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Leaking iPhone case gives 9-year-old girl an iPhone-shaped scar

Olivia Retter purchased a New Look iPhone case for her iPhone 5c. Sadly, the permanent scar the 9-year-old girl got from it wasn’t quite the “new look” she was going for.<p><i>The Daily Mail</i> shares the gory details of how this little girl’s simple iPhone case ended up resulting in a permanent chemical …

How to Hack WiFi Password from Smart Doorbells

The buzz around The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing, and it is growing at a great pace.<p>Every day the technology industry tries to connect another …

U.S. Navy's Robot Firefighters Prepare for a Test Run

A former United States naval vessel will be set on fire this August, and the Navy will send robots to put out the blaze.<p>The Navy is testing robots …

Awesome Free-Floating Wooden Skateboard Ramp

(Images via Myles McGuinness)<p>Taking a spin on this free-floating skateboard ramp is not only more thrilling than busting smith grinds at your local …

Obama's Team Shuns U.N. Human Rights Council Drone Talks

The United States apparently wants nothing to do with a United Nations Human Rights Council discussion on whether the country's drone strikes may …

Uruguay accepts US request to take five Guantanamo inmates

<b>President Jose Mujica of Uruguay has said his country will take five prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba.</b><p>Mr Mujica said he had agreed to a request from President Barack Obama to take some of the detainees remaining at the controversial US military camp.<p>He added that the five …

Uruguay offers to take Guantanamo prisoners

Uruguay's president has said he is open to taking a number men being held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay.<p>Jose Mujica said on Thursday that his country had agreed to receive the prisoners and called the decision a matter of human rights. However, a US official said no agreement had been …

WW1 bombs polluting drinking water in France and Belgium

Two Belgian workmen have been killed by a First World War shell, which they had dug up on a building site.<p>Every year hundreds of tons of ammunition is found in northern France and Belgium. Now there's also concern that it's contaminating the water table with dangerous chemicals.<p>Angus Crawford …

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Syrian Forces Reclaim Historic Crusader Castle From Rebels

The gray stone crusader fortress Krak des Chevaliers has dominated the principal road from the ancient Syrian capital Damascus to the sea for 900 …

Malaysia Airlines: 'This is not a normal investigation' | China

The crisis over Malaysia's missing Flight MH370 would surely test any government. But Malaysia's handling of the search, investigation and communication with the outside world has thrown it into an uncomfortable spotlight and caught it severely off guard.<p>The catastrophe is exposing the deep fault …

The final 54 minutes of communication from MH370

As the Malaysian government confirms that the MH370 crash was 'an accident', we republish the cockpit communication aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, from its taxi on the runway to its final message at 1.19am of 'all right, good night'.<p>The last 54 minutes of cockpit communication aboard …

GarageBand for Mac Updated with MP3 Export, New Drummers, and More

Apple today updated GarageBand for Mac to version 10.0.2, bringing several improvements including the ability to export tracks in MP3 format and three new Drummer options in the $4.99 content pack.<p>What's New in Version 10.0.2- Improves stability and addresses a number of minor issues<br>- Adds the …

Layar brings augmented reality and a QR code scanner to Google Glass

Google(s goog) Glass got an unofficial augmented reality app on Thursday as Layar introduced its immersive platform to the wearable device. The beta …

President Obama may ditch his BlackBerry for an Android phone (update)

President Obama has long complained that his job doesn't permit the luxury of carrying an iPhone. Prior to his election, Obama owned a personal BlackBerry that was replaced with a custom, highly-secure model once he reached office. But it seems Obama may have the chance to switch to Android before …

Google Wants Everyone To Stop Hating On Glass

All social issues aside, Google Glass is an impressive kit of technology. However, that might not be enough to secure its future. The novel PR campaign that is the Google Glass Explorer program seems to be failing. So much so that Google has started firing back at Google Glass haters with a series …

Pocket's prototype for Android Wear saves articles right from your wrist

Googled unveiled Android Wear this week and encouraged developers to build apps purpose-built for the wrist. Pocket is among the first companies to rise to the challenge, showing off a prototype version of a software development kit for Android Wear today that will let you save links directly from …

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

<b>First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's</b> …

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Netflix's Reed Hastings calls out weak net neutrality rules, 'reluctantly' pays ISP tolls

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix has finally chimed in with his own statement about net neutrality and the deal his company struck with Comcast. As written in a blog post, the traditional standards recently overturned by a Verizon lawsuit (which prevent ISPs from restricting or meddling with data) …

Netflix CEO Slams Web Companies Over Net Neutrality

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gave Internet service providers a strongly worded piece of his mind over net neutrality in a blog post on the company's website on Thursday.<p>In a post titled "Internet Tolls And The Case For Strong Net Neutrality," Hastings laid out why cable giants should be doing more to …

Sprint is shuttering stores and laying off repair techs to help cut its losses

Sprint isn't content to keep writing its financial statements in red ink. To that end, the company is shuttering 150 service and repair centers, 55 of its lowest performing retail stores and laying off some 330 repair techs. A handful of call centers have been closed, too. While these might seem …

Even Barack Obama may get rid of his BlackBerry

The White House is testing alternatives to the long-time favorite smartphone of President Barack Obama, reports the Wall Street Journal. If Obama does switch to an Android-based phone, from BlackBerry, it would be a major blow for the ailing Waterloo, Ontario-based company.<p>Two models reportedly …

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Apple Watch review: Apple Watch one year in: My (kinda sorta) everyday companion - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Beautifully constructed. Handles messages well. A solid fitness tracker. Hundreds of apps. Can send and receive voice calls via an iPhone. Lots of design choices. Apple Pay-enabled. Stores music for local playback over Bluetooth.<p><b>The Bad</b> Battery only lasts a little more than a day. Most …

Microview Shrinks Arduino Into A Teeny, Weenie OLED Module

Do you desire a teeny, tiny, little Arduino board with OLED display? You bet you do! Microview is a new “chip-sized” Arduino on Kickstarter that costs $45. What can it do? All kinds of stuff!<p>You basically get a micro controller and a lot of inputs and you can drive the display via software, …

LG launches webOS smart TV platform in Europe

LG is releasing its webOS smart TV platform in Europe, alongside a host of new products<p>LG is releasing its webOS smart TV platform in Europe, which will be included in more than half of the company's new TVs introduced this year.<p>LG promises the user interface will facilitate an "optimised, …

Are carrier-free SIM cards on the way?

<i>Jonathan Ah Kit</i><p>Does the fact that current SIM cards are tied to specific carriers actually benefit anyone other than the carriers? What if device manufacturers like Samsung and Apple could sell you smartphones with SIM cards already in them? Your network connection could change on the fly, or you’d …

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Transcend curries 4K favor with faster SD cards

Memory card maker Transcend announced higher-speed SD cards on Friday that are geared for videographers shooting high-resolution 4K video.<p>Transcend's new SDHC and SDXC cards are graded UHS-1 Class 3 and come in two varieties. The "Extreme" models have read and write speeds of 95MBps and 85MBps, …

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 pre-orders start March 24

The Galaxy S5s are coming. AT&T(s t) and U.S. Cellular(s usm) pre-sales just started today, and T-Mobile(s tmus) will be opening up its pre-order …