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North Korea Suspected of Using Zero-Day to Attack South

<b>North Korea-based threat actors are suspected of being behind an attack leveraging a zero-day vulnerability in South Korea’s popular Hangul Word</b> …

The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World

A great road challenges everyday notions. But most of all, it elicits a thrill. These 20 mythic highways inspire us to hit the road.<p>If you're gonna hit the road, hit some of the best roads on Earth.

Hiking

South Korean Man Who Slashed U.S. Ambassador Gets 12-Year Sentence

The South Korean man who attacked U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in Seoul six months ago has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Lippert, who had only recently taken the Korea post, received cuts to his face and hand but survived the attack by Kim Ki Jong.<p>Lippert, 42, was having breakfast at a …

The Best Cars That Still Offer a Manual Transmission

Saving the manuals, one sports car at a time.<p>Though it may seem the manual transmission is fading away from new cars, there are still a bunch of great options out there. Here are some of your favorites.

10 Things You Need To Know About the Turbocharged 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Fear not: The Carrera keeps its elemental character and spirit. Here's how Porsche did it.<p>The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S get all new engines that improve both horsepower and fuel efficiency thanks to an all-new 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six. Carrera's lumps will peak at 370 hp, …

Engineering

GCHQ is giving out advice on how to set a good password

UK intelligence agency wants you to simplify your approach to online passwords. But will you take data-protection advice from the organisation famed for its snooping exploits?<p>The UK intelligence agency responsible for vast amounts of snooping, as exposed by the Snowden revelations, has released new …

Surveillance

Hear The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera’s New Twin-Turbo 3.0-Liter Six: Video

Next spring, Porsche will be selling a turbocharged Carrera for the first time in the 911’s 50-year history. It’s a bold move, perhaps one even more …

Scaleway Now Provides Crazy Cheap VPS-Like Servers For $3.40 Per Month

Online.net’s Scaleway is an interesting beast in the cloud hosting world. Instead of building a virtual cloud hosting infrastructure that competes directly with Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean and other VPS providers, the company designed its own ARM-based servers.<p>And that’s why the company can …

Clarkson to make $15M per year with Amazon

Hammond, May, Wilman To Score $11M Each<p>While starting a new job is almost always tough, making more than you were before has a way of softening the blow. For the former <i>Top Gear</i> quartet of Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond, and Andy Wilman, said blow will be very, very soft indeed. …

New North Korean defectors report solid support for Kim Jong Un

North Koreans who fled the country last year said in a new survey that public support for dictator Kim Jong Un appears solid despite citizens’ frustrations about the poor state of the economy.<p>The survey suggests grass roots capitalism continues to spread in North Korea to substitute for the failed …

North Korea 'deploys' 50 submarines as talks continue with South

North Korea is believed to have deployed 50 submarines amid the ongoing crisis talks with neighbouring South Korea. Seoul reports suggest all the …

Another Korean war is not in the cards | War & Conflict

Once again, the world media are busily telling their audience that "the heightened tensions in Korea are creating a risk of war". And once again, these panicky reports are met with little - if any - interest by the vast majority of Korea watchers and, for that matter, the South Korean public.<p>This …

Race inspired Varis Z4

The one Windows 10 tweak every user needs: ‘GodMode’

There are plenty of Windows 10 tips and tricks that you should be aware of – check <b>our Windows 10 cheat sheet</b> to learn about many of them – but …

Your iPhone will finally stop getting stuck on weak Wi-Fi in iOS 9

<b>Update:</b> Read the Apple iOS 9 review.<p>One of the most annoying things about the iPhone is its tendency to latch onto Wi-Fi networks even when there's a very poor signal. Join a Starbucks network or your cable company's public Wi-Fi just once, and the phone will often try to hop back on even in …

Wi-Fi

North, South Korea restart high-level talks as tensions begin to ease

For the moment, North and South Korea have pulled back from the brink and on Sunday resumed a second round of talks that temporarily pushed aside vows of imminent war on the peninsula.<p>The first round of marathon talks on Saturday came to nothing, and South Korea's military reported Sunday that it …

