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Public Health

WhatsApp design feature means some encrypted messages could be read by third party

Trade-off between security and usability unlikely to permit systematic surveillance, experts say<p>• This article was originally published on 13 January 2017. It has been extensively amended (see endnotes) following a review by the Guardian’s readers’ editor. You can read his findings here<p>A design …

Privacy

China's yuan is joining the IMF's elite group of reserve currencies

From tomorrow, the yuan, also known as the renminbi, will become the fifth member of the IMF's prestigious Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies, alongside the US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound.<p>Analysts say it marks the beginning of a new era for the yuan, paving the way …

Stock Markets

Blink wireless security cameras run for two years on a pair of AA batteries

Hands-on with the anywhere (but outside) camera<p>Over the last year or so we’ve seen an uptick in availability of small and relatively cheap wireless security cameras. I mean truly wireless, using Wi-Fi to transmit data and batteries to provide power. That magical combination of features allows this …

Home Security

Pakistan Isolated: After India-led pull-out, Islamabad admits that SAARC will have to be postponed

Pakistan hinted that the next SAARC Summit in November could be postponed if India has refused to attend the regional gathering. "As per SAARC rules …

India

10 Funny Observations About Sleeping with Someone Who Snores

1.Stages: Coping w Snorer<br>1 Nudge<br>2 Say "You're Snoring"<br>3 Roll them<br>4 Kick/Growl<br>5 Stab w pen<br>6 Scream TAKE THIS CUP O SUFFERING AWAY FROM ME-- Amanda …

White House Contractor's Leaked Email Reveals Secret Service Plans, Michelle Obama Passport

A White House contractor's email appears to have been hacked, leaking material ranging from Michelle Obama's passport to the number of stairs the Secret Service anticipated Joe Biden would be climbing during a trip to Cleveland.<p>The emails were sent from the Gmail account of Ian Mellul, who is a …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

The Science of Why We Buy Clothes We Never Wear

Your closet is probably loaded with clothes with tags still on.<p>As a consumer psychologist and researcher I spend a lot of time peeking under people’s …

Clothing

South Dakota wants to decrease minimum wage

In South Dakota, it's the other way around.<p>Two years ago, South Dakotans raised their state minimum wage to $8.55. The home of Mount Rushmore joined more than half of states that have increased hourly pay above the federal minimum of $7.25. But now, residents will have to decide whether employees …

Democratic Party

SanDisk's 1TB SD card has more storage than your laptop

SanDisk has unveiled the biggest SD card in the world — a prototype card with an outrageous 1 terabyte of memory. The SDXC card is only a prototype at this point, with no details available on price or release date, but it's still an impressive milestone. As SanDisk owners Western Digital points …

SanDisk

Asia has one major infrastructure problem

Picture US$40 trillion. It's a lot of money. It is, for example, bigger than the annual economic output of the United States, China, Japan, Germany and Britain combined.<p>Well US$40 trillion is how much developing Asia needs to spend on infrastructure between now and 2030, says Danny Alexander, the …

Economic Development

The 'forgotten tribe' in West Virginia; why America's white working class feels left behind

<b>Welch, West Virginia (CNN) —</b> Each morning for the last 65 years, 93-year-old Ed Shepard has walked to work to open up the Union 76 service station, here in rolling hills of West Virginia coal country.<p>When he looks out his window, he can see a sweeping mural that shows what life in Welch used to be …

Natural Gas

Microsoft will 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Microsoft has vowed to “solve the problem of cancer” within a decade by using ground-breaking computer science to crack the code of diseased cells so they can be reprogrammed back to a healthy state.<p>In a dramatic change of direction for the technology giant, the company has assembled a “small army” …

Wage gap between blacks and whites is worst in nearly 40 years

The wage gap between blacks and whites is the worst it's been in nearly four decades, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.<p>Last year, the hourly pay gap between blacks and whites widened to 26.7%, with whites making an average of $25.22 an hour compared to $18.49 for blacks, …

Income Inequality

FALSE: NASA Admits It Is in Contact with Alien Species and Just Forgot to Mention It

CLAIM<p>NASA admitted that they were in contact with aliens but failed to officially disclose that information, presuming everyone already knew about …

Drones are revolutionizing the telecommunication industry

Drones are coming -- be afraid, be very, very afraid! While the term drone typically conjures images of the <i>Terminator</i> franchise's sinister Skynet corporation, or modern-day military warfare, the reality is less horrifying, but potentially more lucrative.<p>Drones, also known by the less sinister name …

T-Mobile

Lexus Goes Mirrorless with Its New UX Concept SUV

The Japanese automaker will unveil its next-generation vehicle at the upcoming Paris Motor Show<p>Weeks before the highly anticipated Paris Motor Show (October 1–16), Lexus has released the UX—the 27-year-old brand’s latest concept SUV. While other automakers are touting next-generation vehicles that, …

5 Must-Read Business Books To Become Successful Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship<p>Every entrepreneurs starts their life with a dream to become successful millionaire. To achieve success in entrepreneurial life and …

AAA research finds people waste money on premium gas

DETROIT (AP) — There is no sense paying a premium for premium gasoline if your car is designed to run on regular, according to research by the automobile club AAA.<p>Some drivers occasionally like to treat their cars to higher-octane fuel in the belief it boosts performance. But premium blends can …

Engines

This Company Will Build You a James Bond-Inspired Land Rover Defender

Taken right from the movie Spectre.<p><i>Spectre</i>, the one of the latest movies in the James Bond series, featured an Aston Martin DB10 designed specifically for the film, but the good guys weren't the only ones with the awesome cars. Even the villains drove cool cars. And while we're disappointed we'll …

Land Rover

Everyday Hero: When This Pregnant Woman Couldn’t Find A Seat On A Train, This Man Decided To Stand On His In Solidarity

Well, this story absolutely proves that you don’t need a cape to be a hero.<p>Zack Clifton will tell you he’s just a normal guy, but his small …

How Rome's mayoral crisis could hurt Five Star's national chances

Virginia Raggi’s victory aimed to show M5S was more than just a protest party, but her chaotic tenure is having ripple effects across Italy<p>When Virginia Raggi gave her victory speech on the night she was elected mayor of Rome, she conceded that fulfilling her promise to make the city “liveable” …

Italy

Now's Your Chance to Buy a Real Humvee From Uncle Sam

You'll need a bigger garage.<p>As the military phases out the iconic Humvee, it is left with a surplus of these go-anywhere four-wheel drive vehicles that have been the backbone of the U.S. infantry for more than 30 years. Before this year they've been tough to come by for civilians. But now's your …

Adventure Travel

Nicotine Only Controls You Because You Believe In It

In the battle of you versus cigarettes, your brain has more power than you think<p>Nicotine needs you just like you need it. That sweet release of dopamine only happens if you really believe in it.<p>A new study in <i>Frontiers in Psychiatry</i> found that only smokers who thought that their cigarettes contained …

Princeton tops list of 2017 U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings

Princeton University remains the top national university according to the annual U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Colleges Rankings.<p>The annual survey, released Tuesday, assesses more than 18,000 U.S. based colleges and universities, of which 1,374 are ranked.<p>Princeton University was followed …

College & University