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Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia after airspace incursion

Russian fighter jets entered Turkish air space in two separate incidents at the weekend, prompting Ankara to summon the Russian ambassador twice to protest both violations.<p>Meanwhile, the Turkish military has said its fighter jets were harassed by a MIG-29 plane from an unidentified country close to …

Middle East

David Cameron warns of looming second global crash

PM says ‘red warning lights are flashing’ against a backdrop of instability and uncertainty, as G20 summit draws to a close<p>David Cameron: red lights are flashing on the global economy<p>David Cameron has issued a stark message that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global …

WSJ: Department of Justice uses fake cell towers on airplanes to capture data from mobile phones

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the United States Department of Justice has been using planes equipped with devices that pose as cellular towers (called “dirtboxes”) to collect data from suspected criminals’ cell phones—and capturing data from innocent bystanders in the process.<p>The …

Amazon’s Echo and the smart TVs that are listening to and watching everything you do

Pretty soon your toaster will soon be one of the few things that isn’t keeping track of your every move – or at least you’d hope so<p>Amazon’s Echo defies easy description. Actually, that’s not quite true: the easy way to describe it is “creepy as hell”. What’s trickier is explaining what it is.<p>The …

US air strike on Islamic State convoy killed leader’s key aide

US unable to confirm if Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi among casualties, amid warning that Isis leadership would regenerate<p>A key aide to the leader of Islamic State (Isis) has been killed in a US strike on a convoy near the Iraqi city of Mosul that destroyed 10 vehicles carrying a number of the …

Conflicting reports on Baghdadi's injury

A 3-Star General Explains 'Why We Lost' In Iraq, Afghanistan

"I am a United States Army General, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism."<p>Those are the frank opening words of a new book by retired Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger, <i>Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars</i>. Bolger continues:<p>"It's like Alcoholics Anonymous. Step one is …

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

Healthy Eating

3D printing creates film without film

Artist Julien Maire has combined an age-old film technique with modern technology to create something beautiful and new.<p>As our technologies increasingly move towards digitisation, perhaps the old techniques are becoming lost to younger generations. Take film. Although we still refer to motion …

3D Printing

The man who said no to free love: Paul VI heads towards sainthood

Giovanni Battista Montini, a softly spoken cardinal from northern Italy, was elected pope in 1963 and held Saint Peter's chair for 15 years in a difficult period for the Roman Catholic Church, which saw many believers and priests up sticks as populist rebellions swept across the West.<p>His papacy was …

John Paul II

The Week in Review: Catholic Church Debate

Over 19 months ago, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. The pontiff has since changed the face of the Catholic Church, speaking out against …

Comcast sued by customer who claims company got him fired

After complaining about his Comcast service, Conal O'Rourke claims the cable giant contacted his boss and got him fired.<p>Last week, I wrote about the story of Conal O'Rourke. After a year of being dissatisfied with his Comcast service and persistently complaining to the company, O'Rourke was fired …

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

How Facebook protects your account and passwords from hackers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr/SpencerEHoltaway<p>Facebook provided more details on Friday how it attempts to protect the account information and …

Verizon Wireless Service Returns After Brief Outage In Lower Manhattan

In a statement to Business Insider, a Verizon spokesperson said the service disruption began at 4:15 p.m. local time. Everything is working again now.<p>Here's the explanation from a Verizon:<p>At 4:15 p.m. EST this afternoon, we experienced an equipment failure affecting our 1x and 3G voice and data …

Manhattan

Will thumbprint technology mean the death of the PIN?

Credit and debit cards with built-in thumbprint sensors could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords.<p>That is the hope of Mastercard, which is backing a technology developed by a Norwegian company called Zwipe.<p>The BBC's personal finance correspondent, Simon Gompertz, got his …

Mastercard

Readers' Choice: Your picks for the best speaker and headphone bargains

The Audiophiliac wants to hear from his readers about the cheapest, but good-sounding speakers and headphones. How low can you go?<p>For this blog I restrict reviews to new products anyone can find, but you guys can write about a pair of ratty speakers you discovered in the street that still sound …

Privacy in the Internet of Things Era

<i>Wojtek Borowicz, community evangelist at Estimote, freelance writer and a strong believer in the Internet of Things.</i><p>We’ve already entered the Internet of Things: a world where everything is connected, with billions of devices storing and exchanging data about each other and about their users – i.e. …

Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Artyom Astafurov is the chief innovation officer at DataArt and co-founder of DeviceHive.</i><p>To anyone who is tuned into the tech world, it should not come as earth shattering news that machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things have hit a major convergence point in …

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …

Google Street View

Snapchat just ran its first ad and it's for 'Ouija'

Making good on CEO Evan Spiegel's announcement earlier this month, Snapchat ran its first ad this weekend. The brief spot was a sponsored story for the upcoming horror film <i>Ouija</i>, and it's safe to assume that more ads of that stripe are on the way.<p>Snapchat promised earlier this week that its first …

Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.<p>After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like …

Praying to Jesus: From Jewish Messiah to God Incarnate

For untold millions of Christians, asking the "Lord" for guidance, help, and even salvation is a complex and confusing business. Evangelicals often pray the "sinner's prayer," asking Jesus directly to come into their hearts (Revelation 3:20; Romans 10:13). Alternatively, they might call upon God to …

Theology

Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ

On Easter Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of their Lord, Jesus Christ.<p>The account of Jesus' rising from death was …

Christianity

The Book That Changed Reza Aslan's Mind About Jesus

The religious scholar from the viral Fox News interview explains how Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov taught him the difference between faith and religion.<p>Doug McLean<p>By now, millions of people have watched FOX news host Lauren Green’s grilling of writer Reza Aslan. Last week, the clip of the …