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Japan to send phone alerts for incoming missile strikes

Residents of Japan are used to receiving phone notifications of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, but from next week the government will be able to warn them of a whole new threat. On Tuesday, the country's Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) will flip the switch on a new …

Blinkist Arrives for iPad

We brought you news on Blinkist back in January, a subscription service that helps you get to grips with books in fifteen minutes. It’s all about manual curation and condensing, as field experts with a passion for explaining complex matters provide abridged versions of non-fiction titles that can …

Despite 'Outrage' Over Twitter Ban, Turks Hold Off on Street Protests

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shut down another social network on Thursday, blocking access to YouTube just a week after banning …

Censorship is free speech when search engines do it, a US court just ruled

A US District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit March 27 that accused Chinese search engine Baidu of illegally suppressing free speech by censoring information about democracy movements in China on the internet. The decision raises some unsettling questions about the world’s dependency on a handful …

Journalists, media under attack from hackers: Google researchers | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Twenty-one of the world’s top-25 news organizations have been the target of likely state-sponsored hacking attacks, according to research by two Google security engineers.<p>One of the business sites of Internet search engine Google Inc is shown on a computer screen in Encinitas, …

Airline 'black boxes' are drowning in red tape

Tied up in bureaucracy and cost concerns, the flight recorder is growing ever more archaic<p>Air travel has left an indelible mark upon the 20th century. Before the advent of the internet, the worldwide web that brought disparate people and cultures together was composed of flight paths. The face of …

A handset to put HTC back in the conversation

HTC’s new smartphone, the HTC One M8, represents a challenge to Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 and a bid by its struggling manufacturer to regain some of …

I'm suffering from crowdfunding, Kickstarter and Indiegogo fatigue

Some amazing products have been funded on Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding platforms, and that’s great. We are all in favor of smart entrepreneurs, designers, or otherwise creative people finding alternative forms of funding. If you can interact directly with your audience and cut out …

Indonesian Startup Project Shoe Targets The West With Custom Shoes

Everyone knows it isn’t easy for women to buy the perfect shoes that they really love, especially when they have to select from pre-designed ones. Whatever happened to being unique?<p>In response to this, Indonesian investor and entrepreneur Aryo P. Ariotedjo has harnessed the power of the Internet to …

If you back a Kickstarter project that sells for $2 billion, do you deserve to get rich?

Oculus's backers could have had a 145x return on their donation. Here's why that never would have happened<p>The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter, no strings attached. Those donors weren’t looking for a payout; they wanted to support something they believed in, …

Philips Introduces Android-Powered 4K TVs Coming Later This Year

Google TV is likely going away entirely, to be replaced by a familiar face – Android. Philips has just unveiled new Ultra HD (4K, whatever you prefer) TVs (via 9to5Google) that will be running Google’s mobile OS when they hit stores in Q2 of this year. The sets seem to be coming to Europe and …

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …

Mailtracker For iOS Brings Read Receipt Functionality To Apple’s Default Mail Application

Want to stalk people via email, so you’ll know the moment they read your message? Or maybe you want to know if they gave your message a <i>good</i> look, instead of only a glance? Mailtracker, a newly launched app for iPhone, allows you to do just that, and more.<p>Email stalking? Oh god, why am I telling you …

Women In Politics: Coverage Focuses More On Personality Traits, Less On Issues, Study Finds

When female candidates are running for office, is the media coverage different?<p>Yes, according to new research led by Johanna Dunaway, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Mass Communication of Louisiana State University.<p>The study, published in the most recent issue of Political Research …

GOP’s secret anti-choice plot: The shady crackdown on training abortion doctors

Draconian laws to bar abortions are well known. But now there’s a quiet scheme to limit what medical students learn<p>As terrible as the last few years have been for reproductive rights in the United States, growing extremism among antiabortion politicians has resulted in unprecedented awareness of …

Stop debating Mumbai’s reputation and get to the real issue: Cities don’t rape women, men do

“Is Mumbai going the Delhi way?” a poll by a newspaper asks. Insensitive? Flippant? Divisive? All that and more—with absolutely no thought to nuance, opening no new discourse, asking the wrong questions, and trivializing the issue.<p>The posturing, the silly games of one-upmanship played across …

The Geography Of The Gender Pay Gap: Women's Earnings By State

New year, new statistics? Not for the gender pay gap, one of the most oft-contested numbers in gender equality in the workplace. For more than a decade now, the comparison between the median earnings of full-time employed men and women in the U.S. has remained a stubborn 77%–that is, women earn …

Indian woman, 20, killed by her family for eloping with man from 'wrong caste'

A young Indian woman was beaten to death and her boyfriend beheaded in an "honour killing" by relatives after they eloped in defiance of local caste rules.<p>The couple was attacked and killed in front of neighbours in their home village after they were persuaded to return with promises that they …

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10 Australian female politicians to watch

Tony Abbott was criticised last week for referring to Liberal candidate Fiona Scott's "sex appeal", but he's back at it. This morning he praised Scott's answer to a question about his economic plan with the comment: "obviously from that answer she ain't just a pretty face."<p>Well, quite. So while the …

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