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An illustrated guide to avoiding the NSA online

This summer, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked a trove of documents exposing the U.S. government’s massive Internet …

Hong Kong battens down as severe typhoon approaches

Hong Kong is bracing for this year's most powerful typhoon, with government meteorologists warning of severe flooding created by a double whammy of powerful winds and exceptionally high tides.<p>Typhoon Usagi, the strongest storm to hit the Western Pacific this year, is expected to hit the Asian …

Report: Cases Of Elderly Dementia To Nearly Triple By 2050

By the middle of the century, the number of older people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia will nearly triple, severely straining caregiving resources, the charity Alzheimer's Disease International says in a new study released Thursday.<p>Currently, some 100 million people …

N Korea postpones family reunions over South's 'hostility'

<b>North Korea is indefinitely postponing scheduled reunions of families separated by the Korean War, a government statement has said.</b><p>The statement did not provide details other than accusing unidentified conservatives in South Korea of "hostility" towards Pyongyang.<p>North Korea regularly makes such …

At $72B, Bill Gates is richest American for 20th straight year

It's hard to think of a year in which Bill Gates wasn't at the top of the Fortune 400 list, considered as the definitive annual list of America's richest.<p>And so it goes: the Microsoft co-founder continues to be the wealthiest American for the 20th year in a row, according to the list, thanks to his …

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iPhone 5 Scores Twice As Fast as Android Devices in Touchscreen Test

A new report from cloud gaming company Agawi has found the touchscreen response time on Apple’s iPhone 5 to be more than twice as fast as competing Android devices and a Lumia smartphone from Nokia.<p>Agawi’s TouchMarks Minimum App Response Time benchmark pegged the iPhone 5 at 54 milliseconds. …

Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula

A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>RSA, the security arm of the storage company EMC, sent an email to customers telling them that the …

Sony Plans To Launch Gaikai PS3 Library in 2014

Sony will use the cloud technology to provide PS3 games to stream to PS4 and Vita.<p>In a roundtable interview at Tokyo Game Show today, Sony Worldwide …

iOS 7 bug lets you call any number from a locked homescreen (video)

You can expect three things every time a new iOS version comes along: fresh aesthetics, features and, by the looks of it, ways to bypass a locked screen. In iOS 7's case, this is the second security flaw unearthed since it's launched: An iPhone user named Karam Daoud recently discovered that you …

Nokia racks up the retweets by poking fun at Apple's iPhone 5C

Last week, as Apple was announcing the iPhone 5C, its first colored iPhone, Nokia's marketing team took a moment to poke fun at the company's latest innovation. A tweet posted to the Nokia UK account simply said "thanks, Apple" and was accompanied by an image of the rainbow-hued Lumia family …

BlackBerry postpones launch of BBM for iOS and Android

BlackBerry's big rollout of BBM for iOS and Android was due to start today, with the Android version planned to be available earlier this morning. Unfortunately, the app never made it to the Google Play Store, leaving those who've been waiting for it to arrive in the dark as to where it might be. …