Why virtual reality is about more than gaming, and your mom will love it – TechRadar UK

Boater safe after surviving Pacific storm – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent – InformationWeek

InformationWeekCalifornia case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket. Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Thanks…

Please, Oscars: Don’t Give ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Any Awards – Huffington Post

Huffington PostIt’s not for anyone who identifies as LGBT. The movie is resolutely not about them. Is it for homophobes, who can learn from the movie’s example that maybe you…

Google Chrome Beta arrives with hands-free voice-search, and more – NDTV

NDTVGoogle has taken another step bringing its Google Now voice-assist feature to more devices, bringing it to its Chrome Beta version. The company on Thursday rolled out the feature (among…

California court rules it is okay for drivers to check mobile maps – PCWorld

PCWorldAn appeals court in California ruled that it is legal for a person to hold his phone to look at a map application while driving, though he is prohibited from…

Court: No-phones traffic law does not apply to apps – BBC News

BBC NewsA California law that bans drivers from talking on mobile phones without a hands-free device does not bar them looking at map apps, a court has ruled. The appeals…

Nashville Recap: OK, You Can Go Ahead and Put Dirt on My Grave Now – TVLine

TVLineSure, you probably murdered your wife and you definitely had a hand in Peggy’s death, and you seemed able to love only one of your daughters at a time. Bygones!…

Nashville Review: Breaking Point – TV Fanatic

TV FanaticRayna spent the majority of Nashville Season 2 Episode 15 acting as if the death of her father meant little, even in light of her last words to him,…

Nightengale: MIke Trout, Angels should soon find peace – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMike Trout finally landed the record-setting deal everyone has been breathlessly awaiting Wednesday morning, assuring he will remain property of the Los Angeles Angels through 2020. He signed a…

Khloé Kardashian and Kendall Jenner Show Off Their Sweet (Toy) Cars – E! Online

E! OnlineKhloé Kardashian and Kendall Jenner are ridin’ dirty! OK, not really, but this is too cute. It’s no surprise the famous family have a number of luxury cars to…

Update: Missing Atlanta girl, 12, found safe – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Update: Missing Atlanta girl, 12, found safeAtlanta Journal ConstitutionSernesha Burston “has been located and is OK,” Officer Kim Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Burston was last seen around 11 p.m.…

CBS 2 Exclusive: De Blasio’s Caravan Caught Speeding, Violating Traffic Laws – CBS Local

CBS LocalNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an aggressive plan to prevent traffic deaths, CBS 2 cameras caught the driver of a car carrying…

Seattle company gets OK to move ahead on offshore wind farm – The Seattle Times

Seattle company gets OK to move ahead on offshore wind farmThe Seattle TimesSeattle’s Principle Power has received a green light from the U.S. Department of the Interior to seek a…

Miami artist destroys $1 million Ai Weiwei vase in protest – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — He’s been photographed dropping vases before — but that doesn’t mean it’s OK for just anyone to do it. Ai Weiwei has made a name for himself…

Poll: Large majority of NFL players would be OK with gay teammate – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comSince former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam announced he was gay — creating the gateway for him to become NFL’s first openly gay player — there has been a significant…

President Obama applauds Michael Sam’s decision – NFL.com

NFL.com“I really like the fact that Michael did it before the draft, because his attitude was, ‘You know what? I know who I am. I know I can play great…

HPD: Mother, daughter, family friend shot by angry ex-boyfriend in SE Houston – KHOU

KHOUHOUSTON—It is not the Sunday gathering the Johnson family had in mind as they waited to hear if their wounded relatives would be OK. Early Sunday morning, Brenda Johnson, her…

Keyshawn Johnson ‘I Didn’t Sell My House Because of Justin Bieber’ – TMZ.com

TMZ.comKeyshawn Johnson swears his decision to unload his Calabasas mansion has NOTHING to do with his ex-neighbor-from-hell — Justin Bieber … and says there’s zero beef between him and the…

Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun Leave Panama for L.A., Singer “Doing OK … – E! Online

E! OnlineJustin Bieber has left Panama! The 19-year-old pop star, who was busted for DUI while drag racing in Miami last week before heading to Panama for a few days…

Meet Ravens New OC…Gary Kubiak

The Baltimore Ravens introduced their new offensive coordinator (OC), Gary Kubiak in a press conference on Monday. The position was vacant after former OC Jim Caldwell left the Ravens for…

Katy Perry: I prayed for a big chest, won Wisconsin for Obama – Fox News

Fox NewsPraying for a big chest, believing in aliens and winning Wisconsin for Obama—where do we begin? Katy Perry really opened up to GQ, giving the magazine plenty of interesting…

Obama and NSA: So what is metadata anyway? – CNNMoney

CNNMoneyPresident Obama announced new limits on how much “metadata” the National Security Agency can collect about Americans’ telephone conversations. OK. But what’s the metadata he’s talking about? It’s information wireless…

Kevin Durant fires career-best 54 points as Thunder top Warriors – Gant Daily

Gant DailyOklahoma City, OK, United States (4E Sports) – Kevin Durant scored a career-high 54 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder overcome a barrage of triples from the Golden…

MLB approves expanded replay, starts this season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled up players,…

Notes: MLB approves huge expansion of instant replay – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeEver since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key…

Who’s In and Who’s Out: A Guide to Chris Christie’s Bridge Scandal – ABC News

ABC NewsIts OK to admit it: You’ve heard about some scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and a bridge, but you’re not exactly sure what all the fuss is…

When is it OK to storm the court in college basketball? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOn Tuesday night the unranked Indiana Hoosiers beat the #3 Wisconsin Badgers 75-72 in an exciting game that came down to the last possession. After IU locked up the…

Texas regents OK Strong contract worth $25M-plus – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comAUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas regents have approved new football coach Charlie Strong’s five-year contract worth more than $25 million. Strong will be paid $5 million in the first…

Six cool, fun tech gadgets from CES 2014 – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesAmong the thousands of new products on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, here are a few that caught my eye because they are kind of fun, aren’t…

Ellis, No. 18 Kansas top Oklahoma – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneNorman, OK Sports.com —. Perry Ellis had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the 18th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks won their 23rd straight conference opener with a 90-83 victory over the…

No Super Bowl title, and Seahawks will be judged severely – TheNewsTribune.com

No Super Bowl title, and Seahawks will be judged severelyTheNewsTribune.comAll systems are go for the Seattle Seahawks’ quest to compete in the Super Bowl. They own the top seed in…

Friends, family search San Francisco for missing veteran – KGO-TV

Friends, family search San Francisco for missing veteranKGO-TV15, the searchers say friends became concerned enough to bring Sell to San Francisco General Hospital, where he stayed for two days. Once…

Guess what JJ Watt wants for Christmas – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAll J.J. Watt, the star Houston Texans defensive end, wants for Christmas is plastic surgery for his busted nose. OK, the NFL’s reigning defensive player of the year…

Law for protection of all domestic workers demanded – The Hindu

The HinduNoting that the labour rights of her domestic worker Sangeeta Richard have been ignored, the National Platform for Domestic Workers on Monday demanded that the Indian Government immediately enact…