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Five beer brewers tell you which beers to bring to Thanksgiving

No matter what form your<p>Thanksgivingholiday takes, craft beer can be a welcome addition to any feast. The array of flavors and styles available to modern beer lovers means there’s a fitting match or memorable foil for every part of the celebration.<p>We asked craft brewers from Los Angeles and beyond, …

#OpIsis, born in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders, stepped up following Paris attacks<p>The online collective Anonymous “is at war” with the Islamic State following the attacks in Paris, in a continuation of its “#OpISIS” campaign.<p>One major Anonymous twitter account, @GroupAnon, announced …

Paris Attacks

We are all glassholes now: Privilege, Silicon Valley, and our new wearable tech problem

<b>(Reuters/David W Cerny)</b><p>As Google tries Google Glass again, we need to think about tech rules — or risk becoming even bigger jerks<p>Kevin Healey<p>November 8, 2015 8:30pm (UTC)<p>To the delight of geeks everywhere, and the chagrin of everyone else, Business Insider <i></i>reported earlier this month that Google is …

Google’s robot group struggles to fill leadership vacuum as it shoots for ambitious launch before 2020

The state of those efforts is now in flux, and the group is in a difficult position as it tries to meet a goal of creating consumer robot technology by 2020.<p>Called "Replicant" internally, the initiative is a collection of roughly ten acquired companies that insiders admit have little in common, …

Self-driving cars may already be obsolete before they get here

In 10 years, there's no question that driverless systems will be ubiquitous, but self-driving cars will not be, Ian Pearson, a futurologist, told …

Transportation

Feds Seek Ways To Protect Prisons From Drones

Countermeasures for contraband couriers<p>Legal drone delivery may still be a ways off, but quadcopters have been smuggling contraband into prisons for years now. Quadcopters are cheap enough and powerful enough to carry a few pounds of goods, like cigarettes, knives, cell phones, or drugs over a …

A Swiss email firm gives the green light for hackers to hold the Web to ransom

Today, Swiss secure email firm Protonmail paid hackers nearly $6,000 to stop them crippling its sites, reports the BBC.<p>The site, which provides a free Web based encrypted email service was sent a threatening message demanding 15 Bitcoins in exchange for holding off on a distributed denial of …