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Jump the line and get Windows 10 right now

As you're no doubt aware, today is Windows 10 launch day. If you're already registered for the new OS, now it's just a waiting game as Microsoft pushes out the update.<p>Don't want to wait? You don't have to: There's actually a Windows 10 download page where you can grab the OS right now. Although it …

Windows 10

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014

From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.

Iran executes Reyhaneh Jabbari despite global appeals for retrial

Iran has ignored an international campaign to spare the life of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder by hanging her at dawn on Saturday.<p>Reyhaneh Jabbari had spent five years on death row for stabbing a 47-year-old surgeon who had previously worked for the intelligence ministry, the official IRNA …

Mexican Drug Cartels Are Using Social Media Apps to Commit Virtual Kidnappings

Facebook and WhatsApp are being used to trick people into ponying up cash for safe relatives.<p><i>Virtual kidnapping in Mexico City isn't new, but social media is taking it to another level. Photo via Flickr user Design for Health</i><p>On November 27, 2007, a series of phone calls cut a congressional session …

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Why Richard Branson Once Prank-Called His Own Company Demanding To Speak To Richard Branson

As chair of the massive Virgin Group, Richard Branson can't possibly stay on top of everything going on at each of his companies, which include airlines, a mobile service provider, and an upcoming hotel chain.<p>But to ensure that his customer service employees are maintaining his vision for the …

10 Weird Facts about the Bermuda Triangle

7 Things Buyers Love And Sellers Fail To Mention

If your home has commercial-grade European appliances, sits on acres of land, or is in the most prestigious neighborhood in town, it’s pretty easy to know what to lead with in your marketing when selling your home. But if you have a normal house in a normal neighborhood, there could very well be …

Secret Service probes link between border arrests, Target data breach | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Tuesday it was checking for links between the recent hacking of consumer data from Target Corp (TGT.N) and the weekend arrest of two Mexicans who tried to enter the United States at a Texas border crossing with a cache of fraudulent credit …