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Investigators hunt more suspects after Brussels terror attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> Belgian authorities said Saturday that the widely reported death toll of 31 from the terror attacks earlier this week in Brussels included the three suicide attackers, putting the tally of victims killed at 28.<p>The bodies of 14 victims were recovered at the Brussels Airport and 14 others at …

Spotify’s ‘Year In Music’ Recaps The Songs You Listened To Most In 2015

The end of the year is nigh, which means tech companies left, right and center are issuing their annual recaps. Spotify, one of the few worth keeping note of when it comes to these matters, has just launched its 2015 ‘Year In Music’ feature which provides a neat recap of the sounds that kept you …

Globalization

Shelf-size stereo delivers massive sound from a tiny footprint

Now that we’re in the era of the portable Bluetooth speaker, it’s hard to justify spending money on a stereo that just sits on a shelf at home.<p>That perception is exactly what this tiny stereo system from German audio giant Thonet and Vander aims to fight, though. The Rätsel brings old-school stereo …

Audiophile

Google+ Photos Is Shutting Down On August 1st

This one might be a bit confusing due to product naming weirdness, but here we go:<p>Google<b>+</b> Photos, the photo hosting solution built into Google’s social network Google+, is shutting down. You’ll still be able to post photos to share with your Google+ followers, but all of the …

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

ISIL looting heritage sites on 'industrial scale'

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group is looting ancient sites across Iraq and Syria on an industrial scale and selling on treasures to middlemen to raise cash, Irina Bokova, the head of the UN cultural agency UNESCO, has said.<p>One-fifth of Iraq's about 10,000 official world-renowned …

Bloody ISIS campaign spills across region, into Egypt

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria earned its brutal reputation as it spread violence and terror across those two war-torn countries.<p>But in an apparent expansion of its reach, it has, in just the past week, claimed responsibility for a roll call of attacks in other countries: the deadly …

ISIS Is Torturing, Enslaving, And Murdering Women At A "Staggering" Rate, U.N. Official Says

"They are institutionalizing sexual violence," said Zainab Hawa Bangura, U.N. Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.<p>The U.N's Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict this week spoke with <i>Middle East Eye</i> about her recent tour of refugee camps across the region, where she …

Al-Shabaab leader killed in drone strike

Pentagon reports that Adan Gatar, who was connected with the 2013 attack on a Nairobi shopping centre, has been killed in his vehicle<p>A US drone strike has killed an al-Shabaab leader linked to the 2013 Kenyan shopping centre massacre which claimed the lives of 67 people including six Britons, …

Extremism

Jihadi John named as Mohammed Emwazi, from west London

The identity of the Islamic State killer, who appeared in beheading videos for Isil, was known to British security services but they chose not to disclose it<p>The Islamic State killer Jihadi John <b>has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, from west London</b>.<p>Emwazi was known to British security services but …

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

Tech Q&A: Snooping apps, iPad space, speedier Internet and more

<b>Snooping apps</b><p><b>Q.</b> I'm freaked out about apps having access to everything that’s on my phone. What can I do to keep my information private?<p><b>A.</b> Far too many apps let developers access a phone or tablet’s photos, GPS location, microphone, contacts and more. While some apps do need access, many don't. A …

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

Digital Advertising

Google Experience Launcher - An Easy Hack To Get The Look Of The Nexus 5 On Any Android Phone Or Tablet

One of the best surprises in Android 4.4 Kitkat was the inclusion of Android RunTime or ‘ART’. It makes your phone run faster and its battery last longer and my December post will tell you how to enable it. ART wasn’t the only exciting Easter Egg in KitKat though, for the first time the Google …

Wi-Fi security, multiple sim cards and tablet pics – tech questions answered

Q I’ve heard public Wi-Fi is insecure. How do I improve my safety when using it? Sophie via email<p>A With the rise of smartphones, tablets and laptops, it has become increasingly common to use public Wi-Fi without thinking about security and privacy. Most people don’t understand how easily data can …

Bergen: British connection to ISIS beheadings

<i>Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at the New America Foundation and the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden."</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- He has beheaded again. The tall, masked British man with the London accent, working with ISIS.<p>His first two victims …

Hamas Caught On Video Firing Rockets From A Densely Packed Residential Neighborhood

Militants in the Gaza Strip were caught on camera Tuesday morning assembling a rocket launch site which they then used to fire a flurry of rockets into Israel on Wednesday minutes before a ceasefire came into effect in Gaza.<p>Sreenivasan Jain and NDTV filmed suspected Hamas members assembling the …

Israel

ISIS’s Black Flags Are Flying in Europe

The symbol of the murderous Islamic State is waving in The Hague. ‘Death to the Jews,’ shout the demonstrators. Yet the Dutch government authorized …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Apps

TIME for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 20, 2013<p>When the innovative publisher Henry Luce launched TIME Magazine 90 years ago, his big idea was that TIME would …

Exclusive: How the SEAL raid on Somalia went bad

The team of less than two dozen Navy SEALs from Seal Team 6 huddled in one fast boat and headed toward the Somali shoreline under the cover of darkness in the early hours of Saturday morning.<p>Three more small boats with additional SEALs flanked the assault team’s craft, to provide back-up and assist …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

Internet