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Endeavour Salutes Gabrielle Giffords In Arizona On The Way To California

Anna Almendrala | November 20, 2012 | Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a wistful cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband. "That's my spaceship," said Endeavour's last commander, Mark Kelly, as the couple watched the shuttle loop over...

Apple Map Fails: 19 Ridiculous Glitches Spotted In Apple iOS 6's Anti-Google App (PICTURES)

Britney Fitzgerald | September 28, 2012 | Technology
Apple's software upgrades are usually welcomed with much hullabaloo. iOS 6 was treated no differently, until (cue horror music) the company announced that its new mobile operating system would no longer feature a baked-in version of Google Maps. So when iOS 6 was finally

Safest ATM PINs: Analysis Reveals Four-Digit Combinations Almost No One Is Using

Meredith Bennett-Smith | September 20, 2012 | Money
The four digit number combination that controls access to your bank account may be less secure than you think, according to researchers at the data analysis firm Data Genetics. The blog found that despite warnings from banks and a measure of common sense, a surprisingly high percentage...

The 15 Most Confusing Emoticons To Ever Hit The Internet (PICTURES)

Britney Fitzgerald | September 21, 2012 | Technology
Has a friend ever sent you a text message that read %-{ or something equally indecipherable? What you received was an emoticon, a display of emotion conveyed through punctuation marks, letters and symbols. Most people who communicate digitally can easily identify some of the more common examples, such...

High Tech Visas Bill Defeated In U.S. House

Dino Grandoni | November 20, 2012 | Technology
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic opposition has led to the defeat of a House Republican bill that would have granted more visas to foreign science and technology students but would have eliminated another visa program that is available for less-educated foreigners, many from Africa. Democrats, including members of the black and...

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's 'Open Air' Project Lights The Philadelphia Sky With Coded Messages (PHOTOS)

Hallie Sekoff | September 21, 2012 | Arts
This fall, members of the public can record 30 second messages and see them play out abstractly on the Philadelphia sky. “Open Air", the "interactive light experience" that launched last night above the city's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, aims to use technology to inspire a wide swathe...

Yelp Users Review Thyme Cafe, Restaurant Owned By Chef Accused Of Killing And Cooking His Wife

Cavan Sieczkowski | September 21, 2012 | Technology
David Viens, a California chef, stood trial on Tuesday for allegedly killing and cooking his wife in 2009. In the wake of the news, Yelp users took to the website to review his restaurant, Thyme Contemporary Cafe. According to the Los Angeles Times, Viens once told investigators...

Apple, Google, Microsoft Avoid Taxes By Keeping Billions In Profits Offshore: Senate Report

Mark Gongloff | September 20, 2012 | Business
American multinational corporations have something in common with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, aside from being people, too: They both keep a lot of their income overseas to cut their tax bills. Companies such as Microsoft and Apple quietly dodge billions of dollars in taxes each...

Universal-EMI Merger Expected To Clear FTC Vote On Friday

Zach Carter | September 20, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission plans to vote on the controversial merger between Universal Music and EMI on Friday, and is currently expected to approve the deal with no strings attached, according to a source familiar with the matter. The deal has sparked alarm among...

Can GoldieBlox, AKA Legos For Girls, Entice More Girls To Be Engineers? (PHOTOS)

Betsy Isaacson | November 13, 2012 | Technology
Debbie Sterling wants to re-engineer the world, one girl at a time. A Stanford engineer who spent her childhood years thinking "engineering was nerdy and intimidating and just for boys", she was inspired by a statistic (trumpeted on her Kickstarter page, "only 11 percent of engineers... Now A Gay Dating Site

Ron Dicker | September 21, 2012 | Sports
Football fans wandering over to for the scoop on America's Team might be in for a surprise. The address is now a primarily gay dating site (h/t Deadspin), serving what it calls the "country western cowboy looking for a man to ride into the sunset...

Paul Ryan Rallies Amid 'Augmented Reality'

John Celock | September 20, 2012 | Politics
A Florida mayor used a rally this past weekend with Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan to push a new advertising technology on the GOP ticket -- and pitch his own business acumen. Oldsmar Mayor Jim Ronecker announced the day of the rally that he had printed thousands of postcards...

Facebook Gavin Newsom Show: Company VP Discusses (VIDEO)

Aaron Sankin | September 21, 2012 | San Francisco
Since its early days as an exclusive, elite colleges-only phenomenon, Facebook has always attracted an outsize amount of attention, but the spotlight has never shone on the company with the same level of unwavering intensity as it has in the months since the Silicon Valley darling's botched IPO...

Internet Explorer Security Hole Patched By Microsoft

Dino Grandoni | November 20, 2012 | Technology
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is releasing an update to its Internet Explorer browser to fix a security problem that could expose personal computers to hacking attacks. A permanent repair to the security flaw will be released Friday. Microsoft Corp. began offering a temporary patch for the problem Wednesday on...

Suicidal Man Encouraged To Jump By Onlookers Who Later Uploaded Footage Online

Dominique Mosbergen | September 20, 2012 | Technology
A man who attempted suicide has been hospitalized after "goading bystanders" encouraged him to jump off the roof of a building. Police say the onlookers also took pictures and videos of the incident and later posted them online. According to the Sun, the 26-year-old man had been...

31 Cute Animals That Will Fill Your Heart With Joy (PHOTOS)

Andres Jauregui | January 28, 2015 | Good News
Is it wrong to post cute animal photos for no apparent reason? If so, being wrong never felt so right. Reddit user "fugololo" posted this irresistible gallery of insanely cute animals to the social news site on Sept. 20, and it's proving to be really, really...

Space Shuttle Endeavour Is Getting The Ultimate Piggyback Ride From Boeing 747 (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Anna Almendrala | September 20, 2012 | Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES -- It's the ultimate piggyback ride: A space shuttle perched atop a Boeing 747 as the pair crisscrosses the country. For three decades, this was how NASA transported shuttles that landed in the California desert to their Florida home base. But it's coming to an end.

Apple Store Strike: France Employees Reportedly Plan Walkout For iPhone Release Day

Catharine Smith | November 20, 2012 | Technology
PARIS (Reuters) - Some employees of Apple Inc's French stores voted to strike on Friday, aiming for maximum impact by timing the walkout to coincide with the debut of the iPhone 5. The strike was called by one of the main unions representing workers at Apple's stores in Paris and...

eWise: Sexting Surprises, Overly Gchatty

Katy Hall | September 23, 2013 | Technology
What's the polite way to sext someone? I'm afraid that if I just sent him a full-frontal shot without warning it might be, well, an unpleasant surprise rather than a pleasant surprise. But then you don't exactly want to ask for permission since that spoils the...

More Of Mark Zuckerberg's IMs Leaked By Former Harvard Classmate

Britney Fitzgerald | September 20, 2012 | Technology
The founding of Facebook is an oft-told tale: The social media site was started in a Harvard dorm room by the ambitious (and sometimes socially awkward) sophomore Mark Zuckerberg. What followed was a period of stunning growth punctuated by, among other things, rows over intellectual property. Thanks to Harvard...
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