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The New York subway system runs on 100-year-old technology

But every day, hundreds of trains run through the largest subway network in the world on century-old technology. When things go wrong — as they have been doing more and more often— the delays pile up.<p>Let us not forget that we're heading into one of the most challenging times of year for the NYC …

Trains

Homeless French man writes a bestseller

A homeless man's uplifting memoirs about his 27 years begging on the streets of Paris has become a bestseller in the lead up to Christmas. Jean-Marie Roughol's 176-page book, Je tape la manche: Une vie dans la rue (My Life As A Panhandler: A Life on the Streets), has sold nearly 50,000 copies and …

Do Americans Prefer a "Democracy" or a "Republic"?

On December 1 Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton spoke about voting laws at an event recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She argued that "the right to vote is so fundamental to our democracy." One day later, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio …

Government

Why Republicans Continue to Deny Climate Science

Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail are digging themselves into quite a hole. Climate change is both a critical issue for our world's security and sustainability, and a key political issue that could help decide who wins the White House in 2016. And yet Republicans continue to deny …

Climate

OnePlus X review: cut-price smartphone that looks and feels premium

Chinese upstart’s latest Android device is excellent value for money with great screen, good camera and dual-sim support – if you can manage to buy one<p>The OnePlus X offers quite a lot of bang for your buck in terms of specifications, design and build – it looks like a premium smartphone but costs …

Phones

La Terre, c'était mieux avant. La preuve en images.

La <b>NASA</b> a attendu le début de la COP21 pour publier une nouvelle collection de photos et elles ne présentent pas la Terre vue du ciel. Non, en …

NASA

Quels sont les meilleurs smartphones haut de gamme Android en 2018 ?

- Réduire<p>Huawei P20 et P20 Pro<br>• Samsung Galaxy S9 et S9 Plus<br>• LG V30<br>• Razer Phone<br>• Essential Phone<br>• Sony Xperia XZ2<br>• Sony Xperia XZ2 compact<br>• Conclusion<br>• Commentaires<p>…

Mobiles

Test de la Samsung Gear S2 : enfin du nouveau sur une montre connectée

- Réduire<p>Introduction<br>• Fiche technique<br>• Design et ergonomie<br>• Logiciel et navigation<br>• Tizen vs. Android Wear<br>• Autonomie<br>• Prix et …

Crime

Huawei Mate 8 is a 6-inch behemoth with plenty of battery life

You know who's been the world's third biggest smartphone manufacturer for nearly three years? Huawei, that's who. Despite strong competition from …

Attaque contre l’hôtel Radisson de Bamako : état d'urgence et deuil national

L'état d'urgence a été décrété au Mali pour une durée de 10 jours après l'attaque, suivie d'une prise d'otages, dans l'hôtel Radisson Blu de Bamako. Dix-neuf personnes ont été tuées. Un deuil national de trois jours a également été annoncé.<p>Après l’attaque sanglante, vendredi 20 novembre, de l'hôtel …

Terrorisme

Donald Trump's 10 Rules for Book Writing -- Based on His New Book, 'Crippled America'

<i>This article first appeared in the The National Book Review.</i><p>1. <b>Praise Yourself Profusely</b> - Trump's self-directed compliments include: "I know I am a great builder"; "I couldn't even tell you how many magazine covers I've been on"; "I've built a great company and a massive net worth"; "I'm rich. I …

Donald Trump

Le groupe de rock U2 s'est rendu près du Bataclan pour rendre un hommage aux victimes des attaques terroristes le samedi 14 novembre. Les musiciens se sont rendus sur place après l'annulation de lors deux derniers concerts qu'ils devaient donner dans la salle de Bercy à Paris. Irish band U2 lead singer Bono, guitarist The Edge, drummer Larry Mullen Jr and bass player Adam Clayton pay homage to attacks' victims near the Bataclan concert hall on November 14, 2015 in Paris, a day after a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris. Photo: STEPHANE REMAEL POUR LE MONDE (@lemondefr) #France #Paris #Attacks #Music #U2

France Has A Powerful and Controversial New Surveillance Law

The law authorizes the government to tap phones and computers of terrorism suspects without much oversight.<p>As it plans its response to a series of six terrorist attacks Friday night that killed 129 and injured 352, the government of France will likely step up its efforts to keep tabs on the …

Surveillance

Attentats à Paris: Du CIO au PSG en passant par la NHL, les hommages du monde du sport se multiplient

Les hommages se multiplient. Depuis vendredi soir et les attaques terroristes qui ont frappé Paris, causant la mort d’au moins 128 personnes, le …

You can now add a Facebook profile filter to show solidarity with Paris

In the wake of the Paris attacks yesterday, Facebook has been quick to surface some of its tools to help users alert their friends and family of their safety. Now, everyone around the world can also show support by adding a French flag filter to their profile photos.<p>The filter is similar to what …

Attentat au Bataclan : le groupe Eagles of Death Metal, sain et sauf, raconte

Hier soir, vendredi 13 novembre, un attentat d'une violence sans précédent a touché la France. La salle de spectacle parisienne Le Bataclan a été …

Soldiers on Patrol in the Streets of Paris: Pictures

French Government

Blackphone 2 review: privacy doesn't have to come at the cost of usability

New Silent Circle smartphone promises to be the most secure and private Android device available, and delivers with surprising ease of use<p>In a world of unscrupulous apps and tech company tracking, the Blackphone 2 promises to help keep your personal information private without getting in your …

Gear & Gadgets

Un objet spatial inconnu fonce vers le Sri Lanka

Le 13 novembre 2015 à 6h20 TU, un objet non identifié va entrer dans l'atmosphère au-dessus des eaux territoriales du Sri Lanka.<p>Découvert en 2013, …

What it's like to be a conscript in the Russian military

Hundreds of thousands of young Russian men are drafted into the country's military every year, a practice carried over from the Soviet Union-era and the Tsarist systems before that.<p>Russia's military is set apart by a bullying culture that's generally more extreme and widespread than in other …

Russia

Astronomers Are Excited About the 'Halloween Asteroid'

An asteroid large enough to wreak continent-wide devastation will pass by the Earth. On Halloween.<p>Astronomers could not be happier about it.<p>Nicknamed "The Great Pumpkin" by NASA, the asteroid formally known as 2015 TB145 will provide scientists with needed knowledge of asteroids — valuable both for …

Asteroids

Jeb Bush ridiculise la France

Le 3e débat républicain a eu lieu hier aux Etats-Unis. Il opposait tous les candidats, de Jeb Bush à Donald Trump en passant par Carly Fiorina ou Ben …

Donald Trump

A Canadian couple took an extremely bizarre trip to North Korea — here's what happened

Of all the places they've been, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has been the most memorable by far.<p>They were shocked to see how heavily tourists are supervised there, as well as how little some North Koreans knew about outside cultures.<p>"It's like traveling to a different world," Justin …

North Korea

Malgré l'opposition d'Apple et de la Silicon Valley, CISA voté par le Sénat US

Le Sénat américain a voté cette nuit, à une large majorité, le <i>Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act</i> (CISA), par 74 voix pour et 21 voix contre. La …

Justice

US fears Russia could sever undersea internet cables

Officials are concerned over increased activity along major fiber-optic routes, according to The New York Times<p>US officials are growing concerned over the activity of Russian submarines and spy ships near undersea internet cables, <i>The New York Times</i> reports, fearing that they could be used to cut …

Cold War