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WAL-MART: Here's Why We Don't Support Apple Pay

Wal-Mart is a leader of the Merchant Customer Exchange, a group of merchants working on their own mobile payment system.<p>Wal-Mart is not accepting Apple Pay right now. Members of MCX, including Rite Aid and CVS, shut down support for Apple Pay after a few days of accepting it, most likely out of a …

Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program

It's a cyberwar robot that always hits back.<p>In the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah, there lurks a creature made entirely of zeroes and ones. Called "MonsterMind", the project is an automated cyber weapon, perched atop the data flows into the National Security Agency's Mission Data Repository. …

Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers

There are technologists who specialize in “scanning the Internet.” They are like a search team making its way through a neighborhood, but instead of checking the knob of every door, they check Internet entrances to online devices to see which ones are open. These people have been screaming for some …

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

Big, Bad Supermoon Rising: A Photo Gallery

How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic

The far-off battles of WWI created an appetite for maps—and National Geographic was at the ready.<p>In the summer of 1914, Americans began reading news accounts of a conflict that would soon be called the Great War—and that would draw the United States in three years later.<p>But it was <i>National …

Prosecutor says Pistorius acted methodically

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius armed himself and took other methodical steps before he killed his girlfriend, the chief prosecutor …

Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast

A hurricane warning was issued for part of North Carolina's coast late Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward, threatening Fourth of July plans across the eastern seaboard.<p>Dare County officials ordered a mandatory evacuation for residents and visitors on Hatteras Island shortly after …

Ebola 'out of control' in West Africa as health workers rush to trace 1,500 possible victims

Fear, mistrust of Western medicine and difficulties reaching remote areas mean hundreds of potentially infected people have not yet been found<p><b>Ebola virus outbreak: live</b><p>Hundreds of West Africans could be carrying the deadly Ebola virus and not know it, potentially infecting hundreds more, as …

Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Kit: Weirdest Thing at I/O 2014 - TIME

When Sundar Pichai announced that everyone at the Google I/O developers conference would get “Cardboard,” his tone was so understated that no one …

Walmart to cut iPhone 5C and 5S prices on Friday

In a move that could signal the imminent launch of iPhone 6, Walmart is drastically cutting its iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S prices.<p>A Walmart spokesperson told CNET that as of Friday, the iPhone 5C 16GB will cost $29, down from $49, and the iPhone 5S 16GB will cost $99, down from $149. The new prices …

Complaint: Ex-cop hid women's bodies in vehicle

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A former police officer suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and discarded on a …

Google removing 'right to be forgotten' search links in Europe

Google has begun removing search links to content in Europe under the "right to be forgotten" ruling, which obliges it not to point to web pages with "outdated or irrelevant" information about individuals.<p>Searches made on Google's services in Europe using peoples' names includes a section at the …

New Zealand schoolboy wins right to keep long hair

A judge has ruled that a New Zealand schoolboy need not cut his hair before returning to class and that his Catholic high school was wrong to suspend him over it.<p>Sixteen-year-old Lucan Battison was suspended in May from St John's College in the town of Hastings. The principal, Paul Melloy, said …

Under pressure: Alibaba rushes out its Internet-of-things platform before its looming IPO

Alibaba, which is about to make the world’s largest-ever IPO, seems to have a hand in every game. But there’s one area where it comes up lacking — and its competitors have taken good advantage.<p>JD.com, one of the largest online retailers and marketplaces in China, is launching a could-based service …

Iran resistance leader predicts regime change in exclusive Fox News interview

It is a blunt call for regime change in Tehran.<p>The largest gathering of the Iranian resistance starts Friday with the annual convention of the Council of Resistance of Iran. The sponsors expect 100,000 people to assemble in a massive hall outside Paris for hours of speeches, demonstrations and …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Bollywood Actress Mallika Sherawat Denies Cheating With Antonio Banderas

Was there another woman involved in <b>Antonio Banderas</b> and <b>Melanie Griffith's</b> sudden separation?<p>Recently, videos emerged of Banderas, 53, and <b>Mallika Sherawat</b>, 37, dancing at a Cannes party in 2012. Sources now speculate that the Bollywood star is the reason for the split. Sherawat, however, claims that …

How a US decision to allow oil exports could change the world’s energy balance

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>The Obama Administration has taken a bold step toward loosening the grip of tense geopolitics on oil prices, reports the Wall Street Journal (paywall), giving the first permission in four decades for the export of unrefined American oil. The decision—not made public but …

Ebola epidemic in West Africa 'out of control'

The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground.<p>"The epidemic is out of control," Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for Doctors Without Borders, said in a statement.<p>There have been 567 cases and 350 deaths since …

DEADLY VIRUS: 'OUT OF CONTROL'

Gloves and boots used by medical personnel dry in the sun April 1 outside a center for Ebola victims in Gueckedou.

Amazon Announces A 3D Phone Called 'Fire Phone'

SEATTLE -- Amazon is officially in the smartphone business.<p>Confirming months of rumors, the world's largest online retailer unveiled on Wednesday its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone.<p>"The phone is gorgeous," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, to an auditorium full of journalists, …