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Review: Two weeks with Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Video)

What can I say about the iPhone 6 that you don’t know or haven’t already assumed? Not much, actually. It’s running iOS 8, has a great camera, thinner design, and a handful of features that make it different from last year’s iPhone. This year, Apple has bumped up the display size and released two models. […]

Meet The Superstar Team Of Google Veterans Who Are Changing YouTube (GOOG)

Earlier this year, Google made a huge move by pulling its sixteenth employee, Susan Wojcicki, from leading ads, to running YouTube. Wojcicki, who's been called the "most important Googler you've never heard of," has a big job ahead of her. Show More Summary

The Inspiring Life Story Of Alibaba Founder Jack Ma, Now The Richest Man In China

Fresh off the biggest IPO in history, Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma is now the richest person in China. Ma is now worth an estimated $25 billion, which includes his 7.8% stake in Alibaba and a nearly 50% stake in payment processing service Alipay. Show More Summary

Talking Schmidt: Google ‘far more secure & encrypted’ than Apple

There’s been an awful lot of Schmidt talk lately with the Google chairman’s new book How Google Works available for your reading and analysis, and Eric Schmidt continued his defense of Google after Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent comments contrasting the two competitors on privacy. “Someone didn’t brief him correctly on Google’s policy,” Schmidt told CNN adding […]

Soon, It Will Cost Less To Sequence A Genome Than To Flush A Toilet — And That Will Change Medicine Forever

We don't traditionally think of flushing the toilet as an action that costs money. But actually the cost of a flush comes in at about 1 cent. Imagine if sequencing a genome was that easy and cheap? Soon, that could be a reality, according to a leading genome researcher. Show More Summary

One year post-launch, Republicans are still getting mileage out of HealthCare.gov

Among the community of programmers, designers and plain-old technology lovers who have long advocated for the federal government to improve its IT game, there has been a complaint that all too often, tech work is treated as something marginal or administrative, not vested with the same sort of weight that nearly everything else in the […]

Microsoft adds new Sway presentation application to the Office family

Microsoft's Sway presentation application, available starting today in preview form, is the newest member of the Office product family.

15-Year-Old 'Outlaw Instagrammer' Tells Us What It's Like To Illegally Climb The Tallest Residential Building In NYC To Get A Breathtaking Photo

It was reported yesterday that some of the young "Outlaw Instagrammers" of NYC had been arrested following a climb of 432 Park Avenue, a building projected to be the second tallest in Manhattan and the tallest residential building in the city. Show More Summary

How To Make An 'Invisibility Cloak' At Home For Under $100

Physicists at the University of Rochester have created an incredibly versatile cloaking device, which hides things from view. But more importantly, you can make this crazy concealing device at home for under $100. All it takes is four lenses, an optics bench for holding the lenses in place, and an insatiable appetite for making things disappear. Show More Summary

Opinion: Why the iPhone 6 bends and why it wouldn’t be an issue if Apple addressed it properly

Last week, #BendGate took the Internet by storm. I’m sure you’re all familiar with it by now, but if not, BendGate was created from an alleged bending issue with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. There’s a specific weak point on the inside of the chassis right beneath the volume buttons that allows it to bend very […]

Europe’s best-selling computer magazine Bild gets Apple PR accreditation revoked after #bendgate video

Computer Bild, Europe’s best-selling computer magazine, has had its PR accreditation pulled after posting a video of one of its journalists bending an iPhone 6 Plus. The german PR department of the company reacts in a disturbing way: Instead of answering the questions about why the iPhone 6 Plus is so sensitive, a manager called Computer […]

Here Are The Coolest Ways Drones Have Been Used In Advertising

It seems like ever since last December, when  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said his company was working on drone prototypes that could one day deliver packages to doorsteps, the public has been imagining a world where we coexist with drones buzzing overhead. Show More Summary

Two Bold Teenagers Walked Into An Apple Store And Bent An iPhone 6 Plus (AAPL)

Some teenagers go to the movies for a thrill. Other walk into Apple stores and record themselves perpetuating the iPhone 6 Plus' bending problem —  now known as BendGate. Two British teens, who call themselves Kylie and Danny, did just that over the weekend and recorded their exploits for the world to see. Show More Summary

Bill Gates Wants To Change How We Teach History In High Schools

Bill Gates wants to change how students learn history. As a recent feature in The New York Times Magazine details, the Microsoft founder and current richest man in the world went on a mission to change history curricula in the US after he became enamored with "Big History" — a series of DVD lectures from Australian professor David Christian. Show More Summary

How Drones Are Changing The Way We See Things

The film and video industry will never look the same, thanks to drones. Commercial use of drones is now prohibited, but there are signs that regulatory changes may be coming soon. The FAA has just granted exemptions to six filmmaking companies to use drones equipped with cameras. Show More Summary

A Convincing Theory Explains Why The iPhone 6 Plus May Have A Bending Issue (AAPL)

Over the past few days, we've seen a handful of videos that reportedly illustrate a strange bending issue with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. Apple has since spoken out about the reported problem, saying only nine customers have complained about their phones being bent since the iPhone 6 Plus went on sale about one week ago. Show More Summary

Review: 5 great inexpensive pocketable Bluetooth speakers from Omaker, Koss, Boombot and Mpow

We’ve long held that the extra cost of high end Bluetooth speakers from Bose, Ultimate Ears, JBL and Cambridge Audio Minx (all pictured above top row) were well worth the extra money even at prices up near $200 and beyond. But the fact is that not everyone wants to spend a lot of money on a Bluetooth […]

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