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Google Launches Project Fi, its Mobile Service for Nexus 6 Users

The Google mobile network is at last official: The company has launched its Project Fi service in the United States exclusively for Nexus 6 owners.<p>Detailed in a blog post, Google said Project Fi will cost $20 a month for the basic plan (talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering and coverage in 120+ countries), …

Facebook introduces Hello, an app to replace the Android dialer

Can better contacts and call blocking make it a hit?<p>Phone calls may have fallen out of fashion, but Americans still make 1 billion of them every day. And yet the experience of making a call isn’t all that great: phones don’t always recognize numbers, contacts can be difficult to manage, and they …

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina is reportedly launching her presidential campaign in 2 weeks

Fiorina, a Republican, reportedly intends to officially announce her bid in a conference call on May 4. After the story published, however, a Fiorina spokeswoman wrote on Twitter that the report might not be accurate.<p>"I am not confirming the WSJ story from earlier today. We have no announcement to …

McDonald’s Is Closing Hundreds of Stores This Year

McDonald’s shuttered 350 poorly performing stores in Japan, the United States, and China the first three months of 2015 as part of its plan to boost …

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Navy drone makes history with refueling maneuver

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The latest version of unmanned naval aerial combat vehicles achieved another first on Wednesday when it conducted its first aerial refueling test, the Navy announced.<p>While flying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, the X-47B, an unmanned vehicle designed to eventually operate …

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Obama Backs Two Major Cybersecurity Bills

The White House throws its support behind legislation that would increase sharing of cyberthreat information between the private sector and government. Both bills are expected to pass this week.<p>The White House has extended its support to a pair of cybersecurity bills scheduled for a House floor …

Thousands evacuated as Chile volcano erupts

Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano has erupted for the second time in a day, after being dormant for about half a century.<p>The first eruption on Wednesday sent a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky, local television images showed.<p>More than 5,000 people were evacuated from the …

Hong Kong opens new chapter in pro-democracy fight

Hong Kong's government on Wednesday officially put forth its proposed rules for the territory's scheduled 2017 election of a chief executive, opening the next chapter in a long-running fight over democratic reforms.<p>A group of legislators immediately denounced the Beijing-backed plan as undemocratic …

Army 'regains ground' from ISIL in battle for Ramadi

Iraqi security forces battling fighters of the Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL) are slowly regaining some ground from the armed group in the western city of Ramadi, security and local officials said.<p>The fighters began advancing on Ramadi two weeks ago, causing local officials to warn it was …

Senate Republicans seek to preserve NSA power to collect phone data

Senate Republicans have launched the opening salvo in a battle over government surveillance powers, introducing a bill to preserve intact the National Security Agency's authority to store and search domestic telephone records.<p>Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sparked a public furor in 2013 when …

It is 'discrimination' to call massacres of Armenians 'genocide', Turkey says

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu uses centenary of massacres to angrily denounce campaign for recognition<p><b>Turkey</b> has used the anniversary of the <b>massacres of more than a million Armenians</b> beginning 100 years ago this week to attack countries calling for the event to be called a …

U.S. warns of new Russian buildup in Ukraine

Russia has sent arms and drone aircraft into eastern Ukraine and is concentrating troops along the tense border, a buildup that is raising concern about a new escalation in the conflict, the State Department said Wednesday.<p>Russia, which is supporting separatists battling the central Ukraine …