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Palace of Versailles forced to put up paying guests

To make up for cuts in state funding, the renowned monument to royal grandeur resorts to opening a hotel<p>It was a gilded symbol of monarchical opulence in pre-revolutionary France, but the Palace of Versailles has fallen upon hard times, now forcing it to open a hotel to raise revenue.<p>More than …

Tesla shareholders need to chill for a couple of years

The latest bout of Teslamania–the carmaker’s stock is up more than 9% in 2015—is due to CEO Elon Musk offering another $642 million in company shares. No matter that he will be even later with his electric SUV crossover, and will sell fewer cars this year than he promised.<p>Everyone: Relax. In fact, …

This Loungewear Line on Kickstarter Is Perfect for Your Next Netflix Night

Some nights, all you need is Netflix, a bowl of ice cream and a long night of zoning out on the couch. But suppose you get a surprise visitor? Quick: Are you wearing a ratty high school tee and old pajama pants, or are you in a negligee? Chances are, you’re in one of the two, because any way you …

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5 urgent questions about Windows 10 answered

It's about a month since Windows 10 launched and the early reviews are mostly positive. On my site, Komando.com, I've had readers report everything from smooth sailing to minor annoyances to serious problems that made them go back to Windows 7 or 8.1. With major new software that's to be …

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Donald Trump Calls for U.S. Ground Troops in Iraq

Mario Suriani—AP<p>Ron Galella—Getty Images<p>Russell Turiak—Getty Images<p>Charles Wenzelberg—AP<p>Timothy Clary—AP<p>Richard Corkery—NY Daily News Archive/Getty …