Jorge Ledesma

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Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word.<p>The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through …

Diaspora Sounds Alarm As Dominicans Face Statelessness

Politicians in the Dominican Republic have long courted Dominicans in the U.S. for votes. That relationship has strengthened in the past couple of years; in 2011, the Dominican government established seven representatives for its communities abroad.<p>And that influence means activism in the U.S. …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

The Iranian Nuclear Deal Is A Good One

This Thanksgiving had an extra reason to be thankful – the new deal between Iran and six superpowers. Last week, the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China (the P5+1 group) reached an interim deal with Iran to stop their nuclear weapons program. Four key provisions were …

Riomaggiore, Italy Is The Most Beautiful Place In The World Right Now

You've heard of the Cinque Terre, those five Italian fishing villages that tourists often hike through one at a time. The one that starts the chain is called Riomaggiore, and if it were up to us, we might stop there and never continue to the rest.<p>There are many reasons to love Riomaggiore. Firstly, …

As Bitcoin tops $1,200, does its fate rest in China's hands?

A surge in Chinese demand underlies bitcoin's astronomical rise over the past few months—the alternative digital currency topped $1,200 early Friday—underscoring the nation's interest in digital currencies as alternative investments.<p>The question lingers: is it only a matter of time before the …

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Can Bitcoin catch on with consumers? Gift card site says 3% reward will help

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Guardian/Guy Grandjean, James Ball<p>Bitcoin is getting more buzz than ever thanks to an apparent thumbs-up in Washington …

Coin eight-in-one Bluetooth credit card adds security features, boosted pre-order availability

Judging by the millions of YouTube views since it launched just last week, there's quite a bit of interest in Coin. The Bluetooth-enabled swipeable lets you add in identifying info from up to eight individual credit, debit, membership, loyalty and gift cards, and comes along with companion Android …

Tiny People in a World of Big Food

“Marrying inspired photographs of real food and tiny people with equally inspired captions, photographer Christopher Boffoli creates a smart, funny, …

Android 4.4 KitKat will let you choose your own default texting app

Android users will be able to choose third-party apps to handle their text messaging by default when the operating system's next big update, version 4.4 KitKat, eventually launches. On its developer blog, Google notes that many third-party SMS and MMS apps have already been made using workarounds …

What A U.S. Default Would Mean For Pensions, China And Social Security

What would happen if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaults on its debt later this month? The broad economic implications are unpredictable, but a default could cause huge trouble for the global economy.<p>But whatever happens to the global economy, one thing is clear: People …

Rand Paul Decries Mandatory Minimum Sentences, Likens War On Drugs To Jim Crow

At a packed public hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) compared the war on drugs to the racist policies of the Jim Crow era.<p>"If I told you that one out of three African-American males is forbidden by law from voting, you might think I was talking …

MLB moves on instant replays while A-Rod allegations stoke PED scandal

Commissioner Selig has shifted on replays for blown calls, but he's staying steady on Alex Rodriguez's 211-game ban<p>Major League Baseball is on a path to extend its use of instant replays, in time for the 2014 season. Pending approval by owners, the MLB Players Association and the World Umpires …

The Four Most Surprising Revelations About Osama Bin Laden's Final Years

Picture Osama bin Laden wearing a cowboy hat, strolling the perimeter of his walled-in Pakistani compound, contemplating whether to trim the …

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Brooklyn's field of broken dreams

<i>An overhead view of City Line Park in East Brooklyn (via Google).</i><p>this park in Brooklyn, at the corner of Atlantic Ave and Fountain Ave., is the Field of Broken Dreams.<p>On a recent Saturday morning, one by one the players show up, drop their gear to the ground near the benches, then walk around the …

Celebrating Gaudí

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 161st birthday of Antoni Gaudí, the Catalan architect whose iconic buildings have left an enduring mark on Barcelona.<p>Born in Reus, Spain, in 1852, Gaudí was part of the art nouveau movement, but he was also a revolutionary engineer. His distinct vision incorporated nature, religion, and Catalan culture. Known to many as “God’s architect,” Gaudí’s deep Catholic faith has left admirers lobbying the Vatican to have him beatified.

Vitamin E Oil: Why You Should Use On Your Body With Caution

Experts weigh in on the pros and cons of the super vitamin.<p>You’ve probably heard your doctor discuss the health benefits of taking vitamin E, which include boosting your immune system, preventing stroke-induced brain damage and protecting against certain cancers. But vitamin E oil can also work …

Iran's President-Elect Meets With Caution In West

Hasan Rowhani's stunning presidential election victory in Iran has opened the door for improved relations with the West, but the U.S. and Israel remain cautious about making progress on their key demand — dismantling Iran's nuclear program.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said …

Women's Weight Training and Bodybuilding Misconceptions

The myths about women's weight training and female bodybuilding do not ever seem to go away. With this article, I'd like to share the facts regarding …

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Ann Coulter Wants More British Immigrants Instead Of Latin Americans

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Wrong Things Ann Coulter Keeps Saying<p>Ann Coulter wants more white immigrants.<p>In an opinion piece published this week titled “When Did We Vote To Become Mexico?” Coulter laments the demographic changes of the last few decades, saying she wished more immigrants came from the “mother …

The College Bubble Is Finally Bursting

Some schools are seeing just 20% of the students they accepted enrolling, versus the usual rate of 33%. These schools have raised tuition discount rate — the price after grants and scholarships — to an all-time high of 45%.<p>Meanwhile, the median sticker price increased just 3.9% last fall, the …

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