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Google and Facebook Partner with American Idol

Google today launched a new feature that lets American Idol fans vote for their favorite performers directly from the search engine from their phone, tablet, or desktop. At the same time, Facebook has agreed to support on-air voting progress updates based on real-time East Coast data.<p>Here is how …

Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: 'No Thinking ... Just Fear'

SEOUL, South Korea -- An orphan who was caught trying to escape from North Korea told NBC News how he was "treated like an animal" in one of the country's notorious labor camps.<p>The head of a United Nations panel on Monday said atrocities committed by North Korea against its own people were …

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The Psychology and Biology of Road Rage

9<p>SHARES<p>A recent car fatality in upstate New York, involving a single car that flipped over twice on a highway median, was a mystery to first …

North Korean defector plans to return home

There has been high-profile incidents of North Korean defectors leaving the South and returning to the country they escaped from.<p>Pyongyang is accused of luring defectors for its own propaganda purposes.<p>Al Jazeera met one North Korean defector who wants to go back - simply to make a political …

Man claims to have survived 16 months adrift in Pacific

An emaciated man whose boat washed up on a remote Pacific atoll this week claims he survived 16 months adrift in the Pacific, floating more than 8,000 miles from Mexico.<p>The man, with long hair and beard, was discovered on Thursday when his 24ft (7.3m) fibreglass boat with propellerless engines …

Stradivarius violin stolen in armed robbery

A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin was stolen from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster during an armed robbery after a performance at a local Lutheran college, police have said.<p>The rare violin was on loan to concertmaster Frank Almond. The robber used a stun gun on Almond and took the …

An unexpected invitation from North Korea

<b>It all began with a mysterious telephone call.</b><p>A North Korean diplomat called the BBC Beijing office saying his embassy was holding a press conference and asking if we would like to attend. We weren't told what it was about.<p>But, of course, we said yes. Press conferences at the North Korean embassy …

Evernote now syncs your documents four times faster

Syncing Evernote content was quick when most users had just a handful of notes, but times have changed -- many people are now transferring pictures, presentations and web clips. The company may keep up with that seemingly insatiable demand, though, as it just launched a brand new sync engine. The …

Dolphin Hunt In Japan Draws Criticism from U.S. Ambassador

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In addition to criticism from environmental activists, the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji Cove in …

The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone

As with most good stories, revelations of the NSA spy program will almost certainly keep getting worse before anything gets better.<p>Yesterday we reported on claims—based on leaked NSA documents—that the spy agency was rerouting laptops ordered online to install spyware and malicious hardware on the …

'Hundreds' of Jang's relatives sent to gulags by North Korean regime

After Kim Jong-un regime ordered the execution of his uncle, it is reported that hundreds of his relatives have now been sent to prison camps<p>Several hundred relatives of Jang Song-thaek, executed recently on charges of plotting to overthrow the North Korean state, have been rounded up and sent to …

North Korea 'summons business people from China'

<b>North Korean business people are being recalled from China following the execution of top official, Chang Song-thaek, says a South Korean report.</b><p>Leader Kim Jong-un may be purging associates of Mr Chang, who was in charge of economic ties with China.<p>Mr Kim has been pictured by state media for the …

No word from captive as North Korea detain 85-year-old American tourist

Family of Korean War veteran have heard nothing from Merrill Newman in the three weeks since he was held in North Korea<p>North Korean authorities have detained for more than three weeks an 85-year-old American retiree who was on an organised tour, his worried family told US media Wednesday.<p>"We …

Sprint's 'Spark' technology enables cellular data speeds of up to 60Mbps

Sprint claims it has developed a new wireless technology that could allow the carrier to surpass the wireless data speeds of its rivals. Dubbed Sprint Spark, the "super-high-speed" currently reaches peak rates of 50 to 60Mbps, but Sprint insists that number will grow as the technology matures. In …

With world watching, Google's mystery barge sits in limbo

Google's mystery project on a barge in the San Francisco Bay, which has piqued the interest of media the world over, sits in limbo day after day, in full view of anyone close enough to see it.<p>Last week, CNET was first to report ties between Google and the structure, a four-story-tall building made …

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Defector tells UN of human-rights abuses in N. Korea - Video on NBCNews.com

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Gloppy blobfish wins ugliest endangered animal

The public has voted, and the sad-faced blobfish has been declared the ugliest endangered animal on the planet.<p>Some have said the gelatinous deep-sea dweller that can grow up to 12 inches long resembles a mini-Jabba the Hutt. We think it also looks like a gloppy version of the comic strip character …

Kim Jong-un purges North Korea's army chief

Kim Jong-un is apparently keeping up his purge of undesirable elements within the upper echelons of North Korean society with the reported sacking of his hawkish army chief.<p><b>Kim Jong-un's ex-lover 'executed by firing squad'</b><p>Kim Kyok-sik, who is believed to have been behind the sinking of the South …

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Summer in the City: Sea Monster Washes Up Under Brooklyn Bridge

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sea monsters are just as crucial to summer as are white pumps, back of the knee sweat, lobster …

A Gaming Ultrabook Grudge Match -- Razer Blade Pro Versus MSI GS70 STEALTH

The next-gen marriage of Intel‘s Haswell CPUs and NVIDIA’s GTX 765M mobile graphics card in tandem with some genius design chops has created an entirely new class of product: the gaming ultrabook. In the 17″ class, Razer’s Blade Pro signaled a bold shift away from bulky 2-inch tall monsters, …

The Hyperloop: flawed fantasy or achievable challenge

The Hyperloop, an ambitious new form of transport proposed by SpaceX and PayPal founder Elon Musk, could be possible but faces some flaws, according to those who have analysed his plans.<p>The unveiling of the designs of Musk's "fifth mode of transport", which would fire passengers in pods at speeds …

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

A Day In The Life Of An iPhone Factory Worker

A new report reveals the daily routine of factory workers at China’s second-largest Apple supplier.<p>At the second-largest Apple supplier factory in China, pregnant and underage workers put in 66-hour weeks (China’s legal max is 49) while being forced to sign falsified time cards, according to a …

Yahoo Plans Splashy New San Francisco Digs (And Dreams of Neon Billboard’s Return)

Justin Sullivan, Getty Images News<p>According to multiple sources close to the situation, Yahoo is close to signing a lease for a splashy new San …