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Facebook says 126 million people in the U.S. may have seen posts produced by Russian-government-backed agents

Read early testimony from Facebook, Google and Twitter before they appear at hearings on Capitol Hill this week.<p>Facebook, Google and Twitter plan to tell congressional investigators this week that the scope of Russia’s campaign to spread disinformation on their sites — and to potentially disrupt …

Internet

Reports of the Death of Jim Crow Prove Greatly Exaggerated

One of America’s most cherished myths is that the civil rights movement killed Jim Crow. It didn’t. For more than a century, that dirty bird has …

Why I'm voting for Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>They are showing up in droves to see Donald Trump: Men and women, overwhelmingly white, frustrated with the country's first black president, fearful that they are being displaced by minorities and immigrants, and nostalgic for the way America used to be.</i><p><i>And Trump is thriving, tapping into</i> …

Black Lives Matter

Apple Might Release 3 New iPhone Models Next Year

But the fruit company might one-up itself in 2015 with yet <i>another</i> model to be released alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus successors.<p>Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri claims Apple has been working on a new 4-inch iPhone model that might release in 2015, Apple Insider reports.<p>Arcuri …

Mobile Technology

Apple introduces 14-day return on iTunes, scaring coders and musicians

Apple’s iTunes will now offer a refund, no questions asked, for 14 days after purchase, leading to worries that unscrupulous users might scam the store<p>European users of Apple’s iTunes stores can now “return” goods without giving a reason for up to 14 days after purchase, bringing the company in …

Apple to start selling SIM-free iPhone 6 & 6 Plus in the U.S. tomorrow

Apple will start selling fully unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models in the United States beginning tomorrow, January 6th, according to several sources. The unlocked iPhones will be available both via Apple’s physical retail stores and online store…<p>Currently, Apple sells the iPhone 6 …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 6 battery cases are finally a thing

LAS VEGAS — An iPhone battery case is kinda like insurance: You don’t really want it, but you know you need it. It’s been months since Apple started selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but we have yet to see any battery cases from established brands … until now.<p>Otterbox unveiled its Resurgence power …

Mobile Technology

12 inch MacBook Air production reportedly ramping for Q1 debut, will replace current 11 inch Air

Digitimes, which has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple products, is claiming that the 12 inch Air will debut in the first quarter of 2015, as production ramps at manufacturer Quanta. 9to5Mac posted an exclusive report about this device last week, pictured in the mockup above. The device …

MacBook Air

Apple Patents Sound, Motion, Location Activated Photo Filters

Apple files a lot of patents, many of which come to nothing, but one of the latest, uncovered by PatentYogi is intriguing. It details a method of automatically adding effects to photos based on audio cues, motion or your location.<p>Apple was granted United States Patent – 8,933,960 Image alteration …

Patents

Automakers Look in the Mirror, See Apple, Google Coming Up Fast

With names like Qoros and Apollo Vredestein and Rinspeed, the Geneva Motor Show brings out a mix of manufacturers and suppliers seldom seen at any other event of its kind. But two names – Apple and Google --while not actually at the show, made their presence felt especially keenly.<p>Traditional …

Automotive Industry

Apple's new MacBook ditches inputs for a single reversible USB connector

Apple has just unveiled a new redesigned MacBook that's thinner, lighter, and smaller than existing MacBook Air models. While the 13-inch MacBook Air included an SD card reader, two full-size USB ports, and a Thunderbolt port, Apple is ditching all of these ports for its new 12-inch model. There’s …

Apple Just Canceled The Right Click

Years ago, when Steve Jobs decided that mice needed only one button, Apple had a problem. While Mac users were busy clicking on things all over the screen, PCs added a second button, the right click, in order add a second layer of interaction, a feature that eventually forced Cupertino’s hand and …

This is the new gold MacBook

Tired of having the same silver MacBook Air as everyone else? Apple is starting to offer multiple color options for its laptop line once again with its new MacBook, making it available in the same three colors that it offers the iPhone and iPad in: silver, gray, and gold. Naturally, the gold is the …

Disease

How to prevent another Ebola-like epidemic

Almost 30 countries around the world are “highly vulnerable” to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at …

GIF Keyboard for iOS 8 Is the App You've Been Waiting For

Get ready Internet, animated GIF keyboards are coming to iOS.<p>When iOS 8 was first revealed earlier this year, the game-changing feature that had many …

This 11-Year-Old Video Shows A Young Marissa Mayer And Other Google Employees Goofing Off In The Office

Google's chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt wants everyone to know that Google employees have a sense of humor.<p>On his Google+ page, Schmidt recently shared a video from 2003 made by Google employees that hasn't been published outside of Google until now, as 9to5Google first spotted.<p>In Google's …

Marissa Mayer

PopKey’s iOS 8 Launch Will Replace Written Language With The Expressive Art Of The GIF

We’re on the verge of a linguistic revolution, made possible by the fact that Apple has opened up its iOS operating system to allow third-party keyboards. One of the first entrants will be PopKey, a project out of the WorkshopX creative studio based in Ottawa, which has created on-demand social …

Moto 360 Review: Flawed Charm

The Moto 360 has a lot to live up to. Motorola’s wearable spoiled our first taste of Android Wear smartwatches back in July, leaving the first …

Smartwatches

How Many Megapixels Does Your Camera Really Need?

<i>Jo Plumridge is a British writer and photographer who specializes in design, travel and comedy pieces. As a photographer, she focuses on portraiture, and, if you’re asking, she will have a cup of tea — black, no sugar.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted</i> …

Doctors create app to help diagnose, treat patients at point of care

Is it always better for a doctor to order tests for a patient – you know, just to be on the safe side? Not if you ask Dr. Rahul Mehta, a resident in internal medicine at the University of Calgary.<p>Mehta is part of a growing pushback in the medical community against the practice of ordering too many …

What Is It Really Like to Work in Social Media?

<i>Leah Pope is the VP of Global Marketing of Synthesio.</i><p>In today’s market, social media is no longer simply about Facebook ‘Likes’ and tweets; rather it has become a key tool for any business. That is why social media is one of the most interesting and exciting industries to work in, especially since …

30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I first set foot in Disneyland, I race to the most famous rides first—Splash Mountain, the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, all the biggest and best. Little do I know there are just as many hidden gems and overlooked attractions that I’ve likely …

Deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus: What you need to know

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to other regions and continents.<p>The outbreak began with just a handful of cases in Guinea in March. Since then, that number has grown to 909 confirmed cases and another 414 probable …

Largest ever Ebola outbreak is not a global threat

Although the virus is exerting a heavy toll in West Africa, it does not spread easily.<p>Deadly Ebola probably touched down in Lagos, Nigeria, the …

Ebola Tweets Are Missing the Target

One Twitter user in Cologne, Germany tweets about the importance of Ebola victims staying hydrated. A second user, in Lagos, Nigeria, discusses Ebola …

Ebola risk unheeded as Guinea's villagers keep on eating fruit bats

Health workers struggle to separate myth from reality of Ebola as residents say abandoning tradition is out of the question<p>Medical teams struggling to curb Ebola in west Africa have been discouraging bush meat consumption, believed to have caused the outbreak, but some rural communities dependent …

Ebola virus disease

"Ebola" redirects here. For other uses, see Ebola (disambiguation).<p><b>Ebola virus disease</b> (<b>EVD</b>), also known as <b>Ebola hemorrhagic fever</b> (<b>EHF</b>) or simply</b> …