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Intel patched a nine-year-old vulnerability that allowed remote control of enterprise PCs

Silicon manufacturing giant Intel has come under fire after it’s emerged that the company had sold workstation and server chips with a flaw that could see a remote attacker gain absolute control over the machine.<p>The bug is found in Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard …

Trump aide offers resignation in Melania Trump plagiarism incident

<b>Cleveland (CNN) —</b> A speechwriter working for Donald Trump's company identified herself Wednesday as the person responsible for plagiarism in Melania Trump's convention speech and offered her resignation.<p>Meredith McIver apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said Donald and Melania …

Donald Trump

Apple got PR wrong in FBI fight, Steve Jobs' former publicist says

The publicist who helped Steve Jobs launch the first Macintosh in the 1980s says Apple failed to get ahead of the story in its iPhone encryption fight with the FBI.<p>On Tuesday, Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice had been set to meet in court, battling over whether the company should be forced …

Pew Research Center

We asked a sleep scientist if the iPhone's new Night Shift feature will actually help you sleep, and his answer surprised us

You've probably heard that the crisp blue light emitted by everything from TVs to tablets to smartphones is wreaking havoc on our health.<p>As far as the range of visible light goes, blue light — which is also given off by the sun — is near the brightest. (If our phones and tablets weren't also graced …

Sleep
Tennis
Drones

Correction: Syria story

BEIRUT (AP) — In a story Jan. 14 about humanitarian aid entering Madaya, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Care International was among aid organizations entering the Syrian town. CARE International is not entering Madaya, but is working with Syrian partners in other besieged …

Middle East
Extremism

ISIS claims responsibility for two deadly attacks in Iraq

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 30 people were killed Monday in two separate -- but similarly coordinated -- bombing attacks at public places in Iraq, security officials told CNN.<p>In al-Miqdadiya, northeast of Baquba, 25 people died and 46 were wounded in an attack at a cafe, police officials said. Two suicide …

Extremism

7 Workout Myths To Stop Believing

1 of 7<p>Myth: To get rock hard-abs, do a billion crunches<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Myth: Treadmills accurately measure calories<p>3 of 7<p>Myth: Strength training …

Exercise

Armed Bystander Takes Law into Own Hands During Subway Robbery

After a masked man hit an employee and robbed a <b>Subway</b> restaurant in Aurora, an armed bystander named <b>Avery Nelson</b> took matters into his own hands, <i>9News</i> reported. He chased the robber, pulled out a gun and fired warning shots in the air, then additional shots at the subject's getaway car.<p>Nelson's …

Guns

North Korea says it just detonated a hydrogen bomb

North Korea may have just conducted its fourth nuclear test since 2006. Seismic activity in the country was first detected by monitors in South Korea, which reported a 5.1 magnitude "artificial" earthquake around 9PM ET on Tuesday. Earthquake agencies in other countries noted the abnormalities in …

North Korea

49 Turmeric Recipes, the Wonder Spice Your Body Needs

Also known as the long lost Spice Girl.<p>Like ginger, turmeric, the unassuming root with color so vibrant you suddenly have an urge to hand-dye fabric, is said to be one of the world's healthiest foods—the bright orange-yellow equivalent of putting your insides through a car wash. An essential, …

Cooking
Tennis

The Closest Star System To Ours Doesn't Have Any Planets (Yet), After All

If you had looked to the skies just 25 years ago, you’d only be able to wonder about planets around other stars. “They must be there,” you’d reason, “since there’s no way our Solar System is unique in all the galaxy.” But where’s the proof? As the case always is in science, it’s in the data you …

Universe

White House outlines gun control moves

<i>Watch President Barack Obama with CNN's Anderson Cooper this Thursday, January 7 at 8 p.m. ET for a town hall meeting on guns in America.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration will announce a series of executive actions on Tuesday to combat gun violence in the U.S.<p>Among other things, the actions would …

Guns

Armed Oregon Protesters Urged to Leave as Standoff Enters Fourth Day

An armed occupation of a federally owned wildlife outpost in remote Oregon rolled into its fourth day Tuesday, even after the two men at the center of the unrest disavowed the protest.<p>The group, which calls itself the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, seized the headquarters of the Malheur …

Oregon

Pikes Peak Bans Sportbikes From Hill Climb With Bizarre Handlebar Rule

A ban on bikes with clip-on handlebars is supposed to make the racing safer, but the logic isn't convincing.<p>"Only motorcycles manufactured with one piece handle bars as original equipment will be permitted. Only OVM one-piece handlebars will be permitted. This Rule does not apply to bikes in the …

Airbags

The Ten Worst Automotive Design Flaws

When automakers don’t get it right, they really, don’t get it right. From small interior tidbits to catastrophic mechanical failures, these are the …

Alfa Romeo

Stephen Curry Says Warriors Will Lose a Game Before Undefeated Panthers

The Golden State Warriors have managed to exceed their already-high expectations with a 19-0 start, but reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry believes his team will fall from the ranks of the unbeaten before his favorite NFL team does.<p>Speaking to reporters in Charlotte following a shootaround Wednesday, …

Basketball

Meet Nick Duncan, Boise State's brilliant yet ridiculed big man

Boise State's Nick Duncan has been something of a revelation for the Broncos this season. But that hasn't stopped fans from heckling him about his …

How to use your cellphone when you're in a foreign country

Of course, it's important to have a working phone for safety reasons as well as social and practical considerations. So, before you get stuck trying to unlock your phone on the go or get left with hefty data roaming fees, brush up on these four common ways to go about prepping your phone for …

Mobile

This Acura TLX-GT Race Car Has the Guts to Brawl with Ferraris

So for fun, we took the souped-up sedan to our Motown Mile to see just how good it really is.<p><b>Th</b><b>e Pirelli World Challenge</b> is a sprint series—standing-start races with no pit stops. Competitors in six classes bash around courses like Mid-Ohio and the Long Beach Grand Prix circuit. It's designed to …

The Civic Coupe Is Proof Honda Is Heading in the Right Direction

We liked the sedan, and we have a feeling the coupe is going to be even better.<p>Honda just showed off the new Civic Coupe, and we have to say, we're impressed. It's closer to the the original coupe concept than expected, and it also shows that Honda really is getting its mojo back.<p>For years, …

Automotive Design

French Trying to Determine If Mastermind of Paris Attacks Was Killed in Raid

Operation launched following a tip that Islamic State operative Abdelhamid Abaaoud was in the apartment<p>PARIS—French police were working to establish late Wednesday whether the presumed mastermind of the Paris terror attacks was among the dead after police rained more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition …

Paris

Ford Never Considered an Automatic Gearbox for the New Focus RS

We rode in the Focus RS with Ford Performance engineers. We learned many things. Here are those things.<p>We were able to join Ford in a 2016 Focus RS ride along at Willow Springs International Raceway this week. That's right, ride. Not drive. There isn't too much you can learn from just riding in the …

North America