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Apple wants you to avoid product launch lines

Apple no longer wants you to wait in long lines during product launches -- in fact, it would sometimes prefer that you stay at home. An Angela Ahrendts memo leaked to <i>Business Insider</i> shows that the company is going to steer you toward using either the Apple Store app or its online store to buy …

Amazon Instant Video Finally Comes To Android Tablets

Amazon Instant Video is a surprisingly solid Netflix-competitor — particularly if you’re already an Amazon Prime member, which makes much of the content free.<p>Until today, though, the service had one glaring fault: If you wanted to watch it on an Android tablet that wasn’t Amazon’s Fire HD, you were …

Android News

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge teardown: Hard to repair, expensive to produce

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, with its beautifully curved but not very useful screen, is perhaps the company's most intriguing smartphone yet — on the …

LG confirms G4 smartphone announcement for April 28th

LG will announce its latest smartphone, the G4, at an event on April 28th, the electronics giant confirmed via invites to the press today. The formal invite follows a teaser released a couple of weeks ago, and confirms the G4 name. LG has recently been ramping up hype for the G4 by teasing specific …

Mobile Technology

YouTube Kids app goes overboard with ads, consumer groups charge

The "hyper-commercialized" YouTube Kids teems with ad tactics deemed illegal on television, watchdogs say -- and they want the FTC to take action.<p>A collection of consumer and children's advocacy groups have come together to urge US regulators to do something about Google's new child-focused YouTube …

Internet

Obama says Iran time to build nuke could drop after 13 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran could be able to obtain a nuclear weapon much more quickly after the first 13 years of the emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday. Yet he said that with no deal, the world would be even less equipped to stop it.<p>Under the framework announced last …

South Asia

Malaysia revives detention without trial as lawmakers approve new anti-terror law

Malaysia revived detention without trial when lawmakers approved an anti-terror law Tuesday that the government said was needed to fight Islamic militants, but critics assailed as a giant step backward for human rights in the country.<p>The Prevention of Terrorism Act bill was passed by Parliament's …

Russians honor slain opposition figure 40 days on

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians paid tribute to opposition figure Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday by lighting candles and laying flowers on the bridge near the Kremlin where he was shot dead 40 days ago.<p>A man lays flowers at the site where Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was killed, to …

Russia

Bodies of soldiers killed by Isis exhumed from Tikrit mass grave

Teams in newly liberated Iraqi city start excavating site believed to contain hundreds of soldiers killed by militants<p>Nine months ago, scenes of 1,700 captured soldiers being marched through the streets of Tikrit became a defining emblem of the Isis takeover of northern Iraq. On Tuesday, the …

Middle East

560 dead amid fears of humanitarian collapse in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As tons of desperately needed medical supplies await clearance to be flown into Yemen, aid workers warned Tuesday of an unfolding humanitarian crisis, saying at least 560 people, including dozens of children, have been killed, mostly in a Saudi-led air campaign and battles …

Middle East

After creating Android, Andy Rubin is returning to hardware with a new incubator

Android creator Andy Rubin is shifting gears after building the OS at Google for nearly a decade, reports The Wall Street Journal.<p>Rubin is now launching Playground, an incubator for hardware innovators. The company has raised $48 million from Google, HP, Foxconn, Redpoint Ventures, Tencent Holdings …