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Greece’s anti-bailout Syriza party wins election

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ATHENS, Greece — The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece’s national election on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV’s exit poll.

But it was uncertain whether the radical left-wing party, led by 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras, had won by a big enough margin over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ incumbent conservative New Democracy party to govern alone. For that, they need a minimum 151 of parliament’s 300 seats.

NASA planning Mars Helicopter to assist future rovers

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The amount of data and stunning imagery being delivered by NASA’s Curiosity rover has given us new insight into Mars, but a new concept vehicle for future missions could dramatically increase our knowledge of the red planet

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has unveiled a concept drone called the Mars Helicopter that would accompany future Mars rovers and act as an aerial drone to assist the rover’s research mission

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NASA planning Mars Helicopter to assist future rovers

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The amount of data and stunning imagery being delivered by NASA’s Curiosity rover has given us new insight into Mars, but a new concept vehicle for future missions could dramatically increase our knowledge of the red planet

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has unveiled a concept drone called the Mars Helicopter that would accompany future Mars rovers and act as an aerial drone to assist the rover’s research mission

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Travelers’ picks for the best hotels in the U.S. in 2015

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If you’re planning a dream trip this year, you’re probably also on the hunt for the perfect hotel. After all, the better the accommodation, the better the vacation.

But with so many hotels to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, and just book the first decent-looking three-star hotel you see. Before you do that, though, consider some of the best-rated hotels in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor reviews.

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5 apps for the spontaneous traveler

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Vacation planning, rumored to be an enjoyable experience, can often end up causing more headaches than tans.

With hours spent scouring Internet chat boards and contemplating Yelp reviews, much of the spontaneity associated with traveling is gone. Sure, it’s good to know what you’re getting yourself into; a certain amount of advanced planning is always a good idea. But there’s something to be said for getting lost, doing something on a whim and experiencing something new

Booking.com, which…

Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

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80 enterprising facts you may not know about Monopoly

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A little knowledge can go a long way on family game night.

This year marks the 80th anniversary for the classic board game, Monopoly. For decades, people have passed “Go” and collected $200, all the way back to when your grandparents were little kids

Those little red plastic houses may have taught us about fast-dealing property trading, but there’s more to Monopoly than what’s on the board.

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1. The Monopoly game is…

Amazon’s diaper line gets off to a messy start

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Amazon needs a diaper change sooner than expected.

The ecommerce giant informed customers this week that it has pulled sales of the new Amazon Elements diapers barely a month and a half after it launched, according to an email first spotted by Gigaom.

“Based on early customer feedback, we are making some design improvements to the diaper,” Amazon wrote in the message. “In the meantime, Amazon Elements Soft & Cozy Diapers are no…

You might actually want to wear these smart glasses

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LAS VEGAS — Consumer smart glasses that don’t make the wearer look like a complete dork are getting closer to reality. Osterhout Design Group, which makes military smart goggles, showed off a pair at CES 2015 that’s closer to something Bono might wear than Google Glass.

ODG’s smart specs are still bulkier than regular sunglasses, but not by much: The glasses weigh a little more than 4 ounces, and I found them quite comfortable. More important, the glasses look pretty nice. The design (based…

Dutch DJ Tiesto brings celebrity curated headphones to EDM

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LAS VEGAS — When it comes to headphones, fans of EDM (electronic dance music) generally look for sound quality that reveals the details hidden in the complex sonic landscapes crafted by the genre’s top DJs
That’s why, in a market with several major celebrity-driven driven headphone products, it seems odd that more EDM icons aren’t stepping up to offer a solution for the genre’s devotees.

Dutch DJ Tiesto aims to fill that void via a partnership with Australia-based Audiofly, an effort he…

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