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Oscar Pistorius trial: Neighbour heard 'screams'

A neighbour of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has told a court in Pretoria that she was awoken by a woman's "terrible screams" in the early hours of 14 February 2013.<p>Mr Pistorius has pleaded not guilty at the start of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.<p>State …

China Threatens Drama if Obama Meets the Dalai Lama

BEIJING – A planned meeting between President Barack Obama and the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai lama would "seriously damage" U.S. relations with China, a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said Friday.<p>The White House National Security Council said Obama would meet the Dalai Lama, a …

Fighting insomnia? Here’s a tool more powerful than drugs or ‘sleep hygiene’

<i>Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health<i>.</i><p>The best treatment for insomnia is a well-kept secret. It's not that anyone is purposely hiding it. It's just that it has yet to find its …

Facebook 'Look Back' Videos Shared Almost 100 Million Times

Millions of Facebook users took a trip down memory lane last week to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary.<p>In honor of turning a decade old, …

Leaks hint at Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom, Active models

Looks like we might get more than theGalaxy S5from Samsung in the coming weeks.<p>The Korean electronics giant plans to release multiple versions of its flagship smartphone, just like it did with the<p>Galaxy S4,according to a couple Asian sites, earlier noted by BGR.<p>That includes an Active model that's …

Jihad Jane: Despite cooperation, US seeks 'decades' in prison

WASHINGTON - The Pennsylvania woman who called herself Jihad Jane and a teenage accomplice from Maryland provided "very significant" assistance to U.S. authorities in several terrorism investigations but still remain threats to the public, prosecutors say in new court filings.<p>Prosecutors said …

The NSA's catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

Over the New Year’s holiday the German newspaper Spiegel has published details about the gadgets the NSA uses to spy on people and companies. According to the newspaper the NSA has a special secret unit, called ANT, which specializes in creating tech related devices for eavesdropping and installing …

Researchers report security vulnerability in Samsung's Galaxy S 4

Israeli cybersecurity researchers claim to have found a major hole in Samsung's Knox security software that leaves Galaxy S 4 devices used for enterprise and government work vulnerable to hackers.<p>The reported security hole makes it possible for malware to intercept secure data, such as emails, on …

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Apple Announces China Mobile Partnership

After all the rumors and China Mobile websites seeming to take orders for iPhones Apple announced on Sunday afternoon that it had entered into a multi-year deal with China Mobile. Starting on Wednesday, December 25, the iPhone 5c and 5s will be available for pre-registration and be available on …

Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over US spying in return for asylum

Edward Snowden has offered to help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil in exchange for political asylum, in an open letter from the NSA whistleblower to the Brazilian people published by the Folha de S Paulo newspaper.<p>"I've expressed my willingness to assist where it's appropriate and legal, …

Barack Obama, Oprah and Bono to visit South Africa to pay tribute to Mandela

Dozens of heads of state, retired politicians and other assorted luminaries are expected to arrive in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela this week. The bulk are due to attend a memorial service on Tuesday morning at the huge FNB football stadium, also open to members of the public, with …

Liz Cheney criticized by sister

Liz Cheney took fire Sunday from her own sister and sister-in-law over her public opposition to their right to be married.<p>Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, went on Facebook after the Wyoming Senate candidate said on Fox News Sunday that she believes “in the traditional definition of …

How Billionaire Carlos Slim Is Pushing Instagram Rival Mobli Onto Millions Of Phones

App developers who like the sound of being automatically downloaded onto tens of thousands of phones at once might want to consider hooking up with Latin America’s biggest wireless carrier, America Movil.<p>Mobli, a rival to Instagram that’s closing in on 5 million monthly active users, has become the …

You will be shocked at how ignorant Americans are

What Americans don’t know and don’t understand is an obstacle to progress<p>If you think the widening chasm between the rich and the rest spells trouble for American democracy, have a look at the growing gulf between the information-rich and-poor.<p>Earlier this year, a Harvard economist’s jaw-dropping …

U.S. Spying Update: Europe Fumes And Protesters Rally In D.C.

Anger, distrust and possible punishments are the defining themes of Europe's reaction to news that a U.S. spy agency monitored the phone calls of millions of European citizens and some world leaders. The details are the latest to emerge from leaks attributed to former National Security Agency …

Samsung Buys Share Of Gorilla Glass Maker Corning

Corning has been at the forefront of glass technology for over a century, but recently they’ve become known as the maker of the very tough and flexible glass that protects your smartphone screen. Now, Samsung is going to own 7.4% of the company, and the two have signed deals that should assure the …

Obama: Washington 'has to change' after shutdown and debt ceiling crisis

Barack Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to repeat his appeal for greater co-operation between political parties in Washington DC, in the aftermath of the government shutdown and national debt crisis. The president also restated his claim that despite the Republican climbdown that cleared …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Is The Moto X More Innovative Than The New iPhone? Researchers Think So

The dictionary defines “innovative” as something that features new methods, is advanced, and original. That being said, how much more original is the new Moto X smartphone than the iPhone 5C and 5S? Much more, according to analysts at ABI Research, who published the results of their teardown of the …

Chris Christie leaves 2016 options open, avoiding later headache

Dancing around an obvious question, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie showed some rather deft footwork earlier this week.<p>In a debate Tuesday night against his overmatched Democratic opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono, the Republican faced the inevitable query about his ambitions beyond winning …

Smartphones are getting bigger as tablets are getting smaller

The tech world’s two most popular devices are moving in opposite directions.<p>Smartphones used to win praise for their compactness. Remember when Apple released its first iPhone and the world marveled at how much the company managed to pack into a moderately-sized mobile phone? But lately mobile …

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LG launches mid-range LG G Pro Lite

LG has announced a new member for its G Pro range in the form of the G Pro Lite, which looks to be a mid-range handset running a customized version of Android.<p>The device will have a 5.5-inch display (although the resolution is just 960 x 540 pixels) and will offer a large capacity 3,140 mAh …

Taskmasters: how Israeli intelligence officers helped inspire the look of iOS 7

In October 2009, at an Israeli sports training facility called the Wingate Institute, Eden Shochat walked the floor of GeekCon admiring the projects. Each year at Shochat's long-running, invite-only creative gathering, attendees are tasked with making things that are both amazing and useless. One …

Greenwald wants Brazil to give Snowden asylum

The US journalist who broke the first stories about the US National Security Agency's (NSA) global spying programme has asked Brazilian senators to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.<p>Glenn Greenwald spoke on Wednesday to senators investigating reports about US, British and Canadian spying on …