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Eight new planets might be capable of hosting life

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're planning on packing up and changing addresses to Kepler-442b or Kepler-438b anytime soon, you can probably put away the moving boxes for now.<p>While the newly discovered exoplanets and their six friends hold the exciting possibility of being capable of supporting life, scientists …

Astronomy

Windows is vulnerable to web encryption attacks, too

Microsoft's software isn't immune to the rash of recent web encryption exploits, it seems. The company has discovered (and thankfully, patched) a Windows flaw that lets hackers use the software's Secure Channel technology, which handles SSL and TLS encryption, to compromise PCs. If you're …

More Live Photos of the iPhone 6 Leaked

And the iPhone 6 saga continues. We’ve already seen a handful of leaked images of the alleged iPhone 6, but the ones surfaced today are by far the …

Mobile Technology

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.<p>"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

Text Messaging

14 Tech Billionaires Who Never Got Their College Degree

But that's not the case for everyone, especially in the tech industry.<p>Billionaire investor Peter Thiel, for example, is paying $100,000 for kids to drop out of school and start their own companies.<p>Thiel has a point: Some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs have racked up billions of dollars …

Silicon Valley

Hamas' Drone Program Will Not Worry Israel, Experts Say

A drone launched by Hamas and shot down by Israel may represent a new addition to the Palestinian group’s arsenal, but does little to bridge the gulf in military power between the two sides, according to experts.<p>The Islamist group that governs the Gaza Strip said its military wing sent several …

Israel

Israel says Iron Dome defence system is saving Israeli lives

Israeli authorities say many Israeli lives have been saved as a result of the Iron Dome system which has been built to intercept rockets launched by Hamas.<p>In Tel Aviv, IDF spokesman lieutenant colonel Peter Lerner said: “the Iron Dome missile defence system has been a huge success in saving Israeli …

The 10 best designs for the Moto 360 watch face

While Motorola prepares for the release of its Moto 360 smartwatch this summer, hundreds of designers have been battling it out in a contest to win one of the Android Wear-powered devices. A total of 1,300 entries have been submitted to a panel of judges in the competition, providing some stunning …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Iraq Requests U.S. Airstrikes to 'Break the Morale' of Militants

Baghdad has asked the U.S. to launch airstrikes against Sunni extremists running amok in Iraq, urging Washington to help halt the instability gripping the country.<p>Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said Wednesday that American airstrikes were needed "to break the morale" of the Islamic State of …

Middle East

Tornado hits south-central South Dakota town

A tornado hit the south-central South Dakota town of Wessington Springs on Wednesday evening, briefly trapping some people in their homes.<p>The Jerauld County Sheriff's Office said all have been rescued.<p>"The tornado hit across the street from the hospital -- really just one block away -- and there is …

Iran begins drafting nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif admits "many differences" still exist but work has begun on nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers<p>Iran and world powers started drafting a comprehensive nuclear agreement on Wednesday but still face many sticking points, Iranian Foreign …

Taliban attack NATO supplies in Afghan east, destroy dozens of trucks | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Four Taliban militants struck a NATO post in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday, destroying dozens of trucks and sparking a gun battle with polices, Afghan officials said.<p>The attack took place in the parking compound of a NATO base near the Torkham crossing on …

Threats Bring Girl in Grenade Blast Back to U.S.

A little Afghan girl whose love of painting won the hearts of U.S. doctors who fitted her with a prosthetic arm returned to the United States on Thursday, after the group that sponsored her first visit said it learned her newfound celebrity made her a subject of death threats at home.<p>Seven-year-old …

Afghanistan

The good and the bad: President Obama's military options in Iraq

President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq, and could down the road authorize targeted military action, if necessary.<p>Advisers will help train and support Iraqi forces, while gathering intelligence on the militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and …

Progressive Caucus Chair Expects Congress To Roll Over On Iraq

"People are happy to let the president [move unilateraly] because leadership on both sides of the aisle know pretty well that the American people have Iraq fatigue pretty bad."<p>WASHINGTON — A top liberal in the House expects lawmakers will largely relent on the issue of congressional authorization …

