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Virgin Is Cancelling Its Deep-Ocean Mission

In addition to Richard Branson's lofty ambitions in space, the entrepeneur-explorer also has a project to send paying customers to the bottom of the …

This Is Hollywood's Global Anti-Piracy Strategy

The Sony leaks have proved to be fertile ground for celebrity gossip and identity theft, but they're also proving to contain other, more serious …

​The Best Bluetooth Speaker for Every Portable Need

Your average cheap portable Bluetooth speaker is garbage—the crap to quality ratio in the category is absurd. But I've spent the last few months …

Here's How Cyber-Warfare Started And Where It's Going

Nearly 70 years later, humanity is still trying to contain the fallout. But in its zeal to check nuclear proliferation, America--along with Israel--opened up yet another theatre of war: cyberspace.<p>In 2007 a computer worm called Stuxnet was detected for the first time by virus-scanning software, …

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Vodafone's return to the US next year will be powered by T-Mobile

After selling back its stake in Verizon Wireless, British telecom Vodafone is planning a US comeback in a very different form late next year: a standalone wireless service as a MVNO on T-Mobile's network. This isn't something you'd likely be subscribing to, though -- Vodafone says it's aiming the …

Netflix and Amazon's video battle continues at the Golden Globe Awards

Once upon a time awards shows had sources from a predictable list of sources, but now internet video has crashed the party. When the Golden Globe Awards are presented January 11th, Netflix will be up for seven while Amazon has snagged two nominations for its new show <i>Transparent</i>. The two are even …

Facebook's updated search tool leaves out Bing results

Facebook recently updated its Graph Search tool to make it easier to find friends' old posts. According to <i>Reuters</i>, though, the company failed to announced another change: it has apparently stopped showing Bing results, as well. The social network launched Graph Search in 2013, giving people a quick …

Stocks open lower as oil rout continues

Stocks plunged again Friday with Wall Street capping off one of its worst weeks of the year as tumbling oil prices spooked markets. It was Wall Street's first losing week after seven straight weeks of gains.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average fell 315.51 points, or 1.8%, to 17,280.83. The blue-chip …

Cheap gas could kill U.S. oil export ban

The recent drop in gas prices may spell the end for a nearly 40-year old ban on U.S. oil exports.<p>The oil industry has been pushing to lift the nation's ban for sometime, but consumer worries about high gas prices have generally made the proposal to lift the ban a nonstarter on Capitol Hill.<p>But with …

How Scientists Are Learning to Write

"That's jargon-ish. Even some people in the sciences don't have an intuitive understanding of what that means."<p>The students tried not to look sheepish as their professor projected the article on the whiteboard, waiting for their work to be devoured by their classmates. It was the second class for …

Korean Air chief steward in nut row says insulted, forced to kneel

SEOUL (Reuters) - The head of cabin crew who was kicked off a Korean Air Lines (003490.KS) flight after a company executive raged over the way she was served macadamia nuts said he was insulted and forced to kneel down to apologize to the executive.<p>In a case that sparked public outrage and ridicule …

Israeli family suffer burns after West Bank acid attack

Five members of an Israeli family have suffered chemical burns after a substance believed to be acid was thrown over them reportedly by a Palestinian man in the West Bank.<p>Police said the victims included four girls who were sprayed with a corrosive substance by a man who was then shot in the leg by …

Gang Enforcement Team Arrests 22-Year-Old Man in Connection With Portland School Shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (TheBlaze/AP) — Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with Friday’s shooting at an Oregon high school for at-risk students.<p>Police have been searching for a gunman who left three young people hospitalized in what investigators say appears to be a gang-related shooting …

Spy messages could finally solve mystery of UN chief’s death crash

Dag Hammarskjöld,United Nations,NSA,World news,Zambia,Africa,Congo Brazzaville,Democratic Republic of the Congo,US news<p>US urged to hand over intercepts to establish truth of 1961 plane accident in Zambia in which Dag Hammarskjöld died<p>For more than half a century, the circumstances of the tragic …

Police arrest man in connection with Portland, Oregon high school shooting

Police in Portland have arrested a suspect in the shooting that injured three people outside an alternative high school.<p>Authorities said they stopped a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at North Interstate Avenue and Going Street and arrested a 22-year-old man. A handgun was found in the …

Iraqi military helicopter shot down by Islamic State near Samarra

An Iraqi military helicopter has been shot down by Islamic State militants near the Sunni-dominated city of Samarra, killing the two pilots. The Sunni extremists also were reported on the verge of taking a western Iraq town from poorly equipped government forces.<p>Iraqi news reports said Saturday …

Dutch Railways Have Had It With Leaves On Their Tracks, So They’re Bringing In Lasers

It’s perhaps hard to think of leaves as the reason for thousands of hours of transit delays (and probably millions of dollars of economic damage). But that’s the reality for train operators the world over.<p>When leaves fall on the line, they’re squelched into a mulch that eventually hardens into …