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Here’s The New Show You Should Watch Right Now

There are so many good shows this week.<p>Streamline recommends the first season of “Forever” as the new show you should watch this week. The show debuted with Amazon Prime on Sept. 14.<p>As The A.V. Club wrote of this upcoming weekend: This is the “Streamapocalypse.” So many good shows debuted this …

Downton Abbey

‘Barbarism’: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.

By Meagan Flynn<p>Meagan Flynn<p>Morning Mix reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In Tarrant County, Tex., defendants are sometimes strapped with a stun belt around their legs. The devices are used to deliver a shock in the event the person gets violent or attempts to escape.<p>But in the case of Terry Lee Morris, the …

Accessories

German village votes to keep bell inscribed with ‘Everything for the Fatherland, Adolf Hitler’

By Amy B Wang<p>Amy B Wang<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the tower of a church in a pastoral village in southwestern Germany, there is no mistaking the Nazi origin of one of its bells.<p>A swastika is displayed front and center on the weathered …

World's first human-sheep hybrids pave way for diabetes cure and mass organ transplants

Human-sheep hybrids have been created by scientists for the first time, opening the door to organs being grown inside the farmyard animals for use in transplants or to cure diabetes.<p>A team at Stanford University successfully grew embryos inside a surrogate for three weeks which had both sheep and …

‘Somebody had to tell these stories’: An Iraqi woman’s ordeal as an ISIS sex slave

By Anne-Marie O'Connor<p>LONDON — Islamic State militants have lost the last of their strongholds, but for Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad, a new battle is just beginning.<p>Three years after escaping militants in northern Iraq, Murad is unveiling a harrowing memoir, "The Last Girl," about her ordeal as a …

Yazidis

Babies inherit willpower from their parents? I don't fancy my children's chances...

Parenting a young child is like waging an interminable battle of wills with a despotic chipmunk. On the one hand, they are ever so cute to look at. On the other, they know their minds and are wont to issue orders at any time of day or night. So a new MIT study revealing babies develop willpower at …

Parenting

Fiio’s F5 earphones outperform their $65 price tag

Here’s a bargain on Amazon that doesn’t require you to be a Prime member or rush to get it: Fiio’s new F5 earphones. Priced at $64.99, these have just arrived on Amazon’s online store (and only there, for now), though I’ve had a test pair for a few weeks already. The F5s won’t topple my sub-$100 …

Disabling hyperthreading may be the best way to avoid newly discovered Intel bug

<i>Update: Added Intel comment on the news.</i><p>A new bug discovered in the sixth and seventh generations of Intel’s central processors can affect any chip …

An Advanced AI Has Been Deployed to Fight Against Hackers

Guarding A Global Grid<p>It takes a truly massive network of hundreds of thousands of computers to help scientists around the world unravel the …

​LG Display succeeds in developing 77-inch transparent flexible display

LG Display has successfully completed a Korean government-backed project to make a 77-inch Ultra High Definition transparent flexible display.<p>LG …

Google Chrome bug allows sites to spy on you by secretly recording audio and video

Google said that it will 'improve the situation' but that it doesn't consider the issue as a security vulnerability.<p>A new Google Chrome bug has been …

EU to launch free WiFi4EU Internet hotspots

The hotspots will give tourists and residents alike the chance to use free public Wi-Fi in popular areas.<p>The EU has inked a deal to launch public …

‘Crazy bad’ Windows bug used antivirus to infect computers

A recently discovered vulnerability in Windows has been described by security experts as “the worst Windows remote code execution in recent …

Malware

Baidu AI helps parents find their abducted son 27 years later

Facial recognition has non-creepy uses, too.<p>Facial recognition tech has loads of application other than the creepy ones that put your privacy at risk. In China, for instance, it has helped a couple find their son 27 years after he was abducted. Fu Gui thought it was strange that he only had vague …

Foster Care

Police hunt $6m jewellery heist suspects

CCTV footage shows two men alleged to have stolen $6m (£4.9m) of jewellery from a wholesalers in New York.<p>Police said they were still searching for the pair and a third man in connection with the robbery at the Gregg Ruth jewellery company.

Pokémon Go’s Thanksgiving event gives players double XP and Stardust

Pokémon Go’s second big in-game event is timed for U.S. Thanksgiving, running between November 23 and November 30, during which time players can get double the standard XP and Stardust for in-game actions. The double up is a little more limited than the first event, which offered up candy bonuses …

How Microsoft Is Trying to Calm Fears About Spy 'Back Doors' in Its Code

Microsoft, still stung by accusations that it installed “back doors” for the U.S. government to access customers’ communications, opened a center in …

Facebook embraces utility with food ordering and ticketing

Facebook wants you to participate in your community, not just talk about it, with a slew of new features launching today. From Facebook Pages, you’ll now be able to order food through Delivery.com and Slice, request an appointment through MyTime, get a professional services quote, or buy movie and …

WhatsApp, Viber blocked during Montenegro election day

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin officials blocked popular messaging services WhatsApp and Viber during the country's parliamentary election, …

The Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: August 31st</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). But what’s the best Netflix original series? The streaming service has put more and more emphasis into their own programming over the last few years, and with over 100 Netflix …

Entertainment

Thousands of women unknowingly have intrusive photos shared on Twitter

Covert photos taken of women on beaches, public transport and elsewhere in public have been shared to two hashtags, one since 2012 with Twitter under pressure to act<p>Thousands of women have had intrusive photographs, taken of themselves without their knowledge, circulated on Twitter for years.<p>Covert …

Space junk is becoming a real threat

It's a serious issue. There's a common misconception that things in space are just kindof floating out there, moving slowly—and given videos of spacewalks and what we see in movies, that's understandable.<p>But it's wrong. There are thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth, moving at incredibly high …

LAPD killed a man after mistaking his cellphone for a gun. Now his family gets a $1.9-million settlement

The Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to pay $1.9 million for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by police.<p>Dontaze Storey's son and the boy's attorneys will receive the settlement and fees in connection with the 2008 shooting.<p>In 2014, a civil jury found that a Los Angeles Police Department …

LG's 360 Cam makes it easy to take 360-degree photos and videos

Google, Facebook, Samsung, LG — basically all the tech heavyweights of today, with the notable exception of Apple — are all pushing the same message: …

Mobile Photography

An independent organization just ranked Google as the best cloud, beating Amazon

So says a cloud benchmark of top US clouds developed by French IT business news site JDN, based on a similar benchmark of clouds in France.<p>JDN banded together with two companies that test cloud performance, CloudScreener and Cedexis, to determine the best clouds.<p>They looked at Amazon Web Services, …

Saudi government's possible links to 9/11 plot revealed in new evidence as Barack Obama meets King Salman

Evidence of a possible link between the Saudi government and the September 11 attacks has emerged just as President Barack Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia for a visit intended to smooth relations.<p>Speculation has swirled for years as to whether high-ranking Saudi officials had prior knowledge of the …

The DEA made a mysterious deal with the 'most dangerous man in the world'

One a DEA agent, the other his snitch, a ship's captain who was leaking information about drug loads.<p>Joseph Hunter, a burly former US Army drill sergeant nicknamed Rambo, briefed them on the assignment.<p>"It's just like a military mission," Hunter told the men, four ex-snipers from the US, German, …

5 useful microwave hacks that will make you better at life

If you're only using your microwave for reheated soup and defrosting clusters of frozen vegetables, you could be so much better than that.<p>These …

Russia hosts Tank Biathlon 2015: 13 nations attending, China brings own tanks

Tank crews from four continents have flocked to the Alabino firing range near Moscow to take part in the World Championship Tank Biathlon 2015. The …