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What is Xiaomi? Here's the Chinese company that just stole one of Android's biggest stars

Xiaomi is often likened to Apple, but it's more Google than anything else<p>Yesterday, Google lost one of its top Android executives to a relatively unknown Chinese cellphone manufacturer. While the circumstances surrounding Hugo Barra’s departure are still murky and potentially dramatic, there’s no …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

How to Get $280 from Apple for Your old iPhone Right Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Today, Apple is launching its long-awaited iPhone trade-in program, meaning you could get up to $280 …

Hillary Clinton received more gifts from world leaders than Barack Obama

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton outpaced President Barack Obama last year in receiving lavish gifts from foreign leaders.<p>Mrs Clinton received gold jewellry worth half a million dollars from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The State Department said the gift included a necklace …

US Supreme Court's Ruth Bader Ginsburg to perform gay wedding

<b>US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is poised to become the first judge on the country's highest court to perform a same-sex marriage.</b><p>Justice Ginsburg, 80, officiates this weekend at the wedding of Michael Kaiser, 59, president of the Kennedy Center performing arts space, and economist …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Feds push for strong for-profit college rule

If the Obama administration gets its way, for-profit colleges will soon face tighter, tougher regulations based on how much debt their graduates carry.<p>The Education Department proposed a new regulation Friday as a starting point for negotiations to rewrite a 2011 version thrown out in court last …

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Audit OKs Chinese poultry plants

U.S. officials have given the thumbs-up to four Chinese poultry plants, paving the way for the country to send processed chicken to American markets, according to <b>audit reports</b> obtained by POLITICO.<p>The audit reports expected to be made public Friday show that the Chinese processing plants passed …

Egypt's Pro-Morsi Protests Continue As Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Killed In Cairo Clashes

By Maggie Fick<p>CAIRO, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi marched through Cairo and cities across Egypt on Friday to demand his reinstatement, in the movement's biggest show of defiance since hundreds of protesters were killed two weeks ago.<p>Although …

Satellite imagery shows North Korea expanding rocket launch site

New satellite imagery shows North Korea is conducting major new construction to expand facilities at a launch site from where it fired a rocket into orbit last December, a US research institute has said.<p>The work at the west coast site of Sohae, near the northern border with China, includes what …

'Xbox On' Voice Command Only in 5 Markets at Xbox One Launch

Microsoft clarifies regional voice command delays.<p><b>Update:</b> Microsoft has clarified that the delay specifically affects the "Xbox On" voice command, …

Visualizing The Big Data Industrial Complex [Infographic]

Behold the ever expanding rings of big data, tech’s most overhyped sector. I say overhyped, yet demand is fierce for software, hardware and consulting services that help companies process and store giant streams of varied and frequently changing information. According to research collective …

Fifteen percent of American adults are offline

On a recent Monday evening, a computer literacy class at the Benjamin Franklin branch of the Los Angeles public library was packed with a dozen adults, some of whom were getting online for the first time in their lives.<p>"In [this] community, there usually isn't computer access or internet access at …

Pew Research Center

New faces of Android: inside Google's management shuffle

With Andy Rubin and Hugo Barra out, who's next up to lead Google's biggest platform?<p>One big loss at the world's most popular smartphone platform has been followed by another. Five months after Android founder Andy Rubin left his creation to work on unspecified other projects inside Google, head of …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Feb<p>10<p>Sat<p>Psycho Killers (Talking Heads Tribute)with special guests Kung Fu<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Feb<p>11<p>Sun<p>Rams Head Live!, …

PAX: Microsoft's Albert Penello On Xbox One's Creation, Cable Cutters, A Launch Date, And Ben Affleck As Batman

It’s PAX this weekend here in Seattle, and one would think that early afternoon on a Friday would be a fine, slow time to meet with executives from the likes of Microsoft and Sony and Nintendo, but that person would be wrong. By noon it was already a mad house, with many Marios, Luigis, and several …

PAX: Cosmic Star Heroine Coming to PlayStation Platforms First

Cosmic Star Heroine joins the fray.<p>Cosmic Star Heroine -- the latest from developer Zeboyd -- will make its console debut exclusively on the …

The Significance of the Cherry Blossom: From Beloved Tree to Cultural Icon

Check out the video that accompanies this article: http://youtu.be/vI2nzUK35X0<p>The cherry blossom tree is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is in full riotous bloom. There are several varieties of the cherry blossom tree, and while most of them produce flowering branches full of small …

Cherry Blossom

Jamie Oliver's Classism; Cocktail Moments in Literature

· Jamie Oliver Should Stop Trying to Teach Poor People How to Eat [Slate]<br>· Great Cocktail Moments in Famous Literature [Smithsonian]<br>· Taylor Farms, Big Food Supplier, Grapples With Frequent Recalls [NYT]<br>· Home of Irish Whiskey Woos Tourists with Fake Shops [Reuters]<br>· US Shops and Restaurants Fight …

31 Thirst-Quenching Drinks for Labor Day

If you're throwing a Labor Day bash this year, your guests will need a few beverages to cool off with after all those smoky, charred dishes from the grill. Beer and wine are probably necessary—see our picks here for great, affordable summer wines—but a good cocktail or two, like a lemony …

Dog Owners Aren’t Booking Train Travel Yet

Pet owners had high hopes for the Pets On Trains bill currently before Congress. But even that non-controversial legislation can’t gain passage<p>It may …

My Fabulous Summer in the Hamptons

New York’s beach enclave has been hopping with hot celebrities this season. Check out their most jealousy-inducing Instagram shots.

Nine Luxury Retreats in California Wine Country (Photos)

Plan your next getaway to one of these luxurious hotels in Napa and Sonoma counties for relaxation and wine.

Bayern Munich 2-2 Chelsea (aet; Bayern 5-4 on pens)

• Bayern Munich 2-2 Chelsea (aet; Bayern win 5-4 on pens) • Ribéry 47 Martínez 120; Torres 8, Hazard 93<p>It came down to penalties, just as it had in the Champions League final a couple of seasons ago, only this time there was no happy sense of déjà vu for Chelsea and the players in blue were on …

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Youth Football Leagues Hope for Boost From NFL Settlement

Youth football organizations hope a research fund built into the $765 million settlement between the National Football League and its players will …

Do Kids Eat More Veggies When Schools Serve Healthier Lunches?

A look at school lunch data<p>You can build it, but will they eat it? In a new study, the U.S. Department of Agriculture examined whether serving more fruits and veggies in school lunches is actually correlated with kids eating more fruits and veggies at lunchtime.<p>The study is especially relevant …