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This Overheated iPhone Burned Through 12 Sheets Of Notebook Paper

The Cherry Hill, New Jersey fire department reported today that a resident’s iPhone 6 overheated and burned through 12 pages of notebook paper. According to the phone’s owner, a high school student, they were neither using nor charging their phone when the paper started smoking. Which could just be …

New Jersey

Bald eagle caused Alaska plane crash that killed 4

A small airplane hit a bald eagle before crashing and bursting into flames just north of Anchorage last month, killing all four people onboard, authorities said Wednesday.<p>It is the nation's first civilian plane crash to result in deaths after an impact with a bald eagle, said Shaun Williams, a …

Birds

Roost’s new smoke detectors will alert your phone if they sense danger

Roost's smart smoke alarm connects to Wi-Fi, comes with a companion app, and lets you know when it's low on battery. The alarm also alerts you and your loved ones when it detects smoke, just to make sure everyone is good and worried. It relies on Roost's smart battery, which connects to Wi-Fi. The …

Fitbit had a great quarter, but Wall Street doesn’t care because it’s not the Apple Watch

Fitbit can’t catch a break.<p>The internet-connected wearables company just announced its earnings for the first quarter of the year, and they were pretty solid across the board. But next quarter Fitbit is expecting lower sales and, in particular, profit than Wall Street analysts wanted to see, …

Wall Street

Siri's creators will unveil their new AI bot on Monday

Shortly after being purchased by Apple, two of Siri's founders left the company to begin creating yet another AI assistant. It's called Viv, and <i>The Washington Post</i> reports that it'll be unveiled to the world on Monday.<p>Viv is essentially meant to be Siri, but good. It's an AI assistant that you …

Hacker trades 272 million passwords for social media likes

Your passwords are worthless.<p>At least, that's the message coming from a hacker who traded more than 272 million account credentials to a cybersecurity company in exchange for praise on a social media platform for hackers.<p>The passwords and usernames belonged to accounts from Russia's largest email …

Security

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A drone designed to cure drought just took flight over Nevada

Researchers and aviators in Nevada completed the first successful test flight of a drone designed to bring rain to drought-stricken regions. The flight, which took place last week at an FAA-approved test site in Hawthorne, Nevada, was an 18-minute test of the ‘Sandoval Silver State Seeder,’ an …

Google displaying product review snippets in product knowledge cards

Search for a product on Google and you might see a Knowledge Graph card to the right of the result links containing details on the product as well as links to sites selling it and the full Google Shopping reviews page. You may now also see snippets of what people are saying regarding certain …

Hands On with Photo Box, A New Monthly Delivery of Photography Goodies

Photo Box is a monthly subscription service that is aimed at delivering surprise and inspiration to photographers around the world. The service has …

"Orange Is the New Black" Fan Snuck onto the Set to Secretly Create a Fun Photo Project

Like many people, Samantha Gardella is a huge fan of Netflix's critically-acclaimed television show, <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>. The 19-year-old film student lives in Monroe, New York, which happens to be about 30 minutes from the fictional Litchfield Penitentiary, where the show takes place. Once she …

Facebook's video plan? Grow like hell, deal with copyright later

Tales of the early days of YouTube invariably invoke cats on skateboards and shaky home videos, but that’s not the only way it got so big. The site, …

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Is the seat-back movie about to die out?

Will wi-fi change how airlines keep us entertained above the clouds? Katia Moskvitch reports.<p>In 1936, just over a decade after long-distance passenger air travel started in earnest, the Zeppelin Hindenburg sported a full-blown piano, along with a lounge, dining room, smoking room, and bar. Before …

In-flight Entertainment

Some Spotify Services Down After Apple Music Launch [UPDATE]

<b>UPDATE:</b> 3:20 p.m. -- A Spotify spokesman told The Huffington Post Wednesday afternoon that service has been restored.<p>Spotify is scrambling following the launch of Apple Music.<p>The popular music streaming service has been unable to process either new sign-ups or subscription cancellations in the …

This shopping street in Greece used to be the 10th most expensive in the world — take a look at it now

But before the double whammy of the 2008 financial crisis and the 2010-2012 eurozone crisis, Athens was home to some of the most prime retail space on the planet.<p>In 2012, Joe Weisenthal wrote a post about Ermou Street, which the real-estate firm Cushman & Wakefield said was the world's 10th most …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Business Development

Earn Google Play credit with Google Opinion Rewards, now available in Mexico and Brazil

Google Opinion Rewards is a neat app through which anyone can earn credit to spend on anything in Google Play – so long as you’re in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, or Japan. At least, until now. According to the changelog for an update released to …

Molson and Google team up on voice activated fridge that dispenses free beer

Molson, the well-known Canadian beer company is teaming up with Google on a rather interesting new marketing project. Leveraging Google’s translation/speech recognition software, Molson has built a special, one-of-a-kind fridge that only opens when you say just the right thing to it. The fridge …

4 Times You Can Sue a Debt Collector

Yes, you can fight back.<p>It’s every consumer’s worst nightmare: You’re busy at work, mired in debt, and your cellphone keeps ringing. You’re doing …

Personal Finance

This 26-Story High-Rise Will Be The Biggest Passive Building In The World

A lot of building, a tiny bit of energy.<p>Most buildings that meet the rigorous passive house standards are single-family homes. But a new passive house apartment building in New York City will be 26 stories high–the tallest and largest in the world.<p>Passive homes are ultra-low energy buildings that …

Was security really maximum at New York prison where killers broke out?

<b>PLATTSBURGH, New York (CNN) —</b> The Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York is classified as maximum security, but the escape of two convicted murderers this month has left questions about how accurate that description is.<p>Two prison employees have been charged in connection with the …

Photographer Turns Her Rejection Letters Into a Book

New York-based photographer Dana Stirling is no stranger to rejection. In the course of her photography career, she has received numerous rejection …

Photography

Google is helping stop you from accidentally clicking on mobile ads

Being redirected to an advertiser’s page when you didn’t mean to click a banner ad is frustrating. Today, Google has announced changes that will help eliminate those mis-clicks and feverish taps on the back button.<p>Clicks that happen too close to an image’s sides will now be blocked from redirecting …

The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …

Uber expansion meets global revolt and crackdown

The rapid global expansion of Uber has sparked interventions from taxi drivers and authorities around the world. “A city that welcomes Uber will be a better city,” said Uber chief executive, Travis Kalanick. Some cities and jurisdictions, disagree.<p>Uber backlash: taxi drivers' protests in Paris part …

Apple showcases LGBT Pride in special section of iTunes

iTunes is now decked out to celebrate LGBT pride.<p>Apple revealed the new Pride-themed section of iTunes Friday. The section highlights books, apps, …

LGBTQI

Apple CEO Tim Cook Praises Supreme Court’s Landmark Gay Marriage Ruling

- Jun 26, 2015<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday that ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 …

Selfie Sticks to Be Banned from Disney World Theme Parks

Walt Disney World announced Friday that selfie sticks would be banned from its theme parks, in the wake of an incident that stalled a roller coaster …

Walt Disney Company