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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Your Gmail, Drive, and Google+ Storage Is Now One Big 15 GB Chunk

It used to be that you'd have 10 GB of storage for your Gmail account, and 5 GB to share between your Google Drive and your Google+ pictures. Not …

Watch Newt Gingrich’s Embarrassingly Hilarious Video On Renaming Cell Phones

Thank you, Newt Gingrich, for this YouTube gem; I think America needed a good laugh. Last week, the former Republican presidential front-runner and moon colony-enthusiast called upon the wisdom of the Internet to come up with a term for an Internet-connected phone, apparently not knowing that they …

RT @DwightGarner: Advice for Ben Bernanke, from sex shop window two blocks from NYT building. http://t.co/Dj7qAdMlU1

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …

How ABC plans to use live streaming and the cloud to challenge Aereo

This week, ABC (s DIS) is taking the fight against Aereo to the New York-based startup’s home turf: the network will start streaming its entire …

Democrats Hope For A Bright Future In The Lone Star State

President Obama travels to Texas on Thursday for the second time in as many weeks. He will talk about job training and economic opportunity, but he may have a political opportunity on his mind as well.<p>Obama lost Texas by more than 1 million votes last year. But Democrats believe their fortunes in …

Stitching Connections Between U.S. Fashion Designers, Makers

Hundreds of people died when a garment factory collapsed last month in Bangladesh. The tragedy is a reminder of the unsafe working conditions in overseas factories that produce so much of the clothing we buy.<p>Some people want more clothing to be made in the United States. A new website is connecting …

Huawei boss gives first international media interview to reject security fears

The head of Chinese technology giant Huawei has given his first international media interview in New Zealand to reject cyber-security fears that has seen the company frozen out of the US, according to reports.<p>In what was billed as his first media interview outside of China in 26 years at the helm …

German Nazi-themed opera cancelled after deluge of complaints

A controversial Nazi-themed production of Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser has been cancelled after it caused some audience members to seek medical help …

Graham faces down primary challenge

COLUMBIA, S.C. — If any Senate Republican up for re-election next year would seem ripe for a primary defeat it’s Lindsey Graham.<p>Running in a conservative, Southern state that has proven friendly to insurgents in recent years, Graham has repeatedly poked his finger in the eye of the GOP base. He …

Victory Day: Vladimir Putin says Russia is 'guarantor of world security'

President Vladimir Putin says Russia will "do everything to enforce safety on this earth" as the country celebrates Victory Day with fanfare and a military display in Moscow's Red Square.<p>Speaking at the annual military parade, <b>President Vladimir Putin</b> claimed that <b>Russia</b> was the guarantor of world …

Britain must be ready to 'walk away' from EU, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has said Britain "must be prepared" to "walk away" from the European Union if David Cameron's efforts to strike a new deal with Brussels fail.<p>The Mayor of London said that he has "always been narrowly in favour" of Britain staying in the EU and "particularly of protecting British …

The Biggest Hacks Of This Year Weren't Hacks — They Were Tricks

The modern hack isn't a "hack" at all: It's a lie, another lie, and some simple web design.<p>Yesterday, <i>The Onion</i>'s tech team penned a blog post explaining Monday's social media hack in elaborate detail. It lays out in plain language exactly out how employees were duped by the Syrian Electronic Army — …

The latest horrifying data on European unemployment

The two European countries worst hit by the region’s economic crisis—Greece and Portugal—both reported their latest unemployment data today.<p>Warning: It’s just awful.<p>Greek unemployment rose from 26.7% to 27.0% in February. Portuguese unemployment shot up to 17.7% from 16.9% in the first quarter.<p>It’s …

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Whoops: Moon Dust From Apollo 11 Lost In Storage For Years

The dust was rediscovered last month in a UC Berkeley warehouse.<p>You'd think moon dust would be something people would keep an eye on since, you know, you have to go to <i>the freaking moon</i> to get it. But somehow, samples retrieved from the 1969 Apollo 11 mission got lost--probably for years--in a …

Deleted Snapchat photos recovered 'within days' by forensics company

Privacy in the digital world has taken another hit as engineers announced this week they were able to recover deleted files from the popular mobile …

Stunning Satellite Images Show A Changing Globe

Google has released a stunning cache of satellite images that show how the globe has changed in recent decades. Thursday's announcement came from the search giant's official blog:<p>"Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we're releasing more than a quarter-century of images of …

$1 billion Waze acquisition is yet more proof Facebook is no longer a social network

Facebook is now a mobile advertising company, and not a social network. Sure, you’ve heard this before, but it’s a theme worth repeating. That’s especially true in light of Facebook’s rumored upcoming $1 billion acquisition of Israel-based mapping and navigation company Waze, notes tech journalist …

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U.S. officials: Train terror suspect suggested bacteria plot

U.S. prosecutors have charged a third man in connection with an "al-Qaeda-supported" plot to derail a passenger train at the Canada-US border.<p>Authorities in New York unsealed an indictment Thursday against Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian citizen in his early 20s, who used to reside in Canada, with …

Feds Charge Alleged New York Cell In International Cyber-Heist

Eight people in New York have been charged as part of what prosecutors say was a global ring of cybercriminals who stole $45 million by hacking into prepaid credit card accounts and then using the data to get cash from thousands of ATMs around the world.<p>U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New …

Disney Animation Is Ready to Charm You Again, This Time with Marvel, Not Pixar

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Disney animation—the part that doesn't involve Pixar—isn't exactly what it used to be, but it might …