Alicia Hall

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iPad Pro Review Gripe Fest Vs. The 12-inch Retina MacBook

Don’t like the iPad Pro because it’s not a laptop? There’s any easy fix for that.<p>The preponderance of the gripes in reviews from most of the major tech sites is that it falls short as a laptop replacement. Here’s a quick solution (if you’re in the market for an iPad with a real keyboard): move a …

Thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion kills MRSA superbug

<b>London (CNN) —</b> It might sound like a <i>really</i> old wives' tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research.<p>The 10th-century "eyesalve" remedy was discovered at the British Library in a …

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U.S. Regulators Give Amazon Go-Ahead For Drone Tests

SEATTLE, March 19 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages to customers by air, even as it faces public concern about safety and privacy.<p>The Federal Aviation …

'Breaking Bad' Creator Wants Fans to Stop Throwing Pizzas on Walter White's House

People just can't stop throwing pizzas at Walter White's house. White may be a fictional character from the hit show <i>Breaking Bad</i>, but the house — and the couple that live inside — are very real. Daily Dot writes that Vince Gilligan — the show's creator — stopped by the <i>Better Call Saul</i> Insider …

Amazon threatens US government over drone testing

E-commerce giant Amazon tells Federal Aviation Administration it will move drone testing abroad if it is banned from flying outdoors<p>Amazon has warned America's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it will move its drone research programme outside the US if the company is stopped from testing …

VLC's Android media player is (mostly) finished

VideoLAN's multi-talented VLC media player has taken a while to reach Android in finished form -- long enough that the developers revived the iOS app in the meantime. At last, though, it appears to be ready for prime time. The team has updated VLC for Android (you may see the old version listed for …

Amazon Official to FAA: Let Us Test Our Delivery Drones Outdoors

Amazon.com plans to shift more of its drone testing outside the U.S. unless it gets quick permission from federal regulators to conduct outdoor trials, the company said in a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Seattle-based online retailer has already started conducting outdoor tests …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg like that Kim Jong Un doesn't get the joke

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's office on the Sony Pictures lot is a lot like you might imagine it to be. A glass marijuana pipe sits on the desk beside Rogen's computer along with an ashtray filled with the butts of half a dozen joints. An arsenal of Nerf guns lines a shelf along one wall.<p>On a …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Discovering Colombia’s Lost City

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>He appears out of the jungle like an apparition—a man from the Wiwa tribe, one of four indigenous groups who call the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains home. In his traditional outfit—white cotton shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and two colorful <i>mochillas</i> strung across …

NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You've Likely Never Heard Of)

NASA is about to launch a new spaceship into orbit, and Mallory Loe has never heard of it.<p>"I mean, technically, NASA doesn't have another spaceship, do they?" she asks incredulously during a visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.<p>She's hardly the only one who …