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Apple Said To Be Focusing On Health With iOS 8 And iWatch, Following Exec Meeting With FDA

Apple’s plans for iOS 8 focus on redefining health tracking via mobile devices, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, which has a terrific track record when it comes to rumors it has sourced itself. The report details a new marquee application coming in iOS 8 called “Healthbook” that monitors all …

This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection

Psychopathic machines? Lethal AI? These are the concepts we should be thinking about when we talk about the benefits of self-improving software. An …

Audi Says Synthetic 'E-Fuel' From Microorganisms Is Better Than Gas Or Diesel

Hydrogen and natural gas are among the alternative fuels starting to get more attention as car companies work to reduce emissions. But Audi is exploring another option that you may not have heard much about yet: e-fuels.<p>The German automaker, which aims to develop synthetically engineered e-fuels as …

House votes to keep government open, defund ObamaCare

The House voted Friday to keep the government open through mid-December but only if Congress strips funding from ObamaCare.<p>The vote was 230 to 189, and largely expected.<p>Current funding for the government is set to expire at the end of the month, and lawmakers must approve the stopgap bill in order …

Navy Yard shooter reported hearing voices through walls

WASHINGTON — The life of Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old civilian Navy contractor who killed 12 people Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, friends, law enforcement and military officials say, was an odd combination of Buddhist calm and paranoia, friendliness and sudden rage.<p>"He always thought someone …

George Zimmerman Loses Lawyer as Cops Seek Fight Video

George Zimmerman's lawyer said today he will no longer represent the man acquitted of murder in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, even as police …

Kerry's Meeting With Russian Is Next Key Moment In Syria Crisis

Now that President Obama has made his case to the nation for holding Syrian President Bashar Assad responsible for a chemical weapons attack last month near Damascus, the next key moment in the quickly evolving crisis appears to be Thursday's meeting in Geneva between Secretary of State John Kerry …

Syria Must Be Punished as Warning to Others, Kerry Says

Secretary of State John Kerry made an impassioned case for punishing Syria today, stating that a chemical attack by the regime of President Bashar …

Obama: U.S. Has 'Concluded' Assad Used Chemical Weapons In Syria

In an interview with PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, President Obama said the U.S. had "concluded" that the regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons during an attack last week near Damascus that reportedly left hundreds dead and potentially thousands more injured.<p>"We have looked at all the evidence, …

StackOverflow Co-Founder Jeff Atwood Builds A $150 Mechanical Keyboard

If anyone knows far too much about their keyboard, it’s a programmer.<p>Professional programmers type a lot. A <i>whole</i> lot. So much that a flame war over which text editor/input method is best for coding (Vi! No, Emacs!) has roared on for <i>decades.</i><p>It makes some sense, then, that a well-known coder has …

Monoprice's Stealthy Transition Into PC Gaming Peripherals Is Worth Paying Attention To

It wasn’t long ago that when a friend asked where to purchase audio or video cables online at a <i>reasonable</i> price (I’m looking at you, Monster Cable), my answer was always Monoprice. That response remains, but the online retailer has stealthily expanded into several new product categories including …

Official 2014 Infiniti Q50 Walk Around

Governments made 38,000 requests to Facebook

Facebook said Tuesday that it has received government requests for information on more than 38,000 members worldwide - and as many as 21,000 in the United States - in just the first six months of 2013.<p>The Menlo Park company released its first "transparency report" to "make sure that the people who …

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How the Syrian Electronic Army “hacked” the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post

As of this moment, the website of the New York Times is inaccessible to many people. It’s apparently the victim of an attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), the group of hackers that supports Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and who started out by hacking their ideological foes before it …

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Twinkies! Real thing returns July 15; bad news for Bingles and Dreamies

Twinkies are set for an official comeback July 15. So junk food aficionados and loyal Twinkie fans can breathe a sigh of relief (and you can finally stop rationing your secret stash).<p>Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO), the firms that purchased Twinkies and other Hostess …

Fighting across Egypt as Brotherhood supporters told to stay on streets

Egyptian cities were left strewn with rocks, glass and bullet casings on Saturday morning after almost 24 hours of violence which left 30 dead and …

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

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Hundreds flee deadly gunbattles in Somalia

At least 18 people have been killed in gunbattles in the disputed southern Somalian port city of Kismayu, residents have said.<p>Hundreds were fleeing the clashes on Saturday, the first since several former warlords staked rival claims on the lucrative port and fertile hinterlands in May.<p>Gunmen from …

How Enlightenment is the Process of Creation in the Universe in Reverse

The process of creation of matter and spiritual life at the beginning of the universe is one of the greatest of mysteries and understanding its basic …

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

Pear-Shaped Nucleus Boosts Search for Alternatives to "Standard Model" Physics

A lopsided atomic nucleus may help to refine nuclear theory. The stubby pear shape, described today in <i>Nature</i>, may also be pointing towards new tests …