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Tablo serves up Metro DVR with onboard antennas

Tablo's new $249 Metro DVR has onboard antennas -- and the company also debuted an improved app for Roku.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Network DVR maker Tablo's newest recorder, the Tablo Metro, incorporates two antennas into the casing. The company also outlined its new Roku app here, and it features a slick new …

Smart TV

Empire Magazine

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E-cigarettes should be regulated and sales restricted, WHO says

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated globally, and the devices should not be used in indoor public places or sold to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.<p>Its report warns that it might take decades before there is conclusive evidence of whether e-cigarettes are linked to diseases …

Is There a Better Way to Measure Earthquakes?

The logarithmic magnitude scale is confusing to many, but it's here to stay.<p>Two hundred years ago, Missouri was rocked by an earthquake so severe it made the Mississippi River flow backward and set off church bells in Boston more than 1,000 miles away.<p>These details help convey the staggering scale …

Going Up: LiftPort Gets Set for Crowdfunded Space Elevator Test

For decades, visionaries have dreamed about building space elevators that could carry payloads into orbit for a fraction of what it costs for a rocket launch — and even though that multibillion-dollar construction project is still little more than a vision, a crowdfunded experiment could soon take …

Space Travel

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

Brazil holds TV presidential election debate

<b>Candidates in Brazil's presidential election have taken part in the first televised debate of the campaign.</b><p>Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff went head to head with main rivals Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) and Aecio Neves of the PSDB.<p>The BBC's Gary Duffy in Sao Paulo said …

Brazil

Queen's Guard Caught On Video Making Funny Faces Outside Buckingham Palace

Uh-oh. Looks like this guy didn't get the memo.<p>This video going viral shows what appears to be a member of the normally stoic Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace making some silly faces. Maybe he's breaking rank, or maybe he thinks no one is watching closely on what appears to be a wet and windy day.<p>…

Scientists sniffing out the Western allergy epidemic

<b>One in three of us is allergic. From grass pollen to latex, peanuts to pets, allergies send 20,000 of people in England to hospital every year.</b><p>But generations before did not suffer from this epidemic, so what is it that's making us so allergic in our modern world?<p>Many theories have come and gone …

Microbiology

Official: Obama weighing options to go after ISIS in Syria

President Barack Obama flatly stated Tuesday the United States won't forget the gruesome killing of American journalist James Foley and promised "justice will be done."<p>And now, apparently, he has some options to pursue such justice -- going after ISIS not just for beheading Foley, but for its …

Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce

Thousands of Palestinians are celebrating in Gaza after Israel and Palestinian groups agreed an open-ended ceasefire to end seven weeks of fighting in Gaza.<p>The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Tuesday from the occupied West Bank that a formula had been accepted by all parties and that …