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Alphabet’s secretive Schaft Inc. shows off new bipedal robot in Tokyo

There’s a new bot in town (Tokyo, specifically), and while it might not be as cute as Nao, as creepy as Spot and BigDog or as anthropomorphic as Atlas, it might be more practical than all of them. It walks on two legs, but not like a man, or even a bear. This one, designed by Alphabet-owned Schaft …

Robotics

Fox News anchor pushes Obama on ISIS comments: 'Bathtub manufacturers aren't trying to kill us'

In a rare interview on "Fox News Sunday," Wallace pushed Obama over his comments that more Americans die in bathtub accidents every year than by terrorist threats.<p>"Bathtub manufacturers aren't trying to kill us, and they're not trying to up the body count. I think it's fair to say that some of the …

Terrorism

Kate and William Visit India: Pictures

Adobe Issues 'Emergency' Flash Player Security Update for OS X to Address Ransomware Attacks

Adobe has issued Flash Player security updates for OS X, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS to address "critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system" by way of ransomware.<p>Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a user's hard drive and …

Adobe Flash

John Kerry will not offer US apology for wartime atomic bomb during Japan visit

Kerry will be the first US secretary of state to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum on Monday during the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting<p>John Kerry will not offer an apology for the United States’ use of the atomic bomb against Japan when he becomes the first US secretary of state to visit the …

Singaporean PM in feud with sister over anniversary of father's death

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong accused by sister Lee Wei Ling of abusing his power and trying to ‘hero worship’ Lee Kuan Yew<p>A rare and unexpected family feud has been played out in public between Singapore’s prime minister and his sister over the anniversary of the death of their father, Lee Kuan …

Tesla Said to Update Model S, and Raise the Price

Just days after the historic and wildly successful unveiling of its mass-market Model 3 electric sedan, Elon Musk’s Tesla is preparing to announce …

The world's best cities for millennials

From affordable housing and transport to thriving job markets and culture, here’s our pick of the hottest spots for a good life<p>Millennials are a boomerang generation. The number of 20- to 34-year-olds living at home with their parents increased by 25% between 1996 and 2013 in the UK. Last year, 58% …

Demographics

Google is shutting down its car insurance comparison service

Google is sending one of its lesser-known tools called Compare to the slaughterhouse. We don't blame you if you've never heard of it before -- in the email sent to the service's partners and posted by <i>Search Engine Land</i>, the big G said it "hasn't driven the success [Google] hoped for." Compare gives …

FBI Wanted Apple to Unlock More Than Just One Device

Apple versus the FBI isn’t just about one phone.<p>A court filing unsealed Tuesday revealed that the U.S. Justice Department has sought court orders to …

Video shows how the iPhone 7’s dual-camera system might be a game-changer

While Apple is always researching and improving upon camera technologies – they do have more than 800 people working on it, after all – there’s a lot …

With 12 Other Active Cases, The FBI Can’t Claim That It’s Just About One iPhone

The FBI and the Department of Justice have used a strong narrative to defend their case in the dispute between the FBI and Apple. The FBI wants Apple to unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to one of the terrorists involved in the San Bernardino shooting. According to the FBI, it’s just about one iPhone. …

U.S. Department of Justice

The Vive can save HTC

The new VR headset is more important than any HTC smartphone<p>At this year's Mobile World Congress, the HTC Vive virtual reality headset has been adorned with an aggressive $799 price and a few small aesthetic tweaks to finalize its consumer edition look. It has also wowed and amazed everyone who has …

Virtual Reality

Mossberg: Eero makes Wi-Fi simpler and stronger

Pricey system aims to eliminate headaches, boost coverage<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>When a colleague heard I was reviewing the new …

Leaders of polygamous sect arrested in Utah food stamp fraud

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several top leaders from Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect were arrested Tuesday on federal accusations of food stamp fraud and …

Corruption

The Best GIFs From the 2016 Grammy Awards

Before the 2016 Grammys even began, host LL Cool J was hyping the show’s performances, saying that they would be “trending for weeks to come.” And the Grammys’ five-time host wasn’t kidding. The night was chock-full of memorable onstage performances, including Kendrick Lamar’s pyrotechnic rendition …

iPhone 7 Said to Expand Use of Single-Chip Electromagnetic Shielding

Apple is working on electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding that will individually shield most of the device's major chips, helping to maintain the iPhone's performance as its power and complexity and thus potential for interference increases (via <i>ETNews</i>). The company has used EMI shielding on …

