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iOS 9 may slow iPhones by almost 40% to squeeze out more battery life

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To extend battery life at the cost of speed or not extend battery life? That is the question.

We learned earlier this month that iOS 9 will give your iPhone one extra hour of battery life, and a “Low Power Mode” will give you up to three more hours. In exchange for that extended battery life, though, your iPhone will throttle performance, according to testing done by MacRumors.

The Apple-focused blog ran Geekbench 3, a…

It is so cold in Australia, water out of the tap is forming icicles

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We know you think Australia is all rainbows and summer days, but it is time the world knew the cold, hard truth.

It also gets freezing cold. Sure, not Canada freezing, but bloody cold for an island hideaway. Sometimes, in the dead of night, it slips to -5 degrees Celsius

Here’s the proof.

Kate Norton-Smith posted a video on YouTube on Sunday showing water turning to ice in a sink almost instantly. “This is what happened…

It is so cold in Australia, water out of the tap is forming icicles

Ice

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We know you think Australia is all rainbows and summer days, but it is time the world knew the cold, hard truth.

It also gets freezing cold. Sure, not Canada freezing, but bloody cold for an island hideaway. Sometimes, in the dead of night, it slips to -5 degrees Celsius

Here’s the proof.

Kate Norton-Smith posted a video on YouTube on Sunday showing water turning to ice in a sink almost instantly. “This is what happened…

Move over, Godzilla: Dwayne Johnson to star in ‘Rampage’ movie adaptation

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First, they made a Mortal Kombat movie, and I said nothing

Then they turned Doom, Max Payne and Prince of Persia for movie fodder, and I watched the games I loved turned into straight-to-DVD schlock

Now, it’s Rampage‘s turn — but it could be starring The Rock, so maybe we’ll actually get a little excited.

If you don’t remember Rampage, it was a Midway Arcade classic where you’d control up to three monsters as they…

Escaped tiger from Tbilisi zoo kills a man, wounds another

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Police in the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia say a tiger that broke loose after severe flooding at a zoo has killed one man and wounded another.

The Tbilisi zoo had previously said all lions and tigers missing after the flooding had been found dead and only one jaguar remained unaccounted for.

The Interior Ministry says police killed the tiger, which was hiding at an abandoned factory turned into a construction market when he…

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi facing trial for $4.6 million tax fraud

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Lionel Messi, one of the world’s most famous athletes, is mired in legal troubles as he and his father will be tried for €4.1 million (or $4.6 million) tax fraud

The charges allege that Messi’s father used companies set up in Belize and Uruguay to sell rights to Messi’s image in 2007, 2008 and 2009, allowing the player to bypass paying income tax in Spain, where Messi plays professionally for FC Barcelona

The…

Florida woman’s toilet clogged by an iguana because Florida

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Dealing with a plumbing problem is never fun and games, but Florida resident Marian Lindquist got quite the surprise when a clogged toilet turned into a bizarre situation

The 51-year-old probate lawyer called the plumber when she had difficulties unclogging her toilet on Sunday. It turned out that the problem was an iguana, who had somehow become wedged in the pipe

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10 TV shows that deserve their own movie

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Whenever a popular television series goes off the air before fans are ready to let it go, promises start floating around about the possibility of a movie being made to wrap everything up. Sometimes it doesn’t quite work out, and followers are left hanging to dry forever, but every so often, the Gods of Hollywood play in their favor. This is how we now have an Entourage film in theaters, but this also got us thinking: What other great TV shows out there deserve feature adaptations?

Inspired…

Responsible grandpa Paul McCartney says he’s given up smoking weed

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Sir Paul McCartney, member of some band you may have heard of, has turned away from weed for good

The legendary rock star, who famously smoked pot for much of his five-decade career, told The Daily Mirror that he’s given up marijuana to set a good example for his children and grandchildren

“It’s now a parent thing,” he explained. “Instead of smoking a spliff I’ll now have a glass of red wine or a nice margarita.”

“The last time I smoked was a long time ago.”

Responsible grandpa Paul McCartney says he’s given up smoking weed

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Sir Paul McCartney, member of some band you may have heard of, has turned away from weed for good

The legendary rock star, who famously smoked pot for much of his five-decade career, told The Daily Mirror that he’s given up marijuana to set a good example for his children and grandchildren

“It’s now a parent thing,” he explained. “Instead of smoking a spliff I’ll now have a glass of red wine or a nice margarita.”

“The last time I smoked was a long time ago.”