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Pope Francis Reveals His Belief In The Big Bang Theory & Evolution

""God is not a divine being or a magician"

After Pope Francis publicly voiced his support of gay priests and he suggested that the Catholic Church focus on other more important issues than contraception, abortion and same-sex marriage, he went on to suggest that the Church soften its stance on divorcées as well as couples (gay or straight) who live together romantically out of wedlock. Today, we learn that Pope Francis as also publicly declared his belief in evolution and the big bang theory, saying that God is not a “magician with a magic wand”. In terms of the revolutionary things said by popes, Francis now has a very impressive record of voicing his extremely enlightened beliefs. More »

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The World’s First Functional Hoverboard Has Been Created

The Future is Now

Back in February of 2012, we first learned that Mattel was producing a line of prop hoverboards that look like the hoverboard that was featured in the 1989 film Back to the Future II (ahem, I may have one of those prop hoverboards in my closet right now) but today we learn that a company has actually created a fully functional hoverboard that they hope to put into full production. As it stands right now, the Hendo Hoverboard only hovers about an inch off the ground … but it does work. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to help raise funds for further development in the hopes that hoverboard technology can actually exist in real life like it does in fictional movies. Click below to see photos of this working hoverboard, learn a bit about the Kickstarter campaign and check out video of the damn thing in action. More »

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Apple Is Reportedly Shutting Down Beats Music

Apple to the Streaming Music Service: Beat It

Back in January, a new music streaming service called Beats Music was launched by Dr. Dre, Trent Reznor and Jimmy Iovine. Shortly there after, the Beats Music launch was celebrated with massive party here in LA that did much to promote the new service to users. In May, Dr. Dre announced that his Beats company — including his line of headphones, speakers and the Beats Music streaming service — was sold to Apple for billions. Today we are hearing that Apple is planning to shut down Beats Music for good. The news hast not been confirmed officially by anybody but sources maintain that Beats Music is about to be dunzo. If you consider that Apple didn’t mention Beats Music at all when the announced the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus or the Apple Watch earlier this month, it does seem likely that they are no longer interested in keeping the service alive at all. Wow. More »

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Joan Rivers Returns From The Dead To Endorse The New iPhone 6

LOL No, really!

Despite the fact that comic Joan Rivers died a few weeks ago, she managed to update her official Facebook profile today to endorse the release of Apple‘s iPhone 6. It was looks to be a post that was scheduled to go live weeks ago, Joan fully endorses the release of the newest Apple iPhone … which you can read below. The post was taken down shortly after it went live but not before screenshots were saved and disseminated online. It would appear that Joan has gotten the last laugh after all. More »

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Apple Introduces The Apple Watch

The Time Has Come

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were the main attraction at yesterday’s Apple event in Cupertino, CA but there was also another big introduction at the event — the Apple Watch. For years now, folks have been wondering when Apple might jump into the world of wearable tech and yesterday, we finally got our answer. Set for release in early 2015 (which seems silly since they will be missing out on the Xmas shopping season), the Apple Watch aims to revolutionize the way we see and wear time. Designed to provide more information than just telling time, the Apple Watch will attempt to get everyone to start wearing watches again. There are a lot of neat functions of the watch (iPhone integration, Siri accessibility, ANIMATED EMOJIS! and more) but I’m most interested in the Sport Watch model. As a runner, I’m always looking for ways to better monitor my progress during and after a run. If this Watch turns out to be half as cool as it looks and sounds, I’m sold. I don’t know about you but I think Apple might get me to start wearing a watch more regularly … and for the first time in many, many years. Does the Apple Watch sound like something YOU gotta have and wear?

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Apple Unveils The iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus In Glorious Apple Fashion

"Bigger Than Bigger"

During their annual September event, Apple announced the release of the newest model of their iPhone line of mobile phones. Because of massive leaks of information for weeks now, much of the event yesterday was unsurprising for those of us who have been sniffing around for information about the iPhone 6. But Apple managed to keep a few details close to the vest for unveiling yesterday. Two models of the iPhone 6 will be released on September 19 — the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones will come with greatly upgraded hardware and both phones will feature Apple Pay — which is a way they can be used to make credit card purchases. A new era of the iPhone is nearly upon us. More »

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Apple Has Issued A Statement On The Recent iCloud ‘Hack’ Of Celebrity Nude Photos

"We wanted to provide an update to our investigation"

Early yesterday we learned of the massive leak of celebrity nude photos that were reportedly stolen from private online storage accounts and today we are hearing from Apple Inc. about the leak. Since news of the leak or “hacking”, as it is being referred to, people have been wondering why Apple has been completely silent when it is their iCloud online storage service that is commonly being at least partially blamed for the leak/”hacking”. Just a few moments ago, Apple has released an official statement about the incident, which you can read in full below. More »

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Watch: The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Special Effects Reel Will Blow Your Mind

Worlds imagined
STUNNING!

This year HBO‘s Game of Thrones won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Or Fantasy Series, and you’re about to see why. This new special effects reel from Rodeo FX shows some of the amazing transformations the scenes go through before they hit our screens, and it’s really fantastic stuff. For people who want to work in entertainment or movies, there’s so much beyond acting and directing—the tech stuff is, IMO, just as thrilling. Peep the video for more!

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Apple Will Announce The iPhone 6 At An Event On September 9

... Supposedly

After all the rumors and all the leaked photos, Apple is finally ready to take matters into their own hands and formally announce the release of the newest incarnation of the iPhone. The company sent out save the date invitations today for an event that will take place in Cupertino, CA on September 9 and will, by pretty much all accounts, be the venue where the much-anticipated iPhone 6 will be unveiled. Rumored to be a bigger phone, the iPhone 6 has been the subject of rampant rumor and conjecture over the past year. At long last, the rumors will be put to rest and we will learn officially what will make the newest iPhone so special. More »

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Apple Officially Welcomes Beats Electronics Into The Family

"Here’s to the next episode."

Back in May, Apple Inc. confirmed that they were buying Dr. Dre‘s Beats Electronics for $3 billion dollars and early this morning, they made the acquisition totally public. The official website for Beats now features a splash page that focuses on their being a part of the Apple family and the social media accounts for Beats are doing the same. It’s pretty much a done deal now … Beats by Dre is now Beats by Apple. More »

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