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Apple shares close at all-time high weeks before iPhone 6 launch

Apple shares on Tuesday closed at their highest ever level as investors looked ahead to next month's iPhone 6 launch.<p>The Cupertino, Calif., tech company's shares ended at $100.53, up 1.4 percent for the day, and the highest closing level ever when adjusted for June's 7-for-1 stock split. Apple's …

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Google's Nest Labs acquires Dropcam for $555M

Home automation company Nest Labs will acquire the video-monitoring startup Dropcam, which makes Web-connected home security cameras, in a deal worth $555 million in cash. The deal, signed Friday, has yet to close.<p>Nest will fold the company into its existing line of smart-home products, which …

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Google Owns a Satellite Now

To understand the behemoth’s $500 million purchase of Skybox Imaging, don’t look to the sky. The clouds will do just fine.<p>Google will buy the micro-satellite startup Skybox Imaging for $500 million, the company announced today.<p>While the deal isn’t yet closed, it’s a big moment. I mean, <i>Google owns</i> …

New pictures of the iPhone 6 show larger display, thinner design

New photos purporting to be of the iPhone 6 have shown up. The above image was one of two posted by user dreamerjimmy on the Chinese social network Weibo. Seemingly confirming what we have heard in previous reports, it depicts the iPhone 6 as featuring curved edges, a larger display and thinner …

The secret of Phil Jackson's triangle offense is that it doesn't exist

The triangle offense is famous for its results under Phil Jackson, but what is it even? We investigate.<p>The New York Knicks' decision to tab Derek Fisher as their next head coach should come as a surprise to no one, especially after comments from Knicks president Phil Jackson about Fisher led to a …

Does Race or Gender Matter More to Your Paycheck?

In 2013, American women made 82 cents to every dollar a man made and 80 cents to every dollar made by a white male; up from 79 cents and 77 cents, respectively, in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, white and Asian people, regardless of their gender, make more than blacks …

The Spurs reach basketball nirvana with absurdly hot first half

The Spurs opened Game 3 on the most fire.<p>The Heat started Game 3 in Miami shooting excellently. Threes were falling, LeBron James was hot and none of it mattered. Not even remotely. They might as well have saved all that basket-making because the Spurs shot over 90 percent from the field over the …

Pig&Rig's Portable Party

One of the best summer activities is the backyard party—playing music until it echoes down the street, the smell of meat and veggies smoking on the grill, refreshing drinks and merrymaking until the sun goes down. Offering all this in single package is newcomer Pig&Rig—a London- and Norwich-based …