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Pakistani airline launches inquiry into 'extra passengers' claim

PIA says it has launched disciplinary measures against crew but dismisses report that people were forced to stand in aisle<p>Pakistan International Airlines has said it is investigating reports that more passengers than the maximum allowed had travelled on an international flight, adding that it had …

Saudi Arabia

Snapchat just released a 35-minute video about itself

It's time for Snapchat to convince Wall Street and the world why they should be worth more than $20 billion — and here's a look at their secret …

Someone came up with a clever Tinder move to ensure responses

Have you ever matched with someone on a dating app like Tinder, only to have no clue what to do after that?<p>You're not alone.<p>Joe Bagel has been there …

Turn your iPhone into a universal remote and more [Week’s Best Deals]

2017 is off and running, and there’s already a strong crop of brand new deals that top the Cult of Mac Store. This week we’ve got a comprehensive disk utility, a comprehensive bundle of lessons in iOS development, a single place to charge and organize up to 5 devices, and a coin-sized module for …

Remote Controls

Google Calendar integrates with Google Fit and Apple Health to help you stick to your fitness goals

With Goals, Google launched a new Google Calendar feature last year that allowed you to easily schedule and track certain goals you set for yourself. Right in time for people to forget their New Year’s resolutions, Google today announced an update to Goals and Google Calendar that allows you to …

FBI and CIA give differing accounts to lawmakers on Russia’s motives in 2016 hacks

By Ellen Nakashima<p>, Reporter<p>Adam Entous<p>, Reporter<p>In a secure meeting room under the Capitol last week, lawmakers held in their hands a classified letter written by colleagues in the Senate summing up a secret, new CIA assessment of Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election.<p>Sitting before the …

Donald Trump

How to save Instagram posts without taking a screenshot

Instagram made some big changes recently and it has some people confused about how screenshots work in the app.<p>In short, users will only be notified …

James Corden Pitches Apple Music in New Ad

Apple debuted a new Apple Music ad tonight during the 2016 Emmy Awards, featuring "Late Late Show" host James Corden pitching commercial ideas to Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine, Eddy Cue and Bozoma Saint John.<p>Iovine, Cue and Saint John task Corden with pitching commercial ideas that can easily …

James Corden

Tesla says lawsuits could delay SolarCity deal

(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) said on Monday its proposed acquisition of SolarCity Corp SCTY.O could be delayed because of shareholder lawsuits alleging board members breached their fiduciary duty, the latest hurdle to a $2.6 billion deal.<p>FILE PHOTO -- Elon Musk, Chairman of SolarCity and …

Comment from Steve Kondik fuels uncertainty surrounding CyanogenMod

The times when Cyanogen Inc. blustered about “putting a bullet through Google’s head” are over. These days, when company executives speak publicly, it’s to refute worrying reports about Cyanogen’s struggling business.<p>In July, reports claimed Cyanogen was downsizing its operating system team and …

Operating Systems

No headphone jack? No problem. Here's some wireless headphones to choose from.

Rumors have it that the new iPhone, which is being launched later today, will have no headphone jack. Without any sort of official confirmation, we …

Is virtual reality ready for Hollywood?

An IRL chat with “Baywatch” director Seth Gordon. (Yes, “Baywatch” is going to be a movie.)<p>When it comes to virtual reality, Seth Gordon has a unique perspective. As the director of films like “Horrible Bosses,” “The King of Kong<i>,”</i> and the upcoming “Baywatch,” he’s no stranger to making content for …

French officers force woman to remove 'burkini' in Nice

Photographs have emerged of French police officers as they made a woman remove her "burkini" on a beach in Nice. The ban on the full-body swimsuits …

Tesla claims records for e-car speed and range

Electric car pioneer Tesla Motors has announced its new P100D version of the Model S and Model X are the 'quickest production cars in the world' and …

Foreign Students Are Cheating in Universities More Than U.S. Ones

International students may be cheating more than their domestic counterparts at U.S. universities, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported.<p>In an analysis of …

T-Mobile's next 'Un-carrier' move is to buy your loyalty with free stuff

T-Mobile wants its customers invested in the company's future. Literally.<p>The nation's third-largest wireless carrier said Monday that it will give one share of T-Mobile stock to millions of its customers, while providing people a chance to earn more shares by referring friends and family to switch …

