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Samsung is officially unveiling the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2

Samsung just sent out invites for its next hardware event. And while it doesn’t <i>explicitly</i> say it will be releasing the next device in the Note series, the accompanying graphics and timing make it pretty obvious.<p><b>Update:</b> Actually, Samsung isn’t even bothering to keep any semblance of mystery; it …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

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Google will offer free internet to public housing residents in its Fiber markets

Google is about to make the Web easier to access for many people: it’ll offer free internet to public and affordable housing residents in its Fiber markets.<p>The move is part of the new federal ConnectHome project, announced today, which aims to bring the Web to 28 public housing communities across …

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U.S. court rules that phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, but fingerprints aren’t

While Touch ID makes sense for most of us as a secure and convenient way to protect our phones, there is one group of people who may want to stick to good old-fashioned passcodes: criminals.<p>A Virginia District Court has ruled that while phone passcodes are protected by the 5th Amendment, which says …

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5 Things You Need to Know About Ebola

How you can (and can't) get infected, ways victims can seek help and more facts about the raging virus<p>Somewhere in the American imagination, a few …

Text messages telling welfare recipients to brush teeth leave sour taste

New approach to cutting dental care costs in New Zealand ‘deepens the stereotypes that beneficiaries can’t do anything themselves’, says community group<p>Benefits recipients are being told to brush up on their oral hygiene as part of a New Zealand government text message campaign slammed as degrading …

'You Have The Right To Remain Silent.' Or Do You?

"You have the right to remain silent."<p>Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But new court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.<p>Take the case of California resident Richard Tom. In 2007, he broadsided a car, injuring a girl and …

Mass graves found in Mexico may contain bodies of missing students

Mexican authorities have discovered six hidden graves that may contain the bodies of more than 40 university students who went missing a week ago after clashing with local police in the violent state of Guerrero.<p>The semiofficial National Human Rights Commission said Sunday that experts will conduct …

Ebola patient in Dallas struggling to survive, says CDC head | Reuters

DALLAS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on Sunday and appeared to be receiving none of the experimental medicines for the virus, a top U.S. health official said.<p>Workers in hazardous material suits step out …