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Google beats Oracle: Android is 'Fair Use'

The verdict is in, and Google has beaten Oracle. Today, after three days of deliberation, a jury in San Francisco federal court found that Android’s usage of 37 Java APIs is protected by fair use, so there was no need for Google to acquire a license before using the code. This seems to close a …

U.S. Federal Courts

Elon Musk has ambitious plans for Mars. Are they as crazy as they sound?

The SpaceX founder has become the face of entrepreneurial space exploration – and ambition. What does the established space science community think of him?<p>Entrepreneur Elon Musk has set himself an ambitious timeline for the colonization of Mars. The South Africa-born magnate estimates that his …

Space Travel

‘Spotlight’, Leo, Chris, Rock the Oscars: Pictures

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Death toll rises to 38 in IS bombing at Iraqi funeral

BAGHDAD (AP) — The death toll has risen to 38 after an IS suicide bomber struck an Iraqi funeral Monday, wounding dozens in a crowded reception room. …


Silicon Valley's largest taxi company just became the first high-profile casualty of Uber's war

It's old news by now that taxis are struggling to compete with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.<p>What might be less obvious is just how swiftly their demise could come if they don't adapt—and perhaps even if they do.<p>Yellow Cab, San Francisco's largest taxi company, is filing for bankruptcy, the</i> …

Murder charge still pending against woman at 102

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly five years after a woman was charged with killing her 100-year-old roommate in a Massachusetts nursing home, a second-degree …