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Newtown 911 Calls Released: Hear the Chilling Audio

Released after a controversial court decision, recordings of six emergency dispatches add new layers of grief—and bravery—to the 2012 shooting.<p>Just …

American-Born Al Qaeda Member Calls for Attacks on West After U.S. Capture of Terror Suspect in Libya

American-born Al Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn threatened attacks on U.S. and Western assets in response to the successful special forces capture of an accused high-level Al Qaeda terrorist in October, saying it was President Barack Obama’s way of diverting attention from failing “security, economic, …

Aide to N. Korean leader's ousted uncle seeks asylum in South: media

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea could be facing its most serious defection in 15 years as South Korean media said on Friday that a man who managed funds for the ousted uncle of leader Kim Jong Un had fled the isolated country and sought asylum in South Korea.<p>A paramilitary police official stands …

Freed Taliban Prisoners in Pakistan and Afghanistan Return to Jihad

Pakistan and Afghanistan have released waves of Taliban prisoners in a goodwill gesture—but instead of returning home, the radicals are rejoining the …

If Office Hits The iPad, Even Fewer People Would Buy A Surface

Remember this ad? The ad where Microsoft attempted to position the iPad as a chopstick-playing toy and the Surface as a PowerPoint-editing machine?<p>Yeah, that’s why we can’t have nice things.<p>Microsoft just released Office for the iPhone. It lets users edit any Word, Excel or PowerPoint document. As …

Indonesians rescued after days trapped in tree by tigers

A group of Indonesian men who spent four days trapped up a tree by Sumatran tigers have been rescued.<p>The five were dehydrated, hungry and terrified following their ordeal which began on Thursday when they sought refuge in the forest canopy after an attack by the tigers, which left a sixth man …

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Syria conflict: why Pakistani Taliban is pledging support for rebels

The Pakistani Taliban's claim to have sent "hundreds of fighters to Syria" to take part in fighting against the forces of President Bashar al-Assad …

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The Airstream: Secrets of America's Silver RV

The retro styling of the Airstream is as appealing today as it was back in the 1930s. In the book Airstream: The Silver RV, available Aug. 13, author and PopMech alum Tara Cox celebrates this iconic travel trailer with some curious and little-known facts.<p>The retro styling of the Airstream is as …

Afghanistan in the 1950s and 60s

Fractured by internal conflict and foreign intervention for centuries, Afghanistan made several tentative steps toward modernization in the mid-20th century. In the 1950s and 1960s, some of the biggest strides were made toward a more liberal and westernized lifestyle, while trying to maintain a …

Apple Clearing Mac Pro Inventory With Massive Refurbished Model Sale Ahead of WWDC

- Jun 7, 2013<p>Following our earlier report that Apple’s Mac Pro retail stock is drying up at the majority of Apple resellers, it appears that Apple …

A 22-Year-Old CEO Created A Site Millennials Can't Get Enough Of

Today, the young publication is officially launching the 2.0 version of its website.<p>The eight-month-old blog is stuffed with content that attracts a younger audience. Elite Daily says it's made for millennials by millennials and its content proves that.<p>In fact, the company's CEO David Arabov is …

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Office for iPhone: Microsoft delivers basic document editing, but no iPad version

A subscription version finally arrives<p>After months of rumors and speculation on Microsoft's Office plans for iOS, the software giant is finally delivering a copy for iPhone today. Office Mobile for iOS will be strictly iPhone-only initially, and Microsoft is only offering access to the application …

WWDC: The 6 things worth talking about

<i>Francisco Inchauste is a designer, writer, and human, apparently in that order.</i><p>Of all the announcements made this week at the Apple’s WWDC, the one to get the biggest reaction was the redesign of iOS. It’s the biggest change since the iPhone debut in 2008 and it definitely is “polarizing” as John …

A Little Peek at iOS 7 Icons & Home Screen on the iPad

It’s pretty clear that Apple are running a bit behind in the development of iOS 7 for the iPad. In their WWDC 2013 keynote event unveiling of iOS 7 there was hardly a mention of iPad and not a single image of the new OS version running on an iPad.<p>The clearest evidence that iOS 7 for iPad is running …

California man uses iPhone GPS to track down thieves

Smartphone thieves beware. If you steal an iPhone, the owner can track you. That's what a California man did when robbed of his laptop, iPhone and iPad, according to a recent court case.<p>Three men accosted Enner Mendoza, a resident of Anaheim, Calif., last year. They pressed a hard object to the …

Apple Reveals Images of What iOS 7 Will Look Like on iPad and iPad mini

- Jun 14, 2013<p>Apple’s developer preview of iOS 7 has been out for a few days now – but so far we have not seen the software demoed on an iPad, or …

Instagram Video Vs. Vine: What’s The Difference?

