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Bits: Earth-Rattling Times at Samsung and Twitter

The Galaxy Note 7 smartphone maker halted production after some of the devices caught fire. And Twitter was facing an implosion in potential deal talks.
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The device, developed by students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, blocks music and broadcasts a voice telling you an emergency vehicle is on its way.
Hollywood’s top celebrities will be honored Wednesday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The 43rd annual People’s Choice Awards will celebrate the year that was in television, movies and
“Shining” actress Shelley Duvall is suffering from undisclosed mental health issues, but does not want to get treated. The star talked about how she’s been isolated from her friends. “Suddenly, no on
Austin-based CamSoda has launched a mask globally that delivers smells to the virtual reality experience, providing users with immersive aromas while watching adult entertainment.
Global warming will cause temperatures in the northeastern part of the United States to rise at a rate faster than that of the global average, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday. That means the
Brooks HaysJan. 18 (UPI) -- New mantle convection models show heat from Earth's core is a driving factor of plate tectonics. Until now, scientists believed cooling was the primary factor.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After a marathon search lasting more than a year, Silicon Valley company DocuSign announced on Wednesday it hired a new chief executive.
Although Fifth Harmony has been busy preparing for their first performance since Camila Cabello left the group in December, member Dinah Jane Hansen managed to still find something to smile about.
As President Barack Obama closes out his eight years in office this week, North Korea and its dictator, Kim Jong Un, had a special message Tuesday for the U.S. leader. The message claimed Pyongyang w
Families of some of the victims of the 2014 eruption of Mt. Ontake are suing the local government, claiming that they downplayed the volcano's threat. The post Victims’ Families Sue Japan for Failing
When a big tech company unveils its new identity, it usually does so with a surprise announcement. Not this time. The post Introducing Mozilla’s New Logo, Moz://a. Get It? appeared first on WIRED.
Former astronaut Gene Cernan sat down with Peter Jennings in 1998 to reminisce about his adventures in space.
Hundreds of thousands of people were expected this week to head to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. But a number of Democratic lawmakers won't be among
Netflix has seen its stock hit a new high in advance of its Q4 earnings, released Wednesday.        
Hanyang University in Seoul tested the Korean language skills of Dutch-speaking adults adopted from South Korea. Their early exposure to their birth language was evident (stock image). .
Sony is already giving many of its clients the taste of Nougat. The Japanese electronics company has begun rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat software update to its Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z3+ phones. I
The Obama administration released a list of 200 people who will receive pardons and commutations on Tuesday. That list included Chelsea Manning, who leaked 700,000 military documents to Wikileaks, an
When it comes to politics, Lady Gaga has made her distaste for president-elect Donald Trump known, and the “Perfect Illusion” singer could bring her views to the Super Bowl LI halftime show.
Lisa Rinna is keeping her iconic lips shut when it comes to the matter of Kim Richards’ sobriety. The former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” co-stars nearly came to blows during Season 7, episode
A boy was killed and two others were severely wounded early Tuesday morning by a group of pit bulls as they walked to their school’s bus stop in southwest Atlanta, police said. Logan Braatz, 6, was k
Music biz company looks to attract talent by helping ease loans        
The world's oldest gorilla held in captivity died in her zoo habitat this week. Colo, the very first gorilla born in captivity, died Tuesday morning at the age of 60, according to a statement from th
“Teen Wolf” didn’t bring Stiles back yet, but the MTV drama revealed more about him. When Sheriff Stilinski finally remembered his son, he revealed Stiles’ real name.
Trump's "Insurance for Everybody" Looks Curiously Familiar. Here's what it could look like.
The head of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Bjoern Hoecke, recently bashed the placement of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, telling his supporters that Germans are the “only people in the
Relatively inexpensive to set up, then is free for life.
Award season is switching things up in 2017. Unlike last year’s lineup, the Critics’ Choice Awards took place in December and the Golden Globes came before the People’s Choice Awards. Make sure you d
Ford revealed the 2018 Mustang to the media on Tuesday, the mid-cycle refresh for the sixth generation (S550) Mustang.
Moon Express will launch a spacecraft to the moon in 2017, according to reports. The Cape Canaveral-based company announced last week it had raised $20 million in funding for a mission that would sen
We’ve waited a couple of months longer than the US, but these peripherals have finally arrived.
Three rubidium and six hydrogen maser clocks are not working.
A police officer who killed a popular black musician in Florida lied about the fatal shooting when he called 911, a 60-page State Attorney’s Office report released Tuesday concluded. Palm Beach Garde
Envy of the iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera? If you lack the money to buy one, check out this bokeh-rich Android alternative.
Need to catch up on your reading list? Sonos' smart speakers now have access to tens of thousands of audio books.

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John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Metallica set to play Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Metallica are set to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next month. Underwood and Urban are both up for Grammys this year. U
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Lawmakers demand Poroshenko fulfil his campaign promises

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Joe Biden, Christine Lagarde call for more globalization, less isolationism

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Bank of Canada holds rates steady as focus shifts to U.S.

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Trump administration will press Canada, Mexico to reopen NAFTA: report

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By going after the head of Samsung, South Korean prosecutors strike at the heart of the economy

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Woman completed 'no spend challenge' living on £30 a week

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Sky refuses to sell broadband contracts to 250k households

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HSBC will move 1,000 jobs to Paris from London

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BRIEF-Sintesi: court in Milan confirms decision of Dec. 30, 2016

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Four LatAm sovereigns offer new bonds

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UPDATE 2-Germany denies devising Greek rescue plan without IMF

* Greece's lenders divided over labour reforms, fiscal targets
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BRIEF-Russian homebuilder PIK says 2016 cash collections up 47.2 pct

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