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A Mexican artist is painting the 'world's longest mural' on the US-Mexico border wall — take a look

As the Trump administration seeks $18 billion over the next decade to more than double the length of the US-Mexico border fencing, one artist has another plan for the barriers.<p>Mexican artist Enrique Chiu is working to cover the existing border wall in colorful murals. His ultimate goal is to paint …

Mexico

Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements are available a month early

Apple was only poised to offer discounted iPhone battery replacements in late January, but they're already here. The company has issued a statement announcing that the $29/£25 replacements are available today (December 30th) in the US, UK and elsewhere for affected users with an iPhone 6 or later, …

Mobile Technology

GoPro Cause: Forever Securing World Food Supply with Crop Trust

GoPro

Comparing Trump's inauguration crowd to the Women's March

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's going to be impossible to gauge how many people exactly attended the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017 as opposed to Barack Obama in 2009.<p>It's also going to be impossible to gauge how many people exactly attended Trump's inauguration as opposed to the Women's March …

Donald Trump

Apple's Underappreciated Technical Evolution

Apple has developed an interesting approach to making our lives better. Namely, as various technology elements are developed and then shipped, each …

How Apple can bring the Touch Bar and Touch ID to desktop Macs

Ever since the release of the new MacBook Pro, which introduced two features never before seen on the Mac—namely the Touch ID sensor and the Touch …

We Hand-Craft World Globes The Same Way They Were Made Hundreds Of Years Ago

We invited Berlin photographer Ana Santl into our private London art studio for the day, to see what daily life is like for a traditional globemaker. …

The New MacBook Pro Is Kind of Great for Hackers – MacStories

Adam Geitgey:<p>A million hot takes have been posted about how the late-2016 MacBook Pro with USB-C is the undeniable proof that Apple doesn’t care about developers anymore. <i>They took away all the ports! No Esc key! It’s just a more expensive MacBook Air!</i>But in some ways, the new MacBook Pro is the …

MacBook Pro

How IT can drive agile development

A simple idea: update your operating model to be able to build small, self-contained teams that create change quickly and efficiently.<p><b>Agility is</b> …

How Apple blew the MacBook name game

Commentary: Apple could have avoided Mac hate by changing a single word.<p>One word could have made all the difference.<p>"Air," instead of "Pro."<p>If Apple had introduced a new MacBook <i>Air</i> last week, the company wouldn't be facing down a mob of angry creative professionals. It might not have Apple software …

MacBook Pro

The Trouble With Apple's AirPods

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack and pushed Apple's agenda of wireless audio. The wire free AirPods were Apple’s graceful solution but we’re still waiting on them. Originally available weeks after the new iPhones in October and now delayed to late 2016, there are …

San Francisco

Here's Why Apple's iPhone 7 Sales Are Down in China

Apple can’t seem to keep the Chinese market hooked on its products.<p>The tech giant’s overall retention rates fell to 75% in September compared to 82% …

Wall Street

Apple iPhone 7 allegedly catches fire and burns down car, triggers comparisons with Samsung Galaxy Note 7

If you have been closely following this space closely, you would think there is some kind of an epidemic spreading among smartphones causing them to …

Thousands March Against Embattled Venezuelan President Maduro

Led by women dressed in white, several thousand Venezuelans marched through Caracas on Saturday in the first of what the opposition hopes will be …

CITIC Pacific High-Rise Development in Shanghai Beautifully Combines Natural With The Artificial

EID Architecture looks to the traditional side of Shanghai when designing CITIC Pacific's high-rise residential neighborhood. The Shanghai downtown …

Architecture

Apple iPhone 7 Catches Fire, Stealing Yet Another Feature From Samsung

Split-screen multitasking. Front-facing flash photography. Phones that burst into flames.<p>Is there nothing Apple won’t shamelessly steal from Android …

Wade the Dinosaur has been carrying around a 2,000-year-old secret

<b>(CNN) —</b> How did the dinosaurs cross from South America to Australia?<p>The discovery of two new dinosaur skeletons helped fill in that mystery, according to research published this week in Scientific Reports.<p>Both sets of fossils found in Australia are titanosaurs, a type of dinosaur believed to be the …

