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Mercury makes rare pass in front of the sun

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers and amateur stargazers turned their sights to the sun on Monday for a rare glimpse of Mercury in motion.<p>Mercury was visible from Earth for the first time in 10 years as it passed across the face of the sun. It appeared as a black dot during its 7.5 hour trip for stargazers with …

Astronomy

HTC 10 bets on speed, battery life and shake-free selfie camera

Taiwanese manufacturer hopes latest flagship Android smartphone will solve user problems, and reignite competition with Samsung and Apple<p>HTC, the manufacturer of the very first Android phone, is betting on speed, battery life and the world’s first optically stabilised selfie camera with its new …

Why 'Straight Outta Compton' had different Facebook trailers for people of different races

For Universal Pictures, one of the problems Facebook helped them sidestep was the fact that white Americans didn't really know what iconic rap group N.W.A. was, or that Ice Cube and Dr. Dre made music.<p>In a panel at South by Southwest, Universal's EVP of digital marketing, Doug Neil, and Facebook's …

African-American News

First on CNN: U.S. Special Ops team captures first ISIS operative

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> U.S. Special Operations forces have captured their first suspected ISIS operative in Northern Iraq as part of a highly secretive targeting team led by the Army's elite Delta Force, CNN has learned.<p>READ: NATO general: Europe migration causing ISIS to spread 'like a cancer'<p>The …

Peshmerga

Leaked teaser video shows off waterproof Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

Samsung isn't officially showing off its next flagship phone until the 21st, there's already a video of it available on a company YouTube channel. Imploring us to get ready for #TheNextGalaxy, the video shows off what we're guessing are the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. There's not much in the way …

A 44-year-old Swedish guy is quietly behind a bunch of pop songs people love

You may have never heard the name Max Martin before, but you definitely know loads of his work, as the 44 year old is the writer and producer behind some of the best pop songs ever made.<p><i>Produced by Adam Banicki</i><p><b>Follow INSIDER</b> on Facebook <b><br>Follow INSIDER</b> on YouTube

Assange feels vindicated by U.N. panel ruling he's being 'arbitrarily detained'

<b>(CNN) —</b> WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange declared victory Friday, expressing vindication over a U.N. panel's judgment that the Swedish and UK governments have "arbitrarily detained" him since 2010.<p>But does this decision mean Assange will become a free man? Or that anything about his status has …

Surveillance

Health officials confirm sexually transmitted Zika case in Texas, first in US

A person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex, the first case of the illness being transmitted inside the United States, health officials confirmed Tuesday.<p>Dallas County health officials said the unidentified patient had sexual contact with an infected individual who had …

No one has been able to solve this cryptic puzzle by a British spy agency

Photo: Spectre/ IMDb.<p>The British intelligence and security organisation GCHQ released a "grid-shading puzzle" over Christmas to keep recipients entertained over the holiday season.<p>But so far, no one has been able to solve it and it's giving codebreakers a headache with less than 24 hours left until …

Mathematics

Banished US veterans lean on each other south of border

They served the United States on battlefields from Korea to Iraq, but now they live in the shadow of the nation they once served, deported to Mexico for offenses as minor as getting caught with marijuana.<p>While many U.S. veterans find adjusting to civilian life difficult, writing a bad check, …

Galaxy S7 Leak Confirms 5 Brilliant New Features

Earlier this month Venture Beat’s Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks – the world’s most famous smartphone tipster, revealed major changes Samsung plans to make to the upcoming Galaxy S7. And now we can start getting excited about them…<p>Taking to Twitter again, Blass has announced that all these …

Phones

Snow day longreads: Curl up with these 15 rich stories

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the longreads are so delightful.<p>If you're spending this weekend indoors thanks to the massive East Coast …

OkMalumKoolKat Has Been Jailed for Sexual Assault After a Performance at a Tasmanian Music Festival

The South African rapper faces one month jail after he assaulted a fellow artist in her hotel room at Hobart's MOFO Festival.<p>OkMalumKoolKat, a South African rapper who performed at Hobart’s Mofo Festival in Tasmania last weekend has been jailed for sexually assaulting a fellow artist sleeping in …

