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Super Typhoon Haiyan: The Most Powerful Cyclone in History?

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Marines in Afghan shooting case 'will become targets if names are revealed'

The lives of three Royal Marines accused of murdering an injured Afghan insurgent would be under threat from Islamic extremists should their identities be revealed, their defence teams have argued.<p>If they are convicted of the crime they will have to be closely protected in prison but even if they …

John Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks to 'narrow differences'

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and other western foreign ministers are converging on Geneva in a bid to "narrow the differences" between Iran and the west and help clinch a deal aimed at pausing both the Iranian nuclear programme and western sanctions.<p>The arrival of Kerry, Britain's foreign …

Next 'Star Wars' movie to be released in December 2015 - TODAY.com

Today<p>The force is strong with the "Star Wars" franchise, which will get a nontraditional late-year release.<p>"Star Wars: Episode VII" will hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Thursday, ending heated speculation as to whether J.J. Abrams' movie will be done in time for a 2015 …

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Capitol Police Releases Delayed Report On Navy Yard Shooting

Delayed by the government shutdown, the report finds Capitol Police self-deployed to the shooting site, but traffic gridlock prevented an emergency response team from making it there.<p>The U.S. Capitol Police released Friday a review of their response to the September Navy Yard shooting that left 12 …

About 31% Of Chinese Couples Using Diamond Engagement Rings, Up From Zero In The '90s

That's one driver of growth for the diamond market, Citi analysts say.<p>Now for some news about sparkly things!<p>Citigroup analysts, in a report about the growing diamond market, say that a bunch of demand is coming from China, where diamond engagement rings have only just become a trend in the past 20 …

Super Typhoon Haiyan smashes into Philippines

Four people killed as a typhoon thought to be the most powerful ever to make landfall hits the Philippines, bringing with it winds close to 200 miles per hour<p>A typhoon thought to be the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday, forcing hundreds of thousands of …

Smartphone cameras can give away PIN codes, researchers warn

<i>Correction: This article originally said the user’s eyes were what gave away the code, but it is in fact the orientation inferred from captured</i> …

C.I.A. is said to pay AT&T for call data

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Tech Lobbying Group The Internet Association Comes To Airbnb’s Side In NY Attorney General Case

Airbnb has been in the midst of a fight with local regulators in New York, where it was recently subpoenaed by the Attorney General’s office for a wide-ranging amount of user data. Well today the company received broad support from the tech industry as a whole, as Washington, DC-based lobbying …

Somehow, Pebble is making a better smartwatch than gadget giants like Samsung and Sony

Samsung is a multibillion company with 425,000 employees and a massive supply chain. Pebble is 40-strong and fueled by $10 million in Kickstarter money.<p>So you might be surprised at which one is making the better smartwatch.<p>On Wednesday, Pebble unveiled the latest steps in its effort to take over …

Hunger Games: What's Behind Yelp's Fake Restaurant Reviews?

When it comes to scouting out a new bakery, pizzeria or noodle shop, there are few review sites that compare to Yelp. In turn, the reviews left on sites like Yelp can have a big effect on many restaurants' bottom lines.<p>That's created a huge incentive for businesses to write fake positive reviews …

Final Fantasy veterans team up for mobile 'blockbuster JRPG' Granblue Fantasy

Japanese developer Cygames unveiled a new mobile "blockbuster" role-playing game today, <i>Granblue Fantasy,</i> according to the company's page.<p><i>Granblue Fantasy</i> will feature the work of two Final Fantasy series veterans, composer Nobuo Uematsu and character designer Hideo Minaba. The title will also …

Guitar Hero Creators Launch Singtrix, A Karaoke Lover’s Dream

What’s your karaoke song? If you have an instant answer to that (or even if you don’t), pay attention.<p>The guys that helped create Guitar Hero, John Devecka, Charles Huang, and Kai Huang, along with music gaming pioneer and production company owner Eric Berkowitz, have today introduced a new product …

Facepalm: new program lands facial recognition software in cops' hands

'This pilot program is putting metadata to use in the field in real time.'<p>When San Diego police detain criminal suspects, they don’t only rely on Q&As to extract information about the person in cuffs. Using new facial recognition technology, San Diego police can now match field images with about …

Tech chief in Obamacare spotlight

President Barack Obama’s chief technology officer didn’t build HealthCare.gov, but he’s busy trying to fix it.<p>Todd Park, one of the most accomplished health IT entrepreneurs in the country, is just the kind of techie Obama needs to save the botched website — so much so that many wonder why Park …

Misplaced your glasses? Phone Halo has a gadget that will track them

Phone Halo, maker of the TrackR location tags, has created a new kind of tracking gizmo targeted at those people who are constantly losing their …

Alleged Kickstarter scammer targets over 100 projects with fraudulent pledges

Kickstarter backers generally know to be wary of what projects they fund, but now campaign creators are learning that they need to be wary of just who's choosing to back them too. Reports that one Kickstarter backer had scammed a number of project creators began surfacing yesterday, and now …

BlackBerry Board Refused to Break Up Company Despite Interest From Apple, Others

Apple and Microsoft both expressed interest in acquiring portions of BlackBerry, according to a new report from <i>Reuters</i>. BlackBerry's board ultimately elected not to break up the company, despite Apple's interest in its intellectual property and patents. According to the report, the company also had …

Get Ready For China's 'Singles' Day,' The World's Biggest Online Shopping Blitz

Sales on Singles' Day last year for Alibaba Group, China's biggest e-retailer, totaled more than $3.1 billion, doubling the $1.5 billion spent by U.S. consumers on Cyber Monday in 2012, according to Alibaba spokeswoman Candice Huang.<p>This year, Alibaba's two ecommerce sites, Tmall and Taobao …

Report claims Stephen Elop’s Microsoft could kill Bing, sell Xbox, and put Office everywhere

Could Microsoft one day sell its Xbox business and kill Bing? As CEO, Stephen Elop apparently wouldn’t be opposed to either idea. As odd as that sounds.<p>Microsoft is entering the final stages of its new CEO search, and Stephen Elop is already thinking out loud about how he would change the company, …