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Gunmaker Shares Climb After Mass Shooting In Orlando

Shares of two publicly traded gun manufacturers grew in early trading on Monday, a day after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history resulted in 50 …

FBI chief tries to deal with the 'Ferguson effect'

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> A year after unrest in Ferguson, Mo., brought increased scrutiny of police, FBI Director James Comey has thrown his weight behind the idea that restraint by cops in the wake of criticism is at least partly to blame for a surge in violent crime in some cities.<p>The tensions over …

25 roads that everyone should drive in their lifetime

Some provide incredible views and others are works of art in their own right.<p>From an oceanside cruise in Hawaii to treacherous hairpin turns in the Swiss Alps, these roads prove that sometimes the journey is much more captivating than the destination.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was written by</i> …

'Breakthrough' Cancer Discovery Could Treat 90% Of Tumours, Scientists Claim

Scientists have accidentally stumbled across a "breakthrough treatment" that could kill nine in 10 cancer tumours.<p>In the hunt for a vaccine against …

How to get 3D Touch and Live Photos without an iPhone 6s

With the debut of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus last month, Apple introduced several new features that are exclusive to the latest iPhone hardware. However, as in previous years, the recent release of a jailbreak for iOS 9 has allowed some of these features to be activated on older devices without …

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibley useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

Facebook's ridiculously large drones will beam internet from the sky

Facebook showed off a preview of its Internet service-providing drone at its developer conference. The solar-powered flier will have a wingspan greater than a 737.<p><i>Produced by Matthew Stuart</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

Perfect storm: How Apple vacuumed up all of the profit in the smartphone business

That Apple scored an $18 billion profit last quarter — the highest of any public company on record — may not have been the most important storyline in smartphone world last month. Apple also grabbed almost all of the profits made in mobile devices — full stop.<p>The equities research firm Cannacord …

IBM analytics show that iOS dominates online purchasing in both transactions and average sale values

Android might have the sheer weight of numbers, but when it comes to ecommerce, it’s iPhone and iPad owners retailers want to attract. Online shopping data compiled from Thanksgiving shopping yesterday showed that despite iOS devices in the US being outnumbered almost two-to-one by Android, it’s …

iPhone 6 Already A Fuzzy Memory? Putting A Possible Huge Camera Upgrade For Apple's Next Smartphone Into Focus

It may seem absurd with lines still forming at Apple stores and long waits for some models from carriers, but the iPhone 6 in some ways is already yesterday’s news. No, that doesn’t mean it’s obsolete and it certainly doesn’t mean anyone considering buying one should wait this one out and wait 10 …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

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North Korean defector: ‘I had never heard of human rights’

I was born in July 1963 in the Songpyeong District of Chongjin City, North Hamgyeong Province.<p>My family was neither from the elite class nor the lowest class, but as my parents were from South Korea, our songbun – a social categorisation that ranks people according to their family’s revolutionary …

An Arizona Man’s iPhone 6 ‘Exploded’ In His Pocket And Set His Pants On Fire

First, iPhone 6 users had to worry about their skinny jeans bending and breaking the aluminum bodies of their fancy new phones. Then they had to worry about blowing up their phones for being dumb enough to fall for 4Chan’s prank that told people they could charge the iPhone 6 in their microwaves. …

Six officials 'disappear' in latest Pyongyang purges

Reports that Kim Jong-un is linked to disappearance of senior members of the North Korean government and military<p>As many as six senior members of the North Korean regime have apparently been purged in the latest bout of blood-letting in Pyongyang.<p>South Korean media reported that six officials - …

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Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce new voter ID law for November election

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas' new voter-ID law can remain in effect for the November election, sparking mixed reaction.<p>In a rare weekend announcement, a majority of the high court’s justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit …

Will.i.am plies a new wearable, says Apple rules [Q&A]

The Black Eyed Peas frontman talks about the new device he launched Wednesday, and shares his thoughts on Apple and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Will.i.am is no stranger to technology. After all, he's the grammy-award winning artist and member of the Black Eyed Peas who once …

Apple's got a mess on its hands in Mesa, Arizona

OK, I’ve read the court papers filed last week by GT Advanced Technologies in a New Hampshire bankruptcy court.<p>Not much was revealed about where …

You Can Now Go To College For Free In Germany, No Matter Where You're From

Well, you might be thinking, isn't that just <i>wunderbar</i> for the damn Germans, with their excellent supermarket commercials and their spectacular beach nudity and their pragmatically dressed Chancellor. Now with their free college they're just showing off. Well, here's the kicker: Germany didn't just …

Will.i.am to go head to head with Apple over smart watch

Britain's 7Digital has seen its share price soar 44pc after being named in collaboration with the Will.i.am smart watch<p>The share price of a small British company supplying the music system to a new smart watch designed by Will.i.am, has soared today off the back of news of the device's launch.<p>The …

Apple Loop: iPad Air 2 Will Launch on October 16, The Apple Tax Is A Myth, And iPhone Design Theft

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the upcoming October 16th event and the potential new hardware, will Tim Cook kill the iPod Touch, OSX Yosemite’s public release, U2′s download numbers, Carl Icahn’s letter, iOS 8 encryption, the Apple Tax, …

Imgur is upgrading the GIF for the 21st century

Auto-conversion of GIFs to MP4 video files will allow for smaller files, higher quality<p>GIFs are positively everywhere, and have been for a while — there's no stopping them. But the massive photo sharing service Imgur thinks they can be improved upon and brought forward into the modern age. "Let's …

Lenovo and Ashton Kutcher made a tablet together, and there's a projector inside

The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is coming this month for $499.99<p>Lenovo has just unveiled the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, a 13-inch tablet the company created with input from Ashton Kutcher. (Did you forget that Kutcher joined Lenovo's ranks as a product engineer last year?) It's been "designed from the ground up …

Apple’s Jony Ive Is Not Flattered By Xiaomi

At the Vanity Fair Summit, Jony Ive just gave his much-anticipated panel, “Genius by Design.” Ive spent a significant chunk of his time on stage talking about Apple’s design process in broad strokes, touching upon the evolution of ideas and the process by which the team makes decisions on when to …

Samsung heads for first annual fall in profits for three years as rivals close in

Samsung is heading for its first annual fall in earnings since 2011 after it revealed its July-September profit would be the lowest in more than three years and said short-term prospects for smartphones were uncertain.<p>The world’s smartphone leader has seen its market share decline in annual terms …

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Someone Was Accidentally Shipped An iPhone 6 Prototype And Now It's On eBay For Over $99,000

There are plenty of iPhone 6 units available on eBay, but a new listing is promising bidders the opportunity to purchase a never-before-seen iPhone 6 prototype.<p>The listing has already seen over 190 bids, and the current bid has skyrocketed past $99,000.<p>According to the eBay user "kimberlyk1018," …

This Guy Convinced Google, Dropcam, Pinterest To Let 10,000 Hackers Attack

When they find a bug, they get paid.<p>The more bugs they find, the more they are invited in to hack ever-more sensitive parts of a company's network. They hack companies like Google, Dropcam, Pinterest, even some banks.<p>And these companies couldn't be happier about it.<p>In the two years since Australian …

Are you an Apple family or an Amazon family?

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Corbis / A.Chederros<p>If you think you’re locked into an ecosystem now, just imagine if you’d been using the same …