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Armani's Secret Island of Pantelleria

The Italian island of Pantelleria sits in the Mediterranean Sea closer to Africa than Sicily. A magnificent place of haunting natural beauty, stunning architecture, and delicious food and wine.<p>Pantelleria is not for those who aspire but for those who have arrived.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Armani's Secret …

When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

Pandora Buys A Radio Station, Songwriters' Group Calls It A 'Stunt'

This week, the Internet radio broadcaster Pandora made what seems like a backward move — technologically speaking. Pandora purchased a local radio station in Rapid City, S.D. The company says it's aiming to get the more favorable royalty rates given to terrestrial broadcasters, but the move has …

Vince Gilligan on Final Season of 'Breaking Bad': 'There Will Be Blood'

Vince Gilligan promises in a new interview that the upcoming final season of <i>Breaking Bad</i> will feature plenty of blood, tension and psychological …

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Could immigration bill get through the House?

USA Today's Susan Page and The Grio's Perry Bacon Jr. join MSNBC’s Alex Witt for “Front Page Politics.” Page talks about Chairman Goodlatte’s hard line on the immigration bill. Perry comments on the possibility of a coalition of Democrats and Republicans pushing the bill through the House. Both …

Sarah Palin On Syria: "Let Allah Sort It Out"

Speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Palin criticized the Obama administration supplying Syrian rebels with weapons.<p>Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suggested the U.S. government should stay out of Syria at the Faith & Freedom …

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Scott Walker’s getting exactly what he asked for

New data shows Governor Scott Walker's austerity policies are driving Wisconsin's economy into the gutter. Ed explains why Wisconsin's dropped to 49th, only ahead of Wyoming, when it comes to good-paying jobs with State Senator Lena Taylor, radio host Mike Papantonio, and Ruth Conniff.

New for accessory makers in iOS 7: Open AirPlay audio, Apple-designed hearing aid tech, device management, much more

We already told you about a few big new features in terms of improvements to Bluetooth coming in iOS 7: Developers will now have a standardized controller framework for hardware game controllers and new features for BLE devices that will bring Notification Center support and always-connected apps. …

Steve Jobs Didn't Want an iBookstore, but the iPad and Eddy Cue Changed His Mind

Testifying in court yesterday as part of the ongoing e-books price fixing trial, Apple senior vice president for Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue offered some perspective on the history of iBooks and the iBookstore, noting that Steve Jobs was initially opposed to such a project. As shared by</i> …

Apple Should Press Delete On Phablets, iPad Maxis And Cheap Phones. Here's Why

The rumor mill around Apple’s 2014 product slate is in overdrive, so what can we assume to be a near-truth? Do you second-guess by following the rumors or do you probe the underlying strategy? Earlier Peter Cohan posted on the possibility of an Apple Phablet, but in fact there are many more options …

How big cable uses its muscles to prevent online competition

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Rumors that Apple (s AAPL) may launch a full-fledged TV set to finally take on the TV business have been around for years. So …

If Office Hits The iPad, Even Fewer People Would Buy A Surface

Remember this ad? The ad where Microsoft attempted to position the iPad as a chopstick-playing toy and the Surface as a PowerPoint-editing machine?<p>Yeah, that’s why we can’t have nice things.<p>Microsoft just released Office for the iPhone. It lets users edit any Word, Excel or PowerPoint document. As …

PRETTYMUCH *Finally* Drops Their Delicious Debut EP

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Pop<p>A stormy, one-take depiction of …

Kanye West Gives Career-Spanning Interview, Talks Working on Yeezus

<i>Photos by Ebru Yildiz</i><p><i>The New York Times</i> has shared a career-spanning interview with Kanye West, who hasn't done many interviews in the recent past. He talked to Jon Caramanica about the musical influences on <i>Yeezus</i>, working with Rick Rubin, his relationships with labels and corporations, his family, …

Kanye West gives first interview in years, discusses career and Yeezus

With the release of <i>Yeezus</i> set for next week, Kanye West has given his first interview in years to Jon Caramanica of <i>The New York Times</i>. The interview …

Kanye West Reflects on His Career, the Grammys, Love Life, ‘Yeezus’ & More with New York Times

“[My Beautiful] Dark [Twisted] Fantasy” and “Watch the Throne”: neither was nominated for Album of the Year, and I made both of those in one year. I …

FBI agent who led Boston Marathon bombing investigation retiring

The FBI agent who led the investigation into April's Boston Marathon bombings will retire next month, the bureau announced on Tuesday.<p>Special Agent in Charge Richard DesLauriers, 53, had been with the Boston field office since 2010 and had served in various roles in the FBI, including deputy …

Scandal shows IRS failings

The past several weeks, our government has been consumed by scandal, particularly the targeting of conservative groups and individuals by the Internal Revenue Service.<p>The IRS is charged with one of the most important jobs of any government agency — collecting revenue to run our government. And …

Marketing dilemmas in a world of Twitter and Facebook

Social media represent a huge opportunity – and a conundrum – for marketers. They now have a vehicle to speak more directly to their customers, and for those customers, hopefully, to spread their message.<p>Social media campaigns are occasionally lauded for successfully blurring the line between …

Google Earth brings improved imaging to ocean viewing

Instead of blurred photos of the ocean floor, users can now see upgraded images with crisp details and topography.<p>Google has started to bring a bit more clarity to underwater viewing in its Earth and Maps platforms. The Web giant rolled out a sneak preview over the weekend of improvements that …

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Take A Good Look At Apple’s New iOS 7 With These Early Screenshots

iOS 7 was announced today officially at WWDC 2013, and it brings a lot of visual changes to Apple’s mobile OS, plus a host of new features and functionality as well. The official release is still a few months off, but one enterprising developer, Brian Roizen, has posted a fairly extensive …

Sony unveils PlayStation 4 hardware at E3 conference

After a controversial no-show at the PlayStation 4's February event, Sony has finally revealed the console's hardware design. The PS4 has an understated, angular form with matte and glossy black finishes on different sections of the body. As with the PlayStation 2 and Playstation 3, the console can …

Apple's Latest Ad Is A Manifesto About The Reason For Its Existence

Over a montage of "every day life" videos that feature its products — often partially obscured or not as the focal point of the shot — a thoughtful voiceover talks about product invention and design, concluding "This is our signature, and it means everything." The closing shot shows the motto, …

Waze Says Google's Future Lies With The Crowd

What is it in the Google psyche that suddenly fell in love with crowdsourcing? It’s pursuit of Waze is further proof that Google has crowd top of mind. I covered some of its initiatives here – but don’t let’s forget that Google Glass is largely a crowdsourced project.<p>You could argue that the SEO …

Through a PRISM darkly: Tracking the ongoing NSA surveillance story

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>It was a relatively quiet week for internet news until <i>Guardian</i> blogger Glenn Greenwald …

New Maps icon centers around new spaceship campus location

While some have noted that the new Maps icon doesn’t suggest you drive off a bridge like the old iOS 6 icon, we noticed something else. The blue line follows along the perimeter of the new Spaceship Campus that’s planned for 2016. It’s definitely a subtle detail, but it’s neat to see Apple …

Apple Unveils iTunes Radio, A Streaming Music Service With The Full Power Of The iTunes Library

Apple had no shortage of new things to announce at WWDC 2013 today, and iTunes Radio is one of the highlights. The company’s new music service has been long-rumored, but now the curtains are drawn and we can see what the Pandora-like streaming radio offering actually looks like.<p>iTunes Radio is …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …