• Apple’s October 30 Event: New iPad, Mac Models Expected

    Apple’s October 30 Event: New iPad, Mac Models Expected0

    Apple said it will hold a product announcement October 30 in the New York borough of Brooklyn, likely to unveil new iPads and Mac computers. The invitation to media reads, “There’s more in the making,” without specifying what would be introduced. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is planning the biggest revamp to the iPad Pro

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  • 1925 | In One Day, The Times Lost a World of Knowledge

    1925 | In One Day, The Times Lost a World of Knowledge0

    Photo Carr Vattel Van Anda Credit The New York Times David W. Dunlap is a Metro reporter and writes the Building Blocks column. He has worked at The Times for 39 years. Many of our colleagues are approaching the end of their Times careers this week in the latest of several rounds of buyouts and layoffs

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  • Royal Caribbean’s ‘Smartship’ Avoids a Titanic Situation0

    “It’s the most technologically advanced cruise ship in the world,” the Royal Caribbean sales agent told me over the phone when I booked a trip aboard the Anthem of the Seas, the cruise line’s flashy new megaship, reported to be the third-largest cruise vessel ever built. “It’s what we call a ‘smartship.’ ” There’s a

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  • A Magnet for Titanic Fans in an Unexpected Graveyard0

    People have flocked to the small headstone for years, leaving flowers and love notes at what they believe is the final resting place of the man who inspired Leonardo DiCaprio’s doomed character, Jack Dawson, in the 1997 film “Titanic.” And you can see why: The inscription reads “J. Dawson died April 15, 1912.” Not quite,

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  • One Titanic Survivor Goes on View: A Deck Chair0

    A century-old wooden deck chair from a sunken British ship might seem like an incongruous artifact to include in an exhibition of recently acquired objects by a New York history museum, except that this one was retrieved from the Titanic. New York, where the ship was to dock, was the final destination of about 200

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  • Titanic Letter Sells for Record Price at Auction in England

    Titanic Letter Sells for Record Price at Auction in England0

    LONDON — A letter written by an American first-class passenger aboard the Titanic sold on Saturday at auction for 126,000 pounds, a record price for a note written by someone on the ill-fated ocean liner. Alexander Oskar Holverson, a salesman, wrote the letter to his mother on April 13, 1912, on embossed Titanic stationery and

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