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House of Lords calls for drone owners to be put on a register

Ever since a drunk intelligence officer crashed a drone on the White House lawn, questions have been raised about their safety and how such "accidents" can be avoided in the future. Drone makers have already introduced measures to restrict drone flights in certain areas, but over in Europe, the …

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Wearables will explode after Apple Watch debut

Wearables, and the apps that will make them useful, are set to go mainstream thanks to the expected launch of Apple's smartwatch on March 9.<p>Yes I know, wearables like Google Glass didn't do very well in their initial launch. The current crop of smartwatches and fitness bands are good, but they're …

Smartwatches

HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds

Western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans, a new study suggests.<p>The category, called<p>HIV-1 group O, has not been nearly as dangerous to humans as group M, which has infected more …

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Check Out Two New Clips From 'Game of Thrones'

Winter is already here for plenty of us - in fact, it feels like it won't be over by the time "Game of Thrones" returns on April 12. In any case, it's almost time to return to the Seven Kingdoms!<p>HBO has released two more tiny tastes of the fifth season for fans and armchair experts to pore over. …

TV Series

Why Doesn’t the Church Engage Race Issues?

A conversation with Latasha Morrison about why Christians should take the lead in working toward reconciliation.<i>[Editor's Note: In honor of Black</i> …

Eric Garner

Game of Thrones Season 5: The Sight: Brienne and Podrick (HBO)

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Teddy Bear Will ‘Help You Dominate Valentine’s Day’

I contend that if you’re buying a grown woman a teddy bear as a present then you’ve already lost the battle with being super creepy, but in the event that you wanted to double down, Vermont Teddy Bear is offering a Christian Grey-inspired <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> bear. Coincidentally, “grey bear” is …

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President Obama Remembers Leonard Nimoy with Sweet Tribute

Several hours after learning of the death of Leonard Nimoy, <b>President Obama</b> has released a touching tribute to the beloved <i>Star Trek</i> actor and his indelible Vulcan Spock.<p>The full statement reads:<p>Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and …

Elizabeth Taylor’s Estate Engaged in Expensive Diamond Dilemma on Actress’s Birthday

Today would have been Elizabeth Taylor’s 83rd birthday, and strangely enough, one of her most lavish birthday presents—an extravagant diamond pendant given to her by Richard Burton—is the subject of a legal battle making headlines this week.<p><i>The Los Angeles Times</i> reports that trustees of Taylor’s …

Lupita Nyong'o Oscars gown returned after thieves discover pearls are fake

Dress taken from actor’s hotel had been said to be worth $150,000 – but that was when the world was being told the pearls were real<p>A gown worn to the Oscars by actor Lupita Nyong’o, and stolen from her hotel, was returned on Friday after the thief discovered the 6,000 pearls on the dress were …

Lupita Nyong'o’s Stolen Oscar Gown Has Been Returned

Apparently there was a way for the <b>Lupita Nyong'o</b> stolen-Oscar gown story to get even weirder.<p>Three days after the custom Calvin Klein Collection gown estimated to be worth $150,000 was reportedly taken from the Oscar winner’s London West Hollywood hotel room, TMZ is reporting that the thief has …

Brazil

Annabelle, out now on DVD, Blu-ray & VOD

‘Scores of timeworn tropes are wheeled out over its 99 minutes, from absurdly hyperactive rocking chairs to an inevitable third-act priest with a PhD in ghoul removal’<p>Say what you like about torture porn, but its sudden rise to prominence in the 00s did at least offer a counterpoint to the …

Watch Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Play “Truth or Truth” Against Jimmy Fallon

Broad City dropped some Truth Bombs on The Tonight Show.<p>According to <i>The Princess Bride</i> there are two classic blunders: Never get involved in a land war in Asia, and never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. Here's one more to add to that list: Never play “Truth or Truth” against</i> …

'Mockingjay Part 1' sets up 'Hunger Games' finale nicely

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1<p>Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99<p>Available on VOD<p><b>------------<br>FOR THE RECORD:</b><p>"The Hunger Games": In the New Releases column of the March 1 Calendar section, a review of the home theater release of the film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" said that both the …

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Star Trek’s Mr. Spock: In Pictures

Michelle Rodriguez Says Casting Actors of Color in White Superhero Roles ‘So Stupid’

An actress best-known for her roles in <i>Avatar</i> and the <i>Fast and the Furious</i> franchise apologized Saturday for speaking out against casting nonwhite …

Why you can't escape dress debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a simple reason why the dress debate and the rampaging llamas in Arizona have taken over our news feeds, our conversations and our lives this week -- and it has more to do with cat videos than science. To put it simply, we'd rather debate something positive, like the dress, than …

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Former Knicks forward Anthony Mason dies at the age of 48

The former member of the Knicks and Heat passed away after having heart surgery.<p>Former Knicks power forward Anthony Mason passed away early Saturday morning after suffering a massive heart attack earlier this month, the New York Daily News reported. Mason was 48 years old.<p>Mason was a key member of …

Walmart minimum wage rise to keep staff piles pressure on rivals

US retailer starts wage war as competitors prepare to increase pay<p>After decades of shop floor and political campaigning, US retailers are finally finally beginning to increase their minimum wages. While the increase is benefiting millions of workers across the country, its driving force is market …

Putin launches investigation into Boris Nemtsov's murder

<b>Written by: Sarah Joanne Taylor (@mllesaraht)</b><p>Russia’s Investigative Committee is allegedly pursuing several lines of inquiry following the murder of Boris Nemtsov, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics.<p>The 55-year-old former deputy prime minister is said to have been shot four times …

Russia

Egyptian court declares Hamas a ‘terrorist organization’

An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.<p>The ruling is unlikely to have any immediate effect on Hamas, still reeling from last …

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By Neil | Featuring Baby & Parenting articles, news and reviews from the very best sources around the world. Tweets @babybrainsuk ‏<p>Baby Cold: Parents …