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The Mexican immigrant who set up a global drone firm

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San Francisco

This is the Samsung Galaxy S6

<b>Update:</b> Read the Samsung Galaxy S6 review.<p>Our best look yet at Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, comes courtesy of T-Mobile. Late Sunday evening, CEO John Legere tweeted out news confirming that the Uncarrier will be offering Samsung's latest, but didn't provide any details beyond …

Electronics Industry

Will technology help us escape urban commuting hell?

<b>Fed up of endless traffic jams and overcrowded trains? Then how about commuting to work in your own jetpack?</b><p>New Zealand firm Martin Aircraft Company is building a one-person jetpack scheduled to go on sale in 2016. And it actually seems to work.<p>Although currently slated for use by emergency …

Carsharing

I want to watch the Oscars on the internet but ABC keeps screwing it up

Oh, and you still need a cable subscription to watch ABC online<p>So I'm watching the Oscars on the internet with my colleague Lizzie Plaugic, and suddenly <i>The Social Network</i> starts playing. From the beginning. It's still playing. We have no idea what is happening but we're stuck in some shameful …

True adulthood doesn't begin until age 25

The trend has been dubbed ‘kidulthood’ by commentators<p>True adulthood does not begin in the western world until 25 because young people are putting off settling down for longer, a psychiatrist has claimed.<p>Although the transition from child to adult is traditionally marked at 18, in fact, crucial …

Teens

Nebraska, Oklahoma in border war with Colorado over marijuana

On the front door of the 20,000-square-foot marijuana dispensary here is a laminated sign warning every customer: "It is illegal to sell or transport marijuana to another state."<p>"And you can guarantee people read it," said Rick Hooper, general manager of the Spot 420 in this barren part of southern …

Cannabis

France must tackle 'ghettoisation' after Paris attacks, says Francois Hollande

Islamist attacks have "changed" the French president and the country, says François Hollande, as he pledges to reduce "segregation" in parts of the country.<p>France must tackle "ghettoisation" in parts of the country in the wake of the Paris killings, said François Hollande today.<p>The French president …

Activision Blizzard delivers profit -- and caution

The game maker behind the Call of Duty franchise logs a record fiscal fourth quarter, but says the strong US dollar will weigh on overseas sales.<p>Activision Blizzard had a happy holiday season, but the company advised investors Thursday that it won't be able to repeat history next time around.<p>In its …

Markets

Bitcoin fallacy led to Silk Road founder's conviction

Despite all the hype, Bitcoin isn't anonymous. It's electronic cash. And like anything digital, it leaves a trail of bits.<p>The latest example? The guilty verdict in the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the kingpin behind the online drug bazaar Silk Road.<p>His attorney took a stunningly odd approach to his …

Bitcoin

Japan: 'We will never, never forgive' ISIS for apparent beheading

<b>(CNN) —</b> He ventured to Syria to tell the stories of lives torn apart by war.<p>But in doing so, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto suffered his own gruesome fate -- apparently becoming the latest foreigner to be decapitated by ISIS.<p>A newly distributed video from ISIS appears to show the beheaded body of …

United Nations

Exclusive: Freed Al Qaeda Agent Was Part of Proposed Swap for Jailed Americans

Before the Qatari government freed an imprisoned American couple, they asked for a jailed terrorist in return. That al Qaeda agent was recently …

National Security

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder have more in common than previously thought

The genes that increase a person's risk of developing psychiatric illnesses work together in the body, geneticists say<p>Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder have more in common than previously thought. Not only are they linked through shared genes, the genetic mutations associated with …

The Brain

Elon Musk Wants To Bring The Internet To Mars

This space network would be much faster than the internet we experience today, Musk said to Businessweek as a SpaceX event in Seattle Friday night.<p>The goal would be to bring low-cost high-speed internet to areas of the world with poor connections and improve global internet speeds in general.<p>The …

