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Liveblog: Apple?s Q1 2015 earnings call happens at 5pm ET
Analysts are predicting double-digit growth for Apple's holiday quarter.

Apple releases OS X 10.10.2 with a pile of security, privacy, and Wi-Fi fixes
New update patches a number of widely reported issues.

iOS 8.1.3 released, reduces the space you need to install updates
A longstanding iOS 8 gripe is chief among the list of bug fixes provided.

 


From: MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

Apple posts $74.6B in Q1 revenues based on iPhone, Mac sales
Apple has posted the results of its first fiscal quarter for 2015, which actually ended on December 27th. The company says it achieved record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion, and similarly record-setting net profits of $18 billion, or $3.06 per share. The figures compare against $57.6 billion, $13.1 billion, and $2.07 in Q1 2014; gross margins increased from 37.9 percent to 39.9 percent. Apple notes that international sales made up 65 percent of the recent quarter's revenues....








Apple Maps gets 12 new Flyover cities
Apple has added 12 new towns and cities to the list of Apple Maps locations with Flyover coverage. Of these only one is in the US, that being Amarillo, Texas. The others include three places in France -- Beziers, Clermont, and Saint-Tropez -- along with Aguadilla and Arecibo in Puerto Rico, Brno in the Czech Republic, Cittadella in Italy, Hamburg in Germany, Helsingborg in Sweden, Liverpool in England, and Odense in Denmark....








Google Fiber heading to Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham
Just as expected, Google has revealed the next locations it will be launching Google Fiber, following its existing installations in Kansas City, Provo, and Austin. Confirming earlier reports, the high-speed Internet service will be rolling out in Atlanta, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte in North Carolina....








 


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From: WIRED

FTC Warns of the Huge Security Risks in the Internet of Things
FTC Warns of the Huge Security Risks in the Internet of Things

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday released a detailed report urging businesses to take concrete steps to protect consumers? privacy and security.

The post FTC Warns of the Huge Security Risks in the Internet of Things appeared first on WIRED.










Louis CK?s Latest Email Is a Fantastic Elegy to Comedy Clubs
Louis CK’s Latest Email Is a Fantastic Elegy to Comedy Clubs

This morning, the comic emailed fans some thoughts about his new special, and unwittingly penned one of the best comedy memories we've ever read.

The post Louis CK’s Latest Email Is a Fantastic Elegy to Comedy Clubs appeared first on WIRED.










It?s Easy To Point Fingers at Sony
It?s Easy To Point Fingers at Sony

As the world gets their gossip fix at Sony?s expense, I find myself marveling at the hubris. It?s easy to point fingers at Sony and the executives who?ve had their private conversations aired for the world to scrutinize, but Sony is hardly unique in their distress. Could Sony Pictures have done more to protect their […]

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From: Gizmodo

Tim Cook: Apple Watch Will Ship in April

Tim Cook: Apple Watch Will Ship in April

During Apple's earning call when the company revealed how they had sold a shit-ton of iPhones (74.1 million to be exact), Tim Cook also gave us a little update on another highly anticipated iDevice saying the the long-awaited Apple Watch will actually ship sometime in April.

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New Malware Can Bring Down Drones Mid-Flight

New Malware Can Bring Down Drones Mid-Flight

It's easy to forget that drones are essentially flying computers. And as autonomous flight features become the new standard , drones are quickly becoming computers that think for themselves?which is exactly why Maldrone is such scary software.

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Inverted Skyscrapers Hang Like Glowing Stalactites From Your LED Bulbs

Inverted Skyscrapers Hang Like Glowing Stalactites From Your LED Bulbs

LED bulbs are not only more energy-efficient than the incandescents they're slowly making extinct, they also run cool to the touch. Which means if you're bored by their uninspired shape, you can snap on these wonderful 3D-printed hanging skyscrapers that glow like stalactites, turning your living room into an art-deco oasis.

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Science
From: National Geographic News

What?s Behind U.S. Plan to Open Atlantic to Offshore Drilling?
U.S. proposal could allow unprecedented oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast.

In Sierra Leone's Chaotic Capital, Ebola Found Fertile Ground
How poverty, density, and fragmentation in Sierra Leone's capital city fueled the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

At Newly Discovered Water Temple, Maya Offered Sacrifices to End Drought
As an ancient drought took hold, a water temple saw more offerings from desperate Maya, archaeologists report.

 


From: BBC News - Science & Environment

Planet hosts giant ring system
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.

Best ever view of asteroid Ceres
The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.

England's environment 'in decline'
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.

 


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