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OnePlus launches limited edition Loop VR headset, gives away 30,000 ahead of OnePlus 3 launch

China-based smartphone maker OnePlus has announced some interesting plans ahead of the launch of its next flagship phone, the OnePlus 3.<p>The company has teamed up with VR specialists AntVR to build 30,000 specially made OnePlus Loop VR headsets, and it’s giving them all away on a first-come, …

Virtual Reality
Islam

Police drone can be hacked with $40 kit, says researcher

<b>A security researcher has reported finding a way to hijack a high-end drone, using parts costing as little as $40 (£29).</b><p>The expert says it is possible to start the octocopter's engines, engage auto-takeoff, control its camera and, potentially, crash the machine.<p>He will present his findings at the …

Drones

IRS identifies more cyberattacks to access tax data

<i>(Reuters) –</i> The Internal Revenue Service said on Friday an investigation into a hacking attack revealed in May found that cyber criminals had made attempts to gain access to about 390,000 additional taxpayer accounts.<p>The tax agency said 295,000 taxpayer transcripts were also targeted but access was …

Cyber-attacks

Zuckerberg on refugee crisis: 'Hate speech has no place on Facebook'

Speaking in Berlin, Facebook boss calls Germany’s handling of European refugee crisis ‘inspiring’ and says site must do more to tackle anti-migrant hate speech<p>Mark Zuckerberg conceded Friday that Facebook didn’t do enough until recently to police hate speech on the social media site in Germany, but …

New York Students Fabricated Hate Crime, Police Say

Three black students at the State University of New York at Albany who had claimed to be victims of a hate crime are now accused of fabricating the …

Guatemala sentences 2 ex-military officials for using women as sex slaves

<b>(CNN) —</b> Guatemala sentenced two former military officials to over 100 years in prison each for using women as sex slaves during the civil war.<p>Lt. Col. Esteelmen Francisco Reyes received 120 years and military commissioner Heriberto Valdéz Asij got 240 years during sentencing Friday, state media …

Latin America
Law Enforcement

Man claiming to be Marine says Clinton tried to 'cover' up Benghazi, removed from campaign rally

A man was removed Friday by police officers from a Hillary Clinton campaign rally in South Carolina, after raising questions with husband and former President Bill Clinton about his wife’s role in the Benghazi terror attacks.<p>“Four (Americans) were killed, and your wife is trying to cover it up,” …

Government

Former New York Times reporter found dead in Dominican Republic | Fox News

A former reporter for the New York Times was found dead on Monday in her home in Sosua, a beach town in the Dominican Republic, in an apparent suicide. She was 49.<p>Authorities said the body of Sarah Kershaw, who worked as a reporter for more than a decade at the national publication, was found with …

Crime

Google’s PlaNet AI can figure out where a picture was taken just by looking at it

Google’s deep-learning experiments have produced a wide array of results both practical and fascinating. The newest AI endeavor can look at a picture and guess where it was taken by comparing it to millions of other pictures at once. It’s called PlaNet, and it’s heralding an era in which photos …

Statue of Liberty

Microsoft is ditching Android app ports for Windows Phone

Mobile app developers who wanted to easily port their apps from Android or iOS to Windows 10 devices were in luck when Microsoft announced it created …

Why Mistakes Are Often Repeated

Several recent studies show how the brain fails to learn from past experience, dooming us to relive our errors.<p>If there’s anything that stings more than wasting good money on a subpar outing, it’s doing so repeatedly—but still, the depths of TripAdvisor teem with accounts of mistakes that were made …

The Brain

Vietnamese tour guide says three dead backpackers 'ignored' his warnings

Izzy Squire, 19, Beth Anderson, 24, and Christian Sloan, 25, were killed after being dragged into a whirlpool and swept to their deaths<p>A Vietnamese tour guide says three young British holidaymakers were swept to their deaths at a scenic waterfall after jumping into a fast-flowing stretch of …

Woman charged with providing guns to Kansas mass shooting suspect

Authorities say a woman has been charged with providing firearms to the gunman who killed three people and injured several others at a factory in Kansas.<p>Prosecutors announced Friday that 28-year-old Sarah T. Hopkins was charged with one count of knowingly transferring a firearm to a convicted felon.<p>…

Hackers leak contact details of 20,000 FBI staff

Hackers have leaked 22,175 FBI employees' names, job titles and contact details.<p>The leak comes a day after the hacker group, tweeting from the @DotGovs account, posted a database online with the details of 9,355 US government employees from another department.<p>The second round of details was posted …

John Brennan

North Korea turns to 'old workhorse' rocket to repeat past success

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea’s weekend rocket launch repeated earlier success rather than breaking new ground, using a nearly identical design from a 2012 launch, experts said, adding the reclusive country probably remained years from building a long-range nuclear missile.<p>The rocket was …

North Korea

Ten dead, 17 critically injured after head-on train crash in Bavaria, Germany

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ten people are dead and 17 are critically injured after a head-on collision between two trains in Germany's southern state of Bavaria Tuesday, police say.<p>At least 63 people on board suffered less serious injuries, police said. They said there were about 150 passengers on board the two …

HeadOn

Homeowner Fatally Shoots Robber Who Answered Craigslist Ad: Cops

A homeowner fatally shot one of two men who tried to rob him after responding to a Craigslist “for sale” ad, police in Colorado said.<p>One of the suspects escaped but the other was wounded by bullets as he tried to flee by stealing the homeowner's SUV, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s …

Crime

Man who feared mass shootings brings gun to movie theater, accidentally shoots woman

Dane Gallion was so worried about public shootings that police say he committed one.<p>Last Thursday, Gallion popped a Xanax, ate a pizza and downed a 22-ounce beer. Then the 29-year-old headed to an evening showing of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” in the Seattle suburb of Renton, …

Guns

France vows to maintain order in Calais after migrants board ferry

Security forces were drafted in on Saturday after 350 people blocked the port and some entered a UK-bound passenger ship<p>France has outlined its commitment to maintaining law and order after migrants stormed a UK-bound ferry in another bout of chaos in Calais.<p>Security forces were drafted in on …

North Korea

Oregon Occupation Leaders Arrested, One Dead in Shooting

Oregon occupation protest leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy were arrested Tuesday in a highway traffic stop that ended in gunfire and left an anti-government rancher dead. Five others were also detained.<p>Law enforcement authorities intercepted the group as it headed to a community meeting north of the …

Forests

Oregon governor calls on feds to act against armed group

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's governor said she's frustrated with the way federal authorities are handling an armed group's continued occupation of a national wildlife refuge and it's time to end it.<p>Exasperated by a tense situation that has caused fear among some southeastern Oregon residents since …

Oregon

ISIS commander killed in Iraqi airstrike

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second deputy of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during an Iraqi air force strike in the city of Barwana, just east of Haditha, the Iraqi military said Saturday.<p>Assi Ali Mohammed Nasser al-Obeidi was a top ISIS military commander in western Iraq and eastern Syria, Iraq's …

Islam

Armed men arrive to 'de-escalate' Oregon refuge standoff, then leave

A group of armed men from around the Pacific Northwest who arrived at a wildlife refuge on Saturday morning left several hours later after people leading an occupation of the refuge told them they weren't needed.<p>Todd MacFarlane, a Utah lawyer acting as a mediator, said occupation leader Ammon Bundy …

Airstrike on north Syria jail run by Al Qaeda kills 39

Activists are reporting that an airstrike on a prison run by Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria has killed at least 39.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 39 people were killed, including many fighters from the Nusra Front as well as detainees in the northwestern town of Maaret …

Middle East