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Where to buy Samsung's Galaxy Alpha

Samsung usually keeps its design team busy with the Galaxy S and Note ranges, but clearly they had some extra time to kill this year. One side project turned out to be the Galaxy Alpha, a sleek 4.7-inch number with the kind of premium build quality Samsung reserves for only its top handsets. It …

World's tallest dog Zeus - in pictures

The Great Dane who held the title of world’s tallest dog, has died of old age, two months short of his sixth birthday. Zeus was 1.12m (3ft 7in) tall at the shoulder and 2.24m on his hind legs

The Week in Pictures | September 8 – 14, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93. Remembrance ceremonies<p>Pretoria, South Africa: South African paralympian …

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From Gym to Board Room: All 34 Apple Watch Designs in One Place

When the Apple Watch launches early next year, you'll have 34 combinations of models and wristbands to select from. So if you're already dreaming of …

Does the Apple Watch adapt for lefties? Mostly

I'm a right-handed person, but I've worn my watch like a lefty all my life. That means I naturally put a watch on my right wrist. I'm not planning to wait in line for an Apple Watch , but I'm still curious about how it will accommodate people who buck the right-handed trend of wearing a watch on …

Sept. 11, 2001: A Look Back in Pictures

Fears over Nepal's planned citizenship law

In Nepal, a citizenship certificate is required for everything, from getting a driving licence to getting a passport. There are more than four million people in Nepal who do not have citizenship papers.<p>So far, at least constitutionally if not in practice, a mother or father can give citizenship to …

Israel committed war crimes in Gaza, human rights group says

A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating three attacks on or near United Nations-run schools housing displaced Palestinians.<p>Human Rights Watch said it investigated …

Obama: 475 more service members to Iraq - CNN Video

Ukraine says Russia withdrawing forces from east, sees boost for peace

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s president said on Wednesday Russia had removed the bulk of its forces from his country, raising hopes for a peace drive now underway after five months of conflict in which more than 3,000 people have been killed.<p>Members of the Ukrainian national guard stand at a …

Today in Fake Holidays: A Drink for Repeal Day

<b>Steve Buscemi's heightened visibility</b> aside, we've largely moved on from Prohibition (the one on alcohol, anyway). The memories of those days have dimmed, along with the celebration of their end: Repeal Day. Ironically, it was Utah, home to Mormon teetotalers, that ratified the 21st Amendment on …

Should I Be Drinking This? 'Vintage' Vodka

<b>Like a kicked dog,</b> I have developed an instinctive aversion to anything described to me as "a new concept in the vodka category." Experience has dictated that vodka innovation tends toward the stomach-churning. This includes flavorings better suited to a six-year-old's lunchbox than a 90-proof …

Chicken Dinners: Chicken in a Pot (Poule au Pot) With Potatoes and Squash

This classic French dish has all the makings of a carefree winter evening spent warming yourself up with a good, flavorful chicken and a bottle (or two) of full bodied wine. <i>Poule au Pot</i> (chicken in a pot) is all about keeping it rustic and making it easy on the cook. Tuck the bird, seasonings, and …

Motorola Ups The Budget Android Ante With $130 Moto E, And LTE Moto G

Budget Android smartphones still get a bad rap but Motorola is on a mission to change that, with the launch last year of the Moto G.<p>Today it’s stepping on the gas at the low end — outing an even cheaper follow up to the well-reviewed sub-$200 Moto G, called the Moto E, and a beefier update to the …

HTC's Desire 820 is a mid-range flagship phone with 64-bit support

When it's not producing flagship phones like the One (M8) or the Butterfly 2, HTC is flooding the rest of the market with several Desire models. These devices vary anywhere from mid-range (like the Desire 816, released in February) to low-end (the Desire 210), and everywhere in between. This week, …

Motorola Moto X (2014) review

Just over a year ago, Motorola introduced its new brand and identity and launched the Moto X, a different kind of smartphone than anything before it. It could be customized differently for each and every person that bought one, something no other smartphone maker had done before (or since). And the …

iWatch gets ultra-classy in gorgeous new render

From alleged wireless charging to circuit boards the “size of a postage stamp,” there are plenty of rumors about the features Apple is supposedly cramming into its eagerly-anticipated wearables debut, the iWatch.<p>Unlike the iPhone 6, however, which has seen enough leaked parts that you could …

Meet Apple's new iPhone

Arriving Sept. 19, the new iPhone brings Apple in line with smartphones from Samsung, HTC and others while making a name for itself with powerful photo and video features.<p>The iPhone 6 comes in two larger, faster and thinner varieties than previous iPhones, allowing for sleeker horizontal display of …

iPhone 6 and 6 plus: Apple goes thinner, bigger and faster

Apple has announced two new, larger iPhones as it aims to meet consumer demand for larger “phablet” smartphones.<p>The iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus have bigger screens, fingerprint sensors and mobile wallet services for allowing smartphones to be used like contactless debit and credit cards.<p>The new …

Apple Watch launch: Tim Cook says it's 'the most personal device we've ever created'

Apple has entered the smartwatch market for the first time, with the Apple Watch<p><b>Apple</b> has entered the smartwatch market for the first time, with the <b>Apple Watch</b>.<p>"I am so excited and I am so proud to share it with you this morning. It is the next chapter in Apple's story," said Apple CEO Tim …

Developing Next-Generation Apps for the Apple Watch

The word is out! The new Apple Watch is coming your way in early 2015, providing a brand new platform and great opportunities for a new category of apps. In this post I'll cover some of the basic features available for app developers so you can begin thinking about how these features can be put to …

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Swiftkey Coming to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Running iOS 8

Swiftkey is one of the most popular keyboard apps available in the Google Play Store, but it’s making its way to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running …

If The Apple Watch Was Round (Photos)

The Apple Watch comes with a rectangular display, traditional watches are designed to be round, and the new Moto 360 and LG G Watch R also feature a …

Apple Aiming to Ship 80 Million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Units By End of 2014

Apple is aiming to ship a combined total of 80 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units by the end of this year, reports <i>Digitimes</i>. To achieve this goal, the company has reportedly asked its supply chain partners to ramp up component production. Barring any production issues, Apple is aiming for 10 …

1,400 Are Dead From Ebola and We Need Help, Says Doctors Without Borders President

Entire families are being wiped out. Health workers are dying by the dozens. The Ebola outbreak raging in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has …

The Week in Review: Ferguson Aftermath

Unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9 in Ferguson, MO. His death transformed the small city into an …

Water Slide Photography

“I Love Summer” is a series of high-speed photos by Krista Long that captures people at the precise moment that they emerge from a water slide. Made …

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WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

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