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Apple confirms September 9th Fall event

- August 28th, 2014

It looks like it’s official. September 9th is the day for Apple’s much-anticipated fall event. According to the Street Insider’s invitation, Apple has sent out their round of invites to a select few. And as Apple has always done in the past they’ve included a foreshadowing short message, tagline or teaser of some sort that often give some indication as to what will be happening at the event. This time, it’s a little more cryptic as all the invite states is, “Wish we could say more.”

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Monkey selfies in the public domain – in the U.S. at least

- August 22nd, 2014

So if you know of any monkeys, elephants or house cats out there looking to break into the art scene, they hopefully have day jobs, because they won’t be able to make money doing it.

The U.S. Copyright Office has reiterated its stance that animals cannot hold copyright, nor can work created by them be registered for copyright. This puts to rest a dispute between the U.S.-based Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, and photographer David Slater over copyright of so-called “monkey selfies,” The U.K. Register reports.

Screenshot of a Wikipedia page for one of the monkey selfie photos. (SCREENSHOT)

Screenshot of a Wikipedia page for one of the monkey selfie photos. (SCREENSHOT)

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Ice Bucket Challenge – Tech giant edition

- August 15th, 2014

By now, you have most likely have heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Participants dump a bucket of ice water on themselves and post a video to it Facebook, tagging friends to do it as well. It was started by Pete Frates, 29, of Beverly, Mass., to raise awareness (and hopefully money) for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which he suffers from himself.

The campaign has gone viral and many famous people, especially celebrities and sports figures, have taken part, such as Joannie Rochette, Dion Phaneuf (with wife actress Elisha Cuthbert) and Tie Domi (who challenged Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in his post which would certainly be one to look out for).

But techies are getting in on the game too. Starting with the man of Facebook himself, Mark Zuckerberg who was challenged to take part by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

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