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US official: 'IS making and using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria'

<b>There is a growing belief within the US government that the Islamic State militant group is making and using crude chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria, a US official has told the BBC.</b><p>The US has identified at least four occasions on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border where IS has used mustard …

Middle East

Twitter Is Experimenting With Putting Analytics Highlights In Your Notifications Tab

"Popular Tweet," "Noteworthy Mention," and "Top Follow" now appear in Twitter's "Notifications" tab for some verified users.<p>Twitter's "Notifications" tab now features analytics highlights, at least for some users, on the web.<p>A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the changes are part of a new experiment, …

Catch Pokemon in real life with Nintendo's upcoming mobile game

Are you iPhone and Android users out there ready to channel your inner Ash and journey into the world to catch and train some Pokemon? An upcoming mobile game from Nintendo will let you to do just that.<p>Earlier this year, we learned that the perennial video game maker was finally planning to develop …

Watch a Soyuz rocket launch two Galileo satellites into space

Tonight, a Soyuz rocket will launch from French Guiana, carrying two satellites into space. Though the Soyuz is a Russian-made rocket, this flight will be operated by European spaceflight company Arianespace, which frequently launches rockets from the Guiana Space Center. Liftoff is scheduled for …

Space Exploration

Satellite Company Joins Project To Create Unmanned Robot Ships

Unmanned ships navigating by artificial stars<p>In ancient times, sailors navigated as much by the position of the stars at night as they did by familiar landscapes during the day. Now, in a twist on centuries of astronomical navigation, a satellite navigation company is joining with a robotic …

Former Ashley Madison CTO sues security researcher over hacked emails

While it appears the hackers who stole a treasure trove of data from adultery-focused "dating" site Ashley Madison are done embarrassing the company, that doesn't mean the fallout from the attack has stopped. The latest drama involves noted security researcher Brian Krebbs, who says he's facing a …

Microsoft is inviting users to test its new Xbox One dashboard ahead of the official release

The redesigned Xbox One dashboard is set to drop in November, but Microsoft is letting loyal users test it and provide feedback before the launch.<p>The company announced today that members of its Preview program will be given a chance to test the new dashboard before it’s released, and their feedback …

Xbox