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Apple's Sept. 12 event: What to expect from the new iPhone 8, Apple Watch and more

Even if you don't have an iPhone or plan on getting a new one, you should still pay attention to Apple's September 12 event. For one thing, it takes place in a new location, Apple Park, the company's new headquarters in Cupertino, California.<p>But the highlight of the show will be new iPhones, …

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Still Doesn't Quite Get Why Steve Jobs Was a Genius

Woz's criticism of the Apple Watch completely misses the point.<p>In an "Ask Me Anything" chat event on Reddit yesterday, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak dissed the Apple Watch. No argument there--it's a flawed product with a high price tag.<p>But what he said about the product reveals a breathtaking lack …

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Worldwide tributes to David Bowie: 'His death was a work of art'

David Bowie’s latest album, released last week to coincide with his 69th birthday, has been described as his “parting gift” as collaborators and friends paid tribute to the iconic star after the unexpected announcement of his death.<p>Friends and collaborators recalled Bowie’s final interactions with …

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The five worst moments for music in 2015

<b>Kanye West at Glastonbury</b><p>The brilliant, bonkers hip hop superstar had the chance to prove critics wrong with his controversial headline set but took to the stage single handed and delivered a halting narcissistic megalomaniac performance that proved a buzz kill for the whole festival. “I’m the …

The Mile High Club

I once went to second base with a stranger on a plane. He was my seatmate on the red-eye from Los Angeles to New York. We never spoke or exchanged names. We never even said hello.<p>I'd spent the afternoon in LA at the Independent Film Awards with a man who'd been nominated. After a few weeks of …

Hey Air Travelers, Here's How to Make Coach Feel Like First

Air travel can be a humiliating, dehumanizing and even torturous experience -- at least according to my e-mail inbox.<p>I hear often from readers like Sue McDonough, who contacted me after flying from Calgary to Washington on United Airlines recently.<p>"After changing planes in Chicago, we boarded a …

Woz talked to Steve Jobs about returning to Apple in 2011

Steve Jobs raised the possibility of Steve Wozniak returning to Apple in conversation that took place during Jobs’ final days in 2011, according to a new interview.<p>The insight comes from a Bloomberg interview with Woz talking about the new <i>Steve Jobs</i> movie, which opened on limited release last …

The inside story of how $1 billion Evernote went from Silicon Valley darling to deep trouble

That year, Evernote passed 30 million registered users, brought its total funding to $270 million, and seemed like a sure-fire candidate to hit the public market in the coming years.<p>Fast forward three years, and the tables have turned.<p>Despite reaching 150 million registered users this year, …

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Blur review – brilliance hits home loud and clear

<b>Hyde Park, London</b> <br>They may parody themselves like modern-day Monkees but Blur straddle their disparate styles better than any band<p>Most criminals returning to the scene of the crime favour a surreptitious approach. Not Blur. They bowl shamelessly back into Hyde Park, location of their disastrously …

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Google's new Nest Cam is always watching, if you let it into your home

Live-streaming video camera stores up to 30 days of video with audio in the cloud and performs advanced analysis of it<p>Google has released another product in its Nest Internet of Things lineup. This time it’s an internet-streaming home security camera, which means Google could be watching your every …

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Rise of the machines: The industrial Internet of Things is taking shape

The next wave of innovation about to wash over the connected world is the industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Beyond smart watches and FitBits, forward-thinking businesses are applying the concept of IoT to complex, psychical machinery, like jet engines and locomotives, to unleash unexpected …

Zimbabweans get chance to swap 'quadrillions' for a few US dollars

New exchange rate is $1 for 35,000,000,000,000,000 old dollars<p>Zimbabweans will start exchanging “quadrillions” of local dollars for a few US dollars next week as President Robert Mugabe’s government discards its virtually worthless national currency.<p>The southern African country started using …

Blatter's long goodbye fuels critics urging quick FIFA exit

GENEVA (AP) — In soccer's version of the long goodbye, Sepp Blatter is staying put.<p>Two days after announcing his decision to resign as FIFA …

Everything Apple is rumored to announce at its WWDC dev conference next week

It’s that time again — when the Apple stages its Worldwide Developer Conference to fire up the developer community, trot out some new tricks for old products, and, hopefully, announce some brand new ones.<p>Based on the news reports and word from our own sources, we believe the star of WWDC 2015 will …

Jaws: the movie that brought video games and films together

Released 40 years ago this week, Jaws didn’t just invent the summer blockbuster – it also kickstarted the love affair between games and films<p>The moment will be familiar to a generation of Jaws fanatics. Early in the movie, after the first mangled victim is discovered, the highly strung police chief …

Do you remember the first time? Some reunion shows might just be better …

As Ride proved with their stunning comeback show, a mixture of nostalgia, improved technology and softening egos can make a band’s return better than they ever were originally