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India's new prime minister Modi attends White House dinner despite fast

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off a two-day visit with President Obama Monday with a private dinner but there was a slight issue: the new leader of the world's largest democracy couldn't eat.<p>Modi was fasting to honor the Hindu goddess Durga and was only permitted to consume water or …

The Good Guide Paradox

Rob Hall was the ultimate guide.<p>He sacrificed his life helping his client realize a life-long dream, to stand atop the highest mountain in the world.<p>To refresh, Rob Hall was one of two competing lead guides taking clients up Mount Everest in May 1996. The other, Scott Fischer, had originally signed …

Zimbabwe's 'Look East' Policy Draws Much Needed Tourists from Asia

At the Kingdom Hotel in the Zimbabwean resort of Victoria Falls, waiters lay out Chinese stir-fried rice and Mongolian-style pork for breakfast and …

'Anti-Facebook' platform Ello attracts thousands

<b>Social media network Ello is currently receiving up to 31,000 requests an hour from people wishing to join its platform, its founder has told the BBC.</b><p>It was initially designed to just be used by about 90 friends of its founder Paul Budnitz.<p>But the bike shop owner, from the US state of Vermont, …

Social Media

3D-printed dress lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve

Anouk Wipprecht's creations aren't your ordinary, run-of-the-mill couture; instead, they blend fashion and technology in fascinating ways to create some truly innovative wearables. We suppose it was only a matter of time before Wipprecht added Intel's Edison chip -- unveiled at CES this year and …

Microsoft Will Start To Explain The Future Of Windows Tomorrow Morning

Gird thyself, a new Windows approaches. Tomorrow morning in San Francisco, Microsoft will show off some part of its next operating system in a long-awaited event whose existence leaked before it was formally announced. The market is expectant, and the technology and business media will have its …

Coming to Theaters Near You: New Movies From Netflix

This won't revolutionize the movie business. But it will generate lots of attention for the streaming video service. Smart.<p>Some movie studios aren’t eager to give Netflix their newest releases. So Reed Hastings is going to make his own, with help from Harvey Weinstein.<p>Netflix is carrying through …

The US is ready to redefine “television” to include the internet

The US Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to treat certain online video services like cable and satellite TV providers.<p>The move would help the online services get cheaper access to major network programming and could allow them to become stronger competitors to the dominant …

Net Neutrality

Uber Uses The Same Statement Almost Every Time A Driver Gets Accused Of Bad Behavior

Safety is Uber's No. 1 priority. Safety is Uber's #1 priority. Safety is...<p>When an Uber driver gets accused of behaving badly, the story inevitably ends up making national news. But no matter what the alleged offense, Uber has repeatedly used the same statement to assure the public it's trying to …

Volcano Rescue on Japan's Mt. Ontake Halted Due to Toxic Gases

TOKYO — The death toll after volcano erupted in Japan rose to at least 36 on Monday after rescuers found five more bodies on the ash-covered mountain, police said. The discovery came just before the 540 emergency service personnel were forced to abandon 10,062-foot Mt. Ontake because of the high …

Here’s What’s New On Netflix In October

In case you didn’t already binge watch season 4 of <i>The Walking Dead</i> — made available this past weekend on Netflix streaming — there’s a cache of new programming ready to fill up your queue in October. We’re getting an instant Tarantino classic, a ton of new seasons of TV, and a few new horror films …

Seeking the yeti, mythical monster of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan

Everyone has heard the stories. The grizzled mountaineer who stumbles from his tent high in the Himalaya to find enormous footprints in the snow. The lone trekker who spots a strange figure, standing upright on two legs, silhouetted against the mist on a remote mountain pass. Welcome to the …

The End Of Passwords? This Bracelet Unlocks Computers And Doors With Your Heartbeat

Bionym’s Nymi offers a glimpse of the future of wearable biometric authentication.<p>This much we can all agree on: Passwords suck.<p>With that in mind, companies are hard at work developing other forms of user-friendly authentication. Fingerprinting is already being used to unlock iPhones and the PayPal …

In zeal to defeat ISIS, don't forget Iran, Netanyahu tells U.N.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.N. delegates Monday not to overlook the threats posed by Iran and Hamas in their zeal to defeat the terror group ISIS.<p>"Ladies and gentlemen, would you let ISIS enrich uranium? Would you let ISIS build a heavy-water reactor? Would you let ISIS …