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45 Ways the Drones Are Taking Over

Drones can fly to places where humans cannot reach and capture breathtaking footage, but that's far from the limit of their amazing abilities.<p>Drones can fly to places where humans cannot reach and capture breathtaking footage, but that's far from the limit of their amazing abilities. Watch unmanned …

Drones

Google Maps Is Now a Giant Game of Pac-Man

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Soccer’s Miami push revving up again, with Marlins Park on top of list

Major League Soccer’s on-again, off-again flirtation with Miami appears to be back on, after a string of well-publicized social outings by David …

Nvidia to launch Shield games console to rival PlayStation and Apple TV

Nvidia, a major manufacturer of PC graphics technologies, will enter the home console market this summer with the launch of its Android-based entertainment system, Shield.<p>Part set-top box, part video-game machine, the device will be able to stream movies and television programmes on demand, as well …

Smart TV

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

5 Sleeper Rookies Who Could Make Impact in 2015 MLB Season

Hope. Everyone enters spring training full of it, including—and perhaps especially—rookies looking to make an impression.<p>You know about the big names, blue chips like the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant who trail the weighty "can't miss" label.<p>Every year, though, at least a few lesser-known youngsters …

Baseball

Why Venezuela Is The 'Most Miserable' Country In The World, Again

For the second year in a row Venezuela has topped the "Misery Index," an annual list compiled by The Cato Institute. The list combines data about a country's inflation rate, interest rates, and unemployment. It also factors any slides in GDP growth.<p>In short, the reason Venezuela has held its …

Xbox meets Windows 10 – will this end the PC v console war?

Five years ago a scintillating rumour crept across gaming news sites and forums – a rumour that satisfied deeply entrenched beliefs held throughout the industry.<p>The story goes that Microsoft was once considering introducing cross-platform play between PCs and Xbox 360s. It had the technology and …

Windows 10

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At least two killed by gunfire at Venezuela protests | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - At least two people were shot dead on Wednesday during anti-government protests in Caracas, escalating the worst bout of unrest in Venezuela since turmoil after President Nicolas Maduro’s election last year.<p>Opposition supporters demonstrate against Venezuela's President Nicolas …

Flappy Bird creator removes game from app stores

<b>Flappy Bird is flapping its wings no more.</b><p>The popular game for mobile devices was removed from online stores on Sunday by its Vietnamese creator, who said its fame "ruins my simple life".<p>Dong Nguyen, who created the game in just two to three days, was making as much as $50,000 (£30,482) a day from …

Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46: 'We are devastated'

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Academy Award-winning actor, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, New York police said.<p>The "Capote" actor, 46, was discovered by a business associate at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time in his Greenwich Village apartment. Hoffman was …

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize.<p>The Socialist Left party politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes …

Michael Schumacher being brought out of induced coma, says manager

The seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is gradually being lifted out of his artificial coma, his management confirmed on Thursday.<p>A statement released by Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said: "Michael's sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking-up …

Why free games are increasingly the most profitable apps

With the possible exception of Pou, every one of the 10 most downloaded apps worldwide, when you include downloads on both Apple and Android devices, is a game. (Pou is a virtual pet, which is not strictly a game, but it’s also not not a game, depending on how you look at it.)<p>There’s no ambivalence …

PlayStation Vita TV review: Sony's first mini-console has some growing pains

Sony had a tiny surprise to share just ahead of the Tokyo Games Show: the PS Vita TV, appearing from inside SCE President Andrew House's jacket pocket. Having already announced a new, slender PS Vita handheld less than an hour earlier, Sony showed off this minute console -- roughly the same …

How A Little Chill In The Air Could Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to tackling obesity, eating right and staying active are usually the way to go. But a research team in the Netherlands says there's an environmental factor that might help and that is often overlooked: the cold.<p>We're not talking bone-chilling temperatures that'll make you shiver …

Facebook Is Still Copying Twitter—This Time With Its 'Trending' Feature

Today Facebook announced “Trending,” a new feature that puts a list of trending topics in the top right corner of the News Feed. The company began testing this feature last fall, and is now rolling it out to a larger audience.<p>Users in the U.S., UK, India and Australia will begin to see the list of …

Google unveils 'smart contact lens' to measure glucose levels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1044000/1044832_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524627938_ef04d04bf049d8cb6d0a18dc63ff051d<p><b>Google has said it is testing a "smart contact lens" that can help measure glucose levels in tears.</b><p>It uses a "tiny" wireless chip and a …

Rumor: Sprint preparing to rollout Wi-Fi Calling feature

In the United States, the only major carrier that currently offers Wi-Fi calling directly is T-Mobile, but this could be changing soon enough. According to some newly leaked Sprint training materials, Sprint Wi-Fi Calling may be rolling out soon.<p>So what’s the purpose Wi-Fi calling? The most obvious …

Student, 12, Used Shotgun to Shoot 2 Students in Roswell, New Mexico, Cops Say

A middle school student opened fire in his gym with a shotgun today and critically wounded two students in Roswell, N.M., according to …

Four Years After Earthquake, Many In Haiti Remain Displaced

<b>Listen · 4:32</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Four years ago Sunday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, destroying its capital of Port-au-Prince and killing more than 200,000 people.<p>Today, much of Port-au-Prince looks like it did before the quake. Most of the tent camps in the city itself …

Google Buys Nest, May Soon Know How Cool You Like Your Home

As further evidence that this is perhaps the year the Internet of everything really becomes a thing, Google paid $3.2 billion in cash for Nest, the home automation company that pioneered smart thermostats and lately, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.<p>"The Internet of things" describes adding …

Families of murdered former Miss Venezuela and British ex-husband call for action

President Nicolas Maduro calls a meeting of mayors and governors to draw an emergency anti-crime plan after the couple were murdered in front of their five-year-old daughter<p>Friends and family of the former Miss Venezuela and her British ex-husband killed in a hijacking have said they hoped their …

Venezuela

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

Tired of reading about intensely cold temperatures? Here's some news that might help take your mind off this week's deep freeze. It could even give you an excuse to hang around outside Thursday.<p>An intense solar flare is being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission and could force airlines to reroute …

Alaska Takes Step to Becoming Next State to Legalize Marijuana

Advocates for legalizing marijuana say that Colorado and Washington were just the beginning, and it’s looking like Alaska may be next. On Wednesday, …

Former Nazi guard charged in France with Oradour massacre

An 88-year-old former SS guard has been charged with taking part in one of the most shocking massacres carried out in Nazi-occupied France.<p>The man, who has not been identified, is accused of the cold-blooded murder of 25 people and with being an accomplice in the murder of hundreds of other …