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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 …

David Cameron warns of looming second global crash

David Cameron has issued a stark message that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global economy” in the same way as when the financial crash brought the world to its knees six years ago.<p>Writing in the Guardian at the close of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Cameron says there is …

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

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 Echo <i>(below)</i> is a 20cm-tall black cylinder, that sits in your home and listens to everything you do. You will want it to do this, if …

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

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 group’s top militants.<p>Abdul Rahman al-Athaee, also known as Abu Saja, died in the attack on Friday. A key aide to the Isis …

Conflicting reports on Baghdadi's injury

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has been injured and a close aide was killed in a US-led air strike, reports Iraqi state television.<p>There were no other details about the condition of the ISIL leader in Sunday's report.<p>Earlier on Sunday, a message …

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 …

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3D printing creates film without film

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 pictures as "films", it is not often that we see film any more: we shoot moving images on our smartphones, watch films on …

Emerging Technology

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 …

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

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 by his employer, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, which provides consultancy services to Comcast.<p>O'Rourke claims Comcast …

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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

Facebook provided more details on Friday how it attempts to protect the account information and passwords of its users whose private information …

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 …

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 …

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

I regularly fill this blog with speaker and headphone reviews, but now it's your turn. I'd love to hear from readers about the cheapest, but good-sounding ones out there. One of my go-to budget headphones is the MonoPrice 8323 over-the-ear model, and I've championed the Dayton Audio B652 speakers …

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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 …

MasterCard And Zwipe Unveil Credit Card With Fingerprint Scanner

MasterCard partnered with Zwipe to create the world’s first credit card that combines biometric authentication and contactless payment technology. Financial institution Sparebanken DIN of Norway conducted a live pilot of the Zwipe MasterCard over the last few months.<p>For security purposes, the …

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 …

‘If Jesus Christ Was Alive Today…’: Famous Rocker Throws Down About Celibacy, Same-Sex Marriage Among Clergy

Elton John said gay clergy should be allowed to marry and that Catholic priests needn’t be celibate.<p>Image source: Sky News via YouTube<p>But before he offered those opinions, which he gave during an interview to Sky News that aired Sunday, the famous rocker gave kudos to Pope Francis, saying the …

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 …

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><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Doug McLean<p>By now, millions of people …