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Former NFL player who died at 27 found to have brain disease CTE

Former NFL player Tyler Sash, who died this past September at the age of 27, had the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.<p>Chris Nowinski of the Boston University-affiliated Concussion Legacy Foundation confirmed the diagnosis on Tuesday night. The finding was first …

The Brain
North Africa

Kano blasts: Twin bombs in Nigeria market 'kill 11'

<b>Two female suicide bombers have killed 11 people in a market in northern Nigeria's main city, Kano, police say.</b><p>Residents say one of the bombs went off inside the Farm Centre mobile phone market, and the other at the entrance.<p>No-one has said they are responsible but militant Islamist group Boko …

Boko Haram

Nusra Front says it downed Russian drones in Syria

The al-Nusra Front group has said it downed two Russian reconnaissance drones over a military airport it controls in northwest Syria.<p>If confirmed, the incident would be the first time that armed groups in Syria have shot down any Russian aircraft since Moscow started a campaign of strikes there on …

Middle East

Georgia executes man convicted in 1994 slaying

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a woman he met at a Georgia nightclub was put to death Thursday after losing a last-minute round of appeals.<p>Marcus Ray Johnson, 50, was declared dead at 10:11 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson, Georgia Department of Corrections officials said. …

Crime
Africa
Middle East

A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> The long-anticipated arrival of that mysterious object from outer space came and went Friday without alien invasion or planetary destruction.<p>But scientists who orchestrated a rapid response to the recently discovered object declared their effort to be a smashing success.<p>The International …

Sri Lanka

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson: Soundtrack of My Life

<i>One Direction’s fifth album,</i> Made in the A.M.<i>, hits retailers on Friday — and to celebrate the massively popular boy band’s last album before going</i> …

Apple Music Comes To Android As An Emissary

Today, Apple Music comes to Android phones. It’s the first user-centric app that Apple has created for Android (but not its first).<p>As people download and dissect it, they’ll doubtless be looking at how Apple builds on Android, what features are ported over from iOS and what Apple’s …

Apple Music

START FAST AND FINISH EARLY

The racing yachts are sailing fast and frighteningly close. The crews on board lean forward, seemingly trying hard, with will-power and body posture, to help their boat accelerate.<p>The championship is on the line – only one boat will prevail. The weathered faces of the highly experienced skippers …

These earbuds custom-fit to your ears in 60 seconds

Revols wants to use Kickstarter to upend the custom-molded earphone business<p>Earbuds are one of those technologies that still come loaded with annoyances. Cheap ones are almost always bad, with a terrible fit and atrocious sound. Expensive ones offer better sound quality, but often times they can …

Consumer Tech

Android Wear 1.4 rolling out OTA w/ new firmware change log, removal of battery life graph, more

The Android Wear companion app received an update to version 1.4 over the weekend, and these 1.x updates to the phone app are usually a sign that a new update is coming to the watch(es) as well. Tomorrow will see the introduction of Tag Heuer’s long-awaited luxury entry, so the stars might be …

Xiaomi's $16 fitness tracker gets a heart-rate monitor

Although it isn't readily available in the west, Xiaomi's Mi Band fitness tracker has helped the company account for a quarter of all wearables sold. Unveiled in July 2014, the low-cost rubberized bracelet monitors your activity levels and analyzes your sleep, but soon be able to track another …

Apple’s iPad Pro goes on sale November 11 in more than 40 markets

<i>Update, 11/11: Apple’s iPad Pro is now open for pre-orders.</i><p>Apple’s gargantuan enterprise-focused iPad Pro finally has a release date. The 12.9-inch tablet will be available for purchase online and in-store from Wednesday, November 11 in more than 40 countries.<p>Announced exactly two months ago today, …

Microsoft Goes For Another Israeli Security Firm Buying Secure Islands

Israel is a small country with a thriving security startup industry, and Microsoft appears to be have a taste for them. Today it announced an agreement to buy Secure Islands, its third Israeli security firm in the last year.<p>While Microsoft did not reveal a specific price, various reports peg the …

Hybrid Clouds

100,000 students and counting: Google brings VR kits to schools in 15 more cities

Google is expanding its Expeditions Pioneer Program, an initiative to help teachers and students use virtual reality in schools around the world. The program is adding new locations in the U.S. — Alexandria, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, …

Twitch fans watch 545.9M minutes of famous painter Bob Ross making art

Gameplay livestreaming site Twitch took a risk nine days ago when it announced Twitch Creative, a new platform that enables musicians and artists to livestream their works in progress. They celebrated the launch with a live broadcast of all 403 episodes of the TV series <i>The Joy of Painting</i>, hosted …

Nikon-Walkley finalist withdraws entry after photo found to have been altered

News Corp’s David Caird, finalist for press photographer of the year, altered a photo he took of baby gorilla Kimye at Melbourne zoo by removing straw<p>One of the finalists for the Nikon-Walkley press photographer of the year award News Corp’s David Caird has withdrawn after the judges discovered one …

Fraud