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Goji Smart Lock gives you remote access to your front door starting in March (updated with video)

We haven't seen the smart lock since June, and in that time Goji's been getting busy. It's added three new features to the "electronic deadbolt": a proximity sensor, accelerometer and Zigbee, which allows you to manage your front- or back-door access while you're away from home. As a refresher, …

'Polar vortex' set to bring dangerous, record-breaking cold to much of US

As much of the country digs out from a powerful winter storm that buried parts of the Northeast, tundra-like temperatures are poised to deliver a rare and potentially dangerous blow to the Midwest, with forecasters predicting a near-record or historic cold outbreak.<p>The "polar vortex," as one …

Deadly car bombs strikes hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu

A day after Islamic rebels linked to al-Qaeda warn of attack two car bombs at Mogadishu hotel popular with foreigners and government officials kill at least six people<p>Two car bombs exploded on Wednesday night outside a hotel in Somalia's capital that often is used by foreigners and government …

Conflict in South Sudan Worsens as Americans Evacuate

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Armed conflict in South Sudan continued Sunday as opposing factions vie for control of the region. …

13 Injured in LA Bus Crash

13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

WASHINGTON -- Minimum wage workers in a handful of states will be ringing in the new year with an automatic pay raise.<p>As Congress considers legislation that would boost the federal minimum wage, at least 13 states will be raising the wage floor on their own next week. They're led once again by …

Ukrainians protest over widespread corruption

People in Ukraine are continuing to protest over the Christmas holiday period.<p>There has been anger ever since the country's President backed out of a trade deal with the European Union.<p>And the protesters say there is widespread corruption.<p>Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kiev.

U.N. told up to 500 killed in South Sudan clashes: diplomats | Reuters

JUBA/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations received reports from local sources in South Sudan on Tuesday that between 400 and 500 people had been killed and up to 800 wounded in the latest violence, and the government said it had arrested 10 politicians in connection with a “foiled …

Will triple-A console games go F2P? An analysis of GTA Online

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Mark Robinson, the chief operating officer of deltaDNA.</i><p>Already the dominate model for mobile and PC games, free-to-play (F2P) has been something consoles publishers have been slow to embrace. While the idea of a triple-A F2P title might have turned stomachs a few …

Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Announcement of one of worst outbreaks in years raises fears that disease could spread to towns and cities<p>Once feared as the Black Death – the rodent-borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages – bubonic plague has killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of …

Colts linebacker helped a stranded motorist, then drove him to finish his errands

Indianapolis Colts veteran linebacker Andy Studebaker may be getting a few more presents from Santa this year after he was the nicest of all to a motorist stuck on the side of the road with a broken down car and errands left to run.<p>From a post to the Colts Facebook page from Tyler Jones:<p>Andy …

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UN: Chemical Weapons Used 5 Times

'Monster' leashed: Smirking child molester jailed for 145 years

A Wisconsin man who smirked while being admonished by a judge for recording himself sexually assaulting six young children was sentenced to the maximum 145 years in prison.<p>Alexander R. Richter, 30, of Racine, had just apologized for molesting a 2-year-old girl and five other young children. He also …

Oculus raises $75 million to jump-start the virtual reality business

In June, Oculus raised $16 million to finish research and development on its critically acclaimed virtual-reality headgear, and today the company's taking the next step. With a new lead investor, Andreessen Horowitz, the company has now secured another $75 million in Series B funding. Marc …

USA Hockey's under-18 national team will wear 'Star Wars' jerseys

And they have Darth Vader on them.<p>USA Hockey's National Team Development Program has hosted 'Star Wars' Night for a home game at their Ann Arbor, Mich. arena each of the last two years. It'll take a special twist this year, as America's best under-18 hockey players skate around with Darth Vader on …

FDA Aims To Reduce Use Of Antibiotics For Fattening Farm Animals

But critics say the program won’t actually change how much antibiotics pigs, chickens and other animals consume.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking veterinary drug companies to voluntarily agree to make it illegal to feed healthy animals some antibiotics. If the antibiotic is on the …

Farm Animals

18 LA Sheriff’s Officers Charged

Singapore charges 24 over Little India riot

<b>Police in Singapore have charged 24 Indian nationals with rioting after violent protests on Sunday night over the death of a migrant worker.</b><p>Police cars and other vehicles were set alight during the unrest in Little India. It was Singapore's first riot in more than 30 years, police said.<p>The …

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Brazilian Leader's 1976 Death Found To Be A Military Murder

For years, a car accident has been blamed in the 1976 death of former Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek. But a new inquiry has found the politician was murdered by the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil for 21 years.<p>"We have no doubt that Juscelino Kubitschek was the victim of a …

South Korea warns of North Korea's 'reign of terror'

<b>South Korea's president has warned that ties with the communist North could become more unstable following the removal of a major powerbroker.</b><p>President Park Geun-hye said the North was "carrying out a reign of terror", after news of the purge of Chang Song-thaek, uncle of leader Kim Jong-un.<p>North …

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Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

Perfluorotributylamine is an unregulated, long-living industrial chemical that breaks all records for potential climate impacts<p>A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, …

Hollande arrives in Central African Republic after two French troops killed

French president flies directly from Nelson Mandela's funeral as operation with African Union to disarm militia continues<p>The French president, François Hollande, flew into the Central African Republic on Tuesday evening following an announcement earlier confirming the deaths of two French soldiers …

As Polio Spreads In Syria, Politics Thwarts Vaccination Efforts

The World Health Organization has declared a polio emergency in Syria.<p>After being free of the crippling disease for more than a decade, Syria recorded 10 confirmed cases of polio in October. Now the outbreak has grown to 17 confirmed cases, the WHO said last week. And the virus has spread to four …

Singapore bus death triggers riot

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1035000/1035156_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522427110_a85afcca4154f51706602904b4db3048<p><b>Police in Singapore have arrested 27 South Asian suspects after hundreds of people took part in a riot sparked by the death of an Indian …

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Baghdad bomb attacks leave dozens dead

Nine explosions target crowded marketplaces and commercial districts in Shia Muslim districts of Iraqi capital<p>At least nine explosions have torn through predominantly Shia Muslim areas in and around Baghdad, hitting crowded marketplaces and commercial districts and killing at least 39 people, …