Eriel Siagian

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Left or right-handed? How it influences your politics

People prefer whatever is in front of their favourite hand, a Chicago University study finds – and that includes candidates on a ballot paper<p>It seems so obvious when you hear it, yet it could have shaped society for centuries without our knowing. According to research presented by Dr Daniel …

How Close Is Dot Gov To Basic Internet Security?

Federal websites are slowly but surely changing to HTTPS<p>The government is finally securing its websites. HTTPS is a secure protocol that's as old as its shadier, insecure sibling HTTP, yet it’s not nearly as commonly used. The United States government, hardly an exemplar of early technological …

Europe launches satellite to help track global warming

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe launched a satellite on Tuesday that will help predict weather phenomena such as El Nino and track the progress of global warming as part of the multibillion-euro Copernicus Earth observation project.<p>The Sentinel-3A satellite, part of a system of satellites that is to …

Google Quietly Shutters Play For Education

Back in 2013, Google launched Play for Education, a program that made it easier for educators to purchase apps and books and distribute them to their students’ Android tablets. Now, this program is coming to an end. As first reported by CRN and also confirmed by us today, Google will stop selling …

1Password’s new family plan lets multiple users easily share passwords

1Password, the popular service that allows users to securely store their various passwords, has today announced a new plan for families that makes it considerably more affordable. In a blog post, AgileBits, the company behind the service, detailed 1Password for Families, explaining that the service …

While other startups struggle, Giphy lands $55 million in a week

How do you pronounce "GIF"?<p>In Silicon Valley, it's pronounced 'cha-ching.'<p>Giphy, a service for finding, making and sharing the entertaining, …

Somali plane bomber was known as religious but not extremist

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — He was a teacher at an Islamic school, known in his hometown in northwestern Somalia as a talkative, religious man with a …

Yahoo just pulled the plug on its Google-like research group

As Business Insider previously reported, Yahoo's in-house research laboratory, Yahoo Labs, is going through a tough time — and the company just announced reorg plans that put most researchers into product groups rather than the standalone unit.<p>In a blog post, Yahoo wrote that the researchers will …

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

South Dakota Could Pass 'Bathroom Bill' Affecting Transgender Students

<b>Update:</b> <i>The Senate voted to approve the bill on Tuesday afternoon, 20 to 15, after a fiery debate</i>.<p>South Dakota is on the cusp of becoming the first …

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It turns out the NSA was collecting voice calls, photos, passwords, documents, and much more

Now, new documents show the breadth of this program and just what sort of data XKeyscore catalogs.<p>According to a new report from The Intercept, the amount of data XKeyscore scoops up as well as the sort of data it collects is much larger than originally thought.<p>Here are a few highlights from the …

The Week in Review: Greek Debt Crisis Dominates

On Tuesday, after shutting down all of its banks, Greece defaulted on a payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), marking the first time a developed country had done so. The day also marked the end of Greece’s ongoing bailout, with the IMF and other eurozone countries demanding economic …

ISIL and Peshmerga forces battle for ground near Kirkuk

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have recaptured a village from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), hours after the armed group seized control of it during deadly clashes, sources told Al Jazeera.<p>Peshmerga forces were able to take back al-Murra village from ISIL fighters on Monday morning, …

Why we love to fear sharks

It was a quiet evening at sea in the waning days of World War II. The USS Indianapolis had just delivered the crucial components of the atomic bomb that would level Hiroshima to a naval base on the Mariana Islands. Their part in that grim undertaking complete, they sailed on toward the …

The untold story of a failed Nintendo game six years in the making

Nintendo has had a number of high-profile flops (Virtual Boy, anyone?). However, one of its biggest failures may have been one you heard almost nothing about -- at least, until now. Unseen64 has published a documentary detailing the largely unknown story of <i>Project H.A.M.M.E.R</i> (aka <i>MachineX</i>), a Wii …

LG's new touchscreens will make your next laptop thinner and lighter

LG's display subsidiary is promising drastically thinner, lighter touchscreens that will be ready for notebooks later this year. With full HD (1080p) resolution, the Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) screens substitute a touch panel layer for a touch sensor built into the LCD itself -- that's what makes …

More than 500 movies, TV shows and documentaries disappear from Netflix

If you wanted to wind-down the long holiday weekend with a classic film or an episode of <i>Melrose Place</i> on Netflix, think again. The streaming service …

iPhone 6S Leaks Show Familiar Design With Big Changes Underneath

In the grand tradition of Silicon Valley, leaked photos of the next generation of iPhone have emerged, causing much rumination and ado concerning future additions to the iconic cell phone.<p>One thing is clear: the design won’t change much from the iPhone 6. But, as we’ve seen with the jump from …

Dalai Lama's 80th birthday celebration draws 18,000 to Anaheim

Words failed Yangchen Dolkar as she tried to explain why it was so important for her to bring her three young children Sunday to see the<p>14th Dalai Lamaspeak in Anaheim.<p>A Tibetan who grew up in exile in India and now works as a physician in San Francisco, she views the charismatic monk as greater …

June 2015

Apple's push into China is crushing Samsung

Over the last few months Apple has heavily invested in China and it’s starting to hurt Samsung.<p>Those efforts are paying off, with China passing the US to become the biggest iPhone market in April this year.<p>IDC’s latest study on the Chinese market shows another interesting change last quarter: …

The Magic of Marbling

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: An easy, artistic way to make your glazed desserts instantly more impressive.</i><p>Everyone loves the classic marbled spider web pattern on cakes, or the neat chevron design on …

Picasso painting breaks record for most expensive artwork sold at auction

A painting by Pablo Picasso has set a new world record for the most expensive artwork to be sold at auction after reaching $179m (£115m) in New York.<p>Women of Algiers (Version O) had been expected to exceed $140m before the auction but the final price far exceeded those estimates in a sale at …

The 9 Strangest Flying Robots from the World’s Biggest Drone Show

In the past year, drones have crashed onto the White House lawn, hauled ra­dio­act­ive cesi­um to the roof of the Ja­pan­ese prime min­is­ter’s Tokyo …

Periscope Decouples From Twitter To Let New Users Sign Up With A Phone Number

I’m not sure about you, but most of my friends in real life — aka people I didn’t meet through the Internet or work — don’t actually use Twitter . (I sense that I’m not alone here.) It makes sense, therefore, that Periscope — the super-shiny-newfangled-live-streaming-service that Twitter bought and …

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Stop, look, listen ... and hop! Mobile game Crossy Road is a hit in the UK

Frogger-inspired title was the most popular game for British iOS users in the first quarter of 2015, and third in the equivalent Android chart<p>Crossy Road has become one of the most popular mobile games in the UK according to a new report from research firm App Annie.<p>The report claims Crossy Road …

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

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