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HBO CTO resigns as company outsources its streaming technology

Earlier today, it was revealed that HBO was outsourcing plans for its new, standalone video streaming service that would stand separate from the existing HBO Go. The earlier report indicated that HBO's chief technology officer Otto Berkes "couldn't pull it off" — and now Berkes has tendered his …

The Pirate Bay is offline after Swedish police allegedly seize servers

You might have noticed that The Pirate Bay is offline today; the site has disappeared after Swedish Police reportedly raided premises in Stockholm containing the service’s servers.<p>According to Torrentfreak, Swedish authorities confirmed that local police completed a raid in Stockholm this morning. …

Amazon workers lose Supreme Court fight over pay

In a disappointing blow to low-wage workers, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that employees at an Amazon warehouse do not have to be paid for the time they spent waiting to be screened by security after their shifts.<p>Two former employees sued the hiring company, Integrity Staffing Solutions, …

House leaders unveil budget bill, race to avert partial shutdown

House leaders unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill Tuesday night that would avert a partial government shutdown while delaying a fight over President Obama's immigration actions until early 2015.<p>The GOP-led House Appropriations Committee released the plan, which would keep most of the government …

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

Earth Science

Wireless price war drives down costs for consumers, sales for carriers

Verizon Wirelessonce promised customers an unrivaled network with clear calls and fast downloads in exchange for expensive cellphone service.<p>But no longer. With network improvements industrywide, a price war is breaking out.<p>Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. warned separately this week that their …

T-Mobile

Rafter fined for dumping trash in Grand Canyon river | Reuters

(Reuters) - An Alaska man who led a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon has been fined nearly $2,500 for dumping trash in the Colorado River and illegally collecting firewood, prosecutors said on Tuesday.<p>Nels Nicholas Niemi, 75, was the leader of a 12-day non-commercial rafting trip through Grand …