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‘Potentially catastrophic, extremely negligent’: Postpone or move Rio Olympics, Canadian lawyer urges

TORONTO — The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved to other venues because of the global threat posed by the Zika virus …

WATCH: It's Illegal to Know or Distribute This Number

Just having this number in your possession could get you arrested.<p>Despite the law being one of the most ancient and fundamental aspects of being a …

Mathematics

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos—Again

Just one year after scientists in China made history by modifying the DNA of human embryos, a second team of Chinese researchers has done it again. …

Deepest part of the world's ocean is incredibly noisy, scientists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Unlike deep space, the deep sea is not a silent oasis, according to newly released recordings.<p>Researchers shared audio clips of ambient noise that were captured at a depth of more than 36,000 feet, about 7 miles, in the Mariana Trench, near the U.S. territory of Guam, according to a …

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Netflix wants to pay travelers $2000 a week to post things on Instagram

IT’S EVERY TRAVELER’S DREAM: to travel and get paid to post cool pictures on Instagram. It’s a real thing, now: Netflix is offering travelers $2000 a …

Middle East

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

Nintendo's first mobile game launching in March

Nintendo’s imminent jump into the mobile space has been all the hype. The gaming giant has seen plenty of requests to bring its popular titles to smartphones and tablets. We are not quite there yet, but at least Nintendo is already taking the first baby steps toward that direction.<p>Last October …

Xiaomi Mi 5 online listing seemingly reveals high-end specs

Not long ago, Xiaomi’s co-founder indicated we should expect to see its next flagship, the Mi 5, launch sometime after the Spring Festival (also known as Chinese New Year). The only other fact we knew for sure was that it will be powered by Qualcomm’s newest processor, the Snapdragon 820, which is …

Samsung quietly announces Chromebook 3, promises better battery life

Lightweight laptop will be available early this year<p>Samsung this week announced the Chromebook 3, quietly unveiling its new laptop after the company's press conference at CES. The 2.5-pound laptop has an 11.6-inch display with 1366 x 768 resolution, and is powered by an Intel Celeron N3050 CPU. …

Under Armour and HTC built an entire fitness ecosystem

Under Armour is a king in the realm of sport apparel. But it's been laying the ground work for sometime now to become a bonafide technology company. It started some years ago with the E39 and eventually the company moved on to the Armour39, but both had fairly limited use cases. In late 2013 …

The mysterious case of the dead North Korean doctors and their wives

Even by the standards of news about North Korea, this story is bizarre: Two North Korean doctors working in Cambodia died over the weekend, …

Malaysia Airlines pilot realises plane is flying in the wrong direction after 8 minutes

The pilot questioned why the plane leaving from Auckland airport was not taking a more direct route to Kuala Lumpur<p>It was only eight minutes into a Malaysia Airlines flight that took off from a New Zealand airport when the pilot realised something was wrong. It was heading in the wrong …

PSA: If you got a drone for Christmas, it probably needs to be registered with the FAA

Over the holidays, many of us got our hands on a drone. If you haven’t flown it yet, there’s something you <i>may</i> have to do before you venture outside today.<p>Any drone over 0.55 pounds (and up to 55 pounds, including the camera) must be registered with the FAA. Tiny drones — those that fit in the palm …

Hideo Kojima's first independent game is a PS4 exclusive

Konami's loss is PlayStation's gain: Tonight Sony announced an exclusive collaboration with legendary game developer Hideo Kojima, the auteur responsible for the <i>Metal Gear</i> and <i>Zone of the Enders</i> franchises. In the announcement video from PlayStation below, Kojima says that he's making a new …

Rumor: Sony to have two Xperia Snapdragon 820 flagships for 2016

<b>Update, December 18:</b> Separately from the report from <i>CNBeta</i> that we cited below, <i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that Sony will cut down on the number of models it releases in 2016. The Japanese company may shutter its Taiwanese R&D facilities and reduce the number of manufacturers it partners with. Sony will …

Japanese police want to fight illegal drones with bigger drones

The new set of rules are designed to improve safety as the remotely controlled machines grow rapidly in popularity. It means unmanned aircraft weighing more than 200 grams can no longer be flown in designated built-up areas, a law that overnight brings an end to all drone flights over Tokyo's 23 …

America's middle class is smaller than ever

For the first time in more than 40 years, the middle class is no longer a majority in the US, according to data released by the Pew Research Center.<p>This year, "120.8 million adults were in middle-income households, compared with 121.3 million [adults] in lower and upper-income households …

Beijing is publicly shaming polluting companies on Weibo

After the past week spent battling hazardous levels of pollution in Beijing, city authorities are publicly shaming businesses, factories, and …

Rattles and wet carpet: Beware these used car red flags

It always amazes those in the automotive sales and service business that a great many consumers will purchase a pre-owned vehicle without some …

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Allies will remember Canada’s withdrawal from the IS fight

Every member of the Canadian Parliament, or any Canadian citizen, who is interested in the fight against the Islamic State should watch, read or listen to Hilary Benn's speech in the British House of Commons this week.<p>Mr. Benn is the Labour Party's shadow foreign secretary. His party is riven by …

FBI California terror probe focused on mystery woman

A change came over Tashfeen Malik two or three years ago.<p>She started dressing more conservatively, wearing a scarf that covered nearly all her face, and became more devout in her Muslim faith, according to some who knew her in Pakistan.<p>But her path from there to the bloody events of this past week …

Finally, a smartphone you can wash with soap and water

What's better than a waterproof smartphone? How about one you can clean with soap? Kyocera, which has done a line in toughphones for several year, revealed exactly that. Launching in (particularly soap-themed) pink, white and blue options in Japan, don't let the <i>kawaii</i> design fool you -- the phone …

Want a sleek Windows 10 phone? Go to Japan

Just last week, Microsoft began selling the Lumia 950, the first Windows 10 mobile phone, and though the software showed promise, the hardware itself was lacking in charm. Now, Japanese design firm NuAns is set to release the "Neo," a sleek handset that should make for a nice alternative to the …

Is Donald Trump an American fascist?

<i>Michael R. Marrus is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto. His latest book</i>, Lessons of the Holocaust, <i>will appear in a few weeks.</i><p>Something snapped in American commentary on Donald Trump in the past week or so. Until now, mainstream …

This fitness tracking app pays you to walk more

Having a hard time motivating yourself to exercise? What if somebody offered to <i>pay</i> you work out? That's the idea behind Bitwalking -- an app, digital currency and marketplace that pays its users 1BW$ (Bitwalking dollar) for every 10,000 steps they take.<p>The idea behind the app is about more than …

Donald Trump Knows He’s Copying Hitler, Doubles Down On Muslim Registration Promises

Yesterday, GOP front-runner Donald Trump said that he wouldn’t be opposed to requiring Muslims in America to register in a national database and possibly carry special identification based on their religion. While some people applauded the plan, others wondered if Trump knew that ideas like his had …

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ASUS Chromebit officially launched, $85 Chrome desktop on-a-stick available soon

Having previously announced the Chromebit in March, today, ASUS and Google are officially launching the HDMI stick-based Chrome OS computer. The little stick essentially turns any HDMI-equipped screen or monitor in to a basic Chrome OS desktop and costs just $85…<p>ASUS’ Chromebit will deliver …

Donald Trump and T-Mobile's CEO clashed on Twitter, and things got ugly

In one corner, folks, we have an outspoken businessman running for president. In the other, the outspoken CEO of T-Mobile.<p>Grab some popcorn, because …