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Why Is Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Such A Piece Of Crap?

Amazing new plane keeps catching on fire. Here are the questions you've been asking and the answers you need.<p><i>This article was originally published on January 17, 2013.—Eds.</i><p><b>Q: What is the 787 Dreamliner and why do we care?</b> <b><br>A:</b> The Dreamliner is a massive jet from Boeing, the company's most …

Google Now for iOS up to par with Android app, updated with notifications, reminders, and more

Google Now for iOS has received a major update today that brings it near feature parity with the Android version of the app. The update for the Google Search app, perhaps most notably, brings notifications to the app for the very first time. The feature has long been a central part of the Google …

This Woman from Atlanta is the Voice Behind Siri

For better or worse, Apple’s voice activated personal assistant – called Siri – has become an integral part of the iPhone and iPad. Now, the voice actor behind all of those useful and not-so useful responses appears to have come forward.<p>It’s Susan Bennett.<p>Apple hasn’t verified her claim, but a …

iOS 7 download problems as Apple's servers struggle

Many iPhone users reported issues when attempting to install the iOS 7 update last night, with some having to wait several hours for the software to download.<p>Apple released its operating system update at around 18.00 GMT yesterday. However, thousands of Apple customers immediately took to social …

Android vs. iOS: The race has never been closer

The next stage of the smartphone wars has been set with the release of the iPhone 5S, which joins high-end phones like the HTC One, Galaxy S 4, and Moto X for the final battle — of 2013, at least. But in the big competition between iOS and Android, the choice is harder than ever, because the two …

iPhone 5S To Ring In The New With Expected Fingerprint Sensing Home Button

Tuesday will tell, but multiple rumors are pointing to a subtle design distinction for the forthcoming iPhone 5S. Along with new Gold and Graphite colors, the home button is expected have a new look signifying the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner within.<p>FOX News anchor (and now app developer) …

Lines forming at Apple Stores in advance of iPhone launch

It would seem that the rumors of Apple's demise (including a few spread by myself) could be a bit premature. That is, if the lines seen at a few Apple Store outlets this weekend are any indication of the worldwide vitality of Apple fans' fervor.<p>AppleInsider reports that as of Friday afternoon, four …

NSA can reportedly tap smartphone users' data

The National Security Agency has the ability to access user data on three of the most popular smartphone platforms, including BlackBerry's e-mail system, according to classified documents viewed by German news outlet Spiegel.<p>The US intelligence-gathering agency has created platform-specific working …

Assad did not order Syria chemical weapons attack, says German press

President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders to use chemical weapons against regime opponents in recent months, a German …

Repairs boom as many iPhone users fix older models

Apple executives expend a lot of brainpower worrying about Samsung and other Android smartphone rivals. They probably should be thinking about Justin Wetherill, too.<p>The 26-year-old smartphone doctor and others like him have built a $1 billion business in repairing and refurbishing iPhones and other …

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Early Samsung Smartwatch Reviewers Are Not Impressed

The early reviews are in, and few seem thrilled with the Galaxy Gear, the so-called smartwatch that the South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced this week.<p>The Galaxy Gear syncs with your Samsung Galaxy smartphone -- only one model for now, which we'll get to later -- and allows you to make …

Google stepped up encryption amid reports of NSA surveillance

Amid reports this summer of the National Security Agency's accessing troves of private communications, technology companies have sought to distance themselves from allegations of cooperation with government authorities, while reassuring users that their information is safe.<p>The latest chapter in the …

Senate Syria resolution would limit Obama to 90 days

WASHINGTON--Members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee hammered out a deal on Tuesday evening that would set a 60-day deadline for military action in Syria, with one 30-day extension possible, according to a draft of the resolution.<p>The proposal, drafted by Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and …

Kerry to Dems: 'Munich moment'

Secretary of State John Kerry told House Democrats that the United States faced a “Munich moment” in deciding whether to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.<p>In a 70-minute conference call on Monday afternoon, Kerry derided Syrian President Bashar Assad as a …

Apple, Microsoft And Google Could Learn Something From Mozilla’s App Store Prototype

App Stores are broken. It’s virtually impossible to find the interesting apps among the thousands of low-quality offerings. If an app isn’t in the top 10 of its respective category, chances are you won’t find it. Apple’s “Genius” feature was so dumb, it was dropped in iOS 7 and replaced with an …

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Syria 'chemical' attack: Ban Ki-moon urges swift probe

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1004000/1004763_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534401835_ca0c115aecb377c07a2358345e677087<p><b>UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the alleged chemical weapons attack near the Syrian capital "needs to be investigated without delay".</b><p>He is …

How Vine Settled On 6 Seconds

Six seconds isn't a lot of time. If you were to read this sentence out loud, by the time you finished, six seconds would be up. But the brevity of Vine, the app that lets users make and share six-second video clips, has attracted 40 million registered users since its January 2013 launch.<p>When …

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is real, and it's not a phone

Samsung is widely expected to reveal a smartwatch coined Galaxy Gear in the coming months, possibly as soon as Germany's IFA trade show in early September. A Bloomberg report last week ambiguously identified the Gear as being able to "make phone calls," but <i>The Verge</i> has learned today that the …

Forget The Gold iPhone, The Much Bigger Story Is That Apple Appears To Have Signed Up The Most Important Mobile Carrier In The World

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has much bigger news for Apple.<p>In his latest report, Kuo says the next iPhone will be available on China Mobile, the world's biggest carrier, and the most important carrier in China.<p>The biggest problem has with its iPhone business is distribution. It stopped adding big new …