Alex Oelkers

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Apps, ebooks, and album downloads are about to get more expensive in Europe

New legislation is making internet companies fork out more tax, and consumers will likely pay the price<p>Sweeping changes to EU tax law could see the price of apps, ebooks, and MP3s raised throughout Europe by an average of 6.5 percent. The new legislation — known as Directive 2008/8/EC — comes into …

5 Sites to Send Last Minute Christmas Cards

With Christmas just two days away and Hannukah wrapping up tomorrow evening, there’s still plenty of time to send a card to those loved ones who may …

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Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …


Major storm moves into southern California, prompts evacuations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Pacific storm pounded Southern California with heavy rain and high winds on Friday, triggering flash floods and mudslides that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes, damaged dozens of others and disrupted passenger rail service along the coast.<p>One person was found …