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Apple Launches iPhone Screen Protector Installation Service, Here Are The Details

Having previously been available as part of a trial at select Apple Stores, a new service, which sees Apple staff install Belkin screen protectors on …

Zika outbreak: British travellers told to put off trying for a baby for a month

Public Health England has warned male travellers to use condoms for a month after returning from Zika infected countries<p>British couples should not try for a baby for a month if a partner has just returned from one of 23 countries affected by the Zika virus, public health officials have …

Apple may be about to change how the iPhone charges

The technology could be included in phones and tablets by next year and would allow devices to be charged at a longer distance than current power mats — a wireless solution presently used by some phones.<p>Apple is working to overcome some of the technical challenges that come with wireless charging, …

Japan puts military on alert for possible North Korean missile test | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch after indications it is preparing for a test firing, two people with direct knowledge of the order told Reuters on Friday.<p>Airbus Defense & Space and 38 North satellite imagery dated January …

North Korea

These New Air Jordans Have People Waiting in Line For Days

People have lined up as early as five days in advance to wait for Nike’s (nke) limited-edition Air Jordans to go on sale.<p>The sneakers, Air Jordan 2 …

How to Freeze Your Brain and Live Forever (Maybe)

Companies have refined cryonics technology to better preserve peoples' brains after death. But so far, no one knows how to turn a cryogenically frozen​ brain back into a living person.<p>Josh Bocanegra has a vision for the future, and it involves eternal life. Bocanegra, the CEO of tech startup Humai, …

McDonald’s Chocolate Fries Are Actually Super Delicious

Remember last week when we told you that McDonald’s Japan was selling chocolate-covered fries to a very excited public? We’ve finally got a report on how they taste, and it turns out they’re pretty good. Are they the best thing you’ve ever eaten? Nope. But if you love the mixture of sweet and salty …

Stocks open higher, led by energy sector as oil price rises

NEW YORK (AP) — Higher oil prices and some positive earnings news from U.S. companies are helping to send the stock market higher in early …

Stock Markets

The man in charge of China's economic data is under investigation

The man in charge of safeguarding China's economic statistics is under investigation for potential corruption.<p>China's Central Commission on Discipline Inspection announced Tuesday that Wang Bao'an, party chief and director of the country's National Bureau of Statistics, is under investigation for …

China

Vintage B&W Photos of San Francisco in 1968 Reveal the Carefree Lifestyle of Youths

On the cusp of the 1970's, San Francisco was a veritable hub of culture. This series of vintage photographs, taken by the late William Gedney in 1968 captures the spirit of the streets–from the peaceful hippies to the wild radicals. Known for its tolerance and multiculturalism, outcasts and the …

San Francisco

Apple patent shows how it might lose the camera bump despite ever-thinner iPhones

While those of us who would happily trade thinner iPhones for better battery-life may be in the minority, even fans of ultra-thin phones expressed disappointment at the camera bump in the iPhone 6 and 6s. The problem Apple faced is that the laws of physics determine just how thin you can make a …

Patents

WeFuel is the latest app to deliver gas to your parked car

A personal assistant for filling your tank<p>When I first heard about a new fuel-on-demand startup, one that currently serves only the tony, heart-of-Silicon-Valley towns of Palo Alto and Menlo Park, I thought, <i>This is it; we have officially reached peak startup</i>. A co-worker quipped, "Silicon Valley …