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The iPhone 7 sounds like it will be totally boring

It used to be fun to see an online leak for an unreleased gadget like the next iPhone or Samsung Galaxy or new MacBook.<p>"Sh*t, a new shiny thing is …

Mobile Technology

States Would Sue to Kill City Internet Service

A group rep­res­ent­ing state le­gis­latures is threat­en­ing to sue to pro­tect re­stric­tions on city-run In­ter­net net­works, claim­ing the …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …

PayPal Here liberates on-the-go payments with an app-based solution

PayPal is set to change up the way Australians make credit card payments on the go, with a new mobile payment system known as PayPal Here.<p>While …

FinTech

The Nave of Yosemite [explore]

Pete Seeger and the American Soul

The folk singer, who has died at 94, had one defining feature: selflessness.<p>The singer-songwriter-folk hero Pete Seeger, who died Monday at the age of 94, always reminded me of Henry Fonda playing Tom Joad in John Steinbeck's immortal <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. Not just Fonda's character, although surely …

Chinese New Year

Fireworks are a classic element of Chinese New Year celebrations<p>Also called<p>Spring Festival<p>Observed by<p>Chinese people worldwide [1]<p>Type<p>Cultural, …

Grammys 2014: The Hottest Looks From the Red Carpet

Madonna<p>Madonna (R) and son David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, …

Togo police find second huge ivory haul in a week

<b>Police in Togo have made their second major ivory discovery in a week.</b><p>More than two tonnes of ivory were found in a container destined for Vietnam, bringing the total found so far to almost four tonnes.<p>Two Togolese men and a Vietnamese citizen have already been arrested in connection with the finds.<p>…

Edward Snowden accuses US of illegal, aggressive campaign

Edward Snowden,World news,NSA,US news,US national security,US foreign policy,Russia,Europe,Surveillance<p>Whistleblower uses first public appearance since surveillance leaks to defend decision and praise states that offered asylum<p>The American whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the US of waging a …

Edward Snowden's father says FBI asked him to fly to Moscow

The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.<p>"I said: 'I want to be able to speak with my son … Can you set up communications?' and it was 'Well, we are not sure,'" Lon …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize.<p>The Socialist Left party politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes …