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Apple's App Store is changing, starting with subscriptions

At next week's WWDC, Apple is set to unveil some major changes to the way developers and users interact with the App Store. According to Apple's senior VP of Worldwide Marketing (and perennial WWDC keynote presence) Phil Schiller, Apple is working to improve everything from the app review …

The momentous advance in artificial intelligence demands a new set of ethics

In a dramatic man versus machine encounter, AlphaGo has secured its third, decisive victory against a renowned Go player. With scientists amazed at how fast AI is developing, it’s vital that humans stay in control<p>Let us all raise a glass to AlphaGo and mark another big moment in the advance of …

Artificial Intelligence

12 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

The sequel to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has been delayed until December 2017 — this might be why

Though the knee-jerk reaction on the internet will be that something's wrong with production on "Episode VIII" — the next sequel in the chronology after "The Force Awakens," which will be directed by Rian Johnson ("Looper") — there's been no news of the film being in trouble, and it's likely that …

How 'Star Wars' actor John Boyega got ripped in just 21 days

Recently, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star John Boyega told British Vogue that his character Finn will be "much more physical" in the next "Star Wars" movie, "Episode VIII."<p>"I might be in the gym a bit more," the British actor said.<p>Turns out he wasn't joking.<p>After filming wrapped on "The Force …

Star Wars

The ‘Staggering’ Civilian Toll of Iraq’s Fight Against ISIS

The United Nations estimates that at least 18,000 Iraqis have been killed since the start of 2014, a number it says might be too low.<p>Thousands have been killed, maimed, and displaced over the last two years in what a new United Nations report characterized as the “untold suffering” of Iraqi …

'Martian,' 'Revenant' get awards boost with top Globes wins

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The 73rd annual Golden Globes had a few curveballs up its sleeves, and the biggest ones weren't even from acerbic host …

Golden Globes

'The Martian' won a Golden Globe for the wrong reason

Ridley Scott's "The Martian" just won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy.<p>While the movie certainly has its funny moments — lots of disco music, quippy one-liners, and that whole "space pirate" scene— the humor isn't what makes this movie great.<p>I think "The Martian" is the best space sci-fi movie made …

iOS 9.3 adds Night Mode, upgraded Health, Notes & News Apps + CarPlay Music

Besides a new suite of enhancements for educational uses, Apple’s upcoming iOS 9.3 release, which went into beta this morning, adds several consumer-facing features. Apple highlights these on a website previewing the update. Notably, the update adds a system-wide Night Mode that uses the device’s …

Apps

This supersized drone will fly you to work (or anywhere)

It's happened. Someone built a quadcopter big enough to carry human cargo. The future is officially here, and it's kinda scary. Scary in the cool way, though. The same company that brought us the regular-sized Ghost drone has just announced the "184" Personal Flying Vehicle (PFV). It's about the …

Facebook Messenger Hits 800M Users: 2016 Strategy And Predictions

Kill SMS, spawn a chat bot platform, bring friends together offline, improve artificial intelligence, and delight people. That’s Facebook Messenger’s roadmap for 2016 now that it has 800 million monthly active users, up from 700 million in June, 600 Million in March, and 500 million last …

Africans in America/Part 2/The Boston Plan

click image for close-up<p>In 1787, two decades before African colonization by American-born blacks became a national debate, Boston's Black Masons put …

Rhode Island

Here are the records 'Star Wars' has smashed on its way to highest-grossing movie ever in 20 days

Over the past few weeks, it's seemed like the latest movie in the franchise has shattered box-office records on a daily basis.<p>Here we've compiled some of the biggest titles the film now has.<p>[<i>Note: All figures provided by Disney</i>]

Beyoncé’s slavery film gets slammed by South African chief

UPDATE: Beyonce’s representatives have confirmed to us that she will not be taking part in the production, but that it is an important story that should be told.<p>Beyoncé’s upcoming film about slavery has been slammed by a South African chief, who claims that she “lacks the basic human dignity” for …

Beyoncé

Why one bank thinks China's markets could unravel

In just one session - less if you count China's stock market having to close early to prevent even greater losses - the second largest economy in the world wrought havoc, rattling markets around the world.<p>It was certainly not the start to the trading year that many had expected.<p>While the volatility …

In India, Fierce Opposition Builds Against Facebook's Free Basics

<i>This story appears in the January 2016 issue of Forbes Asia. Subscribe</i><p>A ferocious resistance has built up in India to Facebook’s ballyhooed Free Basics initiative for low-end Web access. The country’s telecom regulator has ordered the social-site giant’s program put on hold pending a final decision …

Emerging Markets

Emma Watson Finally Weighs In on the New Hermione

Hearts forever.<p>It's a real Hermione love-fest out there today and I'm not complaining: Movie Hermione, Emma Watson, weighed in on play Hermione, Noma Dumezweni, and she's big-time into it:<p>That's what? About a million hearts? It's clearly a very strong message to anyone who voiced their dumb opinion …

This factory is leading London's vinyl revival

Remember vinyl? It's not dead: in fact, the biggest pressing plant in Europe is working at full capacity. Here in Record Industry, a …

9 cameos you'll never notice while watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<b>Warning: If you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there are some mild spoilers ahead.</b><p>Many are heading out to watch "Star Wars" to see Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill reunite on the big screen. But another reason to see the movie may be for the celebrity cameos hidden in the …

What George Lucas really thought of the new 'Star Wars' isn't so nice

However, that word came from Kathleen Kennedy, the current head of Lucasfilm who has, to be honest, a personal interest in the film getting the best press possible. Now Lucas has spoken publicly about the film himself.<p>What's the word from the horse's mouth? Well, he didn't really say whether he …

Menacing new weapon in Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets name, description

Lightsabers and X-Wings are returning to the Star Wars universe in <i>The Force Awakens</i>, but there's also a ton of new weapons ready to be introduced to fans.<p>Although we still don't have too much information, thanks to a new Rolling Stone cover story, one of the biggest and newest weapons in the …

5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting

We are not those folks.<p>Those folks who are divorced and who have kids and who can actually mumble a "hello" to each other and actually mean it.<p>Those folks who are divorced, remarried and invite each other over to their kids' birthday parties.<p>We are not those folks.<p>What happens when you are divorced …

Brussels on highest terror alert as authorities warn of 'serious and imminent' threat

Schools and the subway will be closed Monday in the Belgian capital of Brussels because of a "serious and imminent" threat of a coordinated terrorist attack similar to the recent strikes that killed scores in Paris, the Belgian prime minister said Sunday.<p>"We fear an attack like in Paris, with …

Terrorism

Apple Loop: iPhone 7 Leak Is Bad News, iPad Pro Review, Tim Cook Attacks Microsoft

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the potential iPhone 7 Mini, Apple ditching AMOLED screens, various iPad Pro reviews from around the web, Tim Cook’s attack on the Microsoft Surface, Apple’s failure in design, Apple Pay in 10 Downing Street, …

IPad Pro

Why Islamic State targeted France instead of the U.S.

The chilling takeaway from Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris is that<p>Islamic Statehas expanded its theater of operations beyond the Middle East. But that doesn’t mean the group is about to unleash a wave of attacks on the United States.<p>The Homeland Security Department said Friday it knows of "no …

Middle East

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

Solar wind stripped the red planet of its atmosphere, scientists say.<p>An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar …

Solar Wind

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

How smartphone companies are screwing with your Android phone

That's because phone makers add their own software features, or "skins," on top of the pure version of Android so that they can differentiate themselves from other phone brands.<p>Unfortunately, while some skins add great features that you wouldn't find on any other phone brand's phone, it also means …

Android News

Statue of Lenin in Ukraine Gets Transformed Into Darth Vader Monument

The force has awakened in Ukraine.<p>A recent law banning Communist symbols in the country meant that a Soviet-era statue of Vladimir Lenin in Odessa needed to come down. Instead, the city opted to transform it into a monument to one of pop culture's greatest villains: Darth Vader.<p>The memorial to the …

Darth Vader

How Microsoft’s secret user onboarding process fooled us all

What happens if you make software too difficult to use? Probably the same thing that happens if you never made it at all — no one uses it.<p>It’s easy to get users to adapt to familiar concepts like drag-and-drop, but what if you made something totally new? You need a creative user onboarding process, …

Software