• Teen Allergic to Wi-Fi Commits Suicide, Parents Say

    The mother of a teen who committed suicide after suffering from what she calls a rare allergy to Wi-Fi is accusing her daughter’s school of failing to protect her.

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  • Katie Price And Kelly Brook ‘Planning Wardrobe Malfunctions’ For Publicity?

    Both Kelly Brook and Katie Price have ‘fallen victim’ to the dreaded wardrobe malfunction in recent weeks, with Katie shocking fans when she accidentally flashed her bum on the red carpet for the Mockingjay Part Two film premiere. Not too long after that, Kelly flashed her own undergarments at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, with a gust of wind blowing up the dress’ split and showcasing the former glamour model’s knickers. Speaking to Closer magazine, a source shared: “Kelly’s friends worry if her cheekily flashing her knickers was pre-planned.

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  • One Group of People Is Acquiring HIV in Record Numbers, But We Don't Talk About Them

    They're 49 times more likely to contract HIV than the general population.

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo have 'powerful' recent meeting with Kings coach George Karl

    Sacramento is 2-2 since the meeting last week, and it appears the team’s early-season turmoil is in the past.

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  • Kristen Stewart Looked Amazing at the Chanel Show in Rome (10 photos)

    Karl Lagerfeld was feeling theatrical this season for his 2015/16 Métiers d'Art collection. And when the greatest living designer of our time is in the mood for drama where does he go? To the source of course! For Lagerfeld that meant taking over the most famous studio in all of Europe, the legendary Cinecittà in Rome, which was founded by Benito Mussolini in 1937 and went on to become the home base for Fellini films, Ben-Hur, La Dolce Vita and countless other iconic movies. Of course Lagerfeld was not going to traverse the hallowed grounds of the Cinecittà without a little something of his own to show. The creative magpie has been directing shorts for the past several seasons (one of his most recent works was a Viennese-inspired number starring a singing Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams ). His latest, though, featured none other than campaign star Kristen Stewart as a moody young actress playing Coco Chanel. On Tuesday night in Rome, Lagerfeld screened Once and Forever , with KStew in attendance was well as Rooney Mara and a slew of editors flown in for the occasion. Wearing a black cropped jacket with silver embroidery (and nothing underneath) with high waisted leather pants and extensions in her hair, the star kind of looked the best she’s ever been. She seemed to stand taller, prouder, more confidently than usual. Perhaps embodying the soul of a fashion legend suits her!  The evening also included a showing of his latest collection, 87 glorious looks worn by iconic models like Catherine McNeil, Freja Beha, and Lara Stone (read: nary a Kendall Jenner in sight). They circled the elaborate set (which included a makeshift patisserie) wearing everything from everything from sheer lace gowns to cropped jackets and minidresses trimmed with pink ostrich feathers. Sporting kohl-rimmed eyes and Bardot hair, there also donned piles of costume jewelry (a Chanel trademark), pearl-trimmed sandals, and handbags made to look like old timey 16mm cameras. There were also men in full tweed looks and flouncy white blouses, denoting that Lagerfeld has picked on the new androgynous way of dressing. When the designer finally took his bow with his godson Hudson Kroenig by his side looking like a 1940s-era migrant worker, you could tell, even from a distance, that the designer was pleased with this particular performance. Long live La Dolce Vita! Follow us on Facebook , Instagram , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

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  • Man successfully sues Apple for wiping photos from his iPhone

    Technically Incorrect: A British man goes to court because, he says, an Apple genius repaired his phone but disappeared all his photos.

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  • It's not this dumb kid's fault he's gonna get people killed on 'The Walking Dead'

    Why does "The Walking Dead" insist on making characters act like idiots for the sake of the plot?

  • Kids Are Boycotting School Lunches They Say Are Worse Than Prison Food

    The effort, called “The School Lunch Project: Culinary Denial,” was created in November by civics students at the school. Chicago Public Schools partnered with Philadelphia-based Aramark two years ago when the district, like several others across the nation, shifted to offering free meals to all students at most campuses.

