Verizon Wireless Plans to Get Much Simpler With Axing of 2-Year Contracts


Verizon Wireless is ditching annual contracts, and switching to no-contract smartphone plans on Thursday. Between T-Mobile’s initial move to no-contract plans and Verizon’s announcement, the other two national carriers, Sprint and AT&T have also started offering similar plans. Although it’s nice to get a $650 phone for $200 with a contract, you pay for it in higher monthly fees for…

Markets, loonie down sharply on surprise China currency devaluation


Crude oil prices were steady following Tuesday’s rout but still flirted with multi-year lows while base metals sank to six-year lows on worries that demand from China, the world’s top metals buyer, would wane.

Lenovo ThinkPad P50 And P70 Become First To Boast Intel Skylake


The ThinkPad P50 is touted as “Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest full-function mobile workstation yet” offering users with an excellent set of specifications.

Military Captures One Boko Haram Commander | Frees 178 Captives

The Nigerian Army has unearthed an abandoned college of education’s chemistry laboratory in Borno state which the terrorist group Boko Haram has turned into a centre for the manufacture of improvised explosives devices.

Microsoft lets Android users replace Google Now with Cortana


The next time they press and hold the home button, Android will ask them again if they want to use Google Now or Cortana.

Brookline Native to be Next Red Sox President


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Jon Stewart Signs Off With a Little Help from his Celebrity Pals


But it was good friend and future “Late Show” host Colbert who brought Stewart to tears as he chased him around the stage promising to make his tribute quick “if you will just hold still”.

BlackBerry Venice: Render hints on an Android phone with curved screen


“Venice” is supposedly the codename for this odd mix of BlackBerry hardware and Android software.

Obama says biggest harm to voting rights today is apathy


A federal appeals court struck down Texas’ voter ID law on Wednesday in a victory for the Obama administration, which had taken the unusual step of bringing the weight of the U.S. Justice Department to fight new Republican-backed mandates at the ballot box. But despite that success, today the Voting Rights Act does not offer the same protections it did…

Alessio Romagnoli: Makes long expected move


Roma defender Alessio Romagnoli, who has also been the subject of interest from Arsenal, is close to completing a move to AC Milan, according to Sky Italia.