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Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March: 9to5mac

An Apple logo is seen at the Apple store in Munich(Reuters) - Apple Inc is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the "iPhone 5se", and a new iPad Air at a launch event, is unlikely to take pre-orders for the new devices, the blog reported. The technology giant has hit a trough in iPhone demand.


Google says will not participate in 2016 U.S. airwaves auction

Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in ParisNEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves that can help the wireless industry improve coverage, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. Some industry watchers had expected Internet search giant Google to be a dark horse participant in the auction. Google last participated in a 2008 FCC auction but did not buy any airwaves.


Twitter says Dorsey continues to forego direct compensation

Dorsey, interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square, goes for a walk on the first day of the annual Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley(Reuters) - Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has agreed to continue to forego any form of direct compensation, a regulatory filing by the company showed on Friday. Dorsey in June agreed to no salary until the company's compensation committee agreed upon a package for him. The committee decided on Wednesday to introduce a performance-based equity compensation program for Twitter's top executives to tie their performance more closely with that of the company, according to the filing.


Court says Facebook nude painting case can be tried in France

Jean-Jacques Fernier, Gustave Courbet Institute art expert, stands at his desk near photocopies of his own document which shows the "L'Origine du Monde, 1866" in ParisA French court ruled on Friday that a case against social networking company Facebook over a painting of a nude woman can be tried in France, rejecting Facebook's argument that it is governed by Californian law. Facebook blocked the account of a French professor and art lover after he uploaded a picture of Gustave Courbet’s 1866 canvas 'The Origin of the World', which shows a close-up view of female genitals. The Paris Appeal Court's decision upheld a lower court ruling in March 2015 that a clause in Facebook's terms of agreement signed by users was 'abusive' in reserving exclusive rights to a California court to hear disputes.


Visa's investment in Square represents about 1 percent stake

A Visa logo is seen during the International CTIA WIRELESS Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, LouisianaVisa Inc , the world's largest credit and debit card company, said on Friday it currently has about a 1 percent stake in mobile payments company Square Inc based on a 2011 investment. Visa told Reuters its current holdings are just more than 4.19 million shares of Class B common stock. The company has the option to convert up to 3.52 million of these shares into Class A stock, according to a disclosure filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, which would give it at most a 9.99 percent stake in the share class.


Printer maker Lexmark wins patent case against cartridge reseller

A touch screen menu is displayed on a Lexmark Platinum Pro905 printer during "CES Unveiled" in Las VegasA printer cartridge reseller infringed the patent rights of Lexmark International Inc when it imported Lexmark's toner products back into the United States after they were first sold abroad, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. In a victory that reinforces U.S. patent owners' ability to control the use of their products after they are sold, the court also found Impression Products Inc liable for selling refurbished Lexmark cartridges that were originally marketed for a single use under its return and recycle program. The decision "will assist Lexmark in its efforts to combat the importation and sale of inferior toner cartridges that infringe our intellectual property rights," said the company's vice president and general counsel, Bob Patton, in a statement.


Deadpool crushes rated R record with $135 million opening weekend

Deadpool crushes rated R record with $135 million opening weekendOver its first weekend in the US, Deadpool is now estimated to haul in over $135 million. The top five opening weekends for R-rated films is rounded out by American Sniper (2015), The Hangover Part II (2011), and Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), which all earned between $85 to $90 million on their first weekends. All major superhero movies over the past few years have been rated PG-13 — such a rating is seen as key to maximizing box office potential.


Smart Love: The Future Smart Home Promises to Help Us Unplug

Smart Love: The Future Smart Home Promises to Help Us UnplugCould a smart thermostat reduce the divorce rate? Could a connected fridge be the key to unlocking relationship woes? According to the findings of a new survey commissioned by Intel, a quarter of Americans believe it can. The report goes on to hint that in the future, the all encompassing phrase "IoT" won't just stand for the...


The NBA counts more than a billion likes and followers
Watch a great explanation of how Formula E’s all-electric race cars work

Watch a great explanation of how Formula E’s all-electric race cars workThere's a wealth of information to be found about the cars of Formula E, if you're looking for it. The FIA's website for the series has done a decent job of making the series accessible, and the leading dedicated publication, Current E, posts all sorts of infographics, car breakdowns,


Show you (s)care with 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Valentines

Show you (s)care with 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' ValentinesTell your beloved that you value his or her brains with horribly romantic Valentine's Day cards.


Drone shooter pleads guilty

Drone shooter pleads guiltyTechnically Incorrect: A New Jersey man who nailed a drone that hovered somewhere near his house has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief.


