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Report: Samsung May Launch Galaxy Note 4 Early After Success of iPhone 6

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The massive response to Apple’s bigger

Stanford Promises Not to Use Google Money for Privacy Research

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Stanford University recently declared that it will not use money from Google to fund privacy research at its Center for Internet and Society, according to a legal filing made by the school.

“Since

Analysts: Apple to Set a New Record for iPhone Sales This Weekend

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The lines are back.

Large crowds of customers queued up for hours — if not days — in cities around the world, like New York, Berlin and Sydney for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. While Apple is expected to have a blockbuster opening weekend for iPhone sales, analysts are split on whether it will set a new record for the company.

Walter Piecyk, an analyst with BTIG, expects Apple to sell 10 million new iPhones during the first three days, beating last…

Today Is the Wettest Day Ever in Phoenix

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The remnants of Hurricane Norbert, plus moisture from the summer monsoon season, has led to an extraordinarily rare and debilitating Monday morning in Phoenix. So far today, 2.96 inches of rain has fallen in the desert city, which makes it the wettest calendar day on record there. This broke the previous record of 2.91 inches, which was set in 1931.

In addition, this deluge has dumped more rain in several hours than Phoenix typically picks up in an entire monsoon season during the months of…

The Company That (Still) Feeds Your Vinyl Record Obsession

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Since 2007, vinyl record sales have seen a massive resurgence worldwide — and riding that wave is a Czech Republic-based company called GZ Media.

The factory, originally called Gramofonove Zavody (Gramophone Record) Lodenice, pressed its first vinyl record in 1951 and was the main producer of vinyl records for the Eastern Bloc. Even as vinyl faded from popularity toward the end of the 1980s, when CDs became the dominant format, GZ Media saved all of its record-pressing machines.

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Air France Crews Petition to Stop Flights to Ebola-Affected Countries

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More than 700 Air France staff have signed a petition asking the airline to stop flights to the West African countries hit hard by Ebola. Air France flies to Conakry in Guinea and Freetown in Sierra Leone.

Despite assurances from world-health officials that Ebola’s spread by air travel is unlikely, British Airways and Emirates have already canceled routes as a precaution. At least 1,145 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record.

Rumor: iPhone 6 Will Have Two Release Dates

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The still-unconfirmed upcoming iPhone, presumably called the iPhone 6, has been expected to debut in two versions, one large and one small. But sources are now saying that the two phones’ release dates will be staggered, one in September and one in later months, to avoid pitting the two against each other in sales.

However, not everyone is buying it.

DigiTimes — which we’ll note has a very mixed track record in terms of accuracy — is reporting…

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Jack White’s Resting Bitchface at Cubs Game Strikes the Internet

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Jack White is the subject of a new meme, thanks to a sour case of resting bitchface.

White is currently on tour supporting his latest album Lazaretto, but took a night off Tuesday to catch a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. But while most photos show what looks like a perfectly pleasant night out, White’s resting bitchface betrayed him in one particularly damming screenshot.

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As is the norm with unflattering celebrity…

Typhoon Rammasun Slams Mainland China as One of Its Strongest-Ever Storms

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Super Typhoon Rammasun came ashore over the northern tip of China’s Hainan Island on early Friday morning, eastern time, bringing sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, heavy rain and a storm surge that may have exceeded 20 feet. The storm killed at least one person on Hainan Island, having made a staggeringly rapid comeback after weakening when it hit the Philippines earlier in the week.

The typhoon killed 54 people in the Philippines. In mainland China, Rammasun will go down in history as…

Rocket-Shaped Bicycle Could Set New Land Speed Record

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For the past eight years, Cameron Robertson and Todd Reichert have dedicated themselves primarily to engineering human-powered flying vehicles. Now the Canadian founders of AeroVelo are taking their work to ground level by designing a bicycle that could set a new world record for human-powered vehicles, which is currently 133.8 kilometers per hour (83.1 mph). Robertson and Reichert plan to show off their Eta bike — the name is inspired by the Greek letter that in engineering circles stands…