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ISP wins 11-year battle to reveal warrantless FBI spying

A US district court has struck down an 11-year-old gag order imposed by the FBI on Nicolas Merrill, the former head of a small internet service provider. Originally issued in 2004, it forbade Merrill from revealing that he'd received a so-called national security letter (NSL), a warrantless demand …

Surveillance

Nineteen-year-old student died from multiple, massive traumas in ‘glass ceiling’ ritual on Pennsylvania trip with members of Pi Delta Psi at Baruch College<p>The death of a 19-year-old student has shone a light on a ritual known as the “glass ceiling” in which young people pledging to join a …

Crime

Confederate statue vandalized, then covered up at UNC campus

A controversial Confederate statue on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus was vandalized on Sunday, the latest symbol of the …

Officials: US jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers off California, Alaska coasts on July 4

While the United States celebrated Independence Day, two pairs of Russian bombers flew off the coast of California and Alaska -- forcing the Air Force to scramble fighter jets to intercept both flights, two senior defense officials tell Fox News.<p>The first incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. ET on July …

Purported ISIL message threatens Japan, Jordan hostages

An online message purportedly from the Islamic State warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot held by the militants have less than "24 hours left to live."<p>The group again demanded the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for involvement in a …

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative …

Wall Street ranks Apple world’s most respected company, analysts raise target share prices

Barron’s reports that institutional investors have returned Apple to its number one slot in its annual ranking of the world’s most respected companies, after it was beaten last year by Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Apple topped this year’s ranking by scoring 3.94, giving it a wide margin of victory. Berkshire …

Why more and more Americans are renting cars instead of buying them

Large chunks of the American public are now choosing to rent their cars, instead of buying them.<p>Roughly a quarter of the new cars purchased in the US during the first quarter of 2014 were leased, the highest since 2000.<p>It’s not just the proportions; the <i>kinds</i> of cars being leased are also changing. …

Google's Self-Driving Cars Have A Long Way To Go Before They're Ready For The Real World

Google then loads that route data into the car's memory before it drives off. That way, the car knows exactly what turns, stop signs, curbs, and other obstacles it needs to expect.<p>"Rather than having to figure out what the world looks like and what it means from scratch every time we turn on the …

Will The Last BlackBerry User Turn Off The Flashing LED Light?

Today I switched from a BlackBerry Q10 to an iPhone 5s. After almost singlehandedly trying to save the physical QWERTY, I feel compelled to explain why.<p>It isn’t because of the ribbing I get from my TC colleagues every time BlackBerry issues more bad news. It isn’t because the only people I know who …

Google Is Working On A New Android Feature That Lets You Use Your Phone Without Touching It

The initiative would be aimed at making it safer to use your phone while driving, but will mostly entail improving the voice-activated search functionality in Android.<p>Essentially, Google will take the touchless voice-controls that debuted in the Moto X and expand them to work with Google's Search …

Purported Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 press renders look like a really big Galaxy S5

We’ve heard about it, now we’re seeing it. Pictured above are a set of alleged press renders for Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablet. Obtained by @evleaks, this new slab kind of resembles a larger Galaxy S5, but is rumored to be a full-blown tablet. Samsung already has a giant tablet-like …

Here's how to live stream Apple's WWDC keynote

Apple's top brass are holding their annual<p>Worldwide Developers Conferencekeynote event this morning, and the event will be live streamed for anyone with an Apple device to watch.<p>The keynote is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. PDT, and there are various ways to tune in, depending on what gadget you …

Google will spend billions on 180 satellites for worldwide internet access

Last month, this site reported on Google’s new project called Loon, which uses hot air balloons to deliver broadband and wireless services to under-served or emergency prone areas.<p>Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google plans is to invest between $1 to $3 billion on 180 “small, high …

3 suspects confess in India gang rape; community outraged

Three brothers have confessed to involvement in the gang rape of two teenage girls in India, a police officer told CNN.<p>The men have pleaded guilty to the rape charges but have not admitted to killing the girls, local police spokesman Mukesh Saxena said Sunday.<p>All five known suspects, including two …

Pro-Russia militia attack Ukraine border post, dead and wounded reported | Reuters

Kiev (Reuters) - A fierce battle was underway on Monday in Ukraine’s rebellious east after a pro-Russian militia attacked a Ukrainian border post with automatic weapons and grenade launchers in the early hours.<p>An armed pro-Russian separatist sits outside the regional administration building in the …

Associated Press News

Apple Patents Solar Panels Integrated Into Flexible Touch Displays

Apple has a new patent that could pave the way for future solar-powered mobile devices, according to AppleInsider. The new intellectual property describes a method for embedding a solar array within a layer that includes touch sensors, and which can all be fit within a flexible display module, in …

Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this

Back in March, having decided that Android wasn't for me, I decided to buy an iPhone 5S from Virgin Mobile. The deal was too good to pass up: 30 percent off the phone itself and $30 per month for service -- no contract required. ("Too good" here means relative to other deals. Was the iPhone cheap? …

Mobile

Snapchat will allow users to easily save messages

Ephemerality, it turns out, is ephemeral.<p>Snapchat has ascended the ranks of the Apple App Store since its release in 2011 by offering mobile messaging without the digital paper trail. Once viewed, photos sent via the app vanish in seconds.<p>But buried in its product updates released last week was …

Latest iPhone 6 mock-ups suggest iPod touch design influence (and that’s good!)

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Macitynet.it<p>Physical mock-ups of Apple’s(s aapl) next iPhone have been making the on-line rounds of late, offering a …

With Beats, Apple becomes bigger streaming music player

Combined offering of headphones and streaming service makes deal nice for the price.<p>Beats headphones helped create a new premium category of product, but haven't always been considered best-in-class.<p>Still, over the years, the headphones have gotten a better rap. Headphones, however, may not be the …

Google splits up Drive app, requires standalone apps to edit documents

Google Drive users: the latest update to the mobile app may not please you. In a new version of the app — recently released for iOS and coming soon to Android — Google has removed the ability to edit documents. The change comes alongside the new standalone Docs and Sheets apps, which are now linked …

This Netflix Hack Pauses Your Movie When You Fall Asleep

Nothing is more nightmarish than trying to figure out where you left off on an episode. No longer will we live in fear.<p>It happens to everyone. You told yourself just one more <i>House of Cards</i> episode before you hit the sack. It's already 3:42 a.m. but you need to find out whether Francis Underwood …

Microsoft Said To Be Considering A Free Version Of Windows 8.1

Microsoft is looking at a cost conscious crisis, relative to both mobile and desktop hardware, and on the heels of the news that it might be reducing its Windows Phone software license fee, there’s new evidence that it’s looking at pursuing the same strategy for the desktop. The Verge reports that …

Apple TV is Apple’s fastest-growing product

Apple TV generated more than $1 billion in hardware and content sales last fiscal year, CEO Tim Cook just revealed. That makes Apple TV the company’s fastest-growing product, according to estimates by analyst Horace Dediu.<p>Apple has long referred to its set-top box for television sets as a “hobby,” …

Early Buyers Will Get A Free Charging Station With Cadillac's $76,000 Electric Car

That's why it's not surprising that Cadillac plans to sweeten the deal with extra equipment, and not just a set of wheel locks. Rather, GM's luxury division will offer a 240-Volt Level 2 home-charging station to "early buyers" for free, installation included.<p>MUST WATCH: Tesla Model S Takes On 2014 …