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World's busiest airports announced | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Atlanta has done it again, holding off Beijing to retain its title as the world's busiest passenger airport.<p>More than 100 million passengers passed though Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International in 2015, a rise of 5.5% over 2014 according to preliminary traffic data released by Airports …

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The biggest restaurant brands are investing billions on something that isn't food

Chains including KFC, Arby's, and Panera are in the midst of major redesigns, with Subway reportedly planning a similar makeover this summer.<p>As brands try to shift customers' perceptions to see the companies as fresher, cleaner, and more modern, the chains are eager to demonstrate these attributes …

San Francisco is 'separate from the real world'

It's the question on everyone's mind: Are we in a tech bubble?<p>San Francisco itself is one giant bubble, says one engineer based in New York City.<p>Lawrence Finn, an engineer at ad tech firm AppNexus, wrote about a recent trip to San Francisco on Friday. He says too much money and demand for …

This Man Ate Only Junk Food for 30 Days and Lost 11 Pounds

Jeff Wilser, the author of The Good News About What's Bad for You, ate only junk food and whiskey for an entire month. The results were… definitely unexpected.<p></head>For most people, the word "cleanse" evokes images of green juice and cayenne pepper-spiked lemonade. But writer <b>Jeff Wilser</b> had a …

A cloning company wants to produce up to 1 million cattle a year, starting in 2016

What costs $500 million USD and can churn out up to 1 million cattle embryos a year? A new livestock cloning facility in north China is hoping to do just that, starting production in the first half of 2016, according to one of the companies involved.<p>The project is a joint venture between Boyalife …

10 Facts About the Internet's Undersea Cables

In describing the system of wires that comprises the Internet, Neal Stephenson once compared the earth to a computer motherboard. From telephone …

Citi analysts have an idea they call 'the Feed,' and it could revolutionize the insurance industry

The worker turns on a truck, which alerts the insurance company it's on, and drives to a warehouse, which alerts the insurance company that someone is there.<p>Every inch, every activity, monitored and measured by the insurance company.<p>According to analysts at Citi, this is the future of work, and, …

New Apple TV 'to be launched alongside iPhone 6s'

The next Apple TV will be launched alongside the next generation of iPhones in the autumn, paving the way for a digital TV subscription service in the near future, according to reports<p>Apple is planning to launch a revamped Apple TV alongside the next iPhones in the autumn, according to …

How Apple Watch heart rate sensor can improve your running

When you run with Apple Watch, swiping to the right in the Workout app reveals your heart rate. Does the device display this data just for curiosity value, or can Apple Watch heart rate information actually improve your running?<p>Green versus infrared LEDs: the difference with the Workout app<p>Apple …

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An unexpected city of extremes

Rising from Central Asia’s Karakum Desert is Ashgabat, Turkmenistan’s capital city – an eerily empty metropolis made almost entirely of white marble.

One year later, mobile puzzle game Threes is going free

A new ad-supported version launches on iOS and Android<p>By any measure, <i>Threes</i> is a success. The mobile puzzle game has been downloaded more than a million times, and even spawned a console version on Xbox One. But despite the sales and accolades, the developers behind it feel that it hasn’t really …

Opinion: These were the 10 game-changing WWDC 2015 announcements

There were so many announcements during the WWDC keynote yesterday that even people who follow Apple for a living (and expected most of the details) were overwhelmed. New versions of iOS, OS X, and watchOS were only three of the biggies, alongside the official debut of Apple Music and a lot of …

iOS 9 code hints 1080p, 240fps, flash coming to iPhone FaceTime cameras

Code found in the first iOS 9 developer betas reveals that Apple is planning to support some significant camera features and upgrades with the new software version. Presumably planned for the next iPhone hardware version, developer Hamza Sood has discovered code in iOS 9 that reveals support for …

Google Photos’ Unlimited Free Storage Could Clobber Apple’s Expensive iCloud

How much does a terabyte of photo storage cost? On iCloud, $240 a year. Dropbox, $100. Microsoft OneDrive, $84.<p>Google, $0. It’s free on desktop, Android, <i>and iOS.</i><p>Today, Google announced its new Google Photos product, which offers unlimited free storage of photos and videos. The only limits are that …

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The Mary Meeker Internet Trends 2015 Report

If your life depends on technology, you better read this cover to cover. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker’s yearly Internet Trends report is the ultimate compilation of essential tech statistics. Encompassing everything from Snapchat to drones, smartphone penetration to on-demand food. Today she …

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Apple’s ‘Proactive’ to take on Google Now with deep iOS 9 search, Augmented Reality Maps, Siri API

After several years of quiet development, Apple is readying a major new iOS initiative codenamed “Proactive,” which will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps to create a viable competitor to Google Now for Android devices. Like Google Now, Proactive will automatically …

The Inside Story of How the iPhone Crippled BlackBerry

‘Losing the Signal’ examines Research In Motion’s efforts to take on Apple’s game-changing smartphone<p>Mike Lazaridis was home on his treadmill when he saw the televised report about Apple Inc.’s newest product. Research In Motion’s founder soon forgot about exercise that day in January 2007. There …

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How Touch ID will help Apple Music dethrone Spotify

With Apple set to unveil a new music streaming service next month at WWDC, Touch ID may very well be the company’s unsung hero and most strategic …

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

A Photographer Visited This Lost Mongolian Tribe. And The Pictures He Took Are Stunning.

The margins of human civilization house some of the greatest secrets and mysteries. With globalization encroaching more and more on those that try …

How to join the 1%

MANAGEMENT consultants, investment banks and big law firms are the Holy Trinity of white-collar careers. They recruit up to a third of the graduates …

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Apple Watch sales started with a bang, tailed off into a whimper, shopping tracking firm says

Slice Intelligence, which monitors purchase receipts in the email inboxes of a panel of two million online shoppers, has published a chart showing that the majority of Apple Watch orders were placed on the first day of pre-orders, and have since fallen to far smaller numbers than some analysts have …

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After 69 years, 'pitch drop' experiment finally caught on video

In 1927, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia began what's widely recognized as the longest-running experiment ever, the so-called "pitch drop." It's a simple set up: fill a flask with tar pitch and let it ooze out the bottom to see how quickly it flows, and eventually it makes …

Apple’s agnostic approach to TV: better than Google’s but not a win for viewers

The TV industry is in a strange holding pattern. Its longtime business model — which involves force-feeding expensive bundles of unwanted channels to …

SoundCloud boss puts in the air miles

Companies can improve their image through the use of music, according to Mr Ljung<p><b>"All jet and no lag" is a pretty good slogan for an internet entrepreneur who divides his time between Berlin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London.</b><p>"It's my silly little tag line," says Alexander Ljung, the …

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Apple iOS 7 review: Massive makeover makes iOS feel new again - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Apple iOS 7</b> gets a complete design overhaul and adds useful features like automatic updates to make everyday use easier. Long-overdue Control Center gives quick access to most-used features. AirDrop and iTunes Radio are excellent additions.<p><b>The Bad</b> Besides the massively overhauled design and …

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