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Samsung may move up Galaxy S7 launch to January, report says

The move could allow its next flagship to better compete with Apple's iPhone 6S.<p>Samsung is reportedly moving up the launch of its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, to January in order to ramp up competition with Apple in the high-end phone market.<p>Samsung finalized the design for the Galaxy …

Mobile

US government asks Toyota: Why does Isil have so many of the company's vehicles?

The US treasury department has asked Toyota for help in understanding why Isil has so many of their vehicles<p>American counter-terrorism officials have asked Toyota to help them determine why such a large number of their vehicles have fallen into the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

Middle East

NYPD Killing Of Mohamed Bah Was 'An Execution And A Cover-Up:' Lawyers

New evidence shows police unjustly killed Bah in September 2012, his family says.<p>NEW YORK -- Lawyers for the family of a man who died at the hands of New York City police officers say they have uncovered new evidence that his death was an "execution" and was subsequently covered up by the NYPD.<p>Now …

Justice

Traveling made me rethink America’s abortion stigma. The #ShoutYourAbortion movement now hopes to do the same.

A few years ago, while traveling in the <i>oriente</i> area of Ecuador, near the Amazon river, I listened to our local guide speak about abortion. He showed …

The World’s First Fully Robotic Farm Opens In 2017

A better kind of factory farm<p>Robots will be the farmers of the future. A company in Japan is building an indoor lettuce farm that will be completely tended by robots and computers. The company, named Spread, expects the factory to open in 2017, and the fully automated farming process could make the …

Farming

Pandora Acquires Ticketfly For $450M To Sell Concert Tickets

Pandora has a new tool in its belt to fight against Apple Music and Spotify. The music streaming just announced it will purchase Ticketfly, a Ticketmaster-type site, for $450m in cash and stock. Pandora says in a press release that Ticketfly’s service will allow Pandora listeners to better find …

Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders for Afghan hospital bombing

President Obama apologized Wednesday to the leader of Doctors Without Borders over the deadly U.S. bombing of a field hospital in Afghanistan, just a day after the White House stopped short of an apology by citing a lack of information about what led to the attack.<p>It wasn't immediately clear what …

Lumber Liquidators has reached a $10 million settlement with the DOJ, and the stock is soaring

The Lacey Act prohibits trade in fish, wildlife, and plants that have been illegally taken, transported, or sold.<p>Lumber Liquidators was last up 11% in the after-hours session.<p>The company's stock has come under pressure this year following a "60 Minutes" report that ran in early March.<p>That report …

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Mindfulness

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

Archaeology

The biology of crime: Low heart rate may predict criminal behavior, study says

What if a test could identify young men who were nearly 50% more likely than their peers to become violent criminals? Scientists say they have found such a test – and you can take it with two fingers and a clock.<p>The test measures your resting heart rate. If you count fewer than 60 beats per minute, …

University of Pennsylvania

How Taking Off In An RV Saved This CEO’s Sanity–And His Business

Joel Holland worried his wanderlust would undo his business. Instead, it transformed it.<p>It was 2013, and Joel Holland should have been happy.<p>Holland had friends, a girlfriend, and was living the entrepreneur’s dream: his stock footage company, VideoBlocks, was profitable and doing $10 million in …

The Resurrection—and Destruction—of a Roy Lichtenstein Mural

This painstaking re-creation of a massive wall painting, like the original, will be destroyed<p>In a Chelsea gallery as big as any around the globe, a momentous painting with a blue-chip pedigree has been taking shape under a curious condition: It can neither be bought nor sold and will be destroyed …

Roy Lichtenstein

Blink and you'll miss it: Apple snuck in the release date of OS X El Capitan

In all the hoopla surrounding the iPhone 6S and a $99 stylus, a small but significant detail escaped much attention.<p>El Capitan, Apple's new operating …

Ways to Follow the Latest on Apple News and iOS 9 on Flipboard

In the days leading up to Apple’s keynote on September 9th, many are wondering what product upgrades and new features will be announced. Luckily there are many ways to follow the latest Apple news with Flipboard.<p>Here are our recommendations of Apple obsessed curators who have been flipping the …

Social Media

Queen Elizabeth Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

Prince Charles

Amazon is killing off the Fire Phone

While Apple was busy prepping its brand new lineup of smartphones (and other new gadgets), looks like Amazon was quietly killing off its own.<p>Last …

Stay Tuned: What’s Coming Up in 2016 Election Central

We are working with The Washington Post and CNN, two top publishers and Flipboard partners, to bring our readers exclusive and original content around the 2016 presidential election. We’ll be interviewing members of their expert political teams as part of our 2016 Election Central in the lead-up to …

Polling

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

Russian hacker group exploits satellites to steal data, hide tracks

A group of sophisticated Russian-speaking hackers is exploiting commercial satellites to siphon sensitive data from diplomatic and military agencies in the United States and in Europe as well as to mask their location, a security firm said in a new report.<p>The group, which some researchers refer to …

Cybersecurity

9to5Mac Editor Mark Gurman on the Apple iOS 9 Launch, Apple News and More

<i>On Wednesday Apple will announce iOS 9, two new phones and a hotly anticipated overhaul to Apple TV—at least, that’s according to the rumors we’ve read. One person who might know for sure is 9to5Mac Editor Mark Gurman.</i><p><i>While in high school, Gurman was the first to report on the release of the iPad.</i> …

iOS

The baker behind Macau’s famous egg custard tarts

Although initially a Portuguese import, Macau’s egg tarts have a surprisingly English twist, and have transformed Coloane into a sort of pilgrimage for pastry-loving travellers<p>Commonly considered a Portuguese import, Macau’s most iconic version of treat was actually born from the unbridled energy …

Dessert

Fake Uber drivers allegedly coax female passengers into cars

In two separate incidents, college students are allegedly lured into cars by men posing as drivers for the ride-hailing service.<p>Texas police are searching for a man who allegedly lured two female college students into his car by posing as an Uber driver, a potential black eye for a ride-hailing …

Crime

13 Of The World's Most Colorful Lakes

These 13 colorful lakes are like something out of a dream.<p>These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.

Everything you need to know about the new iPhone

Apple, as expected, unveiled its latest iPhone models today, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.<p>The biggest change is a new screen technology called “3D touch.”<p>The big idea: You can press a bit harder on the screen to activate hidden features in iOS. For example, pressing harder on the Camera app icon …

Mobile Technology

Police: Deliberate hit-and-run killed Michigan firefighter

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who they believe intentionally struck a firefighter standing in a …

Fire Fighting

Apple Unveils Cool, New Stuff

San Francisco Bay Area

Governor vetoes drone bill, signs revenge porn measure

Gov.<p>Jerry Brownon Wednesday vetoed legislation to restrict the use of drones over private property.<p>The legislation would have made flying a drone lower than 350 feet above private property without consent a trespass violation.<p>"Drone technology certainly raises novel issues that merit careful …

Drones