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Five things to watch for during Trump's meeting with Putin

<b>Hamburg, Germany (CNN) —</b> All eyes will be on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday when the two controversial world leaders meet for the first time.<p>The official bilateral meeting will bring Trump face-to-face with the leader of the country that United States …

Russia

New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly

Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly<p>As humans put ever more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, the Earth heats up. These are the basics of global warming. But where does the heat go? How much …

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Software

Samsung just won a big contract after losing out on Apple's business

Apple, previously one of Samsung's biggest clients, is expected to move its chip making business to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, starting this year.<p>According to analysts who spoke to The Financial Times, the deal with Qualcomm will fill the gap left by the lost business from …

Mobile
Emerging Markets

Force Cortana to use Google instead of Bing

This handy Chrome extension thwarts Microsoft's attempt to make Bing a thing.<p>Windows 10's new search assistant, Cortana, is pretty useful, but she has one big flaw -- all her search results go through Microsoft's search engine Bing. For those of us who live and die by Google, this is pretty …

Obama Boosts Self-Driving Cars With $4 Billion Investment

Self-driving cars have a new supporter: President Obama.<p>After talking in his last State of the Union address this week about investing in the country’s transportation system, Obama and his Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a 10-year, $4 billion plan to fund pilot projects that would …

Autonomous Vehicle

Tim Cook wants the government to affirm support for encryption

In a meeting with government officials, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly asked Obama administration officials to come out in favor of unbreakable encryption.<p>According to The Intercept, Tim Cook criticised officials for their weak position on the encryption debate and said they should publicly state …

Privacy

Video demonstrates using 3D touch screen iPhone 6s to weigh objects, opens up new use cases

Developer Simon Gladman today demonstrated (via Jeff Benjamin) the use of the iPhone 6s display as a way to compare weights of an object, here denoted in a percentage of touch, on Apple’s 3D or Force Touch display.<p>The app called “Plum-O-meter” for obvious reasons is currently a jailbreak option for …

App Store