Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung’s long-awaited answer to Android

SEOUL (Reuters) – Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant’s strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path.

Former President George H.W. Bush spends Christmas in hospital

(Reuters) – Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush remained hospitalized on Thursday near his home in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath this week but was “doing well,” his spokesman said.

Protests flare after Missouri police killing of armed black man

BERKELEY, Mo. (Reuters) – Protests flared into early Thursday in the St. Louis suburb where a white policeman fatally shot a black man who brandished a gun at a gas station on Tuesday night.

Hackers Take Credit For Taking PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Offline For Christmas

Xbox Console Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas might find themselves unable to connect and play with friends, thanks to a coordinated attack by hackers who claim to have taken down the two largest gaming networks. On what might be the biggest gaming day of the year, a hacker group called Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for taking down both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Read More

Two more NY men arrested for threatening police after officers killed

(Reuters) – Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

Sony Should Send A Thank You Note To North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un

Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) should send a thank you note to North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un for fueling WOM and buzz for its newly released movie “The interview,” which was sold out in independent theaters this Christmas. Buzz can make or break a new product, including a new movie. But it doesn’t […]

Texas armored car driver accused of theft arrested in Colorado

(Reuters) – An armored car driver in Texas who abandoned his vehicle and made off with $200,000 has been arrested in Colorado on theft charges, and the missing money has been recovered, police said on Thursday.