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A Car From Apple: The Whole Enchilada

What are Apple's vehicle aspirations? Some say it’s a car. But there’s also informed speculation that points to a software endeavor only.<p>Of course, we won’t get a final answer until Apple decides what it ultimately wants to do — which could be years.<p>But one thing is certain. Apple is a $700 billion …

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9 Foods You Should Never Attempt to Eat

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Many foods have been heavily promoted as being healthy when they are nothing more than pernicious junk foods. In the featured article, …

Should We Continue to Feed Antibiotics to Livestock?

Future of Food<p>Currently 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to poultry and livestock.<p>Since the 1950s farmers have fed antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) to livestock. Overusing these substances can create superbugs, pathogens that are resistant to multiple drugs and could be …

Agriculture

GMO apples that don't brown so quickly have been approved by the USDA

That doesn't mean farmers will buy them<p>The US Department of Agriculture has decided to deregulate two new apple varieties genetically engineered to resist browning, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. That means the apples, which will be marketed as Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden, are approved for …

Agriculture

While PETA's Kill Rate Rises, VA Senate Bill Aims to Stop It From Slaughtering More Pets

PETA's kill statistics for 2014 are now available. They're even uglier than last year's. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again poisoning over 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted to their care. Perhaps as high as 98%, if you factor in the dishonesty of their reporting, as pointed …

Chinese Tourists Are Flooding Into The US Thanks To A New Visa Rule

A huge portion of that growth will come from China, which is expected to send 3.1 million visitors to the States in 2019, a 172% increase over 2013 figures. That will put China behind only Mexico and Canada in terms of the number of visitors it sends, according to the US Department of Commerce.<p>This …

The iPhone 6 Plus Is Surging In China

Apple may have the iPhone 6 Plus to thank when it announces earnings next week.<p>The phablet-sized handset is surging in China, according to data from AppLovin, a mobile marketing company that tracks smartphone usage.<p>This isn't the first time we've heard about China's growing importance for Apple.<p>Two …

Plunging oil prices won't solve China's economic problems

Falling oil prices are typically seen as great news for major energy importers, but even rock-bottom prices won't be enough to lift China's economy out of its current malaise.<p>China is the world's largest net importer of oil, and plunging crude prices should cut costs for consumers and businesses. …

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China opens door for full foreign ownership of e-commerce companies

Wealth begets wealth, and Shanghai's Free Trade Zone entered a new dimension of economic reform on 14 January, allowing foreign investors to fully own e-commerce companies, according to Chinese state-owned media Xinhua News Agency. The new policy was announced by China's Ministry of Industry and …

China

China top spy official under corruption probe

China is investigating Ma Jian, one of its top spy chiefs, for corruption, the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog has said, the latest senior official felled by President Xi Jinping's widening crackdown on graft.<p>The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said on Friday that Ma, …

Chinese peacekeepers start deployment in South Sudan

JUBA (Reuters) - An advanced party of Chinese peacekeepers is in South Sudan and the rest of the 700-strong contingent is due to arrive by early April, a U.N. official said on Friday, part of a surge in a U.N. mission to protect civilians in a nation mired in conflict.<p>Fighting in the oil-producing …

Africa

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

The Apple Watch Will Be A Failure, Or A Smash Hit — There Is No In Between

The Flint Center is where Steve Jobs introduced the original Macintosh. It's also where he introduced the iMac.<p>It was not an accident Apple chose this historic venue to reveal the Apple Watch.<p>When Tim Cook took the stage at the Flint Center, here's what he said:<p>It is great to be back in the Flint …

16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.

