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Tinder launches group dating feature – and exposes you to Facebook friends

Tinder has introduced Tinder Social, a new feature to meet multiple Facebook friends, sparking privacy concerns<p>Tinder, the dating app notorious for translating physical attraction into the swipe of a single fingertip, has launched a group dating feature. Tinder Social has been rolled out on a trial …

Relationships

5 questions you need to ask before booking your next flight

We all want airlines that are reliable, friendly, professional and cheap. But how to choose?<p>It seems like a best or worst airline list is launched every other week, and while some are thoughtful and well-researched, some may be less so.<p>Here are some questions you should be asking before booking a …

BP prepares deeper spending cuts as profits fall 80%

Oil prices touched a near-13-year low in the first quarter of 2016 contributing to a sharp fall in BP’s profits over the period<p>BP has said it is prepared to slash capital spending if oil prices continue to slide, as the company announced an 80% fall in profits.<p>The oil and gas company said it had …

Now your pets can poop at the airport like the civilized creatures they are

Kennedy Airport may be in the toilet for fliers, but now it’s No. 1 with their pets.<p>The airport last week opened a pet potty — complete with fake …

Pets

Winning moves in the air miles awards game (Coach Tip No. 1: Don't buy upgrades).

After traveling for work for more than 35 years (I retired a few years ago), I'd accumulated many miles on United. I've used most of them, but I have just enough for a round trip to South Carolina to visit my family during the holidays. When is the best time to begin the booking process? Also, does …

Facebook corporate network hack discovered by security researcher

Penetration testing unearths backdoor installed on Facebook’s company servers had been logging employee credentials and exposing security<p>Hackers gained entry to Facebook’s internal corporate network for several months, with access to hundreds of the social network’s employee usernames and passwords.<p>…

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Iran flew drone over U.S. carrier in January for first time since 2014

An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier last month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, according to a U.S. Navy report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.<p>The Jan. 12 reconnaissance flight by the Iranian Shahed drone was the latest in …

Tipping point in Syria as Russian jets turn tide for Assad

After five years of war and a quarter- million dead, President Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies now have the upper hand in Syria, and they're seeking to drive home a growing battlefield advantage rather than negotiate.<p>In the past week, the United Nations has tried to get peace talks …

Middle East

I flew business class across the world on a top-rated airline and came home on Delta — here's how they stacked up

Thanks to a last-minute booking, I recently flew to Bangkok, Thailand, on one airline and returned to New York City on another. It gave me the chance to experience business class with two different companies. My flight east was with Emirates, the state-owned Dubai company that was recently ranked …

APPLE: THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO — 2016

It also sold 74.7 million iPhones — another record. The company could not be in better shape.<p>And yet Apple is a troubled beast:<p>The fear is that Apple is at its peak, and the only way from here is down.<p>Of course, only idiots bet against Apple. The company has a history of confounding its critics by …

Microsoft brings a preview of its entire Office suite to Windows 10 Phones in April

Microsoft is bringing previews of its universal Office apps -- Word, Excel and Powerpoint -- to Windows smartphones. The new apps will come to the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Windows phones in late April and will offer a taste of Office 2016, and yet another glimpse at Microsoft's plans to …

Don't panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as …

3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once …

Now You Can Manage Your Magazines at Flipboard.com

It’s a small change with big impact for MagMakers: the Web tools for organizing your Flipboard magazines have moved from editor.flipboard.com to right inside your profile at flipboard.com. There’s no need to go to a separate destination to spiff up your magazines anymore—you can do it all from …

How Scott Weiland Found His Third Act

Two years ago, Scott Weiland was at a low point. He had been down before — a fact of life for one of rock’s most notorious junkies — but now he was a …

Rock Music

Stream Lower Dens’ empowering all female mix

Almost three years after their sophomore effort, Baltimore's Lower Dens return later this month with new album <i>Escape From Evil.</i> With honeyed melodies and vocals whisked straight from a dream, their third full-length <i></i>draws the veil back on the band’s signature hazy textures and shoegaze opacity, …

RadioShack trying to sell data of 100 million customers

If you're one of the 117 million people who've shopped at RadioShack in recent years, your data is up for auction on Thursday.<p>This isn't a few hackers trying to cash in. It's the bankrupt electronics retailer trying to raise money to pay off creditors.<p>As part of its bankruptcy auction process, …

Don Robertson, Pioneering Songwriter and Pianist, Dead at 92

Songwriter Don Robertson, whose dozens of hits included such country, pop and R&B standards as “I Don’t Hurt Anymore,” “Please Help Me I’m Falling” …

Music

Super-precise artificial hand uses smart wires as muscles

As a rule, bionic hands are clunky contraptions made of motors, pneumatics and other machinery that just can't be as elegant as the real thing. Germany's Saarland University might just change that, however. Its researchers have developed an artificial hand that uses smart nitinol (nickel titanium) …

Apple acquires database software makers FoundationDB to speed up cloud services

Apple has reportedly acquired database company FoundationDB, according to a new report from TechCrunch. The report cites sources and notes that the company is no longer offering downloads of its main database software product after posting the following notice to its website:<p><i>Thank you for your</i> …

Kanye West, Rihanna Set First Joint Show

Through a fluke, a joint concert between Kanye West and Rihanna seems to have been confirmed. Live Nation in Finland recently posted a show billed to …

Music

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is breaking a decade-old truce among Wall Street brokers

The bank is making it harder for brokers to take some of their clients with them when they leave Merrill Lynch—specifically, clients that were referred to the broker by a Bank of America branch. Brokers in recent months have been asked to sign contracts saying that if they leave Merrill Lynch, they …

Kanye West Honored at "BET Honors 2015"

BET's annual "BET Honors" gala aired tonight, which celebrates the lives and achievements of African American icons. The program honored Usher, Microsoft chairman John Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, National Museum of African Art director Johnnetta B. Cole, and Kanye West.<p>Damon Dash introduced West …

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Cambodia deports US sisters convicted of taking naked photos in temple

Two American sisters have been deported from Cambodia after they were convicted of taking naked photos inside the country’s famed Angkor temple complex, officials said on Sunday.<p>Lindsey Adams, 22, and her 20-year-old sister Leslie were discovered taking nude shots of each other inside the Preah …

Asia Pacific

Death knell for the North Sea as Shell pulls out of Brent field

Photograph: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media<p>Jake Molloy: ‘Brent kept me and my family in gainful employment, so I have something to be grateful for, but these platforms are from an era long …

North Sea

German, French leaders take Ukraine peace effort to Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Talks among the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on a peace initiative for Ukraine ended early Saturday with an announcement that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart would discuss a proposal to end the fighting in a four-way telephone call this …

New York train crash: funerals begin for victims of collision with SUV

Families are beginning to hold funerals for six victims killed in a train crash on Tuesday when a fast-moving Metro-North commuter train crashed into a Mercedes SUV stopped on a railroad crossing in a New York City suburb. The crash is the deadliest in the railroad’s history.<p>The SUV ignited as it …

New York City

Merkel and Hollande’s surprise Moscow visit raises hopes of Ukraine deal

The leaders of Germany and France abruptly announced a summit with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in Moscow on Friday in response to overtures from the Kremlin, raising hopes of a breakthrough in the year-old Ukraine conflict.<p>The sudden and unusual decision by the chancellor, Angela Merkel, …