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Trendlet: Nests, Cocoons and Other Ways to Hide From the World

Sometimes you've just got to take a minute for yourself. But finding a quiet space in the middle of the workday or in the urban outdoors can be near …

PlayStation Plus Instant Collection gets LittleBigPlanet Karting, Uncharted 3 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown June 11

PlayStation Plus members will be able to download <i>LittleBigPlanet Karting</i>, <i>Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception</i> and <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> free through the service June 11, Sony announced today.<p>Both <i>LittleBigPlanetKarting</i> and <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> will sell for $39.99 this month for non-PS Plus subscribers. …

Galaxy S4 losing steam? Samsung's shares follow suit

Despite Samsung's claims last month that its Galaxy S4 was performing quite well on store shelves, and had reached 10 million units sold in less than a month, analysts are concerned things are changing.<p>Samsung's shares were down around 6 percent Friday, representing their largest drop since August. …

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Pope Francis: I didn't want the job

Pope Francis said on Friday that he never wanted to be made pontiff and that he has decided not to live in the official papal apartments because of an aversion to being alone.<p>The former archbishop of Buenos Aires was speaking at a gathering of children from Jesuit schools after being asked whether …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

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UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation

The UK’s electronic eavesdropping and security agency, GCHQ, has been secretly gathering intelligence from the world’s biggest internet companies …

Oops! France's François Hollande Confuses China And Japan

It is as embarrassing a diplomatic gaffe as you can make: French President François Hollande was in the same room as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, this morning, when he offered the "Chinese people" condolences for the 10 citizens it lost during the Algerian hostage crisis in January.<p><i>The</i> …

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Obama takes diplomatic tack on Chinese cyberespionage charges

President Barack Obama sidestepped questions about cyberespionage linked to China, telling reporters Friday after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping that accusations against Beijing need further investigation.<p>On a day when he had to defend his own government's collection of cyberdata, Obama …

North and South Korea agree to meet in Panmunjom

The two Koreas have agreed to hold talks in the peace village of Panmunjom, the South has announced, after the sides had earlier bickered about the …

UN launches record £3.3-billion Syria aid appeal - more than twice amount sought for Iraq

The United Nations has launched a record £3.3-billion aid appeal to fund operations in Syria and neighbouring nations, saying the number of people affected by the country's brutal conflict was set to spiral.<p>The sum by far overshadows the £1.4 billion the UN sought in 2003 to help cope with the …

Clapper admits secret NSA surveillance program to access user data

The US has admitted using a secret system to mine the systems of the biggest technology companies to spy on millions of people's online activity, …