Michael Barillas

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Top 20 Android apps and games of the month

In terms of sheer numbers, Google’s Android has been bigger than Apple’s iOS for some time now – it reached 1 billion active users in mid-2014.<p>That has made Android a bigger priority than it used to be for many more app developers: in 2016, lots of prominent new apps debut simultaneously on Android …

Apps

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Nintendo enters alliance to develop games for smartphones

TOKYO — After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo is doing an about face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game …

Mobile Gaming

Nemtsov killing exposes cracks in Kremlin unity | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov within sight of the Kremlin has exposed rarely seen tensions between different camps inside President Vladimir Putin’s system of rule.<p>A portrait of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is placed at the site where he was killed, …

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

Divers bring up 400 items -- so far -- from Civil War ironclad in Savannah

<b>(CNN) —</b> Life on a Civil War ship in the Deep South was no pleasure cruise. Heat, humidity, the rigors of military life and bouts of boredom could frustrate a fella.<p>So it may be no surprise that among the first artifacts to be brought up from the wreck of the CSS Georgia in Savannah are two sets of …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Coffee