Mauricio Rubio

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Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau quits after Justine Damond's death

Minneapolis' police chief has resigned after the fatal shooting of Australian woman Justine Damond by a police officer.<p>Chief Janee Harteau had been …

Policing

CashDash lets you withdraw cash from ATMs without a debit card

The act of withdrawing money from an ATM has largely remained the same, ever since Barclays Bank introduced the first “Hole in the wall” in London, way back in 1967. But now it’s about to see a radical update with CashDash — a range of ATMs launching in London where your debit card is your …

Banking

Why Switzerland never takes sides

What most people don’t know is that the Swiss had to choose a policy of neutrality, because for centuries, they'd been a country of mercenaries.<p>I was sitting in a grotto in southern Switzerland, savouring a regional version of risotto made with local merlot, surrounded by vibrant green mountains …

Europe

Google to radically change homepage for first time since 1996

Search company to integrate its app-based feed of news, events, sports and interest-based topics into Google.com page in the near future<p>Google’s famously simple homepage with its logo and single search box on a white background is set to undergo a radical change for the first time since its launch …

Google

Colombia: Wild Magic

2015TV-PG1h 35m<p>Showcasing the country's biodiversity, this documentary reveals the stunning vistas and native wildlife of Colombia's gorgeous but …

Movies

Google's safeguard against rogue Android apps is now available

Google is acting on its promise to further guard your Android phone against rogue apps. The company tells us that it's rolling out its Play Protect home screen to every Android device running Google Mobile Services 11 or newer. If you see it (it's in in the Google section of your settings, under …

Google

Facebook disables modified link previews to fight fake news

Facebook has begun implementing a new feature that can prevent fake news from making it on the social network. It has started killing non-publisher Pages' ability to edit the link previews that appear on the website when they post a story, including its headline, image and the text snippet that …

Facebook

Google quietly released a killer new feature in Google Maps

Google added a neat feature for cyclists in Google Maps in 2014. Whenever you asked for directions from point A to point B, Maps would also provide a little map with an estimated elevation for each part of the route.<p>Now the same is true for walking directions. For each set of directions, you'll get …

Google

New iPhone 8 Details Confirm Tim Cook's Expensive Gamble

The iPhone 8 is coming, it’s going to pack in as much cutting edge technology as possible, and I think Apple would rather that most of the iPhone community buy another iPhone.<p>With a new OLED display, curved glass, new physical design, inductive charging, and a still to be confirmed change in …

Apple

Colombia, the only risk is wanting to stay

Colombia

Top 10 Things to Do in Colombia, South America

Top 10

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Colombia

China's Online Reading Craze Is So Big It's Challenging Amazon's Kindle

To Yuwei Pan, a regular fix of Chinese novels on her smartphone makes her daily commute a pleasure. But these aren’t just normal stories. Chinese e-books are often serialized; readers wait for the latest chapters of a story, much like viewers catch up with the newest episodes of <i>Game of Thrones.</i><p>They …

China

Top 5 weird dating apps

These are the top 5 weird dating apps. It can be difficult to find the right person who has a real connection with you. There are now lots of ways to meet thanks to new apps, but here are some that use some unusual criteria to match you up. At number 5 is Tastebuds with half a million users. …

Apps

Is Your Startup Missing Out on Optimism?

This column is authored by Raj Mohan Tella, Founding Partner at Brandlogues<p>Startups, ideas and brands need optimism. In fact, they thrive on it.<p>And …

Startups

US study ranks Australian healthcare system among world's best

Australia's healthcare system has been ranked among the best in the developed world by a team of American researchers who have ranked their own …

Health Care

Augmented reality startup WaveOptics has raised £12 million

WaveOptics, an Oxford-based augmented reality startup, has raised £12 million in a Series B round for its display tech.<p>Existing backers Octopus Ventures, Touchstone Innovations, and Robert Bosch Venture Capital took part in the round. China's Gobi Ventures also took part for the first …

Augmented Reality

These Chinese Companies Are Quietly Revolutionizing The VR Industry

At the recent Global ARVR China Summit in Shanghai, there were dozens of companies specializing in augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR, VR and MR, now often to as XR), many of them pushing the medium forward. Compared with announcements by tech titans such as Microsoft, Google and Qualcomm …

Virtual Reality

Amazon may be working on a new messaging service called ‘Anytime’

You’re probably tired of seeing new messaging apps attempting to break onto the scene, but it seems that retail behemoth Amazon may also try its hand at such a service — and it could put all other messaging apps to shame.<p>The company has been surveying users to see what is important to them in a …

Apps

IBM's new mainframe keeps everything encrypted, all the time

Data breaches are bad enough by themselves, but they're made worse when companies don't bother to (or can't) encrypt all their info. It's tantamount to giving hackers the keys to the kingdom. But what to do? IBM thinks it has a simple solution: encrypt absolutely everything. Its latest Z mainframe …

IBM

Major tech firms, internet providers clash over U.S. net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tech companies clashed with internet service providers on Monday over whether a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content should be scrapped by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.<p>A group representing major technology firms …

Net Neutrality

Google to try to get more users to adopt its pop-up based two-factor system

Two-factor authentication is a great way to keep your information safe. While the industry has traditionally used SMS or email to verify if you’re actually you, Google thinks there’s a better way.<p>Using a simple pop-up system, Google will begin notifying users of login attempts to their accounts. An …

Google

A South African startup is using bitcoin to turn digital pirates against each other

The scholarly environs of the New Media research lab at Stellenbosch University in South Africa gave rise to a diabolically clever plan to deal with video piracy in 2015: Lure pirates with bitcoin to find out the source of the contraband material.<p>That project has become the basis for a startup …

Boston

Elon Musk says we need to regulate AI before it becomes a danger to humanity

Elon Musk’s thoughts on artificial intelligence are pretty well known at this point. He famously compared work on AI to “summoning the demon,” and has warned time and time again that the technology poses an existential risk to humanity. At a gathering of US governors this weekend, he repeated these …

Elon Musk

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Australian army to be deployed on domestic soil during future terrorist attacks

The military will be given sweeping powers to deploy forces and even take charge during terrorist attacks under changes to Australia's national …

Terrorism

Be extremely afraid: Elon Musk has a grim warning for US governors on artificial intelligence

<b>Providence, Rhode Island:</b> Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has warned a bipartisan gathering of US governors that government regulation of artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

A terrifying glimpse into what war with North Korea's military would look like

Robert Kelly is an American living in South Korea. As is well known to the more than 25 million viewers who've watched the hilarious video of his …

North Korea

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