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Google smartwatch is real, Gmail and Maps updates incoming

Leading into I/O, lots of information gets tossed around. Some of it is complete nonsense, later unearthed to be so. Some is solid information, and questioned thoroughly before being vetted as accurate.<p><i>Android Authority</i> has recently spoken with sources close to Google regarding some of what is in …

Sony goes back in time to announce a 13.3-inch e-reader

A few years ago, a number of companies like Plastic Logic, Skiff, and even Amazon tried to crack the academic market with large-screened E Ink devices, but none managed to gain any traction. Now, in 2013, Sony is trying the same idea with a new device called Digital Paper — a 13.3-inch flexible E …

Samsung next gen 5G wireless service hits 1 Gbps in testing

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has been testing next-generation 5G wireless service in one of its in-house testing centers. Samsung …

Streaming Media

I Make My Living While Traveling The World

I take a sip of chilled Sauvignon Blanc while gazing at the sprawling vineyards below my balcony. With the sun on my face, my husband and I dig into some fresh fruit from the local farmers’ market—crisp pears, figs and goat cheese.<p>A warm breeze flutters the gauzy fabric of my sundress as we open …

Europe stocks retreat from 2013 high

LONDON (MarketWatch) — European stock markets retreated from a 2013 high on Monday after a mixed bag of Chinese data highlighted growth concerns in …

Stock Markets

China’s recovery is “painfully slow” | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Official figures released on Monday showed that China’s economy is not getting worse – industrial production rose a touch, as did …

Does Joe Biden Really Think He Can Succeed Obama?

Brinkley writes:<p>It's not far-fetched to think that Biden will run for president in 2016 on Obama's coattails. This notion surprises many Republicans, who feel Obama is foundering and that Biden, who will be 74 at the beginning of the next presidential term, is too old. But Biden is smart to stay …

Joe Biden

Scrubbing the Truth From Benghazi - The Atlantic

"These changes don't resolve all of my issues or those of my building's leadership." With that sentence, one in a series of emails and draft "talking points" leaked to Jonathan Karl of ABC News, the Obama administration was caught playing politics with Benghazi.<p>Summaries of White House and State …

U.S. State Department

Go away, 2016 presidential obsession!

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>The media fixate on the presidential race while sequester cuts fester and real questions about Libya go unanswered<p>Joan Walsh<p>May 13, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>No matter that Sen. Rand Paul can’t even spell Hillary Clinton’s name right on Twitter, as he insists the Benghazi killings …

The Downtoning of America

President Obama went to Austin, Texas, last week in pursuit of an industrial and employment revival. He wants to launch manufacturing institutes to foster American innovation and job creation.<p>Republicans responded by ridiculing the president, in the same arrogant way that the blooded aristocrats on …

'These United States': How Obama's Vocal Tic Reveals a Polarized America

The story of our nation is writ small in how we describe ourselves -- as a unified whole or a group of communities. Lately, it seems to be the latter.<p>Reuters<p>Speaking at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library last month, President Obama said more than he meant to. In fact, he …

The downsides of U.S. energy independence

For four decades, U.S. foreign policy has been dictated by the country's dependence on Middle Eastern oil. What Barack Obama has called an "addiction" to foreign crude is seen as having undermined the ability of the world's most powerful nation to control its own destiny.<p>No wonder the suddenly …

S Korea president sorry for 'unsavoury' act

Park Geun-hye, South Korea's president, has personally apologised for an "unsavoury" incident during her summit visit to the US that led to the dismissal of her chief spokesman.<p>Yoon Chang-jung was sacked over allegations that he had sexually harassed a female intern, a Korean-American, while …

Russia shift on Syria sees Cameron urge new Western approach

David Cameron will tell President Barack Obama that Russia is shifting its position on Syria and the opportunity exists to “put some flesh on the bones” of a new peace drive.<p>The Prime Minister is holding talks with the US leader in Washington just days after meeting Russia’s President Vladimir …

Syria conflict: US and UK pledge to bolster opposition

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Middle East

Carlos the Jackal appeals against life term in France

<b>Self-styled revolutionary "Carlos the Jackal" has returned to court in Paris to appeal against his life sentence for deadly attacks in France in the 1980s.</b><p>The Venezuelan, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, has always denied playing any role in the bomb attacks that killed 11 people.<p>Ramirez, …

Terrorism

Obama urges UK: Fix EU problems before 'breaking' relationship

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/977000/977919_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534711991_600fb470645f545978e59398d08db7b8<p><b>US President Barack Obama has said the UK should try to "fix" its relationship with the EU before "breaking it off".</b><p>Speaking alongside David Cameron at …

Great Britain

Nigeria's Boko Haram releases hostage video

<b>Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram has abducted women and children in response to the arrest of its members' wives and children, it says.</b><p>Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video, showing women and children purportedly being held.<p>If confirmed, these would be the first Nigerians …

Boko Haram

Tia Sharp murder trial: Stuart Hazell pleads guilty

<b>The man accused of murdering 12-year-old Tia Sharp after sexually assaulting her has changed his plea to guilty.</b><p>Stuart Hazell, 37, the partner of Tia's grandmother, had claimed the girl died in an accident at their house in Croydon, south London, last year.<p>Tia was last seen alive at the house on 3 …

Crime

Ice floe surges across frozen reservoir in Canada - video

Aerial footage shot above a frozen reservoir in Canada shows an ice floe surging for miles through the Codette reservoir. The video, taken during an …

Mother's Day parade shooting: New Orleans police search for suspects - video

Police in New Orleans are searching for three suspects after 19 people, including two children, were injured in a shooting at a Mother's Day parade …

Opinion

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Paris projected as pivotal climate point

Nations convene to discuss global warming issues.<p>We'll always have Paris. Paris is a nice place for a romance, or restaurants, or writing poems, or all of the above, by all accounts. But how about Paris as a place to settle the world's global warming troubles?<p>Paris is about as perfect as we are …

'Dramatic decline' warning for plants and animals

<b>More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change.</b><p>New research suggests that biodiversity around the globe will be significantly impacted if temperatures rise more than 2C.<p>But the scientists say that the losses …

Climate Change

Large Swamp Rats Called Nutria Consuming Louisiana's Wetlands

The Weather Channel reports that large swamp rats, called nutria (<i>Myocastor coypus</i>), are "eating Louisiana." This is technically correct as the …