Alex Aron Cartwright

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Islamic State conflict: London hosts coalition talks

<b>Coalition air strikes in Syria and Iraq have halted or reversed the momentum of jihadist group Islamic State, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.</b><p>Speaking after talks in London between 21 coalition states, Mr Kerry said about half the group's leaders had been killed since strikes began in …

Yemen government offers to resign amid continued tension

The Yemeni president and his Cabinet resigned Thursday, creating a leadership vacuum and raising the prospect of chaos and fragmentation in a strategic Arab nation that has been a pivotal ally in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.<p>The surprise departure of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi and his …

Argentine President Says Prosecutor Who Accused Her Was Murdered

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made a dramatic U-turn on Thursday when she said she was certain that prosecutor Alberto Nisman …

Obama Won't Meet with Netanyahu, Citing Israeli Leader's Re-Election Race

White House<p>President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanhayu when he visits the United States in March, his administration announced Thursday, citing a "long-standing practice" of avoiding appearances with heads of state in close proximity to their elections.<p>"As a …

Monitor Calibration Using the ColorMunki Smile: Product Review

You might think that you have a great camera. You might also think that you have the latest and greatest LCD monitor and in both cases, you are …

How Yello Mobile Ate 61 Startups In One Year

So many eyeballs, so little growth. Or so Yahoo’s recent performance under Marissa Mayer could be summarized. Joining Yahoo as its head in 2012, Mayer quickly made a splash with a rapid series of acquisitions, from the billion dollar purchase of Tumblr to the $30 million acquisition of Summly.<p>The …

Here's Proof That It Still Pays More To Develop Apps For The iPhone Over Android

When an app launches, you'll sometimes see it arrive on iPhone before Android.<p>That can be frustrating for Android owners, and while more and more apps are releasing simultaneously for both platforms, a staggered launch is still the norm.<p>London-based developer ustwo, creators of the popular Monument …

A Chinese Company Made This Super Cheap Android Phone That Looks Exactly Like The iPhone 6

There are tons of Chinese iPhone look-a-likes out there, and at this year's Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas we found yet another.<p>This is the Gold-East MS937, and it looks a lot like the iPhone 6. Everything from the size of the bezels along the side of the screen to the gold trim look …

Police: 2 dead, 1 wounded in central Florida mall shooting

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man shot his wife at a shopping mall food court Saturday and killed another person before turning the gun on himself, police say.<p>Gunfire rang out at the Melbourne Square Mall shortly before it opened. Police said Jose Garcia-Rodriguez of Palm Bay shot his wife and …

ISIS Executes Pigeon and Bird Breeders in Diyala, Iraq

World<p>Raising doves and pigeons is a deadly pursuit in ISIS-controlled Iraq.<p>The popular hobby is in the sights of extremist Islamist fighters, who this week rounded up 15 boys and young men in the eastern province of Diyala for pursuing a pastime now deemed un-Islamic. Three have already been …

How This Teen Turned Her High School Internship Into A Game Design Career

Paulina Raguimov never expected to get paid to make video games when she walked into her high school’s career fair at 16.<p>She played them, sure. But when she walked up to the JumpStart booth to chat about the internships they had available, she had absolutely no experience with making games. “I …