Joey Gamache

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Hostage-taker: Self-styled cleric with record

The gunman who held hostages for more than 16 hours in a Sydney cafe was no stranger to police -- and was on bail for violent criminal offenses at the time of the siege.<p>Man Haron Monis, an Iranian-born refugee who was granted political asylum in Australia in 2001, had "a long history of violent …

Amazon sellers hit by nightmare before Christmas as glitch cuts prices to 1p

Small businesses count cost of error in RepricerExpress software that resulted in thousands of items going for a song<p>There were Christmas shopping bargains galore on Amazon’s website over the weekend … for about an hour. Because of a technical glitch, the prices of thousands of items crashed to 1p …

What to do when a VC says no

You have the concept. You have the passion. You have the team. You even have a meeting lined up with your dream VC. So what do you do when a VC rejects you — multiple times?<p>I learned this lesson from personal experience. Here’s my story.<p>Mike Maples, Jr. is the managing partner of Floodgate. Mike is …

Privacy is not dead: Microsoft lawyer prepares to take on US government

Interview: Brad Smith tells Dominic Rushe US demand for access to customer’s emails on server in Dublin strikes at heart of balance between safety and privacy<p>Imagine this scenario. German police investigating a press leak descend on Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt. They serve a warrant to …

Is Rubber Mulch a Safe Surface for Your Child's Playground?

The public playground in Bandon, a small town on the blustery coast of Oregon, has everything a kid could want. Swings and an orange, twisting slide, even a bright blue boat.<p>But after the playground was installed in 2009, some mothers became concerned about the springy black stuff beneath their …

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Why Peter Thiel doesn’t believe in your ‘platform’

SAN FRANCISCO — Peter Thiel spoke today to an audience of entrepreneurs and investors at the Post-Seed Conference, and, as usual, he had some strong advice: “Be scared of platforms.”<p>The billionaire investor’s warning wasn’t so much literal as it was a warning against buzzwords and the idealistic …

Santa Tracker 2014: Google takes on Microsoft and NORAD again

In 2012, Microsoft partnered with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to track Santa, leaving the previous partner, Google, out in the cold. Since then, the two tech companies have been dueling every year.<p>Google today relaunched its Santa Tracker website, along with updates for the …

North Korea Does Not Deny Involvement In the Sony Pictures Hack

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The Cheap Oil Curse

Remember "Peak Oil?" The world was running out of oil, prices would soon skyrocket, and we had better find other fuels.<p>Well, that argument didn't work out so well for environmentalists, did it? As oil reserves and those of other carbon fuels became scarce and prices rose, the law of supply and …

Social media terms and conditions are way too complex, say UK MPs

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Twin Design/Shutterstock<p>A U.K. parliamentary committee has attacked the terms and conditions used by social media …

Apple CarPlay vs Google Android Auto — full comparison (Video)

Apple and Google are back at it again and attempting to bring a safe and friendly mobile experience to your car. Android Auto and CarPlay are the two company’s re-imagining of mobile user interfaces for the car and both are gearing up for a major rollout over the next year.<p>Each system is designed …

Apple Watch site refreshed to highlight Timekeeping, New Ways to Connect, and Health & Fitness

Apple has quietly refreshed its Apple Watch microsite with a few changes including more details about the upcoming wearable and newly added interactive images of the device. Previously Apple had a single ‘Features’ page for describing the functionality of the Apple Watch, but has replaced that page …

Former HP CEO Fiorina Contemplates 2016 Run for President

She would be the first former Silicon Valley CEO to seek the White House, but not the first tech company CEO.<p>Does running the world’s largest technology company qualify you for America’s highest political office? That’s the question as the country digests today’s story in the Washington Post saying …

U.K. Government Points Finger Of Blame At Web Firms For Counter-Terror Failures

The U.K. government is once again amping up counter-terrorism rhetoric against Internet companies, with Prime Minister David Cameron telling Parliament yesterday that digital communications firms’ networks are “being used to plot murder and mayhem”, and asserting that web companies have a “social …

Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul as Iraq’s Christians Flee

The advance of ISIS has ended over a thousand years of Christian worship in Mosul—the latest chapter in the long decline of Christianity in the …

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Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Genetics

Sophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008

Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex trojan that has been spying on everyone from governments to individuals since at least 2008. The …

Will Body Cameras Prevent the Next Ferguson?

All eyes are once again on Ferguson after a Missouri grand jury did not come to a decision regarding Darren Wilson this past Friday. The jury, made up of nine white members and three black, is scheduled to reconvene today to make a decision. 28-year-old Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Michael …

Justice

Cameras, first aid: Canfield Green tenants brace for Brown decision

A resident at the Canfield Green apartments where<p>Michael Brownwas fatally shot said the complex in Ferguson, Mo., was quiet Monday after news broke that a St. Louis County grand jury had reached a decision on whether to indict the officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old.<p>"We're on edge, but it's …

Justice

It’s not just Ferguson: US cops who kill are rarely indicted

Few were surprised today when Darren Wilson, a white police officer who gunned down an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri, was not indicted by the grand jury tasked to judge whether a criminal case could be made against him.<p>It’s not just cynicism about a racially-charged case, in which the …

Justice

Obama Speaks on the Ferguson Decision

A St. Louis County grand jury de­cided not to in­dict Fer­guson po­lice of­ficer Dar­ren Wilson in the shoot­ing of Mi­chael Brown, the un­armed …

Justice

Darren Wilson's Lawyers Release A Statement And It Doesn't Mention Michael Brown

A St. Louis County grand jury decided on Monday not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, in August.<p>Wilson's lawyers released a statement reacting to the grand jury decision shortly after the announcement. The statement made …

Pentagon Chief Chuck Hagel Is Stepping Down

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning from the post after less than two years on the job, President Barack Obama announced Monday.<p>Obama said …

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

<i>A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Last November, we published a story, 'A Rape on Campus' [RS 1223], that centered around a University of Virginia student's</i> …

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