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  • When can we expect to see new iPhones from Apple?

    iPhone 6 may be Apple’s biggest launch yet

    (CBS News) – Apple is planning its biggest iPhone production run yet, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. Citing anonymous sources, the Journal reports that Apple asked its suppliers to manufacture anywhere from 70 to 80 million 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones by the end of the year. Apple is betting big on the larger screen models, as larger smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy, have become increasingly popular. Those larger models have helped Google’s Android overtake […]

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    Amazon officially announces Kindle Unlimited

    (CBS News) – It’s official — Amazon has a new service that caters to book lovers, allowing them to freely read over 600,000 Kindle books and thousands of audiobooks. Amazon officially announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited on Friday, after test pages for the new service were found — and later taken offline — earlier this week. The $9.99-a-month service is separate from the company’s Amazon Prime service, which allows members with Kindles to borrow one bestseller a month from […]

  • Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

    Apollo 11: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

      (CBS News) – Flying 69 miles above the far side of the moon, out of contact with Earth and a world-wide audience holding its collective breath, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin fired their lunar module’s main engine for 30 seconds to begin the first piloted descent to the moon’s surface. It was July 20, 1969 – 45 years ago Sunday – and in a little more than one hour, one way or the other, Armstrong and Aldrin would […]

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    Daytona Beach father beats accused child abuser unconscious

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his son. Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse. When officers arrived they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the father — who was not identified by police — […]

  • McAfee published its second annual study of toxic superheroes. (Image Credit: McAfee, Inc. via CBS News.com)

    Hacked by Superman? The most toxic superheroes to watch out for online

    Superman may be vulnerable to something besides kryptonite. It turns out he’s also a magnet for cybercriminals. The security firm McAfee released its second annual survey of Most Toxic Superheroes today, and Superman tops the list. The lists ranks the characters that result in the greatest number of ‘infected’ Web sites when users search for them online. A McAfee representative explained in an email to CBS News that their researchers look for “bad links, including viruses, malware and sites laden […]

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    Sole survivor of Texas mass shooting speaks out

    SPRING, Tex. (CBS) – The lone survivor of a mass killing in a Houston suburb that took the lives of her parents and siblings thanked her supporters Saturday at a public memorial for her relatives. “I’m feeling a lot better,” said Cassidy Stay, “and I’m on a straightforward path to a full recovery.” She spoke to a crowd of cheering hundreds at the memorial at Lemm Elementary School in Spring, where her siblings had attended, CBS affiliate KHOU-TV reports. “I know […]

  • A screengrab from YouTube video by Marques Brownlee shows the reported iPhone 6 screen standing up to being scratched and stabbed with a knife. (Image Credit: Marques Brownlee/YouTube via CBSNews.com)

    “Indestructible” iPhone 6? YouTube video claims to show new sapphire screen

    If the latest Apple iPhone rumor is correct, the next generation of the iPhone — unofficially dubbed the iPhone 6 — could have a nearly indestructible screen. A YouTube video of what’s purported to be the iPhone 6 front glass panel, made of sapphire crystal, shows it standing up to being stabbed with a knife, scratched with keys and bent as hard as possible. To show just how tough the material is, video producer Marques Brownlee runs the screen through […]

  • Tornado is seen in background during couple's July 5, 2014 wedding day photo shoot near Saskatoon, Canada (PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLLEEN NISKA)

    Tornado swirls in background of couple’s wedding pictures

    (CBS) – You remember your wedding day – but do your pictures look like this? You might say it was ‘stormy’ for a couple who got married Saturday in Canada. According to the CTV television network, a professional photographer from Saskatchewan took pictures of a bride and groom on a rural road with a twister in the distance. “I’ve dreamed about a day like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could NOT wait to post these! Pretty sure this will only happen once in my […]

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    Researchers developing test to predict Alzheimer’s

    More than 5 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s.  Now, British researchers say they have made an important step forward in developing a test that predicts the fatal disease. Researchers at King’s College London say they are developing a blood test that could help families coping with the disease. They’ve found ten proteins in the blood that could reveal early changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s – before a patient has symptoms. Scientists hope their findings […]

  • Roy Cockrum, 58, of Knoxville claims his $259.8 million Powerball prize, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. /Tennessee Lottery/AP

    Nashville man claims largest jackpot ever in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS News) - A man with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket claimed what officials are calling the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee, and says he plans to use most of the money to support the performing arts. Roy Cockrum of Knoxville appeared Thursday at the Tennessee Lottery headquarters in Nashville to claim the prize. He plans to accept a lump sum payment of $115 million. Cockrum, 58, bought the ticket at a Kroger store in Knoxville on […]

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    The California Highway Patrol vows to carry out a thorough investigation

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CBS) –  The California Highway Patrol has vowed to carry out a thorough investigation after a video emerged of one of its officers repeatedly punching a pinned-down woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The woman had been walking on Interstate 10 west of downtown Los Angeles, endangering herself and people in traffic, and the officer was trying to restrain her, CHP Assistant Chief Chris O’Quinn said at a news conference. O’Quinn said the woman had begun […]

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    Hoax bomb threat prompts evacuation at Harvard

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (CBS) -  Authorities are searching for suspects whose hoax calls triggered the evacuation of several buildings at Harvard University and a futile search for an armed man and bombs on campus. Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick says police received four calls reporting bombs planted on campus and a man carrying an assault rifle at the Ivy League school on Saturday morning. Harvard University’s police department says in a community advisory that it immediately ordered evacuation of buildings identified […]