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Google's plans for a massive, futuristic new headquarters get derailed by LinkedIn

Function wins over form<p>Google's search for a place to build its giant and oddly mysterious glass utopia will have to be somewhere else than Mountain View's North Bayshore district. In a vote from the area's city council last night, the group decided that LinkedIn and <i>not</i> Google will get the majority …

Apple Watch brings the bling in retail debut

PARIS, LONDON, NEW YORK and PALO ALTO -- With Friday's Apple Watch retail debut, Apple took some of its own "think different" advice.<p>Apple Stores have always been polished, but the Apple Watch takes the upscale approach to another level by nestling the smartwatch among luxury brands such as Yves …

Smartwatches

The Truth Behind Fighter Pilot Passing Floating Snickers

A mysterious video of a pilot floating a Snickers bar to a copilot in a fighter jet piqued Internet curiosity over the past few days. The unlisted YouTube video "How to Pass Snacks to the Rear Seat of a Fighter Jet" lasts 11 seconds, showing the pilot in front releasing the candy bar in flight. The …

Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

The physics of popcorn: Watch the explosion in slow motion

It's one of the most dramatic transformations in science, and it happens in your microwave.<p>Most popcorn lovers take for granted that a simple kernel of corn can metamorphose into a fluffy treat. But to a pair of French researchers, the popping of corn presents a powerful demonstration of how the …

James Foley's parents speak out on U.S. hostage policy - CNN Video

John and Diane Foley discuss their concerns about how the government handles hostage situations, as well as their hope for reform.

Aid Workers Help Yazidi Women Return to Life After ISIS Nightmare

DOHUK, Northern Iraq — The survivors live in trailers arranged in a neat grid. A mountain range lines the camp, and at this time of year the air is cold.<p>Only six months ago, the thousands of people at this refugee camp in northern Iraq lived in small villages nearby. Now, the people here have …

Double-layered veils and despair … women describe life under Isis

Women living under Islamic State’s control in Iraq and Syria are facing increasingly harsh restrictions on movement and dress, which are rigorously enforced by religious police and are leading to resentment and despair among moderate Muslims.<p>Residents of Mosul, Raqqa and Deir el-Zour have told the …

Clothing

Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya

As ISIS makes inroads into Libya, officials in Rome are panicking about an Islamic State just across the sea—but have no idea how to combat the …

Italy

Frayed nerves in Denmark amid news of gunman's ISIS pledge, bomb scare

<b>Copenhagen (CNN) —</b> Denmark was on edge Tuesday, as it emerged that the suspected gunman in the weekend terror attacks in Copenhagen apparently swore allegiance to ISIS' leader, and armed police responded to a bomb scare at the scene of one of the shootings.<p>Police cordoned off the area around the …

Scientists see shrinking California snowpack as a harbinger

State workers performed a California winter ritual Thursday, poking hollow aluminum tubes into Sierra Nevada meadows to measure the snowpack. In what scientists see as a harbinger, they didn't find much.<p>"We will conceivably see more years like this in the future," said geologist Jeffrey Mount, a …

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

This case transforms your iPad's screen to make typing easier, and it looks like magic

Touch screens are designed for tapping and swiping, but typing has not been their strong suit. A startup called Tactus Technology is looking to change that.<p>Tactus is getting ready to release its Phorm accessory for the iPad mini — a combined case and screen protector that enables small "finger …

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

iSpy: Snowden leak shows how the UK tracked iPhone users

Apple has long been outspoken about the measures it goes to to keep your iPhone secure, but new documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden demonstrate how the British spy agency GCHQ was able to carry out “realtime tracking of target iPhones” — by compromising users’ computers.<p>Rather than …

Ex-street kid weeps as she asks Pope why God lets children suffer in Philippines

<b>(CNN) —</b> A few years ago, Glyzelle Palomar was begging for food on the streets of northern Manila. This week, the 12-year-old girl was on a stage in front of tens of thousands of people, asking Pope Francis why God lets children suffer.<p>"There are many children neglected by their own parents," …

Pope Francis

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

Text Messaging

Muslims burned to death in India attack

Three Muslim civilians have been burned to death after Hindu assailants set fire to dozens of homes of a Muslim community in an apparent retaliatory attack in eastern India, officials have said.<p>Atul Prasad, a Bihar state administrator, said the violence erupted on Sunday after the body of a young …

Apple Watch wins the wrist war before it starts

Ever since Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch last September, it’s been one disappointment after another as far as I’m concerned. Apple’s first wearable won’t come in the minimalist form factor of the fitness bracelets I love. Worse yet, the launch version of the fashion-forward device will lack …

Sophia Loren, peeking out from behind a newspaper, 1964. See 19 photos of Loren shot by her good friend, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt: http://ti.me/1C9AdXF (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

HTC One M9 to boast 20-megapixel camera, smartwatch coming too says report

The HTC One M9 could be just weeks away, and is set to bring with it HTC's first smartwatch.<p>That's according to the latest rumours surrounding the follow-up to last year's HTC One M8. The new flagship is likely to be a big deal for the troubled Taiwanese company, but with Samsung's dominance over …

Phones

Deep-fried graphene may be the key to long-lasting batteries

The deep frying process isn't just useful for livening up your food -- it might also be the ticket to better batteries in your mobile devices. South Korean researchers have created highly conductive, stable electrode materials by spraying graphene oxide droplets into a very hot blend of acid and …

Deep Frying

Bloomberg: One M9 to feature 20MP rear camera, smartwatch coming along

A <i>Bloomberg</i> report reveals some details about HTC’s new flagship phone, expected March 1. HTC’s first smartwatch could be announced at the same time.<p>Citing a person familiar with the matter, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that the next One flagship (tentatively known as M9 or Hima) will feature an improved camera …

HTC's M9 flagship phone reportedly coming in March alongside smartwatch

The M9 could make some big camera changes<p>HTC has already begun the hype cycle for its next flagship smartphone by teasing its March 1st Mobile World Congress event, and now Bloomberg has some more details on what might be in store. The follow-up to the HTC One M8 is indeed codenamed M9, the news …

Is Apple making an 'iPad Pro' with a stylus?

Steve Jobs' famous proclamation that "if you see a stylus, they blew it" may not be as unshakable a mantra as the former Apple CEO imagined. Apple is likely to introduce a stylus alongside a larger version of the iPad with a 12.9-inch display, according to an analyst with a solid track record. KGI …

GM's New Electric Car Could Upstage Tesla and Volt | Inc.com

With the introduction of an affordable electric car that can go 200 miles on a single charge, General Motors is setting up a showdown with Tesla to sell an electric vehicle to the masses. It may also upstage a car of its own.<p>GM on Monday unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, a $30,000 concept car that …

Muscle-sensing Myo gesture armband will be on Amazon this quarter

About a year after getting our first taste of the Myo, Thalmic Labs has announced that it's reaching out to the masses by way of Amazon this quarter. As with its pre-order on the company's website, this muscle-sensing gesture control armband will be available for $199. But even before that, Thalmic …

NASA's Dawn gets its best glimpse yet of dwarf planet Ceres

Between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter spins an asteroid belt, and in that asteroid belt is the inner solar system's dwarf planet. Ceres makes up a third of the asteroid belt's mass, and, with a diameter of 950 kilometres (590 miles), it was originally thought to have been a planet on its discovery …

Astronomy