Galaxy got better, but iPhone still best Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds. The S5 scored well given its water resistance and a sturdy back pane... - Posted on April 15, 2014
“Hunger Games” tops MTV Movie Awards "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave." "Hunger Games" stars also took home some of the night's biggest awards. Jennifer Lawrence won best female performance and Jo... - Posted on April 15, 2014
You’re never too old to toot in Dubuque One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque, Iowa brings a certain maturity to his playing. That's because Tony Boland is a 79-year-old flute player – thus proving that you're never too old to toot a flute. Boland asked about joining the fifth grader... - Posted on April 15, 2014
Solar plane could fly forever – theoretically The Swiss have built an airplane for the first round-the-world solar flight. It has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a car. A fully loaded 747 weighs almost 500 times as much as a small car. The Solar Impulse 2 was unveiled at Switzer... - Posted on April 14, 2014
Teen finds diamond, sells it for $20,000 A girl has sold a 3.85-carat diamond she found for $20,000. Tana Clymer lives in Oklahoma City. She told KWTV that she plans to use the money to help pay for college. Tana found the diamond last October while hunting for gems at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfre... - Posted on April 14, 2014
Want Google Glass? Order tomorrow! A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass. It's the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion. Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any U.S. resident who places an online order for the device beginni... - Posted on April 14, 2014
Selfies: Pope says OK, Obama says no way! Pope Francis marked Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square. He ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by hopping off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people... - Posted on April 14, 2014
Tiny cup costs big bucks: $36 million A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million for a rare Ming Dynasty cup. It is claimed to be the "holy grail" of China's art world. The dainty, white cup from the 15th century measures just 3.1 inches in diameter and is known as a "chicken cup" because it's decorated with... - Posted on April 9, 2014
Want a selfie with Obama? Fuggedaboudit! A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way. Some of America's Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets last week when they visited the White House and met with President Barack Obama. The White House said that's longstanding practice bec... - Posted on April 9, 2014
Students line street with desks in protest Los Angeles students think some schools deserve more attention and resources. They staged a protest and took it to the streets. And they brought their desks with them. Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street. It stopped traffic for several hours outside the Los Ange... - Posted on April 8, 2014
Teen bakes muffins for the homeless If, a century from now, the bishops in the Hartford Archdiocese find themselves looking for someone to nominate for beatification, they might want to consider David Albright. On nearly every week for the past five years, the golden-hearted 13-year-old has been baking muffins... - Posted on April 7, 2014