• October 23, 2014
  • Tech

Microsoft to drop Nokia name from smartphones

NAMEDROPPING: Microsoft to drop the Nokia name from the smartphone business it aquired from The Finnish company. Pictured is the Nokia 1020 smartphone is on display at the Telekom booth during the opening day of the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin.— REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz/Files

Worst one-night stand EVER: Randy humans bedded Neanderthals 50000 years …

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk Scientists in Germany have extracted the oldest human DNA ever found – from a 45,000-year-old femur found by a Siberian ivory hunter. And after studying the genetic goop, the researchers have concluded that humans started interbreeding with their Neanderthal cousins about 60,000 years ago. ‘What a slut’ A team[...]

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer leaks, but Marvel celebrates first look at James …

Marvel Studios/Disney The new trailer for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ leaked online early, but the studio rolled with the punches by officially releasing the footage that includes a look at Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor. Not even Thanos could have been so dastardly. The first teaser trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” hit the web[...]

Man apprehended after scaling White House fence in latest security breach

A man was apprehended after he scaled a White House fence Wednesday night, the latest security breach at a time when the Secret Service faces increased scrutiny over its ability to protect the president and his residence. The man, identified by authorities late Wednesday as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md.,  was caught on[...]

Palestinian man attacks Jerusalem crowd with car, killing one (+video)

Tel Aviv — A Palestinian driver plowed his car into passengers on a light rail platform line in East Jerusalem on Wednesday evening, killing a three-month-old baby and wounding eight others – the latest violent incident in what has been more than three months of unrest centered in Palestinian neighborhoods of the contested city. Video[...]

  • October 23, 2014
  • Tech

Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer

Private Funding From Zuckerberg, Others Aids Ebola Fight World Health Organization: Tuberculosis Still Taking a Toll Ebola-phobia Hits Home at One California School Democrats’ Missing 2014 Election Message: It’s Still the Economy, Stupid Shooting at Canadian Parliament in Ottawa Raises Fears of ISIS-Prompted Attack

Scientists describe newly discovered dinosaur as ‘one of the weirdest’, ‘pretty …

This undated handout image provided by Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group, shows a Deinocheirus. (AP Photo/Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group) WASHINGTON –  Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now[...]

Reports: Harrell to plead guilty today

Prosecutors won’t say why suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell is due in court on Thursday, but two newspapers say he is expected to plead guilty in connection with misconduct charges brought against him. First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe said Harrell will be in court in Richland County at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. He would[...]

9-year-old girl shot on Anaheim sidewalk, killed

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Police say a 9-year-old girl was shot while playing with other children on an Anaheim sidewalk and later died. Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn says the girl was found shot on the sidewalk in front of an apartment complex at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dunn says police tried to revive her[...]

Boy on motorbike dies after being run over by ice-cream truck in South LA – KABC

A 7-year-old boy riding a motorbike was run over by an ice-cream truck in South Los Angeles Wednesday night. The boy later died at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.The truck struck the child near West 97th and Main streets at 7:12 p.m. The child was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. He was listed in critical condition at Harbor-UCLA[...]