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Israel bars ex-agent from testifying in US lawsuit against Bank of China

Plaintiffs in long-running case that was instigated by Israel claim move is to protect economic ties with Beijing<p>Israel has barred a former security official from giving evidence in a landmark lawsuit in New York over the funding of terrorist organisations, in a move criticised as a capitulation to …

Pennsylvania newspaper retracts original criticism of Gettysburg Address

Patriot-News publishes retraction of Harrisburg predecessor's withering verdict on Abraham Lincoln's 'silly remarks'<p>As celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address begin around the US, a Pennsylvania newspaper has issued a retraction of its predecessor's criticism of Abraham …

Apple Retail Stores to Integrate iBeacon Systems to Assist with Sales and Services

Earlier this year at the keynote during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple mentioned iBeacon microlocation APIs as a new part of its SDK, which are designed to access location data through the Bluetooth Low Energy profile on iOS devices. Now, the company is preparing to integrate …

Sony sells over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in just 24 hours

Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4 console is off to a good start. The company announced today that it has sold over 1 million consoles in just 24 hours. Sony’s PlayStation 4 only launched on Friday in the US and Canada, so it's an impressive start for just two regions. "We are thrilled that consumer …

38 Degrees on the Lobbying Bill: Let’s hope the House of Lords sorts it out

It was heartening to see an increased number of Liberal Democrat MPs vote against the Lobbying Bill, or ‘gagging law’, this Wednesday. But the …

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Jony Ive-designed Leica M emerges ahead of November charity auction

Ever wondered what happened to Sir Jonathan Ive's custom-designed Leica M? Wonder no more, because the one-a-kind camera has been spotted in the November edition of <i>Vanity Fair</i>. A render of the Apple-inspired Leica M shows one of two original pieces designed by Ive in collaboration with influential …

Facebook, Steve Ballmer, and Al Gore all tried to buy Twitter

Nick Bilton's upcoming book on the history of Twitter has dug up a number of secrets about the platform, including Mark Zuckerberg's extensive attempts to buy the microblogging platform in 2009. According to an excerpt published in <i>The New York Times Magazine</i>, Steve Ballmer, Mark Zuckerberg and Al …

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Will hashtags replace keywords?

Google have announced that all their searches are now encrypted. All of them. Every single one. This means no more keyword data will be passed back …

Hear Steve Jobs Convincingly Dismiss Tablets 10 Years Ago

It has only been three years since Apple introduced the iPad, and it has been a tremendous success ever since. That makes it all the more interesting to hear Steve Jobs convincingly dismiss tablets, at the first All Things Digital conference in 2003, ten years ago, to Walt Mossberg.<p>We’ve skipped it …

Google Can Now Use Your Name and Photo For 'Shared Endorsement' Ads

Google published some upcoming amendments to its terms of service today, revealing changes that would enable the company to feature users’ names and photos in certain parts of its advertising.<p>The new terms of service (spotted by The New York Times) includes some limitations, however.User names and …

Apps Crashing on iPhone 5S Are More Often than iPhone 5C and iPhone 5

Every new operating systems comes with bugs and issues. It’s normal and iOS 7 is not different. We’ve seen many bugs surface since the day iOS 7 was …

Nintendo 2DS now available in Europe, North America and Australia

The Nintendo 2DS has now officially launched across Europe, North America, and Australia priced at £109.99<p>The Nintendo 2DS launched this weekend in …

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11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …