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adidas and Nike win big at World Cup

On the sport's biggest stage, it was as much a battle of the world's best national teams as it was between the brands.<p>On the final day, it was two teams with adidas kits facing up against each other while 18 of the 28 players on the pitch wore boots with three stripes on them. Despite all that, it …

Apple is refused Touch ID trademark by USPTO – has six months to respond

<i>Patently Apple</i> reports that the US Patent & Trademark Office has refused Apple’s application for a trademark in Touch ID. The decision – made in May but only now made public – is because another company already holds a trademark for Kronos Touch ID, and there is a “likelihood of confusion” given …

The Week in Review: Graduation Season

Inside Flipboard / May 23, 2014<p>For college students, summer’s here. With graduation comes the inevitable commencement speech, a half-hour of sage …

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

Amazon, Netflix and tech giants defend net neutrality in letter to FCC

In a rare public stand for the internet retailer, [company]Amazon[/company] has come out against the Federal Communications Commission’s purported …

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Today Is the First Day of the Rest of the GOP's Obamacare Battle

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama won the news cycle Tuesday with his Obamacare victory lap, but Republicans are …

Clinton to Dems: Don't run from fight

Former President Bill Clinton says Democrats should “embrace” even their more controversial policies, not back down from a fight, according to a new report.<p>The remarks come as Democrats running in red states grapple with how to discuss President Barack Obama’s controversial health care law, which …

Autism rates up, federal funds urged

The rate of autism and related conditions continues to climb sharply in the United States, with new figures showing that 1 in 68 children has been identified with the serious communication and behavior deficits that lead to a diagnosis.<p>A report released Thursday morning by the Centers for Disease …

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …

Exclusive: RT Anchor Liz Wahl Explains Why She Quit

American journalist Liz Wahl just made Vladimir Putin’s enemies list.<p>Wahl, an American anchor for RT-America, a cable news network funded by the …

Former NATO Commander Explains Ukraine Crisis

Russia has invaded the Crimean region of the sovereign nation of Ukraine with a military force, many of whom are not wearing appropriate military …

First They Attacked A Mall, Then They Repelled SEAL Team Six: The Rise of Al Qaeda 2.0

Few Americans had ever heard of al Shabaab before the fall of 2013. That changed on Sept. 21, when gunmen armed with AK-47s entered the Westgate Mall, a suburban-style shopping center in an upscale neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, and began calmly, methodically hunting down and murdering shoppers, …

Brain dead girl Jahi McMath released to coroner, mother: hospital

The body of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after suffering complications from routine tonsil surgery, has been released to her mother by coroners, the hospital that had been treating her said in a statement Sunday.<p>The Eighth-grader was released to the coroner who …

Gran Turismo 6 Reviewed: More Cars, More Tracks, More Physics ¬– Feature

Virtual racing fans, get ready for an epic holiday season: Sony has just released the sixth installment of the Gran Turismo video game series in time for the title’s 15th birthday. Once again, the game is available only for PlayStation, but Xbox users can rejoice in a new Forza Motorsport release. …

Angry mobs carry out revenge attacks in Central African Republic

<b>GRAPHIC WARNING</b>: Contains images which some viewers may find disturbing.<p>Christian and Muslim mobs went on lynching sprees on Monday as French forces began disarming fighters in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. At least 459 people have been killed in the city since Thursday, …

Meet the US Army’s hybrid hellion

A fuel-efficient, lightweight hybrid vehicle that could keep soldiers safe? It might sound like mission impossible, but such a machine is already roaming the earth – albeit on a tight leash.<p>A rugged new US Army research prototype Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV) has recently entered an advanced …

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The best tablets of 2013: A year of refinement, not revolution

While 2012 was a knockout year for tablets — with the introduction of the iPad Mini, Nexus 7, and Microsoft Surface — 2013 is actually somewhat boring in comparison.<p>Yes, tablet sales continued to grow steadily (up 53 percent from 2012, says Gartner), but this year is more about evolving last year’s …

More than 60 misconduct offences committed every week at youth football matches

The incidents include offensive remarks directed at referees and physical fights between parents or opposing club managers<p>More than 60 misconduct offences are committed every week by parents, club managers and players during youth football matches, according to the Football Association.<p>The …

A New Android App Gives You Amazing Control Over What Your Other Apps Can Do

Say no, and you might not get to use the app.<p>In the last version of Android, Google had included a feature called App Ops. It let you decide what you wanted to allow each app to do. Were you cool with the app waking up the device? Tracking your location? Accessing your camera? You got to choose.<p>And …

Google Now’s voice commands brought together in a useful infographic

When Google Now first arrived with Android 4.1, many folks referred to it as the Google alternative to SIRI. In reality, Google Now is much more than just a simple digital assistant, levering the full power of the web and Google’s services to provide an experience that is worlds above the …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …