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Photographer Captures a Humpback Whale Fight Up Close

Underwater photographer Karim Iliya was shooting in the ocean off the coast of the island of Vava’u last August when he had a magical (but scary) …

Humpback Whales

7 reasons why you should develop apps for Android rather than iOS

There are multiple operating systems powering our mobile devices today. For both indie developers and large companies, there is a critical question that needs to be answered before development begins: what platform should be targeted first? For larger companies, with more resources, development can …

Google is launching a 'YouTube built for gamers' to take on Twitch

Google is now officially taking on Twitch. As rumored, the company today announced YouTube Gaming, an app and dedicated website designed to be a home for all its gaming video both live-streamed and on demand. YouTube Gaming will launch this summer starting in the US and UK.<p>A separate experience …

North Korea accuses US of targeting it with anthrax and asks UN for help

North Korea’s UN ambassador claims that US is trying to use ‘biological warfare’ against them but US state department calls the allegations ‘ridiculous’<p>North Korea has accused the United States of targeting it with anthrax and wants the UN Security Council to look into they called America’s …

North Korea

House rejects Obama's appeals and imperils his trade bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of during his first days in office as part of his "America first" …

Waco biker shooting: Police say they fired 12 times

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police officers fired 12 rounds during a deadly shootout last month at a restaurant in Waco, Texas, authorities said Friday in a news release.<p>Waco police said 44 shell casings have been recovered from the scene where nine bikers were killed during a shootout at a Twin Peaks restaurant. …

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US Appeals Courts delivers fresh blow to Guantanamo Bay war crimes courts

Court puts “nail in the coffin” of Guantanamo Bay war crimes courts set up by George W Bush to try al-Qaeda suspects<p>The Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals have suffered another major legal blow after a Washington DC appeals court threw out a conviction against a man accused of making propaganda …

National Security

At least six killed as Saudi-led air strikes hit ancient Sanaa: agency

SANAA (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed at least six people and destroyed part of Sanaa’s Old City on Friday, Yemeni news agency Saba and residents said, though Saudi Arabia denied targeting the UNESCO World Heritage Site.<p>Residents of the ancient quarter, a labyrinth of souqs, …

Middle East

French Court: Former IMF Leader Is Not a Pimp

Dominique Strauss-Kahn will have to stick to a career in finance, if he can ever find another regular job again.<p>A French court determined on Friday …

Judiciary

Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Arrested After Killers Escape

A New York prison worker charged with aiding in the escape of two convicted killers allegedly brought hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch and a screwdriver bit into the prison weeks before the men made their brazen escape, according court documents.<p>Joyce Mitchell, 51, was arrested by state police …

Twitch's new Whisper feature lets two users chat privately

Twitch users can now message each other privately.<p>A new feature dubbed “Whisper” will let those in a Twitch chat create a secondary conversation that appears in the same window they’re currently in. You can start a private conversation by typing “/w” and the username of someone you’d like to chat …

Guggenheim Museum piloting iPad program for kids using 53’s Paper app

FiftyThree, the company behind the popular Paper app and accompanying Pencil stylus, reveled today a partnership with the Guggenheim Museum that saw a group of students use the Paper app for a year. The goal of the program with Guggenheim was to implore kids to think more creatively.<p>Guggenheim …

One year later, mobile puzzle game Threes is going free

A new ad-supported version launches on iOS and Android<p>By any measure, <i>Threes</i> is a success. The mobile puzzle game has been downloaded more than a million times, and even spawned a console version on Xbox One. But despite the sales and accolades, the developers behind it feel that it hasn’t really …

Record industry's global release date change to Fridays gets a start date

Those who once built their music-buying week around new albums coming out on Tuesdays will have to change their schedules.<p>The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry -- a trade group representing more than 1,300 international record labels -- has announced that beginning July 10, its …

What's New on the App Store: LOOPIMAL, Transistor, and apps for Father's Day

New on the App Store this week we have LOOPIMAL, a new app that you can use to introduce your child to making music. There's also free, a new social …

Free App of the Week: Survive the onslaught of Slayin

Taking some of its cues from endless runners, Slayin is an endless action RPG. Each level is a small, confined space into which enemies pour. Charge …

Use Skitch on iOS to annotate pages without leaving Safari

Skitch is one of the most popular productivity apps, both on mobile and the desktop, for a reason: it makes it easy to snap, mark up and share just about anything, like PDFs. If you've been using it on iOS, there's now a reason to like the application even more. Thanks to a new version, released …

Google puts Twitch on notice with launch of YouTube Gaming

For awhile, the rumor was that Google would buy Twitch. That didn't happen (Amazon did that instead), but that doesn't mean it's given up on gaming. Today at an event held in YouTube Space LA, the company is taking the wrapper off its very own video game-centric effort called, appropriately enough, …

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