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Is Apple a cult? New York University Historian says 'it obviously is'

Even when working from a garage in the Silicon Valley, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs never saw his products as mere pieces of tech. He had a very strong vision that shaped the way people look at technology. It was a mentality, as well as a…

4 arrested in connection with deadly Sydney police shooting

Police arrested four people during a series of raids Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a civilian police worker, which officials have said they believe was linked to terrorism.More than 200 officers swooped into homes in western Sydney and arrested the men, aged…

Microsoft to open giant NY City store this month, just a few blocks from Apple's

Microsoft is set to open a flagship store in Manhattan three weeks today.The new store is located on Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street, just a five-minute walk from Apple's famous glass-cube store. It's the computer giant's first flagship outlet in the city and its…

Facebook's first satellite will beam Internet to rural Africa starting in 2016

With the exception of a select few locations, most of Africa is is beyond the range of traditional fixed and mobile terrestrial network connections. As result, only about 20 percent of the population is able to connect to the Internet. Facebook hopes to change those…

GPS app directs woman to her death

GPS directions might at times drive you insane, but one woman was actually driven to her death in Brazil. Travel agent Regina Murmura, 70, and her husband Francisco, 69, were aiming for a Niteroi beach on Avenue Quintino Bocaiuva on Saturday when their Waze GPS…

6 top features of the new Apple iPhone 6s

Apple has done it again. The iPhone 6s is a remarkable phone with several unique features. Some are designed to help you stay productive at work, others are just purely for fun. Here are my top picks.1. 12 megapixel cameraThe iPhone 6s and…

Google forced to unbundle Android apps in Russia

Russia's Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) has ordered Google to amend agreements with mobile operators in the country, which may let manufacturers preload third-party services instead of Google's own services.It follows a landmark decision by the FAS into the forced preinstallation of several services on…

With iOS 9, Apple’s giant iPad Pro will make run at Microsoft Windows hybrids

The iPad Pro – Apple’s just-announced jumbo tablet – combined with the newest iOS software upgrade, could be a formidable competitor to Microsoft’s Surface tablet and other Windows hybrid devices.Let’s start with the virtual keyboard. The iPad Pro’s laptop-sized 12.9-inch screen allows, for the…

3 Craigslist secret searches that score amazing deals

f you're on the prowl for inexpensive furniture, clothes, books, a car, or just about anything else, the online classified site Craigslist is a good place to start. People list a lot of great items for not a lot of money, along with some out-there…

Heartbreaking image of drowned toddler goes viral, highlighting severity of Europe's migrant crisis

The tragic image of a drowned toddler whose body washed up on a beach in one of Turkey’s most popular resorts went viral Wednesday, underscoring the increasingly desperate plight of migrants trying to flee Africa and the Middle East in hopes of a better life…