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UN partners with Worldreader to give Kindles to students in refugee camps

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is partnering with nonprofit Worldreader on a pilot project to provide Kindles (s AMZN) …

New Huawei Smartwatch Device Possibly Unveiled By Huawei Exec

At next weeks Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 event in Barcelona, Huawei is expected to unveil their new highly anticipated Huawei smartwatch. But …

Gear & Gadgets

South Korea to develop Stuxnet-like cyberweapons

<b>South Korea is to develop cyber-attack tools in an attempt to damage North Korean nuclear facilities.</b><p>The country's defence ministry wants to develop weapons similar to Stuxnet, the software designed to attack Iranian nuclear enrichment plants.<p>The South Korean military will carry out missions using …

North Korea

Google unveils smartphone with 3D sensors

<b>Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone with "customised hardware and software" that enables it to create 3D maps of a user's surroundings.</b><p>Sensors allow it to make more than 250,000 3D measurements every second and update its position in real time.<p>Google said potential applications may include …

Mobile Devices

JAKKET Makes iOS Cable Management Easy (video)

If your iOS charging cables become tangled mess when you carry them in your coat or bag while away from your desk. You might be interested in a new …

Gear & Gadgets

Sprint launches Wi-Fi calling, turning the Galaxy Mega, S4 Mini into IP phones

In the next few weeks, Sprint(s s) customers with a Samsung Galaxy Mega or a Galaxy S4 Mini will get an over-the-air software update that will turn …

Security failings in home routers exposed

<b>Serious security failings in home routers are getting more attention from both attackers and researchers.</b><p>In recent weeks, attacks have been mounted on Linksys and Asus routers via loopholes that thieves could exploit.<p>In Poland, reports suggest one gang has successfully adjusted router settings in a …

Routers

Say goodbye to Willow Garage

Willow Garage, a launchpad for innovative “open source” robotics research for the past 7 years, is no more. Founder Scott Hassan shut it down in …

This One Amazing Secret Gmail Feature Just Blew Our Minds

Up is down. Black is white. And Gmail just blew our minds.<p>Thanks to HuffPost US, we just learned a fact that totally changed our perspective on the …

The last post: letters home to India during the first world war

'Our people have many lice in their clothes, and they bite terribly. They are worse than a rifle bullet. But there are no mosquitoes or other creatures which bite mankind, and no snakes or scorpions at all." This extract is from a letter by an Indian soldier in 1915. He is in France and writing …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Preview: Trailer Released For New Flagship Smartphone

Samsung has just unveiled a trailer for its "next Galaxy" - aka the Galaxy S5 smartphone widely expected to be released at MWC in Barcelona later on …

On Liberty: Edward Snowden and top writers on what freedom means to them

As the campaining group turns 80, Shami Chakrabarti, Ian McEwan, Tom Stoppard, Julian Barnes and others reflect on liberty<p>Writers have always been a big part of Liberty. Since our very beginnings, as the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) in 1934, they've played a key role in our battle to …

Ukraine opposition leaders sign deal with government

Ukraine's president, Viktor Yanukovich, and three opposition leaders have signed an agreement intended to end a crisis that sparked bloody clashes between protesters and police on the streets of the capital, Kiev.<p>The deal sets out plans to hold early presidential elections, form a national unity …

Breast cancer isn't sexy. Nipnominate's cleavage shots trivialise a devastating illness

Neknomination, the online drinking game that has led to cases of hospitalisation and death, has inspired a range of social media responses. You'd have to be pretty churlish to pick on one that has raised thousands of pounds for breast cancer care. Nipnominate urges women to post pictures of …

11 die in attack by militants on Somali president's compound

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed when Islamist militants attacked the Somali presidential compound on Friday, blasting through a gate with a car bomb and fighting a gunbattle with guards.<p>A Somali government soldier secures the scene of a suicide attack next to the gate of the …

Winter Olympics 2014: Canada are too brash with the brush, say Sochi curling final rivals Great Britain

Coach Soren Gran criticises gym-loving rivals' aggressive fist-pumping antics which he claims go against the spirit of the sport<p>• <b>Follow Great Britain v Canada live from 12.30 on Friday</b><p>The British men’s coach, Soren Gran, has raised the temperature ahead of Friday’s gold-medal curling match by …

WhatsApp 'turned down Google in favour of Facebook'

Google CEO Larry Page reportedly offered to buy WhatsApp in a last-ditch attempt for more than $19 billion, but was turned down<p>Google is reported to have offered to buy WhatsApp in a last-ditch attempt for more than $19 billion, but was refused by the WhatsApp co-founders.<p>Jan Koum and Brian Acton …

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