This tech company is giving its employees a half-day vacation so they can sleep-in after 'Game of Thrones'

The Season 6 premiere of "Game of Thrones" airs on April 24 at 2 a.m. in the UK to coincide with the broadcast of the show in the US.<p>Sharing a screenshot on LinkedIn of the company's online employee handbook, +rehabstudio operations director Emma Willis wrote:<p>When your company slips you an extra …

Game of Thrones

Prompt wants to be the command line for the real world

In a world where apps are getting more feature-rich and complex, Prompt is taking a step backwards and aiming to be ‘a command line for the real world.’<p>Tagline aside, the application (SMS/Slack/Web) lets you text commands to a number of integrations to do things like change the temperature on a …

CAKE AR platform puts virtual makeup on your face in real time

Last year, one of my fellow Engadget editors got to try some jewelry without actually putting them on through FaceCake's augmented reality platform. Turns out the company also created a variant for makeup, and Cargo, one of its brand partners, is already putting it to good use. Unlike most virtual …

Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy

In 1980, IBM contracted a startup called Microsoft to deliver DOS, an operating system for its forthcoming IBM PC, on a tight deadline.<p>The IBM PC came out in 1981 and soon became a smash hit, surpassing the leading Apple II.<p>A horde of competitors rushed to build their own "IBM Compatible" clones …

Windows 10

Netflix Has Started An “Arms Race” For Original Content

The company is expected to spend $5 billion on original programming this year—and other media companies are following suit.<p>The overwhelming popularity of Netflix has set off an “arms race” for original programming at traditional cable media companies to combat declining viewership, reports <i>Bloomberg</i> …

The Logic Pros: How to move MIDI and audio tracks between sessions with ease

In this week’s episode of <i>The Logic Pros</i>, we are diving into the media browser. More specifically, ways in which we can move ideas and tracks between sessions. While saving presets is a very handy feature, is doesn’t help as much when we want to move entire channel strips, along with the associated …

Apple Hires Developer Behind Signal, Edward Snowden’s Favorite Secure Chat App

Apple hires plenty of interns all year round, but one particular addition revealed this week caught the eye given the company’s current position opposing a controversial order to enable the FBI to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>Frederic Jacobs, a Switzerland-based …

Privacy

U.S. seeks to roll back human rights conditions on Egypt aid

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Obama administration wants to waive long-standing human rights conditions on aid to Egypt, raising questions from rights groups that say the country is experiencing its worst period of human rights abuses in modern history and lawmakers who point to the recent conviction of a …

Human Rights

In Displays, Samsung Galaxy S7's OLED Is Killing It, Apple is Lagging: Researcher

In display technology, Samsung is killing it. Apple is lagging. And Apple gets further behind with every new Samsung phone.<p>Raymond Soneira, the display expert at DisplayMate Technologies, has been making this case for a while now. And makes it again with his review this week of the Galaxy S7 and …

Mobile

Is Pinterest Really a Social Network 'for Women?'

Just ask engineer Tracy Chou, our guest on this week's Too Embarrassed to Ask. Plus: Lauren Goode and Kurt Wagner answer your questions about Snapchat.<p>How old is too old to start using Snapchat? Why do more women than men use Pinterest? And what gadget can you now safely squeeze to death?<p>The …

The Best Wireless Networks, State By State And City By City (Hint: Verizon Wins)

Verizon customers experience the fewest dropped calls, best call connections and fastest data speeds overall of any wireless mobile network in the United States, according to what may be the largest independent test of America’s networks.<p>RootMetrics creates its RootScore Mobile Network Performance …

OK, this is the fastest wireless carrier in the nation

T-Mobile may need to postpone taking a victory lap as the fastest wireless carrier.<p>Verizon Wireless took the top honors in a new study conducted by testing firm RootMetrics, which broke down its findings by states, metro areas and categories including network speed and call reliability.<p>In virtually …

Egypt Prosecutor: Body of Giulio Regeni Showed Signs of Torture

CAIRO — The body of a missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told The Associated Press on Thursday.<p>Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old …

Meet the man who taught Steve Jobs to think different

Steve Jobs reminisced about acid trips and, despite his status as a “master of the universe,” was also a total hippie, according to legendary <i>Whole Earth Catalog</i> founder Stewart Brand.<p>Brand is making a rare appearance today at San Francisco’s Obscura Digital for an event entitled “The 1960s …

Silicon Valley