Dinosaurs

Clinton ad: Trump a bad role model for kids

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton has a new line of criticism against Donald Trump -- he's not fit for kids.<p>Nightcap: The latest news and political buzz from CNN Politics | Sign up<p>An ad released Thursday morning by the presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign Thursday morning strings together …

Government

An Open Letter From Technology Sector Leaders On Donald Trump's Candidacy For President

We are inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector. We are proud that American innovation is the envy of the world, a source of widely-shared prosperity, and a hallmark of our global leadership.<p>We believe in an inclusive country …

Startups

'Free' college in Europe isn't really free

While Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has garnered populist support across the US with his debt-free college proposal, several economists recently told NPR's "Planet Money" that they don't like the plan.<p>Their main gripe: The plan should target students who actually need free …

College & University

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26 billion

Microsoft has announced a $26.2bn (£18.4bn) deal to buy LinkedIn, the biggest deal in the company’s 41-year history.<p>The acquisition, which will rank as one of the biggest in technology history when completed, underlines how Satya Nadella has changed the company from the days of previous bosses Bill …

iOS 10 will let you uninstall the Apple apps you never use

A huge change that went unmentioned at WWDC<p>Starting with iOS 10, Apple will be giving iPhone and iPad owners more control over the software that's installed on iOS devices. For the first time ever, you'll be able to delete the company's built-in apps (Maps, Calculator, Music, Videos, etc.) and …

Apps

Meet Bozoma Saint John, the Apple executive who stole the show at WWDC

The Apple Music executive doesn't have nearly the same name recognition as the senior executives, from Eddy Cue to Craig Federighi, who shuffled on to the stage at the annual developer conference on Monday.<p>But Saint John quickly turned heads during her appearance at the event, and not just because …

Apple Music

80% of the world’s megacities are now in Asia, Latin America, or Africa

The world’s largest cities have increased in number and location. According to a new report from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme there were 29 megacities—those with more than 10 million people—in 2015, compared to just 14 in 1995.<p>And 79% of them were in the developing world, in Asia, …

Geography

South Korea begins to attract visitors as KPop's popularity goes global

Perhaps one of the wildest phenomena from Asia is the irrepressible popularity of KPop in South Korea.<p>KPop (South Korean pop music) creates some of South Korea’s biggest stars and cultural phenomena equal to Taylor Swift in fandom. They are frequently in newspaper headlines, and always followed by …

K-Pop

Apple may have to ditch Sony cameras to deliver dual lens iPhone

Apple may be forced to ditch its chosen dual camera module supplier Sony in favor of LG Innotek, according to a new report claiming that Sony has fallen behind schedule.<p>Nomura analyst Chris Chang says that he thinks Sony won’t be able to deliver its full share of dual camera lenses for the iPhone 7 …

Why So Many Chinese Students Come to the U.S.

They’re eager to escape flawed education systems back home, where low standards are leaving many ill-prepared for a global economy<p>YANGZHOU, China—Fan Yue looked into the future and didn’t like what she saw.<p>As a high-school student in this eastern Chinese city of 4.6 million, she dreamed of going to …

Education

Will Zika fears cause a population gap?

Imagine a full year, or two, during which a nation's old people die but no new people are born. Picture an elementary school with empty first- and second-grade classrooms. Look further ahead to the years no new workers join the labor pool.<p>How would a two-year collapse in the birth rate rattle a …

These guys created an app that stops college students from using their phones — and it's so successful they dropped out of college

Richardson, a computer science major, noticed something that was bugging him.<p>While in class, everyone was looking at their phones, texting, and doing whatever, with "no one paying attention to the teachers" as Gardner recalls.<p>The more they talked about it, the more annoyed they were. If technology …

Computer Science

President of Chile: The Americas Are Stronger Together

Saying that Latin America has changed seems an understatement in 2016. In my university days, the U.S. supported military coups against progressive …

South America