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Blackphone: privacy-obsessed smartphone aims to broaden its appeal

Can you hear me now? Not if you’re eavesdropping on a Blackphone. Privacy company Silent Circle has released a second version of its signature handheld, a smartphone designed to quell the data scraping and web tracking that’s become such an integral part of the digital economy in the last few years …

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A close look at NASA’s Orion spacecraft after its parachute test

On Wednesday, NASA dropped a test version of its Orion spacecraft out of a military transport aircraft flying over the Arizona desert. During the fall, two of the capsule's parachutes were intentionally made to fail. It was a test to see if the Orion could still land gently when its systems …

‘Puzzles Are Fun. Search On’: Google Cops to Secret Recruiting Tool Baked Inside Search

Google wants you to follow the white rabbit.<p>How does the world’s best search engine recruit programming whizzes? Through search, naturally.<p>On Tuesday, Max Rosett, a new Google employee, blogged on The Hustle about how he landed his new job at Google. Rosett, a data scientist with the rental …

India's Mars orbiter captures beautiful 3D images of the red planet

The Indian Space Research Organisation has released a series of beautiful images taken by the country's Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter. The images reveal striking details of the Ophir Chasma, a canyon that spans about 186 miles of the planet’s surface.<p>(Indian Space Research Organisation)<p>The orbiter marks …

Watch this cliff diver hit the water at 75 mph, setting a new world record

Laso Schaller broke the cliff-diving world record by jumping off the 193-foot (58.8 metre) Cascata del Salto waterfall in Switzerland into a tiny …

Panda Cubs Make Debut Appearance in Ya’an China

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Islamic State demolishes 1,500-year-old monastery with bulldozers

The Islamic State group demolished an ancient monastery founded more than 1,500 years ago in central Syria Friday near a town where the extremists abducted dozens of Christians earlier this month, activists and a Christian priest said.<p>The extremist group posted photos on social media Friday showing …

Why people are stressing out over Spotify's new privacy policy

Taylor Swift may have left Spotify months ago, but the trend is finally catching on. Rather than being annoyed about artists' rights however, the …

Kim Jong-un orders North Korean troops to prepare for war

North Korean leader<p>Kim Jong Unhas ordered troops on the country’s heavily armed border with South Korea to be ready for war, one day after the two countries exchanged artillery fire in a spat over propaganda-spewing loudspeakers.<p>Speaking at an emergency meeting of his Central Military Commission, …

Ashley Madison data published -- and it's worse than anyone thought

A huge database of user information stolen from extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison has been posted online.<p>The compressed 10GB file was …

Amazon 'regime' making British staff physically and mentally ill, says union

GMB says staff at distribution centres across UK under pressure to be ‘above-average Amazon robots’, following US revelations<p>Staff at Amazon’s UK operation have developed physical and mental illnesses because of the “regimes” they work under, the GMB trade union has warned.<p>Employees at the online …

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Clarkson and the 'Top Gear' team are 'very, very, very expensive' says Amazon boss

Signing Jeremy Clarkson and the "Top Gear" team was "very, very, very expensive" for Amazon, says Jeff Bezos. But speaking to The Telegraph, the Amazon founder and chief executive boasts Amazon is part of "a golden age of television".<p>Clarkson was fired by UK broadcaster the BBC in March after …

Top Gear

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet

The missing planet bumped into Neptune before disappearing into the abyss of space, according to a new study.<p>The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our system was once home to a fifth gas …

DARPA Space Plane Concepts Get Fresh Funding

An ambitious idea to make space launches cheap and dull<p>Space isn't so much hard as it is expensive. Humans have put objects into space with rockets since Sputnik in 1957, but rockets are still largely a one-off proposition, a powerful single-shot thrust into space that falls away into unsalvagable …

Indonesian passenger plane missing in remote Papua region

Rescuers in Indonesia are trying to reach the site where a Trigana Airlines plane crashed while carrying 54 passengers and £300,000 in cash for the poor<p>Rescuers are rushing to reach remote mountains in Indonesia where a plane carrying 54 passengers – and four bags filled with cash - is believed to …

This is what the posters for your favorite movies look like in other countries

Years later, many of the best ones can end up becoming collector's items.<p>Sometimes, movies will switch up the posters when going overseas. Some take a lot of creative liberties, and others might even manage to create something even better than their American counterparts.<p>This is what the posters …

Potus playlist: Barack Obama shares his favorite summer tracks on Spotify

If playlists on streaming services are the future of music discovery, then why shouldn’t the president of the United States get in on the action? On Friday the White House’s newly refreshed Spotify account gave listeners the opportunity to get a glimpse of Barack Obama’s musical tastes with a pair …

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Documents confirm Apple is building self-driving car

Apple is building a self-driving car in Silicon Valley, and is scouting for secure locations in the San Francisco Bay area to test it, the Guardian has learned. Documents show the oft-rumoured Apple car project appears to be further along than many suspected.<p>In May, engineers from Apple’s secretive …

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Lightning Can Shock Rocks At The Atomic Level

Electrifying!<p>What do a lightning strike and a meteorite have in common? Beyond the fact that they are both forms of death and destruction that fall from the sky, not much. One is a discharge of energy, the other is a solid object. But it turns out that both can have the same kind of impact on …

The Container Ship Tourism Industry

Robert Rieffel was strolling with his wife and friends along River Street in Savannah, Georgia, a touristy corridor filled with trinket shops and …

'Ok Google' prompt becomes more useful for iOS users

Google has rolled out a new update for its iOS app, which considerably upgrades what its voice prompt can do. Now, the app can take what's loaded on your browser into account when answering questions. If you're reading an article about George Washington, for instance, it instantly knows who you're …

George Washington

Student exposes Messenger flaw, loses Facebook internship

Harvard student Aran Khanna was denied his chance to intern at Facebook after the company learned that one of his creations exposed a critical flaw in its Messenger service, reports Boston.com.<p>In May, Khanna released Marauder’s Map, a Chrome extension that used location data to show you exactly …

The worst Best Picture decade: How “Crash” capped off the strange crossover years when the Academy lost its collective mind

<b>Thandie Newton and Matt Dillon in "Crash" (Lions Gate Films)</b><p>Paul Haggis admitting his film didn’t deserve its win has us thinking about what else the Oscars got wrong<p>Scott Timberg<p>August 12, 2015 9:45pm (UTC)<p>Filmmakers are so relentless at promoting their work that the recent statement by Paul …

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

The First Boeing 727 Prepares for its Last Flight

Roll-out of E1 (N7001U) from Boeing Renton Plant, 27 Nov 1962 – Photo: Bob BogashMore than 27 years after it was gifted to the Museum of Flight, the …

Shade balls fill reservoir to conserve water in drought-hit LA – in pictures

A total of 96m black polythene balls now cover water at reservoir in Sylmar, California, to protect against evaporation

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Play America’s First Serial Killer for Martin Scorsese