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Little Girl Had To Give Up The Puppy She Rescued. Days Later? A SHOCKING Twist!

This writer is a New Yorker with wanderlust. She loves good food, music, the beach, and storytelling.<p>Elizabeth is a seven-year-old girl from New …

Police say no fraud investigation into crowdfunding for kitten thrown onto Hwy. 427

Allegations of fraud made by the Toronto Humane Society about a crowdfunding initiative set up to help pay the medical bills of a kitten that was …

How to choose the right backpack

A good backpack can make or break your trip – you will either start punching and kicking it every time you relieve your poor shoulders to set it down …

Backpacking

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Google Translate gets smarter with language detection, Word Lens

<i>Star Trek</i>'s universal translator is here, and it's on your phone. Google is updating its Translate app on Wednesday, and, as rumored, the new version …

Senior Al Qaeda leader in Yemen claims responsibility for Paris attack

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen on Wednesday claimed responsibility for planning and financing last week's massacre at a satirical magazine in Paris. The assertion came as U.S. intelligence agencies' ability to track the group has been hobbled by civil unrest in the Arab nation and its political …

U.S. Officials Say Non to 'Je Suis Charlie' Rallies

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Exclusive: Cuba has freed all 53 prisoners as agreed in U.S. deal - U.S. officials

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has completed the release of all 53 prisoners it had promised to free, the Obama administration said on Monday, a major step toward détente with Washington.<p>Recently released dissidents Aide Gallardo (L) and Sonia Garro hold the Cuban national flag during a march …

Cuba

Friends and family of Sydney hostages tell intense tale of captivity

Family and friends of several hostages taken by gunman Man Haron Monis inside a Sydney cafe recounted on Tuesday the fear and terror the hostages experienced during the ordeal.<p>No one paid attention to Monis at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe and the only time anyone heard anything from him is when he took …

Taliban storm Pakistan school, kill 141

"'God is great,'" the Taliban militants shouted as they roared through the hallways of a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.<p>Then, 14-year-old student Ahmed Faraz recalled, one of them took a harsher tone.<p>" 'A lot of the children are under the benches,' " a Pakistani Taliban said, according to Ahmed. " …

Morning Star Alpha Charts New Ground for Digital Comics

When Bungie Co-Founder Alex Seropian announced nearly 18 months ago he was forming a new studio with a mission to create “mobile games for core …

Students create smartphone-powered driverless car

A group of Australian students has developed an autonomous car driven by a smartphone. But don't expect to see it on the road just yet.<p>The driverless car is already on the road, and there's a lot to look forward to, especially as the technology is refined and improved.<p>A team of information and …

Autonomous Cars

How to Play Poker

Poker is a game that may take a day or years to learn, but a lifetime to master. There are many variations of the game, though Texas Hold'em is the …

Board Games

Google said to be creating game console and smartwatch

With Google Glass out in the open, is the tech giant continuing to move deeper into the hardware market?<p>Google appears to be boosting both its wearable tech and its gaming status. According to The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the tech giant is working on developing both a video game …

Wearable Tech

Unity game engine to support Xbox One, gets a boost on Windows 8 and Windows Phone

When the Unity game engine runs virtually everywhere -- well, almost -- it's no surprise that Unity Technologies has just announced that the engine will support the Xbox One. However, the firm is also revealing a partnership with Microsoft that promises a deeper level of integration on the One than …

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Six DC Universe Characters Teased in ‘Man of Steel’ – /Film

In the wake of the first wave of interconnected films from Marvel Studios, and the promise of a <i>Justice League</i> film, there’s the expectation that …

Bungie needs to show more about what will make Destiny unique (first impression)

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>Bungie showed off gameplay for its long-awaited Destiny at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week. We had a close look at the title, and this is our first impression. Destiny is a huge bet for Bungie, which moved off its best-selling Halo …

Call of Duty: Ghosts brings Splinter Cell-style stealth and a drone-like dog (first impression)

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>Call of Duty: Ghosts is a major departure in the gameplay and feel of the fastest-selling game franchise on the planet. As such, publisher Activision Blizzard is taking a major risk. It is balancing the need to give fans what they have always liked …

Alberta oil company with checkered history responds to new spill site

The company at the centre of two major Alberta oil pipeline ruptures in recent years is cleaning up this weekend after a new 950-barrel spill of a very light oil called condensate, which is used to thin down heavy oil sands bitumen so it can be transported via pipeline.<p>Plains Midstream Canada …

Microsoft says games for the Xbox One will still cost $59.99

Microsoft has confirmed that the games it releases for the Xbox One will sell for $59.99, just like those for the Xbox 360, and Sony has previously suggested that it will also be sticking to the old price point. A spokesperson told <i>Polygon</i> that Microsoft Studios games will have a standard price of …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for …

Despite A Strong E3 For PlayStation 4, Analysts Expect Microsoft And Sony To Have A Close Race

Sony has emerged as the early winner in the next generation console race, thanks to its open system and the ability for PlayStation 4 to play used games and allow gamers the freedom to play offline games without always-on Internet connections. The $100 price point also is an incentive for gamers to …

Mario Kart 8 Embraces Its Glorious History

'<p>Mario Kart is a franchise that's easy to take for granted. The gang from the Mushroom Kingdom ride around on karts, flinging items and swapping paint while they strive for the checkered flag. Everyone has flung a green shell at a buddy, or skidded into a banana peel just before the finish line, so …

Brutally Honest Posters for Classic Disney Animated Films

Nintendo marketing exec Scott Moffit on staying relevant in this console generation (interview)

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>LOS ANGELES — Nintendo is in a tight spot. The Japanese company launched its Wii U last fall, but it has had a tepid response from the market. The new consoles from Sony and Microsoft are arriving this fall, and the Wii U’s best proposition is its price …