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The 10 Best Travel Apps To Plan Your Winter Vacation

From booking a flight to packing for your getaway, these are the apps to use as your own personal travel agent.<p><b>1) Skyscanner</b> <br>Skyscanner searches virtually every airline and destination to find you the least expensive and most convenient flight for your trip. To sync up with your air travel plans, …

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

Israeli move in east Jerusalem draws US concern

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities gave preliminary approval Wednesday to build 200 homes in a Jewish area of east Jerusalem, a move that threatened to push Israelis and Palestinians deeper into conflict after weeks of unrest over the city's holiest sites.<p>The announcement came hours before U.S. …

Pres. Obama's reported 10-part immigration plan draws both fire and praise

Indications that the Obama administration is planning to unveil a 10-part immigration reform plan that would be carried out via executive action is drawing praise from groups that want more leniency for undocumented immigrants, and condemnation from others that say the president is circumventing …

Google Nexus 6 phone review roundup: massive, fast and pricey

Google’s latest smartphone has hit the US and the reviews are pouring out with both praise and misgivings – but is a 6in screen just too big?<p>Google released its latest flagship smartphone the Nexus 6 to the public in early November. Previous Nexus devices have been good phones let down by poor …

Elated scientists show off latest pics from historic Rosetta comet mission

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists who pulled off a huge achievement in space exploration showed numerous black-and-white images Thursday of where they think the Philae probe landed on a comet 310 million miles from Earth.<p>Many at the European Space Agency have gone without sleep in the last few days, nervously …

Nexus 6 Review: A Big, Beautiful, Cumbersome Beast

I wanted to love the Nexus 6.<p>I’ve been using a Nexus 5 as my phone of choice since the very day it was announced. It’s the phone that pulled me over from the iOS camp for keeps, after so many dozens of other Android handsets I’d tested failed to do so with any permanence. It’s the phone I …

Motorola Droid Turbo Review: the best Android on Verizon

There are a lot of good phones out there. From the iPhone 6 to the Galaxy Note 4, the market is saturated with devices clamoring for your attention with their thinness, metal structure or fancy exclusive features.<p>Motorola and Verizon’s Droid Turbo (or the Moto Maxx, outside of the US) isn’t like …

Obama Plans to Protect Up to 5 Million From Deportation

Report claims chip suppliers are preparing to ramp up Apple Watch production

Apple has yet to provide a specific launch date for the Apple Watch, leaving its early 2015 timeframe and internal memo revealing a spring launch after Chinese New Year as the only information to go by in terms of a release date. A new report by Taiwan-based DigiTimes, however, suggests that the …

Surface Pro 3: Microsoft finally makes a killer tablet — and it can replace your laptop (review)

It took several tries, but Microsoft has finally delivered a device that lives up to the bold promise of its Surface line.<p>The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s third try since 2012 at unifying tablets and laptops — but with some key differences from its predecessors. Its screen is bigger, so you can …