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Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

Bill O'Reilly's Former Colleague Calls Him Out For 'Fabrication' Of Falklands War Story

A former colleague of Bill O'Reilly accused the Fox News host on Sunday of embellishing his war reporting experience in Argentina after the Falklands War.<p>Eric Engberg, a retired CBS correspondent who was working with O’Reilly in Buenos Aires at the time, says the scene in the capital was less …

Buenos Aires

Super Bowl XLIX And The Surface Pro: How Microsoft Is Changing The Game Of Football

When Idina Menzel finishes singing the national anthem and the big game kicks off on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots will face off for Super Bowl XLIX. As the teams take the field, though, there will be one thing about this Super Bowl that is unique from all Super Bowls …

NFL

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

Empathy

NASA Thinks Life May Lurk Beneath Europa's Surface

Forget moonmen and those old “canals” on Mars, if you want to find life in our solar system, your best bet might be to set your sights beyond the asteroid belt to Jupiter’s moon Europa, which appears to be frozen stiff at first glance.<p>But appearances can be deceiving, and scientists now believe …

A minesweeping robot boat will protect the Navy's expensive new baby

We first heard the Navy was developing a minesweeping robot boat last year, but now it's closer to a reality. Dubbed the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS), it'll accompany the Navy's new, high-tech Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to explore and detonate explosives in suspected minefields. The Navy …

HP's slim 'Omen' gaming laptop conjures up Voodoo memories

Remember that gaming laptop HP was rumored to be building, the one @evleaks said would rival Alienware's rigs? Well, it's here -- and it's not quite what the retired leaker expected. Instead of a thick, meaty machine to match the Alienware 14 and 17, HP is putting out the Omen, a 15-inch gaming …

LG G Watch R review

Former NSA lawyer: the cyberwar is between tech firms and the US government

The battle over encryption of consumer internet users’ data has pitched US technology companies against the US government itself, former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker said on Tuesday.<p>Speaking at Web Summit in Dublin, Baker claimed that moves by Google and Apple and others to encrypt user data …

Suspect must use finger to unlock phone, as debate shifts over device privacy

Not long ago, police could search a cell phone whenever they liked. The Supreme Court, however, put a stop to that this summer with a 9-0 ruling that …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge launches November 14 in the U.S. on all major carriers

Samsung today announced that its Galaxy Note Edge smartphone will launch in the U.S. on November 14. Furthermore, the Korean company confirmed that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and U.S. Cellular will all carry the device, which will also be sold in Samsung Experience Shops at Best …

Microsoft Stops Selling Windows 8 And Windows 7

This year 31 October frights are not limited to Halloween. Today is also the day Microsoft stops selling retail copies of both Windows 7 and Windows 8.<p>The date is written large in the Windows Life Cycle Fact Sheet but, like the best Halloween scares, the real threat is not as big as the initial …

#BBCtrending: Who is the 'Angel of Kobane'?

<b>Thousands around the world on social media have shared the image of the "Angel of Kobane" or "Rehana", a Kurdish fighter who has become a symbol of resistance against Islamic State. According to the stories, she's slain as many as 100 Islamic State fighters. Only one hitch: she's probably not who</b> …

Social Media

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: big, powerful and Samsung's best yet

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is all the phablet anyone could ever need, and while it might be a stretch to operate with one hand, it does promise to be a device to do everything you could ever need - at least on a mobile device.<p>After stretching the screen from 5.3in in its first Galaxy Note phablet, …

Electric aircraft are on the way: Stylish Airbus plane makes its first flight

While electric vehicles are gaining popularity in the automotive world, the aviation industry is also looking into ways to clean up its act.<p>French firm Airbus is best known for its large passenger jets — including the double-deck Airbus A380 — but its latest project is rather smaller.<p>The E-FAN is a …

Italy's first electric supercar comes from a brand you've never heard of

Italian supercar makers are willing to embrace hybrids, but they're reluctant to develop pure electric cars -- not surprising when they're virtually defined by their sweet-sounding gas engines. They may have to reconsider that strategy pretty soon. Tecnicar, a startup whose main claim to fame is a …

Morgan Stanley: Prepare For The Used-Car Apocalypse!

<i>Who cares?</i> You might ask yourself. <i>Aren't we seeing sales of new cars go off the charts?</i><p>We are, and according to Jonas, that's potentially a big problem for used-car prices:<p>I've been covering the auto industry for a decade and, before that, spent a stint on the advertising side, working fairly …

Morgan Stanley

Delta to Let Four 747s Fly Out of the Fleet

In a startling change of plans, Delta Air Lines today confirmed that it will retire four of its Boeing 747s beginning in September. Employees were notified in a memo penned by Glen Hauenstein the airline's chief revenue officer. Hauenstein described the decision as way to "reduce Delta's footprint …

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

American Airlines now allows personal electronics use throughout entire flight

American Airlines now allows passengers on its airplanes to use portable electronic devices throughout their entire flight. The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the use of electronics on the company's fleet "gate to gate," meaning fliers can leave laptops, phones, and tablets powered on …

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and …

Critics bash Obama's plans for vacay

President Obama and his family are heading to Martha's Vineyard on Saturday for a week of rest and relaxation, but not before facing the ritual partisan grumblings that presidential vacations are extravagant and waste taxpayer money.<p>While Congress is in the midst of its own five-week break, …

3 suspected U.S. drones kill 12 militants in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Three U.S. drone strikes killed a total of 12 suspected al-Qaeda militants Thursday, a Yemeni military official said, raising to eight the number of attacks in less than two weeks as the Arab nation is on high alert against terrorism.<p>The uptick in drone strikes signals that the …

Can Dogs Feel Our Emotions? Yawn Study Suggests Yes

Pets yawn more in response to owners' yawns than strangers', study says.<p><b>Dog owners who claim their pets know their feelings may be on to something: A new study shows that canines yawn more in response to their owners' yawns than they do to strangers' yawns.</b><p>That suggests dogs are "emotionally …

Ford has a problem that most companies would kill to have

Four years after narrowly averting bankruptcy, Ford finds itself facing a far more desirable problem: Demand is outstripping its production capacity in the US.<p>Ford clocked its best July sales since 2006, with deliveries up 11% from a year ago to 193,715 vehicles. But the company said sales of …

General Motors