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WikiLeaks Now Offers a Google-style Search Engine on its Site

Searching WikiLeaks for documents about a particular topic, event or individual just got a little bit easier. The whistle-blowing site now offers a search engine where you can query its entire database of published documents for a specific phrase or keyword of your choosing.<p>Just like Google, you …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Met With Apple Executives: Report

Two of the world's most innovative companies may have discussed working together or even joining forces, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Adrian Pierca, Apple’s head of mergers and acquisitions, last spring as analysts were suggesting Apple acquire the …

Seventh grader builds a braille printer with $350 worth of Legos

When Lego revealed its line of EV3 Mindstorms robots last year, Bay Area tech companies came up with some very goofy applications. 12-year-old Santa …

Apple Offers Official Tetris App Free Via Apple Store App

- Feb 17, 2014<p>Apple is offering the official Tetris game from Electronic Arts for free via its Apple Store iOS app. Apple periodically offers free …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor explained

With Samsung expected to unveil its new Galaxy S5 next week, Sammobile has published a self-described explanatory report saying it's "confirmed" that the new device will come with a fingerprint sensor to unlock the smartphone.<p>According to Sammobile, people familiar with the upcoming device said the …

Apple touts fewer 60-hour workweeks, less reliance on conflict minerals

Apple(s aapl) this week released its 2014 supplier responsibility report. The report details steps the company took last year to improve labor and …

T-Mobile’s CEO encourages you to break your carrier’s heart this Valentine’s Day

For most of us, Valentine’s Day usually conjures up thoughts of gifts, flowers, and soppy love letters, but T-Mobile is taking a slightly different approach to the day, by inciting a little heartbreak.<p>The ever eccentric CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere, has taken to twitter to encourage us all to …

Ron Paul launches petition to grant Edward Snowden clemency

Hot on the heels of his son filing a class action lawsuit against the White House, former Congress member and perennial presidential candidate Ron Paul has started a petition to get clemency for Edward Snowden. Snowden's one-year period of asylum in Russia expires on July 31st, and Paul asks …

There’s one man standing between you and the US wireless oligopoly

It should be no surprise that there are increasingly few real players in the US wireless business. Goldman Sachs makes the point clearly in this chart, which it recently published as part of a note on trends in mergers and acquisitions.<p>While potentially good for shareholders, the emergence of such …

Basically, @BarackObama Is a Parody Twitter Account

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>You know those terrible parody Twitter accounts for Bill Murray or Will Smith that tweet dumb jokes …

Taco Bell will start taking orders via smartphone later this year

Fourthmeal is going mobile. Later this year, Taco Bell will start accepting orders via smartphone, according to trade publication <i>Nation's Restaurant News</i><i>.</i> Rather than turn elsewhere for an existing mobile ordering solution, the fast food chain has reportedly spent more than two years perfecting its …

Surreal shot of African migrants looking for a cell signal wins World Press Photo of the Year

World Press Photo has awarded its illustrious Photo of the Year award to American photographer John Stanmeyer for his surreal image of African migrants in Djibouti searching for cell signals from neighboring Somalia. It's a scene that quite literally couldn't have happened just a few years ago; a …

T-Mobile will soon require half your phone to be paid off before upgrading with Jump

T-Mobile is modifying its Jump early upgrade plan later this month, and all of the changes aren't for the better. Come February 23rd, Jump customers will no longer be limited to two upgrades per year. Instead, you'll be able to upgrade whenever you want and as often as you want. But there's a …

Why Russia And China Have Cultivated Such Close Relations

Politically, the two countries form a counterweight to the Western states among the permanent membership of the UN Security Council. Invariably, they vote in lockstep in the Council, and seek to uphold the principle of non-interference in the domestic affairs of sovereign states.<p>Since the anomaly …

Most Overlooked Romance Films for Valentine’s Day Weekend: ‘True Romance,’ ‘His Girl Friday,’ More

Each and every Valentine’s Day, the Hollywood powers that be impose a coterie of awful films on impressionable teens and lovesick adults. This year, …

Tea Party senator levels bizarre extortion threat in auto fight

<b>Sen. Bob Corker (Reuters/Gary Cameron)</b><p>After Volkswagen agrees not to intimidate workers, Sen. Corker decides to do it for them. Here’s the awful story<p>Josh Eidelson<p>February 14, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Right-wing efforts to avert a precedent-setting union victory escalated dramatically Wednesday and …

Republicans Allegedly Asked Senate Clerks Not to Announce Names During Debt Ceiling Vote So They Could Secretly Switch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial markets were watching, the retirement accounts of millions of Americans on the line.<p>Nervous senators were watching too, well aware that political fortunes could be on the line.<p>So on perhaps the most important vote of the year, the Senate did something extraordinary this …

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NSA-based drone strikes: A deep philosophical problem

<b>A ground-based cockpit during a training mission flown from Syracuse, New York. (AP/Tsgt Ricky Best)</b><p>A target that emerges from electronic surveillance cannot be assumed to align with a body on the ground to kill<p>Natasha Lennard<p>February 13, 2014 7:08pm (UTC)<p>The first report published in Glenn …

Nicki Minaj sorry for Malcolm X picture and racist term

Nicki Minaj has said sorry for using a famous picture of Malcolm X on her website, alongside a racial insult.<p>The image of the activist holding a gun was also posted on her Instagram page, promoting her new song.<p>After criticism on social media, Minaj posted an apology to the estate of Malcolm …

Russia criticizes EU attempts to expand 'sphere of influence' in Ukraine | DW | 14.02.2014

At a joint press conference with Steinmeier in Moscow on Friday, Lavrov warned the West against interfering in Ukraine's affairs.<p>"We believe …

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My Sexy American Sikh Valentine

It’s no surprise that I love the man that I’ve been married to for the last fourteen years. He is the kind of man that places my vitamins on the …

Open source OS Tizen gains 15 more allies; Sprint rejoins the list

In the world of mobile platforms, Tizen's but a new entry that's been through some tough times since its inception. The circle of 36 companies (aptly called the Tizen Association) backing up the open source OS is putting up a good fight, though -- it even just welcomed 15 new members to its number. …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

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FORTUNE — Here’s a question, privacy hounds: Is the video-surveillance system that blankets Manhattan from Midtown to the Battery, river to river, really not so different from an earlier anti-crime innovation, street lights? That’s what Richard Daddario, deputy commissioner for counterterrorism …

Why People In Alaska Can't Watch Netflix Without Fearing A $100 Surcharge

KC lives in Bethel, a small city in western Alaska, one of many rural villages and cities dealing with something that most people in the contiguous U.S. will be hard-pressed to imagine: Internet data caps.<p>When people in Bethel pay their monthly broadband bill, they're paying for a fixed amount of …

Black Widow May Not Have Entered Sochi, Report Says

(Nataliya Vasilyeva/AP Photo)<p>Fears that a so-called Black Widow suicide bomber had slipped into Sochi ahead of the Winter Olympics may have been …

American businesses are holding credit card security back

Why US credit cards continue to use signatures while the rest of the world uses PINs<p>Readers may have noticed a rash of stories earlier this week hailing the end of the swipe-and-sign credit card in the US in favor of cards that require a PIN, which are standard in Europe and most developed markets. …

Seeking Safety In Numbers: Do Consumers Think And Choose Differently In Crowded Stores?

<i>This article is by Rob Tanner, assistant professor of marketing for the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.</i><p>The last decade has seen a wave of research suggesting consumer behavior can often be determined entirely nonconsciously. For example, salesmen who subtly …