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7 things we’ve learned from the Ashley Madison leak

Hackers who stole user information from the infidelity network AshleyMadison.com last month dumped their trove of email and street addresses, phone …

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

US traffic safety agency developing technology to disable cars if excess blood alcohol levels detected in drivers<p>Smart cars of the near future could refuse to start if the driver exceeds the drink-drive limit.<p>The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), working with a consortium …

DUI

Inside The Secret Summit Where Masters Of The Universe Bond, Brand, Bleed In Navy SEAL Training

How PTTOW!’s culture of exclusivity–hey, there’s Shaun White! and that’s Quincy Jones!–helps brands discover creative new partners.<p>“It pays to be a winner, it pays to be a winner, it pays to be a winner!”<p>The words tumble out through the heavy panting of about 25 exhausted thirtysomethings, from …

Verizon vulnerability made it painfully easy to access customer info

On the off chance you've experienced some sketchiness with your Verizon home internet account over the past few weeks, we might just know why now. As first reported by <i>BuzzFeed</i>, a vulnerability in Verizon's customer service systems meant that attackers could have duped their way into the accounts of …

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Ananta Bijoy Das: Yet another Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attacks on bloggers critical of Islam have taken on a disturbing regularity in Bangladesh, with yet another writer hacked to death Tuesday.<p>Ananta Bijoy Das, 32, was killed Tuesday morning as he left his home on his way to work at a bank, police in the northeastern Bangladeshi city of Sylhet …

To break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore, fix the culture of poverty

Neighborhoods matter.<p>That's the upshot of two fascinating new studies from Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues. In the 1990s, the federal government launched an experiment, called the Moving to Opportunity project. It created a lottery for housing vouchers that would allow the winners …

Tesla Ventures Into Solar Power Storage for Home and Business

In recent years, the fast-growing popularity of solar panels has intensified a central challenge: how to use the sun’s energy when it isn’t shining.<p>Now, Tesla Motors, the maker of luxury electric sedans, says it is taking a big step toward meeting that challenge with a fleet of battery systems …

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Rand Paul Throws Hat In Ring

Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown made water conservation mandatory in the drought-stricken state of California. "As Californians, we have to pull together and save water in every way we can," he said.<p>But if the four-year drought continues, conservation alone — at least what's required by the …

Roku 3 refreshed with voice search, but the new Roku 2 is an even better buy

Aside from the remote, Roku 2 and 3 are now identical<p>Roku is refreshing its very successful line of set-top boxes today. The new players have already appeared a bit prematurely at retailers in recent days, but today they're official. First up, the flagship Roku 3 is gaining voice search, which …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Why Babies Love (And Learn From) Magic Tricks

To survive, we humans need to be able to do a handful of things: breathe, of course. And drink and eat. Those are obvious.<p>We're going to focus now on a less obvious — but no less vital — human function: learning. Because new research out today in the journal <i>Science</i> sheds light on the very building …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is now the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world.</b> In Q4 of 2014, Apple devices outsold Samsung — the previous #1 — for the first time since 2011, according to data from Gartner. Apple saw a 49% jump in Q4, compared to Samsung's almost 12% decline.<p><b>2. Uber has acquired mapping</b> …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Pinterest is raising money at an $11 billion valuation.</b> It's looking to raise $500 million in new funding.<p><b>2. Apple is being sued for allegedly poaching auto engineers to build a battery division.</b> That means there's even more evidence Apple is building a car.<p><b>3. Uber is raising another $1 billion</b> …

Racist letter on police stationery rants against black officers

<b>(CNN) —</b> An anonymous letter bitterly insulting African-American officers was recently found in mailboxes at a Connecticut police station.<p>It was written on official letterhead.<p>It starts out with the words "WHITE POWER" in capital letters. And it contains a line that reads, "These Black Officers …

Ranking the 2016 Republican field

A prominent Republican consultant — who isn't working for any of the 2016 presidential candidates and has been right more times than I can count — said something that shocked me when we had lunch recently. He said that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had about the same odds of becoming the Republican …

Government

Massive cyber-spying program 'the Equation Group' discovered

An incredibly sophisticated cyber espionage operation, likely originating in the U.S., has been discovered by the security researchers at Russia's</i> …

Cybersecurity

Here's how the Bitcoin economy works

Bitcoin is back in the news this year, and not necessarily for the best reasons. Early in the new year, the price of the virtual currency crashed by 30% in a matter of days. And more recently, a suspected Ponzi scheme disappeared with at least $8.1 million, leaving its Hong Kong customers in the …

Bter cryptocurrency exchange loses £1.1m worth of bitcoin in suspected hack

China-based bitcoin exchange Bter has become the latest cryptocurrency platform to fall victim to a major theft, reporting the loss of around 7,170 …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Amazon dismayed by proposed FAA rules on commercial use of drones

• Federal agency would ban use of commercial drones out of operators’ sight<br>• Amazon will ‘deploy where we have regulatory support we need’<p>Commercial drone operators will be banned from letting unmanned aircraft out of their sight, under new US proposals that come as a major blow to companies like …

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Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks like nanotechnology might give them that chance. Researchers at the University of Leeds have successfully tested gold nanotubes that are useful for both imaging and destroying cancer cells. Since the …

Nanotech