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‘We must continue to dream big’: an open letter from Serena Williams

Writing for Porter Magazine’s Incredible Women of 2016 issue, the tennis star takes aim at the barriers that still hold women athletes back<p>• How feminists embraced the radical open letter<p>To all incredible women who strive for excellence,<p>When I was growing up, I had a dream. I’m sure you did, too. …

Women's Sports

Google’s redesigned Google Sites goes live

For the longest time, Google Sites felt like the forgotten app in Google’s productivity suite. Earlier this year, though, the company announced that it would finally give Sites a full overhaul. Today, after a short beta, this new version of Sites is going live for all users.<p>Google Sites is …

Google

13 awesome gifts for the geek guys and gals in your life

1/14<p>Snapchat Spectacles<p>Snapchat’s $129 Spectacles are like the Furby-in-1998 of the modern tech world.<p>They’re stupidly hard to get and maybe a little silly, but people are going crazy for them. You tap one button and a camera built into the glasses frame shoots a video that uploads right into …

Gear & Gadgets

Review: Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7

M<p>y kid farts a lot. Farting — and eating — is pretty much all he does, actually, because he’s four weeks old. At this point he’s performing to expectations and we’re all very pleased here even though no adults in this house have slept longer than a couple of hours continuously in several weeks.<p>He’s …

Apple News

Forget the iPhone 7 — here are 7 reasons the 2017 iPhone will blow everyone away

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 on Wednesday, and while it has a few great features that improve on the 6s, some people aren't pleased that it looks identical to the iPhone 6 generation.<p>Enter the 2017 iPhone.<p>For those of you unimpressed by the iPhone 7, you might feel differently about Apple's next …

Apple News

US Open: Stan Wawrinka beats Novak Djokovic in men's final

Posted at 1:46 12 Sept<p>Getty Images<p>And hence it is time for us to give you a kiss goodnight.<p>How would you reflect on the tournament? Andy Murray out in the quarter-finals but Great Britain broke records for getting so many players through the early rounds.<p>But ultimately, it's winners that are …

ATP World Tour

Snapchat To Reach Nearly $1 Billion In Ad Sales Next Year, eMarketer Predicts

Snapchat, the Venice, Calif.-based messaging service popular among teens and millennials, is forecast to reach nearly $1 billion in global advertising sales in 2017, up from an estimated $366.7 million in revenue this year, according to a new report by forecasting firm eMarketer.<p>The report, …

Advertising

Microsoft updates OneNote for Android with new features

Microsoft updated its OneNote app on Android today with some key new features. Indeed, you'll finally have the ability to open password protected …

Mobile

Replace Your Gas Generator With a Clean, Battery-Powered One

Get portable power without messy gas or fumes.<p>Portable power has been the domain of gas generators for decades, but battery-powered generators are starting to pop up, offering a cleaner option for DIYers, campers, and tailgaters.<p>What keeps these battery-powered generators from being just big …

Every iPhone 7 rumor, ranked from most to least likely

The iPhone 7 is about to drop, which means Apple will finally put the many rumors surrounding the phone to rest.<p>Apple's launch event — which will be held on Sept. 7 in San Francisco — will introduce the much anticipated new iPhone, along with potential other updated Apple products like a redesigned …

Apple News

2016 wildlife photographer of the year finalists - in pictures

From a curious fox to a hungry hornbill, these stunning scenes represent some of the world’s best nature photography

The Latest: Fognini loses 5-setter to Ferrer at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):<p>12:55 a.m.<p>Fabio Fognini of Italy lost $3,000 from a fine for unsportsmanlike conduct for an earlier match, then lost a heartbreaker on court, too, beaten 6-0, 4-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 by 11th-seeded David Ferrer of Spain in the second …

ATP World Tour

Dropbox employee’s password reuse led to theft of 60M+ user credentials

Dropbox disclosed earlier this week that a large chunk of its users’ credentials obtained in 2012 was floating around on the dark web. But that number may have been much higher than we originally thought.<p>Credentials for more than 60 million accounts were taken, as first reported by Motherboard and …

Apple adds 2TB iCloud storage option before iPhone 7 launch

Perhaps a 256GB iPhone is on the horizon<p>Apple has introduced a new storage tier for iCloud that grants 2TB of space for $19.99 a month. This pricing is similar to Google Drive’s terabyte pricing, which starts at $9.99 a month for 1TB, and is slightly more than Microsoft’s 1TB plan for $6.99 a …

