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Navy launches drone from aircraft carrier for first time

<i>By Nidhi Subbaraman, NBC News</i><p>The U.S. Navy's X-47B drone has become the first unmanned craft to complete a catapult launch from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Today's demonstration took place on the USS George H.W. Bush, off the coast of Virginia.<p>After a flight of an hour and five minutes, …

Obama 'Needs to Fire Somebody,' Says Former Clinton Adviser

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>How bad is it in Washington for the Obama administration? It's Obama "needs to fire somebody" bad, …

Taiwan Drills Mark Turning Point With Aquino Over Sea Death

Taiwan held military exercises off its southern coast and told people to avoid traveling to the Philippines in what Premier Jiang Yi-huah called a …

Syria conflict: Why did my Tunisian son join the rebels?

<b>Tunisia's government says that some 800 of its citizens are fighting alongside Islamist rebels in Syria, although some estimates put the figure much higher. As radicalised young Muslims increasingly join the conflict, what of the families - and the political dilemma - they leave behind?</b><p>Aziza cannot …

Middle East

US Navy launches first drone from aboard an aircraft carrier

Autonomous X-47B plane successfully takes off from USS George HW Bush<p>The US Navy this week successfully launched an unmanned plane from an aircraft carrier, marking what officials are calling "an inflection point" in the military's use of drone aircraft. The X-47B prototype drone, manufactured by …

Where Are They Now? Google I/O 2012 Edition.

This year’s Google I/O developer conference is shaping up to be a very different show from last year’s spectacle.<p>The company has downplayed …

BlackBerry May Be Dabbling In Phablets With A 5-Inch Z10 Refresh

BlackBerry’s wryly jovial CEO Thorsten Heins spent quite a bit of time talking up the new mid-range Q5 at this morning’s BlackBerry Live keynote address, but the folks in Waterloo may be working on a follow-up smartphone that’s staggeringly different from the one we saw today.<p>According to a report …

Meet Buck: Facebook's Android Build System Tool

Facebook is becoming a mobile company — or rather a “mobile best” one if you believe founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It’s no secret that the company has had its hiccups when it comes to mobile applications, but in a new post on its engineering blog, Facebook reveals a build system that it uses to …

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless<p>Nic Healey 15 May 2013<p>While not everyone needs a wireless headset, many appreciate the versatility and freedom of …

Aquos Pad SH-08E flaunts 7-inch high-res IGZO display, 1.7GHz quad-core processor

Amid the bevy of phones outed in NTT DoCoMo's summer lineup, the Japanese carrier snuck in a tablet: Sharp's Aquos Pad SH-08E. A 7-inch 1,920 x 1,200 IGZO display dominates the front of the Android 4.2 device, while a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and a 4,200mAh battery are tucked …

Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …

Samsung ships 4m Galaxy S 4 in 4 days: Breaks internal record

Samsung reportedly shipped four million Galaxy S 4 handsets in the space of five days, an unnamed company exec has claimed, breaking its flagship …