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Tim Cook Says Apps Will Make the Apple Watch as Essential as the iPhone

Tim Cook is riding high as Apple pushes past the $700 billion mark in value ahead of Apple Watch launch.<p>Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook touted the forthcoming Apple Watch as an essential device that will be driven by a host of personalized apps, setting it apart from anything else out on the …

$700 billion and counting! Apple is world’s biggest company ever

Boom! That’s the sound of AAPL stock hitting yet another all-time high Tuesday, making Apple the first $700 billion company in history.<p>Microsoft made history in 2000 when it became the first company to close at $600 billion, so this feat must make Tim Cook and the entire Apple team incredibly proud.<p>…

Apple Watch

Forgotten Moon Camera Found Tucked Away in Neil Armstrong’s Closet

After Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, passed away in 2012, his widow contacted the National Air and Space Museum. Carol Armstrong had …

Space Science

Opinion: Four safe-haven investments to replace Swiss francs and gold

Greece is on the edge of a dramatic exit from the euro EURUSD, +0.3349% The Russians are meddling in the Ukraine again. The oil price CLH5, +0.00% …

Microsoft Software Recognizes Images Better Than Humans Do

And it’s a foundational step in the next wave of interaction.<p>It’s not the most gorgeous photography you’ve ever seen. ImageNet features 1.2 million pictures of mundane items–a photocopier shoved in the corner of an office, a bowl of oatmeal on a table, a pile of logs, a giant sign shaped like an …

Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show' this year

Jon Stewart will step down as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" this year, ending a 16-year run that changed the way Americans view the news.<p>Stewart, 52, made the announcement to his studio audience as he recorded Tuesday night's show in New York. Under his watch, "The Daily Show" navigated …

Comedy

Tim Cook hails Apple Watch health benefits: 'Sitting is the new cancer'

Chief executive talks up his smartwatch’s activity reminders as well as Apple Pay technology’s privacy policy in conference appearance<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has pitched health as one of the key selling points for his company’s upcoming Apple Watch smartwatch, including its hourly reminders …

Tim Cook

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

Author and columnist Stephen Marche, who has perused PG Wodehouse and Hamlet more than 100 times each, extols the virtues of literary repetition<p>I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The …

Literature

When Photo Thieves Get Caught, Photo Thieves Get Mad — REALLY Mad.

I created <i>Photo Stealers</i> as not only a way for photographers to protect their copyrighted works and their clients’ rights but also to protect …

Obama talks about decision not to pay ransom

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States made a risky, but ultimately unsuccessful, attempt to rescue American hostage Kayla Mueller from ISIS custody before her death, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.<p>"I deployed an entire operation — at significant risk — to rescue not only her, but the other …

Barack Obama

Samsung's smart TVs are inserting unwanted ads into users' own movies

Samsung's smart TVs have already come under fire this week for a poorly worded privacy policy that apparently let the devices listen in on owners' conversations. Now, there are reports that the sets are inserting ads "every 20-30 minutes" into users' own, locally stored content. There's been a …

25 Ways to Get Smarter About Money Right Now

Small steps that can make a big difference.<p>Retirement planning is serious business that requires diligence and patience. But a quick tip, or even an …