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State Dept.: Keystone XL would have little impact on climate change

WASHINGTON-- A long-awaited environmental review of theKeystone XLpipeline released Friday by theState Departmentfound the project would have a negligible impact on climate change, bolstering the case for the controversial project as it heads to theWhite Housefor a decision on its …

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Obama to Raise Gov't Minimum Wage

2014 State of the Union: Six things to expect during Obama's speech - NBC Politics

President Barack Obama delivers his fourth State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 12, 2013.<p>By Carrie Dann, NBC News<p>With sickly approval ratings and a stagnant Congress, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address will likely be more of an opportunity to press the …

EU must open doors to avoid Syrian refugee catastrophe, says UN

Colin Firth, Michael Palin and Grayson Perry condemn lack of British action over what David Milliband calls 'the defining humanitarian crisis of our time'<p>The Refugee Council's letter to David Cameron<p>The crisis posed by millions of refugees from Syria's civil war flooding into neighbouring countries …

EyeLock Myris is a USB eye scanner offering security that's unique to you

When it comes to unique passcodes, it doesn't get much more secure that an eye scan. Thanks to EyeLock's Myris, you'll be able to create super complex passwords that you won't have to remember -- using a USB-powered add-on to authenticate your identity instead. Myris is about the size of a makeup …

Here's What It Looks Like When You Send A GoPro Camera To The Stratosphere

Earlier this month, Maxime Dehaye launched a weather balloon into the sky from France. It reached an altitude of just under 15 miles and hit temperatures as low as -25° F.<p>In addition to a number of sensors to take atmospheric readings, the balloon was also towing a GoPro camera. Here's a look at …

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Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

Samsung Launches Android Gamepad

Apple began allowing third-party gamepads on the iPhone with iOS 7, and Samsung is also upping its presence in the space after announcing its own gamepad (the not-so-creatively named ‘Smartphone GamePad’) for Android 4.1 phones.<p>Unlike the iPhone gamepads which attach themselves to the device, …

North Korea 'preparing to carry out new nuclear test'

South Korea warns North Korea may be preparing for new nuclear test, as Pyongyang celebrates two years of Kim Jong-un in power<p><b>North Koreans</b> pledged their allegiance to Kim Jong-un on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the death of his father, as South Korea warned Pyongyang could be preparing to …

Apple's Biggest Compromise With The iPhone 5c Over The iPhone 5s Is Life Expectancy

Having reviewed both of Apple’s latest smartphones here on Forbes (read the reviews of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s here) the dividing line between the two handsets is far more than the $100 difference in price. Both the 5s and the 5c are competent today, but over the life of a two-year contract …

VCs -- Not "Shark Tank" -- Give DoorBot $1M for Caller ID for the Doorbell

A startup called DoorBot has raised $1 million after selling 10,000 Wi-Fi videocamera doorbells for $199.DoorBot on Shark TankDoorBot is a …

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Apple TV gets content boost with Crackle, Watch ABC

The set-top box has slowly but surely increased its programming over the last several months, and now even more content has been added.<p>Apple has been bulking up its content lineup on the Apple TV, and Wednesday, the company announced still more updates.<p>The set-top box now features access to …

The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

For almost a decade and a half, mobile customers – and Americans in particular – have enjoyed a certain economic perk: phone subsidies from the major carriers. This meant you could, on sign-up, get a very expensive phone for at most a few hundred dollars and, as an incentive to hang around, upgrade …

Fitbit Force review: A tiny display makes a huge difference

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom<p>The holidays are indeed one of the most wonderful times of the year, but they’re also one of least healthy. …

Common Core academic standards force teachers to work on critical thinking over memorization

Remembering the plot of a short story is no longer good enough in teacher Amy Lawson's fifth-grade classroom.<p>Today's students are being asked to think more critically. For example, what might a character say in an email to a friend?<p>"It's hard. But you can handle this," Lawson tells them.<p>Welcome to …

Common Core Unrest Obvious in 17 States

Proponents of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are fond of saying that CCSS “has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.” …

Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common-Core Achievement

<i>By Mel Riddile, Associate Director of High School Services at the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP)</i><p>Principal leadership …

Barack Obama, Oprah and Bono to visit South Africa to pay tribute to Mandela

Most guests are due to attend a memorial service at the FNB football stadium, also open to members of the public<p>Dozens of heads of state, retired politicians and other assorted luminaries are expected to arrive in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela this week. The bulk are due to attend a …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Mobile keyboards: Know when to fold 'em

Folding Bluetooth keyboards can help restore speedy text input to your mobile device on the go, but be prepared for mushy keys and other compromises.<p>While software keyboards continue to improve and speech recognition becomes a more viable option where it does not create social stigma, text input …

Gear & Gadgets

Ryan Seacrest funded Typo iPhone Keyboard coming in January for $99

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Even after six years, some folks just can’t get used to the software keyboard of an iPhone(s aapl). How else do you explain …

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Apple Stores now using iBeacon tracking for app-enhanced personal shopping

While shopping online often means your whims are creepily tracked, at least there's respite in brick-and-mortar retail, right? Actually, following tests at a New York outlet, Apple has just rolled out iBeacon technology that can shadow your every move in all 254 of its US stores -- if you want it …

Biden says China's air defense zone raises risk of accidents

Vice President Joe Biden voiced strong opposition Tuesday to China's new air defense zone above a set of disputed islands, showing a united front with an anxious Japan as tension in the region simmered.<p>Standing side by side in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Biden said the U.S. is …

Apple Patents Face Recognition Tech For Enhanced iPhone Privacy And Automated Controls

Apple has been issued a patent by the USPO today (via AppleInsider) that describes a system for using facial recognition and detection on a mobile or desktop computing device. This could work a lot like the Android face unlock option, which has been criticized before for its fallibility, but is …

The U.N. Has 'Massive Evidence' Implicating Assad in Syrian War Crimes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The United Nations' human rights chief says her office has found "massive evidence" indicating a …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

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