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A Village Council in India Denies Issuing an Order for the Rape of Two Sisters

A village council in India that caused a global outrage over reports that it had ordered two sisters to be raped as punishment for their brother’s …

Meet Genee, Your Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistant

Genee, an artificially intelligent scheduling app, is launching today into public beta so that anyone can have a personal assistant.<p>On the heels of Zirtual’s collapse, Genee hopes to take humans out of the equation entirely with its end-to-end scheduling helper that plugs into any existing calendar …

Lenovo PCs installed custom software even if you wiped them (updated)

Samsung isn't the only Windows PC maker to have hijacked Windows' update process as of late. Users have noticed that some Lenovo PCs running Windows 7 and 8 (such as the Yoga 3) had firmware that automatically downloaded and installed Lenovo's own update software on boot, overwriting a Windows …

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Countries that no longer exist

A map of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. Wikimedia<p>There's nothing quite like the bragging rights of a new, exotic stamp in your passport. However, that won't be happening with the following countries, which, as of astonishingly recently, no longer exist.<p>Whether they lost wars, were adopted by other …

Russian Government Threatens To Block Reddit

The Russian government isn’t too happy with Reddit these days. But it’s not even over critical comments made about the government’s handling of Ukraine, it’s about a single thread on the site regarding how to grow “narcotics.”<p>Roskomnadzor, essentially Russia’s FCC, announced on Vkontakte, the …

Rand Paul launches anti-Trump attack ad — gets called a 'mess' in response

Paul's campaign released an online attack ad against Trump on Wednesday that blasts him for past statements praising Democrats and left-leaning policies.<p>"In many cases I probably identify more as a Democrat," Trump says in a clip from a 2004 interview featured in Paul's ad. "I've been around for a …

IS affiliate in Egypt releases image of slain Croat captive