  • Obama Says Russia Wants Out of Syria. Putin says, ‘Nyet’

    On the same day that President Obama told reporters at the global climate change summit in Paris that he expects Russia to end its involvement in Syria in the near term, officials at the Pentagon are reportedly telling Fox News that Russia is close to opening another airbase in the war-torn country. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to send combat aircraft and helicopters to support the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has been widely criticized by the Obama administration.

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  • Mom Says Son’s Hoverboard Exploded, Decimated Home

    Louisiana mom Jessica Horne says she plans to sue. (Image via AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

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  • Man Jailed After Attacking Girlfriend And Smashing Up Wedding – Just Because He Didn’t Want To Go

    Alex Rees, 26, went on a rampage when his partner Tayah Neild insisted he attend the ceremony where she was chief-bridesmaid. Judge Simon Newell told him: “What clearly happened that night is that you, having fallen out with your girlfriend and having certain personal differences about the wedding, rather than taking yourself off, you had too much to drink, assaulted her and caused substantial criminal damage to a number of cars and the wedding premises. Prosecutor Joseph Allman told the court how Rees had been in a relationship with Miss Neild for around 12 months before they were invited to the wedding of Jason and Laura Blockley.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors and news

    Given the popularity of Samsung’s major smartphones, it isn’t surprising that speculation is running rampant well ahead of the company’s blockbuster reveals, but what  is  a bit surprising is just how early it has started. Already, rumblings about the presumed successor to Samsung’s Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S7, have begun in earnest. It has been revealed that the Galaxy S7 has the codename of Project Lucky. We can’t think of a more appropriate name since the number 7 is often referred to as a “lucky” number. Here’s everything we know about the “Lucky” Galaxy S7 so far: Updated on 12-01-2015 by Robert Nazarian:  Added in a rumor that the design of the Galaxy S7 will be just like the Galaxy S6. Related: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge rumors and news Click on a link to jump to a topic: High quality design Processor and specs Release date and price Amazing camera Screen sizes and Force Touch Similar design, but even higher quality A report out of Korea in early December indicates that Samsung will reuse the Galaxy S6 design for the Galaxy S7. This might be disappointing to a lot of fans, but let’s not forget that Samsung made huge strides in terms of style with the Galaxy S6. Sources claim the reason is to keep the costs down, but that doesn’t mean the Galaxy S7 won’t be a significant improvement over its predecessor. It’s believed that Samsung will concentrate on upgrading the innards such as the camera, display, processor, and RAM. Although the Galaxy S7 might look the same, Samsung might still make improvements to the quality of materials. The S6 featured a frame made of 6013 aluminum with a glass back, making it the best Galaxy S phone in terms of quality. Related:  Samsung Gear S2 news, specs, compatibility, and pricing However, the Galaxy S7 might go one step further. A report out of China in mid-October claimed the phone will have a much stronger frame built from magnesium alloy. Samsung is also expected to utilize a similar glass back as well. In a nutshell, the Galaxy S7 probably won’t look all that different than its predecessor, but it will be of a higher quality. High-end specs and a return to Qualcomm’s processors The Galaxy S series has always been known for its awesome display, powerful processor, high amounts or RAM, and high quality camera. Up until recently, premium Samsung phones always had a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. Neither the Galaxy S6 nor the Galaxy Note 5 had a MicroSD card slot, which upset many Samsung fans, but the MicroSD card slot may finally return on the S7, according to a rumor picked up by HDBlog.it. The report also claims that the screen size will be 5.2-inches and the top and bottom of it may be curved. The Galaxy S series’ sound quality was never anything to brag about, but that might change with the Galaxy S7. A report out of China in mid-October claims that it will feature a high quality audiophile-grade Stereo D/A converter from ESS Technology. This converter (SABRE9018AQ2M) debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2015, and is the world’s most powerful 32-bit converter. It features 129dB dynamic range and -120dB (0.0001 percent) harmonic distortion. This report also claims that the Galaxy S7 will feature a 20-megapixel Isocell camera. However, it’s unclear whether Samsung will continue to use Sony sensors for certain models like it did with the Galaxy S6. Depending on the variant, the Galaxy S6 came with either an ISCOCELL or Sony sensor. Related: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review At the beginning of October, a report originating from Korea’s Electronic Times and picked up by Reuters, agrees that Samsung may return to Qualcomm power for the Galaxy S7, and cites anonymous industry sources. Not all Galaxy S7’s may use the Snapdragon 820, if the report is accurate — only those models released in the U.S. and China. S7 phones sold elsewhere may feature Samsung’s own Exynos chips. This wouldn’t be the first time Samsung has used both sources of power for a Galaxy phone, and in the past the decision has been necessitated by the accompanying modem, and international connectivity issues. Two variants of the Galaxy S7 were spotted in benchmarks