Alex Zhang

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The End of An Era: No More Corgis for Queen Elizabeth

God save the corgis!<p>We hope you're sitting down for this one.<p>After a staggering <i>82 years</i> of sharing her home at Buckingham Palace with a feisty herd of Pembroke Welsh corgis, Queen Elizabeth has decided to turn her back on the breed. Is nothing sacred???<p>According to the <i>Daily Express</i>, the Queen, …

Queen Elizabeth II

Florida Wildlife Photos

Kim Dotcom launches end-to-end encrypted voice chat ‘Skype killer’

New MegaChat promises secure, encrypted and ‘private’ video chatting through a browser<p>Kim Dotcom’s encrypted file sharing service has added free end-to-end encrypted voice and video chat through the browser.<p>MegaChat, which promises to keep video chats secure and private, has been developed by the …

Encryption

Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft's most intriguing product in years

<b>by Dieter Bohn</b><p>By far, the most impressive demo for my money was the <i>Minecraft</i> demo — though Microsoft called it something like "Building Blocks" or some such, presumably so as not to fully commit to releasing a full holograph version of <i>Minecraft</i>. But before we could enter this virtual world — …

Augmented Reality

'Highly Irregular' Backdoor Found In Oracle Databases

Any business that runs an Oracle eBusiness Suite should look to patch their systems today. That’s because there’s a nasty vulnerability that allows anyone to totally take over the database server associated with the suite. That likely means usernames, passwords and other kinds of critical data …

Pope: Good Catholics Don't Have to Mate 'Like Rabbits'

After a triumphant visit to the Philippines, where he defended the Catholic Church's historical opposition to artificial contraception, Pope Francis said Monday that the church's position doesn't mean couples should abandon "responsible parenthood" and "be like rabbits."<p>In a news conference aboard …

Christianity

Obama unveils cybersecurity proposals: 'Cyber threats are urgent and growing danger'

Proposed legislation will allow companies to share information with government agencies including NSA, with which White House admitted there were ‘overlapping issues’

Surveillance

The 7 Hottest Trends We'll See at This Year's CES

When I attended my first Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 1976, I was in my mid-20s, new to the tech scene and highly impressionable. When I …

CES

Putin blames the West for Russia's misery

President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" such as oil prices and sanctions for Russia's financial crisis Thursday, but admitted he should have done more to diversify the economy.<p>Speaking to journalists at his annual press conference, Putin said it could take Russia two years to overcome …

Google reportedly wants Android to replace your car's infotainment system

Google wants Android to be the brains inside your car, and its plans to accomplish that extend far beyond Android Auto. According to <i>Reuters</i>, the company is working on a version of Android specifically designed to serve as a car's central infotainment system. Right now, Android Auto is a layer that …