James Michael Vallado

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Winter storm heads east after walloping West

A winter storm was hitting vast areas east of the Rockies Sunday, after having left hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Arkansas without power.<p>"What's happening across most of the country is we're getting a very early taste of winter," Mike Muscher, a National Weather Service …

Obama’s Glass-Half-Empty Attitude About Iran Nuclear Deal

President Barack Obama said he thinks there’s no more than a 50% chance of striking a comprehensive deal with Iran over its nuclear weapon program, …

Nelson Mandela

A giant passes. The greatness of Nelson Mandela challenges us all<p>A hero, not a saintThe historical significance of the man who freed South Africa …

Five Reasons to Get Excited About Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

Much of the world watched on Friday as FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, held the draw for next year’s tournament in Brazil at a swank venue …

Peter Higgs interview: 'I have this kind of underlying incompetence'

The story of the physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson particle is a charming tale about a quintessentially British national treasure. Ever since Peter Higgs was named as this year's Nobel prize winner, the tale has been endlessly retold, and goes like this.<p>Higgs struck upon his theory …

Japanese Astronaut Sees Comet ISON from Space | Video

How China's Chang'e-3 Moon Rover Yutu Works (Infographic)

Named for Chang'e, the legendary Chinese goddess who is said to live on the moon, China's Chang'e-3 moon mission involves both a lander vehicle and a …

Space Science

T-Mobile LG Optimus F3Q slider shown in leaked image

It’s not often that we get to see Android smartphones sporting full QWERTY slide-out keyboards these days, but this handset species has not died yet.<p>It looks like T-Mobile and LG may have joined forces to launch such a device, reportedly called the Optimus F3Q. As you can see in the picture below, …

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

In rainy Washington, Obama lights national Christmas tree | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Braving rain and cold, President Barack Obama and his family ventured across the street from the White House on Friday to preside over the lighting of the U.S. national Christmas tree.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama applauds as he is joined by daughters Malia (L) and Sasha and …

Maxthon Reaffirms Commitment To PC With New Windows Desktop Browser

Cloud-based browser maker Maxthon’s latest announcements have been for mobile products (including its deal with MediaTek to be pre-loaded onto 100 million mobile devices next year). Despite keeping pace with the rapidly growing mobile market, however, Maxthon is still focusing on its desktop …

23andMe Has Stopped Performing Health-Related Genetic Testing

Following demands issued by the Food and Drug Administration late last month, 23andMe has ceased all health-related genetic testing until further …

How sleep makes your mind more creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?<p>It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work …

Creativity

Twitter and U2opia Mobile bring trending tweets and topics to dumb phones

We're spoiled here in the US. When we want to browse what's trending on Twitter, we just break out our smartphones, launch an app and we're perusing the latest tweets about Joan Didion and the war on Christmas in no time. Those in developing nations don't have that luxury. Twitter knows it needs to …

Google Play Store update brings better social app recommendations to Android

Just when it appeared Google's recent run of Android updates had come to an end, a new version of the Play Store pops up with new features in tow. <i>Android Police</i> got its hands on the app, running it under a microscope to find new social and recommendation features that make finding and downloading …

Pocketnow Live S02E07: LG G Flex and Moto G in the house

Topic<p>We’ve talked about the LG G Flex a lot, but there’s still a lot more to be said about this curved, and flexible phone. If you somehow missed our …

Huzzah! Houzz Interior Design Ideas App Gets Remodeled For iOS 7

The popular home remodeling and design platform Houzz has just revamped its official iOS app, Houzz Interior Design Ideas, for iOS 7. Through its …

Timing is everything: 'Gran Turismo 6' goes up against new consoles, new expectations

It's a good time for racing games. This holiday season sees the release of the two biggest console racing sims around: <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i> is the latest entry in a franchise that debuted on the original Xbox, while Sony’s <i>Gran Turismo 6</i> follows in the lineage of some of the greatest racing sims ever …

How To Delete E-Mail Attachments After You Send Them

“Have you ever seen Mission Impossible, the film? Do you remember in the beginning he gets his mission and then it blows up after a few seconds? We do exactly the same thing but with digital documents.”<p>This is how Clement Cazalot, the CEO and co-founder of docTrackr, gets to describe his company’s …

South Africa mourns Mandela, will bury him on December 15 | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela on Friday, but while some celebrated his remarkable life with dance and song, others fretted that the anti-apartheid hero’s death would leave the nation vulnerable again to racial and social tensions.<p>President Jacob Zuma …

Fruit-Crazed Monkeys Binge on 50 Varieties a Day

Researchers have found monkeys in South and Central America that mix more fruit into their daily diet than a Jamba Juice addict.<p>According to the BBC, …

Nelson Mandela Dead: Icon of Anti-Apartheid Movement Dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, the former South African president whose stubborn defiance survived 27 years in prison and led to the dismantling of the country's …