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Edward Snowden is the Lavabit user the government was after

There was never hard proof that the government was after Edward Snowden during its pursuit of now-defunct secure email service Lavabit, but that's changed. In an embarrassing gaffe, the feds released unredacted court documents confirming the suspicion everyone had but no one could prove outright.</i> …

A map for everyone who didn't realize just how huge the Milky Way galaxy is

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Milky Way "formed from the inside out," according to Melissa Ness, a researcher who helped produce the largest growth map of …

Universe

Anonymous is crowdsourcing #OpParis, publishes 'noob guide' to hacking

In the 24 hours since Anonymous declared “total war” on Islamic State, the loose-knit hacktivist collective has claimed its first victims by way of leaked information of suspected extremists.<p>If future follows past, Anonymous will no doubt try to win this war through a series of coordinated attacks …

Crowdsourcing

Hacking Collective Anonymous Declares Total War On ISIS Following Paris Terror Attacks

The hacking group Anonymous on Sunday declared “total war” against the Islamic State, the terror organization that claimed responsibility for the attacks on Friday that killed 132 Parisians.<p>Anonymous also posted a video, confirming the message was in response to the events in Paris.<p>According to the …

Elder Scrolls Online: Everything You Need to Know

Exploring Tamriel with friends.<p>The Elder Scrolls Online is built on an ambitious but deceptively simple premise--it seeks to combine the elements of …

Junior Lake's role could increase for Chicago Cubs

MIAMI – He was the forgotten man heading into spring training but Junior Lake has risen from the baseball graveyard to fortify a role with the …

Rand Paul goes off on Hillary Clinton, and says she's disqualified from bashing Uber

Clinton, the Democratic front-runner in 2016, said the "'on demand' or so-called 'gig economy'" needs to be examined. She didn't mention the companies by name, but earlier reports suggested she would take aim at firms like Uber and Airbnb.<p>"Meanwhile, many Americans are making extra money renting …

Rand Paul

Captured ISIS Fighter: Joining Extremists in Syria Ruined My Life

RIMELAN, Syria — A college dropout who surrendered after just three days of fighting for ISIS told NBC News that joining the militant group was the worst decision he ever made.<p>"They burn your life, they leave nothing," the 24-year-old said from a Kurdish-run Syria where he has been held since being …

Google joins other tech companies to create a new video format

Shutterstock<p>Google has teamed up with 6 other tech giants to create a next-generation video format. The partnership includes key players like Amazon, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix and Mozilla (aside from the Search Giant), a collective which is to be named the Alliance for Open Media.<p>You may be …

Mobile Devices

Samsung launches SmartThings internet of things hub

Company bets on the Hub with open protocols to securely connect to range of sensors and third-party smarthome accessories as it takes on Apple and Google<p>Samsung has launched a new hub for smarthome devices, which it hopes will kickstart the evolution of the internet of things (IoT).<p>Its Hub will …

Internet of Things

New Wi-Fi technology will make phones 'aware' of their surroundings

The Wi-Fi radio in your smartphone is already pretty handy at connecting to wireless networks around you, but soon that radio may be able to do so …

Radiation. Government conspiracy. Mass hysteria. There are plenty of theories as to why the residents of a tiny Kazakh mining region keep falling asleep for days at a time, but no answers. BuzzFeed News spends a week there and tries to stay awake.

<b>It was a crisp April morning in 2010</b> when the first person in town fell ill. The handful of women who manned the market in Krasnogorsk, a town in northwestern Kazakhstan, were exchanging the usual gossip over morning tea — how everyone had slept, whose children were causing trouble, what was …

Pluto's Heart-Shaped Landscape Is Weirder Than We Thought

Pics captured by New Horizons from just 48,000 miles away reveal the strange alien world<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completed its flyby of Pluto three days ago, but the most incredible views of the dwarf planet are just coming to light now.<p>On Friday afternoon, NASA released new close-up imagery …

Microsoft gives a sneak peek at new Windows 10 hardware

Microsoft, in the midst of showing off Windows 10 at the Computex trade show in Taiwan this week, has revealed a new range of new PCs, laptops, and tablets designed to work with its newest operating system. In addition to the Asus Transformer Book T100HA shown off earlier this week, also detailed …

The mobile revolution unveiled at Google I/O

Mobile technology has changed the way we find information and entertainment, communicate with friends and family and get things done. Today more …

The multi-million pound corruption scandal engulfing Russia's space industry

The arrest of Dmitry Dyakonov, director of a company called Ekopravo, comes as the space industry faces accusations of embezzlement<p>Russian officials have launched an investigation into one of Russia's most important spaceship builders amid a multi-million pound corruption scandal engulfing the …

Everything Google is rumored to announce at its I/O dev conference this week

On May 28, Google will open its doors to 6,000 developers, pundits, and press for its annual I/O developer conference.<p>Whether you’ve heard of it or not, Google I/O is a big deal; it’s where Google unveils the future of Android, Chrome, and services like YouTube — plus, it’s where the company …

Android News

Chernobyl Fox Makes a Six-Layer Sandwich

Everything Microsoft announced at Ignite 2015

Today Microsoft is making a whole bunch of announcements about its enterprise tooling at the 2015 Ignite conference in Chicago. Here’s a roundup of all the news out of the show.<p>Microsoft previews organizational analytics in Office Delve, coming later this year<p>Microsoft today showed off at its …

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