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Congolese activists on hunger strike after court refuses release

Fred Bauma and Yves Makwambala among dozens of DRC youth group members in prison for demanding democratic change<p>Two Democratic Republic of Congo activists are on hunger strike after the supreme court rejected their application for release from jail, where they have been held for more than a year …

Africa

Barney Frank throws down with GOP strategist: “[Your] party has put itself above a functioning federal government”

The former Massachusetts congressman sets the record straight about Mitch McConnell and his fellow obstructionists<p>Brendan Gauthier<p>March 19, 2016 1:39pm (UTC)<p>"Real Time" host Bill Maher last night welcomed Sisters of Social Service lobbyist Sister Simone Campbell, former-Congressman Barney Frank, …

Everything Apple needs to update, but won’t announce at its event next week

Apple is holding its first event of the year on Monday next week, and we’ve already reported everything that you should expect to see announced including its much anticipated 4-inch iPhone SE, the first 9.7-inch <i>iPad Pro</i>, and new first-gen Apple Watch models and bands. But there’s also a whole list …

Marshmallow is hitting the Lenovo K3 Note

The ever-stylish and wallet-friendly Lenovo K3 Note is starting to get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. That’s right! Owners of the Lenovo’s sub-$200 smartphone will soon have access to key Marshmallow features like Google Now on Tap and the treasure trove of new Emoji that come part and parcel with the …

FBI says car hacking is a real risk

If you're not already worried about your car being hacked, you really should be, the US government says.<p>Connected cars are becoming "increasingly vulnerable" to cyberattack, according to an advisory issued Thursday by the FBI and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.<p>They are just …

Security

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Apple vs. FBI: What Was Obama Thinking at SXSW?

There's nothing terribly surprising about the conclusion Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford reached in an essay posted this week on Medium's …

University of Chicago

Consumers hit gadget-overload in 2016

Do you sometimes feel there are more gadgets than you can actually use – and that the technology you own has failed to follow through on its life-changing promises?<p>Well you’re not alone.<p>Despite a seemingly endless stream of tech disruption over the past decade, we’ve finally reached a moment when …

SpaceX To Launch First Space Station Mission Since Explosion, With Inflatable Habitat In Tow

Targeting April 8 to return to the International Space Station<p>Last June, during a routine cargo launch to the International Space Station, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blew up two minutes after takeoff, destroying thousands of pounds of supplies. A faulty strut was to blame. After spending a few months …

ProtonMail launches encrypted email that even your mom could use

I often get asked “what email service should I use if I don’t want to use Gmail?” and now I finally have what I think is an excellent answer.<p>ProtonMail is an ad-free, end-to-end encrypted email client that’s been invite-only since 2014 – but it’s now opened its doors to ordinary civilians and is …

Encryption

Lufthansa jumbo reports near miss with drone over Los Angeles

The passenger jet was close to landing when a drone flew 200ft overhead, fuelling concerns about the safety of the craft<p>The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet has reported that a drone aircraft nearly collided with his airliner on its landing approach to Los Angeles, according to the Federal …

Los Angeles

Amazon Kindle Owners Should Download This Update Immediately

Kindle lovers, beware: there’s a mandatory update to your beloved e-reader, and if you don’t install it by March 22, you’re going to end up with a …

‘Eye in the Sky’ film puts the use of drones in the spotlight

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>A movie thriller being released nationally today delves into the practical, legal and moral issues surrounding drone warfare.<p>Jeffrey …

3-D printing is speeding up the US Navy ballistic-missile program

In a statement on Friday, Lockheed said the missiles were part of successful test flights earlier this week.<p>The printing process allowed the company to design and fabricate the component in half the time it would have taken otherwise, it said.<p>The sixth-generation Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic …

Microsoft apologizes for GDC party with skimpily-clad dancers | Reuters

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp apologized for hiring dancers dressed as skimpily-clad schoolgirls for its Game Developer Conference (GDC) afterparty in San Francisco on Thursday night, responding to media reports citing attendees’ pictures on Twitter and Instagram.<p>A Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up …

