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It's Official: Apple Is Finally Getting Diverse Emoji

Who says Santa Claus has to be white? Until now, your iPhone's emoji keyboard did.<p>A new beta release of iOS 8.3, currently available only to software developers, fixes that. It includes the option to change an emoji's skin color, meaning you can finally choose something beyond the pale pink hands …

Emoji

Families implore teens before they join ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amira Abase told her father she was going to a wedding. Instead, the 15-year-old British girl hopped on a plane with two friends to Turkey -- and police fear they are headed to Syria to join ISIS.<p>"What she's doing is completely nonsense," said Amira's father, Abase Hussen.<p>He implored Amira …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Hydrogen Highways Are Becoming Realities In California

Fuel cell fill-ups aren't just California dreams anymore<p>In 2003 <i>Popular Science</i> asked readers: "Will most Americans be driving hydrogen-powered cars by 2015?" The results to that poll are lost to time, but we already know the answer, even if 2015 isn't over yet. Unfortunately, the green technology …

Alternative Fuel

Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late Was Originally Planned as a Free Release

Last week, Drake dropped <i>If You're Reading This It's Too Late</i> as a surprise release for sale on iTunes, following months of rumors that he had a mixtape in the works.<p>In a new interview with HipHopDX, DatPiff founder Kyle "KP" Reilly revealed that <i>If You're Reading This It's Too Late</i> was originally …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Obama town hall will focus on immigration

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama will participate in a town hall focused on immigration Feb. 25 in Miami with MSNBC and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart.<p>The announcement follows a ruling earlier in the week from a federal judge that temporarily blocked Obama's executive action on immigration. …

Immigration

Code glitch hit 800,000 Obamacare enrollees

A code defect in HealthCare.gov gave the wrong year’s data.<p>The 800,000 Americans who’ve just gotten erroneous tax forms for their Obamacare subsidy can blame a glitch in HealthCare.gov that used the wrong year’s data for the calculations.<p>Or, as one government health source put it, “an intermittent …

Health Care

Farmers Eye Drones For The Future

Drone, drone on the range<p>Even though humans have been farming for thousands of years, there’s always a new trick to learn or a new technology to try. In modern times, these tricks often come attached to small flying aircraft, a fact evidenced by the continued and growing presence of drones at …

Drones

Homeland Security shutdown can be avoided by Friday: senators | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Republican senators said they expected Congress will avoid a shutdown over the Department of Homeland Security, which faces a partial shutdown on Feb. 27 amid a GOP push to roll back President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.<p>Homeland Security Secretary …

Homeland Security

UK security 'failed' to stop girls from going to Syria, family says

The family of British woman suspected of encouraging three London schoolgirls to join the Islamic State in Syria said that officials “failed” to stop them from leaving the country.<p>Shamima Begun, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, and another girl reportedly joined Aqsa Mahmood, 20, in the country riddled …

Terrorism

11 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets That Will Change The Way You Cook

These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.<p>These tools may not be on the market yet, but someday they'll change your life.

Darrell Issa: 'We Should Thank' Rudy Giuliani for Questioning Whether Obama Loves America

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Sunday that the media is unfairly questioning Republicans about Rudy Giuliani's recent claim that President Barack Obama doesn't love America, and insisted that the public should "thank" the former New York City mayor for his comments.<p>Earlier this …

Donald Trump

A Look Back at a Frozen Niagara Falls

Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed

These two security utilities prevent thieves from being able to reset your password to gain access to the contents of your Mac.<p>A nefarious individual could purloin your Mac and bypass your user account password in order to access your data or wipe your system clean and begin using it as their own. …

Information Systems

New ISIS video shows Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers in cages in Iraq

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has released a new propaganda video showing what appears to be Kurdish Peshmerga fighters paraded down Iraqi streets in cages.<p>The video features a man saying the Peshmerga soldiers were captured by ISIS.<p>CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video. But it shows at …

Peshmerga

Why Is the Mystery of Blast Force Brain Injury So Tough to Solve?

