineThe College Board has decided to abrogate the old SAT, and bring in a redesigned, more pellucid test that better gauges the acumen needed to succeed in college and the professional world, rather than relying on obfuscatory questions. In more quotidian …What will redesigned SAT look like? College Board releases sample questionsThe Times-PicayuneNew...

New York TimesPRETORIA, South Africa — The judge in the trial of Oscar Pistorius, the disabled track star accused of murdering his girlfriend, said on Wednesday that proceedings would be postponed after hearings end on Thursday, until May 5, two days before South …Oscar Pistorius trial examines forensicsBBC NewsPistorius murder trial: Judge sets 2-week...

Boston HeraldActor Johnny Depp attends a promotional event for his new movie “Transcendence” in Beijing, China, Monday, March 31, 2014. Johnny Depp showed off a diamond engagement ring that he called a “chick’s ring” on Monday, indirectly confirming rumors of his …Johnny Depp’s Transcendence Ridiculed By Early Reviews:...

KMPH Fox 26At prayer breakfast, Obama honors victims of attack at Kan. Jewish center, retirement complexMore >>. At prayer breakfast, Obama honors victims of attack at Kan. Jewish center, retirement complexMore >> …Congolese gunmen wound Belgian head of Africa’s oldest parkReuters all 16 news articles …read more Source: World News...

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West want regal wedding, hire coachDaily News & AnalysisLos Angeles: Socialite Kim Kardashian and her finace Kanye West have hired a royal wedding coach to learn “contemporary etiquette and manners”. The duo was engaged in October 2013 and they are planning to get married in France next month. and more …read more Source: Paris News From Google News      ...

ITProPortalAccording to Twitter, this move will help “to offer more sophisticated data sets and better enrichments” for developers and businesses. Gnip (pronounced guh-nip) launched in 2008 and served as the first official data partner for Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, …Twitter acquires Boulder’s Gnip in effort to squeeze sales from tweetsThe...

Los Angeles TimesGiants 3, Dodgers 2. KEY MOMENT: Brandon League is guaranteed a combined $17 million over this season and next, which is probably why he is still with the Dodgers and Paco Rodriguez isn’t. Because the Dodgers can’t send League to the minor leagues …Giants rally late, then top rival Dodgers in 12USA TODAYPreview: Dodgers at GiantsReutersGiants...

TechCrunchWhat’s rarely discussed is that fintech companies often based themseleves in Ireland to take advantage of the low tax regime, but then sell into London’s enormous financial markets. We saw the early signs of the fintech rise back in 2010 when big firms …The Currency Cloud raises $10m as London continues to dominate fintechTech City News all...

Video gamers explore diversityNYU Washington Square News“We believe that our gaming communities are filled with diverse participants, and supporting the visibility of such diversity enhances the experiences of all community members,” the press release said. Panels, talks, workshops and even correspondents … …read more Source: Gaming News Feed From Google News ...

FOXSports.comLOS ANGELES — Another game, another milestone. It seems like it’s been that way ever since Chris Paul first donned the Clipper red, white and blue. Once again, the Clippers broke their franchise record for wins at home and overall in a season on Tuesday …Clippers set higher standard in win over Denver NuggetsLos Angeles TimesClippers-Trail Blazers PreviewCBSSports.comPreview: Nuggets at ClippersReutersSFGateall 312 news articles …read more Source: Sports From Google News      ...

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Chron.comIn the push to relax Houston’s strict regulations on taxis and limousines, companies like Uber and Lyft have been their own worst enemy. By trying to work around Houston’s laws, they have made it all too easy for established companies to cast them as …Uber decides to defy city on ride chargesHouston Chronicle all 42 news articles ...

Kim-Kanye want regal wedding, hire coachBusiness StandardSocialite Kim Kardashian and her finace Kanye West have hired a royal wedding coach to learn “contemporary etiquette and manners”. The duo was engaged in October 2013 and they are planning to get married in France next month. Reality TV star Kim, … and more …read more Source: Paris News From Google News      ...

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West’s romantic trip to ParisBusiness StandardReality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper fiance Kanye West were spotted enjoying a romantic getaway in Paris. The ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ star arrived in Paris to meet up with West, 36, and later she went to the Usine Gym Center with him, … and more …read more Source: Paris News From Google News      ...

Colin Kaepernick has to love this. TMZ Sports has been all over the San Francisco 49ers QB like a cheap suit regarding the non-story of the woman who paid a visit to Ricardo Lockette’s home, then got herself drunk and high, then refused to leave, taking her clothes off, and being so crazy in general that Lockette had to call 911 to have her removed from his place. (Which explains how she wound up in the hospital.) Anyway, between the Miami Police’ lousy public relations effort, the media’s hunger to report negative...

Foxconn Courts StartupsWall Street Journal (blog)In the hopes of working with innovative startups that could potentially generate future revenue like Apple, Foxconn launched an online platform called Kick2real to help global entrepreneurs turn their creative ideas into prototypes at no cost. Reuters … …read more Source: Startups News From Google News ...

BloombergA woman hands Chinese yuan banknotes to a vendor at the Shekou wet market in Shenzhen. Government efforts to hold down the value of the yuan against the dollar give Chinese exporters an edge over U.S. competitors. Close. A woman hands Chinese …Yuan steady, seen rangebound in near termEconomic TimesChina pledges to push forward with currency reform...

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) – Share markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. China’s economy grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter, from a …Rising incomes in China’s rural and urban areas are helping to boost personal …BBC...

Daily MailThe frigid and grisly world of Fargo made its television debut on Tuesday with the first of 10 episodes based on the 1996 black comedy by the Coen brothers. The FX series brings in new characters and stars 55-year-old Oscar nominee Billy Bob Thornton as …Thornton knows roles to turn downIrish IndependentFargo Series Premiere Review: Breaking BadTV.comBad...