Tensions in Korea are heating up: Here's what the 'scariest place on Earth' between North and South Korea looks like

Today, North Korea has ordered its front-line troops onto a war footing in a drastic rise in tensions.<p>The Korean DMZ is the haunted powder keg of land left over from the Korean War that sits at the 38th parallel — 160 miles long and 2.5 miles wide.<p>Monsoon Diaries blogger Calvin Sun shares his …

Sonic warfare: Five songs for South Korea to fire at North Korea

In recent days, the threats lobbed between enemies North and South Korea have escalated as the countries' militaries have ratcheted up propaganda while preparing for battle. Amid the troop movements and strategizing, South Korea has also redeployed a crucial weapon that has been aimed at enemies …

S. Korea, US fly 8 fighter jets ‘to show off force’ amid escalating crisis with Pyongyang

South Korea and US forces stationed on the Korean peninsula have flown eight combat jets simulating the striking of enemy targets in a show of force …

US, South Korea brace for clash as North Korea deadline looms

U.S. and South Korean bombers took to the skies on Saturday in a show of force, as the allies prepared for a potential military clash with the North as its deadline loomed for Seoul to dismantle loudspeakers broadcasting anti-North Korean propaganda across their border.<p>The latest confrontation …

Revealed: North Korea's 5 Most Lethal Weapons of War

Tensions are certainly rising in Asia— especially on the Korean peninsula—and the world is watching to see what could happen next.<p>North Korea, for …

North Korea

The real danger with North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The latest crisis involving North Korea appears to be ebbing. It started when Pyongyang's forces allegedly placed landmines on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Two South Korean soldiers were nearly killed by the mines earlier this month. American soldiers also patrol …

North Korea prepared to risk 'all-out war' as Kim Jong-un puts troops on alert

Tensions have flared on the Korean peninsula following propaganda broadcasts across the border from the South and an exchange of artillery fire<p>North Korea warned it was prepared to risk “all-out war” as leader Kim Jong-un put his frontline troops on combat readiness to back up an ultimatum for …

North Korea

Apple launches iSight camera replacement program for iPhone 6 Plus

Apple has discovered that a limited number of iPhone 6 Plus devices sold between September and January are affected by a manufacturing defect with the back camera. This defect causes photos taken with the back iSight camera to come out blurry. Apple will replace the camera in your affected device …

New Stretchy Electronics Will Help Us Stay Healthy And Safe

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working on a new form of electronics encased in a stretchy, bendable casing that allows you to wrap leads around body parts and even sense strain and stress in buildings, airplanes, and other vehicles. The …

Project Ara has been delayed until 2016

Google is delaying the launch of Project Ara, its modular smartphone concept, until next year.<p>Originally slated to soft-launch as a beta program in Puerto Rico later this year, Google decided it would rather delay Ara while it looks for locations to test it stateside.<p>There’s no word yet on where …

This year's IRS breach is way bigger than the agency initially thought

Back in May, the Internal Revenue Service said thieves nabbed info for 100,000 people through its transcript website. Today the agency increased that number by an additional 200,000 folks, bringing the total number of potential cases to 334,000. Using a "Get Transcript" tool to access tax returns …

Rival Koreas' high-level meeting adjourned after stretching late into the night

The first high-level talks in nearly a year between South Korea and North Korea were adjourned after stretching into the early hours of Sunday, as the rivals looked to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation.<p>The delegates agreed to resume the …

North, South Korea officials meet at DMZ in bid to ease tension | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Aides to the leaders of North and South Korea held talks at the Panmunjom truce village straddling their border on Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday, raising hopes for an end to a standoff that put the rivals on the brink of armed conflict.<p>The meeting at the …

North Korea

High-level officials from two Koreas meet at border

High level officials from the two Koreas are holding talks in a bid to ease tensions, after the passing of a North Korean-imposed deadline for the South, to halt loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts across the border.<p>The South Korean presidential office confirmed on Saturday that a meeting is going …