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Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

War

Kim Jong-un's aunt died of stroke during 'heated argument on phone with leader'

Kim Kyung-hui has not been seen since September 2013, but regime has failed to explain her disappearance<p>The previously powerful aunt of Kim Jong-un died of a stroke during a heated telephone conversation with the North Korean dictator over the execution of her husband, according to a defector from …

So you want to buy a connected light bulb? Start here

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>When it comes to having a smarter house, most people’s thoughts soon turn to lighting. Having lights that turn on or off on a …

Home Automation

What's Wrong With This Picture? For U.S. Fight Against ISIS, Everything

WASHINGTON -- The Islamic Republic of Iran would like to make one thing clear: We've got this.<p>Up until June 10, Iranian officials had been content to shape events in Iraq quietly through their hold on local Shiite militias and the prime minister at the time, Nouri al-Maliki.<p>Then the Iraqi …

Rare ‘black seadevil’ anglerfish caught on film in Monterey Bay

The deepest reaches of the ocean contain some of earth’s most incredible creatures. They’re also some of the most bizarre.<p>On Nov. 17, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Scientist Bruce Robison and his team filmed an elusive “black seadevil” anglerfish 1,900 feet deep in the Monterey …

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

Hiking

Sony's pulled PS Vita ad is embarrassing for everyone

The Remote Play feature the PS4 shares with the PS Vita and Xperia Z series smartphones is a fun, if imperfect, little addition to the hardware's capabilities, especially when your TV needs some freeing up. We're glad it exists. But one of Sony's latest ads playing up the feature misses the mark by …

Cop's story in shooting of WWII vet doesn't wash

John Wrana had to die.<p>The World War II vet was 95 years old, just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday. He was active and sharp, he liked to gamble, tell jokes and have a drink. He was alive. But he wasn't stupid.<p>He knew he was very old. He knew he wouldn't live forever.<p>But he didn't have to die …

Obama Secretly Extends U.S. War In Afghanistan

The president has quietly authorized an expanded role for the U.S. military in Afghanistan despite previously saying combat operations would end in 2014.<p>The order authorizes a more expansive role for the U.S. military in Afghanistan than Obama had previously described, allowing troops to attack …

Somebody Spotted A Rare Gray Wolf At The Grand Canyon For The First Time In Decades

Last month a park visitor captured photographs of the animal wearing what was believed to be a radio collar. Wildlife advocates suspected it was a wolf that wandered south from the Northern Rockies.<p>Benjamin Tuggle, Southwest Regional Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said testing of …

Wildlife

Animators face 4K film technology 'challenge'

<b>The advent of 4K and high frame rate films presents a "huge challenge" for studios using computer-based animation, an expert has said.</b><p>Bruno Mahe, technical head at studio Illumination Mac Guff, said the resolution of animated films would have to be increased by about 2.5 times.<p>The time required to …

Animation

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Samsung will make fewer phone models next year

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Kif Leswing/Gigaom<p>Samsung makes a lot of different phones, almost all of them functionally identical Android devices …

Gear & Gadgets

The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

Vladimir Putin vows that United States 'will never subjugate Russia'

Russian president echoes Al Capone as he says 'weapons and politeness' are better than 'politeness alone'<p>Vladimir Putin issued a defiant message to the West on Tuesday, accusing the United States of trying to "subjugate" Russia while promising it would never succeed.<p>The Russian president also …

A tiny island might have the world's first 5G network, whatever that is

Wikimedia<p>As we have discussed in the past, a number of companies are rushing their 5G technology without any idea what 5G means nor the ability to currently provide solid 4G speeds. Some are even marketing that they currently offer 5G speeds when they are barely able to offer 4G speeds, if that. …

Isle of Man

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Time Inc.

Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

U.S. Justice Department Accused of Using Fake Cell Towers on Planes to Gather Data From Phones

The United States Justice Department has been using fake communications towers installed in airplanes to acquire cellular phone data for tracking down criminals, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The program has reportedly been in place since 2007 and uses Cessna airplanes that operate out of "at …

Polish woman declared dead wakes up in mortuary

<b>A Polish woman who spent 11 hours in cold storage in a mortuary after being declared dead has returned to her family, complaining of feeling cold.</b><p>Officials say Janina Kolkiewicz, 91, was declared dead after an examination by the family doctor.<p>However, mortuary staff were astonished to notice …

Crime

Here's The Joke A Bunch Of Googlers Are Telling About CEO Larry Page

"A brainiac who works in the lab walks into Page's office one day wielding his latest world-changing invention — a time machine," as Helft tells it. "As the scientist reaches for the power cord to begin a demo, Page fires off a dismissive question: 'Why do you need to plug it in?'"<p>Told …

Magnetism

Ahead of G20, Russian warships make show of force near Australia

A convoy of Russian warships is making a show of force in the waters northeast of Australia just as Group of 20 leaders gather in Brisbane, an ostentatious show of naval muscle that comes as President Vladimir Putin stands accused of invading Ukraine once again.<p>The G20 meetings, which are supposed …

China 'covertly providing oil to North Korea'

Seoul claims Beijing falsifying its export statistics to keep Pyongyang's industry, military operational<p>China is secretly providing North Korea with oil, with shipments over the border either intentionally omitted from its export statistics or broadly identified as aid, according to South Korean …

Nest CEO Tony Fadell's New Startup Wants To Completely Change The Smartphone As We Know It

Silicon Valley startup Keyssa is working on a technology it calls "kiss connectivity," which could allow you to transfer a movie as large as "Avatar" between devices in just five seconds, as Bloomberg Businessweek reported in its profile of the company.<p>You would simply tap your phone or tablet to …

Near Field Communication

Pentagon considers having U.S. ground troops fight beside Iraqi forces

ThePentagonis considering sending U.S. troops to fight beside Iraqi soldiers as they take on more complex missions in the battle againstIslamic Statemilitants, according to Gen.Martin Dempsey, the nation's top military officer.<p>American ground troops may have to help Iraqi forces if they move to …

Middle East

iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Nexus 5 hacked at Pwn2Own

HP’s annual two-day Mobile Pwn2Own competition came to a close this afternoon, with a group of veteran security researchers and other competitors able to compromise several flagship smartphones across the top-three mobile operating systems: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The devices that were …

'Killer robots' should be strictly monitored, nations demand at UN

Countries warn of potential dangers of autonomous weapons systems they say are at risk of violating international and humanitarian law<p>“Killer robots” – autonomous weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets in the absence of human control – should be strictly monitored to prevent …

US government is using planes to spy on cell phones, suck up data

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Mark Harky via Flickr CC<p>It’s the sort of thing that makes you want to hide in a cave with a tin foil hat: a new report …