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Xiaomi's action cam bests a GoPro Hero for half the price

Xiaomi has unleashed a 399 CNY ($64) action cam onto unsuspecting cats in China, but will it join the Mi band in the US? The Yi Camera actually trumps the specs of GoPro's entry-level camera with 1080P, 60fps video and up to 64GB of memory at about half the price (the $130 Hero has 1080/30p video …

Mobile Technology

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

AT&T combines its connected car and home platforms to help automate your life

BARCELONA, Spain — With the so-called Internet of things now in full swing, U.S. telecom giant AT&T has revealed that it’s tying together its connected car and home automation platforms to create a seamless digital environment.<p>First unveiled more than two years ago, AT&T’s Digital Life is not only …

Indian smartphone maker is serious about banning iPhone brand name

After China, India is the next big frontier for Apple: with a massive 1.2 billion citizens, and an impressively growing smartphone market that is far from saturated.<p>So far Apple has had great success in the country, as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have sold roughly twice the volume of previous …

Here’s How Valve Cracked Virtual Reality’s Biggest Problem

Roger Ressmeyer—Corbis<p>Alex Brandon—AP<p>Mike Fisher—AP<p>George Nikitin—AP<p>Ben Van Hook—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>STR/Reuters<p>Yoshikazu …

Huawei Watch is most gender-neutral Android Wear design yet

Gallery: Huawei Watch is most gender-neutral Android Wear design yet<p>Gallery: Huawei Watch is most gender-neutral Android Wear design yet<p>+ 8<p>+ 7<p>+ …

Jolla takes on Android with a promise not to sell your data

When Jolla launched its tablet on Indiegogo, it was an instant success. Today that tablet is being shown to the media for the first time at MWC. But, that's not all that the plucky mobile startup has to reveal. With the new tablet comes the second version of Jolla's Sailfish OS. Version 2.0 brings …

Fish

Samsung has a pair of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge videos for your viewing pleasure

Samsung’s new pair of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, have taken on a vastly different nature than those which came before. In seeking to stem the losses that begun to accumulate last year by working with premium materials and combining them with top-notch specs, Samsung may have …

Phones

ISIS Issues Death Threats to Twitter Co-founder Jack Dorsey

ISIS supporters have threatened Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey as well as company employees because the terrorist organization’s accounts are frequently deleted from the social network, reports Buzzfeed.<p>The post was uploaded to JustPaste, a site frequently used to disseminate ISIS propaganda, …

Baghdad's National Museum of Iraq reopens in rebuke to Islamic State

The National Museum of Iraq, shuttered 12 years ago in the wake of the country's invasion by U.S.-led troops, has reopened in Baghdad. According to the BBC, the opening date was moved up to Saturday in direct response to a statue-smashing propaganda video released last week by the so-called Islamic …

US politicians wear Venezuela's travel ban as badge of honour

Venezuela president Maduro announces diplomatic sanctions against US<p>Read more<p>US politicians banned from traveling to Venezuela by socialist President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday took the restriction as a badge of honour.<p>Maduro laid out a series of measures against US diplomats and tourists on Saturday …

Venezuela

Kim Jong Un reportedly tells North Korean army to 'prepare for war' with US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly told the army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media reported Saturday, according to AFP.<p>"The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People's Army) units to …

Obama plans trip to South Carolina, 48th state in office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to get one step closer to visiting all 50 states while in office with a trip to South Carolina this …

Judge who cleared Badawi of the capital crime of renouncing Islam has referred his case back to court, say his family, who call for a royal pardon<p>Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger who was sentenced to a decade in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, now faces being beheaded for renouncing the …

Middle East

Phone recordings reveal Bill O'Reilly may have lied about witnessing a suicide linked to JFK's assassination

CNN has acquired phone recordings that raise questions about Bill O'Reilly's presence at the suicide of a figure involved in the investigation of JFK's assassination.<p>The suicide reportedly occurred at a house in South Florida in 1977 when O'Reilly was a reporter at WFAA, a television news station …

ISIS Threatens Twitter Founder And Employees Over Blocked Accounts

"Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you."<p>ISIS supporters on Sunday called on jihadis around the world to kill Twitter employees because of the company's frequent blocking of their social media accounts.<p>"Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you," reads an online post …

Controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik awarded the King Faisal international prize for promoting Islam through his hugely popular Peace TV channel<p>An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an “inside job” received one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for …

Abdul Aziz

Pyongyang vows 'merciless strikes' against the South and US | DW | 02.03.2015

Military officials in North Korea fired two short-range missiles off their east coast on Monday, the South's military reported.<p>Pyongyang vowed to …

Deadly bacterium 'released from US high-security lab'

Officials in Louisiana investigating how a potential bioterror agent escaped but insist there is no threat to public<p>US officials in Louisiana are investigating how a dangerous and often deadly bacterium got out of a high-security laboratory at a research facility, USA Today reported on …

South-east Asia

'Jihadi John's' emails revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a controversial question that's sparked debate since officials revealed the identity of the masked man known as Jihadi John.<p>Was Mohammed Emwazi, the man with a British accent who's appeared in numerous ISIS beheading videos, pushed toward extremism by authorities? Or was he someone …

Prince William arrives in China and invites President Xi for state visit

Duke of Cambridge sets aside disagreements over Hong Kong to make first Royal visit to mainland China since 1986<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to the Duke of Cambridge William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost …

Texas nurse who contracted Ebola sues hospital company

<b>(CNN) —</b> She was the first person to contract Ebola in the United States, and now she's suing the hospital where she got infected.<p>Nina Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, filed a lawsuit Monday against the hospital's parent company, Texas Health Resources. She claims the …

Arrival of March brings more snow to New England as Boston inches closer to snowfall record

In keeping with the proverb, March came in like a lion for many parts of the country as snow fell over an area stretching from the Ohio Valley to southern New England and Boston edged closer to breaking its 20-year-old snowfall record.<p>The Boston Globe reported that the city had received 2 inches of …

North Korea expected to announce end to tourist ban

North Korea is preparing to lift a four-month ban on foreign tourists imposed over concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus, a Beijing-based tour group said on Monday.<p>Koryo Tours, one of the handful of agencies running regular tours to the secretive state, said it had been contacted by the …

FBI Faces $30m Lawsuit for Killing Tsarnaev’s Friend Ibragim Todashev

A Chechen national was killed in his home by the FBI during their investigation into the Tsarnaev brothers; today his family has filed a …

Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.<p>Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran …

US secretary of state expected to have used meeting in Geneva to warn Russian counterpart of further sanctions against Russia if ceasefire fails to hold<p>The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, have met in Switzerland to try to shore-up a shaky two-week …

Russia

White House lawn temporarily locked down

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Three men were arrested and charged with unlawful entry between Sunday and Monday after crossing onto unauthorized grounds near the White House.<p>The Secret Service temporarily locked down the White House's North Lawn on Monday morning after a man entered entered a pedestrian gate …

Aleppo rebels reject UN plan for temporary truce

A group of Syrian opposition forces has rejected UN envoy Staffan de Mistura's proposal for a temporary ceasefire in the northern city of Aleppo.<p>After two days of meetings in Turkey, Aleppo's newly formed Revolutionary Council said on Sunday that they refused to meet the envoy unless he proposes a …