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Special Ops Chief: Russia aims to divide NATO, poses 'existential' threat to US

Russia seeks to test the United States at every opportunity and divide the NATO alliance, posing the most significant long term threat to US national security, the head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, General Joseph Votel , told the Aspen Security Forum.<p>"Russia is looking to challenge us …

Can US housing industry's comeback endure? The outlook dims

Man Overboard! Cruise Ship Passengers Lost at Sea

Every cruise ship passenger's worst nightmare is the fear of falling or being pushed overboard. While the cruise industry likes to downplay the frequency of these events -- as well as their ability to prevent them, they seem to be happening far more often.<p>So far in the first two months of 2015 …

Magazine Apps Are About To Get Better, But Will Anyone Use Them?

Adobe and Fast Company have partnered to develop a new set of tools for digital storytelling.<p>When the iPad first came out, many heralded it as a silver bullet for magazines — a way for the sinking industry to present beautifully packaged stories and capture paying readers in the digital era rather …

How to Use Personal Drones Legally

We’ve all seen impressive drone footage, whether that’s testing reusable rockets in the desert or a timeless birds-eye view of New York City, but if you’ve ever considered taking the plunge and forking out for one yourself, there are one or two things you should probably know first.<p>So, we’ve put …

Florida Special Election Pits Candidate’s Personal Wealth Against the Power of Super PACs

Curt Clawson wants you to know he’s an out­sider.<p>Un­like his two lead­ing op­pon­ents in a Flor­ida spe­cial elec­tion on Tues­day, the mil­lion­aire …

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The Jolly-Sink showdown: What to watch

After almost $9 million in outside spending, a storm of attacks and counterattacks and endless speculation about its implications for the midterms, voters have cast their ballots in the Florida special congressional election on Tuesday.<p>The stakes are particularly high for Democrats. The party has …

How the area code rose to power

Despite the rise of the internet, the 10-digit telephone number remains an ubiquitous and all-encompassing method of communication. But it hasn't been that long since human operators were responsible for completing telephone calls, and<i>The Atlantic</i> has put together a look at how the 10-digit number …

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The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics

Meet Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, ages 17 and 19, whose ability to build a massive audience from nothing may be unparalleled in media today.<p>There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.<p>No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other …

Are We Ready For The Personal Web?

The modern world can be a dehumanizing place. Long gone is the sweet little old lady at the drugstore counter, replaced by big box retailers, brand logos and barcodes. We’re more often“handled” than serviced, calculated, rather than cared for.<p>That’s about to change in a big way. When I recently …

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

The Rise Of The Hedge Fund Startup Investor (Again)

The first question I thought of when I read that San Francisco hedge fund Coatue Management was the backer behind Snapchat’s $50 million round of funding was which VC firm lost the deal. My second question was why take money from a hedge fund?<p>In the past two years or so, you have seen more hedge …

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that …

App Usage Exploded in 2013, Except for News and Magazine Apps

Which plodded along, but ultimately lost ground in the race to control the distribution of content.<p>If mobile is eating the world, as analyst Benedict Evans contends, then journalism should be worried.<p>The app analytics firm Flurry put out a new chart showing the year over year growth in app usage …

Why This Startup Chose The Midwest Over Silicon Valley

A new app on the market claims to helps shoppers shop and spend smarter. Wisely combines the social search functions of sites like Yelp and Foursquare with an easy personal finance tracker, all in one app.<p>Wisely founders Mike Vichich and Tyler Felous met at the global consulting firm Accenture, …

Andreessen Horowitz On Why It's Betting On Drones, Bitcoin and 3D Printing

One of Silicon Valley’s best known venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz explains why it thinks drones, 3D printers, big data and Bitcoin will be even bigger in 2014, as well as why it’s never been easier to start a company.<p>Margit Wennmachers, a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz said the firm is …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

In Venezuela, 'la revolucion' has turned into 'la crisis'

In 2007, José Rafael purchased a used Chevy truck for about $3,200 bucks. Today, he could sell that truck for nearly $24,000 dollars.<p>Rafael isn't exaggerating, at least not about the prices. In August, Venezuela’s yearly inflation hit more than 45 percent. Its scarcity index jumped to 20 percent, …

It Takes Drivers 3 Months to Warm Up to Electric Vehicles

What techies should know about a government shutdown

For the first time in 17 years, we’re staring down the barrel of an imminent government shutdown. Why? Congress must pass laws in order to spend money, but so far the Republican-led House and Democrat-led Senate have not been able to agree on a bill to fund the government. And so, by law, when …

INFOGRAPHIC: Here's Why Facebook Needs To Worry About The Rise Of WhatsApp And Snapchat

Snapchat, the photo-messaging app, now boasts 350 million photo uploads daily, the same number as Facebook.<p>That's a major tipping point. The app landscape is getting fractured. Photography, messaging, social media — all are witnessing the rise of new mobile-focused apps and services that threaten …

Italian court seizes solar power plants linked to Suntech scandal

Embattled Chinese solar panel maker Suntech can’t seem to catch a break. In the latest setback for what was once the world’s biggest solar manufacturer, Suntech said yesterday that an Italian court has seized solar farms operated by customers of a scandal-plagued European venture owned by the …

Solar Power

How Dealerships Forced Tesla Motors' Business Model Out Of Texas

Want to buy a Model S from the dealer? If you're in Texas, you're out of luck. Here's why.<p>Tesla Motors is the car company behind the electric Model S, of which we are fans. But along with cars, the company is also trying to innovative on the business-side, skirting the traditional third-party …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

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Articles about 5 creative modern porches and decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>A Vancouver design studio created in collaboration with Battersby Howat Architects.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>When it comes to outdoor adventure, …