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One shot dead as FBI arrests Oregon occupation leader, others | Reuters

(Reuters) - One protester was shot dead and eight others were arrested on Tuesday after authorities confronted members of an armed group that has staged a month-long occupation of a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon, activists and officials said.<p>The FBI said gunshots rang out after officers …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 problems and how to fix them

Like with the Galaxy S6, Samsung introduced a new level of build quality on its latest Galaxy Note smartphone, with the Galaxy Note 5 now also featuring a metal and glass unibody design. The premium look, top of the line specifications, faster and less bloated software experience, and improved …

EPA investigation into VW thickens: Another emissions control software found

It appears as if the Volkswagen Group fit some of its diesel-powered cars with more than emissions-cheating software.<p>The U.S. Environmental …

EPA

Verizon updates the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and Note Pro 12.2 to Android 5.1.1

North America’s largest carrier has started updating two Samsung tablets on different ends of the price spectrum to Android 5.1.1. These tablets are …

How to Update Huawei P8 Lite Single SIM (ALE-L21) to Marshmallow 6.0 B605 Firmware.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NotePRO 12.2 LTE - SM-P905V Official Android 5.1.1 lollipop P905VVRUBOH1 Firmware Update is available now.<p>Follow our guide below to …

App Uses Kids' Obsession With Phones to Teach Them Coding

When Raul Gutierrez’s son was younger, he came up with a great name for his father’s smartphone. “He’d call it the everything machine,” says …

Kids

Oregon college shaken by massacre reopens with counselors, comfort dogs

Students returning to Umpqua Community College on Monday were greeted by grief counsellors, teams of volunteers, and golden retrievers from the …

Watch live: The cutting edge of cybersecurity research

How are different government agencies working to address evolving security challenges? Join Passcode on Oct. 8 for a conversation with senior …

Hillary Clinton gun plan: Is it feasible?

Hillary Clinton said on Monday that if elected, she would use executive action to expand background checks for gun purchases. It could be a …

California governor signs right-to-die legislation

Despite the opposition of his own Catholic Church, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown, 77, has made California the fifth US state to allow terminally-ill …

What Edward Snowden On Twitter Could Mean For The Presidential Race

Twitter's newest high-profile user just might push the issue of domestic surveillance back into the presidential campaign's conversation.<p>Edward Snowden sent his first-ever tweet at noon on Tuesday, asking, "Can you hear me now?"<p>One Republican candidate clearly did. Within the hour, former New York …

Social Media

10 facts reveal the absurdity of Pablo Escobar's wealth

Despite his humble origins, Pablo Escobar became the leader of the Medellín cartel, which was responsible for 80% of the global cocaine market.<p>"El Patron" brought in an estimated $420 million a week in revenue, making him one of the wealthiest drug lords ever.<p>While verifying Escobar's wealth is …

10 steps to staying secure on public Wi-Fi

The convenience of public Wi-Fi for many people is invaluable, yet there are risks. With all this in mind, here are 10 tips to staying safe.<p>The …

[The votes are in!] How’s the battery life on your Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note 5?

<b>How's the battery life on your Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+?</b><p>Could have been better 18%, 899 votes<p>899 votes 18%<p>899 votes - 18% of all votes<p>Could …

Tech companies are the new industrial conglomerates

In 1892, the General Electric Company united a wide range of businesses—making lightbulbs, phonographs, sockets, dynamos—under a simple thesis: that electricity was a pretty big deal. GE, of course, was right. It became the dominant holding company of the industrial age, a conglomerate of …

General Electric

Why Skin Conditions Need to Be Taken More Seriously

Stigmatized and under-prioritized by doctors, skin conditions can really fuck with your head as well as your body.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>About a year and a half ago I developed round, red, itchy sores on my legs, ass, and lower back. When I first went to the doctor I was …

9 clever ways to automate your small business with IFTTT

IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a free online tool that automates actions between websites, apps, smartphones, gadgets and more.<p>Want your tagged Facebook photos backed up on Google Drive? IFTTT can do that. Wish your smartphone could turn off WiFi when its battery gets too low? IFTTT can do that, too.<p>…

Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently

Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation, Xeno Kovah, Trammell Hudson and Corey Kallenberg …

Black Hat

SanDisk's wireless flash drive gives your phone more storage

For all the advances we've made in mobile computing, transferring files between your phone and your desktop is still kind of a pain in the ass. We've tried using dongles, adapters and even double-sided USB thumb drives, but none of them <i>really</i> solved the problem. Today, Sandisk announced a new …

Gear & Gadgets

The Obamacare Penalty No One Is Talking About

An IRS penalty that kicked in on July 1 will fine business owners for reimbursing employees on healthcare costs.<p>Under Obamacare, individuals face a …

The recent dump of the company’s private documents revealed the blurred moral lines of ‘digital mercenaries’ providing software that could violate human rights<p>In contrast to many of the private companies performing outsourced aggressive surveillance work for the world’s spy agencies, Hacking Team …

Surveillance

7 Ways to Breathe New Life Into Your Old Smartphone or Tablet

The easiest thing you can do with your old smartphones and tablets once you get newer models is to either sell them or give them away to family …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Made $4.6 Billion USD Yesterday

It would be safe to presume that yesterday was one of the better days of Jeff Bezos’ life. As<p>It would be safe to presume that yesterday was one of the better days of Jeff Bezos’ life.<p>As Friday came to a close, it was announced that Amazon’s current CEO had increased his net worth to the tune of …