Verizon reports outages across Southern California

Verizon customers experienced outages Friday across swaths of Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego.<p>Customers began complaining on social media of problems making calls in the mid-afternoon.<p>Most Popular<p>See the most-read stories this hour >><p>A company spokeswoman said Verizon was aware of …

California

Chrome beats Safari on mobile, but not for long

On iOS, you’ve got variety when it comes to Web browsers — more than you’ll find on Android. Still, the race comes down to Safari and Chrome, and a new study by Adobe Digital Index shows Google is king, but Apple is catching up.<p>On iPhone, Chrome usage has outpaced Safari by a massive 127 percent …

Everything we know about Nike's new self-lacing shoe: The HyperAdapt 1.0

Here's every fact about Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0, the first self-lacing shoe coming to you by the end of 2016.

SoundCloud strikes Sony Music deal, paves way for subscription service

Sony Music has finally reached a licensing agreement with SoundCloud, marking the last of the Big Three labels to make its artists' catalog available …

Secret Service Investigating Claims That Anonymous Hacked Donald Trump

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating claims by hacker activist movement Anonymous that it uncovered personal information about Republican …

Donald Trump

Drone Nearly Hits Passenger Jet in Los Angeles

A drone nearly hit a passenger jet preparing to land in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.<p>The Los Angeles <i>Times</i> reported that a Lufthansa A380-800 jet …

Drones

Laurene Powell Jobs is building Steve’s dream home

Steve Jobs was such a perfectionist that, for years, he didn’t fill his house with furniture simply because he couldn’t find items that measured up to his high standards.<p>Which is why it is oddly fitting that only now — approaching five years after the former Apple CEO’s death — is work finally set …

Indian smartphone startup Creo releases more details about its new take on Android

Creo, the Indian startup that recently received $3 million in funding to create a new twist on Android, has unveiled its first smartphone, called the Mark 1. A promotional video has been posted, but the company hasn’t released hardware details yet. Founder Sai Srinivas tells TechCrunch that leaked …

Uber Launches Instant Pay Pilot as It Battles Lyft for Drivers

The move comes just three months after Lyft rolled out its own proprietary cash-out service called Express Pay.<p>In a move to appease a growing portion of its active drivers, Uber announced today a pilot program called Instant Pay that allows drivers to immediately access cash they’ve earned, using a …

Lyft

The UK's first VR roller coaster is a lonely trip through space

The medium of virtual reality is changing how we experience games, movies, news, sport, porn, <i>The Simpsons</i>... and now, roller coasters. Already this year, several theme park operators in the US and UK have announced rides that will blend physical sensations with digital worlds. Germany's Europa-Park …

IBM buys UK’s Optevia to ramp up in public-sector, cloud-based CRM services

IBM has made an acquisition to help grow its business in cloud services for government and other public sector organizations — cloud services being of the areas that IBM hopes will offset declines in its legacy business. The company has acquired Optevia, a UK-based consultancy that specialises in …

Domino's has built an autonomous pizza delivery robot

For a pizza chain, Domino's actually has a pretty rich history of innovation. It's embraced social media, created a one-click Easy Order button and even built a delivery car that has its own pizza oven. Now it's looking at robots. More specifically: delivery robots. What you see here is DRU …

Robotics

Ford’s first vehicle w/ Apple’s CarPlay will be 2017 Escape in May

Ford today announced that its first vehicle to offer support for Apple’s iPhone-connected, in-dash CarPlay system will be the 2017 Escape going on sale in May.<p>The vehicle will include the latest version of Ford’s SYNC platform, version 3, which brings new connected software and hardware features to …

Jack Dorsey says he's never blocked anyone on Twitter

"It's disappointing, but reflective of the world," Dorsey said. "We see as much optimism as we see negativity."<p>He went on to explain that he sees Twitter as "empowering dialogue" so that people can talk about issues.<p>Lauer asked Dorsey whether he ever gets trolled on the site. "I get some …

Get a Pebble Time smartwatch for $90

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