Richard Hurter

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What if the NFL had expanded playoffs in 2013?

The idea of expanded NFL playoffs has been floated recently, so we took a look at how it would have changed things this season.<p>Expanded NFL playoffs were a popular topic on Monday with Dan Patrick saying the NFL planned to add a wild card team next year and the league denying that claim shortly …

Red McCombs bashes Texas hire

Longtime booster Red McCombs is not a fan of Texas' decision to hire coach Charlie Strong away from Louisville, calling it a "kick in the face" …

UK box office sees biggest drop in 20 years

The absence of James Bond from British cinema screens saw UK and Republic of Ireland box office takings in 2013 fall by the largest amount in more than 20 years. Studios failed to produce a hit on the scale of Skyfall, 007's 2012 outing, with cinemas taking £1.17bn in 2013, down 1% on the previous …

Atmel envisions cool curved car touchscreens for the future

Atmel is showing off its vision for the future of car touchscreen displays at the 2014 International CES. The the semiconductor company’s vision includes curved displays with no mechanical buttons.<p>The AvantCar concept feature XSense flexible touch sensor chips and are meant to highlight the next …

Russia launches Sochi clampdown a month before Winter Olympic Games

The feared Federal Security Service (FSB) takes charge of a security clampdown even fiercer than that seen at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing<p>Russia launches the largest security operation in Olympic history today with one month to go before Vladimir Putin kicks off the Winter Games in Sochi amid …

Egypt's ousted cabinet seeks ICC arbitration

Egypt’s deposed government filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC), requesting investigations into what it described as crimes committed by the military against its members.<p>The complaint accused the military of staging a coup d’etat against the country’s first elected President …

Winter Olympics: Russia launches Sochi security clampdown

<b>Russia has launched one of the biggest security operations in Olympic history, a month before the start of the Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.</b><p>The authorities are deploying more than 30,000 police and interior ministry troops and limiting access to the area.<p>The main concern is the …

Sony's Core isn't a wearable, it's a sensor (hands-on)

The Core is tiny. Thick as two sticks of gum, but twice as smart, this is Sony's renewed effort for wearables and it really couldn't look more different from the SmartWatch we saw in 2013. It's a different device to begin with: an activity tracker with no screen. Sony's still keeping it all pretty …