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Microsoft Reportedly Preparing To Jump On The Smartwatch Bandwagon

Apple, Google, LG, and Samsung are all reportedly working on wrist-worn computing devices behind closed doors, and it seems like that little club of big companies may soon get another member. If a new report from the Wall Street Journal is to be believed, Microsoft has been in touch with an …

How Anonymous have become digital culture's protest heroes

In 2007, the hacktivist collective Anonymous was dubbed the "internet hate machine" by Fox News for their trolling campaigns. Six years later, they …

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Who Won Opening Day For MLB? The 'At Bat' App!

While the definition of ‘accessed six million times on Opening Day‘ leaves some room for interpretation, there’s no doubt that Major League Baseball’s ‘At Bat’ application is a hit. Assuming like for like comparisons, the access count for the mobile app has doubled since Opening Day in 2012.<p>And …

Microsoft planning Xbox event for May

Microsoft had originally been planning to unveil its next-generation Xbox details at an event in April, but <i>The Verge</i> has learned that the company has pushed this back to May. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott revealed recently that Microsoft is planning an Xbox event for May 21st, and we understand …

North Koreans fail to report for work at Kaesong

North Korean workers have failed to show at the Kaesong joint industrial zone, one day after Pyongyang said it was withdrawing labour and suspending operations at the complex.<p>"As of now, no North Korean workers have reported to work this morning," said a spokesman for the South's Unification …

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Mohamed Morsi

Greek bank shares plunge as merger called off

Shares in two Greek banks plunged on Monday morning after their plans to merge were suspended until they are both recapitalised, with a state bank support fund set to decide if they will join forces.<p>National Bank of Greece and Eurobank saw their shares tumble by 30pc in early trading on the Athens …

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Wesley Snipes released from prison

The actor Wesley Snipes has been released from a US prison in Pennsylvania after serving more than two years for tax evasion.<p>Snipes was convicted in …

Vladimir Putin Doesn't Seem to Mind When Topless Women Protest Him

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Nobody loves posing for ridiculous photos more than Russia's president, but it's this completely …

WikiLeaks 'Kissinger Cables' Reveal How Much Russians Loved Joni Mitchell

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>WikiLeaks has released the the "Kissinger Cables," a collection of over 1.7 million pieces of …

Blocked Or Breaking Through? Mixed Signals On Gun Bills

If this is President Obama's "make-or-break week on guns," as Politico declares, then it starts with considerable confusion about where things stand regarding the likelihood of passing new gun control laws.<p>NPR's Ailsa Chang reported over the weekend that as the Senate prepared to begin voting on …

Complaints Soar, But Airlines' Quality Rating Stays High

In what would seem to be a contradiction, a respected study says that the quality of service provided by U.S. airlines remained near an all-time high last year even as passengers' complaints soared 22 percent.<p>The 2013 Airline Quality Rating Report from researchers at Purdue University and Wichita …

North Korea suspected of preparing for nuclear test

North Korea could be preparing to conduct a fourth nuclear test, following signs of activity at the country's main testing site, South Korea's …