Rigo Morales

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Mexico's lower house of Congress approves new taxes on junk food

MEXICO CITY — It may soon cost more to get fat in Mexico.<p>New taxes on high-calorie junk food and sugary drinks were approved by Mexico’s lower house of<p>Congressin a marathon 18-hour session that ended Friday morning. They are part of a broader package of taxes and other fiscal changes proposed by …

How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

Big Blue is using the human brain as a template for breakthrough designs. Brace yourself for a supercomputer that's cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a backpack.<p>ZURICH, Switzerland -- Despite a strong philosophical connection, computers and brains inhabit separate …

Quantum Computing

Samsung $150 smart box packs in streaming apps, cable

The player includes more than 100 apps such as Amazon Instant Video and Netflix, as well as Samsung's recommendation tool.<p>Samsung on Thursday made its latest push into the smart TV market with a new "Smart Media Player" that lets users access both apps and live cable content.<p>The product, model No. …

Televisions

Prince William grants knighthood for the first time

Britain’s Prince William reached another milestone in his royal career Thursday by honoring scores of Brits in a knighting ceremony at London’s Buckingham Palace.<p>Looking handsome in his ceremonial Royal Air Force uniform, the Duke of Cambridge stepped in for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, to …

Buckingham Palace

Girls' arrests in Florida bullying case may mark turning point

Tough stance by Sheriff Grady Judd in the Rebecca Sedwick case may reflect a shift in how law enforcement reacts to cyber bullying.<p>October 17, 2013|By Ralph Vartabedian<p>Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about the events leading up to the arrest… (Calvin Knight, Associated…)<p>The unprecedented …

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Apple: No, We Can’t Read Your iMessages (And We Don’t Want to, Either)

Touting its commitment to user privacy in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal earlier this year, Apple said that the end-to-end encryption …

The scary new chapter of America’s 223-year love affair with debt

America might have too much debt for its system to cope with.<p>No, not the financial system. Sure, at $16.7 trillion, the US government has a lot of debt. But despite what you might hear, America is not bankrupt, any more than a homeowner with a mortgage is bankrupt. In fact, thanks to healthy buying …

Political Science

Why iPhone longevity means iOS carrier activation share doesn’t resemble sales

There was a lot of confusion yesterday when Verizon’s results were discussed, with more than one commentator confusing activations and sales. For the record, what Verizon announced was that 51 percent of its <i>activations</i> were iPhone, not 51 percent of its phone <i>sales</i>.<p>If you doubt the importance of …

Saudis Reject Security Council Seat, Citing 'Double Standards'

Saudi Arabia says it will turn down a two-year seat on the United Nation's Security Council in protest over "double standards" in resolving international conflicts.<p>"Saudi Arabia ... is refraining from taking membership of the U.N. Security Council until it has reformed so it can effectively and …

Virgin Galactic Wants To Do Moon Cruises, Replace The Concorde For Terrestrial Travel

Virgin Galactic is starting off sending a small group of billionaires into space, which is pretty cool… if you’re a billionaire. But the startup’s (yes, it’s a startup, even with Richard Branson at the helm) Commercial Director Stephen Attenborough took the stage at Wired 2013 in London today to …

Apple recalls last year's MacBook Air due to faulty SSDs

Apple has just announced that it is recalling certain models of last year's MacBook Air lineup — if you have an Air with either a 64GB or 128GB SSD drive, your drive could be faulty and in need of replacement. The company has pushed a firmware update out to the Mac App Store which tests your drive …

Lamborghini creates $4.5 million topless supercar

Veneno rockets to 62 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds

Latino Groups Urge California To Investigate Herbalife As A 'Pyramid Scheme' | Fox News

A coalition of Latino and African American civil rights organizations is urging the state of California to investigate Herbalife, a popular and controversial seller of nutritional products accused of being a pyramid scheme that takes advantage of minority communities.<p>The League of United Latin …

SoftBank Snags $1.26 Billion Stake in Brightstar

Japan’s SoftBank said on Friday that it is investing $1.26 billion to take a majority stake in wireless distributor Brightstar as part of an effort …

Renewable Energy

The Pope’s New Posture: At Odds With American Conservatives

If Wal­lace Stevens, the famed poet, were de­scrib­ing the re­cent buzz about the Ro­man Cath­ol­ic Church, he might call it “Thir­teen Ways of …

BlackBerry Z30 Review: What Exactly Is the Problem with This Phone?

BlackBerry’s newest all touchscreen flagship was announced at a strange time, amid talks of the company courting talk of acquisitions. Nonetheless, it comes out of the gate swinging with the BlackBerry’s largest touchscreen to date – a full 5-inches, a powerful 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and the …

Italy steps up migrant boat patrols after tragedies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1018000/1018902_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522268808_40e68185e6328296c7ba0d7fb7c8acf5<p><b>Italy is stepping up sea and air patrols following the deaths of hundreds of migrants sailing in overcrowded boats from North Africa.</b><p>Prime Minister …

North Africa

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