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When Normal Is Deadly: How Boko Haram Made Us Ok With Slaughter

How we live in a world where a terror attack in Paris seems “unthinkable” yet a massacre in Nigeria seems somehow normal.<p>In the first few days after …

10 Classic PC Games You Can Play Right in Your Browser

Retrogaming

10 children's app trends for 2015

How your kids might be playing, learning and creating on devices this year, as well as how those apps may get them out in the real world<p>Many children are growing up with apps and digital media as part of their lives, alongside reading, physical play, television and other forms of entertainment and …

Apps
Dinosaurs

Dakar Rally Hits the Sand: Pictures

Audi's self-driving car is traveling 550 miles to Las Vegas

Audi is confident that its self-driving car technology is ready for prime time -- so confident, in fact, that it's about to give the platform a very public long-distance test. An A7 Sportback with the mostly autonomous hardware is traveling 550 miles from Stanford, California, to CES in Las Vegas, …

3 things to know about new US sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Here are three things to know about new U.S. sanctions against North Korea over a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, whose movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader has infuriated Pyongyang, which denies responsibility for the cyberattack:<p>___<p>NORTH'S …

North Korea

You can buy these head-tracking headphones instead of 25 speakers

If you want to recreate the movie theater experience at home, you usually have to buy five — or more — speakers to surround your couch. Instead of putting a lot of money into sets of speakers that are going to be confined to one room, 3D Sound Labs has created a set of headphones that can emulate …

Consumer Tech

Nvidia unveils its latest mobile 'superchip,' the Tegra X1

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage at CES tonight to unveil its new mobile chip, the Tegra X1. With 256 processor cores and eight CPU cores, Huang touts it as the first mobile "superchip."<p>The X1 is the successor to last year's K1 processor, and is built atop the Maxwell architecture, which is …

Computers
Justice

How Kim Dotcom (Almost) Saved Christmas From The Lizard Squad [Updated]

A week ago, I read an article that claimed the infamous Lizard Squad had been dismantled for good, taken down not by the FBI, but by a rival group of “whitehat” hackers, Finest Squad. It’s a rather good piece, chronicling how the new group essentially beat the digital vandals at their own game, and …

2014: An amazing year in space exploration

The last 12 months saw some out-of-this-world achievements and incredible firsts – from explorations on Mars to landing on a comet. But there was tragedy too.<p>More amazing image galleries of the year:<p>The year in aviation<br>Weird and wonderful images seen in 2014<p>... and more of our favourite space …

Space Exploration

The World’s Largest Clairvoyance Experiment Has Begun

I met with Hunter Lee Soik, the 33-year-old behind Shadow—an app that lets you record your dreams upon waking and enter them into a massive database.<p>Icelanders call it <i>Berdreymin—</i>the ability to see the future in dreams. On my travels collecting dreams from around the world, clairvoyance has been one …

Paranormal

Sony insider -- not North Korea -- likely involved in hack, experts say

Federal authorities insist that the North Korean government is behind the cyberattack on<p>Sony Pictures Entertainment.<p>Cybersecurity experts? Many are not convinced.<p>From the time the hack became public Nov. 24, many of these experts have voiced their suspicions that a disgruntled Sony Pictures insider …

Russia says Ukraine deal to buy U.S. nuclear fuel poses safety risks

Russia's Foreign Ministry accused Ukraine of endangering public safety in Europe with its decision to buy nuclear fuel for its Soviet-built nuclear plants from a U.S. supplier, saying Ukrainian leaders had failed to learn anything from the 1986<p>Chernobyl disasterabout safe nuclear energy …