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Edward Snowden's NSA surveillance revelations strain China-US relations

China has warned that revelations of electronic surveillance on a huge scale by American intelligence agencies will "test developing Sino-US ties" …

Vine becomes more popular than Instagram for media sharing on Twitter

Only five days after launching on Android, Vine has surpassed Instagram in its total daily shares on Twitter, according to metrics by Topsy. While Instagram's numbers have been fairly flat over the past month, Vine has continued to grow — and there's a good chance that opening the app up to another …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

Portrait of Lincoln, A Hyper-Realistic Bust of Abraham Lincoln by Kazuhiro Tsuji

Hollywood special effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji has made “Portrait of Lincoln,” a hyper-realistic bust of the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. It …

Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

World-leading technology that could help restore vision to a large number of Australia's 45,000 blind people is set to emerge from a Melbourne …

NSA Prism program taps in to user data of Apple, Google and others

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top …

New Algorithms Force Scientists to Revise the Tree of Life

Author: Emily Singer, Simons Science News. Emily Singer, Simons Science News Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.07.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 …

Galaxy S4 losing steam? Samsung's shares follow suit

Despite Samsung's claims last month that its Galaxy S4 was performing quite well on store shelves, and had reached 10 million units sold in less than a month, analysts are concerned things are changing.<p>Samsung's shares were down around 6 percent Friday, representing their largest drop since August. …

Microsoft Confirms Gamers' Fears Over Xbox One

There have been concerns about Xbox One since before we knew it was Xbox One. Gamers were worried about used game restrictions, online requirements, and privacy issues, and the community at large was furiously underwhelmed with Microsoft‘s ability to answer those questions at the console reveal. …

Microsoft demonstrates new apps and devices for Windows 8.1

Microsoft is preparing a large number of updates and changes for Windows 8.1, and the company has revealed some of them previously, but a new video shows them in full detail for over an hour. New apps, including Reading List, Food & Drink, and updated Search and Photos changes are all shown with …

Clapper admits secret NSA surveillance program to access user data

The US has admitted using a secret system to mine the systems of the biggest technology companies to spy on millions of people's online activity, …