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Netflix is re-encoding its entire library to save data

Netflix is the single largest source of broadband data usage in the U.S. Evidently, it's not a superlative the company is proud of.<p>Currently, it's …

Streaming

Arrests Made After Two Children Found Dead in Storage Unit

Authorities arrested two people on Monday in connection with the death of two children in Northern California.<p>Plumas County sheriff’s deputies …

Facebook’s Real Name Policy Enforcement Changes Are Here, But Questions Remain

The policy, which requires people use their "authentic name" on Facebook, was being enforced with such rigidity that people with special circumstances – including members of the trans community and advocates for certain political causes – were often subject to process hell and long-term account …

Human Rights

'Metal Gear' creator forms new studio, first game is for PlayStation

<i>UPDATED</i> <b>Dec. 16 9:15 a.m. ET</b> It's official. A press release confirms the launch of Kojima Productions, a new game development team that just happens …

Metal Gear

Iraq's New Chinese Drone Draws First Blood

CH-4 smashes ISIS position<p>In the ongoing Battle for Ramadi, an Iraqi Security Force CH-4 drone attacked an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) artillery position on December 6, 2015. This is the first documented use of a Chinese-made armed drone in Iraq.<p>The CH-4, built by Chinese Aerospace and …

Ben Roethlisberger not buying Bengals' excuse for low hit

The Steelers' QB says Sunday's game between the two AFC North rivals was the dirtiest one he's ever played on.<p>Rivalry games often get chippy, but Sunday's matchup between the Steelers and Bengals was a more extreme case. It opened with a pregame scuffle and featured trash talking and physical play …

The Latest: Detective who said he'd 'take a bullet' speaks

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the shootings in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>5:10 p.m.<p>A sheriff's detective who won …

The FBI's head of technology admitted that they imitate cell towers to catch suspects

Amy Hess, who heads up the agency's Operational Technology Division and the use of technology in investigations, made the admission in a profile published today by the Washington Post.<p>A zero-day is vulnerability in software that has yet to be exploited and the software's maker may not even be aware …