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Scientists urge governments to turn old TV frequencies into free “super WiFi”

Governments should sack plans to auction off old television frequencies to the highest bidder and instead use the bandwidth for free super-frequency …

Samsung shows business customers how to be high tech

The Korean electronics giant operates a showroom in New Jersey to demonstrate technology it has for hotels, financial firms, retailers, and other businesses.<p>RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ -- Samsung's pretty sure it knows just what business customers need, and it's happy to show them.<p>The Korean electronics …

Customers

The 9 Basics Of American Commerce That Everyone Should Know

When you live in the most powerful country in the world, the stakes for not knowing every bit about it become low.<p>The reason is simple. If you're a country like France or Italy desperately trying to attract business and investment, you have to be able to know what your country is best at to make …

Sexual assault complaints among troops jump 50%

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday that he's ordering the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy to rescreen troops in sensitive posts after an Army review disqualified 588 soldiers.<p>Hagel made the announcement during a briefing about sexual assault in the ranks. The Pentagon …

Obama visits Philippines; U.S. announces defense pact

MANILA — The U.S. and the Philippines have agreed on a new 10-year defense pact that will allow increased presence of U.S. troops in the Philippines, White House officials said Sunday.<p>The deal came in advance of President Obama's arrival in the Philippine capital, Manila, on Monday, the last stop …

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: We're Headed for Oligarchy

Robert Solow on powerful families’ threat to democratic institutions.<p>In a recent interview at the Economic Policy Institute, Nobel Prize-Winning economist and MIT professor Robert Solow riffed on the political effects of increasing inequality and concentration of wealth at the very top. "If that …

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature

Air Force looks to move personnel, equipment to Africa as U.S. exits Afghanistan

As the war in Afghanistan begins to wind down, the Air Force foresees its resources shifting to Africa. Col. Kelly Passmore of the 449th Air …

Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim · Guardian Liberty Voice

The Guggenheim Museum presents <i>Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe</i> until September 1, 2014. It is the first comprehensive …

Google to Launch Android TV, Report Says

Just a few days after Amazon unveiled the Fire TV, Google will reportedly launch its own set-top box.<p>The Mountain View, Calif. company is close to …

Complaints about energy giants triple in a year

Over 10,000 consumer complaints received by Ombudsman Services about the “Big Six” energy firms in the first quarter of 2014<p>Pressure is growing on energy firms to cut bills and improve their service after consumer complaints about the “Big Six” providers more than trebled in the first quarter of …

Customer Service

How Mobile Is Bridging Brick and Mortar’s Data Gap

Smart marketers know that offline marketing techniques like in-store promotions, events, and free samples are powerful techniques for delighting customers and driving sales. The challenge? There’s limited data to prove it.<p>Meanwhile, the Internet has spoiled us. Thanks to tools like Google Analytics …

How to Turn a Pencil Into a Diamond

Spoiler: Just add some hydrogen.<p>The "lead" in your pencil is misnamed. The gray stuff is actually composed of graphite, which is the stablest form of the element carbon. Its bonded atoms are arranged in planar sheets, layered on top—and aside—each other. Which explains why your pencil lead is soft: …

This Giant Portrait In Pakistan Is The Face Of A US Drone Hotspot

In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as 'bug splats', since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.<p>To challenge this insensitivity as well as raise awareness of civilian casualties, an artist collective installed a …

The Neuroscience of Decision Making Explained in 30 Seconds

Is it possible to explain the neuroscience of decision making in 30 seconds? I had a go as one of my contributions to a new book called <i>30-Second …

What It Looks Like When One Wingsuit Jumper Films Another

As they fly through the Alps together.<p>Wingsuits! They’re amazing! They’re like those jetpacks everyone wanted, but they work with physics!<p>And we’re fans of them here at <i>The Atlantic.</i> We’ve covered documentaries about them, stunt Chinese mountain jumps, and even wingsuiters doing non-wingsuit things …

Facebook Picks Up the Pace in Race to Beam Internet From Above

Facebook took a leap into what has become a multibillion-dollar race to corner wide swathes of the globe where people do not have regular access to the Internet, placing a bet on drones this week as winged carriers of wireless.<p>Based on a flurry of reports, Facebook is staking out a drone-based …

Project Loon

2014 Nobel Peace Prize nominees include Malala, Pope Francis ... Putin?

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Growing up Trump means learning to thrive in two very different worlds

Eric Trump is a look-you-in-the-eye kind of guy.<p>Most of the time, anyway.<p>But there are moments when his gaze drifts, as he spots an object of …

US Politics

Shark-Cam Shows You the Ocean as a Predator Sees It

Mark Royer / Univ. of Hawaii<p>Now researchers know how sharks sneak through the ocean when they think no humans are looking. How? Basically by putting frickin' webcams on their fins.<p>The footage made a splash last week at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, where marine biologists from the …

Sharks

Climate Change Linked to Disappearance of Ice Free Regions in Antarctica

A team of international scientists says that climate change is responsible for the recent disappearance of the ice free regions known as polynya in …

Global Warming

Tablets power ahead on Android

Duncan Alfreds<p>Cape Town - Worldwide tablet sales have continued their upward momentum, capturing a massive growth curve, despite a sluggish …

Mobile

Facebook Inc (FB) To Buy Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is getting aggressive with its Internet.org initiative after spending $19 billion on WhatsApp. The social networking giant …