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Assad's forces push into key IS stronghold in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces pushed into one of the last remaining urban strongholds of the Islamic State group in the country's east on …

Trump fuming over Price's charter flights

‘I'm going to look at it. I am not happy about it, and I let him know it,’ the president says of the HHS secretary using taxpayer money to fund private jet travel.<p>President Donald Trump and his top aides are fuming over Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s use of expensive private jets, …

20 things we don't do anymore because of technology

See if these sound familiar: You’re not sure where your U.S. road atlas is, or if you even own one. It’s been so long since you licked a stamp, you’ve forgotten what it tastes like. You’ve seen more scrumptious two-minute videos in the past week than you’ve consulted a cookbook in the past year.<p>We …

Judge dismisses some charges and reduces bail in $150-million fraud ring case

A Los Angeles judge on Friday drastically lowered the bail for several defendants charged in a $150-million fraud case that prosecutors have described as one of the largest insurance scams in California history.<p>Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy reduced bail to $1.635 million …

Bringing business intelligence to big data

Extracting useful information from business data used to mean waiting for the IT department to run reports. Increasingly though there's demand for …

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Adobe: Thanksgiving and Black Friday online sales up 18%, iOS numbers almost triple Android’s

Thanksgiving and Black Friday online sales set a new record in 2015: $4.47 billion, up 18 percent over last year. More specifically, $1.73 billion was spent on Thanksgiving and $2.74 billion was spent online on Black Friday, further showing how the one-day shopping event has become a two-day affair.<p>…

Kangaroo is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC

InFocus today debuted the Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 portable PC that “goes anywhere and works with any screen.” The term “mobile desktop” may seem like an oxymoron, but that really is the best description: Picture your typical desktop PC tower shrunk down to the size of a phablet sans screen; just …

This tiny Windows 10 desktop is $20 cheaper than Windows 10

Want a desktop that's no bigger than a cassette? Want Windows 10, but feel silly paying for software? The InFocus Kangaroo is the perfect compromise …

Meet Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 desktop PC as small as a smartphone

Desktop PCs aren’t exactly en vogue right now. In fact, PC sales are still in decline across the board and Windows 10 hasn’t been the sales boost …

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A Nobel purpose

If the prize is right, it means more than recognition

Cookbook Review: Chocolate by Molly Bakes

If you are 29, it's your birthday, the 2009 recession is on, and your job vanishes, what do you do next? Maria Goodman seized the opportunity and opened a bakery in London, a now established and happily famous bakery. Visit the website, and you'll be craving a visit to London.<p>Instead of searching …

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3 Excellent Speech to Text Tools for Google Docs

November 1, 2015<br>In today’s post we are sharing with you three interesting ways students can use to voice type documents in Google Docs. Instead of …

Why All College Students Should Be Asking The Big Questions

A novel course at Boston's Suffolk University is teaching students to discern the meaning of life.<p>Over the last two years, Evgenia Cherkasova, an associate professor of philosophy at Boston's Suffolk University, has taught the university’s first course focused entirely on exploring the meaning of …