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France bombs Islamic State HQ, hunts attacker who got away

PARIS (AP) — France launched "massive" air strikes on the Islamic State group's de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training …

Here's how hybrid laptops are going to save the tablet market

They’re not new, but 2-in-1 hybrids—which combine the features of a laptop and tablet into a single device—are proving to be the only high point in …

NASA is recycling Space Shuttle engines for a very important purpose

When finished, this rocket will be able to launch up to 2.16 million pounds into space. That kind of weight requires a powerful engine — four of them, to be precise.<p>NASA will use four RS-25 engines — along with two rocket boosters — to get the SLS from ground to space and on its way to Mars. …

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

China’s stock market fell hard this week—really hard

The Shanghai Composite and Shenzhen A Share stock markets had bad weeks. Really bad weeks. Both lost more than 10% of their market value, and each fell about 6% in Friday’s trading alone. The catalyst for this week’s volatility? Queaziness from abroad (paywall).<p>Bloomberg had a prescient story about …

Stock Markets

The most important new features coming to your iPhone that Apple didn't tell you about

Big changes include an improved version of Siri, an iPad split-screen mode, and new Maps features.<p>But there are tons of tidbits Apple didn't mention. Now that developers with early access to the trial version have played with it, here are some other key features.<p><i>(These are based on the iOS 9 beta</i> …

Apple is setting itself up for a giant iPad

Some of the most interesting features Apple unveiled this week for its iOS 9 operating system were new controls specifically designed for the iPad.<p>These included:<p><b>A new split-screen mode</b> to quickly open a second app in the right column and then slide it away. For example, you could quickly slide the …

Apple

Sturgeon: Scotland will no longer be sidelined after SNP election landslide

The SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has insisted Scotland will no longer be “sidelined or ignored” at Westminster after her party won 56 seats in the general election, sending political shockwaves across the UK.<p>The first minister said the landslide victory, which saw her party take all but three seats …

Elections

Texas attack: Phoenix home raided after shooting at Muhammad cartoon event

Police raided an apartment in Phoenix on Monday after two unnamed gunmen were killed by a Texas traffic officer when they tried to get into a contest calling for cartoon depictions of the prophet Muhammad hosted by an anti-Islam group in a Dallas suburb.<p>Police officials in the suburb of Garland, …

Mexico declares all-out war after rising drug cartel downs military helicopter

• ‘The full force of the Mexican state will be felt in Jalisco’<br>• New Generation Jalisco Cartel killed 15 and 19 injured in coordinated attacks<p>Mexico has declared an all-out offensive against the relatively new drug cartel which shot down an army helicopter during a weekend of coordinated attacks across …

'Rough Rides' and the Challenges of Improving Police Culture

Freddie Gray isn't the first person to be gravely injured while riding in a police van.<p><i>Updated on April 27, 2015, at 5 p.m.</i><p>A rough ride. Bringing them up front. A screen test. A cowboy ride. A nickel ride.<p>Police say that intentionally banging a suspect around in the back of a van isn't common …

For hardware startups, it's getting less hard

The way I look at it is there's expertise, and you have to have it in-house or buy it.<p>David Austin, vice president of PCH Access

Apple just bought a tiny database company called FoundationDB

We've reached out to Apple and FoundationDB to confirm. Neither company has posted anything official about the acquisition yet, but CrunchFund — the VC company cofounded by Michael Arrington, the guy that founded TechCrunch — was an investor. So TechCrunch's scoop seems solid.<p>And given Apple's …

Why video-game streaming site Twitch is so incredibly successful

What's more astounding is that Twitch's average user watches 106 minutes of video on the site per day even though none of the players are exactly household names.<p>This dedicated community of viewers fuels Twitch's success, according to Twitch star Sean Plott.<p>"Twitch is fundamentally a community site …

Your Flipboard Guide to Surviving SXSW

The 2015 edition of South by Southwest conference and festivals kick off this Friday in Austin, TX. SXSW is part professional development, part creative outlet and a lot of party. Attendees this year can look forward to an opening night documentary about Russell Brand, Snoop Dogg‘s keynote address …

Hillary's unanswered questions

Here are 7 key ones.<p>Hillary Clinton finally took questions Tuesday about the email imbroglio complicating her efforts to launch a presidential bid, but the story has grown so complex that a single, 20-minute news conference did not address all the issues swirling around her decision to use a …

MLB.com's 'At Bat' For Apple Watch Shown At San Francisco Event

All eyes in the tech sector have been zeroed in on the Apple event in San Francisco where expected high-point would be details around the release of Apple Watch, the company’s first new product offering since the iPad in 2010.<p>But along with the announcement of the new wearable device, questions …

Apple Watch

Roof collapses during huge St Patrick's Day party at California university

Nine people were injured after a garage roof collapsed Saturday during an early St Patrick’s Day party at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo that spiraled out of control and caught both city and university officials off-guard.<p>Several thousand students, most wearing green, …