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Microsoft's new wireless phone charger will bathe your desk in neon light

My Nexus 6 usually rests on a Tylt wireless charger here at <i>The Verge</i> office. I paid Verizon $60 for the thing. It's got a black, soft matte finish; it's the opposite of flashy, but works perfectly with any Qi-compatible smartphone I've placed on it — even with a bulky case on. Microsoft's taking …

Striking Photos Of Untouched Places Reveal A Rarely Seen Side Of The Globe

Over the course of eight years, veteran photojournalist Sebastião Salgado -- traveling by plane, on foot, by canoe and even balloon -- took more than 30 trips to some of the most remote and untouched corners of the globe. That included visiting the penguins of the Antarctic, gaping at the stunning …

Clancy on Flight 370: Never had a story with 'so few facts, so much speculation'

In 33 years with CNN, Jim Clancy has been almost everywhere and seen almost everything. That includes covering the aftermath of horrific commercial jet crashes, like Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland, and Swissair Flight 111 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.<p>It's what he does. So naturally, when he …

New employment tribunal laws come into force

<b>New rules aimed at reducing the number of employment tribunals have come into force.</b><p>Staff wanting to bring a case of unfair dismissal or discrimination now have to first notify the conciliation service Acas to see if the dispute can be resolved.<p>Another change sees employers facing fines if they …

S Korea and the runaway drone | US & Canada

On March 31 at 4pm, an unidentified flying object crashed on the far flung South Korean island of Baengnyeong. Upon closer examination, it was discovered that this was no flying saucer, but rather a drone (UAV or unmanned aerial vehicle). There were no identification marks on the hull, but study …

As Battery-Powered Signal Fades, Crews Caught in Race Against Time

Four weeks after a Malaysia jetliner headed to Beijing went missing, time is running out for the flight data recorders' pulse signaling system, as their batteries are expected to give out any day.<p>So-called black boxes are designed to emit sonic pings for roughly 30 days to aid searchers. Malaysia …

Drugs mule Melissa Reid may return to Scottish prison

<b>The Scottish Prison Service has said it is considering an application from drugs mule Melissa Reid to serve her sentence in Scotland.</b><p>The 20-year-old, from Lenzie, was convicted along with Michaella McCollum, 20, from County Tyrone of smuggling cocaine out of Peru.<p>They were jailed for eight years …

Israel warns Palestine of unilateral action

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has threatened to take unilateral action against Palestinians, if they press ahead with moves towards statehood.<p>"These will only make a peace agreement more distant," Netanyahu said of applications the Palestinians made on Tuesday to adhere to 15 …

So many sightings, nothing to see -- search for Flight 370 objects still wanting

They've been spotted and spotted again, those objects in the southern Indian Ocean. Every time a report comes out that something has been seen that may be related to missing Malaysia Flight 370, hopes have risen. And then, they have fallen. It's seemed like a daily exercise.<p>For instance, images …

9 Missile Commanders Fired, Others Disciplined In Air Force Scandal

The Air Force has announced the firing of nine midlevel nuclear missile commanders and the disciplining of dozens of junior officers involved in cheating on ICBM proficiency exams.<p>The measures come after an extensive investigation into a string of security lapses and failed safety inspections at …