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Google's Nest Moves To Become Master Of The Smart Home, By Talking To Other Devices

Nest Labs is taking the next step in its quest to become a hub for the smart home, by letting other gadgets and services access its learning thermostat and smoke detector for the first time.<p>With the long-awaited developer program Nest is launching today, other apps and devices will be able to …

Facebook Moved All Your Instagram Photos And You Didn't Even Notice

Facebook started to move Instagram to its personal data center about a year after acquiring the company in 2012 in a process that it has dubbed the "Instagration."<p>Although this wasn't the first time Facebook has transferred services it bought into its own data centers, it was by far the most …

Social Media

Ukrainian President: Peace depends on Putin's mood

New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says peace is possible if Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the right mood.<p>"Sometimes, the position of Mr. Putin is quite pragmatic, sometimes it is very emotional," Poroshenko told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday in an exclusive interview, his …

Cameron comes under attack after defeat in EU row

<b>David Cameron has come under fire after his defeat in an EU vote over a new European Commission president.</b><p>Labour leader Ed Miliband said the UK was now "closer to the exit door" in Europe, posing a threat to the economy, and UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the PM had been "utterly humiliated".<p>But …

Great Britain

Iraqi troops push to retake Tikrit from rebels, parties pursue talks

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces backed by helicopter gunships began an offensive on Saturday to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni Islamist militants while party leaders pursued talks that could end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s divisive rule.<p>Politicians in Baghdad and …

Sarajevo marks 100 years since killing of Archduke Ferdinand

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1088000/1088658_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534528454_71b1b876151b2c8a4e90d70a21215900<p><b>Bosnia has commemorated 100 years since the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, the act that triggered World War …

World History

Britain should stay in EU to protect economy, CBI says

<b>The success of the UK economy depends on staying in the EU, the head of the country's biggest business group says.</b><p>Confederation of British Industry (CBI) director general John Cridland told the Observer EU membership supported jobs, growth and the UK's "competitiveness".<p>His comments come after …

Great Britain

Iraqi Military Launches Offensive Against ISIS

Iraqi soldiers backed by tanks and helicopter gunships launched an attack against a northern town held by Sunni militants Saturday, in its biggest push yet to wrest back ground lost to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.<p>The offensive began before dawn with airstrikes against ISIS fighters who …

Britain closer to EU exit after Jean-Claude Juncker vote

David Cameron took Britain closer to the exit door of the European Union last night following a tumultuous EU summit at which his fellow leaders inflicted a crushing defeat on the prime minister by nominating Jean-Claude Juncker for one of the most powerful jobs in Brussels.<p>In what marked a rift in …

One-Way, Manned Mission To Mars Just Got Closer To Reality

Mars One announces deals with Lockheed Martin and SSTL to develop technology to colonize the Red Planet by 2025.<p>Yesterday, Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced the companies it hopes will build the technology necessary for the first private mission to Mars. Lockheed …

International Space Station: ISS Has ‘Urgent Situation’ After Cooling System Fails

A malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station has NASA scientists worried but not panicking.<p>None of the crew members on board are …

4 Things to Consider for Space Warfare, Such as How Bullets Fire in Space

As we develop plans for space tourism and, perhaps, colonization in the not-too-distant future, space warfare may also be on the horizon.<p>Here’s a …

Los Angeles

Is the Universe a Hologram?

Researchers in Japan have taken another step toward supporting the theory that our universe is a hologram.<p>Yoshifumi Hyakutake of Ibaraki University …

NASA Unveils Valkyrie, Its Humanoid Rescue Robot [Video]

The space agency shows off its entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge.<p>The Boston Dynamics-built ATLAS is the rescue robot prototype that gets all the attention, but now NASA is getting in on the action, unveiling Valkyrie, a 6-foot 2-inch, 275-pound rescue robot. The 'bot, an entrant in the DARPA …

Pope Francis named Time's 2013 Person of the Year

Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pontiff who won hearts and headlines with his humility and common touch, was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2013, the magazine revealed Wednesday on TODAY.<p>The iconic title goes every year to the individual chosen by Time editors as someone who has had …

Pope Francis

Incredible Steel Wool Light Paintings Done to Look Like Rorschach Ink Blots

Light-painting, like time-lapse, is a genre of photography that is packed full of talent, making it really hard to pick quality work to feature (if …