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Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka | Salon.com

<b>Pokhlebkin reconsidered</b><p>“His name was magical. Legendary,” claimed an article in the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva (Evening Moscow) on the third anniversary of Pokhlebkin’s death. “Many believed it to be a pseudonym for an entire research institute, since one man could not know so much.” Moreover, …

Flipboard Magazines for JOBS Film Launch

Inside Flipboard / July 26, 2013<p>While the movie JOBS doesn’t arrive in theaters until August 16, on Flipboard the anticipation for the film that …

16 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Win 2016

Conservative Myra Adams lists the many reasons Hillary will win the White House in 2016.<p>By the standards of “political time,” where in one day a …

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

Patents

Associated Press News

NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls

The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls, a participant in the briefing said.<p>Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed on Thursday that during a secret briefing to members of …

Microsoft reportedly paying developers $100,000 or more to build apps

Microsoft has slowly been catching up on filling the Windows Phone store with big-name apps, and according to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, that may be thanks to some financial encouragement. Microsoft is reportedly paying some companies $100,000 or more to build apps for its mobile OS. Though no specific …

Millennials big fans of prepaid cards, payday loans

Quick access to cash and credit is the priority, survey finds.<p>Millennials shell out for convenience.<p>That's what a new survey to be released Friday and given exclusively to USA TODAY suggests when it comes to the generation's use of alternative financial products that often come with high fees.<p>The …

Wealthy Towns Are Running Out Of Mansions

While housing inventory is falling throughout the country, it's falling especially fast in some of the country's richest ZIP codes.<p>A study from Altos Research, the Mountain View, Ca., real-estate research firm, found that inventory in the nation's 90 wealthiest ZIP codes fell 15 percent over the …

Real Estate

Chipotle Is Quietly Expanding Its Promising New Asian Food Chain

Well, you're in luck — especially if you live in LA or DC. Chipotle (CMG) opened its first ShopHouse location in the nation's capital in 2011, and is about to open a second in Los Angeles, plus another West Coast location later this year.<p>The restaurant features the same layout and ordering process …

Is PRISM Precipitating A Bitcoin Sell-Off?

Bitcoin has experienced a fairly massive drop in value over the weekend and into this week, moving from a peak of $118 on June 7 to a low of $89 on June 9. While precipitous drops and dizzying highs aren’t unusual for the cryptocurrency, BTC watchers are pointing to the PRISM and NSA leaks as a …

China accounts for $6.3 billion of the US’s new $8 billion trade shortfall

The United States trade deficit increased $8 billion in April, to $40.3 billion. <b>You can explore the new trade data, released today, in our interactive graphic.</b><p>China accounted for $6.3 billion, or more than three-quarters, of the increase in US trade deficit last month. Here’s a closer look at how …

Boeing Delivered Seven 787 Dreamliners In May, Looks To Top 60 This Year

Boeing has had a crazy 2013, seeing its 787 Dreamliners grounded for several months due to battery fires, while its stock more than doubled the S&P 500. Recent estimates by UBS show Boeing delivered seven 787s in May, taking its total deliveries of their marquee aircraft to eight for the year and …

Google and competition: Google and competition: as users we can give our own verdict

Back in February, I wrote for Comment is free about the Google investigation being undertaken by the European commission. I emphasised the importance …

Co-founder Murthy is back, but what troubled Infosys needs most is a break from the past

Infosys is now the latest company to turn to former managers to revive its fortunes, following in the wake of Procter & Gamble and JC Penney. Faced with falling market share, tepid revenue growth, and sagging employee morale, the Indian outsourcing giant is bringing back its co-founder NR Narayana …

IT

Are you suffering from smartphone fatigue? (Poll)

There are days when it's so challenging to be a technology writer, I can only imagine what it's like to be a technology consumer.<p>For example, and I'm just ballparking here, there are some 37,000 smartphones you can buy today. Whoops, hang on, just got a press release from HTC; make that 37,001. Oh, …