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Apple’s Big Reveal: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Go Large, the Apple Watch Arrives

As expected, Apple on Tuesday unveiled its new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and they represent an upgrade in more ways than one.

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‘Angry Birds’ Are Helping the NSA Spy on You

Top secret documents reveal American and British intelligence agencies possess the capability to exploit vulnerabilities in “leaky” smartphone apps that transmit users’ private information across the Internet.

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Less Driving, More Texting

Smartphone apps have revolutionized the way Americans use transportation; the CEO of The Guardian says his paper can’t survive in the U.K.; meanwhile, why aren’t millennial liberals protesting the shutdown? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Motorola CEO: Advantages to Manufacturing in U.S. Outweigh Costs

Showing off the Texas plant where his company’s new flagship smartphone is assembled, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said, “It’s a myth that you can’t bring manufacturing here because it’s too expensive.”

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‘Smartphone Walking’ Becomes Safety Hazard in Japan

We’ve all witnessed or been party to it—someone walking into a wall or another person because he or she was too distracted by a phone to pay attention to the surroundings. The Japanese have even coined a term for it: Aruki Sumaho.

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Samsung Comes Clean About Blood Metal

The world’s best-selling smartphone manufacturer has acknowledged using tin sourced from Indonesia’s controversial Bangka Island, where an investigation last year found that unregulated mining employs child laborers and kills an estimated 150 miners every year while destroying the local environment.

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Class vs. Race

These may be the first elections in which class will carry more weight than race; the “right to be forgotten” threatens freedom of speech on the Internet; meanwhile, some smartphone voice recognition software is racist and sexist. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 READ MORE



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Welcome to Alphaville, Avoid the Ghetto

The world we see through our smartphones is a curated world, and its horizons are constricting, rather than expanding.

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EU Battles Extremes

The EU decides to address far-right extremism; education fails to solve poverty and inequality, while Netflix may destroy TV networks. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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