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US allows ferry services to Cuba

The United States has authorised commercial ferry services to Cuba for the first time in more than a half-century, in a major step in improving relations between the two countries.<p>In what was hailed by ferry operators as an "historical event," the US Treasury on Tuesday lifted a decades-old ban and …

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Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>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 …

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A dance of "Symbiosis"

Two Pilobolus dancers perform "Symbiosis." Does it trace the birth of a relationship? Or the co-evolution of symbiotic species? Music: "God Music," …

A life of purpose

Pastor Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose-Driven Life," reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book's wild success. He explains …

Tootin' Bathtub Baby Cousins - Official

Google rolls out 3D maps for Tokyo and other Japanese urban hubs

As ubiquitous as 3D city maps might be these days, they typically don't cover Tokyo -- quite possibly due to the massive size of Japan's megalopolis. Google, however, has just taken on that daunting task. Fire up Google Maps or Google Earth and you'll now see 3D imagery for the greater Tokyo area, …

Motorola hires Disney scientist who made plants sing

Motorola has hired one of the world's premier interaction designers, Dr. Ivan Poupyrev. Poupyrev, voted one of the world's most creative people in 2013 by <i>Fast Company</i>, comes to the Google-owned phone manufacturer from Disney Research.<p>He joins Motorola to work in the Google-owned company's Advanced …

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Google brings Play Movies and TV to iOS

Google has been bringing more and more of its services to iOS over the years, and a new one just launched today: users can now play back movies and TV shows they've purchased from Google Play on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Design-wise, it's very reminiscent of the Google Play web store and …

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