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LG G4 is coming to some markets this week

LG's leather-clad flagship smartphone is arriving in the hands of consumers this week — but only in a handful of markets.<p>According to LG, the first …

Hackers found an ingenious way to embarrass Microsoft

On Wednesday, the security company FireEye revealed that hackers had infiltrated TechNet in an ingenious way to operate one of their illegal networks, or botnet.<p>These hackers did not break in to TechNet's security. Instead they set up ordinary user profiles on TechNet, then stuffed those profiles …

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Saved from suicide: Local teen suffering from depression thankful someone reached out to help

<i>Editor’s Note: In observance of Mental Health Month, The Lufkin News is featuring local mental health stories and services throughout May.</i><p>Alex L. …

How the ancient city of Palmyra looked before the fighting – in pictures

Cities,Syria,Heritage,Architecture,Art and design,Culture,Islamic State,Middle East and North Africa,World news<p>Islamic State fighters now appear to have taken control of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra – threatening the destruction of this world heritage site’s priceless architecture and art

'Free' Windows 10 Has High Cost To Windows 7 And Windows 8 Users

Are you tempted by Windows 10? On paper you should be: it combines the best of Windows 8 with a desktop similar to Windows 7, it works across PCs, phones and tablets and – best of all – it will be free. Actually scrap that last part…<p>Here is the official line: <i>Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to</i> …

Madonna Has Now Charted More Number One Singles Than Any Other Artist

While she may be known as the Queen of Pop, it’s actually on the dance charts where Madonna has seen the most love for her work. With her latest single “Ghosttown”, the singer claims her 45th number one on the Dance/Club Songs ranking. That number is an unmatched accomplishment, and it gives her …

Sega Saturn: how one decision destroyed PlayStation's greatest rival

Photograph: public domain<p>A typically gritty and mature image from Sony’s early console advertising, bearing the slogan, ‘Do not underestimate the power of …

9 Modern TV Shows Reimagined As NES Titles

Grab your Power Glove and binge on these retro games.

U.S. protests Russian jet move on Air Force plane

The Pentagon says a Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea last week in an aggressive, unsafe maneuver that recalls Cold War tensions.<p>The U.S. European Command said on Twitter that the U.S. "is raising this unprofessional incident with Russia in the …

Hillary Clinton launches second presidential bid

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton put an end to months of speculation on Sunday by officially announcing her candidacy for president, giving the former secretary of state another shot at cracking the highest glass ceiling in American politics.<p>The initial word came in an email to supporters from John Podesta, …

Caffeine High: Space station getting Italian espresso maker

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy.<p>SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned rocket with the espresso maker — and 4,000 pounds of food, science …

After $1.6B Fine For Pipeline Tragedy, PG&E Should Be Broken Up

The California Public Utilities Commission said it would impose $1.6 billion in fines on Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the state’s largest investor-owned utility, in connection with a natural gas pipeline explosion that occurred nearly five years ago.<p>On September 9, 2010, a 30-inch natural gas …

VC&G | » Why Super Nintendos Lose Their Color: Plastic Discoloration in Classic Machines

Sure, consoles age and get dirty. Heck, I remember a suspicious incident involving my Super Nintendo (SNES) console and a can of Coca-Cola in the …

Iranian Nuclear Deal A Win-Win-Win

Less than 24 hours ago, negotiators from the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia, known as the P5+1 Group, announced the broad terms of the Iranian nuclear deal in Lausanne, Switzerland.<p>It was better than I had hoped it would be. The major points are:<p><i>- Iran will reduce</i> …

How Bitcoin Will End World Poverty

William Blair partner Brian Singer explains how Bitcoin and blockchain encryption has a greater ability to bring more of the world’s population out of poverty than anything we’ve seen in decades.<p>FORBES: And is bitcoin the currency of the future? Or is it the payment system they’re …

Facebook: Governments still clamoring for user data

Facebook continues to keep busy fielding requests by governments for user data, a new report from the world's largest social network shows.<p>During the second half of 2014, Facebook received 35,051 requests from international governments for user data, up slightly from 34,946 requests made to the …

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed as battle for Tikrit rages

The tomb of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein was virtually levelled in heavy clashes between Isis militants and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit.<p>Fighting intensified to the north and south of Saddam’s hometown on Sunday as Iraqi security forces vowed to reach the centre …