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Here’s a Rare and Intimate Look at Everyday Life in North Korea

North Korea is a notoriously secretive country, one that regularly blocks visitors from capturing images of its cities and the day-to-day activities of its people.<p>However, there have been a few exceptions to the rule, including one that was made when David Guttenfelder, the Associated Press’ chief …

In New Poll, ‘Sobering’ News for Both Parties on Midterm Elections

Countering a wave of speculation that Republicans will make big gains in November, GOP pollster Ed Goeas cautions that the midterm elections still …

Takeaways: Hobby Lobby arguments

The Obama administration faced a skeptical Supreme Court bench on Tuesday as it defended its Obamacare requirement that most employers provide contraception in their company health plans.<p>The administration argued that the policy improves women’s health without placing an illegally large burden on …

Obama administration will allow more time to enroll in health care on federal marketplace

By Amy Goldstein<p>Amy Goldstein<p>Reporter covering health-care policy and other social policy issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 …

A brief history of Obamacare delays

Did anyone really doubt that the final Obamacare enrollment deadline would slip, too?<p>It’s not like the Obama administration is setting a new precedent with its latest move — giving customers more time to enroll after next Monday’s deadline if they’re already in line.<p>In reality, the administration …

Romney says Obama should have seen Ukraine crisis coming

President Obama should have anticipated that Russia would intervene in Crimea and taken action to prevent the crisis from escalating, former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Tuesday.<p>"The president should have been able to see this coming. I’m sure many …

Obamacare applicants to get more deadline flexibility

The Obama administration will give more time to people who try to apply for health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace by Monday but encounter difficulty, administration officials said Tuesday evening.<p>Monday is the deadline for people to enroll in order to have coverage for this year …

Why Apple’s dream for television keeps falling apart

Three years after Steve Jobs said he had “finally cracked” it, Apple’s vision for the future of television isn’t much closer to reality.<p>Apple’s pursuit of TV has included talks with seemingly every major player in the industry. Sources confirm at least preliminary discussions with Comcast, Verizon, …

USC Will Offer A Google Glass Journalism Class This Fall

This fall, students at the University of Southern California could witness a techno-savvy fashion trend amidst a sea of flip-flops and sweatpants: Google Glass.<p>To wit: The university’s Anneburg School of Journalism will offer a new course called Glass Journalism that aims to create apps for the …

Intel Buys Wearables Company Basis Science

Intel on Tuesday announced it has purchased Basis Science, the company behind the Basis Band health tracker.<p>Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but</i> …

The Creator Of Doom Is Now A Facebook Employee

This isn’t bizzaro world. We will soon live in a world where the maker of Doom, Quake and most of my childhood memories works for Mark Zuckerberg. John Carmack will soon be a Facebook employee.<p>Facebook just announced its plan to buy Oculus VR for around $2 billion in cash and stock. The company …

Apple engineer explains where the iPhone came from

Offering a rare interview in the run-up to another legal fray between Samsung and Apple, the senior engineer behind the iPhone has explained where it all started, part of Apple's plan to communicate how groundbreaking the original iPhone was. Talking to the <i>WSJ</i>, Greg Christie explained how the …

The 2005 Steve Jobs ultimatum that became the iPhone

In 2005, Greg Christie was working on the device that would become the iPhone, and running out of time. As a senior software engineer at Apple, Christie had been given an ultimatum by Steve Jobs: bigger ideas and bigger concepts for the iPhone's software in two weeks, or else the project would be …

The HTC One M8: A Phone For Hipsters

HTC is looking to build on the success of the HTC One with its new phone, the, erm, HTC One. Well, that’s not entirely accurate, it’s called the HTC One M8, but it feels like the M8 was added on the launch day because of the mass confusion the name was causing.<p>HTC desperately wants to distance …

Pinterest and Instagram Are About to Get Into a Huge Brawl

It’s almost payday for Pinterest. The four-year-old social network that functions as a digital scrapbook will soon begin letting marketers advertise …

Welcome to the VR social: What to expect from Oculus in the Facebook era

Despite doom-saying, the acquisition could prove beneficial for all involved.<p>If you asked me yesterday to start listing companies that might purchase …

Gmail experiment shows promotional messages as image-heavy cards

The promotions tab in Gmail is basically a glorified spam filter. Sure, it's not <i>really</i> spam, but you probably don't bother to read many emails in there. At best you give it a cursory glance to make sure Caskers wasn't offering "the bourbon that beat Pappy" again. But, more often than not, you …

Oculus was the future of gaming. Now it’s the future of Facebook.

Facebook is buying VR headset company Oculus for $2 billion. The paycheck gets the founders a massive payday, but leaves a bitter taste for its …

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Return of ‘airpocalypse’: Beijing’s expats flee smog

<b>Editor's Note</b> <i>(8 December 2015): With an air quality red alert issued in Beijing for the first time ever, BBC Capital brings back this story of expats fleeing the city because of the excess pollution.</i><p>After five years in Beijing, Hannah Sanders and her husband Ben, both employed at Harrow School …

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U.S. Products Made In China Cause An Extra Full Day Of Smog A Year In Los Angeles

In the spring, when the dominant winds carrying over fumes from Chinese smokestacks are particularly strong, sulfate particles produced from China’s …

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Malaysia Airlines MH370: Finger of suspicion points at pilots as Chinese satellite spots 'debris'

Data analysis rules out fire damage and intervention from passenger on vanished plane<p>Authorities investigating the disappearance of Flight MH370 have narrowed their investigation down to the aircraft’s two pilots following extensive analysis of data from the plane.<p>Senior sources involved in the …