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Malicious Android adware campaign tries to exploit root access

Shutterstock<p>After the Stagefright fiasco I’m sure that the last thing you want to hear about right now are more Android security issues. But <i>FireEye</i> researchers have discovered an aggressive adware campaign, which they have dubbed Kemoge, that is targeting Android devices in more than 20 …

Apps

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Amazon is reportedly considering making its own TV service.</b> It has talked to CBS and NBC about carrying their channels.<p><b>2. Apple design chief Jony Ive says he can now work on "naughty, under-the-radar activities" now that he's the company's chief design officer.</b> "I haven't felt this happy or this …

Jony Ive

Why everybody knows CEOs are overpaid, but nothing happens

That CEOs are overpaid is something, as Leonard Cohen would say, “everybody knows”; including the directors and shareholders who ultimately decide …

Kids' feelings about marijuana in sixth grade may predict future risk of drunk driving

A new study of Los Angeles-area kids suggests a specific way to reduce the risk that they will drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs as teenagers — challenge their positive beliefs about marijuana, and start doing it as early as sixth grade.<p>Why? Compared to 12-year-olds who had negative …

These tiny robots can turn into submarines for search-and-rescue missions

Now, the same minature robots are capable of diving and swimming in water, potentially providing a new tool for future search-and-rescue missions.<p>The RoboBee was originally created to act as a spy of sorts. Early funding for the project was provided by DARPA in an effort to create a literal fly on …

Robotics

How Will We Get Off Mars?

We know how to get to Mars. We know how to land on Mars. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to leave.<p>When NASA engineers look at Mars, they see a planet-sized Venus flytrap.<p>It lures us with the promise of scientific discovery—but the moment we land there, gravity and a harsh climate will …

Famous Ex-Scientologist Publishing “Confessional” Tell-All Memoir

Leah Remini left the church in 2013, and is now ready to tell her story.<p>There have been a few books taking swings at the alleged shady inner workings of the Church of Scientology lately. But no author perhaps quite as high-profile as ex-Scientologist <b>Leah Remini</b>, who reigned supreme for years as a …

China will make companies pay to pollute from 2017

New cap-and-trade scheme brings tough rules to carbon emissions<p>China is committing to a new program designed to combat the country's pollution levels by setting limits on, and charging companies for their greenhouse gas emissions, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. The cap-and-trade system, which is due to …

Your Coolest New Party Trick: The Instant Old Fashioned

Forget not having fun at parties you're hosting. Make this quick and easy syrup in advance and make guests instant Old Fashioneds all night.<p>Ready to be the coolest person at any party you attend from here on out? Come equipped with a recipe for Old Fashioned syrup you're about to commit to memory, …

Rare supermoon eclipse comes Sunday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stargazers, night owls and space observers, be prepared, the eclipse of the supermoon is coming.<p>The United States and much of the world will see skies graced by a bright, big moon that will be encapsulated in a total lunar eclipse late Sunday evening into early Monday, according to NASA.<p>The …

Supermoon

The company selling a $10,000 smartphone mulls fancy wearables too

Luxury brand Vertu is known for selling phones with price tags that make an iPhone 6S look like a bargain. Now, it's mulling over creation of a wearable product that you also likely won't be able to afford.<p>The British phone manufacturer, once a part of phone giant Nokia, hinted that it was looking …

Wearable Tech

Police: North Carolina Girl Dies After Dad Tries to Drown Kids in Pond

DURHAM, N.C. — A 3-year-old girl died after her father tried to drown her and her siblings in an apartment complex pond, police said Wednesday.<p>Durham Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said the girl died three days after her fully submerged body was pulled from the pond by an off-duty Durham County …

