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Sleep Number's x12 smart bed monitors your sleeping habits

CES 2014: the year the Internet of Things got very, very real. So far at the show we've seen a smart toothbrush and even a smart slow cooker, but is everybody ready for a smart bed? Sleep Number just announced the x12, which packs a variety of sensors to monitor your sleeping habits, movement, …

Ex-CIA Chief Robert Gates on Snowden, Syria, and the Biggest Threat to America

Yesterday in the Hearst Tower, Esquire Executive Editor Mark Warren moderated a talk with Robert Gates, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency and Secretary of Defense, who discussed the Edward Snowden case, the perils of aiding Syrian rebels, and the No. 1 threat to the nation.<p><b>On Edward</b> …

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Robert Gates Says Syria Is A Tornado, And The US Should Keeps Its Hands Out

Gates, both a former Secretary of Defense and a former CIA director, says involvement in Syria is a slippery slope that will only lead to deeper, riskier commitments.<p>"The question about the involvement in Syria is, can you put just a few fingers into the tornado? And at what point, when that fails, …

Gates, Panetta question Obama's Syria strategy

Robert Gates and Leon Panetta say Obama should not have asked Congress to OK a strike.<p>DALLAS (AP) — President Obama's first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress' approval for a strike on President Bashar …

Gates, Panetta question Obama's Syria strategy

DALLAS (AP) — President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress' approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad's forces.<p>Speaking at a forum in Dallas, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta disagreed …

Today's Drone Critics: Robert Gates and a Former Drone

Greg Jaffe reports on Robert Gates's remarks to the Association of the U.S. Army. A lot of other papers have led with Gates's call for a …

Obama, Clinton opposition to Iraq ‘surge’ was political, ex-Pentagon chief Gates writes - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

Bloomberg<p>Robert Gates<p>A forthcoming book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is making waves on Tuesday for its claim that Hillary Clinton’s and …

Gates Slams Biden in Memoir, Reveals He Nearly Quit

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has harsh words for Vice President Joe Biden’s foreign policy judgement in his soon-to-be-released …

Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’

He served as defense secretary under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama, bridging the two administrations and earning a reputation as careful, conservative and consensus-oriented.<p>He served as defense secretary under presidents Obama and George W. Bush, bridging the two administrations and earning …

Bob Gates unloads on ‘distrustful’ Obama in new book

Via WaPo:<p>In a new memoir, former defense secretary Robert Gates unleashes harsh judgments about President Obama’s leadership and his commitment to the Afghanistan war, writing that by early 2010 he had concluded the president “doesn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be …

The ‘Surprising’ & ‘Dismaying’ Things Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates Says Clinton & Obama Admitted to Him

President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opposed the surge in Iraq chiefly for “political” reasons, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates alleges in a new memoir.<p>“Hillary told the president that her opposition to the [2007] surge in Iraq had been political because she …

Ex-Pentagon chief Gates criticises Obama in new memoir

Former US defence secretary Robert Gates has criticised President Barack Obama's approach to the war in Afghanistan in a new memoir, accusing his administration of harbouring “suspicion and distrust” in its relations with the Pentagon.<p>Gates describes how Obama appeared to lack faith in the US war …

CES 2014: The $8,000 'snore-stopping' superbed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1042000/1042185_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534397413_af46e469740d0c061378e4b55ab0f3ed<p><b>In our hyper-connected world, in which dinners are interrupted by smartphones, and where 75% of us (one study says) check our messages while on</b> …

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LinkedIn sues to stop bots that are stealing its user profiles

Professional network LinkedIn(s lnkd) is fighting off shady competitors that are using bots to vacuum up hundreds of thousands of its user profiles …

Intel Wants to Make Computers Think More Like Humans

<b>LAS VEGAS --</b> Intel says it wants to make science fiction into reality. More specifically, it wants to make the way we interact with computers and tablets more human, more "natural."<p>"We want to communicate with the computing device naturally, as you would with another human," Mooly Eden, Intel's …

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Massive cache of explosives, bomb manuals found in Maryland home

A Maryland man was being held on $400,000 bond Tuesday after local, state and federal authorities discovered working bombs, more than 100 pounds of bomb-making chemicals and numerous manuals for creating bombs and booby traps in his home, police said.<p>The man, Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr., 28, of Glen …

How do you photograph cold? 14 pictures documenting the polar vortex

Taking pictures of a snowstorm is easy – there are piles of the stuff on sidewalks, and when it falls it just looks so pretty. But documenting the kind of bitter, arctic cold that's enveloped much of North America this week can be a more challenging task. How to convey an abstract feeling – brr! – …

Satellite eye on Earth: November and December 2013 – in pictures

Rare snowfall in the Middle East, a hybrid solar eclipse over Africa and smog cover stretching for hundreds of miles over China were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites

This Map Shows The Most Popular TV Show Set In Every State

We've already found the most famous book in every state. But what about your favorite shows?<p>Earlier this year, we ran a map from Reddit user SomeGuyFromCanada listing the most significant shows set in every state.<p>We weren't happy with all of the selections (no "Breaking Bad" or "Happy Days"?) so we …

NY Times vocabulary quiz determines where you are from

<i>The New York Times</i> has a 25-question, multiple choice survey about word usage and pronunciation (e.g., "How to you pronounce "aunt?").<p>I took the test …

100 Greatest Action Movie One-Liners

Finally, all your favorite action movie zingers, from the super corny to the bad-assiest, have been compiled into one big compilation. Need too get your tough on? Just fire up the video above, put on a pair of sunglasses and play along.<p><i>Via Pleated Jeans</i>

One Scene In 'Home Alone' You've Probably Never Noticed That Explains The Entire Movie

Since it's Christmastime, airings of "Home Alone" are in abundance on TV right now. In between watching childhood star Macaulay Caulkin destroy burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, there's probably one huge thing you've been missing every time you watch.<p>Reddit user matt01ss discovered a …

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