Azarenka beats Serena in final to defend Qatar Open crown
Azarenka can reclaim the top spot in Dubai next week if she reaches the final and Serena does not.
EPL: Five-goal Liverpool crush below-strength Swansea
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup rested a host of regular starters with next weekend's Capital One (League) Cup final against fourth-tier Bradford City in mind.
Mindy McCready Dead -- Country Music Star Dies of Apparent Suicide
Troubled country music star Mindy McCready was found dead today of an apparent suicide ... this according to various reports. She was 37.A source close to McGready tells TMZ ... McCready shot herself and her dog. Neighbors reported hearing the two…
Nexus Tablet Success And Why There’s No Time Like The Present For A Google Retail Store
Rumors from an “extremely reliable source” speaking to 9t05Google have suggested Google will start to operate its own physical retail stores starting as soon as the 2013 holiday season in the U.S. Brick-and-mortar shops from an Internet search company? Sounds like a stretch, but the Goog is breaking out of its search box big time, and recent additions to the Nexus line are proving it has a real chance at establishing a direct relationship with customers. Google has had a difficult ti...
Let’s (Gamify) Date(ing), And Make It Addicting In The Process
Editor’s Note: Event Partnerships Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. A few months ago I broke down and did something I swore I’d never do. Yes, that’s right. I opened a dreaded OkCupid account. [Y'all, I'm so embarrassed right now, you just don't even know.] For many years I’ve dated success...
Youth turning their backs on "Singapore Dream"
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ong Hui Juan spent nearly four years working in a British bank in Singapore, but decided to leave last year to pursue her passion of working with youth - an unusual and... ...
Australia beat Windies to lift sixth Women’s World Cup
With their 114-run win over West Indies, the Australian women's team now holds the World T20 title, the Ashes and the Women's World Cup.
Pimp Your Inbox By Enabling Labs Features in Gmail
We recently looked at how you can make it easier to manage multiple inboxes in Gmail using the Multiple Inboxes Lab feature. This is a non-standard feature and it’s far from being the only one available to you. In fact there are numerous hidden features that can help you to get more from Gmail. Before delving into Gmail Labs to see what’s available, it is important to note that Labs features are, as Google points out, ‘crazy experimental stuff’. You might well find that everything works perfect...
Oxford University tests out their new self-driving car system
A team of scientists at Oxford University, led by Professor Paul Newman, has developed a new self-driving car system that that is supposedly much more advanced than the one being developed by Google. The self-driving car system will be able to be implemented into existing cars. The car that the team test drove was a Nissan Leaf electric car, and it was tested on the private roads of Oxford University. The driverless car was able to navigate through difficult weather conditions, like snow and r...
PS3 'Evolution' video hits PlayStation Meeting site
Sony continues its look back at hardware launches. Sony has released the third in its series of hardware launch videos via the PlayStation Meeting website, and today its PS3's turn.Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesPlayStation 4 to stream PS3 games via Gaikai - rumourPlayStation Meeting site update: PS2 'Evolution' video liveDestiny: Bungie releases first video, detailsBungie's Destiny 'requires internet connection' - New detailsDestiny: Bungie releases first video...
T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE revealed in press image
T-Mobile’s first 4G LTE hotspot has been revealed through a press image. The 4G LTE hotspot will be called the T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE. The device is set to launch on March 27th, but the pricing for the device is still unknown. The hotspot features a very simple, black design with a power button, navigation buttons, and a colored display. The display shows your connection info, battery life, settings menu, number of people connected to the hotspot, and more. March 27th look...
The Pros And Cons Of A WebKit Monoculture
The news that Opera is shutting down the development of its own browser rendering engine and moving to the open source WebKit engine caused quite a stir earlier this week. With WebKit powering the built-in browsers of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, it’s already the de-facto standard engine for mobile and it has the potential to do the same on the desktop. Worldwide, Chrome now holds a considerable lead over Microsoft’s Trident-powered Internet Explorer and Mozilla̵...
Find more hidden gems with these Craigslist search engines
Want to search all Craigslist postings with a fine-tooth comb instead of the back button? Here are choices for the best Craigslist search engines on the Web. Happy hunting.
White House drafts backup immigration plan, Republicans balk
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is drafting a backup immigration reform plan in case a bipartisan congressional committee working on a bill fails, an Obama Administration official said on Sunday, though a key Republican said the president's plan would be "dead on arrival" on Capitol Hill. ...
Bulgari will showcase Elizabeth Taylor's gems in Oscar-week exhibit
(Reuters) - Famed jeweler Bulgari said on Sunday it would put eight pieces of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor's jewels on display at its Beverly Hills boutique, more than a year after the Hollywood... ...
YouTube no longer working on Blackberry 7 or 7.1 devices
Many Blackberry users running Blackberry OS 7 or 7.1 on their devices have been reporting that they can no longer view YouTube videos through the YouTube app on their device. While they’re still able to search for the videos, they aren’t able to play them. The issue seems isolated to only OS 7 and 7.1 devices, while users with Blackberry OS 5 and 6 are reporting that their YouTube app is working just fine. Sources from Crackberry have been reporting that the issue isn’t origi...
Anger as Facebook in line for $429m tax refund despite $1 billion profit
Despite recording annual profits of over a billion dollars in 2012, Facebook will scoop a giant tax refund in its homeland, much to the chagrin of tax activists in the US.The social network announced earnings of $1.06 billion (UK£0.63, AUD$1.029) at the end of last year, but tax breaks mean they'll also recover a $429m (UK£276, AUD$416) net tax refund from Uncle Sam.How, you ask? Well because of its IPO, Facebook in May 2012 was able to apply for a whopping tax break, covering stock options for ...
Eve -- Backtracks Poorly from Britney Spears Slam
Eve is trying to distance herself from the comments she made about Britney Spears on the new will.i.am song, but her argument just doesn't make any sense. Eve was a guest on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" last week ... where she questioned…
What Games Are: The “Beyond Games” Mirage
Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here. Here are some numbers to chew on: 2012 also marked the Xbox’s biggest year for entertainment and games usage. Users enjoyed more than 18 billion hours of entertainment in 2012, with entertainment app usage growing 57 percent year over year globally. Last year in the United States, Xbox LIVE Gold members average...
Bungie reveals Destiny: A shared-world shooter
Bungie has just revealed it’s new project, titled Destiny. Destiny will be a persistent, online multiplayer game that Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO, dubs as a “shared-world shooter”. The game will be released for both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Bungie has emphasized that there will be no subscription fee for the game. The game also requires a constant connection to the internet, as it is a major factor in the “persistent, online multiplayer” aspect of the ...