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Google reportedly wants to offer mobile phone service in Fiber areas

Many see Google Fiber as an attempt to disrupt the stagnant world of internet service providers, and it now sounds like Google wants to shake up the wireless industry, too. Sources for <i>The Information</i> claim that the search firm wants to offer mobile phone service in Fiber areas. It's not yet clear …

FireChat’s anonymous, off-grid messaging app arrives on Android

FireChat has been on a rollercoaster ride since developer Open Garden released it for iOS(s aapl) last month, peaking at well over 100,000 iTunes …

Samsung Selfie Stunt Backfires as Obama Administration Upset Over Pic

- Apr 3, 2014<p>Samsung’s problems with their sponsored celebrity “selfie” campaign continue, as a report says the White House is unhappy with Samsung …

RoboCup is back! Unleash the soccer playing robots

Man nabbed in sock-theft caper in Mission District

A man is in custody after attempting to steal a pair of socks from a Mission District store Monday afternoon, officials said.<p>The man, later identified as Adam Rowbury, 23, of Fairfax, reportedly entered the store around 12:30 p.m. and began acting strangely, lingering in the clothing aisle for …

A Du Pont Heir Was Given Probation For Raping His 3-Year-Old Daughter Because He Wouldn't 'Fare Well' In Prison

A 47-year-old heir of the Du Pont chemical fortune who lives off his trust fund got probation for the rape of his daughter after a judge found he wouldn't "fare well" behind bars, The News Journal has reported.<p>The 2009 criminal rape sentence for Robert H. Richards IV was publicized this month as …

Secret Recipe: 4505 Meat's Best Damn Cheeseburger

<b>Best Damn Cheeseburger</b><p><i>Serves 6</i><p>ingredients:<p>1½ pounds ground beef (80% lean, 20% fat), grass fed<p>½ cup red onion, thinly sliced<p>½ large head iceberg …

Woman Spends $99,000 To Look Like Blow-Up Sex Doll

Being a natural beauty doesn't appeal much to Katella Dash.<p>The 38-year-old massage therapist from Minneapolis says she has spent an estimated $99,000 trying to look as fake as possible.<p>"I love to look plastic -- most people hate me for my extreme appearance but it fuels me to get more work done," …

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Atlantic Yards 'Grows in Brooklyn': The World's Tallest Modular Building

Atlantic Yards development wasn't the first to use the modular approach in construction. But they are the first in the vertical residential space, which makes their story so unique.<p>Having worked in construction management for more than twenty years on projects of scale, from deep foundations in …

Start-up Tango lands whopping $280M in funding

SAN FRANCISCO — File this under This Is Not a Typo: Tango has landed a whopping $215 million investment from IPO-bound Alibaba Group.<p>Another $65 million is coming from existing investors. With the $280 million infusion, 5-year-old Tango has accumulated $367 million in funding since June 2010.<p>Such …

Owners to mull rules, bigger playoffs

The NFL's competition committee will present a long list of potential rules changes at the league meetings in Orlando, Fla., next week but said …

Jimmy Fallon's Obama-Putin Call Shows What Really Happened... Maybe

"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon claims to have received footage of the most recent call between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin as the two discussed the crisis in Crimea.<p>In the clip above, Fallon's Putin takes a swig of vodka, taunts the U.S. president on Obamacare, …

Adam Silver Says NBA Jerseys Will 'Most Likely' Have Sponsor Ads Within 5 Years

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has only been on the job for two months, but he has already found a pet project to consume the beginning of his reign. And that project is the introduction of sponsored uniforms.<p>According to AdAge.com's Michael McCarthy, Silver attended the 2014 IMG World Congress of …