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Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99 (updated)

We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with <i>ten</i> classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive, and Game Boy original, Color and Advance. The problem is, Hyperkin's played coy about it's price …

Samsung could launch Galaxy Gear 2 in January 2014

Reports from Korea suggest new version of the smartwatch is in development<p>Barely a fortnight has passed since Samsung launched its much-hyped Galaxy Gear smartwatch, yet already there are rumours of another model in the pipeline.<p>Korean news site Daum has reported that a second version of the watch …

Japan Gets Its First Mobile-Based Virtual Prepaid Card Service

Japan will get its first-ever mobile-based virtual prepaid card service offered by carrier NTT Docomo and Visa from tomorrow onward, the two companies announced today.<p>The docomo Kouza Visa Prepaid service works this way: users get a 16-digit card number linked to their account on Docomo’s electric …

HP launches self-healing computer startup software to cure malware attacks

Hewlett-Packard is introducing self-healing computing startup software that can repair itself after a malware attack.<p>The new HP BIOSphere with SureStart technology is a new kind of startup software that runs when a personal computer is turned on. The BIOS — basic input output software — runs on …

GTA V Launches: What The Latest Game in the Grand Theft Auto Series Does Differently

Grand Theft Auto V, one of the year's most eagerly awaited video games, released today for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A GameStop spokesperson told …

'The Walking Dead' spinoff series coming to AMC

A new hoard of zombies is walking over to AMC. A spinoff series of <i>The Walking Dead</i> featuring a new story and a new cast of characters is now in development for a targeted 2015 debut, reports <i>Deadline</i>. Robert Kirkman — who created the comic book on which the original TV series is based — will be an …

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Amazon model favours yakkers and braggers, says Jonathan Franzen

The acclaimed US novelist Jonathan Franzen has likened Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse and claimed that the online retailer-publisher is decimating literary culture in favour of the "yakkers and tweeters and braggers".<p>Bezos, one of the world's richest men …

World War II veteran to return 'souvenir' Japanese sword

A 94-year-old veteran from southeastern Minnesota plans to return a sword he took from Nagasaki, Japan, as a token of his time during World War II.<p>“At first, I kept it as a souvenir,” said Orval Amdahl, of rural Lanesboro. “Then, all of a sudden, I began thinking — someone had to own this.”<p>Amdahl …

Ancient Chinese tomb adds to tale of scandalous 'female prime minister'

Science News<p>The 1,300-year-old tomb of one of ancient China's most influential women has been found in Shaanxi Province, adding another chapter to a soap-opera tale of slavery, redemption, intrigue and beheading.<p>Archaeologists deciphered the epitaph on a marker to determine that it came from the …

Japan launches 'affordable' Epsilon space rocket

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1010000/1010622_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534414705_bb35e2ca5c1896b2dbda225e2483e287<p><b>Japan has launched the first in a new generation of space rockets, hoping the design will make missions more affordable.</b><p>The Epsilon rocket is about …

A tale of two cities: poor New Yorkers demand a slice of Manhattan's action

A man calling himself "Uncle" surveys the scene. It's growing dark, and a misty rain is falling over Brownsville, in central Brooklyn, over rows of social housing blocks that rise into the clouds. Above us, the No 3 subway line runs on elevated tracks, held up by rusty scaffolding that shakes …

Japan's Nuclear Migraine: A Never-Ending Disaster at Fukushima

Japan is stumbling helplessly from one crisis to the next as it battles the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. US nuclear …

Syria's chemical stockpile easy to find, hard to get to

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria's arsenal is concentrated in government-held zones, but routes to these sites are unsafe.<p>September 14, 2013|By Patrick J. McDonnell<p>A fighter allied with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government… (Anwar Amro / AFP/Getty Images )<p>BEIRUT — U.S. officials …

Athletics cost colleges, students millions

As colleges and students face exploding spending, tuition and student debt, many question all of the money spent on sports.<p>CINCINNATI -- College sports create undeniable campus pride and identity, but spending has increased so fast it's taking money from academics and student services.<p>The …

Japan switches off last nuclear reactor

The move leaves Japan nuclear power-free for second time since 2011 Fukushima crisis.<p>Japan has started the process of switching off its last working nuclear reactor for a scheduled inspection with no restart in sight due to public hostility towards atomic power.<p>The move on Sunday leaves the world's …

First, forget about witchcraft....

<b>The only psychiatrist working in the African country of Chad has his work cut out to convince patients their issues are medical, rather than spiritual.</b><p>The sign outside Dr Egip Bolsane's surgery in the sleepy riverside district of Chagoua in the Chadian capital N'Djamena proclaims "the pioneer".<p>Even …

Remote Antarctic Trek Reveals A Glacier Melting From Below

Scientists watching Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier from space have noticed with some alarm that it has been surging toward the sea.<p>If it were to melt entirely, global sea levels would rise by several feet.<p>The glacier is really, really remote. It's 1,800 miles from McMurdo, the U.S. base station …