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U.S. won’t halt NSA phone spying program ahead of ban

<i>(By Jonathan Stempel, Reuters) –</i> A U.S. appeals court on Thursday refused to immediately halt the government’s systematic collection of millions of Americans’ phone records during a “transition” period to a new federal scheme that bans the controversial anti-terrorism surveillance.<p>The 2nd U.S. …

Surveillance

Google Books project ruled legal by U.S. appeals court

A decade-long legal battle looks to be finally coming to an end.<p>A U.S. appeals court said Friday that Google's book scanning project, Google Books, …

OnePlus ‘X’ to be unveiled on October 29, in London

Early this morning, OnePlus virtually confirmed through its Twitter account that we’re going to see a new phone announced on October 29 at an event in London. With a picture of a big lit-up ‘X’ and the words “See you October 29, London”, the company doesn’t leave much room for doubt…<p>The OnePlus X …

Mobile Technology

What To Watch For At Democrats' First Debate

A bruised Hillary Clinton will have much to prove as she takes the debate stage Tuesday evening alongside four of her Democratic presidential challengers. The former secretary of state has been damaged by lingering questions about her private email server and doubts about her trustworthiness.<p>That …

Government

Turkey bomb blasts: government blamed as thousands take to streets in Ankara

Mourners and protesters gather in Turkish capital, blaming Erdoġan’s government for twin bomb attacks in which over 100 civilians died<p>Thousands of Turkish citizens gathered in central Ankara a day after twin bombings targeted a peace rally in the city, killing over a hundred civilians in an attack …

Motorola doubles down on Moto X with Style and Play, and updates Moto G

The Moto X Style will be known as the Pure Edition in the US, and will be sold directly to consumers. The company says both Moto X smartphones will cost much less than other premium devices.<p>Say hello to the new generation of Moto smartphones.<p>Motorola, a unit of Chinese consumer electronics giant …

3 dead after a light plane crashes into a neighborhood in Tokyo

The aircraft with a 36-year-old pilot and four passengers on board crashed at around 11:00 am (0200 GMT) shortly after take-off from Tokyo's Chofu airport, public broadcaster NHK reported.<p>"Four people were involved in the accident and three of them were rescued, but we don't know about further …

Airplanes

5 Topics For…Wimbledon

Wimbledon, one of the four “Grand Slam” tennis tournaments, begins Monday. Set in London, the 14-day event hosts the world’s leading tennis players, many a seemingly classy party and countless royals and celebrities. The top men’s players, including Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, …