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Teenager assembles amazing Apple museum in family basement

Five years ago, ten-year-old Alex Jason traded a minibike and a snowblower for an iMac G5 that he could use to help him do his homework. Now fifteen, …

Amazing

Donald Trump's canceled Chicago rally sparks extraordinary stretch in GOP race

In a Republican presidential primary filled with extraordinary moments, a 24-hour stretch that began Friday night stands above them all.<p>Opponents of Donald Trump were so committed to keeping him from speaking in Chicago that they aggressively clashed with supporters, forcing the GOP front-runner to …

Star Wars reviews: What critics thought of the 1977 film when it was first released

People outside of Disney have finally seen <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens;</i> if you’re not holed up in a bunker keeping out all news and plot details …

Stanley Kubrick

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

South-east Asia

'True Detective' Season Finale Recap: Daze of Glory

One last killing spree isn't enough to give Season Two a reason to live<p>The moment the phrase "90-minute season finale" flashed on screen last week, …

TV

Hillary's $350 billion plan to kill college debt

'No family and no student should have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college or university.'<p>Hillary Clinton on Monday rolled out a sweeping higher education plan — a $350 billion proposal that would help millions pay for college and reduce interest rates for people with student loans.<p>The …

College & University

AT&T hit with $100-million fine for its 'unlimited' data plans

Wireless carrier AT&T could be forced to pay $100 million after the Federal Communications Commission found that the company had slowed data networks for unlimited plan holders without informing them, the agency said Wednesday.<p>Since 2011, thousands of customers had complained to the FCC that AT&T …

Net Neutrality

Major security flaw may affect 600M Samsung smartphones

Flaw in pre-installed keyboard software could allow hackers to eavesdrop on users' calls and damage handsets, a security company discovers.<p>Millions of Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners may be at risk of eavesdropping of calls, theft of data and installation of malware -- and there isn't much they …

Gear & Gadgets

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

iOS and OS X bug lets attackers steal passwords from iCloud Keychain

A group of six university researchers claim to have successfully bypassed Apple’s tight App Store approval processes to publish Mac and iOS malware apps. According to the report, the team presented the zero-day vulnerability to Apple back in October 2014 and were told to keep quiet about it for at …

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

The world is flooded with oil and the biggest glut in history is taking shape

OPEC, which produces about 40% of global oil supply, announced on June 5 to "maintain" output at 30 million barrels per day for the next six months.<p>Six days later, the IEA's Oil Market Report for June clarified that "Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates pumped at record monthly rates" …

Saudi Aramco
CNN

BB King: 'you can tell it's him from one note'

<b>BB King, who died in Las Vegas on May 14, 2015, was celebrated at the 2016 Grammys. This article was first published in 2012.</b><p>"You say blues, you <i>gotta</i> say BB."<p>So remarks Aaron Neville, one of the many leading musicians – including Buddy Guy, Bobby Bland and <b>Dr John</b> – who line up to pay tribute to the …

Angela Ahrendts wants to change the way you buy Apple products

Launch day queues for the latest must-have gadget are as much a part of Apple culture as learning to live without ports and optical drives.<p>But Apple retail guru Angela Ahrendts wants to change all that — sending out an email to Apple Store employees proclaiming that, “The days of waiting in line … …

Angela Ahrendts

Hedonisia Hawaii Is The Junkyard-Turned-Hostel That Brings Your Trippy Dreams To Life

Whatever your summer plans were, scrap them: We found the real-life version of Elysium, the hippie commune from the 2012 film "Wanderlust."<p>Welcome to Hedonisia Hawaii, a former junkyard remodeled as a sustainable hostel community on Hawaii's Big Island. The wonderfully weird hostel offers rugged …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is making a giant change this week that could affect millions of small businesses.</b> It is updating its mobile search algorithm to start favoring mobile-friendly websites and demoting others. The change has been nicknamed "mobilegeddon."<p><b>2. Sony has launched its new flagship handset, the</b> …

Piper Jaffray

Latest Apple Watch estimates: 3M sales, $2B revenue, Apple’s most profitable product ever

A leading technology analyst has estimated that Apple Watch sales in the first two weeks are likely to hit 3M, comprising 1.8M Sport models, 1.2M steel and 40,000 Editions – generating more than $2B revenue. Think Big Analytics principal Carl Howe also estimates that gross margins on the wearable …

Smartwatches

'Game of Thrones' recap: New season keeps moving away from books

Season five of “Game of Thrones” offers a new thrill for fans of the books on which the show is based. Author George R.R. Martin still hasn’t finished the sixth book in the series, which means that some of the characters' storylines on this season are brand new. Fans of the books are now watching …

TV Series

Apple Watch design story makes Swiss and Japanese nervous

by Bani McSpedden<p>With the long-anticipated Apple Watch now available to view and pre-order, and purchasing expected to commence this Friday, no one …

Smartwatches

Here’s why we should be really excited about quantum computers

But recent breakthroughs in the field suggest these crazy fast computers might be coming sooner than we think.<p>And we have a lot of reasons to be excited about their arrival.<p>Ray Johnson, a board member at the startup quantum computing company QxBranch, one of many companies working to move quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Researchers from China’s Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics have been studying graphyne, an allotrope of graphene for desalination …

Apple Watch battery life: how many hours does it last?

Apple Watch battery boosting accessories<p>Entrepreneurial inventors are already tinkering with ways to extend the battery life with on-wrist chargers, …

5 Things to Look Forward to in 'Game of Thrones' Season 5

The night may be dark and full of terrors, but -- thank the gods -- starting soon it will also be full of new "Game of Thrones" episodes. GoT Season 5 premieres Sunday, April 12 on HBO, and there are dozens of things we're excited to see from the mix of George R.R. Martin's books, "A Feast for …

TV Series

What's on your HDTV: 'Game of Thrones', 'Daredevil', 'Silicon Valley'

March is over, and in a few hours March Madness will be too. As the NCAA Men's basketball tournament wraps up -- as well as the first season <i>Better Call Saul</i> -- we're eyeing another championship series with intrigue and plenty at stake: HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i>, now returning for its fifth season. It's …