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Today in Apple history: Newspaper replaces photo staff with iPhones

<b>May 31, 2013:</b> The <i>Chicago Sun-Times</i> fires its entire 28-person photo staff, with the goal of training its staff to shoot photos using iPhones instead. Pulitzer Prize winner John White is among those who lose their jobs.<p>The move is significant not just because of what it says about the declining …

Road Trip into a VR-Triggered Wasteland in These Vivid Sci-Fi Paintings

Sci-fi painter Simon Stålenhag’s latest series ‘The Electric State’ depicts a post-apocalyptic migration to California.<p>While dystopian sci-fi painter and conceptual artist Simon Stålenhag’s last two series, <i>Tales From The Loop</i> and <i>Things From The Flood</i>, are part of an alternative Sweden populated by …

Why no job is safe from the rise of the robots

Hollywood got it wrong. The highly intelligent machines that will be unleashed in the near future won’t be coming for our lives. They’ll be coming …

To my Jewish, Irish, Asian and Italian friends

To my Jewish, Irish, Asian and Italian friends, let’s remember: Your ancestors were lower than dirt when they arrived here. Italians were referred to …

Investing

The Real 007 Used Fake News to Get the U.S. into World War II

The British ran a massive and illegal propaganda operation on American soil during World War II—and the White House helped.<p>In the spring of 1940, …

New Jersey

Art of the one-liner: wit and grit for a deadly hit

And why the late, great Carrie Fisher deserves to join Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx and Dorothy Parker as one of the genre’s most brilliant exponents<p>For a while, I had the perfect tagline on my dating profile, and it was all thanks to the wit of Carrie Fisher: “Instant gratification takes too long.”<p>It …

Literature

Oppo PM-3 Magnetic Planar Headphones Reproduce Music Just As The Recording Engineer Heard It

Would you spend the price of a decent smartphone on a pair of headphones that aren’t even noise cancelling and that offer no Bluetooth function? Well, most people wouldn’t but if you’re serious about your music and you want a pair of headphones that offer recording-studio quality but which are …

Audiophile

Microsoft’s IFTTT alternative is now open to everyone

Microsoft Flow comes out of beta and is free to use<p>Microsoft Flow, the company’s own take on IFTTT, is officially available to the general public after being released in beta back in April. The tool lets you connect cloud services like Slack, G Suite, Twitter, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 to create …

Is RealDoll Close to Delivering Its Promised AI Sex Robots?

The company touts itself as making the "world's finest love dolls," so we caught up with founder Matt McMullen to see if the dolls' upcoming AI updates are going to make them world-leading relationship-bots.<p>RealDoll, as the name suggests, make incredibly life-like sex dolls. You might have seen the …

Best Cerebral Sci-Fi Movies that Will Blow Your Mind

The best cerebral sci-fi movies are so intellectually challenging because, while the reality they portray isn't yet possible, it certainly isn't …

Lower Than a Snake’s Belly in a Wagon Rut Redux

<b>On a particularly hot day, a Royal Australian Air Force English Electric A84 Canberra bomber drops to within 25 feet as thrill-seeking mechanics get</b> …

Aviation

10 of the least-visited US national parks

With US national parks such as Yosemite and Yellowstone facing overcrowding, we take a look at 10 beautiful but little-known parks where you’re more likely to see a bear, moose or ‘champion tree’ than another human. Tell us about your experiences in less-trodden parks by clicking the Witness button …

National Parks

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Based on 6% annual growth in wealth, they would hold assets worth approximately $305 trillion.<p>7:36 p.m. April 21, 2018<p>It will close 8,000 U.S. stores …

New Jersey

5 Underrated Countries Where You Should Take Your Next Adventure

Where to travel when you've already traveled to all the typical places.<p>So you've already climbed Kilimanjaro, hiked the Inca Trail, and trekked to Everest base camp. And now that those trips are off your bucket list, you're looking for some off-the-beaten-path suggestions on where to go next. …

Why Hollywood Won't Cast Brendan Fraser Anymore

2010 was a rough year for Fraser and may have been the reason he's become persona non grata in Hollywood. In the span of just two months, Fraser …

10 unforgettable road trips in Colorado

COLORADO IS ONE OF THE BEST STATES in the country to just relax and take it all in. Whether starting in Denver and the front range, down in the …

Hiking

Flight Crew Tells of Harrowing Rescue to the South Pole

On the 1,500-mile (2,414-kilometer) trip to pick up two sick patients, the crew battled iced-up wings, an overloaded cabin, and icebergs blocking the runway—and still arrived in one piece.<p>The icy runway shimmered in dim moonlight. Wisps of powdery snow rippled over its surface, driven by a brisk …

Antarctica

The Limits Of How Far Humanity Can Go In The Universe

If we look to the distant future, with unlimited technology, how far could we reach?<p><i>“Even if I stumble on to the absolute truth of any aspect of the</i> …

The 10 Most Powerful Cars Under $40,000

Horsepower for the masses.<p>Serious power doesn't have to cost serious money. For under $40,000 you can get cars with horsepower figures that were astronomical 15 years ago.

This website lets you book private jet rides that are cheaper than some commercial flights

Stratajet bills itself as "the world's first online private jet marketplace," using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.<p>Though it's not the only private jet booking website online, it's the first to let users …

12 Out-of-This-World Facts About 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> was a watershed moment in filmmaking. The epic sci-fi story of extraterrestrials and higher planes of …

Inside the garage labs of DIY gene hackers, whose hobby may terrify you

When the future of genetic engineering arrived on Sebastian Cocioba’s doorstep, it was affixed to the back of a postcard from Austria with a little …

West Virginia’s retro-futuristic pod car network in photos

Personal rapid transit — a mass transportation network that could carry passengers straight to their destinations in small private cars — has a long, fascinating, and often troubled history. But the first (and so far, only) PRT project in America has been running almost continuously in West …

The ‘Netflix for planes’ offers unlimited air travel for a monthly fee

A new company named OneGo is hoping to do for air travel what Netflix was able to do for movies: Provide an all-encompassing service for a recurring …

Royal Enfield Unveils Adventure Motorcycle Himalayan

NEW DELHI -- Weeks after releasing a teaser on its website, Eicher Motors-owned Royal Enfield on Tuesday launched its first all-terrain motorcycle, …

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, <i>these tricks aren’t really hidden at all</i>. …

iPhone

​The 11 Sci-Fi Films That Defined 2015

The best films about the future this year.<p>Yes, 2015 was another banner year for filming the future. A deluge of new sci-fi movies have debuted since last January—we saw big budget sci-fi blockbusters, fun, competent genre exercises, and stellar, mind-bending new concoctions. That meant still more …

Universal sent 'Star Wars' an awesome congratulations for beating the 'Jurassic World' box-office record

Both numbers shattered records "Jurassic World" set earlier this year when it premiered in June with an unexpected $208.8 million domestic opening. It beat out Disney and Marvel's "The Avengers" which held the record since 2012.<p>Universal doesn't seem too upset, though.<p>"Jurassic World" producer …

Box Office

The 16 best ways to sabotage your organization's productivity, from a CIA manual published in 1944

The "Simple Sabotage Field Manual," declassified in 2008 and available on the CIA's website, provided instructions for how everyday people could help the Allies weaken their country by reducing production in factories, offices, and transportation lines.<p>"Some of the instructions seem outdated; …

CIA