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Kids Must Be Our Nation's Top Priority

Putting our kids first is not just good public policy, it's just plain common sense. That's why we're excited to announce the launch of our major new platform: Common Sense Kids Action. The mission is simple: to make kids and education our nation's top priority. Period. Full stop. As we all know, kids don't sit in corporate boardrooms and don't...

Stephen Hawking imagines a parallel universe where Zayn Malik is still in One Direction

Stephen Hawking imagines a parallel universe where Zayn Malik is still in One Direction Hearts around the world were smashed to bits last month when Zayn Malik, the most mysterious One Direction member, announced he was leaving the band. The resulting emotional fallout has subsided in the following weeks, but last night, Stephen Hawking finally weighed in on the situation, according to a report from BuzzFeed. Hawking's response was optimistic, largely because it drew from the multiverse theory, or the idea that parallel universes can exist simultaneously.


SEC's stock market reform club locks out retail brokers

To match Special Report SEC/INVESTIGATIONS By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is convening a group of financial industry veterans for the first time next month to consider stock market reforms, but one group will be conspicuously absent: retail brokerages. The SEC's 17-member Market Structure Advisory Committee includes representatives of fund companies, an exchange, off-exchange trading venues, dealers, and academia, among others. The group, which meets four times a year, will review old rules, and advise the SEC on a range of new regulations designed to make sure the market is as stable and fair as possible. Still, given that the SEC has said its main priority is to protect retail investors, the omission of retail brokers raises questions, because without their point of view the panel may recommend changes that favor institutional investors, analysts said.


Tiny gecko-inspired robot pulls 100 times its weight

Tiny gecko-inspired robot pulls 100 times its weight Technically Incorrect: Engineers at Stanford build little robots with big pulling power, using a design inspired by a real animal.


Tiny gecko-inspired robot pulls 100 times its weight

Tiny gecko-inspired robot pulls 100 times its weight Technically Incorrect: Engineers at Stanford build little robots with big pulling power, using a design inspired by a real animal.


Jay Z defends Tidal in a Sunday afternoon tweetstorm

Jay Z defends Tidal in a Sunday afternoon tweetstorm Jay Z officially relaunched his streaming service Tidal last month with a bunch of other famous musicians, making it an instant target for both praise and criticism. Now, Jay Z has taken to Twitter to defend the service, reiterating what separates Tidal from its competitors.


German Chancellor, Greek PM agree to stay in touch to reach debt deal

German Chancellor Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Tsipras address news conference in Berlin Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a phone conversation on Sunday to maintain contact during talks between Athens and its lenders to reach a debt deal, a Greek government official said. Shut out of international markets and locked in talks with its European Union and International Monetary Fund creditors over its proposed reform-for-cash deal, Greece risks running out of cash within weeks. Three months of fruitless negotiations have raised tensions between Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and euro zone colleagues in Riga on Friday.


NASCAR's first hydrogen-powered pace car hits the track

NASCAR's first hydrogen-powered pace car hits the track

HSBC considering spinning off British retail bank: Sunday Times

A plane flies past the HSBC building in Canary Wharf (Reuters) - HSBC , Europe's biggest bank, is weighing plans to spin off its British retail bank in a 20 billion-pound ($30.37 billion) deal, the Sunday Times reported. Directors at the bank are considering the future of its UK retail operations, the newspaper reported, citing senior sources. HSBC declined to comment on the report. HSBC has ordered a review into whether it should move its headquarters out of Britain and potentially back to its former home in Hong Kong, threatening London's reputation as a global hub for finance and investment.


Deutsche Bank first-quarter profit falls by half as legal charges bite

The logo of Germany's largest business bank, Deutsche Bank, is seen at the bank's headquarters behind twigs in Frankfurt By Thomas Atkins FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank's earnings fell by half in the first quarter, a greater-than-expected drop as hefty legal charges eroded gains in investment banking revenue, while it prepares to unveil details of a strategic overhaul. Almost half came from the investment bank, but its pre-tax contribution fell by more than half due to litigation and regulatory expenses and currency swings, the bank said on Sunday. Deutsche has so far positioned itself as Europe’s “last man standing” in investment banking, even though it has made cuts in certain business lines. Deutsche on Friday announced a new strategic plan including the sale of its Postbank retail chain and additional paring back in investment banking.


'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 ways it's different

This image released by Activision shows a scene from "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3," the third installment in Treyarch’s military shooter saga, scheduled for release Nov. 6. (Activision via AP) SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" is enlisting a few new recruits.


Google engineer dies in Everest avalanche after Nepal quake

Google engineer dies in Everest avalanche after Nepal quake Dan Fredinburg, an engineer in Google's Project X division, was among more than a dozen climbers killed in avalanche set off by Nepal's massive earthquake.


