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Putin's Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia's Elites

Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address on Thursday looked at first like a flashback to the not-so-distant past. It was held in St. George’s …

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Pedal Power! How to Build a Bike Generator

Hey, DIY Cyclists: Bring your bike indoors and generate electricity while you ride.<p><b>I'm a cycling enthusiast, and when the</b> weather is bad I use a bicycle trainer in my apartment. But riding to nowhere has always felt pointless. This got me thinking about how I could use my pedaling to produce …

Israeli Iron Beam laser air defense system 'brings down mortars like flies' creator says

Innovation of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems company is designed for threats too small to be dealt with by existing systems.<p>US laser weapon …

Jam. Bomb. Hack? New U.S. Cyber Capabilities and the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses

[1] David Markovsky, “The Silent Strike”, The New Yorker, September 17, 2012. Available at …

Edward Snowden: US government spied on human rights workers

The US has spied on the staff of prominent human rights organisations, Edward Snowden has told the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Europe's top human rights body.<p>Giving evidence via a videolink from Moscow, Snowden said the National Security Agency – for which he worked as a contractor – had …

Spain rejects Catalan push for independence

Catalonia's president has vowed to press ahead with a bid for independence from Spain after the national parliament rejected his request for a referendum.<p>Spanish MPs on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted against the referendum for Catalonia's independence, following a seven-hour debate.<p>I can't imagine …

Territorial Army captain resigns over Afghanistan book

A captain in the Territorial Army has resigned after a dispute with the Ministry of Defence over a book he has written that is critical of the conduct of the campaign in Afghanistan's Helmand province.<p>The MoD commissioned the book by Dr Mike Martin, but took exception to parts of the account. The …

Viagra May Increase Risk For Melanoma, Study Says

Viagra, the trusted cure for erectile dysfunction, may be linked to an increased risk for one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, according to the findings of a new preliminary study.<p>Researchers from a score of top medical universities analyzed data from a 2000 Health Professionals’ Follow-up …

Richard III's DNA to be analysed to create complete genome sequence

The bones of the king under the car park have more to tell: scientists are to analyse the DNA from the remains of Richard III to create the world's first complete genome sequence for a named historical figure.<p>The process could reveal his hair and eye colour, his susceptibility to conditions …

Obama: No 'no spying' agreements

The United States does not have a no-spying deal with the United Kingdom or anyone else, President Barack Obama said Tuesday at a news conference with French President Francois Hollande.<p>“There’s no country where we have a no-spy agreement,” Obama said. “We have an intelligence capability and then …

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Chinese villagers build £1.3 million 'money wall'

Chinese media says the village in the country's southwest became rich after locals invested in pig farms, cherry growing and hydroelectric energy<p>Rural farmers from southwest <b>China</b> have become instant celebrities at home after building a £1.3 million "money wall" in their village with rectangular …

China

A Christmas Message From Edward Snowden: "Asking Is Always Cheaper Than Spying" (Video)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden appeared on Britain’s Channel 4 to deliver an “alternative” Christmas message to the world.“A child born today will …

Spying

Apple awarded stocking full of patents, including heart monitor

US Patent and Trademark Office grants Apple 23 patents on Christmas Eve, perhaps most interestingly one for an embedded heart-rate monitor. That's for you, iWatch watchers.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple 23 patents, including one for an embedded heart-rate monitor that …

Christmas Eve

White House tries to prevent ruling on NSA surveillance

The Obama administration acknowledges for the first time that the NSA's collection of data on American's Internet and phone activity was authorized by President Bush in 2001.<p>The Obama administration has filed papers to prevent a federal judge from issuing a ruling on whether the government's …

Surveillance

This t-shirt will tell your phone how healthy you are

Last month, Quartz wrote about Scanadu Scout, a nifty little device that can measure your vital signs—temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and more—simply through contact with your skin. The catch was that you have to hold it up your forehead to get a reading. Stephane Marceau, founder of the …

Wearable Tech

Snowden Tries to Cut a Deal with Brazil

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Vindicated by yesterday's court decision that NSA collection of metadata likely violates the …

NSA collection of telephone records violates Constitution, judge rules

WASHINGTON -- For the first time, a federal judge has struck down the National Security Agency’s once-secret policy of collecting the dialing records of all phone calls in the country, ruling that the mass data collection involving innocent Americans appears to violate the Constitution’s ban on …

Surveillance

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Kobo Arc 10HD Review: Can 'Reading' Sell A High-End Android Tablet?

There are two approaches to making a good tablet device. You can either work on a tablet that is great at creating content, or you can design one for consuming content. Kobo are targeting their latest ten-inch tablet at “the passionate readers, …who love to read digital books, magazines, and …

The Week in Review: Snowden Leaks Into Europe

Inside Flipboard / November 1, 2013<p>Edward J. Snowden remains in the news this week with the latest batch of files released proving the United States …

China hackers 'target EU foreign ministries'

<b>Chinese hackers spied on the computers of five European foreign ministries over the summer, according to research from US security company FireEye.</b><p>The hackers sent emails with malware-ridden attachments purporting to detail a possible US intervention in Syria.<p>The company has not revealed which …

Security Firm AVG Launches First Service To Block Mobile Location Tracking

It’s well known that advertisers track our browsing histories on the web to better target us with ads, but they’re increasingly moving towards tracking our locations too, because the history of your physical movements can be just as valuable to an advertiser as your virtual ones. Now security firm …

Google Kills A Cool Privacy Feature In Android That It Didn't Intend To Release

Google has just removed a new privacy feature in the latest update to Android KitKat that briefly let users control exactly how individual apps access their information and various phone functions. Google apparently hadn’t intended to release the feature in the first place, and now it’s gone. …