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With Jellynote, Learning To Play An Instrument Is Like Playing Guitar Hero

Meet Jellynote, a French startup that provides a new yet familiar experience for learning music. With Jellynote, you can find scores and see YouTube covers at the same time, create a songbook and suggest different versions. But the killer feature is a Guitar Hero-like mode that takes advantage of …

Guitar

Why Swiss smartwatches have no chance against the Apple Watch

The watch industry first giggled at the Apple Watch. Now, it is racing to catch up.<p>Today at a watch expo in Switzerland, Tag Heuer—owned by the LVMH luxury conglomerate—announced a smartwatch collaboration with Google and Intel. And Gucci, the Italian luxury house, unveiled a partnership with the …

Smartwatches

Want Internet Explorer dead? Be careful what you wish for

I’ve been using Internet Explorer 11 all day. Not because I like it or want to, but to prove a point: Internet Explorer was never as bad as the …

Microsoft Is Developing Software That Converts Android Phones To Windows 10

Microsoft dropped an interesting piece of information today amid its confirmation that Windows 10 will go on sale this summer.<p>Near the end of its announcement, the Redmond-based company casually revealed that it is testing Windows 10 with “power users” of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 4 Android smartphone. …

Windows 10

Computers can now predict violent outbreaks around the world

The United States’ efforts to “win hearts and minds” as it fought the Taliban in Afghanistan seem to have created a cruel and fatal paradox.<p>When political scientist Jason Lyall of Yale University in the United States surveyed the mood of villages strewn across the country’s southern provinces he …

Peer Review

Google introduces app-approval process for Android developers

Google just made changes to its Play Store policies that will affect every Android developer.<p>Android developers now have to wait for apps to be …

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Says Kremlin Will 'React' To Michael Fallon's Comments

Russia has reacted with fury after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon warned there was a "real and present danger" that Moscow could repeat the tactics …

Shattered Ukraine town in rebel hands as leaders urge respect for ceasefire

<b>(CNN) —</b> The scene of devastation is staggering in Debaltseve, the town at the heart of the battle between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in recent days.<p>Barely a house is unscathed by shelling. Elderly civilians trapped by the fighting still cower in basements. After most Ukrainian …

Ukraine crisis: Rebel adviser 'admits executions'

<b>A senior adviser to rebels in eastern Ukraine has confirmed that extrajudicial killings have been carried out "to prevent chaos".</b><p>Igor Druz told the BBC such "executions" sent an important signal to the rest of the rebel forces.<p>He also said Ukraine's government was a "terrorist" organisation, …

US warns Russia that Ukraine aid delivery would be 'viewed as an invasion'

As Ukrainian forces battle to retake the eastern city of Donetsk from pro-Russian rebels, the US is warning that any bid by Moscow to deliver aid over the border will be “viewed as an invasion”.<p>Humanitarian help for people displaced by the fighting has been proposed by Moscow.<p>But Washington’s …

Russia's Ukraine Trump Card Is Coming Into Play

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel spearheads a push for peace in Ukraine, reports of reduced natural gas flows to Central Europe indicate that Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't ready to deal, experts say.<p>With storage facilities nearly full across Western Europe, the European Union's major …

Europe

Ukrainian city of Donetsk besieged by shelling

Ukraine’s separatist-held city of Donetsk experiences worst shelling in weeks, with artillery fire from both separatist and Ukrainian positions<p>Ukraine’s separatist-held city of Donetsk experienced its most serious shelling in months on Saturday night and Sunday morning, as concerns mounted that …

Russia

Ukraine crisis: 'Rebel reinforcements' raise fears

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1122000/1122772_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531675978_b7bc43d3650cc0d0926f0a39c1411909<p><b>The US and the European Union have expressed concern at reports of a build-up of separatist reinforcements in eastern Ukraine.</b><p>Shelling around the city …

Russia

OSCE monitoring of Russia-Ukraine border 'too weak', says US

<b>International monitoring of the Russia-Ukraine border is "grossly inadequate", the US says, urging a bigger mandate for the OSCE security organisation.</b><p>The complaint came from the US Ambassador to the OSCE, Daniel Baer.<p>Nearly 300km (186 miles) of the border is beyond Ukraine's control, he …

Ukraine conflict causes bitter family feuds

DONETSK, Ukraine — Anna and Wladislaw Rychenko's marriage ended because of irreconcilable differences: She is a Ukraine nationalist; he favors a separate Russian-aligned state for this eastern region.<p>The couple met in 2005 and fell in love despite conflicting political views. "Turn that trash off," …

Russia lashes out at EU over new sanctions

Russia has reacted angrily to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organised crime.<p>Russia's Foreign Ministry also said the United States bore …

Ukrainians flee as fighting intensifies in Donetsk

Fighting continues unabated, with heavy exchanges of artillery fire in the Donetsk suburbs continuing overnight on Saturday, reports Roland Oliphant<p><b>Ukrainian</b> officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held …

Study: Embargo wouldn't hurt Russia

LONDON (AP) — An arms embargo against Russia would be little more than symbolic because Russia is largely self-sufficient in supplying its armed …

Associated Press News

Obama and Hollande call on Putin to pressure Ukraine rebels on talks

French President Francois Hollande and his US counterpart Barack Obama discuss Ukraine crisis and call on Vladimir Putin to exert influence to curb Russian insurgents and foster move towards political solution<p>French President Francois Hollande and US President Barack Obama are pressing for a …

Ukraine threatens rebels with 'nasty surprise' in new push | Reuters

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine’s government kept up military pressure against pro-Russian rebels on Tuesday, threatening them with an “nasty surprise”, while the militants said they were preparing to fight back after losing their main stronghold.<p>Ukrainian paratroopers gather near the …

Russia and Ukraine 'agree steps' towards new truce

<b>The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they have agreed on steps aimed at ending hostilities in eastern Ukraine.</b><p>Germany's Walter Steinmeier said they agreed in talks in Berlin on a "package of measures" that paves the way for a bilateral ceasefire.<p>Fighting in eastern …

Ukraine crisis: Putin gives ceasefire qualified backing

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he supports a peace plan tabled by Ukraine - as long as it includes "practical action" to start talks.</b><p>He said Kiev must negotiate and make compromises with pro-Russian rebels for the plan to be "viable and realistic".<p>Mr Putin also said a week-long truce - …

Russia

Putin calls on both sides in Ukraine conflict to lay down arms

Vladimir Putin has called on both sides in eastern Ukraine to lay down their arms and compromise, giving his strongest backing yet for the peace plan announced by Ukraine's new president, Petro Poroshenko.<p>"The fact that President Poroshenko has declared a ceasefire is without question an important …

Putin orders forces in the Urals on combat alert

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday ordered military forces in central Russia on combat alert as well as a drill of airborne …

Poroshenko's Ukraine peace plan gets limited support from Putin | Reuters

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Saturday voiced limited support for Ukraine’s unilateral ceasefire in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists, but told President Petro Poroshenko there had to be talks with the rebels to prevent the truce collapsing.<p>The Kremlin set out Putin’s …

Russia cuts off gas to Ukraine as Kiev orders border secured | Reuters

KIEV/GORKI Russia (Reuters) - Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace between the former Soviet neighbours.<p>After the weekend loss of 49 troops when pro-Russian rebels shot down a military …

Ukraine crisis: Putin is playing mind games with the West

Commentary: The Russian president continues to bamboozle as his tanks are sent to Ukraine and the rebels he supports shoot a plane from the sky<p>Just over a week ago, President Vladimir Putin met <b>Ukraine's</b>new leader and promised to draw the sting from the country's crisis. Then a military transport …