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One port to rule them all: Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C join forces

USB Type-C becomes truly universal as Intel aligns the latest Thunderbolt standard with USB's new reversible port.<p>TAIPEI -- At Intel's keynote address for Computex 2015 here, Kirk Skaugen, the chip maker's senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, announced that …

Thunderbolt

What we know, don't know about Freddie Gray's arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> New information released Thursday adds complexity, and even more questions, to the already confusing picture of what happened to Freddie Gray after his arrest.<p>The transport van that carried Gray made a previously unknown stop along its route from where he was arrested to the police station. …

Justice

Driveable LEGO Hotrod Built from 500,000 Pieces and Runs Entirely on Air

This impressive-looking, life-sized LEGO-built hotrod isn't just for show – it really works! A Melbourne-based entrepreneur named Steve Sammartino and a 20-year-old Romania-based technology genius named Raul Oaida came up with the idea after meeting on the Internet. They call it the <i>Super Awesome</i> …

Lego

Tomorrow, Microsoft will make a bunch of announcements that are vital to the company's future

CEO Satya Nadella will kick off the conference with a keynote in which he's expected to make a whole bunch of announcements.<p>Here's what we expect to hear more about:<p><b>Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 10!</b> We expect Microsoft to give us an official release date. Earlier this month, the date was leaked …

Windows 10

'Rough Rides' and the Challenges of Improving Police Culture

Freddie Gray isn't the first person to be gravely injured while riding in a police van.<p><i>Updated on April 27, 2015, at 5 p.m.</i><p>A rough ride. Bringing them up front. A screen test. A cowboy ride. A nickel ride.<p>Police say that intentionally banging a suspect around in the back of a van isn't common …

Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

A line of police behind riot shields hurled tear gas canisters and fired pepper balls at as many as 200 protesters Tuesday night to enforce a citywide curfew, imposed after the worst outbreak of rioting in Baltimore since 1968.<p>Demonstrators threw bottles at police and picked up the canisters and …

Upcoming Elephone features 4GB RAM, QHD display, Windows 10 AND Lollipop

A quick search for the term “dual boot” on Android Authority will turn up dozens of articles about how Intel, Asus, Samsung, and many other companies have at least explored the concept of dual-booting Windows and Android, or even Windows Phone and Android, only to eventually end up canceling these …

Mobile Technology

Architizer

Chechen leader Kadyrov hits back over Russian shooting

<b>Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has told his security forces to fire on Russian federal troops if they operate in Chechnya without his permission.</b><p>His comments follow the killing of a man in the Chechen capital this week by security forces from a nearby region.<p>The man, who was on the federal wanted …

Russia

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

Middle East

Ellen Pao verdict: No gender bias or retaliation by Kleiner Perkins

SAN FRANCISCO — A civil jury on Friday returned a verdict in the high-profile Ellen Pao gender discrimination case, finding that powerful venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers did not discriminate against her because of her gender and did not retaliate when she protested her …

Silicon Valley

Windows 10 preview will soon be available for many more phones

Microsoft opened up its Windows 10 Technical Preview to Windows Phone users last month, but only a scant few Lumia devices were supported. That's soon about to change. Microsoft has announced a second round of devices that will be able to run the very latest builds of Windows 10, and the good news …

Fears of a new global crash as debts and dollar’s value rise

As Greece puts the finishing touches to its latest round of cuts, some economists are increasingly alarmed about the signals from the world economy<p>Greek ministers are spending this weekend, almost five grinding years since Athens was first bailed out, wrangling over the details of the spending cuts …

Economy

Portable media player gives North Koreans illicit window on the world

£35 device allows residents to listen to pop music and watch South Korean soaps, Hollywood films and outside news programmes, despite government restrictions<p>A £35 portable media player is providing many North Koreans with a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep them …

North Korea

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Here's the Terrifying Truth About Metal Shards in Your Food

Kraft Foods is recalling 242,000 cases of its Macaroni & Cheese product because “metal shards” have been found in some boxes. The recall is getting …

Tim Cook says Microsoft's big problem held it back

Technically Incorrect: The Apple CEO says Apple doesn't cling to legacy technology and that Microsoft did. He also says Steve Jobs changed his mind all the time.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I can't count the number of times someone has …

Charlie Rose

Kentucky Right-To-Work Battle Shifts To Counties

This past January, the Republican-led Kentucky Senate did what it does just about every year: It passed a statewide right-to-work bill.<p>Keeping with tradition, when the bill arrived at the Democratic-controlled House, it died.<p>For decades, Democrats have rejected efforts to allow employees in …

General Motors

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Durarara!!x2: (Dub) A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Half a year has passed. The city of Ikebukuro seemingly remains unchanged, but foreign elements are slipping in, the serial killer known as …

Anime

South Korea flight attendant sues over 'nut rage'

<b>A South Korean flight attendant is suing Korean Air and a jailed former executive in the US over what became known as the "nut rage" incident.</b><p>Lawyers for Kim Do-hee allege that Heather Cho verbally and physically attacked Kim Do-hee for the way she served nuts on a plane taking off from New York's …

New York City

Isis tricked victims into appearing calm with beheading rehearsals

Islamic State videos featuring ‘Jihadi John’ Mohammed Emwazi were preceded by mock run of killing videos in which they were unharmed<p>Foreign hostages captured by Islamic State were subjected to numerous mock beheadings and were unaware they were about be killed, a former member of the jihadi group …

Translation

2 Ferguson police officers quit; court clerk fired after Justice report

<b>(CNN) —</b> Racist emails -- like one that depicted President Obama as a chimpanzee -- resulted in three Ferguson, Missouri, city employees resigning or being fired, the city spokesman said Friday.<p>Police officers Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned Thursday over the emails discovered during …

Justice

Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the city "must do better" to address racism after a stunning Department of Justice report revealed a range of abuses committed against African American residents by the city's police force.<p>"We must do better not only as a city but as a state and a country. …

Justice

Families implore teens before they join ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amira Abase told her father she was going to a wedding. Instead, the 15-year-old British girl hopped on a plane with two friends to Turkey -- and police fear they are headed to Syria to join ISIS.<p>"What she's doing is completely nonsense," said Amira's father, Abase Hussen.<p>He implored Amira …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Hackers make off with at least $300 million in bank heists

With the help of malware, hackers hit more than 100 financial institutions in 30 countries, says a report released to The New York Times by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.<p>A group of cybercriminals used malicious software to steal at least $300 million from banks and other financial institutions …

Kaspersky Lab

U.S. carriers must unlock cellphones, starting today

Some U.S. carriers have historically been more lenient about unlocking phones than others, but starting today they are all mandated to provide unlocking once a customer’s contract is up.<p>Legislation put in place by the Federal Communications Commission back in 2013 takes full effect today, and …

Customers

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

Verizon to let you opt out of 'supercookies'

After complaints from privacy advocates, Verizon will allow users to turn off so-called supercookies that can track online behavior.<p>Following an outcry from privacy advocates, Verizon says it will give users the ability to shut down supercookies that track their online activities.<p>Supercookies …

Privacy