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Australian Identical Twins Share Everything from Boyfriend to Plastic Surgeries

Australian-born Anna and Lucy DeCinque might just be the most ‘identical’ identical twins in the world. The sisters, who were born just one minute …

The Twitter Redesign That Wasn’t

Twitter is dying to make its product look different. But it just can’t pull the trigger.<p>Look at Tuesday’s mobile app update. Ninety-eight percent of …

HBO’s no-cable experiment goes nowhere: Netflix handily beats HBO Nordic in Sweden

Remember HBO Nordic? The Northern European offspring made some headlines when it debuted last year, primarily because it marks the first time that …

Self-Driving Cars Not Ready Until At Least 2020, Says Nissan To Congress

Humans will still be driving cars “for the foreseeable future,” said a Senior General Motors official at a congressional hearing on robotic cars. Nissan has vowed to put them on the road in 2020, but Carnegie Mellon’s Raj Rajkumar says humans will still need to assist the car for probably another …

Pinterest, Stripe And MakerBot Investor Shana Fisher Joins A16Z As A Board Partner

Shana Fisher is joining Andreessen Horowitz as a board partner, according to a blog post published by A16Z founder Ben Horowitz today.<p>As Horowitz explains in his post, Fisher tends to keep a low profile in the VC world, but she’s made some savvy bets early on a number of hot new technologies and …

Coin eight-in-one Bluetooth credit card adds security features, boosted pre-order availability

Judging by the millions of YouTube views since it launched just last week, there's quite a bit of interest in Coin. The Bluetooth-enabled swipeable lets you add in identifying info from up to eight individual credit, debit, membership, loyalty and gift cards, and comes along with companion Android …

Microsoft wants to sell you anti-Google mugs and t-shirts

Microsoft’s anti-Google “Scroogled” campaign has been quietly attempting to convince consumers to avoid Google services for the past few months, but it’s back today with a vengeance. Microsoft has dedicated an entire section of its online store to selling anti-Google mugs, hats, t-shirts, and …

Ebooks an Increasingly Popular Holiday Gift

More parents intend to buy their kids ebooks for the holidays this year than last year.<p>Some 73% of parents with children aged two to 13 plan on buying their kids digital books this year for the holidays versus 66% last year, according to an upcoming report from PlayCollective and Digital Book World.<p>…

A Bigger iPhone 6 Could Carry a Bigger Price Tag, Too

It has been just two months since Apple’s latest iPhones went on sale, but already analysts are wondering about the next — and more specifically, its …

Tumblr iOS app completely redesigned for iOS 7

Tumblr has finally released a complete redesign of its app for iOS 7 today. The app introduces a new streamlined look and feel for both the iPhone and iPad and also a few new features.<p>On top of a complete redesign for the Dashboard, you’ll notice a new UI for composing, choosing a post style, and …

Google kills Currents, launches a Flipboard-style Newsstand with support for newspaper paywalls

In addition to the magazine partners it already had through Currents, Google is adding subscription-only newspaper providers like the <i>New York Times</i> …

Can Bitcoin catch on with consumers? Gift card site says 3% reward will help

Bitcoin is getting more buzz than ever thanks to an apparent thumbs-up in Washington this week, which triggered a new bout of speculative mania that …

Self-driving vehicles still a decade away, experts tell Congress

Truly autonomous vehicles won't arrive until at least 2020 and likely later, according to a panel of car company executives and researchers that spoke to Congress this week. Mike Robinson, vice president of sustainability and global regulatory affairs at General Motors, told a panel in the House of …

Southwest Airlines now lets you use electronics during takeoff and landing

The days of having to turn off your cellphone when boarding a flight are nearly done. Southwest Airlines just became the latest US carrier to allow personal electronics use during all phases of flight. It's the seventh major US airline to do so.<p>Though Southwest seems quite happy about the decision …

Google Drive for Android now lets you find and replace text

Mobile writers just got a little more control over their masterpieces. An upgrade to Google Drive for Android now lets users find and replace text; they can also insert tables and named styles. A few file management tweaks are in store as well, such as a new two-column view on tablets and an option …

Pinterest Launches ‘Place Pins’ To Help Pinners Plan Their Trips

Pinterest released a new set of tools for users that would help them “explore” and share the things around them. At an event with 150 “Pinners” (and an untold number of journalists) at Pinterest HQ in San Francisco, CEO Ben Silbermann announced that the company would introduce new ways to plan …

Everything gamers want to know about the Xbox One

Just a week after the PlayStation 4 hit stores, the Xbox One has arrived, setting the state for a pretty vicious Black Friday here in the States. …

New Google Debit Card Draws Funds from Your Virtual Wallet

Google will release a prepaid debit card for use in stores and at ATM machines, the company announced Wednesday.<p>The Google Wallet Card will be tied …

Gambia severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan

<b>Gambia has announced that it has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan.</b><p>President Yahya Jammeh's office said the move was for reasons of "national strategic interest".<p>The West African state was one of a few African countries to recognise Taiwan, which China regards as part of its territory.<p>Correspondents …

Boys more likely than girls to be born preemies

WASHINGTON — Boys are slightly more likely to be born premature than girls, and they tend to fare worse, too, says a new report on the health of the world's newborns.<p>"This is a double whammy for boys," said Dr. Joy Lawn of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, who led the team of …

McDonald's to spend $3B on new, remodeled Golden Arches

McDonald's Corp. said Thursday it plans to spend about $3 billion next year to open 1,500 to 1,600 new restaurants and remodel about 1,000 others.<p>As part of that expansion, it will add another window to speed up its drive-thru service.<p>The world's biggest hamburger chain, which recently has …

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US crushes 6 tons of illegal ivory to send message to poachers, traffickers

A massive stockpile of elephant ivory was crushed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday as part of an escalating push to stamp out illegal wildlife trafficking around the world.<p>The destruction of more than six tons of seized tusks and carvings at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National …

Woman pulls a gun on TV journalist

TV reporter Claire Metz turned up on a doorstep to do what looked like a routine interview and ended up being held at gunpoint.<p>Metz, who works for WESH-TV in Orlando Florida, knocked on the door of Shauna Justice, a woman who had been suspended from her job as a police dispatcher after allegations …

Bitcoin gets ready for the government

As Bitcoin gets an increasing amount of attention from the government, the entrepreneurs and advocates behind the digital currency are getting ready for their close-up.<p>They are hiring lawyers skilled in navigating the regulatory gauntlet, political operatives who can deal with the curiosities and …

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One Week After Typhoon, 'The Mood Here Is Very Desperate'

On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Tacloban, the Philippines<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The 220,000 residents of Tacloban — and millions more across central and southern Philippines — were hunkered down one week ago as Typhoon Haiyan bore down on them.<p>A week later, "the mood …

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