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Report: 48 killed in Taiwan plane crash

At least 48 people were killed when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday while attempting to land in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration.<p>Officials say 10 people were injured in the plane crash and that five residents on the ground were also …

Skype 5.0 for Android takes full advantage of your address book

Skype stands as one of the most widely used forms of online communications. It has a strong following and apps for every major platform. The Android app has had its share of issues, but there is one constant, pestering problem that stands out for me. The app simply doesn’t seem to blend with the …

Old school meet new school: Sony’s Walkman ZX1 pushes hi-res audio to mainstream

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Don’t look now but the venerable Sony(s sne) Walkman is attempting to make a comeback. The company’s newest portable audio …

Earnings for Starbucks Projected to Rise

Analysts expect higher profit for <b>Starbucks</b> when the company reports its third quarter results on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The consensus estimate is calling for profit of 66 cents a share, reflecting a rise from 55 cents per share a year ago.<p>Analysts are expecting earnings of $2.67 per share for the …

MH17: Relatives of British victims criticise treatment by Malaysia Airlines

Family of one victim said the airline had been "terrible" as they desperately tried for information<p>Relatives of the British victims of Flight MH17 have attacked Malaysia Airlines for the “terrible” way they dealt with bereaved families following the tragedy.<p><b>MH17: follow the latest …

10,000-developer survey: 2% of coders split staggering 54% of all app revenue

It’s a Darwinian world out there. And not many are winning.<p>A new 10,000-developer survey by Developer Economics says that 50 percent of iOS developers and 47 percent of Android developers are “below the app poverty line” and making less than $500 per app per month. That means “the majority of app …

Apple readying OS X Yosemite Public Beta for this month, new developer preview today

Apple is planning to release a publicly available beta of the upcoming OS X Yosemite later this month, according to sources briefed on the plans. This release will mark the first time Apple has released a public beta of a new OS X version in over a decade.<p>Apple released a Developer Preview of …

What You Should Know About What's Happening in Iraq Right Now

The recent offensive launched by the Sunni insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the most significant threat to Iraq’s security …

Supermarket staff abused for refusing to sell to underage drinkers – report

Supermarket checkout staff who refuse to sell alcohol to underage shoppers are being subjected to verbal abuse and violent physical assault, while "proxy purchasing" by friends and even parents is on the increase, a new report on underage drinking has warned.<p>The data comes from a major analysis of …

The ISSpresso: An espresso machine for space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon be able to enjoy hot, freshly brewed coffee from an espresso machine designed for use in space.<p>If you can't get started in the morning without a hot cup o' joe, imagine how the poor astronauts aboard the ISS must feel, with their …

Funny or Die

How your sense of humor can improve your health, get you pregnant, and even save your life<p>Laughter is the best medicine, or so the cliché goes. Actually, given the choice between laughter and, say, penicillin or chemotherapy, you’re probably better off choosing one of the latter. Still, a great …