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Malicious Android adware campaign tries to exploit root access

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 countries.<p>The malicious …

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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 …


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 …


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 …

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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, …

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

Vertu is known for making insanely expensive phones, but its CEO has his eyes on a new area, saying it's "worth having a look."<p>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 …

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 …


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 …


Report: LG to begin mass production of foldable displays

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, Samsung’s …


Pope offers solidarity with Cuba, highlights Hispanics in US

The visit boasts several firsts for history's first Latin American pope: Francis will become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress and he will also proclaim the first saint on U.S. soil by canonizing the controversial (and Hispanic) missionary, Junipero Serra.<p>Francis though will also be …


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 …

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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 …

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