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Makerbase wants to connect you to the creators of the internet stuff you love

Without leaving anyone behind<p>For many, the apps and programs we use everyday might feel like they were created by companies more than by actual human beings. People like Mark Zuckerberg are known names, of course, but the army of coders, writers, and engineers behind them aren't readily accessible …

How to turn your phone into a holographic display, for free

As we have been reminded recently by the furore around the Holus tabletop display, most current holograms are an effect more than a technology. …

Gear & Gadgets

EFF is building a stronger 'Do Not Track' browser setting

Despite "Do Not Track" being a standard option on Firefox, Chrome and Safari (but not Microsoft Edge), many unscrupulous advertisers are still secretly tracking the browsing habits of internet users. That's why the Electronic Frontier Foundation has teamed with Adblock, Medium, Mixpanel and …

Samsung’s so far behind Apple, it’s ripping off iOS 6

Isn’t it the most Samsung thing in the world to introduce a new technology that’s actually kind of interesting, and then ruin any originality points it picked up by blatantly ripping off Apple?<p>That’s exactly what happened when Samsung recently announced the SE370, the industry’s first computer …

Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior Taliban figure resigned Tuesday in the latest fallout from the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, …

Three killed after Pakistani and Indian troops exchange fire in Kashmir

Two Pakistanis and one Indian killed, officials say, and six civilians wounded in incident near Sialkot, Punjab province<p>Pakistani and Indian border guards have traded gunfire and mortar shells along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian, …

South Sudan to unveil own plan to end conflict

<b>Juba, South Sudan -</b> South Sudan's government is due to unveil its own peace plan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, just days after it refused to sign a regional plan to end the country's ongoing conflict, Al Jazeera has learned.<p>Ateny Wek Ateny, South Sudan's presidential spokesperson, will not …

Africa

South Africa's Tutu discharged from hospital after recurring infection

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Prominent anti-apartheid cleric and veteran South African leader, Archbishop Desmond Tutu was released from hospital on Tuesday after being re-admitted for a recurring infection related to treatment for his prostate cancer, his daughter said.<p>Desmond Tutu, retired South African …

South Africa

Italian police arrest 11 suspected of carrying messages for Mafia boss

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> Using coded messages and meeting in isolated rural spots, a network of supporters has helped alleged Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro -- on the lam for over two decades -- run his criminal empire.<p>But Italian authorities say they have struck a blow against the secret network, with the …

Prosecutors begin final arguments to have Colorado theatre shooter sentenced to death

The jury in the Colorado theatre shooting trial will hear even more heart-wrenching testimony from those who lost loved ones in the attack, as prosecutors begin their final push to have James Holmes sentenced to death.<p>After less than three hours of deliberation, jurors Monday rejected arguments …

Clintons Say They’ve Paid $44 Million in Federal Taxes Since 2007

Hillary and Bill Clinton have made more than $140 million combined since 2007 and have paid almost $44 million in federal taxes, newly released tax returns for the Democratic presidential candidate show.<p>Clinton posted eight years of tax returns on her website Friday afternoon, covering the years …

NASA is working on drones that can fly in space

NASA is building robots to explore other planets, and drone technology for Earth. The logical next step: robot drones in space.<p>New research out of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center shows that the agency is working on ways to explore other planets and asteroids using robots that can fly to places its …

Drones

Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea

Rapid development and testing of drug may bring current epidemic in west Africa to an end and control future outbreaks, experts say<p>A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100% successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea and is likely to bring the west African epidemic to an …

Frontback, the once-hot startup that rejected a $40 million Twitter acquisition, is back from the dead

The startup announced on July 23 that it only had a few weeks left and was shutting down come August 15.<p>That shut down is no longer on the calendar, and the app will continue operations, according to an announcement posted Friday on Frontback's site.<p>"We just signed an agreement with a partner who …

Microsoft's Investment In Uber Is A Head Scratcher

Microsoft has agreed to invest a substantial sum of money in Uber, according to sources speaking to the <i>New York Times</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. The investment is part of a larger round of funding that values Uber at $51 billion.<p>Not surprisingly, speculation is rampant about the reasons behind …

