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UN Security Council demands Gaza cease-fire, stops short of calling for Israel pullout

Israeli fighter planes hit homes and a high-rise tower in Gaza Monday and seven Israeli soldiers, including an officer, were killed in a firefight there as more violence overshadowed hope for peace negotiations.<p>Sirens wailed and loud explosions rocked the streets of Gaza as Israeli planes continued …

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

Private Browsing Settings Aren't as Private as You Think

Let's be honest: There's probably a few things you've been looking at online that you don't want anyone to know about.<p>Whether you're secretly …

Leaked ‘Windows 9’ screenshots offer a closer look at the new Start Menu

An early look at Microsoft's next version of Windows<p>Microsoft provided an early look at its new Start Menu for a future version of Windows earlier this year, but freshly leaked screenshots are offering an even closer look at the company’s progress towards its major desktop revamp. Two screenshots …

Body believed fugitive owner of sunken ferry

South Korean police Tuesday said a body found in June is believed to be the fugitive billionaire owner of a ferry that sank two months earlier, killing more than 300 people.<p>DNA evidence indicates the man found in a field about 185 miles south of Seoul is 73-year-old Yoo Byung Eun, who also founded …

Joaquín Castro: Rick Perry ‘militarizing’ border

Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro on Monday said Gov. Rick Perry is “militarizing our border” with his decision to deploy state National Guard troops there.<p>“We should be sending the Red Cross to the border not the National Guard to deal with this humanitarian crisis,” the Democratic congressman said in an …

iOS 8 beta 4 includes new Tips app with quick feature tutorials

iOS 8 beta 4 brings a new app to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch called Tips. The application, as the name implies, provides quick tips and tutorials about iOS features. The app will be updated on a regular basis with new ways to use iOS device features. Apple has also launched a Tips website (in …

A Stroll in Pontocho

The world's earliest selfies – in pictures

The selfie isn't a 21st-century invention. Buzz Aldrin has reminded us on Twitter that he took the first space selfie in 1966. Here's a selection of other early examples of the form – from the 1830s to the 1980s<p>• Steve Rose on historical selfies

The Grandest Home To Ever Be Squeezed Into 550 Square Feet

Tiny, but grand in spirit.<p>Designer Peter Dunham's apartment may be tiny but it's grand in spirit, packed with exuberant patterns and colorful personality.

25 Icons Who Travel in Style

Let these 25 vintage icons inspire your jet set style.<p>Let these 25 vintage icons inspire your jet set style.

WSJ: Apple prepares record number of 80 million 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones for production

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has told its suppliers to prepare to build a record number of next-gen iPhones. According to the Journal, Apple is looking to produce 70-80 million units by December 30th. As reported earlier this month, both the 4.7-inch and the larger 5.5-inch models of …

Netflix Now Has 50M Streaming Subscribers

Netflix announced today (PDF) that it topped 50 million streaming subscribers during the second quarter of 2014. That’s a whole lot of binge-watching.<p>The company still has plenty of room to grow internationally, though, as just 13.8 million of Netflix’s 50.05 million streaming members are located …

Xiaomi unveils the iPhone-lookalike Mi 4

Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and loaded with 3GB of RAM, the Android KitKat smartphone will debut in China.<p>BEIJING, China -- The design of Xiaomi's latest Mi 4 will seem very familiar to some. The company appears to have borrowed from the Apple playbook again -- the …

Mobile Technology

Israeli soldier reported missing in Gaza

An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the Israeli military as saying, as Israeli airstrikes hit targets in the enclave and diplomatic efforts intensified to end more than two weeks of fighting.<p>Israel's Channel 10 News on Tuesday said the military …

Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families.<p>Five refrigerated wagons containing 200 body …

Security researcher suggests 600M iOS devices have Apple-created backdoors for data

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/dynamicfoto<p>How secure is the data your iPhone(s aapl) or iPad? A little less than perhaps you thought, according …