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The Room Where the Internet Was Born

An epic American road trip—to see “The Cloud” in all its strange manifestations—begins in an old lab at UCLA.<p>Starting a cross-country drive to New York in Los Angeles is pretty inconvenient, unless your cross-country drive is also a vision quest to see the Internet. More specifically, we'd been …

Sling TV's chief dishes on Apple, Chromecast and the future of online TV

After launching an online live TV service this year, CEO Roger Lynch weighs in on streaming set-top boxes and why on-demand is his top priority now.<p>Sling TV Chief Executive Roger Lynch finished the race to launch online TV just in time for the start of a new contest between the devices that stream …

Smart TV

UnitedHealth's Cancer Pay Model Froze Doctor Drug Profits And Outcomes Improved

Medical oncologists generally make money by buying cancer drugs at a wholesale price from drug makers. Doctors make a profit when the complex provider payment system allows the drugs to then be reimbursed by insurance companies at a higher retail price.<p>But under a three-year program, UnitedHealth …

Health Care

Gorgeous Photos Reveal the Stunning Colors of Fall in Canada’s Lake Louise

The Fall season is known for ushering in some of the most beautiful natural colors that you’ll see all year. Vibrant red, yellow, and orange hues pepper the landscape, reminding us that the world is an extraordinary place. Lake Louise in Canada’s Banff National Park is one locale where the season …

Pending Home Sales Unexpectedly Decline in September

Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell unexpectedly in September, a warning sign that the housing market recovery may be stumbling.<p>The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, dropped 2.3 percent to 106.8, the …

NASA probe flies through icy moon's vapor plume