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Apple named coolest wearables brand over Samsung, Rolex, Ralph Lauren

Apple Watch is by far the most successful smartwatch to date in terms of sales, so perhaps it’s no surprise that Apple has been voted the “coolest …

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LG's dual-screen V10 phone reaches AT&T and T-Mobile this week

When LG promised that its unique V10 smartphone would reach the US soon after its Korean launch, it wasn't kidding around. Both AT&T and T-Mobile have announced that you can order the dual screen, dual-selfie cam device this week -- October 27th and 28th, respectively. The AT&T version comes in …

Victims of Sony Pictures hack stand to gain little from class-action lawsuit

Proposed settlement means current and former Sony employees whose information was exposed in massive data leak will be paid from just a $2m fund<p>The Sony Pictures hack left thousands of employees vulnerable and scared, but when the dust settles on their class action lawsuit, the cash doled may not …

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Verizon Adds 1.3 Million Wireless Customers, Narrowly Tops Earnings Estimates

However, the company warned last month that next year's earnings are likely to be flat amid a highly competitive wireless market.<p>Verizon on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings just ahead of expectations as the company added 1.3 million customers.<p>Excluding certain items, the company said it …

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Japanese Bonsai Tree Takes a 10-Year Journey Around the Globe

Conceptual artist Azuma Makoto pushes the boundaries of traditional Japanese flower arrangement, taking his plant and flower designs to entirely new levels. Makoto's 10-year project <i>Shiki: Landscape and Beyond,</i> captures the journey of a Japanese white pine bonsai tree around (and above) the globe. …

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Oscar Pistorius released a day early to finish sentence under house arrest

The Paralympian, found guilty of culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, will live at uncle’s house – but faces further legal action from prosecution team<p>Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison and will serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest at his uncle’s house, less than one …

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Michael Dell vows not to muck up VMware after he buys EMC

In a blog post, Dell called VMware the "crown jewel" of EMC's subsidiaries and promised not to do what VMware employees really fear: give Dell's hardware preferential treatment.<p>He writes:<p>We intend for VMware to remain an independent public company. Further, we believe it is very important to …

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Gray market for iPhone 6S thrives in India

The high price tags for iPhones in India have triggered entrepreneurs to offer cheaper deals through the country's gray market.<p>Apple's latest iPhones are selling fast in India, but not necessarily through official retailers.<p>The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus landed in India on Friday. Initial sales …

India

On Samsung’s home turf, iPhone 6s preorders are selling out within minutes

They may not have done so well in India, but on Samsung’s home turf, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are doing gangbusters business. In South Korea, in fact, iPhone 6s preorders sold out within minutes of becoming available.<p>The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus became available for preorder in South Korea on Friday …

HTC's One A9 is a $399 iPhone running Android 6.0

The HTC One M9 introduced earlier this year was a disappointment, both to fans of high-end smartphones and, consequently, to HTC itself. Stung by criticism of that device's camera and feeling an ever-greater urgency to change its ways, the Taiwanese company today introduces its second hero handset …

Phones

Google Maps Now Lets You Add A Stop Along Your Route, Check Gas Prices

Google announced today it’s rolling out an update to its Google Maps mobile app that will (finally!) allow users to add a stop along their current route. For example, you’ll be able to search for things like gas stations, grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants while still in navigation mode, …

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Apple Pay gains over 70 new bank and credit union partners in the US

Apple Pay is picking up a huge wave of newly added banks and credit unions across the United States to support the mobile payment service. Following a couple dozen more banks lighting up earlier this month, Apple has added over 70 additional participating banks to its list of active partners …

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

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HandyCase adds touch controls to the back of your iPhone or iPad

It can be tough playing games on a tablet, since you can't hold 'em up comfortably like a controller or a phone. Silicon Valley startup HandScape believes their iPhone and iPad "HandyCase" is the answer to that problem. HandyCase might look just like any other protective shell, you see, but it …

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The Ice Is Talking. We Just Have To Listen

If a glacier cracks and nobody hears it, does it still make a sound?<p>"Oh, they moan and they groan," says Grant Deane, a researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. "They crackle and rumble and fizz, and they have all kinds of amazing sounds that they make."<p>Deane is one of the authors of …

Global Warming

A New Way to Explode a Star?

Among the most contentious unsolved mysteries in astronomy is the question of how, exactly, a white dwarf star explodes. Now, as described at the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting, a team of scientists has come up with an idea that just might solve part of the problem.<p>Nearly two …

How the Scorpion Lost Its Tail (And Its Anus)

Many lizards can break off their tails when they’re in danger. Many spiders can do the same to their legs. This is called autotomy. The body parts have in-built lines of weakness that can easily tear, and the wounds tend to rapidly close and heal. Usually, the limbs grow back. The animal …

Bobby Brown 'Inconsolable' Over Bobbi Kristina's Hospitalization

As conditions have yet to improve for daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was hospitalized yesterday after being found unconscious by her husband Nick …

NBA

Future airports could become hi-tech pleasure domes

<b>Flight delays, lost luggage, gate change confusion - airports can be stressful to say the least.</b><p>But what if technology could make the whole business of air travel more efficient and even pleasurable?<p>With this in mind, airport operators invested almost $7bn (£4.6bn) on IT services last year, …

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Samsung dual edge display design patent surfaces, along with a mysterious pop-up panel

It’s becoming less of a possibility and more of a reality that Samsung has plans to bring the world a dual-edge offering.<p>For the past few weeks, everyone has been fixated on Samsung’s new noteworthy nuance: the Edge Display. More specifically, the tech community has been hyped up about the rumors …

Electronics Industry

What to Watch for in Super Bowl XLIX

A guide to the football—and just the football—in the NFL's biggest game<p>The weird thing about the Super Bowl is that, despite being America's most-watched sporting event, the game itself seems almost tangential. The buzz around year's event, held in neutral Phoenix, Arizona, has had more to do with …

NFL

Statue of Cubs legend Ernie Banks moved downtown so fans can pay tribute

Ernie Banks fans got their first chance to pay their respects to the most famous and beloved Chicago Cub who ever played after the statue of the Hall of Famer was placed in a downtown plaza Wednesday.<p>One after another, fans stopped in Daley Plaza to take photos of the statue that normally stands at …

Apple Just Had The Most Profitable Quarter Of Any Company Ever

Apple had a pretty good quarter.<p>And by “pretty good,” I mean it was the biggest quarter in history. And not just for Apple. For any company. Ever.<p>This page charts the past record holders. Until today, Russia’s Gazprom (the largest natural gas extractor in the world) held the record at $16.2 billion …

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5 Skills Workers Will Need To Be Successful In The Future

She started out as a lawyer and then launched a public finance business. She worked at Lehman Brothers, became a White House fellow, started a television division for Time Warner, ran Americast, and worked at Maveron, a venture capital firm founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.<p>Today, Miller is …

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