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Hands on with Windows 8.1, Microsoft's refitted vision for the future of computing

Today Microsoft further further unveiled Windows 8.1, a major update to the Windows 8 operating system that it released in late 2012. This post is not an attempt to recount what Windows 8.1 contains. For that, TNW’s previous coverage is your guide.<p>Instead, this post is an attempt to place …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

The visibility of distilled water is about 80 metres. Blue Lake, in New Zealand's South Island, clocks in at 76 metres. Here are the first-ever …

Edward Snowden: NSA whistleblower answers reader questions

5.43pm BST<p><b>Final question from Glenn Greenwald:</b><p>Anything else you’d like to add?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>Thanks to everyone for their support, and remember that just …

Snowden spy row grows as US is accused of hacking China

Edward Snowden, the former CIA technician who blew the whistle on global surveillance operations, has opened a new front against the US authorities, …

Prince Jackson Details Life with Michael Jackson

For the first time ever, Prince Jackson, the oldest child of the late Michael Jackson, took the stand today to testify in his family's wrongful death …

Rick Ross Is More Sophisticated Than You Are

To the man who once asked: "Am I really just a narcissist/ cause I wake up to a bowl of lobster bisque?" We salute you.<p>"Chicks send me pictures," Ross said. "And I appreciate it! I love all of them. But I don't do that shit. I'm the Boss." He shook his head, his expression hidden behind his …

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At the E3 Gaming Show, the Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 Battle Progresses to the Next Level

Sony may have spelled "game over" for Microsoft at this year's E3, or at least that's what some think has happened at the annual super-massive gaming …

Japan Is Testing Its New 300 MPH Floating Train

The L0 maglev train floats above its track and is propelled by powerful magnets, eliminating friction that limits the speeds of conventional trains.<p>The Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) unveiled a prototype of the L0 train in November 2012, with plans to run it from Tokyo to Nagoyo, a 40-minute …

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New York Times Warning: Trust Authorities on Boston Bombing, or You’re Nuts

A huge story can set off alarm bells everywhere, but somehow, with ever increasing frequency, we note the silence of the mainstream media. Having …

FBI: Knew About Saudi 9/11 Hijacker Ties—But Lied to Protect “National Security”

The FBI apparently has known for a decade about links between powerful Saudi interests and the alleged 9/11 hijackers, and has been forced to tacitly …

The World Is Getting Warmer Faster Than Expected

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new report from the International Energy Agency says global temperatures will rise twice as fast …

Koreas to hold senior-level talks for first time since 2007

North and South Korea have agreed to hold senior-level talks this week in Seoul, a breakthrough of sorts after Pyongyang's recent threats of nuclear war and Seoul's vows of counterstrikes.<p>The two-day meeting starting on Wednesday will focus on stalled co-operation projects, including the resumption …

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Hong Kong a safe hideaway for Snowden -- for now

HONG KONG — Wherever Edward Snowden is hiding in Hong Kong, experts agree that the man claiming responsibility for a series of sensational leaks about U.S. spying programs is probably safely beyond the grasp of angry U.S. officials.<p>A media manhunt took place Monday in Hong Kong as Edward Snowden …

25 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About

Read more <i>→</i><p>Chase the blues away this Christmas<p><i>0</i><p>The different shades of blue are really fascinating, aren't they? Care to see some of them? Here they …

47 unearthly lightning strikes [PICs]

IN THESE IMAGES, lightning appears close up, often seemingly just a few city blocks away. Don’t let the images fool you though — pro lightning …

Oklahoma tornado: frantic search for survivors in town laid to waste

With faces bruised and bloodied, parents, teachers and children staggered from the wreckage of their suburban school in Oklahoma on Tuesday minutes after it was obliterated by a 200mph tornado.<p>One man tried to comfort a small girl in his arms, while a woman with a black eye clung to the crying …

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Oklahoma tornado – in pictures

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(Images) 56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind, Body & Soul

Now and then when we <i>need a little Inspiration</i> we often reach for a <i>daily quote or motivational video</i>.<p>So I decided to share 56 of my <i>favorite picture</i> …

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North Korea fires two missiles at the South – video

North Korea fires two short-range missiles at South Korea on Monday, in its sixth launch in the past three days. The missiles were fired off the east …

UK Conservatives rebel over gay marriage

David Cameron, British prime minister, is facing deepening splits within his Conservative Party, with a divisive bill to legalise gay marriage returning to parliament.<p>The bill was approved by a comfortable 225-vote majority when it was last debated in February despite the opposition of almost half …

Square Cash Will Let You Send Money To Your Friends By Email

Square’s not just for businesses apparently, as an invite-only page for a product called “Square Cash” has popped up. Not many details are known about it, but we’ve reached out to the company for comment.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> A Square representative sent us the following statement on Square Cash: “We’re excited …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

US attorney in Arizona improperly leaked 'Fast and Furious' memo

The US attorney in Arizona violated Justice Department policy by providing Fox News with information apparently aimed at undercutting the credibility …