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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Preorders Outpace Galaxy Note 4 on Samsung’s Home Turf

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The fact that Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been monster hits in all of their launch countries thus far isn’t a surprise. What is surprising, however, are reports that preorders for the new Apple smartphones are outpacing orders for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 in South Korea, where Samsung is headquartered.

Analysts are predicting that preorders for the new iPhones have topped 100,000 units since Friday, according to The Wall Street Journal. In comparison, the Galaxy Note 4 had 30,000…

Doctor Who Treated Ebola Patients Isolated in NYC Hospital

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A health care worker who recently returned from Guinea was rushed to New York City’s Bellevue Hospital on Thursday with Ebola-like symptoms.

The man, who was working with Doctors Without Borders, has not tested positive for the virus. The New York City Department of Health and Medicine said in a statement that preliminary test results are expected in the next 12 hours.

Bellevue Hospital has been training hospital workers on Ebola care for…

Government and Students Hold Talks as Hong Kong Protesters Watch On

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HONG KONG — On one side of a conference room in Hong Kong on Tuesday night sat five people in their 20s, dressed in jeans and black T-shirts bearing the words “Freedom Now.”

On the other side were representatives from the government, besuited and decades older than their counterparts.

These were the first talks between students who have spearheaded street protests in Hong Kong for more than three weeks…

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Oscar de la Renta, the Man Who Dressed the First Ladies

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“I still remember when Hillary walked out in that gown,” Bill Clinton once said of the First Lady’s Oscar de la Renta dress she wore 1997 presidential inauguration ball.

“I thought, ‘Oh my God, that’s beautiful.”

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Hillary Clinton, wearing Oscar de la Renta, dances with Dick Kelly at the inaugural ball in January 1997

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Jacqueline Kennedy, the empress of White House fashion, was the first to famously wear de la…

Australian Public in Mourning as ‘The Block’ Shatters Every Single Dream

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SYDNEY – Last night, millions of Australians sat in their lounge rooms with ugly crying faces

This morning, news sites across the country were flooded with stories: ‘THE BLOCK SHOCK,’ they screamed. Fingers were pointed, heads were dropped. Could our favourite reality show really end like this?

The Block, an Australian renovation television show, which follows five teams of two as they each design an apartment in Melbourne over the course of 10 weeks, came to a screaming, wailing halt

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The iPad Mini Is the New iPod Touch

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Apple’s annual iPad event is upon us. The company is expected to release updated versions of the iPad Air and iPad mini, both with Touch ID, faster processors and perhaps new colors.

A year ago, it looked like demand for the iPad mini was on the cusp of potentially eclipsing that of the traditional 9.7-inch iPad. The iPad Air made a strong case for large-screen tablets everywhere, but the market definitely seemed to be trending toward the 7- and 8-inch ones that Steve Jobs so abhorred.

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Can a CO2-Sucking Machine Really Clean the Atmosphere?

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Physicist Peter Eisenberger had expected colleagues to react to his idea with skepticism. He was claiming, after all, to have invented a machine that could clean the atmosphere of its excess carbon dioxide, making the gas into fuel or storing it underground. And the Columbia University scientist was aware that naming his two-year-old startup Global Thermostat hadn’t exactly been an exercise in humility.

But the reception in the…

Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community And Promises Changes To Real Name Policy

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Teens Escape Nashville Detention Center — Again

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Thirteen teenagers broke out of a Nashville youth detention center and all but one were recaptured within hours, authorities said Saturday, marking the latest of a rash of security breaches at the complex.

The 13 teens overpowered a guard at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center late Friday, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services said in a statement. It said they took the guard’s radio and keys and let themselves out of a dormitory and ran to an exterior…

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

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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