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Mysterious BlackBerry Slider combines the old and new of smartphone design

BlackBerry has flashed a glimpse of a mystery phone with a sliding keyboard, nicknamed "the Slider".<p>BARCELONA -- Sliding phones -- remember them? BlackBerry certainly does, giving us a glimpse of a mystery slider phone here at Mobile World Congress. Rather imaginatively, it's nicknamed "the Slider".<p>…

In Speech To Congress, Netanyahu Blasts 'A Very Bad Deal' With Iran

<i>Updated at 2:09 p.m. ET</i><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a deal the U.S. and its allies are pursuing with Iran over its nuclear program is "very bad" because, according to him, it doesn't take away the Islamic republic's ability to ultimately obtain nuclear weapons.<p>"This is a bad deal …

South Asia

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

The psychology of Soylent and the prison of first-world food choices

Why are some repulsed by Soylent, but others desperate to receive their orders?<p>Back around Labor Day 2013, Senior Editor Lee Hutchinson passed on the …

Meet the Man Hired to Make Sure the Snowden Docs Aren't Hacked

<b>In early January, Micah Lee worried journalist Glenn Greenwald's computer</b> would get hacked, perhaps by the NSA, perhaps by foreign spies.<p>Greenwald …

Contrary to what you’ve heard, Android is almost impenetrable to malware

Until now, Google hasn’t talked about malware on Android because it did not have the data or analytic platform to back its security claims. But that changed dramatically today when Google’s Android Security chief Adrian Ludwig reported data showing that less than an estimated 0.001% of app …

Ronald Reagan’s shameful legacy: Violence, the homeless, mental illness

<b>Ronald Reagan (Reuters/Joe Marquette)</b><p>As president and governor of California, the GOP icon led the worst policies on mental illness in generations<p>Dr. E. Fuller Torrey<p>September 29, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “American Psychosis”<p>In November 1980, Republican Ronald Reagan overwhelmingly defeated …

Inescapable, apocalyptic dread: The terrifying nuclear autumn of 1983

It was the tensest, most dangerous part of the Cold War — and that autumn, grownups were as scared numb as we were<p>It happens every autumn. I’m walking down the street and it wells up fast, triggered by a first chill in the air, some foliage, maybe a doorstep pumpkin. In that instant returns the …