IPhone 7

Anja Ringgren Lovén Reveals The Full Story Behind Heartbreaking Starving Child 'Witch' Photo In Nigeria

<i>This article contains images that some may find distressing</i><p>The aid worker photographed giving water to a severely emaciated child "accused of being a …

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Best Twinning Beauty Looks Through the Years

The year was 1991—ponytails hung high, bows were affixed to practically everything, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were first making a name for themselves playing Michelle Tanner on <i>Full House</i>. Over the next two decades, the twins grew up, grew out their bangs, and experimented together with …

Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Discuss Bloated Software Accusations, Upcoming iTunes Plans

Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi spoke with John Gruber in this week's episode of "The Talk Show," where they commented on recent opinions that Apple's software isn't up to snuff and offered some details on a new version of iTunes coming in OS X 10.11.4.<p>Last week, <i>Re/code</i>'s Walt Mossberg wrote a piece …

The Amazon survival guide for parents

Lesser-known tricks that make the site even more useful for moms and dads<p>If your Boppy doubles as a throw pillow, your living room seating arrangement includes a Snuggabunny Swing, and you occasionally drink wine out of Take & Toss sippy cups, you’re a parent.<p>With this great title comes two …

Counselors on hand at Phoenix-area school day after shooting

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Social workers offered counsel to students at a suburban Phoenix high school Saturday, a day after two 15-year-old girls died …

High School

Amazon Echo starts talking to your thermostat

Amazon's voice-guided Echo speaker can serve as everything from an exercise coach to a game machine, but its latest addition could be particularly helpful if you're shivering as you read this. The Echo now offers voice control over thermostats, starting with the Ecobee3 -- you can ask it to set a …

Endangered tiger killed by her would-be mate in a California zoo

By Elahe Izadi<p>, Staff writer<p>Sacramento Zoo officials said they had high hopes that two rare Sumatran tigers would begin courting this week.<p>Mohan, a 12-year-old male, already had plenty of visual contact with 15-year-old female tiger Baha since his arrival at the zoo in December.<p>The idea was to get …

Ornithology

Pope condemns Mexico 'drugs cancer'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1226000/1226316_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534424100_b10347418afe2ff48bd8b917e681bc4f<p><b>Pope Francis has urged Mexico's leaders to provide "true justice" to citizens hit by drug violence in the country.</b><p>Speaking on the first day of his …

Mexico

Apple to Open $25 Million Technology Development Site in India [Updated]

Apple plans to open a $25 million technology development site that'll span 250,000 square feet in Hyderabad, India, according to <i>ZDNet</i>. The site will open its "innovation center" in June of this year before ramping up to full operations by the end of the year.<p>The new centre will be built on 250,000 …

India

Watch this tiny DARPA drone fly 45 mph through a warehouse

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, announced Friday that it hit a new milestone in the development of fast, lightweight drones that can navigate themselves.<p>Loaded with sensors, the quadcopter still hit speeds of 40 mph or 20 meters per second while flying through a cluttered …

Drones

UK tribunal rules that GCHQ hacking does not violate human rights

The GCHQ has won a major court case in defense of its persistent hacking program. Today, the UK's Investigatory Powers Tribunal declared that the surveillance agency is not in violation of British law, despite a complaint by Privacy International. Launched in the wake of the Snowden revelations, …

Turkish PM confirms shelling of Kurdish forces in Syria

Ahmet Davutoğlu says YPG units have been warned to withdraw from border territory captured from Syrian rebels<p>Turkey’s prime minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, has confirmed that the country’s forces have struck Kurdish YPG militia targets in northern Syria, and have demanded the group withdraws from the …

Family App Life360 Acquires Couple, A Private Messaging App For Two

Life360, the mobile application designed for families, announced today that it has acquired the private messaging application and Y Combinator grad Couple (formerly known as Pair), based in Mountain View. Not a pure talent acquisition, Life360 sees Couple as being a potential initial entry point …

Startups