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Fake Android 'The Interview' app steals bank account details

<i>The Interview</i>, a highly controversial movie that was pulled from major cinemas and distributed mostly online (and only in the U.S.), sounds like a …

Six science stories we can't wait to follow in 2015

Some serious groundwork has been laid. Some amazing instruments are turning on. Some incredible destinations are in sight. If you ask us, 2015 is going to be an awesome year in science.<p>From solar system exploration to new adventures in particle physics to the possible defeat of a microscopic foe, …

Space

Hackers claiming credit for PlayStation outage let anyone use their DDoS tool

Lizard Squad, the group who claimed credit for taking down Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live systems on Christmas, plans to turns …

How LEDs Are Going To Replace Our Lights

Decades-old technology, now making streets brighter for less<p>In December, the Nobel Prize for physics went to the team behind a significant invention: the blue light-emitting diode (LED). While red and green LEDs have been around since the 1960s, figuring out how to make blue diodes bright enough …

Touch ID hackers attempt to take things to next level, no need for physical fingerprint

The hacker who successfully used a fingerprint captured from an iPhone to fool Touch ID now believes it may be possible to perform the same hack without needing access to a physical fingerprint. Speaking at this year’s Chaos Computer Club convention, Jan Krissler – who uses the alias Starbug – …

Report: Windows 10 will have a new browser that's not Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer, Microsoft's venerable but often despised web browser, may be on its way out.<p>That's according to Microsoft Student Partner lead …

Pentagon discloses airstrike against senior Somali militant leader

The United States launched an airstrike against a senior Shabab militia leader in southwestern Somalia on Monday, a<p>Pentagonspokesman disclosed.<p>Rear Adm. John Kirby did not name the target of the strike near the town of Saakow, northeast of the militants' stronghold of Kismayo, saying only that …

Extremism

South Korea propose talks with North over unification amid tension over divided peninsula

South Korea on Monday proposed talks with North Korea to discuss what it calls a range of issues needed to prepare for the unification of the divided countries.<p>It's unclear if Pyongyang would accept Seoul's offer as the country has viewed any of South Korea's unification plans an attempt to take it …

Google’s Gmail blocked in China