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Sustainable kettle brews up a Kickstarter storm

Aiming to save power and water, the Miito induction kettle is now seeking crowdfunding to bring it to market.<p>Sleek, chic and streamlined: that's the James Dyson Award-winning Miito, a new kind of kettle that looks nothing like a kettle at all. The rod-and-plate ensemble uses induction technology to …

Why The Urologist Is Usually A Man, But Maybe Not For Long

If you need to see a urologist, the odds are very good that your doctor will be a man. Only about 8 percent of the practicing urologists are female, according to a poll from WebMD that includes gender distribution among medical specialties.<p>The fact that there are few female urologists might not …

Microsoft will bundle its apps on Cyanogen’s Android OS

Rumors of a Microsoft and Cyanogen partnership have been making the rounds recently, and the Android mod maker is confirming them today. In an email to <i>The Verge</i>, Cyanogen says it's partnering with Microsoft to integrate the software giant’s consumer apps and services into the Cyanogen OS. Bing, …

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

Burger King Co-Founder Claims Higher Wages Could Kill Dollar Menu

Tens of thousands of workers and activists staged protests at fast food outlets across the country on April 15, Tax Day, to demand increases in the minimum wage -- or at least changes at the corporate level.<p>It's probably a safe bet that David Edgerton wasn't out there carrying a sign.<p>In an …

Yahoo wins new flexibility in revamped search deal with Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. revamped their search agreement, giving the Web portal more freedom over how it makes money from advertising under chief executive officer Marissa Mayer.<p>Yahoo no longer will have to use Microsoft to serve all the ads on desktop searches, under the agreement announced …

Wikileaks publishes hacked Sony emails and documents

<b>Wikileaks has published hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.</b><p>The archive apparently includes Sony conversations with Downing Street and with Hollywood figures.<p>In November, the entertainment company suffered a cyber-attack weeks …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done | Inc.com

We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do what we wanted, and we'd get closer to our goals much faster. Unfortunately, you can't bully yourself into working harder. There's no …

Time Management

Arizona man gets 14 years in prison for abusing adopted daughters | Reuters

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man was sentenced on Thursday to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to child abuse for beating and starving his adopted teen daughters, a court official said.<p>Johann Glenn Jorg, 62, also was sentenced to lifetime probation by Judge Michael Kemp during a hearing …

Pro-Russia journalist shot dead in Ukraine

A Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead, local police said.<p>Oles Buzyna, 45, who worked as editor-in-chief of a leading daily until March, was killed early Thursday afternoon by two masked men …

Gyrocopter pilot who shut down Capitol released from jail

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Florida mailman who landed a gyrocopter on the U.S Capitol grounds and put Congress lockdown on Wednesday, appeared Thursday wearing his USPS jacket at federal court. He was charged with two federal crimes and let out on bail.<p>The charges against Douglas Mark Hughes, 61, …

Secret Service

Apple Is Buying Up 36,000 Acres Of Forest To Conserve It

The partnership with The Conservation Fund will help supply the company's virgin paper fiber.<p>Apple is partnering with an environmental nonprofit to purchase roughly 36,000 acres of private forestland, which will be sustainably harvested and used in Apple's packaging.<p>The land — two tracts in Maine …

Microsoft Will Bundle Its Apps on Cyanogen OS

Microsoft is partnering with Cyanogen – which makes the modified Android build Cyanogen OS that runs on devices like the OnePlus One – to make some headway into Google’s territory.<p>The partnership will see several Microsoft apps preloaded onto its OS from later this year – a move clearly aimed at …

Yahoo renews Microsoft search partnership with some changes

Bing will still power most of Yahoo's search results<p>While recent rumors suggested Yahoo might not renew its search partnership with Microsoft, both companies are announcing today that the deal will continue with some changes. The alterations to the original 2009 deal give Yahoo some flexibility to …