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What Obama's Speech Means for Guantanamo

In a major speech Thursday at the National Defense University, President Barack Obama described in broad terms what his administration has framed as …

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Star Trek Into Darkness spoilers: review of J.J. Abrams movie. (AUDIO)

On the Spoiler Special podcast, <b>Slate</b> movie critic Dana Stevens talks in detail about new and forthcoming movies with a guest. You can listen to past …

The Most Scandalous Gowns On The Cannes Red Carpet

But people aren't just talking about the film premieres and parties, the buzz is all about the red carpet.<p>While some celebrities have gone classy like Nicole Kidman, others like model Irina Shayk (right) are letting it all hang out. Literally.

In risky new tack, Microsoft stacks Surface against iPad

Microsoft's "iPad vs. Windows" campaign now includes iPad vs. Surface RT. Is Microsoft picking the right fight?<p>On the back of new ads that zero on the iPad's (purported) weaknesses, Microsoft has thrown up a comparison page that stacks the iPad against four Windows 8 tablets.<p>Microsoft isn't using …


Mailbox launches iPad app and says Android is in the works

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>If you were an avid user of the popular email app Mailbox and were worried by the company’s acquisition by Dropbox, never …

Paul O’Connell walks the road back into Lions contention

The knock on the door tended to come at a late hour, just as the family were preparing for bed. Paul O’Connell knew who it was.<p>It was mid-winter, early January, bleak outside but still he would reach for his tracksuit, pull on a pair of trainers and slip out into the night. It was a slow walk to …