Julian Sebastian A. Cadenas

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Unannounced China version of the iPhone 5S and 5C will support TD-LTE

Apple's iPhone 5C and 5S may be launching in China on the same dates as the U.S., Japan and Singapore, but the TD-LTE that will work in the country haven't been mentioned just yet.<p>If you pop by the Apple China Web site, you'll note that only the HSDPA (A1526/A1528) and CDMA (A1532/A1533) models are …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

A tale of two Lambos

Veneno, meet your elder, the one and only 350 GTV.<p>Exactly 50 years ago, Lamborghini debuted its first-ever prototype at the 1963 Turin Auto Show. The car was called the 350 GTV, and aside from the fact that Lamborghini's genesis was on display in Turin that year, its auto-show debut is probably …

RNC Calls for Immigration Reform, but No Pathway to Citizenship

The Republican National Committee passed a resolution Friday calling on President Obama and Congress to pass immigration reform legislation before …

Immigration Reform

Environment: News & features

UN Peacekeeping Exercise 'Khaan Quest' Marks 10 Year Anniversary

“Khaan Quest 2013″ came to an end this week in Mongolia. The annual exercises, which were held this year from August 3-14, bring together more than a dozen militaries from around the world with the goal of sharing best practices and interoperability for multinational peacekeeping operations (PKO). …

Immigration Reform Activists March To Calif. Farm Country

Immigrant and farm worker rights groups came from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, Calif., by the busload this week. Bakersfield, in the state's Central Valley, is farm country, and immigration is a complex issue here.<p>The groups were converging on the home of the third-most powerful Republican in the …

Eastern DRC: An air of change?

The Kivu regions are traditionally viewed as conflict-ridden, but the area is transforming.<p><b>Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo</b> - North Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been wracked by armed conflict for two decades, but a hint of change is in the air. The …

Four Irish citizens leave barricaded Cairo mosque

<b>Four Irish citizens, who were among hundreds of people besieged in a Cairo mosque surrounded by Egyptian security forces, have now left the mosque.</b><p>They were taken by Egyptian security forces to an area away from the mosque.<p>A spokesperson for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs said the four …

DR Congo unrest: Children freed from militia, says UN

<b>The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that 82 children - some as young as eight - have been rescued from an armed group.</b><p>Monusco says the children, including 13 girls, had been forcibly recruited in the past six months by the Mai Mai Bakata Katanga militia.<p>The group is active in …

Despite Bloodshed, Many Egyptians Support Military

Egypt witnessed the bloodiest day in its modern history this week. More than 600 people were killed, most during a security crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.<p>And it isn't over. Dozens more have died since, some in citizen-on-citizen violence. A standoff is going on at a …

Are Democrats About to Fracture Over Fracking?

Led by Pres­id­ent Obama, most Demo­crats have tried to oc­cupy a care­ful middle ground on the nat­ur­al-gas in­dustry that’s trans­form­ing the …

Tunisia democracy faces crucial moment

As deep political standoff shows no signs of abating, will Tunisia manage to avoid the violent path Egypt has gone down?<p><b>Tunis, Tunisia</b> - From uprising to democratic transition to deep political divides, Tunisia and Egypt have followed similar yet distinctive paths over the past two and a half years.<p>…

New GOP Tech Chief Signals Republican Exit From 'Mad Men' Model

BOSTON -– When the new face of Republican technology met the press for the first time Friday, it was obvious that digital expertise is not his only asset. He's a strong personality willing to engage in critique of his own party.<p>"My job is to build things," said Andy Barkett, the Republican National …

Obama: GOP trying to 'gum up' ACA

President Barack Obama criticized Republicans for trying to “gum up the works” in the health care reform law and for refusing to help constituents sign up for coverage.<p>“A lot of Republicans seem to believe that if they can gum up the works and make this law fail, they’ll somehow be sticking it to …

