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10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

GE Wants to Give Industrial Machines Their Own Social Network With Predix Cloud

GE is selling a new service that promises to predict when a machine will break down…so technicians can preemptively fix it.<p>An airplane’s “black box” flight data recorder helps investigators understand how a crash happened. But with ubiquitous sensors and the ability to analyze petabytes of data …

Open Source Software

How Sweden became the startup capital of Europe

Stockholm is the second most prolific tech hub in the world on a per capita basis, behind Silicon Valley. How did that happen and where does it go from here?<p>When Apple, the Silicon Valley veteran that revolutionised the music industry by unbundling the physical album and allowing individual digital …

French government vows to hunt down hackers who targeted TV station

The French government is promising to hunt down hackers who knocked out channels belonging to a French TV station and posted material on its social media feeds.<p>In one message, the attackers, who say they are supporters of ISIL, protest against French military action in Iraq.<p>The government has …

The Interview sent into North Korea by balloon

Hollywood comedy that pokes fun at Kim Jong-un sent over the border at night attached to helium balloons in effort to damage regime's credibility<p>A North Korean defector has sent <b>thousands of copies of The Interview into his homeland by balloon</b>, risking the wrath of Kim Jong-un's regime.<p>Lee Min-bok …

Hunt for thieves after $300M jewel heist

London police try to trace thieves who stole diamonds and other precious gems in an audacious Easter robbery. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Turner Broadcasting

Black Teen Tony Robinson Shot Dead by Cop in Madison, Wisconsin, Was Unarmed

The 19-year-old black man who was shot dead Friday during a confrontation with a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, was unarmed, police said Saturday.<p>He was identified as Tony Terrell Robinson Jr., a graduate of Sun Prairie High School, a family spokesman and authorities said. “It's a …

France to award Moroccan intelligence chief Legion d'honneur after row | Reuters

RABAT (Reuters) - France will give its highest award, the Legion d’honneur, to the head of Morocco’s domestic intelligence, Abdellatif Hammouchi, who faces lawsuits over alleged torture.<p>A year ago French authorities sought to question Hammouchi about the allegations while he was visiting Paris, …

32-year-old arrested in east London for supporting Islamic State

The man was seized by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command at an address in Newham, east London, on Saturday morning<p>A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being a member or supporter of Islamic State.<p>The man is also suspected of collecting information which …

At Least 1 Dead In 150-Vehicle Pileup On Michigan Interstate

GALESBURG, Mich. (AP) -- State police say at least one person has died in a series of crashes involving roughly 150 vehicles on both sides of Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan.<p>Lt. Rick Pazder says many vehicles are on fire, including at least two semi-trucks carrying fireworks and other …

Women Are Better Marathon Pacers, on Average, than Men

Statistical analysis finds that women are 18.69 percent better at running even splits.<p>If you’re looking for someone to key off of during a marathon, you may be better off choosing a woman. A statistical analysis of marathon splits has found that women are 18.69 percent better at running an even …

Marathons

3-D Printing Is Changing the Future of Prosthetics

Thanks to 3-D printing, a lifetime of prosthetics will cost less than one commercially made device.<p>Soon enough, anyone with a 3-D printer will be …

Microsoft-Backed Inlope Is An Interest-Based Local Social Network

Is there room for another social network in your life? Inlope, a Munich, Germany-based startup which was founded last year and has just launched its app reckons so. And it’s not alone — having persuaded Microsoft to cover its costs for a year while it seeks to scale its idea into a living and …

The strange world of computer-generated novels

Welcome to National Novel Generation Month, where the algorithm is the author<p>It’s November and aspiring writers are plugging away at their novels for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual event that encourages people to churn out a 50,000-word book on deadline. But a hundred or so …

Uber driver is stabbed in face, neck

An Uber driver was stabbed multiple times early Tuesday during a robbery in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood.<p>Police arrived about 3:45 a.m. to find the driver sitting in his car with stab wounds to his face and neck.<p>He is doing well and recovering from his injuries, but detectives are still looking …

Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza for life, report says

Israel has reportedly imposed a life ban on doctor and activist Mads Gilbert from entering the Gaza Strip.<p>According to The Local news website's …

Israel

Why falling in love gives you spots and makes you feel like you're on drugs

Why falling in love helps you lose weight and makes you feel like you're on drugs: Scientists reveal the five stages of a relationship and how they …

Why Taylor Swift is the most important artist of the millennial era

Is Taylor Swift the defining singer/songwriter of her generation—the Gen-Y answer to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, or Kurt Cobain? Glowing critical praise and blockbuster sales for her music suggest she might be.<p>What that says about Swift, and millennials, you can decide for yourself.<p>But regardless …

Britney Spears

Facebook releases 3rd government request report, sees 24% increase in requests

Today, Facebook released its third government request report, showing an overall increasing trend in requests for data and content restrictions.<p>During the first half of 2014, Facebook has received 34,946 requests for data from governments around the world, a 24 percent increase in since the second …

Uber Is Reportedly Pushing Its Drivers To Sign Up For 'Subprime' Auto Loans

When people sign up to drive for Uber, they sometimes don't have their own car or a car nice enough to drive by Uber's standards. Some of these drivers don't have good credit, either.<p>Uber needs drivers, so in order to ensure everyone who wants to drive for the company is able to do so, Uber has a …

Quip, The Microsoft Word Killer Created By Facebook’s Ex-CTO, Is Now Going After Excel

The new spreadsheet features are built within the Quip app, so you don't have to download a separate app to use it. That means you can now create Microsoft Excel-type tables and embed them right into any document you're working on in Quip. It's like having Excel in a word processor.<p>Taylor said the …

U.N. General Assembly: Obama Aims to Rally Support for ISIS Fight

It's a high-stakes day for President Barack Obama at the United Nations.<p>Less than 48 hours after American-led airstrikes hammered ISIS targets in Syria for the first time, Obama will address the General Assembly in New York, the largest diplomatic gathering in the world.<p>And in an extraordinary step …

Islamic State crisis: Yazidi anger at Iraq's forgotten people

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1110000/1110828_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656113_dbbd15a8ee125509529365d276c2e258<p><b>When tens of thousands of members of Iraq's Yazidi minority fled from Islamic State (IS) early last month, many were stranded on the barren slopes of</b> …