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Watch: SpaceX Rocket Lands, Breaks a Leg, and Explodes

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully placed an ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit on Sunday, but its attempted landing of the first rocket stage …

Apple Watch Hermès wings its way online Friday

The bulk of the country is about to get some very good news for their senses of style — and bad news for their bank accounts: The super-luxe Apple Watch Hermès will be available for purchase online at the end of this week.<p>Up to now, you’ve had to live in (or travel to) specific Apple and boutique …

Apple pushes diversity, but progress is slow

Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly stressed the importance of workplace diversity, but new numbers about the tech giant's workforce show little change.<p>The company made small gains over the past year in the percentage of its US employees who are Hispanic, Asian and black, according to an annual …

Tim Cook

Galaxy S7 Leak Reveals Samsung's Plan To Challenge The iPhone 6S

When the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus devices launched in September, a new feature called 3D Touch was introduced — which offers new functionalities like “Peek and Pop” and “Quick Actions” by sensing how much pressure is applied to the display. Last month, a leak surfaced about how Samsung will be …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft To Launch “Minecraft Education Edition” For Classrooms This Summer, Following Acquisition Of Learning Game

Microsoft is further expanding on its investment in Minecraft, bought in 2014 for $2.5 billion, by acquiring a learning game called MinecraftEdu for an undisclosed sum. The game, produced by a company called Teacher Gaming LLC, allows teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom, and includes a …

2015's Worst Passwords Are Still Really Bad (So Please Tell Me Yours Is Not On The List)

For the fifth year in a row, password management security company SplashData has scraped password dumps, primarily from hacked sites, and scoured through the data to find the world’s most common passwords. This year’s compilation was drawn from about 2 million passwords—minus the ones from adult …

Information Systems

How Big Data Is Disrupting Law Firms And The Legal Profession

The legal system generates a huge and ever-increasing amount of data. Each new case brought to court (and there are 350,000 in the US alone each year) increases the body of knowledge that a lawyer has to get to grips with to do their job. Judicial ruling, precedents and interpretations of …

Big Data

​Smartphone accessory 3D-scans your food to count calories

Visual calorie-counting apps have appeared on smartphones before, but typically involved object identification through the camera (or barcode scanning, which isn't quite the same). Other apps, with more expensive subscription costs, would direct your photos to people hired to work out what you were …

Apple seeks nod to open India stores amid concerns of slowing sales growth | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has applied to set up its own stores in India, one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone markets, as the iPhone-maker looks to tap new opportunities amid worries of slowing growth in its main markets.<p>An Apple logo is seen inside the Apple Store in Palo Alto, …