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Robert Dear Appears in Court, Could Face Death in Planned Parenthood Killings

The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday, where he was told that he could face the death penalty.<p>Robert Lewis Dear, 57, wore a protective vest and cast his eyes downward as he spoke to the judge via closed circuit TV, …

What Two Computers That Cost Less Than a Movie Ticket Say About Innovation

Over the holiday weekend the folks at the Raspberry Pi Foundation released a $5 version of their iconic Linux computer. This version, called the Pi …

Microsoft Monday: Windows 10 Spying Becomes Worse, Gates Invests In Clean Energy, Plans For Older IE

“Microsoft Monday” takes a look back at the past week of news related to Microsoft. This week, “Microsoft Monday” includes details about Windows 10 spying becoming worse, Bill Gates launching a clean energy coalition with more than 20 other billionaires, the release of Cortana beta for iOS, 35,000 …

Windows 10

How Momentary Ink Plans to Disrupt Tattoo Industry | Inc.com

"Thank you for the opportunity to do something I always wanted to do since his passing, but was scared to try."<p>Feedback like this from Bill M., an early customer who wanted to honor his late-son's life, is flooding the Philadelphia-based Momentary Ink, following their beta launch earlier this …

Cassini Buzzes Saturn's Moon Dione for the Last Time

As the spacecraft nears the end of its life, it probes the secrets of Saturn's icy moon Dione for a final time.<p>PASADENA, Calif. — The Cassini …

Astronomy

Microsoft Drops Another Windows 10 Update

And then there were three. Earlier this week, Microsoft released a new set of updates for Windows 10 for the third time since the operating system formally debuted in late July. Windows 10 is Microsoft’s attempt to build a single operating system that can function on devices of any size, or input …

OnePlus 2 rumor roundup (updated 7/24)

It’s been more than a full year since the OnePlus One was announced, and it’s safe to say that many folks are interested in what the new Chinese smartphone manufacturer will release next. At the time of its unveiling, the One featured top of the line specifications, which did a great job of backing …

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Chemistry

San Francisco starts using 'pee-proof' paint to stop public urination

<b>(CNN) —</b> Janitors everywhere are rejoicing.<p>San Francisco city officials are implementing a new "pee-proof" paint around the city to combat the persistent problem of public urination.<p>Public Works crews have painted 10 walls in the city with a special UV-coated, urine-repellent paint, according to CNN …

San Francisco

New iPhone 6S Photos Confirm Apple's Design Decision

Apple’s Q3 financial results may have missed analyst estimates, but they did confirm iPhones remain unbelievably popular: 47.5M were sold in just three months between April and June. Then again such popularity brings with it a problem: Apple’s iPhone supply chain is now so massive it is impossible …

Mobile Technology

Intel’s upcoming Skylake processors promise improved low power performance & 30% longer battery life

Intel’s upcoming processor refresh with Skylake appears to be promising for Mac users awaiting a significant performance upgrade. Internal Intel slides leaked by the website FanlessTech describe the year-over-year advancements and performance improvements from Broadwell to Skylake chips. As Apple …

Windows 10 Automatic Updates Start Causing Problems

Last week Microsoft confirmed every Windows 10 update will mandatory and installed automatically. This was met with a hostile reception from Forbes readers with over 100 comments on my news article voicing their concern. And now some of those fears have been realised…<p>With just four days left before …

Windows 10

New Horizons spacecraft survives Pluto flyby and phones home

Nasa spacecraft safely passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons<p>A US spacecraft sailed past the tiny planet Pluto in the distant reaches of the solar system on Tuesday, capping a journey of 3 billion miles (4.88 billion km) that began nine and a half years ago.<p>Nasa's New …

Solar System

New Horizons spacecraft closes in on Pluto for 1st close-ups

Pluto, the mysterious dwarf planet that no spacecraft has ever visited and no earthbound telescope has ever seen in any detail, is about to yield its secrets.<p>On Tuesday morning, Earth time, seven instruments aboard a spinning NASA vehicle called New Horizons will fly past icy Pluto and its five …

Windows 10 likely to land at PC makers this week

Microsoft keeps wending its way past the mile markers en route to getting Windows 10 out to the public on time.<p>The software titan is putting the finishing touches on the operating system software and will finalize its prerelease development by July 10, The Verge is reporting, citing people who …

Windows 10

Japan's huge sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb' for the country

The Japanese press has taken to calling it <i>sekkusu shinai shokogun:</i> celibacy syndrome.<p>Basically, the country just isn't that interested in sex — and it could have huge effects beyond its borders.<p>The most recent evidence comes in a survey by the Japan Family Planning Association, reported on in the …

N.Y. prison break: Mitchell used baked goods to help killers, source says

<b>Cadyville, New York (CNN) —</b> For months before a pair of convicted murderers made their brazen escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility, prison tailor Joyce Mitchell used baked goods to win favors for Richard Matt and David Sweat, going so far as to ask prison officials to move the inmates' …

Mississippi to propose removal of Confederate emblem from state flag

Lawmakers in Mississippi plan to propose legislation to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag, as momentum grows across the south for symbols that evoke the era of slavery to be removed from public view.<p>Agreeing to remove the Confederate flag isn't courageous. It's just politics | Jeb …

Rights & Freedoms

Google Maps Now Offers Dragon, Loch Ness Monster As Public Transportation Options

Google Maps now provides people in Great Britain with real-time information about the best and quickest ways to get places -- regardless of whether commuters choose to travel by train, tube, bus, boat, dragon or Loch Ness Monster.<p>Take the journey from Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, to the …

Governor: 2 inmates must have taken days to pull off escape

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Two murderers who used power tools to escape from prison must have taken days to cut through steel walls and pipes and break …

Baggage worker trapped in jetliner called 911 for help

SEATTLE (AP) — A baggage handler who fell asleep inside the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines jetliner called 911 after takeoff to say he couldn't get …

Accused college shooter wrestled out of court during hearing

Kenneth Stancil, 20, reportedly "exploded" during the arraignment in which he was advised the killing of Ron Lane, 44, could result in him getting the death penalty if convicted.<p>Stancil refused a lawyer and said he knew what his punishment could be, swore at the judge and was then physically …

Ginni Rometty is now referring to IBM's super smart computer Watson as a 'he'

In an onstage interview at the time, she said IBM was working on making Watson even smarter. So smart that it could think and reason, even argue, like a human. But she said this was no reason to worry.<p>It's a service. Do not be afraid. It is really, truly an advisor to a decision-making process. …

Walmart fired 2,200 to fix the plumbing

Walmart surprised everyone and put 2,200 people out of work Monday when it temporarily closed five stores.<p>The reason for the shut down: plumbing problems, according to the retailer.<p>Two of the stores are in Texas, and the others are in California, Florida and Oklahoma. They will be closed for …

Wildlife

iPhone 6, future iPads said to get Touch ID

A fresh research note from KGI Securities says all future iPhones and iPads will get Touch ID.<p>Apple is planning to put Touch ID in "every non-iPod iOS device launched this year," including both iPhone 6 versions, the second-gen iPad Air and an updated iPad Mini with Retina display, KGI Securities …

Mobile Technology