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Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs unveils Rokr E1, the first iTunes phone

<b>September 7, 2005:</b> Apple and Motorola launch the Rokr E1, the first Cupertino-sanctioned cellphone to run iTunes.<p>Steve Jobs is very unhappy with the results. The device shows that it’s a compromise to let an outside designer create a phone under the Apple banner. The company won’t make the same …

Apple

The 7 Creepiest Easter Eggs Hiding in Kids' Video Games

Demons, ghosts, and suicide -- all in a day's work when you design games for kids.<p>Cast and Crew<p>Head of Production: Rosie Kaller<p>Editor: Breandan Carter<p>…

First face transplant patient, Isabelle Dinoire, dies at 49

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> The recipient of the world's first face transplant, Isabelle Dinoire, has died, according to French doctors.<p>A statement released by Amiens Hospital, which performed the ground-breaking procedure in November 2005, said Dinoire died on April 22, 2016 "following a long illness."<p>She was …

How Magician Penn Jillette Lost 100 Pounds Eating Only 2 Things

The famous illusionist performed his best trick yet.<p>Penn Jillette can make just about anything disappear, but this time the famous illusionist performed a dramatic vanishing act on himself. The taller half of Penn & Teller dropped over 100 pounds by eating only two things and skipping exercise …

The Week in Movies - Old character returning for Star Wars: Episode VIII?! New Harry Potter trilogy, James Bond shortlist and more!

<i>The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including the old character rumoured to be returning for Star Wars: Episode VIII, a new</i> …

Movies

Utah climbers go missing in Pakistan

Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson have been missing for a week after their latest attempt to climb the notoriously difficult 23,000ft peak<p>The Pakistani military has set up a helicopter search for a pair of American climbers missing for more than a week after an attempt to climb the notorious Ogre II …

After 9 years, the smartphone boom is finally over

Now, just over nine years since the introduction of the iPhone, it looks like the boom is over.<p>Data from analyst firm IDC released this week suggests that smartphone market growth will only be up 1.6% in 2016 versus 2015, with 1.46 billion phones sold. In 2015, it was up a solid 10.6% versus 2014. …

Tim Cook

16 Ways to Exploit Cheat Codes You Didn't Know Your Body Had

If there's one thing video games have taught us, it's that there's always a cheat to make the game easier. It turns out that like video games, life …

Our life in three stages – school, work, retirement – will not survive much longer | Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott

Babies born today have a good chance of surviving to be 105. If they are to exploit the great opportunities raised by longevity we must abandon outdated notions of a traditional life<p>For much of human history, life was well described by Thomas Hobbes as “nasty, brutish and short”. However, continued …

Retirement

You're not losing your marbles, this board exists

Etsy seller Tom Wilhelm crafts skateboards that shake up the conventions of board design and resemble marble. Tom’s boards are compact, so they make …

Luggage

Why Google Canceled Project Ara

It was uncovered this week by Reuters that Google has discontinued Project Ara, its effort to build a modular smartphone. Ara captured many tech …

Wedding Photographer Wants to Publish Photos: What Should We Do?

<i>In this day and age, sharing the details of your wedding on social media is almost a given. Even with unplugged weddings, most couples will share a post or two in the days surrounding their wedding, from a Facebook status about how excited they are to an Instagram post featuring a favorite pic</i> …

Massive iPhone 7 leak details enhanced display, improved storage options and much more

With just a few days to go before Apple’s special media event kicks off in San Francisco next week, the mother of all iPhone 7 leaks has landed right …

An experimental policing tool is gaining traction across the country — and there are major civil-liberties concerns

"Predictive policing" software is now employed by at least 20 of the country's 50 largest police departments, including New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles.<p>But advocates of criminal-justice reform say those practices could lead to racial profiling and aggressive policing.<p>A sweeping coalition of …

Policing

Funny Pictures – August 11, 2016

When you’re late for work and forget to feed the king. <br>viaCan Richard Funk? <br>viaDon’t do it. <br>viaCommunity Cracktivism in America. <br>viaThe university …

Pokémon

Want to Double Your Employees' Loyalty? Science Says Provide These 3 Things

Engaged employees can increase your revenue and profits more than 200 percent. Here are the three things businesses can do to drive devotion.<p>Humans make relationships harder than they need to be. At our very core, we crave only three things (after food, shelter, and good Wi-Fi service):<p>To feel …

The ‘Colossal Failure’ of Trump’s Mexico Visit

To Mexicans, the GOP nominee's trip South of the border was an embarrassment—and has made President Peña Nieto even more unpopular than he already was.<p>If Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto one day decides to write a memoir and chronicle his greatest mistakes, inviting Donald Trump to Mexico City …

Graphic Designers: Cheat Sheets That Simplify Design Elements, Print Terms, More

Image via Canva<p><b>Graphic designers</b> who are just starting out may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the myriad jargons used in the field.<p><b>Adding on to</b> these …

The first photos of Jupiter's poles are 'like nothing we have seen or imagined before'

When NASA's Juno spacecraft first flew by Jupiter on August 27, all we got was a fuzzy image of the gas giant from a glancing angle. But now scientists behind the mission are starting to trickle out high-resolution photos and videos taken during the 130,000-mph maneuver, briefly making Juno the …

Astronomy

22 Famous Stories That Left Out The Best Details

What we know about the media and history, in fact, is that the people writing that stuff love to sensationalize both. What's funny is that in their …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Joe Biden gave an unexpected response to a protester who said his friends died in combat in Syria

While campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Ohio on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden was interrupted by a protester who repeatedly shouted at him about friends he said were killed during a combat mission in Syria.<p>"Some of my friends, my American friends, died," the protester said. "Why did you tell …

Joe Biden

The 'Google Brain' is a real thing but very few people have seen it

Naturally, tech giant Google is smack dab in the middle of this trend.<p>Just like the move to mobile gave rise to companies like Uber and Snapchat, Google's chairman Eric Schmidt believes that machine learning will underpin the next crop of game-changing successful companies.<p>Google has built a team …

Machine Learning

The Lost Girls of Panama: The Full Story

The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked …

Astronomers Unveil a 46-Gigapixel Photo of the Milky Way That Took 5 Years to Make

Last year, NASA released a 20-gigapixel photo of the Milky Way that was made up of over 2 million infrared photos. Back in January, NASA published a …

Ghostly photos show abandoned town being reclaimed by desert sand

In Melbourne, Australia, an old home filled with sand is allowing visitors to travel to an eerie corner of Africa without leaving the country.<p>The …

Cate Blanchett Gets Her Cindy Sherman On in Australia

The actress teams up with artist Julian Rosefeldt to transform into everything from a homeless man to a news anchor.<p>Anyone who’s seen one of Cate Blanchett’s numerous, iconic films knows that the actress is a woman of a million faces. And if her storied acting career isn’t testament enough to that …

9 Photos of Car Mechanics Recreating Famous Renaissance Paintings

Rembrandt with a wrench.<p>You never know when inspiration will strike. For Chicago-based professional photographer Freddy Fabris, it happened when he stumbled into an auto repair shop while helping his friend get his car fixed.<p>"Because of my painting background I've always wanted to re-create classic …

Art

Israeli-Arab designers take hit at Islamophobia with Arabic tote bag

The bag features bold Arabic script along its side, which translates to: “This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are afraid of the …