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The Shooting Star and The Model

When Oscar Pistorius—the South African “Blade Runner,” who overcame a double amputation to compete in the Olympics last year—shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day, the millions he’d inspired were faced with a shocking possibility: that their hero was also a killer. With Pistorius …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

Taylor Swift’s Childhood Home Can Be Creepily Yours for $800,000

If you consider yourself the most diehard Taylor Swift fan on this planet, Century 21 Real Estate sees your bet and raises you the singer-songwriter’s childhood home, priced just under $800,000. Knowing the strength of the property, Century 21 manages to name-drop Taylor Swift in the first line of …

2018’s 2nd Blue Moon on March 31

The March 31 Blue Moon is the 2nd Blue Moon of 2018. We haven’t had 2 Blue Moons in a year since 1999 and won’t again until 2037.<p>We had a Blue Moon …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Kids Involved in Bullying Grow Up To Be Poorer, Sicker Adults

Bullied children and kids who bully others have more health problems when they grow up than kids who aren't part of the bullying cycle, a study finds. They're also more likely to have financial problems, including difficulty keeping a job.<p>The findings run counter to a still-widespread notion that …

Facebook is indeed a downer, another study suggests

Facebook + young people = Sadface? Dado Ruvic<p>The average U.S. resident spends a nice chunk of their life — 32 minutes daily by one estimate — on Facebook. But the question of how Facebook really makes people feel — whether we're a freshman in college, or a 45-year-old knitting enthusiast in the …

University of Michigan

Facebook Can Be Better Than Happiness

Use judiciously, but be not afraid.<p>Multiple outlets remonstrated the Facebook-inclined yesterday, to the effect of "Facebook Use Predicts Decline In Happiness." The stories were based on an academic research article out of the University of Michigan published in <i>PLOSOne</i>, titled "Facebook Use …

Flipboard for Travelers and Adventure Seekers (Even Just Armchair Ones)

Inside Flipboard / May 20, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

Mextures Offers 70 Textures to Enhance Your iPhone Pics

The Mextures image enhancement app for iPhone aims to supercharge your Instagram photos.<p>The app from photographer Merek Davis combines more than 70 …

It's A Beautiful Day: Hands-On With Apple's Impressive iOS 7 Weather App

General discontent with Apple's built-in Weather app has resulted in countless users turning to the likes of Yahoo! Weather, Forecast, and even the …

Redesigned Photos App In iOS 7 Zooms Into View In This Hands-On Video

With the advent of iOS 7, Apple's preinstalled iOS apps have all received a significant redesign. Included in this batch overhaul is, of course, the …

Hands-On Video: Create Multiple Pages And Put Newsstand In A Folder In iOS 7

With most of our iOS 7 hands-on videos so far, we've shown you how the major new features work in the new iteration of Apple's mobile operating …

Apple's Camera and Photo storage apps receive major upgrades with iOS 7 - appPicker

The camera function is arguably the most popular feature for any handheld Apple iDevice. So, it should come as no surprise when Apple showed off its …

So, what happens to Passbook in iOS 7?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>At WWDC 2012, Passbook was called a “key feature” of iOS 6. A year later, the Apple keynote went by without a single mention …

iOS 7: The Best Features Coming to Apple's Made-Over Software

Your iPhone and iPad might never look the same come this fall.<p>No, we don't know what the next versions of the iPad and iPhone hardware will look …

WWDC wrapup: iOS 7, iTunes Radio's value, and a newly confident Apple

Apple's WWDC announcements – and particularly the unveiling of iOS 7 – have already reverberated around the tech industry. Here's your guide to what …

iOS 7’s new Inter-App Audio introduces universal audio routing between apps

Following WWDC this week Apple’s redesign of iOS 7 and Mavericks have been getting the majority of attention, and rightfully so, but there are a few new big features coming in iOS 7 that haven’t been discussed. This morning we told you about the new MFi Game Controller framework that will make …

Tim Cook maintains Steve Jobs' Beatles business model

Tim Cook likes to talk about Apple's values and the virtues of teamwork. At the Worldwide Developers Conference this week, he told the 5,000 developers in attendance to build products for Apple's platforms that trigger emotional responses, such as "delight," "surprise," "love," and "connection" for …

Tim Cook

Hidden iOS 7 feature puts panoramas in lock screen

An otherwise undocumented iOS 7 feature has been discovered that lets users view the entirety of large, panoramic photos on their iPhone's lock screen.<p>The feature uses the device's built-in gyroscope to track movement, and pans across the photo. In its demos of the software at the Worldwide …

Apple

Why Apple ditched its skeuomorphic design for iOS7

Are you ready to join the future? That seems to be the subtext of every tech presentation of the 21st century, but for Apple, acknowledged leaders in …

Angry Birds Go! set to open new chapter for Rovio's Angry Birds

Rovio Entertainment is working on a new Angry Birds game called Angry Birds Go! which is due for release later in 2013.<p>The Finnish firm has launched …

Siri's Going Through Puberty, but Not Fast Enough

Apple's Siri is coming of age. No, there are no signs of pop music addiction, menstruation or mood swings, but this week we saw some other strong …

iOS 7 still 'a work in progress' alleges The Next Web

No matter your opinion on iOS 7, there's no denying it's a radical departure from any Apple design that came before it. And if you believe <i>The Next Web</i>, that may be no accident. According to the blog, as Jony Ive has taken the software design reins, he has reportedly approached design and …

It’s True, Thinking Hard Really Can Wear You Out

Science proves what we already suspected. Hard thinking really does wear out our bodies, though we can’t actually explain why.<p>Some days, you leave work at 5 p.m. ready to pick up the kids, make a three-course meal, build a birdhouse, and hit the gym. Others, you walk in the door and collapse on the …

What's the Most Transformative Object of Our Era?

People invented elevators, which eventually led to skyscrapers. People invented cars, which led to highways and then suburbs. The full extent of the …