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Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for functionality closer to that of Google Glass. You can answer phone calls, control Galaxy Gear with your voice, take pictures, and share content -- just like you would on a smartphone, but you don't have to …

Google’s strategy to take over computing continues: Chrome apps “For your desktop”

On the official 5th birthday of Google’s Chrome browser, Google introduced Chrome apps for Windows desktop users. The new “For your desktop” section …

Painkiller increases chance of heart attack, health officials advise

Health officials have advised patients with heart problems to avoid an over-the-counter painkiller used by millions after research found that it can …

The Federal Reserve And The People's Bank Of China Are On The Same Path

The Federal Reserve and the People's Bank of China are on the same path, but for very different reasons. For Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues, there seems to be a growing sense that the economic emergency has passed, implying that extraordinary action - namely, a zero-interest-rate …

How to Use Google Plus

While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up? Learning how to use Google Plus is easy, especially if you already have a Google account.<p><b>Adding Yourself to</b> …

Motorola raising FirstNet alarms

Motorola Solutions is angling behind the scenes to knock the credibility of a major public safety wireless network that might end up eating into its bottom line.<p>The telecom company is lobbying firefighters and police officers to criticize FirstNet, the entity overseeing the new communications …

Bad News BlackBerry

BlackBerry shareholders hoping the company’s first quarter would bring hard evidence of the smartphone pioneer’s resurgence were handed something …

Who Are These 'Bankers' Ecuador Keeps Referencing?

If you've paid attention to the case of Edward Snowden, you might have heard Ecuadorean officials refer to some bankers the U.S. is refusing to hand over.<p>Ecuador, of course, is considering an asylum request from the NSA leaker. The U.S. is pressuring them to abide by an extradition request, while …

Vatican cleric arrested in corruption case

Nunzio Scarano and others accused of trying to smuggle $26m in cash into the country from Switzerland by private jet.<p>A senior Vatican cleric and two other suspects with connections to the Vatican bank have been arrested in a money smuggling case in Italy.<p>Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, 61, and others …

Here Comes the $3 Million Benghazi Tell-All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Four people who were on the ground the night of the Benghazi attacks last year are writing a book …

SEE: The 'New Yorker' Cover That Has People Talking

Bert and Ernie — yes, <i>Sesame Street</i>'s Muppets — have been thrust yet again into the gay marriage debate.<p>This time, for its July 8 and 15 issue, <i>The New Yorker</i> decided to use an illustration of Bert and Ernie for their coverage of the Supreme Court's decisions on two landmark gay marriage cases. The …

Anglo Irish Bank scandal 'damages democracy', Angela Merkel says

Angela Merkel has expressed "contempt" for the disgraced Anglo Irish Bank executives caught on tape mocking Germany's involvement in the …

Ethiopia's New Nile Dam Could Destroy Egypt's Way of Life

Guinea stadium massacre: Minister Claude Pivi charged

<b>A government minister in Guinea has been charged in connection with a massacre at a stadium in 2009.</b><p>Col Claude Pivi is charged with murder, rape and the destruction of property.<p>At least 157 people died in the Conakry stadium when troops attacked people protesting against military rule. Scores of …

Violent clashes in Egypt amid warnings of civil war

Egypt’s rival political factions stood on the brink of all-out conflict on Friday as supporters and opponents of President Mohammad Morsi staged rival demonstrations and an influential religious body warned that the country risked civil war.<p>Amid rising tensions in the run-up to Mr Morsi first …

Microsoft brings BizSpark, Bing Fund, and its accelerators under one roof

Today Microsoft’s Rahul Sood announced the creation of Microsoft Ventures, the company’s collected efforts to provide software discounts to growing companies, incubate startups, and directly fund firms that it believes in.<p>The breadth of the program may seem unfocused, but Microsoft Ventures’ …

There's Still No Reason To Freak Out About Rising Interest Rates

In the past month, the bond market has seen a big move lower. Rates have rapidly moved higher. And quite frankly, it's caused a lot of hissy fits.<p>But let's put the cries of distress in context. Here is the 10 year swap rate in the U.S. over the past few years:<p>Daily chart of 10 year swap rate, …

Microsoft and FBI collaborate to take down $500 million 'Citadel' botnet ring

Microsoft in cooperation with the FBI took down the majority of the malicious computer networks that make up the "Citadel" botnet ring. A botnet is a network of compromised computers that are generally used to perform coordinated attacks against others. Citadel has infected as many as five million …

Sunscreen year-round can slow aging, study finds

If fear of skin cancer doesn't persuade you to slather on the sunscreen, maybe vanity will.<p>Year-round use of sunscreen significantly slows the aging of skin caused by the sun's ultraviolet rays, according to the first rigorous study of its kind.<p>Australian researchers found that when adults …

Rich Countries Are Creating More Jobs by Creating Worse Jobs

Welcome to the recovery?<p>(Reuters)<p>An example of how advanced economies are creating more low-quality jobs? In Germany, the Hartz labor reforms created something called the "minijob," a part-time, wage-limited gig that's better than being unemployed, but worse than a good job:<p>Kemalettin Tunç, 40, an …

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan found dead in Mumbai

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/983000/983674_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534456674_ae64a5f348dfb82f542da68641bcfe0e<p><b>Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, who was found dead at her home in the Indian city of Mumbai, killed herself, a police post-mortem has found.</b><p>Her …

Floods threaten Dresden as Prague river levels fall

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/983000/983711_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534827917_9ab495012c8b56818df8b8d439467cf9<p><b>Cities in southern and eastern Germany are on high alert as heavy floodwaters swell rivers including the Elbe.</b><p>In Halle, an appeal has gone out to …

High-Tech Sensors Help Old Port City Leap Into Smart Future

Aside from the occasional ferry down from England, the old Spanish port city of Santander doesn't get too many foreign visitors. So imagine the locals' surprise when delegations from Google, Microsoft and the Japanese government all landed there recently, to literally walk the streets.<p>What they've …

Yahoo Shuts Down Mail Classic, Forces Switch To New Version That Scans Your Emails To Target Ads

Starting the week of June 3rd, tomorrow, Yahoo is discontinuing Mail Classic. It’s requiring all Mail users to switch to the new version of Mail and accept a TOS/Privacy Policy update that lets it scan emails to “deliver product features, relevant advertising, and abuse protection”. You can opt out …

Microsoft's Windows XP is still kickin' -- do you use it?

Microsoft's XP operating system is still used on more than a third of the installations out there, according to figures from Net Applications. Is it really still that popular?<p>XP was released in August of 2001, more than a decade ago. It got a new lease on life when its successor, Vista, was …

Judge: Google must give FBI info

SAN FRANCISCO — Google must comply with the FBI's demand for data on certain customers as part of a national security investigation, according to a ruling by a federal judge who earlier this year determined such government requests are unconstitutional.<p>The decision involves "National Security …

Bike-Sharing Programs Roll Into Cities Across The U.S.

It's a good time to be a cyclist in America.<p>New York kicked off a new bike-sharing program this week, with Chicago and San Francisco both close behind. Those cities are expected to launch similar systems this summer.<p>The sharing programs are all check-in, check-out systems, with automated stations …