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How We'll Fly From Los Angeles To Tokyo In 30 Minutes

Aviation pioneer Dick Rutan explains his vision for hypersonic travel<p>The Wright brothers aren’t the only siblings to push the limits of flight: In 1986, pilot Dick Rutan flew nonstop around the world, spending nine days in the air on a single tank of gas. He made the trip in a plane called <i>Voyager</i>, …

Aviation

Intel's pro-level Xeon processors are coming to laptops

Intel's professional-grade Xeon processors are no longer confined to fancy workstations or data centers. The chip designer has unveiled its first-ever Xeon processor family for laptops, the E3-1500M v5. The Skylake-based part is meant to deliver the kind of heavy lifting that you'd want as a pro …

Christopher Lee Dies at 93

Sir Christopher Lee, the distinguished British actor known in recent years for playing Saruman in the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy and Count Dooku in …

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's best jokes at the Golden Globes

The hosts of the show drew gasps with jokes about Bill Cosby, as well as ribbing George Clooney and The Interview<p>Boyhood wins best film and best director awards Red carpet fashion – the best Golden Globes looks The Golden Globes 2015 – as they happened<p>The George Clooney gag<p>“George Clooney married …

Golden Globes

Paris attacks: 10,000 troops deployed as France hunts for accomplices

France is deploying 10,000 troops around the country and sending almost 5,000 police to protect Jewish sites as it searches for possible accomplices to the attackers who killed 17 people last week.<p>The prime minister, Manuel Valls, said the gunman who killed four people a day after shooting dead a …

Terrorism

Messaging App Line Goes Global With Its Payment Service

<b>Update 2:</b> <i>Line Pay is now live.</i><p><b>Update 1:</b> <i>Though it previously gave us an 8 December launch date, Line says the service will launch globally “shortly”.</i><p>Japanese messaging app Line is releasing a new update, taking its mobile payment service Line Pay global for the first time.<p>The company claims to have …

Adorable Dog Photography That Will Make You Happy by Alicja Zmyslowska

Now hug! Three border collies are looking incredibly cute in this photo by Alicja Zmyslowka. The Poland-based photographer takes the most adorable pictures of dogs we've ever seen. Alicja had always been around photography, since her father and brother had taken photos as long as she could …

Photography

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Samsung's new Simband health tracker is a souped-up Gear S for developers to build with

Companies gigantic and small alike are trying to crack the concept of using the boundless technology at our fingertips to actually make us healthier, and Samsung is right in the mix. Earlier this year, the company announced its health-focused Simband hardware and SAMIIO software platforms — and …

How Your Webcam May Be Spying on You

Remember that song from 1984, “Somebody’s watching me?” It was a great foreshadowing of things to come: These days, people really CAN watch you while you go about your business at home…through your computer. So if someone confides in you that “they’re spying on me through my computer,” don’t be too …

Spying

Netherlands glow-in-the dark cycle path unveiled

A new glow-in-the-dark cycle path has been unveiled in the Netherlands.<p>The idea was inspired by Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. It runs through the Dutch province of North Brabant, the place where the artist was born and raised.<p>The designer responsible is Daan Roosegaarde, famous for his …

Design

The 21 Best Wing Joints in the Country

<i>By: Dave Infante</i><p>There is no "best" type of chicken wing. Great wings win hearts and stomachs with well-balanced flavors and quality meat regardless of whether they're naked, dredged, sauced, or smoked. So instead of tracking down the best wings from Buffalo or Chinese restaurants or women wearing …

West Indies

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Microsoft releases Office apps for iPhone, makes basic editing features free

Microsoft announced today that it’s rolling out standalone Office apps for iPhone after releasing the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps exclusively for iPad earlier this year. Microsoft previously had an “Office Mobile” app for iPhone that integrated features of all three Office apps, but today’s …