in early September. The first such device showed up in the Geekbench database with a model name of Samsung Lucky-LTE. It’s sporting an Exynos 8890 processor, which is believed to have an internal codename of M1 Mongoose. No other specs were revealed other than that the device is running Android 5.1.1. The second device appeared in the AnTuTu database with the model name of Lucky. However, this model sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It has already been rumored that Samsung could implement both the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos on certain variants, so these benchmarks add credence to that rumor. Related: Hands On: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus This Snapdragon phone reveals a lot more specs too. It’s sporting a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 resolution) display, an Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 5.1.1. Samsung has entered the 4GB RAM territory with the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, so it’s no surprise that both sizes of the Galaxy S7 are rumored to also sport 4GB of RAM. According to internal documents obtained by a Chinese Weibo user in August, the Galaxy S7 is codenamed “Jungfrau” after a summit in the Bernese alps, and it may pack powerful new Qualcomm silicon. Specifically, Samsung’s said to be considering the Snapdragon 820, a zippy 3.0 GHz processor that bested Samsung’s Exynos 7420 — the chip in Samsung’s Galaxy S6 — in single-core performance in leaked benchmarks. A move back to Snapdragon processors wouldn’t be unprecedented. Samsung’s decision to source its own Exynos processor for the Galaxy S6 was reportedly motivated by the Snapdragon 810’s overheating and performance issues. Qualcomm is said to have addressed those problems in the 820. It features four custom-designed, 64-bit Hydra cores built on Samsung’s 14nm process, a powerful new Adreno GPU, and far more efficient heat dissipation than its notoriously throttled predecessor. Release date and pricing Samsung continues to feel the pressure from other lower cost handsets, so the company might have to change things up with the Galaxy S7. Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang thinks that Samsung will likely cut the price on the Galaxy S7 in order to boost sales. According to Jiutang, this cut could be as much as 10 percent. This means that if you paid $650 (off contract) for the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S7 could come in as low as $585. As nice as that would be, it not at all certain that it would be enough. The Nexus 6P is priced at $500 for 32GB, and appears to be a good starting point. Related:  Get ready to roll: Samsung patents show flexible, foldable phones and tablets The Galaxy S7’s release date remains a mystery, but it could be sooner than widely expected. Samsung’s reportedly moved to a streamlined development process, dubbed “Agile,” that aims to shave months off of its design-to-sale device cycle. The company’s shooting to finalize the S7 by December, which could translate to a Spring 2016 launch. Korea Investment predicted in early December that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S7 at Mobile World Congress in late February 2016. However, ET News reported in mid-October that Samsung could announce the Galaxy S7 in January, one to two months earlier than normal. In early September, it was rumored that Samsung would launch the Galaxy S7 by the end of 2015. Although Samsung did release the Galaxy Note 5 earlier than normal, it was only by a few weeks. A December launch would put the Galaxy S7 ahead of its normal schedule by two to three months. This seems highly unlikely, but Samsung has been known to shock us before. Camera may be major selling point Samsung filed a trademark application for “Britecell,” and according to the listing, it’s an image sensor for mobile phones. It also sounds very familiar to Isocell, which is Samsung’s current sensor technology. Isocell forms a physical barrier between neighboring pixels, thus allowing more light to be captured. The name Britecell obviously is a play on the word “bright,” which would indicate that this sensor also deals with collecting more light. A rumor in early November indicated that Samsung might ditch higher pixels in favor of better image quality. While the Galaxy S6 had a 16-megapixel camera onboard, the Galaxy S7’s camera could actually drop to 12 megapixels. However, the sensor size could increase to 1/2.0” (from 1/2.6″) and could be equipped with dual-PD (dual-photodiode) technology. The increased sensor size would allow more light while the dual-PD technology would offer a more accurate auto focus through phase detection. This could be exactly what Britecell is referring to, and if so, there is a good chance this rumor is true. The move to a larger sensor would be similar to what Google did with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, in that those phones have 1/2.3″ sensors. Ironically, both of those phones are equipped with 12-megapixel (actual is 12.3) lenses too. At present, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have the largest sensors ever on a smartphone, but the Galaxy S7 would take the crown if this rumor is true. It should be noted that a contrary rumor published on the Chinese social network Weibo at the beginning of November asserted that Samsung is talking to Sony, with the intention of securing the IMX300 camera sensor for use on the Galaxy S7. The IMX300 is apparently the same sensor used in the Sony Xperia Z5, and is rated at 23 megapixels. However, Samsung apparently wants to use both its own Isocell 20-megapixel camera sensor, and Sony’s sensor for the S7, meaning it’ll have to bring them both into line, megapixel-wise, to avoid differences in models. The rumor is unconfirmed, and the source is unknown. Samsung used a mix-and-match strategy for camera components — with