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Intel and Warner Bros. sue Chinese company for stripping out video encryption

How do you show users a movie online without letting them make a copy? For streaming services like iTunes, Amazon, and Netflix, the answer has been High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), an Intel-owned system that encrypts the video stream on its way to your screen, preventing it from …

Creationism Whistleblower: ‘Academic Freedom’ Is Sneak Attack on Evolution

The ‘intelligent design’ push in public classrooms failed a decade ago, but since then Darwin’s haters have returned with a new strategy disguised as …

Education

Inside the plot to kill JFK: The secret story of the CIA and what really happened in Dallas

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The official narrative only gets more implausible, especially when you hear the stories of these secret super-spies<p>David Talbot<p>November 22, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government”<p>Those resolute voices in …

Northern California

Apple is refusing Justice Department requests for iMessages

You likely know that Apple's iMessage is encrypted well enough that law enforcement can't snoop on your messages, but it's now very clear that this security is setting up a conflict with the US government. The <i>New York Times</i> understands that Apple refused at least one Department of Justice request …

Windows 10 Is Tracking Your Every Move… Unless You Do This

With hackers getting into jailbroken iPhones, the notorious Ashley Madison personal user data dump and even The Hacking Team breach, we’re all exceedingly aware of how important tech security is these days. You might even consider switching over to the iPod Touch for greater privacy in digital …

Amazon Launches A Food Delivery Service Via Prime Now, Starting In Seattle

Amazon announced this morning that it’s making restaurant delivery an option via its one-hour delivery app Prime Now. The news confirms earlier reports which indicated Amazon was staffing up a new restaurants division to compete with services like GrubHub with hires in both Seattle and New York. …

Dell just got a piece of Microsoft's Surface business

Dell will be targeting sales to business customers, selling the device along with warranties and technical support.<p>Both Microsoft and Dell have massive sales forces, but Dell's folks really know their way around enterprise hardware sales, something that's relatively new for Microsoft. This means …

10 months in, Android Lollipop passes 20% adoption

One in five Android devices is now running the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. The company released its monthly update to the Platform Versions page for Android today, and once again the latest version has increased its adoption share.<p>Android Lollipop has not only passed the 20 …

Android News

Verizon will soon launch free on-demand TV service

You will soon be able to watch some TV shows on your smartphone for free, courtesy of Verizon.<p>The company plans to launch a free on-demand video …

This is the Bentley Bentayga, the fastest SUV on the planet

Bentley has been making a big deal of its entry into the luxury SUV market for some time, and it's finally happening: meet the Bentayga, a 600-horsepower tank of a vehicle that'll hit 60 miles per hour in four seconds flat. The company makes it very, very, <i>very</i> clear that with a top speed of 301 …

11 National Parks That Are America's Best Kept Secrets

You'll want to go to there.<p>Channel Island National Park consists of five islands off the coast of southern California. The islands are so isolated that they house over 150 unique species of plants and animals that are not found anywhere else in the world.<p>Voyageurs National Park boasts beautiful …

National Parks

The world's 2nd wealthiest man has lost over $7 billion this year

While that amount represents one-tenth of Slim's total worth at the beginning of this year ($77 billion), it's enough to hurt. After all, when one's wealth is already so vast that it could buy up pretty much anything on the planet, including small nations, reputation is what ultimately counts.<p>Until …

Mexico

11 Fast Food Orders That Actually Aren't Terrible For You

If you want the 100% healthiest item on a fast food menu, you already know what to do. Get the salad. Or the apple slices. But if you're ordering fast food for a reason (namely, you want a big, gooey, delicious sandwich) yet are still being mindful about your health, here are 11 options that are, …

Waze cofounder tells us how his company's $1 billion sale to Google really went down

The sale was a milestone for Israel's young but huge startup community: The first Israeli consumer-app company to be bought for over $1 billion. In an instant, the whole "Startup Nation" decided to quit aiming for fast exits and build billion-dollar companies instead.<p>Among Israel's tight-knit tech …

Venture Capital

China is in deep economic trouble

It just so happens, however, that doing so at this moment cheapened the yuan, also known as the renminbi, against the dollar — which boosts the competitiveness of Chinese exports and hurts the sale of U.S. goods in China. Politicians ranging from Donald Trump to Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) are …

Kobe Bryant wants to play on Team USA for 2016 Olympics

Kobe Bryantmay not be done as an Olympian.<p>Jerry Colangelo, chairman of USA Basketball, told reporters Thursday night that the<p>Lakersstar told him he would like to “ride out to the sunset” with a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro in the 2016 Olympics, with the understanding that he would like to earn a …

Team USA

Tantalizing Theory Emerges After UFO Sighting In Lightning Storm

Mystery bright orb appears and vanishes in a second.<p>As storm clouds gathered over Oak Park, Illinois, on the evening of July 13, an individual, videotaping an impressive display of heat lightning, also captured something else streaking through the field of view.<p>The image above shows a bright, …

Paranormal

Isis Egypt affiliate posts image showing purported beheading of Croatian man

Image circulated on social media with caption saying Tomislav Salopek was killed ‘for his country’s participation in war against Islamic State’<p>Islamic State’s affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai province has circulated an image online that purports to show the beheaded body of a Croatian man abducted in the …

Islam

Olsen Twins Respond to Class Action Lawsuit From 40 Interns

Unpaid internships are no fun, but 40 current and previous interns of "Full House" alumni Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are now suing the twins' Dualstar Entertainment Group for wage theft. How rude! (Sorry.)<p>According to USA Today, the class action suit alleges Dualstar should have paid interns …

Class Action

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) review: the best budget smartphone just got better

All-day battery, 13-megapixel camera and waterproofing make this a great buy – even if it’s a little more expensive<p>Motorola’s budget Moto G has grown up, but does a better camera, waterproofing and new features justify a more costly price tag?<p>The original Moto G redefined what a budget smartphone …

Phones

This Is the Best Pizza City in America

New York City pizza lovers, it’s time to defend your honor as pizza capital of the U.S.<p>TripAdvisor released a list of the top 10 pizza cities in the …

Malaysian officials say they are close to solving riddle of MH370

A year-long investigation that has baffled aviation experts and spawned of conspiracy theories could be solved as debris confirmed as Boeing 777 jet parts<p>Malaysian officials said they are finally close to "solving the mystery" of MH370 as it was confirmed that plane debris found on the remote …