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Facebook Hits 100 Million Monthly Active Users in Africa

Facebook just keeps on growing. The number of people accessing its social network each month has reached 100 million in Africa, further highlighting the opportunity for expansion through emerging markets.<p>According to Facebook, more than 80 percent of its monthly active users in Africa are now …

The Celebrity-Hacking Scandal Is a Rude Wake-Up Call on Cloud Security

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The latest hack involving celebrities is much more than an embarrassing moment for a few superstars. It’s a wake-up call for all of us.<p>Virtually everyone depends on the cloud to share sensitive information, but now we know that whether …

How to download the free U2 album

As part of the iPhone and Apple Watch launch, everyone with an iTunes account gets a free download of U2's latest album. Here's how to claim your copy.<p>If you haven't already heard, Apple and U2 are giving away a copy of the band's latest album "Songs of Innocence" to more than 500 million users to …

Apple Watch

Can Apple turn its iPhone and Watch into a wallet?

In any checkout line these days, many consumers are staring down at their smartphones.<p>With its new<p>iPhone 6and Apple Pay system, Apple Inc. hopes to get many of them to use the same phone like a credit card, promising easier and more secure transactions.<p>Previous efforts to replace plastic credit …

Apple Pay

World's First 3D-Printed Car Built Live at IMTS

Printable fuel still a ways off..<p>US automaker Local Motors is attempting to make history by building the world's first 3D-printed car at this year's …

Apple Aiming to Ship 80 Million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Units By End of 2014

Apple is aiming to ship a combined total of 80 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units by the end of this year, reports <i>Digitimes</i>. To achieve this goal, the company has reportedly asked its supply chain partners to ramp up component production. Barring any production issues, Apple is aiming for 10 …

Try on the Most-Googled Celebrity Hairstyles of 2014 (So Far!)

Ready to score a Googlicious haircut? We tracked down 20 of the most-Googled celebrity hairstyles and added them to our Hollywood Makeover tool so …

Madonna Names Miley Cyrus a Guest Curator for Art for Freedom

Madonna has named a high profile curator for her Art for Freedom project this coming month.<p>This week it was announced that Miley Cyrus will be a …

Gregg Segal: 7 Days of Garbage

View Gallery<p>Just like your pets, friends, house, or the clothes you wear, your garbage can speak volumes about who you are. We don’t usually linger …

Andy Warhol

Syncretism by Cesar Santos

Can you combine Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Hello Kitty? Cesar Santos can. The Cuban-American artist weaves together complex and divergent art forms …

Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid.<p>"I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were not allowed. The library, which was so …

Literature

Object Lesson: Hollywood mechanic's rare Japanese internment photos

In the photo, a young boy hangs on a fence. His face is partially obscured; his eyes hover just above his bent knuckles. His stance is playful. On first impression, he looks like any kid in the middle of play.<p>The background, however, tells another story. Receding endlessly into the horizon are the …

Historical Photography

Tupac Shakur musical 'Holler If Ya Hear Me' closing on Broadway

After struggling to find an audience on Broadway, the musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" will close Sunday at the<p>Palace Theatrein New York after running for less than two months.<p>The production, which is based on the songs of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, opened with mixed to negative reviews June 19 …

Tupac Shakur

Michelle Obama pushes for music, arts in schools at awards lunch

First Lady Michelle Obama took to an entertainment-industry pulpit in Los Angeles to stump for expanding the role of arts in education, saying that 6 million children in the U.S. have no exposure to any form of arts in school.<p>Speaking before an audience of several hundred including L.A. Mayor<p>Eric …

Education

Eye idol | Middle Uruk | The Met

Provenance<p>1937-38, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British …

Archaeology

Artist’s Giant Red Ball Bounces Around the Globe

Exhibitions<p>,<p>A bright red ball might not seem like art, but blown up to a massive 15-feet-tall and weighing just 250 pounds, wedged into unexpected …

Art

A Pair of Shoes Artist: Vincent van Gogh Completion Date: 1886 Place of Creation: Paris, France Style: Post-Impressionism Genre: still life Technique: oil Material: canvas Dimensions: 45 x 37.5 cm Gallery: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands http://www.wikiart.org/en/vincent-van-gogh/a-pair-of-shoes-1886 Posted by Lara

Photographer Creates “Facebook Safe” Versions of Louvre Statues

Art World<p>,<p>Photo: Peter Kaaden.<p>Facebook removed a photo of a nude statue in the Louvre a mere three minutes after photographer Peter Kaaden posted it. …

New cassette tape could hold 47 million songs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget the cloud, and rework your mental image of those mysterious data centers. Sony has reinvented a tool for storing a mind-numbing amount of data:<p>A cassette tape.<p>But this isn't one of those rattling plastic tapes you used to compile your ultimate summer road-trip jams and, too often, …

New York phone booths turned into free Wi-Fi hubs

7,300 defunct phone booths are to be transformed into a massive free Wi-Fi network serving New Yorkers across five boroughs.<p>The news was announced by …

Here’s a video of Dr. Dre and Steve Jobs video chatting about iTunes and the iPod

In light of the impending Apple/Beats deal, above is a video of Dr. Dre and Steve Jobs video iChatting at an Apple event (a decade ago!) about the iPod and iTunes. It seems that the relationship goes back quite a few years, and the Steve Jobs biography has a great quote about that:<p>“Perhaps the …

Apple may be buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion

Apple Inc., in what would be the largest acquisition ever for the tech giant, is close to buying high-end headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion.<p>The talks between Apple of Cupertino, Calif., and Beats Electronics of Culver City were first reported Thursday by the Financial Times and …

Music Industry

30 Of The Most Creative Shopping Bag Designs Ever

When selling a product, its design is one of the most important aspects of its marketability. However, just as important, if not more so, is making …

Future resists major-label bloat on his brisk Honest

In rap, nothing is proprietary. Be it a unique production choice or a novel flow or inflection, every stylistic innovation is piped directly into the …

Coachella brings in arcade machines to save nature

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival has partnered with Global Inheritance to create an arcade that encourages visitors to earn game tokens by performing nature-saving tasks.<p>The Nature Saving Arcade is a solar-powered video game arcade full of classic titles. Visitors can win prizes …

Oculus Rift helps dying woman experience the outside world virtually

Game artist Priscilla Firstenberg used an Oculus Rift dev kit to help her grandmother experience the outside world before passing away, The Rift Arcade reports.<p>Cancer patient Roberta Firstenberg had become too weak to enjoy her favorite pastimes or walk around her yard. At the time, Priscilla — who …

China's free trade zone regulations set, ready for video game console sales

Regulations for China's free trade zone in Shanghai are now officially in place, opening the area for the sale and trade of video game consoles, reports People's Daily.<p>The ban on console sales in China — which lasted close to 14 years — lifted last September, when the country announced it would set …

Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20%

<b>Bolivia will raise the minimum wage by 20%, President Evo Morales announced on Monday.</b><p>Following talks with leaders from Bolivia's main trade union federation, President Morales also said that the basic salary would go up by 10%.<p>The increase is well above inflation, which was 6.5% in 2013.<p>The move …