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As Apple moves into fitness, rival wearables vanish from stores

Apple is pitching its first smartwatch as the ultimate health and fitness coach, so of course, it doesn't want to remind customers about the competition. According to <i>Re/code</i>, the company is no longer selling the Nike+ FuelBand and Jawbone Up, among other popular activity trackers, in its flagship …

New York governor wants statewide 100Mbps internet by 2019

With a $1 billion plan, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hopes to have every New Yorker hooked up to high-speed internet by 2019. The administration is billing it as the largest state investment in universal broadband in the country. Just how fast are we talking, here? In most cases, the program …

Your old laptop's battery will light homes in developing countries

Don't be too quick to toss out the battery from that ancient laptop -- it might just be the key to powering homes in developing countries, and helping the environment in the process. IBM researchers have revealed UrJar, a device that turns old lithium-ion battery packs into rechargeable energy …

John Brennan defends CIA after torture report - CNN.com

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> -- CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday defended harsh interrogation techniques as providing "useful" information to authorities, including in the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. But he said it is "unknowable" what information could specifically be attributed to …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Australian PM backs Aboriginal recognition

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that he was ready to "sweat blood" to hold a referendum in 2017 on constitutional recognition for indigenous people, according to Australian media reports.<p>At a fundraising dinner for the RECOGNISE campaign for indigenous people on Thursday, he said he …

This Was Instagram's Most Liked #TBT of 2014

Every Thursday, Instagram streams are filled with pictures of your best friend’s worst childhood fashion choices. #ThrowbackThursday — often …

NASA's 'All About That Space' Parody Is Pretty Perfect

Most interns get coffee and do endless photocopying. At NASA, however, the interns make parody videos of pop songs. Personally, I can't really …

'I would kill you': ISIS captive held by Kurds admits taking 70 lives

Kurds in northern Iraq are holding hundreds of ISIS fighters prisoner, including one who told FoxNews.com in an exclusive interview that he killed as many as 70 people in the service of the radical jihadist army.<p>“Omar, “ a 25-year-old former Islamic State fighter from the Iraqi village of Dor …

Workflow for iOS Helps Automate Everything on Your Phone

Workflow for iOS takes all those repetitive, annoying tasks you always do on your iPhone and lets you create custom icons or share actions so it’s as easy as one click.<p>Basically, Workflow allows you to quickly wire up multiple services to work together in sequence. For example, a basic workflow …

Wonderland Twinkles With Holiday Advice and Inspiration

With Hanukkah starting next week, and Christmas close behind, it’s show time for this holiday season. Are you ready? Wonderland, our holiday …

Goal Setting

5 Moves to Work Your Abs From All Angles

A perfectly toned tummy is reason enough to add more core moves to your workout routine. Additionally, a strong mid-section is the essential …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Books

9 Things You'll Notice After Meditating For Just 1 Minute

These days, it would seem we've been completely inundated with information about meditation and mindfulness.<p>"Start with just five minutes of …

Meditation

Abbas 'supports' Egypt action on Gaza tunnels

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he supported Egypt's crackdown on tunnels linking the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula to protect itself from fighters, according to a media report.<p>"We have supported all the precautionary measures taken by the Egyptian authorities to …

The pilots of Instagram: beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air

The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans.<p>But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is …

Aviation

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Gmail

نيمار يشرح احتفاله المثير للجدل أمام باريس سان جيرمان

ما السبب وراء الحركة التي أشار بها نيمار جونيور للغطس؟!<p>فسّر نجم برشلونة "نيمار جونيور" حركة "الغطس" التي قام بها أثناء الاحتفال بالهدف الذي سجله في …

Mad scramble for votes to fund government; Democrats balk at Wall Street reform rollback

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Congress is again up against the wire on a bill to avoid a government shutdown.<p>But last-minute brinkmanship, which has become the norm on Capitol Hill, could be in the rear view mirror by Thursday afternoon if House Republicans can find enough Democrats to help them approve a …

Google made Amazon pull the app store hidden in its app

Earlier this year, Amazon updated its official app in the Google Play Store — and snuck in a direct link to its own app store at the same time. Previously, users who wanted to use Amazon's app store had to sideload the app, a process that less tech-savvy users were likely to be familiar with, but …

رونالدو وتسعة من لاعبي الريال يخضعون لاختبار المنشطات المفاجئ

لجنة مراقبة المنشطات التابعة للاتحاد الأوروبي لكرة القدم تحط الرحال في المدينة الرياضية لريال مدريد<p>خضع عشرة من لاعبي ريال مدريد لاختبارات المنشطات …

The Worst New Words of 2014 | The Takeaway | WNYC

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with …

بارتوميو: هذا ما يجعل ميسي الأحق بالكرة الذهبية!

رئيس برشلونة جوزيب ماريا بارتوميو يرشح ليونيل ميسي للفوز بالكرة الذهبية<p>رشح رئيس برشلونة "جوزيب ماريا بارتوميو" نجم فريقه "ليونيل ميسي" للفوز بالكرة …

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NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy removed from coffin

Conservation efforts begin on body of 14-year-old Minirdis, found in 19th century at Nile burial site and brought to the Chicago Field Museum in the 1920s<p>A mummy left its coffin for the first time in 2,300 years this week after several tense moments as scientists lifted the wooden lid.<p>The body, …

Oculus is buying a company that brings hands into virtual reality

Right now, the term "virtual reality" still means "headset" for most people. What we should really think when we read "virtual reality" is first-person immersion. The headset -- like Oculus VR's Rift, Sony's Project Morpheus, and Samsung's Gear VR -- is simply the first tool for creating that sense …

DNA smeared on a rocket survives re-entry and tells of life's origins

Well, would you look at that: scientists have discovered that DNA can make it through the hellish ordeal of atmospheric re-entry after all. German and Swiss researchers dotted a rocket's grooves and screw heads with fragments of genetic blueprints to see how they'd fare in situations that could've …