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Chinese military lasers injure US military pilots in Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chinese personnel at the country's first overseas military base in Djibouti have been using lasers to interfere with US military aircraft at a nearby American base, activity that has resulted in injuries to US pilots and prompted the US to launch a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing, …

Military

This Scientist Says He's Invented a Water Bottle That Fully Decomposes in Just 3 Weeks

It's made out of secret materials.<p>A British scientist claims to have invented a plastic-free, single-use water bottle that can decompose within three …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

DNA match sought to Zodiac Killer after break in Golden State Killer case

Northern California detectives still trying to identify the infamous Zodiac Killer, who targeted victims in the late 1960s and taunted investigators with letters, say they hope to try the same DNA tracing technology recently used to arrest a suspect in another string of cold-case serial slayings — …

Trump Orders Pentagon to Consider Reducing U.S. Forces in South Korea

WASHINGTON — President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to prepare options for drawing down American troops in South Korea, just weeks before he holds a landmark meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, according to several people briefed on the deliberations.<p>Reduced troop levels are not …

North Korea

Criminals' drone swarm used to obstruct FBI hostage raid

Last winter, as an FBI hostage rescue team took up an elevated position to assess an unfolding crisis, agents heard the buzz of small drones approaching.<p>Soon, the tiny unmanned aircraft had the team surrounded, swooping past in a series of "high-speed low passes at the agents in the observation …

Unmanned Aircraft

Someone just created a site to make browsing Netflix easier

Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.<p>Reddit user …

Russia is being weaponised to justify big-ticket buys for the UK military, yet there’s little talk of what Moscow thinks matters<p>British defence spending and capabilities are in the middle of a bitter review in which the potential threat from Russia is frequently invoked, whether that means cutting …

Military

There are 3 distinct types of narcissists — here's how to spot them

To be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, someone needs to express five of nine specific traits. People with the disorder are often characterized as having a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration.<p>Though many follow similar patterns, such as love …

Mahmoud Abbas dismisses Donald Trump's peace efforts as 'slap of the century' to Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said Trump should be ashamed of his Middle East peace efforts. Abbas also called into the question the Oslo …

"Tweetdecking" Is Taking Over Twitter. Here's Everything You Need To Know

Exclusive networks of teens are making thousands of dollars by selling retweets.<p>Teens and twentysomethings with large Twitter followings are making thousands each month by selling retweets, multiple users who engage in the practice told BuzzFeed News.<p>The practice is known as "tweetdecking," so …

Profit

It's 2018. Here are six scientific mysteries we still haven't solved.

Humans have made a staggering amount of scientific and technological progress over the past century. We’ve created technology that has transformed …

The Bottom of The Ocean Has Started Sinking Under The Weight of Melting Glaciers

Jeez.<p>Decades of measurements and predictions of sea level rise could have underestimated the scale of the problem, experts warn, due to scientists …

Financial Blacklisting of WikiLeaks Backfires Stupendously

By Kitty Testa<p>On October 14, 2010, the British internet payment company, Moneybookers, suspended the account of WikiLeaks. Less than two months …

Clinton Campaign and Democratic Party Helped Pay for Russia Trump Dossier

WASHINGTON — The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paid for research that was included in a dossier made public in January that contained salacious claims about connections between Donald J. Trump, his associates and Russia.<p>A spokesperson for a law firm …

Government

Costco has officially raised the alarm on US tariffs

The threat of higher US duties and tariffs has spooked Costco.<p>The warehouse club—known for its discount products in bulk quantities—updated the “risk factors” section of its most recent annual report to explicitly add a warning that import taxes are a risk to its business success.<p>The document was …

NAFTA

Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational use. …

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment …

Astronomers confirm that Earth's tiny companion in its orbit around the sun is an asteroid and not space debris

Astronomers from the <b>University of Arizona</b> have confirmed that an object known as (469219) 2016 HO3 is an asteroid and not a piece of space debris, …

Google built a new Trojan Horse to get inside every aspect of your life

Suddenly, Google is starting to look like a hardware company.<p>As the holiday gadget-buying season approaches, Google's offerings are starting to look more like what you'd see from Samsung or Apple, not a search giant.<p>It started this week with the launch of the new Pixel 2 phones, which, despite …

Hackers offered $1K to expose bugs on Google Play apps

INQUIRER.net stock photo<p>Tech companies have always sought the aid of “white hackers” to expose vulnerabilities within their systems.<p>Google is the …

Apps

The Week in Crypto: Bad News for SSH, WPA2, RSA Privacy

Between KRACK, ROCA, new threats to SSH keys, and the European Commission's loosey-goosey stance on encryption backdoors, it's been a difficult time …

Male silence after #MeToo is teaching algorithms what being a man means

Machines judged a beauty contest last year and the winners, chosen from photographs women had submitted, were overwhelmingly white. Meanwhile, a Microsoft chatbot went from wide-eyed naïf to misogynist Nazi sympathizer after just a day among trolls on Twitter.<p>It’s clear that artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's artificial intelligence computer 'no longer constrained by limits of human knowledge'

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim.<p>Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve …

Natural Cycles says contraceptive app is more effective than the pill

Contraceptive app Natural Cycles is more effective than the pill, according to the latest and largest study into the app's efficacy. After testing 22,785 women throughout 224,563 menstrual cycles, the startup found the app provided 99 percent contraceptive effectiveness if used perfectly. If used …

Women's Health

The iPhone X's best feature is its A11 artificial intelligence brain

When Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the iPhone X on Tuesday he claimed it would “set the path for technology for the next decade.” Some new features …

The US' biggest electronics giant just cut ties with an elite Russian company believed to be linked to the Kremlin

Best Buy, the biggest electronics retailer in the US, will stop selling products developed by Russian cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Labs, in its stores and on its website, Star Tribune reported on Friday.<p>Best Buy has been a Kaspersky supplier for over a decade, and the firm's products enjoy a good …

The 1 Word to Delete from Your Vocabulary if You Want to Succeed | Inc.com

There's one word that, if used in the wrong context, can hold you back and rub people off the wrong way. Yet, it dominates our vernacular. It's a word that makes people's eyes roll. It gets us to lie to ourselves and severely limits us without us even knowing it.<p>That word? <i>Try</i>.<p>Example:<p>"I'll <i>try</i> to …

Equifax’s instructions are confusing. Here are steps you can take.

It’s time for all of us to play defense, because Equifax clearly did not.<p>In the wake of the epic breach of as many as 143 million of our Social Security numbers, names and addresses from the company’s credit files, the company put up a website that attempted to make sense of things for …

Identity Theft

Chinese blockbuster ‘Wolf Warriors 2’ contains clues to China’s foreign policy

Just as Hollywood’s Rambo took on the might of the Soviet empire in the 1980s, Wu Jing battles China’s foreign enemies.<p>When Hollywood is not being …