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We’ve been through the entire Bendgate fiasco and figured out that if you intentionally bend a thin phone you paid a lot of money for it will probably bend. But one iPhone 6 owner is claiming that his new phone didn’t just bend — it also caught fire. RELATED: Yet another Apple fan who mocked ‘Bendgate’ finds himself disturbed by a slightly bent iPhone 6 Plus CNET reports that Phillip Lechter said his iPhone 6 bent so much in his pocket that it caused a puncture in the battery. When that happens, it can result in a fire, which as you imagine created quite a dangerous situation for him that required medical treatment. “The doctor’s report described a 11.5 cm x 10.5 cm burn

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TORONTO (Reuters) - Amaya Gaming Group Inc, which has pivoted to focus on the fast growing online gambling market, said on Monday it is exploring a sale of its Cadillac Jack subsidiary that makes slot machines for casinos. Earlier this summer, Montreal-based Amaya closed on the $4.9 billion takeover of Rational Group, operator of online gambling website PokerStars, just as several U.S. states have begun to move on legislation to legalize online gambling. ...

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc and IBM have signed up about 50 initial corporate clients for software solutions and apps developed jointly under their recently forged strategic alliance, chief financial officer Luca Maestri told Reuters. The two companies, which in July announced they would team up to sell iPads and iPhones with specialized software to corporate and government customers, will announce the first batch of apps and software next month, he said in an interview on Monday. ...

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc posted better-than-expected revenue after its best new-iPhone launch on record, pushing sales of the smartphone to 39.27 million in the September quarter. Sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus began in September, helping Apple chalk up a 12.2 percent jump in revenue last quarter to $42.12 billion. That surpassed the roughly 38 million some on Wall Street had expected, and did not include sales in China, its largest market outside of the United States. (Reporting by Christina Farr and Edwin Chan; Editing by Chris Reese)

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Apple, once the darling of Wall Street with a ballooning stock price, has disappointed investors in recent quarters with slowdown on its growth. The numbers came in far above Apple's own guidance for the quarter. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting Apple to report earnings on the higher end of that spectrum, at earnings of $1.31 per share on revenue of $39.85 billion, up about 11 percent and 6.3 percent from the same quarter last year, respectively.

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Apple shares have dipped along with the rest of the market over the past few days, though things certainly picked up during Monday’s session ahead of Apple’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report; shares closed at $99.76 on Monday, up 2.14%. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were on sale for just 12 days in the September quarter, but Wall Street is still expecting the launch to impact Apple’s results in a huge way. Of course, that notion obviously isn’t very far-fetched, considering Apple sold more than 10 million new iPhones just through the end of their first weekend on sale. DON’T MISS: The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets The Street had huge expectations ahead of Apple’s Q4 report, with

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Apple shares have dipped along with the rest of the market over the past few days, though things certainly picked up during Monday’s session ahead of Apple’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report; shares closed at $99.76 on Monday, up 2.14%. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were on sale for just 12 days in the September quarter, but Wall Street is still expecting the launch to impact Apple’s results in a huge way. Of course, that notion obviously isn’t very far-fetched, considering Apple sold more than 10 million new iPhones just through the end of their first weekend on sale. DON’T MISS: The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets The Street had huge expectations ahead of Apple’s Q4 report, with

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Apple's payment system rolls out at some retailers and promises more protection from hackers. But Zwipe and Plastc have other ideas for changing the way we pay.>

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The National Wildlife Federation believes humans wouldn't be alone in the battle against zombies. Bears might end up being our best friends.>

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Satya Nadella, the Microsoft Corp Chief Executive who ignited a firestorm of protest earlier this month by suggesting women should not ask for pay raises, said on Monday that men and women are paid equally at his company. Nadella's statement, made at a presentation on cloud computing in San Francisco, runs counter to some limited data made public by employees, but is unverifiable given that Microsoft does not release details of its pay structure. "I checked that it is something that we are enforcing," said Nadella, when asked about equal pay. ...

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Comedian Rob Riggle is probably best known for his work as a Daily Show correspondent through 2008, as well as his various film and TV cameos (21 Jump Street, The Other Guys, NTSF:SD:SUV). And now he's playing lead for the upcoming video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower. Here's the official synopsis:

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The latest Samsung phablet comes packing LTE-Advanced capabilities, but you may have to move to enjoy the top speeds. Be aware, however, that you'll easily bust your measly small data cap.>

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By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg have sued several lawyers who have represented Paul Ceglia, claiming they helped the upstate New York entrepreneur pursue a fraudulent lawsuit to extort a 50 percent stake in the social networking company. Monday's lawsuit was filed seven months after a federal judge dismissed Ceglia's civil case, and two years after federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Ceglia with criminal mail and wire fraud for allegedly forging documents underlying his claim. Facebook's market value is now close to $200 billion. ...

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On today's show we'll discuss Chicago's planned "smart corners" project, gasp at a Comic Sans typewriter, wonder why speedometers list illegal speeds and usher in the future of porn with Oculus Rift.>

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At this point, Carrie Brownstein is probably best known as a comedian, she being half of the wildly successful Portlandia duo. But prior to Portlandia, Brownstein rocked out hard in the band Sleater-Kinney, a trio of women who released seven incredible albums during the ’90s and 2000s before amicably splitting up to work on other projects. If you're following any music blogs, you've probably already seen the news: Sleater-Kinney are now back together, they have a new album coming out, and they just released its first single. The best news? That it's as good as ever.

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Apple on Monday released iOS 8.1, the first major update for iOS 8 that brought some new features to users (such as Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) and also fixed several other issues. However, Apple has apparently failed to fix an important iOS 8 issue it has never acknowledged since launching its newest OS version on September 17th — and it’s particularly important because it may have prevented many users from upgrading from iOS 7. FROM EARLIER: iOS 8.1 has been released – here’s how to download it right now! Users looking to update their compatible device from iOS 7.x or iOS 8.0.x to iOS 8.1 are reporting several storage requirements. The actual download seems to

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Facebook is like fast food. You crave it, you can get it on the go, and you feel crummy afterward. Behavioral studies show us that Facebook can negatively affect your mood -- the longer you are on it, the worse you may feel. We log in to make a social connection, and yet research is finding that our passive news feed browsing leads to increased...

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Describing herself as a social activist, public speaker and contributor to Vanity Fair, Lewinsky decides now is the time to enter the fray of immediacy.>

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For many Internet users, Google is synonymous with online search and is seen as the go-to place to get your questions answered. However, Google is still looking for new things to add to its search capabilities, as former CEO and current chairman Eric Schmidt outlined in a speech last week in Berlin where he talked about “innovation, technology, and the future of the Internet.” FROM EARLIER: Your first look at Google’s gorgeous new Gmail app for Android 5.0 According to Schmidt, Google is “nowhere near close” to solving Internet search, as the company still can’t answer complex queries. “Try a query like ‘show me flights under €300 for places where it’s hot in December and I can snorkel,’” Schmidt said. “That’s kind of

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Get your calendars out! The next six years will be full of superhero cinema, and this infographic helps you plan for every action-packed minute.>

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