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Pluto's deepest mysteries may be revealed on July 14

Pluto, get ready for your closeup.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe — the first-ever spacecraft designed to study Pluto and its many moons — is about to fly …

Apple's next iPhone will have a Force Touch display, says WSJ

<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting today that the next iPhone, ostensibly known as the iPhone 6S, will include a Force Touch display, similar to the screen currently used on the Apple Watch. This report backs up an earlier <i>9to5Mac</i> report from May.<p><b>Read next:</b> The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus review.<p>A Force …

NYSE Temporarily Suspends Trading in All Securities

Google Maps iOS update now lets you share locations on Facebook and Messenger

Owners of iOS devices, rejoice: Sharing pins with your friends will now get a little easier. An update from Google Maps now allows you to share your location to more apps, including Facebook and its spun-off communications app Messenger.<p>The new feature, part of Google Maps version 4.8.0, will now …

China economic uncertainty a potential risk for U.S. chipmakers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China pose a risk to major chipmakers such as Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) that derive a big portion of their sales from the world’s second-largest economy.<p>Qualcomm's logo is seen at its booth at the Global Mobile Internet Conference …

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Apple to Order Record-Breaking 85-90 Million Force Touch-Equipped 'iPhone 6s' Models

Apple is asking suppliers to assemble a record-breaking 85 to 90 million units of its next-generation iPhone models combined by year-end, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. That order tops the reported 70 to 80 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units that Apple ordered during its initial …

San Francisco pier shooting suspect 'used federal agent's gun'

Hillary Clinton says San Francisco "made a mistake" not deporting Francisco Sanchez<p>A Mexican illegal immigrant who shot dead an American woman on a pier in San Francisco used a gun stolen from a federal agent.<p>The handgun was taken when the agent's car was broken into and it was not his service …

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Microsoft writes off $7.6 billion from Nokia deal, announces 7,800 job cuts

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella didn't waste any time dropping the company's previous focus on "devices and services" after he was appointed as chief executive last year. In recent weeks former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has departed Microsoft, alongside the company's head of phones Jo Harlow. Nadella …

Square Is Now Worth $6 Billion

Fresh competition from the likes of Apple, Amazon and PayPal hasn't fazed Square investors, who have injected another $150 million into the mobile …

The Home Depot reportedly ignored warnings from its own cybersecurity team

56 million credit cards were compromised in a recent hack on The Home Depot. Now, <i>The New York Times</i> is reporting that the company dismissed and largely ignored concerns put forth by security researchers as far back as 2008.<p>Former members of the company's cybersecurity teams spoke to the <i>Times</i>, and …

Microsoft delays Xbox One launch just days before China debut

Microsoft announced Saturday morning that it is going to delay its launch of the Xbox One video game console in China until later this year. The joint launch with partner BesTV was scheduled to happen on Tuesday, Sept. 23.<p>Microsoft said it still plans to launch the system — the first game console …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Americans Back Airstrikes On ISIS Even Though They Don't Think They'll Work

Americans remain big supporters of airstrikes against the Islamic State militants, even though few think they'll do any good, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.<p>According to the poll, 66 percent of Americans now support the decision to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State, while only 19 …

French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria.<p>President Francois Hollande said …

Freed Turkish Isil hostages arrive in Ankara

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago have arrived safely back in Turkey after being released by Isil<p>Forty nine hostages were captured from the Turkish Consulate in Mosul on 11 June, when the Islamic State group captured the city during its takeover of …

iPhone line sitters in NYC slept in garbage bags and got arrested

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The Apple Watch Won't Kill the Swiss Watch Industry

<i>Benzi Rosenski is CEO and co-founder of Torgoen Swiss Watches which specializes in pilot’s watches. He’s a pilot himself, and 30-year veteran of the watch industry.</i><p>“The Swiss watch industry is in trouble.”<p>That was the prediction from Apple’s design head Sir Jonathan Ive, according to an article by …

Meet The PayPal Mafia, The Richest Group Of Men In Silicon Valley

The company founded by Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Max Levchin has spawned three billionaires, many, many millionaires, and generation-defining companies. Here, we break down the key players from the most notorious group in Silicon Valley.<p>The picture above features some of the most poorly dressed …

Larry Ellison Is Still Here And 7 More Things About Oracle

The headline news coinciding with Oracle’s first quarter earnings report for Fiscal 2015 was that Larry Ellison was elected Executive Chairman and appointed Chief Technology Officer, and that Safra Catz and Mark Hurd were promoted to CEO of Oracle.<p>If the analysts on the September 18 earnings call …

Timex And Qualcomm Team Up To Make A Smartwatch For Fitness Freaks

There are a few things everyone knows about smartwatches right now. First, you must have an e-ink screen. Second you have to use them with a phone nearby. Third, they’re not very rugged. Timex and Qualcomm, however, have decided to blow those myths out of the water.<p>Their new product, the Timex …

Samsung Will Unveil Its New Phablet On September 3

Samsung sent invitations to the press Tuesday evening for a launch event on September 3 in Berlin.<p>Samsung will almost certainly use the event to unveil its new phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. (It doesn't take a genius to figure that out based on the invitation below.)<p>The presentation takes place before …

Twitch Shuts Down Justin.tv, Google Acquisition to Blame?

Twitch today announced that the Justin.tv website, mobile apps, and APIs are no longer in service. A very simple explanation is given for the shutdown: since rebranding the company to Twitch Interactive in February 2014, all resources are now focused on Twitch.tv.<p>The news today will almost …

Apple and Samsung agree to drop all their patent lawsuits outside of the US

So much for fighting to the bitter end -- Apple and Samsung have just announced an agreement that will see them end all patent lawsuits against each other outside of the US. For those not keeping score, that means they're dropping cases in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, …

Verizon to Throttle Speeds for Some Heavy 4G Users Starting in October

Smartphone data hogs, beware: Verizon will slow speeds for some 4G customers who fall in the top five percent of data users. Verizon had already throttled connections for some 3G customers, and announced Monday that the policy is coming to 4G in October.<p>The change will affect the heaviest data …

Photos Allegedly Show Logic Boards for 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

- Jul 28, 2014<p>Several photos were released over the weekend, showing what are allegedly the bare logic boards for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch …

Amazon Jumps Into 3D Printing Game With On-Demand Store

Amazon has always been an on-demand marketplace of sorts; it can ship virtually anything in two days. But now, the online retail giant is taking "on …

Apple to buy Swell, a talk-radio app, for $30 million, report says

Apple Inc. is reportedly set to pay $30 million to acquire Swell, a Pandora-like app for Internet talk radio.<p>The deal was reported late Sunday night by Re/Code, which cited multiple anonymous sources. Neither Apple nor the Mountain View, Calif., start-up responded to requests for comment.<p>Swell …

Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online …