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Africa is our new quagmire: Special ops, human rights abuses and the latest battlefront in our failed War on Terror

While Obama makes peace with Iran, U.S. forces and their trained allies are running amok in Chad, Niger and beyond<p>"Africa is a challenging place today and one that, if left unattended, is likely to be the birthplace of many more challenges in the future,” Army Secretary John McHugh said recently. …

Africa

HBO, Lynn Shelton Developing Anthology Comedy Series 'Family Drama' (Exclusive)

The “Laggies” director will executive produce the project with Megan Griffiths and Gregg Fienberg<p>HBO has put into development an anthology comedy …

Hollywood

After 'Compton' Success, DJ Premier Eyes Gang Starr Biopic

"All the wild groupie parties; all the shootings, everything. I want to cover everything that really went down with us," producer says<p>The …

All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

Why Smaller Companies Will Dominate The Future Of Work

Oftentimes when I (and many others) talk about the future of work it’s in reference to larger companies. That’s not intentional, it’s just where most of the conversations tend to gravitate towards. However, I actually think the future of work definitely favors the small organizations. Large …

Small Business

Five best third-party Android launchers to customize your device experience

One of Android’s best features is the ability to download and install custom third-party launchers. Don’t like the way your phone home screen looks or how the apps are organized? Fine. Change it. But finding the best one, or a good one for that matter, can sometimes be a daunting challenge. And …

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter courts tech leaders in Silicon Valley

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter touched down Friday at Moffett Federal Airfield for his second appearance in four months to reassure Silicon Valley that the Pentagon views the region as an essential part of national defense.<p>He announced the Pentagon is investing $75 million in a consortium of 162 …

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Floatify, Swype

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found …

Apps

Google sounds the death knell for Adobe Flash

Chrome is the second most popular browser for desktop and laptop computers, with about 28% market share, behind only Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to NetMarketShare.<p>The change, first announced in June, is just Google's latest attack against Adobe Flash.<p>Flash had been the standard for …

Software

The Illusion of Choice: 90% of American Media Controlled by 6 Corporations

Vic Bishop, <i>Staff</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>It is worth repeating again and again that the bulk of America’s mainline media is owned and controlled by a mere 6 …

Venezuela Is Forcing These People To Flee The Country With Their Furniture On Their Backs

The Venezuelan government has kicked out more than 1,000 people in the past four days.

Android SDK tutorial for beginners - what you need to know

Android development starts with the Android SDK (Software Development Kit). While there are many different programming languages and a host of IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) you can use to create an app, the SDK is a constant.<p>SDK provides a selection of tools required to build Android …

Android News

Singapore’s true way to a cashless society

<i>These days many countries are talking about the importance of innovations in the financial sector. Many of those are claiming that they will soon</i> …

Innovation
Israel

Cubans stunned by Kerry speech, but skeptical of change | Reuters

HAVANA (Reuters) - The sight was so unlikely that some Cubans could scarcely believe it: a U.S. secretary of state lecturing their Communist government about democracy and human rights on state television.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waves from the top of the stairs before boarding his …

Cuba

Brazilian president under fire as tens of thousands protest in 200 cities

Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities across the country on Sunday, to protest against President Dilma Rousseff.<p>Angered by a massive, unfolding corruption scandal, an economy mired in recession and harsh austerity measures, many of the protesters called for the president’s …

Brazil

Living in Mogadishu used to be “hell.” Here’s what it’s like now.

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Streetlights now line this city’s main street, Mecca Avenue. Kids run around, weaving between food stalls, free-range chickens …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Apps
South Asia

Blasts Rock Chinese City of Tianjin, At Least 17 Reported Killed

Powerful explosions rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, officials and state media said.<p>Nine firefighters were killed, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported. It is not clear if the nine were counted among the 17 dead. The broadcaster reported that 283 …

China

What Bernie Does for the Democrats

The Democratic Party's single biggest worry in the run up to the 2016 presidential campaign should not be which GOP contender its nominee will face. It should be can the Democratic nominee do what President Obama did in 2008 and again in 2012 and turn the campaign into a crusade for the White …

Middle-class