PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea said Friday that it executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2....
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle marks the unprecedented fall from grace of one of the most powerful figures in North Korea and the most serious political upheaval in the country in decades....
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped into a taxi and vanished. For
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget pact is in the hands of the Senate, where it will encounter stronger but probably futile resistance from Republicans....
The Many Tongues of Twitter
Twitter’s footprint is growing fast, although English speakers in the U.S. remain the largest demographic. The trick now is to turn its global presence into advertising dollars.
New inks and tools allow 3-D printing of lithium-ion technology.By making the basic building blocks of batteries out of ink, Harvard materials scientist Jennifer Lewis is laying the groundwork for lithium-ion batteries and other high-performing electronics that can be produced with 3-D printers.
Kateeva says its new manufacturing equipment can produce affordable displays based on organic light-emitting diodes.Color-rich, energy-efficient, and flexible displays based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) could soon be churned out more economically on giant ink-jet printers.
The appearance of indium gallium zinc oxide transistors in iPads shows that the display industry is poised to begin churning out a new breed of high-performance screens.One of the most important innovations in Apple’s latest iPads lies behind the screen. In many of the tablets, the pixels in t
Oculus Raises $75 Million for the VR Goggles of the Future
Virtual reality startup Oculus, the company behind the much-hyped Rift VR headset, has landed $75 million in Series B funding.
What is the center of the Bitcoin universe? With a completely decentralized digital currency like Bitcoin, it's hard to say, but today, Silicon Valley took a serious step toward claiming those bragging rights. That's because one of the Valley's most important venture capitalist firms, Andressen Horo
The makers of Loop say they've come up with a way to use your phone itself at any point-of-sale terminal where you would otherwise swipe a credit card -- and the merchant behind the counter doesn't have to install any new hardware or software to let you do it.
Google touts a new Gmail feature as enhancing security. What it really does is open a new privacy hole -- one that exposes your email reading habits.
Download Beyoncé's New "Visual Album" (It's Called BEYONCÉ, Obviously)
Just when you thought it was safe to go to bed on a quiet Thursday night, Beyoncé has released her new album. It appears to be called BEYONCÉ — either that or it has no title at all — and is being dubbed as a "visual album," which continues 2013's trend of pop stars deliver
If you blinked — or were off the Internet for four hours or so tonight — you might have missed that Twitter quietly altered its block feature. You might also have missed them reversing course after a swift and steady user backlash.Read more...
Today in a Montana court, Jordan Linn Graham — the 22-year-old woman who shoved her husband of a week off a cliff in July — shocked onlookers by pleading guilty to second-degree murder in a plea deal with the prosecution. Read more...