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Sheep farmer finds downed “Google Loon balloon” in South Africa

When sheep farmer Urbanus Botha found a crashed balloon in the Karoo semi-desert in the north of South Africa, he initially thought it might be a …

Android 5.0 Lollipop running on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Thanks to SamMobile, we’ve already managed to get a peak at early previews of Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Galaxy S4 and S5 in their full TouchWiz-loaded glory. Now its the Galaxy Note 3’s turn.<p>As you’d imagine, the build here looks pretty similar to what we’ve seen with the Galaxy S4 and …

Google came up with a formula for deciding who gets promoted—here’s what happened

About 7 years ago, Google founded its People Analytics team, which collects and uses data to bolster the company’s own management practices. (You can thank this group for the death of Google’s infamous brain-teaser interview questions.)<p>The group had a simple founding mission, according to Google’s …

This tiny cardboard capsule is exactly what the iPhone doctor ordered

No matter how big smartphone batteries are, smartphone users still often must rely on external battery packs to keep them going, so it’s no wonder …

Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs five-year deal with Yahoo

Today, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a five-year partnership that would make Yahoo the default US search engine for Mozilla's Firefox browser on mobile and desktop. In December, Yahoo will roll out an enhanced new search function to Firefox users, and will also support Do Not Track functions in …

Martin Schoeller: Portraits

German-born, New York-based photographer Martin Schoeller has taken iconic photographs of both celebrities (such as Brad Pitt, Jay Z, and Meryl Streep) and anonymous normals over the course of his multi-decade career. So it’s no surprise that a third book of his work highlights his iconic …

“Skeleton Flowers” Turn Beautifully Transparent in the Rain

The Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary flower with white petals that turn beautifully transparent upon contact with water. During light rain showers, the delicate blooms transform into blossoms as clear as glass, fitting its common moniker “skeleton flower.”<p>The plant can be found growing on …

Geeky Apple Watch details buried in WatchKit

With the Apple Watch release still months away, plenty of details — like the timepiece’s price and battery life — remain unknown. But the release of WatchKit this morning sheds new light on Apple’s most personal product ever.<p>We dug through the new WatchKit programming guide and Apple Watch human …

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Indonesia's 'discriminatory, cruel and degrading' test for female police recruits

The Indonesian police continue to use a "degrading" invasive physical test to check for female recruits virginity, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has claimed.<p>A manual examination is used to physically check for an intact hymen in the recruits, the report alleges.<p>It is, according to the report, a …