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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies; Oversaw A New Era

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died. The health of Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud had previously been the subject of rumors; word emerged earlier this month that he was indeed ill with a lung infection.<p>Abdullah was 90 years old. He ruled Saudi Arabia for nearly 10 years, having assumed the throne …

What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

Microsoft Augments Reality With Windows Holographic

Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic today, a new augmented reality user interface built directly into Windows 10.<p>Windows Holographic differs from what we’ve seen from virtual reality devices in that it augments the world around you with virtual holograms, rather than take users into entirely …

WhatsApp gets browser version -- but not for iPhone users

WhatsApp has announced that you will now be able to use its messaging service through Google's Chrome web browser, in the biggest change to the …

New HTC One allegedly revealed in photos

HTC doesn't plan to unveil the next iteration of its One smartphone until March 1st, but we may be getting an early look at the flagship device today. <i>Nowhere Else</i> has published photos that allegedly show the new One, and it's easy to believe that this could really be it: the phone looks almost …

India’s Fascinating Tree Root Bridges Grow Stronger Every Year

In the wettest place on Earth, the village of Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India are some of the most fascinating bridges you'll ever see. These “living bridges” are formed by locals who have trained the roots of rubber trees to grow into natural bridges. They are sturdy enough to far outlast man-made …

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What to expect at Microsoft's big Windows 10 event

Windows' biggest transformation in years is happening right before our eyes. More than 1 million people downloaded the Windows 10 Preview, and the …

Mysterious Radio Burst Captured In Real-Time For First Time Ever

Ever since astronomers first detected a strange flash of radio waves in 2007, they have been scratching their heads over what these so-called "fast radio bursts" might be and where they come from.<p>Now, an international team of researchers say they're one step closer to solving the mystery, after …

10 virtually indestructible cases to protect your iPhone 6 Plus

Whether you're worried about your iPhone 6 Plus bending, its glossy 5.5-inch screen getting scratched, or you just know you're a total klutz, we have …

Microsoft's HoloLens is no joke: My reality augmented with Skype, Minecraft

REDMOND, Wash. -- In the bowels of Building 92, hidden underneath the company's public visitor center in a secret series of labs, Microsoft let a few people try out what may be the most ambitious Windows device ever made: a holographic headset that aims to rival the most advanced virtual reality …

Windows 10's messaging lets you use multiple chat services at once

If you're tired of jumping between multiple messaging apps to stay in touch with others, you may want to get Windows 10 when it shows up. Microsoft has revealed that the new Windows messaging client can integrate multiple internet-based services, creating a single conversation for each person …

Microsoft finally delivers the Windows we really wanted

Over the last few years, Microsoft seems to have been flailing. Windows 8, while a step in the right direction for the company, was an utter mess and saw slow adoption along with poor developer uptake.<p>Windows 8 went too far, too fast; it was a user experience disaster. As users bemoaned Windows 8’s …

WhatsApp launches desktop messaging option

<b>Messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that users can now send messages from their desktop web browsers.</b><p>However, in a blog post announcing the feature, the company says that messages will still live on users' phones.<p>The desktop messaging option is also not available to users who access the app …

Google reportedly wants to sell wireless service through Sprint, T-Mobile

Google makes the software running on most smartphones, and now may also want to manage your mobile data and voice calls.<p>The world's largest online search company is getting ready to sell mobile plans that will run on Sprint and T-Mobile's cellular networks, according to The Information. The …

This is Windows 10 for phones

Mail is one of the biggest improvements to the built-in apps. Microsoft is building a universal Outlook app across Windows 10 phones, tablets, and PCs that seems to be a lot better than what came with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. Word is built into the Outlook app, allowing you to author emails …

Is it finally morning in Obama's America?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took six grueling years. But finally, Barack Obama took the chance to look the American people in the eye and declare job done.<p>In his State of the Union address Tuesday night -- more a lofty campaign style rallying call than a traditional plodding policy lecture -- Obama declared he had …

Windows 10 event: what to expect from tomorrow's announcement

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