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Does Death Exist? New Theory Says ‘No’

Does Death Exist? New Theory Says ‘No’News from Huffington Post: Many of us fear death. We believe in death because we have been told we will die. We associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die. But a new scientific theory suggests that death is not the terminal event we think. One [...]

Here’s a preview of local celebrations as 2012 washes over Las Vegas

Here’s a preview of local celebrations as 2012 washes over Las VegasNews from Las Vegas Review Journal: Posted: Dec. 30, 2011 | 2:01 a.m. Flip for the Strip and sample the treat on Fremont Street. Let the entertainment flow on local hotel stages. Celebrate early at the library. And remember to glance skyward at midnight [...]

Save Tom’s, Stop SOPA

Save Tom’s, Stop SOPANews from Toms Hardware: Here at Tom’s Hardware, you know we don’t typically get political because with the heated debates between AMD vs. Intel who needs Donkeys vs. Elephants? We’ve got no agenda beyond providing the best hardware news and reviews we can dig up.  But here at Year’s end, there’s a [...]

Architect of Russia’s Political System Under Putin Is Reassigned

Architect of Russia’s Political System Under Putin Is ReassignedNews from New York Times: MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin said on Tuesday that the protest movement mobilized this month by angry voters is directionless and lacks competent leaders, summing up the protesters’ mindset with a phrase coined by squabbling Marxists: “The movement is everything, [...]

Google under fire for travel search placement

Google under fire for travel search placementNews from CNET News: by Josh Lowensohn December 27, 2011 10:33 AM PST Searching for flights on Google. (Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET) Google is taking heat from travel companies that say the search engine is giving preferential treatment to its own travel search tools over those of competitors. The Wall [...]

Texas police: Man in Santa suit killed six relatives

Texas police: Man in Santa suit killed six relativesNews from Las Vegas Review Journal: Posted: Dec. 26, 2011 | 2:52 p.m. GRAPEVINE, Texas — Police in a quiet Fort Worth suburb worked Monday to piece together a family history after a man dressed in a Santa Claus suit apparently shot six relatives and himself on [...]

Emerging-Market Stocks Post Weekly Gain on Boost From U.S. Data

Emerging-Market Stocks Post Weekly Gain on Boost From U.S. DataNews from Businessweek: December 25, 2011, 7:56 PM EST Telecom Stocks Lead Weekly Gains in N.Y. Index: China Overnight Asia Stocks Gain This Week as U.S. Economic Data Boost Optimism Templeton’s Mobius Sees Smooth North Korea Leadership Transition Emerging Stocks Gain for Third Day as U.S. [...]

Logging In With a Touch or a Phrase (Anything but a Password)

Logging In With a Touch or a Phrase (Anything but a Password)News from New York Times: Passwords are a pain to remember. What if a quick wiggle of five fingers on a screen could log you in instead? Or speaking a simple phrase? Neither idea is far-fetched. Computer scientists in Brooklyn are training their iPads [...]

5 ways your smartphone can bring music to your car

5 ways your smartphone can bring music to your carNews from USA Today: By John Parie, Tecca Updated The expanding role of smartphones as our one-stop destinations for productivity, entertainment, and information doesn’t have to end when you get behind the wheel. Car stereo manufacturers and device accessory designers are making it increasingly easy to [...]

Thieves break into home, spoiling airman’s return

Thieves break into home, spoiling airman’s returnNews from The Seattle Times: Air Force Master Sgt. Steven Turner had high hopes for Christmas, even as he left the country for a four-month assignment in Afghanistan last summer. He planned to spend the holiday at his new home in Graham with his son, girlfriend and her daughter. [...]