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Discovering your inner GPS

The ability of birds to navigate their way back to their nests, often more than thousands of miles each year, is fascinating. Arctic terns, which have the longest migration distance known, travel from their Arctic breeding grounds to overwinter on the Antarctic coast: an annual roundtrip of over …

Magnetism

New Snowden documents show that the NSA and its allies are laughing at the rest of the world

'I drink your milkshake'<p>A team of nine journalists including Jacob Appelbaum and Laura Poitras have just published another massive collection of classified records obtained by Edward Snowden<i>.</i> The trove of documents, published on <i>Der Spiegel,</i> show that the National Security Agency and its allies are …

New Yorkers Reject the NYPD's Tantrum

A new poll shows widespread opposition to police officers who turned their back on Mayor Bill de Blasio and instigated a work slowdown.<p>In recent weeks, NYPD police officers and union officials have alleged that Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't support police, turned their backs on him during public …

Walker hits Clinton in RNC speech

CORONADO, Calif. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, addressing GOP officials gathered here for the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting, launched a fierce broadside Thursday night against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he described as as creature of a dysfunctional nation’s …

Government

Gunman Arrested And Hostages Freed At Paris Suburb Post Office

Around 12:45 p.m. (6:45 a.m. EST), the suspect contacted the police and claimed he was heavily armed with grenades and an AK-47 rifle, Le Figaro reports. At this time, there is no indication of any links to the Islamist attacks last week.<p>A police helicopter flew over the area where a large security …

Belgium Anti-Terrorism Raid Foils Imminent Attack

The deaths of two terrorist suspects in a gun battle between Belgian police and members of a suspected jihadist cell on Thursday confirms mounting …

This is what a combined Xbox One/PlayStation 4 laptop looks like

It's the easiest way to end the console wars<p>Who needs a PS Vita when you can carry both an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 around with you <i>in the same case</i>? This is apparently the thinking behind the Playbox: a monstrous console mod by serial tinkerer Eddie Zarick that combines both consoles into a …

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

The Brain

ISIS “Cyber Caliphate” Claims To Have Hacked ‘Pentagon Networks’

The Cyber Caliphate, a hacker group claiming association with terrorist group ISIS, today seized control of the @CENTCOM Twitter and YouTube accounts that represents U.S. central military command.<p>The hackers tweeted a Pastebin message titled “Pentagon networks hacked. AMERICAN SOLDIERS WE ARE …

National Security

Vibrating bike grips deliver 'handy' directions

Just launched on Indiegogo, SmrtGrips guide you to your destination without you needing to fuss with your smartphone.<p>Smartphone mapping apps are a huge help when navigating a city, and bikes are a great way to get where you need to go. Put the two together, though, and you could be asking for …

Apps

Anonymous target terrorist Twitter accounts after Charlie Hebdo attack

Anonymous, the leaderless collection of hackers, has begun an effort to eliminate terrorist Twitter accounts, in retaliation to the attacks which took place in Paris last week.<p>Twelve individuals were killed during an attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Four people died in a …

Internet

Charlie Hebdo's Wednesday edition to include Prophet Mohammed cartoons

Wednesday's edition of Charlie Hebdo will 'naturally' contain cartoons of Prophet Mohammed after Paris shootings and "Je Suis Charlies" movement, the magazine's lawyer has announced<p><b>Latest coverage - Charlie Hebdo magazine 'Je suis Charlie' issue launched</b><p>The next edition of Charlie Hebdo, out on …

Charlie Hebdo attacks: Get up to speed on the latest developments

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days after gunmen reigned terror in France, more answers are emerging in the case -- while many remain uncertain.<p>Millions rallied in Paris against terrorism and extremism over the weekend. Thousands of police officers and at least 10,000 soldiers are being deployed across France. And the …

Terrorism

Rumors Swirl That Adam Bain Will Be The Next Twitter CEO, But Costolo’s Not Going Anywhere Yet

<i>Disclosure: I own less than 500 shares each of Twitter, Yahoo, and Aol stock.</i><p>The new year always brings new speculative tech predictions. Some of the most common predictions this year are that neither Dick Costolo and Marissa Mayer will make it through 2015 with their titles intact. Wall Street …

Advertising

Dozens dead in Mozambique after drinking deadly beer

Phombe - traditional home brew made from millet bran - kills at least 56 people including a toddler<p>At least 56 people including a toddler in the north-west of <b>Mozambique</b> have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as "phombe", local authorities said on Sunday.<p>Carla …

Arsonists Attack German Newspaper That Republished Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Two men were arrested Sunday in connection with an arson attack on the building of a German newspaper that re-published cartoons by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo after extremists killed 12 people there on Wednesday, according to police. Rocks and an "incendiary device" were thrown into the …

Terrorism

The Empire State Building Went Dark For Charlie Hebdo Victims

The Empire State Building went dark for five minutes at 8 p.m. on Sunday, displaying only red, white and blue lights — the French tricolor — at its …

Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm

When the snow started falling this weekend, the tail end of a tremendous winter storm that had killed several Syrian refugees in recent days, hundreds of people camped at an abandoned sugar factory here rushed to save their makeshift tents patched with plywood and feed bags.<p>At 1 a.m. Sunday, after …

Middle East

Two more girl suicide bombers hit north Nigeria town

Boko Haram believed to be behind latest in a wave of attacks featuring children fitted with explosives as President Jonathan Goodluck prepares for elections next month<p>Two suspected child suicide bombers blew themselves up in a market in north-east Nigeria on Sunday, witnesses said, killing three …

Scientists and investors warn on AI

Dozens of scientists, entrepreneurs and investors involved in the field of artificial intelligence, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have …

AirAsia plane’s black box flight recorder found, says Indonesia

Indonesian divers have found the black box flight recorders of the AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people on board, the transport ministry has said.<p>However, they did not retrieve the box immediately from the seabed because it was stuck under debris from the main …

Airplanes

Rocket Scientist Launches Into Virtual Worlds

<i>Eric Romo is the CEO of Altspace VR, (Full disclosure: My venture firm Lux Capital is an equity investor in Altspace.) a shared browsing environment for virtual reality. Prior to Altspace, Eric was Founder of GreenVolts, and was the 13th employee at SpaceX. Eric graduated from Cooper Union with a</i> …

Virtual Reality

Blocks Wearables is building a modular smartwatch that you can customize any way you want

Earlier this year, a company called Blocks Wearables announced intentions to build its own modular smartwatch called Blocks. Here at CES, the company is showing off some <i>very</i> early prototypes and mock-ups of what Blocks might eventually look like and how it could work.<p>Blocks Wearables was exhibiting …