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Ferguson: Man admits shooting, denies he aimed for officers, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jeffrey Williams admitted he fired the shots that struck two officers in Ferguson, police said, but claimed he wasn't aiming for them.<p>Nonetheless, the 20-year-old from the St. Louis area has been arrested for the shootings of two police officers during last week's protests in Ferguson, …

Justice

Robert Durst: the Millionaire Drifter Who Can't Run From His Past

The arrest of millionaire developer Robert Durst on murder charges in the 2000 execution-style slaying of a mobster's daughter-turned-journalist in Los Angeles isn't the most bizarre twist in Durst's life. Not by a long shot.<p>Durst, 71, was arrested Saturday in New Orleans at a hotel where he'd …

Crime

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

Medieval

Amazon takes aim at Netflix, other rivals with 'Betas,' 'Alpha House'

Will you go Prime? That's a question of increasing importance for<p>AmazonStudios as its second original television series, "Betas," gets underway.<p>The show, which premiered last month and continues to roll out new episodes on Fridays, is about a group of young Silicon Valley strivers working to create …

TV

Short-term fix eyed for another problem with U.S. healthcare website | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s administration has found a short-term fix to pay insurance companies for plans selected on HealthCare.gov, the not-yet-complete government website used to shop for insurance required under Obama’s healthcare program.<p>A man looks over the Affordable …

Insurers warn of problems with Obamacare enrollment surge | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. insurers fear that a surge in enrollments on the revamped government-run healthcare website could create more problems for insurance companies already struggling with error-filled applications for coverage three weeks before a sign-up deadline.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama …

GOP to Vote Friday on Blackballing CNN and NBC Over Hillary Clinton Projects (Video)

The Republican National Committee has unleashed videos attacking the former first lady and an online petition encouraging the two networks to stand …

Apps That Curb the Temptation to Text and Drive

Would you ever drive the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour blindfolded? Some daredevils might consider it, but what if the field was …

Apps

Apex Launcher 2.0 hits Google Play, puts notifications on app icons (Updated)

Apex can honestly claim to be one of the more popular launchers on Android, with over a million installs and 44,000 ratings over at Google Play. The stock-like skin has just been updated to version 2.0, with the biggest addition being support for Apex Notifier. This feature enables better control …

Nokia Lumia 928 battles Galaxy S3 in live concert shootout

The upcoming Lumia phone challenges a major rival to see which fares best at recording live audio under trickier-than-normal circumstances.<p>Nokia's Lumia 928 is again duking it out with Samsung's Galaxy S3.<p>In a YouTube-posted video of a jam session in a New York subway, Nokia touts the Lumia 928's …

Consumer Tech

Apple pushes for Android code docs in Samsung case

In the name of "transparency," Apple has asked a judge to force Google to hand over elements of the Android OS source code.<p>In the next step of the Apple v. Samsung battle, Apple has asked a judge to make Google hand over documents related to the Android operating system.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul …

Transparency

A look inside Netflix and how Reed Hastings built a streaming empire

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> today ran a feature story on Netflix and its CEO Reed Hastings, providing perhaps the best look yet at the inner workings of the streaming service. Among the interesting tidbits, we now have a definitive number for just how large Netflix's content catalog is; the company's …

Rdio And Shazam Expand Full Music Track Streaming Partnership To UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil And Mexico

Shazam and Rdio have offered something wonderful for U.S. users as of fall 2012, providing full track streaming for tagged music via Rdio, thanks to a “Listen Free on Rdio” link within the Shazam app. That means that once you use either the free or paid version of Shazam to identify a song from …

Shopping Around For Cheap Prices [Not Mobile Payments] Is The Most Popular In-Store Activity Among Mobile Users, Says Google

Most people may not yet be using smartphones to pay for goods when they are out shopping, but that doesn’t mean that they are not glued to their handsets anyway. Some research out today from Google indicates that among smartphone owners, some 79% can be classified as “mobile shoppers,” using their …

