Kristyn Bell

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If you were raised to hate, would you choose tolerance? (Book trailer)

Funded by Bill Gates, this remote-controlled contraceptive chip could be available in 2018

Imagine pushing a button on a remote control and having a computer chip disperse a hormonal birth control drug through your body — it could happen …

NY reaches price limit deal with car service Uber

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The car service Uber has agreed to limit prices during emergencies, natural disasters or other unusual market disruptions …

Samsung to Investors: Get Ready for a Sharp Decline in Profits

Samsung Electronics prepared investors for a third straight quarter of disappointing earnings, warning on Tuesday that operating profits could fall …

Lyft rides into New York, service starts Friday

Ride-sharing service Lyft is rolling into New York City this Friday, launching first in the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, the startup announced …

Ridesharing

Microsoft's 'Project Spark' game creator headed for October release

Microsoft's <i>Project Spark</i> has already been available to early testers for the better part of four months, but gamers have been kept in the dark over when it'll <i>finally</i> go on general sale. Until today. The company has announced that the retail version of its game-creation title will hit Xbox One and …

How the PC Is Merging With the Smartphone

We are seeing the start of a long-term trend to make PCs look and act more like smartphones, and to bring to the PC some of the functions of the phone.<p>Back in the early days of handheld devices, Microsoft dubbed its contender the “Pocket PC” and, indeed, designed it to emulate a small version of a …

More homes are beyond reach of middle class

Rising home prices and stagnant incomes are pushing homeownership beyond the reach of middle-class Americans in more cities, a new study finds.<p>In 20 of the 100 largest metro areas, a majority of homes on the market are not affordable for middle-income buyers, according to a study released Tuesday …

Fannie and Freddie overseer to ease mortgage credit

WASHINGTON — The federal agency overseeing mortgage insurance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac signaled a robust federal involvement in the mortgage markets for the foreseeable future, working to make more credit available to home buyers even as it tries to reduce the risk to taxpayers.<p>"Housing …

Internet Providers Strike Back on Net Neutrality

ISP’s say more regulation on Internet lines would be a bad thing.<p>In a surprise to no one, Internet providers warned federal regulators that treating broadband like phone lines will stunt future investments and service upgrades.<p>Twenty-eight CEOs representing companies which provide Internet service …

2 Orlando health workers ill after exposure to MERS patient

Two health workers at a hospital in Orlando, Florida, who were exposed to a patient with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have begun showing flu-like symptoms, and one of the two has been hospitalized.<p>Officials at the Dr. P. Phillips Hospital said on Tuesday the two health care workers were …

Climate change is here, action needed now, says new White House report

Climate change is here and will only worsen. Get used to more flooding, wildfires and drought, depending on where you live. Cities and states across America already are spending lots of money to respond.<p>Those are the take-home messages of a new White House report released Tuesday that is part of …

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Wednesday, May 7, 2014

<i>A Nigerian father recalls the night his daughters were kidnapped. The head of U.S. Veterans Affairs says he won't resign amid a scandal. And Monica Lewinsky says it's time to ditch the beret and blue dress.</i><p><i>It's Wednesday, and here are the 5 things to know for your "New Day."</i><p><b>1.</b> <b>NIGERIAN GIRLS</b><p><b>Families</b> …

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village used by military in search for abducted girls

Boko Haram launched a grisly attack on a Nigerian village in an area that troops had been using as a base in the search for hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the militant group, witnesses told CNN on Wednesday.<p>The hourslong assault on Gamboru Ngala that left at least 150 people dead, some of whom …

White House security breach appears to be honest mistake

<b>(CNN)</b> - It seems at this point to be an honest mistake.<p>That's what a source tells CNN's Michelle Kosinski about Tuesday's security breach that resulted in a White House lockdown.<p>A Secret Service source explains that Mathew Goldstein, 55, got caught up in traffic-circle confusion during the heavy …

Malala to CNN: Kidnapped Nigerian girls are 'my sisters'

Terrorist groups such as Boko Haram prey on girls because they fear them, Malala Yousafzai told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday, adding her voice to the outcry over the mass kidnappings of Nigerian girls.<p>Malala, the Pakistani girl who made a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head …

GOP-led House votes to hold former IRS official in contempt

Acting on a conservative battle cry and potentially triggering a court battle with the Obama administration, the Republican-led House voted Wednesday to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about her agency's targeting of conservative and …

Rare goblin shark wasn't the only thing that surfaced

Photos of the gruesome-looking goblin shark a fisherman accidentally caught last month drew attention as scientists caught a rare glimpse of the deep sea creature.<p>But wait, there's more.<p>Now another marine species shown in the photographs has scientists talking.<p>Many deep sea isopods showed up in the …

Colorado OKs financial services co-ops for pot sellers

Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would create financial services cooperatives specifically for licensed marijuana businesses in the state.<p>Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign the bill, according to his office.<p>The legislation comes three months after the Justice …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Event Discovery App Fever Raises $3 Million, As It Enters U.S. Market

Fattened with $3 million in fresh capital, Spanish event discovery app Fever sets sights on ultra-trendy New York event goers.<p>Fever’s first funding …

India Orders Its Airlines to Implement Real-Time Aircraft Tracking

The Indian government ordered its airlines to track planes in real-time Wednesday, after a Malaysian government report on the Malaysia Airlines …

Hyperrealistic virtual reality adventure Loading Human headed to Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus

As the medium of virtual reality progresses, its applications only get more incredible. Take Untold Games' <i>Loading Human</i>, for instance. It takes Unreal Engine 4 and infuses it with the tropes of the adventure game genre, only instead of pointing and clicking, you're <i>in</i> that world. Solving puzzles and …

Tesla Will Probably Break Ground On Its First Gigafactory Next Month, But Still Won't Say Where

In the firm's Q1 earnings call, Musk also added California is now back in the mix of potential sites for the battery factory, but added it may be too late. Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas are all said to be in the running.<p>The firm announced in February it would begin building Gigafactories to …

Protesters set up camp at net neutrality rally outside FCC headquarters

Protesters set up camp outside the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on Wednesday to fight plans they say will create a two-tier internet and hand control of the web to major corporations.<p>The rally – reminiscent of the Occupy-style rallies that started in 2011 – started outside the FCC’s …

South Africans vote in first election for 'born free' generation

Wrapped up against the early morning chill, millions of South Africans queued on Wednesday to vote in the country's first general election to give the "born free" generation a say.<p>But while some of those who have no memory of racial apartheid, which ended in 1994, seized their chance of a …

The Chuckle Squad: Banned Febreeze Commercial

National Glampoon's Vancation (Lady Time)

Comcast Doesn't Give A F*ck