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Operation Cue, A.K.A. Nuking Houses for Emergency Preparedness

In the 1950s, tourists visiting Las Vegas could sometimes look out into the desert to see mushroom clouds hovering in the air. Sixty-five miles from the city was the Nevada Proving Grounds, a 1,375 square mile site near the Nellis Air Force Gunnery and Bombing Range that hosted a series of atomic …

Las Vegas

How success saving the gray wolf may backfire on environmentalists

After years of systematic eradication by ranchers, the gray wolf was saved by the federal government in the 1990s. Authorities placed the wolf on the endangered species list and reintroduced it to the western US, creating a huge conservation success story.<p>The gray wolf population has bounced back …

Illegal dig unearths ancient Egyptian temple

Seven men have been arrested in Egypt after digging up an ancient temple under a house in Giza, just outside Cairo.<p>Egyptian news website Ahram reports that the illegal excavation revealed the remains of a temple from the reign of Pharoah Tuthmose III.<p>The dig revealed huge limestone blocks covered …

Android Lollipop Hit By Big Battery Life Problem

<i>Update: Google has officially marked the bug as ‘Fixed‘ on its Android Developer Forum. Android Senior Developer Trevor Johns stated: “This issue has been fixed in the latest builds, and this issue is now considered resolved. Thanks everyone.”</i><p><i>The thread has also been locked to stop further comments</i> …

Keira Knightley Posed Topless to Protest Photoshopping

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

Feminism

iTunes Gift Card & Roku Deals - Just Before Holiday Sales

We see $15, $25, $50, and $100 iTunes gift cards discounted all the time – but <i>$70 cards</i>? Today a reputable eBay store is selling physical $70 iTunes …

Dogs feel jealous of rival pets, study finds

Animal behaviour linked to primordial instinct of jealousy similar to that seen in babies when affection is divided<p>To legions of dog-owners, the finding will come as no surprise: it does not take much to make a dog feel jealous.<p>Researchers in the US studied 36 dogs and found that most were …

Researchers find first sign that tyrannosaurs hunted in packs

Discovery of three sets of dinosaur trackways in Canada reveals that predators were running together<p>The collective noun is a terror of tyrannosaurs: a pack of the prehistoric predators, moving and hunting in numbers, for prey that faced the fight of its life.<p>That tyrannosaurs might have hunted in …

Nvidia's New Product Is A Shield Tablet With Tegra K1, Designed For PC And Android Gaming

<i>[Update: The lead rings true, and the details remain the same. Nvidia officially announced the Shield Tablet today, and beyond what I reported it does have some unique "firsts." It's the first tablet to natively support Twitch streaming, the first tablet with Nvidia's Shadowplay gameplay recording,</i> …

Earin Wireless Earbuds Are So Small, They're Almost Invisible

Don’t let the tiny-sized Earin Wireless Earbuds fool you… Although they’re the “world’s smallest wireless earbuds,” they pack quite a punch in terms …

Google Glass Becomes A Gunsight

Oh, this won’t be controversial <i>at all</i>: Tactical sight company Trackingpoint has decided to make Google Glass an accessory to their networked sights, …

8 Things To Know About The Moment Smartwatch (list/video)

Smartwatches are obviously becoming the “new” smartphone. Everyone is releasing their own version of a smartphone, with everyone waiting to see what …

The Biggest Reason People Didn't Sign Up For Obamacare

The top reason uninsured people didn't enroll in coverage under Obamacare this year is they still don't feel like they can afford health insurance, according to a new survey.<p>The findings in a report published by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Tuesday highlight the affordability gap facing …

How Microsoft Created Its 'Star Trek' Voice Translator For Skype

Microsoft, however, is envisioning a future where you'll be able to hold a conversation with anyone around the world without the obstacle of language barriers.<p>At Re/code's inaugural Code Conference, Microsoft unveiled it's real-time speech translator for Skype—a technology that conjures up …

Language

Google's YouTube Video Quality Report Exposes Sub-Par Internet Service Providers

There has been a lot of discussion lately about net neutrality, the state of broadband in the U.S., and dubious deals between large Internet Service Providers and providers of on-demand video streaming—I’m talking about you Comcast and Netflix. How it all shakes out in the long terms is still …

The killer gigabit app? It’s not what you think.

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Don’t wait for the killer app for gigabit networks. The speed is the app. That’s the lesson several businesses and …

Google Plans Low-Cost, High Quality Wi-Fi Networks For Small- And Medium-Sized Businesses, Report Says

Google is apparently planning to offers subsidized, commercial-grade Wi-Fi hardware to small and medium-sized businesses, The Information reports, alongside software to help greatly improve the quality of the Wi-Fi experience at places like doctors’ offices, restaurants, gyms and more. The hardware …

New lawsuit accuses Google of AdSense fraud

The lawsuit seeks class action status and could expose more of the internal workings of how Google manages AdSense if allowed to proceed.<p>A lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google accuses the tech titan of engaging in widespread fraud by canceling AdSense accounts just before they were due to pay …

AdSense

'Secret' App Is Now Available on Android

On the Secret social-networking app, which launched in February, there are no user names, photos, profiles or other clues as to who’s saying what. …

Silicon Valley

eBay Suffers Massive Security Breach, All Users Must Change Their Passwords

The chaos of Heartbleed may have passed, but the number of high profile online hacks continues unabated. According to BusinessWire, auction site and global retailer eBay is the latest victim and has been hit by a huge cyberattack that compromised its main database holding user passwords. An email …

A New Android Phone Will Have The Sharpest Screen You’ve Seen Yet

New photos of the handset have leaked online, providing a closer look at what LG's upcoming Galaxy S5 rival will probably look like.<p>The phone will be called the LG G3, aptly named as the successor to the company's current G2 flagship.<p>The leaked photos, which were initially published by Korean …

Phones

Chaos in southern Ukraine: Deadly fire, choppers down and street fighting

Deadly street fighting, helicopters shot down and civilians being used as human shields.<p>That was the picture that emerged Friday in southern Ukraine as violence escalated amid reports that dozens of people were killed in a fire and still more were shot dead or wounded in street fighting, raising …

The FCC doesn’t want to destroy net neutrality, but it’s going to anyway

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Credit: Gigaom illustration<p>The Federal Communications Commission doesn’t want companies like Netflix or Viacom to have to pay …

Bitcoin-mining malware reportedly found on Google Play

Fake wallpaper apps turned phones into bots for the power- and computationally intensive process of producing crypto-currency, a mobile security firm warns.<p>Researchers have identified more malware at the Google Play store that secretly harnesses users' devices to perform the arduous computational …

Google Play

\’Heartbleed\’ bug was introduced seconds before New Year\’s Day, 2012

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech

The Heartbleed bug is affecting routers, too

Read our Heartbleed defense primer? Good, but the fight for your privacy isn't over just yet: you might have to replace your router, too. Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks have announced that the Heartbleed bug -- a flaw in OpenSSL that lets attackers bypass common security protocols -- has been …