Nathan LaValley

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These are the 20 most viral video ads of 2013

We’ve all see them, those eminently shareable video ads that sweep around the Internet like wildfire, inspiring discussion, laughter, amazement, and, of course, memes.<p>Video promotion company Unruly compiled a report on the top 20 most shared video ads of this year. Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Samsung's next Galaxy might have a wrap-around display

<b>A future Samsung Galaxy smartphone will be released with a flexible display that wraps around its outer edges, showing information on the phone's</b> …

Electronics Industry

Google to tackle images of child sexual abuse with search and Youtube changes

Google is targeting 100,000 terms associated with online child sexual abuse in a move hailed by David Cameron, who will announce a series of measures to tackle the problem at a cyber-summit in Downing Street. The prime minister said that Google and Yahoo had "come a long way" after the internet …

Recon reworks its heads-up display tech with the Snow2

We still have to wait and see what wearable fruit Intel's investment in Recon will bear -- and by "fruit," we mean Google Glass competitor. In the meantime, Recon's got a new HUD display for fans of snow on mountains and hurtling down said mountains. Just don't call the Snow2 a refresh or an …

The Idiot’s Guide to Valuing Snapchat

How do you put a value on Snapchat?<p>I’m no expert! But I do have access to a keyboard, and you’re reading, so I’ll keep typing.<p>The way I figure it: …

Kara Swisher

Now there’s a Facebook for dead people

An Israeli entrepreneur has spent “hundreds of thousands of shekels” (tens of thousands of US dollars) to photograph and log 120,000 gravestones, in an effort to create a sort of Facebook/Wikipedia for the dead. It sounds ghoulish, but the project, Neshama, is intended to be the opposite: Each page …

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Switched On: The Yoga Tablet does kickstands with a twist

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>If one takes a narrow view of the tablet market, the largest PC makers have fared especially poorly as a group. At the launch of the iPad, HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo had little experience with the Android ecosystem, …

Google and Microsoft agree steps to block abuse images

<b>Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online.</b><p>As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that find illegal material, and will trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal.<p>PM David Cameron has …

FBI admits to flying drones over US without warrants

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it has used drones for domestic surveillance purposes in the United States at least ten times without …

US approves drones for civilian use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead …

Life as a US drone operator: 'It's like playing a video game for four years'

"It is a lot like playing a video game," a former Predator drone operator matter-of-factly admits to the artist Omer Fast. "But playing the same video game four years straight on the same level." His bombs kill real people though and, he admits, often not the people he is aiming at.<p>The remarkable …

US Drone Strikes Kill Eight in Southern Yemen

At least eight people were killed today in the Abyan Province, when a US drone launched multiple attacks at the convoy of vehicles outside of the …

John Kerry pledges early end to Pakistan drone strikes

<b>US Secretary of State John Kerry has concluded a visit to Pakistan by pledging to end drone strikes against militants "very, very soon".</b><p>Correspondents say his comments are intended as a message to ease anti-American resentment in strategically important Pakistan.<p>On Thursday Mr Kerry agreed to …

US drone strikes kill 12 suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen

Three US drone strikes killed a total of 12 suspected al-Qaida militants Thursday, a Yemeni military official said, raising to eight the number of attacks in less than two weeks as the Arab nation is on high alert against terrorism.<p>The uptick in drone strikes signals that the Obama administration …

States jostle for drone benefits

The drones of the future could bring a windfall for the U.S. economy, boosters hope — so states are elbowing to get a taste of the action.<p>Twenty-four states have submitted proposals to the Federal Aviation Administration to be test sites for unmanned aircraft, competing to be among six selected by …

Top Afghan Militant Reportedly Killed In U.S. Drone Strike

A senior leader of the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani network — considered one of the most dangerous factions fighting American troops in Afghanistan — has been killed in a U.S. drone strike over northwestern Pakistan, officials say.<p>Sangeen Zadran was among five people killed at a compound in the North …

Assassination TIME: Sr. journalist ‘can’t wait’ to justify drone strike that will kill Assange

The unethical and legally questionable statement made by TIME magazine’s senior national correspondent has been met with a barrage of criticism. …

‘Naming the Dead’: New project lists people killed by US drones in Pakistan

US drone strikes that the CIA claims target only al-Qaeda militants have killed at least 400 civilians in Pakistan over the past decade. That’s …

US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International

Joint report with Human Rights Watch judges US attacks in Yemen and Pakistan to have broken international human rights law<p>US officials responsible for the secret CIA drone campaign against suspected terrorists in Pakistan may have committed war crimes and should stand trial, a report by a leading …

Iran unveils 'biggest missile-equipped drone'

Iran has unveiled the biggest missile-equipped drone yet to be developed in the Islamic republic, the official IRNA news agency has reported.<p>Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Monday that the reconnaissance and combat drone Fotros had a range of 2,000km, capable of covering much of the Middle …