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iWork ?14 review: Still waiting for that great leap forward
No backward compatibility, but the productivity suite is free for all Mac, iOS users.

Report: Microsoft and Yahoo vie to become Safari?s default search option
Apple currently uses Google as its default, but that deal may not be renewed.

Apple will pay $450M?or, maybe just $70M?to settle e-book claims
Unusual settlement structure hinges on Apple's appeal of government's case.


From: MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

Obama signs E-Label Act, allows manufacturers to remove rear logos
The backs of smartphones will become slightly better looking, after a bill concerning the labeling of electronic devices has been signed into law by President Obama. The E-Label Act, created by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), will allow manufacturers to leave off a large amount of the logos and other regulatory iconography from the device itself....

Giveaway: Win a Skrillex X UE Boom Bluetooth speaker!
This next prize we are sure anybody would be very thankful to receive. Last week Ultimate Ears released the latest addition to their lineup, the custom designed Skrillex Edition UE Boom. Ultimate Ears teamed up with Skrillex and asked him to create custom artwork for their award-winning Boom speaker. What they created is a speaker that combines high-end sound quality with a twist of rave-culture style....

Pre-Black Friday: best SSDs at the lowest prices
This year for Black Friday there will surely be heaps of discounts on solid state storage devices, with many of those deals showing up online already. Right now Newegg has the Corsair 240GB Force LS Series internal solid state drive on sale for $115. That's already a discount of 50 percent off the list price and a $30 rebate card drops the price further to $85. Just that alone makes this the best price out there by nearly $50. Use coupon code 'NAFVC10' and checkout with Visa Checkout to bag an additional $10 in savings....


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Report: Security
iPhone lock-screen issues; a FaceTime password problem; iCloud connections to Amazon and ATT; Apple's Xprotect malware blocker; how to mitigate the DoubleDirect vulnerability; Google Chrome update problems; a question about the Epic search engine and more









Eruptions from Japan?s Aso Becoming More Intense
Eruptions from Japan’s Aso Becoming More Intense

New eruptions at Japan’s Aso have become intense enough to cause some flight cancellations in and out of Kumamoto. The Asosan caldera is one of the Japan’s more active volcanic cluster and since 2003, the Nakadake crater in Aso have been producing small explosive eruptions. However, the tenor of the activity has increased since the […]

The post Eruptions from Japan’s Aso Becoming More Intense appeared first on WIRED.

The Teen Brain ?Shuts Down? When It Hears Mom?s Criticism
The Teen Brain ?Shuts Down? When It Hears Mom?s Criticism

Neuroscientists scanned the brains of teenagers while they listened to criticism from their Moms. Areas of the teens' brains involved emotional regulation and taking other people's perspective appeared to shut down while they listened to the criticism.

The post The Teen Brain ?Shuts Down? When It Hears Mom?s Criticism appeared first on WIRED.

10 British Shows You Need to Stream on Netflix This Thanksgiving
10 British Shows You Need to Stream on Netflix This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and hey, since being kind of contrary is the American way, why not celebrate this most delicious of holidays by watching some of the best TV from the country so many of those early settlers were fleeing? Yes, everybody knows about Sherlock and The Office, but there's a whole cornucopia of excellent and lesser-known British series ripe for the streaming on Netflix. Here's what you should be watching on Turkey Day.

The post 10 British Shows You Need to Stream on Netflix This Thanksgiving appeared first on WIRED.


From: Gizmodo

Hear the Windows XP Text-to-Speech Converter Sing The Piña Colada Song

Hear the Windows XP Text-to-Speech Converter Sing The Piña Colada Song

Remember Microsoft's Sam? He was the text-to-speech converter that came bundled into Windows XP. And now he's decided to have a go at the The Piña Colada Song. You should listen to this, it's great.


Watch How the World's Largest Solar Farms Get Built

Large-scale solar plants are monstrous construction projects, that cover hundreds or thousands of acres of land in photovoltaic goodness. This amazing video shows how they go from concept to reality.


Jimmy Kimmel's The First Black Friday Ken Burns Parody Is Perfect

Black Friday has become as much an American holiday tradition as decking the halls, trimming the tree, or watching football. So it only makes sense that Ken Burns' latest documentary, courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel, tells the story of the nation's very first unofficial shopping holiday that followed the first Thanksgiving.



From: National Geographic News

Back From the Killing Fields, Soldiers Find Healing Ground
Veterans' retreat offers respite from wartime traumas.

'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs Stuck in the 1980s, Experts Grumble
The latest trailer for the series shows outdated science, experts say, with featherless and oversize dinosaurs.

'Eye of Sauron' Opens Galactic Vistas to Astronomers
Gigantic black holes provide a new cosmic yardstick for charting far-off stars.


From: BBC News - Science & Environment

Risk from extreme weather rises
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.

UK team's data bonanza from comet
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.

Climate fixes 'could harm billions'
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.




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