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Ukrainian leader urges Russia to stop aggression and piracy | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s acting president said on Monday Russia’s military presence was growing in the Crimea region and urged Moscow to halt what he called aggression and piracy.<p>Oleksander Turchinov said the situation was “difficult” in some regions in the south and east of the country, where …

U.S. urges North Korea to exercise restraint after rocket launches | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department urged North Korea on Monday to exercise restraint and to avoid provocative actions following reports that it launched two short-range missiles.<p>A rocket is launched from a K-136 multiple launch rocket system during a live-fire training exercise at a …

At White House, Israel's Netanyahu pushes back against Obama diplomacy | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told Barack Obama on Monday that he would never compromise on Israel’s security even as the U.S. president sought to reassure him on Iran nuclear diplomacy and pressure him on Middle East peace talks.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama shakes …

U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine would need Europe - senator | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are considering options such as imposing sanctions on Russia’s banks and freezing assets of Russian public institutions and private investors because of Moscow’s moves in Ukraine, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, the chairman of the Senate’s Europe subcommittee, said …

U.N. proposes Central African Republic peacekeeping force | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations on Monday proposed a nearly 12,000-strong peacekeeping force for conflict-ravaged Central African Republic that would have a “robust mandate” and initially focus on protecting civilians.<p>Arms confiscated from ex-Seleka rebels and "anti-balaka" militia by …

10 Years In: The birth of Engadget

The evening of June 23, 2005, wasn't especially hot in New York City, at least by historical standards. The day's high was a mere 79 degrees, slightly below average for late June, and well below the record for the day of 96. But inside Compact-Impact, a Japanese gadget store on the city's Lower …

Russian markets plunge as Putin tightens Crimea grip | Reuters

MOSCOW/PEREVALNOYE, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia paid a heavy financial price on Monday for its military intervention in neighbouring Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the rouble plunging as President Vladimir Putin’s forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region.<p>The Moscow stock …

Inside The Billion-Dollar Hacker Club

For this group of old friends, assembled for an impromptu reunion, the venue would feel familiar: an online chat room running on a secure private server. Each were former members of the elite hacking group “w00w00” and they had reconvened that afternoon to celebrate and share in the success of one …

UPDATE 1425GMT: Ukraine announces a full military mobilisation in response to Russia's build-up in Crimea, where Ukrainian and Russian soldiers are facing off. Follow our continuing coverage of latest developments in #Ukraine crisis http://bbc.in/1lst6o5

British ministers to shun Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine - Cameron | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British government ministers will stay away from the Paralympics in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi due to the situation in Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday.<p>Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron leaves number 10 Downing Street in central London June …

Suspected Islamists kill 85 in northeast Nigeria | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 85 people in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses and officials said on Sunday, in a further setback to President Goodluck Jonathan’s military campaign.<p>People look at damage in a market area after a bomb explosion in …

Ukraine mobilises after Putin's 'declaration of war' | Reuters

KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.<p>“This is not a threat: …

Apple iPhone 6 To Come With 8MP Camera And f/2.0 Aperture

Rumors related to the upcoming iPhone 6 are slowly picking up their pace. Recently, we heard that Apple will ditch its regular September release …

Gear & Gadgets

Hands on with Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Adobe/Lynda.com<p>While my days of working in the design field are long over, a few projects I’m working on this year …

Front Panel of the Purported iPhone 6 Leaked, Shows A Bigger Screen

iPhone 6 related rumors are slowly picking up their pace, although it’s still a long way to go as Apple usually updates its iPhone in …

Mobile Technology

Samsung’s New Chromebook Apparently Getting The Leather Look Of Galaxy Devices

Samsung’s next Chromebook has broken cover, courtesy of pro device leaker @evleaks, and the Chrome OS-powered notebook has a familiar design trait that’s becoming a Samsung trademark: faux leather. Like the back of its new NotePRO and TabPRO Android tablets, the back of the lid of this new …

HTC All New One: possible insight into dual cameras, new support for name

The MWC 2014 buzz is already starting to die down, and it won’t be long until Barcelona is a memory, and we start obsessing over the next big thing. …

Privacy-Focused Blackphone From Silent Circle Goes Up For Pre-Order For $629

The Blackphone, a security-focused smartphone from Silent Circle and Geeksphone, is kicking off pre-sales today after an official unveiling back in January. The Blackphone is billed as the “world’s first smartphone which places privacy and control directly in the hands of its users,” which …

Motorola phones updating to Android 4.4 KitKat include Moto X, newer Droids

Now that Google's latest mobile OS is officially rolling out, the folks over at Motorola are letting end users know which phones will see Android 4.4 KitKat, and which ones won't. As <i>AndroidCentral</i> points out, digging through the upgrade tool reveals pretty much what you'd expect: all Moto X …

Is Samsung planning a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet w/ quad-core processor? - Pocket-lint

Samsung may be planning a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet, if benchmarks appearing on the web are to be believed. A plus-sized tablet would add to its …

Galaxy Note

Moto G drops by the Motorola website unannounced, doesn't stay long

Well, would you look at that. It seems the recent rumblings and trademark paperwork for the reportedly low-cost Moto G had some merit. The unannounced device popped up in the navigation of Motorola's site despite leading to a dead link (moto-g.com) but has since been removed. Details are quite …

Small-tablet spec comparison: iPad mini with retina display vs. Google Nexus 7 vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

Advertisement<p>29 Comments<p>Last week I recommended Apple’s iPad mini with retina display over the iPad Air, but how does it stack up against tablets its …

Play-i's Bo and Yana robots teach kids programming concepts through stories (video)

There are efforts to promote coding to kids, but they're typically aimed at an older demographic -- few young children are ready to sit at a keyboard and start writing. Play-i hopes to foster that interest at an earlier age with its upcoming programmable robots. Both the three-wheeled Bo (right) …

Is Google building a floating data centre?

A mysterious barge in the San Francisco bay near Treasure Island is rumoured to be a Google floating data centre or Google Glass store<p>A large structure has been built on a barge floating in San Francisco leading to rumours it is the start of a floating Google data centre.<p>The structure, which stands …

San Francisco

'Li-fi' via LED light bulb data speed breakthrough

<b>UK researchers say they have achieved data transmission speeds of 10Gbit/s via "li-fi" - wireless internet connectivity using light.</b><p>The researchers used a micro-LED light bulb to transmit 3.5Gbit/s via each of the three primary colours - red, green, blue - that make up white light.<p>This means over …

Cover is a brilliant Android lockscreen replacement - http://tcrn.ch/1alrPbp

Oculus Rift could one day run as an Android-powered standalone headset, says Doom creator turned Oculus CTO John Carmack. Read more here... http://www.t3.com/news/oculus-rift-could-run-as-android-powered-standalone-headset

BlackBerry acquisition: Top suitors to buy out the company - Pocket-lint

BlackBerry's push for BlackBerry 10 devices was thought to boost the company's outlook earlier this year. We now know that's not the case. BlackBerry …

Mobile Technology

Google+ Hangouts update for iOS brings free calls to US & Canada, new benefits for Google Voice users PLUS animated GIFs... http://www.t3.com/news/google-hangouts-ios-app-update-brings-free-us-and-canada-calls-plus-more

Seene uses computer vision to create unique and eerie 3D images on the iPhone - http://tcrn.ch/15ShL8l