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Trump lays out military plan; formally introduces James 'Mad Dog' Mattis

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the Defense Department Tuesday, as he brought his "thank you" tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina.<p>"In order to succeed in our defense policy, we must have the right person to lead in our Defense Department," he …

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Thousands of Israeli reservists 'ready to go'

A rocket was fired into northern Israel from southern Lebanon, and the Israeli military responded with an artillery strike, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said Friday.<p>The rocket landed near the northern Israeli town of Metula, which sits right by the Lebanese border, and no damage or …

Obama nominates Julian Castro as housing secretary

In a second-term Cabinet reshuffle, President Obama tapped San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Friday to be the nation's next housing secretary, giving a prominent national platform to one of the Democratic Party's most celebrated up-and-comers.<p>Joined by Castro and Vice President Joe Biden, Obama …

HOUSE OF THE DAY: The Kennedys' Palm Beach Vacation House Is On Sale For A Whopping $38.5 Million

The 15,000-square-foot oceanfront home has 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and amazing views of the beach — not to mention an impressive history.

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

What video games can teach us about global economies

Video games can already offer a clear look at some fairly complex human behaviors as they're expressed in virtual contexts. (Any fan of <i>The Sims</i> can attest to this). However, economists like Yanis Varoufakis are now looking to games like <i>Half Life</i> and <i>Portal</i> as new ways to understand social economics. …

U.S. may act to keep Chinese hackers out of Def Con hacker event | Reuters

DENVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Washington is considering using visa restrictions to prevent Chinese nationals from attending popular summer hacking conferences in Las Vegas as part of a broader effort to curb Chinese cyber espionage, a senior administration official said Saturday.<p>A man types on a …

US cancels military exercises with Thailand following coup

The Pentagon has cancelled ongoing military exercises with Thailand as a result of the military coup in the south-east Asian country.<p>The US State Department also announced on Saturday that it had cancelled a firearms training programme with Thai police.<p>In a statement, it said: “We urge the …

Entire city block in upscale Vancouver neighbourhood listed for $28-million

<i>The Globe's Real Estate Beat offers news and analysis on the Canadian housing market. Read more on The Globe's</i> housing page.<p>An entire city block is up for grabs for $28-million in Vancouver's upscale Kerrisdale neighbourhood, providing a glimpse into what a difference zoning makes when determining …

AT&T's new fiber optic phone network could delay disaster response

AT&T wants to put its old copper-based telephone networks to rest and start testing its next-gen fiber optic cables in more locations outside the initial ones in Florida and Alabama. There's just one not-so-tiny problem: this new high-speed technology doesn't work with the government's special …

Supreme Court declines to revive Arizona immigration law | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to revive a provision in an Arizona law that sought to criminalize the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants.<p>The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron<p>The court’s decision …

After Celebratory Video, Al Qaeda Pounded By Deadly Airstrikes

Dozens of suspected al Qaeda fighters have been killed in the latest in a string of strikes against the terror organization’s Yemen affiliate over …

Supreme Court Declines Review of NSA Phone Spying

Dustin Volz @dnvolz<p>April 7, 2014, 6:17 a.m.<p>The Su­preme Court on Monday op­ted to not take up the con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity of the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity …

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Fort Hood shooter snapped over denial of request for leave, Army confirms

Fort Hood shooter Ivan Lopez's rampage followed an argument over the denial of his request for leave and did not appear to be due to some ongoing mental problem, an Army official said Monday.<p>[audio-clip]<p>The word came as officials announced findings of their ongoing investigation, which included …

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Google Street View lets users explore Angkor’s 1000-year-old temples

From student backpackers traveling on a shoestring to retirees crossing off another place on the bucket list, Angkor in Cambodia is on the itinerary of just about every keen globetrotter. And now it’s on Google Street View, too.<p>The historic location, famous for its prominent role in the nation’s …

Chinese residents line up for bags of fresh mountain air | CNN Travel

Which phones do world leaders use?

For years, the well-connected world leader would use nothing but a BlackBerry to get their email on the move – and it is still Barack Obama's phone of choice. He uses a model specially enhanced by the US National Security Agency. But the news earlier this month that the White House Communications …

Even the innocent should worry about sex offender apps

The average citizen may not feel that they have anything to fear from the rise of apps that promise to identify sex offenders in their area but they are part of a worrying trend that should act as a warning about what happens when personal data is flattened out and sliced up into apparently …

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Game Developers on Oculus Acquisition: From Feeling Validated to 'The Wrong Direction'

Not everybody hates Facebook's acquisition of Oculus Rift: Many developers who've been working with the platform tell Mashable they feel their work — …

Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

In the fall of 1997, my university built a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to help scientists, artists, and archeologists embrace 3D immersion to advance the state of those fields. Ecstatic at seeing a real-life instantiation of the Metaverse, the virtual world imagined in Neal …

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Canadians Will Get a Taco Bell Breakfast Menu If and Only If They Take Justin Bieber Back

Yesterday, Taco Bell rolled out its highly anticipated breakfast menu and, naturally, the chain’s president, Brian Niccol, took to Reddit to host an …

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What Apple products are in the pipeline?

Bloomberg's Adam Satariano discusses Microsoft unveiling Office software for the iPad and what to expect from Apple's WWDC event<p><i>Source: Bloomberg</i>

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

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