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Google's Chrome Web Browser Is Killing Your Laptop Battery

There is a problem with Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows that is potentially very bad news for laptop users. It can drastically affect battery life, and even slow down your computer.<p>So, why is Chrome eating through your battery quicker than other internet browsers? The problem is down to …

Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum

Lying on their left sides, curled together, the two skeletons on display for the first time at the British Museum look peacefully laid to rest. But the razor-sharp stone flakes scattered around and among the bones are the remains of ancient weapons, with a myriad breaks and slash marks on the …

You're Going to Love the Voices Behind Disney's 'Big Hero 6'

After a few years of hit-or-miss quality films, Disney's animation studio has been on a roll lately with flicks like "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Frozen." It's looking to keep the magic alive with its newest film, "Big Hero 6," the first to feature characters from the Marvel universe.<p>Disney announced the …

Apple Facing Production Issues with iPhone 6 as 5.5-Inch Version May Be Delayed Until 2015

The launch of Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed into 2015 as Apple's production issues with the smaller 4.7-inch version will likely carry over into the larger model, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the …

Boyhood producer offers a jokey 'Time Back Guarantee' to disgruntled audience members

John Sloss says he will perform chores for those who don't like the widely-acclaimed Richard Linklater film<p>• Peter Bradshaw's Boyhood review – one of the great films of the decade • Boyhood: six quibbles with Richard Linklater's masterpiece<p>John Sloss, producer of Richard Linklater's much-admired …

Louisiana man accused of killing girlfriend, taking kids, caught in Texas | Reuters

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A man accused of killing his girlfriend in a New Orleans suburb over the weekend before fleeing with his three children was arrested on Monday in a trailer park in Texas, where the children were recovered unharmed, authorities said.<p>Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas is pictured …

Guardsman kills 2 people, self in northern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Army National Guardsman left a suicide note in his northern Utah home before killing a college student and one other person …

Oscar Pistorius breaks silence with Twitter posts about "utter desolation"

South African paralympian posts pictures of himself with disabled children and biblical reference; some suggest PR campaign ramping up ahead of trial judgement expected next month<p>Oscar Pistorius, the paralympian accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on St Valentine's Day last year, …

South Africa

First U.S. flight deports Honduran kids under fast-track drive | Reuters

SAN PEDRO SULA Honduras (Reuters) - The United States deported a group of Honduran children on Monday in the first flight since President Barack Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant children from Central America.<p>Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of …

Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty

For five years, Taliban militants held Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl captive.<p>They released images of him from time to time. In one piece of footage, he appeared gaunt, eating slowly. In another, the soldier stood next to a bearded man with a gun and looked at the camera for a moment. Bergdahl's forehead was …

Sgt Bergdahl to return to active military duty - reports

<b>Sgt Bowe Bergdahl is set to return to active military duty at the end of his reintegration process following years of captivity in Afghanistan.</b><p>The soldier, who was held for five years by the Taliban, will take an administrative job on a Texas base.<p>Sgt Bergdahl was released in May in a swap for five …

Military

James Clapper Warned Ex-New York Times Editor Jill Abramson Of 'Blood On Your Hands'

NEW YORK -- On the evening of Aug. 2, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was on a crowded Metro North train, en route to her weekend home in Connecticut, when Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called with a stark warning.<p>The Times was prepared to report that U.S. …

China's government detains its own popular news anchor as it probes corruption

In many ways, Rui Chenggang represents modern China.<p>He speaks English, travels around the world attending financial forums, hobnobs with corporate leaders and executives, drives a Jaguar and wears Italian suits.<p>He manages to snag hard-to-get interviews with business executives and various world …