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Sorry, Twitter: 'Sharknado' Was an Enormous Ratings Bust

But a social media blockbuster of incredible proportions.<p>And so, when all the eyeballs and tweets were counted, the verdict was thus: <i>Sharknado</i> devoured Twitter but scared away viewers.<p>The SyFy movie about flying sharks and bad weather was seen by just over 1 million people. It had a 0.4 rating in …

Vatican freezes prelate's bank accounts over smuggling claims

A jailed prelate's accounts at the Vatican bank have been frozen as part of an investigation into his financial dealings, the Pope's spokesman …

First Hovercraft Golf Carts Are Ready to Fly

No matter the form of transportation, they're always a little bit cooler if they can hover. Look at hovercars, hoverbikes, and hoverboards.<p>Now, after …

Michigan Man Clarence Van Dyken Reunited With Lost Wallet 54 Years Later (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, a Michigan man was reunited with a piece of his past, one he thought had been lost for good.<p>Clarence Van Dyken of Jenison, Mich., misplaced a genuine leather wallet back in 1959, according to Fox. Aron Schut, the new tenant of Van Dyken's former home, was in the process of …

Rhythmic Gymnast Makes Free Throw With Phenomenal Cartwheel Shot (VIDEO)

What happens when you pair basketball with rhythmic gymnastics? The answer is this rhythmic gymnast's extraordinary free throw.<p>In a video posted on YouTube Wednesday, Noa Kadosh makes a phenomenal shot by cartwheeling the ball into the hoop.<p>While the rhythmic gymnast's free throw would not play in …

Local News Broadcast Airs Truly Unfortunate Report On Asiana Crash

No comment.<p>KTVU News read these names live on television today stating that the National Transportation Safety Board had confirmed that these were the pilots' of Asiana 214.<p>Friday afternoon, Tom Raponi, KTVU/KICU Vice President & General Manager, issued this statement apologizing for the broadcast …

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Rover drills deep into Chilean desert to simulate Mars hunt

The four-wheeled, solar-powered Zoë rover completed a two-week traverse of Chile's Atacama Desert on June 29.<p>A rover named Zoë recently traveled the Atacama Desert in Chile, the driest place on Earth and a landscape that has much in common with the harsh terrain of Mars.<p>From the unrelenting …

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Zimmerman case goes to the jury

A Florida jury began deliberating the fate of George Zimmerman on Friday after the defense and prosecution had their final say on whether he should be convicted of a crime in the death of Trayvon Martin.<p>At 6 p.m., they notified the court they wished to adjourn for the evening. They will continue …

Snowden has 'no regrets,' seeks asylum in Russia

NSA leaker wants to stay temporarily in Russia until he can travel to Latin America.<p>MOSCOW — Edward Snowden said Friday that he has no regrets over leaking details about U.S. electronic spying networks and is seeking temporary asylum in Russia until he can reach one of the Latin American countries …

AT&T’s Leap Wireless deal is yet another sign of the sector’s consolidation

AT&T, the second largest US mobile carrier, has agreed to acquire smaller competitor Leap Wireless for $15 a share in cash. The deal, an important step for AT&T in its hunt for wireless spectrum, is another sign of consolidation in the US wireless telecom sector.<p>AT&T had been studying a Leap deal …

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AT&T Acquires Leap Wireless for $1.19 Billion

AT&T has announced a deal to purchase prepaid carrier Leap Wireless for $15 a share. The arrangement will include continuation of Leap’s Cricket brand.<p>Leap had roughly 5 million subscribers. Rumors of the deal first surfaced over a year ago.<p>AT&T appears to be paying quite a premium for the …

Microsoft announces minor updates to Windows Phone 8

The rollout includes some enhancements to Xbox Music, FM radio integration, and a way to monitor data usage.<p>Windows Phone 8 users will soon see a slight update offered for their operating system.<p>Microsoft on Thursday announced update 8.0.10327.77, which includes several minor fixes and updates. …

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Hulu off the market: Fox, Disney and NBC to maintain ownership

Well, we've been waiting to hear who would wind up purchasing the struggling Hulu, and now we know -- nobody! Instead the service will see an infusion of cash totaling $750 million from its current owners. Hulu has actively courted new owners on multiple occasions, and it seemed as if this time a …