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A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.<p>Located in Santa Barbara, California, …

Rex Ryan on Patriots RB Dion Lewis: Don't even know his name

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan generating headlines leading into a game against the New England Patriots? No surprise there.<p>In his …

Man dies of gunshot wound after killing professor, partner

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A college instructor suspected in the fatal shootings of a woman he lived with on Mississippi's Gulf Coast and a professor …

Mississippi River

Meerkat Founder On Getting The Kill Call From Twitter

Meerkat founder Ben Rubin has criticized Twitter for only giving the live streaming startup two hours’ notice before pulling the plug on access to its social graph. Speaking onstage with TechCrunch’s Josh Constine here at Disrupt NY, Rubin said: “Big platforms should take leadership coming from …

Social Media

Chinese female lifeguards groped by men pretending to drown

A group of all-female lifeguards in China have been given hidden cameras to protect them from men who deliberately jump into the water just to get close to the women<p>An all-female lifeguard team in China has reportedly been plagued by men pretending to drown so they can be rescued by the women.<p>It …

Man accused in Hannah Graham murder could face death penalty

The man accused of abducting and killing a British-born University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and a prosecutor said Tuesday she will seek the death penalty.<p>The indictment accusing Jesse L. Matthew Jr. of capital murder in the death of Hannah Graham is based on new …

Video shows rescue of deflating dinghy in which several migrants died

Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five migrants were crushed to death and more …

15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

The best restaurants in America are...

<b>(CNN) —</b> What makes a restaurant the hottest destination in town?<p>Glowing Yelp reviews, Instagram-worthy presentation and high praise from critics and food bloggers go a long way. But among chefs and restaurateurs, nothing says you've made it like a James Beard Award.<p>Since 1990, the not-for-profit …

James Beard

Ice cores show 200-year climate lag

<b>Scientists have found a 200-year lag time between past climate events at the poles.</b><p>The most detailed Antarctic ice core provides the first clear comparison with Greenland records, revealing a link between northern and southern hemisphere climate change.<p>Scientists found that abrupt and large …

Global Warming

Disney's careful plan to get you interested — but not too interested — in Star Wars

Disney has a "very carefully designed marketing plan" to get consumers excited about the Star Wars franchise this year, CEO Bob Iger said today during an earnings call. And it includes a tantalizing video game tease.<p>"We have already talked about some games that will come out into the marketplace," …

Watch the moon wobble its way through all of 2015 in this NASA video

As the moon orbits Earth, it keeps the same face oriented toward our planet—almost. From our view, this slight variance—known as libration—looks like a wobble that slowly changes our view of the Moon.<p>Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a satellite that has orbited the moon since 2009, we …

Astronomy

'Anglo-Saxons' would rip Europe apart after a Grexit, says Juncker

Commission president says Grexit exposes the euro to huge danger as capitalist forces would try to dismantle the EU "piece by piece"<p>The president of the European Commission has risked angering Britain after comments warning that the "Anglo-Saxon world" would seek to dismantle the European project …

Breathtaking Views of Restored Monuments Damaged By the D.C. Earthquake

Photographer Colin Winterbottom also captured the hard work of the crews responsible for building and maintaining the city's monuments.<p>After a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in 2011 rocked Washington, D.C. and damaged some of its most iconic landmarks, Colin Winterbottom tagged along with the National …

Heroism

A super-hot super-Earth spotted 40 light-years away

Sientists have found an extreme planet where the atmospheric temperature appears to swing wildly from 1,800 to 4,900 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a two-year period.<p>Astronomers cannot yet say for certain what might be responsible for these drastic shifts in temperature, but in a new study, …

Astronomy

Apple sets guidelines for creating Apple Watch bands

A key feature of Apple's new smartwatch is the ability to switch bands, and Apple is telling third-party developers how to design them.<p>Apple wants to make sure that bands designed by third parties for its Apple Watch are designed the right way.<p>A new page on Apple's website called "Creating Bands …

Smartwatches

New Mirror's Edge could be coming in early 2016

It's been a while since we got any substantive news about the follow-up to flawed but beloved parkour game <i>Mirror's Edge</i>. Today, though an Electronic Arts earning filing provided a tentative release date: the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, otherwise known as the first few months of the year. <i>Mirror's</i> …

Street Style: Tokyo Fashion Week Fall 2014

Japanese Street Fashion

Carly Fiorina Just Played The Gender Card All Wrong

Wrapping up her interview onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt with presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TechCrunch’s Sarah Lane asked a pretty common question for a candidate running for president — if you don’t win, are you interested in serving as vice president?<p>“Would you ever ask a man running for …

Suspect Jesse Matthew Could Face Death Penalty in Murder of Hannah Graham

Prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek the death penalty against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., the college operating room technician charged with kidnapping and killing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham last September.<p>An Albemarle County, Virginia, judge set a hearing for June 25 for …

Crime

Did ISIS Really Mastermind Texas Shooting? Experts Doubtful

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria claimed that the gunmen at a Texas cartoon exhibition were “soldiers of the caliphate,” but experts say …

US approves ferry service between Cuba and Florida

<b>Passenger ferries could be set to run between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years after the US government approved new services.</b><p>Services between the two countries stopped when the US imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in 1960.<p>But Washington announced the restoration of diplomatic …

Cuba

Pharrell, Bruno Mars and the Age of Pastiche Pop

Are chart-topping retro-style hits honoring the past or simply retreading it?<p><b>On a recent drive</b>, I flipped on Z100 and had a curious case of déjà vu. …

Hung Up

Spotlight: Modev Content Director Elliot Volkman

<b>My name is</b> Elliot Volkman and <b>my love of</b> brewing beer and technology have a huge impact on my life. On one hand, beer is the oldest transcribed recipe known to man, and on the other technology is pushing us through the future. Eventually I want to open a “Librewery” and merge these two worlds …

Social Media

California fails to save water despite crackdown

Governor Jerry Brown has orders residents and businesses to cut water consumption by 25 per cent as state suffers record drought<p><b>Californians</b> conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported on Tuesday, saying residents and …

Snorkeling