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After seven years of tinkering, farmer perfects ‘panda cow’

John Bartheld holds "Peanut," a miniature Panda cow, Thursday, July 18, 2013, on his farm in Roy, Wash. Bartheld has been breeding miniature cows on his farm for seven years, hoping to recreate black and white markings in the pattern of a panda to make a “panda cow.” He succeeded on June 28, 2013 …

Cute Animals

Cronut Craze Attracts Advertisers, Black Market

Foodies have resorted to desperate measures to get their hands on the cronut, a delicious donut-croissant hybrid from New York’s Dominique Ansel Bakery — one Big Apple resident even offered to exchange the much-hyped pastry for sexual favors.<p>So it’s no surprise that advertisers are interested in …

Hong Kong celebrates Bruce Lee's life and legacy

<b>The world knows him as Bruce Lee, the cool and cocksure Chinese-American martial artist who unexpectedly burst into global cinematic consciousness in the early 1970s.</b><p>He starred in only five feature films as an adult, and only three of them were released before his early death in Hong Kong at the …

Hong Kong

UK government receptive to bill that would pardon Alan Turing

Many in the UK recognize Alan Turing's contributions to computing as we know it, but attempts to obtain a pardon for the conviction that tragically cut short his career have thus far been unsuccessful. There's a new glimmer of hope, however: government whip Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon says that the …

Apple and Samsung in renewed settlement talks, says WSJ

Apple and Samsung have renewed their talks to reach a settlement in the patent infringement case leading back to 2011, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The case, which ended with a $1 billion verdict in Apple's favor last summer, was one of the highest profile patent infringement …

This week in tech stock: Why Yahoo is on the rise after 'disappointing' Q2

Earnings reports for the second quarter dominated tech news this week, with companies like Intel, Microsoft, and Google holding investor calls and issuing detailed spreadsheets on what went right — and wrong — over the past three months.<p>Needless to say, the news affected investors’ confidence. When …

Twitter experiments with blue lines to thread tweets

Twitter is testing a new feature that ties replies to the original tweet using a thin, blue line.<p>The feature showed up on a version of Twitter's Android app, which was updated Wednesday. The latest update also adds a new notification indicator on the big "@" sign in the app, alerting a user to how …

Los Angeles

Google's Chrome App Launcher is Now Live For Windows Users

Windows users can now download and enable the Chrome App Launcher, giving them instant access to common Web-based Google services such as the Chrome browser, Gmail, Google Drive and the Chrome store.<p>It’s essentially a shortcut to the landing page on the Chrome browser, which shows a horizontal grid …

Motorola Will Announce Its New Smartphone, The Moto X, On August 1

Motorola sent out invitations today for a press event on August 1 where it will announce its new flagship smartphone, the Moto X.<p>Motorola hasn't been shy about teasing the Moto X over the last few months. In fact, CEO Dennis Woodside basically preannounced the phone in May at AllThingsD's big tech …

Apple Confirms HopStop Acquisition

Looks like Apple’s recent purchase of crowdsourced location data company Locationary was part of a twofer mapping acquisition. The company also …

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