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People Are Already Going Crazy For The Possibility Of Hillary Clinton In 2016

So on a whim in June, the 22-year-old Darr decided to permanently remind himself who he wakes up for every day. Every time he looks int he mirror, he sees the tattoo sprawled across the lower right part of his stomach. It says, simply, <b>'HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON."</b><p>Darr is one of about a dozen Clinton …

U.S. vs. North Korea

"Anything you can do I can do better, I can do anything better than you." -- Irving Berlin, <i>Annie Get Your Gun</i><p>Now that North Korea has declared war on the United States it is time for an historical analysis of how we have arrived at this state of affairs. To do that we must go back at least one …

Inside The Cult Of Kim: What It's Like In North Korea While The Country Edges Closer To War

IT IS hard to talk about normality in North Korea. But as its leaders each day cranked up the threats of merciless all-out war with America and South Korea, residents in and around the capital, Pyongyang, appeared to be busier preparing for the coming of spring than a coming war.<p>At a time of high …

North Korea

Broncos express interest in Ahmad Bradshaw

In need of another back, Denver is reportedly keeping the former Giant on their potential wish list.<p>Searching for another running back, the Denver Broncos have former New York Giants back Ahmad Bradshaw on their radar, according to Jeff Legwold of The Denver Post on Friday.<p>Bradshaw, a free agent …

Michigan Star Trey Burke Wins Wooden Award as College Basketball's Best Player

The Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team has had a magical season reaching the Final Four, and Trey Burke's play has been one of the biggest reasons for their success.<p>The sensational sophomore guard was honored with the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's best player on Friday, …

Amazon's Olympic athletes aim for faster, stronger, deadlier

Poised on the starting blocks at the Olympics, the 15 swimmers had good reason to feel apprehensive. But the cause of their nervousness was not the …

Phillies Need Strong Start from Kyle Kendrick with Halladay's Struggles

The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t had the strong start to the season they had hoped, and starting pitching has been a big part of the reason. Cole Hamels gave up five earned runs in five innings in his debut, while Roy Halladay only made it through 3.1 innings and gave up five runs of his own. …

Amazon's Bezos leads $5M investment in Business Insider

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos led an investment group that pumped $5 million in news Web site Business Insider.<p>In a press release, the news site's co-founder, Henry Blodget, said that Bezos Expeditions, the executive's investment company, led the new round of financing that also included …

Zynga CEO to earn $1 as other execs chase big bonuses

Zynga's chief executive will be paid $1 this year, the social game developer said as it revealed a new compensation plan designed to cut costs but retain top executives.<p>Mark Pincus requested the board lower his annual salary to $1, Zynga noted yesterday in a regulatory filing, and he won't receive …

You want to crunch top-secret data securely? CryptDB may be the app for that

There are lots of applications for data crunching in the security-obsessed worlds of the defense, healthcare, and financial services industries. The …

Netflix app hits 720p on Windows Phone 8

It’s been far too long since Netflix was fullscreen on all Windows Phone devices – this week the app has been updated to include 720p displays for …

Windows Phone

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

T-Mobile USA Rolling Out Software Update for Existing Unlocked iPhone Customers

In line with a report from earlier this week, <i>TmoNews</i> reports that T-Mobile USA has begun rolling out software updates for existing customers running unlocked iPhones on its network.<p>As the carrier notes in its support forum, the update enables a number of features, including LTE support where …

Phishing attacks hit users of Bitcoin banker Coinbase after data leaks

Users of Coinbase, a Silicon Valley-funded startup that offers some Bitcoin banking services, have become the target of phishing attacks. The booming virtual currency has grown into an increasingly appealing target for hackers, soaring from a valuation of around $13 each at the beginning of January …

Microsoft: Facebook Home presentation was 'remarkably similar' to Windows Phone launch

Facebook unveiled its new Home family of apps earlier this week, with a strong focus on "people, not apps." Microsoft's head of corporate communications, Frank Shaw, has taken to the company's official blog to voice his issues with Facebook's presentation. Shaw jokingly notes he had to check his …

Obama expects to win back the House

President Obama said he sincerely wants to work with Republicans in Congress, but he's also pulling for Democrats to regain control of the House in 2014.<p>He is working with the GOP, he said, because “we can’t have perpetual impasse” in Washington. Still, he told Democratic donors at a fundraiser in …

Tiger Woods' return to golfing dominance is proof that when Cupid strikes, the sporting mind is focused

Those soft-focus slides of Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn, posing like the quarterback who snared the prom queen in an episode of Sweet Valley High, betray a multitude of deeper truths.<p>Bathed in a honeyed glow, they are a window into the grisly stage-management of celebrity dating for the Facebook …

After SEC Decision, Bloomberg Integrates Tweets Into the Wire

Wall Street operates at twitch-level speed, trading stocks on information the moment it comes in over the wire.<p>So it sorta makes sense that …

Social Media

Immigration Deal Reached By 'Gang Of Eight,' Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham Say

A bipartisan agreement on an immigration reform plan has been reached, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."<p>Graham is a member of the bipartisan "gang of eight" tackling immigration reform , which hit roadblocks last week over the issue of worker visas. But Graham …

Fear and loathing in Damascus: 'Why are they doing this? Why are they trying to starve us?'

The civil war raging in Syria is sparking shortages and fury in Damascus's Old City, writes Alex Thomson, Chief correspondent for Channel 4 News.<p>In a bazaar in central Damascus a young man approaches, clearly agitated, maybe even angry. "Here, look at this," he says. "This is for Syria."<p>Around his …

Middle East

Egyptian TV satirist Bassem Youssef bailed after police questioning

The Middle East's most popular TV satirist was issued with an arrest warrant and questioned by Egypt's top prosecutor for allegedly insulting Islam …

Texas District Attorney's Death Could Be Part of Larger Plot

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia Woodward McLelland were found …

Afghan leader Karzai holds Qatar talks 'on Taliban'

<b>Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met the emir of Qatar - for talks that were expected to consider the opening of a Taliban office in the Gulf state.</b><p>Mr Karzai and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani discussed "issues of mutual interest" in Doha, the state-run QNA news agency said. It gave no …

Afghanistan

‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Sequel to Shoot This Summer?

We're not sure if the 2010 comedy 'Hot Tub Time Machine' has too many devoted fans, but we do know that it made a small profit at the box office …

Time Travel

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Apps

Computer pioneer Alan Kay says the iPad has “been dumbed down so far it’s distressing”

Apple’s iPad may get outsold by Android tablets this year; according to mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay, the iPad isn’t even that impressive. Kay recently spoke at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley and shared his thoughts on Apple’s tablet. Here are a few of his choice words:<p>“The iPad’s …

Silicon Valley

Apple ‘Pushing Hard’ for Summer Release of New ‘iRadio’ Music Streaming Service

- Mar 29, 2013<p>We’ve heard a lot of reports about Apple’s rumored streaming radio service lately – and many of those reports have come from credible …

Facebook's Next Big Step: Its Own Phone

After years of denying it would, Facebook now plans to introduce a smartphone designed for its social network. The Android-based device will be made by HTC, according to the New York Times and it will be unveiled on Thursday.<p>According to the Times:<p>The software is designed so that some of the core …