Apple to release iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 on March 18: Report

Apple to release iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 on March 18: ReportThis could serve as a new upgrade cycle for Apple.


Dell XPS 12, Galaxy S7 and LG G5 rumors, BlackBerry Priv update (MobileTechRoundup show #365)

Dell XPS 12, Galaxy S7 and LG G5 rumors, BlackBerry Priv update (MobileTechRoundup show #365)Kevin sent along the Dell XPS 12 and I'm considering it as a Surface Pro 3 replacement. New smartphones are also coming soon while older ones get better with updates.


Lemmings came out 25 years ago today, watch a 6-hour playthrough

Lemmings came out 25 years ago today, watch a 6-hour playthroughRemember Lemmings? Like the suicidal animals on which the classic video game drew inspiration, the Lemmings brand has in recent years gone off a cliff — the cliff of public awareness! There is a chance that you do remember Lemmings, and that the game has very special nook in your heart, a comfy spot warmed by the fluffy blanket of childhood memories.


From 'Halo' to Miles Davis: One woman's life behind the scenes
Robots could push unemployment to 50% in 30 years, prof says

Robots could push unemployment to 50% in 30 years, prof saysTechnically Incorrect: A computational engineering professor paints a miserable picture of a leisured future.


Say 'Happy Valentine's Day' the David Cronenberg way

Say 'Happy Valentine's Day' the David Cronenberg wayIf your special someone is truly special, they'll appreciate these David Cronenberg Valentine's Day cards far more. The cards — which appear to be a real product produced and sold in the early ‘90s — feature Valentine's Day platitudes taken to their literal extreme courtesy of shocking stills from the director's extensive repertoire of horror films. The creepy cache of Valentine's Day cards were found by a couple of friends cleaning out an abandoned storage unit in Hollywood.


Scalia's death lights up Twitter

Scalia's death lights up TwitterThe death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia inspires tweets from conservatives, liberals, famed names and regular Joes.


Airmail might be the perfect email app for your iPhone
The Amazon survival guide for parents

The Amazon survival guide for parentsWith this great title comes two relationships of reliance: your children rely on you to take care of them, and you rely on Amazon to take care of you. You could certainly find children's supplies by driving to the grocery store or Target and braving the aisles with your ticking time bomb of a child who sits happily in the cart until you’re stuck in the longest. A no-brainer for parents, Amazon Prime costs $99 a year and enables free, two-day shipping on loads of products.


Macro trick: How to highlight multiple search strings in a Word document

Macro trick: How to highlight multiple search strings in a Word documentWord's Find And Replace feature is handy, but it has certain limitations. Here's a macro that will let you highlight multiple search strings.


Facebook Messenger lets you send a heart-wrapped Valentine
This is Hasbro's new Rey figure for its Star Wars Monopoly game

This is Hasbro's new Rey figure for its Star Wars Monopoly gameHasbro is making good on its promise to include a Rey piece in its next versions of Monopoly: Star Wars. Fans criticized the company earlier this year when its newest Monopoly was released without a Rey figure, even though she's a central character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


20 secret OS X keyboard shortcuts to turn you into a power user
While there are plenty of great tips out there detailing how to get the most out of your iPhone , there aren't many primers on how to make the OS X user experience more efficient and, in turn, more enjoyable. That being the case, we thought it was a good time to take a step back and cover a good number of lesser-known OS X keyboard shortcuts that will instantly help improve your overall computing experience. Whether you're an iMac or MacBook user, many of these shortcuts are definitely worth committing to memory. Sure, you may already be familiar with the basics like cut, copy, paste and other commands like opening and closing windows, but we're going to go a
The After Math: Love is in the air
The Verge Review of Animals: the cow

The Verge Review of Animals: the cowThis column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.


Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla's most affordable EV, and more!
Was Kanye West's Saturday Night Live performance a success?

Was Kanye West's Saturday Night Live performance a success?When Saturday Night Live threw itself a 40th birthday party last year, they asked Kanye West to help celebrate. The iconoclastic rapper’s relationship with the sketch show of record has been contentious — consider "Fuck SNL and the whole cast / tell ‘em Yeezy said they can kiss my whole ass," from 2010’s "Power" — but it’s led to some of his most memorable public moments. ...


