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Earthquake Rattles Yellowstone National Park, No Damage Reported

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Yellowstone National Park in Montana early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.<p>Peter Cervelli, a spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said the quake, which hit at 6:34 a.m. local time, was centered almost in …

Yellowstone National Park

Apple to Reportedly Release 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 This Fall, 5.5-Inch Version Delayed

Apple is set to begin mass production of the 4.7-inch display to be used in the iPhone 6 this May in preparation for the device's general release this fall, according to a new report from <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Citing supply chain sources, the report also states that the much rumored 5.5-inch version of the iPhone …

'Dancing With the Stars' boots Brooke Burke-Charvet - TODAY.com

Adam Taylor / Today<p>"Dancing With the Stars" fans didn't get to vote on the show's latest shocking elimination.<p>It was revealed Friday that Brooke Burke-Charvet will no longer be co-hosting the show alongside Tom Bergeron when the competition returns next month. The TV personality, who won season …

Dancing

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Cyber Monday 2013: The best deals (UPDATED)

Updated: December 2, 2013 / Caption: John Falcone / Photo: Walmart<p>Steam Autumn Sale (through December 3)<p>Updated: December 2, 2013 / Caption: John Falcone / Photo: Screenshot by John P. Falcone/CNET<p>Moshi discounts hit at midnight Monday<p>Updated: December 2, 2013 / Caption: John Falcone / Photo: …

Shopping

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

The killer voice feature Google Now needs next

Using the Nexus 5's touch-free audio controls to instigate search is cool. But there's even more Google can do to turn up the volume on voice.<p>One of the Nexus 5 smartphone's best new features is the always-listening, touchless control over Google Now, the name by which the platform's personal …

Android News

A Rare New Bacterium Thrives In Spacecraft Cleanrooms

A recently discovered bacterium thrives in the cleanest places on Earth—where spacecraft are assembled.<p><i>Tersicoccus phoenicis</i> is no ordinary microbe. This rare bacterium can withstand chemical cleaning, ultraviolet rays, and a dearth of nutrients to live in some of the most sterile places around: …

Twitter's IPO a boon for S.F. tech scene

S.F. microblogging service shares jump 73%, with more tech IPOs likely soon<p>Twitter's successful Wall Street launch Thursday bodes well for San Francisco's burgeoning tech scene, but it also puts pressure on the microblogging service to prove it can keep growing and finally turn a profit.<p>Twitter's …

Social Media

You don’t want to know what’s hiding in your spices

If you use everyday spices such as pepper, parsley and paprika, you could be sprinkling more on your food than you bargained for.<p>Twelve percent of spices imported to the US are soiled with insects (both live and dead), animal excrement, rodent hairs and a range of other unappetizing materials, …

Spices

Israeli air strikes hit Syrian military base

Israel has launched air strikes against a Syrian airbase in the northern province of Latakia, according to media reports and officials.<p>A US official confirmed that "there was an Israeli strike" on Thursday but gave no detail on the location or the target, according to the AFP news agency.<p>Citing …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Hiking

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Gear & Gadgets

NSA reportedly collecting millions of email address books and IM contact lists worldwide

<i>The Washington Post</i> has just published another revealing scoop about the National Security Agency. The paper is reporting that the NSA is currently collecting contact lists from email and instant message services from users worldwide — and Americans are among those whose data is being harvested.<p>The …

Senate leaders nearing a deal

Senate leaders are closing in on a deal to reopen the government and extend the U.S. debt ceiling until next year, marking a major breakthrough in an impasse that has paralyzed Washington and struck fears across the globe.<p>In a furious round of last-ditch negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Harry …

iPhone 5s Outselling iPhone 5c Two to One

Asked during Apple’s last earnings call if he feared the higher end of the smartphone market was nearing saturation, CEO Tim Cook said he did not. “I …

Coming from Apple in 2014: 12-inch Retina MacBook, sharper iPad, cheaper iMac?

According to typically-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple has a slew of new products in the works for 2014. The analyst has summarized his expectations for these new products in a new research note, and has also reaffirmed some of his previous claims for products in Apple’s …

Hands-on with HTC's ostentatious golden One

HTC's supremely limited edition golden One handset is in London today, where I was one of the few people allowed to get their hands on the 18-carat phone. One of only five gold-plated units, this handset has been put together to promote the MOBO Awards, and notably has the MOBO logo on the back …

Astronomy

On the Charts: Justin Timberlake Debuts at Number One Again

Drake, Lorde round out the top three<p>Uh-oh, a blip! And not in the right direction. Track download sales have been down three percent for much of this …

Apple iPads earn the “most responsive screen” tablet title in tests

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>If you think Apple’s(s aapl) touchscreen tablets are more responsive than the competition, you’re right. So says Agawi, which …

Google’s Moto X innovations are leaving Apple behind, says ABI Research

Apple’s latest iPhones may be selling well, but that’s not because they’re particularly innovative.<p>So argues ABI Research. The analyst says that Google’s Moto X is a more innovative device than Apple’s new iPhones, which it maintains “show only minor improvements over last year’s iPhone 5.”<p>ABI …

iPad Mini: 'Apple to unveil new iPads on October 22'

With Apple reportedly holding an iPad launch event in less than two weeks, read a comprehensive roundup of which new products could be revealed.<p>Apple will unveil the newest version of the iPad Mini at a launch event in less than a fortnight, online reports have revealed.<p>An invitation-only bash will …

Bend it like … Samsung? Galaxy Round is first curved-display smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy Round is the first curved-screen smartphone<p>Samsung revealed a curved-display smartphone early Wednesday, the first of its kind. Though its name, the Galaxy Round, may suggest something closer to a half cylinder, this smartphone is gently curved, just enough to cup in your hand, and …

Phones

America's New $100 Bill Is Awesome (but Still Nowhere Near as Awesome as Kazakhstan's Currency)

Needs more Liberty Bell. (Holograms, too.)<p>You're looking at it: Our new $100 bill, the product of more than a decade of research and development, and the most sophisticated piece of currency technology in U.S. history.<p>The note, which debuts today, includes two new features to thwart counterfeiters: …

The jellyfish are coming! Experts tangle with exploding population

A diver swims near a school of giant jellyfish each nearly a meter in diameter in the Sea of Japan off the town of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture.<p>A "jellyfish bloom" may sound pretty, but it can get ugly fast. A swarm of moon jellyfish from the Baltic Sea were was into the cooling pipes of a nuclear …

Nature