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GE will stop making CFL bulbs, focus on LEDs instead

GE has decided it is time to part ways with compact fluorescent lamp production, the company announced in a statement today. This year, GE plans to …

Bill Gates Admits He Was a Nightmare Boss

This is what the Microsoft founder would think about if he were stranded on a desert island.<p>Microsoft chief <b>Bill Gates</b>, the college dropout turned world’s richest man, admits that his own tireless work ethic made him one of the world’s most difficult men to work for.<p>“I was quite fanatical about …

Bill Gates

MacTrast Deals: Ultra-Stealth Nano Drone

Sure, it’s fun to fly solo, but imagine the fun of flying your drone in a squadron of other drones? The Ultra-Stealth Nano Drone – Put that on your …

Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the sea

Microsoft is on a mission to put its server farms at the bottom of the ocean. That might sound self-destructive, but there's method in the madness -- such an approach, the company believes, could make data centers faster, greener and easier to set up. In August last year, engineers placed an …

A tiny European country just made an unprecedented move in the space mining business

Some have gone so far as to say that asteroid mining could grow to become the world's first trillion dollar business, but that still remains to be seen.<p>So far, Luxembourg and the US are the only two countries in the world who have begun to take legal action toward securing property rights for …

Space Exploration

Obama, Xi agree on unified response to North Korea plans

The presidents of China and the United States have spoken about the issue of an increasingly aggressive North Korea. Both leaders agreed on the need …

North Korea

Android Circuit: Apple's Android Mistake, Samsung Confirms New Galaxy Phone, Google's Browser Wars

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes the launch date of #TheNextGalaxy, Samsung accidentally confirming the S7 Edge, the updated Apple Music for Android app, BlackBerry’s commitment to Android, Marshmallow’s market share of Android, …

Apple Music

Report Finds Oil Production Likely Led to California Earthquakes

Disposing waste water from oil production into underground wells in Southern California likely contributed to a swarm of earthquakes, according to a …

Geology

The secret world of membership libraries

Public libraries are a relatively new phenomenon. Before the 1880s, when Andrew Carnegie started funding the more than 1,600 library buildings that bear his name, most libraries in America were subscription-based, with members funding and shaping the collections. As free public libraries sprouted …

Libraries

The World's Strangest Beaches

While white-sand beaches with azure waters and billowing palms are nice, they're far from unusual. For those looking for a unique coastal experience, the following beaches provide just that. Barking sand, star-shaped fossils and natural underground hot springs are just a few of the experiences …

Beaches
Natural Disasters

During Utah funeral, Oregon refuge occupier hailed as a hero

KANAB, Utah (AP) — Inside a packed Mormon church in this desert town Friday, a leader of the Oregon armed standoff who died in a confrontation with authorities was called a man of conviction and not a threat to the law enforcement officers who shot him.<p>"My dad was murdered defending the liberties …

Latin America

How to back up your contacts on your iPhone and Mac

It goes without saying, but digital address books are great. You have instant access to all of your contacts, and your brother’s phone number is just …

Yahoo Mail