Jerome Clark

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Mom speaks out on 3 abducted teens as Israeli PM blames Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday blamed Hamas for abducting three teenagers who went missing in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.<p>"This morning I can say what I was unable to say yesterday before the extensive wave of arrests of Hamas members in Judea and Samaria," he said at …

U.S. evacuates embassy as bombs, fighting rock Iraq

BAGHDAD – Islamic militant insurgents captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar early Monday, its mayor and residents said, striking another blow to the nation's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory in the country's north.<p>The town has a population of roughly …

If Anyone Bombs Iraq, Shouldn't It Be China?

The <i>George H. W. Bush</i> and two escorts have just transited the Strait of Hormuz and are in position in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier is now “ready for tasking,” as Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby put it.<p>What tasking does President Obama have in mind? Senator …

Terrifying execution images in Iraq; U.S. Embassy in Baghdad relocates some staff

The Iraqi air force struck back at the militant group ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, killing more than 200 militants, Iraqi state TV reported Monday morning. The air raids took place in Saqlawiyah, northwest of Fallujah, according to a graphic run by state TV.<p>ISIS has been ruthlessly …

Microsoft Expects To Make Another Xbox

Will we see a Playstation 5? How about an Xbox…um…two? As soon as Sony and Microsoft announced the PS4 and Xbox One, complete with robust cloud capabilities, pundits such as myself started wondering if this would be the last generation of traditional video game consoles. The tech to stream games …

Apple might finally sell a cheap iPhone—at least in India

Apple is planning to sell the iPhone 4—an older, discontinued version of its flagship smartphone—for around RS 15,000 (about $250) in India, according to a report by the Times of India, citing four unnamed Indian firms that work with Apple. The price, among the cheapest in the world for an …

Google raises some privacy issues with Nest buy

SAN FRANCISCO (MarkeWatch) — Google Inc. already knows just about everywhere you go online, who you socialize with and controls how millions of …

Google opens Glass purchase to All Access music users

Google is letting Google Music All Access users purchase a Google Glass Explorers device now.<p>The company is notifying users of its All Access music streaming service through e-mail, Gizmodo reported Tuesday. Google Glass Explorers is Google's test program for its wearable computing device.<p>It's been …

Google Glass

Netflix is testing multiple new subscription plans, like 3 streams for $9.99

Netflix likes to run small tests of features and packages before it offers them widely (like its new unified UI), and that includes the "1 SD stream for $6.99" some have started seeing recently. Another offer currently in testing covers the hole between the standard $7.99/month offer that provides …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

Google Glass prescription frames said to start at $99

Wearing<p>Google Glasscould be an issue for users that don't have 20/20 vision, but it's looking like this problem is being handled. Rochester Optical has made prescription lenses for the wearable tech that are said to come in all sorts of styles, cost as low as $99, and debut in as soon as two weeks …

Wearable Tech

Evidence suggests a 12.2-inch Samsung Android Note Pro tablet in the works

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Samsung appears ready to try a bigger Android(s goog) slate in 2014, perhaps a tablet that can suffice as a …

Surface, Kindle Fire are likely holiday winners, but iPad still rules the web surfing roost

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>It’s a safe bet many people bought or received a new smartphone or tablet for the holidays. Which ones did they get? That’s …

The Bears bet big on Jay Cutler with new contract extension

The Bears believe the best seasons of Jay Cutler's career lie ahead for the 30-year-old quarterback. They gambled on him with a massive contract extension on Thursday morning.<p>The Chicago Bears' surprise announcement of a seven-year contract extension for Jay Cutler on Thursday morning was a move to …

49ers playoff game in Green Bay could be coldest ever

The 49ers had little trouble beating the Green Bay Packers in last year’s NFL playoffs. But that was in balmy San Francisco.<p>Sunday’s rematch is in Green Bay, where temperatures for the wild-card showdown at Lambeau Field are expected to dip below zero. The wind chill, according to the National …

CBS and NBC to stream NFL playoff coverage for free

CBS and NBC are making it easy for football fans to follow along this postseason by streaming their NFL playoff coverage online for free. Following the precedent set in 2012, NBC will be offering both of its wild card match-ups this Saturday, while for the first time CBS will be streaming all four …

Floyd Mayweather wins big on Michigan State's Rose Bowl win

'Always bet on green,' the boxer says<p>Grand Rapids-bred boxer Floyd Mayweather has a well-known penchant for plunking down huge gobs of money on sports bets and then tweeting his winning tickets (it doesn't seem like we ever get to see the losers, but what are you going to do?).<p>On New Year's Day, …

Lakers, Bulls, Clippers Reportedly Carmelo's Top Options If He Leaves Knicks

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony played on Thursday night in San Antonio after missing the previous three games with an ankle injury. That should be all the news Knicks fans need to hear for the moment.<p>But never a day passes without some other, more troubling news for the Knicks …

Basketball

Microsoft Store shuffles out 2013 PC & Xbox games with clearance sale

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>To clear their shelves out in 2014, the Microsoft Store has a ton of PC and Xbox 360 games at liquidation level prices. <i>The Darkness II</i> on PC, for instance, is only $2.99 and has free shipping, <i>SimCity: Limited Edition</i> is only $14.99 – a new low by $5. In …

Handy information: Porn is more popular on PlayStation 4 than Xbox One

If it has a screen and access to the World Wide Web, people will use it to watch pornography.<p>This is true for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 home gaming consoles as well. Although it turns out that far more people with the latest Sony console are watching adult films than their Microsoft-owning …

Why a realistic Los Santos in GTA 5 would be unconvincing

The setting of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>, Los Santos, feels real and convincing to players largely because it is far from real, according to Rockstar North art director Aaron Garbut in an interview with Edge.<p>The sprawling Los Santos that Rockstar North created in <i>GTA 5</i> bears a strong resemblance to the city …

Samsung Galaxy S5 concept video borrows iPhone 5s features

A new concept video for the Samsung Galaxy S5 shows what Samsung’s next phone could be like if it takes a couple features from the iPhone 5s and iterates on them.<p>The major focus of the new concept video is what the video creators Rozetked call Reach ID. The idea of Reach ID is very similar to …

Phones

Here Are All The Movies Netflix Is Adding On Jan. 1

New year, new ways to kill time on your couch.<p>Last week, Reddit's r/NetflixBestOf posted a list of the 89 films Netflix is purging from its instant streaming service at the start of the new year. While it's true that a lot of classics (as well as some awesomely bad films) will be expiring at …

17 Reasons You Should Be Shopping At TJ Maxx

When I visit my childhood home in South Carolina for the holidays, I always swing by TJ Maxx. From leather handbags to hair tools to lounge chairs, this department store chain is one-stop shopping at its best. Plus, you can score some amazing designer items on clearance.<p>If you're hoarding gift …

The Safe, Doctor-Recommended Cleanse You Should Actually Try

With a dizzying array of detox options on the market (juices! powders! elixirs!), Joseph Hooper unearths the one cleanse that's really worth it<p>In writing The Detox Prescription (Rodale), Woodson Merrell, MD, has assumed the role of the sheriff who wants to run magical thinking and hucksters out of …

Nutrition