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Microsoft CEO signals new course with Office for iPad

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp’s new Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, finally unveiled Office for Apple Inc’s iPad in a polished debut that set him apart from his energetic predecessor while signaling his plans to make mobile apps the top priority at the world’s largest software …

Rolls-Royce Is Developing Drone Cargo Ships To Save Money And Energy

By now you’re likely familiar with drones, autonomous cars, and even self-driving offices, but Rolls-Royce Holdings has its eye on another type of unmanned craft: cargo ships.<p>The British engineering company is testing a virtual-reality prototype in Norway that simulates the expansive views from the …

The conversational arms race: Facebook adds new features to try and one-up Twitter

If Twitter and Facebook (s fb) are like rival nations, then their back-and-forth jockeying over competing features is the equivalent of an arms race, …

Google vs. Death

Apple's iWatch Project Is Starting To Sound Incredible: They're Hiring Experts In Blood Monitoring

Gurman, the best Apple reporter in the world, says Apple has added (at least) two new people who should help with Apple's iWatch.<p>Apple poached Nancy Dougherty, who was at a stealth startup called Sano Intelligence. Sano's product hasn't hit the market. But it was working on a patch that would …

How WhatsApp Will Provide a Trove of New Data for Facebook

Facebook's revenue streams, in part, are reliant on the massive storehouse of data it harvests on its users around the globe.<p>But not WhatsApp, …

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Home, Money, and the Future of Communication | WIRED

FACEBOOK<p>As caretaker of a service with a billion users, Mark Zuckerberg is used to sparking protest. Any time his company releases a new product, …

WhatsApp Comes Under New Scrutiny For Privacy Policy, Encryption Gaffs

Facebook no doubt did its due diligence before acquiring messaging app firm WhatsApp for more than the gross domestic product of Iceland. But now that the deal’s been announced, the privacy community is subjecting the company to its own form of scrutiny, and finding a lot not to like.<p>On Thursday, …

Will Jeb Bush Fill the GOP’s Governor-Shaped 2016 Hole?

All of a sud­den, Jeb Bush is in the sweet spot.<p>That was not the case one year ago, when it was the ex-Flor­ida gov­ernor’s protégé, Sen. Marco …

Taliban Say Captured 'Military Dog' Is Being Well Cared For

A Taliban spokesman tells the British Telegraph that a Western military dog captured by militants is being well cared for.<p>As we reported, the rather sad-looking Malinois is seen in a video with Taliban militants, who say they captured the "American military" dog during a firefight. It seems to be …

Israeli forces raid al-Aqsa mosque

Clashes have erupted between Israeli forces and worshippers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after noon prayers.<p>Israeli forces raided the mosque compound and fired stun grenades on Friday, while dozens of worshipers threw stones and chanted: "We sacrifice our blood and …

Exclusive: U.S. Won’t Seize Taliban Ally’s Cash

In the last 17 months since the U.S. government financially blacklisted the Haqqani Network, one of the deadliest insurgent groups in Afghanistan and …

Gabrielle Union Says Fiance Dwyane Wade Knows All About Her Bathroom Habits

Gabrielle Union's fiance Dwyane Wade apparently knows <i>all</i> about her bathroom habits.<p>The actress sat down with Chelsea Handler for an episode of "Chelsea Lately" Tuesday (Jan. 28) and discussed how open she is with her man.<p>"So you have a lot of sex on your TV show," Handler said, referring to Union's …

W.H. to respond to Bieber petition

The White House will respond to the petition calling for the deportation of Canadian teen pop star Justin Bieber, press secretary Jay Carney said Friday.<p>The White House is obligated to respond to whitehouse.gov petitions that reach more than 100,000 names, which the Bieber petition did this …

Associated Press News

A Motorcycle Helmet For The Digital World

The P-1's head-up display is a live GPS.<p>At a time when screens are being integrated into everything, Skully engineers saw an opportunity to upgrade something that’s remained largely unchanged for decades: the motorcycle helmet. The P-1 is the first helmet with a digital head-up display. The …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

Justin Bieber Accused of Smoking So Much Weed on His Private Plane, the Pilots Had to Wear Oxygen Masks

Just like in high school, when you never <i>really</i> knew what was going on in your older brother's bedroom, it’s probably indelicate to speculate about what happened in the allegedly misty confines of Justin Bieber’s private plane, which landed at New Jersey’s Teterboro airport last Friday, as the boy …

Paul Walker Leaves $25 Million to His 15-Year-Old Daughter

The late <i>Fast and Furious</i> star Paul Walker has left his $25 million estate to his 15-year-old daughter Meadow — but he’s also left behind some …

Nissan's Crazy-Powerful New Engine Weighs Just 88 Pounds

Anyone can build a small engine. Hell, Ford's tiniest Ecoboost engine has the displacement of a soda bottle. And now Nissan's managed to build a wee …