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Argentina on brink of second debt default in 12 years

Talks with vulture funds fail in case campaigners say could set precedent for investors to wreck other countries' debt deals<p>Argentina is on the brink of its second debt default since the turn of the century, as hopes fade that last-minute talks will hammer out a deal with "vulture fund" …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Over 20,000 historical maps are now free to download from the New York Public Library

Cartophiles rejoice — the NYPL recently made over 20,000 historical maps from its database free to access, download, and use. The library's Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division created an entire website called Map Warper where users can create an account and access all the maps, which are …

8 things the make the Samsung Galaxy S5 better than the iPhone 5S

The danger of an article trying to compare an Android flagship smartphone to Apple’s top of the range iPhone is that it can very easily start a flame war. It is almost a sure recipe guaranteed to provoke name calling and accusations of “fanboy.” However, I am prepared to take the risk and let the …

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Report: 97% Of Mobile Malware Is On Android. This Is The Easy Way You Stay Safe

In 2013 Android grew to a very large number: 87%. This was its share of the global smartphone market. It also grew to an even larger one: 97%. This was Android’s share of global mobile malware.<p>Unless you’ve had your head under a rock you’ll have noticed the latter is fast becoming the weapon of …

Reddit User Posts $55,000 Hospital Bill for Appendectomy

When a 20-year-old man got over the pain of having his burst appendix removed in October, he got hit with a hospital bill he wasn't expecting.<p>The …

Health Care

The World's Largest Vessel Enters The Water In South Korea

Shell has just floated the hull of the world's largest vessel out of its dry dock in South Korea. It's so massive that if you stood it up, it would be 1,601 feet tall, reaching higher into the sky than the Empire State Building.<p>The vessel, called the Prelude, will actually be used more as a …

Amazon's top reviewers get free products in exchange for write-ups

Amazon's customer reviews aren't all put together by thoughtful buyers: as it turns out, Amazon has a program that sends free products to some of its top-ranked reviewers in exchange for a write-up. The program is called Amazon Vine, and though it's been running since 2007, a new NPR report is …

Driver cited for wearing Google Glass may be first in California

SAN DIEGO -- With every technological advance, society must answer certain questions.<p>One of those questions may have been answered Tuesday night on a busy freeway in San Diego County.<p>Yes, you can get a ticket for driving while wearing the new eyewear-like<p>Google Glasswearable computer, which is now …

China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …

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Understanding Obamacare

What the Fight's Really About<p>The story of two Georgia Republicans captures the essence of the fight over the law. One wants to wipe Obamacare off the books. The other says he needs it to stay alive.<p>The Big Change: Covering Pre-Existing Conditions<p>The major new benefit for consumers, as the law …

Health Care

Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet and refreshed XPS 15 now available online

Dell introduced us to its Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet and Haswell refresh of the XPS 15 earlier this month, and starting today both products -- along with two Venue Android slates -- are available online. The Venue 8 Pro, you may recall, offers an 1,280 x 800 IPS display, an Atom processor and …

In Ariz., A Solar Plant That Powers 70,000 Homes Day Or Night

Outside Phoenix, Ariz., on Wednesday, a power company turned on one of the largest solar power plants of its kind in the world. But unlike other solar farms, this plant continues giving power to 70,000 Arizona households long after the sunset.<p>The Solana plant uses 3,200 mirrors that are tilted so …

Apple Maps leads drivers onto Alaska airport taxiway

Drivers using Apple Maps to get to the Fairbanks International Airport apparently followed directions that told them to turn onto a taxiway. The drivers then crossed a runway to get to the terminal.<p>According to Apple Maps, it's 3,550 miles from my house to the Fairbanks International Airport in …

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Buyer’s remorse? Here’s how to go back to iOS 6 while you still can (Update: Loophole closed)

