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5 gorgeous road trips for fall for 2014 (or any year, really) | CNN Travel

Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere

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Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Snowden: US developed dangerous cyberwar tool, hacked Chinese hospitals and knocked Syria offline

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>The U.S. developed a cyberwarfare tool called MonsterMind that would automatically “fire back” if it thought it detected an …

MIT Researcher: My Uber Driver Was Proof That 'Good, Secure, Fulfilling Jobs Are Declining'

In a new post on Harvard Business Review, McAfee says he recently experienced a direct example of how this transformation has already begun: an Uber trip.<p>In general, McAfee says, Uber is amazing. But the experience of his driver shows we have entered a mostly uncharted phase of economic history:<p>My …

Ray Kurzweil

7 Places Where You Can Still Go Off the Grid

<i>This post was authored by Lauren Hunter (Vayable.com).</i><p>I banned Christmas in 2013. I know what you're thinking: <i>How could you do that to Santa?!</i><p>After last year's battle of overanxious crowds and snappy sales clerks, I couldn't look at one more overcrowded shopping mall or department store sales …

NSA officials consider Edward Snowden amnesty in return for documents

• Key official tells CBS 'it's worth having a conversation' • State Department and other key figures oppose deal<p>National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the extensive document trove the …

Answers to all your 'Robocop' K5 security bot questions (exclusive)

So this entrepreneur wants to put a bunch of 300-pound, autonomous security robots into circulation around the world — in schools, malls, public streets, you name it.<p>These bots are equipped with cameras, location trackers, and every kind of sensor you can imagine. They can recognize faces and scan …

Prescription Google Glass pics posted online, then yanked

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Is It Game Over For The Xbox One Thanks To Mandatory Kinect?

Paul Tassi argues, quite persuasively, that the reason Xbox One is behind the PlayStation 4 is the inclusion of the Kinect, a voice-and-motion sensor that allows users to control the console via voice commands.<p>He quotes analyst Michael Pachter, who says that the “reason Sony beats Microsoft is …

China bans banks from trading bitcoins as virtual currency’s popularity surges

One of Bitcoin enthusiast Mike Caldwell's coins in this photo illustration at his office in Sandy, Utah, from Sept. 17.<p>Bitcoin is big business in China, home to more than one-third of the virtual currency's global daily transactions — some $65.7 million. But on Thursday, the country's central bank …

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Kim Jong-un 'preparing to purge aunt'

Reports in South Korea suggest that Kim Kyong-hui could be the next victim of the North Korean leader's purge of the old guard<p>The ailing aunt of Kim Jong-un, the leader of <b>North Korea</b>, may be the next senior member of the regime to fall victim to the blood letting that is gripping Pyongyang's "old …

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Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …