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Eddy Cue talks Apple’s battle with the FBI, says goal is always to protect citizens

As Apple’s battle with the FBI drags on, the company’s senior vice president of software and services Eddy Cue has sat down with Univision to discuss the case. In the interview, Cue echoes much of what his colleagues have said before regarding the case, including that it should be decided in …

Opera adds a built-in ad blocker to its desktop browser

There has been a lot of talk about mobile ad blocking lately, but on the desktop, this is an old phenomenon. Until now, however, desktop ad blocking was all about plugins. But Opera is about to change this and the latest developer release of the company’s desktop browser now includes a built-in ad …

European Central Bank surprises with broad stimulus action

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank launched an unexpectedly broad array of stimulus measures Thursday aimed at boosting a modest …

U.S. Crude Eases From Multi-Month High

Oil prices dipped on Thursday, after hitting three-month highs this week, with analysts warning that larger gains would be unwarranted as refineries enter seasonal maintenance and a global glut weighs.<p>Brent crude futures were at $40.62 per barrel at 1011 GMT, down 45 cents from their last close, …

Isis document leak reportedly reveals identities of 22,000 recruits

Documents obtained by German intelligence thought to contain names of 16 Britons, in information stolen in Syria by fighter disillusioned with Islamic State<p>More than a dozen Britons and a handful of Americans are among Islamic State fighters reportedly named in a cache of 22,000 documents obtained …

Terrorism

NKorea to liquidate SKorean assets, fires missiles into sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea responded Thursday to new sanctions from South Korea by firing short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a …

9 Simple Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Network

We’ve all been there: You're watching the latest season of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> on Netflix when, all of a sudden, the video jerks to a stop—and the …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

VAIO computers sans Sony branding are coming back to the U.S.

Before Apple's MacBooks and iMacs became the gold standard of premium computer design, Sony ruled the computing world with its sleek VAIO …

Rumor: Zack Snyder's Son Plays Robin in Batman v Superman Flashback

And we already know he's toast.<p><b>Please see an update at the bottom of this report!</b><p>As the Comic-Con trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice …

Kim Kardashian Has a Great Idea for Improving Twitter and It Might Actually Happen

Terry Richardson—Rolling Stone<p>Jean-Paul Goude—Paper<p>Annie Leibovitz—Vogue<p>Nick Knight—L'Officiel Hommes<p>Nick Knight—V Magazine<p>Mark Seliger—W …

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The future of tablets is iPad-shaped

Before the iPad, we really had no idea what a tablet should look like<p>Recall, if you will, how many unanswered questions there were around tablets when the iPad was introduced. Filling the gap between laptops and phones meant making a choice between a desktop or a mobile operating system. HP and …

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So They May Have Finally Solved the Loch Ness Monster Mystery

And it's really, really anti-climactic.<p>Sometimes you've got to call a spade a spade. Or a catfish. Which is exactly what Steve Feltham, 52, who devoted his life to finding the Loch Ness monster, has decided to do, <i>Time</i> reports.<p>Feltham, who gave up his girlfriend, house, and job to search for the …

Loch Ness

The Awesome Reason Target's Breastfeeding Policy Is Going Viral

"If you see a woman breastfeeding in our stores, do not approach her."<p>Back in 2011, moms across the country had "nurse-in" protests after a woman in Texas was told to cover up while nursing at a Target store. But four years later, the chain is getting some well-deserved praise from moms who want to …

Breast Feeding

Why Terminator Genisys is a disaster that could be averted

Terminator Genisys,The Terminator,Film,Culture,Arnold Schwarzenegger,Science fiction and fantasy,Terminator: Salvation<p>It didn’t have to be this way. With all their apparent understanding of time travel, the makers of this absurdly convoluted turkey can still go back and abort it<p><b>Spoiler alert: this</b> …

You need an invite for the latest Ubuntu smartphone

Canonical is set to launch its third Ubuntu powered smartphone in Europe tomorrow, in a bid to better compete with the larger Android operating system. However, this time the company will be selling the phone through an invite-only business model.<p>The latest Ubuntu smartphone is based on the Meizu …

A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Rum

In the United States, people buy more rum than bourbon, Scotch, gin or tequila. Statistics from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) show that in 2014, over 25 million 9-liter cases of rum were sold across the country, compared to approximately 19.3 million 9-liter cases of …

Cuneiform: 6 things you (probably) didn’t know about the world’s oldest writing system

Distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, cuneiform script is the oldest form of writing in the world, first appearing even earlier …

Ancient History

The Best Way to Clean Your Wooden Kitchen Cabinets

Spot-cleaning kitchen cabinets after spills and drips is easy enough, but finding a process and product that removes the grime and grease from many a …

Huawei P8 review: Solid performance from a slick, metal body but without the high price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Huawei P8 has a bright and bold screen, a sleek, all-metal body, plenty of power and a decent camera.<p><b>The Bad</b> The camera quality suffers at full screen and Huawei's custom software makes drastic changes to the Android interface which won't appeal to everyone.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Huawei …

The 50 Hottest Sex Tips All Women Wish You Knew

If you want to meet more women, spice up your sex life, and be the best lover your girlfriend or wife has ever had, you must read this list<p>Over the years, we’ve surveyed tens of thousands of women about their wants, needs, desires, and wishes—in bed and out. And they’ve eagerly answered our …

Dyson Invests $15 Million To Improve Smartphone Battery Life

Dyson is well know for their vacuum cleaners and expensive fans and now the company has invested $15 million to improve smartphone battery life.<p>James …

The Brit Music Awards in London

Mexican Singer Ariel Camacho Dies in Car Accident Aged 22

Mexican singer Ariel Camacho died in a car crash Wednesday on a highway outside Sinaloa, Mexico.<p>The 22-year-old was on the road promoting a deluxe …

Mexico

New LG smartwatch rocks an LTE radio and autonomous mobile payments

LG just couldn’t wait to get to Mobile World Congress to break the news that it’s coming out with a new smartwatch that can connect to LTE networks and do mobile payments without the need of a smartphone. The new watch, LG says, is the first in the world to show up with an LTE radio.<p>The watch is …

Apple is booted off China’s approved government purchase list

On the consumer side, Apple couldn’t be hotter in China: not only taking the top spot for smartphone sales in the country for the first time ever, but also beating out the likes of Gucci and Chanel to be named China’s favorite luxury brand.<p>It is on the more official side of the equation where Apple …