Update: Bad news. Apple has stopped signing the 6.1.3/4 so you won’t easily be able to downgrade.<p>Apple launched iOS 7 yesterday, and while adoption rates are soaring, some users are less-than-thrilled with the new look and feel of their phones. Typically Apple doesn’t allow iOS to be downgraded to …

Motorola Bashes Apple's iPhone Fingerprint Reader, Forgets It Sold One First

Motorola’s social media team seems awfully concerned about its customers fingers. Maybe they should more concerned about where they’re pointing their own.<p>A tweet posted Tuesday from the account of Motorola Mobility, now owned by Google, seemed to take a potshot at Apple‘s newly-released iPhone 5s, …

Wacom's Bamboo Pad: a Magic Trackpad-esque peripheral with stylus input for $49 and $79

Touch pads are nice for navigating with gestures, but what about when you need to scribble a signature or mark up a draft by hand? Well, Wacom has an option with its new stylus-friendly Bamboo Pad. The peripheral enables multitouch gestures alongside a pressure-sensitive Wacom stylus. Compatible …

Sony's Xperia M out now and unlocked for $250

If you've been waiting with bated breath to buy Sony's Xperia M, it's time to exhale. An unlocked handset in black or white will set you back $250 from Newegg and the Sony Store, though the latter also has a yellow option. However, you're out of luck if you had your hopes up for a purple smartphone …

How fracking impacts drought in Texas

According to recent reports, the practice of hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, which is used for oil extraction, is making the drought problem in Texas much worse. This is while people across this country are being asked at an increasing rate to weigh the benefits and …

Egyptian Churches Burned, Attacked As Religious Leaders Call On Prayers For Peace

Human rights groups decried reported attacks and torchings targeting dozens of churches in Egypt amid a mounting death toll as fighting between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi continued Friday.<p>It's unclear how many churches have been affected during violence that has …

Microsoft launches Windows Phone web tool to let anyone create apps

Microsoft wants Windows Phone developers and apps, and it's launching a developer tool on Tuesday in its latest effort to secure apps for its ecosystem. A beta version of Windows Phone App Studio is now available, and it lets anyone create a Windows Phone app from the web without any knowledge of …

Obama Administration Vetoes Ban On Certain iPhones And iPads

President Obama’s administration has vetoed a decision by the United States International Trade Commission to ban the import and sale of a number of Apple products, including models of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2.<p>The ITC announced the ban in June after finding that those devices had violated a patent …

Why the Price Tag for Global Warming Just Went Up by $60 Trillion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>$60 trillion dollars is enough money that you could spend $1 million every minute for a century and …

The US spends more on social services than its health care-loving neighbor Canada

America spends a bigger share of its national paycheck on social services than its health care-providing neighbor to the north.<p>New numbers published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show that public “social expenditures” in the US have overtaken those of Canada. …

Health Care

How Google accidentally uncovered a Chinese ring of car thieves

Looking for fraud on AdWords, the team found something more mysterious<p>AdWords is the core of the business of Google, delivering billions of data-targeted ads to browsers every year. Most of the ads are legitimate, but not all of them, and it’s Google’s job to tell which is which. Last year, that …

The Most Racist Part of the Zimmerman Trial Was the Media

How many young African-American men were killed in Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York during the Zimmerman trial? It's difficult to find out because most news organizations apparently aren't interested. But the numbers are startling. Crystal Wright reports from the U.K, that<p>During the July 4th …

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White supremacy, meet black rage

How does black life come to have value in a white supremacist system, where the rules only apply to us?<p>Yesterday, six women in the state of Florida, five of them white, made clear that the inherent value of black life and black personhood is legally indefensible.<p>The legal sanctioning of George …

How to Explain George Zimmerman's Verdict to Future Children of Color

<b>1. "F-cking punks. These a--holes. They always get away."</b><p>You could quote neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman himself, telling your kids that "f-cking punks. These a--holes. They always get away," but that could be inappropriate. For one, he used profane language, but more importantly, …

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