Sony — on the Galaxy S6, so the decision to use two different camera sensors in the S7 range wouldn’t come as a surprise. Sony has also acquired Toshiba’s CMOS sensor factory, increasing its ability to produce camera sensors. These two factors indicate that the rumor carries some weight. Before this, Chinese suppliers reported in August that Samsung had begun sourcing components for a dual-camera array. Unlike the primitive twin shooters on the HTC One M8, Samsung’s implementation is said to focus on low-light performance and “accuracy.” One lens will supply color information, and the other will focus on brightness, sources claim. The device will then combine the metadata to produce photos up to “double” the quality of single-camera shots. In a move which may belie Samsung’s intentions, the company’s Exynos 7420 shipped with dual-camera support enabled. Related:  Apple and Samsung will break boundaries with new dual-camera tech for smartphones Some sources inside South Korea are unsure if this tech will be used on the Galaxy S7, however. Samsung may have plans to test the waters with a dual-camera setup on another smartphone shortly after the Galaxy S7 launch. Samsung execs want to see how the market responds to a small batch of dual-camera phones, before implementing the tech inside the flagship smartphone, the sources say. Samsung reportedly has an end-of-year goal for the dual camera, meaning if it does change its mind, it will still have a few months before the Galaxy S7 launch to add the dual cameras to its flagship phone. Two display sizes and Force Touch Samsung’s next S phone could come in two sizes just like the Galaxy S6, and now there are even more rumors about the technology that’ll sit behind the screen. The I Ice Universe Weibo account hinted that Samsung may follow Apple’s lead and add Force Touch to its next flagship phone. The Galaxy S7 will reportedly pack a special tech from Synaptics that’s called ClearForce. Much like 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S and Force Touch on the Apple Watch, ClearForce technology registers a firm press differently than a light tap. On the Galaxy S7, this tech could be used to bring up contextual menus and other cool features, CNet reports. A patent published by the Korean Intellectual Property Office in mid-October reveals that Samsung might bring force touch technology to the Galaxy S7 onscreen keyboard. Samsung’s implementation uses voltage to detect the force of touch, which in turn determines the output. For example, pressing the “a” key lightly would register a lowercase “a,” while a harder press would output an uppercase “A.” The patent further reveals that this technology could also be used in a keyboard accessory such as a flip-style cover with a built-in keyboard. Related: Read all the Galaxy S7 Edge rumors Another report indicates that the Galaxy S7 will come in two sizes: 5.2 inches and 5.8 inches. It’s unclear whether either one of these models will be an Edge model. If this rumor is true, it would mark the first time that Samsung offered two display sizes of a Galaxy S phone. Apple did something very similar with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung goes in this direction. Now that Sony debuted the first smartphone with a UHD 4K (3,840 x 2,160 resolution) display, Samsung may consider following suit. A report in early September indicated the Galaxy S7 is likely to sport a 4K display, but it’s not clear if both the 5.2-inch and 5.8-inch variants will get such treatment. It’s possible that Samsung will reserve this high end display for the larger model, which would put it at 759 pixels per inch. If Samsung does opt to offer a 4K display on the 5.2-inch model, it would come in at a whopping 847 pixels per inch. Samsung’s got a lot riding on the Galaxy S6’s follow-up — it badly misjudged demand for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge earlier this year, leading to dips in year-on-year profit. It won’t want to make the same mistake again. In the meantime, we’ll keep you updated here. Previous updates: Updated on 11-23-2015 by Malarie Gokey:  Added in a rumor that the design of the Galaxy S7 will be just like the Galaxy S6. Updated on 11-23-2015 by Malarie Gokey:  Added in a rumor that Samsung might bring the MicroSD card back to the Galaxy S7. Updated on 11-09-2015 by Robert Nazarian:  Added in news that Samsung might price the Galaxy S7 for much less than the Galaxy S6. Updated on 11-04-2015 by Robert Nazarian:  Added in news that Samsung trademarked “BRITECELL” and this could be the technology used in the Galaxy S7 camera. Updated on 11-03-2015 by Robert Nazarian:  Added in news Samsung might use a smaller 12-megapixel sensor camera with a larger sensor size in the Galaxy S7. Updated on 11-02-2015 by Andy Boxall:  Added in news Samsung may be talking with Sony to acquire its 23-megapixel camera sensor for use in the Galaxy S7 Updated on 10-20-2015 by Robert Nazarian:  Added in news that Galaxy S7 could feature a magnesium alloy build and a high-end 32-bit Stereo D/A Converter Updated on 10-19-2015 by Robert Nazarian:  Added news that Samsung received a patent that involves force touch technology, Updated on 10-13-2015 by Malarie Gokey:  Added news that the Galaxy S7 may have Force Touch in its display. Updated on 10-02-2015 by David Curry:  Added new information that Galaxy S7 might not receive the dual-cameras.  Updated on 10-02-2015 by Andy Boxall: Added in further rumors Samsung will chose the Snapdragon 820 processor for the Galaxy S7 Updated on 09-11-2015 by Robert Nazarian:  Added in specs from recent benchmarks and news that the Galaxy S7 is codenamed “Project Lucky” Updated on 09-09-2015 by Robert Nazarian:  Added in news that the Galaxy S7 could come in two sizes along with rumored specs Also watch: Apple iPhone 6S Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Please enable Javascript to watch this video

