Raymond Huynh

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New social network Peach is being taken over by people using fake celebrity names

No sooner had Peach, the social network created by Vine founder Dom Hofmann started gaining traction on Twitter, scores of people were registering the names of celebrities.<p>The first big name we spotted was Tim Cook who is giving advice on how to delete your Peach account.<p>One of fake Taylor Swift’s …

Nextbit's cloud-first smartphone will work on Verizon after raising $1M on Kickstarter

Earlier this month, US startup Nextbit unveiled the Robin: a smartphone built by former Android and HTC employees that uses the power of the cloud to ensure it never runs out of storage. The company took to Kickstarter to sell the device directly to consumers, and has since racked up more than $1 …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Why does guilt increase pleasure?

Feelings of guilt can make our temptations feel even more seductive. So could we be healthier and happier if we just embraced a little bit of vice, asks David Robson.<p>This year, my New Year’s Resolutions are going to take a somewhat different form to those of previous Januaries. I’m forgoing my …

Self Control

Police asking: Did Michael Brown's stepfather intend to spark riots?

To some, they're the gut-wrenching emotional cries of a man whose stepson's life was taken.<p>Others say they were dangerous words that sparked a powder keg as violent protests broke out in Ferguson, Missouri last week.<p>But did Michael Brown's stepfather intend to incite rioting in the St. Louis suburb?<p>…

Judge overturns Montana same-sex marriage ban

A federal judge overturned Montana's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday, making it the 34th state in the nation to allow such unions.<p>U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris' order was effective immediately.<p>"Montana no longer can deprive Plaintiffs and other same-sex couples of the chance to marry their …

Keystone bill dies in the Senate -- for now

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose their pro-environment base over an old friend -- embattled Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.<p>The vote could just be a speedbump for the Keystone project, with Republicans ready to …

Judge rules he won't dismiss Rick Perry case over paperwork technicality

A state district judge in Texas has denied a defense motion to have two felony charges dismissed against outgoing Gov. Rick Perry.<p>Perry's defense argued the indictment should have been voided over questions regarding the validity of the oath of office taken by the special prosecutor in the case, …

Japan's Abe poised to delay tax hike, announce snap poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies, and postpone an unpopular sales tax rise, a day after data showed the economy had slipped back into recession.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo …

The real reason Ferguson is boarding up its storefronts

In early November, as rumors spread that the grand jury decision in the case of Darren Wilson was about to be released, Ferguson began to board itself up. Nearly all stores on the small area of West Florissant Avenue that has been the hub of protest activity are boarded, save for Ferguson Burger …

4 worshipers killed in Jerusalem synagogue; Netanyahu calls for unity

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> A Jerusalem synagogue turned from peaceful sanctuary to house of horrors within moments Tuesday when two Palestinian cousins wielding a gun and butcher knives attacked during morning prayers -- a terror attack that Israel's leader characterized as "blood libel" fanned by …