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Huawei is the new Samsung

Samsung's meteoric rise as a smartphone maker began with the Galaxy S, a 2010 Android handset with some high specs and more than a passing resemblance to the iPhone. That formula of pushing the limits of specs and the boundaries of Apple's intellectual property is now being reprised by Huawei. But …

Microsoft steering Windows 10 users away from non-Microsoft browsers

Microsoft is aggressively pushing its own Edge browser when you run a Bing search for another browser<p>Microsoft is aggressively pushing its new web browser, Edge, to Windows 10 users when they attempt to search for other browsers — like Firefox or Chrome — using Microsoft's own browser.<p>The tactic …

Human Rights Watch, Transparency Groups Condemn Twitter’s Politwoops Ban

An open letter asks Twitter to restore API access to a service that automatically saved politician’s deleted tweets.<p>Last month, Twitter revoked access to its API from Politwoops, a network of sites that automatically archived the deleted tweets of politicians.<p>Twitter’s rationale was that deleting …

Mobile phone tracking crackdown in US

<b>The US government is cracking down on the way law enforcement agencies use technology to track criminals.</b><p>Fake mobile phone towers, often called Stingrays, offer valuable information about suspects but also collect vast amounts of data from innocent passers-by.<p>From now on, agencies will need to …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Nasa releases amazing high-resolution picture of sunlit Earth from one million miles away

Nasa has released the first image taken from its new deep space satellite DSCOVR<p>If Carl Sagan was impressed with the Pale Blue Dot, he would have been equally blown away by this incredible image (launch high-resolution version) of Earth taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Space

Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cuban national flag fluttered in the Washington sun Monday as the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

25 Campfire Meals to Keep You Well-Fed in the Great Outdoors

Head to the great outdoors and eat in style with 40 recipes destined for campfire greatness.<p><b>Eating (very) well in the great outdoors</b> isn't hard. Pack up a cooler (or two) with all the fixings for chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped trout, skillet peach crisp, and yes, a proper cocktail—we're going camping.

Cooking

China's underground banks spread pain as defaults rise

Google tests self-driving cars in Austin, Texas

Plenty of folks in Austin, Texas have spotted Google's distinctive self-driving Lexus cars recently, and now we know why. The company revealed that it's now rolling the vehicles in downtown Austin in order to "(test) our software in different driving environments, traffic patterns and road …

Autonomous Cars

Colony, state or independence: Puerto Rico's status anxiety adds to debt crisis

The word “colony” conjures images of conquistadors and pilgrims, slavery and imperialism. But in Puerto Rico the supposed anachronism slips into daily conversations about the unstable present and an uncertain future.<p>Since the April day in 1899 when Americans formally took over the island, Puerto …

Caribbean

Hanging up on the NSA

I made a phone call at 12:01 a.m. Monday, and it felt good. For the first time in years, the number I dialed on my iPhone was not captured and stored in a massive government database.<p>Since it was an inconvenient hour, I called my office phone, knowing it would go to voicemail. But I wanted to make …

All 8 bodies found at crashed US Marine chopper, Nepal army says

The bodies of all eight people on board the U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared this week during a relief mission in earthquake-hit Nepal have been recovered, Nepal's army said Saturday.<p>The wreckage was found on Friday and the first three bodies retrieved the same day by Nepalese and U.S. …

Amazon's Delivery Drones Might Stalk You to Make a Drop-off

Talk of Amazon’s delivery drones scarcely goes off the boil for more than a few weeks before some new bit of news or development brings them right back into the headlines.<p>The problem with the whole scheme, however, is while the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is slowly making changes to rules …

Yes, your pictures of Myanmar are pretty. But these are prettier

About 25 years ago, when lifelong Californian David Heath was in the early stages of a career in business, he stepped into a client's office, sat down and saw behind the client a big, strange, beautiful photo: the plains of Bagan, dotted with ancient temples. Burma.<p>"That's my country," the client …

Making Connections at Machu Picchu

You’ve probably seen this before.<p>It’s what everyone pictures when they think of <b>Machu Picchu</b>—the verdant network of stone terraces, temples, and open-walled houses; the soaring peaks of Huayna Picchu framing the dramatic scene.<p>When I arrived at Peru’s “lost” Inca citadel in the clouds, I was …

Travel Photography

The Man Who Watched Walter Scott Die

How an immigrant from Santo Domingo shot a video that changed America.<p>Feidin Santana stood along a third-floor hallway at 30 Rockefeller Center in …

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.<p>Until now, scientists had thought that conditions on the red planet were too cold and arid for liquid water to exist, although there were known to be deposits of ice.<p>Prof Andrew Coates, head of …

Magnetism

Dell announces the Venue 10 7000, the company's new 10.5-inch Android tablet

It wasn’t too long ago that our own Taylor Martin reviewed the sleek Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet, and it seems as though the company has already released it’s followup device. Dubbed the Dell Venue 10 7000, this new Android-powered tablet features similar specifications and build to the Venue 8 7000, …

Android News

Handshake sets stage for historic Obama-Castro meeting

PANAMA CITY (AP) — With a cordial evening handshake, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro moved Friday toward a groundbreaking …

Lime Shortage Drives Up Prices at Bars and Restaurants in U.S.

As Margarita-Fueled Cinco de Mayo Nears, Mexican Restaurants Ask Customers to Harvest From Home<p>FULLERTON, Calif.—When Matador Cantina's general manager Dave Dennis saw recently that a sharp rise in the price of limes was putting the squeeze on this Mexican restaurant, he called his mother.<p>But the …

Fresh Ginger-Lime Tonic

Ok ok enough ginger already, you might be saying.No such thing, I reply.I’ve talked at length about ginger beers, and even made my own at one point, …

Orange - Mango Smoothie with Lime & Ginger: #SundaySupper

<i>Orange mango smoothie with lime and ginger for a heart healthy start to the day.</i><p>A couple of months ago, I was offered a Ninja blender and I have …

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Put sugar and powdered milk in a blender.<p>Put water and butter in a large microwaveable dish and let it come to a boil in your microwave; about 45-60 …

Chicken Satay with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Jasmine Rice Recipe

Serves 4<p>Ingredients<p>3 Tbsp. canola oil, divided<p>⅓ cup thinly sliced shallot (from about 1 shallot)<p>1 stalk lemongrass, woody top discarded, bottom split …