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RadioShack is selling its name for $20 million-plus



RadioShack’s name is up for sale, with bids starting at $20 million.

Hedge fund Standard General, the company’s largest shareholder, tried to win approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court proceedings on Wednesday, to lead the bidding for RadioShack’s name at a March 23 auction, according to multiple and reports from U.S. Bankruptcy Court proceedings on Wednesday

Standard General plans to buy as many as 2,000 RadioShack stores. The fund had previously planned to co-brand stores with Sprint, and…

Samsung Gear VR: The closest you can get to Oculus, but it needs apps



Samsung‘s Gear VR Innovators Edition, the closest thing to a consumer-ready virtual reality headset, is finally here. But don’t take your wallet out yet.

The $199 VR headset shell is a joint product from Samsung and Oculus VR, the Facebook-owned VR company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Samsung built the headset, and Oculus VR helped them out with the software.

Like the Oculus Rift, Gear VR is another developer…

Unlocking your cellphone just got easier in the U.S.



If you want to unlock your cellphone, that just got a lot easier. Feb. 11, 2015, was the final deadline for U.S. wireless carriers to fully put into effect clear policies to allow customers to unlock their phones if they want to.

Although they’ve done that, there are plenty of caveats. It’s not like any and every wireless customer will be able to take advantage of the new policies, which were mandated by CTIA, the U.S. wireless industry association, after President Obama signed a new law…

Facebook Adds A New Way To Sell Items In Groups

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Apple Pay is coming to JetBlue flights next week



JetBlue Airways is the first airline to start offering Apple Pay payments on their flights, according to USA Today

Passengers will be able to pay for food, drinks and other amenities with their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones using Apple’s payment platform. The service starts next week and will be available on select JetBlue flights.

JetBlue has also announced support for payments using Apple Watch, which are expected to go on sale in April


Kick some Hydra butt with Lego’s new Marvel playset



Lego heard your demands for more Marvel Universe stuff, and delivered this week with a sneak peek at a brand new set — the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

With almost 3,000 pieces, the $350 set includes five minifigures of the S.H.I.E.L.D. crew: Black Widow, Nick Fury, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Maria Hill. You also get microscale Quinjets, fighter jets, a gasoline truck, forklift trucks, runways, road blockades and an armored exterior with translucent elements.

A look inside a Victorian terrace home ‘untouched by time’



A terrace home in Melbourne has been preserved through the centuries, becoming a time capsule for decades gone by.

The two-bedroom, Victorian-style property in the suburb of Fitzroy North has housed multiple generations of the same family, according to Fairfax Media. Its final owner was war veteran Eric Worsley who passed away in 2012 at the age of 102. He had been given the home by his mother, who lived there until she was more than 100 years old

Just how big is the Apple Pay mobile payment pie?



Apple Pay, as Tim Cook told us during Apple’s earning call on Tuesday, is already posting some pretty impressive usage numbers.

Apple Pay makes up more than $2 out of $3 spent on purchases using contactless payment across the three major U.S. card networks.

Panera Bread tells us Apple Pay represents nearly 80% of their mobile payment transactions, and since the launch of Apple Pay, Whole Foods Market had seen mobile payments increased by more than 400%

On the surface of things, these are…

GoDaddy pulls puppy Super Bowl ad after animal rights backlash



GoDaddy has pulled a 2015 Super Bowl commercial due to backlash from animal lovers, after it featured a puppy being sold by its owners online.

The ad shows a golden retriever pup who falls off the back of a truck in the middle of nowhere. The resourceful fluff ball, known as Buddy, then beats all odds to find his way home. But as Buddy excitedly runs into the arms of his beloved owner, he is instantly sold off using the GoDaddy website — and carted off in a van labelled “Gabby’s Goldens.”…

Cheers, to 80 years of crushing beer cans on your head



Beer is so much more than the sweet, hoppy nectar of the gods. It’s a social activity, the contents of a DIY project or a base for a delicious recipe. Though the beverage itself is one of the oldest drinks humans have produced, the canned version as you know it hasn’t even been around for a century.

The beer can made its official debut 80 years ago, on January 24, 1935 — though less, ahem, legal versions of the invention were available before the Prohibition, brewery collectors claim. But on…