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Vertu's posh smartphone is probably more powerful than yours

If you're going to shell out $9,900 or more on a smartphone, you're either nuts or you've really made it in life. Or both. Either way, Vertu's done its part by updating its flagship luxury smartphone line, the Signature Touch, with pretty much all the best specs available in the current market. As …

Hitachi says it can predict crimes before they happen

What if the future of law enforcement doesn’t involve faster, more forceful responses to crime—but rather, a surefire way to predict it?<p>Hitachi, the Japanese tech giant that makes everything from elevators to security systems, seems to have faith in the latter. It announced today (Sept. 29) that …

Machine Learning

Dare you cross China's new glass-bottomed suspension bridge?

Known as the ‘brave men’s bridge’, the dizzying transparent walkway sits 180 metres above a valley in the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in China’s Hunan province.<p>Stretched 300 metres between two canyons, the bridge, which was frightening enough to cross when it was made of wood, was partly …

If there is liquid water on Mars, no one—not even NASA—can get anywhere near it

NASA claims to have found evidence of liquid water on Mars. If true, you’d expect the US government to scramble to set up a new mission to test the claim. After all, discovering that Mars has life or even that in can support life will be one of the greatest discoveries ever.<p>But that won’t happen so …

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

Report suggests automakers besides VW cheated emissions, too

Now that Volkswagen has admitted to cheating U.S. emissions testing on its four-cylinder TDI diesel engines, some reports are beginning to scrutinize …

China to the U.S.: Return our fugitives

China has a message for its fugitives: You can run, but you can't hide.<p>Over the past year, China has launched campaigns dubbed "Operation Foxhunt" and "Operation Skynet," aimed at returning suspected criminals from abroad to stand trial at home.<p>It's all part of a massive anti-corruption crackdown …

China

KeepKey is a $240 hardware wallet for your Bitcoin

While it’s getting easier to spend Bitcoin on the Web for physical and digital goods and services, keeping your cryptocurrency safe still remains a challenge — you either have to entrust your private key to an online wallet or store it on an offline computer in your home or office.<p>KeepKey hopes to …

Bitcoin

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Green Living

Muslim pilgrims mass in Mecca for hajj

Almost two million people are expected to take part in this year's pilgrimage, undeterred by a crane collapse in Mecca earlier this month that killed 109 people and injured nearly 400 at Islam's holiest site.<p>"It is a gift from God that He has chosen us to come here," said Walaa Ali, a 35-year-old …

Facebook seeks patent on process that would ID your camera and images

Don’t look now, but Facebook may get yet another way to track you: your camera.<p>According to a new “image fingerprinting” patent filed by the company in January (that’s Patent Publication US 20150124107 to you), the tech Facebook is developing could identify the exact camera used to shoot a photo. …

Extracted

One in five UK households dump a loaf of bread in the bin, survey reveals

Nearly one in five UK households admit to binning an entire loaf of bread before even opening or slicing it, according to new research supporting a campaign to encourage consumers to take steps to reduce the national mountain of food waste.<p>Just under half of adults (49%) say they eat bread every …

Food

Report: Apple's electric car given 2019 launch date

Naysayers take notice: A new report says Apple has set a 2019 launch date for its first-ever car, putting Project Titan into "committed project" …

Migration crisis: EU Interior Ministers meet to seek solutions

Can Europe finally come up with a response to its refugee crisis?<p>Ahead of an EU leaders’ migration summit on Wednesday, Interior Ministers from the bitterly-divided bloc were meeting on Tuesday in Brussels, under pressure to find consensus and compromise.<p>The question is how to relocate 120,000 …

Ruth Davidson backs EU with or without reform

The Scottish Tory leader promises to campaign for the UK to stay inside Europe regardless of how David Cameron's renegotiation fares.<p>Ruth Davidson will campaign to remain in the European Union even if David Cameron fails in his bid to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s membership, she will indicate …

Corbyn election shows Labour's delight in losing, says Italian PM

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has attacked British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying that his recent election proved that Labour “delight in losing”.<p>“After what happened with Corbyn, I think [David] Cameron is the happiest of all about Corbyn’s win,” said Renzi said in a speech to …

Europe

Life for Kids Company clients six weeks on: 'a lot of people are suffering'

As inquiries continue into the charity’s demise, the vulnerable people it supported remain afraid of their future without it<p>It is a miserable day beneath the railway arches at Loughborough Junction in south London. The rain pours unceasingly as a steady stream of women arrive to pick up a bag of …

Sociology

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …