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FAA approves Boeing 787 design modifications, grounding order to be lifted next week (update)

Following news last night that the FAA was close to giving the Boeing 787 approval to return to the skies, the administration has officially approved proposed design modifications to make the plane safe for flight. In a press release, the FAA says that it will give airplane operators instructions …

Survival Of The Fittest: iPhone Accessory Maker Fitbug Sues Fitbit For Trademark Infringement

Fitbug is a company that makes exercise accessories that work with iPhone apps. Fitbit is also a company that makes exercise accessories that work with iPhone apps. Their names are similar, and so are their products. It’s kind of like they’re the same company, except they’re totally not, and that’s …

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Another Win For Flat Design As Facebook Gives Its F Logo & Other Icons A Flatter, Cleaner Look

Facebook has given its main “f” logo icon a makeover, flattening the design by removing the pale blue bar along the bottom, which gave the icon a reflective sheen/slight 3D effect, as well as moving the position of the f so it now bleeds right off the bottom. The overall effect is a simplified, …

Apple hangs onto your Siri data for two years

All those curse words and other commands you yell at Siri hang around a bit longer than you may think.<p>In response to a Wired story expressing concern about Siri's privacy policy, Apple has revealed exactly what happens to your Siri chats. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Wired on Thursday that …

Malicious DDoS Attack On Reddit Continues Into Afternoon

Reddit’s involvement – whether good or bad – in the hunt for leads in the Boston bombings case does not appear to be the reason for ongoing site outages. For those who can access the service today, a banner is informing visitors that “site availability continues to be impacted by a malicious DDoS …

Texas blast death toll at 14; only 1 or 2 missing

Officials say 14 bodies have been recovered. Five were firefighters and four were medics.<p>WEST, Texas — Texas authorities said Friday evening that 14 bodies had been recovered from the massive fertilizer plant explosion Wednesday night and that only one or two people remained missing.<p>Five of the …

Boston Bomb Suspect Captured Alive in Backyard Boat

The alleged Boston Marathon bomber who hid from authorities for more than 20 hours was captured tonight by police, sending cheers up through the …