Watch astronaut Scott Kelly play ping pong with a water droplet

Astronauts on the International Space Station may have invented a new sport: water ping pong. No, not the kind you play in a pool, nor the one that’s become a favorite at colleges across the country. This variety is played with a droplet of water instead of a ball.<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly …

Space Science

Passenger who beat his Uber driver should drop his countersuit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Until now, the classic definition of "chutzpah" has been "that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan."<p>If he possesses no other quality, Benjamin Golden at least has that one.<p>Golden achieved 15 …

Privacy

Suspect told his ex he was going to kill an officer, then did, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minutes before Officer Thomas Cottrell was killed, police received an ominous call.<p>A woman in Danville, Ohio, said her ex-boyfriend took off with his weapons Sunday night and was looking to kill an officer, the Knox County Sheriff's Office said.<p>Authorities scrambled to warn Cottrell, who …

Salt Lake City

Samsung just won a big contract after losing out on Apple's business

Apple, previously one of Samsung's biggest clients, is expected to move its chip making business to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, starting this year.<p>According to analysts who spoke to The Financial Times, the deal with Qualcomm will fill the gap left by the lost business from …

Mobile

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview

We think it’s safe to say last year was a big year for the book world. In addition to new titles by <b>Harper Lee</b>, <b>Jonathan Franzen</b>, and <b>Lauren Groff</b>, we …

Books

Police: Suspect in officer's shooting claims allegiance to ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 30-year-old man who allegedly ambushed and shot a Philadelphia police officer sitting in his patrol car confessed he did it in the name of the Islamic State, presumably referring to the terrorist group ISIS, officials said Friday.<p>Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33, was hit three times in the left …

(Update: available one week after launch) Xiaomi Mi 5 arriving in February with Snapdragon 820

The Xiaomi Mi 5.<p><b>Update, January 18:</b> GizmoChina is reporting that Li Wanqiang has now confirmed the Xiamo Mi 5 will be available one week after its launch date. Based on the recently leaked Xiaomi Mi 5 launch, this means the Xiaomi Mi 5 release date will be around February 27.<p><b>Original post:</b> The …

Mobile

5 Apps to Give Your Phone Extra Superpowers

If you’re wanting to go beyond the basic stuff everyone does with their phone—either by extending its capabilities or by taking more control over …

The Real Reason so Many Businesses Fail

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Everything You Need To Know About TV And Movies In 2016

From The X-Files to The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Captain America: Civil War to Rogue One, there are a lot of new film and television offerings to look forward to. In chronological order!<p><b>Note:</b> This list, though long, is of course not everything. There will be movies that come out of Sundance and …

Amazon's holiday hits included instant film and turntables

You'd think that an internet retail behemoth like Amazon would primarily sell a lot of cutting-edge tech during the holidays, but nope -- that wasn't the case this year. The company has posted its annual holiday bestsellers, and it turns out that some of the hottest purchases were decidedly retro. …

this is how the BlackBerry Priv is put together

The BlackBerry Priv’s design has many an Android fan going nuts, but so far its construction has been a mystery. Build quality is still questionable, but the company managed to accomplish a sleek design despite building in a plethora of extra hardware keys (something they are very good at). But how …

Mobile Technology

6 poems to read on Christmas Day

Reading poetry on Christmas might not be a widespread tradition, but maybe it should be. With all the clamor of kids playing with their new toys, family members catching up with one another and basketball blaring on the TV, it's probably a good idea to reserve a little time to yourself.<p>If it's all …

Literature

The 15 most beautifully designed apps of 2015

It’s that time of year again, folks, when retrospective lists reign supreme and reflective musings clog your feeds. This post meets that description, but rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 15 most impressively designed apps …

Apps

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Singapore Airlines bans hoverboards on all flights

SINGAPORE — Add this to the list of holiday woes for hoverboard owners who want to travel with their ride.<p>Singapore Airlines posted a notice on its …