Google engineer dies in Everest avalanche after Nepal quake

Google engineer dies in Everest avalanche after Nepal quake Dan Fredinburg, an engineer in Google's Project X division, was among more than a dozen climbers killed in avalanche set off by Nepal's massive earthquake.


Konami removing P.T. from PlayStation Store, future of Silent Hills in question

Konami removing P.T. from PlayStation Store, future of Silent Hills in question P.T., the truly terrifying "playable teaser" for a new Silent Hill game, is being pulled from the PlayStation Store this Wednesday, April 29th, according to a notice posted on Konami's official site for the game. The title was first released last year at Gamescon, and players quickly solved the mystery to reveal that it was a teaser for a new game called Silent Hills from Hideo Kojima's studio, Kojima Productions, and Guillermo del Toro. The pair has worked on the critically-acclaimed Metal Gear Solid series for years, but Kojima's logo was recently removed from the sites for both Metal Gear Solid 5 and P.T. Hideo Kojima has since confirmed that he's still working on MGS 5, which is set for release this fall, but the status of Silent Hills is unknown.


'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' is fast, frantic and adds a co-op campaign

Developer Treyarch has a good record of keeping things fresh in Call of Duty. The company started working on the franchise back in 2005. With World at War it added zombies; Black Ops went to Vietnam; Black ...

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3' is fast, frantic and adds a co-op campaign

Nokia denies reports it plans to return to smartphones

Nokia denies reports it plans to return to smartphones Former handset giant calls reports it will rejoin the smartphone sector in 2016 "false."


Nokia denies reports it plans to return to smartphones

Nokia denies reports it plans to return to smartphones Former handset giant calls reports it will rejoin the smartphone sector in 2016 "false."


Software that helps power Siri is named after Iron Man's AI, JARVIS

Software that helps power Siri is named after Iron Man's AI, JARVIS Remember JARVIS, the hyper-intelligent AI from the Iron Man movies? Well, it seems Apple's engineers used that sci-fi software for some inspiration when building the backbone that powers Siri. At an engineer meet-up last week in Cupertino, Apple revealed that the servers that run Siri use Apache Mesos. The open source software, first developed out of UC Berkeley, is designed to make massive data centers more efficient and easier to manage.


Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

FILE - In a June 18, 2014 file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrates the new Amazon Fire Phone during a launch event, in Seattle. Blue Origin, LLC in Van Horn, Texas, the brainchild of Amazon founder Bezos, is one of two parts of the 21st-century space race being directed in the Texas by Internet billionaires. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires whose personalities and corporate strategies seem worlds apart.


Nokia denies that it will resume making phones

Nokia denies that it will resume making phones

Nokia denies reports that it's reentering the phone business

Nokia denies reports that it's reentering the phone business After rumors sparked up last week that Nokia has plans to get back into the phone business, the Finnish company today made the unusual move of publicly discrediting those claims. It's been a year since Microsoft closed the deal to purchase Nokia's phone business, but that hasn't stopped murmurs that Nokia would some day throw its hat back into the ring. Recode stoked the fire last week with a report that Nokia has plans to reenter the consumer handset market as soon as next year. Whatever Nokia's plans may or may not be, the company is restricted by its agreement with Microsoft not to use its brand on phones until Q4 2016.


The NSA made a coloring book for kids

The NSA made a coloring book for kids Last week we met Dunk, the NSA's captivatingly weird Earth Day mascot, and now it looks like he's not the only anthropomorphic creature in the NSA family. Dan Raile at Pando Daily went to the RSA security conference last week, and returned with a prize: an NSA-themed coloring book.


Inhabitat's Week in Green: Chevy's concept car, LED bulbs and solar lanterns

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Tesla made headlines again this week with the official (sort ...

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Chevy's concept car, LED bulbs and solar lanterns

Pop Milano sits pretty as Italy cooperative banks brace for M&A

People walk in front of the Banca Popolare di Milano in Milan By Valentina Za and Andrea Mandala MILAN (Reuters) - At least five investment banks are vying to win a mandate from Banca Popolare di Milano (BPM) and find it a partner as Italian cooperative lenders gear up for a wave of mergers following a landmark reform of the sector. The Milanese bank, Italy's seventh-largest by branches, has been dubbed by industry watchers the "belle of the ball" among large cooperative lenders that are looking at tie-up options as they are being forced to drop their cooperative status. A new law forces Italy's 10 largest "popolari" banks to convert into joint-stock companies within 18 months and shed rules that currently grant shareholders one vote each regardless of the size of their stake. BPM will send out letters in coming days to invite formal proposals from investment banks, a banking source said.


How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger Comcast's $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is officially dead, and the companies may have the fiery Net neutrality debate that raged this past year to blame.


How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger Comcast's $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is officially dead, and the companies may have the fiery Net neutrality debate that raged this past year to blame.


