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Dancing cop video goes viral, showing humanity trumps force when diffusing a situation

In Washington, police showed up in a neighbourhood near the Nationals baseball stadium to break up a fight between two groups of teens. After it was …

Angelina in Black and White: Photos by Brad Pitt

Actor Brad Pitt shows his versatility with these artful black-and-white shots of his wife Angelina Jolie that he took at the request of <i>W Magazine</i>. …

Windows 10 will automatically download on to Windows 7 or 8 PCs

Microsoft’s efforts to entice users to upgrade to Windows 10 will soon see it automatically downloaded on to users computers without their knowledge.<p>The company announced that Windows 10 will become a “recommended update” starting next year, which means anyone with Windows 7 or 8 that has automatic …

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Intel reportedly has 'army' of people working on Apple's next iPhone chip

Intel is pouring resources into a project to supply Apple's next iPhone with its next-generation LTE modem, according to a report today from <i>VentureBeat</i>. The team responsible for integrating the Intel 7360 LTE modem chip into what will inevitably become the iPhone 7 may be as large as 1,000 people. …

'The Colbert Report' finale: Some joking, some singing, some Alex Trebek

To celebrate the end, he first turned his show over to the president, then went head to head with a dragon. He sold nine years of tchotchkes at a yard sale, then raffled off his desk and fireplace for charity. And for his final show, he murdered death, declared himself immortal, sang a song with …

Wordpress 4.1 Brings Distraction-Free Writing and More

The very latest version of WordPress is here, just in time for Christmas. WordPress 4.1, dubbed “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, brings a number of new features along with a new theme.<p>Every year, WordPress releases a new theme and this year is no different. The new Twenty Fifteen …

Streaming games: Is a workable model in sight?

<i>This post is part of a new series called “Game On” brought to you by Akamai Technologies. As game publishers deal with increasingly more complex issues, this series looks at issues as diverse as managing worldwide launches, security, second screen integration and the changing business model of</i> …

Once Written Off, Kepler Telescope Finds New Planet

More than a year after NASA said its Kepler space telescope was beyond repair, the planet-hunting probe has delivered an unlikely find: a planet that's outside our solar system. The find comes after a team worked to find a way to make Kepler productive again, says NASA, calling the find "a …

Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

Colbert's greatest takedowns

For ambitious pols, going on the show was fraught with peril.<p>Thursday night brings the final episode of “The Colbert Report,” but as satirist Stephen Colbert heads out the door, it’s not without a few scalps in tow. More than a few of Washington’s political elites have been flummoxed by the …

New Apple Patent Hints At Big Touch ID Upgrade

Patent applications often mean companies have to expose some of their closely guarded secrets and Apple is no exception. Now a new patent application from the famously secretive Cupertino company has shed light on a potentially exciting upgrade coming to the Touch ID home button used on iPhones and …

Bing Apps Updated for iPhone and iPad with a New Look

Search engine Bing has refreshed its apps for iPhone and iPad, with a revised home screen that looks better and simplifies navigation to view trending content.<p>The iPhone app now has a cleaner layout on the home screen, with the search bar in the center, and a content tab at the bottom, which …

Yahoo Screen iOS app adds AirPlay support, push notifications, and more

Yahoo Screen, the iOS app the company launched back in September as a TV remote-like experience for browsing content from Yahoo, gets updated today to version 1.0.2. With the update, users can now AirPlay content from the app to an Apple TV and receive push notifications for live content like …

J.D. Power continues to find iPhone rates top in smartphone satisfaction

J.D. Power released its second Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study for the year and continues to find Apple leading the charts.<p>While Apple has topped this chart ten consecutive times in the last five years, AT&T has proved it can maintain its lead in overall carrier customer satisfaction we …

Facebook for iOS updated with comment editing, photos, and more

Facebook for iOS received an update today bringing the ability to edit posts and comments directly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Previously, this feature was only available from the desktop version of the website. The update also brings another desktop feature: the ability to add photos to …

Apple reiterates it cannot read user iMessages, has no plans to do so

<i>Update: Fresh Apple statement added</i><p>The immunity of iMessages from government surveillance has been cast into doubt by QuarksLab security researchers presenting at the Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur.<p>A leaked DEA document had pointed to the impossibility of intercepting iMessages even …

iPad helps iOS maintain lead against Android as most valuable mobile ad platform

Opera MediaWorks is out today with its latest report on the state of mobile platforms for Q3 2013. The report, which gathers data from billions of ad impressions each month, notes that iOS continues the lead for mobile advertising, with around 44.4% of all ad requests and 50% of revenue on its …

Google Hangouts for iOS adds outgoing and incoming voice calls through Google Voice

The Google Hangouts app for iPhone and iPad got a significant update to version 1.3 today. The update introduces Google Voice integration that allows incoming calls to your Google Voice number and outgoing calls to U.S. and Canadian numbers. Also included in the new version is the ability to see …

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Square launches Square Cash, allowing money transfers between anyone through email

Square has just launched a new service called Square Cash, which allows quick money transfers between any two parties using through an email. Contrary to what you might be expecting, you don’t need to sign up or get all of your friends onto Square Cash to share funds. Instead, you just need to link …

Review: Weather Line is a simple way to track weather trends

A beautiful new weather app called Weather Line launched this morning in the App Store. Weather Line is designed for iOS 7, and it adopts the updated design language and icons introduced in iOS 7’s native Weather app. The app is also compatible with iOS 6 for those using older devices like the …

Review: Boxie for iPhone makes Dropbox management even easier

Many of us keep files in the cloud using services like Dropbox. While Dropbox has a decent iPhone app, there are quite a few features that it lacks. Boxie is an intuitive and beautiful new Dropbox client that aims to alleviate some of those issues. From the ability to view any file’s previous …

Apple adds redesigned iPhone support pages with iOS 7 tips to website

This week Apple has added revamped iPhone support pages detailing a long list of new features and UI tweaks in iOS 7 with a slick new UI that allows users to easily swipe through a carousel of related tips using a layout that’s much better suited for touch screens on iOS devices.<p>The new design is …

Consumer Reports praises iPhone 5s Touch ID and camera, but prefers Droid battery life and display

<i>Consumer Reports</i> released its review on the iPhone 5s and 5c this week with an interesting take on Apple’s new hardware. Its reviewers praised Apple’s fingerprint recognition system known as Touch ID found on the iPhone 5s, and acknowledged the iPhone 5c as a budget-friendly device for consumers, …