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Airstrikes mark shift in coalition focus to ISIS 'capital'

The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria has stepped up its attacks on the militant Islamist group's de facto capital, with 30 airstrikes targeting Raqqa overnight, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday.<p>Separately, another opposition activist group based in Raqqa …

Man uses Facebook to find FedEx package allegedly stolen from doorstep

Technology can expose you, but it can also protect you.<p>One Texas man is very grateful for two technologies at his disposal that, he believes, secured his son's FedEx delivery.<p>First, there was his surveillance camera. For all the world it seemed as if someone had wandered up to his front door and …

New 'Star Wars' lightsaber awakens dark side of the Internet

J.J. Abrams: This was not the lightsaber <i>Star Wars</i> fans were hoping for.<p>The claymore-style saber, complete with a laser crossguard, was featured in …

Why Eric Schmidt doesn’t know how Google works

Google is a great company — from its record $23 billion IPO in 2004 (at a time when Nasdaq was below 2000!) to its dominant mobile OS. My associates and I have such an admiration for Google that we built our latest web conferencing platform with Google’s technologies.<p>But we also know that Eric …

Two boys find baby’s body at popular Sydney beach

Boys aged six and seven discover badly decomposed baby’s body buried in the sand at Maroubra beach<p>Two boys discovered a baby's body buried in the sand while they were playing on Maroubra beach, one of Sydney's best-known surf spots.<p>The discovery comes just a week after a <b>newborn baby boy was found</b> …

Why the War Between Apple and Android is Over

This is Tim Cook's Apple now—and Cook vehemently disdains litigation.<p>I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of …

Athens 1944: Britain’s dirty secret

Photograph: Crown Copyright. IWM/Imperial War Museum<p>Commanding presence: Churchill leaving HMS Ajax to attend a conference ashore. Athens can be seen in the …

How to Pick Your Perfect Christmas Tree

This year I realized that I have one shot–and one shot only–at buying the right Christmas tree. First of all, they are expensive, and second, they …

Christmas Trees

Facebook can gain direct access to your mobile and take pictures or make videos at any time, MPs warn

The MPs on the Science and Technology select committee called for the Government to draw up new guidelines for websites and apps explaining clearly how they use personal data, warning that laws will be needed if companies fail to comply.<p>Facebook can gain direct access to a person’s mobile and take …

Lumia phone leaks with a 1020-like camera hump

For a while, rumors were circulating that Microsoft was working on McLaren -- a successor to the Lumia 1020 with a giant camera and "3D touch" gestures. It was supposedly cancelled, but a listing for a prototype on Chinese auction site Taobao suggests that the device (or something like it) was …

We Surveyed People About Smartphone Ownership And Their Answers Reveal Just How Loyal People Are To Apple And Android

With the debut of the new iPhone 6 line in September, we expected to see a big boost to smartphone sales globally.<p>The smartphone market is fairly mature, but shipments are still rising by impressive rates — up 28% globally year-over-year in the third quarter, according to BI Intelligence …

Mobile

Tigers Are Dying in Record Numbers in India

A record number of tigers died in India over the most recent census period, a total of 274 deceased in the past four years.<p>Only 82 of those tigers …

2015 Nissan GT-R review: A 545-horsepower monster in sheep's clothing - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> Brutal acceleration and amazing performance in any conditions. Reasonably comfortable and civil, and enough digital gauges and readouts to make the most tech-crazed gearhead swoon.<p><b>The Bad</b> Somewhat lacking in smartphone connectivity and driver-assist features. Getting 16 mpg isn't great.<p><b>The</b> …

15 best new Android apps and Android games from November 2014

Here we are ladies and gentlemen. The home stretch! We’re about into the final month of the year 2014 and that means it’s time to take a look back on the best Android apps and Android games released in November 2014.<p>Amazon Echo<p>[Price: Free]<br>First up is Amazon Echo and this is a pretty fun little …

Apps

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

Save Zeus: the family fighting a ban on their daughter's dog

It isn’t clear yet what the town council of Moreauville, Louisiana, were thinking on 13 October. According to one member, Alderman Penn Lemoine, they’d had complaints from residents “about not being able to walk along the neighborhoods because these dogs were basically running along town”. The …

Unsold, Unwanted, Unloved. Samsung's Galaxy S5 Gamble Failed

Somewhere there is a warehouse full of unsold Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones. The flagship handset from the South Korean company was launched in Q1 this year and it packed in everything including the proverbial kitchen sink. It followed Samsung’s strategy of taking the best features of every handset …

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The Orion Space Capsule: NASA's Next Spaceship (Photos)

Orion Space Capsule<p>Credit: ESA–D. Ducros<p>NASA's Orion spacecraft will carry astronauts further into space than ever before using a module based on …

Space Exploration

Spirit Rover: Trapped by the Sands of Mars

The promised warranty on the Spirit rover was 90 Martian days (or "sols"). It ended up lasting more than 2,200 sols and gave a window into Mars' …

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 22<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

22 Hot Chocolates You Must Make This Winter

Because baby, it's cold outside.

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

Apple's iOS Has Once Again Decimated Android When It Comes To Data That Matters

Adobe, which is tracking online shopping, reports the following : "iOS users drove four times as much mobile sales revenue as Android users, 79 and 21 percent respectively."<p>IBM's data produced similar findings :<p><b>iOS vs. Android:</b> iOS once again led the way in mobile shopping this holiday season, …

Apps

Video games replace eye patch to treat lazy eye

With video games having previously been found to improve decision making speeds and the brain's capacity to learn, scientists have now created …

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Give Your Week an Amazing Start With These 30 Links to Beautiful Photos and Articles

As another terrific week in the field of photography passes, Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all corners of the internet …

Tiger Woods Hired An Unknown Graduate Student As His New Coach, And People On Tour Think It's A Mistake

Only the hardest of hardcore golf nerds knew who Como was before Tiger announced the hire. He's a 37-year-old based in Plano, Texas who's finishing a Master's degree in biomechanics at Texas Woman's University. The three professional golfers he has worked with — Aaron Baddeley, Trevor Immelman, and …

Golf