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Snakes Have No Legs Because of a Mutated Sonic Hedgehog Gene Enhancer

Snakes! Where are their arms and legs? It’s not ok! Over 100 million years ago, snakes did have four appendages, and then evolution stepped in to …

Biology

Report: Pentagon should scrap $40 billion aircraft carrier program

<b>(CNN) —</b> With an aging air fleet and a shrinking Navy working overtime around the globe, US military officials say the world's most powerful fighting force is at an "inflection point" and needs a serious makeover if it wants to maintain that status now and into the future.<p>But to balance the …

Military

Microsoft Surface gains at Apple iPad's expense

Things are looking up for Microsoft's Surface.<p>The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant reported that sales of its tablets surged 38 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period a year ago. The company credited strong sales of its Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 with generating $926 …

Microsoft Surface

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Found A Strange Asteroid Teeming With The Ingredients Of Life

Red isn’t a common color outside of planets in our solar system. Sure, you’ve got Mars, and surprising patches of color on Pluto among other mysteries, but by and large, space is greyscale. So that makes MU69, a red asteroid in the Kuiper Belt, a subject of serious fascination among scientists.<p>MU69 …

Astronomy

Bad day for space probes: one lost on Mars, another in 'safe mode' at Jupiter

Nasa announces Juno craft circling gas giant had to shut down camera and instruments, while ESA says Schiaparelli lander may have crashed on red planet<p>Nasa’s Juno space probe orbiting Jupiter went into “safe mode” with cameras and instruments offline just as it prepared to pass over the immense …

Philippines president Duterte says 'time to say goodbye' to America

On visit to China the leader repeats his denunciation of Barack Obama as a ‘son of a whore’<p>President Rodrigo Duterte met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping Thursday, state media said, as the Philippines’ leader seeks closer ties with the Asian giant while blasting his US allies.<p>Duterte is in …

Xi Jinping

The Latest: New Zealand makes donation for Mosul victims

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest developments in Iraq's operation to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group (all times local):<p>6 …

The game that makes drone warfare personal

<i>Killbox</i> is a game that creates humans out of brightly colored 3D shapes, only to slaughter them in the most dehumanizing way: a drone strike. And not just any drone strike -- the game is based on the first real-life UAV mission ever carried out in an unofficial warzone.<p><i>Killbox</i> has a heavy-handed …

This is the upcoming Samsung Chromebook Pro, apparently coming soon for $499

Well, this one certainly came out of nowhere. Thanks to the eagle-eyed team at <i>ChromeUnboxed</i>, we’ve just got our first early look at a new Chromebook, the Samsung Chromebook Pro, before its official announcement.<p>The Samsung Chromebook Pro, also known as the long-rumored “Kevin,” has leaked out …

Flight attendant to black female doctor: ‘We’re looking for actual physicians’

Tamika Cross, a physician, was midway through a flight from Detroit to Minneapolis when a passenger emergency sent her into “doctor mode.”<p>Sometime after takeoff, a man two rows in front of her suddenly became unresponsive, she said, and flight attendants called for help.<p>Cross, an obstetrician and …

Flying

HP's new laptops and all-in-one are slimmer than ever

Just as it did last year, HP is updating its convertible, all-in-one and thin-and-light laptop again. This time, the company is making sure its devices are (more than) slim enough for your bags and crowded desks. In addition to losing weight and girth, the Envy 13, the Spectre x360 13.3 and the …

Dropbox for iOS now has an iMessage app and picture-in-picture playback, Split View coming soon

Dropbox announced today that it will soon deliver a highly requested feature to its iOS app: Split View support. This will let iPad users run Dropbox side-by-side with other Split View apps without switching between apps. While Split View is coming soon, Dropbox has loads of new features in the …

Four Emerging Trends Seen At Japan's Biggest Tech Show

As always, the annual CEATEC technology conference in Tokyo was full of big announcements from the country’s big tech companies. The event, often referred to as the Japanese version of the Consumer Electronics Show, is Japan’s largest IT and electronics trade show and ran from October 4-7.<p>Japanese …

