Matthew Scot

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Malaysian credibility challenged over change in last words heard from missing jetliner

It may mean little to investigators that the last words air traffic controllers heard from the lost jetliner were "Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero," rather than "All right, good night." But to Malaysian officials whose credibility has been questioned almost from the beginning, it means a …

IE11 Gains Most Market Share, Chrome Finally Passes Firefox

March saw the fifth full month of IE11 availability with Windows 8.1, the release of Firefox 28, and the first full month of Chrome 33 availability. The latest numbers from Net Applications show that Chrome was the only major winner last month, having finally passed Firefox.<p>Between February and …

Over 20,000 historical maps are now free to download from the New York Public Library

Cartophiles rejoice — the NYPL recently made over 20,000 historical maps from its database free to access, download, and use. The library's Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division created an entire website called Map Warper where users can create an account and access all the maps, which are …

Firefox was bleeding users long before boycott

OkCupid wants its users to break up with Firefox.<p>The dating site urged its members on Monday to boycott the web browser because the chief executive …

OkCupid

Samsung: Our 'next big thing' ads drove Apple's marketing chief 'crazy'

Samsung's "Next Big Thing" advertising campaign, which frequently cracked fun at people standing in line outside of Apple stores for product launches, drove Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller crazy. That's according to Samsung, which is in the process of drawing out volumes of internal Apple …

Canada licenses medical use of marijuana

The number of Canadians use marijuana for health reasons is expected to soar to over 400,000 within a few years.<p>Under Canada’s new laws people with doctor’s prescriptions will be able to order it online, turning what was once a crime into a big legal business.<p>Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from …

Stem cell scientist Haruko Obokata found guilty of misconduct

A young researcher who shot to fame in scientific circles when she published an apparently radical and simple way to create stem cells has been found guilty of misconduct by a committee charged with investigating her work.<p>Haruko Obokata, at the Riken Centre for Developmental Biology in Kobe, …

Divers Inspect Damage After Ships Collide off Spanish Coast

Divers check the damaged bow of the vehicle carrier Baltic Breeze after it collided with a fishing trawler off northern Spain on Tuesday. Three fishermen were killed and two were missing after the collision between the 541-foot cargo ship and the 111-foot Mar de Marin near the Spanish port of Vigo. …

Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says

Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday.<p>The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the more severe and widespread the harm will be, …

Climate Change

Man who wanted to 'take out Obama' gets 25 years

An Idaho man who admitted trying to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting at the White House received a 25-year prison sentence on Monday.<p>Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, 23, appeared in federal court after pleading guilty in September to terrorism and weapons charges. He had been originally …

HP pays $57 million to finally put WebOS behind it

Hewlett-Packard is still paying for the managerial sins of Leo Apotheker.<p>HP on Monday settled a class-action lawsuit that will see the company deposit $57 million into an interest-bearing escrow account within the next three weeks. Upon deposit, US District Court Judge Andrew Guilford will approve …

Class Action