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How-To: Get a Sonos-like whole-home speaker setup on a budget

Sonos speakers offer some of the best features in the game, but they come with one drawback: it’s expensive to get the whole-home setup that people love so much. The cheapest speaker, the Sonos Play:1 comes in at $200, while the Play:3 runs $299, and the Play:5 goes for $499. And remember, to get …

Airports

Mark Zuckerberg joins tech bosses in supporting Obama on immigration

The tech industry says the ‘ingenuity, skill and entrepreneurial spirit’ of immigrants is good for the US economy, and is backing Barack Obama<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have urged the supreme court to uphold Barack Obama’s efforts to allow millions of undocumented …

US Department of Defense is aggressively upgrading to Windows 10

Microsoft's Windows 10 roll out has been going well, primarily driven by free upgrades for existing devices. While more than 200 million devices (including Xbox One consoles) are running Windows 10 after just six months, only around 22 million are active in the enterprise or education environments. …

Obama says he will follow 'original intent' of Constitution and pick a Supreme Court nominee

As key Republicans sounded a partial retreat Tuesday from a vow to not even consider a Supreme Court nomination this year, President Obama said he expected the Senate to do its duty by voting to confirm or reject the candidate he names to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.<p>Invoking …

An Android-Powered Smart Bathroom Mirror That Gives Updates on the News, Weather & Time

Google Engineer Max Braun has created an Android-powered bathroom mirror that gives updates on the news, weather, and time. The system was built …

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Sayonara, Scion: Toyota Ending Brand Geared Toward Younger Drivers

Toyota has announced that it is pulling the plug on Scion, its offshoot car brand aimed at younger drivers.<p>Scion, which started in 2003, has seen lagging sales, with a mere 56,167 cars sold last year in the U.S.<p>Scion owners will be able to get their cars serviced by Toyota, and many Scion vehicles …

Antiabortion activist charged in Planned Parenthood video case turns herself in

One of two antiabortion activists charged by a grand jury last month in connection with filming covert videos at a local Planned Parenthood surrendered Wednesday and appeared outside court to applause from supporters who clutched homemade signs calling her a "pro-life hero."<p>"She has broken no …

Ted Cruz Has Given Us a Glimpse Into His Dream Supreme Court Justice, and She’s a Nightmare

February 3, 2016 by Rachel Ford<p>Republican <b>Ted Cruz</b> has clearly stated in the past that he thinks ignoring Supreme Court decisions conservatives don’t …

Sexual Harassment

Official: El Nino could signal easing of California drought

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — In the strongest indication yet that the California drought could be easing, officials said strict water conservation orders could be dramatically scaled back or even ended if El Nino storms keep pummeling the state into the spring.<p>The assessment came amid encouraging results …

Water

Measuring ocean heating is key to tracking global warming | John Abraham

Taking the Earth’s temperature is a challenge, but a critically important one if we are to better understand the nature of climate change<p>Human emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide are causing the Earth to warm. We know this, and we have known about the heat-trapping nature of these …

Microsoft Band 2 Receives New Features After Android Health App Update

Microsoft has this week rolled out a new update to its Microsoft Health Android application bringing with it a number of new features, enhancements …

American people believe in what Congress calls ‘terribly radical ideas’ – Sanders (EXCLUSIVE)

Senator Bernie Sanders spoke with RT’s Ed Schultz about how, from being 40 points behind in the polls, he has become a serious contender for the …

Snowstorm, 60-MPH Winds Threaten Blizzards Across Plains and Midwest

The Great Plains were buried by a blizzard Tuesday that was expected to dump up to 18 inches of snow across eight states.<p>Iowa got hit by the wintry blast just after the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates split for New Hampshire following the caucuses.<p>Des Moines was walloped with …

More sperm whales found dead - this time on a German beach

The whales were young bulls around the same age as 12 other sperm whales found dead in recent weeks at various North Sea spots<p>Eight dead sperm whales have washed up on a German beach, just weeks after 12 of the giant mammals were found dead at other sites on the North Sea, officials said on …

Meet 'Starry,' a Radical New Internet Service From the Founder of Aereo

Everyone knew Chet Kanojia was up to something. Since the Supreme Court crushed his quest to use a streaming TV service called Aereo to disrupt the …

This Is How Much Money You Could Save If You Stopped Drinking Alcohol

Not worth it. Okay, maybe worth it.<p>Here's a solid reason to quit drinking that you probably have never considered: According to <i>Time</i>, if you head to the bar an average of two nights a week, you are spending about $160 per week, or $650 a month, on alcoholic beverages. Twice per week means one night …

Living Paycheck to Paycheck on $75,000 a Year

One-third of high earners get by this way.<p>If you are struggling to save money and think that a larger paycheck is the key to solving your problems, a …

Personal Finance

You Soon Might Be Able to Sidestep One of Cable TV's Biggest Ripoffs

We can only hope<p>If you’re sick of shelling out money to your cable provider every month for the privilege of renting the set-top box you need to …

Set-Top Boxes

Yemen airstrikes: 'there are no sirens, you just hear the boom'

People on the ground say the aerial campaign remains relentless, often hitting residential areas, and the ground war is growing more desperate<p>When the bombs started falling on Sana’a on Wednesday, Hisham al-Omeisy rushed to fetch his children from school. Down in a basement lined with shatterproof …

Supreme Court does energy conservation a solid

In a win for the environment, electric grid reliability, and rationality, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to uphold a federal rule that makes …

Federal Task Force Recommends Reducing Number Of Inmates By 60,000 In 10 Years

A bipartisan task force created by Congress issued "an urgent call to action" Tuesday to overhaul the nation's federal prisons and reduce the number of U.S. inmates by 60,000 over the next decade.<p>A new report from the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections found that punitive mandatory …

GOP senator vows to block efforts to install new Va. Supreme Court justice

RICHMOND — A freshman Virginia state senator said Sunday that he will buck fellow Republicans as they seek to replace Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pick for the state Supreme Court.<p>Justice Jane Marum Roush has been the subject of fiercely partisan debate and unexpected maneuvering since the summer, when …

In key Ohio county, Republicans show passion and division

CINCINNATI (AP) — A room full of Republicans gathered in a key county in pivotal Ohio was asked about the GOP presidential race. What followed over …

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Blizzards, high winds batter Eastern Europe, cause havoc

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Blizzards battered parts of Eastern Europe on Sunday, forcing roads to close, trains and flights to be canceled and …

Russian oligarchs lose $11bn in just 10 days during oil price crash

The gilded generation of Russia's richest men have suffered drastic losses during the market turmoil this year, hastening the end of an era of world dominance<p>They rose from nothing to accumulate wealth on an unimaginable scale. But the era of the Russian oligarch is now drawing to a close, as the …

A Case About Scratched Xbox 360 Discs Heads to the Supreme Court

A case about video game consoles could mean much for class-action lawsuits in general.<p>Cases related to video games rarely reach the U.S. Supreme Court, but the justices made an exception yesterday when they decided they'd hear a 2008 case centered on allegedly faulty units of Microsoft's Xbox 360 …