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Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

Two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google's Android mobile software by the same security company that found a whole series of dangerous bugs earlier this year. Several of the bugs discovered by the security researchers pose a danger to every active Android device out there.<p>The two …

Android News

Scotland Yard opens its ‘Black Museum’ files on notorious murder cases

Met police exhibition shows how Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the father of forensics, transformed detective work<p>In the summer of 1924, onlookers crowded around an infamous seaside murder scene, peering over the gate of the cottage near Eastbourne where typist Emily Kaye had been lured to her death by a …

Crime

Fur Seal Pups Mysteriously Washing Up on California Shores

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Zoology

Gay former student of Pope Francis' speaks out

WASHINGTON (AP) — An openly gay former student of Pope Francis' who visited with the pope during his recent trip to Washington said he was surprised …

Kyrgyzstan prepares to elect new parliament

Voting for a new parliament is under way in Kyrgyzstan, with pro-Russian parties looking set to retain their dominance.<p>Polling stations opened at 02:00 GMT on Sunday, with ethnic tensions, the economy, corruption and security concerns among the election issues in the former Soviet republic.<p>More …

Palestinian man kills 2 in Jerusalem attack

A Palestinian man has killed two Israelis in Jerusalem and wounded two others. The attacker was himself shot dead by police.<p>The attack happened on …

Israel

Netanyahu says Israel's relationship with Russia is good

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel wants to avoid an adversarial relationship with Moscow and is unsure how Russia’s recent military intervention in Syria will affect the situation there.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits to meet with U.N. …

Bitcoin loses shine in Australia

Tourists in Japan could get robot translators starting next year

Japanese companies looking to reach foreign visitors could soon get some help from robots.<p>Kinki Nippon Tourist is partnering with Japanese technology …

Treasurys extend rally after jobs data disappoint

Friday’s disappointing jobs report fueled sharp Treasury gains, extending a two-week rally and further pulling down yields as investors continued to …

Stock Markets

2015 will be the year of SpaceX’s reusable rocket

A mission to supply the International Space Station next week could change space-flight as we know it—by successfully returning a used rocket booster to Earth.<p>SpaceX’s Jan. 6 launch will send a remotely piloted space capsule to the ISS with food, experiments, and two tiny, Earth-observing …

Space Travel

Buildings to look out for in 2015

Jonathan Glancey picks a selection of exciting new architectural projects that are planned for the coming year.<p>Proving that he is still ahead of his game, 85-year-old Frank Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Business School for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) – his first building in Australia – is …

15 Things Turning 20 in 2015

Does 1995 feel like just yesterday or a lifetime ago? No matter how you feel about it, these events are about to hit their 20th anniversaries:<p><b>The</b> …

Toy Story

2015 is the year of the Apple Watch

From Apple’s financial followers to the culture pages, expect few technology topics to garner as much attention in 2015 as the Apple Watch, which is set to launch “early” in the year.<p>Why? Because it’s not just a new gadget. Several people, companies, and entire industries are counting on it to be a …

Apple Watch

2015’s Policy Battles: Obamacare, Net Neutrality, Keystone, and Surveillance Reform

The status quo has shif­ted, but has it shif­ted enough to break the grid­lock that has gripped Wash­ing­ton for the past four years?<p>Those bullish on …

5 Products That'll Have You Stepping Off the Plane Looking (and Feeling!) Fabulous

Jet lag who?<p>There are a lot of instances where walking off of an hours-long flight looking well-rested and even remotely as good as you did when you …

Skin Care

Apple acquires virtual assistant maker VocalIQ to bolster Siri’s conversational skills

In an effort to strengthen Siri’s natural language conversation abilities, Apple has acquired a UK-based firm called VocalIQ. <i>Business Weekly</i> was first to report the acquisition today and Apple confirmed the purchase to <i>The Financial Times</i> with the usual boilerplate statement: “Apple buys smaller …

Mashable

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Personal Data

Tom Cruise is seeking $50 million for his Beverly Hills mansion

Box-office star <b>Tom Cruise</b> just sold a Hollywood Hills West compound for $11.4 million — but that's not even the main attraction.<p>He's asking $50 million for his mansion in Beverly Hills and is quietly allowing real estate agents to show the more than 10,000-square-foot residence to select clients. …

13 Trends to Leave Behind in 2013

Cut It Out!<p>The revival of Birkenstocks, layered skirt-over-pant look, and faux-couture logos all had their moment in 2013. But now it's time for them …

True&Co Raises Another $4 Million To Help You Find The Perfect Bra

E-commerce company True&Co launched last year to apply a bit of personalization and technology to aid women in their searches for new bras. The company just raised a little bit more funding to invest more in its algorithm for matching customers with bras that not only fit well but also look …