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You might be able to unlock your next Chromebook with your smartphone

Can’t remember your password? Someday, you might not have to. A new feature in Google’s Chrome OS dev channel promises to instantly unlock a user’s Chromebook whenever their phone is nearby. Unfortunately, the feature doesn’t actually work. The…
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Plastic HTC One (M8) will reportedly launch next month at half the price

Plastic HTC One M8 Release Date

The HTC One (M8) might not be the breakout hit that the company was looking for, but HTC isn’t throwing in the towel quite yet. According to a report from TMTpost, HTC is preparing a plastic version of the HTC One (M8) for release as early as next month. The specifications for the plastic model should be identical to those of the metal One (M8) — the difference comes in the price tag.

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Galaxy S5 fans line up around (some parts of) the world for Samsung’s next big thing

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch Lines

Samsung first made a splash when it mocked the “iSheep” who stand in long lines around Apple stores waiting to get the newest version of the iPhone. However, it looks like the launch of the Galaxy S5 has produced some long lines of its own and you can bet that Samsung won’t be making fun of them in future commercials.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor rumored to be the next Bond bad guy

After scoring big with Javier Bardem as its last Bond villain, MGM and Sony may be targeting another Oscar-nominated actor to play 007′s nemesis in the next James Bond picture.
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Overwatch tipped as Blizzard’s next multiplayer gaming title

As of December, 2013, Blizzard was publicly in search of a Lead Producer of what was described as the company’s “next awesome game.” It was Blizzard director Michael Booth that … Continue reading
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Download this app right now: DataMan Next for the iPhone is now free

DataMan Next Free Download

BGR regularly tries to draw readers’ attention to great paid apps when they become free for a limited time, and the latest addition to our growing list of great apps gone free is DataMan Next. In a world where unlimited wireless data is going the way of the dinosaur at many carriers, keeping tabs on your usage can go a long way to help you avoid getting slapped with overage charges. And if you have to monitor your data usage anyway, you might as well do it with an iPhone app that is as gorgeous as it is useful.

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What’s next for the Bills’ franchise after owner Ralph Wilson’s death?

Ralph Wilson, the founder and owner of the Bills, was never going to let his team leave Buffalo while he was alive, even though there are clear disadvantages with its market size and an old stadium.

But there was the concern about the future of the team after Wilson died. Amid the outpouring of emotion for Wilson’s death on Tuesday at age 95 was the obvious question: What happens to the Bills now?

The good news, according to one consultant with knowledge of the team’s stadium lease, is the Bills’ lease is practically unbreakable through the 2019 season.

Marc Ganis, president of the sports business consulting firm SportsCorp, said the language in the stadium lease means that the team can’t be moved before 2020, according to the Toronto Sun. Ganis told the Sun that a previously reported $ 400 million buyout is actually a “backup liquidated-damages matter,” meaning that a new owner who wants to move team to a bigger market would have to win a court decision to break the lease, and then still have a $ 400 million fee to pay. 

“With that lease, Ralph gave away hundreds of millions of dollars as, in essence, a parting gift to Buffalo,” Ganis said, according to the Associated Press

Assuming the lease is as unbreakable as Ganis interprets it to be, that means the Bills will be in Buffalo for a while, but it’s also not permanent. After the 2019 season there is a window for a $ 28.4 million buyout, according to the Sun, which would be no problem in the NFL world. But the lease gives Buffalo time.

“It buys us seven years, which is a substantial amount of time to make sure the next ownership team that comes in sees the benefit of keeping that team in Buffalo,” Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy said, according to the Associated Press.

What makes this case a bit unusual is the team isn’t being passed on to Wilson’s family, although he is survived by a wife and two daughters. The Buffalo News said Wilson very rarely talked about how his estate would be handled but told the newspaper in 2007 the team would be sold. The team will be placed in a trust while a new owner is found. The Buffalo News said the team will probably be controlled and managed by the trust for “at least a couple years” while a sale is arranged. The current management will operate as it had while the team is controlled by the trust. 

Eventually the team will be sold, the stadium issue will have to be addressed and Buffalo fans will hope that it’s all worked out long before 2020 when that window for the lease buyout opens. But for at least the next six seasons, thanks to the longtime owner, it appears the Bills aren’t going anywhere.

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Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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What’s next for the Bills’ franchise after owner Ralph Wilson’s death?

Ralph Wilson, the founder and owner of the Bills, was never going to let his team leave Buffalo while he was alive, even though there are clear disadvantages with its market size and an old stadium.

But there was the concern about the future of the team after Wilson died. Amid the outpouring of emotion for Wilson’s death on Tuesday at age 95 was the obvious question: What happens to the Bills now?

The good news, according to one consultant with knowledge of the team’s stadium lease, is the Bills’ lease is practically unbreakable through the 2019 season.

Marc Ganis, president of the sports business consulting firm SportsCorp, said the language in the stadium lease means that the team can’t be moved before 2020, according to the Toronto Sun. Ganis told the Sun that a previously reported $ 400 million buyout is actually a “backup liquidated-damages matter,” meaning that a new owner who wants to move team to a bigger market would have to win a court decision to break the lease, and then still have a $ 400 million fee to pay. 

“With that lease, Ralph gave away hundreds of millions of dollars as, in essence, a parting gift to Buffalo,” Ganis said, according to the Associated Press

Assuming the lease is as unbreakable as Ganis interprets it to be, that means the Bills will be in Buffalo for a while, but it’s also not permanent. After the 2019 season there is a window for a $ 28.4 million buyout, according to the Sun, which would be no problem in the NFL world. But the lease gives Buffalo time.

“It buys us seven years, which is a substantial amount of time to make sure the next ownership team that comes in sees the benefit of keeping that team in Buffalo,” Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy said, according to the Associated Press.

What makes this case a bit unusual is the team isn’t being passed on to Wilson’s family, although he is survived by a wife and two daughters. The Buffalo News said Wilson very rarely talked about how his estate would be handled but told the newspaper in 2007 the team would be sold. The team will be placed in a trust while a new owner is found. The Buffalo News said the team will probably be controlled and managed by the trust for “at least a couple years” while a sale is arranged. The current management will operate as it had while the team is controlled by the trust. 

Eventually the team will be sold, the stadium issue will have to be addressed and Buffalo fans will hope that it’s all worked out long before 2020 when that window for the lease buyout opens. But for at least the next six seasons, thanks to the longtime owner, it appears the Bills aren’t going anywhere.

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Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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Forget CarPlay: Here’s NVIDIA’s plan to power your next car

NVIDIA is no stranger to car dashboards, with the company’s Tegra chips already powering Tesla’s Model S infotainment and the system found in the new Audi A3, but the company … Continue reading
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Shazam is now more social and better-looking on iOS, Android is next

As part of an ongoing major redesign on mobile, Shazam has just rolled out a new version of its iOS app. Adding to the changes we saw last month, today’s update focuses on offering improved social sharing features, an even better lyrics experience…
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