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Meizu’s MX5 couldn’t look any closer to an iPhone

Chinese gadget maker Meizu today announced its new flagship, the aluminum-clad MX5, and it couldn’t look any more like an iPhone. The device sports a …

This London garden will get you high

London, a city famous for its gardens, has a new one for visitors to enjoy, but having a look could come with a nosebleed.<p>The garden sits 800 feet above street level at the View From the Shard, an observation deck on the 72nd floor of the Shard, on the south bank of the River Thames.<p>The garden, …

HillaryClinton.net Redirects To Carly Fiorina's Campaign Website

Carly Fiorina has been asked 200 questions in the last week, and an adviser says the URL snafu has come up in almost every interview. But what about Hillary?<p>In the week since Carly Fiorina officially kicked off her presidential campaign, the Republican candidate has faced an onslaught of questions …

This ‘Project Titan’ Apple car concept has mind of its own

Apple’s secret electric car project won’t be hitting highways for at least another five years (if ever), but that’s not stopping concept artists from dreaming up what a Project Titan vehicle might look like.<p>The folks at Freelancer held an Apple concept car contest this week, with the winner taking …

Tim Cook Puts His Dent In The Universe

By taking public stands on social issues, Apple's CEO is forging a role as his own kind of visionary leader.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook's Monday <i>Washington Post</i> op-ed decrying Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act was remarkable for a number of reasons — foremost because Cook took a public stand on …

One-Pot Paleo Recipes That Are Equal Parts Simple And Delicious

Adhering to any diet can be a challenge, especially when that diet restricts the kinds of foods you're used to eating daily. No dairy, no grains, no processed sugar. Those are the key rules of the Paleo Diet, a meal plan structured around the supposed diet of our caveman ancestors.<p>The Paleo Diet …

7 Extremely Easy, Healthy (and Gluten-Free!) Easter Recipes

It's easy to go overboard on Easter, either by adorning your mantle with one too many fuzzy rabbits, or eating one too many of their marshmallow equivalents.<p>Many of these traditions, like hunt planning for your many hyper-active nieces and nephews, may be inevitable and inescapable. But …

A 4-inch iPhone 6 would be welcomed by many users (but will Apple deliver?)

Have you noticed how many iPhone 4 series and iPhone 5 series phones are still in use in the wild? I see them everywhere.<p>Apple has no doubt noticed that lots of users of these smaller phones have not upgraded to the iPhone 6, and that’s got to be a source of concern.<p>Some people say the smaller …

OG Jacques Pépin Celebrates 80 Years With 80 Cakes

Legendary chef, TV personality, and cookbook author <b>Jacques Pépin</b> turns 80 this year. To celebrate his entry into octogenarianism, the International Association of Culinary Professionals honored Pépin at its annual conference in Washington, D.C. yesterday with a staggering <b>80 birthday cakes</b>.<p>Big names …

4 Tasty Breakfast Trends You Need to Know Now

The most important meal of the day - let's face it - is also potentially the most awesome. Of course that's only if you know recipes that rock ingredients in ways that range from hearty to healthy to deliciously decadent, depending on your diet, mood, and available groceries. Eight Broads in the …

In Spite Of The RFRA, Indiana Merchants Are 'Open For Service'

The state of Indiana made news this week when Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law that claims to protect businesses and individuals from prosecution for refusing service based on one’s religious beliefs. But many suspect that it will also allow businesses to …

Airbnb Faces Near-Ban In San Francisco

Home-sharing supporters gathered outside San Francisco City Hall Tuesday to protest a proposal they said would nearly outlaw short-term housing rentals in the city offered by websites like Airbnb and VRBO.<p>Airbnb regional public policy head David Owen urged the company's San Francisco hosts in an …

20 Ways Apple’s Mac Changed Everything (Other Than the Most Obvious Ones)

On January 24, 1984, at the Flint Center on De Anza College’s campus in Cupertino, California, Apple formally announced the Macintosh at its …

Apple Continues Hiring for Oregon Data Center as Solar Farm Plans Take Shape

Apple has posted three new job listings for the data center the company is constructing in Prineville, Oregon. Apple is seeking two Data Center Maintenance Technicians, along with a Data Center Chief Engineer, a position the company has been trying to fill since early 2013.<p>While the chief engineer …

A Solar Panel Or Two Makes Your Home More Valuable

Solar panels are not only good for generating electricity. They also raise real estate values.<p>That’s according to a new study that found that each kilowatt of solar capacity could net a premium of almost $6,000 in home value. So, a 5KW array–typical now on many homes–could command almost $30,000 in …

What to Expect from Apple in 2014

As we noted last week, Apple had a relatively quiet 2013. However, this year should turn out to be different, as CEO Tim Cook has reassured employees that the firm has “big plans” for 2014.<p>New product categories?<p>Throughout 2013, Cook hinted publicly about Apple’s plans for new product categories. …

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4.5 million schoolchildren will participate in the “Hour of Code”

With the majority of American public schools failing to emphasize digital literacy, Code.org is raising awareness<p>No matter the noise about the "skills gap," schools aren't teaching kids to code. The majority of U.S. states don't recognize computer science as a core subject, meaning that, in the era …

Tim Cook Urges Congress To Support Employment Nondiscrimination Act

Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an opinion editorial in the Wall Street Journal urging US senators to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which protects workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.<p>He also challenged the US House of Representatives to …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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Tim Cook reflects on second anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing in letter to employees

On the eve of the second anniversary of the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook has reflected on the moment in a company-wide email. A source has provided a copy:<p>Team-Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Steve’s death. I hope everyone will reflect on what he meant to all …

US Scientists Are Leaving The Country And Taking The Innovation Economy With Them

Federal funding cuts, and the insidious damage caused just since March by federal budget sequestration, have forced nearly one in five U.S. scientists to consider moving overseas to continue their research.<p>While that immediate threat of a brain drain is alarming enough, it’s the long-term effects …

Japanese Whiskey Teases U.S. Consumers By Playing Hard To Get

Scotland is the de facto king of whisky. But now an unlikely challenger — Japan — is making a name for its whiskey far beyond its borders. Unfortunately for Americans, this highly coveted Japanese whiskey is very hard to come by.<p>"I stock everything that's currently available," says Eddie Kim, …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Spaghetti Ice Cream Exists, Looks Like Heaven

The delightful German novelty dessert is now available in NYC.

Why an Apple TV game console is a no-brainer

For almost as long as there's been a rumor of a next-gen Apple TV, there's been a rumor of an Apple game console. In a year where Apple's product portfolio has been conservative -- to be kind -- it feels like new products, like the fabled iWatch, might be sliding off toward 2014.<p>So what, if …

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Apple slams government’s proposed punishment in ebook pricing case

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>As expected, Apple(s AAPL) has expressed its strong disagreement with the federal government’s proposed remedies in the ebook …

Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan & Harj Taggar raise $39M to invest in tech startups

New York angel investors Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan and Harj Taggar raised $39 million to invest in tech startups, according to an SEC filing.<p>Their joint fund is known as Initalized Capital; given the background of the three partners, it’s likely that the funds are intended for early-stage startups, …

Apple Acquires Low-Energy Chipmaker Passif, Could Boost Passive Communication Efforts

Apple has recently bought Passif, a Silicon Valley-based low-energy chipmaker, according to a new report from Jessica Lessin and confirmed by Apple. The company works on communication chips that practically sip power, and offer up radio communication using tech like Bluetooth Low Energy, which is …

How Apple Is Taking Over Your Car

It's no secret that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs was keen on bringing the company's technology to the automotive world. In fact, according to longtime …

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