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Teen Breaks His Own Guinness World Record For Speed Texting With An iPhone 6 Plus

Yes, there is a Guinness World Record for speed texting. And the current record holder just set the bar much higher for himself with a new record, accomplished with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.<p>Marcel Fernandes Filho, a 17-year-old from Brazil, set the Guinness World Record for "Fastest Time To Type A …

Square Register, Sans Payments And Hardware, Now Works Globally On Android And iOS

Last week, when Square started pre-orders for new chip-based card-reading hardware to upgrade its older mag-stripe readers, we noted that it seemed only a matter of time before the company would finally turn on more international services, where the newer chip-based system reigns supreme. Now it …

Apple Could Include A Re-Branded Beats Music On Every iPhone

Apple might indeed be rolling its Beats Music streaming service into its general iTunes music offerings, and shipping it included across its range of mobile devices, including both iPhones and iPads. If the Financial Time’s sources are correct, the service would then have instant reach to hundreds …

Chinese 'snakehead' gangs offer only escape for North Korea's defectors

Lee rubs his chin with his forefinger; his face obscured by a blue baseball cap. We sit together in the back of a taxi beside a frigid river near China's bleak northeastern border with North Korea.<p>He's traveling with Chinese smuggling gangs or "snakeheads." They fed and clothed him when he …

Audi says it has 'mastered' hydrogen fuel cells and is ready to launch them

A hydrogen version of the A7 will go over 300 miles on a tank<p>At the LA Auto Show today, Audi unveiled the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro, a modified version of its swoopy four-door coupe that swaps out the traditional drivetrain for a hydrogen fuel cell and electric motors at the front and rear. It'll …

These programming skills will earn you the most money

<i>This post has been corrected</i><p>If you want to provoke an argument among computer programmers, ask them to pick their favorite coding language or framework. But even more contentious in an environment where engineers literally have agents, is which is the most lucrative.<p>Quora threads on the subject …

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World speed texting record broken on an iPhone 6 Plus

Brazilian teen Marcel Fernandes Filho uses a Fleksy keyboard and a very large phone to break his own texting record.<p>When Brazilian teenager Marcel Fernandes Filho broke the Guinness World Record for speed texting using a Samsung Galaxy S4 in May, a million teens with iPhones wept.<p>They wanted to …

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