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Apple, BlackBerry, and Google: The next round of gadget leaks has begun

It’s summer. Those two words can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. In the gadget world, it means the leaks have begun.<p>New gadgets typically arrive in time for the back-to-school season, and definitely ahead of the holiday shopping bonanza. It may only be July, meaning …

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. Where Gates's tastes tend towards the whimsical and Jobs's towards the metaphysical, Musk's list is all about science.<p>Only …

Computer Science

Confused about how Apple Music and its membership work?

Now that you’ve had a chance to settle in with this new streaming service, you’ve probably formulated some opinions about it: How does the Apple Music memebership work? Does the new Beats 1 Radio live up to your expectations? Is the Connect social network something to write home about?<p>You may be …

There's a 'new normal' in America's job market, and it isn't pretty

Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can't find full-time work. And a diminished share of Americans either have a job or are looking for one.<p>Yet in the face of global and demographic shifts, this may be what a nearly healthy U.S. job market now looks like.<p>An aging population is sending an outsize …

Economics

In Athens district where the view is leftist, the word is 'no'

Radical ideas get passed around at the O Tseligkas cafe as easily as the plates of ruby-red tomatoes and wine-dark olives. White-haired leftists and tattooed rabble-rousers — sometimes one and the same — plot revolution, a better world or both as they sip ouzo and roll cheap cigarettes.<p>So it wasn't …

Apple Loop: Frustrating iPhone 6S Leaks, iOS 8.4's Nasty Surprise, Apple Music Corrupts iTunes

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a look at the disappointing iPhone 6S leak, the launch of Apple Music, iOS 8.4′s strengths and weaknesses, the update to iTunes 12.2 and issues with iCloud Music, the new iPod range, Apple’s US market share …

Apple Music

7 Unexpected Cuts of Meat You Should Grill This Summer

Cheaper, tastier, and more sustainable options for your summer of backyard BBQs. Just add a nice cold beverage.<p>Recently, Bryan Mayer offered up a set of New Rules for Grilling, a delicious primer on how to improve your BBQ game. But what, specifically, are you supposed to grill with your newfound …

BBQ

Greece's debt crisis: Where the key players currently stand

Finance ministers from the Eurozone countries agreed Wednesday to delay negotiations on a new bailout deal for Greece until its divided and crisis-weary people decide in a Sunday referendum if they are willing to endure more belt-tightening to keep the euro as their currency.<p>That pause in the …

There Are Still at Least 60 Texas Counties Not Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

From Anderson to Zavala, a running list of which counties are defying the Supreme Court.<p>Are some Texas counties willfully ignoring the Supreme Court's landmark same-sex marriage ruling? It's a question executive editor Mark Warren asked earlier this week, and an issue we chose to confront by …

LGBTQI

Why one Google designer encouraged his team to get drunk before testing products

That means that Googlers will often test new gadgets or software pre-launch to work out bugs, validate their worth, and give feedback and suggestions on their capabilities.<p>Ideally, the dogfooding process helps designers and engineers spot issues that they can weed out before unleashing the product …

Google Glass

Billionaire Saudi prince to give away $32 billion fortune

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal to donate entire $32 billion wealth to his charitable foundation<p>Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the Saudi Arabian billionaire and one of the world's richest people, announced on Wednesday that he will donate all of his wealth of $32 billion (£20.5 billion) to charity over the …

As California Kill-Switch Law Takes Effect, Smartphone Theft Already Down 32%

Smartphone thieves suffered a setback Wednesday when new laws took effect requiring all smartphones sold in California to come with an opt-out “kill switch,” which slashes the phone’s value if stolen and resold on the black market.<p>The legislation is the first of its kind to require that users be …

Identity Theft