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West Virginia Football: 3 takeaways from nail-biting win over Baylor

There was another loss for Baylor to deal with, this time against the West Virginia football in Week 8 of the 2017 season.<p>Baylor football came away …

Introducing the new celebrity accessory: bitcoin-style cryptocurrencies

Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah becomes latest public figure to gamble on initial coin offerings to generate serious money<p>Forget a Gucci handbag, massive sunglasses or a teacup Chihuahua – the must-have celebrity accessory for 2017 is a cryptocurrency endorsement deal.<p>So much money is floating …

Cryptocurrency

China Open: Simona Halep seals landmark win over Maria Sharapova

<b>Romanian second seed Simona Halep recorded her first victory in eight attempts over Maria Sharapova to reach the China Open quarter-finals.</b><p>World number two Halep needed just 72 minutes to beat Sharapova 6-2 6-2.<p>She broke Sharapova five times and made only six unforced errors as her Russian opponent …

Tennis

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

This will probably be the most insane video you see today

In a short video clip that has been shared on Twitter and Instagram — and racked up more than a million views online — the young woman can be seen …

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular is a Preorder Sellout

Evidently the higher prices didn’t keep customers away from Apple’s new flagship Watches as preorders started Friday morning. Even though the Apple Watch Sport models range from $329 for the 38mm with Sport Band to $429 for the 42mm, they are all sold out. I just went through all of the models in …

The iPhone X may be very difficult to buy until 2018

Eager buyers should prepare for midnight preorders on October 27th<p>If you’re eager to put down $1,000 or more for Apple’s new bezel-less, OLED-equipped iPhone X, you’ll probably want to be awake and ready at the company’s preorder page come October 27th. As tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo explained in a …

Mobile Technology

Apple questioned about Face ID security by the US Senate

A lot of people quickly raised concerns about privacy and security the moment Apple revealed iPhone X and its Face ID feature. Edward Snowden, for instance, thinks it normalizes face scanning, "a tech certain to be abused." Now, US Senator Al Franken is pressing the tech titan for answers, penning …

Basketball: Sharp-shooting Slovenia shock Spain in Eurobasket semi

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A superb display helped Slovenia storm into their first major basketball final, as they beat champions Spain 92-72 to book their place in Sunday’s Eurobasket showpiece.<p>Basketball - Spain v Slovenia - European Championships EuroBasket 2017 Semi-Final - Istanbul, Turkey - …

This is Motorola’s first Android One phone, likely coming to the US

The next manufacturer to join the Android One program could be Motorola, according to a leak from Evan Blass.<p>Blass just shared a render of an Android One-branded Motorola device. The phone looks identical to the mid-range Moto X4, which Motorola introduced during IFA earlier this month, except for …

Mobile Technology

Winding Tree is the new kid on the blockchain set on disrupting Airbnb and Expedia

Bitcoin and Ethereum may be the stars of the cryptocurrency story, but the real hero is the technology behind them: blockchain. Platforms like Winding Tree, which is operated by a non-profit out of Switzerland, are using the blockchain to disrupt industries.<p>Essentially there are two ways that …

Collection of letters by codebreaker Alan Turing found in filing cabinet

The correspondence, dating from 1949 to 1954, was found by an academic in a storeroom at the University of Manchester<p>A lost collection of nearly 150 letters from the codebreaker Alan Turing has been uncovered in an old filing cabinet at the University of Manchester.<p>The correspondence, which has not …

Alan Turing

LinkedIn loses legal right to protect user data from AI scraping

A Judge today ruled that an analytics company has the right to scrape data from LinkedIn (LI). HiQ, the data gatherer, has been processing publicly available data from LI and using it to train AI models, until May when LI demanded it stop.<p>Scraping is a data-gathering process that pulls relevant …

Harvard Law School

FaceApp changes your race with its latest selfie-editing filters (update)

FaceApp uses neural networks for realistic-looking changes to your selfie photos. Originally, it had filters to add smiles, change your age, change gender or "beautify" your face. Unlike Snapchat's overlays, FaceApp uses deep learning technologies to change the photo itself. Now, a new update adds …

49ers lose former Super Bowl MVP for the season after practice injury

The 49ers got some bad news after Saturday's practice<p>The 49ers haven't played their first preseason game and they've already lost one of their …

Georgia rolls out NEC's facial recognition technology across major cities

Surveillance activities in Georgia get a major tech boost.<p>NEC Corporation has announced its advanced surveillance system has been rolled out across …

Medium snaps up Talkshow and its public chat app

Talkshow's namesake chat-in-public app never really caught on, but that doesn't mean the team's story has ended just yet. Co-founder Michael Sippey has revealed that Medium has bought Talkshow Industries. It's a tiny outfit, but it's important enough that Sippey will become Medium's Head of Product …

Australian PM seeks access to encrypted messages

<b>The Australian government says it wants new laws to force tech firms such as Apple and Facebook to provide access to encrypted messages.</b><p>Some apps such as WhatsApp use end-to-end encryption, making messages unreadable if intercepted.<p>Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that …

Privacy

House price growth 'flattens' to the lowest rate since 2013

House price growth has flattened in the last three months as household finances have become increasingly crunched, according to Halifax's index.<p>The annual rate of growth over a three-month average has slumped to 2.6pc, down from 3.3pc in May and the lowest rate since May 2013. The average house …

Volvo’s electric shift gives Tesla a shock

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Volvo has just given Tesla a shock. The Sweden-based carmaker on Wednesday said it will stop producing new gasoline-only engines from 2019 and shift to a variety of hybrid and all-electric models. That may not appear too significant at first – the company, after …

Illinois House leader: Revenue vote now set for weekend

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The speaker of the Illinois House on Saturday scheduled a key vote on a multibillion-dollar revenue package that would …

Great Depression

Oracle leaps to record as cloud transition hits turning point

Oracle Corp. was late to the cloud revolution, allowing upstarts like Salesforce.com Inc. to find significant market share with software delivered …

Resource Planning

Elon Musk's Father's Day was all sci-fi and tech, of course

Like many dads around the world, Elon Musk is spending his Father's Day making bad dad jokes and receiving the gift wrapped fruits of being a good …

Emmanuel Macron's Party Sweeps French Parliamentary Elections

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron's party, including untested novices, will be sweeping into the lower house of the French parliament, hogging a clear majority of seats after winning an overwhelming victory in Sunday's elections and clinching the young leader's hold on power.<p>Macron fulfilled his …

Elon Musk thinks he can make getting to Mars cheaper than going to college

A new paper lays out the plan, and the SpaceX CEO has tweeted that revisions are coming.<p>Sending people to live on Mars may sound outlandish, but SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is adamant about his plan. And now, we know a little more about how he sees this all coming together.<p>Space technology journal New …

Gulf plunged into diplomatic crisis as countries cut ties with Qatar

Qatari diplomats ejected and land, air and sea traffic routes cut off in row over terror and regional stability<p>The Gulf has been hit by its biggest diplomatic crisis in years after Arab nations including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of …

Saudi Arabia

As hero died protecting teens in Portland, his wedding ring and backpack were stolen, police say

By Susan Hogan<p>, Deputy editor, Morning Mix<p>Ricky Best was stabbed to death last Friday on a Portland light-rail train when he and two other passengers tried to calm a man yelling anti-Muslim slurs at two teenage girls. Best and the two other stabbing victims have been hailed as heroes.<p>Now, Portland …

A New Trick for Male Birth Control: Switching Off Sperm's Power | WIRED

Author: Megan Molteni. Megan Molteni Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.15.17.<p>Time of Publication: 4:03 pm. 4:03 pm<p>Scientists Found Sperm’s Power …

US lawmakers call on Trump to spell out Syria strategy

Members of the US Congress from both parties have backed President Donald Trump's cruise missile strikes on Syria, but demanded he develop a strategy for dealing with the broader conflict and consult with Congress on any further action.<p>In the biggest foreign policy decision of his presidency, Trump …

Canada's Largest School District Stops New Trips to U.S. Over President Trump's Travel Ban

Canada’s largest school board is not happy with President Donald Trump’s travel bans.<p>The Toronto District School Board said Thursday it was stopping …