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New Apple Pay Deal Gives It Greater Presence In A Key Market: Self-Serve

Apple has a new partnership in place with USA Technologies that will help it accept Apple Pay at approximately 200,000 in-use self-serve payment terminals, 9to5Mac reports. The roll-out will bring Apple Pay to coffee machines, snack dispensers, laundromats, goods kiosks, amusement part ticket …

Apple Pay

Xiaomi's new flagship smartphone sold out in 3 minutes

The sales of Xiaomi's new flagship smartphone, the Mi Note, are off to a solid start.<p>The 5.7-inch smartphone, which is considered an iPhone 6 Plus …

What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions …

This Bluetooth Gadget Makes It Easy To Record Your Calls

Recording phone calls is something that’s incredibly handy if you’re a journalist, have a bad memory or simply want to be able to prove a conversation took place, but it’s pretty hard even with smartphones.<p>Bluewire, a new Bluetooth device being crowdfunded on Indiegogo, promises to make recording …

Gear & Gadgets

Let's stop laughing at Groupon

When we began work on our Age of Unicorns cover for <i>Fortune</i>, one internal conversation was about cautionary tales. Fab? Sure. Box? Seemed so at the …

The EFF outlines how to bring the NSA to its knees

Since Edward Snowden revealed the many ways that the National Security Agency is collecting massive amounts of data on unsuspecting American citizens, some organizations have been diligently at work trying to regain personal privacy for the masses.<p>To that end, the Electronic Freedom Foundation just …

Meet Vivaldi, a new browser from the former CEO of Opera

Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing its newest browser, Project Spartan, we’ve got another brand new contender in the browser wars: Vivaldi.<p>The new browser, which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, is still in its early days, but offers a number of features that loyal Opera users may …

Software

Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 software update w/ stability improvements, reduces space required to update

Apple released the iOS 8.1.3 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users today. The update is available over-the-air through the Software Update section of the Settings app. The update includes the usual bug fixes and performances improvements, and notably claims to reduce the amount of …

Twitter finally delivers group messaging and video

At its heart, Twitter seems to be suffering from some sort of existential crisis, struggling to work out if it's a social network, a messaging service or a publishing platform. Today sees the company launch two features that, if we're honest, only really tick the second and third items on that …

Cuban youth build secret computer network despite Wi-Fi ban

Hands-On With Snapchat Discover: Fun Content For Short Attention Spans

Snapchat today launched its media hub Discover. With bite-sized content blips that mix photos, videos, and text, it could become a millenial entertainment destination. And by mixing in pre-rolls and looping video interstitial advertising, Snapchat may have found how to turn storytelling into a …

Social Media

Holocaust Survivors Mark 70th Anniversary Of Auschwitz's Liberation

Holocaust survivors gathered along with several world leaders today to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation by the Soviet Red Army of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland where more than 1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed.<p>NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson tells our Newscast unit that …

Bowe Bergdahl to face desertion charges: NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion for disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009, NBC News reported on Tuesday.<p>U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Army and received by Reuters on …

U.S. Army

Put your faces back on, ladies: Why the #nomakeupselfie trend has to stop

A simple U.K. fundraising campaign got lost in translation. The #nomakeupselfie – women posting photos of themselves sans makeup to social media, donating to cancer research, and then nominating others to do the same – has gone on for too long. The road paved with good intentions took a wrong turn: …

Obama defends Saudi relationship: 'Sometimes we have to balance'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama defended Tuesday the need to maintain a close alliance with Saudi Arabia, a strategic U.S. ally with a poor human rights record, shortly before leaving India for a short visit to the Gulf Kingdom.<p>But even as the U.S. works closely with the Saudis on common strategic …

Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, Stormed by Terrorists

Terrorists armed with bombs and guns launched an attack on a Libyan hotel popular with leaders and Western diplomats Tuesday, killing several people including at least one American.<p>Guests fled the waterfront Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli when the attack began shortly after 9 a.m. local time (2 a.m. …

Purported ISIL message threatens Japan, Jordan hostages

An online message purportedly from the Islamic State warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot held by the militants have less than "24 hours left to live."<p>The group again demanded the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for involvement in a …

Bowe Bergdahl 'to be charged with desertion'

US soldier released last year in controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban could be charged "within weeks", defence officials tell NBC<p>US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 but was released last year in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban, …

'Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England

BOSTON (AP) — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of …

End of extended unemployment benefits credited for job surge

**Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><b>Buzz Cut:<br>• End of extended unemployment benefits credited for job surge<br>• Senator ousts aide over Vets drug scandal<br>• ‘White dude fest’: Dems complain about lack of diversity on Team Hillary<br>• Power Index primes 2016 pump<br>• That’s not creepy</b> …

Kobani liberated: Kurds take strategic city from ISIS - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kurdish fighters have taken the Syrian city of Kobani from ISIS' grip after 112 days of fighting with the Sunni extremist group, multiple sources said Monday.<p>The announcement comes a day after an Iraqi official declared that Iraq's Diyala Province had been "liberated" from ISIS.<p>Idriss …

REPORT: Bowe Bergdahl Will Face Desertion Charges

The television network, citing senior defense officials, said the charges could come within a week.<p>According to NBC News, Bergdahl will be charged with leaving his outpost in Afghanistan in June of 2009 in order to "avoid hazardous duty or important service," apparent grounds for a charge of …

Egypt activists lose final appeal at protest sentences

<b>Three Egyptian activists have lost their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were handed in 2013 for violating an anti-protest law.</b><p>Last April, a Cairo appeals court upheld the sentence given to Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel for taking part in an unauthorised …

Moscow condemns arrest of 'spy' Yevgeny Buryakov as 'anti-Russian move'

Moscow has condemned the arrest of a Russian man in New York on espionage charges as yet another instance of unfair persecution by the US.<p>Yevgeny Buryakov, an employee of state-owned VEB bank, was arrested on Monday and charged with gathering “economic intelligence” along with two other Russian men …

Bowe Bergdahl to Be Charged With Desertion, Officials Say

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by enemy forces in Afghanistan for five years, will likely be charged with desertion, senior defense officials tell NBC News.<p>The officials point out that Bergdahl will likely face a lesser charge of desertion described in the Uniform Code of Military …

ISIS Still Strong Despite Major Defeat in Kobani

Kurdish fighters may have declared victory in a 134-day battle for Kobani and described it as the beginning of the end for the Islamic State in Iraq …

Middle East

ISIS threatens Obama, Japanese and Jordanian hostages in new online messages

A new, grisly beheading video from ISIS includes a direct threat against President Obama and is one of at least three new warnings from the terror organization, including pledges to kill Jordanian and Japanese hostages if a hostage held by Jordan is not freed.<p>In a new online video discovered by the …

Gunmen launch deadly assault on Libya hotel

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Libya's capital, killing at least 11 people, including three guards and five foreigners, before blowing themselves up after being surrounded by security, officials said.<p>The attack, which included the use of a car bomb, struck the popular Corinthia Hotel, which sits …

Ericsson's Connected Paper tech streams info through your body

Imagine simply touching a piece of paper, whether it be a business card or a label on an object, and relevant information almost instantly being displayed on your smartphone. That's Ericsson's Connected Paper tech, a working prototype of which I saw.<p>And what's really cool about it? The information …

Internet of Things