- Twitter was abuzz early Thursday morning with two hashtags carrying the same message: The next iPhone -- the iPhone 5 -- may cost $800. The rumors came from online gaming site GameNGuide, but unfortunately, this is the sole illegitimate source causing the confusion in today's news. Nobody knows the true price of the iPhone 5, but its starting price will almost certainly not be $800.
- The investment at Rikers Island prison is a so-called "social-impact bond", the first of its kind for an American city, and means any potential return for Goldman hinges on the success of a program that will educate, train and counsel inmates aged between 16 and 18.
Jared Diamond Admonishes Mitt Romney On 'Guns, Germs And Steel': 'I Have To Doubt Whether Mr. Romney Read It,' Professor Says In Times Op-EdJared Diamond tore into presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Wednesday's New York Times, writing in an op-ed that the former Massachusetts governor "misrepresented my views" when Romney talked about culture during a speech Sunday in Jerusalem.
- Facebook, the world's largest social media platform, might have more than 83 million fake users, according to company filings published this week.
- A spokesman for Egyptian President Morsi said a letter supposedly sent to Israeli President Peres was fake and reports of it were "slander."
- More than thirty-five years after Franco?s death, the generalissimo remains a divisive figure.
- If Apple plans to release the iPad Mini to the masses at the same time as the iPhone 5, Apple could run into the biggest crowds in the history of the company. And that's not necessarily a good thing. Assuming Apple unveils the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini at the same time, will the release dates for both devices be the same?
- One can imagine how stressful competing in the London Games can be for Olympic athletes. But all too often, it seems the parents of athletes are the ones at the center of attention during the fierce competition, watching overanxiously in the stands as their sons and daughters go for the gold. Extreme parent reactions came into full spotlight on Sunday when the parents of Aly Raisman "stole the show," as some media reports said during NBC's coverage of her battle with Jordyn Wieber.
- Women are not the only ones faking orgasms anymore. While you may think your man loves your sex life, he could be lying to you.
Apple iPhone 5 Initial Shipments Could Be Disrupted Due To Low Yield Rates Of In-Cell Touch Panels: ReportIn the wake of multiple reports claiming that Apple would make its sixth generation iPhone, unofficially called the "iPhone 5," public at a special event in September, another report from Asia hit the web Tuesday, suggesting that the delivery schedule and the early shipment of the flagship smartphone might be disrupted due to low yield rates of in-cell touch panels the device is rumored to feature.
London Olympics 2012: Saudi Judoka Allowed To Wear Headscarf; Muslim Athletes Compete During Ramadan FastA female judo fighter from Saudi Arabia was cleared on Tuesday to compete in the London Olympics after Saudis threatened to pull the contestant out if she was not allowed to cover her head during her event.
- "I think he has taken the first step," Adam Penenberg said. "He admitted what he did, unlike Stephen Glass."
- Tablet editor claims the site has been experiencing sophisticated attacks specifically targeting the magazine.
- Best-selling Irish writer Maeve Binchy died on Monday, July 30, following a short illness. She was 72-years-old. Check out a complete list of the best selling author's books.
- If Milton Friedman were alive today, he would be 100 years old. The Nobel-prize winning economist has transformed the way many people think about the government and economic policy.
Fake New York Times? Bill Keller Article Written By Wikileaks Dupes Readers, Reporter At Venerated NewspaperA fake article putting the New York Times? substantial editorial heft in support of Wikileaks made rounds over the weekend, fooled many a reader and even at least one NYT staffer before founder Julian Assange?s organization came forward to take credit for the hoax.
- San Antonio mayor Julián Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in September, becoming the first Latino elected official to get the coveted keynote speaker spot.
- Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand ? an area that stretches across 1,400 miles ? have been affected by the power cut.