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IRS Agents Training With AR-15 Rifles, Lawmaker Says

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) has raised some eyebrows on Capitol Hill this morning, claiming that he saw IRS agents training with AR-15 rifles.<p>“When I …

Apple clamping down on cheaters & adding new features for gamers in iOS 7

Apple is making some big improvements for gamers in the coming releases of iOS and OS X, and not just the new standardized gaming controllers we told you about previously. Not only is Apple introducing enhanced leaderboards, improved challenge modes, and new turn-based gaming features, it is also …

Never trust anyone who is rude to a waiter

I remember my grandmother telling me that if I were ever to marry, I should make sure he was kind. But she might just as well have said: "Find …

White House says red line crossed in Syria

The White House has confirmed that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons against the Syrian opposition. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin, and Politico's Maggie Haberman discuss what the increased U.S. support will mean.

Yes, iTunes Radio could crush Pandora. That's just for starters

Apple might seem late to the streaming-music world, but really the digital music revolution is just getting going.<p>iTunes chief Eddy Cue unveiled Apple's iTunes Radio at the company's big developer conference in San Francisco this week, and it didn't take long before a chorus of rivals and pundits …

Accused robber wants NSA phone records to prove his innocence

Terrance Brown is on trial for bank robbery. His cell phone provider, Metro PCS, doesn't have records dating back to the robbery in 2010 that will allegedly prove his innocence. But his lawyer thinks the NSA must have.<p>There has been much kvetching about the revelations suggesting that the National …

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.<p>NEW YORK -- Megan Boken was on her phone checking in with her family as she got into her car when the …

Mobile

Six smartphone trends that failed miserably

What determines which smartphones soar and which sink? Have a look at six trends that put devices smack dab in the latter camp.<p>Some smartphones are born to do great things, while others face a crash-and-burn future. What determines which smartphones soar and which sink? In the gallery below, CNET …

FDA, ICS-CERT issue warnings for medical device, hospital network security

Reports that medical devices implanted in patients or used for their treatment may have dangerous vulnerabilities are not new, but a new "safety communication" is focusing more attention on the issue. <i>Ars Technica</i> points out that the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team …

How Yahoo Fought PRISM — and Lost

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Yahoo, one of the companies named as part of the NSA's PRISM data collection program, didn't go …

Get an Obihai OBi100 voice-over-IP adapter for $29.99

Designed to pair with Google Voice but compatible with other VoIP providers, this little gizmo promises free (or at least dirt-cheap) phone service for life.<p>Whenever I write about landline alternatives like the NetTalk Duo or Ooma Telo, readers invariably line up to sing the praises of the Obihai …

Galaxy S5 could go the aluminum route, report says

Android Geeks reports that the as-yet-unreleased S5 will be encased in an aluminum unibody like the iPhone and HTC One, under a new Samsung style philosophy dubbed "Design 3.0."<p>Like rebellious teenagers in bedrooms across the world, it seems Samsung could be about to go through a metal phase. …

iOS 7 still 'a work in progress' alleges The Next Web

No matter your opinion on iOS 7, there's no denying it's a radical departure from any Apple design that came before it. And if you believe <i>The Next Web</i>, that may be no accident. According to the blog, as Jony Ive has taken the software design reins, he has reportedly approached design and …

Apple Says New Tech Talks Are Coming This Fall – MacStories

Following an "unprecedented interest" in WWDC that saw tickets selling out in less than two minutes, Apple has officially announced on its "News and Announcements" developer portal that "they'll be hitting the road" with Tech Talks this Fall:<p>Enthusiasm for WWDC 2013 has been incredible, with …

Apple

Digital Camera Inventor Explains How Technology Took Down Kodak

Steve Sasson was working at the applied research lab at Eastman Kodak when he was asked to look into a new apparatus called a charge-coupled device. One year later, the first digital camera was born. But, while the invention changed the industry forever, it also caused the demise of one of the …

Twitter list: top ten technology and innovation tweeters

To mark the launch of our new technology and innovation hub, we've put together a list of top technology and innovaton tweeters, including …

Top 10

Nanotech Security Corp. uses Morpho butterflies as inspiration in anti-counterfeiting technology.

According to the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, the United States seized almost $200 million worth of knock-off goods in 2011, with …

Emerging economies lead the way for sustainable innovation

For decades, sustainability has been seen as an unnecessary add-on for businesses and incompatible as a core part of business development.<p>Yes, there …

Innovation

What Type of American Would You Trust to Work at the NSA?

If you think of them as people, rather than abstractions, you're more likely to conclude, "no one."<p>Reuters<p>As yet, Edward Snowden is a stranger -- perhaps not to Glenn Greenwald, who has interacted with him enough to form preliminary judgments about his character, but certainly to the rest of us. …

Leaked Justice Department Memo Details 'Legality' Of Drone Strikes On Americans

Investigative journalist Michael Isikoff obtained the ground-breaking document through an anonymous source who had access. The administration supplied the memo to members of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on the condition that it would be kept confidential.<p>From Isikoff's piece:<p>The …

Sequester cuts: Economic threat or all politics?

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Have Americans Forgotten Afghanistan?

As the U.S. grapples with sequestration, the economy, and other policy battles, the war has fallen (even farther) from view.<p>On January 20, men of the First Battalion 38th Infantry Regiment gathered at their outpost in southern Afghanistan. At Combat Outpost Sperwan Ghar in southern Kandahar, they …

Sorry, PlayStation 4 Games May Still Carry DRM

Sony has clarified its decision to allow PlayStation 4 users to pass on used games – and the situation won’t necessarily be the completely free market that most gamers first assumed.<p>At the console’s launch, Sony Computer Entertainment of America president Jack Tretton delighted customers by …

Saints Row 4 fends off space invaders with supersonic speed, black hole guns

It was just after the leader of the Saints and President of the United States chose to cure cancer forever that the aliens invaded, blew up the White House (rechristened the White Crib) and sucked up all his friends in their alien teleports.<p>This is how we were introduced to <i>Saints Row 4</i> at a …

Baselworld 2013: Innovation

Industry firsts are a hallmark of the Baselworld watch fair. Companies are eager to show off their latest complications, materials and designs. Innovation can be found in all corners of the market, and here are a few that we think merit notice.<p>We saw movements made from wood and dials made from …

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