Robotics

YouTube says some games are weirdly popular by region

Some games are universal -- <i>Minecraft</i> and <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>, for instance, are popular in almost every country despite being different from each other in nearly every way. <i>Pokémon Go</i> is also a hit everywhere except, not surprisingly, Russia. After checking game streams against regions, YouTube …

Samsung's smart kitchen puts us one step closer to automated dinner

Samsung will add a line of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled wall ovens, cooktops and range hoods to its growing portfolio of smart large appliances, the Korean company announced today. These appliances, which will be available beginning in November, will also work with the brand's SmartThings Hub, which …

Smart Homes

Google Pixel is showing off its camera with amazing pictures

<b>Update: The 4K video in this post has been removed on suspicion of it being fake.</b><p>With Google trying their hand at building a smartphone themselves, the stage is set for a new contender to join the battle.<p>The company has been touting their camera as the best anyone has ever put in a smartphone, …

Apple releases iOS 10.1 beta 3 with Portrait camera for iPhone 7 Plus, third tvOS 10.0.1 beta

Apple has released the third iOS 10.1 beta which includes the Portrait camera for iPhone 7 Plus that applies a DSLR-like blur effect over photos using the dual lens system. iOS 10.1 beta 3 is available to registered developers. A public beta of iOS 10.1 for non-developers is also currently active. …

Olloclip introduces new interchangeable lens system for iPhone 7

My backpack is full of little lenses, optical image enhancement attachments from Olloclip for my iPhone 6 that I have literally used around the …

Tile unveils a smaller take on its original bluetooth tracker

In the three years since it first introduced its Bluetooth trackers, Tile has accepted that less can be more and worked to reduce the profile of its location-aware squares. Less than two months ago, we saw the launch of the Tile Slim -- a thin tracker designed for use in wallets, purses and laptops …

Samsung begins mass production of first 14nm wearable processor

Samsung has announced that the company has begun mass production of the industry’s first 14-nanometer FinFET application processor designed specifically for the wearables market. The dual core processor is called the Exynos 7 Dual 7270, and comes packed with an integrated LTE modem for wireless …

YouTube challenged TV in the second presidential debate (updated)

Did you choose to watch coverage of the second US presidential debate on your computer or phone instead of your TV? You're not alone... in fact, you might have plenty of good company. YouTube reports that round two of Clinton versus Trump racked up 124 million worldwide views across live streams …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 production permanently ended following battery explosions

South Korean electronics company to kill off its flagship smartphone after failing to fix problems with batteries catching fire<p>Samsung has confirmed that it is permanently stopping production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after it was involved in dozens of fires and explosions worldwide.<p>In a …

Galaxy Note

Class action lawsuit against Apple over iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’ hardware flaw gains momentum

A few months back, we reported on a hardware flaw plaguing a growing number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, which garnered the name of “Touch Disease.” Shortly after the flaw was initially reported on, a trio of iPhone users filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, claiming that Apple …

LEAKED: Microsoft Paint is getting an incredible upgrade in Windows 10

Microsoft Paint is a true classic, having been introduced as part of Windows 1.0 way back in 1985. But it also hasn't been changed much since then — why mess with a good thing?<p>Well, according to videos uncovered by Twitter user WalkingCat, Microsoft Paint is soon to get a huge upgrade in Windows …

Gun or stun gun? Different police responses raise questions

In the recent shootings of unarmed black men in a San Diego suburb and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the police officers who fired the fatal shots were accompanied by officers who simultaneously drew and fired their stun guns.<p>The different responses have raised questions about training. Those who have taken …

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iPhone 7 goes on sale in India, costs half the average annual salary

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus went on sale in India today, as Apple continues to try and grow its brand in the country.<p>It’s going to be a challenge, though, as Gartner research vice president Mark Hung told CNBC’s “Street Signs” — given that the price for the new handset is more than the average …