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How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Privacy

Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

Humans are responsible for so many species dying out that we are now in a sixth mass extinction, Stanford University has warned<p>Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction with animals now dying out at 100 times the normal rate, scientists have warned.<p>Humans have created a toxic mix of habitat loss, …

Extinction

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

World History

Pebble Time shipments beginning on 27th May despite rumored financial woes [Update: Pebble response]

Pebble has updated its Kickstarter page, advising that the first batch of Pebble Time smartwatches will begin shipping on 27th May, and that all orders placed through Kickstarter will ship by mid-June.<p>Great news: the first batch of Pebble Time shipments are scheduled to go out Wednesday, May 27. …

Wearable Tech

Vegetarian T-Rex the size of a turkey discovered

New dinosaur - a plant-eating relation of the T-Rex - has been found and named Chilesaurus diegosuarezi after boy who made discovery<p>A tiny vegetarian dinosaur the size of a turkey that roamed South America 145 million years ago has been named after a seven-year-old boy who discovered it while …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

A wide viewing angle, full-colour, holographic 3D display has been built using graphene-based materials.<p>Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've …

​3D Printing in Space Is Really Hard

Long-haul space missions are going to need a way to produce their own supplies.<p>One day in the future, humans might jump ship from Earth and move to space. But with resupply missions from Earth proving both lengthy and costly, we'll need to produce our supplies in space. What will we need for that? …

Audi Has Invented "Blue Crude," An Alternative Fuel Made of Water, Air and Renewable Energy

Audi introduces “Blue Crude,” an alternative fuel made of water and carbon dioxide. Produced as a<p>Audi introduces “Blue Crude,” an alternative fuel made of water and carbon dioxide. Produced as a clean, sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to gas, the new “blue crude” fuel begins by …

Renewable Energy

When Hospitals Move, Who Gets Left Behind?

A growing number of hospitals are relocating to wealthier towns, citing financial necessity, but many see it as a choice to abandon the residents of poorer areas.<p>BELLEVILLE, Ill.—Nearly as old as the railroad that slices through this southern Illinois city just east of the Mississippi River, St. …

China's knockoff Range Rover is back – and there's nothing Jaguar Land Rover can do about it

Given that kind of commitment, the people at Jaguar Land Rover were not happy when a Chinese car company unveiled an Evoque facsimile, called the "Landwind X7," last year at the Guangzhou Auto Show.<p>Now the Landwind X7 is again on display, this time at the 2015 Shanghai Auto show. Not surprisingly, …

Italian Astronaut Wears Star Trek Uniform Aboard International Space Station

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is currently aboard the International Space Station, so she’s already doing an awesome thing that most of us …

Star Trek

Auschwitz bookkeeper admits 'moral guilt' at Holocaust trial | Reuters

LUENEBURG, Germany (Reuters) - A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of being an accessory to mass murder told a German court that he felt morally guilty for his work at the Nazi death camp, describing in detail the grisly killings he had witnessed there.<p>Defendant Oskar …

World History

Calm down dear: the dark side of ‘emotional intelligence’

British chess master Nigel Short recently caused controversy by saying women’s brains aren’t ‘hard wired’ for chess. He also pointed out women have greater ‘emotional intelligence’. But this supposed praise reveals a great deal of cultural preconceptions and gender stereotyping, which suggests it’s …

Emotional Intelligence

With millennials gaining influence, surveillance reform is inevitable

About a year ago, a thirtysomething sculptor in Los Angeles began working on a bust of<p>Edward Snowden. When he was done, he shipped the bust to his artist friends on the East Coast. Just before dawn April 6, the artists crept under cover of darkness into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park and installed the …

Surveillance

Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives

Neanderthals (or Neandertals) are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct species of the <i>Homo</i> …

Qualcomm to use Samsung to build Snapdragon 820 chip

Qualcomm will reportedly use Samsung’s foundries to build its next high-end Snapdragon 820 chipset according to a new report, which suggests that Samsung’s 14-nanometer manufacturing process is the reason for the change from Qualcomm’s past practices.<p>Quoting sources familiar with Qualcomm’s roadmap …

Phones

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Today is "mobilegeddon!"</b> Google is updating its search algorithm today to favor sites that have mobile-friendly options, and demoting sites that don't. The move is intended to address the increasing shift to mobile web browsing.<p><b>2. Elon Musk had an $11 billion deal in place to sell Tesla to</b> …

Startups

Elon Musk should call Larry Page back and see if he can still sell Tesla to Google

A blockbuster deal to sell Tesla Motors to Google fell through in 2013 when a shift in fortunes gave Elon Musk his confidence back, and he called off the agreement, according to a new book.<p>But the Tesla CEO’s initial instincts were right: A sale of his cherished electric car company to a …

Tesla

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Netflix is eating TV's dinner.</b> If it were a TV network, it would be at least the fourth-biggest in the US, and maybe even number two, according to BTIG Research.<p>2. <b>Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, spoke about the TV industry on his company's Q1 earnings call.</b> He said that while linear TV "has been on …

Security expert pulled off flight by FBI after exposing airline tech vulnerabilities

One of the world’s foremost experts on counter-threat intelligence within the cybersecurity industry, who blew the whistle on vulnerabilities in airplane technology systems in a series of recent Fox News reports, has become the target of an FBI investigation himself.<p>Chris Roberts of the …

Intellectual Property

SpaceX’s near-miss barge landing is even more dramatic in this alleged GoPro footage

Tuesday saw SpaceX come agonizingly close to landing its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a barge at sea, and the released footage (below) made the failed attempt seem somehow serene; the rocket drifts into view and floats onto its target like a sycamore seed before toppling over in slow motion.<p>But in …

Space Travel

Putin Says Russia Will Build Its Own Space Station by 2023

Russia

Press me! The buttons that lie to you

Does it help to push the buttons on pedestrian crossings, train doors and thermostats? Often the answer is “no”, as Chris Baraniuk discovers.<p>The tube pulls in to a busy station along the London Underground’s Central Line. It is early evening on a Thursday. A gaggle of commuters assembles inside and …

Computer Science

WikiLeaks republishes all Sony hacking scandal documents

Julian Assange says data ‘belongs in the public domain’ and says hacked files shed light on extent of cooperation between government and Hollywood<p>WikiLeaks has republished the Sony data from last year’s hacking scandal, making all the documents and emails “fully searchable” with a Google-style …

Security

'Suge' Knight is ordered to stand trial, taken to hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was hospitalized again on Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial on murder …

Crime

Netflix has second thoughts about its deals with iiNet and Optus

In its first quarter earnings report of 2015, released on Wednesday, Netflix said that it now regrets the deals it made with Australian Internet …

Disaster Is Inevitable When The Two Decade-Old Stock Bubble Bursts

Six years after the Global Financial Crisis, the U.S. stock market continues to soar to new heights with nary a pullback or correction. In this piece, I will explain why the stock market is experiencing a new bubble that is actually another wave of the bubble that has existed since the mid-1990s.<p>A …

Stock Markets