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  • Why did Steve Spurrier quit at midseason? The Head Ball Coach explains in a letter

    The Internet mourned Steve Spurrier's sudden retirement in October. Spurrier noted that he left a $3 million buyout on the table, saving the university money, and he praised interim head coach Shawn Elliott for changing the attitude and improving the enthusiasm and effort of the Gamecocks. South Carolina was just 1-5 under Elliott, but that included one-score losses to Tennessee, Texas A&M and Clemson.

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  • Report: Price nearly joined Cardinals until Sox upped offer

    It was reported last week that the Red Sox would go $30-40 million above anyone else" to sign free agent pitcher David Price. According to Bob Nightingale of USA Today, David Price nearly joined the St. Louis Cardinals on a seven-year deal until the Red Sox offered $30 million more in the eleventh hour despite being enamored with the idea of going to St. Louis. The seven-year, $217 million contract Price ended up signing with the Red Sox is the largest ever given to a pitcher and the richest in club history.

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  • Hundreds of whales found dead in Chile

    More than 300 whales have been found washed up in a remote inlet in Patagonia in southern Chile in one of the largest die-offs on record, researchers said Tuesday. When the researchers flew over the region in June, they found the scale of the die-off was much larger: at least 337 dead whales, "including bodies and skeletons," said Haussermann. "There are still a lot of areas we haven't managed to reach, so it's likely there are more dead whales," she told AFP.

  • Airline Pilot Busted With 22 Pounds of Coke — 'Not Mine'

     Peruvian authorities found cocaine in an American pilot’s luggage. (Photo: iStock/MilosJokic)

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  • Man dead after shooting his ex-girlfriend and killing her new boyfriend

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  • The party is over for oil: Dan Yergin

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  • Nebraska Football Player Stiffs Trash-Talking Server

    It's especially bad if that restaurant is in a college town. University of Nebraska wide receiver Brandon Reilly made a smart-mouthed server pay the price with the classic note-instead-of-tip move, writes The Big Lead. If his server is bad-mouthing the very football team he plays for, wouldn't that be considered pretty bad service?

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