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Thousands of Americans surrendering their passports due to be hit by huge hike in government fees

Large tax bills faced by Americans who have not lived in their country for years are forcing US citizens to renounce their nationality - but only at a cost<p>Americans who are abandoning their citizenship in droves are due to be charged five times more to surrender their passport under government …

Not just for fitness geeks: health wearables will transform healthcare as we know it.

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Mobile Programming.</i><p>Heard of the quantified-self movement? It’s what most people associate with health wearables. And if you’re not part of it, you probably think it’s limited to fitness geeks, using wristband trackers from the likes of Jawbone, …

S&P 500 tops 2K -- but can't close above it

So much for the stock market rally coming to a screeching halt. The S&P 500 surpassed the 2,000 level for the first time ever on Monday morning -- but it failed to finish the day above the 2K mark. It closed a hair under 1,998.<p>Despite a fair amount of ups and downs over the past few months, the …

Bing Maps Gets Detailed Transit Options for Japan

Bing Maps is less popular than Google Maps, but the Microsoft-owned navigation service is still being updated on a regular basis. Today, it received some notable enhancements regarding public transit options in Japan, making it easier for locals and travelers to get around town.<p>For one, Bing says …

San Francisco Leftovers

Finally I get some Sushi

One Friday Night in Tokyo

Nice to be back home

Chen Wei's best photograph: a Chinese nightclub fantasy

In China, nightclubs are the only places where large numbers of people are allowed to get together. Gatherings of people all doing the same thing would never be permitted anywhere else – certainly not on the street. It would make the government nervous. This was taken in Beijing, where I live, last …

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Zoomed-out photos give new perspective to famous landmarks

Famous landmarks like the Taj Mahal and Mount Rushmore look startlingly different outside of travelogues. <i>PolicyMic's</i> photo compilation shows zoomed-out portraits of 15 iconic tourist attractions and their postcard shots. The collection shows how small the Forbidden City, once the political center …

Kinect-Equipped Digital Mirror Shows Your Innards

This new installation marries biomedical imaging and Microsoft Kinect technology to show a person’s body–organs and all–as it moves in real time.<p>In the past, we’ve written about the powerful (and potentially embarrassing) accuracy of Microsoft Kinect, but one thing the Kinect couldn’t offer via its …

Heartbleed Bug: Here Are the Passwords You Should Change

When it comes to changing your passwords, the Heartbleed Bug is a better-safe-than-sorry bug.<p>This is not a case of hackers breaking into a bunch of …

Teen Suspected in Stabbing Spree Will Be Charged As Adult

Crime & Courts<p>The Pennsylvania teenager who is accused of stabbing and slashing schoolmates in an early morning rampage at his high school will be charged as an adult, authorities confirmed.<p>Alex Hribal, 16, will face four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault.<p>The …

Crime

Why Heartbleed Shouldn’t Make You Rush To Change Passwords … Yet

The discovery of the Heartbleed security bug sent the web into a panic with it’s devastating OpenSSL vulnerability.<p>On a scale of 1 to 10 of Internet catastrophes this one goes all the way to 11, according to respected security analyst Bruce Schneier, who isn’t prone to manic exaggeration.<p>A shriek …

Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order

WASHINGTON— PresidentObamaworked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination.<p>But gay rights advocates are upset about something he has not done that they say he could …

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …

Why You Might Want To Break Up With An Only Child

Photographed by Rachelle Derouin.<p>Growing up with siblings isn’t as great as ’90s sitcoms like <i>Full House</i> would make you believe. Not all of us had …

Asian shares weaker; Tokyo stocks tumble

A sharp slowdown in China’s economy is rattling Asia’s largest stock markets, with Japan falling 3.1% Friday and Hong Kong set for its worst week in …

Google slashes Google Drive storage pricing, offers 1TB for $9.99

Google is cutting the monthly cost of extra storage for Google Drive today. Users always receive 15GB for free, but they can now jump up to 100GB for $1.99, down from the previous price of $4.99. Perhaps the most appealing option is the 1TB tier, which has fallen from $49.99 each month all the way …