Shanghai crush: Xi Jinping orders new year investigation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1134000/1134841_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531800035_47e7017bc0a6a5efe89bfc130fffed9e<p><b>China's President Xi Jinping has demanded an investigation into Shanghai's New Year's Eve crush that killed 36 people and injured 47.</b><p>The crush …

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Shanghai crush: Xi Jinping orders new year investigation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1134000/1134841_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531800036_c0726c8fcd964a971a522cd113a6489b<p><b>China's President Xi Jinping has demanded an investigation into Shanghai's New Year's Eve crush that killed 36 people and injured 47.</b><p>The crush …

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China seeks to export its vision of the Internet

It has been the strangest kind of charm offensive.<p>China, the country that perfected breaking the Internet, has of late been on a campaign to convince the rest of the world that its approach to digital networks is worth spreading. It's an effort led by Lu Wei, the man whose chief responsibilities …

Xinjiang: Has China's crackdown on 'terrorism' worked?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1135000/1135017_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524632316_6012269f21c5c840ca092fc15edaafa0<p><b>"Kashgar is not stable."</b><p>The words of a paramilitary police officer as he marched past me under the statue of Chairman Mao in China's westernmost …

Safety questions on Shanghai crush

Question marks over safety standards after 36 die in China's biggest city<p>A NEW Year’s Eve stampede that left 36 dead and 47 injured on Shanghai’s Bund waterfront has raised questions over how such a disaster could happen in China’s largest and most cosmopolitan city.<p>Early reports blamed fake …

Senior Chinese diplomat sacked for corruption

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese diplomat has been sacked and is under investigation for suspected corruption, the foreign ministry said on Friday, the first time a top diplomat has fallen victim to a sweeping campaign against graft.<p>Zhang Kunsheng is no long an assistant foreign minister as he …

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China demands answers after stampede in financial hub Shanghai

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media and the public criticized the government and police on Friday for failing to prevent a New Year’s Eve stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people and dented the city’s image as modern China’s global financial hub.<p>Apart from Hong Kong, which is run as …

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EU Targets Chinese Solar Once Again

Intent on countering low-cost solar glass from China, the European Union again threatened increased tariffs on Chinese imports on December 19th, promising charges as high as 36.1 percent.<p>The announcement comes a year and a half after the EU first started flirting with the idea of punishing Chinese …

Apple dominates holiday giving, iPhones & iPads making up more than half of mobile device activations

Data from Yahoo-owned analytics company Flurry shows that iPhones and iPads comprised more than half of all mobile device activations between 19th and 25th December, at 51.3% – almost three times as many as second-placed Samsung.<p>Apple accounted for 51% of the new device activations worldwide Flurry …

18 Breathtaking Photos You Won't Believe Were Taken With An iPhone

From portraits to landscape photos and fine art images, photographers are using the iPhone to create excellent works of art.<p>Some photos were taken with the iPhone's native camera while others were shot using apps like Camera+.<p>Here's a look at some of the best iPhone photography out there.

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6 New Yorkers Now Arrested For Threatening Cops After Officers Killed

(Reuters) - Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday.<p>The arrests bring to six the number of those …

Apple could rely on Foxconn for its sapphire iPhone screens

Foxconn might get in on Apple’s sapphire business for future iPhones, according to a source speaking with Cult of Mac.<p>While Foxconn has no actual experience growing sapphire, it is reportedly very interested in the material, and has been actively pursuing various sapphire related patents over the …

The 'Rockstar' group backed by Apple and Microsoft just sold off its remaining patents

The once cutthroat smartphone patent wars may be cooling off for good. Rockstar, the patent holding company jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Sony, and Ericsson, today offloaded its remaining patents for a price of $900 million. Picking up the portfolio is RPX Corp., a company that's …

Reading Tim Cook's Mind: Beyond the Watch, What's Apple Planning in 2015?

Do you already like your iPad and MacBook Air? Love your iPhone? If so, you have a whole lot to look forward to from Apple in 2015 -- a year when mobile will become advanced enough to fully replace the desktop experience, and when wearable technology like the mega-hyped Apple Watch will become …

Here's Where People Are Using Apple Pay The Most

We're now getting a better picture of where iPhone users are taking advantage of Apple Pay.<p>Between its launch on Oct. 16 to the end of November, Apple Pay has already grown to represent 1.7% of mobile payments.<p>Google Wallet made up 4% of all mobile payments over the same period.<p>The top three …