Fernando Muniz

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Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

iPhones now involved in 14 percent of all NYC crime

Phone theft is big business.<p>However, in New York, iPhones and other Apple products are regarded as the ultimate heist.<p>As Fox 5 New York reports, the NYPD announced that there were 16,000 Apple-picking thefts in 2012. This equates to 14 percent of all New York City crime.<p>Indeed, 45 percent of all …

Infographic: The Two States Everyone’s Fleeing From

7.1 million Americans moved to a different state in 2012. So where did they all go?<p>It’s like a big game of musical chairs. In any given year, 7.1 million U.S. citizens move from state to state, as if they’re trading one life for another.<p>A new infographic by data journalist Chris Walker traces these …

Study touted by feds says married women must 'calm down' in spousal spats

Maybe the federal government ought to stay out of marital fights, especially when its message to wives is to "calm down."<p>But that's exactly where the Department of Health and Human Services came down in a recent radio public service announcement, citing a study that says marriages are happiest when …

The US And Afghanistan Inked A Deal To Keep The War Going Through 2024

The U.S. and Afghan governments have agreed to a final draft in a bilateral agreement that lays out the relationship between the two nations and the end to the war in Afghanistan, this according to Richard Engel with NBC News.<p>According to a draft copy of the resolution obtained by NBC News, the …

Maui Voted Best Island In The World... And Has Been For The Last 20 Years

If Conde Nast Traveler readers are one thing, it's loyal. In the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards that selects the Top 25 Islands in the World, Maui has come out on top for 20 consecutive years. It also regained its top ranking in the Top 10 Islands in the United States. How could …

New iPads: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Next Tablets

It's been about three and a half years now since the first iPad was introduced. It may not seem that long ago, but when you consider that since that …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Literature

Apple's Jony Ive designs a Leica camera you will never own

Jony Ive, the industrial designer behind almost every Apple product in the last two decades, has designed a camera.<p>Not just any camera, in fact. The Brit, in conjunction with Australian designer Marc Newson, has designed a one-of-a-kind Leica M, which will be auctioned off in November to benefit …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a potential headache for …

Google’s Moto X innovations are leaving Apple behind, says ABI Research

Apple’s latest iPhones may be selling well, but that’s not because they’re particularly innovative.<p>So argues ABI Research. The analyst says that Google’s Moto X is a more innovative device than Apple’s new iPhones, which it maintains “show only minor improvements over last year’s iPhone 5.”<p>ABI …

Apple’s iPad Event Could Spoil Microsoft’s Surface 2 Party, Nokia’s Abu Dhabi Shindig

Apple’s new product unveilings have an uncanny way of coinciding with other big tech events and disrupting them, and the as-of-yet-unannounced …

Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

Mercedes-Benz just had its best month of car sales in history

Luxury car maker Mercedes Benz sold over 142,000 cars in September, its biggest month ever, according to the German paper Bild (link in German). A spokeswoman for Daimler, which owns Mercedes, said the figures in the Bild report were “in the right ballpark” but that official sales figures would be …

Woman shot and killed by Capitol police after chaotic chase from White House

A woman who tried to force her car through a White House security fence Thursday afternoon was shot and killed by police after a 12-block chase past the Capitol, which was locked down for a half-hour, authorities said.<p>The suspect — a dental hygienist with a history of mental issues, according to …

Three Investing Billionaires Have Recently Come Out With Cautious Statements On The Stock Market

In unusual timing, we've recently heard from three investing billionaires (Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, and Stanley Druckenmiller) suggesting that the stock market is getting rich and fully valued.<p>From O'Rourke:<p>[Buffett] noted that the equity market was fairly valued and stocks were not overvalued. …

Apple sells nine million new iPhones in three days

Apple just set a new all-time record for iPhone launch sales: it reports selling nine million total iPhone 5s and 5c units this weekend, well over the 5 million of the iPhone 5 launch last year. While the company isn't breaking down sales by individual models, it notes that the initial iPhone 5s …

No Way, Man! Last VW Bus To Soon Roll Off Assembly Line

We just tripped over some news that's got us a bit bummed out:<p>The last Volkswagen "hippie bus" is due to roll off an an assembly line in Brazil on Dec. 31.<p>It seems the van that became known as the transportation of choice for counter-culture folks in the '60s can't be made with the air bags and …

The economist who predicted the financial crisis just sounded another alarm—it would be wise to listen this time

In his first official act as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan raised the benchmark interest rate from 7.25 to 7.5%, causing a ripple of surprise in financial circles and eliciting protests from various business representatives. But for people who know the current …

Meet Microsoft’s Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2

Today Microsoft took the wraps off its holiday hardware lineup, unveiling two new tablets, and a number of new and updated accessories. It’s a lot of information to process, so let’s go through each piece in order.<p>I spent time in Redmond last week with the new hardware, and the team behind the …

Apple Sells Nine Million New iPhones, Tells Investors to Expect a Nice Quarter

Some analysts thought Apple might sell five million new iPhone 5c and 5s models this weekend. More optimistic estimates topped out at around eight …

Why Cops and Prosecutors Are Begging iPhone Users to Upgrade to iOS 7

The Hilariously Creative Beards of Incredibeard

San Francisco-based facial hair enthusiast Isaiah Webb is <i>Incredibeard</i>, a simple man with an extraordinary mission to grow out his beard and shape it into unique designs. The 29-year-old creatively transforms his manly tuft of hair into some truly bizarre works of art. From constructing a bowl for …

2013 National Beard and Moustache Championships at the House of Blues in New Orleans

The 2013 National Beard and Moustache Championships took place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana. Las …

Why the US needs to fall out of love with home ownership

“The most tangible cornerstone that lies at the heart of the American Dream, at the heart of middle-class life,” Barack Obama declared in a speech this summer, is “the chance to own your own home.”<p>Politicians and pundits across the spectrum regard homeownership both as the best investment a family …

Navy Yard: Swat team 'stood down' at mass shooting scene

<b>One of the first teams of heavily armed police to respond to Monday's shooting in Washington DC was ordered to stand down by superiors, the BBC can reveal.</b><p>A tactical response team of the Capitol Police, a force that guards the US Capitol complex, was told to leave the scene by a supervisor instead …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

The Pretentious Beer Glass Company's Dual Beer Glass

In Kentucky, a revolution is brewing—literally. "Craft beer is encroaching on bourbon territory," says Louisville local news station WDRB, "and a …