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The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

China launches a disaster prevention satellite

<i>Xinhua</i>, China's state-run news agency, is reporting that the nation has launched its "most sophisticated observation satellite," ever. Gaofen-4 is reportedly the country's first geosynchronous high-definition imaging satellite and has been designed to watch over us and keep a look out for natural …

North Korea’s OS X clone is a dictator’s ‘wet dream’

User privacy has been a massive focus for Tim Cook during his time as CEO at Apple, but it’s apparently not an area of much concern for North Korea’s OS X ripoff RedStar OS.<p>The operating system, which borrows Apple’s “look and feel” but little else, is basically the “wet dream of a surveillance …

Google's vision for the future of smartphone design

Google's Matias Duarte has a problem. In the next ten years he wants to replace the computer on your desk and the phone in your pocket with a smart, …

Material Design

Samsung is putting SmartThings hubs in its 2016 HDTVs

All the smart TVs in Samsung's 2016 lineup can connect to its SmartThings platform, the company has revealed. Even better, it equipped all the flagship TVs, which it calls SUHDs, within next year's product list with the IoT hub technology it snapped up in 2014. In other words, those SUHDs can …

Japan, South Korea Reach Historic Deal on Wartime 'Comfort Women'

SEOUL, South Korea — The foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan on Monday reached a deal meant to resolve a decades-long impasse over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II, an important breakthrough for the Northeast Asian powers.<p>The deal, which included an …

Chinese auto start-ups are poised to disrupt the electric car market

Carmakers are very slow when it comes to electric cars. Volkswagen makes one solitary electric model, as does Mercedes. The Toyota Prius? That's a hybrid. There's extraordinarily little choice if you want an all-electric car — and there's even less if you want an affordable one that's well below …

Saudi Arabia reveals cuts plan to shrink $98bn budget deficit

Sparked by plunging oil prices, the 2016 budget marks biggest shakeup in years and includes politically sensitive reforms<p>Saudi Arabia has announced plans to cut government spending and reform its finances after plunging oil prices resulted in a record annual budget deficit of nearly $98bn …

Oil

Deadly Storm Pushes North, Stranding Tens Of Thousands Of Travelers

Bad news during one of the busiest travel periods of the year.<p>Dec 29 (Reuters) - A storm system that triggered deadly tornadoes and flooding in the U.S. Midwest and Southwest was pushing north on Tuesday, bringing snow and ice to a swath of the country from Iowa to Massachusetts and threatening …

Occupy DC protesters arrested in scores while Boston camp faces eviction

Dozens of Occupy protesters have been arrested in Washington DC following a day of protests in the capital, while in Boston demonstrators face potential eviction after a judge ruled against their bid to remain in their Dewey Square encampment.<p>In DC, hundreds of demonstrators blocked intersections …

Visit Skellig Michael, the location at end of 'Force Awakens' | CNN Travel

Wounded fighters, civilians evacuated from Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of people from opposite sides in Syria's civil war were evacuated from contested areas on Monday under a U.N.-backed truce, …

Israel and Brazil face growing crisis over appointment of settler ambassador

Israel said it will step up diplomatic and public pressure on Brazil to expedite the appointment of ex-settler leader as its new ambassador<p>A diplomatic crisis is brewing between Israel and Brazil over the controversial appointment of the next ambassador to Brasilia.<p>Dani Dayan, a resident of the …

Syrian Journalist Who Exposed ISIS Atrocities is Shot Dead in Turkey

A Syrian journalist who exposed ISIS atrocities has been shot dead in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.<p>Friends of the 37-year-old journalist …

Israel warns Brazil to accept its settler ambassador

Israel has threatened to downgrade its relations with Brazil if it does not accept its choice for ambassador to the country.<p>Tzipi Hotovely, Israel's deputy foreign minister, told Israeli television that the Brazilian government's reluctance to approve Dani Dayan's deployment would leave ties …