Olivia O'Neil

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Retina iMacs are “incredibly likely” to appear at next Apple event

The iMac is Apple’s only machine that hasn’t gone Retina, but a new report claims the wait is almost over for the desktop beast — Apple is “incredibly likely” to announce its new Retina iMac next month.<p>“A source familiar with Apple’s plans tells me that Apple is indeed planning to launch a Retina …

Apple

Tens of thousands of people have pre-ordered the (not yet existent) iPhone 6 through China Mobile

China Mobile has started accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 6. Yes, the one that hasn’t been announced yet. Apparently people are excited to finally get a chance to pre-order a phone they know nothing about, too, given that over 33,000 have reportedly already taken advantage of the offer.<p>The …

Gaza truce holding as 10,000 Israelis join protests in Tel Aviv

A fragile ceasefire extension between Hamas and Israel enters its second day Friday, as thousands of Israelis call on government and army to end Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza once and for all<p>A fragile ceasefire extension between Hamas and Israel entered its second day Friday as the two sides …

Israel

Man dies midgame at Chess Olympiad, another found dead in hotel

A major international chess tournament in northern Norway ended on a grim note, with one player dying in the middle of a game and another found dead in a hotel room, organizers said Friday.<p>A 67-year-old member of the Seychelles team collapsed and died during the final round Thursday of the two-week …

Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud

Former Vice President Al Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt have filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera on charges of fraud and material breaches in their acquisition of Current Media, POLITICO has learned.<p>Gore and Hyatt, the co-founders of Current Media, say that Al Jazeera has unlawfully refused to …

Germany “accidentally” spied on Hillary Clinton phone call, report says

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The U.S. spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and that’s a pretty big deal because she’s a head of state, but this wasn’t …

Gordon Brown: independent Scotland would have 'neo-colonial' ties with UK

Former prime minister, promoting his book My Scotland, Our Britain, calls independence 'worst possible outcome for Scotland'<p>An independent Scotland that kept the pound would have a neo-colonial relationship with the rest of the UK because it would have no say over key economic and monetary …

Obama: 16.3 Billion VA Bill 'A Step Forward'

Gaza After the Bombardment

The 72-hour cease-fire agreed to by Israel and Hamas is set to expire tomorrow morning. As negotiators in Egypt work hard to extend the truce, Palestinians have been taking advantage of the relative peace to return to their homes and neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip, assessing the vast damage after …

Putin Orders Import Ban on All U.S. Food in Sanction Retaliation

Russia will ban all imports of U.S. food products as well as fruit and vegetables from the European Union after President Vladimir Putin ordered retaliation for Western sanctions against Moscow, a state news agency reported Wednesday. With Russia a major buyer of food from the United States and …

Russia

White House: U.S. working ‘intensively’ on crisis in Iraq

President Barack Obama said Thursday night he has authorized “targeted airstrikes” in northern Iraq and the delivery of humanitarian assistance to religious minorities trapped there by Sunni extremists.<p>“Several military aircraft” dropped the supplies to a group of Iraqis near the town of Sinjar, a …

Adobe builds out Photoshop 3D printing prowess

A brand new update to Photoshop CC offers enhanced 3D printing capabilities and increased printing options.<p>The app’s expanded 3D support lets you create print-ready 3D files for a broader range of printers and service providers, such as the fifth generation MakerBot Replicator 3D printer and …

Can we stop using speech bubbles for messaging?

This is my iPhone's homescreen right now. Notice something weird? There are no fewer than nine instant messaging apps, and seven of those use a speech bubble as their logo. We've lamented the fragmented state of messaging many times before, but if we're going to have hundreds of apps for the same …

Twitch to mute copyrighted music in video-on-demand

Video-game streaming service says it will cut the volume on 30-minute blocks of video when unauthorized audio content is detected.<p>Video-game-streaming service Twitch, which is the subject of rumors about a Google takeover, announced a new copyright protection policy that threatens to muffle audio …

Video on Demand

Barnes & Noble and Google to test same-day book delivery, swiping at Amazon

Google will offer online shoppers same-day delivery of books from Barnes & Noble stores, under a new partnership that aims to help the companies …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America's Best Ramen Shops

There were only about three or four ramen shops on Oahu when Hidehito Uki founded Sun Noodle in 1981. Ramen in America was pretty much just a cup of noodles you cooked in the microwave. Uki — who came to Hawaii from Japan to make and sell fresh ramen noodles — wondered how he could ever be …

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Al Gore

Laser-Cut Wooden Landscape Rings

Etsy user CliveRoddy creates imaginative sets of laser-cut rings made from birch that make a landscape when worn together.<p>[via Whimsebox]

Etsy

WW1 women at work: In pictures

World History

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

Don't Be Afraid Of The Clowns

The red-nosed pros at the 2014 World Clown Association annual convention know you think they're creepy. How does a maligned and misunderstood centuries-old art form survive bad PR and cultural decline?<p>“In our hearts, we’ve been burned.”<p>A spry woman stands before a large, carpeted hotel conference …

Miley Cyrus

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …