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The CIA's Top Spy Is Stepping Down

Frank Archibald, the director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, plans to retire from his position within the CIA. Archibald was 57 when he took the position in 2013.<p>Typically, the CIA does publicly identify its top spy, but Archibald was outed on Twitter after he took over the position.<p>CIA …

NFL says it's looking into why footballs were deflated at Patriots game

<b>(CNN) —</b> Deflategate is not just a bunch of hot air, the NFL said Friday.<p>The league said the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots used footballs that didn't meet league specifications in the first half of the AFC championship game last Sunday.<p>"While the evidence thus far supports the conclusion …

Ten Things to Know Before Interviewing at Facebook

Are you eager to land a coveted position at Facebook? Join the club. If you’re lucky enough to get an interview with the social media giant, famous for its laid-back culture and superb perks, there are a few things you should know.

The new Windows 10 preview is ready and free for intrepid testers

If you want to try out the slick new Windows 10 bits unveiled earlier this week, you’re in luck: Microsoft just pushed out the January version of its …

Why Destiny Was The Best And Worst Game Of 2014

Bungie’s <i>Destiny</i> has inspired some of the most ambivalent thoughts I’ve ever had while clutching a gamepad.<p>Some people have said it’s the sort of game you either love or you hate. For me it’s much more of a love-hate relationship. It’s exactly what I want out of a video game, and yet its pieces are …

Lenovo’s Y40-80 and more Broadwell-powered gaming laptop deals

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>In the market for a gaming laptop under $1,000 with the latest specs? How about under $800?<p>This week Lenovo unveiled the new 14-inch Lenovo Y40-80 spec’d with the latest Intel 5th gen “Broadwell” processors, 1080p displays, and discrete graphics. Today …

Google discloses three severe vulnerabilities in Apple OS X

Google's Project Zero security team revealed the existence this week of three vulnerabilities with high severity that have yet to be fixed in Apple's OS X operating system.<p>Although each of the flaws requires an attacker to have access to a targeted Mac, they could all contribute to a successful …

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The Week in Review: State of the Union Is ‘Strong’

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress, a tradition dating back to George …

Netanyahu snub takes relations with White House to a new low

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama and U.S. officials were completely blindsided by the announcement that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will come to Washington to address a joint session of Congress this spring -- a move that's rattled the White House and diplomatic officials.<p>The …

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the Jet …

Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'

Why are so many auklets, from California to Canada, starving?<p>In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds.<p>Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood …

NFL Releases Statement On Investigation Into Deflategate

With the controversy over deflated footballs used by the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game continuing to swirl, the NFL (finally) released a statement today on the matter. What seems clear by it is that due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, it will not be concluded by …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Rumored To Sport Major Camera Upgrade, Arriving Sooner Than Expected

There have been lots of rumor swirling about regarding Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone, from its shift in gears from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 platform to Samsung’s own Exynos processor, to field test shipments being spotted with curved displays like the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s …

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana, revamped Start menu, and Xbox app

Although Microsoft originally said it would release its new Windows 10 preview next week, the company has launched it today. The January build, as the company is calling this version, includes almost everything the company revealed at its event on Wednesday, including Cortana on the desktop, the …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

What Every Country in the European Union Is Best At

The European Union has 28 member countries, and much like snowflakes, they're all special in their own way. Every country excels at something -- and to that end, we found one thing every EU nation is the best at... even if it's having the most experience working with robots.<p>By: Kate Peregrina<p>The …

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After King Abdullah's Death, Saudi Arabia's Line to Throne in Spotlight

World<p>With Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah in poor health before his death, royal watchers already anticipated Crown Prince Salman — his half-brother and a popular figure within the kingdom — would ascend to the throne.<p>Salman — casting aside fears of a power vacuum — ensured a seamless transition. Just …