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iPhone users smartest, Test of Wits says. BlackBerry? Sorry

You are your smartphone, and your smartphone is you.<p>It is, by now, an accepted wisdom that your choice of pocket computer says more about you than perhaps even you might articulate.<p>These pages are evidence that such a choice elicits a competitive element. So might I present a supposedly objective …

Skydivers share their view from above the clouds in stunning Sony ad

Too many special effects are made with computer imagery these days, so it's easy to assume that much of Sony's new ad for its Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R cameras is little more than a gorgeous cutscene. But the truth is far more impressive: to make the spot, Sony sent a team of highly skilled skydivers …

Best viral videos of 2013

Buzzy, viral videos in a nonelection year? Believe it or not, there’s never a shortage in politics.<p>2013 still saw plenty of “you’ve gotta see this …” moments in the world of online clips, proof that the medium is as essential as ever.<p>Here is POLITICO’s roundup of the 10 best viral videos of</b> …

Rose Parade hosts gay wedding

PASADENA, Calif. — Standing atop a giant wedding cake float, Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair exchanged vows New Year's Day in the first same-sex marriage during the Tournament of Roses Parade.<p>Throngs of spectators cheered as the men, dressed in dark suits, faced each other and held hands before the …

On The Ground In Colorado For Day One Of Legal Weed

<b>While many of us were sleeping</b> off our revelry and a small army of workers shoveled the annual 50 tons of New Year's Rockin' Eve trash from Times Square, thousands braved sub-freezing temps in Colorado to line up outside our nation's first legal marijuana shops.<p>To say that the inaugural response to …

NASA hits Beyonce's Challenger use

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — NASA officials say the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster "should never be trivialized" in response to a new song from Beyonce that features an audio sample recorded just after the craft exploded on takeoff, killing all seven crewmembers.<p>The space agency issued the statement late …

2014's top governor races

The 2014 ballot includes 36 governors races, the results of which could be a strong indicator of the national mood heading into the next presidential contest.<p>Democrats say that the GOP governors elected in 2010 were a product of that year’s tea party wave and, now that the trend has receded and …

2014 in film preview: family and musicals

Maleficent<p>Nega-fairy tale in which The Sleeping Beauty story is told from the point of view of Maleficent, the misunderstood fairy godmother. Angelina Jolie stars as the artist formerly known as "The Mistress of All Evil". Elle Fanning is that scheming harpy, Princess Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty. …

California tests natural disaster early warning system

<b>An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US.</b><p>Scientists are using GPS technology and other sensors to detect the impending threat of natural disasters.<p>The network is installed in Southern California and has already helped scientists to alert emergency …

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US judge rules warrantless gadget searches at the border aren't unconstitutional

A United States district judge has ruled that gadget searches upon crossing into the US aren't a breach of the First and Fourth Amendments. In 2010, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Press Photographers and grad student Pascal Abidor challenged the 2008 ruling that …

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Jihad Jane: Despite cooperation, US seeks 'decades' in prison

WASHINGTON - The Pennsylvania woman who called herself Jihad Jane and a teenage accomplice from Maryland provided "very significant" assistance to U.S. authorities in several terrorism investigations but still remain threats to the public, prosecutors say in new court filings.<p>Prosecutors said …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

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