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How to Clean Up Your Messy iPhone Photo Library

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Scientists debate risks, ethics of editing human DNA

A hot new tool to edit the human genetic code has a big wow factor: the promise of long-sought cures for intractable diseases. But depending on how it's used, that same tool could alter human heredity.<p>The debate has brought hundreds of scientists and ethicists from 20 countries to a highly unusual, …

Genetics

Japanese researchers created holograms you can touch

The touchable holograms, called Fairy Lights, could serve as the beginning to developing technology where humans could interact with the hologram.<p>This could particularly come in handy in medicine, where hologram technology is used to demonstrate certain procedures.<p>The holograms were made using …

Augmented Reality

Pay Humble Bundle $15, get $276 worth of maker know-how

Humble Bundle unveiled its latest book pack on Wednesday and, hoo boy, is it a doozy. The pay-what-you-want charity is teaming up with Make for a huge book pack that teaches the basics of Arduino and Pi programming. Pay anything you want for six Maker handbooks geared towards amateur roboticists. …

Four ex-Skype engineers are desperate to make their messaging app go viral

Fleep allows people to IM each other, and keep files and pinned notes synced across multiple devices. In order to message someone over Fleep, the user needs to enter the recipient's email address or Fleep username.<p>Ultimately, Fleep wants to change the way businesses and individuals communicate. …

Apps

Europe probe tests tech for detecting ripples in space time

BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency launched a rocket Thursday to carry two cubes of gold and platinum almost a million miles from Earth so scientists can see how they'll behave in a freefall — at a cost of more than $450 million.<p>What may sound like a frivolous enterprise is actually the …

Space

China says criminals were behind US federal data breach

China has finally acknowledged that this year’s cyberattack on the US Office of Personnel Management — in which more than 21.5 million citizens’ personal information was accessed — originated from within its borders. But the government asserts that it was the work of criminals and not ordered or …

Loretta Lynch

Verizon giving away 2GB to upgraders, T-Mobile discounts iPhones and Apple Watches to AT&T switchers

The carrier wars in the US are heating up as we head further into the winter, and that’s generally good news for consumers. Verizon is currently adding 2GB of data for new and current subscribers that upgrade to certain plans over the next few weeks. T-Mobile is targeting switchers by offering AT&T …

Cellular Networks

Virgin Galactic will use a Boeing 747 to launch satellites into space

The plane replaces the WhiteKnightTwo mothership<p>You may know Virgin Galactic for its promises to send tourists to low Earth orbit. But the space-focused division of Richard Branson's company has also been laying the groundwork for another source of revenue: launching small satellites into space …

Space Travel

Skriware Wants To Make An Easy-To-Use 3D Printer For All

First I encourage you to watch the video below. By mixing a vague misunderstanding of the English language with a guy who sounds like the guy who voices trailers for action films, you’ve created one of the finest examples of the Kickstarter video oeuvre I’ve seen in a while. But let’s not pick …

Ford Sync car owners to get Apple's Siri Eyes-Free

The automaker is rolling out an update to its Sync-enabled cars that will let drivers turn on the Siri voice assistant with the touch of a button.<p>Owners of iPhones and Ford cars equipped with the Sync infotainment system now can tap into Siri to perform a variety of tasks while keeping their eyes …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Computer Science

Play Store highlights best apps and entertainment in end of the year lists

In past years, Google just highlighted the best apps in their end of the year list. But to demonstrate the content store’s shift into more than just apps, other forms of entertainment like music and movies are getting their own section in the Play Store’s Best of 2015 this year.<p>There are about 50 …

Apps

How Virgin Galactic will launch satellites from an old 747

Virgin Galactic has announced it will launch satellites from a stratospheric trans-Atlantic aircraft repurposed as an aerial rocket platform.<p>Sir …

Information Security

The Pentagon's plan to outsource lethal cyber-weapons

The Pentagon has quietly put out a call for vendors to bid on a contract to develop, execute and manage its new cyber weaponry and defense program. The scope of this nearly half-billion-dollar "help wanted" work order includes counterhacking, as well as developing and deploying lethal cyberattacks …

Report: Apple in negotiations to use BMW i3 as basis for its own electric car

Apple and BMW have engaged in negotiations over Apple’s interest in using BMW’s i3 electric cars as a basis for its own electric car project, according to a new report from German publication…<p>News of Apple’s work on building an electric vehicle was first reported early this year with hundreds of …

Tim Cook

‘Flat-out lie’: Cruz calls McConnell a liar on Senate floor

An extraordinary scene unfolded on the Senate floor Friday as Republican Sen. Ted Cruz bluntly accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying and said he's running the Senate like his Democratic predecessor.<p>The charges from the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate were a rare departure …

Republicans

Why Amazon And Entrepreneurs Are Bullish On Mexico

Imagine a country with 100 million mobile phones, but just 15 percent of residents have a credit card. A country where more than half of the population is under age 27, but less than half has Internet access. That, in a nutshell, underscores the opportunities and challenges for innovators and …

Turkey launches air strikes on PKK targets in Iraq

Second night of air raids launched by Ankara as Turkey goes on the offensive attacking Isil and PKK positions<p>Turkey went on the offensive on Friday night across the Middle East, bombing both Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and Kurdish positions after a week of violence which threatened …

Theater gunman known as angry man with radical views

Court dismisses one felony charge against Rick Perry, lets another proceed

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry won a partial legal victory Friday when a state judicial panel dismissed one of two felony counts accusing the Republican presidential hopeful of abusing his power while in office.<p>The 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin said Perry's 2014 indictment charging him with coercion …

US Marshals seized documents from an Arizona sheriff's office in a racial profiling case

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow issued the order at an emergency hearing he convened after a court-appointed monitor reported that the sheriff's office had failed to turn over information being sought in connection with the case.<p>In a brief order, Snow required that 1,459 identifications apparently …

Maricopa County

A Look Inside Google and Carnegie-Mellon’s IoT Campus

The “Internet of Things” is headed to college. . . .<p>For the “Internet of Things” to thrive, all it needs is for all devices to get along–which is currently wishful thinking. Last week, however, Google announced a partnership with Carnegie-Mellon University, which is leading a collaboration of …

Honda is bringing Android Auto to the new 2016 Honda Accord

During an event in Silicon Valley yesterday, Honda announced that its first vehicle to come equipped with Android Auto will be the brand new 2016 Honda Accord. Honda claims that this new model will be among the first wave of “high-volume” cars to feature both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.<p>Both …

Honda Accord

Apple loves this new security cam and its 1TB of storage

Home security system manufacturer Uniden just released a swanky new system that can store 120 days’ worth of data and, if you want one, you’ll have to go directly through the manufacturer or Apple.<p>The Uniden Wireless DVR HDD comes with two cameras and a 1TB drive for storing your home movies like …

Home Automation

Reports: Turkish jets hit ISIS targets in Syria and Kurds in Iraq

The fighter jets also hit camps of Kurdish PKK militants in northern Iraq, the reports said.<p>There was no immediate official confirmation of the airstrikes reported by the state-run TRT television and other media.<p>Tensions have flared with Kurds in recent days after an IS suicide bombing in the …

Middle East