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ISIS announces new currency

ISIS is planning to mint its own currency in gold, silver and copper, the group said Thursday.<p>Its aim is to stay away from the "tyrant's financial system," ISIS said in a statement. It said it would issue another statement to explain the new currency's exchange rate, and where it can be found.<p>The …

HERBALIFE GOT SMOKED

Herbalife's stock fell 20.50%, or $11.46, to end the day at $44.44 per share.<p>Shares of the nutrition company opened lower on Tuesday following disappointing third-quarter results reported on Monday after the closing bell.<p>Earnings, revenue, and guidance all came in lower than Wall Street had …

Jawbone's new Up3 is its most advanced fitness tracker ever

Jawbone loves data. It loves collecting more data; it loves collecting better data. Data is what makes the Up platform turn, what helps it turn its product from simple trackers into devices that subtly nudge you toward a better, healthier life. Today, Jawbone is launching a high-end product …

MCX CEO says CurrentC exclusivity deal that blocks Apple Pay will expire within ‘months, not years’

After an undeniably bad two weeks of press, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson seems to have changed the company’s tune on CurrentC’s exclusivity policy that prompted retailers like CVS and Rite Aid to disable NFC terminals and block Apple’s iPhone 6-backed mobile payment system Apple Pay. Davidson told …

Suspect must use finger to unlock phone, as debate shifts over device privacy

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Apple via 9-to-5 mac<p>Not long ago, police could search a cell phone whenever they liked. The Supreme Court, however, …

Bill Maher Warns Berkeley Students Protesting Him Over Islam That Their Free Speech Reputation Hangs in the Balance

As TheBlaze previously reported, some students at the University of California-Berkeley are petitioning to cancel a December graduation speech by comedian and talk show host Bill Maher over what they say are his “racist and bigoted” views on Islam.<p>Image source: YouTube<p>Now Maher is firing back.<p>On …

China unveils laser drone defence system

Laser has 1.2-mile range and can bring down small low-flying aircraft within five seconds of locating target<p>China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.<p>The machine has a 1.2-mile range and can bring down “various …

Four dead, one rescued after boat capsizes off Northern California

A crabbing expedition turned tragic Saturday morning when a boat capsized off Northern California, killing four people, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said. A fifth person was able to cling to a rock and was rescued,<p>The sole survivor, 66-year-old Phillip Sanchez, told authorities that he and the …

Americans pay more for slower Internet

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed world.<p>That's one of the conclusions from a new report by the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, which looked at the cost and speed of Internet access in two dozen cities around the world.<p>Clocking in …

Eric Frein Was Dedicated to Killing Cops: Pennsylvania Police

After a 48-day manhunt, suspected cop killer Eric Frein was captured Thursday in Pennsylvania and carted away in handcuffs used by a state trooper he is alleged to have killed. Prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty.<p>Col. Frank Noonan, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, said …

Crime

Chain Restaurant Salads With 1,000 Calories ... Or More

Oh how deceptive a salad can be.<p>One would think that ordering a dish in which vegetables are the main event would be a more healthful choice than say, half a rack of baby back ribs. But, for many chain restaurant menus, this is not the case. Once virtually calorie-free leafy greens are dressed to …

FBI cracks down on 'cracking cards'

On his recent release of "Fast Life," rising Chicago rapper Bandman Kevo brags about having it all — the girls, the guns, luxury cars, snazzy clothes and, of course, stacks of cold, hard cash.<p>But Kevo, whose real name is Kevin Ford, didn't get there through his music alone, according to federal …

Huge FCC ruling sets the stage for Apple and Amazon to replace your cable company

We’ve known for a while that over-the-top Internet streaming will be the future of television and now a new potential rule change from the Federal …

WAL-MART: Here's Why We Don't Support Apple Pay

Wal-Mart is a leader of the Merchant Customer Exchange, a group of merchants working on their own mobile payment system.<p>Wal-Mart is not accepting Apple Pay right now. Members of MCX, including Rite Aid and CVS, shut down support for Apple Pay after a few days of accepting it, most likely out of a …

Attackers can lock your Samsung phone via exploit in built-in security app

If you own a Samsung phone, odds are you’ve heard of Find My Phone. A service built in to most recent Samsung devices, it allows users to track, lock, and even ring their phone in case the device is stolen. You may want to think twice about using the service, though, because there is a pretty …

Mobile

Pope Francis Says Evolution, Big Bang Theory Are True — So What?

This week, Pope Francis declared statements that shocked believers and non-believers alike, awakening a seemingly undying debate over the origins of …

Christianity

You'll Never Guess Which Retailer Has the Cheapest Prices (Hint: It's Not Walmart)

A new study reveals that Dollar General is the lowest cost retailer in America.<p>Often when people think of low prices and retail, the first chain to …

7 Deadly Sins to Avoid When Creating a Brand Name | Inc.com

Choosing the right name for your business or new product or service is incredibly important. According to a recent survey on brand awareness, 53 percent of consumers reported that the popularity of a brand name definitely affects their decisions when making purchases. A great name can make you more …

Diapers

Why CVS and Rite Aid are blocking Apple Pay

I drove my iPhone 6 to Walgreens last week to buy a tube of toothpaste.<p>I usually buy that kind of stuff at CVS, which is closer and open 24 hours a …

Rampage ended when 'hero' teacher confronted gunman

The teenage gunman who opened fire in a high school cafeteria in Washington state last week may have had more victims had it not been for the bold actions of a young teacher.<p>Witnesses say Jaylen Fryberg, a popular freshman, shot and killed a female student and wounded four others in the crowded …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the …

More signs point to mobile payments for iPhone 6 -- and for an iWatch

The rumors keep mounting that Apple will use its Tuesday event to announce the use of near-field communications tech for mobile payments. The latest claims come via a banking news site.<p>Apple will finally dive into the mobile-payments market with NFC tech for the iPhone 6 -- and for an iWatch -- …

Banking

Verizon Pays $7.4 Million Fine to Settle FCC Privacy Investigation

The company didn’t tell new customers they could opt out of marketing programs, the FCC says.<p>Verizon Communications paid $7.4 million to settle a Federal Communications Commission complaint that the company didn’t notify subscribers of their privacy rights or their ability to opt out of having …

Pay TV penetration continues to decline as new households don’t get cable

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Zastolskiy Victor<p>New evidence that cord cutting is happening comes from the Leichtman Research Group …

Like the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s new devices get PayPal fingerprint authentication

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>PayPal’s mobile wallet app is expanding its support for Samsung’s latest devices. The company first added biometric security …

This is why Apple is finally making a huge iPhone

As smartphone screens have grown larger, Apple, the no. 2 phone seller in the world, has resisted selling very big phones—until now. Apple is expected to announce two new iPhones next week, both larger than current 4-inch models, and one reportedly with a 5.5-inch screen. (That’s big.)<p>This seems to …

iPhone 5

How To Delete Your Own Nude Photos From Apple's iCloud: A Step-By-Step Guide

You probably heard by now about the nude celebrity photos circulating the internet, with the hacker allegedly responsible saying he got the photos from Apple's iCloud.<p>You may be thinking, "I'm not a celebrity. No one would be interested in my naked or otherwise embarrassing photos."<p>That could be …