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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Scientists have found a way to see through opaque material using light

Practical applications are still a long way off<p>Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found a way to see through opaque barriers, <i>Nature</i> reports. This is done by recording wavelengths from visible light, which can pass through solid material like paint or skin. Researchers …

What an epic profile says about the Apple Watch, Jony Ive, and his design notes for new lightsabers

The New Yorker has just published a gazillion-word profile of Apple design god Jony Ive. Take an hour or two to read it, if you can.<p>The most astonishing thing about the piece is that it exists. Clearly, the era of the obsessively press-averse Apple is over. Journalist Ian Parker was given …

Product Design

Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints

Japan emerged from a brief recession in the fourth quarter, but growth was less than forecast, signaling continued problems for the nation's long-struggling economy.<p>The government reported Monday that total economic output, or gross domestic product, expanded at a 2.2% annual rate from October …

Eurozone issues Greece an ultimatum; Athens hopeful of deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European creditors issued Greece with an ultimatum Monday, saying the country must accept a key condition in bailout talks by the end …

Top 5 Android Apps for Movie Lovers | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Board games have gone mobile, books have gone mobile too. Nowadays, almost everything is available for your mobile phone. You can even watch and keep …

How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

Jenn de la Vega / January 22, 2015<p>The <b>#</b> symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as …

The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.<p>Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

What's new in Windows 10 for PCs? A lot.

Coming into today's Windows 10 event, we already knew a lot about Microsoft's latest and greatest. The company explained the thinking behind its new OS back in September, and the Technical Preview has been available for months. The core change comes in the form of a revitalized desktop experience …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Rumored To Sport Major Camera Upgrade, Arriving Sooner Than Expected

There have been lots of rumor swirling about regarding Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone, from its shift in gears from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 platform to Samsung’s own Exynos processor, to field test shipments being spotted with curved displays like the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s …

Ford's new Silicon Valley outpost seeks tech talent

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The earth-toned office building looks like any other here in Silicon Valley, an airy low-rise designed to let the California sun wash over engineers busy building the future.<p>But this new kid on the high-tech block — Ford Motor's new Research and Innovation Center — will have its …

Meet The New King Of Saudi Arabia

King Salman has a history of maintaining order in the royal family. A look at the man who will now rule a country that holds one-sixth of the world’s oil reserves.<p>Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday and was quickly succeeded by his half brother, former Crown Prince Salman. Both men come from …