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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Rebuilding A Walled Garden Under Google

Following on from my look at the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S5 here on Forbes, I want to turn my eye to the software and the user interface of the South Korean flagship handset.<p>More than the any part of the highly specced Galaxy S5, from the fingerprint sensor and heart-rate monitor, to the …

White House seeks legal immunity for firms that hand over customer data

Obama administration asks legislators drafting NSA reforms to protect telecoms firms complying with court orders<p>The White House has asked legislators crafting competing reforms of the National Security Agency to provide legal immunity for telecommunications firms that provide the government with …

This is how the world's finest supercars sound in the morning

The best way to knock the sand out of your eyes.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, starting an internal combustion-engined automobile was genuinely dangerous. Adjusting the spark advance (manually, of course) was crucial—if not adequately retarded, it would send the crank spinning violently …

Sony Adds $350 Worth of Free Goodies to the Xperia Z2

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The release of the Sony Xperia Z2 has been long awaited in the United States. While we don't know …