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The iPhone 6 Chaos Could Be the Biggest Crowds Since the First iPhone



The thermometer read 54 degrees Fahrenheit on the street outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in New York City, but gusting 21 mph winds made it feel much chiller. Not than anyone cared, of course — most certainly not the hundreds of people lined up to buy a brand new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus when the store opened at 8 a.m. on Friday.

Those in line were close to jumping the barricades they had been standing (or sleeping) behind for days — and even weeks — just to get close to the new

How ‘TwoDots’ Balances Fun, Skill and Luck



A few weeks ago I swore off TwoDots. The free-to-play game is the successor to the highly acclaimed and highly addictive Dots, changing up the formula by adding levels, characters and objectives, and one of those levels had completely flummoxed me.

The mobile puzzle game had me completely stuck at level 95. The level seemed insurmountable, asking me to break an impossible number of ice blocks while waves of fire kept consuming the board. Even after what felt like a few hundred tries, I was…

Australian Police Leave Suitcase With 230 Kilograms of Explosives At Airport for Three Weeks



SYDNEY — A woman discovered an explosive device inside a suitcase left by Australian Federal Police at Sydney Airport.

Following the discovery, the authorities admitted accidentally leaving the suitcase with 230 kilograms of plastic explosives at the airport for more than three weeks. Police said the explosives were not live.

In the embarrassing admittance, the federal police released a statement Thursday apologising for the…

Lufthansa Pilots Striking in Munich on Wednesday



Lufthansa’s pilots will walk off the job at Munich Airport for eight hours on Wednesday, continuing the pilots’ protest about compensation for retiring workers.

The airport is Lufthansa’s second busiest, and the strike will disrupt hundreds of departures.

The Vereinigung Cockpit union said Tuesday that pilots in Munich will walk out from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. The work stoppage follows six-hour strikes in the past two…

10 Shameful Texting Habits Translated to the Truth



The ability to lie via text is just too easy — or so you thought.

Despite the amazing conveniences of sending a quick note through your phone, it’s turning us into awful, dishonest people.

Would you rather sit on the couch and watch Netflix all night instead of fulfilling those plans you committed to three weeks ago? No problem! Just tell your friend that you aren’t feel well. They’ll never know. (Yeah, keep telling yourself that.)

But just…

Twitpic Is Shutting Down, Blames Twitter



In early 2009, Janis Krums tweeted a remarkable picture of a US Airways plane partly submerged in the Hudson River off of New York City. That image quickly went viral and helped put Krums and Twitter on the map.

At the time that image was posted, though, Twitter did not have a native photo-sharing feature so Krums used Twitpic, one of a couple photo tools that worked with Twitter. On Thursday, Twitpic announced that it will be shutting down later this month. The reason: Twitter

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Miley Cyrus’s Homeless VMA Date Turned Himself in to Police



The homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail.

The director of Polk County Community Corrections in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Oregon, said 22-year-old Jesse Helt turned himself in Thursday, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail.

Corrections Director Martin…

Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Sides Weigh Gains



JERUSALEM — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

The Gaza war — the 3rd round of fighting since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in 2007 — left more than 2,200 people dead, caused widespread destruction in the densely populated coastal territory, and paralyzed large parts of southern Israel during much of the…

Report: Tesla OS Update Could Let You Start the Model S With an iPhone



Tesla did away with the need for gas, and now, according to a new leak, it’s planning to throw away the keys.

The newest Tesla Model S OS update will reportedly allow owners to start and unlock their electric cars with an iPhone.

Based on screenshots obtained by Electrek on Wednesday, the new Tesla mobile app has “new notifications functionality and the ability to start your car.” Electrek, an electric car…

13 Anonymous Admissions From Israelis About Gaza on Whisper



For weeks, the Israeli military and Hamas fighters have been engaged in a bloody fight that so far has cost the lives of more than 800 Palestinians and at least 38 Israelis

On Friday, the two sides agreed to a 12-hour truce starting Saturday at 7 a.m. local time

How does ordinary Israelis think about the conflict in Gaza? We asked Whisper, an app that lets user anonymously share their secrets,…

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