Tesla quietly raises prices, removes transferability from service options

Tesla quietly raises prices, removes transferability from service optionsIn a quiet update to its policies, Tesla has raised prices on its after-sales service options, and — more significantly — now prevents new Tesla buyers from transferring their extended warranty and prepaid service plans when reselling the car. By far the biggest change, at least as far as the impact on Tesla buyers, is the ban on transferring Tesla's extended warranty and prepaid service plans to a new owner when selling a used Tesla. Owners of those plans can cancel and get a pro-rated reimbursement when selling the car, but they can no longer transfer it when selling the car.


Kanye West's new album is streaming exclusively on Tidal
Spotify will make a playlist out of your Valentine's love note
Polar Balance hands-on: Providing motivation and coaching to help you achieve your weight loss goals

Polar Balance hands-on: Providing motivation and coaching to help you achieve your weight loss goalsThere are several options for wireless scales, but Polar takes it further with personalized guidance, weight trends, and motivational status plots.


Oculus wants to help VR avatars look normal when they talk
Intelligent robots threaten millions of jobs

Robots at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Warren Stamping Plant are seen in MichiganAdvances in artificial intelligence will soon lead to robots that are capable of nearly everything humans do, threatening tens of millions of jobs in the coming 30 years, experts warned Saturday. "We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task," said Moshe Vardi, director of the Institute for Information Technology at Rice University in Texas. "I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?" he asked at a panel discussion on artificial intelligence at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Kanye West’s new album The Life of Pablo is available to stream exclusively on Tidal

Kanye West’s new album The Life of Pablo is available to stream exclusively on TidalAfter years of false starts, buzz singles, and title changes, Kanye West's new album The Life of Pablo is available now. West announced the album's availability after performing album opener "Ultra Light Beams" on Saturday Night Live this evening. The album is streaming exclusively through Tidal, and it's selling exclusively through West's website for one full week before enjoying a wider release. Rihanna's ANTI enjoyed a similar window of streaming exclusivity, and Beyoncé's new single "Formation" premiered on the service last weekend.


The FBI teaches teens about extremism with a game that defies logic
Hong Kong hosts Valentine's Day with 25,000 LED roses

A woman takes a selfie in front of the LED lights roses at the “Light Rose Garden” in Hong Kong, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. “Light Rose Garden" is originated from South Korea, an art installation project featuring 25,000 white roses made of LED lights for Valentine’s Day. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)HONG KONG (AP) — It's like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea's sappy soap dramas — tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress to declare their love for each other.


Samsung's Gear VR can now take golf fans on the PGA Tour
DARPA to unveil its 130-foot unmanned robot ship in April

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Ted Cruz says he will ‘absolutely’ filibuster Obama’s nominee to replace Scalia


Republicans’ vow to block Obama Supreme Court nominee comes with risks


Ruling on Supreme Court Justice Scalia's cause of death may take days: judge

The political fallout from Scalia’s deathU.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's cause of death will not be officially determined for several days, the top official in the Texas county where Scalia died during a hunting trip said on Sunday. Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara said in an interview that she had misspoken when she told local television station WFAA-TV that Scalia's death certificate would list the cause of death as a heart attack.


Donald Trump Doubles Down on Attacks of Bush Family

Donald Trump Doubles Down on Attacks of Bush Family“I think he did a terrible thing when he went into Iraq,” Trump said about the former president. At Saturday's debate in South Carolina, Trump got into a heated exchange with the former Florida governor about his brother's role in the 9/11 attacks. "I'm sick and tired of him going after my family," Bush said to applause Saturday night.


What Justice Scalia’s death means for pending Supreme Court decisions


Fact check: Republicans debaters on high court, economy

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson participate during the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump delivered a ferocious putdown of George W. Bush from the debate stage, central to his effort to convince voters that they don't want another Bush deciding when to take the country to war. But were his key facts right?


GOP candidates urge Senate to block Obama’s Supreme Court pick


State Department releases more than 1,000 pages of Clinton emails

State Department Releases More Than 1,000 Pages of Clinton EmailsThe State Department today made publicly available online 551 documents comprising 1,012 pages from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email account. Combined with the department’s previous document releases –- which totaled 44,818 pages -– the total count of Clinton documents released is now 45,830 pages. Earlier this week a federal judge ordered the State Department speed up production of Clinton's emails, a process that was supposed to be completed by the end of January.


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79


As teeth-chattering temps move in, officials urge caution

Benedikt Vom Orde and Julia Felte, tourists from Essen, Germany, walk along Park Avenue in New York during a bitter cold spell, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel and caused an Interstate pileup that killed three. "These temperatures can be life threatening — especially for seniors, infants and people with medical conditions," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Stay indoors and take care of each other, he counseled. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)NEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel and caused an Interstate pileup that killed three.



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