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Apple, it’s time to move on from “OS X”

The Mac operating system holds the dubious honor of being the most frequently mispronounced tech brand. It looks like <i>“Oh Ess Ex”</i>, but the X is …

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5 Secrets About Flying You'll Wish You Didn't Know

Face it: unless you’re flying in Etihad’s ultra-swank Residence cabin, you’re not enjoying your flight. Air travel is about getting from A to B, and …

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Virgin Galactic will unveil its new SpaceShipTwo today

Virgin Galactic will unveil the latest version of its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft later today, 18 months after a pilot was killed when the previous model …

13 tips for getting the best results from your iPhone camera

Tim Cook’s embarrassment at the Super Bowl seems a timely opportunity to put together something that’s been on my to-do list for a while now: a quick guide to getting the best results from your iPhone’s camera.<p>As a keen photographer, I’ve been amazed just how far cameras have come in the past few …

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Apple is Doomed to Fail ... or Maybe Not

Something very strange is going on in business journalism.<p>The world’s most valuable company just gobbled up 94% of global smartphone profits, up from …

The 13 Most Unflattering Revelations in the New Steve Jobs Documentary

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine explores the Apple mastermind's more controversial qualities.<p>After making an enemy of the Church of Scientology earlier this year with <i>Going Clear</i>, Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney is taking on the tech world's most polarizing yet beloved icon with <i>Steve</i> …

Silicon Valley

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley14 hours …

Men's Fashion

Snapchat ghosts are ready to haunt the real world

Snapchat plans to start showing up in more places than just your iPhone. After introducing Snapcodes for easily adding friends from within the app, the social network is now letting users customize and print their own branded ghosts to share in the real world.<p>It’s a novel idea that’s already spread …

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This photographer's Instagram will soothe your love of organization

People who love organization know the feeling.<p>The entire world falls apart when things aren't in order. Order is the meaning of life and anything …

Sony should probably stop making phones

Xperia mobile division drags down the bottom line<p>Sony has reported earnings for its 2014 fiscal year along with forecasts for the next, and the numbers don’t give much reason for the company to stick with certain struggling products. Sony made an operating profit of ¥68.5 billion ($571 million) off …

How-To: Clean and speed up your Mac with free, trustworthy downloads

“My Mac used to be fast, but now it’s running so slow.” I’ve heard many versions of this complaint, and they’re always factually true, not just opinions: Macs do become sluggish over time, even if all of their chips and hard drives are working like new.<p>I’ve devoted several columns to hardware …

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Apple Watch Hardware Components Estimated to Cost Just $81.20

IHS Technology has published its preliminary estimate of hardware component costs for the Apple Watch. The company says the actual hardware costs are …

'Sony Design: Making Modern' Book by Rizzoli

From pocket-sized transistor radios to gaming consoles, Sony has been responsible for some of the<p>From pocket-sized transistor radios to gaming consoles, Sony has been responsible for some of the most innovative products that many of us use today. <i>Sony Design: Making Modern</i> is the latest book from …

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Libertine-Libertine 2015 Summer Lookbook

Copenhagen-based brand Libertine-Libertine are set to drop their spring/summer collection this<p>Copenhagen-based brand Libertine-Libertine are set to drop their spring/summer collection this week. Featuring sleek tailoring, ever-popular loungewear and eye-catching patterned shirts and bold tees, …

Summer Fashion

Future Mapping Company Creates Stunning Maps That Are Both Informative and Decorative

East London’s Future Mapping Company have unveiled their latest offering – a high-contrast,<p>East London’s Future Mapping Company have unveiled their latest offering – a high-contrast, detailed take on Berlin printed on quality, silk-coated paper using metallic inks. Featuring points of interest, …

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Kylie Jenner responds to the out-of-control #KylieJennerChallenge that has teens suctioning shot glasses to their lips to mimic her look

Since this weekend, the #KylieJennerChallenge hashtag has been accruing thousands of tweets and Instagram posts through which people display lips they have plumped up through the magic of shot-glass suction.<p>The social-media stunt's origins are murky, though YouTube user Brendan Jordan appears to be …

The world as a work of digital art

As curious creatures, we attempt to understand the world around us in many ways and nowadays that usually boils down to big data visualization. Whether we're creating models of large-scale systems or breaking down reality into wireframes and exposing the digital bones beneath, the data-rich …

Finally, a sensible explanation of why you can’t buy the Apple Watch this Friday

Apple won’t sell you a smartwatch in stores this weekend, as you hoped it would, and the Apple Watch won’t be available in retail stores for the …

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Secret Force Click shortcuts: Thirteen Taptic tricks for your new Trackpad!

Force Touch trackpads come on the 12-inch MacBook, 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, and the Magic Trackpad 2. And with Force Touch comes Force Click, a …

Beyoncé is wearing a gold Apple Watch band that you can't buy

And if you could, it'd be way more than $17,000<p>Nowhere on Apple's website will you find a solid gold link bracelet for the Apple Watch. Jony Ive never mentions it at any point in this video describing the gold watch's creation. But in a set of photos posted to her website, Beyoncé just proved it …

People still don’t know how to use Siri, but Apple wants to change that

Without any advance warning, Apple suddenly revamped Siri’s page on its website late on Tuesday evening. The new page eliminates all the unnecessary …

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Sorry Apple: Siri is still lacking in one fundamental way

Siri can do all sorts of things these days. Though it initially could only handle stuff like calls, texts, music, reminders, and directions, it's since improved to become an expert in movies and sports, music recognition (via Shazam), restaurant bookings, and more.<p>And yet, despite its depth of …

Carly Fiorina bashes Tim Cook for weighing in on 'religious freedom' debate

Fiorina, a potential Republican presidential candidate, told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday that Cook should be speaking out against oppressive regimes worldwide instead of Indiana's new "religious freedom" law.<p>"When Tim Cook is upset about all the places that he does business because of the …

A Look Inside Austria's Grandest Abandoned Hotels

Eerie does not begin to describe the present state of the vacated and forgotten hotels of Austria<p>Eerie does not begin to describe the present state of the vacated and forgotten hotels of Austria that urban explorer Thomas Windisch has captured. In some cases, the rooms have been left intact, as if …

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7 Characteristics Women Look for in a Man

<b>Bend Fashion to Your Will</b> <b><br>The strategy:</b> Demonstrate you're a leader, not a lemming. Add an irreverent, original element to your outfit that hints (not screams) that you don't break the rules, you make them.<p><b>How to pull it off:</b> Keep 90 percent of your look appropriate to the occasion—you're …

YouTube video of cop berating Uber driver leads to investigation

Technically Incorrect: An Uber driver is subjected to racially tinged, angry invective from an NYPD officer, while a passenger films the whole thing.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p><i>I don't know where you're coming from or where you think</i> …

Stolen iPhone leads blogger to China, stardom and unlikely bromance

Matt Stopera had his iPhone stolen last February from his favorite bar in New York City. Like most of us, he was upset, but not overly so. Matt got a new phone and went about his life.<p>A year later, odd pictures of a Chinese man standing in front of an orange tree started appearing on his new …

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