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Hezbollah shows off its tunnels, claims it is prepared for war with Israel

A rare glimpse into Hezbollah's underground tunnels was provided on Friday by Lebanese publication As-Safir, which is associated with the militant …

It's 3015, and Times Square is crammed inside a giant skyscraper

Would you be happy living in a skyscraper and never going outside? It sounds depressing or perhaps dystopic, but what if that skyscraper contained everything you enjoyed about the outside world, like the beaches and the forests? Thanks to on-demand services that let us order anything at the touch …

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

Wankband charges gizmos with a flick of the wrist

Pornhub thinks it has a sexier solution for the age old problem of a gadget running out of juice prematurely, and the secret is in the (hairy) palm of your hand. Say hello to the Wankband: a wearable that straps on to your forearm, capturing the energy from a spot of self-love and using it to …

Wearable Tech

Recent Survey Provides a Great Look at Today's Entrepreneur [Infographic]

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small-business owners are feeling better about the future -- more optimistic now than any time since the first quarter of 2008. That’s great news, since small businesses employ more than 50 percent of American workers. Small business has …

Winklevoss twins want to make bitcoin legit with US-based exchange

One of the biggest draws of using bitcoin as a method of exchange is the lack of any form of regulation. Unfortunately, that's left the cryptocurrency with a reputation problem, which is why countries like India, China and Russia are trying to shut it down. The Winklevoss twins, however, feel that …

Cryptocurrency

Apple Is Paying New Retail Boss Angela Ahrendts Over $70 Million

By contrast, Apple CEO Tim Cook's compensation is about $9 million.<p>Here's Apple's explanation for Ahrendts' pay from the filing. She was making about $37 million at her former job as CEO of Burberry:<p>In determining her transition package, the Compensation Committee considered Ms. Ahrendts' …

Not to be by shown up by Silicon Valley, Wall Street wades into bitcoin

Much of the $75 million that just got poured into the startup firm Coinbase came from the type of names you’d expect to see attached to a bitcoin play—Andreessen Horowitz, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), Union Square Ventures and so on. And then there were investors like the New York Stock …

ECB poised to inject billions to shore up eurozone economies

In its most aggressive move yet to rouse the listless eurozone economy, the European Central Bank agreed Thursday to buy 60 billion euros ($68.4 billion) a month in bonds to hold down interest rates and pump cash into the banking system.<p>The purchases of government and private-sector bonds will …

Microsoft's HoloLens headset is a holographic display for Windows 10

Microsoft is building support for holographic displays into Windows 10, so it only makes sense that the company would make one of those displays, wouldn't it? Meet HoloLens, an official headset with see-through lenses that merges digital content with the physical. It includes spatial sound so that …

Windows 10

Are NY-Based VCs Capitalizing on the Startup Nation Opportunity?

NYC has become a hub for Israeli entrepreneurs looking to build big, global companies. It is the home to over 200 Israeli startups, big and small, operating in everything from ad tech to video, mobile and e-commerce. It has attracted some of Israel’s biggest startup success stories, including …

There have been many attempts to unite console and PC gamers in cross-platform play, but this could be the one that works<p>Five years ago a scintillating rumour crept across gaming news sites and forums – a rumour that satisfied deeply entrenched beliefs held throughout the industry.<p>The story goes …

Windows 10

Netflix says piracy service Popcorn Time is a real competitor

Netflix isn't just worried about HBO — it's worried about pirates, too. In a letter to shareholders yesterday, Netflix says that piracy is one of its "biggest competitors," and notably, it specifically points to one piracy service that's caught its attention: Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time's app is …

Scientists Make Energy-Generating Keyboard That Knows Who’s Typing On It

Passwords continue to be a glaring weakness in digital security. And while biometric alternatives, such as fingerprint readers, are finding their way onto more consumer electronics devices, they are not without their limitations either. So what about tightening the security screw further by …

Typing

Quebec entrepreneurs drive ‘social industrial revolution’

Those cumbersome paper-based training manuals could soon become a relic on the factory floor if technology created by two Quebec-based entrepreneurs takes off.<p>Alexandre Leclerc and Antoine Bisson founded Poka, a social platform for manufacturers to train staff using videos and other interactive …

America's healthcare portal is sharing your personal data with ad agencies

Enabling millions of people to access vital healthcare services they otherwise couldn't have afforded is a very noble cause, but it looks as if those behind the service haven't been playing fair with your private information. A report by <i>the AP</i> has revealed that Healthcare.gov, the Government's …

Personal Data

Modern Hope Street Residence by Steve Domoney Architecture

Renovating existing heritage structures to suit the specific needs of a growing urban family can indeed be difficult at the best of times. The <b>Hope</b> …

NSA hacking since 2010 led U.S. to blame North Korea for Sony attack

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Four years before North Korea hacked into Sony Pictures Entertainment's servers and published private information, the United States began cracking into North Korean computer networks and tracking the movements of its government hackers, the New York Times reported Monday.<p>The …

Snapchat Wants Brands To Spend $750,000 On Disappearing Ads

Many brands are balking at the price.<p>Snapchat believes its rates are completely fair given the unique audience it's able to offer — teens.<p>Teens are notoriously difficult for advertisers to reach and Snapchat's user base skews much younger than its competitors. The company is essentially providing a …

RadioShack Is Preparing To File For Bankruptcy

Texas-based Radioshack is in talks with a private-equity firm that could buy its assets out of bankruptcy, the Journal reported, citing sources.<p>The talks may not produce a deal, and RadioShack may opt for other debt-restructuring options that do not include a sale, the Journal said.<p>RadioShack has …

Turkish PM compares Binyamin Netanyahu to Paris attackers

Turkey’s prime minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, has compared his Israeli counterpart Binyamin Netanyahu to the Islamist militants whose attacks in Paris left 17 dead, saying both have committed crimes against humanity.<p>Davutoğlu said Israel’s bombardments of Gaza and its deadly assault on a Turkish-led …

Israel

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

Artificial Intelligence

Kim Jong-Un May Have Just Accepted Putin's Invitation To Visit Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Kim in December to Moscow next May to participate in the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. If Kim does accept Putin's invitation, it will be his first foreign visit and also his first time meeting a foreign head of state since becoming North …

Russia Says Inflation Could Hit 17% By March

"Peak inflation will come in March-April when year-on-year inflation could reach 15 to 17 percent," Alexei Vedev was quoted as saying by the state-run TASS news agency.<p>Official inflation has already topped 11 percent as the ruble has been hit hard by tumbling oil prices and Western sanctions over …

Instead of Fighting Bitcoin, the US Could Make Its Own Digital Currency

The US government has been seriously studying bitcoin for about two years now. The FBI knows how to seize the digital currency. The Marshal's Service …

Goldman Sachs Expects The Stock Market To Follow A Very Specific Path In 2015

Goldman Sachs has a really specific view on the stock market in 2015.<p>In addition to having a year-end price target of 2,100 for the S&P 500, Goldman sees the benchmark stock index rising to 2,150 at midyear before declining as the Fed begins to raise interest rates in September.<p>Additionally, the …

A new breakthrough could end our antibiotic crisis

The rise of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics is a growing worry and threatens to put healthcare back to the early 20th century. Such resistance to drugs was inevitable, because bacteria evolve and learn to defend themselves. But we are worried now because new classes of antibiotics aren’t …

Anonymous claims first victim in 'Operation Charlie Hebdo'

Hacking collective Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists after Wednesday's deadly attack on Paris-based satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, and …

Terrorism