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Honda’s redesigned Civic is a hit

The 2012 model-year Honda Civic was so underwhelming the company began revising it almost as soon as it came out and didn’t stop until this car, the …

Tiger Becomes Friends with Live Goat Who’s Given to Him as Food

Recently, Primorye Safari Park's zookeepers placed a goat named Timur (who didn't have a name at that point) in Amur the Siberian tiger's cage as live food. Instead of treating the goat as his prey, Amur didn't go after Timur. This shocked the creature's caretakers because Amur has never behaved …

Animals

Amazon will reportedly soon add other online services to Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers will soon be able to add other major TV and movie channels to their subscription packages, <i>Bloomberg Business</i> reports, making Prime more like a cable TV service than competitors such as Hulu and Netflix. The new feature, which will see landing pages for other …

Spotify, you make my streams come true (aka, the making of my musical wonderland)

For music lovers like me, streaming services are a dream come true. And although there seems to be a new competitor popping up every few month, Spotify is my current tool of choice for pumping the nonstop tunes that I crave.<p>It's easy to take the Internet's streaming music for granted, but for me, …

YouTube Music

Amazon could be building the cord-cutter’s dream streaming service

With Amazon and Netflix slugging it out in the video-streaming realm, and other companies throwing in swipes from the sidelines, the need to differentiate is greater than ever.<p>Original content has emerged as a major selling point, but now rumors are seeping out that Amazon is plotting a notable …

Top Gear

Russian army deserter caught after 10 years hiding in a forest

Russian police have apprehended an army deserter who hid in a forest in the country’s east for more than a decade.<p>The solider kept his whereabouts a secret from even his family, regional authorities have said.<p>The 30-year-old man, whose identity was not made public, was drafted into the military in …

Army ants build living bridges

If a gap interrupts a swarm of army ants, they build a ‘living bridge’ using their own bodies. How? New research says ants perform a collective …

Mars to trade its moon Phobos for a ring

Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, is slowly falling toward the planet, but probably won’t smash into the red planet’s surface. Instead, it likely will be …

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Microsoft updates navigation headset for the blind

In 2011, Microsoft UK teamed up with charity Guide Dogs to create 'Cities Unlocked,' an organization that worked to create a headset designed to help the visually impaired. That device came last year, but now it's received some major hardware and software upgrades. Although the original simply used …

BlackBerry to exit Pakistan after government demands 'back door' access to servers

BlackBerry today announced it would cease operations in Pakistan and exit completely by Dec. 30. The move comes after the Pakistan government asked …

Anti-racism group shames online trolls with billboards IRL

Online trolls in Brazil may think twice about posting racist messages on social media now that a group is putting billboards of the offensive text …

Amazon, the king of e-commerce, gets primed for 2016

If it weren't for Prime, Amazon might have been just the name of a river.<p>The top revenue-maker in online retail worldwide owes much of its success to its Prime membership service, which the Seattle company started in 2005 with an offer of free and speedy shipping.<p>In the 10 years since then, Amazon …

This $3 billion startup with no outside investors could turn out to be the most successful tech IPO of the year

Atlassian set its IPO price range between $16.50 and $18.50, giving it a $3.8 billion valuation at the high end, according to its latest paperwork filed with the SEC. That's slightly higher than its last private-market valuation of $3.3 billion from last year.<p>That means Atlassian could turn out to …

Venture Capital

The Latest: Vienna orchestra to buy home for 4 families

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The latest on the mass movement of asylum-seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:<p>8:40 p.m.<p>The …

Asylum Seekers