The All New HTC One Will Be Available Immediately After Its March 25 Unveiling
HTC continues to do an absolutely terrible job of plugging leaks related to its upcoming HTC One flagship smartphone which replaces last year’s HTC One of the same name. Today, we learned the new model will go on sale immediately after it’s made official by HTC on March 25th at a special event in New York City, thanks to a leaked Carphone Warehouse release that went out a tad early.
U.S. Seeks Coalition Against Islamic State, But Military Partners No Sure Bet
The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action. U.S officials said that Britain and Australia are potential candidates.Germany said on Wednesday it was in talks with the United States and other international partners about possible military action against Islamic State but made clear it would not participate. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters "We are working with our partners and asking how they might be able to contribute. There are a range of ways to contribute: humanitarian, military, intelligence, diplomatic,"
Is Bigger Always Better When It Comes To Building IPads?
By this time next month, the rumors about a new, larger iPhone will be put to rest. By next year, if those rumors hold true , we’ll also have the super-sized 12.9-inch iPad alongside the regular 9.7-inch model and the mini. It’s a product some don’t fully understand, but there are scenarios in which a bigger iPad is truly better. It's not the first time we're heard the giant iPad rumor, and it won't be the last, either.
Instagram Reveals Stunning Tech Behind Its New Hyperlapse App
Instagram released a new app this week called Hyperlapse , an app that makes it simple for users to create seamless time-lapse videos on iPhone or iPad. Now, Instagram is offering a look at how the app was built from a technical perspective on the Instagram Engineering Blog . One of Hyperlapse's lead engineers, Alex Karpenko, describes how the team could successfully create time-lapses with a smartphone without needing a steadicam mount. It requires a good deal of video stabilization.
US OPEN SCENE: You Can't Win If You Can't Finish
As Croatia's Ivan Dodig knows all too well after his 2014 Grand Slam season, you can't win if you can't finish. At the Australian Open in January, he stopped playing in the fourth set of his second-round match, citing cramps. At the French Open in May — shortly after he said he injured his ribs at a tournament in Rome — Dodig lasted all of four games before quitting in the first round. At the year's other Grand Slam tournament, Wimbledon in June, Dodig withdrew from the field before play began.
'Cops' Crew Member Killed In Omaha Police Shooting
Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday. The suspect fired from the pellet gun before officers returned fire. He said witnesses and officers thought the robbery suspect's Airsoft handgun looked and sounded real, but discovered later that it fires only plastic pellets.
Apple To Unveil 'iWatch' On September 9
Apple will unveil an "iWatch" in September with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumored foray into wearable computing. Apple is believed to be planning a September 9 event at which it will introduce the iWatch, along with new-generation iPhone 6 smartphones with increased screen sizes. The company has not sent out invitations to such an event, nor -- as is standard Apple practice -- has it commented on reports it will even take place.
Katherine Heigl, Duane Reade End Lawsuit Over Actress' Photo
Actress Katherine Heigl and Duane Reade have come to an agreement in a lawsuit accusing the New York pharmacy of improperly posting to its social media accounts a paparazzi photograph of her leaving one of its stores. On Wednesday, a lawyer for Heigl, who starred in the film "Knocked Up" and television show "Grey's Anatomy," confirmed a deal was agreed with the Walgreen Company-owned chain to resolve the lawsuit filed back in April. As part of the deal, Duane Reade will make a contribution to a foundation focused on animal welfare, established in 2008 after Heigl's brother was killed in a car accident.
Claire Danes' Emmys Dress Looks Exactly Like Kim Kardashian's Wedding Gown
Apparently, Claire Danes missed out on the Kimye wedding extravaganza. Homeland star headed to the 2014 Emmy Awards Monday night in a gorgeous sleeveless Givenchy gown. Turns out, it looked awfully similar to the dress Kim Kardashian wore as she said "I Do" to Kanye West this past May.
Feds Protect 20 Species Of Coral As Threatened
The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration originally looked at listing 66 species, but Wednesday listed only 20 for various reasons. The agency cited threats to coral from global warming, including oceans getting more acidic, water getting warmer and a bleaching disease. Other threats include fishing practices. The agency did not create any new rules yet that would prevent coral from being harvested or damaged. Elliott Norse, founder and chief scientist of the Marine Conservation Institute of Seattle, said coral "are organisms on the front line of anything that humans do."