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Five ways television can save itself in 2014

This was a game-changing year for the television industry, as Netflix—and the rise of other streaming video carriers—forever altered the way that we consume TV. So how are the networks supposed to thrive in this strange new world of streaming, stacking and binge-viewing? By making, and following, …

TV

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

As August winds to a close, so do the summer tech doldrums. Manufacturers are ramping up for the big fourth-quarter buying season, and that means new products galore. Expect an avalanche of announcements in the first half of September alone, with the IFA show in Berlin followed by an Apple event, …

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Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Smartphones are unquestionably one of the most useful devices of the 21st century but they continue to have one critical flaw – battery life. We’ve all been there – you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.<p>You think of ways to charge it, …

Freed Pussy Riot members say they still want to remove Vladimir Putin

For two women who have spent almost two years in a notorious prison system, Russia's Pussy Riot activists appeared unabashed and defiant on Friday, as they vowed to persist with their attempts to oust Vladimir Putin and replace him with a more tolerant, open type of leadership.<p>Speaking publicly for …

Katy B: "Crying for No Reason"

British dance-pop singer Katy B will release a new album, <i>Little Red</i>, on February 3, the full-length followup to 2011's <i>On a Mission</i>. She's already shared a few singles, including the emotional ballad "Crying for No Reason". Now the track has got a video, in which Katy B performs the song before a …

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

Nanotech

Pope's economic ideas rattle GOP

He draws crowds like a rock star, was named “Person of the Year” by Time as well as a gay rights magazine, and drew the ire of Rush Limbaugh for his criticism of “trickle-down” economics. Pope Francis has dramatically shifted the message and tone of the Vatican in the last nine months, and he’s …

Leaders of Kenya, Ethiopia in South Sudan for peace talks

The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia arrived in South Sudan on Thursday to try and mediate between the country's president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup that the government insists sparked violence threatening to destroy the world's newest country.<p>Kenyan President Uhuru …