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WSJ says Apple considering using sapphire displays in “more-expensive” iPhone models

A new report filed by The Wall Street Journal today is the latest to claim that Apple’s next generation of iPhones will sport sapphire displays. In addition to commentary from analysts over how the more expensive material could impact costs for Apple, the WSJ report includes the following …

The FDA wants to use Minecraft to keep people from smoking

Minecraft has proven a useful tool for teaching life lessons. For instance, if you don't have somewhere safe to sleep at the end of the day, bad things might happen to you. Also, cave exploration can be extremely dangerous without enough light, or if you run into molten lava — which is frequently. …

Samsung’s Metal-Edged Galaxy Alpha Is Its Most iPhone-A-Like Handset Ever

Samsung has announced a new metal-edged flagship smartphone that takes its design language a step closer to the iPhone — and gives it something to fend off competition from surefooted Android startup Xiaomi.<p>The latter has been gobbling Samsung’s lunch in China and just last month announced its own …

Top 9 at 9: Miranda Kerr keeps chin up in Bloom/Bieber feud, plus more news

We've got the top 9 things you need to know this a.m. - from the latest fashion sightings, to style news, to must-have products - our daily style fix …

What Black Lip Balm Can Do for You—Even at Your Wedding

Contrary to what you might be thinking, black lip balm is not just for the guy who plays Gor-Don on those Sprint Framily Plan commercials. When it's extremely sheer, it lends the impression that you're wearing nothing (or barely anything) on your lips. But like a nude lipstick, black balm can give …

In Honor of Sharknado 2, an Amazing Tara Reid Makeover

A movie about a tornado of sharks landing on New York City may be an unlikely vehicle for a comeback, but Tara Reid is having a moment thanks to the media blitz surrounding <i>Sharknado 2: The Second One.</i> All the hubbub reminded us of one of our favorite <i>Allure</i> makeovers—Ms. Reid's own, back in …

beauty queen: giles fall 2014

blue steel, baby.<p>At the Giles fall ’14 show, the look was pretty punk with teal-and-gray-rimmed eyes by makeup artist Lucia Pieroni and disheveled ’dos by stylist Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck.<p>Click through the gallery to get the look.

How to Cover All Your Bumps and Bruises—With Your Makeup

I may have been a ballet dancer at one point in my life, but I'm still a total klutz. I'm always finding bruises and scratches from running into the edge of my bed or tripping over my feet. Sometimes, I don't even know how I got the marks on my arms and legs—I just wake up that way. In the …

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Here's How to Match Your Lipstick to Your Dress

There were a lot of tricky-to-pull-off outfits at Comic-Con last weekend (Mortal Kombat characters, Leeloo Dallas Multipass, etc.), but I give the highest marks for daring to <i>True Blood</i> actress Deborah Ann Woll, who matched her berry lips to her Halston Heritage dress. I asked Fabiola, Woll's makeup …

iPad Art and Photography app

<b>Pixels.com</b> is an app for viewing and purchasing artwork that uses the iPad’s camera to allow you to see how the artwork will look on your own wall. The app is based on the pixels.com website for artists, photographers and art collectors. Artists and photographers upload their images and pixels.com …

Blink Wireless Monitoring And Home Security System (video)

Blink a new monitoring and home security system has this week launched on the Kickstarter crowd funding website and is already looking as though it …

Home Automation

BlackBerry buys encrypted voice firm Secusmart

Betting on increased interest in secure communications for businesses, the smartphone maker has bought German firm Secusmart<p>Troubled phone maker BlackBerry has attempted to expand its security offerings with the acquisition of voice encryption provider Secusmart, though onlookers aren’t convinced …

Three's smartphone app for calling and texting over WiFi now available

Three and EE jostled for attention last month when they announced, on the same day, their customers would soon be able to make calls and send texts over WiFi connections. While EE is working on a fancy system the user will be all but oblivious to, Three's following O2's lead with an app that does …

Get totally free talk, text and data on your iPad, thanks to FreedomPop

You may know FreedomPop as the guys who will turn your iPod touch into a free iPhone, but if you have an iPad, the carrier is now willing to do the same thing, giving any Sprint-compatible iPad free talking, texting and data.<p>An iPad is not an iPhone, of course, but it does have LTE abilities, which …

Tablets

You Can Now Donate to Wikipedia in Bitcoin

The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit responsible for Wikipedia, said Wednesday that it will accept donations of the digital currency Bitcoin.<p>“It …

Virgin Mobile lets you customize your family's prepaid phone plan

In the US, prepaid cellphone service tends to be a like-it-or-leave-it proposition that rarely fits perfectly, especially for families. Virgin Mobile may have a smarter approach in store; it's launching Custom, a prepaid family plan that lets you tailor usage to your liking. You can put as many as …

Following Blockbuster Q2 Results, Twitter’s Stock Opens At Four-Month High

Twitter is out of the woods — or so it seems. Following yesterday’s impressive earnings report, the company has had a quick and clear reaction from the stock market. Yesterday evening, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) was up 30 percent in after-hours trading. This morning, shares opened at $47.01, 21.8 percent …

Canada accuses China of hacking into National Research Council

The organization, which handles Canada's R&D efforts, is rebuilding its IT infrastructure and says the hack didn't extend into the rest of the government's networks.<p>Canada has accused China of hacking into government servers and attempting to steal information.<p>The National Research Council, which …

Britain has ambitious plan for driverless cars, but roadblocks remain

Britain has announced a plan to fast-track driverless cars, meaning self-driving cars could hit public roads by early 2015.<p>It is the first sovereign state to make such a large-scale and public commitment to testing the cars, experts said.<p>"It's an early statement by a national government that this …

Driverless Cars

Xiaomi Fined $20,000 In Taiwan

It’s been a rocky journey for popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi recently, what with having to face criticisms that it has ripped off Apple’s products and privacy issues with the Redmi Note.<p>Now there’s another bump in the road for it after Taiwanese authorities found out that Xiaomi …

Shazam Brings its Music Recognition App to the Mac

Shazam is bringing its hassle-free music recognition service to the Mac. Available as a free download, the app works quietly in the background and picks up the tracks playing around you. That can be on your Mac, or in the nearby vicinity – similar to Shazam on mobile, the service will use your …

Sony makes money on movies and games, but not on smartphones

It wasn't long ago that Sony, almost inexplicably for a company of its size and heritage, was losing money everywhere it went. After a few years of pain, however, things have begun to look up, with the company posting a first quarter net profit of around $265 million. The bulk of the good news …