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Satya Nadella is playing a deeper game with Microsoft than anyone gave him credit for

It was true 30 years ago when Windows 1.0 came out, and it's true today: Without developers to build great apps for Microsoft's platforms, the company is sunk.<p>Speaking at a pair of Microsoft events in the last week and a half, Nadella proved that he may not be as outgoing as his predecessor, but …

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Scott hopes All-Star Game opens doors when career is over

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Scott had a transformative weekend at the NHL All-Star Game, and he hopes it might help him land another job in or out of the game.<p>"I'd like to think I opened a few doors," he said.<p>The journeyman enforcer went from improbable All-Star to MVP of the league's midseason …

Hall of Fame

NASA is making a data modem driven by light

Now that photonic (that is, light-based) chips are a practical reality, they're going to get their ultimate test: space. NASA is developing an integrated photonics modem that will be used to test high-speed laser communications between Earth and spacecraft that are in low and geosynchronous orbits. …

Chrome for iOS is much faster and more stable, but Google hasn't solved its biggest problem

Chrome for iOS received a huge speed and stability increase today, which the company attributes to using WebKit (WKWebView) instead of the older UIWebView.<p>According to Google, Chrome for iOS is crashing 70 percent less with WKWebView, and pages reload 25 percent less frequently. In benchmark tests, …

Legal Marijuana Sales Could Hit $6.7 Billion In 2016

As voters in more states embrace legalized marijuana sales, the burgeoning cannabis industry has gone from a curiosity to a bona fide booming …

Cannabis

Ai Weiwei recreates image of drowned Syrian toddler

Chinese artist poses on Mediterranean beach to remind world of the plight of Aylan Kurdi, who died trying to reach Europe with his family<p>With his eyes closed and face down on pebbles inches from the water, Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and activist, has recreated the haunting image of a dead 3-year …

Sacred Swim

Photos

Space photos captures the beauty of England at night

LONDON — Astronaut Tim Peake's photography is coming on in leaps and bounds. Within days of his epic Aurora Borealis snaps, the British astronaut has …

Photography

Musical Composition via Artificial Intelligence

I was just reading an article in The New York Times that was reporting researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among other …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Bud Light is making drastic changes to capture the minds of American millennials.</b> Bud Light doesn't want to be the laughingstock of the beer industry any more.<p><b>2. Telenor is acquiring marketing technology firm Tapad.</b> The Norwegian telecoms group said the deal is valued at $360 million.<p><b>3. These</b> …

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Kanye West thinks he's the reason everyone wears skinny jeans

Last night Kanye West went on a Twitter rant, where he posted 30 or so Tweets in response to Wiz Khalifa's criticism of his upcoming album name, <i>Waves</i>. But Kanye is an aesthetics man, and so mid-argument he put down his weapons and complimented him on his “cool pants.”<p>He tweeted: “I screen grabbed …

South Park

10 most important things in advertising

Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP. Thomson Reuters<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>2. Facebook just admitted that it's going after Twitter.</b> It wants to invest more in real-time sharing.<p><b>4. Amazon is splashing out on its first-ever Super Bowl commercial.</b> The …

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Middle East

The one technology that I think could kill the iPhone

Apple is truly the iPhone company right now. But that could change soon.<p>The iPhone business accounts for a whopping 68% of Apple's total revenue, …