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Deadline for train safety technology undercut by industry lobbying

Until a train barreled off the tracks at 9:26 p.m. on May 12, it had been business as usual on Capitol Hill. Among the bills quietly making their way toward a final vote was one that would postpone by several years a multibillion-<br>dollar safety-enhancement deadline facing the railroad industry.<p>A …

How Your Diet In Childhood Can Affect You for Life

If we’re being totally honest with ourselves, most of us tend to pick up healthy eating habits when we’re well into middle age, when we’re already …

Holistic Medicine

Astronaut Watch That Went to Moon and Back Sells for $1.6 Million

A personal watch that astronaut David Scott wore while walking on the moon in 1971 has sold for a whopping $1.625 million at auction.<p>The winning bidder for the rare Bulova Chronograph and its moondust-stained strap was a Florida businessman who wishes to remain anonymous, Boston-based RR Auction …

Facebook's new notifications tab could replace your calendar reminders

Of all the ways the Facebook app has changed over the years, its notifications tab is one of the few areas that has remained mostly untouched.<p>Until …

Nintendo will have more info on its first mobile game tomorrow

Nintendo is still on course to make a profit for its fiscal 2016, but it may need a boost from smartphone players to reach some of its goals.<p>Nintendo plans to announce more details about its first mobile game at a secondary press conference as part of its quarterly financial reporting, according to</i> …

Mobile

Facebook's '2G Tuesdays' simulate super slow internet in the developing world

In an attempt to understand the millions of people in emerging markets who only have access to slow internet connections, Facebook is adopting a new opt-in initiative called "2G Tuesdays." Facebook employees logging into the company's app on Tuesday mornings will be able to switch to a simulated 2G …

Apple trumps expectations with quarterly figures

Backed by strong sales in China, Apple has released figures indicating another strong quarter. Demand for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models is likely to …

Rights groups: Iranian poets face lashes for shaking hands with opposite sex

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Iranian poets are facing 99 lashes each for shaking hands with people of the opposite sex in one of the latest examples of harsh punishments meted out against writers and artists by Iran's judiciary, according to human rights advocates.<p>The poets, Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Musavi, have …

South Asia

You'll soon be able to jailbreak your tablet, smart TV and cars

The Librarian of Congress has issued new rules (PDF) on Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exemptions, which will allow people to examine, modify and install third-party software in their tablets, smart TVs and vehicles.<p>Set to become law about a year from now, the exemptions enable people to …

Automakers just lost the battle to stop you from hacking your car

The vice grip on car software gets forcibly loosened<p>The Librarian of Congress has issued new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as part of a triennial review, and one of them grants people access to parts of the computer software running their cars. While you've always been …

EPA

Estonia is making it easier to cross borders digitally

Imagine if becoming a resident of another country was as simple as opening a Dropbox account?<p>Digital citizenship may now be on the horizon thanks to innovations like Estonia’s first-of-its-kind experiment in e-residency, which gives non-citizens an Estonian digital identity.<p>For Estonia, technology …

Immigration

Life Is Strange: Episode 5 will break your heart (and brain)

The fourth episode of developer Dontnod’s episodic, time-traveling teen adventure game Life Is Strange ended in such a shocking and surprising way that it made me forget that this was a series about temporal manipulation, so I couldn’t really expect those developments to stick.<p>That doesn’t lessen …

Apple partners with American Express to take Apple Pay global

Apple will expand its mobile payments system Apple Pay internationally by partnering with American Express<p>Apple will partner with American Express to bring Apple Pay to Spain, Australia and Canada among others in a global expansion.<p>Chief executive Tim Cook said the mobile payment platform would …

FinTech

Apple’s suppliers are hurting over weak iPad demand

iPad sales dipped below 10 million this quarter for the first time since 2011 — and the lack of demand for tablets is hurting Apple’s suppliers.<p>According to a new report, the Taiwan-based company Coretronic, which provides backlight units for Apple, has been forced to cut down its work force at …

It's still illegal to jailbreak your video game console because of piracy

Regulators don't trust gamers<p>If you're interested in installing unauthorized third-party software on your Xbox One or PlayStation 4, know that it is still considered illegal under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) because regulators don't trust the gaming community not to steal.<p>The …

Gaming Industry

Copyright exemption lets you modify old games to keep them running

You no longer have to dread the day that a game developer shuts off its servers and renders your favorite title unplayable. As part of a series of DMCA copyright exemptions, the US Library of Congress has granted long-sought permission to disable authentication server requirements in games where a …

Nissan IDS Concept Showcases The Future Of Autonomous Driving

The Nissan IDS Concept unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show is the company’s vision of what cars will become in the near future.<p>Central to that vision is autonomous driving, which Nissan says is close to becoming a reality.<p>Its plan is to roll out autonomous technology one piece at a time across …

Eating red and processed meat isn't going to increase your risk of cancer by that much

Contextualizing the World Health Organization's cancer report<p>Yesterday, the World Health Organization threw everyone into a panic by releasing a report categorizing red and processed meat as cancer-causing agents. After reviewing 800 scientific studies, the WHO's International Agency for Research …

Uncharted 4 Multiplayer to Include Microtransactions "From the Outset"

The multiplayer portion of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will incorporate microtransactions from the outset, according to the game's lead multiplayer designer Robert Cogburn.<p>Players will be able to purchase various weapons, tools, and upgrades, but the studio has made it clear that every item can also …

Apple predicting record holiday quarter earnings after quarter trillion dollar year

Despite analyst fears that Apple couldn’t match last year’s record holiday quarter sales of $74.6B, the guidance issued by the company indicates that it expects to do so. Analysts had been concerned that last year’s record sales had been driven by pent-up demand for larger-screened iPhones, demand …

Google's Frightgeist Can Help You Pick an Original Halloween Costume

If you haven’t picked a Halloween costume yet, never fear, Google is here to help. Frightgeist shows you what the most popular Halloween costume …

Google Fiber in Kansas City suffers major outage during World Series

Separately, Fox dealt with major broadcast problems during the game<p>It's a rough, embarrassing night for Google Fiber <i>and</i> Fox Sports. During game one of the World Series, which happens to feature the Kansas City Royals, Fiber's internet and TV services went down completely in the city. "We're so …

Google Fiber

Steam Rice with Orange Rind for a Brighter Flavor

There are many ways to perk up a bland rice routine, from adding a few pinches of saffron to steeping rice in beer to enhance its nutty qualities.<p>One …

Flavors

A historical NASA space rover was sold for scrap in Alabama

Space memorabilia is historically important and very collectable. Just look at last week's auction of a Bulova wristwatch worn on the Apollo 15 mission. The final asking price? $1.62 million. However, not every piece of space kit ends up going to a happy home. According to government documents …

Nintendo is still (slowly) making a profit

Nintendo has launched its big Wii U game for the holidays, and it looks like it is at least partially responsible for keeping the publisher in the black.<p>The company reported the results of the first half of its fiscal 2016, and it revealed that it generated $1.69 billion (204.18 billion yen) in …

NASA is about to get its best look yet at an underground ocean on one of Saturn's moons

The tiny moon orbiting the sixth planet from the sun stunned scientists when they discovered it had an icy plume in 2005.<p>After years of observations, NASA announced earlier this year that Enceladus definitely has a subterranean ocean, widening the search for alien life in our solar system.<p>While the …

Apple Records Largest Profits in Corporate History

Yowza.<p>Reportage on Apple is often done in superlatives, and the latest news that the world’s most valuable company has recorded the largest profit in corporate history will come as no surprise. Clocking in at $53.4 billion USD over 12 months, the profit margin was helped by record sales of the …

How to Use the Returns Counter to "Rent" Stuff From Retail Stores

Stores don’t like it when you buy things that you plan to return, but let’s be honest: most of us have at least considered it once or twice. If …