News Stream is at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It's the mobile industry's biggest event of the year.
In the coming days, we will speak to the biggest names in the business, as we look for the software and gadgets that will dominate our lives in the years ahead.
On Day 1, we talked to Google's Matias Duarte. He's the Director of Android User Experience. And his description of the latest OS is both awesome and slightly scary.
Duarte says, "We've been rolling out amazing, powerful new features that are almost like a superpower. Like Google now with Jellybean. Your phone is actually your companion. It knows what you want to search for before you do and can offer that information."
Usually when you hear about drones, it's in reference to an air strike on suspected militants.
But they've also been used by a filmmaker to capture incredible views of mountains in Pakistan.
In Kenya, conservationists hope drones can protect endangered rhinos from poachers.
And some drones are just fun toys. Even if they are difficult to fly.
Research in Motion is getting ready to roll out its much-delayed new operating system, BlackBerry 10.
But will it be too little, too late? News Stream will be covering the launch extensively all this week.
China's capital has adopted emergency response measures to deal with record smog.
People in Beijing say the air tastes like coal dust and car fumes.
According to state media, the city will remain covered in gray until Wednesday, when the wind will sweep in to the rescue and blow the smog away.
The Daily was one of the first apps I downloaded after I finally purchased an iPad.
I got the free trial and read every page of the first issue. But when it came time to cough up for a subscription... well, let's just say no thanks.
Don't get me wrong, I loved the idea. But I'll confess I didn't read it every day. And after a while, I forgot I even had the app.
Obviously I wasn't the only one unwilling to pay for The Daily's content. A few months ago, the editor-in-chief reported 100,000 subscribers as he denied rumors of The Daily's demise.
Compare that to The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which counts more than 1.3 million paid subscribers.
Now if you were hoping to read The Daily before its final issue on December 15, you may be out of luck. The app has already been removed from the iTunes store.
On Thursday, the curtain will lift on China's new leaders. That's when we expect to see Xi Jinping emerge as the Communist Party chief.
But don't expect any big changes. At least not in the next five years.
Willy Lam is a China scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He says, "Xi Jinping is a good guy. He’s a consensus candidate. He’s also willing to work with different factions so that’s why he was chosen. However, he is not a visionary or charismatic figure. So particularly in his first term, when he hasn’t yet consolidated his power base, he will toe the line given to him."
For more about factions and the roadblocks to reform, watch the whole interview below.
Like it or not, there will be new Star Wars films. Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015. There will likely be many more to follow.
And they'll be made by Disney.
The "House of Mouse" has acquired Lucasfilm in a blockbuster deal.
What do you think of this mega-merger?
As of 2 pm EDT, Hurricane Sandy packed 145 kph (90 mph) winds. At the time, 23 states had issued a Warning or Advisory for wind related to Sandy’s circulation.
The storm is expected to make landfall later Monday evening.
Based on pressure, Sandy is likely to be the strongest storm to make landfall north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
When it hits, Sandy will be undergoing a transition from a "tropical cyclone" to a "wintertime cyclone." Mari Ramos explains the difference.
Sandy’s field of tropical storm-force or greater winds extends nearly 620 1,600 kilometers (1000 miles). That's roughly twice the size of the U.S. state of Texas.
To put it another way, if that wind field were a country, it would be the 20th largest country in the world.
It will take two days for Endeavour to get from the Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center.
No other space shuttle has ever traveled on city streets before. Preparing the roads have been a big "Endeavour," pardon the pun.
Still, it's hard to imagine such a huge object on the road. So we used Google Earth to get a better idea.
The daring raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has always sounded like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster. People eager for details couldn't find out enough about how the secret mission happened.
Now a new book by a former Navy SEAL promises to deliver inside information. The author of "No Easy Day" could face legal action for writing it. And he violated the SEAL's code of silence.
CNN Security Analyst Peter Bergen says it's worth reading.
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