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Messaging app takes on Skype, WhatsApp with killer advertising

If you are unfamiliar with the messaging app SOMA, you will soon learn about them through a confrontational advertising campaign that implores people to give up on Skype, WhatsApp and Viber.<p>It’s for your own good, the company says.<p>SOMA Messenger encrypts data end-to-end and auto-deletes messages, …

Queen Elizabeth Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II

How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators

The developers at Ashley Madison created their first artificial woman sometime in early 2002. Her nickname was Sensuous Kitten, and she is listed as …

Ashley Madison

CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots

Rising plumes of rock in Earth's mantle linked to volcanic hotspots

The New York Times says the new Apple TV will be for gamers

We’ve previously heard rumors that Apple’s new Apple TV, which is scheduled to be announced Wednesday, will feature an all-new, motion-sensing remote that will poise the set-top box as a possible console killer.<p>Now, the <i>New York Times</i> is backing the rumor up, saying the next Apple TV is being …

Set-Top Boxes

'Star Wars' BB-8 toy torn apart to see how it works

If your social feeds are anything like mine, they're full of folks squeeing with delight over their new BB-8 droid today. The folks at <i>uBreakiFix</i> got one too, but instead of playing with <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>' charmer, they cut it apart to see what makes the toy tick. Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

Apple Loop: iPhone 6S Price, Apple TV Misses Out On 'Top Gear', New iPhone Leaks Bring Bad News

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes pricing details on the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, three pieces of bad news from the iPhone leaks, a thicker design for the updated hardware, rumors of the new iPad Pro being revealed, the unique …