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iOS 7: Designed for Apple's next billion customers

There are a lot of things that you can say about the reaction to Apple’s next version of iOS, its software for iPhones and iPads. It’s new, it’s very, very different and it’s a dramatic departure from the way Apple has approached the design of iOS over the last five years.<p>Over and above any …

Original Apple Computer Sells For Nearly $388,000

Christie’s has just sold one of the original Apple computers, put together in the garage of Steve Jobs‘ parents, for $387,000 during an online auction of vintage tech products. The Apple-1, one of the first 25 Apple-1 computers, was designed and hand built by Steve Wozniak in 1976. It’s thought …

Buried iOS 7 Code Gives Rise To Slow-Motion iPhone Camera Rumor

Is a slow-motion camera feature going to be a feature on the new iPhone? That’s what 9to5Mac thinks, claiming there is evidence buried in Apple‘s iOS 7 beta of a new “Mogul” mode for taking 120 frames-per-second video–producing faster, more precise footage that is usually slowed down.<p>The rumor fits …

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Nike-created iPhone app allows product designers to check sustainability of materials

A new iPhone app allows designers to check the sustainability of the materials they are considering using in new products, reports <i>Wired.</i><p>Some time ago, a team of employees at Nike was given a special project: Cataloging the 75,000-some items found in the company’s vast materials library and giving …

Windows 8 tablet outscores iPad in new Microsoft video spot

The new baseball-themed ad pits the iPad's multitasking abilities against those of a Windows 8 tablet. Guess who wins?<p>Microsoft takes us out to the ballgame with its latest anti-iPad spot.<p>Dubbed "Windows 8: Baseball," the new ad challenges both the iPad and a Windows 8 tablet to come up with stats …

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The Great Wall of Texas: How the U.S. Is Repeating One of History's Great Blunders

Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain.<p>Reuters<p>Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls.<p>They began by erecting barriers along the border following the death of the Emperor Trajan in 117 A.D., notably Hadrian's …

FBI nominee Comey explains role in Bush administration decisions on waterboarding

James Comey, President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told senators Tuesday that he thought waterboarding interrogation techniques used to try to get information from al Qaida prisoners held at Guantanamo were “awful” and illegal.<p>But Comey insisted that the 1994 …