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Report: NK executes shamed general's family

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of his uncle's entire family, including his children and relatives serving as ambassadors to Cuba and Malaysia, according to South Korea's state news agency, Yonhap.<p>Jang Song-thaek, a once powerful North Korean military general, was …

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Bill Gates on poverty, GMOs, Microsoft, and vacationing at the Large Hadron Collider

This morning, Bill and Melinda Gates published their foundation’s annual letter, which attempts to debunk commonly held beliefs in development economics.<p>Quartz caught up with Mr. Gates to talk about the letter, how he’s juggling his work at the Gates Foundation with his work at Microsoft, and what …

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Syria Geneva II peace talks witness bitter exchanges

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1046000/1046290_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524649997_5d2ed98aa36436ce28b2b534dc52ac40<p><b>Syria's government and main political opposition have traded bitter accusations on the first day of a major peace conference in Switzerland.</b><p>The …

AT&T offers Next plans to subscribers after 6 months

AT&T wants to get some of its existing users to upgrade a bit earlier than before by offering AT&T Next contracts to its subscribers after six months.<p>Starting today, anyone who signed an AT&T contract before January 18, 2014 can “upgrade” their standard contract to an AT&T Next plan after six …

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eBay to allow Bitcoin sales in 'virtual currency' category

It seemed like it was only a matter of time before e-commerce giant eBay and its payment platform PayPal addressed the sale and use of Bitcoin on its sites. And, despite concern from government regulators, it appears the company believes in virtual currencies -- so much so, that it will soon start …

Google’s “High Handed” Bus Memo

Like the last time people tried busing as a solution to a socioeconomic problem, the tech busing in San Francisco has become a hot-button topic.<p>The Google buses, described as “spaceships” containing “alien overlords” by writer Rebecca Solnit, have become potent symbols for income inequality within …

Verizon adds 250MB Share Everything plan for the extra-thrifty

Verizon's Share Everything plans may be convenient for multi-phone households, but they're not cheap -- even the 500MB tier can be pricey for those who don't need much data. To that end, the carrier is introducing a $20, 250MB shared data plan on January 21st. The new offering shaves about $20 off …

Beats Music Streaming Service Is Live In The App Store

Dr. Dre’s music streaming service, Beats Music, has just gone live in the Apple App Store ahead of its upcoming launch in the US (hat/tip GigaOm).<p>The service, which goes up against the likes of Spotify, Rdio, Pandora and iTunes Radio — as well as Mega CEO Kim Dotcom‘s new music streaming service …

2 arrested in connection with Target hack

Authorities investigating the massive holiday-season hack into<p>Target Corp.'s systems arrested two Mexicans trying to enter the U.S. in McAllen, Texas, with scores of fraudulent credit cards.<p>The arrests of Daniel Dominguez Guardiola and Mary Carmen Vaquera Garcia may indicate that stolen information …

The World's Rich Are Not Incomprehensibly Wealthy Because They 'Work Harder'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The richest 1 percent of the world is 60 times more wealthy than the poorest 50 percent, according …

China injects fresh cash into banks

<b>China's central bank has injected fresh liquidity into the country's large commercial banks ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday later this month.</b><p>The bank did not say how much cash it injected, but said the move was aimed at ensuring the "stability" of the monetary market ahead of the holidays.<p>The …

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Is TV more violent than ever?

A man is found decapitated, and a boy is found cowering in a nearby closet.<p>A prostitute's dead body is discovered painted, with branches and antlers on her head.<p>Another man is beaten to death, just in time for his wife to discover the body and the murderer himself.<p>These are not true crime stories, …

Why Yoga Pants Are The Only Pants Worth Wearing

Hear us out. We know they sometimes ride up in the most uncomfortable places. We know that on occasion, they can become unfortunately sheer. But yoga pants are really the most superior of the pants family -- more comfortable than jeans, more versatile than jeggings and more acceptable to wear in …

Park Pretty: Sundance Street Style 2014

Park City may be privilege to the glittering lights of Hollywood once a year for the Sundance Film Festivalbut its rugged meets apres-ski style rep persists. The celebrity set wears it wellsee the best in street style.<p>Park City may be privilege to the glittering lights of Hollywood once a year for …

The Jamaican Bobsled Team Has Officially Raised The Money To Go To Sochi

The team will compete in the two-man event at the Winter Olympics after the Jamaican Olympic Association announced that it will pay all travel costs for the team. But the team still welcomes contributions on crowdfunding sites.<p>The Jamaican bobsled team is going to Sochi — with the help from the …