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Striking Pictures From International Space Station Reveal Gorgeous Earth

Why The Digital Revolution Has Not Yet Fulfilled Its Promises

In the 1970s the blistering growth after the second world war vanished in both Europe and America. In the early 1990s Japan joined the slump, entering a prolonged period of economic stagnation.<p>Brief spells of faster growth in intervening years quickly petered out. The rich world is still trying to …

Russia spotted editing Wikipedia page about downed Malaysia Airlines jet

A Twitter bot that keeps watch on Wikipedia pages edited by those inside the Russian government spotted major changes to an entry about yesterday's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which killed all 298 people on board. <i>The Telegraph</i> reports that a Russian language page about Boeing 777 …

MH17: 'Pariah Putin' faces new sanctions within days

David Cameron calls Angela Merkel and François Hollande and secures agreement that a new EU approach to Russia is needed<p>David Cameron is close to securing tougher sanctions against Russia following the downing of flight MH17 after speaking to Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande.<p>Both Mrs Merkel, the …

Police clash with fans in Argentina after World Cup loss

Vandals disrupted peaceful rally in Buenos Aires after Argentina's team lost the World Cup final 1-0 to Germany<p>Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany …

Pau Gasol is leaving the Lakers for the Bulls

The Lakers officially waved goodbye to two free agents Saturday — one they hoped to get, the other they hoped to keep.<p>Carmelo Anthony was very close to returning to New York, Pau Gasol elected to move to Chicago, and the Lakers were bystanders.<p>The Lakers courted Anthony with two things they thought …

Israel calls on residents to leave northern Gaza as death toll continues to spiral

Israel has called on residents of the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes, suggesting a coming attack after its naval commandos earlier launched a brief raid in which soldiers exchanged direct fire with Hamas gunmen.<p>The death toll passed 160 on Sunday on the Palestinian side, with no …

Israeli Ground Troops Briefly Enter Gaza in Raid

World<p>Israel sent ground forces into Gaza Saturday in what the military called a raid on a site used to fire rockets into the country. It appears to be the first time ground forces have been used in the five-day offensive that has seen more than 150 Palestinians killed.<p>The military announced the …

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LeBron James' deal with the Cavs is for two years, will re-sign

LeBron James' contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers is for two years, $42.1 million with the expectation he'll re-sign when he becomes a free</b> …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review

Samsung's gadget playbook is pretty obvious to anybody who’s been watching. It has created a relatively stable (if uninspiring) design language, chosen plastic as its preferred material, and cranked out device after device — each one based on small, iterative technological updates to the previous …

Whatever You Do, Don't Break A Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet

iFixit helps consumers fix or upgrade gadgets rather than throw old electronics away. It offers self-help guides and repair manuals and has become famous for "tear down" reviews, where it pulls a gadget apart to see how easy it can be fix.<p>It gave the Surface Pro 3 the lowest possible …

Belle Knox: “I’m a sexual person and that’s that”

<b>Belle Knox (Fox News)</b><p>Belle Knox, the 19-year-old Duke porn star, on loving sex, losing privacy, tuition — and why she’s misunderstood<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>June 23, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Miriam Weeks, also known as Belle Knox, also known as "the Duke porn star," is legally an adult. In fact, she just turned …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an iOS user, like switching …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

Email overload? 19 tips for taking control of your inbox

How to take an email back, leave conversations and set up automatic responses<p>Email is both a miracle and a curse. At no other time in human history and we been able to exchange messages instantly globally; but at the same time, our ancestors didn't spend hours each day sifting through memos, …

LeBron James holding off on opt-out decision until after vacation

LeBron James says he will not make any decisions about his future until after he vacations with his family.<p>LeBron James said Tuesday that he will not …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Will Venus Express Spacecraft Crash or Keep Decoding Planet's Secrets?

Near the end of its mission, Venus Express will take a daring dive into Venus's thick haze.<p>Over the last month, the Venus Express spacecraft has gently fallen through Venus's thick, carbon dioxide atmosphere, reaching a cloud-skimming altitude of 80 miles (130 kilometers).<p>For three weeks, the …

Silent Circle: For true mobile privacy, steer clear of Apple & Samsung phones

True mobile privacy requires specialized hardware.<p>That’s what we heard from Silent Circle, which announced $30 million in new funding today. The privacy-focused startup will use the funds to bring its ultra-secure “Blackphone” — a $629 smartphone powered by a custom version of Android called …

This Fridge Doesn’t Need Electricity To Stay Cool

The biggest problem for aid agencies is to reach the so-called “final fifth”–the roughly 20% of kids worldwide who don’t have ready access to health …

Missing US woman found after 10 years

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1078000/1078778_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537536020_475beca84229edf80bc7b536e5bda837<p><b>A 25-year-old woman who went missing 10 years ago in California has told police she was forced to marry her captor and have his child.</b><p>The unnamed …

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Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim

An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.<p>“They have asked me to contact [them] as quickly as possible, but why now?” the hacker, who goes by AquaXetine, …

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Donald Sterling gets new counsel to fight NBA; old firm keeps Clippers

Donald Sterling is expected to launch what could be a long and contentious legal battle with the NBA over his ownership of the Clippers without the support of the big, politically connected law firm that has been with him for more than three decades.<p>Manatt, Phelps & Phillips will no longer …

Comcast plans data limits for all customers

Comcast is considering imposing monthly usage limits for all of its Internet customers.<p>David Cohen, executive vice president of America's largest cable company, predicted at a conference Wednesday that in five years' time, the company will have "a usage-based billing model rolled out across its …

How the NSA & FBI made Facebook the perfect mass surveillance tool

<i>Update May 15 at 3:11 PM ET: Facebook and Akamai responded to VentureBeat’s report. Read their responses here.</i><p>The National Security Agency and the FBI teamed up in October 2010 to develop techniques for turning Facebook into a surveillance tool.<p>Documents released alongside security journalist Glenn …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

Kickstarter: Augment modular charging solution for iPhone 5/5s reinvents the battery case (Video)

Augment is a new case series from Rubix that puts a spin on the traditional battery case. Rubix is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter to produce this product line, but don’t let that get you down. This is definitely worthy of your hard-earned cash if you’d like to have the benefits of a …

Why Apple wants Dre’s Beats, this week on The CultCast

If the reports ring true, Apple is about to embark on their largest acquisition ever, and the ramifications could be massive. On this episode of The CultCast, we dissect the Apple/Beats merger, and ask the questions: what could Apple possibly have planned for the world’s most popular headphone …

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