Emily Hauptmann

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4 U.S. Cities That Just Feel Like Europe

We all dream of jet-setting off to Europe for an unforgettable getaway. A very, very expensive getaway. But that doesn't mean you can't get the full European experience right here in the ol' US of A. Seriously.<p><i>By: Sarah Anderson</i><p>We all dream of jet-setting off to Europe for an unforgettable getaway. …

Gulf Coast

Pocket Programming helps beginners polish their coding skills

Are any of you learning to code? It can be hard to get everything down at first, especially if you are an autodidact who learnt to code on his own. These are the users developer ffab0 is targeting with Pocket Programming – true beginners.<p>With that in mind, we have to tell you this app is not about …

Behind one Supreme Court case, tale of forgiveness for sister's killer

The Supreme Court will hear a case regarding the 2,500 inmates in the US serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes committed as juveniles. …

Dell to buy EMC in $67B tech megamerger

Michael Dell has a flair for the grand gesture. He showed that Monday when his namesake company announced what may be the industry's biggest ever acquisition, as it makes itself a go-to tech provider for large businesses.<p>Dell said it will pay $67 billion to purchase EMC, which makes data storage …

EMC

MH17 report to answer some but not all questions

Dutch safety team's final report into the downed Malaysian airliner will not place blame for the attack that killed 298.<p><b>United Nations -</b> A 15-month probe will come to an end on Tuesday when Dutch investigators release a final report into Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that will be pored over for …

Breaking the Norm

There is a new trend of pedestrian transportation that is unlike anything I have seen before, and it's getting more and more popular as each day passes. For those of you who may not have seen it before, I'm talking about the electric scooter that is like a segway without the handle. Not only do …

'Felicity' cast reunites to talk Ben vs. Noel — and that controversial haircut

Seventeen years after Felicity Porter left Palo Alto for the fictional University of New York, the stars of "Felicity" reunited to talk about the love triangle that divided viewers for all four seasons.<p>Felicity (Keri Russell) was frequently torn between Ben (Scott Speedman), the high school crush …

Amazon Dives Into the Internet of Things

Amazon.com Inc. introduced a new service for its fast-growing Amazon Web Services division for what’s known as the Internet of Things, or IoT.

Amazon Web Services

Would you trust Eugene Kaspersky, Russia’s ‘Cyber Security King’?

Accused of helping Russian spies and sabotaging his competitors, Eugene Kaspersky tells FRANCE 24 he is innocent and has "nothing to hide".<p>Empty-handed, Eugene Kaspersky obediently backs away from the buffet. A waitress has just told him off for picking up a carrot stick before the party has begun. …

Blackphone 2 protects you from snooping governments and hackers

You're alone at a decrepit bus stop, just outside of town. Rain is pouring, and you're waiting. Finally, your phone buzzes: It's the coordinates. …

Gear & Gadgets

The Future of the Internet Is Flow

Forget the clunky Web. The future of the online world will be a river of information flowing through time<p>People ask where the Web is going; it’s going nowhere. The Web was a brilliant first shot at making the Internet usable, but it backed the wrong horse. It chose space over time. The conventional …

Your student loan may soon be paid off by your boss

Graduating from college with student debt is increasingly becoming the norm, not the exception. Seemingly every other day, presidential candidates …

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.<p>When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already …

Catalonia goes to the polls in an 'incredible moment for democracy'

A regional election – billed as a referendum on Catalan independence – could throw Spain and the EU into uncharted waters<p>Long before the spectre of Catalan independence began to dominate Spain’s political discourse, the small hamlet of Gallifa, population 215, had already broken away from the …

6 Reasons Americans May Want To Get Their College Degree Abroad

And not just because you want to save a pretty penny.<p>I have a little secret that I'm almost afraid to share with other parents of teenagers (I have three), but it's just too good to keep to myself: American families can save a hefty sum of money by sending their high school graduates to university …

The Unbreakable U.S. High-Speed Rail System

Without federal funding, bullet train projects across the country have gotten creative.<p>The Republican smackdown of federal high-speed rail funding was supposed to be the death of the national system of fast trains the White House envisioned early in President Obama’s first term. And yet cities …

