As tablet devices go, Datawind's UbiSlate is not going to knock the socks off any geek, but it gets the job done, and for a jaw-dropping price: $38.
The name-brand bestsellers are way out of that price range. Apple's iPad Mini starts at $399, and Google’s own Nexus 7 starts at $229. The lowest price for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is a kiddie version, marked down for the holidays to $199 on the company’s...Read more »
Being a music icon apparently doesn't mean you get a free T-shirt at a Nets game.
Beatle Sir Paul McCartney couldn't snag the swag while watching the team play the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center Monday night.
Despite appearing on the arena's big screen and shouting for the staff to throw him a shirt, the 71-year-old looked jokingly disappointed when it landed nowhere near him.
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If my daughter buys a co-op in a no-pet building, will I be able to visit her overnight with my 35-pound Boston Terrier? Does "no pets" means a dog cannot go in the building or stay for an occasional overnight?
Yes and no, say our experts.
"No pets means no pets," says Roberta Axelrod, a real estate broker and asset manager at Time Equities who sits on many...Read more »
'The Lone Ranger'
Johnny Depp reunites with his "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski for this new take on the classic Western television series. He plays Native American Tonto, sidekick of the masked cowboy hero The Lone Ranger (played by Armie Hammer), as the duo work to stop the evil Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner). (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $39.99)
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Facebook Inc took a first step on Tuesday toward selling video ads that play automatically in newsfeeds, moving cautiously to unlock a source of revenue that could annoy users.
The world's largest social network, which had long been expected to try and grab a larger slice of the $66 billion U.S. television advertising market, will start by working with Summit Entertainment on ads for "Divergent,"...Read more »
Soul legend Bobby Womack may not have performed with every single important musician of the 1960s and '70s, but it sure seems that way.
His career first took off while working with Sam Cooke. He later performed with The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin, to name a few.
The 69-year-old singer was essentially retired when Gorillaz's Damon Albarn asked him...Read more »
A two-year U.S. budget deal on Tuesday cleared a Senate procedural vote that all but assured its passage by a simple majority later this week in the Democratic-controlled chamber.
The Senate voted 67-33 to limit debate on the measure, exceeding the required 60 votes and overcoming the opposition of conservative Republicans who objected to increased near-term government spending.
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Is the turnip a favorite vegetable of yours? No? That's not surprising. In fact, it's probably safe to assume that the root vegetable is at the bottom of most people's lists.
But that's too bad, because turnips can be very flavorful if prepared correctly and seasoned well. And they're good for you, too.
For chef Harold Dieterle (Kin Shop, The Marrow, Perilla), the turnip has been...Read more »
Jump in the pool, get fitted on a stationary, mostly submerged bike and start pedaling.
That's how a workout at the boutique fitness studio Aqua (78 Franklin St., 212-966-6784) begins.
Combining the gentle resistance of swimming with the high-intensity burn of spinning, aqua cycling is one of the latest "it" workouts in Manhattan's ever-expanding fitness scene. And just recently,...Read more »
Though most restaurants -- and businesses -- in New York City are closed for Christmas, a handful will be serving supper (and other meals, too). If cooking for the family on the 25th isn't in the cards, take a vacation from the kitchen. Whether you're craving a traditional holiday meal or Chinese, Italian or French cuisine, these eateries will surely satisfy.
Obao Hell's Kitchen
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