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A mother wasn't happy with Minecraft — so she's making her own game

When a parent finds a problem with their child’s favorite game, they often don’t have a lot of alternatives. But for one mom, the solution’s simple: Make a game for your kids.<p>Allison Huynh is an entrepreneur and a mother of two, and when she found out that block-building megahit Minecraft was …

iOS 8 How-to: Create the Medical ID

New in iOS 8 you are able to create a Medical ID in the Health App. Even though the rest of the Health app is down, the Medical ID is fully functioning. The Medical ID is important because in case of an emergency, medical responders can look at your phone and know any allergies or medical …

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: The reviews are in

<b>Joshua Topolsky, Bloomberg: Big vs. Extremely Big.</b> “I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s a new iPhone. Two, actually. The iPhone 6 and the …

Apple Has Blown A $1 Billion Hole In Samsung's Business

While most people think of Samsung as a company that just makes smartphones, TVs, refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc., it also manufactures chips for those devices for other companies.<p>Until recently, Apple was one of its biggest customers for the chip-making business. Samsung made the chips inside …

Renisha McBride was an unarmed black teenager, too

Her case is eerily similar to Trayvon Martin’s, so where is the outrage at the start of her murderer’s trial?<p>Theodore Wafer, 54, is currently on trial for second-degree murder after shooting 19-year-old Renisha McBride in the face when she knocked on his door for assistance following a car accident …

Google Spotted Explicit Images Of A Child In A Man's Email And Tipped Off The Authorities

The man was a registered sex offender, convicted of sexually assaulting a child in 1994, reports Tim Wetzel at KHOU Channel 11 News in Houston.<p>"He was keeping it inside of his email. I can't see that information, I can't see that photo, but Google can," Detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro …

Secret machine could solve Apple’s sapphire glass woes

Apple has been struggling to produce enough sapphire displays in time for the iPhone 6, but after going straight to the source of the freakishly indestructible glass – GT Advanced Technologies – MIT has learned of the company’s plans to use a giant machine that may solve all of Apple’s sapphire …

'iPhone 6 production starting next month'

Apple's new larger-screened iPhone 6 is rumoured to be heading into production as early as next month<p><b>Apple</b>'s next <b>iPhone</b>, which is said to feature a larger screen than previous incarnations, is reported to be heading into production next month.<p>The next model, dubbed the iPhone 6, will come in two …

CDC takes back report of MERS spread in U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Wednesday said they were wrong in reporting that a mysterious Middle East virus had apparently spread from one person to another in the United States.<p>Additional testing has shown the virus did not, in fact, spread to an Illinois man from a traveler he'd met …

Reports: 4 Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram

Four of the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month from a village school by the Boko Haram insurgent group have escaped their captors, according to a local official, Nigerian newspaper reports.<p>Bana Lawan, chairman of the Chibok Local Government Area, said on Wednesday that the four …

Mark Zuckerberg is 30. Facebook’s users are aging, too

Mark Zuckerberg turned 30 today. Facebook’s CEO is getting older as his users are, too.<p>Conventional wisdom says that Zuckerberg’s creation has been driven by young people willing to adopt a new technology. Facebook began as a service available only to university students, and the median age of its …

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MERS No Global Emergency Yet, WHO Says

The deadly and mysterious MERS virus, which arrived in the United States for the first time this month, is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.<p>But the spread of the virus — it’s now confirmed in 571 people and was reported in a traveler to the Netherlands …

Fury at government over worst Turkish mine disaster

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1076000/1076797_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529819161_8062a0b44f7a64ab97d1e44429a0d0a6<p><b>Anger has erupted against the Turkish government after a deadly coal mine disaster in the western town of Soma.</b><p>People in Soma hurled abuse as they …

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Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Also Ill

Two of the health care workers who treated a MERS patient in Florida have come down with respiratory symptoms, and are being tested to see if they may have caught the mysterious virus from him, hospital officials say.<p>In at least one of the cases it’s almost certain not to be MERS — the staffer …

African invoice fraud hampers development of poorest nations

More than $60bn (£36bn) has been illegally moved in and out of Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania over 10 years, with most of it passing through tax havens, according to a report by financial transparency campaigners.<p>Washington-based group Global Financial Integrity (GFI) said the …

Apple is reportedly close to buying Beats for $3.2 billion

The days of Apple limiting itself to (relatively) small acquisitions may soon be over. The <i>Financial Times</i> hears from sources that the folks at 1 Infinite Loop are close to buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. It's not clear exactly why the company would splurge on such a deal, although there …

U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

The Obama administration will send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to help the beleaguered government find and rescue more than 270 teenage girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group last month, the White House said Tuesday.<p>The team will share U.S. …

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60% of world's population still won't have Internet by the end of 2014

The United Nations this week released a report that says nearly 3 billion people will have access to the Internet by the end of 2014.<p>That means 60% of the world's population -- about 4.2 billion -- will remain unconnected.<p>The report says 78% of people in developed countries are expected to have …

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Nigerians beg for help for kidnapped girls

ABUJA, Nigeria – World pressure on Nigeria is mounting over its slow reaction and failure to rescue hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by terrorists in a remote part of the country.<p>Tuesday, President Obama called the abductions "outrageous" and "heartbreaking'' and said Nigeria has agreed to accept …

Apple-Samsung legal outcome won't likely end feud

With millions of dollars and marketshare to compete over, electronics leaders will still likely continue their courtroom competition.<p>Could the recent verdict in Apple's landmark patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics lead to lessened legal hostilities between the two consumer electronics giants?<p>…

Exclusive: Specter of SARS weighs on CDC as MERS virus lands in U.S | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - When the SARS outbreak arrived in Toronto on February 23, 2003, carried by a woman traveling from Hong Kong, the disease quickly spread to hospital workers and patients in area hospitals, ultimately infecting 257 individuals and killing 33 people.<p>It’s a memory that hangs fresh …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

Somalia unrest: Deadly blast in Mogadishu

<b>At least six people have been killed in a bomb explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.</b><p>Islamist militant group al-Shabab said it carried out the attack, targeting the vehicle of a prominent former government official, who was killed.<p>The number of attacks in Mogadishu has increased in recent …

Apple Will Be Furious That It Only Won $120 Million In Its Case Against Samsung

That's only 5.4% of the $2.2 billion the company was hoping for.<p>Considering the millions the company likely spent just to go through litigating this case, that's basically nothing.<p>First up in the verdict was Apple's "quick links" patent. The jury decided that all of the Samsung devices Apple …