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Sorry, Trekkies: Pluto moons dubbed Styx and Kerberos (and not Vulcan)

The International Astronomical Union didn't make it so. Vulcan may have been the people's choice for a Plutonian moon, but instead, the IAU went with Kerberos and Styx as the official names for Pluto's fourth and fifth moons.<p>The names for the satellites formerly known as P4 and P5 were announced …

Gang rape spurs protesters to storm Ukraine police station

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Protesters hurling firebombs stormed a local police station unit in southern Ukraine after authorities refused to detain one of two police officers implicated in the brutal gang-rape of a young woman.<p>Residents of Vradiyevka, some 330 kilometers (200 miles) south of Kiev, …

John Paul II Moves Closer to Sainthood

As Mortgage Rates Rise, Homebuyers Face New Dilemma

A recent spike in mortgage rates has created a new predicament for potential homebuyers: Forge ahead and try to lock in now? Or hold off?<p>Dhruv Gupta was quoted a 3.5 percent rate in May while searching for a place to buy in the San Francisco area. Less than two months later, he's looking at 5.2 …

Paula Deen’s Accuser Speaks

Lululemon Sued For Fraud In Sheer Yoga Pants Scandal

A shareholder filed a suit in Manhattan Tuesday accusing the company of "defrauding shareholders by hiding defects in yoga pants whose sheerness led to a costly recall, and concealing talks that led to the sudden departure of its chief executive," according to Reuters.<p>A separate lawsuit filed in …

Rocket explosion causes disruption in Russia's launch schedule

Russia has temporarily suspended upcoming launches of its Proton-M rocket in the wake of Tuesday's high-profile mishap, according to media reports.<p>An unmanned Proton-M crashed shortly after blasting off at 6:38 a.m. Moscow time on Tuesday (10:38 p.m. ET Monday). Three navigation satellites worth a …

Nelson Mandela Grandson Fights to Move Family Burial Plot to Future Tourist Attraction

Nelson Mandela, the ailing former South African president, remained in critical condition today as a judge issued a ruling in his family's …

McDonald's Pa. Franchisee Backs Down on Debit-Card Only Payroll

McDonald's will give workers more payment options after a former employee sued a franchise owner saying she was required to receive her wages through …

Other people’s privacy is still the biggest problem for Google Glass

An important critique of Google Glass is that while it’s great for its users, it’s not so great for those who happen to be on the other side of its camera.<p>And that critique is an accurate one, as Google proved in a recent letter to Congressman Joe Barton, the co-chair of the Congressional Privacy …

Why It's Better To Sell A Startup For $20 Million Instead Of $200 Million

But it sounds <i>really</i> impressive when a company sells it for <i>hundreds of millions of dollars.</i><p>As a founder, which option is better? For many, a smaller exit should be the desired outcome.<p>The short reason: lower-valued startups take less time to scale and less venture capital to fuel which means …

Researchers eye memory access as cloud security loophole and propose a solution

Encryption is a critical tool for keeping data secure as it travels to and lives inside of public clouds, but when a chip needs to send or receive …

Tesla Motors White House Petition Hits 100K Signatures

A White House petition in support of Tesla Motors has received more than 100,000 signatures, overcoming the system’s threshold and demanding a response from President Obama’s administration.<p>Earlier today, the “We the People” petition neared the milestone with three days left to accomplish it. It …

iOS 7 Installs Hit All-Time High for Beta Software

According to mobile publishing company Onswipe (via <i>TechCrunch</i>) adoption of Apple's iOS 7 beta software is ramping up faster than for previous versions.<p>For example, after the iOS 6 beta was released to developers on June 11, 2012, Onswipe noted two weeks later that 0.25% of mobile devices that …

FTC approves settlement with HTC over logging software

In late February the FTC and HTC came to a tentative settlement over the manufacturer's poorly secured software, which included HTC Loggers. The commission voted three to none, with one commissioner recused, to require the company to patch the vulnerabilities and develop a security program that …

Moto X will not be a Droid on Verizon

The new flagship stands alone, but the Droid lives on<p>Motorola's forthcoming Moto X phone will not be a Droid device on Verizon, multiple sources tell <i>The Verge</i>. The change marks a sharp inflection point in the tight relationship between the two companies: previous Motorola flagship phones like the …

Can Tesla and Google Glass eventually bring the HUD to the car?

The way that it stands now, tech and driving don’t necessarily have the greatest of relationships. Laws nationwide have prohibited finagling with …

Future cops: How technology is set to change policing

<b>The sci-fi vision of police officers rushing to the scene of a crime before any crime has even been committed may be rather far-fetched but technology is increasingly playing a role in the modern police force.</b><p>According to a new report, The Future of the Force: Police, Technology and Serving the …

FCC reportedly will approve Sprint's deals with SoftBank and Clearwire

A mere five days after acting FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn sent the Sprint-SoftBank-Clearwire deal to the committee for a vote, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that at least two of the three sitting commissioners have voted for the deal. The vote means not only that the FCC will allow Softbank to go forward with …

Americans hate their jobs, even with perks

If you hate your job, you're not alone. But having in-office access to catered meals, a pingpong table or free massages may not make you any happier at work.<p>Just 30% of employees are engaged and inspired at work, according to Gallup's 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, which surveyed more …

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

How algorithms rule the world

On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests over a three-hour period that it ran out of vehicles to transport …

Here's What Happens If You Don't Sign Up For Obamacare

But the vast majority of uninsured Americans — the very people the Affordable Care Act is meant to help — still have no idea whether they'll need to enroll or not.<p>According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of uninsured Americans say they haven't decided whether or not they'll buy health …

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£50bn question: do we want faster trains or limitless clean energy?

In among a raft of new infrastructure spending announced by the UK government in the wake of last week's spending review, it was revealed that the …

21 Nearly Identical Pairs Of Movies That Came Out Around The Same Time

Action thriller "White House Down" came out over the weekend, debuting to less than favorable box-office numbers.<p>The film earned nearly $10 million less than the $35 million analysts predicted the Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx hostage crisis would make.<p>Surely this wasn't because Channing Tatum's …

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

The Obama Administration's Excuse For Delaying The Obamacare Mandate Is Either Lame Or Fake

It's a weird move—and their explanation of the move is even weirder.<p>To hear Treasury tell it, the delay is all about simplifying reporting:<p>We have heard concerns about the complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively... Just like the Administration's …

Updated Bumblebee Marks End of 'Transformers 4' Car Show – /Film

The new cars of <b>Transformers 4</b> have been on display for over a month now. Beginning with Autobot leader Optimus Prime and leading through a mysterious …