Autonomous Cars

Wikileaks: US 'spied on Japan government and companies'

<b>The US has been spying on Japanese cabinet officials, banks and companies, including the Mitsubishi conglomerate, whistleblowing website Wikileaks says.</b><p>Documents released by Wikileaks list 35 telephone numbers targeted for interception by the US National Security Agency (NSA).<p>The surveillance …

MH370: Searches for debris on Reunion island and beyond

<b>Saint-Denis, Reunion Island (CNN) —</b> Investigators and volunteers are scouring the shoreline of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean for more debris that could be linked to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>Objects that wash ashore on the island are being scrutinized.<p>Farther out across the ocean, …

Tensions in Taliban ranks as head of militant group's Qatar office resigns

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> The fractures in the ranks of the Taliban appear to be deepening after the announcement of the death of the Afghan militant group's longtime leader.<p>Syed Mohammad Tayab Agha, the head of the Taliban's office in Qatar and a very close ally of the late leader, said Monday …

A new firmware worm can infect Macs without a data connection

Apple computers have always been touted as more secure than other PCs because their firmware couldn’t be penetrated. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true, as a newly created self-replicating worm has shown.<p>Wired reports that security researchers Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson demonstrated a …

Super Typhoon Soudelor strongest storm on Earth this year

Storm roaring across the western Pacific Ocean packing wind gusts up to 220 miles per hour as it heads for Japan, Taiwan and China<p>Super Typhoon Soudelor developed into the world's most powerful storm of the year on Tuesday as it took aim at Japan, Taiwan and China after trashing the Northern …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is in talks to launch an MVNO service in the US and Europe.</b> The company wants customers to pay it directly for data, and it will then lease capacity from carriers.<p><b>2. Twitter shares closed at a record low yesterday.</b> Stock was down 5.6%, continuing the slide that started after the company's …

Acer's Cloudbooks are Chromebooks with Windows 10

What is a Chromebook if it doesn't run Chrome OS? A Cloudbook, apparently. That's what Acer's calling its latest Windows 10 laptops, two inexpensive machines with the kind of minimal storage space and modest hardware you'd normally associate with Chromebooks.<p>The Aspire One Cloudbook comes in …

Malaysia's corruption agency says PM's millions not linked to scandal

Prime Minister Najib Razak has faced mounting pressure in the past year over a series of revelations alleging that hundreds of millions of dollars were siphoned off from a state-owned company linked to him<p>The controversy surrounding the finances of Najib Razak, Malaysia's prime minister, has taken …

Cecil the Lion: Hunter's Guide Theo Bronkhorst Says He's Done Nothing Wrong

The guide accused of helping an American hunter kill Cecil the lion told NBC News on Tuesday that he felt he did nothing wrong.<p>Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer allegedly paid Theo Bronkhorst $50,000 to lure the lion out of a wildlife reserve so he could shoot it with a bow.<p>The animal was a tourist …

Wildlife

Gurgaon-based Local Delivery Startup Pickingo Picks Up $1.3M

Pickingo is the latest hyperlocal delivery startup in India to get funding. The company, which transports items between merchants and customers in six cities, has raised $1.3 million led by Rehan Yar Khan of Orios Venture Partners with participation from Zishaan Hayath.<p>Co-founder and CEO Rahul Gill …

YouTube makes new desktop player available to everyone

YouTube just got a facelift -- it's not a complete reconstruction, but it's definitely more than just fillers to smooth out wrinkles. The Google-owned video sharing service has rolled out its new HTML5 desktop player to everyone after a few months of testing. When you play a YouTube vid on your …

Acer takes aim at Chromebooks with the Windows 10 Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14 laptops, starting at $170

Acer has officially unveiled a new lineup of budget notebooks, and it looks like the Taiwan-headquartered tech titan has Google Chromebooks in its crosshairs.<p>Microsoft first teased the new Acer Cloudbook laptops (not to be confused with the Everex CloudBook that launched in 2008) during a keynote …

Consumer Tech