How Would We Know If Google Glass Was Any Good?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google Glass has itself a marketing problem: maybe the small number of people who have tried Glass …

Facebook Ready to Drop $1B on Waze Purchase

Social networking giant Facebook is apparently in negotiations to buy the social map app Waze in a deal that could hit US$1 billion. The companies …

Acer CEO optimistic about Windows 8.1, claims Microsoft is back 'down to Earth'

While Microsoft executives have been hinting at the arrival of a Windows 8 update, codenamed Blue, two Acer execs have been voicing their approval of planned changes for the OS. Speaking to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Acer president Jim Wong explained that Microsoft is making alterations "at a high …

Google Earth enters fourth dimension, highlights humanity’s heavy hand

Satellite imagery lets you follow terrain changes over time.<p>Roughly four years ago, Google engineers started working with the US Geological Survey to …

Hacking back: cops and corporations want cybersecurity to go on the offensive

Law enforcement agencies and private companies don't always get along, but one occasion where they frequently come together is to complain that their networks are being penetrated by a seemingly continuous stream of cyber attacks. Whether it's the relative nuisance of DDoS attacks from hacktivist …

The Biggest Hacks Of This Year Weren't Hacks — They Were Tricks

The modern hack isn't a "hack" at all: It's a lie, another lie, and some simple web design.<p>Yesterday, <i>The Onion</i>'s tech team penned a blog post explaining Monday's social media hack in elaborate detail. It lays out in plain language exactly out how employees were duped by the Syrian Electronic Army — …

Hacking

The White House opens the data floodgates, and now the real work will begin

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr user Tom Lohdon<p>President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order making open data the default policy for …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

Adobe says it’s considering a photographer’s bundle for Creative Cloud

Adobe’s unveiling of its latest updates to Creative Cloud earlier this week came with the announcement it will only support Creative Cloud members for future updates, effectively dropping support for customers of its boxed CS6 suite and below apart from security updates and some bug fixes. Adobe …

Amazon working to move further into hardware space with 3D smartphone, audio device

According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Amazon is working to expand its hardware offerings, this year, beyond the Kindle e-readers and tablets (like the Kindle Fire). According to the new report, Amazon is working on two smartphones, including a high-end model with a 3D display. Like other smartphones …

Mozilla Starts Doling Out Phones To Developers With Brilliant HTML5 App Ideas

Just a week after rolling out the latest version of its Firefox OS simulator, Mozilla has announced that it’s offering a nifty new proposition to would-be FFOS developers. If you’ve got an idea for a killer HTML5 application and the technical chops (or at least the drive) to make it a reality, …

Google Brings its Cloud Messaging Service from Android to Chrome

Google on Thursday announced it has brought its Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) service from Android to Chrome. The company is promising apps and extensions in the browser that leverage GCM will consume less bandwidth and use up less battery life on users’ machines.<p>If you don’t use a service like GCM, …

Facebook updates Home, says downloads reach 1M

The social network says its "Facebook phone" app -- which stumbled out of the gate -- has been installed nearly 1 million times. The company also announces the release of an update for the software.<p>MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Facebook is releasing a new version of Facebook Home, the social network's …

How Reed Hastings’ busy 2005 winter vacation led Netflix to embrace big data

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Netflix (S NFLX) may owe its love of big data to CEO Reed Hastings’ 2005 winter vacation: Businessweek took a detailed look at …

No Instagram Doesn't Tell On You When You Screenshot

After a tweet this morning by New York Times writer Jenna Wortham caused some buzz, we did some digging and it looks like Instagram is <i>not</i> notifying users when screenshots are taken of their photos. Wortham mentioned that her sister was noticing it on some of her photos and that it didn’t appear to …

Rumored Next-Gen iPhone Part Reveals Possible Tweaked Camera Design

A photo of a component claimed to be part of the motherboard from an as yet to be released iPhone shows that Apple may be employing some internal …