Google Offers 15GB Unified Storage Across Gmail, Drive, Google+
Google is consolidating storage between Drive, Gmail and Google+, now offering users 15GB of free storage shared across all three platforms. “Life gets a bit easier when your Google products work well together—whether that’s inserting a Drive file into an email or sharing a photo from Drive on Google+. As this experience becomes more seamless, separate storage doesn’t make as much sense anymore,” Clay Bavo, Google’s Director of Product Management said in a blog post announcing the change. With the new combined storage space you are free to store what you want where you want. So you could in theory have 15GB …bill_gates
Bill Gates: I Wish I Had Steve Jobs’ Sense of Design
In an interview with CBS‘ 60 minutes, Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates answered several questions about his long time rival Steve Jobs. Reminiscing their last meeting — in May 2011, when Jobs was already very seriously ill — Gates remembers Apple’s co-founder fondly, highlighting his design ideas and the fact that he was still very enthusiastic about the future despite his illness. “What did he have that you wish you had,” Charlie Rose asked Gates during the interview. “Oh, his sense of design. That everything had to fit a certain aesthetic. The fact that he, with as little engineering background as …aircarfycarrier
US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier brought to South Korea
Civic activists express concern that show of military might could provoke North Korea At 9 am on May 11, the USS Nimitz, an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in, docked at the naval operational command in Busan, seeming to send a silent but strong message. The huge size of the 101,600-ton USS Nimitz dwarfed the nearby ROKS Dokdo (14,500 tons), the amphibious assault ship, which is the pride of the Korean navy, and the ROKS Sejong the Great (7,650 tons), a guided missile destroyer which is the first Korean naval vessel to employ the AEGIS system. Waiting on the deck of …missing-ohio-girls
Missing teens Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus found alive after 10 years
Cleveland police said missing teens Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and a third woman were found in a west side house on Monday. “This isn’t the ending we usually get,” said MetroHealth Medical Center Dr. Gerald Maloney. Hundreds of people gathered in the streets near 2207 Seymour Avenue in Cleveland, where the women were discovered. Cleveland police said Berry, DeJesus and Michelle Knight are alive, talking and appear to be OK. “I heard screaming… And I see this girl going nuts trying to get outside,” said Charles Ramsey, a neighbor who found the women. “I go on the porch and she …globalwarming
Decline in snow cover could push some creatures to extinction
Declining snow levels could leave some creatures near extinction. During long, bitterly cold winters, a thick blanket of snow helps protect  creatures and plants that live in these harsh climates. That is why recently  published findings showing a steady decline in snow cover across the Northern  Hemisphere are so alarming. Since 1970, snow in this part of the globe has decreased by as much as 3.2  million square kilometers (1.2 million square miles) during the spring months of  March and April, according to a study published May 2 by a team of researchers  from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In their …taliban
Taliban Bomb Kills at Least 20 at a Pakistan Political Rally
Taliban bomb ripped through a crowded political rally in Pakistan’s tribal belt on Monday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 45 in the deadliest attack so far of the campaign for next Saturday’s national election. The attack occurred in Kurram tribal region, along the border with Afghanistan, where several thousand tribesmen had gathered at a madrasa to hear Munir Khan Orakzai, a former member of Parliament. The bomb exploded just as Mr. Orakzai finished his speech and was stepping off the stage. The candidate was not injured but the bomb caused widespread devastation; one witness told The Associated Press …airstrikelibya
Israel launches airstrike on Syria targeting weapons
Israel launched its second airstrike in three days in the Syrian capital  Sunday targeting a shipment of extremely accurate guided Iranian-made missiles  intended for Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group, according to an intelligence  official in the Middle East. The attack, which signaled a sharp escalation of Israel’s involvement in  Syria’s bloody civil war, was confirmed to The Associated Press hours after  Syria’s state media reported that Israeli missiles struck a research center near  Damascus, setting off explosions and causing casualties. The confirmation came hours after Syria’s state media reported that Israeli  missiles struck a research center near the Syrian capital, setting …California Wildfires
California Wildfire Grows To 43 Square Miles
CAMARILLO, Calif. — A wildfire tearing through a coastal region in Southern California nearly tripled in size as high temperatures fueled the flames, but a fire official said early Saturday that a favorable shift in the weather will likely help crews make progress against the flames. The fire 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles mushroomed to 43 square miles Friday as 900 firefighters used engines, aircraft, bulldozers and other equipment to battle the flames. Forecasters said a weekend of increased humidity should help teams fighting the early-season blaze. “It’s a total turnaround from what we had,” said Kurt Kaplan, a …