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From "Gamers Are Dead" to "We're All Gamers" in less than a year

Last year the gaming press attacked their own audiences with a barrage of articles declaring the death of the “gamer”, and in so doing they blew the …

NASA space telescope discovers Earth's closest rocky neighbor

NASA researchers working with the Spitzer Space Telescope announced on Thursday that they had indeed found the closest rocky exoplanet to our own. It's a tiny burg called HD 219134b that's just 21 light years from Earth in the Cassiopeia constellation, near the North Star. It was first spotted with …

Scotland Yard Accuses Russia of Using Nuclear Weapon in London

The British government traced radioactive poison used to kill an ex-KGB spy from a hotel tea kettle all the way back to Moscow.<p>LONDON­ — Scotland …

Judge refuses to throw out lawsuit challenging red light cameras

A Cook County judge on Thursday denied a bid by the city of Chicago to throw out a proposed class-action lawsuit challenging its lucrative and embattled red light camera program, saying those ticketed deserve their day in court.<p>The lawsuit accuses the city of issuing more than $500 million in …

Rahm Emanuel

Confederate flags found at MLK's church

<b>(CNN) —</b> Confederate battle flags were found Thursday morning on the grounds of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, police and church officials said.<p>Ebenezer Baptist Church is best known as the church where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was …

Confederate States of America

Samsung Electronics cautious on second half; capital returns disappoint

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Thursday offered a downbeat outlook for the second half of the year as smartphone market growth slows and ahead of the expected release of new iPhones from arch rival Apple Inc (AAPL.O).<p>The firm also reported a 4 percent fall in …

Samsung

Mozilla CEO Sends Angry Open Letter To Microsoft Over Changing Windows 10 Browser Defaults

With Edge in Windows 10, Microsoft has finally delivered a capable browser to replace the aging Internet Explorer. Microsoft likes Windows 10 so much, it makes Edge the default browser in Windows 10, even when you’re updating from a system that previously used Chrome or Firefox as the …

Software

Yelp is in a 'death spiral,' industry expert says

The business reviews site has suffered a string of blows this week, including the departure of its high-profile board chairman. Can it regain its footing?<p>Tell someone about the week Yelp has had, and they might want to cry.<p>The local business and reviews service has suffered a string of blows over …

Silicon Valley

How to update your Uconnect-equipped car and the keep hackers out

Own a new-ish Chrysler vehicle? You probably need to update its software.<p>After Wired revealed security researchers were able take control of a Jeep through its Uconnect console, Chrysler was forced to issue a voluntary recall.<p>You can check if you're vehicle is part of the recall by visiting this …

Product Recalls

Nokia just unveiled the ultimate camera

As the BBC reports, the spherical OZO camera is equipped with eight lenses and eight microphones. This allows it to record 360 degrees of both stereoscopic 3D video and sound, creating true panoramas with accompanying audio.<p>The content that OZO creates can then be used with playback devices such as …

Virtual Reality

Windows 10 is up to 14 million installs already

Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi is checking in with a Windows 10 status update, revealing that the OS is already on some 14 million devices. He noted that not everyone who reserved an upgrade has gotten it yet, but says the rollout will continue in phases over the next few weeks. While whether or not you …

Testing Android apps is now easier with new ‘open beta’ option

Up until today, testing out an Android app that’s in beta has required going through a non-intuitive process that includes joining a group on Google+ (or Google Groups) and then clicking a special Play Store link which typically doesn’t even work until a few minutes after you join the associated …

Dollar holds upper hand as GDP bolsters rate hike case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Friday, ending a decent month on a sour note as a record-low rise in U.S. employment costs in the second quarter dialed back bets the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year.<p>U.S. one hundred dollar notes are …

Economics

Fiat Chrysler Profit Increases 69%, Most of It From North America

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday reported a big gain in second-quarter profits and assured investors that its recent record-setting penalty for safety violations would not slow its earnings momentum.<p>The Italian-American automaker said that its net income climbed 69 percent in the …

North America

Uber may be about to make a $1 billion investment in India

Uber said that this move would help its service reach 1 million daily rides by March 2016, the first time the company has set such target for India, FT said.<p>Amit Jain, president of Uber India, said the company was "extremely bullish" on the Indian market and that it continues to see a 40 percent …

City Halls

Google seeks to halt spread of EU, um, oh yeah, right to be forgotten

<b>Google</b> <b>is appealing</b> a French order that threatens to expand Europe's right-to-be-forgotten search engine constraints globally. It's an affront to nature to want more missing links in the world.<p><b>A New York State</b> Supreme Court judge ruled that a research chimpanzee is not a person and therefore isn't …

Rio De Janeiro

Lawsuit Accuses CVS of Overcharging for Generic Drugs

CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.<p>The suit says those inflated prices led to higher co-pays for customers …

Pharma

LinkedIn stock bucks week's downward trend among social media companies after solid results

It hasn't been a great week for social media companies, but professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. seems to be bucking the trend.<p>LinkedIn's adjusted earnings of 55 cents per share was well above the 30 cents that analysts polled by FactSet had expected for the April-June quarter. Revenue …