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New Android feature keeps your phone unlocked while it's in your pocket

Securing your smartphone is a must, but there's no denying that we all unlock our phones dozens of times a day when it simply isn't necessary. Google's hoping to solve that problem with a new Android feature called "on-body detection." Those who are willing to sacrifice some level of security in …

Android News

Russia warns Denmark its warships could become nuclear targets

Russia tells Denmark not to join Nato missile shield or face becoming a target for Russian missiles<p>Russia has gone on the offensive in the Baltic, warning Denmark that if it joins Nato’s missile defence shield, its navy will be a legitimate target for a Russian nuclear attack.<p>“I don’t think that …

US food giant set for bite at Quorn

The company behind the American arm of Birds Eye frozen vegetables has joined bidders looking to gobble up Quorn, the manufacturer of meat substitute foods<p>US food group Pinnacle, which produces some of America’s best-known brands, is looking to acquire Quorn as it continues its expansion overseas …

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Casa Da Rampa - a perfect vacation spot in Sintra, Portugal.<p>In this digital edition, with our partner and innovator in quality windows and doors, Milgard Windows and Doors, you will...<p>The 20 finalists in the Your Design City photography competition on flickr have been announced.<p>This just in: After …

São Paulo

Pistorius Case Prosecutor Appeals Verdict, Sentence for Killing Reeva

PRETORIA, South Africa — Prosecutors appealed on Tuesday against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year prison term imposed on Olympian Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend, saying it was "shockingly inappropriate."<p>The sprinter maintained throughout his seven-month trial that he shot …

South Africa

Facebook's 'emotional experiment' is most shared academic research

A paper revealing Facebook’s secret experiments on users received more online attention than any other scientific paper published this year, a new study finds.<p>Facebook’s notorious emotional manipulation study received more online attention than any other scientific research in 2014, according to an …

Iraqi leader asks US for more air power, weaponry

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that his army is taking the offensive against the Islamic State group but needs more air power and heavy weaponry to prevail.<p>Hagel, who flew to Baghdad to get a first-hand report on progress …

Most Popular Windows Downloads and Posts of 2014

Each year, we discover new downloads for Windows and highlight the tips and guides that can help you make the most of your system. Here were our most …

SQL Servers

Chrysler V-6 Engines to Get Direct Injection, Turbocharging

According to a report in <i>Automotive News</i>, Chrysler is planning to adopt direct injection and turbocharging in an effort to increase fuel economy and boost the output of its Pentastar V-6 family of engines. Referred to as the Pentastar Upgrade—or PUG for short—the revised engines are part of the …

Engines

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Sunday Roundup

This week, the nation experienced yet another collective shock as a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. As Chris Rock tweeted, "This one was on film" -- a nod to the grand jury in Ferguson declining to indict Darren Wilson in the …

Justice

Family-run Takata at center of air bag recalls

TOKYO – When the late Juichiro "Jim" Takada was building his family business into one of the world's largest suppliers of auto-safety equipment, he often was seen on factory floors -- at home and abroad – with sleeves rolled up, hard-hat on, personally involved.<p>Takata Corp. could use the same …

Tomorrow (6 Dec) is our #bestintravel #lpinstwalk in Washington D.C. with @visitwashingtondc! Through our competition a little while ago, we've picked a select bunch of Instagrammers from the #lonelyplanet community to come along on the walk with our writer @regisstlouis and talented local Instagrammer @brilliantartistry. Keep your eyes peeled on the #lpinstawalk hashtag tomorrow to see what's special about DC as a city. To learn more about why DC was chosen as our number 1 Best in Travel city, click the link in our bio.

Last of Senate's Deep South Democrats defeated

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy has denied Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana a fourth term, calling his Senate victory "the exclamation point" on midterm elections that put Republicans in charge on Capitol Hill for President Barack Obama's last two years in office.<p>With …

Kerry 'dismayed and disturbed' by Iran charges against Washington Post reporter

Secretary of State John Kerry said early Sunday that he was "personally dismayed and disturbed" by reports that an Iranian court had charged a Washington Post reporter with unspecified offenses.<p>The Post reported Saturday that Jason Rezaian, the newspaper's bureau chief in Tehran since 2012, …

Mars Facts: Life, Water and Robots on the Red Planet

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Befitting the red planet's bloody color, the Romans named it after their god of war. The Romans copied the …

Astronomy

5 Modern Magazines to Celebrate Art Basel in Miami Beach

Jenn de la Vega / December 3, 2014<p>Art Basel showcases new contemporary artwork with galleries and performance art in Basel, Hong Kong and Miami …

How to Get the Most Bang for Your Charitable Giving Buck

It doesn't take Bill Gates's money to make a meaningful impact with your charitable giving. Here's how.<p><i>Katherina Rosqueta, 47, is executive director</i> …

Bill Gates

5 tech gadgets you need in your home today

Slide 1 of 7<p>Homeowners are increasingly looking to technology for home security solutions, to save on heating and cooling costs and even to help them …

Smart Homes

Typhoon Slams Philippines: Pictures

Swiss Hostage Escapes From Captivity By Grabbing Guard's Machete And Killing Him

Rebels of the Abu Sayyaf group kidnapped Lorenzo Vinciguerra, 49, in the southern Philippines more than two years ago.<p>Vinciguerra made a grab for his guard's machete during a clash between troops and the rebels, Colonel Allan Arrojado, commander of the army's Joint Task Group on the island of Sulu, …

Extremism

Conjoined twins die day after birth at Atlanta hospital

Conjoined twins born at an Atlanta hospital have died, their parents said, less than two days after they beat the odds simply by coming into the world.<p>Eli and Asa Hamby shared a torso, heart, arms and legs. They had separate spinal columns to support their heads.<p>Doctors at Atlanta's Northside …

Mark Zuckerberg defends free Facebook, fires back at Apple and Ello

When Tim Cook published an open letter in September to address iCloud privacy and security concerns, he said free online services treat <i>you</i>, the consumers, as product. Even newcomer Ello, which is dubbed the anti-Facebook, has a manifesto that ends with: "You are not a product." Well, those sharp …

What 'GTA 5' Teaches Us About The Unsettling Future Of Immersion

Grand Theft Auto 5, out for more than a year already, has found itself even causing controversy in its re-release, something only Grand Theft Auto could do. The issue is that in response to an online petition, Target and Kmart have pulled the game from store shelves in Australia, leading to an …

‘Police betrayed me,’ says mother of imprisoned British jihadi

Yusuf Sarwar was jailed for 12 years after his mother revealed that he was in Syria. She explains why the sentence is unjust<p>The distraught mother of a young man sentenced to 12 years for going to fight against the regime of president Bashar al-Assad in Syria said that she felt betrayed by the …

Apple Watch's high-priced fashion focus on the mark, survey says

Despite recent developments, the wearables space is still in its early stages in terms of mainstream adoption. The Apple Watch is expected to change …