Nokia is preparing to rev up its engines in the location space and drive towards the future of maps. The company whose name is still synonymous with mobile phones in certain parts of the world will hand off its devices & services unit to Microsoft early next year, in exchange for $7.2 billion. Show More Summary
Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi’s No One Knows About Persian Cats was the opening night film of the Cannes Un Certain Regard sidebar in 2009. A hot title at the time, it was plagued with political controversy when Ghobadi’s girlfriend and co-screenwriter was arrested in Tehran a month before the festival. Show More Summary
China is 'almost certain' to be elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, when the UN General Assembly will elect 17 new member states to the 47-member council, and human rights activists at this moment are adamantly protesting to keep the country excluded from the list. [ more › ]
Despite People magazine outing Kerry Washington as pregnant, the "Scandal" star still wasn't admitting to anything. And yet, during her appearance on "Late Night," it certainly seemed to be pretty obvious that she had a baby bump under that costume. It's no surprise that she's not talking about it. Show More Summary
Coming from an Examiner interview with Activision CEO, Eric Hirshberg... "...it certainly is a really cool feature to my eyes. I think the Call of Duty multiplayer game has been incredibly successful and popular. I think it has a unique...Show More Summary
The Vinci tablet is geared for young 'uns. (Credit: Vinci) Kids these days are equipped with certain standard-issue items. Babies get usually get a onesie, a pacifier, a stuffed toy, and maybe an iPad. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit...Show More Summary
Following a season that saw Ohio State reach its 11th Final Four in program history, the finish of the 2012-13 campaign was certainly disappointing. Yes, the Buckeyes won the Big Ten tournament title, but they were a victory over underdog Wichita State away from reaching yet another Final Four. Show More Summary
Obama may be claiming that Obama is settled law, but he certainly doesn’t believe that about the second Amendment. Anything he can do to roll that back, he’s going to try. That’s why his administration signed on to the UN ARMS treaty. Show More Summary
I don’t really know how to talk about Black Hole. For a comic that feels like the unholy lovechild of Cronenberg’s Videodrome and Lynch’s Lost Highway, there’s a certain coherency in it with regards to basic human emotions, specifically love, fear, and hatred. Despite being focused around self-centered (and sometimes super obnoxious) high-schoolers, Black Hole [...]
[CEATEC 2013] Machine vision is an idea that certainly has its fair share of practical applications, especially in the manufacturing lines of factories which are able to spot flaws, even minute ones, that the average human eye is unable to do so. Show More Summary
Teaser Th e latest findings from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are quite disturbing and massive to take in. It certainly has set off alarm bells amongst our editorial partners, and it hopefully should set off some alarms in you as well. read more
Americans don’t generally eat mushy peas, a staple of British fish and chip shops. But US foreign policy under Barack Obama certainly resembles it. The president’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday was as soggy as it gets, with Mr. Obama extending the hand of friendship to Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani. [...]
If the proposition to withdraw all chemical weapons were agreed, it would almost certainly be sufficient to bring about an accompanying ceasefire. It would also be an impetus to start the planned conference in Geneva to negotiate a peace settlement.
This is certainly going to help the U.S. as it tries to work with the UN Security Council to find a response to the situation in Syria. Aug 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has bugged the United Nations' New York headquarters, Germany's Der Spiegel weekly said on Sunday in a report on U.S. Show More Summary
The US is back at it again. For a while it seemed as if the Egyptian situation would promptly escalate to all out war, and necessitate the US "liberation" of this or that interest or ideology (and certainly putting the Suez canal under...Show More Summary
With the exception of the Obama administration’s official acknowledgment in June that Syria had almost certainly used chemical weapons against civilians, a moment it used to announce the shipment of some small arms to rebels, the United States has not … Continue reading ?
With the exception of the Obama administration's official acknowledgment in June that Syria had almost certainly used chemical weapons against civilians, a moment it used to announce the shipment of some small arms to rebels, the United States has not shown much of a response to Syrian chemical weapons. Show More Summary
The United Nations, ever eager to embrace global warming, has a new climate report to be released that claims scientists are more certain than ever that global warming is real, but now there is hard evidence that global surface temperatures have stabilized over the last 15 years according to the U.K.’s weather-watching Met Office. Show More Summary
The UN is currently hosting a "Commission of Inquiry" about North Korea. The most impactful thing to come out of the commission's hearings will almost certainly be stories like the ones that were told to day by survivors of North Korean prison camps. Read more...
We're no longer the same UN. We're more and more in conflict zones. And we've taken certain decisions that mean we're no longer seen as neutral. The UN flag is now a target instead of a shield. That means we have to change how we go about things, because right now our colleagues and their families are paying too high a price.