Crime

Chinese men urged to donate sperm to earn money for the new iPhone 6S

Social media set alight after adverts appeared encouraging donors to visit sperm banks in order to afford the iPhone 6S, reports said<p>Chinese men are being encouraged to donate sperm in order to earn enough money to buy the latest iPhone, according to reports.<p>The adverts, from sperm banks in several …

iPhone

Report: LG set to begin mass-production of foldable displays

LG Display<p>It’s hard to believe, but in just a couple of months, the original LG G Flex will be seeing its second anniversary. At the time, a mainstream consumer device with a bendable display was almost too good to be true. Largely written off as proof-of-concept products and nothing more, …

Mobile

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple's rumored car project is having a "big impact" on Tesla.</b> Apple has reportedly hired many employees from Tesla.<p><b>2. HP intends to cut between 25,000 and 30,000 jobs.</b> It has already let around 51,000 people go.<p><b>3. Google says that it does not want to start producing cars.</b> The company's managing …

Tim Cook

Ultimate Ears' Boom 2 speaker cranks the volume up to eleven

How do you make the UE Boom, one of the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy, even better? You make it 25% louder, water- and dust-proof, and double …

Here's how Uber got its start and grew to become the most valuable startup in the world

But the road hasn't been easy.<p>Uber has fought rivals and regulators as it has transformed from a black-car service into a sprawling logistics company gunning for a future of self-driving cars. It has confronted threats from the taxi industry and even its own drivers.<p>But its valuation has continued …

San Francisco

A battle is on for Area 51 in Nevada, but not the kind you might think

<b>Rachel, Nevada (CNN) —</b> For decades the public has tried to find out what's buried at Area 51, the military facility that housed America's top Cold War secrets.<p>For Joe Sheahan, it's his father -- buried on a plot of land three miles from where the U-2 spy plane was perfected, according to CIA …

Area 51

India police hunt for owner of explosives after blast kills 88 | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police said on Sunday they were hunting for the owner of illegally stored explosives which accidentally detonated in the center of a crowded town, killing at least 88 people.<p>People carry the body of Bhanu Doberaiya, who died in a cooking gas cylinder blast in central …

Self-destructing computer chip can protect top secret data

You probably wouldn't bat an eyelash if you see a self-destructing computer chip in a <i>Mission Impossible</i> movie, but what if one actually exists in real life? Xerox PARC engineers have developed a chip that can explode into teensy little pieces as part of DARPA's Vanishing Programmable Resources …

Plex will bring its media streaming to Apple TV

Ask some media server users why they don't use an Apple TV, and they'll issue a common refrain: "because it doesn't officially run Plex." Well, that shouldn't be an issue with the new Apple TV. Plex tells <i>ITWorld</i> that it plans to bring its media streaming front end to Apple's latest set-top box …

360-degree camera makers are focusing on the consumer market

Jim Malcolm pulls up a video on his smartphone he recently shot at Disneyland.<p>At first, it looks like a typical family vacation video: We see a ride from Jim's point of view as a carriage whooshes into tunnels and back out again.<p>With a swipe of his finger, the camera spins around and we see Jim's …

Virtual Reality

7 worst apps that violate your privacy

When you're browsing through the millions of apps available from the Apple and Android app stores, you'll notice that close to 98 percent of them are free to download. That's great if you're looking to fill up your gadget, but many free apps, and some paid ones, do come with a hidden price — your …

SpaceX Unveils Crew Dragon Capsule For First Private Astronaut Flights

Gorgeous but cramped<p>If things go as planned, 2017 will mark the year when private companies will deliver astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time. And it looks like anyone riding with SpaceX will be riding in style. The company is finalizing the interior design of their Crew …

Space Exploration

9 Fool-Proof Ways to Master the Lamb Chop

Sometimes all you want from a piece of meat is to plop it in a pan and be done with it. No fancy knife work or butchery—just a trip from the package …

Meat

Alzheimer's disease may be caught through medical accidents

University College London study finds it is theoretically possible to become infected through blood transfusion, brain surgery or root canal operation<p>Alzheimer's disease may be transmissible through blood transfusions and medical accidents in the same way as Creuzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD), …