Lisa LaFromboise

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See the Iconic 'Pillars of Creation' in a New Light

The Pillars of Creation quickly become one of the most iconic images of outer space after the photograph was taken in 1995. Now, to celebrate the …

This is Toshiba's answer to the Surface Pro 3

Until now, if you wanted a tablet powerful enough to double as a laptop, there was really only one acceptable option: the Surface Pro 3. Sure, there were other such devices out there, but the SP3 was uniquely thin and light -- kind of a crucial detail for a device that's supposed to work equally …

Google and Microsoft fight hotels' attempts to block personal WiFi

The battle between hotels and hotspot-toting travelers isn't over just because Marriott settled a complaint that it blocked personal WiFi -- far from it. Google, Microsoft and a US carrier lobbying group (the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association) are opposing a hotel industry …

Quantum physics theory is easier to understand than you think

Wrapping your head around quantum physics is tricky, no matter how well-educated you are -- if it were easy, there wouldn't be problems making quantum computers. However, researchers at the National University of Singapore believe they've found a way to make things simpler. They've determined that …

November 24: Sony Pictures Hacked And Blackmailed

Sources inside Sony reveal that the company's corporate systems were hacked. The hackers left the following message: “Hacked by #GOP. Warning: We’ve already warned you, and this is just the beginning. We have obtained all your internal data including secrets and top secrets.”

Why Google’s Chromebooks are beating Apple’s iPads in the classroom

For several months earlier this year, my family toured various middle schools in Oakland, trying to figure out where to enroll our oldest son. As we visited different classrooms, one scene kept repeating itself.<p>A school administrator would wheel in a cart piled high with Google Chromebooks. The …

Obama Calls Police Tensions a ‘Solvable Problem’

President Barack Obama, speaking after several Ferguson, Mo.-related meetings Monday, acknowledged the difficulty of improving relations between police and minority communities across the country and vowed “this time will be different.”<p>Speaking at the White House, Mr. Obama pledged his full support …

Seller of StealthGenie spyware app gets fined $500,000

A US District Judge in Virginia has ordered the man responsible for selling and distributing StealthGenie, an application used to spy on people, to pay a $500,000 fine and hand over the software's source code to the authorities. Hammad Akbar, who is originally from Denmark, last week pleaded guilty …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Tomorrow Daily - 088: Ultrafast maglev trains, unlimited 'Interstellar' tickets, and more

Artificial intelligence is now creating its own magic tricks

You might not have to be a professional magician to come up with clever tricks in the near future. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed artificial intelligence that can create magic tricks (specifically, those based on math) all on its own. Once their program learns the …

Nokia wants other companies to pay for its iconic brand

Nokia may have sold its smartphone line to Microsoft, but it held on to one of the crown jewels: its brand. The Finnish company has the world's 98th most valuable name at around $3.2 billion and plans to profit by licensing it to other companies, along with its technology and patent portfolios. In …

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare review

Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC; Activision; £28-£47.99<p>Set in the year 2054, Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare adds powered exoskeletons, hover bikes and homing grenades to the world’s favourite first-person shooter. There’s a plot: Kevin Spacey is the boss of a private military contractor with an …

Our devices are listening to us all the time -- but do we care?

Go to the website for Amazon's newest product, a virtual assistant, and you'll read about many features: built-in speakers, seven microphones for capturing your voice, and a brain in the cloud that will get smarter over time as it listens to you.<p>But one thing is missing: privacy.<p>The product page …

Motorola's march toward mobility

We owe a lot to Motorola and its team of inventors and engineers. The company made breakthroughs in portable radio and brought us one of the first-ever cellphones. It launched the flip phone, the clamshell and the wildly popular RAZR V3. There have been some ups and downs along the way, and the …

Tiger on the loose in Paris suburbs; people told to stay inside

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> It's a tiger's tail.<p>That's what French citizens say they saw Thursday in woods and other areas not far from Disneyland Paris, according to a local official.<p>While authorities haven't managed to corner the animal, all witnesses identified it as a tiger, according to Cédric …

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare

Obamacare once again faces death before the Supreme Court.<p>The justices announced Friday they will decide on a lawsuit claiming that the language of the Affordable Care Act doesn't allow the government to provide tax credits to low- and moderate-income health insurance consumers using the federally …

WiTricity's CEO paints a picture of a wirelessly powered future

If WiTricity CEO Alex Gruzen gets his way, the company's tech will soon wind up in your phone, your car and even inside your body. That's because the Massachusetts-based company deals in magnetic resonance technology, and if those words don't mean anything to you now, they probably will before …

Microsoft's low-cost Lumia 735 is coming to Verizon, FCC docs suggest

Windows Phone fans on Verizon haven't had many cost-conscious options; you've usually had to spring for premium devices like the Lumia Icon or One M8 for Windows. Thankfully, that high-priced status quo might not last much longer. A variant of Microsoft's budget-minded Lumia 735 has passed through …

Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projections.<p>The three wins have pro-legalization activists enthused and many are already looking towards 2016, when ballot initiatives in states such as California, …

Voters Lit Up for Marijuana in the Midterms

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The last Pirate Bay founder has finally been caught and arrested

It was only a matter of time. The last of The Pirate Bay's three co-founders was arrested yesterday on the border between Laos and Thailand, signalling the end of a drawn-out manhunt for the site's infamous creators. Fredrik Neij's apprehension follows an arrest in June for fellow co-founder Peter …

Living with the G3: Can LG's newest flagship be as good as its predecessor?

You typically expect the latest smartphones to represent clear steps forward over their predecessors. However, I've been hearing a lot of people characterize the LG G3 as a baby step ahead of the G2, or even a step backward. That had me more than a little worried. Was I going to hate the follow-up …

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Amazon Edges Past Apple In Tablet Satisfaction According To J.D. Power

J.D. Power’s most recent tablet-centric customer satisfaction survey has been published and Amazon has scored a major victory. According to the survey, Amazon now ranks highest in overall customer satisfaction. The survey, which is in its third year, measures customer satisfaction with tablets …

Destiny review: no fate

Destiny suggests potential it never realizes<p><i>Editor's Note: Destiny has been repeatedly called ... well, it depends on who you ask. Bungie has used terminology from the MMO space to describe their new franchise, but has said it's not an MMO. Meanwhile, fans seem most comfortable calling it an MMO,</i> …

Google's Nexus 6 is a giant phablet designed for Android Lollipop

The Motorola-made smartphone will start at $649, available for preorder later this month<p>Google is today introducing the Nexus 6, the latest in its line of smartphones designed to show off the capabilities of new Android releases. This is the biggest Nexus phone that Google has released yet, …

14-Year-Old Who Built Low-Cost Battery Is Named 'Top Young Scientist'

Science News<p>A 14-year-old boy who developed an eco-friendly battery that harnesses carbon dioxide to generate electricity has been named "Top Young Scientist" in this year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Sahil Doshi from Pittsburgh, a ninth-grader at Upper St. Clair High School, …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson defends science to Bill Maher against his right wing critics

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Jeremy Clarkson does NOT like America - The Graham Norton Show

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