CES 2014: Samsung Smart Home aims to connect devices – BBC News

BBC NewsSamsung has announced a system to link together a household’s various gadgets, appliances, and utility controls. It said one way the Smart Home service could be used would be…

Apple acquires Snappycam photo app company – USA TODAY

USA TODAYApple has reportedly purchased the small company that makes a popular photography app, the latest sign the gadget maker is gearing up efforts to innovate through acquisitions. SnappyLabs, the…

Deep Freeze Puts Chill in Tailgating in Green Bay – ABC News

ABC NewsJeff Giardinelli embraced the cold outside Lambeau Field dressed in a No. 8 Steve Young jersey, red San Francisco 49ers knit cap and Candlestick Park-themed scarf. He’ll remember his…

Hollywood kicks off award season in Palm Springs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Scores of A-list stars worked the red carpet Saturday night at the Palms Springs International Film Festival, the event that signals the beginning of the…

African Refugees Protest Israeli Migrant Laws – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaTen thousand African migrants packed a square in central Tel Aviv Sunday to march against what they say is harsh treatment by the Israeli government. Many of the…

Pau Gasol trade rumors: Andrew Bynum deal progressing – Sports Out West

Sports Out WestThe Cavaliers are looking to complete the trade on Sunday as it would be done prior Bynum’s deadline on Tuesday that would make the remaining $6.3 million on…

Kerry says Iran could participate in Syrian peace talks – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeAMMAN, Jordan — Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Sunday that Iran might play a role at the peace talks on Syria that are scheduled to take place…

Popular app gets Apple acquisition for founder – Register

RegisterAustralian readers with long memories will know the name Dr John Papandriopoulos: some years ago, he gained fame as a contributor to research into very-high-speed DSL services, something which saw…

Houston Forecast: Hard Freeze Warning in effect until Monday – KHOU

Houston Forecast: Hard Freeze Warning in effect until MondayKHOUHOUSTON — The Houston area could see its first 20-degree temperatures of the season with the arrival of an Arctic front on…

Bangladeshi elections marred by violence – Washington Post

Washington PostPolice fired at protesters and more than 100 polling stations were torched as the opposition dismissed the elections as a farce. Bangladeshi police officers kick a suspect after an…

TV on the Web: ‘Downton’s’ Lady Mary fights crime politely – USA TODAY

USA TODAYToday’s Pick: Tough Justice on Funny or Die. The Topic: You can take the girl out of Downton Abbey but you can’t take the aristocratic Edwardian era mannerisms out…

Why the San Diego Chargers are guaranteed to win the Super Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAfter Sunday, eight teams will play seven games over three weekends to determine who will hoist the Lombardi Trophy on the first Sunday of February. None of that will…

Apple Acquires Photo Startup SnappyLabs – Mashable

MashableApple has acquired SnappyLabs, a one-man Australian startup behind the popular high-tech photo app SnappyCam. The SnappyCam app, which is no longer available in the App Store, let iPhone users…

South Sudan, Rebels Begin Direct Talks – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalSouth Sudan’s warring parties began peace talks in Ethiopia on Sunday, even as government troops thwarted rebel advances on the country’s capital. Government and rebel negotiators are holding…

Search for next Louisville football coach ‘wide open’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLOUISVILLE — University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich met with local media members at noon Sunday, not long after he spoke with outgoing coach Charlie Strong. “I was…

Metro Atlanta prepping for dangerously cold temperatures – WSB Atlanta

Metro Atlanta prepping for dangerously cold temperaturesWSB AtlantaAtlanta’s Department of Public Works said it is ready to ensure roadways are clear and passable Monday. The city has a total of…

Packers’ owners share civic pride – in the stands – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleGreen Bay, Wis. –. I hung out with the owner of the Green Bay Packers on Saturday morning. We talked franchise history, matchups, revenue streams. And then she…

