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10 Books to Read Before They're Movies

There’s an ongoing debate concerning whether it’s best to read the book before you see the movie. On the one hand, spoilers are almost unavoidable if …

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John McCain had the chance to do the right thing on healthcare. He failed | Lucia Graves

There are many reasons to respect the Arizona senator, but his remarkable stoicism and service can’t excuse his yes vote in the Senate<p>John McCain often gets cast as a truth-teller to Donald Trump, but his voting record says otherwise. And nowhere was that more clear than on Tuesday when, despite …

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3 High-Tech Eyeglasses That Do Things Google Glass Can't

In the 1988 sci-fi flick <i>They Live</i>, a local drifter named John Nada stumbles upon a magic pair of sunglasses that give him the ability to see aliens. …

Facebook pressured to refuse access to Assad campaign in Syria election

Human-rights activists have called on Facebook to refuse access to its services to the political campaign of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, ahead of tomorrow's election in the country.<p>The Syria Campaign on Monday launched an online petition, calling on the social-media giant to cut off Assad’s …

GrabTaxi Raises $15M Series B Led By GGV Capital

GrabTaxi, the taxi-calling app that claims to be the largest in Southeast Asia, said today that it has raised a $15 million Series B led by GGV Capital with participation from Qunar and returning investor Vertex Venture Holdings. The latter led GrabTaxi’s Series A round, which was announced last …

China blocks Google services as Tiananmen anniversary nears

Google is the latest victim of the broad online censorship in China, according to reports out of the country.<p>Since last week, China-based regulators have blocked several Google services, including search, Gmail, and other services, according to a report out of the country. The country hasn't …

NSA 'collects facial-recognition photos from the net'

<b>US cyber-spies have collected millions of photos of people's faces from the net for use in facial-recognition programmes, according to reports.</b><p>The New York Times says leaked National Security Agency documents show in 2011 it intercepted about 55,000 "facial-recognition-quality images" every day.<p>The …