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New Apple Watch spread targets Chinese fashionistas

Ahead of Apple’s March 9 event, the Apple Watch has popped up in another non-tech magazine, boasting some fashion shots of it being worn by a male model. The magazine is <i>East Touch</i>, a Hong Kong-based Cantonese magazine aimed at (predominantly female) readers between the ages of 20-30, and covering …

Danger Ahead for Obama on Iran

Netanyahu's controversial speech is masking another issue: The president's responsibility to avoid making a bad nuclear deal.<p>The perverse genius of Benjamin Netanyahu and his aides (and their Republican handmaidens) is that they have managed to turn a moment in which President Obama should have …

Middle East

Apple Loop: iOS 9 Available In May, Battery Life Sells Smartphones, Tim Cook's Chinese Clone

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the provisional release dates of iOS 9, battery life vs thin design, the Apple Watch’s launch event, Apple’s impressive market cap, music journalism in the iTunes store, the Apple Watch as a status symbol, the …

The Week in Review: Year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram)

Hundreds of millions of people celebrated Chinese New Year this week and will continue to over the next month, in Asia and around the world. The most important festival of the year in China, which was first celebrated in the 14th century B.C., begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice …

Chinese New Year

An ancient text that has baffled researchers for more than 200 years - The indecipherable Rohonc Codex

The discovery of an unidentified text in Hungary has led to more than 200 years of attempts to determine who authored it and to decipher its …

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