Middle East

Gas Prices Jump to Highest Level Since 2008

News<p>Man released after nearly 25 years on death row<p>01:00<p>Watch Sen. Duckworth report to Capitol Hill with newborn baby in tow<p>00:56<p>Philadelphia police commissioner apologizes for Starbucks arrest: I made this situation ‘worse’<p>02:07<p>Prosecution into Prince’s death announces no criminal …

Death Row

Android Wear Notifications Explained: Stacks, Pages & Replies

Android Wear is an unknown quantity at the moment. Aside from the teaser videos and Developer Preview released back in March, it’s been difficult to imagine what the full smartwatch experience will look like.<p>As a means of introduction, Google has released a video called ‘An Introduction to Android …

Nokia Team Not Owned by Microsoft Builds an Android Launcher

Now that its Devices and Services business is owned by Microsoft, Nokia is able to experiment more freely in the mobile space. One of its first big moves since the acquisition is Z Launcher, a new third-party Android launcher similar to Aviate, Cover and EverythingMe.<p>Alongside the traditional app …

US leaks list of bidders in Silk Road Bitcoin auction

The US government has accidentally leaked a list of all interested parties in the anonymous auction of Bitcoins seized from the now-defunct online drug sales website Silk Road<p>The US government has accidentally leaked a list of all interested parties in the anonymous auction of Bitcoins seized from …

Bitcoin

Google Play store reportedly removes ISIS app

Google has reportedly removed an official ISIS app from its Google Play store.<p><b>ITV News reports</b> that the militant group, which has been wreaking havoc in Iraq, reportedly launched “The Dawn of Glad Tidings” app in April. The app, which promised “news from Iraq, Syria and the Islamic World,” had been …

Significant enhancements coming to AppleCare+, Apple IDs, iOS support

Apple’s vice president of AppleCare and technical support initiatives, Tara Bunch, held a Town Hall meeting for for AppleCare employees earlier this week, according to several employees in attendance who asked to remain anonymous. During the meeting, Bunch, along with a few other Apple executives, …

Intel launches messaging app...yes, that Intel

The chipmaker isn't known for consumer software, but it's trying to change that with a new mobile-messaging service called Pocket Avatars.<p>NEW YORK -- Intel unveiled a new mobile-messaging service Thursday called Pocket Avatars, which looks to stand out in an already crowded field of messaging apps …

Apps

Police: iOS 7’s Activation Lock has helped reduce iPhone theft in some cities

When Apple introduced the new Activation Lock anti-theft system with iOS 7 to help prevent the re-use of stolen iOS devices, some lawmakers saw it as the perfect way to help quell smartphone theft. In fact, many sought to make features like it standard on all mobile devices. Today, the New York …

95% of successful security attacks are the result of human error

It’s all your fault.<p>At least it is to security researchers at IBM, who just released a rather comprehensive and compelling Cyber Security Intelligence Index that asserts that 95 percent of successful hack attacks or incidents were because of some type of human error.<p>But there’s good news here. The …

First Electric Harley Goes Zero to 60 in 4 Seconds

Harley

Microsoft Updates The Surface Pro 3 Ahead Of Its Release Tomorrow

Tomorrow is launch day in Canada and the U.S. for the Surface Pro 3, and to make sure the device has as smooth a launch as possible, Microsoft has released a set of updates for the tablet-hybrid.<p>The updates include a slurry of performance boosts, as well as a fix for a power button issue that was …

The Latest iWatch Rumor Says It Will Be Big, Really Big

A <i>Reuters</i> report today says Taiwan’s Quanta is set to begin production of Apple’s unannounced, but widely rumored smartwatch next month, with a release date set for October. None of that is especially new information, but buried inside the dispatch, <i>Reuters</i> cites a source that claims the iWatch will …

The rise of the super-fast industrial 3D printer

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Cincinnati Inc.<p>3D printers are slow; so slow that in the time it would take to print a screwdriver, you could just …