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Signal's super-secure messaging app lands on Android for the perennially paranoid

If the expression ‘just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they aren’t after you‘ is one that you keep close in mind and you’re outraged by the mass spying by government agencies (you really should be), then you’ll also probably be pleased to hear that Snowden’s favorite messenger is now …

Apps

Supper with the Psychedelic Society – tales of therapy, poetry and ayahuasca

Speakers at an event in north London describe their positive experiences of drugs such as psilocybin and LSD, part of a wider resurgence<p>Amid an abundance of food and drink, flickering candles and a heady air of altered states,100 or so people in north London’s New Unity church watched John, a …

John Oliver Started a Website for Definitely Real Political Quotes

In the wake of the tragic shooting at a college in Oregon, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson misquoted Thomas Jefferson — and John …

Thomas Jefferson

Whitney Houston's Daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Has Died at Age 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has passed away at the age of 22, ET reports.<p>"She is finally at peace in the arms of God," the Houston family said in a statement. "We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these …

5 Travel Rip-Offs to Avoid

<i>Bradley Gordon / Flickr</i><p>Whether it's relaxing on a Caribbean beach, sightseeing through Europe or road tripping through a national park, travelers shell out money for vacations in hopes that the experience will be worth the expense. Most people plan to splurge a little while on vacation, however, …

Nasa test out engine for world's most powerful rocket

Nasa has completed a test of an RS-25 engine, which will power the Space Launch System to make it the most powerful rocket ever built<p>Nasa calls it the Clark Kent of rocket engines because of its commonplace exterior yet ferocious power, and it hopes that one day the RS-25 engine will power its <b>Space</b> …

The Wikimedia Foundation Turns On HTTPS By Default Across All Sites, Including Wikipedia

The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia and a number of other wiki-based projects, announced this morning that it’s now implementing HTTPS by default across all its sites in order to encrypt its traffic. The decision, it says, will make it harder for governments and other third parties to …

Information Security

iOS 9 is turning the iPad into what it always wanted to be: the new-age PC

Split-screen multitasking and more pave the way for a more serious iPad<p>Apple's upcoming iOS 9 has a bunch of under-the-hood performance improvements and new features, like a new, more intelligent personal assistant. While all iOS devices dating back to 2011's iPhone 4S will benefit from the new …

The FCC Just Made It Easier to Raise Your Cable Rates

The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion has quietly ap­proved a pro­pos­al that could make it easi­er for ma­jor cable pro­viders like Com­cast …

Net Neutrality

Jawbone's lifeline is coming in the form of a Huawei fitness tracker

Huawei's TalkBand B2 is the first device not made by Jawbone to integrate with its fitness platform<p>Jawbone is opening its Up fitness tracking platform to third-party devices, and the Huawei Talkband B2 is the first dedicated fitness tracker not made by Jawbone to integrate with it. Available today …

Rezence wireless charging coming in 2016, says Intel

The battle for the future wireless power standard has been a long and complicated one and the market is about to become a whole lot more competitive. The merger between the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matter Alliance (PMA) has become a done deal within the past 24 hours and …

Dark Web scanning software could detect the next 'Sony hack'

The first Sony executives knew about the calamitous data breach, which would send their emails spilling across the Web, was an image of a skeleton flashing up on their computers screens with the warning: “…this is just a beginning.”<p>If the hackers hadn’t decided to publicly embarrass the company, …

Security

Skype fixes bug that caused 8 characters to crash the app

Just last week, we learned about an iOS bug that rendered the iPhone's Messages app unusable after a certain string of characters was sent via text …

Skype

Stephen Hawking: 'I would consider assisted suicide'

Stephen Hawking has said he would consider ending his own life if he became a burden to others or if he had “nothing more to contribute”.<p>But the physicist and cosmologist told a forthcoming BBC programme he knows he has much more scientific work to do, despite his advanced motor neurone disease.<p>“To …

Pinterest introduces 'buyable pins' allowing direct product purchase

Social photo-sharing service moves into e-commerce, creating option for users to browse items by price and colour – and purchase with a click<p>Social photo sharing service Pinterest is introducing a “buy button” allowing users to purchase products pinned to its boards.<p>The site and mobile app has long …

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

Body Language

Nintendo's new 'NX' console will reportedly run Android

Nintendo has already said that it won't be talking about its new NX console until 2016, but that hasn't stopped a few tantalising details from slipping out to the press. <i>Nikkei</i> reports that the new hardware could use the Android operating system, as Nintendo seeks a more open platform that's already …

Diving into M: tablets get split keyboard and dynamic notification shade placement

We were all very excited by the new features and software upgrades released and announced at Google I/O 2015 this past week. Included was the release of the Android M developer preview for a short list of Nexus devices. Including the Nexus 9 tablet, which we just happen to be giving away for free …