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  • iOS 7.1.1 brings huge battery life improvements for iPhone users
    iOS 7.1.1 brings huge battery life improvements for iPhone users

    Good news, Apple fans! It looks like Apple’s recent iOS 7.1.1 update has plenty more to offer than just a few bug fixes and Touch ID accuracy improvements. According to some reports, Apple’s latest mobile software update also has a huge positive impact on iPhone battery life. Apple released iOS 7.1.1 for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models this past Tuesday, and the change log was pretty lackluster: - Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition - Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness - Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled As it turns out, however Apple may have also snuck in some sizable software optimizations, because ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes says that the update has had

  • Retired justice says marijuana should be legalized
    Retired justice says marijuana should be legalized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana.

  • Fatah and Hamas Reconcile, Agree To Recognize Israel (Which Then Walks Out of Peace Talks)
    Fatah and Hamas Reconcile, Agree To Recognize Israel (Which Then Walks Out of Peace Talks)

    The peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are going about as well as usual. Israel walked out of talks today after the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced that his Fatah party, which controls the West Bank, and Hamas, which oversees the Gaza Strip, were going to form a unity government in the next five weeks. Israel regards Hamas as a terrorist group, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telling the BBC that Fatah can "have peace with Israel or a pact with Hamas - he can't have both"

  • Led Zeppelin is back with 'Whole Lotta' unreleased tunes
    Led Zeppelin is back with 'Whole Lotta' unreleased tunes

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin said on Wednesday they will include previously unreleased songs in the first batch of reissues of their nine studio albums, including a version of their pulsating "Whole Lotta Love" The reissues, remastered by guitarist Jimmy Page, will be launched on June 3 with deluxe editions of "Led Zeppelin", "Led Zeppelin II" and "Led Zeppelin III". "It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions, and new material recorded at the time." The companion audio for the band's 1969 debut album "Led Zeppelin" features a previously unreleased performance recorded in October of that year at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. Its companion audio contains alternate mixes of five songs from the album, including "Whole Lotta Love", plus backing tracks to "Thank You" and "Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)," and the previously unreleased track "La La." The nine tracks featured on the companion audio to "Led Zeppelin III" include outtakes of songs from the album as well as three previously unheard compositions: "Jennings Farm Blues", "Bathroom Sound", and the band's take on the blues classics "Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind." Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and a year later was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm.

  • Why This Guy Sold His Digital Soul for $500
    Why This Guy Sold His Digital Soul for $500

    Dutch Student Auctions Off His Most Private Online Information to the Highest Bidder

  • Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology
    Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.

  • It's Legal to Sell Pot in Colorado, But Not If You're in 4th Grade

    DENVER  – Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials today to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids. School officials said a 10-year-old fourth grade boy brought a small quantity of leafy marijuana to...

  • Search for missing Malaysian jet may take years: U.S. official

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday, as an underwater search for any trace of the plane's wreckage off west Australia appeared to have failed. The official, speaking under condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on the search effort, said two weeks of scouring the Indian Ocean floor with a U.S. Navy submersible drone had turned up no wreckage.

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