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ACLU Sues Government Over Surveillance Programs

You can’t say you didn’t see this one coming, but the American Civil Liberties Union has just sued James Clapper, the Director of National …

Surveillance

The NSA could collect far more than your phone records from mobile operators

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The revelation that the National Security Agency is collecting our phone records has generated considerable outrage, but phone …

DGiT

‘New’ Tolkien novel The Fall of Gondolin to be released later this year<p>Derrek Leigh29 minutes ago<p>The story is among the earliest written by …

Xbox One SmartGlass hands-on (video)

SmartGlass is nothing new -- it's the second screen solution Microsoft introduced for its Xbox legions. But for the release of the Xbox One console, the company decided to update the experience and extend the functionality. Culling feedback from the many developers and gamers that have downloaded …

Satellite spots 'hidden' fires in Amazon that outdo deforestation

Small fires in the Amazon rain forest are having a huge impact.<p>A new satellite imaging technique has allowed scientists to see Amazonian fires burning beneath the jungle canopy, called "understory fires," which were previously difficult to detect. These fires destroy several times more forest than …

Verizon Allegedly Built A Fiber Optic Cable To Give The Feds Access To Communications

After intelligence leaks by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden, however, the NSA's domestic dragnet is finally getting the attention that many people feel it deserves.<p>Over the weekend James Risen and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times — who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for …

Surveillance

Could Apple Be Getting Just a Bit More Open?

Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t announce a new TV. Or a new watch. Or any new products. Nor would he give any real hints on that front.<p>But he did a few …

What Can We Learn From Denmark?

Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen spent a weekend in Vermont this month traveling with me to town meetings in Burlington, Brattleboro and Montpelier. Large crowds came out to learn about a social system very different from our own which provides extraordinary security and opportunity for the …

Income Inequality

Consciousness; it's a science thing | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

TEDxCERN was a lot of fun. The speakers were amazing, covering cosmology, cancer cures, underwater earthquakes, gender politics, ignoble bras, the …

Google Glasses release date sooner with Samsung tech - PhonesReviews UK- Mobiles, Apps, Networks, Software, Tablet etc

The Google Glasses release date for developers was back in February, which at the time it had been clear the consumer models would launch next year …

The World's Fastest Wi-Fi Puts Your Sluggish Router to Shame

For the most part, we're all happy if we can get Internet that's fast enough to stream some HD video. But faster is always better, and a new, …

Google+ and Glass just got the upgrade for lifelogging everything

If you’re still laughing at Google+, and at Google Glass, then it might be time to stop; Google has just shown that they’re its next route to …

Wearable Tech

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

Google Glass

Google Fiber News: Online Video Soars As Traditional Broadcast Collapses

Here’s one more reason the increasing presence of Google Fiber is good: access to blistering fast internet is spurring the demand and purchase of Video On Demand (VOD), while the audience for traditional broadcast television collapses. While the impact is evident in the first regions Google Fiber …

Third Point's Daniel Loeb Urges Sony To Break Up The Business: What That Means For PlayStation

US billionaire Daniel Loeb hand-delivered a letter to Sony boss Kaz Hirai this week in an attempt to push the electronics manufacturer toward meaningful reforms.<p>Loeb’s hedge fund, Third Point, owns a 6.5% stake in Sony, making it one of the largest shareholders in the Japanese firm.<p>“While it is …

Obama Student Loan Policy Under Scrutiny As Congress Tackles Student Borrowing Costs

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats have pounced on a nonpartisan government report showing the Department of Education this year is forecast to earn a record $51 billion profit off student borrowers, denouncing the Obama administration and urging for structural reforms.<p>Members of the House of …

5 Questions Congress Should Ask Obama Commerce Nominee Penny Pritzker

<i>This is a guest post by Stephane Fitch, the former Chicago Bureau Chief of Forbes and the founder and managing editor of FitchInk, an editorial services and distributive journalism firm. He wrote a groundbreaking 2003 cover story for Forbes on the Pritzker family’s finances.</i><p>Members of Congress are …

Hofstra student shot in home robbery was killed by police, officials say

The New York college student who was shot during a home robbery early Friday was killed by police gunfire, officials said at a news conference Saturday.<p>According to NBC New York affiliate WNBC, Nassau County Police said Andrea Rebello, 21, was killed by police fire, not by the armed gunman …

Teen’s invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds

Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student's invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.<p>The fast-charging …

Energy Storage

Ax hovers over food stamp program as costs grow

<b>By Andrew Rafferty, Staff Writer, NBC News</b><p>A heated battle is brewing on Capitol Hill over cuts to the food stamp program, with lawmakers quoting Bible verses at each other and benefits for millions of people hanging in the balance.<p>Nearly 47 million people – one in seven Americans – rely on food …

Was an American engineer in Singapore killed for what he knew? So far, testimony points to suicide

The first week of coroner's inquiry into Dr. Shane Todd's death concluded today<p>The victim's family leaving court Friday afternoon. Left to right: Mary Todd, the victim's mother, with her son Chet Todd, his wife Corynne, sister-in-law, and husband Rick Todd. Photo: Belmont Lay<p>After a week of court …

The Week In Numbers: Fire In Space, The First Cloned Human Embryo, And More

<b>1,350 light-years</b>: the distance to a "fiery ribbon" stretching across the Orion Nebula, captured recently by a submillimeter-wavelength camera inside Chile's Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope. The ribbon is actually a glow given off by cold interstellar dust at wavelengths too long for human …

Spacewatch: Solar maximum

There is no greater influence on the Earth and its space environment than that of our local star, the Sun. The level of solar activity, as indicated …

Noah's Ark and the Great Flood: Did it Really Happen?

<i>“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great</i> …

Black Sea

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Meteor crashes into moon's surface causing flash – video

A Nasa telescope captures the moment a 40kg (88lb) rock crashes into the moon's surface on 17 March. The impact caused a flash 10 times brighter than …

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Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant’s …

Physics