Robyn Reed

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Mark Hughes, Man Incorrectly Identified As Dallas Shooting Suspect, Speaks Out

"Y’all have my faces on national news, are you gonna come out and say this young man had nothing to do with it?"<p>A Dallas man says he’s received death threats since being incorrectly identified as a suspect in the fatal shooting of police officers.<p>Mark Hughes had been attending a protest against …

Law Enforcement

'All of a Sudden, You've Seen Them Just Fall': Witnesses Recount Dallas Horror

Witnesses described the ambush of 11 Dallas law enforcement officers, five of whom were killed, as surreal and horrifying Thursday night.<p>Dallas police said they believed two snipers opened fire during a demonstration downtown over recent police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana.<p>"I didn't see …

Black gun owners worried about treatment after shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — One man told an officer during a Minnesota traffic stop that he was a licensed gun owner, and that he was reaching for his wallet, a witness said. The other was on the ground with police officers on top of him in Louisiana when someone shouted "He has a gun!"<p>Police in each …

Obama says America is horrified over Dallas attack

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday tried to channel Americans' horror and outrage over the targeted shootings of police officers, …

Law Enforcement

World's First Off-Grid ReGen Village Will Be Completely Self-Sufficient Producing Its Own Power and Food

ReGen Villages, a completely self-sufficient village that can power and feed itself, is rising across Europe—and hopefully, one day, around the world.<p>…

13 gadgets that let us down and yes, we're bitter (photos)

Here’s What to Expect at Apple’s March 21 Event

Apple sent out press invitations on Thursday for an event at its Cupertino campus on March 21 where it may announce updates to the Apple Watch, iPad, …

Iraqi PM to Seek Billions for ISIS Fight at White House Visit

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will make his first official visit to the White House on Tuesday, where he is expected to request billions of …

UN votes for arms embargo on Houthi rebels in Yemen

The UN security council has approved an arms embargo targeting leaders of Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebels and their key supporters, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son.<p>The vote, taken on Tuesday, was 14-0, with Russia abstaining.<p>The resolution is aimed at ending the Houthi’s military …

Man arrested in Florida for deadly shooting at North Carolina college

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man accused of killing his former supervisor at a North Carolina community college carried out a “calculated plan,” according to police, who on Tuesday said they are investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime.<p>Kenneth Stancil is shown in this …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Gmail for Android puts all your accounts in a single inbox

Flipping between your multiple email accounts in Gmail has always been a bit of a pain, especially on mobile devices but that changes today with the release of Google's new "All Inboxes" option for Gmail's Android app. It does exactly what it sounds like: display every one of your inboxes (even …

You can now test Project Spartan, Microsoft's Internet Explorer successor

Microsoft is releasing a preview of its Internet Explorer successor, Project Spartan, today. The new browser, which will be the default web experience in Windows 10, is part of an update to the PC Windows 10 preview. Microsoft promised faster builds for testers, and it’s delivering on that promise …

Google+ separation begins, photos now available in Google Drive

Google is about to make looking through your old Google+ photos a whole lot easier.<p>Google+ photos will now show up in Google Drive, in a move google hopes will make using its various platforms more seamless. You’ll find a new “Google Photos” menu on Drive in Android, iOS and the Web.<p>From there you …

Google Drive

Amazon is testing drones in Canada, just 2,000 feet from the U.S. border

Amazon is testing its drone delivery service at a "secret site" in British Columbia, Canada. That's according to a report from <i>The Guardian</i>.<p>Although …

Amazon Home Services Gets Its Official Launch

Amazon has officially introduced Amazon Home Services, as TechCrunch reported it would last week, the marketplace for professional services including things like TV installation, house cleaning, waiting, plumbing, electrical work and more. The home services category originally soft-launched in …

Cloud Computing

Fitbit likely paid at least $17.8M to acquire FitStar (updated)

<i>Correction 6:15 p.m. PDT: This story has been significantly updated to clarify the intent and terms of the Fitbit SEC filing.</i><p>Fitbit, long the leader in the fitness wearables space, has reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission its acquisition earlier this month of the fitness app maker …

3D-Printed Weather Stations Could Save Lives In Developing Countries

Predicting natural disasters just got a lot cheaper<p>Weather is free, of course, but predicting it, and anticipating changes like sudden storms or flash floods--that takes technical equipment and sensors. Thanks to 3D printing and cheap commercial electronics, USAID thinks they can bring weather …

Lingua.ly Adds Open Source Translation Platform Tatoeba

Language learning app Lingua.ly has introduced a suite of new features for its iOS app, including the incorporation of open-source phrase translation platform Tatoeba and the ability to adjust difficulty settings to suit your skills.<p>The updated app now lets you select a feed to suit your learning …

U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure

When the government places a location monitor on you or your stuff, it could be violating the Fourth Amendment.<p>If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment.<p>The Supreme Court clarified …

Gear & Gadgets

A scientist who wants to contact aliens has a plan to beam the entire internet into space

One scientist at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, doesn't want to send just one message: He wants to broadcast billions of messages by transmitting the entire internet into space.<p>"Such a large corpus — with its text, pictures, videos and sounds — would allow clever …

Aliens

Solar Impulse plane lands in China

<b>Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, has completed the fifth leg of its round-the-world flight.</b><p>The vehicle, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, touched down in Chongqing in China just after 17:30 GMT.<p>It had left Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) some 20 hours previously.<p>The intention had been to …

Google likely to prevail against Mississippi Attorney General's enormous subpoena, court says

A federal court in Mississippi is convinced so far that Google will prevail against the state's attorney general in a lawsuit over an allegedly burdensome and over-broad subpoena. Google filed the suit a week after <i>The Verge</i> published a report tying Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to a secret …

U.S. Federal Courts

Facebook Can Now Notify You About Events Near You

You’re on Facebook for the brands, right? A new button allows you to get notifications whenever your favorite brand/musician/page is hosting an event near you, so that you don’t miss out.<p>A new section shown in the events dashboard allows you to subscribe to pages to receive notifications when …

Social Media

Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports

Uproar Over Religious Freedom Law Trips Up Indiana’s Governor

Mark Peterson—Redux<p>Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME<p>Susan Walsh—AP<p>Win McNamee—Getty Images<p>Mark Peterson—Redux<p>Jim Young—Reuters<p>Jessica McGowan—Getty …

Church Van Crash On Florida Highway Leaves 8 People Dead, 10 Injured

The van from the Independent Haitian Assembly Of God in Fort Pierce ran a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. Route 27, and landed in a ditch partly filled with water.<p>A report on the incident from the Florida Highway Patrol said that the van from the Independent Haitian Assembly Of God in Fort …

Crash pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - The German pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago before he received his pilot’s license, German prosecutors said on Monday.<p>This was the first acknowledgement from German officials …