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A Solar Panel You Wear On Your Arm

To continuously monitor your vital signs<p>This is so cool. But hot? But cool.<p>A team of engineers has developed a solar-powered, plastic armband that measures the wearer’s body temperature. You can set a threshold temperature for the device, so that an alarm goes off when your temperature rises too …

Russia: 'Don't call us losers' over oil prices

'Hey, don't call us losers!'<p>Russia's deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich insists his country will find its footing and ultimately emerge as a winner despite the collapse in oil prices that has wreaked havoc on the nation's economy.<p>Russia, which depends on the oil and gas industry for the …

Microsoft is 'really looking at' streaming from PC to Xbox One

Microsoft is "really looking at" enabling streaming from a Windows 10 PC to an Xbox One, Xbox head Phil Spencer said following a Windows 10 event today.<p>Earlier today, Spencer took the stage at the event to reveal a Windows 10 feature that works in the opposite way, allowing streaming Xbox One games …

Uncomfortable Photographs of Sunbathers Sleeping Comfortably on a Beach

For his project “Comfort Zone,” Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern visited a public beach and shot photographs of the people sleeping comfortably on …

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Disney Bought George Lucas’ Ideas For The New 'Star Wars' Trilogy And Then Scrapped Them

So even though the Mouse House was now in charge of all things "Star Wars," it appeared as if fans were still going to get Lucas' version of the next trilogy.<p>It turns out that's not the case.<p>Speaking with Cinemablend at the press conference for his new animated feature, "Strange Magic," Lucas said …

Indian billionaire Subrata Roy mortgages Grosvenor House and New York's Plaza hotel to get out of jail

An eccentric Indian tycoon has mortgaged the Plaza Hotel in New York and London's Grosvenor House in a bid to raise more than £1 billion for his bail<p>London’s Grosvenor House Hotel is to return to British ownership in an extraordinary deal struck in a Delhi jail between India’s most controversial …

Virginia lawmaker who won re-election from jail cell faces new charges

A Virginia lawmaker who won re-election from a jail cell last week faces new felony charges related to the sex scandal that led to his conviction for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.<p>Delegate Joe Morrissey, 57, was charged with forgery, felony conspiracy and perjury on Wednesday, after …

The first around-the-world flight in a solar airplane will launch this March

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will pilot the Solar Impulse 2 on a 21,748-mile flight<p>In around two months, the team behind the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 will attempt the first ever around-the-world flight powered only by sunlight. After unveiling the Solar Impulse 2 last April, …

10 Best Dressed: Week of January 20, 2014

Alleged Silk Road operator kept digital journal detailing website's development

Jury hears that Ross Ulbricht’s laptop contained journal entries in which he predicted website would become a ‘phenomenon’ and fretted about its secrecy<p>The accused operator of the online black marketplace Silk Road had a digital journal on his laptop detailing the development of the website and …

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Left: Obama was great, except on trade

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Everything President Barack Obama said in Tuesday night's State of the Union pleased the left -- except his pitch for free trade.<p>Democratic lawmakers, labor unions and environmental groups are quickly mounting a campaign to deny Obama's request for authority to fast-track new …

Russian FM accuses US of trying to dominate the world

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says the United States wants to dominate global affairs and expects all others to bow to its …

Shawn Marion to retire at the end of season

Former Suns and Mavericks star says this season with the Cavaliers will be his last.<p>Matrix is hanging them up.<p>Shawn Marion told Paul Coro of the …

Up to ten former French soldiers 'have defected to Islamic State'

French government confirms several former soldiers fighting for jihadists in Syria and Iraq, with reports that up to ten have joined Islamic State – including some with commando training<p>Several French former soldiers have joined the ranks of jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq, France's government …

Teenager says he escaped North Korea and made it to Sweden, claims asylum

STOCKHOLM/SEOUL (Reuters) - A 17-year-old who says he is a street child from North Korea is seeking refugee status in Sweden, maintaining he walked across a frozen river into China and traversed two continents in cars, the trans-Siberian railway and the back of a truck.<p>But he offers no evidence to …

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Friendly fire: Dems challenge Obama agenda

President Obama, for all the flak he took from Republicans over his combative State of the Union address, now is running into turbulence from members of his own party – who could prove an even bigger barrier to his agenda.<p>Democrats from across the political spectrum spent Wednesday taking aim at …

Melvin Gordon, CEO who built empire from Tootsie Rolls, dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Melvin Gordon, who helped turn the enduring popularity of the humble Tootsie Roll into a candy empire, has died. He was 95.<p>The …

Protests break out in Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A rare disturbance broke out in the Supreme Court on Wednesday as several protesters stood up and shouted what appeared to be comments criticizing the court's controversial 2010 Citizens United campaign finance decision that was issued five years ago this month.<p>As court opened, …

Police seek hundreds in videotaped Ferguson-area looting

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was one of hundreds of small businesses looted after a St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.<p>Surveillance video released by the St. Louis County Police Department on Wednesday shows looters at the …

'Twelve Days of Christmas' Items Will Cost you $116,273 This Year

PHILADELPHIA — The cost of six geese-a-laying spiked considerably this year, while most of the items in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," saw little to no increase, according to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index.<p>A set of gifts in each verse of the song would set …

Obama: Wants to avoid 'militarized' police culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn't building a "militarized culture" within police departments, …

New York sheriff's deputy suspended over online video

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A sheriff's deputy in upstate New York was suspended after an online video showed him sparring with someone who didn't want his car searched.<p>The video shows the deputy cursing at the man, who repeatedly tells the officer there's no reason to search the vehicle.<p>"I wasn't in my car …

Bayonetta 2 Review

<i>Editor's note: Bayonetta 2 arrives on Switch with everything intact from the Wii U version, but with the added convenience of portability and a more consistent frame rate, making it the definitive version of the game. Thanks to the confident execution of seemingly unbridled creativity, Bayonetta 2</i> …

Ebola threatens chocolate

Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply.<p>Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up …