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Apple Ramping Up For Stylish iWatch, Curved Casing Could Be Liquidmetal

Reports this week indicate that Apple is building a substantial team of veterans from multiple industries to build a stylish, multi-functional iWatch. The timing of the hires points to a late 2014 release, according to an analyst report and a story in the <i>Financial Times</i>. Far from being a bad sign …

Haley Barbour Leaves American Crossroads Amid Concerns Over Conservative Victory Project

The powerful fundraising team that American Crossroads deployed in 2012 to pull in more than $300 million has lost ace fundraiser Haley Barbour, according to three GOP operatives close to the super PAC.<p>The departure of Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chairman and governor of …

Senators announce gun deal, raising hopes of Senate passage

A bipartisan pair of senators introduced a compromise proposal to expand background checks on Wednesday, an agreement which could form the basis for major gun control legislation to potentially pass through Congress.<p>Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. – who both enjoy top ratings from …

Can We Smell With Our Hearts?

"Ugh, tuna again?" say your blood cells.<p>In the back of your nasal cavity, you have special sensory cells that grab onto the various airborne compounds that constitute "a smell." They interpret those chemicals, shoot the result over to your brain, and you get the sense of smelling something. But …

Facebook Home Reviews: For Facebook Fans Only, Addictive, Too Simple

The first reviews for Facebook Home, the social network's new Android home screen experience, are out. Home isn't quite a "Facebook Phone", but it also isn't a full-fledged operating system. It slots right in between the two segments.<p>Dieter Bohn of <i>The Verge</i> details the two main components of …

Sequestration Impact On Federal Public Defenders Could Force Courts To Use More Expensive Lawyers

WASHINGTON -- Sequestration is having such a harsh effect on federal public defenders that it’s forcing them to examine whether they have the resources to represent their clients, a choice that could ultimately make legal representation much more expensive for taxpayers.<p>“It’s terrible, it really …

Ending Soon: The Krome CargoCase For iPhone [Deals]

There’s nothing worse than having to carry too much in your pockets. Keys, pocket change, a wallet, and now…your iPhone. That’s why Krome has developed the perfect case to consolidate your daily belongings. Not only does the Krome CargoCase sport a durable polycarbonate shell with an aircraft …

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Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs stepping down later this year, will remain on board of directors

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs has announced that he is leaving the company sometime later this year<i>.</i> The company announced the change on its blog; while there's no word yet on exactly when Kovacs will be vacating his current position, Mozilla did announce that he'll be staying on at the company as a …

Obama calls for cigarette tax hike of 94 cents a pack

President's Obama's call for a 94-cent-a-pack hike on federal cigarette taxes to fund early childhood education programs is controversial.<p>Anti-smoking groups applaud the proposal, but some tax experts and tobacco companies are against it.<p><b>The case for the tax.</b>The tax is being presented as way to …

When the TV news is funnier than the latest sitcom

Personally, I don't see why the federal cabinet can't be replaced by cheaper foreign workers.<p>What's the big deal? At the top, you need somebody with an economics degree and some experience running a small office. Our Glorious Leader has such a degree and ran the National Citizens Coalition, a tiny …