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5 Topics for Democratic Debate No. 8

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off Wednesday night, one day after Sanders pulled off a historic upset in Michigan’s primary. Though Clinton ended the night with the delegate lead and a win in Mississippi, the Sanders win had the political class …

Government

How Brazil managed to bypass corruption to launch its biggest ever corruption probe

Brazil might seem like it’s a cesspool of corruption right now. Last week ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was the latest to face questioning about a mammoth kickback scheme, in a probe that has already ensnarled dozens of politicians and executives. In January the country dropped from 69th …

Brazil

Snowden: FBI's claim about unlockable iPhone is 'bulls***'

The FBI is lying about its inability to hack into an iPhone used by a shooter in December's San Bernardino massacre, says the NSA whistleblower.<p>The latest figure with an opinion on the fight between Apple and the FBI is none other than NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>His conclusion? The FBI's …

Surveillance

Amazon now sells Japanese video games internationally

If you've ever paid an astronomical price to import a Japanese game, here's some good news: Amazon Japan will now ship video game hardware and software internationally. The change happened recently with no fanfare -- Twitter and NeoGAF users started reporting it yesterday. Not every game can be …

Hajj stampede: Tehran protesters throw tomatoes at Saudi embassy

The Saudis are not taking responsibility for the Mina stampede which saw 769 people killed during the hajj pilgrimage<p>Hundreds of protesters in Tehran threw tomatoes at the Saudi Arabian embassy on Sunday as Iran’s supreme leader accused Riyadh of “passing the buck” over the deaths of hundreds of …

Google wants to make your living room devices smarter

The marquee items at a Google press event this week may be its new Nexus smartphones, but the company's Chromecast devices are more telling of where Google wants to go. The goal: living room domination.<p>Google has already staked out spots in your living room with its Nest thermostat, Chromecast …

Smart Homes

This Cycling App Auto-Spray-Paints Potholes So Cities Know Where Repairs Are Needed

Auto-Complain makes your annoyance at poor road conditions very visible.<p>Florian Born isn’t the type of person who likes complaining. So when the designer started bumping into potholes as he cycled around Berlin, he wasn’t going to call up the city to tell it where to send its repair truck.<p>He had a …

Cycling