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With landmark climate accord, world marks turn from fossil fuels

By Alister Doyle and Barbara Lewis<p>PARIS (Reuters) - The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course …

This is the best paragraph I've ever read on gun control and mass shootings

When there are mass shootings in America, whether it was the murder of 14 people in San Bernardino this Wednesday or the murder of 10 people at Umpqua Community College in Oregon just this October, my mind inevitably turns to the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech.<p>That act of mass murder, which left 32 …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b><b>Heavy Russian airstrikes hit the Syrian province of Hama on Wednesday</b>, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, continuing a bombing campaign that started last week.<p><b>2</b><b>. Volkswagen's new CEO, Matthias Müller, said in an interview with a German magazine that the company would launch a</b> …

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Save $100 on iPad mini 3 at Best Buy

If you’re planning to buy an iPad mini 3 then Best Buy is offering a $100 discount for Apple’s 7.9-inch tablet. The deal is available only on select …

[Deal] Amazon offering $5 credit when installing the Prime Instant Video app

Getting a $5 credit to rent movies and television shows from Amazon could not be any easier. Now through June 14, the online retailer will reward …

Deal Alert: Google's Flagship Nexus 6 Currently $150 Off [Limited Time Only]

If you’ve been toying with the idea of picking up a brand new Nexus 6 smartphone then there has never been a better time to make the jump, with …

Apple deals: Macs from $419 - (Jun 05)

Now AAPL Stock: The symbol you provided (<b>"AAPL"</b>) doesn't appear to be registered<p>Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit<p>Apple supplier Cirrus Logic …

Today’s apps gone free: Super Notes, Silvertune, Kids Card Matching and more

Create complex audio and visual notes, tune your six string guitar, and help your little one identify shapes and colors with today’s collection of …

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Today’s apps gone free: 2Do, Musical Paint For Kids, Don’t Die Birdie and more

Focus on the tasks at hand, paint with music, and help Toby collect precious feathers with today’s collection of apps and games.<p><b>All app prices are</b> …

Apps

Russians are using undiscovered exploits to hack governments

If you've been wondering how Russian cyberattackers could compromise the White House and other high-profile political targets, the security researchers at FireEye have an answer. They've determined that APT28, a politically-motivated Russian hacking group, used unpatched exploits in Flash Player …

Undiscovered

5 Things To Know About The Rise Of Open Source

If you still think open source technology is less reliable than proprietary software, or less secure, it’s time to learn more about the private sector’s digital revolution.<p>During the past year major tech brands such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft have adopted a more open source philosophy, …

Watch Out Google, DARPA Just Open Sourced All This Swish 'Dark Web' Search Tech

Google appears to be an indomitable force. But, with today’s release from the US military’s research arm of its Memex search technologies and Europe’s competition investigation into the Mountain View giant, it might be a propitious time for tech-minded entrepreneurs to start building a Google …

Decrypt This: Why is router security so full of holes?

With every fresh wave of new routers and networking equipment that hits the shelves comes the promise of a new age of functionality, usability, and …

New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

Hackers have for years bought and sold their secrets in a de facto gray market for zero-day exploits—intrusion techniques for which no software patch …

Fearing United plane was hacked, FBI pulls security expert off flight

A computer security expert was pulled from his United Airlines flight in Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon, after the FBI feared he had hacked the plane.<p>All it took was a tweet to raise the FBI's suspicion.<p>It sounded like Chris Roberts, a cybersecurity professional from Denver, was about to use his …

United Airlines

10 Awful Words and the People They're Named For

We all want to live forever. But, chances are, you'd rather forego a legacy altogether than have your name be synonymous with a goofy flub like a …

Most of the government's anonymous tiplines aren't secure

When it comes to whistleblowing, privacy is paramount -- just ask Edward Snowden. It's also why news from an American Civil Liberties Association report (PDF) about anonymous government tiplines not using HTTPS encryption is all the more alarming. In a letter to Tony Scott -- not the late …

Cancer cure? Scientists discover ‘unknown’ immunity boosting protein molecule

A “game changer” protein that promotes the body’s immunity to cancer has been discovered by scientists, offering fresh hope the often deadly disease will be conquered in years to come.<p>Researchers at Imperial College London discovered a <i>“completely unknown”</i> molecule, proven to improve the body’s …

Crescent Pumpkin Pie recipe

Print Recipe<p>4 from 2 votes<p>Servings: 8 crescents<p>Pumpkin Pie Crescents<p>Prep Time:<p>8 mins<p>Cook Time:<p>10 mins<p>Total Time:<p>18 mins<p>Author: Holly N.<p>Course: Dessert<p>…

Baking

Cheesy Potato Casserole

<b>Yield:</b> 12 servings<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>50 minutes<p><b>Prep Time:</b><p>5 minutes<p><b>Cook Time:</b><p>45 minutes<p>With just 5 minutes of prep you can have an easy cheesy crowd pleasing …

Recipes

Newfound Mega-Storms on Uranus Pose Planetary Puzzle

Known for calm weather, the seventh planet from the sun is suddenly sporting a series of storms.<p>A distant, icy, green giant—the planet Uranus—appears to have unexpectedly awakened from a long slumber. Astronomers have discovered a yet unexplained rash of extreme storms on the normally placid planet.<p>…

14 Apps That Will Teach You Something New Every Day

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Amazon's Cloud Computing Digital Blind Spot

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Amazon.com cloud computing juggernaut, wrapped up its annual reInvent conference in Las Vegas last week. Host to many thousands of AWS devotees, hundreds of exhibiting partners, and dozens of press and analysts – but not myself. You see, I wasn’t invited.<p>Not for want …