Sumesh Palikhe

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Loretta Lynn: a real musical trailblazer

Country music singer Loretta Lynn, The Coalminer's Daughter, is a bold songwriter<p>Even in her eighties, the awards keep flowing for <b>Loretta Lynn</b>. Her 2014 Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award (during which she stole the show at the Ryman Auditorium with a seemingly effortless …

Virgin Galactic Will Accept Bitcoins For A Trip To Space

<i>Richard Branson announced today that his commercial space company, Virgin Galactic, will accept Bitcoin in exchange for a ride into space.</i><p>The adoption of Bitcoin as a means of currency has now entered the final frontier: in a blog post today, Richard Branson announced that his commercial space …

Microsoft's device chief sees a future without three versions of Windows

Microsoft currently ships Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Phone software on a variety of devices, but it’s heading towards a future where just a single version of Windows will exist. Speaking at the UBS Global Technology Conference last week, Microsoft’s head of devices, Julie Larson-Green, …

Israel Renews Warnings of Military Action After Iran Nuclear Deal

Israel reacted with vehement skepticism at the signing of an interim agreement that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had vociferously described as …

Instagram May Be Launching A Private Messaging Feature Soon

Now, sources tell GigaOm that Instagram is getting ready to launch a new private messaging feature inside the visual content sharing platform, which will also include group messaging.<p>One of the most frustrating things about Instagram is the inability to contact a member privately; you have to say …

Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours

Sony isn't the only one that had a fantastic next-gen console launch. Microsoft has just announced that it, too, sold through one million Xbox One game systems in less than 24 hours. It's not a direct comparison, however: Microsoft launched in 13 countries, while the PlayStation 4 racked up one …

Apple starts selling unlocked, SIM-free iPhone 5s in the U.S.

Apple today released an unlocked GSM version of the iPhone 5s on its online store for the United States. This version of the iPhone 5s includes the same exact capabilities of the non-unlocked models, but does not include a SIM card. Users who buy this version of the iPhone will need to supply their …

Contractors Invited To Bid On Destroying Syria's Chemical Arsenal

Faced with a series of tight deadlines for ridding Syria of its chemical weapons, the international group running the effort is asking private chemical companies to submit bids for performing the work. The cost of the project would be capped at $54 million, and the contractors must be able to …

Mental issues cost Navy Yard killer access to secrets

A Florida tech firm briefly revoked Aaron Alexis' access before massacre because of erratic behavior.<p>Washington Navy Yard mass killer Aaron Alexis' employer had revoked his access to classified materials weeks before his rampage because of mental health problems but restored it two days later …

John Kerry and William Hague fly to Geneva to try to seal Iran nuclear deal

John Kerry arrived in Geneva on Saturday morning to join William Hague and other foreign ministers in negotiations on Iran's nuclear programme.<p>The Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov arrived on Friday afternoon for talks with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammed Javad Zarif.<p>France's Laurent Fabius …

Kerry heading to Geneva to join Iran nuclear talks

GENEVA – Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepared to leave Washington late Friday to join international talks on Iran, in the latest sign that a preliminary deal to curb Tehran's controversial nuclear program may be nearly complete.<p>As diplomats claimed progress in smoothing final issues, the State …