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Iranian video shows U.S. sailors kneeling in surrender pose

The story of 10 U.S. sailors' release from Iranian custody took a new turn late Wednesday, when Iranian state television aired video of what appeared to be the early moments of the crew's capture.<p>The sailors were seen kneeling in surrender position on a boat deck with their hands on their heads, as …

Middle East

LG plans to triple its solar panel production by 2020

While LG's consumer electronics business has been pumping out high-res TVs and other gadgets, its solar panel division has apparently been making plans for its expansion, as well. The company has revealed that it's spending $435 million to add more six more production lines to its facility in …

Professor Stephen Hawking: 13 of his most inspirational quotes - Telegraph

5 Things to Watch For in 3D Printing in 2016

What is 3D printing good for?<p>That’s a question that’s become increasingly relevant in 2015, as the majesty of showing off 3D-printed trinkets has …

People think Ashley Madison might be lying about adding millions of new members since the hack

In July, the extramarital dating website was targeted by hackers who threatened to leak customer information if the site didn't close down.<p>After Ashley Madison's parent company, Avid Life Media, declined to do so, the hackers followed through on their promise, leaking the details of more than 30 …

Ashley Madison

Boys aged six and 10 kidnapped from Slough estate by masked gang

Two boys have been kidnapped by three masked men who burst into a property and ordered them to get into a van, before releasing them shortly after.<p>The two victims, aged six and 10, were ordered to leave the building at about 7am on New Year’s Eve and driven around for several minutes.<p>They were …

Britain's banking regulator ditches review of industry culture

LONDON (Reuters) - A public review of Britain’s banking culture has been scrapped just months after it was announced, with the UK regulator saying on Thursday it had opted instead to work with lenders individually to address any concerns.<p>The move will likely add to the public perception that the …

Investing

Rent Will Be Even Less Affordable in 2016

Currently, high rents and rising home prices are hitting Americans on all fronts, and 2016 will reinforce how the lack of affordable housing is …

Simple shell of plant virus sparks immune response against cancer

Mice tumor free and protected from metastases after treatment<p>The shells of a common plant virus, inhaled into a lung tumor or injected into ovarian, …

Exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal created

A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal …

'The Expanse' And The Physics Of Stealth In Space

A key plot point in the pilot of <i>The Expanse</i> involves a stealth ship, lying in wait for one set of unsuspecting protagonists to come along, at which point it unleashes destruction that will turn out to have disastrous consequences for everyone involved. This is a classic space-opera trope, which is …

Switzerland to vote on banning banks from creating money

Referendum on radical proposal to give central banks sole money creation power will be held after petition gains 110,000 signatures<p>Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether to ban commercial banks from creating money.<p>The Swiss federal government confirmed on Thursday that it would hold …

Kiddie tablets 'grow up' as competition grows

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiddie tablets have grown up.<p>Tablets designed just for kids are getting more sophisticated as they face increased competition from …

Kids

Opec faces a mortal threat from electric cars

The oil cartel is living in a time-warp, seemingly unaware that global energy politics have changed forever<p>OPEC remains defiant. Global reliance on oil and gas will continue unchanged for another quarter century. Fossil fuels will make up 78pc of the world’s energy in 2040, barely less than …

Pre-order this vaporware hoverboard now for only $19,900

We don't like that those small, self-balancing and oft-exploding scooter things have come to be called "hoverboards" any more than you do. After all, they don't even hover. Today, though, ARCA Space Corporation claims to be the latest company to have developed something worthy of the name, though …

The Promise of Virtual Reality is Starting to Look Very Real

Only a handful of virtual reality headsets existed when Alphabet unveiled Google Glass, but the past half-decade has seen billions invested in VR, moving a technology once thought of as a gimmick much closer to the everyday lives of real people.<p>Virtual reality companies raised $1.46 billion in …

China clamours to set global gold prices | Asia

<b>Shanghai, China -</b> A bored security guard walks around the entrance hall of an unremarkable 11-storey building in downtown Shanghai, desperate to kill time. The receptionist, a young Chinese woman, is flopped across her desk, half-asleep.<p>It's a mid-June afternoon at the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), …

16-year-old inventor launches new smartphone lens

The young entrepreneur has sold 4,000 Magnibands and is hoping for a Christmas 'surge' in orders<p>Toby Liew, a 16-year-old A-level student from Gillingham, Kent, has created a macro lens that fits on most available smartphone models, which he hopes will become the next consumer technology "it" gadget.<p>…

Microsoft let off a software pirate if he made an anti-piracy video that got 200,000 views

A hacker named Jakub was found guilty of pirating Windows and other software. He was handed a three-year suspended sentence and a hefty fine—5.7 million koruna ($223,200)—by a Czech court. He couldn’t afford to pay it, so the companies suing him—including Microsoft, HBO, Sony Music, and 21st …

You partly have Eric Schmidt to thank for the new $5 Raspberry Pi

While many of you were supposed to be eating turkey on Thursday, you were instead geeking out over Raspberry PI's newest computer, the Zero: a pint-sized module that costs just $5. But according to a new interview, that $5 computer was originally supposed to cost around $60 -- and you have partly …

UK shoppers set to spend more than £3bn by Cyber Monday

British shoppers are expected to have spent more than £3bn by the time Cyber Monday ends, after the American phenomenon of Black Friday led to an online sales surge.<p>Black Friday bargain-hunters hit the shops – in pictures<p>Read more<p>The retail giant Amazon reported its biggest sales day ever in the …

The Internet Of Things Dominates Recent Mergers & Acquisitions

The lines between between industries as well as non-tech and tech companies continue to get blurrier and blurrier. With the ubiquity of cloud and big data, with the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming a hot commodity interwoven through it all, M&A activity has been buzzing nonstop. Companies with …

Turkey's president warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia not to "play with fire" after reports emerged that Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia.<p>Moscow said it would suspend visa-free travel with Turkey, and its tourism agency head announced on Friday it will ask more than 9,000 Russians …

Russia

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'The delusion is thinking that SpaceX is going to lead the space frontier'

<b>Sean O’Kane: At The Verge, we look at a lot of really crazy stuff that’s going to happen in the next 30, 40, 50 years: self-driving cars, electric cars, private space companies, maybe even private space travel. What do you think is most important or most exciting?</b><p>Neil deGrasse Tyson: I’m not good …

Why you shouldn't compare Blue Origin's rocket landing to SpaceX

For the past year, SpaceX has been trying to gently land its Falcon 9 rocket after launching it into space. The goal is for a large portion of the Falcon 9 to touchdown on a floating barge at sea post-launch, but the two times SpaceX has tried it after a return from space, the rocket was unable to …

Space Travel

Yahoo upsets users by shutting out some customers who use ad blockers

Late last week, some Yahoo Mail users encountered a problem: They couldn't get into their email accounts.<p>When they tried to sign into the service, they were greeted with the message: "Uh oh… We are unable to display Yahoo Mail. Please disable Ad Blocker to continue using Yahoo Mail."<p>The Sunnyvale, …

This tiny drone costs $14 and is perfect for beginners

Christmas morning 2015 is going to be terrifying. Up to a million people—many of them children—are going to find drones under the tree, gifted to them by well-intentioned relatives who have no clue how dangerous these flying lawnmowers can be.<p>The thing about drones is that they can be very tricky …

Drones

Interest rates will stay low for longer - but household debt is a worry, says BoE

Bank of England's chief economist notes that growth in personal loans is 'picking up at a rate of knots'<p>Interest rates are likely to stay lower for longer - meaning that policymakers must stand ready to rein in excessive lending, the Governor of the Bank of England has said.<p>Mark Carney said …

Unofficial app makes PlayStation 4 to PC streaming a reality

Sony's had its Remote Play tech in one form or another since the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, but it didn't truly take off until its implementation on PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita handheld. But that's kind of wasted when nobody is buying the Vita and it's getting zero love from its …