Instagram just launched video functionality. Glorious, 15-second, editable video functionality. Complete with image stabilization.<p>So what does this mean for Vine? In the end, the competition should give users plenty to be excited about, whether you’re a Vine loyalist or an Instagrammaholic. And …

UK regulator warns Google to delete Street View snooping data or risk criminal action

After re-opening an investigation into Google's Street View privacy violations last year, UK officials have let Google off with a slap on the wrist. The case related to Google accidentally collecting data from open Wi-Fi points via its Street View cars in 2010. Today, the UK's Information …

Photoful Improves On iOS 7’s Photo Gallery With A More Open, Gesture-Based App

Photoful, a new mobile application which is the rebranding and relaunch of the earlier app known as PhotoSocial, is hoping to attract iPhone users who want the Photos experience the new iOS 7 mobile operating system will offer…and then some. As with iOS 7’s re-imagined Photos app, Photoful will …

Study: Apple’s bet on the wrist might be smarter than Google’s bet on the face

A new Forrester study on Google Glass might just show that Apple’s apparent obsession with the wrist might be a better bet than Google’s focus on the face.<p>According to the study of 4,600 adults, 12 percent of us would want to purchase wearable technology, like glasses, on our face. That’s almost 22 …

An iPhone 5S with better camera? Bring it

Word is that the iPhone 5S is a minor upgrade. But if it's got a better camera, it's major.<p>Smartphone camera competition is getting stiff. And a phone's photo shooting prowess is increasingly the focus at dedicated camera review sites.<p>CNET Reviews recently did a shootout of the cameras on the …

Why AT&T And Verizon May Start Charging You More Fees

Don't be surprised if you start seeing more and more fees on your wireless bill.<p>That's one of the takeaways from a new report of the U.S. mobile market, according to Tero Kuittinen, a mobile analyst and vice president at Alekstra, a firm that works to reduce companies' phone bills.<p>Because fewer new …

It looks like a good weekend for iPhone 5 deals

If you're in the market for an iPhone 5, this weekend might be the time to plunk down your greenies and grab one. Several deals on the gadget kicked in recently.<p>Walmart has, as of Saturday, permanently dropped the price of the 16GB iPhone 5 to $130, a drop of 60 smackers. That's in-store only and …

New rumored Galaxy Note 3 image hits the web, shows entire handset

Galaxy Note 3 concept<p>Shortly after seeing a purported Galaxy Note 3 image hit the web, a second such image has been published – see picture below.<p>Unlike the first image, which only showed only a section of the screen, the second one shows the entire handset. However, we still can’t confirm whether …

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Feeling Nostalgic? Shoebox Lets You Scan Old Photos With Your Phone, Update Your Ancestry.com Family Tree

Shoebox, the mobile photo archiving app Ancestry.com acquired from San Francisco-based 1000memories last fall, has now gone live at its new home. The updated version of the app, Shoebox 3.0, still allows users to scan in their old non-digital prints – you know, those things the old folks still …

Why Twitter’s ad-tracking system is actually great news for the Do Not Track camp

In matters of Do Not Track, Twitter is doing things very, very right.<p>The company unveiled yesterday its new ad retargeting effort, which lets it display advertisements to users based on their browsing activity. Basically, if you search for something like jeans online, you’re going to start a lot …

Research shows Twitter could be a tool for aid workers during events like the Boston bombings

Twitter came under fire for its lack of credibility as a real-time news source during the bombings in Boston earlier this year, thanks to a variety …

Dell On Wearable Computers: 'We're Exploring Ideas In That Space'

Dell is the latest in a fairly long line of technology companies to consider developing a wearable computing device, according to The Guardian.<p>Sam Burd, Global Vice-President of Personal Computing for Dell, told the newspaper that the firm is exploring a number of ideas, but stopped short of …

James Gandolfini left most of his $70 million estate to his two children

Six months before he died, actor James Gandolfini signed a will leaving most of his $70 million fortune to his two children.<p>Documents filed Tuesday in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court, and obtained by the New York Post, show the “Sopranos” star remembered other members of his family and some close …