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Apple's big iPhones are a big imitation, Samsung says subtly in new ad

I'm not sure if you're aware, but Apple launched a couple of new, and rather larger, phones last week.<p>Oddly, it seemed that the company's sudden embrace of size was like a bald man's sudden embrace of a horse-haired toupee.<p>Samsung owners had, after all, enjoyed larger phones since the days when the …

Steve Jobs Was Completely Wrong About Why People Like the iPhone

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>The launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — and the latter's massive 5.5-inch screen — appear to prove Apple founder Steve Jobs was completely wrong when he said in 2010 "no one" would want to buy a phone with a big screen.<p>And while this sort of …

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Why Google and the FCC are bringing wireless back into the net neutrality fight

This week the Chairman of the FCC and Google both seemed to come out in favor of holding wireless internet to the same network neutrality standards …

The Four Principles of Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There comes a time in every person’s life when they have to decide if they are where they want to be or if they want to work towards getting to where …

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A Few Lessons From Shock and Disappointment | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

My video was more than three minutes long. I didn’t just film myself dumping a bucket of ice and water on me. I had something to say about the nature …

These Charming Buildings Are Not What They Seem

Looks can definitely be deceiving.<p>When street artist Patrick Commecy spots a blank building facade, he sees much more than a bare wall. He pictures what it might look like with sun-soaked balconies, climbing vines, colorful shutters, and bustling people. And then, with a bit of artistic trickery …

Want an iPhone 6? Your year-old iPhone could be worth $300

Apple's iPhone 6 doesn't come cheap, but the good news is your old iPhone will help you pay for it.<p>People interested in upgrading to the newest Apple smartphone, which officially goes on sale Friday, may be happy to find that their older iPhones can sell for up to $300 or more and some companies …

The Most Famous Houseboat in Movie History Just Sold

The house's exteriors were used in the popular romantic comedy.<p><i>Photos: Rick Miner, Coldwell Banker Danforth</i><p>The charming houseboat that Tom Hanks's character, Sam Baldwin, called home in the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle has a new owner. According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, a tech …

10 Ways to Make Your Home Happier

Create a cheery, inviting space.<p>From a fresh coat of white paint to choosing comfortable, neutral furniture, decorating experts share their advice on creating a cheery, inviting home.

Thinking About A New iPhone? The Ultimate 2014 Buyer's Guide Can Help You Choose

Tim Cook said Apple’s new iPhones will cause “the mother of all upgrades.” But with two brand new models to choose from, as well as two carryovers that are now just a year old and significantly cheaper, it’s arguably never been harder to choose from among Apple’s smartphone lineup. In addition, …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Upcoming smartphones to anticipate this fall

Colorado High Schooler Invents Smart Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Colorado has a history with gun violence so it’s only appropriate that 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, would want to apply biometric user authentication to firearms. Kloepfer just won the $50,000 Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge for his smart gun prototype.<p>Angel …

This Is The Skinniest House You'll Ever See

This London home gives new meaning to close quarters<p>This shot of London's "Thin Home" was captured by blogger Hedvig Sagfjord Opshaug.<p>The unique home can be found on Thurloe Square in Knightsbridge, London. When approached from the west, the entire house appears to be only 7-feet wide, but its …

Proof That Garden Sheds Can Be Glamorous

The backyard storage shed doesn't have to be an eyesore.<p>A garden shed designed by Alison Carabasi of Hillbrook Collections<p>You typically don't associate glamour and elegance with backyard storage sheds, but, Alison Carabasi has taken mundane prefabbed structures to completely custom objects of …

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14 Incredible Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

We refuse to cook indoors from now on.<p>Dining al fresco is only half the fun. Whether you're designing your own outdoor kitchen, or just want to get inspired for the future, we've got ideas to suit any decor style. Now add them to your dream house board.