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Obama, Putin come face-to-face in France at D-Day event

A much anticipated encounter between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, came on the sidelines of a lunch held Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.<p>But a conversation between Putin and Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko may have been more fruitful.<p>"We …

Fill The Oceans With Concrete: Unknown Monster Ate A 9-Foot Great White Shark

In news that I really didn't need to remind me to never venture out in the ocean past my ankles, scientists are stumped as to what the hell ate a …

An In-Depth Look at App Extensions in iOS 8 and Yosemite

Extensibility, one of the iOS 8/Yosemite features for developers announced by Apple during the Worldwide Developers Conference, promises to bring a range of new functionality to the app ecosystem.<p>The feature is designed to allow third-party apps to share services with other apps, create widgets for …

Red Sox's Jon Lester continues to dominate

Red Sox lefty Jon Lester dominated the Athletics on Saturday. That's nothing unusual this season.<p><b>More MLB: Power Rankings | Expert Picks | Latest</b> …

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Easily Simulate Infrared Effect in Photoshop in 7 Quick Steps

Some of the most visually striking images in photography are those shot in infrared. There is an ethereal look to infrared images that is distinctive …

Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid

You can see as much from a prototype smart home recently opened by Honda in California. It features an enormous 9.5-kilowatt solar array, a …

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As head of retail development and legal counsel leasing for American Apparel, Michael Pozner spends a lot of time sorting out the...<p>Like many white people of a certain age, I first visited Harlem by mistake.<p>When interior designer Mara Silber first visited what was to become her office and studio, …

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Meetup, Kickstarter and Tumblr head to D.C. to save net neutrality

Representatives from a variety of startups, public advocacy groups like Engine Advocacy as well as the New York Tech Meetup flocked to Washington …

How Brazil Has Leapt Ahead Of The U.S. With An Internet Bill Of Rights

One of the largest Internet markets just signed landmark legislation guaranteeing net neutrality, a limit to the data advertisers can collect on users, and limits on government surveillance on the Internet.<p>Brazil is one of the biggest foreign markets around for Facebook and Google–and it’s one of …

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents and …

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Optical zoom could be coming to HTC smartphones next year

“Huge advances” in camera optics are coming to HTC devices within 12-18 months, said the company’s top camera specialist.<p>In an interview with Vodafone’s UK blog, Symon Whitehorn, Director of Special Projects at HTC, said optical zoom on smartphones is within reach for the Taiwanese company. …

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Amazon to expand Fire TV's voice search with support for Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime

Amazon announced today that the voice search functionality in its Fire TV media streaming box would soon be expanded to include information from Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime. Currently, Fire TV's voice search only supports Amazon's own content and music videos from Vevo. The company did …

The 18 Best Things About Moab

<b>As spring approaches, some people think about gardening,</b> or baseball season, or getting to wear white shoes again soon. We think about the desert: …

The Garage, Washington

<b>Design studio Graypants has been in business since 2007,</b> the collaborative project of Seattle’s Seth Grizzle and Jon Junker, who, though trained as …

Canada’s National Parks Get Modern

<b>In the United States, “parkitecture” consists mostly of log structures,</b> the bigger the logs the better, but other countries have been more forward …

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Robyn and Röyksopp to release mini-album

Robyn has announced a "mini-album, Röyksopp ahead of her forthcoming tour with Röyksopp. The Swedish singer and Norwegian DJs have collaborated on a five-song collection called Do It Again, which they will release on 26 May.<p>"This doesn't sound like Röyksopp featuring Robyn, or Robyn produced by …

Doctors Are Talking About Creating A New Attention Disorder For 'Daydreamy' Kids

Alex Dodd/flickrAccording to the New York Times, some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo."<p>Half of these kids are a subset of the six million currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity …

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BlackBerry's own Twitter app is the one that most folks are using to tweet

I think it's safe to say that this all comes down to price as BlackBerry's Twitter app is free, whereas Blaq comes in at $2.99. Sure, we all like …

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LG Again Rumored to be Sole Supplier of Flexible Displays for iWatch

LG will be the sole supplier for flexible displays to be used in the iWatch as Apple looks to launch the device later this year in two sizes, according to a report from Korea's <i>Naver</i> [Google Translate, via <i>GforGames</i>].<p><i>iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton, based on the Nike FuelBand</i><p>The report notes that …

Google Glass goes on sale today for 24 hours

Today and today only, regular citizens who are not even a little bit powerful or internet famous can become Glass Explorers as Google opens up sales …

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Three Foam Rolling Techniques For Runners

<i>Prevent injuries by doing these three moves after every run.</i><p>When is the most common time for athletes to start foam rolling? Typically once they …