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Apple could make the iPhone 7 waterproof

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus both have higher levels of water resistance than previous models, but Apple didn't describe them as waterproof.<p>It's unclear from the report what kind of steps Apple is going to take to make the iPhone 7 waterproof, but it does describe "new compound materials" that will …

Mobile Technology

You Can Use a Flat Screen TV as a Cheap and Simple Backdrop for Product Photos

As my startup gear brand Eupidere grows, we face more and more photographic challenges in shooting thrifty product photos. Recently, I had just …

18 ways to (nearly) die with Lara Croft, Tomb Raider

Lara Croft is basically a superhero. She leaps with the power of someone bitten by a radioactive kangaroo, climbs sheer rock faces like her hands are coated in glue and spontaneously zip-lines down hundreds of ancient, convenient ropes like she's strolling down to Starbucks on a Monday morning. In</i> …

Seeking The Truth About YOU? Just Look Down At Your Hands

Fingernail 3: Short and Round<p>Fingernail 4: Uneven and Short<p>Fingernail 5: Square and Even<p>Fingernail 6: Triangular<p>Fingernail 7: Oval and Long<p>Fingernail …

Weather

Charter and Time Warner Cable agree on $55 billion merger

Time Warner Cable (TWC) has leaped into the arms of Charter Communications in a merger valued at $55 billion, confirming previous rumors. That's considerably more than the $45 billion Comcast proposed to pay for TWC in a controversial deal that was eventually called off. Charter said that the …

Aleppo shelled as Syrian humanitarian crisis worsens

Syrian rebels have shelled a government-held neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens, Syrian state television and an activist group have reported.<p>Footage aired on Syrian state television on Saturday showed damaged buildings and injured people …

Middle East

Tim Cook plans to donate $800m fortune to charity before he dies

Cook says money will go to many social causes, as well as nephew’s education Apple co-workers found Cook’s sexuality to be a ‘yawner’, he says in interview<p>Tim Cook is planning to give away all of his near $800m fortune before he dies, the Apple boss said in a surprisingly frank interview, in which …

Bill Gates

Broadband companies sue over new Net neutrality rules

A pair of lawsuits challenge agency's new Internet traffic rules, calling them a violation of federal law.<p>Less than two weeks after the Federal Communications Commission unveiled new Net neutrality rules, US broadband providers have filed lawsuits to overturn the Internet traffic regulations.<p>The …

Net Neutrality

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

More than two dozen killed in eastern Ukraine in only 24 hours

Thirteen government soldiers and at least as many civilians have been killed in 24 hours in eastern Ukraine’s separatist conflict after the collapse of peace talks, a spokesman for the Kiev authorities said.<p>Hopes of easing the situation evaporated on Saturday with Ukraine’s representative and …

Russia

Anonymous target terrorist Twitter accounts after Charlie Hebdo attack

The hacker collective is targeting terrorist Twitter accounts, but #OpCharlieHebdo has been hijacked by infamous marketing hoaxer Rantic<p>Anonymous, the leaderless collection of hackers, has begun an effort to eliminate terrorist Twitter accounts, in retaliation to the attacks which took place in …

Internet

Sony will release 'The Interview' at limited number of theaters on Christmas

<b>Wednesday morning update:</b> our newest story about "The Interview" release is over here.<p><b>Original Tuesday story:</b>"The Interview" is not over, after all.<p>Despite threats from hackers, Sony (SNE) Pictures is making the controversial Seth Rogen comedy available at a limited number of theaters starting on …

Isis to introduce its own currency, the Islamic dinar

Website affiliated with Islamic State says leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has instructed his followers to start minting coins<p>Islamic State says its leader has ordered that the organisation start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency, the Islamic dinar.<p>A website affiliated with the …