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8 Things to Watch on Netflix in November

It's a new month and that means a new batch of movies just hit our favorite streaming site.<p><b>Available November 3</b><p><b>1) Do I Sound Gay? (2014)</b><p>In this documentary, journalist David Thorpe exposes the stereotypes surrounding the speech and vocal inflections of the gay male. Thorpe interviews Dan Savage, …

The self-driving car is ready for prime time, but you still can't have one

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Google — or as co-founder Sergey Brin put it, "Google, ah, sorry, I mean Alphabet" — held a thoroughly fascinating event …

A Flipboard Ode to Coffee

Today, on International Coffee Day, we pay our respects to our dear friend and comforter, the bean-roasted beverage, <i>coffea arabica</i>. All hail the nectar of the gods in all its wonderful varieties. From the smokey roasts of Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region with subtle top notes of grass and butter, to …

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Video of US police shooting black man in wheelchair sparks outrage

Mobile phone footage of incident in Delaware shows an officer firing at Jeremy McDole while he was sitting in a wheelchair in broad daylight.<p>Video purportedly showing police officers fatally shooting a black man in a wheelchair has sparked controversy in the United States.<p>The mobile phone footage …

Walmart doubles down on renewable energy with wind deal

Walmart (WMT) is taking a big step toward fulfilling its long-term ambition of being wholly supplied by renewable energy with a new deal to buy more …

Amazon opening corporate office in Detroit, plans expansion

DETROIT (AP) — Online retailer Amazon is opening a corporate office in Detroit and plans to expand in early 2016.<p>Seattle-based Amazon says it wants …

Mixed results in early voting on UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal

DETROIT — Workers at UAW Local 372 in Trenton became the latest unit of the UAW to reject a proposed national agreement with Fiat Chrysler on Friday.<p>Eighty percent of production workers at the plant and 71% of skilled trades workers voted to reject the new contract, according to the local’s website.<p>…

Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon.<p>A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a …

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Selfies now kill more people per year than sharks

Shutterstock<p>We’ve had an unusually high number of shark attacks so far this year, but even so, Condé Nast Traveler has reported that <i>even more</i> people have died in 2015 due to selfies.<p>That’s right. It turns out that a bad mix of vanity and not paying attention to one’s surroundings is far more deadly …

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Why Your Credit Card Is Going 'Chip-and-PIN'

Many Americans have received a new credit or debit card in the mail in with a computer chip on the front. If you’re not sure what the chip is all about, you’re not alone: One survey showed that about 75 percent of respondents didn’t understand why they were being sent the new chip-embedded …

Fairphone delivers on its ethical, modular smartphone

Fairphone is a slightly different kind of smartphone manufacturer. It's not out to make the prettiest or the most powerful handsets, but the most ethically responsible. The company bankrolled its first device through a pre-order program, and went on to sell 60,000 of the things, affording it the …

Facebook partners with UN to bring Internet access to refugee camps

Facebook is working with the United Nations to enable refugees from the Syrian civil war to access the Internet so they can more easily communicate while seeking resettlement.<p>In a speech to the UN on Saturday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Internet connections in refugee camps will help …

Chinese jet performs 'unsafe' maneuver near U.S. plane, Pentagon says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Chinese military jet performed an "unsafe" maneuver in front of a U.S. reconnaissance plane last week, the Pentagon said Tuesday.<p>The announcement came the same day that China's President, promoting peace and downplaying differences, arrived in Seattle to start a potentially pivotal U.S. …

Microsoft Thinks You Should Never Delete Files Ever Again

When I look at my email inbox, I can’t help but feel like I’m drowning. More than a hundred messages pour in every day, and if I’m lucky, I can reply …

Photographer Documents the Unique Beauty of Colorful Floor Tiles in Paris

Beautiful artwork can exist anywhere, and photographer Sebastian Erras proves it with his stunning Instagram project called Parisian Floors (aka @parisianfloors). The account showcases a fraction of the ornate mosaics that grace the different locales of the French city. Erras captures a variety of …

Mesmerizing Environmental Sculptures in Nature by Martin Hill

I imagine it is difficult to make environmental art of this type without being compared to Andy Goldsworthy. However, I believe Martin Hill’s work is …

15 Fall 2015 TV shows to watch

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's that time of the year again.<p>New fall shows are coming, and there will be familiar faces and plot lines that make you say "This reminds me of..." We present to you the 15 shows you probably want to check out for Fall 2015 TV season.<p>"Narcos" (Netflix)<p>Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel …

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Texas deputy killed 'execution-style' while fueling patrol car, authorities say

<b>[Breaking news update 8:42 a.m.]</b><p>Authorities have a man in custody who is "believed to be the alleged gunman" in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy, Sgt. William Kennard of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN.<p><b>[Original story published at 7:51 a.m.]</b><p>A man shot a uniformed sheriff's …

Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs

The move comes amid weak poll numbers and concerns that Bush's torrid fundraising pace has slowed.<p>Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned.<p>…

The Vatican is in damage-control mode after the Pope sent his blessings to a same-sex family

When Francesca Pardi sent Pope Francis her children’s book, <i>Why do you have two moms?</i> she probably wasn’t expecting a response.<p>In her letter, sent on June 19, Pardi expresses respect for Catholics and says many have treated her well, but also says that representatives of the church have been …

The Week in Review: Turbulent Stock Market

The Dow rebounded at the end of this week after a historically turbulent period for the U.S. and global markets.<p>Concerns over China’s ability to manage its economic slowdown caused the markets to tumble and a “Black Monday” that consisted of China’s stock market crashing in the biggest sell-off …