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Pippa Middleton Has Confirmed Her Wedding Date

Pippa Middleton will marry James Matthews on May 20, it has now been confirmed. Middleton and Matthews, a hedge fund manager, became engaged last summer, but now new details have emerged. The wedding will apparently take place in Berkshire, at St. Mark’s Church, Englefield. After the ceremony, the …

Family

Year in Review: The Biggest Stories of 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to look back at the stories and news that defined the past year. There is much to cover, but at a high level these are the issues and events that stand out to us: Donald Trump became President-elect after a hard fought and vitriolic campaign that ended with his …

Want better iPhone photos? Shoot raw

Raw photos give you more control when editing images. If you have a newer iPhone and iOS 10, here's how to get started.<p>If you love taking photos, one of the best features in iOS 10 is the ability to capture in raw.<p>Raw photos are images captured straight from the sensor without any processing. …

The eyes of the city: 20 years of street photography – in pictures

From 1977 to 2001, photographer Richard Sandler regularly walked the streets of New York and Boston, capturing all that the streets had to offer<p>The Eyes of the City by Richard Sandler is published by powerHouse books

Street Photography

US Navy Is Testing An App To Prevent On-Duty Sexual Assault

The LiveSafe app allows sailors to report suspicious activity.<p>A 2015 Department of Defense study found that more than 20,000 members of the military ― both men and women ― were sexually assaulted in the year prior. The issue was highlighted in the 2012 documentary, The Invisible War, as well.<p>Now, …

Muslim girls must take swimming lessons alongside boys, German court rules

Muslim girls must take part in swimming lessons alongside boys, Germany’s highest court has ruled, just days after Angela Merkel called for a partial burka ban.<p>The country’s constitutional court ruled that Muslim schoolgirls must take part in mixed swimming lessons together with boys.<p>If girls …

Solomon Islands tsunami threat over after 7.8 quake

<b>(CNN) —</b> A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit close to the Solomon Islands early Friday, forecasters said.<p>The earthquake hit less than 30 kilometers (19 miles) off the island of Makira -- and 70 kilometers (43 miles) southwest of the island's city of Kirakira -- about 4:38 a.m. local time Friday (12:38 …

Solomon Islands

Senate passes annual defense policy bill, sending it to Obama for his signature

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed the annual defense policy bill, sending the $618.7 billion must-pass measure to the White House for the president’s signature.<p>The legislation, directing funding toward Pentagon programs and military operations, was approved on a 92 to 7 vote.<p>House and …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

White Helmets in east Aleppo plead for help after regime advances

Rescue group says volunteers fear for their lives as Syrian army, backed by Iranian militia, approaches rebel-held areas<p>The Syrian White Helmets rescue group has urged international organisations to protect its volunteers in rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo, warning that they face torture and …

Snapchat Is Making Its Geofilters Simpler for Businesses to Buy

Snapchat is moving to make the purchase of branded geofilters on its app easier for small and medium-sized businesses, with the addition of templates.<p>…

HTC launches its own VR app and game studio for Vive

HTC spun its Vive VR business into a subsidiary back in June and today the company announced it's launching its own studio for VR app and game development. The appropriately named Vive Studios will release games that are developed in-house and by other companies in an effort to boost interest in …

Apple now at over 200 CarPlay vehicles, confirms 50 new models w/ support

Apple today updated its website listing supported CarPlay vehicles to note that the feature is now available in over 200 models, up from the 150 vehicles the site previously listed. While noting the 200 vehicle milestone, Apple has added 50 new models to its list of supported vehicles, including a …

Jeep Compass

Tim Cook will drop his wisdom on MIT grads next June

Steve Jobs gave one of the most memorable commencement speeches in living memory, and it seems that Tim Cook is set to take on the same challenge when he delivers the address at MIT’s 2017 graduation event next June.<p>“Mr. Cook’s brilliance as a business leader, his genuineness as a human being, and …

Tim Cook

Raumfeld finally releases the Google Cast support it announced almost a year ago at CES 2016

Better late than never<p>Raumfeld announced today that it's releasing an update for its wireless speakers to add Google Cast support. The Cast update is available today over Wi-Fi and is compatible with all current Raumfeld speakers.<p>The addition of Google Cast comes almost a year after its original …

Apple Maps adds EV charging station data from ChargePoint

Just in time for that cross-country holiday trip, Apple’s bringing some key electric vehicle charging info to its ecosystem, courtesy of ChargePoint. The partnership brings location info for 30,000 charging stations, which will pop up in Maps as badges, along with available pricing and hours of …