Elon Musk

New Galaxy S6 Leak Promises Radical Samsung U-Turn

Samsung smartphones are known for two things: 1. Selling millions, and 2. Being jammed full of TouchWiz bloatware. But apparently Samsung is about to rethink the second of these with its upcoming radical Galaxy S6.<p>The news comes from an interesting source. Reddit user ‘SamsungRep2015’, whose …

Phones

Five charts about US minimum wage increases in 2015

In 2015, minimum wage workers in 23 states and Washington, DC. will see bumps to their paychecks, to varying degrees.<p>Twenty of those states, and DC, saw increases on Jan. 1. Some of the increases are staggered, beginning on the first day of the year, with an additional increase over the next 12 …

Demographics

Manufacturing growth slows in December, report says

U.S. manufacturing slowed more than economists had expected in December, though it remained on a healthy pace to close out the year.<p>The drop, nevertheless, helped to cut short an early morning stock market rally on year's first day of trading.<p>Inventories fell and growth in new orders cooled last …

Stock Markets

U.N.'s Anthony Banbury: Zero Cases Of Ebola Is The Only Option

As the new year begins, the Ebola virus continues its deadly spread in West Africa. More than 20,000 are infected and nearly 8,000 have died throughout the region. The number of victims keeps climbing in Guinea and Sierra Leone, and dozens of new Ebola cases in Liberia this week mark a setback …

Disease

ISIS reportedly selling Christian artifacts, turning churches into torture chambers

The Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports.<p>Ancient relics and even entire murals are being torn from the houses of worship and smuggled out through …

Pope Francis attacks 'diseases' of Vatican in Curia address

Pope Francis has unleashed a blistering critique of the Vatican bureaucracy -- or Curia -- criticizing its "illnesses" ranging from the "disease of feeling immortal" to vainglory and excessive planning.<p>In his annual Christmas address to the Curia at the Vatican Monday, the Pontiff warned that "a …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

Eyes Wide Open

When Tim Burton was growing up in Burbank, California, in ____the late ’60s, he saw Big Eyes everywhere. “I felt like they were following me,” he said, referring to the wildly popular paintings that were long credited to the artist Walter Keane. Burton was sitting at the dining room table in his …

Congress rolled a major victory for medical marijuana in a spending bill

The 2015 spending bill contains a provision that says no federal funds may be used to prevent states from enforcing their own medical marijuana laws<p>Inside the fiscal 2015 spending bill — yes, the one that's 1,603 pages long — is a measure that prevents the federal government from interfering with …

Why Frozen's Let it Go is so darn catchy - according to science

When Frozen was released at the tail end of 2013, critics praised its sparky lead female characters. But there was a bigger hit lurking within: Let it Go, the Oscar-winning song that has become an LGBT anthem, inspired hundreds of YouTube parody covers and invaded living rooms the world over.<p>Frozen …

Is China's economy really the largest in the world?

<b>For the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world's largest economy - it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC's economics editor, Robert Peston, explains lower down why China matters to</b> …

Economics

Samsung's virtual reality headset, Gear VR: what you need to know

Samsung's virtual reality headset, dubbed "Gear VR," is available for purchase as of today. For those not following the last three years of virtual reality's return from obscurity, today is a big day: Gear VR is the first virtual reality headset available to general consumers. Though Sony's …

Alienware Alpha Review: A Gaming PC In A Tiny Package

For a long time, if you wanted to get into PC gaming and experience the highest quality models, textures, and shaders that developers could come up with, you had to buy an overpriced gaming rig from someone like Alienware, a more affordable PC from a shady OEM, or build a machine yourself. It was …

Ice XVI Is the Strangest Form of Solid Water Yet

The sixteenth phase of solid H2O has arrived.<p>Water ice, the unlikely solid that is less dense than its liquid form, is already a thing that should not be. As temperatures drop below freezing, water molecules form super-resilient hexagonal crystals, leaving a material that is technically …