Iraqi tribes taking lead in fight to evict al-Qaeda – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Iraqi army is letting local police and tribes lead the fight against al-Qaeda in Fallujah and Ramadi, a strategy that reflects concerns that a large influx of government…

Apple Begins 2014 Acquisition Spree With Buyout of Camera App Creator … – Forbes

ForbesApple, which went on a buying binge last year, kicked off its 2014 acquisition spree with the buyout of SnappyLabs, creator of the SnappyCam app which allows the iPhone’s camera…

African migrants protest, push for asylum in Israel – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Thousands of African migrants cram into Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, calling for a labor strike. Their chants fill the air, summing up their message: “We need…

Charlie Strong says he’s excited to take over at Texas – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCharlie Strong said Sunday he is excited to be the new head coach at the University of Texas, citing the Longhorns’ history and tradition in college football. “I’m excited…

CES 2014: Follow our coverage – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAS VEGAS — It’s Vegas, baby, and tech done up Vegas-style. International CES 2014, the massive annual consumer electronics show here, kicks off unofficially tonight with a preview event…

Packers and 49ers take Lambeau field in single digit temps (memes included) – al.com

al.comGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan.…

Palm Springs Film Festival: Pride (in the name of awards) – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe Palm Springs International Film Festival gala or, as Tom Hanks called it, “This little, intimate, Sonny Bono rec-room chicken dinner get-together for two-and-a-half-thousand people,” took place Saturday…

African migrants protest in Tel Aviv, demand better treatment – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJERUSALEM — In an unusual show of strength by one of the weakest groups in Israeli society, thousands of African migrants demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Sunday to…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan Reelection Mistruths; Tuman, Siegel Videos

This Oakland News comes from Las Vegas, where I am for the New Media Expo and International CES, or CES 2014, or the Consumer Electronics Show. I have two items…

Chiefs vs. Colts, 2014 AFC Wild Card: Indy’s ‘stunning comeback’ frustrates KC … – SB Nation

SB NationThat fumble return was reminiscent of the 2007 AFC Championship game, when the Colts fumbled but center Jeff Saturday picked it up for a score. In that game, the…

South Sudan general killed in ambush – BBC News

BBC NewsA South Sudanese army general has been killed in fighting outside the rebel-held town of Bor. A BBC correspondent with government troops said a convoy advancing on Bor came…

30000 African migrants take to Tel-Aviv streets protesting detention policy – RT

RTAfrican migrants hold a sign during a protest at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv January 5, 2014.(Reuters / Nir Elias). Tags. Africa, Immigration, Israel, Politics, Protest, Rally. Tens of thousands…

‘Frozen’ ices ‘Paranormal Activity: Marked Ones’ at the box office – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesDisney’s neo-holiday classic, “Frozen,” packed snowbound theaters to narrowly beat out the weekend’s only wide-release contender, “Paranormal Activity: Marked Ones,” for the inaugural No. 1 ranking of 2014.…

From the Archive: Ariel Sharon’s stroke and what followed – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Jewish Telegraphic AgencyDoctors believe that Ariel Sharon won’t live much longer. But who would have predicted when he had his debilitating stroke in January 2004 that he would hang on…

Justin Bartha Ties The Knot With Lia Smith – Contactmusic.com

Contactmusic.comThe Hangover star Justin Bartha said “I do” this weekend, tying the knot with long-time girlfriend Lia Smith in front of family and friends in Smith’s native Hawaii. The pair…

No Chris Paul, no playoffs? – ESPN

ESPNThe mildly disappointing season of the Los Angeles Clippers hit another road bump Friday when MVP candidate Chris Paul went down with a separated right shoulder. The timetable for Paul’s…

Consumer Electronics Show Keeps Reinventing Itself – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalSome people say the Consumer Electronics Show has waned in importance, partly because some big names like Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. aren’t exhibitors. But that would be…

Steven Seagal says he may run for Arizona governor – CBS News

CBS NewsActor Steven Seagal attends the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia S/S 2014 on October 28, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Andreas Rentz, Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. Shares. Tweets;…