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NK leaders accused of crimes against humanity

North Korea's regime is committing crimes against humanity including the extermination, starvation and enslavement of its population, and its leadership should be hauled before an international court, a UN-mandated inquiry team has said.<p>The UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea …

Exclusive: Wife of Slain Moviegoer Details Flash Attack: His Death Was 'So Unnecessary'

The wife of the Florida man shot to death in a movie theater after texting with his daughter's babysitter says there were no threatening words …

Pentagon Relaxes Uniform Rules To Allow Religious Headgear

The Department of Defense has released new regulations that relax prohibitions on the wearing of religious headgear, as well as beards, tattoos or piercings with religious significance, while service members are in uniform.<p>"The military departments will accommodate individual expressions of …

Morocco Amends Rape-Marriage Law

IBM's Jeopardy-Winning Supercomputer Will Power A 'Cognitive, Expert Personal Shopper' App Next Year

IBM Watson Solutions VP Stephen Gold told us that starting in 2014, consumers can look for the first three Watson-powered apps from IBM business partners.<p>We were most intrigued by the description of one of these apps in particular, Fluid Retail. Here's how Gold described it to us:<p>"Fluid, which …

Cognitive Computing

Supercapacitor: Today's energy revolution

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Zeus 3D copier and printer does it all in one

We're already used to 2D copiers and printers. Slip a piece of paper in, push a button, and a copy comes out. Now, that same sort of capability is coming to the 3D world with the AIO Robotics Zeus all-in-one 3D scanner, copier, and printer on Kickstarter.<p>The process is fairly simple. You place an …

Looks like LG is building a 5-inch Nexus 5 with Snapdragon 800 chip

Remember that image of what appeared to be a new Nexus phone used in a Google video earlier this week? It turns out the FCC has tested a phone that …

Amazon intends to offer long-rumored smartphone for free, according to report

An Amazon-made smartphone may be made available to customers free of charge when it launches, according to a new report today. Jessica E. Lessin, a former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter, cites anonymous sources familiar with the retailer's plans, and they say that Amazon wants to sell the smartphone …

Newkia aims to rise from Nokia's ashes on Android wings

SINGAPORE -- Nokia's fate would have been a lot different today if it had taken the Android route, and this is what a freshly minted company -- aptly named Newkia -- plans to do by acquiring as much of Nokia's know-how as possible.<p>It's an opportunity opened up by Microsoft's planned $7.2 billion …

Iranian president tweets Rosh Hashanah blessing to Jews

Amid a global exchange of greetings and good wishes to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, which began at sunset on Wednesday, there was one from a particularly surprising quarter.<p>Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, tweeted: "As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews, especially …

Galaxy Note 3 first phone to feature ugly new Micro USB 3 port

A new port means potentially faster transfers and charging<p>With all the news coming from its big event yesterday, Samsung glazed over the importance of one new feature of its Galaxy Note 3 — it's the first phone we know of that uses USB 3.0. The benefits of the switch to the more modern standard are …

Cleveland kidnappings: Ariel Castro may face death penalty over miscarriages

Ariel Castro has been told he could face the death penalty for the “horrifying ordeal” inflicted on three young women who were kidnapped, locked in his home for a decade and repeatedly raped.<p>Dishevelled and wearing a baggy boiler suit, Castro, 52, made his first appearance in court today. He said …