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Report: Tsarnaev says he has donors

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told his mother that he is receiving donations from people and even has a bank account set up for funds, according to a new report.<p>In a recording of their first phone call from prison, Tsarnaev told his mother that he received about a thousand dollars in …

Science Social Network ResearchGate Pulls Down $35M From Investors Including Bill Gates

While it might sound like a nifty idea to connect scientists around the world to share data and projects, it’s probably time to take ResearchGate …

Today’s amusing analyst rumors … the iRing is back, and Apple going patent-crazy over iOS 7

Who says analysts can’t be entertaining?<p>Topeka Capital analyst Brian White is back pedalling his iRing theory as a controller for the Apple television. In a report this morning reported by <i>Business Insider</i>, he said that Apple will release it’s HDTV set at the end of the year, and repeated the claim …

Evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria attacks reaches UN

Chemical weapons have been used in at least four attacks Syria as crimes against humanity are perpetrated every day, according to a UN inquiry.<p>The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in a report that both sides were deliberating breaking the rules of war against millions of victims.<p>"War crimes …

The People Who Make Your Kindle Screen Are Now Making Screens For These Sleek Smartwatches

Taiwanese display manufacturer E Ink — popular for its paper-like, no-glare "electronic ink" Kindle displays — has introduced a new 1.73 inch version aimed to be used in new wearables.<p>The first product to sport the smaller, 320-by-240 pixel screen is the recently announced Sonostar Smartwatch.<p>While …

The Paranoid Style in Bicycle Politics: A Bicoastal Freak-Out

When Dorothy Rabinowitz implied that New York's bikeshare program is totalitarian, she was channeling rhetoric heard on the West Coast, too.<p>James D. Parker/Flickr<p>That is vapid, paranoid, philosophically incoherent nonsense. By frivolously trafficking in it, I fear that Rabinowitz and friends will …

WikiLeaks' Assange says leaker Manning is 'political prisoner' in show trial

Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, says that Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of aiding the enemy by leaking military secrets, is “the most prominent political prisoner in modern U.S. history” whose alleged crime is "telling the truth."<p>In a lengthy statement …

Boston Bomb Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Getting Financial Donations

Alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has told his mother that people are sending him money and that someone opened an account for him, …

Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

For Carmen Tarleton, the day started out normally enough. Tarleton, 45, had errands to run, a piano lesson to get to, a house to tidy. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day, and for the first time in a long time — the first time since the attack five years earlier — she looked forward to spending it with a …

Why Amazon just splurged on Dora, SpongeBob, and Blue

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Miguel’s Leg Drop May Have Caused Brain Damage, Victim’s Attorney Says

The woman on the receiving end of Miguel’s infamous Billboard Music Awards “leg drop” may have suffered brain damage. This according to Khyati Shah’s …

How $96,000 can buy you a top 10 ranking in the U.S. app store

Can you buy your way to the top of the app store? In a word, yes.<p>Apple may have killed AppGratis for being too good at driving installs, but the “boost effect” of big marketing campaigns, in-app promotions in popular apps, and other somewhat less savory means of driving big download numbers is …

Check out this alleged Chinese copy of the US Sentinel drone

Business Insider reports that the RQ-170 Sentinel drone developed by US defence company Lockheed Martin has been recreated by Chinese military …

You Can Tell The Economy's Okay Because You're Stuck In Traffic

In a bumper to bumper jam while reading this? For the 33% of our readers who are on smartphones, you’re breaking the law if you’re driving. The rest of you can rest assured that your city is in recovery. According to the most recent numbers from the Inrix Gridlock Index, U.S. road congestion jumped …

Police Say an American Tourist Was Gang-Raped in India

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Six months after the deadly gang rape of a 23-year-old in New Delhi set off a wave of protests and a …

How China Made the Tiananmen Square Massacre Irrelevant

24 years after the government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters seemed to signal its doom, the Chinese Communist Party survives. But can it put off political reforms forever?<p>China has achieved the impossible: They've made Tiananmen Square irrelevant.<p>Though obvious today, this outcome was not …

Your Smartphone Can Photograph You, and Share the Pictures, Without Your Knowledge

Imagine if you discovered that your smartphone had been surreptitiously taking pictures of you at times when you thought the camera was off, and forwarding the resulting photos to some unknown stranger.<p>Sound like science-fiction horror?<p>It is actually possible today via cleverly-crafted malware.<p>One …

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson motivated by demotion from Chip Kelly

DeSean Jackson was briefly working with the second and third teams in OTAs, learning the hard way that Chip Kelly doesn't have a depth chart.<p>Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson revealed to Birds 24/7 that he was demoted during the early part of OTAs. Jackson stated that he was working …

Classical music refashioned

The first thing that all the involved parties quickly emphasised about the collaboration between Parsons the New School for Design and the Baltimore …

Japan tests 310mph bullet train

Japan's "floating" trains of the future, designed to travel at speeds of 311mph, have undergone their first test tracks.<p>The new generation L0 Series trains, which employ the latest magnetic levitation technology instead of conventional wheels, will begin commercial services in 2027.<p>The first five …

Conservation group to get 50% of energy from renewables

<b>The National Trust has revealed a plan to generate half of its power from renewable sources by 2020.</b><p>The trust already has 150 individual renewables schemes, but the new document projects how fossil fuel will be reduced across its properties.<p>It aspires to set an example to others by integrating …

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