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New Google Maps Hack Shows What Cities Around The World Look Like Under Water

Earlier this week the US government released its National Climate Assessment Report, which revealed that regions all around the country are experiencing the affects of climate change. Now, environmental awareness advocate Carbon Story has launched a World Under Water hack for Google Maps that shows …

Associated Press News

How your voice could become a password for banking on your smartphone

With passwords and PINs increasingly being targeted by hackers, speaking could become a new method to access secure accounts.<p>Voice biometrics – technology that knows who you are based on your voice characteristics – is already being used by banks and telecom companies globally for better security, …

Financial Services

Google blows up cloud pricing; your move, Amazon

So the most commonly heard comment at Google Cloud Platform Live was: How will Amazon(s amzn) respond? It has a chance to do so Wednesday at its …

Microsoft Should Have Acquired Oculus Rift, Not Facebook

I’m worried about the Facebook acquisition of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.<p>Sure, getting in on the rising tide of VR technology may have long-term benefits for Facebook.<p>But I’m more concerned with what this means for video games—not just the type of video games we can expect on the …

Jay Leno’s McLaren P1 Delivered, First In The U.S.: Video

Would it surprise you if we told you that Jay Leno is getting delivery of the first McLaren P1 on this side of the Atlantic?<p>Of course it didn't shock …

Microsoft makes its Evernote competitor OneNote free, launches it on the Mac

Ten years after the app’s Windows debut, Microsoft is finally launching OneNote, its note-gathering service, on the Mac. Best of all, the app is now free for all users.<p>In a move that clearly amps up competition with similar note taking app Evernote, OneNote’s expansion also marks the debut of a …

Apple Said To Be Launching An 8GB iPhone 5c Tomorrow

Apple is preparing an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c for launch, according to a series of new rumors today. There’s a reported leak of a document from German carrier O2 alerting its staff to the new phone (received via our Tips line from Caschys Blog), and an apparent image of a barcode identifying …

Navy SEALs take back control of hijacked tanker

U.S. Navy SEALs have taken control of a commercial tanker that had been seized by three armed Libyans this month.<p>In response to the U.S. operation, a leader of the armed federalist group that seized oil ports in east Libya last year released a statement on Monday.<p>In that statement, Ibrahim Jadran …