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Apple’s ‘iTime’ Patent Hints at Possible iWatch Features



A new patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a device called “iTime” reveals what we might see in the company’s much-anticipated smartwatch device.

Believed to be called the iWatch (but referred to in a picture as “iTime”), Apple has patented a wristband wearable device that supports both arm and wrist gestures and features sensor-filled straps. In theory, this could allow users to answer an incoming call by flicking or shaking their wrist.

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Facebook Begins Testing a Buy Button



Facebook just introduced a new feature that businesses will like.

Facebook announced on Thursday that it is testing a Buy button to help businesses drive sales through the News Feed and on their Facebook Pages.

“With this feature, people on desktop or mobile can click the ‘Buy’ call-to-action button on ads and Page posts to purchase a product directly from a business, without leaving Facebook,” the company said in a statement on its…

Israelis and Hamas Talk — on Twitter



When a former Israeli spy chief this week called for talks with Hamas, he probably wasn’t referring to chatting with them on Twitter

But that is, apparently, what some Israelis are doing

While fighting between Israel and Hamas continues into its second week, the social media network provides an interesting window through which to look at the, at times, darkly comic exchanges between the two sides

“QassamHebrew, I need…

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Man Flies Across Kuala Lumpur Skyline in Clever Lexus Ad



Citizens of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recently observed an otherworldly sight — an illuminated man who appeared to be traipsing across the skyline.

The feat was made possible via strobe lights and a team of stuntmen clad in bespoke suits created by Hollywood costume designer Vin Burnham and technical director Adam Wright. A computer system using DMX software also wirelessly triggered the suits to light up on demand

The overall effect is…

Obama Congratulates Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey on ‘Captivating’ World Cup



It seemed like the entire nation was proud of Team USA’s World Cup performance, and so was President Obama.

On Wednesday, Obama called the U.S. Men’s National Team’s (USMNT) captain Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard to congratulate them on a job well done.

According to a statement released by the White House Press Secretary, Obama congratulated the two USMNT veterans for their performance, but also for “carrying…

Chuck Hagel Tells Tim Howard He Could Become Defense Secretary — Someday



U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard to thank him for defending the United States of America at the World Cup, the Pentagon says.

Howard stopped 16 shots on goal — the most for any goalkeeper at a World Cup match in more than 50 years — leading many on Twitter to call him an American hero and at least one Wikipedia user to name him the U.S. Secretary of Defense, for a moment.

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Facebook Launches ‘Missed Call’ Ads in India



Demonstrating its adaptation to the idiosyncrasies of world markets, Facebook has introduced “missed call” ads in India that address a common practice in the country.

Since voice calls are expensive, many Indians call and hang up to communicate a message. Somewhat similar to a collect call, people dial a number and hang up before connecting to save voice minutes and send a signal to a friend or family member, such as ‘I’m outside,’ or ‘call me back,’” Facebook explained in a blog…

Scientists Peer at Mysterious ‘Magic Island’ on Saturn’s Moon Titan



A mysteriously bright anomaly has winked in and out of existence on the seas of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan — potentially the first time waves, bubbles or some other unknown features have been seen there, scientists say.

Scientists usually call this spot a “transient feature,” but the researchers have playfully dubbed it “Magic Island.” Titan, the largest of Saturn’s 62 known moons, is 50% wider than Earth’s moon and 80% more massive. You can