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North Korea sets March date for poll that may offer clues to power shift

North Korea will elect members of its rubber-stamp parliament in March, it said on Wednesday, potentially offering a glimpse into any changes in the country's power elite after the execution of leader Kim Jong-un's uncle.<p>North Korea usually holds parliamentary elections every five years and the …

Yahoo Girds Its Loins For The Battle Over Your Home Screen

The home screen as it stands cannot last. In reality, what we’re looking at is the end times for the traditional grid of icons that we’ve become so familiar with since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.<p>There is simply too much context available via the sensors, camera, radios and other inputs we …

CES 2014: Haier announces first smart appliance with Apple’s MFi certification

Announced at CES this week in Las Vegas, Chinese electronic and appliance manufacturer Haier is notably the first in its industry to pick up Apple’s MFi certification for one of its products. Haier’s Tianzun air conditioner (<i>press release)</i> is the first smart appliance to pick up Apple’s Made for …

Ford CEO Denies Leaving for Microsoft

Ford CEO Alan Mulally has shot down rumors of him becoming Microsoft’s next head.<p>“I have no other plans to do anything other than serve Ford,” …

Meet the GALAXY PRO series at #CES2014

<b>Meet the GALAXY PRO series at</b> <b>#CES2014</b><p>At the International CES in Las Vegas, we announced the GALAXY NotePRO and TabPRO line of tablets designed to provide the best media and productivity experiences.<p><i>The GALAXY NotePRO</i><p>The new NotePRO features a crystal clear 12.2-inch WQXGA 2,560 x 1,600 display for a superb viewing experience, giving you an ideal platform to not only browse, but create great content.<p>As a member of the Note category, we’ve added the S Pen, giving you access to a range of …

Today’s Giant Media Event, Brought to You — And Owned — By Google

Remember when Google was a technology company that didn’t want to be in the media business?<p>Actually, that was always a stretch, since Google has been …

Here are 5 ways iOS 7 can help the enterprise

Since the release of the first beta release to developers in June 2013, iOS 7 has been making news in the tech world. With the public release just a …

Samsung may launch wireless chargers that work from a distance by mid-2014

The development of wireless charging has been plagued so far by high-costs, immature technology, and competing standards.<p>Currently, industry players have grouped around two technologies, inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging, but only the former has made it into …

Woman shot and killed by Capitol police after chaotic chase from White House

A woman who tried to force her car through a White House security fence Thursday afternoon was shot and killed by police after a 12-block chase past the Capitol, which was locked down for a half-hour, authorities said.<p>The suspect — a dental hygienist with a history of mental issues, according to …

Samsung Golden is another two-screen Android flip phone

Golden phone, texture like sun: Samsung has launched another Android flip phone, the Samsung Galaxy Golden, with not one but two <i></i>touchscreens.<p>That's …

LG's 'V500' 9.8-inch tablet makes its presence known at the FCC

Whatever plans a company may have to keep its crown jewels a secret, the FCC's always here to spill the beans. LG's the latest to have its future intentions scuppered after documents revealed that the company is working on the V500, a 9.8-inch (or thereabouts) tablet. The news is a bit of a …

LeBron James' Shaved Head Sparks Immediate Reaction from Sports World

Michael Jordan and LeBron James now have one more thing in common: they've both embraced the philosophy that bald is beautiful.<p>At the age of 28, James has decided to rock the clean-shaven dome look. Cork Gaines of Business Insider noticed the fresh look from the reigning MVP while on his "Witness …

Is Google Ready to Buy Its Way Into TV With an NFL Deal?

Here’s a fun combination to ponder: The world’s most powerful media company and America’s most popular sport.<p>That could happen if Google buys the …

Is high-speed Wi-Fi coming to the skies?

Those flying in British airspace, as well as those travelling on trains and ferries, would be able to surf the internet at an estimated 10 times the speed currently available.<p>The regulator cites “increasing interest” in broadband use on moving vehicles in a recent publication. If the proposals …

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In The Smartphone Wars It’s iOS Vs. Android And Windows Phone Vs. The Rest

It’s Smartphone Platform Market Share Day, meaning that your local nerds are atwitter about the latest figures: Android’s continuing massive growth, the slowing of iOS’s year-over-year unit volume expansion, and curiously, today, if Windows Phone’s numbers matter.<p>You see, Windows Phone posted the …

JetBlue Gives a Sneak Peek At New Interior Design & Business Class Seats

Since last night, the aviation geeks have been in paroxysms of agony and ecstasy and lighting up Twitter and airline forums, and it can only mean one …

Aw: The World Through A Polar Bear's Eyes [Video]

A camera-collar lets you vicariously swim and frolic and eat raw fish.<p>Meet Tasul, a polar bear at the Oregon Zoo taking part in a research project to help zoologists understand polar bear behavior (and maybe, by extension, strategies for preserving the species). Tasul wears an accelerometer, which …

Who Would Take A One-Way Trip To Mars? This Woman.

Katrina Wolfe, a 24-year-old video game designer, wants to live and die on Mars.<p><i>Mars One, a Netherlands-based private spaceflight project, announced April 22 that it would begin accepting applications for a one-way mission to colonize Mars; three weeks later, 78,000 people had already signed up. We</i> …

Photography: an alternative view of Paris – in pictures

A far cry from the Eiffel Tower's oft-photographed silhouette, JH Engström's book Sketch of Paris reveals the rough edges and blurred lines of a true portrait. After a childhood spent in the Swedish countryside, a 19-year-old Engström shirked the Paris of well-thumbed tourist guides in favour of …

The Science of G.A.S.

People will do just about anything to alleviate their anxiety. During the last year of writing my doctoral thesis, the worry about being able to …

The pop-up designs changing the city landscape

It is now part of the summer, as much as Glastonbury and Henley. Queues form outside rough-at-the-edges constructions, in (mostly) just-arriving areas of (mostly) London, in anticipation of some moment of delight, something that appeals to a love of play or fun or nature. We are invited to be kids …

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