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U.S. sending more forces, aircraft to seek Uganda warlord Kony - Pentagon | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Operations troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Pentagon said on Sunday.<p>The deployments started on Sunday night after the administration began to notify Congress. …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 Neo with full S Pen functionality

Expectations have been building for a while about the possibility of a Galaxy Note 3 lite from Samsung and a few weeks ago various different sources started to reveal that the device is to be called the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Now thanks to a press release published by Samsung Poland the Galaxy Note 3 …

Report: Huge Microsoft shakeup coming. Gates might give up chairmanship, Nadella in as CEO

Microsoft(s msft) is considering having co-founder Bill Gates step down as chairman of the board of directors and naming insider Satya Nadella its …

Nintendo confirms smartphone apps while restating commitment to game consoles

Nintendo has reiterated its commitment to its strategy of keeping its games exclusive to its own consoles, while acknowledging plans to utilize smartphones and tablets in ways that drive new users to Nintendo hardware. At an investor briefing today, CEO and president Satoru Iwata said that Nintendo …

Why Apple Is Losing Ground To The Samsung Brand

Samsung is gaining fast on Apple in terms of brand affection – but we seem reluctant to admit it.<p>In Interbrand’s 2013 brand index, a benchmark measure of brand value, Apple came out on top, ending a 13 year run by Coca Cola. The signs are though that Samsung, which has been investing heavily in …

Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can put them on.<p>The glasses come from Meta, a small company with huge dreams that's already comparing …

Chromebooks surge at business in 2013, researcher says

Chromebooks grabbed about one-fifth of sales in commercial laptop channels in a 12-month period, up from virtually nothing the year before, according to NPD Group. On the flip side, Windows device sales, with the exception of tablets, have been "tepid" this year.<p>The sales of Google Chrome OS-based …

Consumer Tech

Best Buy Drops the Price of iPhone 5c to $50

Just two weeks after hitting the market, Best Buy will begin offering a discount on Apple's iPhone 5c. From today, Oct. 3, to Monday, Oct. 7, the …

Fringe Factor: Bill Nye The Science Guy Does Not Understand Science

Hillary Clinton could be our first lesbian president and other assertions from the political fringe.<p><b>Creationist Pastor: Bill Nye the Science Guy Does</b> …

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

<b>(Artur Bogacki via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Katie Engelhart<p>September 22, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist …

Barcelona vs. Ajax: Final score 4-0, Lionel Messi nets hat trick in Blaugrana romp

Messi stole the show, again, with a hat trick to move nine goals behind Raul for the all-time Champions League lead.<p>As expected, Ajax were no match for Barcelona and, as expected, Lionel Messi was in a world all on his own. The Argentine was simply sensational, notching a hat trick in a 4-0 …

PlayStation 4 features voice command capabilities, Sony confirms

PlayStation 4 will feature voice command capabilities through its Eye camera peripheral, Sony confirmed with Polygon.<p>"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of …

That horned sea monster? It's 'definitely a shark skeleton'

Horned sea monster? Dragon? A long, smelly carcass that washed up on the Spanish coast may never be conclusively identified — but experts say it sure looks like the remains of a thresher shark.<p>The latest in a string of "sea serpent" stories has sparked an online buzz in the past few days, thanks to …

Zoology

The PlayStation 4's release date is Sony's first big next-gen mistake

Sony has spent the last six months locked in a brutal war with Microsoft, with each attempting to best the other for next-gen supremacy. From the …

gamehardware

Copper linked to Alzheimer's disease

Mixed evidence on the role of copper in Alzheimer's<p><b>A lifetime of too much copper in our diets may be contributing to Alzheimer's disease, US scientists say.</b><p>However, research is divided, with other studies suggesting copper may actually protect the brain.<p>The latest study in Proceedings of the …

Herd of Fluorescent Green Bunnies Born

Lionel Messi Set to Have the Most Pivotal Season of His Football Career

Don't worry, Lionel Messi. All you need to do in 2013/14 is form a strong partnership with Neymar, win the Champions League and La Liga with Barcelona and lead Argentina to the World Cup. No pressure, man.<p>This is arguably the most important year in Messi's illustrious career to date. There is so …

Florence tomb opened in quest to find 'Mona Lisa'

<b>Scientists in the Italian city of Florence have opened a tomb to extract DNA they hope will identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.</b><p>The tomb contains the family of Lisa Gherardini, a silk merchant's wife who is believed to have sat for the artist.<p>It is hoped DNA will help to identify …

Ronaldo Hugs Fan Who Ran On Field During Real Madrid, Chelsea Match In Miami (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Note to future pitch invaders around the world: Cristiano Ronaldo is probably not going to hug you so don't get too inspired by this video.<p>While Real Madrid were taking on Jose Mourinho's Chelsea squad in the Guinness International Champions Cup in Miami on Wednesday evening, a fan stormed the …

World Freestyle Football Champ Makes Mind-Blowing Skills Video in London

There’s no shortage of “insane” soccer juggling videos on the Internet, but few hold a candle to the latest exhibition by world freestyle champion Andrew Henderson.<p>Henderson’s latest video takes place in downtown London, where he incorporates several historic and contemporary landmarks around the …

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

Secret of Usain Bolt's speed unveiled

<b>Scientists say they can explain Usain Bolt's extraordinary speed with a mathematical model.</b><p>His 100m time of 9.58 seconds during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin is the current world record.<p>They say their model explains the power and energy he had to expend to overcome drag caused by air …

Trying on a Glass-alike: Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses emerge in near-final form

Google Glass may be the only big wearable eyepiece in town, but most people can't even get their hands on one. For the rest, maybe the Vuzix M100 can be an interesting alternative. Or, maybe, Vuzix can even offer aspects Glass doesn't.<p>I've seen the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses before, at CES 2013 in …

Wearable Tech

Google Glass re-imagined as fashionable pair of frames

Google Glassis a nifty piece of tech, but to some designers its dorky cyborg look is not the most attractive.<p>Among them is Sourcebits, a San Francisco design and development firm that recently picked up a couple of Google Glass devices and was not impressed by the design.<p>"We thought it was too …

Is This the Dawn of the New Golden Age of World Soccer?

The game has seen great players come and go—but usually one or two at a time. Rarely have so many top talents, including Brazil's hottest newcomer, achieved so much at once.<p>AP / Daniel Ochoa de Olza, Moises-Castillo, Karel-Navarro.<p>Until recently, the list of association football's greatest players …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Why Sony Is Still The Best Choice For Gamers

<i>The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are increasingly difficult to tell apart, but Sony’s system is still the better pick for gamers.</i><p>Microsoft has backtracked on almost every issue that upset consumers since the company revealed the Xbox One earlier this year.<p>Gone is the noxious online DRM. Gone are the …