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‘We Lined Up for Ten Days to Get the iPhone 6 First in the World’



SYDNEY — Four Australian guys spent 10 days in line waiting for the iPhone 6. They will be the first in the world to get their hands on the new device — and then they will give it away.

At spots number one and number two at the flagship Apple Store in Sydney, Salvatore Gerace, 22, Sam Vieira, 21, Davor Beric, 25, Christian Ibrahim, 21, have been involved in a very dedicated PR stunt since Sept. 9.

The new phone…

‘The Mindy Project’ Season Premiere Could Make Anyone Love the Show



The Mindy Project returned with a new season Tuesday night on Fox, several long months after the show finally got main characters Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (Chris Messina) into a proper relationship together

And the wait was well worth it

From the start of the episode, the show stayed true to this couple’s long-held truth: Mindy and Danny aren’t a so-called perfect couple — he’s sometimes what she’d consider a bore and she’s sometimes a lot of personality to handle — but they’re always…

Boko Haram’s Feared Commander Reportedly Among 200 Militants Killed by Nigerian Military



MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Soldiers killed scores of Islamic extremists in a rare victory, as the insurgents advanced on a town near the northeast city of Maiduguri, an officer and other witnesses said.

One officer said a feared Boko Haram commander known only as Amir was among some 200 militants killed in a battle Friday in Konduga town, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and birthplace of the extremist group.

Glory Days: New ‘The Biggest Loser’ Features Ex-Athletes Gone to Seed



Hashtag-America in hashtag-2014 is a place where you can turn on your TV and watch former athletes who are now way out of shape wear jerseys emblazoned with their respective weights — 366, 388, 263, 301, you get the idea — as personal trainers exhort them to lift medicine balls and run on treadmills.

And better yet: It’s all for your viewing pleasure! Because you are an American citizen and this is why we fight the wars, baby


American Teen Pleads Guilty to Aiding Islamic State



A woman from Colorado pleaded guilty on Wednesday to providing material support to the Islamic State — months after she told the FBI she wanted to be a terrorist

Shannon Maureen Conley, who is 19 and a certified nurse’s aid, was accused of providing material support to at least one person who is allegedly a member of the Islamic State

Now the teenager from Arvada faces up to five years in prison and a potential $250,000…

Obama’s Plan to Fight Radicals Is Reasonable But Too Late



As President Barack Obama laid out his strategy to combat the Islamic State in a televised address Wednesday night, the central question was: Could he articulate a clear risk assessment while also proposing a reasonable and achievable way forward?

On both those counts, the answer is a hesitant yes.

The Islamic State is “a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way,” he…

Last-Minute Apple Rumor Roundup: Dates and Names and Parts, Oh, My!



Stop it, you love Apple rumors

That’s why, believe it or not, we have even more last-minute, hail-mary Apple rumors to share as the countdown to tomorrow’s event expires. Put on your skeptical detective fedora and adjust your doubting investigator monocle, because some of these rumors are pretty juicy

iPhone launch date

Let’s start with the iPhone 6, which is rumored to come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes for the phablet lovers out…

Kobo Aura H20 Is an E-Reader That Doesn’t Mind Water



BERLIN — We’re used to seeing a couple of waterproof gadgets at Showstoppers, the “extra” show that accompanies IFA (and most other big tech conferences). This year, however, we’ve had a chance to get our hands on one that we haven’t seen before: a fully waterproof e-reader called Kobo Aura H20

Announced a couple weeks back, the 6.8-inch e-reader is pretty much the same as its brother, the Kobo Aura HD, but with an important difference: it’s IP67 certified

On Docuseries ‘The Chair’, YouTuber’s Filmmaking Skills Put to the Test



Starz’s The Chair is more than a making-of-a-movie docuseries — it’s the answer to a question the movie business has been asking since videos on YouTube began launching their content producers into stardom: Can a YouTuber make a successful full-length film?

At least, that’s the journey for one of the show’s participants, YouTuber Shane Dawson, one of two directors whose filmmaking journey will be chronicled on the show, which premieres Saturday

Dawson and filmmaker Anna Martemucci, a film…

Journalist: Freelancers Are Risking Their Lives for an Unlikely Payoff



Over the course of my career as a journalist I’ve survived an airstrike, been abducted at gunpoint, stepped through brain matter in the aftermath of bombings, and had many other close calls. And yet when people ask me about the stress of covering wars, more often than not what comes to mind is the two and a half years I spent working in Afghanistan when I paid about $30,000 out of pocket to cover basic work expenses that were never reimbursed.

My experience was by no means unique. I have…

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