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China holds first live-fire drills with aircraft carrier, warships | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s military has carried out its first ever live-fire drills using an aircraft carrier and fighters in the northeastern Bohai Sea close to Korea, state media said.<p>A live-fire drill using an aircraft carrier is seen carried out in the Bohai sea, China, December 14, 2016. …

Why falling in love is similar to being drunk

A new study suggests that the love hormone oxytocin has similar affects to being drunk<p>Poets, songwriters and authors have written of the intoxicating effect of falling in love.<p>But a new study suggests that the love hormone oxytocin has similar affects to being drunk, and not just the more pleasant …

Apple’s new app analytics tool is now available to all registered iOS developers

Apple’s new app analytics tool is now available to all registered iOS developers, the company said today.<p>Apple had recently opened the new tool to a handful of developers who requested it. Today the tool is available through the iTunes Connect interface to everyone.<p>App developers can use the …

Facebook Starts Hosting Publishers’ “Instant Articles”

After months of rumors, Facebook today unveiled “Instant Articles”, a program that natively hosts publishers’ content in its app’s News Feed so users don’t have to click out and wait for websites to load. Instant Articles debuts today with rich-media stories from The New York Times, BuzzFeed, …

'Venom' vulnerability: Serious computer bug shatters cloud security

Inside some data center miles away, a portion of your cloud-hosted network may be running on the same system as someone else’s.<p>Normally, this isn’t a …

Tim Cook goes viral in China with 'save the forests' plan

Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone viral in China with a pledge to protect one million acres of forest.<p>Cook published his first post on Weibo -- China's version of Twitter (TWTR) -- on Monday, using his iPhone 6.<p>"Hello China! Happy to be back in Beijing, announcing innovative new environmental programs," …

Google Maps shuts down editing after 'robot peeing' incident

<i>Tsk, tsk.</i> It was too much of a good thing.<p>Starting on Tuesday, Google is suspending its public Map Maker tool -- preventing its community of users from independently adding landmarks and helpful tips to Google Maps.<p>The reason? There are too many pranksters out there.<p>Until recently, a loyal …

How a high-tech bra could be your next doctor

<b>(CNN) —</b> To find out all you need to know about your body's vital signs, all you need to do is to get dressed.<p>The burgeoning market for intelligent clothing that can measure stats including your heart and respiratory rate has resulted in a broad range of wearables which could one-day act …

Livestreaming events isn't cool. It's theft

<i>Joshua Zecher is a principal at 463 Communications, a corporate communications consulting firm, which works with the</i> <i>Digital Citizens Alliance</i> <i>on piracy issues.</i><p>The most memorable aspect of the recent match-up between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may not have been the one-sided fight. It …

Youths spend one full day a week online

If you've ever come between a youth and their smartphone, you'll know this already: They love the Internet. So much that they now spend more than one day a week online.<p>A new survey of British youngsters found the time they spend online tripled in a decade to more than 27.5 hours a week at the end …

Nasdaq will start using Bitcoin technology

The Nasdaq stock exchange is tapping Bitcoin's powerful new transaction technology to create a more secure, efficient system to trade stocks.<p>Most people have heard of Bitcoin (XBT) as a system of electronic money -- one that hasn't really caught on yet.<p>But what gets less attention is blockchain, …

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Extreme selfie fans get their own drone

With his hand outstretched, a small drone resting in his palm, Antoine Balaresque looks like a falconer.<p>When he tosses the drone in the air, its propellers start spinning and a built-in camera begins recording. As Balaresque turns and walks away, the drone follows him.<p>The drone follows co-founder …

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, or $50 a share, the companies announced Tuesday.<p>The deal aims to create a major new player in the digital media business by combining one of the biggest mobile network providers with a leading content producer.<p>It's part of Verizon's (VZ) plan to …

This wifi sprinkler can cut water use 30%

Water-starved Californians who insist on having a lawn may want to consider one of these.<p>Rachio, a Denver-based start-up, has been selling a "smart sprinkler" for the last year. The device takes the place of a traditional control box on an automated home sprinkler system. It hooks the system up to …

Robots threaten these 8 jobs

Soon you could be competing with a robot for a job.<p>Economists are sharply divided over the exact timing of the threat from robots and other forms of futuristic technology. Some see an imminent threat, others believe it won't happen until later this century -- if at all.<p>Yet Amy Webb, a digital media …

Woman fired after disabling GPS on work phone

A woman in California says her boss forced her to download a phone app that tracked her 24 hours a day. When she deleted it, she was fired.<p>Myrna Arias is now suing her former employer, Intermex, a wire transfer business that lets customers send money to Latin America.<p>The lawsuit Arias filed last …

This question stumps Republicans

<b>Greenville, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> It's a simple question, but one that stops Republican presidential hopefuls in their tracks: Who do you think is the greatest president alive today?<p>CNN posed the question to several White House contenders gathered here recently at the Freedom Summit, a daylong …

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South Korea: 2 dead, 3 wounded in shooting spree at military camp

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> A reserve soldier in South Korea has gone on a shooting spree at a military training camp in Seoul, initially wounding four colleagues before committing suicide, an official at the South Korean Defense Ministry told CNN.<p>One of the victims died en route to hospital.<p>The …

North Korea publicly executes defense chief, say South Korean reports

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea has publicly executed the country's defense minister after the regime accused him of treason, according to reports from South Korea on Tuesday.<p>Hyon Yong Chol was killed by fire from an anti-aircraft gun at a military school in front of hundreds of people in …

What awaits Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he's sent to Supermax prison?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's home to Ramzi Yousef, who plotted the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center; 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui; "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski; and Richard Reid, the "shoe bomber."<p>When inmates arrive at the United States Penitentiary Administrative-Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado, …