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Number of US nuclear 'cheats' doubles - officials

<b>The number of US airmen embroiled in a nuclear cheating scandal has doubled to several dozen, officials speaking on condition of anonymity say.</b><p>Thirty-four US Air Force officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles were suspended earlier this month.<p>They are accused of cheating in monthly …

Egypt crisis threatens Islamic art

A string of fatal bombings in Cairo which targeted security headquarters have also taken a toll on the country's art collection.<p>The blasts seriously damaged the nearby Islamic Art museum. UNESCO says it is a blow to the history and identity of the Egyptian culture.<p>The damage has been estimated at …

Daft Punk Will Perform At The Grammys With Stevie Wonder

According to Rolling Stone, Daft Punk will perform at the 2014 Grammy Awards. The event will mark the first time the robots -- French DJs Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter -- have performed in a live capacity to support the 2013 album, "Random Access Memories." At the Grammys, Daft …

Peru-Chile spat ends in new maritime boundary

The United Nations' highest court has drawn a new maritime boundary between Peru and Chile, awarding Peru parts of the Pacific Ocean but keeping rich coastal fishing grounds in Chilean hands.<p>Not going to please anyone but it's also not going to bring anyone to fits.<p>Nelson Manrique, Historian.<p>The …

Bitcoin men face money laundering charges

US prosecutors have announced charges against two men operating Bitcoin exchange businesses for trying to sell $1m in the digital currency to users of the underground website Silk Road, shut down by authorities in September.<p>The US Attorney's office in New York said in a statement that authorities …

Paul: '50-50' shot he'll run in 2016

Sen. Rand Paul said in a recent interview with a fourth-grader that the odds are “probably 50-50” that he’ll run for president, but added that the job would mean dealing with “grief from the media” over everything from his clothes to his haircut.<p>“We are thinking about it, and sort of looking at …

Out of prison, Kerik urges reform

Bernie Kerik, the former Rudy Giuliani aide and New York City police chief who spent years locking people up, is using his own time in a federal prison as a launch pad to call for a systemwide overhaul.<p>Kerik will give a speech in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday, arguing that the criminal justice …

What’s the best way to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables?

<b>The Question</b><p>Is rinsing fruit and vegetables under water effective at removing pesticides? Should I use a store-bought produce wash instead? Are there some fruits and vegetables that, no matter how I clean them, I should buy organically grown?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>There is a growing concern among Canadians …

6 Best Calendar Apps for iPhone and iPad

The built-in iOS calendar app offers only the basics for handling a person’s schedule, so we went looking for the best replacement calendar apps for …

Op-Ed: Apple’s iPhone 5c Has Been A Mistake That Won’t Be Repeated

Cupertino will never admit it, but the mid-priced iPhone 5c could be Apple’s first product failure of the iPhone era. By this fall, it could be a …

Five Months After Launch, iOS 7 Has Been Installed On 80% Of Compatible Devices

With one of Androids’ few shortcomings being the uncertainty that any given device might get the next big update, Apple just <i>loves</i> to mention their iOS update numbers.<p>During their earnings call this morning, the company shined a bit of light on just how many devices have been updated to iOS 7 at …

Tim Cook: Apple's challenge isn't innovation, it's where to focus its energy

Focus is key. It's all too easy to look upon Apple to blow us away, to come out with a game changing product in the same way the iPod, iPhone and …

Parallels Access Updated With New Features Along With New Subscription Options

Parallels Access, the acclaimed app for remotely accessing Windows and Mac applications from an iPad, has just received its first major update. The …

Your iPhone Has a Secret Button That Will Save Your Life

Or does it?! Think you know everything there is to know about that little Apple of your eye? Well, you might, or we might show you something that’s going to change life as you know it forever… or at least until the next iOS update.<p>The folks over at Slate GIF-ed out how to use the iPhone’s secret …

AAPL stock drops 8 percent on iPhone numbers and flat guidance

Despite Apple returning to growth for the first time in a year, AAPL stock opened almost 8 percent down, as iPhone sales fell below analyst predictions and Apple’s mid-point guidance on Q2 earnings forecast was for zero growth.<p>Analysts had predicted 55.3M iPhone sales, while Apple reported sales of …

Why Is Facebook’s App Asking To Read Your Text Messages?

Over the last month or so, a few keen-eyed Android users may have been startled by some peculiar permission requests when they tried to update their Facebook app. One request asks to “read your text messages (SMS or MMS).”<p>That’s not exactly the kind of language users are likely to find reassuring, …

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Top iPad apps gone free

We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only the top iPad apps free for the day as they happen so you know they …

Ahead Of Big Upgrade, Apple TV Stops Being A ‘Hobby’ For Apple

For years, Apple has been saying its set-top box, the Apple TV, was a mere “hobby,” and Apple.com reflected that distinction, listing the Apple TV as an accessory instead of a product worthy of its own Apple Store section.<p>Well, no longer. Today, Apple upgraded the Apple TV to the status of full …

Nest reviewed: The connected home experience done right

Phil Nickinson has done a Nest review. Yes, post Google ergo propter Google. After tearing out his already "perfectly good programmable" gear, and …

Mvdio app review: an immersive music experience

Introduction<p>Are you looking for a way to listen and watch music in an immersive way? The Mvdio app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone may be able …

Sony add-on will let you graft a giant camera to your tablet

Whether you like it or not, tablet photography is here to stay -- it's only fair that slate owners get a fair chance at taking nice pictures. Sony certainly thinks so, since it has unveiled a new mount, the SPA-TA1, that attaches its QX lens cameras to tablets. The peripheral isn't just for small …

Guitar Shop 101: How to Install a Soundhole Pickup

<b>Fig. 1. The L.R. Baggs M1 Active is one of several modern magnetic soundhole pickups that offer handy features and superior performance compared to</b> …

Pebble's Steel Smartwatch Is Fine, but the Real News Is the New Pebble Appstore

For many Kickstarter products, the greatest day of their lives comes when they get shipped to the patrons who backed them on the crowdfunding site. …

Chrome Apps are coming to iOS and Android

News broke last month that Google was working on bringing Chrome web apps to mobile devices, with a plan to have something ready in beta form by January. Google has delivered; the company released a tool set today for developers to port their apps to iOS and Android.<p>Built on Apache Cordova<p>As …

Keeping your laptop plugged in all the time will kill its battery faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …