Rob Mckinley Thomas

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Travelers Rent Their Cars Out At Airports, In A New Business Model

At a few U.S. airports, travelers have a new option besides paying for long-term parking or finding a ride. A service named FlightCar allows them to leave their car in the company's lot — and rent it out while they're away.<p>In exchange, the travelers get a ride to their terminal and, after their …

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It's Too Late to Delay Obamacare

The website is riddled with glitches—why not just postpone the launch? Because doing so could increase customer costs or deprive citizens of coverage entirely.<p>Delay is in the air.<p>Marco Rubio on Monday introduced the “Delay Until Fully Functional Act” to postpone the Affordable Care Act's individual …

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Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants

Files obtained from Edward Snowden suggest NSA can collect information sent by fibre optic cable between Google and Yahoo data hubs 'at will'<p>Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency has secretly …

Biden presses Senate Dems on Iran

Vice President Joe Biden joined other top Obama administration officials on Thursday in a bid to persuade the Senate not to impose new sanctions on Iran, a sign of how eager the White House is to avoid a conflict with Congress over the delicate diplomatic matter.<p>Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry …

We're Still Finding Glitches with Healthcare.gov

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just one day after Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was grilled …

'I Was Very Shocked,' Says Driver Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass

The Google Glass is a hands-free device, but that didn't stop a California driver from getting a ticket for wearing the headset during a traffic stop this week. Cecilia Abadie, who's in Google's Explorer program of people testing Glass before its official launch, got a ticket for speeding — and for …

Israeli air strikes hit Syrian military base

Israel has launched air strikes against a Syrian airbase in the northern province of Latakia, according to media reports and officials.<p>A US official confirmed that "there was an Israeli strike" on Thursday but gave no detail on the location or the target, according to the AFP news agency.<p>Citing …

Israeli Warplanes Strike Inside Syria for Fifth Time This Year

Israeli warplanes conducted an airstrike early today on a Syrian military facility near the northern Syrian port city of Latakia along the …

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Which Plans Cover Abortion? No Answers On HealthCare.gov

As if the rollout of the federal health law didn't have enough problems, abortion is back in the spotlight.<p>How the various health plans in the exchanges would or would not pay for abortion was one of the very last issues settled before the bill was passed in 2010. Now abortion's invisibility on the …

Israel plans massive settlement push

JERUSALEM -- Israel has announced that it is advancing plans to build settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem amid sharp international criticism that the projects will hurt the peace process with the Palestinians.<p>Hours after releasing a group of Palestinian prisoners Tuesday night, Israel …

Book: Obama mulled Clinton as VP

Top Barack Obama campaign aides considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the 2012 Democratic ticket, going so far as to test the shake up in polls and focus groups, according to a new book.<p>The bombshell details are revealed in “Double Down: Game …

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Israel strikes Russian weapons shipment in Syria

US security official says attack occurred in port city of Latakia and that target was Russian-made SA-125 missiles<p>Israeli warplanes have attacked a shipment of Russian missiles inside a Syrian government stronghold, officials say, a development that threatened to add another volatile layer to …

Few Obamacare insurance sign-ups on opening day, documents show

WASHINGTON - -Just six enrollments occurred on the opening day for www.healthcare.gov, the troubled Obamacare website, according to documents released late Thursday by a House oversight committee.<p>Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, obtained …

Mega Sync Client for Windows, Mac, Linux is Coming Soon

Kim Dotcom’s Mega, the cloud storage service based in New Zealand, is coming to iOS any day now; Dotcom says his company submitted the app yesterday to Apple’s App Store for approval. At the same time, the entrepreneur announced a Sync client is coming for Windows, Mac, and Linux.<p>The news came in …

Android 4.4 KitKat Continues To Reduce Fragmentation Of The Platform Thanks To Google Play

With the release of Android 4.4 (codename KitKat, in an interesting marketing move with Nestle), Google has taken more control of the software stack of the mobile operating system, leaving less control in the hands of the networks and addressing the issue of fragmentation in Android.<p>This is not a …

iPad Air sells out in New York, Hong Kong, other parts of China

Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini launch seems to be going very well indeed.<p>The new Air is available in 42 countries on launch day, the most ever, and initial reports on sales are very positive. Sales in Hong Kong are almost at a standstill after local Apple stores sold out, and shipping times across …

Google+: Down but not out

<i>By Vishal Sankhla, Co-Founder of Viralheat</i><p>When Google+ was first released 2011, I was one of the many people who followed it blindly into the new frontier. “Google is a great company,” I thought. “This digital god and ruler of Internet can do no wrong!”<p>But as months rolled by, the hype died down …

Intel's first modem with 2G, 3G and LTE is ready to roll in tablets, phones and laptops

You might see more (good) phones and tablets with Intel inside, now that the company has started shipping its new LTE-capable XMM 7160 chip to manufacturers. We say "new," but it's actually been a long time coming -- the company first revealed the radio in early 2012 and officially announced it in …