Robert Martin

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Eight Months After She Was Attacked, Petra Kvitova Surprises Herself at the U.S. Open

New York has never been the easiest place for Petra Kvitova to play. The humid heat bothered her lungs; the surface of the courts at Flushing Meadows was not quite to her liking; there were extra demands, swarming sponsors, and the pressure, which the pace and noise of the city seemed to ratchet …

Google Glass Never Really Had A Fighting Chance

When Google announced it was ending the Glass Explorer program yesterday and handing over the reins to Nest’s Tony Fadell, it seemed to exit with more of a whimper than a scream.<p>Let’s face it, from its earliest days, people loved to hate Glass.<p>In fact, from the moment Google announced Glass, people …

FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change and Clean Energy Cooperation

<b>President Obama Announces Ambitious 2025 Target to</b> <b>Cut U.S. Climate Pollution by 26-28 Percent from 2005 Levels</b><p>Building on strong progress during the …

U.S., China unveil new climate change goals

BEIJING — The United States and China, the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases, announced new targets Wednesday to cut such emissions in a bid to halt climate change and persuade other nations to take equally ambitious measures ahead of a major climate treaty to be finalized next year.<p>The …

Dragon Age: Inquisition ties your smallest actions into a continent-wide power struggle

The Inquisition will take any help it can, even down to a single herb picked on the road.<p>With Dragon Age: Inquisition (out Nov. 18 on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC), BioWare is looking to give a stronger purpose to exploration. The third game in the fantasy (now open-world) role-playing game …

The Xbox One will get more affordable thanks to a new processor

Microsoft may have already cut the Xbox One's price to $349 for the holidays, but there are hints that the game console may get a permanent price drop before too long. An AMD chip design manager recently updated his LinkedIn resume (since made private) with word that he worked on a more efficient, …

Android 5.0 Lollipop Review: Tablet Edition

Google’s new mobile operating system is now available to consumers, as new Nexus hardware (starting with the Nexus 9) begins to make its way into the hands of pre-order customers. Version 5.0 of Android continues the candy naming tradition with “Lollipop,” and despite the fact that ‘L’ is just next …

Apple Watch coming in spring 2015, report says

When Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch in September, he teased an "early 2015" launch date. But a new statement uncovered on Sunday indicates that we …

Normally sunny Hawaii braces for hurricane double punch

KAPAAU Hawaii (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Iselle pummeled the Hawaiian Islands with high winds and heavy rain on Friday, forcing hundreds to seek shelter and knocking out power to 23,000 people as residents kept a wary eye on an even more powerful storm headed their way.<p>Hurricane Iselle and …

Politician begs world to help Iraq's Yazidis

Kurdish forces and Islamic State fighters were clashing in a town only 40 kilometres southwest of the Kurdish regional capital of Erbil in northern Iraq, a senior Kurdish official said on Wednesday.<p>Jabbar Yawar, secretary-general of the ministry of the Kurdish peshmerga fighters, told the Reuters …

Obama Authorizes 'Targeted' Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq

President Barack Obama authorized "targeted airstrikes" to protect U.S. interests in Iraq and airdrops of meals and water to refugees trapped on a mountaintop in northwest Iraq.<p>In a nationally televised address, Obama said Thursday night that he had long warned the Islamic State of Iraq and …

Britain to help with aid airdrops to besieged Yazidi people in Iraq

Britain will help drop aid to the besieged Yazidi people in northern Iraq, the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, has said after a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee in London.<p>Planned humanitarian aid drops will include British aid, including food water and emergency supplies.<p>Fallon stressed …

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'Jihadist' flag flown in east London

A black flag with white Arabic writing, similar to those flown by jihadist groups, was flying at the entrance of an east London housing estate near Canary Wharf.<p>In a highly provocative gesture, the emblem was planted on top of the gates of the Will Crooks estate on Poplar High Street, and is …

Who Are the Yazidi, and Why Is ISIS Targeting Them?

Most of the 40,000 refugees stranded this week atop Mount Sinjar near Mosul, Iraq, are women and children who are Christians and members of a small religious sect called the Yazidi. Who are the Yazidi, why have Iraq's militant rebels threatened them with execution if they don't convert to Islam, …

Stan Lee cancels Comic-Con plans

Stan Lee won’t be making it to Comic-Con this year.<p>According to <i>The Hollywood Reporter,</i>the otherwise healthy Lee is canceling his appearances after …

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The Week in Review: What Defines an American?

In 1993, 12-year-old Jose Antonio Vargas boarded a flight in his native Philippines and landed in the United States, where he’s lived ever since as …

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