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Comcast may force us to rethink the definition of “cord-cutting”

Philly cable giant Comcast reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings today, and if things keep going the way they’re going, we may need to rethink what we mean when we talk about pay television’s cord-cutting crisis. While the company has been shedding traditional pay-TV customers, it’s …

Are you too old to rent a car? Maybe not, at least not the U.S. But abroad? That's another issue

Question: We are planning a trip to San Diego. We planned to fly in and rent a car to visit some family, then drive back to San Diego to leave on a cruise. We will both be 81 years old. Are we going to run into age restrictions? Do we need proof from our insurance carrier?<p>H. Lilly<p>Naples, …

6 Tips for Making Crispy Potatoes Every Time

I don’t think I need to convince you that in the genre of breakfast, potatoes need to be extra crispy. Eggs are soft and require contrast if you’re …

The Best Research on Body Fat, Losing Fat, and Eating Fat

<b>If I see an article on the Internet or in paper publication worth reading, I take notes of the gist of the article and secure its reference.</b> If it …

Greece prepares to help up to 150,000 stranded migrants

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece conceded Wednesday it is making long-term preparations to help as many as 150,000 stranded migrants as …

Border Crossings

Former Mt. Gox CEO officially charged with embezzlement

Mt. Gox is a sordid story seemingly refuses to die. Last we heard, the bitcoin exchange's CEO Mark Karpeles had been arrested by Tokyo police, and some six weeks later he's been charged with pilfering 321 million yen (around $2.7 million) of former clients' money according to <i>Reuter</i>s<i>.</i> Apparently he …

Stephen Colbert ridicules Vessyl’s digital cup

In case you haven’t had enough oddball product madness after that potato salad fiasco on Kickstarter, comedian Stephen Colbert has a hot tip for you: The Vessyl digital cup, which lets you know what you’re drinking and how many calories it contains, all while acting as a normal cup.<p>In typical …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Apps

Tony Gwynn tribute is noticeably absent from MLB All-Star Game broadcast

Baseball mourned the tragic loss of a Hall of Famer in recent weeks, but there was no mention of Tony Gwynn during the All-Star Game broadcast.<p>Earlier this year, Major League Baseball said an unfortunate goodbye to one of the greatest hitters of the last generation with the death of Tony Gwynn at …

Dick Cheney makes surprise CPAC stop

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>The former vice president strolls on stage during his daughter Liz Cheney’s speech<p>Mike Madden<p>February 18, 2010 6:41pm (UTC)<p>It was almost as good as Ronald Reagan himself showing up.<p>Dick Cheney just made a surprise appearance at CPAC, strolling out to the stage after his daughter …

Inside DarkMarket: a Silk Road the FBI can't touch

The Silk Road, for all its clever uses of security protections like Tor and Bitcoin to protect the site's lucrative drug trade, still offered its …