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Bernie Sanders unloads on Hillary Clinton over her support from Henry Kissinger

Sanders pointed out that Clinton has touted her support from Kissinger on the campaign trail — and then scorned him as "one of the most destructive secretaries of state in the modern history of the country."<p>"In the last debate, and I believe in her book … she talked about getting the approval or …

Liam Hemsworth Is Trying To Destroy Us All With His Instagram

His social media is the gift that keeps on giving.

Venus, Jupiter and Mars cross paths in pre-Halloween spectacle for last time until 2021

The three planets, all pursuing their ordinary orbits around the sun, will be visible until around October 29 but will be best witnessed on October 26 before dawn<p>Early risers are in for a treat this month, and for those rising early on October 26, the treat will be even greater.<p>Venus, Jupiter and …

Graphene key to high-density, energy-efficient memory chips, Stanford engineers say

The memory chips in phones, laptops and other electronic devices need to be small, fast and draw as little power as possible. For years, silicon …

Access granted: Mobile security at the touch of a finger

Whether spurred by work regulations or the desire for personal data security, many of us spend more time than we'd like entering PIN codes and passwords to access our devices. Biometric authentication tools, specifically fingerprint sensors, can help us reclaim those moments by providing access …

Here are the videos you don’t want to miss this week – October 24, 2015

The Android world never sleeps, and that’s certainly been the case for this past week.<p>This week we’ve managed to bring you our unboxing and first impressions of Google’s new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones, as well as an initial hands-on with HTC’s new One A9. That’s not all, though. We’ve …

Volkswagen reportedly won't give promotions to any managers next year due to diesel scandal

Volkswagen's massive diesel emissions scandal isn't just an embarrassment for the company: by many estimates, it's also going to cost it tens of billions of dollars in fines, lawsuits, and recalls. So the company needs to find ways to cut back spending — and it's turning to its employees to make up …

Netflix will stream the new 'Star Wars' in 2016, but only in Canada

If you're determined to save money by watching <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> at home through a streaming service... well, you'd better live in the True North Strong and Free. Netflix tells <i>Variety</i> that the timing of its Disney deals will only let it stream the new <i>Star Wars</i> flick in Canada, starting …

[App Review] ‘InMind VR’

I have owned a Google Cardboard viewer for roughly a year now and have played tons of games and demos on it. However, out of all the games I have …

Motorola: Either update the Moto E, or stop selling it

A lot of virtual ink has been spilled over the 2015 Moto E — the latest version of Motorola's $149 entry-level 4G LTE smartphone — being abandoned on …

How Airbus plans to reach the edge of space with an engineless plane

If nobody had told me beforehand that the Perlan 2 glider plane was about to make history, I never would’ve guessed there was anything special about …

The Shells of Former Pizza Huts Continue to Shape Our Cities

Like many children of the ‘80s, Pizza Hut occupies a special place in my heart. Those red-roofed, linoleum-floored restaurants are woven into my …

Why I’m cheating on my Apple Watch

After six months of trying to log my runs with my Apple Watch, I finally gave up and bought a dedicated GPS running watch.<p>There’s a lot to like about Apple’s new wearable. The Activity app, for example, is brilliant at helping people lose weight. But the truth is, as a running watch, it sucks.<p>I …

Smartwatches

How That Angry Tweet at a Company Could Get You Hacked

Getting a company's attention over Twitter is becoming an easy and often effective way for consumers to achieve what they want, when they want. Yet the increase in hackers creating fake accounts to interact with consumers — and 'phish' for private information — is a growing concern.<p>It goes …

Mobile payments in the real world: Apple Pay

This is the third installment in out series of editorials looking at mobile payments. First, we took a look at Android Pay, followed by Samsung Pay. …

“Netflix and kill baby Hitler”: A massive Twitter pile-on mocks the New York Times’ time-travel vigilante poll

<b>(AP/Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The New York Times Magazine polls its readers over a classic conundrum, and Twitter users lost their minds<p>Anna Silman<p>October 23, 2015 7:46pm (UTC)<p>On this sunny Friday afternoon, The New York Times Magazine inexplicably decided to poll its readers on whether or not they would …

Time Travel

5 Best New iPhone / iOS APPS (Oct 2015 - Week 4)

Thousands Subscribe to Kid's Dinosaur YouTube Channel, Proves Everything Isn't Terrible

In an astounding act of kindness from the anonymous reaches of the Internet, one kid’s dinosaur YouTube channel skyrocketed to fame yesterday, …

Drake, Adele and Lionel Richie Walk Into an Internet Meme Bar

Make your own punchline. Then put it on Vine.<p>Kara Swisher is a world-renowned journalist — She interviewed Barack Obama! She terrifies Silicon Valley! — and she is my boss. So when she tells me that “we would be remiss if we did not do something with Adele and Lionel Richie this weekend,” as she …

5 Best New iPhone / iOS GAMES (Oct 2015 - Week 4)

Apple’s Magic Keyboard As An iPad Keyboard

Apple’s new $99 Magic Keyboard comes with iMacs, but I think it also makes a great accessory for iPad owners. I went to the Apple Store yesterday to test one out and came away very pleased with the results.<p>The travel on the keys is <i>much</i> better than the previous generation wireless keyboards, which …

The Best Sci-Fi Time Machines Ever

Whether you prefer phone booths, cars or wearable devices, surely there is a time machine out there for you. We've gathered some of the top time …

What's the Secret Behind Porn Superstar James Deen's Big Hollywood Crossover (Video)

“The porn star next door” is starring in a new mainstream TV show, producing short films and dispensing advice in his own sex column<p>After starring in …

One of the world’s largest solar parks set to power an Omani oil field

A solar-powered process called Enhanced Oil Recovery is about to power one of the world’s largest solar parks at an oilfield in Oman, set to be fully …

OSIRIS-REx is complete and will collect asteroid samples in 2016

It seems like only yesterday that OSIRIS-REx got its first scientific instrument: a thermal emission spectrometer that can take the temp of an asteroid called Bennu every two seconds. Now, Lockheed Martin is done building the spacecraft, and NASA's slated to send it off to space in 2016 to collect …

The White House Is Ready For Tech To Step Up In Government

It’s no secret that the tech community has historically reacted with hesitation at the thought of collaborating with the public sector, what with the red tape, bureaucratic processes, lengthy sales cycles and a generally poor standard of implemented technology (remember Healthcare.gov before …

Startups

The secret (and sinister) history of American surveillance

Our modern-day surveillance state dates back to the 1870s, when a new technology launched an information revolution<p>Ariane Wu<p>October 24, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on revealnews.org.<p>From cellphone spying to facial scanning technology to massive data farms, it’s no secret that …

Surveillance

​19 questions you might be asking after seeing 'Steve Jobs'

You've just seen "Steve Jobs", the new movie about the life and times of Apple's divisive co-founder. The filmmakers have said the movie is a "painting, rather than a photograph". So, how much is real and how much is made up?<p>The movie is based on Walter Isaacson's in-depth Jobs biography and …

Concept for NASA's monster rocket passes critical test — and gets an updated look

The design for NASA's future monster rocket — dubbed the Space Launch System (SLS) — passed its last critical design review. That means NASA found that the vehicle’s specifications hold up, and the agency has deemed the design capable of launching into space. Now, engineers can begin the process of …