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'Suge' Knight still in hospital after murder case hearing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight on Wednesday remained in a hospital where he was taken a day earlier for chest pains after …

Crime

Anderson Silva Legacy Forever Tarnished by Drug-Test Failure

Link to Media<p>Anderson "The Spider" Silva's legacy is forever tarnished.<p>On Tuesday evening, Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole yanked the curtain on the nearly 40-year-old Silva's Oz act, revealing an illegal aid in the Spider's camp leading up to his UFC 183 main event against Nick Diaz on Jan. 31.<p>According …

Alex Rodriguez

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

The Pirate Bay comes back weeks after a police raid

We're starting to wonder if it's nigh-on impossible to keep The Pirate Bay down. Just weeks after Swedish police raided the bootleg file site and knocked it offline, it's back -- <i>TorrentFreak</i> reports that almost everything is up and running once again, complete with a phoenix graphic (above) to …

Comcast and Time Warner Cable hike modem fees as much as 33%. Time to buy your own.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable have just raised fees for renting a modem so high that it now makes sense to buy your own. Even if it's a headache installing it.<p>The cable companies just hiked the monthly rates they charge customers for leasing their modems -- a somewhat hidden charge that most people …

Time Warner

Already-strong dollar hits a 9-year high

The dollar is still king at the start of 2015, hitting a nine-year peak as the U.S. economy continues to improve while other nations struggle.<p>An index measuring the greenback against a basket of currencies, including the euro and the Japanese yen, reached 91.16 on Friday — the highest level since …

Obama OKs New North Korea Sanctions Over 'Destructive' Cyber Attack

President Barack Obama on Friday authorized additional sanctions on North Korea in the wake of the "destructive and coercive" cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.<p>The new sanctions target three entities — including the country's primary intelligence organization — and 10 individuals as …

North Korea

From Phones To Tablets: 26 Apple Designs That Never Came To Be

In Design Forward, frog design’s founder, Hartmut Esslinger, recounts the inspirations and process behind the computers that revolutionized consumer electronics.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Design Forward: Creative Strategies for Sustainable Change <i>(</i><i>Arnoldsche Art Publishers</i><i>), by</i> …

Girlfriend of John Crawford, man killed by police in Walmart, dies in car crash

The girlfriend of John Crawford, the young man who was shot dead by police while holding a pellet gun and speaking on his cellphone in an Ohio supermarket last year, has been killed in a car crash.<p>Tasha Thomas died on New Year’s Day when the car she was travelling in struck a pole in Dayton at high …

Law Enforcement

2015: Montblanc Just Got Smarter

Montblanc starts the New Year with a smart move: just two hours into 2015, the brand unveiled the new Montblanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap watch line.<p>Mind you, since Jerome Lambert (previously CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre) took over the helm of Montblanc in late 2013, we have seen many great …

Mont Blanc

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Spurs New German Tank Design

Filling a Fulda Gap in future defenses<p>Germany’s parliament just submitted a budget request to develop a new tank. Nestled inside the budget committee report is the call for a Leopard III development program, to create a new “Kampfpanzer” or battle tank. Spotted at Defence Blog, the proposal to …

Military

Missing American found dead in Mexican mountains

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going …

Hiking

The Best Celebrity Instagrams from the 2015 Golden Globes

What’s the easiest way to find out what’s happening behind the scenes at the Golden Globes? Instagram, of course. Below are some of the best photos straight from our favorite celebrities at this year's Golden Globe Awards.

10 of the Best Free Android Apps

Finding the right Android app can be a difficult task as there are literally over a million apps in the Google Play Store. And many of them come with …

Beyoncé Really Might Be Pregnant Again

A source claims he/she knows the baby's sex.<p><b>Update, 1/14:</b> <i>Life & Style</i> reports that an "elated" Beyoncé is indeed pregnant—with a little <i>brother</i> for Blue Ivy. According to the source, when the first couple of music found out the good news, "it was like new life was injected into their marriage — Jay …

The Week in Review: CES Pushes the Innovation Envelope

Televisions with a curved display. 3D printed pizzas. High fashion wearables. An app that changes how you feel by delivering “neurosignaling …

CES

Boréal Bikes smrtGRiPS

Technological innovations in the bike world continue to abound. While some carry more merit than others, there's no shortage of digital innovations that aim to make cycling safer as well as more convenient and efficient. Montreal-based Boréal Bikes' newly unveiled smrtGRiPS are the world's first …

Bike Lanes

Ohio State, Oregon title game will crown a 'true champion'

DALLAS (AP) — Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been played for a trophy that has never been raised.<p>The winner Monday night in …

College Football

Everyone Is Freaking Out Over This New McDonald's Commercial

McDonald's debuted a new commercial during Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers.<p>Everyone was tweeting about it.<p>Set to the tune "Carry On" by the band Fun., the commercial features McDonald's signs that have shared words of encouragement, support, …

The Remarkably Intimate Houses Of Father-Son Architects Eliel And Eero Saarinen

A new book focuses on the small-scale projects of the Finnish-American architecture family.<p>Architecture history is filled with father-son duos. In the 18th century, Jacques V Gabriel, the premier architect to the King of France, left his title to his son Ange-Jacques, who designed and remodeled …

The Communication Of The Future Is So Real You Can Touch It

Companies are starting to integrate haptic feedback into their technology. Welcome to the future you can reach out and touch.<p>Early one morning last year Hiroshi Ishii, associate director of the MIT Media Lab, placed his hand on one of two identical assemblies of wooden bars. I put my hand on the …

Philips Noise-Canceling Headphones Use Lightning Cable Connection

The headphone jack is typically seen as inviolate – universal, irreplaceable, and great just like it is, the 3.5mm prong that we all know and love. …

Hot cars at the Detroit auto show

DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. It opens to the public Jan. …

Detroit Auto Show

Transatlantic flight nears supersonic speeds | CNN Travel

Aviation

Microsoft chastises Google for disclosing Windows 8.1 security hole prior to patch

Microsoft is publicly criticizing Google for releasing details about a security vulnerability in Windows 8.1 two days before the Redmond company was …

Chevy's 2016 Volt goes farther, faster than its predecessor

On the eve of the Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet is finally ready to reveal details about the second generation of its groundbreaking plug-in hybrid vehicle. The 2016 Volt is new in pretty much every way, with a refined exterior and interior design, plus improvements under the hood that offer 50 …

Samsung Packs An 8-Core Processor Into Its New 5.5-Inch Galaxy A7 Smartphone

Last year Samsung released an eight-core version of the Galaxy S5, and now it has outed a dedicated octocore smartphone in its own right: the Galaxy A7.<p>Korean firm teased the phone in 2014 and showcased it last week, according to a report, but now it is official with dual 1.8GHz and 1.3GHz …

Volkswagen, Ford take top awards at the Detroit auto show

DETROIT (AP) — Ford's big move to aluminum for the body of its flagship F-150 truck has helped it garner some additional material: The hardware that …

Detroit Auto Show

Saudi prince: $100-a-barrel oil 'never' again

<i>Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told me we will not see $100-a-barrel oil again. The plunge in oil prices has been one of the biggest stories of the year. And while cheap gasoline is good for consumers, the negative impact of a 50% decline in oil has been wide and deep,</i> …

Oil