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U.S. Army sending armored convoy 1,100 miles through Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eastern Europe, here comes the cavalry.<p>The U.S. Army says it will soon be sending armored Stryker vehicles on a 1,100-mile convoy through six European countries to show solidarity to allies in the wake of recent Russian actions in the Ukraine and Crimea that have Eastern Europe on edge.<p>The …

Military

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Sleep
Contact Lenses

Bali Nine: Indonesia has death penalty double standard, says brother of spared maid

The family of an Indonesian domestic worker on death row in Saudi Arabia has criticised the perceived hypocrisy of the Indonesian government, which has paid “blood money” to save her but which refuses to countenance stopping the execution of two Australians in Bali.<p>In the case of Satinah Binti …

Asia

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …

Gear & Gadgets

Use this trick to see a map of everywhere Google knows you've been

Luckily, there's an easy way to see exactly what Google knows about where you've been, and you can even see a map of past locations you have visited.<p>This all depends on whether you have enabled two settings tied to your Google account: location reporting and location history. Of course Google lets …

Apps

18 apps that earn you money

We found 18 apps that will make you money. All of the apps can be downloaded for free, and each has a strong user base to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck.<p>From taking surveys to kicking back and watching TV, here are the apps that will put a little cash in your pocket.

Apps

Top 10 movies of 2014 you absolutely must watch

2014 has been an intriguing 12 months for movies. With no obvious breakout Oscar winners (a la <i>12 Years a Slave</i>) or billion-dollar box office smashes (like <i>The Avengers</i>), it’s easy to think it’s been a forgettable year.<p>But that’s not really true. Peer beneath the surface and it has, in fact, been a …

Here's another peek at Google's build-your-own-smartphone project

Project Ara has only exploded in prominence since Google unloaded Motorola earlier this year, and now we're getting yet another peek at the work in progress. The Phonebloks team just released a video showing off the progress Google and its partners have made on those modular smartphones, and things …

South Korea and the U.S. Reacted Much Differently to a Credit Card Theft Scandal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Residents in both the U.S. and South Korea were recently hit with a major security breach that let …

Teach Siri How To Pronounce Tricky Names [iOS Tips]

I’ve grown up with this last name, so I’m fairly used to people butchering it. I’m surprised at the amazing number of pronunciations given to my last name over the past several decades, with people adding all sorts of weird consonants that just aren’t there.<p>Siri isn’t much different, though she …

Language Learning

WW2 bomb blast kills digger driver in Germany

<b>A World War Two bomb has exploded at a construction site near a west German town, killing a man and injuring eight others, police say.</b><p>The explosion occurred after a digger accidentally struck the device during excavation work in Euskirchen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.<p>The machine's …

Extremism

One-Way, Manned Mission To Mars Just Got Closer To Reality

Mars One announces deals with Lockheed Martin and SSTL to develop technology to colonize the Red Planet by 2025.<p>Yesterday, Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced the companies it hopes will build the technology necessary for the first private mission to Mars. Lockheed …

Cameron jokes about Mandela 'selfie' with a Kinnock

<b>David Cameron has joked about posing for a "selfie" photograph at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.</b><p>The prime minister, US president Barack Obama and Danish leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt huddled together for the snap.<p>Asked about it at PM's questions, he joked that Mr Mandela had "brought people" …

South Africa

Pantene Ad Defiantly Tackles How Women in the Workplace Are Labeled

Pantene Philippines has launched a powerful campaign pointing out how identical behavior often earns men and women different labels in the …

Advertising Industry

Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

Don't pout, it's hard to deny that this has been a special year in the history of taking pictures of yourself using a mobile phone. With that in mind, we announce the Guardian selfie awards<p>This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, …

Media reaction to the Obama-Cameron-Thorning Schmidt 'selfie' was immature and sexist

A day about bringing people together in the spirit of Nelson Mandela saw the media trying to write their own soap opera<p>With one simple human gesture, world leaders made a powerful statement at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg yesterday.<p>No, I'm not referring to the historic image of …

Chart Proves That Android Smartphones Are Bad Deal Compared To iPhones

When people talk about Android’s “fragmentation” problem, what they are referring to is the fact that the majority of Android devices are not running the most current version of Google’s mobile operating system.<p>The reason this is a big deal is because an ecosystem is only as strong as how many …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto uses cookstoves, a handheld fuel cell, and simple biomass fuels to power lights and devices in areas where electricity is scarce.<p>Billions of people in the developing world are using mobile phones, and a growing portion of them are connecting to the Internet for the time through them. But …

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

Electronic printable ink developed by scientists

A graphene-based electronic ink that paves the way for wearable, printed electronics and sensors, such as heart monitors, has been developed<p>An electronic ink that can be printed on a laser and then conducts electricity has been developed by scientists.<p>The graphene-based ink was used to make a small …

Kenya's women fight for justice in a land where rapists are sentenced to cut the grass

A vicious attack that left a schoolgirl in a wheelchair has fuelled campaign to change ingrained attitudes<p>Funerals can be lengthy affairs in western Kenya, and Liz, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, was out late at a wake for her grandfather that had stretched into the evening. She was on her way home when …