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Happy birthday! World's oldest woman turns 116

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attributing her longevity to "sleep," clean living and positive energy, the world's oldest living person celebrated her 116th birthday Monday.<p>Born on July 6, 1899, in Lowndes County, Alabama, Susannah Mushatt Jones has lived in parts of three centuries, according to Guinness World Records. …

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Apple And Samsung Join Forces For The iPhone 7

Following reports at the end of last year that Samsung’s manufacturing plant in Austin was working on the early batches of A9 system-on-chips (SoC) for the presumptively named Apple iPhone 7, it appears that the South Korean manufacturer will be the lead manufacturer for most, if not all, of the A9 …

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Android Breaks 1B Mark For 2014, 81% Of All 1.3B Smartphones Shipped

With the quarterly numbers now in from smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple, the analysts at Strategy Analytics have published their latest figures on how the overall market performed for the last quarter of the year and 2014 overall. In short, it has been a milestone year. Globally we have now …

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Please Stop, HTC. Please.

Have a new phone? Better use fashion models to show them off. Because real people wear outfits that look like monochrome jellyfish and never smile and they want… no, <b>need</b>… your products.<p>That’s just what HTC did today in an industry that is plagued with gender inequality and “booth babe” marketing. …

5 Perfect Steak Wines

Here, F&W's Ray Isle discovers the best wines for juicy steaks.<p>Summer is done, grilling season is over, life is meaningless, and really, why not just …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

7 Dead-Serious Uber Controversies That Somehow Didn't Sink the Company

Uber is no stranger to confrontation. The ride-sharing firm is known for aggressive tactics that have helped fuel its explosive growth. Its very …

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Employers Want “Critical Thinkers,” But Do They Know What It Means?

Can you hire for a skill that’s so vague?<p>“Critical thinking.” It’s a phrase as vague as “results-oriented individual” or “problem-solver.” Companies call for job applicants that are both worker bees and world-class innovators, prepared to paint outside the lines–but only in the brand’s …

Employment

21 Melty, Gooey, Ultra-Cheesy Quesadillas

It doesn’t get simpler or better than a warm, deliciously cheesy quesadilla. Here, 21 of the all-time greatest quesadilla recipes F&W has to offer.<p>It …

High School Football Tech Binge Is Adored, Scorned - and Growing

Friday night lights are blazing again, but those bulbs of autumn seem downright quaint amid a blitz of next-gen, gridiron gadgets — from $700,000 scoreboards to tablets on sidelines to drones hovering above the hand-offs.<p>For high school teams from Louisiana to New York, the football hit has become …

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A Few Thoughts On Windows 10

<i>1, 2, 3, 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, [airgap], 10!</i><p>Microsoft’s Windows 10 must patch the consumer-facing flaws present in Windows 8.x, and also bring enterprise customers into the modern era of computing. Couple that to the larger Windows trend of platform unification that Windows 10 …

Why We Should Treat Teachers Like Software Engineers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Liu is COO of Knewton. He is responsible for helping Knewton launch and scale its platform and operations while expanding its presence globally. Previously, David served as AOL’s senior vice president of global messaging, where he and his teams created web products and</i> …

Report: Americans borrowing less to pay for college

Americans are borrowing less and paying more out of pocket to cover college costs, Sallie Mae, a financial services company specializing in education, says in a report released Thursday.<p>Sarah Ducich, a senior vice president at Sallie Mae and a co-author of the report by Ipsos Public Affairs, said …

One thousand children, one room and a lot of code - welcome to the future

Emma Mulqueeny, who has been organising the Festival of Code for six years, on why the UK’s young programmers are more confident than ever<p>When we ran our first coding event for young people in 2009, it took me three months to find 50 young coders in the whole of the UK.<p>Our event, Young Rewired …

SocialRank Adds New Twitter Analytics

Twitter analytics service SocialRank, which was launched in February by two ex-Dwolla staffers, has undergone a significant upgrade in order to help brands and companies get more value and insight from their social media.<p>The original version of the service helped brands — and, in fact, any user — …

Duolingo: The Future of Learning a Language

Every iPad user has that app he or she uses when they have some time to blow. Generally, it’s something that isn’t very constructive. Some entail throwing birds at pigs, while others reading through gigantic amounts of news you’re never going to use. For those of us who want to be more …

Language Learning

Google’s Nest Buys Dropcam for $555 Million

Nest says it is undertaking the acquisition itself -- and that goes for the privacy policy, too.<p>Dropcam, the popular home monitoring camera startup, will be acquired by Nest, maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors. The deal is worth $555 million in cash.<p>Nest itself was just purchased by …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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Amazon Teases Home Barcode Scanner for Ordering Groceries

Amazon.com on Friday announced plans to offer a handheld device to more easily order groceries and other household goods from home.<p>The wand-like device, dubbed Dash, can scan product barcodes or users can speak the names of goods into a microphone to log orders to AmazonFresh grocery delivery …

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George Soros blasts 'parasite' banks

George Soros, the billionaire investor, has warned that little has changed since the 2008 crisis in the 'parasite' banking sector<p>George Soros, the billionaire investor, believes the banking sector is a “parasite” holding back the economic recovery and an “incestuous” relationship with regulators …

Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready?

Face it: We’ve gotten too used to our familiar search results. The simple lists, the basic titles, the easy tags and categories; they’ve all been with us since the dawn of the search engine age. 2013 saw a few changes in search engine results page (SERP) format, but for the most part, our SERPs …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

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FORTUNE — Delivering financial services to the world’s unbanked masses is not a topic that usually includes a developed economy like the United States.<p>That’s because Africa is the global leader in this area. Its mobile network operators are boosting their bottom lines and raising standards of …

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FORTUNE — Welcome a frequent customer with a personal message. Offer an in-store deal on excess boot inventory before summer sandals hit the shelves. Remind tailgating season ticketholders to head to their seats before kick-off.<p>Ever since smartphones became virtually ubiquitous, marketers have …