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Phone unlocking bill passes House, on its way to POTUS desk

It’s been 19 months since phone locking advocates launched a petition calling for a law enabling consumers to legally unlock their cell phones after their wireless contract runs out.<p>After a good deal of the normal Washington posturing, lobbying, revising and general wrangling, the Senate’s version …

Senior Obama adviser on impeachment: 'I would not discount that possibility'

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – Dan Pfeiffer, a longtime aide and senior adviser to President Barack Obama, told reporters Friday that recent talk of impeaching the President should not be considered a long shot.<p>"I would not discount that possibility," Pfeiffer said, pointing out that a CNN/ORC International …

Shipwreck excavation may explain how 17th-century warship blew itself up

An underwater rescue excavation is being mounted this summer by English Heritage to solve a 349-year-old mystery: how warship the London managed to blow itself up without firing a shot at the enemy off Southend.<p>Cotswold Archaeology and local divers hope to recover as much information as possible …

DEA Leadership Blasted In Report On Student Left In Cell For Days

WASHINGTON -- The leadership of the Drug Enforcement Administration comes under fire in a report issued by the Justice Department Office of the Inspector General on the near-death of a college student left in a holding cell for five days. The review finds that DEA leadership "violated Department of …

How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later

Microsoft has a new Surface tablet/PC hybrid, and it’s a departure from their first- and second-generation versions of the Surface line, with an all-new design and a bigger, better display. The device is basically the perfect partner for Windows 8 and the Modern Windows UI, but your appreciation of …

Watching 'Sharknado' with Syfy Sync and Philips Hue

When I open my mailbox, I often find Amazon packages that I don't remember ordering. But today's surprise was a DVD of <i>Sharknado,</i> a movie I absolutely did not purchase. My first instinct was to contact Amazon and change my password, but then I found a note inside: "For you to test out the new Syfy …

Amazon offering some customers free trial of Fire TV

Amazon isn't having any trouble selling its Fire TV set-top box. Immediately after launch, it quickly rose up to become the company's best selling electronics item and hasn't dropped since. Fire TV even managed to dethrone Google's $35 Chromecast, proof that it's off to a rousing start. But Amazon …

China: US must be objective about Asia tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's top general blamed the Obama administration's new focus on Asia on Thursday for various disputes in the East and South …

Oil spill in L.A. causes big stink

The 10,000 gallons of oil that spewed onto a Los Angeles street Thursday was swept away in a few hours, but the smell and the concern didn't clear out of Glendale Carpet Center quite so quickly.<p>"They are cleaning the street a block away, but no one is telling us anything," said Nabil Monajjed, who …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …