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The Week in Review: Derek Jeter’s Last at Bat

After swinging 342,000 times for the same team, New York Yankees star Derek Jeter stepped up to the plate on Thursday night for the last time. For 20 …

Swansea City open to bids for Liverpool and Tottenham target Bony

With Premier League big-hitters chasing the prolific Ivorian striker, Swans chairman Huw Jenkins insists that no contact has been made but is unwilling to rule out a sale<p>Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins says that there has been no approach for Wilfried Bony but refuses to rule out selling the …

Apple sued for shrinking storage space on 16GB devices thanks to iOS 8

Apple's caught plenty of flack for continuing to sell iPhones and iPads with just 16GB of storage in 2014, and just as much for the amount of storage needed to upgrade to iOS 8, two things that a pair of customers from Florida are suing the company over. In a legal complaint filed yesterday in …

Calculating AirAsia payouts for victims: A grim task

Like in any plane crash, the tragedy over AirAsia Flight 8501 now leads to the horrific task of determining how to compensate the families of the victims.<p>International treaties play a role. Families can also pursue potentially larger claims through the courts. And where victims file lawsuits can …

Russia, Italy and Britain to draw credit-rating scrutiny in 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia’s potential demotion to ‘junk’ credit status in January, a crunch review for Italy’s debt at the end of March and a reappraisal of Britain after its election are key dates on Europe’s 2015 credit rating calendar.<p>The Canary Wharf financial district is seen in east London …

Bad weather hinders search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501: seven bodies recovered

<b>Surabaya, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> Indonesian searchers battling bad weather in their efforts to find more remains from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 have so far recovered seven bodies from the sea, officials said Wednesday.<p>A day after the first bits of debris from the commercial jet were spotted afloat off the …

'Be Real' Body Confidence Campaign Warns Against Fad New Year Diets

With the constant talk between friends of New Year's resolutions, diets and exercise regimes, a lot of us feel under pressure to change the way we …

14 Simple Productivity Resolutions for 2015

Maximizing productivity is a goal often discussed but rarely reached. As a result, though entrepreneurs actively strive to make the most of their time--reading books, exploring productivity hacks, testing project management tools--too often they feel they've fallen short. Meanwhile, the to-do list …

Time Management

Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors

After a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised $250,000 and a first-generation product that promised remote viewing of anyone coming to your front door over your home network, Doorbot is rebranding as Ring, and introduced redesigned hardware with more of a focus on home security, and a design …

Hacker Group Lizard Squad Takes Down Destiny, Call of Duty, FIFA And More

It’s been over a full month since hacker collective ‘Lizard Squad’ rose to notoriety for taking down Sony's PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and other gaming servers, but above all else attracting the FBI’s attention for tweeting out a bomb threat to a Sony executive’s American Airlines flight, which …

Britain's first floating solar panel project installed

Green energy developer says new floating technology is even more lucrative than solar farms on fields<p>They have become a familiar sight on rooftops and fields across Britain. Now, solar panels are set to start appearing in a new and surprising location: floating on reservoirs.<p>Britain’s first ever …

Renewable Energy

Free Windows 9 For Some Isn’t Too Crazy

At some point, speculating about what will become quickly obvious is difficult. Still, on the cusp as we are of the release of the first preview of what may be called Windows 9, it’s reasonable to take a few notes of the latest rumor cycle: Will Windows 9 be free?<p>Current gossip indicates that for …

iPhone 6 still draws crowds on weekend No. 2

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may have been available to buy for a week now in the U.S. and other primary markets, but it’s still a hot enough ticket that it’s causing major lines this weekend, as eager shoppers try to grab Apple’s next-gen handsets.<p>In various cities around the world, a constant queue …

People are bending iPhone 6 Plus display units in Apple Stores

Apple insists “bendgate” isn’t an issue after receiving just 9 complaints about bent iPhones as of last week, and the vast majority seem to agree. But will the Cupertino company <i>think differently</i> when it discovers that people are walking into its retail stores and bending the iPhone 6 Plus units it …

A Quick Refresher On The Difference Between Macau, Hong Kong, And Mainland China

That's because Macau and Hong Kong are "Special Administrative Regions" with their own money, police force, schools, languages, and even government; for almost 20 years since rejoining China, Hong Kong has been able to elect its own leaders.<p>Check out the video below for the quick explainer on the …

Hong Kong

What is the meaning of the umbrellas in Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Revolution”?

The ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong have co-opted an unusual symbol: the umbrella. After the publishing of striking images of front-line protestors parrying jets of pepper spray with nylon shields, social media began dubbing the protests the “Umbrella Revolution” and the “Umbrella …

Hong Kong

London cab controller arrested as ‘Isil agent’ in Bangladesh

Samiun Rahman, 24, is accused of travelling from London to Syria and Bangladesh, allegedly recruiting jihadists to fight for Islamic State<p>An East London taxi operator ran a Bangladesh terrorist cell recruiting jihadists to join Islamic State's and al-Qaeda-linked militias in Syria, police in Dhaka …

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: in-depth analysis

Pros<p>iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Beautiful design, excellent performance, iOS 8 increases flexibility, unmatched industrial design, best rear-facing cameras …

The Largest Passenger Plane in the World Will Fly the Longest Route in the World

SYDNEY — Sorry Dallas, you are going to be seeing a lot more Aussies flooding in.<p>Today, Australia's national airline Qantas made aviation history by …

Japan suspends recovery of volcano bodies

Toxic gases and ash from a still-erupting Japanese volcano have forced rescue workers recovering bodies from the summit to call off their efforts to bring down the remaining victims.<p>Rescuers were able to airlift eight bodies by a military helicopter before operations were halted at 1:30 pm (04:30 …

This Lego Doom build will haunt your nightmares

Lego artist Iain Heath built an incredible 6-foot-long Lego model of scenes from the 1993 classic video game Doom.<p>The original Doom was one of the first first-person shooter video games on the market, and it was really one of the defining titles that helped the genre take off.<p>Iain Heath spent three …

Lego

Two Bold Teenagers Walked Into An Apple Store And Bent An iPhone 6 Plus

Some teenagers go to the movies for a thrill.<p>Other walk into Apple stores and record themselves perpetuating the iPhone 6 Plus' bending problem — now known as BendGate.<p>Two British teens, who call themselves Kylie and Danny, did just that over the weekend and recorded their exploits for the world to …

Mobile Technology

George and Amal Tie the Knot