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North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un's days are numbered

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's a fairly young man, wearing an ill-fitting suit. His thin neck is pronounced, giving way to an equally thin face and frame. We're meeting over a meal of sushi, something he specifically requested because it's rare for those trapped in North Korea.<p>For his safety, I'll limit descriptions …

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The next Apple TV remote may have Wii-like motion controls

<b>Read next:</b> The new Apple TV review.<p>Apple is widely expected to introduce an overhauled version of the Apple TV next month, and one of the big changes is supposed to be in how you control it. Already we've heard reports about a new remote with a touchpad and microphone, but now <i>TechCrunch</i> is …

Shelf-size stereo delivers massive sound from a tiny footprint

Now that we’re in the era of the portable Bluetooth speaker, it’s hard to justify spending money on a stereo that just sits on a shelf at home.<p>That perception is exactly what this tiny stereo system from German audio giant Thonet and Vander aims to fight, though. The Rätsel brings old-school stereo …

High childhood IQ linked to bipolar disorder later in life

Is bipolar disorder the price humans must pay for creativity and intelligence?<p>High childhood IQ levels are linked to an increased risk of bipolar disorder later in life, according to new research.<p>The study, carried out at the University of Glasgow, measured the IQ of a large group of people aged …

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

The missing planet bumped into Neptune before disappearing into the abyss of space, according to a new study.<p>The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our system was once home to a fifth gas …

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Fly over the dwarf planet Ceres in a cool new NASA animation

A new animation of Ceres makes you feel like you're actually flying over the craggy surface of the dwarf planet.<p>Craters, a mountain and the …

Here's where over 90% of the extra heat from global warming is going and the billions of dollars it's costing us

Scientists estimate that as much as 90% of it is heading straight into our oceans, and that has major consequences not only for marine wildlife but for the world's economy.<p>The average surface temperature around the world has increased by roughly 1.08 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 40 years, but …

Russell Smith: Techno music is now forced to make a choice: softer or scarier?

In Europe, when a musician named Paul Kalkbrenner releases three new songs, along with a trilogy of narrative videos – and together they make up a three-act narrative film – it's a pretty big deal. The music critics will mention them, fans will download and start remixing them; if you go dancing, …

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The Backed Pack: Remix Mini brings Android to a tiny $30 Windows-like PC

<i>Each week our friends at Backerjack highlight a cool crowdfunded gadget. This week we look at the Remix Mini, which has raised nearly 16 times its funding goal and is on track to surpass a million dollars.</i><p>Once upon a time, in a land before laptops, towering desktop PCs peppered the landscape, their …

One year ago today: Jack White looked sad at a Cubs game

Pictures are worth a thousand words, and when screencaps of Jack White looking sad at a Cubs game surfaced last year, many of those words were "haha" and "that's funny."<p>On his "Lazaretto" tour last summer, White, who's known for formerly fronting the White Stripes and being the Willy Wonka of rock …

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Just 29 inches tall, the Davone Ray-S speaker is a force to be reckoned with

Most of my favorite floor-standing high-end speakers are big and tall, but the Davone Ray-S sits low to the floor -- it's a mere 29 inches high mounted on its steel stand. The Ray-S is a thoroughly modern, truly elegant design.<p>This wide stance beauty is handcrafted in Denmark; it's a three-way …

Ayn Rand killed the American dream: Our free-market economy only works for the 1 percent

<b>Ayn Rand, Paul Krugman (WIkimedia/Reuters/Anton Golubev)</b><p>Bankers cash bonus checks while sending others to unemployment. Selfishness and deregulation made the rich richer<p>Matthieu Ricard<p>June 21, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from the book “Altruism”<p>The billionaire investor and philanthropist George …

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