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These photos show how Snapchat handled its first serious breaking-news event with the San Bernardino mass shooting

Snapchat created a "California Shooting" live story filled with photos and videos that Snapchat's team collected from users experiencing the effects of the shooting.<p>Live event coverage has been a recent priority at Snapchat, but the "California Shooting" live story marks an attempt by the company …

Convicted Israel spy Jonathan Pollard being released after 30 years

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> As a Jewish-American teen moving to South Bend, Indiana, in the 1960s, Jonathan Pollard immediately struggled to fit in.<p>The family moved so his father, Morris Pollard, could take a job as a virologist at Notre Dame. But the transition to the predominantly Christian community wasn't …

National Security

Carson says West Point story, others about his past are bias, amount to 'witch hunt'

Soft-spoken GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson on Friday lashed out at the news media for recent stories about his long-ago past, saying they are bias and amount to a “witch hunt.”<p>Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, has indeed faced intense media scrutiny over the past couple of weeks as …

Millennials and extended families could qualify for easier mortgages

Two initiatives announced this week may make it easier for millennials and middle-income homebuyers, who typically have a hard time getting mortgages, to get the financing they need.<p>Quicken Loans, the nation's largest online lender, and Freddie Mac have announced a partnership that is expected to …

First-time buyer demand boosts house prices to record highs

Rightmove says that asking prices hit a new record high in October<p>House prices hit new highs this month as first-time buyers scramble to get their foot on the housing ladder, according to property website Rightmove.<p>Average asking prices rose to £296,549 in October, 5.6pc higher than they were a …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Apple now makes more money from Macs than iPads

Post-PC?<p>When Apple first introduced the iPad back in 2010 it was heralded as a "magical and revolutionary device" that would play a part in the "post-PC" era of devices. In the subsequent years since the launch of the iPad, many have debated whether the laptop is dead and the PC era over. That …

Pageviews vs. Engaged Time in web analytics

Anyone working in with web analytics has heard this before: “How many ‘hits’ did it get?” Pageviews have long been a standard way to measure and …

How a village rivalry in rural Mexico led to absurdly pointy boots on the runway in Paris

A fashion trend that began in rural Mexico and swept up through large portions of Texas and Oklahoma has recently made it to the fashion runways of Paris.<p>The trend is men wearing very pointy boots. Absurdly pointy. As in, you'll-poke-your-eye-out, how-can-you-even-walk-in-these pointy. Safe to say …

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and doing fine.<p>The spacecraft bound for Pluto roused itself from its latest hibernation on Saturday at noon PST. One and a half hours later, it sent a radio signal to Earth to confirm it had successfully turned itself back on.<p>The spacecraft is currently 2.9 …

Solar System

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Google is killing CAPTCHA as we know it

If you've signed up for an account recently, you've probably seen it: a quick test that gives you a few distorted words and asks you to type them back in plaintext. The official name is CAPTCHA, a test designed to weed out the automated scripts used for spam, but it's been broken for a long time. …

MIT looks back at Steve Jobs patents, including the 141 approved since his death

Steve Jobs may have passed away more than three years ago, but he is still having patents awarded today as applications work their way through the system and old patents are renewed with updates. <i>MIT Technology Review</i> notes that of the 458 patents credited to Jobs, almost a third of them have been …

Apple doesn't own applepay.com

It may come as a surprise, but type in the web address you would expect for Apple’s splashy new mobile payment product, Apple Pay, and you’ll find a …

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The Tennessee Valley …

Teens Are Tweeting Unappealing Photos Of Their School Lunches With The Hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama

Teenagers who are unhappy with their school lunches are snapping pictures of the food and tweeting them along with the hashtag.<p>"Hunter Whitney, a student at Wisconsin's Richmond Center High School, said this dish is called "Spanish rice" and that students aren't supplied with salt," Buzzfeed …

Rosetta: Waiting game after comet lander glitch

<b>A European robot probe has made the first, historic landing on a comet, but its status is uncertain after harpoons failed to anchor it to the surface.</b><p>Officials said the craft may have lifted off the comet after touchdown before returning to the surface.<p>Lander project manager Stephan Ulamec said: …

Space

China’s Richest Man, Jack Ma: I’m Not Happy Being So Rich

Jack Ma became China's richest man after Alibaba IPO'd in September, and he told CNBC that he thought the responsibility and celebrity that came with it was a "great pain" and that he was not happy.<p>The pressure gets to him, especially as people put high expectations on Alibaba's stock price.<p>"IPO is …

Philadelphia kidnapping victim's spirit 'probably kept her alive,' police say

A Philadelphia woman's fighting spirit helped save her life, the city's top cop said Thursday.<p>Charles Ramsey told ABC's "Good Morning America" that Carlesha Freeland-Gaither kept struggling with her captor despite being bound. The 22-year-old nursing assistant's resistance, "probably helped keep …

Oculus 'many months away,' but virtual reality sunglasses will take a little longer

CNN's coverage of Web Summit, in Dublin, looks at how technology is changing the world.<p><b>Dublin (CNN) —</b> We might still not have jetpacks and flying cars, but another dangling promise of the technology world now seems one step closer. Virtual reality (VR) is a serious business, as confirmed by …

My evil dad: Life as a serial killer’s daughter

<b>Keith Jesperson is notorious in the US as the Happy Face Killer, who raped and murdered eight women in the 1990s. Here his daughter, Melissa Moore, describes how she learned the truth as a teenager - and eventually found a way to live with it.</b><p>Let me tell you about the last time I saw my dad before …

Crime

It's Always 9:41 on the iPhone 6

In ads for the latest version of Apple's phone, it's always the same time. Here's why.<p>The image above, currently running on Apple's U.S. website, depicts the iPhone 6 in its now-familiar grande and venti sizes. It is, you may notice, similar to other images of the phone that have run in marketing …

The E.T.-Atari landfill documentary premieres Nov. 20

<i>Atari: Game Over</i>, the documentary about the infamous 1982 adaptation of <i>E.T.</i> that was blamed for the collapse of console gaming 30 years ago, will premiere Nov. 20 on Xbox Live, the film's director announced Friday.<p><i>Atari: Game Over</i> separates the truth from the mythology of <i>E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial</i> …

First Third-Party SSD With Native OS X TRIM Support Launched by Angelbird

With the growing popularity and declining cost of solid-state drives (SSDs) for Macs and other personal computers, users have becoming increasingly interested in putting third-party SSDs into their machines. But one issue Mac users have been running into involves support for TRIM, a system-level …

Operator deliberately destroyed rocket

<b>(CNN) —</b> The unmanned Antares rocket that exploded off the coast of Virginia was deliberately destroyed after it became apparent there was a problem, a spokesman for Orbital Sciences Corporation said Thursday.<p>The flight termination system was engaged, Barron Beneski, vice president of corporate …

What is HTTPS and why does Google like it so much?

Google has announced it will give sites using encryption a higher rank in its search algorithms. Particularly, it singled out HTTPS, which it characterizes as “industry-leading security.”<p>It’s easy to tell if a site is using the system: A URL that starts https:// instead of http:// is using it. …

Algorithms

This Is What It Feels Like When Google Buys Your Startup

At age 23, he invented song-sharing site Songza, bought by Google last month for an undisclosed sum. Raskin wasn't involved in Songza at the time. He sold it back in 2008 to Amazon-backed Amie Street.<p>But he had been creating cool things long before that. When he was 20, he built a human interface …