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Obama Admin Confirms: We May Free Israeli Spy to Save Peace Talks

With the peace process on the verge of collapse, the White House is taking a second look at releasing Jonathan Pollard, Israel's most notorious …

Forecast of lowest jobless rate without sparking inflation overlooked in Yellen's remarks - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

Reuters<p>Janet Yellen<p>The style of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s speech on Monday — using the stories of actual people to discuss …

California City Eyes $12.30 Minimum Wage, Highest In Nation

(Changes dateline to Richmond, adds City Council postponed vote)<p>By Laila Kearney<p>RICHMOND, Calif., April 1 (Reuters) - A California city in the pricey San Francisco Bay Area postponed a vote on Tuesday to raise its minimum wage to $12.30, which if passed would be among the highest municipal "living …

Tesla Pays Telefonica Millions To Power In-Car Wireless In UK, Germany, Spain, Holland

Those with a sharp eye who visited the Geneva motor show or who own a Model S in Europe may have already noticed a connection between Telefonica and Tesla by way of the “car connected by Telefonica” signs on the sides of cars, or through the in-car navigation system that played Spanish ads. Now the …

Lenovo's latest budget Android tablets focus on high-quality audio

If Samsung's new Galaxy Tabs aren't your cup of tea, Lenovo may have the budget tablets you're looking for. It just unveiled four entry-level Android slates that expand on the sound quality focus we saw in last year's models. The Tab A7-30, A7-50, A8 and A10 all have Dolby audio that should improve …

Mississippi Approves Religious Freedom Bill, Governor Signs It Into Law

The Mississippi bill is the first of many varying "religious freedom" bills introduced in several states this year to advance to a governor since a more expansive bill was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in February. Update: Gov. Bryant signed the bill April 3.<p>After simultaneous debate in both …

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A Google X Co-Founder’s Ingenious Technique To Rapid Prototype Socially Responsible Products

Instead of slowly tweaking their design over months and months of testing, the team at Soma used Tom Chi’s Home Team / Away Team technique to refine designs of their new water filter as quickly as possible.<p>Two years ago, I cofounded a company called Soma. We create and sell a sustainable glass …

Burma's Racist Census Degenerates Into Violence

Burma’s first census in three decades has reignited long-smoldering tensions in the nation’s restive west, leading to attacks on aid workers. The …

Bye, Bye Bootstrapping — Last-Minute Booking App Hot Hotels Raises $1M

In the idiosyncratic world of European startups, being bootstrapped can be both a badge of honour and a mark against your name, especially when you have a heavy-weight Silicon Valley competitor backed to the tune of $80.35 million.<p>Enter Hot Hotels, the Madrid-based last-minute hotel booking app and …

Tsunami heights exceed 6 feet after Chile earthquake; warning lifted

Observed tsunami heights reached nearly 7 feet in the Chilean port city of Iquique in the wake of Tuesday's magnitude 8.2 earthquake off the nation's northern coast.<p>But by early Wednesday local time, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted tsunami warnings and watches for Chile and other …

Articles about sustainable home silicon valley on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Back by popular demand, the Dwell Home Tours series will make its way back to Silicon Valley this year.<p>For our last stop on this year’s Dwell Home Tours program, we’ll be making our way to …

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MAVEN Launches for the Red Planet

Wildlife<p>MAVEN thunders into the Florida sky as seen from Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: Jon Brack<p>When MAVEN fires its thrusters and settles into Martian orbit next September, it will join a celebrity list of spacecraft already studying the red planet. Its launch today from Cape Canaveral, …

Dropbox reportedly seeking $250 million in funding at a staggering $8 billion valuation

Dropbox hopes to raise $250 million over the next few weeks as part of its latest round of venture capital funding, according to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>. That lofty figure basically matches the total amount Dropbox has accrued since launching five years ago. But even more staggering is the valuation …

Haiti clashes as protesters demand President Martelly resign

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1029000/1029231_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524705192_572f67edce5af6f4715f7f8bd8c5d312<p><b>Protesters in Haiti have clashed with police as thousands rallied to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly.</b><p>The police fired tear gas to try …

Toyota, Honda top lists for resale value

While two new studies don’t always agree on the fine points, they do find that Honda and Toyota are generally the best brands for holding their resale values after several years in service.<p>Import brands, on the whole, dominated the two studies by ALG – formerly known as the Automotive Lease Guide – …

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Iran unveils 'biggest missile-equipped drone'

Iran has unveiled the biggest missile-equipped drone yet to be developed in the Islamic republic, the official IRNA news agency has reported.<p>Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Monday that the reconnaissance and combat drone Fotros had a range of 2,000km, capable of covering much of the Middle …

How trucking became the frontier for worker surveillance

Because his truck is fitted with a refrigerator unit, Dick Pingel often hauls food: usually sausage or cheese, products long associated with his home state, Wisconsin. He’s been a professional trucker for 30 years, covered over three and a half million miles, and never had a single chargeable …

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Sony sells over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in just 24 hours

Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4 console is off to a good start. The company announced today that it has sold over 1 million consoles in just 24 hours. Sony’s PlayStation 4 only launched on Friday in the US and Canada, so it's an impressive start for just two regions. "We are thrilled that consumer …

Neat Cuts The Cord With The New NeatConnect Scanner

Late-night TV commercial stalwarts Neat may seem a little chintzy at first blush, but rest assured that their products – essentially very simple document scanners – are surprisingly good. Their latest version, the $499 NeatConnect, is a completely wireless scanning solution that lets you scan …

What to expect when China sets its 10-year economic plan this weekend

China’s top leaders will gather on Nov. 9 in Beijing for a four-day planning meeting expected to lay out a blueprint for the country’s economy for the next decade.<p>The “Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress,” as it’s called, has provided an occasion for analysts, economists, academics and …

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NBC to air Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson's trek to space - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>TODAY to air Virgin Galactic’s first commercial flight<p>Play Video - 3:14<p>Play Video - 3:14<p>More video<p>5:31 Sponsored Content Now PlayingWatch the TODAY anchors take a tour of Rockefeller Center<p>3:13 Sponsored Content Now PlayingWatch Hoda Kotb’s daughter …

Somehow, Pebble is making a better smartwatch than gadget giants like Samsung and Sony

Samsung is a multibillion company with 425,000 employees and a massive supply chain. Pebble is 40-strong and fueled by $10 million in Kickstarter money.<p>So you might be surprised at which one is making the better smartwatch.<p>On Wednesday, Pebble unveiled the latest steps in its effort to take over …

Apple says fix incoming for 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro trackpad & keyboard issues, offers interim solution

Apple has published a new support article detailing an issue with some new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros that debuted alongside the iPad Air earlier this month. The issue can lead to the computer’s keyboard or trackpad becoming unresponsive.<p>There have been numerous reports of the issue in a 67-page …

Comcast's Xfinity TV Go app to stream live TV from anywhere

Comcast subscribers who want to watch TV on mobile devices won't have to stay at home in the future. The cable provider has confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> that it will soon offer live TV viewing from anywhere through Xfinity TV Go, a rebranded and refreshed version of its Xfinity TV Player app. The software …

Google shows off updated Glass hardware with earbud and prescription support

A day after inviting members of its Explorers program to swap their old frames for new ones, Google Glass is showing the world what the latest model looks like. In a post on Google+, the company shows a slightly modified version of Glass that includes a removable mono earbud. These will also be the …