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Is this the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4?

Come Thursday, 14th March, Samsung is reportedly set to take the wraps off the Galaxy S IV at a special media event in New York.

Sandy aftermath: Verizon waives data and voice charges for two week period

Verizon waives data and voice charges for two week period

For the residents of New York and New Jersey devastated by the super-storm Sandy, the news that Verizon is not going to charge them for data and voice usage for two week period is nothing short of silver lining amongst dark ‘Sandy’ clouds.

5 'LulzSec hackers' face charges in New York

US authorities today charged five members of Anonymous and LulzSec, hacker groups which have been in the limelight for virtually infiltrating prominent online destinations ranging from small business sites to the Central Intelligence Agency.

Facebook to go on hiring spree

Facebook said it is expanding its New York operations by opening an engineering office in the city next year, the company’s first such facility situated on the East Coast.

Living donor passes HIV infection to kidney transplant patient

Although routine screening of organ and tissue donors for anti-HIV antibodies was implemented in North America in 1985, a recent case reported in New York indicates that a definite though very small, risk of HIV transmission still persists.

The Best 11 Predictions for 2011

 The end of the year is approaching, which means that everyone is busy making guesses about what next year will bring. Rather than crank up the pandemonium further with new predictions of my own, I thought I'd cull some of my favorite predictions from around the investment world (and beyond).


2 Brilliant Ideas for Ben Bernanke

 It's not easy being the Fed chairman. Liberals think you're in Wall Street's pocket, tea partiers think you're an elitist dictator ... and pundits everywhere think they can do your job better than you.


A Fool Looks Back

A week that started with reports (later confirmed) of layoffs at Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO) ended with the announcement that the struggling dot-com giant was cutting ties with a few of its offerings.

NBA: New York 129, Denver 125

New York -- Wilson Chandler's 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining gave New York the lead and the Knicks hung on Sunday to defeat Denver 129-125.

Carmelo Anthony's driving dunk with 43 seconds left produced Denver's last tie at 122-122, but Chandler's long-range bullet put the Knicks up for good and handed New York its eighth straight win.

Amare Stoudemire pumped in 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Raymond Felton chipped in with 19 points and 17 assists for the Knicks, who have posted their longest winning streak since the 1994-95 season.

Stoudemire's performance made him the first Knick to ever score 30 or more points in eight consecutive games.

Custer's flag sells for $1.9M at auction

New York -- One of U.S. Gen. George Armstrong Custer's battle flags, left on the field of the Little Bighorn by the Indians, didn't win much respect from collectors either.

The cavalry guidon, a military standard, drew a mere $1.9 million, much less than expected, at an auction at Sotheby's in New York Friday, USA Today reported. The price fell below the low-end presale estimate of $2 million, despite predictions it might go for as much as $5 million.

Sotheby's described the flag as a "silk guidon with a field of 13 red and white stripes and a canton of blue with 35 applied gold stars, with a swallow-tail design at free edge; some fraying, splits, and tears; some running of color; staining, including, evidently, blood stains."