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Apple now requires cases protect devices from 1m drops, meet new environmental standards

Apple recently started requiring case manufacturers in its Made for iPhone (MFi) licensing program follow new requirements that will ensure cases better protect Apple devices and cover glass from impact, according to sources with knowledge of the new guidelines.<p>The new restrictions were introduced …

Former Apple Global Supply Manager Paul Devine sentenced to a year in prison and $4.5M fine

A former Apple Global Supply Manager was sentenced in a San Jose federal court earlier this week nearly 3 years after being convicted of wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering in relation to selling Apple iPhone and component secrets to Apple’s suppliers. AP notes that Paul Shin Devine was up …

White House focuses on computer science in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smartphones and laptops have become essential tools for today's teenagers. But finding out how to make computers work has taken a backseat to other priorities in U.S. schools.<p>The White House wants to help change that direction. It announced Monday that the seven largest school …

An Apple Exec Is Going To Prison For Taking Kickbacks On Leaked Information

Devine had been leaking information about Apple's upcoming products to Asian suppliers who then used that info to their advantage in contract negotiations with Apple. The info was about headsets and iPod parts. When he was arrested, the FBI found $150,000 in cash stuffed into shoeboxes inside his …

Corruption

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Michael Clarke Duncan

2015/I <b>The Challenger</b><br>Duane<p>2013 <b>Saints Row IV</b> (Video Game)<br>Benjamin King (voice, credit only)<p>2013 <b>Ultimate Spider-Man</b> (TV Series)<br>Groot<p>- Guardians of the …

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Disability

CFL + Bugzapper = Battery Operated Camping Light

Knowing different ways of generating light is a great skill to have, so go ahead and add this one to your arsenal by combining a Bugzapper with a CFL …

Sniffing and decoding NRF24L01+ and bluetooth LE packets for under $30

Omri writes:<p>In this long post I am going to describe my journey to sniff and decode popular digital wireless protocols off the air for very cheap. So …

Apple II DOS source code available

Could you write a Disk Operating System in 7 weeks? That was the time frame in which the Apple II DOS was developed! According to the Computer …

YMCMB Announces New Album, Drops First Single “We Alright” Featuring Lil Wayne, Birdman & Euro

Even with the <i>Rich Gang</i> album and Lil Wayne’s <i>I Am Not a Human Being II</i> (oh, and Drake’s <i>Nothing Was the Same</i>, but it feels like he’s more OVO than …

Wave of store closings expected to hit retail

Get ready for the next era in retail — one that will be characterized by far fewer shops and smaller stores.<p>On Tuesday, Sears said that it will shutter its flagship store in downtown Chicago in April. It's the latest of about 300 store closures in the U.S. that Sears has made since 2010. The news …

eCommerce

Arnold Schwarzenegger Goes Undercover as a Gold's Gym Employee

In order to promote health and fitness, Arnold Schwarzenegger recently went undercover as an employee at a Gold's Gym.<p>While his costume was lacking (who wouldn't recognize Arnold at a gym with his picture on the wall?), the skit produced some classic lines.<p>Always remember, "This is Gold's Gym, not …

Fitness

Shaun White Reportedly Sitting out 2014 Winter X Games to Prepare for Olympics

Snowboarding star Shaun White has gone back and forth about his intentions to compete in the Winter X Games taking place from Jan. 23-26. According to <i>SportsCenter</i>, he has now decided that he will not participate in the annual event:<p>White originally stated he would not compete in the X Games to …

Winter X Games

Richard Sherman: I'm no villain

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday that his postgame comments Sunday were ''misdirected and immature" but he …

Super Bowl MVP odds: Peyton Manning is the betting favorite

The Broncos quarterback was arguably the best player in the regular season, can he capture the Super Bowl MVP award against the league's best defense? Vegas thinks he's the best bet to do so.<p>There is still a fair amount of time before Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off, but the teams and players are set, …

Report: Dwight Howard is returning to USA Basketball

Dwight Howard will return to USA Basketball this summer, according to a report. But he's not the only one.<p>USA Basketball could be getting quite this …

USA Basketball

Rabbit in Mandela statue's ear has to go, South African officials say

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When<p>Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear.<p>The Department of Arts and Culture has ordered the removal of the rabbit in order to …

Much of China's web traffic mysteriously sent to Wyoming shell company

Much of China encountered a major web traffic jam yesterday. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, something seemingly went seriously awry within the country's Great Firewall on Tuesday, causing it to redirect nearly all traffic from inside China to the servers of a mysterious company registered to a …

US military relaxes uniform rules for religious wear

<b>The US military is easing its uniform rules to allow religious wear including turbans, skullcaps, beards and tattoos, officials have said.</b><p>Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Wiccan soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen can now request exemptions to strict military uniform and grooming policies.<p>Requests will …

Military

President Obama Takes On Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

The White House is tak­ing ac­tion on one of the ma­jor threats on the na­tion’s col­lege cam­puses: sexu­al as­sault.<p>Pres­id­ent Obama signed a …

Syria Geneva II peace talks highlight gulf over Assad

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1046000/1046290_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524663635_eb0b7307b8288c88d3865bd8dd23eb27<p><b>The first day of a major Syrian peace conference in Switzerland has ended amid bitter divisions over the future of President Bashar al-Assad.</b><p>The US …

Middle East