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Seattle Neighborhoods Where You'll Pay Way Over Listing Price

<i>Photo: Pallspera</i><p>Paying more for a house than asking price is the new norm in and around Seattle. Depending on the neighborhood, the discrepancy between those two numbers can be much higher. <b>Redfin</b> recently shared the YTD breakdown of which Seattle neighborhoods are seeing the <b>highest and lowest</b> …

Gay Couples Entitled To Equal Family Health Coverage, Fed Says

What insurers offer to spouses in a traditional marriage, they must make available to same-sex couples, the federal government said Friday.<p>The change means that same-sex couples, who haven't been able to buy family health policies, will be able to do so now.<p>"It's a big deal," says Katie Keith, …

ADHD treatment may be tied to obesity, study suggests

The stimulants used to treat ADHD might be making kids fat, a new study suggests.<p>A study of more than 160,000 youngsters found that kids with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder who received stimulants were at increased risk of becoming obese as they hit their teens. In contrast, kids with …

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Why China is still the dumping ground for the world’s electronic refuse

This week, Chinese officials announced the successful raid on three gangs responsible for smuggling in over 72,000 tonnes (79,366 tons) of illegal electric waste—the detritus from computers, cell phones, fans, and other appliances thrown away in Japan, the US, and Europe. Officials said it was the …

A Sochi Opening-Ceremony Malfunction: It's the Olympics*

A beautiful start to the games, with some fine print<p>The Olympic opening ceremony kicked off at 8:14 p.m. Sochi time but won't be broadcast in America until 7:30 Eastern tonight. Spoiler: It's a gorgeous show. But there's one snafu that's at least <i>seems</i> symbolic given the controversy-laden run up to …

CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates

News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates<p>Read CNN-News18 breaking news, latest news from India and World …

GoldieBlox rocks Super Bowl with girl power, adds to copyright controversy

GoldieBlox was at it again last night with a Super Bowl commercial using a popular song to promote its engineering toys for girls. Depending on your …

Google Glass will revolutionise how we buy houses

Cutting edge technology Google Glass is poised to change the way property is bought and sold for ever. We take a look into the future<p>Where technology goes, estate agents quickly follow. First it was online listings replacing shop windows and catalogues. Then it was phone apps, so you could browse …

Premier League transfer spending sets £760m record

<b>Transfer spending by Premier League clubs has set a new record of £760m this season, industry experts say.</b><p>Club spending in the 2013-14 season included £130m in January's transfer window, which closed at 23:00 GMT.<p>That surpasses spending in last year's window of £120m, but is less than the £225m …

Wilfried Zaha joins Cardiff on loan from Manchester United

Wilfried Zaha has joined Cardiff on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season, the Bluebirds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has announced.<p>Solskjaer had already boosted his squad with the addition of Fábio da Silva, Kenwyne Jones, Magnus Wolff Eikrem, Mats Moller Daehli and Jo Inge …

Juventus Transfer News: Pablo Osvaldo Has Medical Ahead of Southampton Exit

Southampton striker Pablo Osvaldo is in Italy for a medical ahead of a proposed move to Juventus.<p>Italian journalist Paolo Aghemo confirmed the news with a tweeted picture of the player:<p>Juventus added official weight to the story on their website:<p>Italian international striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo is …

Modibo Diakité moves from Sunderland to Fiorentina on loan

The viola are attempting to strengthen their back line by signing a defender that's made just seven appearances in the past year and a half.<p>Fiorentina are looking to shore up a shaky defense by taking Modibo Diakité on loan fro Sunderland until the end of the season. The Italian side are currently …

Twisted Dancers Become Human Sculptures on City Streets

<i>Bodies in Urban Spaces</i> is a rare and unique performance where dancers move throughout a city and organize their bodies into the nooks and crannies of public spaces. Created by Austria-based artist Cie Willi Dorner, the ephemeral series produces a visually tense relationship between people and their …

Beats to launch streaming music service in January

Beats Electronics, the headphone company founded and run by music industry legend Jimmy Iovine, plans to launch a subscription music service in January.<p>Beats Music, meant to compete with the likes of Spotify and Deezer, will focus on combining algorithms with curated programming from tastemakers. …

Obama says he can't use iPhone due to security, must use BlackBerry

No amount of hope or change can set President Obama up with an iPhone.<p>The leader of the free world said he is not allowed to use the popular Apple device due to security reasons, according to Reuters.<p>Obama revealed the limitation of his job at a meeting with youths on Wednesday to promote his …

Instagram is the 'best platform for brands' in 2013, beating out Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.<p>“With increases in fan/follower engagement nearly three times that of other networks studied, …

iPhone 5S ship time now down to 1 to 3 days

Consumers who order the iPhone 5S through Apple's online store now face a wait of just one to three business days before the device ships.<p>The latest shipping estimate is good for virtually all models and sizes of the new iPhone, Wi-Fi-only as well as Wi-Fi+Cellular. Only the recently released …

Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s job-crushing drones and robot armies: They’re coming for your job next

<b>(Ociacia, MaraZe via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>It’s inescapable: We’ll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?<p>Andrew Leonard<p>December 6, 2013 7:45pm (UTC)<p>Alienation comes easy when you stumble into the glare of a modern airport off a red-eye flight. …

Google manager reportedly posts photos of prescription Glass, quickly removes them

Google has been promising to bring support for prescription lenses to Google Glass, but it hasn't given much of an indication of what that'll ultimately look like or when it'll be released. But earlier this week, Google community manager Brian Matiash reportedly posted two photos that appear to be …

Zackees LED turn-signal gloves are a geeky fusion of tech, fashion, and safety

The Zackees turn-signal gloves might be the greatest gift to cyclists since the helmet.<p>A unique fusion of fashion and tech, the gloves have their own arrow-shaped strings of LEDs, which cyclists can use to signal that they’re turning. They’re the sort of thing that screams “geek,” but if they keep …

Can this iPhone app remote-control your dog?

Who wouldn't want a remote control for their pet? Or, perhaps, who would?<p>I love pet gadgets, especially wacky ones like Bowlingual, which claims to translate barks into human speech.<p>Well, a collar attachment called Pet-Remote is getting billed as a way to "control your dog with your iPhone and …

Macy's begins iBeacon shopping test, will send alerts to your iPhone when you enter stores

Your iPhone could soon know when you walk into a Macy's, and start telling you what to look for. Macy's is the first major retailer to roll out support for Apple's new iBeacons, a type of Bluetooth hotspot introduced in the newest version of iOS. Within the "coming weeks," iPhone owners who use the …

Google Shopping Gets Item Previews, Visually Similar Results

Google today launched a new version of Google Shopping that adds a slew of features in time for the holiday season. The improvements include item previews, visually similar results, shortlists, and 360-degree images.<p>The new shopping experience spans desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. Users can …