High-speed Rail

How DNA Solved a 36-Year-Old Mystery, and Created Yet Another

U.S. news<p>In October 2011, a doctor from the north side of Chicago heard news that authorities were trying to identify the last of the unnamed victims of 1970s serial killer John Wayne Gacy. She immediately thought of her half-brother.<p>Andre Drath, a troubled child, had been forced into the Illinois …

Men Reveal The Moment They Knew Their Marriages Were Over

What was the moment you knew your marriage was over?<p>When you look back on your marriage after a divorce, you can usually pinpoint a few moments that should have signaled it wasn't going to last. Maybe it was when your spouse forgot your anniversary for the second time, or when you finally got that …

U.S. drugmaker Turing to roll back 5,000 percent price hike

(Reuters) - Turing Pharmaceuticals, a small company that generated outrage over raising the cost of an old anti-infective drug by more than 5,000 percent, said on Tuesday it would roll back that increase to make sure it remains affordable.<p>Turing and its Chief Executive Officer Martin Shkreli became …

Controversial Drug CEO Was Accused of Serious 'Harassment'

Business News<p>The pharmaceutical company boss under fire from Hillary Clinton and many others for jacking up the price of the drug Daraprim 5,500 percent overnight allegedly engaged previously in a bizarre campaign of "harassment" of a former employee and his immediate family, according to court …

Opinion: Americans worry more about their finances than anything else

It’s increasingly hard to figure out whether Americans have a bigger problem with their finances or with chronic worrying.<p>While there is plenty of …

Prosecutor: Short life of Baby Doe marked by neglect, abuse

BOSTON (AP) — In her short, tumultuous life, Bella Bond loved cats, dancing to country music and the color green.<p>Those were but brief flashes of …

First on CNN: U.S. sees new spike In number of children, families crossing border

<b>(CNN) —</b> U.S. officials say there's a notable increase in the number of unaccompanied minors and families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, presenting worries of a possible new refugee influx.<p>An increase in the number of such crossings in August is unusual because it is a time of year when the number …

U.S.-Mexico border

Pope Francis’s Philadelphia prison visit highlights crisis in US justice system

Pontiff’s visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, where 80% of inmates still face trial, comes at a time when many people incarcerated in America are held because they cannot afford bail<p>Behind barbed wire and under guard towers on the edge of north-east Philadelphia, Pope Francis will meet …

'Captive' review: Christian movie with an edge

David Oyelowo, the picture of principled honor as Dr. Martin Luther King in "Selma," delivers unmitigated evil as the murderer at the heart of "Captive." He plays psychopath Brian Nichols, whose 2005 murder spree terrified Atlanta. As he did before, Oyelowo explores issues of suffering and …

Pawn Sacrifice and the Quest to Understand Bobby Fischer

The frustrating biopic starring Tobey Maguire doesn't try hard enough to understand its paranoid, enigmatic subject.<p>The director Edward Zwick is, with all due respect, a master of the formulaic true story. Many of his best-known works—<i>Glory</i>, <i>The Last Samurai</i>, and <i>Love and Other Drugs</i>—are biopics of …

Mental Disorders

Colleges Flush With Cash Saddle Poorest Students With Debt — ProPublica

New York University is among the country’s wealthiest schools. Backed by its $3.5 billion endowment as well as its considerable fundraising prowess, …

Loans

President Obama's New 'College Scorecard' Is A Torrent Of Data

President Obama has been talking about creating a <i>Consumer Reports</i>-style college ratings system for more than a year. But the effort seemed to get bogged down in politics and a debate over what metrics to include.<p>Well, in a Saturday surprise, Obama unveiled his new College Scorecard this …

John Oliver Says U.S. Students Learn Virtually Nothing About Africa

This week, comedian John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, released a back-to-school video that mentioned how little U.S. students learn about Africa and Asia. (P.S. Although Oliver tries hard not to curse, he does utter a naughty word or two.)<p>"You will leave school knowing as much about …