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Eric Holder condemns self-defence laws in wake of George Zimmerman acquittal

Eric Holder, the US attorney general, launched an attack Tuesday on self-defence laws he said encouraged more violence, and used George Zimmerman's …

Justice

Why Good People Cannot Get And Keep Good Jobs

Of all the questions raised in today’s business world, one stands out: Why good people —people with demonstrated competence and an exceptional ability to connect to other people–cannot get and keep good jobs?<p>It depends on who you ask.<p>Business groups usually blame government regulations that raise …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …

A model for the future of brick-and-mortar hi-fi stores

Brick-and-mortar audio and home theater shops have been on the wane, but Northcoast Audio in Eureka, Calif., is bucking the trend.<p>Chris Larsen started Northcoast Audio in 2010 because he loves selling hi-fi and home theater gear. He also loves living in Eureka, a town of 30,000 people in …

How one company is helping small musicians find 'buried treasure' in YouTube royalties

One of YouTube's longest-standing problems is attribution — with the huge amount of user-generated videos being uploaded, it's a major challenge to keep on top of what has been licensed properly and what hasn't. This extends to audio, as well; plenty of videos are shared with unlicensed …

Edward Snowden Will Go Anywhere That Will Take Him, Hopes Russia Will Grant Asylum

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been holed up at the Moscow Airport for three weeks now. The U.S. revoked his passport, putting him in a legal limbo that left him stranded in the airport’s transit zone. Accompanied by Sarah Harrison from WikiLeaks, Snowden made a statement Friday to human rights …

How to Get the Best Deals During This Week's Steam Sale

Steam’s annual winter Sale is on now, but before you go and empty your wallet, here are some helpful tips to make sure you get the most for your …

STOCKS RALLY, S&P CLOSES AT ALL-TIME HIGH: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,460.9, +169.3, +1.1%<br>• S&P 500: 1,675.0, +22.4, +1.3%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,578.3, +57.5, +1.6%<p>And now, the top stories:<p>Stocks had a nice big up-day with the S&P 500 closing at an all-time high. The previous all-time closing high was 1,669.1 on May 21, 2013. The current all-time …

Markets

Best Buy Defeated 'Showrooming' And Is Having A Renaissance

So how are companies like <b>Best Buy</b> (BBY) and even smaller <b>H.H. Gregg</b> (HHG) still around? Surely the ease, availability and better prices of companies like <b>Amazon</b> (AMZN) are well-known by now, and should have put those brick-and-mortar retailers out of business.<p>But they haven't. Not by a long shot. In …

Shopping

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Mobile Technology

No Central AC, No Problem: Six Ways to Keep Your Home Cool All Summer

<i>Window air conditioners or central air aren't the only ways to cool down a hot house. Check out these alternative solutions from the team at The</i> …

Apple played 'central role' in ebook price-fixing conspiracy, says federal judge

Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices, in one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits ever brought by US …

Five tips for the new Google Maps on Android

Checking out the new version of Google Maps and noticing some new features, but also some missing ones? Here's five quick tips to help you navigate the new interface.<p>After promising that Maps would receive a face lift and some new features at Google I/O, the app is finally delivering the goods. …

Why I've Stopped Relying on Online Reviews for Everything I Buy

When it's time to make a big purchase, most of us rush to the internet in search of reviews and comparisons, so we can spend our money wisely...but …

Headphones

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets sizable software upgrade

At least three U.S. wireless providers have started issuing a rather large update for the flagship smartphone.<p>At least three U.S. carriers have started issuing software updates for the Samsung Galaxy S4, according to a number of reports.<p>Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint are currently in the process of …

Samsung

Google+ Will Now Highlight What You +1 To Your Followers, With Your Permission

I wouldn't blame a person for thinking that their Facebook and Tumblr "likes" or Twitter "favorites" are private, but these things can all be viewed …

Google+

STOCKS RALLY: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,300.3 +75.6, +0.5%<br>• S&P 500: 1,652.3, +11.8, +0.7%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,504.2, +19.4, +0.5%<p>And now, the top stories:<p>Boy, was it quiet today. At least the stock markets extended their rally.<br>• The Bureau of Labor Statistics published its May Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey …

Markets

Microsoft Releases Fourth Anti-iPad Ad Highlighting Windows 8 Multitasking Capabilities

Microsoft has launched a fourth anti-iPad television advertisement, once again highlighting the iPad's inability to run multiple apps at the same time.<p>In the ad two baseball scouts using an iPad and a Windows 8 tablet vie to sign same player, with the Windows 8 user coming out on top thanks to the …

Mexico Is Now A Fatter Country Than America

In 2008, 32.8% of Mexican adults were obese, compared to 31.8% of American adults.<p>(A tiny island in the South Pacific called Nauru still tops the list as the world's fattest country, with an adult obesity rate of 71.1%).<p>The rise in obesity rates is not surprising as more Mexicans move into …

Immigration

Illinois Becomes the Last State to Legalize Concealed Weapons

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The last U.S. state with a ban on concealed weapons is about to flip: Illinois's General Assembly …

Stock Markets