Apple’s Cheaper IPhone Is Catching On, Allaying Growth Concerns

Bloomberg | 2016-07-27

Apple Inc.’s lower-cost iPhone SE is gaining more traction than expected with users around the world, tempering a sales decline and soothing investors’ concerns about growth. The $399 handset garnered a healthy dose of criticism when it was unveiled in March. It was still too expensive to be...

US government agency calls for the end of SMS authentication

Engadget | 2016-07-26

The US agency that sets guidelines and rules in cryptography and security matters is discouraging the use of text messaging in two-factor authentication. In the latest draft of its Digital Authentication Guideline, the National Institute of Standards... ......

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“Star Wars” Firm Guilty of Health Violations over Harrison Ford’s Broken Leg

Variety | 2016-07-26

LONDON – A British production company owned by Disney pleaded guilty Tuesday to two health and safety violations on the set of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in connection with an incident during filming that resulted in a broken leg for Harrison Ford. Ford, reprising his role as Han Solo, was...

Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders: study

Deccan Chronicle | 2016-07-26

Tens of thousands of babies may be born with debilitating Zika-related disorders in the course of the outbreak sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean, researchers said. Mathematical projections suggest about 93.4 million people may catch the virus including some 1.65 million pregnant women...

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Amare Stoudemire retires from NBA

NZ Herald | 2016-07-27

NEW YORK (AP) " Amare Stoudemire&aposs greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash&aposs pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA&aposs most fearsome finishers.But he chose to leave the league as a member of the Knicks, the... ......

Mamadou Sakho: Liverpool defender home early from pre-season USA tour

BBC News | 2016-07-26

Mamadou Sakho made 35 appearances for Liverpool last season Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has returned early from their tour of the USA - but the club have not commented on...

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Pilgrims in Poland readying to welcome Pope Francis

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) - Security was high Wednesday as groups of cheerful young pilgrims from around the globe gathered...

CNN | 2016-07-27

Wait, the Ice Bucket Challenge actually worked?

(CNN)Throwback to 2014, the year of the Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie, Pharrell's giant hat, and the Ice Bucket Challenge. These fads "broke the internet" (a...

Al Jazeera | 2016-07-27

World leaders perpetuate failed anti-terror policies

Once again in recent weeks, the world has witnessed what has become a sad recurring phenomenon: Arab and foreign countries meet to discuss how to increase their...

Newsweek | 2016-07-27

Rio 2016: Doping Scandal Decreases Interest in Olympics

Doping controversies in sport are turning people off the Olympic Games, according to a poll for the BBC World Service. The upcoming summer Olympics in Rio de...

Time Magazine | 2016-07-27

Former Brazilian Presidents Rousseff and Lula to Boycott Olympics Opening Ceremony

Brazil’s previous two leaders, both facing allegations of financial impropriety, are set to boycott the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics next week,...

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