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California senator denies Chinatown scam

California senator denies Chinatown scamA California state senator denied Tuesday plotting to smuggle guns from the Philippines and trading political favors for cash, in a colorful case centred on San Francisco's Chinatown underworld. Appearing in a federal courthouse, now-suspended Democratic Senator Leland Yee pleaded not guilty to eight felony charges for which he could face life in prison if convicted. The five-year FBI sting that ensnared the politician was initially aimed

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Obama: Women still face outdated policies at work

Obama: Women still face outdated policies at workWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the economy hasn't caught up to the new reality that women now make up about half of the workforce.

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The creator of 'Second Life' wants to look inside your brain with the Oculus Rift

The creator of 'Second Life' wants to look inside your brain with the Oculus RiftPhilip Rosedale has collabored with neuroscientists in California on a system that, as Fast.Company reports, offers a virtual reality tour of "a person’s brain reacting to stimuli in real time." It does this with the help of many tools, including MRI scans and EEG electrodes that record a subject's brain activity. But the magic lies with Oculus Rift, which allows someone else to get an up close (and live) peek at your brain. F

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Weather forecasts and user photos could be headed to Chromecast's home screen

Weather forecasts and user photos could be headed to Chromecast's home screenGoogle could be looking to the put the main screen of its Chromecast to work, just before it beams videos to your TV. Reddit user asjmcguire recently uncovered HTML code for the dongle's home screen that references current ...

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Review: Carlene Carter leans on family ties

Review: Carlene Carter leans on family tiesCarlene Carter, "Carter Girl" (Rounder)

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Google's lightweight image format makes YouTube pages load 10 percent faster

Google's lightweight image format makes YouTube pages load 10 percent fasterWe all want the internet to be faster, right? Well, Google is hoping to make that happen one YouTube thumbnail at a time. Its leaner WebP image format has been used on the Play store for some time now, and Mountain View's latest venue for the faster-loading files its video service.

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