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150 Street Artists Decorate Old Tunisian Village with Spectacular Murals

The Tunisian island of Djerba (known as the “island of dreams”) just became a major street art hotspot, thanks to the project <i>Djerbahood</i> curated by artist Mehdi Ben Cheikh and the Galerie Itinerrance. This past summer, the village of Erriadh was transformed into an open-air art museum when 150 …

Streetwear

Sheryl Sandberg Among Youngest Women Billionaires As Facebook Shares Climb

In her book <i>Lean In,</i> Sheryl Sandberg detailed her negotiations with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as she was being scouted for the position of chief operating officer. Poised to become the social network’s number two, the Harvard MBA noted that she was “dying” to accept the job but was “afraid of …

FCC wants all carriers to offer text-to-911 by the end of 2014

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a rule that would require all text message providers to support emergency texts to 911 by the end of the year. "While voice calling to 911 remains the preferred method, consumers also expect to be able to send a text to 911 and have it reach …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

IBM's speedy graphene chip could lead to super-efficient mobile devices

Chips with graphene inside are theoretically quicker than plain silicon designs, but they've been slow in practice; the manufacturing process often damages the graphene, stripping away its speed advantage. That won't be a big problem with IBM's prototype radio receiver, though. The company inserted …

Facebook Steps Onto Twitter's TV Data Turf

Twitter's firehose of data is about to meet a tsunami from Facebook.<p>After announcing its news reader app, Paper, on Thursday, Facebook has also …

Amazon Prime Could See $20 To $40 Price Hike

Amazon Prime might be getting more expensive. The retailer revealed during its quarterly earnings conference call that it might jack up the price of the yearly subscription by up to 50%.<p>Prime currently costs $79 a year. It’s the best service a person could buy. Free two-day shipping on most …

Making sense of the latest Apple TV rumors

The latest Apple TV rumors have suggested everything from gaming capabilities to an integrated AirPort Express. Here's what you should expect from Apple's living room box if the company revamps the hardware.<p>The Apple TV rumor mill is firing up again.<p>This week, Apple's living room box has been the …

Smart TV

Obama to nominate Navy vice admiral as new NSA chief

President Obama will nominate Vice Admiral Michael Rogers as the new director of the National Security Agency and the chief of US Cyber Command. Throughout his over 30 years with the Navy, Rogers has worked extensively in cryptology, and since 2011 has been commander of the US Fleet Cyber Command. …

Report: Huge Microsoft shakeup coming. Gates might give up chairmanship, Nadella in as CEO

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: AP Images<p>Microsoft(s msft) is considering having co-founder Bill Gates step down as chairman of the board of directors …

Yahoo says detected hacking attempt on email accounts | Reuters

(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said it had detected a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts using malicious computer software.<p>The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California April 16, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith<p>The company said on its …

US urges South Sudan to free last detainees

The United States has called on South Sudan to release the last four of a group of detainees held on suspicion of trying to stage a coup, a move that could clear a major sticking point in talks to end weeks of fighting.<p>The senior political figures were arrested after clashes broke out between rival …

House leaders sell immigration plan

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The House Republican leadership is trying to sell their colleagues on a series of broad immigration principles, including a path to legal status for those here illegally.<p>Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team introduced the principles at their annual policy retreat here. Top …

Syria talks end first round, government not committed to return | News Home | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - A contentious week-long first round of Syrian peace talks ended on Friday with no progress towards ending the civil war and the government delegation unable to say whether it will return for the next round in 10 days.<p>People gather as they search for survivors amidst rubble of …

Middle East

US Navy Admiral Tapped To Lead The NSA

Vice-admiral Michael Rogers, the commander of the US navy's tenth fleet and its Fleet Cyber Command, will take over from NSA Director Keith Alexander, who reluctantly became a global figure in the wake of the Snowden revelations.<p>Richard Ledgett, the head of the agency's investigation into Snowden - …

Surveillance

Amanda Knox's Guilty Verdict Raises Specter of Extradition

The word "guilty" in Amanda Knox's murder trial immediately led to the speculation over another word - extradition.<p>The Italian judge who announced …

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Will Face Death Penalty

Prosecutors announced that they will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two suspected Boston Marathon bombers, accused of …