Your Tor-based email isn't as secure as you think

Your Tor-based email isn't as secure as you think

What Good Is a Video You Can't See?

What Good Is a Video You Can't See? Soon, thousand of police officers across the country will don body-worn cameras when they go out among the public. I talked to several representatives from privacy, civil rights, and progressive advocacy groups working on body cameras. Body cameras were introduced as a tool of public accountability, but making their videos available to the public might be too fraught, too complex, and too expensive to actually put into practice. Much of the ambiguity around body cameras comes down to this: Despite their general popularity, despite being the only policy change called for by the family of Michael Brown, body cameras are a little weird.


India's Ratan Tata buys stake in Chinese phone maker Xiaomi

People stand near a logo of Xiaomi ahead of the launching ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of India's Tata conglomerate, has acquired a stake in Xiaomi Technology [XTC.UL], a deal that is likely to bolster the Chinese phone maker's presence in the world's third-largest smartphone market. Financial details of the unspecified stake bought by Tata in Xiaomi, the first by an Indian, were not disclosed in the statement issued by the Chinese company on Sunday. Xiaomi, the No. 3 global smartphone maker, was valued at $45 billion after a December funding round. Tata, a respected business leader who was the chairman of salt-to-software Tata Sons for more than two decades, has previously invested in Indian start-ups, including online retailer Snapdeal.


More central banks meet, but ability to pilot economies in doubt

A man walks past the Bank of Japan building on a rainy day in Tokyo Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn't clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to record highs, will help the global economy much. Several meet this week to set policy, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and Sweden's Riksbank, which all have turned to government bond purchases as stimulus after running out of interest rates to cut. The Fed shut its quantitative easing (QE) program just over six months ago. Few expect the Fed to use its two-day meeting as a launching pad for what will eventually be the first interest rate hike in nearly a decade.


Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing

The Nokia company logo is pictured at its headquarters in Espoo Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. "Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false," Nokia said in a statement posted on its website. "Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets." However, Nokia has said it is looking into returning to the smartphones business by brand-licensing.


Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing

The Nokia company logo is pictured at its headquarters in Espoo Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. "Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false," Nokia said in a statement posted on its website. "Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets." However, Nokia has said it is looking into returning to the smartphones business by brand-licensing.


Police can spot differences between identical twins by melting DNA

Police can spot differences between identical twins by melting DNA

These old school electric bicycles look like a 1950s dream

These old school electric bicycles look like a 1950s dream For cycling enthusiasts whose interests fall somewhere between a 10-speed and a motorcycle, electric bicycles are a pretty solid alternative. Vintage Electric claims the bikes can reach a speed of 36 MPH in "Race Mode" with a range of 30 miles and a recharge time of just two hours.


Cuts to pay and perks trigger flight from China's state banks

File photo of security guards standing outside a branch of the Bank of Communications located in central Beijing By Engen Tham and Lawrence White SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bankers at China's top state lenders are quitting in increasing numbers because of cuts to their pay and perks, and moving to a new breed of financial firms such as leasing companies, trusts and online platforms, bankers and headhunters say. As part of an austerity, anti-graft drive, Beijing last year dictated pay cuts of up to a half for senior-level state bankers.


Hackers deface Tesla's website and Twitter accounts

Hackers deface Tesla's website and Twitter accounts

Fall into a hypnotic daze with this CGI aquarium video

Fall into a hypnotic daze with this CGI aquarium video Visual artist Oleg Memukhin planned a recent CGI experiment around one of Earth's most hypnotic visuals: fish swimming around in a circle. Using the graphics application Houdini, Memukhin created a school of small, shimmery fish and had them move in sync around any objects placed in their path. In the video above, Memukhin describes the four elements in his "flocking model": cohesion, separation and alignment, obstacle avoidance, and shape animation and flee behavior.


The CIA couldn't properly use a mass surveillance program for years

The CIA couldn't properly use a mass surveillance program for years

Russian hackers reportedly read some of Obama's emails last year

Russian hackers reportedly read some of Obama's emails last year Last year, some of President Obama's emails were exposed to Russian hackers during a White House computer system breach. Servers that control the traffic to Obama's BlackBerry also remained secure. Obama's personal email account was not affected, rather, much of his correspondence was culled from the accounts of people with whom he communicated frequently. The White House is hit with cyberattacks every day, the Times reports, but this was an advanced, highly targeted attack.


First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat

There's a thin line between a flourishing product category and an oversaturated one. The smart thermostat racket is fast approaching critical mass, and energy providers across the UK have begun offering ...

First Utility tempts new energy customers with free smart thermostat

Russian hackers scooped up the President's unclassified email

Russian hackers may have had more success in breaching the White House network than first thought. New York Times sources understand that intruders who got into the White House's unclassified system managed ...
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