Anthony Aloysius

25 Flips | 1 Magazine | 12 Likes | 42 Following | 207 Followers | @aanthonyalo4snc | Keep up with Anthony Aloysius on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Anthony Aloysius”

Russia successful in second attempt to start Progress spacecraft

"On Sunday night, the orbit of the ISS was successfully corrected," Roscosmos told Russian news agencies after an initial attempt to switch on the spacecraft's engines was unsuccessful.<p>The operation by the Progress M-26M cargo vehicle, which is moored to the Russian module Zvezda, began just after …

This $1 million Mercedes is like an armored private jet for the road

The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is one of the most powerful, rugged, and luxurious off-roaders to ever hit the market.<p>For the vast majority of the G-Wagon's clients, the battle-tested Benz is way more truck than they will ever need. However, for certain customers, there's a need for extra layers of …

Japan smartphone can be unlocked with a glance

A new smartphone fitted with iris recognition technology enabling users to unlock it with their eyes alone, unveiled in Japan<p>A high-tech new smartphone that users can unlock with their eyes alone is due to go on sale in Japan this month.<p>The new phone is fitted with iris recognition technology that …

Wall Street

Indonesia urged to end military recruit virginity tests

Indonesia is facing calls to stop virginity tests for women seeking to join the military, with a leading rights group calling the practice "cruel, inhuman and degrading".<p>Human Rights Watch (HRW) said interviews with female members of the military showed that the examination, normally conducted …

Uber accused of stealing trade secrets

Uber, which is facing lawsuits from drivers, passengers and regulators over its ride-hailing service, is now being accused of stealing trade secrets from a man who says he invented the technology behind the app.<p>Entrepreneur Kevin Halpern says he founded a company called Celluride Wireless in 2002 …

Startups

Why Microsoft is calling Windows 10 'the last version of Windows'

"Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10." That was the message from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist speaking at the company's Ignite conference this week. Nixon was explaining how …

First HD video of gravity waves rippling into space

Gravity is typically thought of as an invisible force keeping us all inexorably Earthbound. But now a team of researchers from the National Center …

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

Finland sent letters to 900,000 military reservists reminding of what to do in a 'crisis situation'

The potential mobilization of 900,000 people in Finland would be a massive undertaking. With a population of only 5.2 million citizens, conscription would extend to one sixth of the country's entire population and would include citizens between the ages of 20 and 60.<p>Finish defence minister Carl …

FAA warns of Boeing 787 glitch that could cause 'loss of control of the airplane'

Modern airplanes are basically a giant computer, and the latest reminder of that fact came Friday.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a …

Aviation

Facebook’s secret plan to kill Google — and become the second trillion-dollar company in the process

Facebook is out to kill Google. There, I said it. You probably think I’m crazy, but there are a bunch of macro-trends coming together, as well as several moves that Facebook got right. that support this. But first, a disclaimer: I’m the cofounder of AdEspresso, a Facebook partner that manages …

The CEO of AshleyMadison is ready to reap the riches of infidelity

Everyone told Noel Biderman not to start his company, AshleyMadison, an internet dating site for infidelity. His parents, friends, lawyers he'd …

Startups

The Saudi Princess and the Multi-Million Dollar Shopping Spree

Saudi princess Maha bint Mohammed bin Ahmad al-Sudairi reportedly tried to stiff some of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques for $20 million and skip out on a $7 million dollar hotel bill. James Reginato follows her trail.<p>It’s an old gambit—slipping out of a hotel in the dead of night to dodge the …

Robots push iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to the edge

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge isn't even on sale yet but that's not stopping people from putting the company's latest flagship to the test.<p>While we've …

Phones

Lose Weight and Lower Blood Pressure With DASH Diet

What we want is to not need the Doctor. Though I don't think we can avoid these highly trained professionals, we can use their services only for …

Why you love Taylor Swift ... even if you don't want to - CNN.com

Taylor Swift is known for confessional lyrics that slyly chronicle her romances with famous (and not so famous) men. But on occasion, Swift also speaks up when away from the mic. Here's a look at what we like to call Swift-ology.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Quoted: Taylor Swift<p>On identity<p>On celebrity<p>On rebellion<p>On …

The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM

At that time of day all over the world, most people are experiencing a "largely pleasant social interaction."<p>If there's a time when you'd seem least likely to be doing the same thing as someone else, a good guess might be about 7 p.m. Late at night, most of us are sleeping. During the day, most of …

IBM gets a high-profile customer who was a big public proponent of Amazon's cloud

As part of the deal, the company will move some services on to IBM's cloud, SoftLayer. That's interesting because it's been a very public Amazon Web Services customer. (Originally, we thought that the company was switching all services over from AWS to IBM, but that's not the case — the latest …

Intel may be about to drop $10 billion on what could be its biggest acquisition ever

It could be Intel's biggest acquisition ever — Altera had a market value of $10.4 billion as of Friday.<p>The report didn't include any information about the terms of the potential deal or when it could happen. Intel and Altera already work together; the two companies announced a manufacturing …

Astronomers Are Getting Ready To Take The Image Of The Century

Since the 18th century, astronomers have discussed the possibility of exotic objects in space so massive that their gravitational grip swallows everything that dares to get too close, including light. We call these objects black holes, but in truth we do not know what a black hole really is because …

Facebook is planning to test its 747-sized internet drones this summer

Facebook's ambitious plan to bring internet to the entire world with a fleet of broadband-beaming unmanned aerial vehicles has taken a step closer to fruition. The company's vice president of engineering, Jay Parikh, told <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that Facebook is planning "a real test flight" of its …

Amazon Goes After Dropbox, Google, Microsoft With Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage

Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage for them on Cloud Drive. Today, the company is expanding that service as a paid offering to cover other kinds of content, and to users outside of its loyalty program. Unlimited Cloud Storage will …

Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether …