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US sending more troops, aircraft to hunt Ugandan warlord Kony

President Obama is committing more military resources, including aircraft and special operations forces, to the hunt for notorious African warlord Joseph Kony.<p>Early Monday, the White House confirmed a Washington Post report that the U.S. was sending "associated support personnel," and a "limited …

Everybody loses in ping pong match between robot and man

When robot maker Kuka announced that it would be pitting its Agilus robot against table tennis star Timo Boll last month, we expected a fair fight. Conditioned professional human athlete against a cold, merciless, bright orange mechanical arm on a small wooden field, both wielding the same …

Twitter’s Oscars stats: 3.3B tweets viewed worldwide, reaching 37M people

No matter what you think of Ellen’s selfie, it’s hard to deny the impact the Oscars had on Twitter this year.<p>Twitter revealed this morning that tweets about the Oscars were viewed more than 3.3 billion times between 5 p.m. Eastern on Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday morning. But perhaps even more …

How The Western Press Is Getting It Terribly Wrong In Ukraine

When the pundits talk about Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine, they usually mean troops and tanks, but his greatest weapons are ,in fact, his propaganda machine and the gullible western media.<p>So far, he has been winning stunning victories without firing a shot. Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin …

The Steel in Barack Obama’s Spine

In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task?<p>As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some have called the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. True or not, it’s clear his …

Uh-Oh, Now It Looks Like There Isn't A New Apple TV On Its Way

The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and 9to5Mac all said Apple was developing a new version of its little hockey puck sized TV box.<p>But on Friday, Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple shot down much of that reporting. He did it in his own signature way.<p>If you don't follow the Apple blogosphere, this takes a …

Mexican drug lord's deputy to plead guilty in $1bn trafficking conspiracy

A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman indicated in a US courtroom Wednesday that he will change his plea to guilty in a $1bn trafficking conspiracy that prosecutors say was masterminded by his infamous boss.<p>The decision by Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez, who stood …

Head Of Ukrainian Parliament Assumes Presidential Power

<b>This post was updated at 4:00 p.m. ET.</b><p>Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's opponents are moving quickly to take government power, although no one is certain how permanent those moves will be.<p>The Ukrainian legislature has voted to give the president's powers temporarily to the Parliament speaker, …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ (512GB)

Part Number: 10024048<p>CNET may get a commission from these offers.<p>Quick Specifications<p>Compatibility Mac<br>PC<br>• Color Category black<br>• Type solid state drive<br>• Capacity 512 GB<br>• Hard Drive Type external hard drive<p>Full Product Specifications

Bloodshed continues in South Sudan as warring groups remain deadlocked

It is time to take stock in South Sudan, a process involving macabre, but far from conclusive calculations. No one knows for certain how many have died. The ethnic groups targeted by the massacres are totting up lists of (largely civilian) victims, most belonging to the Dinka and Nuer ethnic …

The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

Flappy Bird Developer Says He’s Taking The Hit Game Down Tomorrow

The developer of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird just declared that he’s taking the game down tomorrow.<p>Dong Nguyen, an indie game developer based in Hanoi, Vietnam, tweeted, “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.” He then …

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Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review: A Small But Spectacular Android Smartphone

Sony debuted the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES, noting that the consumer who prefers to have a smaller device does not want fewer features. Could Sony take the experience in their flagship smartphone and pack it into a much smaller package without reducing the functionality?<p>In the marketplace, the …

IBM says it’s king of cloud. Amazon, I’m guessing, would beg to differ

Cloud reporters got a pitch from IBM(s ibm) the morning after Amazon’s fourth quarter earnings announcement claiming that it — not Amazon(s amzn) Web …

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Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Dennis Rodman: ‘I’m Not a Traitor’

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman offered a sort-of apology for his antics during recent trips to North Korea on Friday, in a wide-ranging CNN interview …

Richard Sherman Explains Actions After 2014 NFC Championship in MMQB Column

You've heard the rant. Now, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has offered insight into his much-discussed postgame interview with Fox Sports' Erin Andrews, in which he excoriated San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree.<p>In a first-person column for The MMQB, Sherman indicated that …

Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend found guilty in retrial

Amanda Knox and Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty by an Italian court in their latest trial more than two years after they were acquitted of murdering a British student.<p>Knox, 26, remained in her Seattle home for the current trial, which was ordered after Italy's Supreme …

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