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The other victims of the Ukraine crisis: Indian medical students

The latest victims of the unending revolution—and counter-revolutions—in Ukraine aren’t Ukrainian or Russian or Tartars.<p>They’re medical students from India.<p>Over the past week, the Indian embassy in Kiev has been coordinating the evacuation (pdf) of about 1,000 Indian medical students from Lugansk, …

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Connected car model gives us a glimpse of the automobiles of the future

Your dream car is (choose one):<p>A.) A bumper-to-bumper candy-color paint-job, ostrich seats and 22-inch chrome rims.<br>B.) One with everything connected cars can offer, such as in-car 4G LTE and WiFi.<p>If you chose B, then you <i>have</i> to see the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association's connected car …

Google's Chromebooks Can Play Movies, TV Shows Offline

Google announced today that its new Play Movies & TV Chrome app now has an offline mode on Chrome OS (via Gigaom). This means you can watch movies and TV shows on your Chromebook even without an internet connection, which makes the device more appealing to those who view the Chromebook’s need to …

Casting Net: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell could re-team for 'Daddy's Home'

<b>•</b> After the unlikely duo paired up for 2010’s <i>The Other Guys</i>, <b>Mark Wahlberg</b> and <b>Will Ferrell</b> are in talks to co-star in <i>Daddy’s Home</i>, which could begin …

Find overlooked messages in Facebook's 'Other' inbox

Facebook has been holding out on you.<p>See, when a friend sends you a private message, you get a notification in your Messages feed (which, if you're like some people I know, you never bother to check). Depending on your settings, you may also get an email.<p>However, what happens when someone you <i>don't</i> …

Keurig's coffee copy protection should take just months to crack

Much like printer makers barring cheap ink, Keurig is using elaborate methods to block third-party coffee pods; its upcoming Keurig 2.0 machine will have cameras that read tags and limit you to official brews. Think of it as K-cup copy protection. Unfortunately for the company, those added measures …

Facebook Rolls Out One-Column Timeline Design to All Pages

Facebook today announced it has started rolling out the streamlined desktop look for Pages to everyone worldwide. All Pages should have access to the new design by the end of the week.<p>Admins accessing their Pages today will see a tour of the refreshed design, and after completing it, they can …

Toshiba stuffs Windows into a 7-inch tablet, whether you want it or not

There's no shortage of 8-inch Windows tablets on the market right now, but Microsoft and its partners are pushing ahead with plans to shrink the OS even further. A Redmond executive at Computex has just shown off the Toshiba Encore 7: a 7-inch tablet running full Windows 8.1. If you're thinking …

Apple, Google, Microsoft And Others Call On The Senate To Strengthen NSA Reform

At the roughly one-year anniversary of the NSA leaks, Reform Government Surveillance, a group backed by a number of notable tech companies, is publishing a letter demanding the Senate strengthen the NSA reform bill that recently passed the House.<p>According to the letter, in the coming weeks, the …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …