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Jury: Apple must pay $626 million to patent troll VirnetX
Patent-based company wins a 9-figure verdict in East Texas. Is it the last?

Report: Apple to reveal smaller iPhone and new iPad Air at March 15 event
Expected announcements include the 4-inch "iPhone 5SE" and an iPad Air 3.

The fight for a third-best smartphone OS has been lost. By everyone.
Op-Ed: Without a truly viable third option, it?s Android, iOS, or bust.


From: MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

Apple launches Repair Extension Program for 2013 Mac Pro video issues
Apple is establishing a Repair Extension Program for 2013 Mac Pro models, according to details provided in a leaked internal notice. It is said Apple and Authorized Service Providers will be able to repair certain Mac Pro systems manufactured early last year, after determining that graphics cards used in the production of the Mac Pro at that time were error-prone, causing freezing, restarts, video distortions, and in some cases preventing the Mac Pro from booting entirely....

Freebie Friday: Improve your cooking skills, start learning to code
Everyone likes getting something for nothing, especially when there's no or relatively few catches. Freebie Friday is the post where the MacNN staff find stuff that you can get, and possibly make use of this weekend, without spending a single penny. This time, we have ways to help you cook better and learn how to code, as well as a selection of apps to protect yourself and your data....

App deals for OS X: X-Mirage, Hider 2, Twisted Lands, more!
Every so often, people browse the Internet and the Mac App Store to try and find useful things to add to their app arsenal, but sometimes it's hard to find discounted apps that you really want to get. For App Deals for OS X, the MacNN staff has compiled a list of apps for your Mac that are either a great bargain, or even free for a short while. Today's assortment of Mac apps includes sale prices on Twisted Lands, Cloud Outliner 2 Pro, and Duplicate Photos Fixer Pro....


From: MacInTouch

Report: Applications
Apple's abandoned Aperture, and iPhoto vs. the new Photos, plus issues with Apple keyboards, as well as problems people have had with Adobe over its long history in the Mac market

Report: Apple
Walt Mossberg on Apple software issues; plus FaceTime lawsuit

Report: El Capitan
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Super Bowl 50 Liveblog: We?re Just Here for the Beyoncé
Super Bowl 50 Liveblog: We’re Just Here for the Beyoncé

The Super Bowl is about so much more than football. Commercials, puppies, Coldplay—it's going to be a long night. Won't you settle in and enjoy it with us?

The post Super Bowl 50 Liveblog: We’re Just Here for the Beyoncé appeared first on WIRED.

Black NYU Students Say They Were Profiled At Rubio Event
Black NYU Students Say They Were Profiled At Rubio Event

An NYU professor took to Twitter today after she says she and two of her students were racially profiled during a Rubio campaign event in New Hampshire.

The post Black NYU Students Say They Were Profiled At Rubio Event appeared first on WIRED.


From: Gizmodo

Remember The Canterbury is The Expanse's Version Of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

This is so awesome: musician Chris Kiley, who?s written songs about a bunch of geeky things has put together an Expanse inspired song that?s basically the belter?s equivalent of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.


How Does Colorado Clear Snow From Mountain Passes? Howitzers.
How Does Colorado Clear Snow From Mountain Passes? Howitzers.

This has to be one of the more interesting ways to clear snow. In Colorado, road crews have a unique way to preemptively take care of snow build up in mountain passes: a World War II era 105-millimeter howitzer that they lease from the US Army.


Ant-Man Finally Shows Up in New Captain America: Civil War Footage

The latest Civil War trailer has very little new footage in, but we what do have? A great Iron Man and Winter Soldier run in and the first look of Ant-Man?s new look in the movie.



From: National Geographic News

Crime Blotter: Zebra Meat, Leopard Skins, and More
A weekly roundup of wildlife crimes.

Zika Raises the Question: Are Mosquitoes Necessary?
The insects are crucial pollinators for many plants?including orchids?and food for a range of species.

Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap
The same group of neurons could make you a hero?or a rage-filled aggressor.


From: BBC News - Science & Environment

Fears for delta in water rights fight
One of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat say environmentalists as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.

'Wrong type of trees' boost warming
Scientists say replacing broadleaved species with conifers over the past two centuries has increased global temperatures.

Sixth man on Moon Edgar Mitchell dies
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.




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