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Massachusetts Senate Race: Gomez bashes fellow Republicans

The special election for John Kerry’s vacant Senate seat in Massachusetts is less than two weeks away. And the Republican nominee is doing everything …

Senate Race

Watch The Decades Series | The 1960s, by Bryce Dallas Howard | Vanity Fair Video | CNE

It was a time of peace, love, and happiness. Director Bryce Dallas Howard rounds up luminaries, including Chaka Khan, Henry Winkler, Smokey Robinson, Peggy Lipton, and Florence Henderson, to reflect on the highest highs and lowest lows of the 1960s—plus, a few of the icons show off their favorite …

Amazon Says Yes To ‘Alpha House' And 'Betas' But Puts A Fork In 'Zombieland'

In a push to create original video content, Amazon released 14 TV pilots earlier this spring. Based on user feedback, some of those pilots are now …

Haunting Melissa

As the producer behind hits such as The Ring and Mulholland Drive, Neal Edelstein is now trying his hand at experimental new media, kicking off with Haunting Melissa.<p>Co-founded as a ‘next generation production’ company by Edelstein, Hooked Digital Media premiered Haunting Melissa last week, and is …

Amtrak boosts WiFi on select trains, more upgrades coming this summer

There are plenty of wonderful things about train travel: the leg room, the scenery, the lack of security pat-downs. The WiFi, on the other hand, has long been the slowest thing about Amtrak. The company announced today that it's finally doing something about its frustratingly sluggish service, …

Sanford wins special election in South Carolina

Former governor wins solidly Republican district in race viewed as competitive due to his past indiscretions<p>In a local race that drew national attention, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford defeated Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert-Busch Tuesday night in a special election for the …

Antarctica's Last Sunset for Four Months

Iraq's Civil War Is Breaking Out Again

The Iraq conflict came back into view in the last week of April, when several areas of northern Iraq exploded in violence on a scale not seen since …

Middle East

AbeBramics

Just a publicity stunt, but this new bra in honor of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is quite something:<p>The latest "Branomics Bra" follows earlier …

Coburn Gun Amendment May Fuel Obama Conspiracy Theory Debunked By NRA

<i>Updated: May 8, 2013, 1:02 PM</i><p>The Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday afternoon on an amendment offered by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that may add fuel …

20 Years of Wired Covers in One 30-Second Video

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Wired has put a smorgasbord …

The weirdest, most wonderful Windows 8 ads ever

I don't know where these have come from.<p>I don't even know if they're official Windows 8 videos. <i>[Note: They are. See update at end of story.]</i><p>But I do know that these are works of utter, thorough, and complete genius.<p>Microsoft's Windows 8 has struggled to project an image that is anything that might …

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Apex Launcher 2.0 hits Google Play, puts notifications on app icons (Updated)

Apex can honestly claim to be one of the more popular launchers on Android, with over a million installs and 44,000 ratings over at Google Play. The stock-like skin has just been updated to version 2.0, with the biggest addition being support for Apex Notifier. This feature enables better control …

Obituary Portal Legacy.com Acquires its UK Rival iAnnounce

Legacy.com, a company that powers the obituary and death listing sections of newspapers around the world, has acquired UK-based rival iAnnounce.<p>Unlike Legacy.com, iAnnounce isn’t 100% focused on mortality, throwing weddings and other family announcements into the mix too. Its platform is used by …

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Ottavio Missoni Dead at 92

Ottavio Missoni, who founded the Italian knitwear company with his wife in 1952, died on Thursday at 92. He was the patriarch of the Missoni family, …

Bank of England keeps interest rates and QE unchanged - BBC News

Syria cut off from global internet

Syria's Internet blackout entered into its second consecutive day, which the state news agency blamed on a fault in optical fibre cables.<p>Landline phone services between Syrian provinces have also been down since Tuesday, SANA said on Wednesday.<p>"Internet services and phonecalls between provinces …

The Nation Magazine

Corporate totalitarianism is spreading rapidly, and it's not just Assange or Manning they want. It's all who dare to defy the official narrative.

Not Safe for Funding: The N.S.F. and the Economics of Science

Last month, Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, introduced a divisive new bill, the High Quality Research Act, that would change the criteria by which the National Science Foundation evaluates research projects and awards funding. (The …