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Apple brings iTunes Extras to Apple TV, HD Extras to Macs today & iOS 8 in fall

Apple today released iTunes version 11.3 and with it is making its iTunes Extras feature available for HD movies on Macs. Apple also announced today that the feature is now available for Apple TV with update 6.2 and will arrive on iOS 8 this fall.<p>While we’ll have to wait for iTunes Extras to arrive …

Germany expels U.S. Embassy official

The German government said Thursday it is expelling a person it describes as the representative of U.S. foreign intelligence services based at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.<p>The move comes after two allegations emerged of Germans spying for the United States over the last week, claims prompting an …

Why the U.S. should keep talking with Iran

By <b>Zachary Keck</b>, Special to CNN<p><i>Editor's note: Zachary Keck is managing editor of The Diplomat and a monthly columnist at The National Interest. You can follow him @ZacharyKeck. The views expressed are his own.</i><p>As the July 20 deadline for a deal over Iran's nuclear program approaches, it seems …

A new map for the Middle East?

<i>Watch"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN</i><p>Fareed speaks with Robin Wright, author of <i>Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World</i>, about tensions in the Middle East.<p><b>You had a terrific piece in The New York Times a year ago that struck me in which you mapped</b> …

Rocket fired into northern Israel from Lebanon

A rocket was fired into northern Israel from southern Lebanon, and the Israeli military responded with an artillery strike, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said Friday.<p>The rocket landed near the northern Israeli town of Metula, which sits right by the Lebanese border, and no damage or …

Look Out Box and Dropbox — Here Comes Amazon’s Zocalo

The enterprise file-sharing dance floor is looking a little more crowded today.<p>To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon.<p>The Web retail giant, which also happens to be …

Mix beats and loop vocals with Propellerhead's Take for iOS

If you saw Reggie Watts' musical set at Engadget Expand (don't worry, there's video after the break), then you probably noticed the table full of gear he needs to construct his loops. Propellerhead -- the Swedish software company behind Reason, not the electronica duo -- is hoping to lighten this …

Apple Placing Unprecedented Amount of iPhone 6 Orders, First Batch Estimated at 68 Million Units

Taiwan's <i>Business Weekly</i> (Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>) reports that Apple has placed an extraordinary amount of orders for the iPhone 6 ahead of its launch this fall, which is said to be twice as large when compared to orders for the iPhone 5 in 2012.<p>The paper also states that Apple's first …

Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say.<p>This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising …

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

Samsung's Tizen phone delayed yet again

Samsung's plans to diversify its portfolio with the introduction of smartphones running the open source Tizen OS have had to be postponed once more. Originally scheduled to launch at a developer event in Moscow yesterday, the Samsung Z has now been delayed to an indeterminate point in the future. …

LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm

LG Display has come up with a new flexible TV panel that people can roll up just like a newspaper.<p>The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled two 18-inch OLED panels -- one that's rollable and another that's transparent. This means televisions using this type of technology can be easily hidden on …

Inside Out

Do you ever wonder what it's like to be a pervy TSA agent, just scanning through endless bodies all day long? Or to have the ultimate clichéd superpower of X-ray vision? Well, it's time for a big reveal.<p><i>La Senza tights, vintage shoes, Ann Summers whip</i><p>PHOTOS BY NICK VEASEY<p><i>Stylist: Kylie Griffiths,</i> …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

The Board Game of the Alpha Nerds

Before Risk, before Dungeons & Dragons, before Magic: The Gathering, there was Diplomacy. One writer enters international competition to play the …

America's middle class losing ground

America's middle class has been the envy of the world for decades. But a comprehensive new study suggests that America has lost yet another number one ranking – its middle class is no longer the richest in the world.<p>Fareed spoke with the <i>New York Times</i>’ David Leonhardt. Watch the full interview here.

Nigeria kidnapping: why Boko Haram is a top security priority for the US

US secretary of state John Kerry’s announcement that Washington has a team in Nigeria to assist in the hunt for more than 200 abducted schoolgirls included a twist. "We are also going to do everything possible to counter the menace of Boko Haram,” he said.<p>Kerry didn’t elaborate, perhaps because the …

WHO warns of risk to Syrian refugees as Mers virus cases increase sharply

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will hold urgent talks next week on the often fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) virus, after a sharp increase in infections in Saudi Arabia, and the first reported case in Lebanon.<p>The virus has killed 164 people in the Middle East in the past two …

ACA bus rolls, enrolls in Mississippi

GREENWOOD, Miss. — In the poorest state in the nation, where supper is fried, bars allow smoking, chronic disease is rampant and doctors are hard to come by, Obamacare rolls into town in a lime green bus.<p>It took some real convincing by the Obama administration and a leap of faith by one state …

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Uruguay asks US to free Cubans in return for Guantanamo transfer

Uruguay is asking the US to free Cuban prisoners in return for taking detainees from the controversial Guantanamo detention centre.<p>It says it is accepting some inmates from the American military base at Washington’s request.<p>President Jose Mujica confirmed he had made the Cuban prisoner release …

Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses EU Crimea sanctions

<b>Moscow has described further EU sanctions against prominent Russians over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine as "detached from reality".</b><p>The foreign ministry said Russia reserved the right to an "appropriate response" after Brussels expanded its black list from 21 to 33 names.<p>Those on the list, …

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Possible debris 'best lead we've got'

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister says the two objects spotted by satellite in the southern Indian Ocean are "probably more solid than any other lead around the world"<p>Planes were scouring the desolate southern Indian Ocean for a third day for possible parts of missing <b>Malaysia Airlines Flight 370</b>, …

China draws 'red line' on North Korea

Beijing calls for renewed talks over Pyonyang's atomic programme, saying it will not allow war on Korean peninsula.<p>China has declared a "red line" on North Korea, saying it will not permit chaos or war on the Korean peninsula, and that denuclearisation is the only way to achieve peace.<p>China is the …

Russia warns US off sanctions over Ukraine

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says such a move would "boomerang" during phone call with US counterpart John Kerry.<p>Russia has warned any US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States, adding that Crimea has the right to self-determination as …

Libya threatens N Korea ship over seized oil

Tripoli says force will be used if the vessel does not stop loading at an eastern port controlled by separatists.<p>Libya has threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port east of Tripoli, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's …