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Virtual Reality Startups Aim For B2B Market

Virtual reality conjures up images of 3D video games and recreational simulations which involved players sitting in large pods with heavy head gear or online avatars which traversed through virtual worlds such as Second Life. That was the first wave of virtual reality. A lot has changed. Today’s …

Afghan Taliban appoints new leader after Mansour's death

The Afghan Taliban has officially named a successor to its former leader, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan last week.<p>"Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed as the new leader of the Islamic Emirate after a unanimous agreement in the <i>shura</i>.… All the …

Afghanistan

Up your phone’s photo game with Acesori’s smartphone lens kit

Want to take DSLR quality photos without having to lug around a bulky camera? Acesori’s 5 Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit lets you take stunning photos right on your smartphone.<p>Connecting to the magnetic ring around your smartphone’s camera, these lenses are quick to pop on and give your phone the …

Apple Working on Amazon Echo Competitor, Opening Siri Up to Developers

Apple is actively developing a product that would compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home, reports <i>The Information</i>. Citing a source with direct knowledge of Apple's plans, the report suggests Apple is working on a Siri-based device that would include a speaker and microphone that could be used …

The Senate unanimously passed a bill of rights for sexual assault survivors

On Monday night, the Senate unanimously voted in favor of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act, <i>Refinery29</i> reported.<p>Amanda Nguyen, a 24-year-old activist-slash-aspiring-astronaut, partnered with New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to push the legislation in February.<p>Herself a survivor of sexual …

Hyperloop Nerds are Going to Make ‘Vibranium’ Pods

It’s 2016, people, and that means reusable rockets that land on drone ships, cars that drive themselves, and now the possibility for one of the …

Pebble adds heart-rate tracking to watches, adds 'Core' clip-on

Pebble is updating two of its smartwatches with heart-rate sensors and introducing a new clip-on wearable aimed at those who want to listen to music (but leave their phones at home). There’s also some new software that Pebble fans might really like.<p>Pebble 2<p>First, Pebble is updating its original …

Trump Protesters Hit With Smoke Grenades In Clashes With Albuquerque Police

Police say protesters threw bottles and rocks and fought with Trump fans.<p>Police in riot gear used smoke grenades on hundreds of protesters who they said hurled rocks and bottles outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday night.<p>Anti-Trump protesters targeted …

Russian attack helicopters destroyed in Syria; US officials say 'accident' to blame

The Russian military suffered a setback in Syria when fires destroyed four Mi-24 attack helicopters last week, but U.S. officials tell Fox News the intelligence community believes it was an "accident," not an Islamic State terror attack.<p>The fires also destroyed more than a dozen trucks at an air …

Google Kills Off Its First Android TV Device

One of Google’s attempts at a TV set-top box, the Nexus Player, is getting the axe.<p>The tech giant will be discontinuing the Nexus Player, which …

Trump protesters smash door, break through barriers outside Trump rally in NM

<b>(CNN) —</b> Protesters lit fires, smashed a door and threw rocks outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in New Mexico -- the latest scuffle to follow the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign.<p>The scene outside Albuquerque's convention center was chaotic as police ushered protesters away from …

Donald Trump

India flight tests new reusable space plane

India has successfully completed their first small step toward joining the other players in the market of reusable spacecraft.<p>On Monday, the Indian Space Research Organization (India’s version of NASA) launched a 22-foot winged spacecraft to an altitude of 65 kilometers (about 40 miles) and …

Space Exploration

These Inventors Just Won $1 Million for Creating a Really Smart Toothbrush

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. It’s five times more common than asthma and four times more common than early childhood …

Why Vietnam Is Running Dry, Worst Drought In Nearly 100 Years

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is suffering from its worst drought in nearly a century, and the effects have been devastating. Experts claim that the drought is caused in part by this year’s El Niño, one of the worst on record.<p>El Niño is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the Equatorial …

Father sought after boy killed in mother's arms in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 8-month-old boy was shot to death in his mother's arms Tuesday, and the suspected shooter - the boy's father - remained at large, …

Ohio Deputies Caught Using Racist Language To Discuss Trayvon Martin

Deputies were ordered to take sensitivity training after the secret recording of their crude comments surfaced.<p>Two on-duty Ohio sheriff's detectives used racial epithets with co-workers while discussing the 2012 killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, according to a secret recording made by one of …

The Definitive Ranking of Bob Dylan Studio Albums, From Worst to Best

There’s no better way to celebrate the greatest American songwriter’s 75th birthday than to stoke reader outrage by attempting to rank his work, …

How the US military is beating hackers at their own game

But it's not a shooting war; not a war where combatants have been killed or wounded — at least not yet.<p>It's a war that pits nations against each other for dominance in cyberspace, and the United States, like other nations employing professional hackers as "cyber soldiers," sees it as a battlefield …

Kenyans being evicted from the world's largest refugee camp say 'the world has abandoned us'

One of her five other children had a nervous breakdown after witnessing his brother's death.<p>"When Yasin saw the bleeding he went mad," said Katra, adding that her now 22-year-old son still has psychotic episodes, but if she was able to go to Nairobi for proper treatment she believes he could …

How This Small-Town Michigan Athletic Director Is Making Some Big-City Noise for His Teams

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Of all the bus routes 360 students take to get to Kent City High School, only two of them aren’t on gravel roads. A large proportion of families in this small town are in the apple farming business -- its primary industry. …

High School

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel reportedly funded Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker

The name of a surprising new contender may have just entered the ring of Gawker's increasingly strange legal showdown with Hulk Hogan.<p><i>Forbes</i> is …

US and Japanese warships are keeping a close eye on Chinese navy drills

The drill, conducted on Sunday and Monday, involved some of the People's Liberation Army Navy's most advanced warships.<p>A US destroyer, a Japanese destroyer along with two anti-submarine helicopters followed and monitored the drill from a visible distance, the website of the <i>PLA Daily</i> reported.<p>The …

Nanomaterials could double efficiency of solar cells by converting waste heat into usable energy

An experimental solar cell created by MIT researchers could massively increase the amount of power generated by a given area of panels, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste heat. Even better, it sounds super cool when scientists talk about it: “with our own unoptimized geometry, we in …

Clean Energy

Report: Change in cockpit temperature before EgyptAir MS804 disappearance

The A320's engines had operated normally throughout most of the flight, reported Egypt's state newspaper. But the aircraft's final electronic …

Airplanes

The 'Keurig for marijuana' is finally coming — and it looks amazing

The world's first single-serve, pod-based vaporizer system is coming to market in early 2017. Dubbed the CannaCloud, it's essentially the Keurig of cannabis.<p>The CannaCloud, made by Boston-based startup CannaKorp, could bring a level of precision and ease to marijuana consumption that could help …

Woman known for conspiracy posts loses Texas education race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas education board candidate who claimed that President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute and believes dinosaurs walked the …

North Koreans are working themselves to death in Europe to fund Kim Jong Un's regime

But a VICE investigation has found extensive evidence of North Koreans working in conditions of forced labor in Poland, with their wages funding the DPRK regime.<p>We were able to confirm that North Koreans are employed as manual workers in multiple locations across the country with their salaries …

Apple is about to build the perfect laptop

While I still think the Air is the best overall laptop you can buy, it could be so much better. Its design hasn't changed significantly since 2010, and it still lacks the sharp Retina display found on every other Apple gadget.<p>But after all these years, it doesn't seem likely MacBook Air fans like …