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Brazil's child sex trade soars as 2014 World Cup nears

A tiny figure in minuscule white shorts and a pink strapless top leans against a metal fence outside a school in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará state, north-east Brazil.<p>She has gloss-coated lips, and her yellow headband, holding back long hair, glows in the lamplight along Juscelino Kubitschek …

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

China

Supreme Court reviews pilot's lawsuit against airline

The U.S. Supreme Court took up a legal dispute Monday between an airline pilot and his former employer whose suspicions caused him to be yanked off a flight home after failing a company test.<p>William Hoeper, an experienced pilot for Air Wisconsin, which operates commuter flights for US Airways, was …

Associated Press News

Protesters Block Google Bus, Demand $1 Billion

Protesters in San Francisco blocked a Google Bus from shuttling employees to the company’s Mountain View headquarters on Monday morning, putting anti-gentrification activists and tech workers face-to-face in the dispute over long-time residents being outpriced by the wealthy newcomers.<p>The protest …

Princeton begins meningitis vaccinations under shadow of UCSB amputation

Nearly 2,000 Princeton University students lined up for shots Monday as the New Jersey school began offering an emergency vaccine aimed at halting an outbreak of potentially deadly meningitis that has sickened eight since March, health officials said.<p>That's about one-third of the estimated 6,000 …

Toyota Reportedly Bringing Concept to Detroit Auto Show Previewing Supra Successor

Toyota reportedly is developing a successor to the Supra—something we haven’t seen since the FT-HS concept debuted at the Detroit auto show in 2007.

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 First Drive

Putting the G in Unglaublich: Ridiculous toys don't get more fun than this<p>The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year. I just spent a …

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Mercedes-Benz "Conquer The World" HD Trailer

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Mercedes' autonomous car re-creates world's first long-distance drive - Roadshow

<b>Mercedes-Benz has demonstrated its self-driving car by re-creating the 100-kilometre drive from Mannheim to Pforzheim undertaken by Bertha Benz 125</b> …

M-Class becomes first Mercedes to win Top Safety Pick+ award [w/video]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is the latest recipient of the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ accolade. The award indicates that a vehicle has achieved a "good" rating for performance in the small and moderate front overlap, side, roof strength …

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Preview

We Get Inside Mercedes' New Volume-Leader<p>While the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be shown in the sheetmetal at the 2014 Detroit auto show, the Stuttgart automaker gave us a hands-on preview of the new vehicle to showcase its revamped cabin and optional air suspension.<p>Borrowing styling cues from …

Detroit Auto Show

Leaked: This is the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Does it look too much like a mini S-Class? More --> http://bit.ly/1hq6Qri

First 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class Photos! Predictably, It Looks Like an S-class

If you were to be shown a photo of the 2015 C-class and another of the 2014 S-class and asked to determine which was which, you’d be forgiven for any momentary hesitation. The first photos of the 2015 C-class, which isn’t due to be revealed until next year’s Detroit auto show, have been posted on …

Report: Apple will bring text-to-speech conversion to Notes

Apple has filed for a patent for a forthcoming feature that could convert text to speech in its Notes application.<p>According to Patently Apple, the tech giant filed for the patent in Europe. In the filing that Patently Apple discovered, Apple said it planned a new version of its<p>iOSNotes app that …

Text-To-Speech

Google launches Constitute, a tool for creating and comparing governments (video)

Countries frequently amend or draft constitutions, but they can't always find example constitutions to work from -- not every country publishes its founding documents in accessible formats. So, Google's simplifying nation building by launching Constitute, a website that puts all the world's …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

Tracked Since Birth: The Rise Of Extreme Baby Monitoring

Does tracking a baby’s every movement, cry, and wet diaper mean happier parents and healthier infants, or are we turning our kids into Tamagotchis for no reason?<p>Elle Lucero has been tracked since birth.<p>For the first 10 months of her life, her mother, Yasmin, kept detailed records of Elle’s sleep …

Pregnancy

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This

I know. You have an image to keep up! Your public demands more information! Still, take a pause before you post.<p>The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that …

Personal Branding

This online journalism startup raised $1.7M in crowdfunding and you’ve never heard of it

We’ve been writing a lot lately about online journalism startups like Matter — which was acquired by Medium and just dropped its paywall — and NSFW …

How the Innovation Economy is Turning Makers Into Manufacturers

Chris Anderson, the former editor-in-chief of Wired, is the cofounder of 3D Robotics, which sells small UAVs. How did he make the jump from editor to entrepreneur? These are the three factors lowering the barriers of entry.<p><b>Four years ago, when I was a magazine</b> editor, I bought one of the first …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …

Western Union responds to Bitcoin buzz, sort of

In the hoopla over Bitcoin, some suggest the virtual currency will challenge Western Union(s wu) as a way for consumers to transfer money between …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Space Travel

Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

April 27th was all about cookbooks at the TODAY Show!<p>Treating a bed bug infestation at home is difficult. Here are the steps you should take to …