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An Arizona Man’s iPhone 6 ‘Exploded’ In His Pocket And Set His Pants On Fire

First, iPhone 6 users had to worry about their skinny jeans bending and breaking the aluminum bodies of their fancy new phones. Then they had to worry about blowing up their phones for being dumb enough to fall for 4Chan’s prank that told people they could charge the iPhone 6 in their microwaves. …

President Obama may ditch his BlackBerry for an Android phone (update)

President Obama has long complained that his job doesn't permit the luxury of carrying an iPhone. Prior to his election, Obama owned a personal BlackBerry that was replaced with a custom, highly-secure model once he reached office. But it seems Obama may have the chance to switch to Android before …

Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit shown off in official presentation videos

You’ve probably seen them in a ton of hands-on videos already (including some very nice ones from our Josh Vergara), but if you still can’t get enough of the new Galaxy S5 and its accompanying wearables, Samsung has got you covered.<p>These two videos published today do a nice job of explaining the …

Gear & Gadgets

Could this be our first look at the much larger iPhone 6?

<b>Update:</b> These appear to be fake…<p>Sonny Dickson has posted images today which claim to show the casing for the next generation iPhone. The metal shell, which closely resembled both the industrial design of the current iPod touch and iPad Air, appears to be of unibody construction. While it’s …

Samsung and Cisco agree to share patents, sue less

Tired of endless patent lawsuits? So are Samsung and Cisco. The two companies have entered a patent cross-license agreement, essentially promising not to sue each other for the next ten years. The decade long deal specifically gives the firms access to each other's patient portfolios <i>and</i> new patents …

Oculus Rift And Thalmic’s Myo Armband Are A Match Made In Heaven, Say Founders And Investors

Total video game immersion might not be as far away as you think: The Oculus Rift is a huge step in the right direction, and it may have an optimal bedfellow in Thalmic’s Myo armband, the gesture control wearable that picks up on electrical impulses from your arm to deliver fine-tuned control over …

NSA tracked millions of cell phones around the world

According to Snowden leak, agency collected nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones<p>According to the latest leak to go public from Edward Snowden's NSA document trove, the spy agency hoarded a vast database of cellphone location data, collecting nearly 5 billion records every …

Valve engineer invents new game controllers for your tongue and butt

Just about every console maker has revealed details of odd, inventive controllers that they worked on and abandoned, but rarely do we actually get to see what such novel control schemes look like in action. Though they're personal projects, Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has released videos showing off …

Obama says he can't use iPhone due to security, must use BlackBerry

No amount of hope or change can set President Obama up with an iPhone.<p>The leader of the free world said he is not allowed to use the popular Apple device due to security reasons, according to Reuters.<p>Obama revealed the limitation of his job at a meeting with youths on Wednesday to promote his …

Nelson Mandela, Inspiration To World, Dies At 95

Nelson Mandela, who was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen, died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world. He was 95.<p>President Jacob Zuma announced the death in a televised speech.<p>From his childhood as a herd boy, Mandela went on to lead the African …

15 of Nelson Mandela's best quotes

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died. During his long life, Mandela inspired countless individuals. Here is a collection of quotes that personify his spirit:<p>1) "Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of …

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Six Defining Moments from Nelson Mandela’s Life (video)

Taking his place alongside India's Mahatma Gandhi and Tibet's Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela was one of the 20th century’s most revered activists and a …

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Remembering Mandela on Flipboard

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Honoring one of the world’s greatest leaders.<p>Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the transformational civil rights leader largely responsible for the dismantling of apartheid, died today at the age of 95.<p>Mandela was one of the world’s most celebrated …

South Africa

Bitcoin value goes up, now accepted in China

“If James Bond, Sergey Brin and Paul Volcker…designed their ideal currency, it might look a lot like bitcoin.”<p>Bitcoin’s price hit a record at $261 on the Bitstamp online exchange, driven by wider acceptance of the virtual currency.<p>The digital money, which can be used to pay for goods and services …

Hackers steal 4,100 Bitcoins worth $1.18M from wallet service Inputs.io

Hackers attacked Bitcoin wallet Inputs.io and stole 4,100 Bitcoins.<p>At current prices for the online alternative currency, that amounts to $1.18 million.<p>Inputs.io powers a Bitcoin wallet service where owners can easily send and receive Bitcoin. It claimed to be the “most secure wallet ever created” …

How A $2.9 Million Jury Verdict Over Spilled Coffee Became America's Most Misunderstood Story

Screenshot/Retro Report/New York TimesThe documentary project Retro Report has a new video that takes a fresh look at the infamous case of a 79-year-old who spilled hot McDonald's coffee on herself and got a $2.9 million jury award.<p>The 1994 verdict for Stella Liebeck became fodder for critics of …

Coffee

McDonald's to stop serving Heinz ketchup

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023370_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522341793_aeab3dd08da68fd32daf9b832a7097e0<p><b>McDonald's has said it is to stop serving Heinz ketchup in its stores after 40 years.</b><p>The world's biggest fast-food chain said it would drop the …

McDonald's

A Camera Lens and a Smartphone Hook Up. Hilarity Ensues.

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em: That seems to be Sony’s motto with its newest digital-imaging product, a camera that looks like a lens and …

Foreign Airline Perks Have Convinced Us Never, Ever To Fly Domestic Again

It shouldn't surprise you that American airlines fail to top "World's Best Airline" lists. All airlines have their issues, but U.S. air carriers seem to be the worst.<p>When the Skytrax World Airline Awards were released earlier this year, foreign airlines received all the accolades -- while American …

PS4 will have voice controls, Sony confirms

<b>Update:</b> A Sony spokesperson has been in touch to confirm that "PS Camera does allow voice recognition". Exciting stuff. Original story follows.<p>We've …

Here's What iOS 7 Could (And Perhaps Should) Look Like [Video]

The folks over at digital agency Simply Zesty have been thinking about what iOS 7, the upcoming new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, will – or should – look like based on the typical rumours and speculation that precede every major Apple event.<p>With Apple’s WWDC 2013 conference just …