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Apple iPhone 6 Plus teardown reveals subtle differences from iPhone 6

On the outside, the iPhone 6 Plus looks like just a scaled up iPhone 6, but the internal hardware tells a different story. The phones are very similar but far from identical.<p><b>For more information on the iPhone 6 Plus, including performance and battery life benchmark tests, check out Tim Stevens'</b> …

Climate change is not just about science – it’s about the future we want to create

Climate scientist Chris Rapley and his co-author of the acclaimed play 2071 explain why the 2015 Paris climate summit cannot be allowed to fail – for all our sakes<p>Next December, 196 nations will meet in Paris to agree a course of action to respond to climate change. They will do so under the …

Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide

The new simulation tracks the invisible gas that's warming the planet.<p>NASA has released a striking visualization of how carbon dioxide flows around the world. In the simulation, plumes of the greenhouse gas gush into the atmosphere from major industrial centers, swirling from continent to continent …

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

Elon Musk Teases New Fins For Rockets, Spaceport Ships

Elon Musk is probably the most interesting person in private space technology right now. Today, he teased a number of new features for his SpaceX rockets and the technology that launches them.<p>First up is the new x-wing design (no, not the ones from Star Wars) for hypersonic control, which help with …

Keanu Reeves' latest production: line of $78,000 motorcycles

Sporting a beard and wearing brown leather boots and jacket, Keanu Reeves summed up the new motorcycle he's selling in a single word: "Awesome."<p>The $78,000 KRGT-1, years in the making, is a "custom motorcycle you can really ride," the actor said.<p>Reeves conceived and designed the bike in partnership …

Motorcycles

I almost killed someone with a drone

I flew the Phantom a couple of times the first day without incident. There was a lot of wind, and I didn’t feel comfortable taking it above 100 feet. I’ve flown the unit much higher than that before, but in much nicer weather. I was also having some trouble with the GPS lock. The light would go …

Genome testing is now easy, fast and pretty

Genome testing gear doesn't get a lot of love. Like a lot of lab equipment, it tends to be ugly and unwieldy -- it's not designed with the same elegance as the smartphone in your pocket. Mercifully, the crew at Fluidigm appears to have solved those problems in one shot with its Juno genotyping …

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Online Education

Apple at $112.82: Look whose price targets are underwater now

Apple broke two of its own records Thursday:<p>All-time high closing price ($112.82)<br>• Highest market cap in the history of capitalism ($661.7 …

Behind the APEC Summit’s landmark deals

The outcome of this week’s APEC summit meeting between U.S President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping was better — much better — than …

This One Chart Shows Tesla's Plan To Disrupt The Auto Industry

Yet in a nationwide survey from earlier this year, a company that didn't even exist 15 years ago was credited with making the "most loved vehicle in America."<p>The car was the Model S, made by Tesla Motors.<p>As our recent longform investigation into the origin of Tesla reveals, the automaker was able …

Tesla

Test Driving a Tesla Model S P85 Performance Electric Car

There have been many cars I have tested as of late. However, the one car now that all other cars will be based upon (excluding some design components to the interior, which we will get to) is the Tesla Model S P85 (for Performance and 85 kilowatt battery pack aka plenty of juice for a long …

Virgin America shares surge on US stock market debut

<b>Shares in Richard Branson's Virgin America airline surged more than 30% in their first day of trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York.</b><p>Mr Branson owns nearly 25% of the company, which is an offshoot of his London-based Virgin Group.<p>Virgin America started flying in 2007, and after several …

Stock Markets

The World's 10 Most Expensive Houses—and Who Owns Them

Feast your eyes on some of the priciest homes on the planet.<p>The owners of the world’s most luxurious houses can be a mysterious bunch. We all know …

In Time For The Holidays, Walmart Stores Will Match Amazon’s Prices

Walmart wants customers to stop using its 4,300 stores in the U.S. as a showroom–where they look at products in person, and then buy them online for cheaper. Beginning Friday, the retailer said it will match prices against online retailers, including Amazon.<p>“About half of the stores were doing it …

How Apple got to a (pre-split) $799.26

Apple set a new all-time high Friday, closing at $114.18 — nearly $800 in pre-split shares.<p>For those who remember Sept. 2012, when $700 a share was …

Carl Icahn Ups His Stake In EBay

Icahn increased his stake in eBay by 15 million shares to a total of 45.8 million shares as of the end of September, up from 31 million at the end of June. He cut his stake in Netflix, the streaming video company, by 353,000 shares to 1.4 million shares, a filing with the Securities and Exchange …

Markets

Oregon State 67, Rice 54

Oregon State 67, Rice 54: Jarmal Reid went 8-of-12 from the field for a career-high 17 points as the Beavers held off the visiting Owls.<p>Malcolm Duvivier also scored a career-high 17 points for Oregon State (1-0). Langston Morris-Walker added 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Beavers outrebounded …

Giancarlo Stanton nearing record-breaking $325 million extension with Marlins

The Miami Marlins, notorious for their firesales and miniscule player payrolls more than their two World Series titles, completed an image makeover by signing All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to the largest contract in North American team sports history.<p>The Marlins, finalized a 13-year, $325 …

Kobe Bryant's Worst Game Ever Brings Lakers' Woes to New Lows

Earlier this week, the iconic Kobe Bryant surpassed John Havlicek to become the NBA's all-time leader in missed field-goal attempts.<p>Friday night, he tightened his hold on that record in a big way.<p>The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs by a final score of 93-80, …

“Force Majeure”: Gripping tale of a near-disaster and an imploding marriage

<b>Kristofer Hivju in "Force Majeure" (Magnolia Pictures)</b><p>Swedish director Ruben Östlund hits the Oscar race with this bracing tale of a ski vacation gone terribly wrong<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 23, 2014 10:59pm (UTC)<p>If you’ve ever had one of those family vacations that makes you yearn for the safe and …

Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook

The Cannes Lions advertising festival has become as big among the Madison Avenue crowd as the Riviera town’s iconic film event is for Hollywood. So as Steve Stoute nursed a drink with a friend at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the balmy June evening that opened this year’s boozing and schmoozing, the …