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KGI: Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro to feature optional Force Touch compatible stylus, 2015 shipments in the 4-5.5M range

According to respected and generally reliable analyst Ming Chi-Kuo from KGI Securities, Apple’s long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro will feature Force Touch stylus support—perhaps for something like an enhanced Pencil from Paper’s FiftyThree. Earlier this month, we detailed what to expect from Force …

Mr. Show Rides Again: Bob Odenkirk and David Cross Re-unite for New Netflix Sketch Series

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross were ahead of their time with their 90s Python-esque cult comedy. With a new Odenkirk-and-Cross collaboration premiering on Netflix, George Gurley looks back—and ahead—at the duo’s comic exploits.<p>Other than Sunset Boulevard traffic and Bob Dylan, the only sound inside …

Comedy

Taylor Swift sings 'Ronan' and honors woman whose son died of cancer

At the <i>1989 Tour</i>‘s stop in Glendale, Arizona, Taylor Swift performed her heart-wrenching song, “Ronan” for the first time on the tour. She wrote the …

Jared Fogle, onetime face of Subway, faces years in prison for child sex charges

Jared Fogle, who was the face of the Subway restaurant chain for 15 years, will plead guilty to distributing and receiving child pornography and engaging in sex acts with minors, his attorney and federal prosecutors said Wednesday.<p>Federal charging documents released Wednesday morning accused the …

Golden Globes

Drones freak out animals, say scientists

Authorities need to take into account the impact on wildlife when setting regulations for drones, researchers say<p>Drones may divide human opinion but for animals unidentified objects flying in the sky are a cause of significant stress, scientists have discovered.<p>Although animals often appear to …

William Shatner will host 'Star Trek’s' first-ever official cruise

Trekkies, your captain has arrived.<p>William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk, will be hosting the first officially licensed Star Trek: The Cruise in 2017.<p>The voyage will mark the franchise’s 50th anniversary and is set to sail a six-night trip aboard the Norwegian Pearl out of PortMiami from Jan. …

HTC Cuts 15% Of Its Workforce As It Bids To Return To Profitability

HTC said last week that it would be cutting costs “significantly,” and today the struggling Android phone maker revealed that will make 15 percent of its staff redundant as part of that strategy. That’ll mean around 2,250 employees lose their jobs.<p>The company, which has seen its stock price sink to …

Android Phones

Tesla Raising $500 Million In Equity May Just Be The First Round

Tesla announced this morning that it intends to raise $500 million in equity with the underwriters having an option to increase it by $75 million within 30 days. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, also plans to buy $20 million of the $500 million at the public offering price which is probably one of the …

Tesla

Al-Zawihiri Pledges Allegiance To New Taliban Chief

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has released an audio message pledging loyalty to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was chosen recently to succeed Mullah Omar.<p>"We pledge our allegiance [to the] commander of the faithful, Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansoor, may God protect …

Afghanistan

Henry Cavill on the superhero curse: ‘You’d better look like Superman any time you get your kit off’

The actor is self-critical about what he sees under the cape. For now, though, he has swapped that uniform for the slick suits of The Man from UNCLE<p>For the first decade of this century, Henry Cavill occupied the least coveted role in movies: Hollywood’s nearly man. He had lost out on a run of …

Comic Books

Google is sidestepping the FAA to test its unmanned drones on US soil

Google is testing its Project Wing unmanned aircrafts, otherwise known as drones, over United States soil with quiet approval by NASA, according to a new report by the <i>Guardian</i>. The technology giant would otherwise have to receive a 333 exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a …