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Obama: It's 'on me'

President Barack Obama came to the White House podium Thursday to apologize. And apologize. Then apologize some more.<p>The press conference was the kind no president ever wants to have: admitting his political enemies have a point. He conceded that a project his administration spent years on is …

Physicist slams new curriculum plan for B.C. schools

A physicist at Simon Fraser University who helps assess the education of high school students bound for his institution is giving a failing grade to a proposed new physics curriculum that is part of an overhaul of what is taught in British Columbia schools.<p>"It's slapdash," says Steve Dodge, an …

Venezuela's President Maduro moves nearer to decree powers

<b>Venezuela's National Assembly has paved the way to granting special powers for President Nicolas Maduro.</b><p>Under the measures the leader would be able to govern by decree for 12 months.<p>The bill still needs to be revised by a special commission and debated for a second time, but correspondents do not …

Associated Press News

Trust frays between Obama, Dems

When Denis McDonough stepped onto House Democrats’ turf on Thursday, he was armed only with a PowerPoint presentation on fixing Obamacare’s website and talking points about the president’s proposal allowing people to keep their health care plans.<p>The White House chief of staff might have been better …

Toronto police arrest hundreds in child abuse raids

Nearly 350 people, including schoolteachers, doctors and actors, have been arrested in what Toronto police say was one of the biggest ever child abuse raids.<p>Police said 386 children were rescued as a result of the sweeping investigation. More than 100 people were arrested in Canada and 76 in the US …

Blippar AR Advertising App Launches On Windows Phone

Blippar has been around since 2011 with the sole intention of making advertising fun again.<p>The app uses high-speed augmented reality and image recognition technology to let brands add interactive advertising to real-world objects.<p>Blippar is already available across a number of platforms, including …

Dear NSA, there's now a Snapchat for e-mail

Self-destruction is the core value of our current times.<p>Just as we seek to destroy ourselves with our self-indulgence and our joie de vivre, we seek our private messages to be destroyed before the world's security services read them.<p>And so along comes a company called PowerInbox to assist us on our …

E-Mail

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

NPD Reports Year-Over-Year Decrease in Gaming Hardware, Increase in Software (Again)

No surprise: Once again, U.S. gaming hardware sales are down year over year, according to the latest numbers put out by the NPD Group today. Between …

Inside Coin's techie vision for the all-in-one credit card

In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to perfect the final prototype of an unlimited credit card. No, not one that will let you charge with abandon. Rather, a device as slim as a standard …

Jack Dorsey

Judge rules in Google’s favor in 8-year library book scanning case

Google’s “Google Books” program does not violate copyright laws, according to a U.S. district court judge’s ruling issued today.<p>In today’s ruling, New York U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin said Google’s scanning and cataloging of printed books fell within fair use because it was “highly …

Bitcoin gets ready for the government

As Bitcoin gets an increasing amount of attention from the government, the entrepreneurs and advocates behind the digital currency are getting ready for their close-up.<p>They are hiring lawyers skilled in navigating the regulatory gauntlet, political operatives who can deal with the curiosities and …

Google brings autofill to Chrome for iOS, improves it on Android

There are two types of people in this world: those who like the convenience of autofill, and those who don't think a browser should double as a PA. For the former group, Google's updating its mobile Chrome apps today, and autophilics will be pleased to hear the feature is being added to iOS, with …

How Giant Birds Can Fly Nearly 10,000 Miles in One Go

<b>Forget circumnavigating the globe in 80 days—an albatross can do it in a mere 46!</b><p>These world travelers are among the largest flying birds, weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms), and with a wingspan of 11 feet (3 meters). But hefting such huge bodies off the ground takes a lot of energy. If …

Nissan BladeGlider takes 'Wing

EV technology is interesting, but not particularly... cool. Something Nissan is keen to address with the BladeGlider Concept, which may give us a glimpse into the future of its sports cars.<p>But before we get under this thing's skin, here's something: there's a chance it might – might – reach …

North America

Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich | Colossal

<p>Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich shoots phenomenal portraits of Siamese fighting fish (betta). The intimate photos are perfectly lit in …

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

General Motors

Eco Cup Graphic Black & White

Quit throwing away all those Styrofoam cups and plastic bottles. With the <b>Eco Cup,</b> you can wash and re-use the same cup over and over again. Designed like the classic coffee cup but made out of durable ceramic and silicone, you can <b>keep up on the tea-drinking</b> while saving the earth at the same …

Jewelry

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

NBA<p>The league's best-dressed man will be determined by one thing: your votes.<p>By The Editors of GQ14 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>The <i>Ibiza</i> and <i>Love</i> …

Lifestyle

Yosemite Valley - Twilight Fog

The Best Thanksgiving Sides Ever

We've tracked down 13 can't-miss recipes for dishes that will threaten to upstage the main event at your Thanksgiving table.<p>Photo: William …

Cooking

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

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