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Milestone House Vote Would Take Health Care Away From Millions

After dozens of votes attacking Obamacare in recent years, House Republicans' latest attempt Tuesday finally gets real.<p>Not in the sense that the full repeal bill will become law — it's not likely to pass the Senate and, in any event, faces a certain presidential veto even if it somehow does. What …

Microsoft Is Rumored To Be Building A New Browser That Is Not Internet Explorer

Remember when Chrome was fast? Microsoft might, if ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley’s recent report that the software company is building a lightweight browser, codenamed “Spartan,” bears out.<p>According to Foley, Spartan is “new” and “isn’t [Internet Explorer].” Her post notes that it could be set free inside …

Why Disneyland Closed its Doors on Christmas

Disney had to close its flagship parks because they reached maximum capacity. Shareholders are laughing all the way to the bank.<p>It might have been a …

Samsung Galaxy S6 rumor roundup (Updated: 2/20)

<i>Update (2/20/15): This article was originally written in December of last year, much of this post has been overhauled to make it as current as possible.</i><p>The year 2015 is here, CES is behind us and we are now turning towards the new year and are beginning to eagerly await the next generation of …

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS — Oscar Isaac Says Theories Are "Far Off-Base"

Home price data and oil still sliding — 5 things to know today

Good morning, friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>U.S. stocks look set to open lower today, following declines on Asian and European stock markets. On Monday, …

Corporate America’s 5 most despicable acts of 2014

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Sony wasn’t the only multinational to embarrass itself. Who can forget Comcast’s nightmare customer service?<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>December 30, 2014 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It’s that time of year, when we look back over the past 12 months to remember …

Opinion: How index funds mislead investors

The impact of index funds has been revolutionary. When John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, introduced the first vehicle designed to passively track …

How NASA harnessed sunlight to revive its planet-hunting telescope

It wasn’t until the Kepler began collecting data in 2009 that we knew just how many planetary neighbors we have. Since then, the telescope has found over 4,000 planetary candidates within 3,000 light years from us, almost 1,000 of which have been confirmed by the observations of other telescopes.<p>It …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Microsoft is developing a new web browser that's not Internet Explorer.</b> The new browser is codenamed "Spartan."<p><b>2. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is releasing a laptop.</b> It looks identical to a MacBook Air.<p><b>3. A former Sony employee is one of the suspects in an investigation into the Sony</b> …

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Hacker fakes German minister's fingerprints using photos of her hands

Jan Krissler used high resolution photos, including one from a government press office, to successfully recreate the fingerprints of Germany’s defence minister<p>It’s an old cliché of security researchers: fingerprints might appear more secure than passwords. But if your password gets stolen, you can …

Vision and Ultron's Origins Revealed in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Promo Art

11 of the Best Smartphones That Launched in 2014

With the beginning of 2015 just days away, it’s time to look back at some of the best smartphones released this year – and there’s quite a list to choose from.<p>What follows are some of the biggest (in more ways than one) devices to be released in 2014, in no particular order. A lot will be familiar; …

Disney CEO Bob Iger's empire of tech

Even in a dress-down gray sweater, Bob Iger looks a bit mechanical. His mouth is almost geometrically straight, his face constructed of some cool …

United Airlines sues site that found loophole for cheap tickets

You know how it's often cheaper to fly from Chicago to Paris by booking a flight to Dubai, and then just getting off at the stopover, which happens to be Paris? Well, <i>you do now</i> thanks to a lawsuit from United Airlines and booking site Orbitz -- they're suing a site called Skiplagged, which arranges …

Ten films to watch in 2015

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FBI doesn’t want companies to hack in retaliation

Major banks, retailers, manufacturers and other companies are fed up with the increasing amount of cyber attacks and are exploring hacking in …

Manufacturing Reboots Talent Engine In A New Age Of Digital Disruption

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Reilly is the senior managing director for the automotive, industrial, infrastructure and travel industries at Accenture Strategy.</i><p>Whether a company makes clothing, household cleaning products, cars, healthcare or nearly anything else, it needs people with the right skills. Like …

Is the Twin Peaks Cherry Pie Really That Good?

The answer is yes.<p>Fans of the re-emerging show can indulge in a damn fine cup of coffee and a warm slice of cherry pie at Twede’s Cafe in North Bend, …

Updated: “Alex from Target” was a stunt, one that shows the sophistication of the teen social media machine

It happened again. The internet, including mainstream sites from CNN to ABC, fell for viral meme #AlexFromTarget, which appears to be a marketing …

Watch The Minions Search For An Evil Master To Serve In ‘Minions’

Remember when Cap’n Crunch released Oops! All Berries and you learned that it was possible to have too much of a good thing? I do. Yet, before Halloween I still opened up all of the Starburst fun-sized wrappers and removed all of the pink ones for myself. I suppose you could say I’m a complicated …

Devon Still's daughter healthy enough to watch him play live for the first time

Thanks to her improving condition, Devon Still's daughter, Leah, will be able to watch her father play live for the first time Thursday night when the Bengals host the Browns.<p>Devon Still's 4-year-old daughter Leah has captivated the nation with her fight against pediatric cancer. On Thursday night, …

Retroreflective projection technology gives driver safer view

How might drivers see around blind spots? The answer may be in a technique where the child crouching behind the car, the toddler who breaks free from …

3 Ways Travel Will Be Completely Different In 2024

Travel booking site Skyscanner released a report earlier this year predicting what travel will be like in 2024.<p>To compile the report, Skyscanner teamed up with 56 experts to analyze and present the breakthrough technologies and exciting new destinations that will shape the global travel industry …

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