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Microsoft Sacrifices Lumia 950 And 950 XL Potential For A Stronger Surface Phone

Announced in October 2015, and released a month later, Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones have not set the world alight. The first ‘out of the box’ Windows 10 powered devices occupy a curious pivot point in Microsoft’s plans. What do they tell us about the direction of Microsoft and …

Now someone can steal your WiFi password from your doorbell

Getting hacked sucks, but there’s something worse than that: getting hacked because of your own smart doorbell.<p>Ring is a popular smart doorbell that allows you to unlock your door from your phone, as well as see and hear visitors via a webcam.<p>Unfortunately for Ring, that same doorbell meant you …

Smart Homes

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of people who regularly smoked strong skunk-like cannabis revealed subtle differences in the white matter that connects the left and right hemispheres …

Cannabis

'Facebook thinks I'm a terrorist': woman named Isis has account disabled

Facebook is joining the fight against terrorism – one woman named Isis at a time.<p>Isis Anchalee, an engineer based in San Francisco, complained on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon that her Facebook account had been disabled, and suggested it was because of her name.<p>“Why would you disable my personal …

Disability

Tim Cook says the PC is dead… but Apple’s still making desktops and laptops

Speaking to The Telegraph in London on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook sounded the death knell for the PC:<p>I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?<p>Cook has his hopes pinned on the company’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which goes on sale tomorrow and …

I’ve seen America’s future – and it’s not Republican

Given the kind of things the Republican presidential candidates have been saying every day for weeks now, you might reasonably conclude that US politics is stuck not just in another decade, but in a previous century. Ben Carson thinks Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation …

Ben Carson

AP investigation: Hundreds of officers lose licenses over sex misconduct

<i>Editor's note: Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, covered below, was convicted on Dec. 10, 2015 on 18 of 36 counts of rape and other sexual offenses against women he encountered on patrol. He will be sentenced in January. [7:17 a.m., Dec. 11, 2015.]</i><p>Flashing lights pierced the …

Crime

Facebook just made it easier to talk to people you're not friends with

Chatting with strangers on Facebook just got a bit easier.<p>The social network is launching a new feature for Messenger called Message Requests, that …

Apps

Paul Ryan Is a Hypocrite, Charlatan, and Right-Wing Extremist

Paul Ryan wants to be Speaker of the House but he wants a coronation, not a contested election. Toward that end, he's orchestrating a campaign that makes him appear to be a bridge-builder between the so-called "establishment" and "Tea Party" wings of the Republican Party -- the only guy who can …

Hackers sweet-talked their way into the CIA director's email account

The email breach shows that anyone is vulnerable to attack, security experts say.<p>The hackers who found their way into CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account didn't use sophisticated coding skills. They just wheedled their way past his service providers' customer service agents to take …

Whose Bodies Should Government Control?

The hypocrisy of wanting the state to stay out of people’s lives, and yet opposing the right of others to make their own choices<p>This month, California took a major step forward in becoming not only the fourth state to enact a death with dignity law but, in doing so, also giving people more power …

Health Care

A new Windows 10 Mobile build is out, now with fewer hamburgers

Windows 10 Mobile looks a little more like Windows Phone.<p>It's been about a month since Microsoft last updated the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview. …

​Canon's 250-megapixel sensor powers eagle-eyed camera

Technology in the super high resolution design could trickle down to consumer products in coming years -- but Canon fans should think twice before boasting about the achievement.<p>Canon has squeezed 250 megapixels into a camera image sensor -- an impressive number, but not necessarily the one that …

WWJDD: “What’s The Right Way To Dominate My Man?”

He likes to be topped and she's down to make him her bitch, but, like, HOW? James Deen has advice for dominating your man.

How the Religious Right Is Destroying Democracy

You may have noticed a new phenomenon creeping up in this country, it is this trend of our laws taking a backseat to religion. Whether it is the action of not following laws or court rulings in the name of religion or dictating laws based on religion, our country is slowly being destroyed by our …

'Budget flagship' head to head: the Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL vs Smart Ultra 6

Head to head then. As usual, I pick out winning categories in green, for interest sake - though don't take these too seriously. And note that many …

In survey, 88% of U.S. adults said they had sexted and 96% of them endorsed it

If you've ever sent racy text messages or revealing selfies to your sweetie, you're not alone. More than 4 out of 5 adults in a new study reported sexting – that is, sending or receiving sexually explicit text messages or pictures on their phones – in the last year. And they were glad they …

Microsoft's Windows Bridge for iOS goes open-source; now available as preview

Project Islandwood, now officially known as the Windows Bridge for iOS, was first revealed at BUILD 2015 in San Francisco earlier this year.<p>This …

Yoshi’s Island is 20 years old today and remains a 2D masterpiece

One of the greatest side-scrollers of all time is celebrating a major birthday.<p>Yoshi by the numbers<p><b>First appearance:</b> 1991’s Super Mario World• <b><br>First solo game:</b> Yoshi for NES and Game Boy in 1991• <b><br>Game appearances:</b> 56• <b><br>Weirdest role:</b> Super Mario Bros. movie in 1993<p>Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island …

Mississippi trucker wins Democratic gubernatorial primary after spending $0

A Mississippi truck driver who claims to have spent no money on his campaign won a nomination to be governor early Wednesday morning.<p>Robert Gray, 46, reported spending zero dollars on his campaign to become the Democratic party’s nominee for governor, and defeated two rivals with 51% of the vote. …

Democratic Party

A Cop Killed A White Teen And The #AllLivesMatter Crowd Said Nothing

His name was Zachary Hammond.<p>On the evening of July 26, Zachary Hammond pulled into the parking lot of a Hardee's in Seneca, South Carolina. Seated next to him was a young woman who had arranged to meet someone there to sell a bag of weed. It's unclear what Hammond knew about the transaction, but …

Lumia 950 / XL to have on-screen touch buttons. Lumia 840 coming by end of the year

If a latest tip from someone with knowledge of Microsoft Mobile’s marketing plan for upcoming Lumias has to be taken into account, we can share three …

How Obama Can Act on Guns—Without Congress

There’s plenty he could do to control firearms in the U.S. All he needs is the political nerve.<p>Just hours before a mentally ill man opened fire in a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater, wounding nine and killing two before turning the gun on himself, President Barack Obama had this to say to the …

How to unsend an email

Have you ever clicked "Send" on an email and regretted it a fraction of a second later? Whether you were angry and typed something you shouldn't have, clicked "Reply All" when you wanted "Reply" or just accidentally clicked the "Send" button before the email was finished, your first instinct is to …

Louisiana Shooting Suspect Obtained Gun Legally, Had Extensive Criminal History In Georgia

WASHINGTON -- John Russell Houser, the man accused of killing two people and injuring nine at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday, legally obtained the weapon used in the crime and had an extensive criminal history in one of the towns where he lived, according to police documents …

Police: Theater gunman killed with handgun he bought legally

There are thousands of legitimate-looking apps in the Apple, Android, and Windows Phone app stores running a harmful type of ad fraud

Fraud detection company Forensiq claims in a report to have discovered a new type of ad fraud called "mobile device hijacking." A user downloads an app from the official app store — which may look legitimate and have hundreds of positive reviews — which then runs in the background, serving hundreds …

Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right

Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a …

This Is Where Students Get Suspended From School The Most

The likelihood that a student will get suspended from school may have a lot to do with their geographic location.<p>The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday released maps detailing where students are most likely to get suspended from school, with specifics for Native Americans, blacks, Hispanics …