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Nazi Auschwitz camp officer, 93, to face trial over 300,000 deaths

Oskar Groening, a former death camp officer, will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder<p>A 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp officer will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, a court …

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FCC pushes back deadline for people to weigh in on net neutrality rules

Five extra days to reply to 1.1 million public comments.<p>The US Federal Communications Commission is giving people nearly a week more to weigh in Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for a new net neutrality framework. Today the FCC said people have until September 15th (a month from now) to reply to …

Google launches Classroom for teachers using Google Apps for Education

Google is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day by giving something back to our educators in the form of <i>Classroom</i>. The latest addition to the Google …

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

Google Launches App Store for Docs and Sheets

Google is rolling out an online marketplace for third-party apps on Google Drive, the company announced Thursday.<p>The apps, which Google is calling …

Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos

Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull would be another word.<p>The videos do, however, make up in info what they lack in excitement. They run through …

Cash machines raided with infected USB sticks

<b>Researchers have revealed how cyber-thieves sliced into cash machines in order to infect them with malware earlier this year.</b><p>The criminals cut the holes in order to plug in USB drives that installed their code onto the ATMs.<p>Details of the attacks on an unnamed European bank's cash dispensers were …

Google Maps left out in the cold as most iPhone users stick with Apple Maps

Apple Maps may not have had the best of starts, but data from ComScore shows that most iPhone users have stuck with the app rather than reinstalling Google Maps. Google Maps lost 23M iPhone users in the US alone in the last year, with similar numbers expected elsewhere.<p>The figures show that in …

'Invisible' Bike Helmets Are A Real Thing Now

If so, then two Swedish industrial design students have solved your problem and have created an "invisible helmet" for cyclists.<p>Bike helmets are a very important safety feature, especially for those who cycle around a busy city where both drivers and pedestrians can be a problem. But there is no …

There Are 2 End-Credit Scenes In The 'Thor' Sequel — Here's What They Mean For Future Marvel Films

If you're heading out to see the "Thor" sequel this weekend, stay around after the film is over for not one, but two extra scenes.<p>Don't make the mistake of leaving after the first end-credit scene — you won't miss much — but there is a brief, second one after ALL of the credits roll.<p>This isn't …

The honest Chromecast review: Three weeks with Google’s TV stick

Advertisement<p>108 Comments<p>It’s been three weeks since Google unveiled its Chromecast dongle, and I’ve been using it practically every day since then …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Why do we make mistakes? Blame your brain, the original autocorrector

Does Siri make us lazy? Does Facebook make us lonely? Does Twitter make us stupid? Will Google Glass make twitching, distracted Glassholes of us all? If you've read a magazine, listened to a radio show, browsed (or clicked on) the non-fiction section of a bookstore (or Amazon) or been a sentient …

When It Comes To Your Data, It’s Time To Enforce Your Own “Terms And Conditions”

The director of a new documentary wonders why so many of us willingly click “OK” and relinquish our information–and our rights. Terms and Conditions May Apply is a call to take back your data.<p>As the director of <i>Terms and Conditions May Apply</i>, a recently released documentary about privacy and the …

Gay US troops in line for marriage benefits

The Pentagon is poised to extend healthcare, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married.<p>According to a draft memo obtained on Wednesday by the Associated Press, the …

Green turtles swallowing more plastic than ever before, study finds

Green turtles are swallowing plastic at twice the rate they did 25 years ago, according to a new study.<p>The finding is based on data collected across the globe since the late 1980s and analysed by researchers at the University of Queensland.<p>Study leader and PhD candidate Qamar Schuyler says green …

Samsung dominates, Apple stalls in Q2 global smartphone shipments

A Samsung Galaxy S4, right, with the older Galaxy S3 behind it.<p>The second quarter of 2013 brought more good news for Samsung but less so for Apple, at least as far as smartphone sales go. But the year isn't over yet — in fact, the toughest fight is yet to come.<p>Tracking firm IDC's numbers on global …