Apple News

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again - Pocket-lint

"It is the best iPhone yet", proclaimed Tim Cook on the stage at Apple's Special Event in San Francisco at the beginning of the September.<p>He would be …

Apple News

Wayne Rooney should quit England to save Manchester United career, says Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer quit England when he was 29 in a bid to extend his glittering career at at Newcastle United - and he believes Wayne Rooney should do the …

Wayne Rooney

Ahead of 'iPhone 7' Announcement, an Important iOS Update

The calm before the storm<p>A mostly quiet week in technology is best described as the calm before the storm with the “iPhone 7” announcement just a few …

Apple News

5 Topics for the 2016 U.S. Open

As opening day of this year’s U.S. Open draws near, spectators and athletes can expect the usual Grand Slam excitement, with potentially a few surprises for tennis fans nationwide.<p>The tournament comes after an eventful Olympic tennis tournament in Rio, where Andy Murray and Monica Puig took home …

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 unveiled in China, priced at $135

Xiaomi took the wraps off their latest smartphone offering, the Redmi Note 4, earlier today, and as is expected from the budget-friendly Redmi series, the device offers a premium look, specifications, and features, and more importantly, an ultra-affordable price tag.<p>The Redmi Note 4 retains the …

China

Google is rolling out a data-saving feature to all Nexus phones

Google has announced that it’s bringing its Wi-Fi Assistant feature to all Android-based Nexus handsets to help users save on data costs.<p>Wi-Fi Assistant automatically detects and connects to more than a million free open W-Fi hotspots that have been identified and verified by the company. The …

Should We Care Who Took This Photo?

Mahmoud Raslan’s photograph of “the boy in the ambulance” from Aleppo has struck a chord with viewers in a way that we haven’t seen since Nilüfer …

Photography

World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.<p>Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including …

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR: 30.4-Megapixels, 4K Video, And Wireless Connectivity

The long-awaited DSLR is makes its debut<p>The Canon EOS 5D Mark III was an unquestionable success as a pro-grade DSLR. It even won our Camera of the …

Cameras

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: the king of the phablets returns

The best phablet going is now waterproof, with a brilliant curved screen, better stylus and cracking cameras, wrapped in a narrow, premium body<p><i>Subsequent to this review being published, Samsung withdrew the Galaxy Note 7 after an issue with batteries exploding. The Guardian review was based on a</i> …

Apple Patent Reveals A Potentially Cutting Edge Feature For Future iPhones

Rumor has it that the upcoming iPhone 7 will have an IP68 rating, meaning it would be protected from dust and dirt and have water resistance support up to 5 feet for 30 minutes. Interestingly, Apple was also recently granted a patent indicating that it is preparing to make its future iPhones …

Patents

USA basketball coach Monty Williams wins Olympics 6 months after shock of wife's death

"I still text her," Team USA men's basketball assistant coach Monty Williams said of his late wife in an interview with ESPN just before the 2016 Olympics began. "I still text her. I know she's not gonna answer but it's just part of what I do. I'll go outside at night and look up in the sky and …

Basketball

Medallist Feyisa Lilesa fails to return to Ethiopia after Olympics protest

Runner was not on board team plane despite assurances he would not be punished for taking a stand over political repression in his country<p>The Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa has failed to return to Ethiopia despite assurances he would not be punished for his Rio protest over …

Only Samsung Can Save Android From iPhone Domination

Sometimes numbers hide the true story. In the world of smartphones, the volume of Android sales tower over the rival iOS platform. Android accounts for over eighty percent of the market, with iOS a distant second (Kantar Worldpanel). With that measure Android is ‘winning’ but that’s not …

Apple News

13 Wow paid iPhone apps on sale for free let’s go download in here

OrasisHD<p><b>Reguler Price $1.99</b><p>OrasisHD is a 1-shot HDR app. It takes a SINGLE image and automatically transforms it to a well-exposed, natural-looking …

Apple News

The 23 best photos from Simone Biles' historic gold medal performance in the women's all-around

On Thursday, Simone Biles made a strong case for being one of the greatest gymnasts of all time in a dominating performance for the ages.<p>Biles captured her second gold medal of Rio Olympics, winning the women's all-around by a whopping 2.1 points in a sport that keeps score to the hundredth of a …

Gymnastics