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Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Controversial Bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she has vetoed controversial legislation that would have allowed business owners in her state to refuse to serve gays and others if those customers somehow offended the proprietors' religious beliefs.<p>Brewer, a Republican, announced her decision at a news conference held …

No, Apple Is Not Like Microsoft

Barclays has lost faith in Apple and thinks you should too. It believes the time has come to dump the most valuable company because of some superficial similarities to Microsoft, which traded sideways through most of the current millennium. While it’s certainly challenging to predict the future of …

This Robot Cop Could Bring Disabled Officers Into The Field

You're a loose cannon, RoboCop. Hand in your gun and badge and robot arms.<p>Meet TeleBot, a six-foot, 75-pound remote-controlled robot police officer developed by a team of undergrads (!) at Florida International University's Discovery Lab, which focuses on computing and robotics tech. The …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

For almost a decade and a half, mobile customers – and Americans in particular – have enjoyed a certain economic perk: phone subsidies from the major carriers. This meant you could, on sign-up, get a very expensive phone for at most a few hundred dollars and, as an incentive to hang around, upgrade …

Balance

Senate goes for 'nuclear option'

The Senate approved a historic rules change on Thursday by eliminating the use of the filibuster on all presidential nominees except those to the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>Invoking the long-threatened “nuclear option” means that most of President Barack Obama’s judicial and executive branch nominees no …

What Mars looked like 4 billion years ago

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London’s most bizarre luxury building trend is grinding to a halt

Pity the average London plutocrat searching for a decent home. Britain’s premier city may attract the super-wealthy like wasps to a sugar bowl, but from now on residents of many of London’s most expensive neighborhoods will more or less be banned from expanding their houses.<p>As of this week, …

A real nuclear deterrent: US, Russia may team up to use weapons against asteroids

When geophysicist H. Jay Melosh attended a meeting of U.S. and ex-Soviet nuclear weapons designers in May 1995, he was surprised by how eager the Cold Warriors were to work together against an unlikely but dangerous extraterrestrial threat: asteroids on a collision course with Earth.<p>After Edward …

Samsung may launch wireless chargers that work from a distance by mid-2014

The development of wireless charging has been plagued so far by high-costs, immature technology, and competing standards.<p>Currently, industry players have grouped around two technologies, inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging, but only the former has made it into …

Wireless Charging