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Three New Mexico teens charged with killing homeless men

Three teens admitted to police they attacked two homeless men who were found dead in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Saturday, police said.<p>The boys -- 15, 16 and 18 -- used bricks and a metal pole to kill the men, according to a criminal complaint accusing each of them of two counts of murder.<p>A judge …

The NSA Shared Sexually Explicit Photographs, Says Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor turned whistle-blower, claims that “incredibly weak” oversight of U.S. surveillance programs …

Surveillance

IBM’s $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics…and they’re betting $3 billion on it.<p>IBM is unveiling a massive $3 billion research and development round on Wednesday, investing in weird, science fiction-like technologies–and, in the process, …

Quantum Computing

Why governments are scrambling to pass smartphone kill-switch laws

Can the US stop smartphone theft by mandating something companies are already doing?<p>In less than a decade, smartphones have become an incredibly important part of peoples' lives. In the US alone, 166 million people now own them, according to a recent report by ComScore. And those devices aren't …

More People in China Now Go Online With Mobile Devices Than PCs

The number of China's internet users going online with a mobile device -- such as a smartphone or tablet -- has overtaken those doing so with a personal computer (PC) for the first time, said the official China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on Monday. China's total number of internet …

Snowden wants to build anti-surveillance tech

Edward Snowden plans to develop and promote anti-surveillance technology to hamper government spying across the globe, the former National Security Agency contractor told a group of hackers on Saturday.<p>Snowden, who leaked confidential documents detailing the extensive surveillance activities of the …

Surveillance

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Can drones help tackle Africa's wildlife poaching crisis?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1093000/1093120_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637987_f52220c76969bf6dab76d8a86238d034<p><b>An eye in the sky that can help catch wildlife poachers is the dream of many conservationists in Africa.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of …

New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.'

Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?<p>What Houston is to space stations, a turquoise two-storey home in Key Largo is to Aquarius, the world’s only underwater …

Create Your Own Android Live Wallpapers With Murtastic

Android is well-known for the customization it enables, but what about creating your own live wallpaper from scratch? This is where Murtastic wants to step in and help.<p>For the uninitiated, live wallpaper essentially provides animated and interactive backgrounds for your Android device, sidestepping …

The Military Doesn't Want You to Quit Facebook and Twitter

The Defense Department is already using social media to track your mood.<p>Critics have targeted a recent study on <b></b>how emotions spread on the popular social network site Facebook, complaining that some 600,000 Facebook users did not know that they were taking part in an experiment. Somewhat more …

These Tiny Robots Are Powered by Living Tissue

Creeping machines use real skeletal muscle to power their movements.<p><b>Famed sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke called</b> them biots—biological robots that use real muscle tissue to walk or crawl. While they've been created in the lab, today's biobots are currently little more than strips of muscle that inch …

Camera uses lasers to see around corners

Technically, you can already take photos around corners with a periscope rig, but a new camera in development takes a different approach: photographing the movement of light itself with a system of lasers, and a camera that can image them faster than 15 billion frames per second.<p>Created by the …

Apple signs its first retail deal in Saudi Arabia

Less than two months after the Saudi Arabia government cleared Apple to begin marketing products and officially operate in the region, Apple has struck a sales deal with major Saudi Arabia-based retailer Jarir Bookstore. The deal includes both official sales inside of the Jarir retail stores as …

Angry legislators target Hong Kong chief

Legislators in Hong Kong have thrown objects including a glass of water at the former British colony' chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, while others have protested by holding up signs demanding democratic reforms.<p>Thursday's incident within the Legislative Council occurred a day after hundreds of …

Along the Rio Grande, An Innovative Water Market Restores Riverside Habitat

Wildlife<p>Low aerial view of Selden Point Bar, one of the restoration sites on the Rio Grande floodplain in New Mexico.<p>With rivers in the American Southwest dammed, diverted, drought-stricken and running dry, their fate is increasingly in human hands.<p>Now, in the southern portion of the Rio Grande in …

The First “Potentially Habitable” Exoplanet Was Probably Just a Sunspot

Oops<p>Way back in 2010, Gliese 581g made waves as “the Goldilocks planet”. It was the first planet scientists found within the habitable zone—the region around a star where it’s not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to endure on a planet’s surface. But after the initial excitement about …

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian faction retreats as ISIL seizes border territory

Shannon Maureen Conley, Colorado Woman, Arrested On Terror Charges

A Colorado woman has been arrested for allegedly providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the FBI said in documents unsealed on Wednesday.<p>Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, is accused of attempting to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, aka ISIL or ISIS, the terrorist …

High-Tech Conversion: 32,000 Mormon Missionaries to Get iPad Minis

The Mormon church is expanding a program that gives missionaries iPad minis and broadens their proselytizing to social media. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a news release this week that a test program that began last fall with 6,500 missionaries serving in the United …

Suspected Seattle killer may have met victims through gay social app

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A man suspected of killing two gay men in Seattle last month may have targeted his victims using a social networking app geared toward gay men and police are investigating their deaths as a possible hate crime, authorities said on Thursday.<p>Seattle police said the suspect, …

'Pillowcase rapist' release delayed by norovirus outbreak

Serial rapist Christopher Hubbart's release from a state mental health hospital to a community east of Palmdale has been delayed because of a virus outbreak, according to a court order issued Thursday.<p>Santa Clara County Judge Gilbert Brown extended the deadline for the state to release Hubbart from …

Great Barrier Reef's coral faces ravaging by expected El Niño

The Great Barrier Reef is set to be ravaged by the expected El Niño weather phenomenon and scientists warn that similar warming events have significantly impacted upon the reef’s coral.<p>Research by the University of Queensland studied large <i>Porites</i> coral colonies, a type of coral considered more …

Veteran dies in VA hospital while waiting 30 minutes for ambulance

A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veterans Affairs hospital cafeteria this week died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance to transport him around the complex to the emergency room, officials confirmed Thursday.<p>Witnesses said the unidentified man appeared to be having a heart attack, …

Physiology

Portugal: huge cocaine shipment found in boxes of supermarket bananas

Portuguese police have seized 237 kilograms of cocaine inside shipments of bananas from Colombia.<p>The boxes of fruit had been delivered to a warehouse in the north of the country and then distributed seven branches of the German supermarket chain Lidl.<p>Portuguese media reported that the police were …

Systematic bribery at GlaxoSmithKline China 'credible' - investigator

<b>Allegations that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) systematically bribed doctors in China are credible, says an investigator hired by the firm.</b><p>Peter Humphrey was hired only to investigate who was behind a suspected smear campaign against GSK.<p>But after he finished his report, he learned the …

Anthrax in Beef Hospitalizes Five in Hungary

BUDAPEST - An infection of deadly anthrax has been identified in beef in eastern Hungary and five people are being monitored in hospital for suspected symptoms of the disease, the country’s health authority said Friday. It said the disease was identified in frozen beef after two cattle were …