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Google May Publicly 'Shame' Android Smartphone Makers

To address problems getting smartphone makers to add the latest version of Android, Google could turn to publicly shaming them.<p>Google has drawn up a …

Android News

Uber taps Foursquare’s Places data so you never have to type an address again

Foursquare and Uber have today announced a global partnership that would use Foursquare’s location data to let users type in a venue name (instead of address) when setting their destination.<p>Uber currently partners with Google Maps for points of interest, with TomTom Navigation hooked into the …

Apps

Google is building a self-driving car R&D center near Detroit

Google's Self-Driving Car Project just announced on Google+ that it's building what it calls a "self-driving technology development center" in Novi, Michigan, about 30 miles northwest of Detroit. The 53,000-square-foot facility will be used for research and development in concert with the company's …

Autonomous Cars

Microsoft reportedly launching 'Xbox TV' devices next month

Microsoft is said to be planning to unveil new Xbox streaming devices at E3 next month. The software giant has been considering an "Xbox TV" device for at least three years, and it appears a variant of it will be unveiled in June. Brad Sams, executive editor at Petri, revealed that Microsoft is …

Smart TV

Foxconn replaces 60,000 human workers with robots

According to reports, the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn has replaced around 60,000 human factory workers with machines. Or, as a government publicist for the city of Kunshan told the <i>South China Morning Post</i>, the factory "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to …

Foxconn

'Sextremist' FEMEN Leader Inna Shevchenko Defies Death Threats

The leader of a notorious "sextremist" group has vowed to keep baring her breasts in the name of feminism despite the fact it puts a target on her back.<p>Inna Shevchenko, who helped to found the FEMEN topless protest movement, was on stage during a freedom of speech event in Copenhagen when a gunman …

Pope Benedict XVI

Apple's iOS 9.2.1 is here, and it fixes a security hole from 2013

Users of iPhones, iPads and iPods probably didn't give much thought to Tuesday's iOS update, which brings the mobile OS to version 9.2.1.<p>According to …

Foxconn trumps Japanese rival in $5.2 billion bid for Sharp

Sharp may have mounds of debt and falling sales, but it has one thing that China's Foxconn doesn't -- display technology used by Apple and others. That's reportedly why Foxconn has bid 625 billion yen ($5.4 billion) to buy the troubled company, according to the <i>WSJ</i>. That bid is over double the 300 …

France launches new airstrikes amid reports that Paris attacks were directed in Syria

As the investigation into the deadly attacks on this city spiraled into a Europe-wide effort, French warplanes pounded the headquarters of Islamic State on Sunday in retaliation for what the government here said was the group's orchestration of the terrorist assault from its base in northern …

In debate after Paris attacks, Clinton earns the advantage on foreign policy

An unsettling yet telling split-screen changed the view of the presidential campaign Saturday night: three Democratic candidates who had come to Iowa to talk about domestic issues found their debate hijacked by a foreign policy crisis dominating the news from a world away.<p>As metaphors for the last …

Lindsey Graham: 'There's A 9/11 Coming' After Paris

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that "there's a 9/11 coming" after the Paris terror attacks and called for 10,000 American troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria to help fight the Islamic State.<p>"I'm trying to protect America from another 9/11, and without American boots on the ground in …

Paris shows its resilience as life continues after the attacks

PARIS — After coordinated attacks that killed 129 people and injured another 352, it would be understandable if the streets were quiet and the …

Death Metal

Muslim and Jewish leaders gather at Paris concert hall memorial

It is time to close ‘places of hate’, says imam in group carrying white roses and singing La Marseillaise at scene of massacre<p>French Muslim leaders gathered outside the Bataclan concert hall on Sunday to honour the 89 people who died there in the bloodiest attack by jihadi terrorists France has …

French Government

Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

Doing so achieves numerous aims for the group, not least of which could be winning it clout to attract even more recruits. Others may include sharpening divisions between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe — and forcing the West into a difficult choice of either backing off or being drawn into what …

Middle East

Brussels raids: Police hit Molenbeek, area at heart of Belgium's jihadist threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> The search for the perpetrators of the Paris attacks has led authorities across the Belgian border to an impoverished suburb of Brussels with a history of links to terror plots.<p>Belgian special operations forces, clad in balaclavas and with bomb disposal robots at the ready, cordoned off two …

Terrorism

Paris attacks: Defiant French businesses carrying on

<b>Shops and businesses in Paris have been trying to return to normal in a city still mourning the death of 129 people killed in terror attacks on Friday.</b><p>People in France and across Europe observed a one-minute silence at midday local time (11:00 GMT).<p>France's stock market closed in negative …

Eiffel Tower
France
Death Metal
Obama Administration

False Alarm At République Causes People To Run For Their Lives

Authorities in Paris abruptly cleared the Place de la République Sunday evening where thousands of mourners had gathered at a vigil, The Associated Press reported.<p>Witnesses described hearing shots, which turned out to be firecrackers.<p>Harrowing video shot by BBC news reporter Julia MacFarlane shows …

Watch the World Pay Tribute to France

In the wake of Friday’s attack in Paris that killed more than 120 people and left 359 injured, the world united in honor of France’s victims, …

The White House

Hundreds of Mormons quit church in Utah in protest at same-sex policy

‘This is about compassion,’ says protester in Salt Lake City over change in church policy to bar the children of same-sex couples from being baptized<p>Hundreds of members of the Church of Latter Day Saints mailed or handed in letters quitting the Mormon church on Saturday to protest against a new …

LGBTQI
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Russia and China pose largest security threats, says US military report

‘Low but growing’ chance of war with major power, report says Iran and North Korea also pose ‘serious security concerns’<p>America’s new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning of growing technological challenges …

North Korea
North Africa

Fears raised as "a third" of China Great Wall vanishes | CNN Travel

China