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Officials: US jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers off California, Alaska coasts on July 4

While the United States celebrated Independence Day, two pairs of Russian bombers flew off the coast of California and Alaska -- forcing the Air Force to scramble fighter jets to intercept both flights, two senior defense officials tell Fox News.<p>The first incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. ET on July …

Drone Carrying Meth Crashes in Mexico

A drone carrying methamphetamine crashed in Mexico near the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Tuesday night.<p>The unmanned aircraft hauling more than 6 …

China's wealth finds home in Washington state

MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and …

10 Tips for Travelling with a Smartphone

Travelling with a smartphone can make everything easier. From Google Translate and Maps, to apps like TripAdvisor, to being able to check in with friends and loved ones, it’s awesome.<p>Along with the potential positives, there are some things to keep in mind, like keeping your data private.<p>So here …

Downtown L.A. real estate is drawing N.Y. investors' interest

Downtown Los Angeles, once disdained by Wall Street as a weak collection of office buildings with no pizazz, is drawing newfound fascination from New York firms, many of which are sinking money into the Southland's resurging commercial district.<p>L.A. County has seen a 23% increase in the dollar …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

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Elon Musk Is Even Smarter Than We Thought

It's an Elon Musk world, and we're just living in it.<p>This week, Musk announced that Tesla would yank all of its patents and open up their technology to whomever so desires it. Musk even went so far as to announce via Tesla's blog that they "will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in …

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Why the rich are ditching their home country

Increasing numbers of the wealthy global elite are saying goodbye to their home country and taking up residence elsewhere in an effort to preserve their riches.<p>Popular destination countries like Cyprus, Spain and Australia have programs that offer a path to citizenship or permanent residency -- for …

Google Is Working On A New Android Feature That Lets You Use Your Phone Without Touching It

The initiative would be aimed at making it safer to use your phone while driving, but will mostly entail improving the voice-activated search functionality in Android.<p>Essentially, Google will take the touchless voice-controls that debuted in the Moto X and expand them to work with Google's Search …

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Amazon phone: Forget the 3D gimmicks. It's all about the price

"They're happy to sell you a vending machine and they'll even sell you a vending machine at cost."<p>-- Current Analysis analyst Avi Greengart

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This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region, one of the …

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher, & others

Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding today that includes a handful of notable investors like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and actor/investor Ashton Kutcher.<p>Vicarious’ tech focuses on …

Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba Thinks This Is the Next WhatsApp

Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet giant that already has businesses similar to Amazon, eBay and PayPal, wants a piece of the messaging space too. …

China’s Alibaba invests big in video chat app Tango, leading a $280M funding round

With WhatsApp selling to Facebook(s fb) for $16 billion, its over-the-top communications rivals were bound to get plenty of attention. It looks Tango …

Alibaba’s blockbuster offering could put Credit Suisse back in the tech IPO game

Alibaba’s much-ballyhooed stock has been ballyhooed for a reason. The US equity offering of China’s Alibaba Group Holdings is aiming to raise roughly $15 billion, putting it within shouting distance of the all-time largest US tech IPOs.<p>But the stock offering could also be an important opportunity …

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Amazon AppStore is turning 3, Amazon celebrating with 60% off select apps

Earlier this month, Google Play celebrated its second birthday, and now it’s Amazon’s turn to party. The Amazon Appstore turns three years old on March 22nd, and in celebration Amazon is offering 60% off their normal app and game prices for the next 2 weeks. The apps that are on sale will rotate …

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Amazon’s Set Top Box Will Be A Dongle Like Chromecast, Could Feature OnLive-Style Streaming

Amazon is readying a game console/set top box of its own, and we’ve learned from multiple sources familiar with the device that the Lab126-produced gadget will have a form factor similar to the Chromecast, or in other words it’ll be a stick or dongle as opposed to something like the Apple TV. In …

Extraordinary Gorilla Photography

I've never looked properly to a gorilla. I've always known that these are some powerful, gorgeous primates, but I would never guess that they are …

Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room

Going back to ancient times, the aim of storytellers has been to immerse us in an experience — of another place, time or point of view. This past week at the South by Southwest film, music and technology conferences in Austin, storytellers and great technologists showed off new ways to take us …

Google's Chromecast Coming to "Many More Countries" Soon

Google has some good news for those of you outside the US: Chromecast is coming to “many more countries” in the next few weeks. The announcement came from an SXSW keynote by Sundar Pichai, the company’s SVP of Androids, Apps and Chrome.<p>Last month, reports emerged that Chromecast would soon arrive …

Google developing SDK to make Android the standard for wearables

Google wants to make it easier for lots of wearables to run on the Android operating system.<p>In about two weeks, the tech giant will release an Android software-development kit (SDK) for wearable devices. This comes from Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president of Android, Chrome, and apps, …

Tencent to take stake in JD.com to challenge Alibaba

Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings is taking a stake in JD.com, a partnership aimed at challenging Alibaba Group Holding's e-commerce dominance.<p>Tencent has agreed to pay $214.7 million for a 15 percent stake in JD.com, the companies announce late Sunday. JD.com is China's second-largest …

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By 2020, there will be 10 web-connected devices per human

By David Brancaccio<p>March 06, 2014 | 3:06 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/06/tech/indie-economics/2020-there-will-be-10-web-connected-devices-human/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Why Twitter’s growth problem isn’t a problem for Madison Avenue

According to Wall Street and Silicon Valley, Twitter has a growth problem. With just 241 million global users, Twitter is no Facebook — and its …