Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Review: Ups and downs with Google Glass apps

Barbara Ortutay NEW YORK — Google Glass is like a fickle friend. Surprises await, such as the time it took a photo of my ceiling while I was making carrot and ginger soup. I’ve been using Google’s Web-connected eyewear over the past few months. Spending a day trying to get some chores done with it […]

Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

PAYERNE, Switzerland — The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car. The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world this week at Switzerland’s Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of […]

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US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers

WASHINGTON — Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale. “Both sides of the equation are in a funk,” said Glenn Kelman, CEO of the real estate brokerage Redfin. A 13.4 […]

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation’s largest oil spill. The 987-foot tanker, carrying 53 million gallons of crude, struck Bligh Reef at 12:04 a.m. on March 24, 1989. Within hours, it unleashed an estimated […]

Here’s what could happen in NCAA tournament

At a time when everybody from college basketball experts to those who don’t know the difference between Michigan and Michigan State has an opinion on the NCAA tournament, here’s one look at what could happen over the next three weeks. The bracket breakdown (winners in all caps): FIRST FOUR MOUNT ST. MARY’S vs. Albany — […]