Wildfire near Sun Valley, Idaho causes evacuation of 1,600 homes

A wind-driven wildfire burned its way through sage and pine trees near the Idaho mountain resort community of Sun Valley, as sheriff's deputies expanded evacuation orders to 1,600 homes. The evacuation orders for the 100-square-mile Beaver Creek Fire included homes in drainages and foothills west …

Egyptian Forces Reportedly Clear Mosque Of Morsi Backers

<i>(This post was last updated at 4:20 p.m. ET)</i><p>Egyptian security forces have stormed a Cairo mosque where supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi holed up for hours on Saturday.<p>Al-Jazeera reports that the Fateh mosque has been cleared of protesters opposed to the July 3 coup that ousted Morsi …

Instagram virus creates fake 'likes' and followers in lucrative marketing scam

Modified Zeus malware feeds companies' growing appetite for social media buzz<p>A virus typically used to steal credit card information has been repurposed to target Instagram, generating fake "likes" and followers, and selling them online. As Reuters reports, these fake "likes" are then sold in …

Cisco Plans to Cut 4,000 Jobs Starting This Quarter

Cisco Systems just said it plans to eliminate about 4,000 jobs starting next quarter.<p>Word of the cuts came on a conference call with analysts along …

Speed bumps and vomit are the Hyperloop’s biggest challenges

If it’s built, the Hyperloop may feel more like a roller coaster than a train<p>It’s now been three days since Elon Musk unveiled his alpha plans for the Hyperloop, the radical and ambitious high-speed transit line that promises passage from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. And while …

Skype to be pre-installed in new version of Microsoft Windows

Bloatware is the term given to programs that come pre-installed on computers even though it's unlikely they will be used by every owner. Sometimes they are difficult to get rid of and can consume resources unnecessarily.<p>Pre-installed anti-virus software has often fit that definition. Now, Skype …

Analyst tips gold iPhone 5S, f2.0 aperture and expanded storage options

Black and white may not be your only color options for the iPhone 5S(s aapl), if KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo is right in his predictions. …

Elon Musk Is Dead Wrong About The Cost Of The Hyperloop: In Reality It Would Be $100 Billion

That seems absurdly cheap for the most ambitious public transport infrastructure investment since the national highway system.<p>But the New York Times did us all a favor by calculating the true cost of the Hyperloop: It's going to be ~$100 billion.<p>The Hyperloop is a pressurized tube system in which …

Verizon's HTC One starts shipping on August 22nd for $199 on contract

For those attached -- willingly or otherwise -- to Verizon, your time to snag an HTC One has come. Well, almost. The universally-hailed Android phone is headed to VZW's LTE airwaves on August 22nd, with an on-contract price of $199.99. Oh, and if you're just waking up from the underside of a rock, …

Apple Said to Be Working with Foxconn, Corning and Innolux on 'iTV' for 2014 Launch

Apple is in the development stages of an long-rumored television, partnering with glassmaker Corning, G-Tech Optoelectronics, Foxconn, and display maker Innolux -- if a report from Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> is to be believed [Google Translate].<p>The paper has a spotty track record at best, but it …

Ubuntu Edge Beats Pebble As Biggest Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

Canonical is still way off the pace with its Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign – the firm needs to raise more than $20 million in six days to meet its ambitious $32 million target – but it’s still smashing records along the way.<p>The Indiegogo page has now accrued over $10.3 million in pledges, …

App Store monopoly case dismissed by judge, can still be refiled

Back in 2011, a group of consumers filed a lawsuit stating Apple’s App Store is a monopoly since it is the only software marketplace available for the iPhone. That suit has now been dismissed by the overseeing U.S. District Judge, according to Bloomberg. However, the dismissal was only due to the …

Inside the bitter YouTube battle between Microsoft and Google

Why do these companies love to hate each other?<p>The gloves are off: Microsoft and Google find themselves battling in more product areas than ever while fighting a very public war of words. The latest spat has led Google to block a Microsoft-developed YouTube app for Windows Phone, despite a promise …