Author of National Geographic's February cover story discusses the ravages of traumatic brain injury from battlefield blasts.<p>"Healing Our Soldiers," the cover story of the February issue of <i>National Geographic</i>, is a searching inquiry into blast-induced traumatic brain injury—the signature injury …

Why Henry Blodget Is Wrong And Grossly Underestimates The Apple Car's Potential

The CEO of Business Insider, Henry Blodget, is super-smart and often writes thought-provoking alternative takes on tech. But, recently, he tried to poke a hole in the notion that Apple’s rumored entrance into the car space was going to be a big deal for the already enormous company. He’s just plain …

Henry Blodget

Ready, Set, Power Up—Can the U.S. Win the Race to Create a Superbattery?

The stakes are high for the nation that invents the battery of the future.<p>Ever since the Italian count Alessandro Volta invented the first electric battery in 1799, scientists have sought to ramp up its performance. Even though we have sent a robot to Mars and split the atom, it has proved …

Photographer Peter Lik Has Sold Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Prints

Last December, the art world balked when photographer Peter Lik announced the world’s priciest sale of a photograph: a single black-and-white print …

Lenovo Releases Tool To Remove The Sketchy Exploitable “SuperFish” Garbage It Pre-Loaded On Laptops

Earlier this week, word started spreading that Lenovo had been pre-installing a sketchy adware program called “SuperFish” onto many of its Windows PCs for months.<p>Then researchers started finding nasty vulnerabilities — namely, that SuperFish was using some pretty ugly hacks to tinker with your …

Cybersecurity

Clocking off: Japan calls time on long-hours work culture

As stress levels and karoshi – deaths through overwork – increase, the Japanese government is planning a law to force workers to take paid holiday<p>The regulation eight hours in the office is over. The most important work of the day is done; whatever is left can wait until the morning. This is the …

Japan

UK security services 'failed' over Syria girls

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1147000/1147369_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522211116_da68c2bcdcf9e94992f96ac4f0d964da<p><b>The family of a Glasgow woman who may have encouraged three London girls to join Islamic State say officials "failed" to stop them leaving the UK.</b><p>Aqsa …

United Kingdom

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

South America

The Dream of Delivery Drones Is Alive (And On A Truck)

There's hope for robotic parcel delivery, with or without Amazon<p>Amazon's drone delivery service was never going to work. Not in the United States, at least, and not in the near-future timeframe announced by CEO Jeff Bezos in a credulous <i>60 Minutes</i> segment in December 2013. When Bezos made the …

How A Tiny Bat Might Interrupt A Massive Oil Pipeline

A bat that may soon be added to the Endangered Species List could interrupt plans for a new oil pipeline in the Midwest. The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, intended to carry crude oil from South Dakota to Wisconsin, is nowhere near as big or controversial as Keystone XL. But it’s another flash …

Oil & Gas Industry

Could Apple really be about to make cars?

Speculation that computing giant Apple is to start building cars has been one of this week’s biggest tech stories. But how likely is it – and what challenges does Apple face to become a carmaker? Jack Stewart investigates.<p>At the moment it is all just speculation – a sea of rumour and what-ifs, all …

Mars One mission: 100 hopefuls shortlisted for chance to leave Earth forever

The Mars One project aims to put the first humans on the Red Planet by 2024<p>Amateur astronauts hoping to make history by leaving Earth to live on Mars have been shortlisted for the one-way trip of a lifetime.<p>The final 100 candidates from the Mars One project have been whittled down from more than …

Apple is building a dream team for … everything

As we reported earlier today, Apple has poached Zane Lowe from BBC’s Radio 1. The internationally renowned DJ, producer, and radio host hasn’t said what his position with the company will be, but it seems likely that he’ll lend his unrivaled credibility to Apple’s rumored streaming service.<p>But …

Staples Hackers Made Up To $1 Billion In Bank Raids, Kaspersky Claims

The hacker crew that breached Staples last year and made off with data on as many as 1.16 million payment cards appears to have robbed banks of far more than initially thought. The cybercriminal gang, known as Anunak or Carbanak, may have made up to $1 billion in their exploits, which are ongoing, …

Kaspersky Lab