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AT&T tries to beat Google to Austin, launches fiber internet in December

Gigabit internet service will soon be a reality in Austin, Texas. AT&T says that its "GigaPower" U-verse service will go live for "tens of thousands" of customers this December, though, despite the name, it won't launch with gigabit speeds. Instead, AT&T says its first customers will get (still …

Mysterious mummy found in German attic by 10-year-old boy

A mummy that would seemingly be of Egyptian origin has been discovered a long way from its apparent home. A 10-year-old boy found the sarcophagus along with a mummified body in the attic of his house in Diepholz, Germany last month, reports the AFP. But while the sarcophagus is inscribed with …

Fukushima radiation leaks reach deadly new high

The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has radiation leaks strong enough to deliver a fatal dose within hours, Japanese authorities have revealed, as the government prepares to step in to help contain leaks of highly toxic water at the site.<p>On Wednesday the country's nuclear regulation …

Syrian Electronic Army Denies Being Attacked By Anonymous

After a series of digital attacks on news organizations by the Syrian Electronic Army hacker group, members of hacktivist collective Anonymous may have struck back by swiping SEA data and publishing personal information of purported SEA members. But the SEA, which supports Syrian President Bashar …

World's biggest ferris wheel features AR sightseeing

<i>(Credit: UNStudio)</i><p><b>A Ferris wheel to be built in Japan is going to be the biggest in the world — and will integrate augmented reality (AR) into the</b> …

Augmented Reality

Liberal groups hit Obama on Syria

Barack Obama has a problem on the left.<p>As the White House seeks to marshal bipartisan support for military intervention in Syria, leading members of the coalition of anti-war groups that advocated for pullback from Iraq and Afghanistan have finally weighed in against the president.<p>On Wednesday, two …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

Fukushima failures threatening to derail Tokyo's 2020 Olympics bid

The team behind Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics Games is scrambling to save its long and expensive campaign from falling victim to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant.<p>The International Olympic Committee will announce the winner of the three-way race to host the XXXII Olympiad at …

Epic fall(s)

Grab a chair: Congress is about to get as fascinating and powerful as it gets.<p>In the next two months, the most unpopular institution in America will decide the fates of a president’s power, a military strike, defense contracts, the budget, health-care implementation, the Federal Reserve …

Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war.<p>President Obama, who announced Saturday that he …

Middle East

Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

Obama: Congress, world credibility on the line with Syria

President Obama said on Wednesday that international credibility is on the line with how the world responds to Syrian leader Bashar Assad's suspected use of chemical weapons.<p>"My credibility is not on the line," Obama said. "International credibility is on the line."<p>He added: "The question is, how …

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