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New demo shows Firewatch might be a perfect exploration game

<i>Gone Home</i>, a first-person exploration game that hit PCs back in 2013, was a breath of fresh air for gaming in that it demonstrated how to make an affecting game without ever needing a gun. <i>Firewatch</i> looks like its natural successor, as watching 17 minutes of gameplay, courtesy of <i>IGN</i>, is a …

Mad Men

Attackers can lock your Samsung phone via exploit in built-in security app

If you own a Samsung phone, odds are you’ve heard of Find My Phone. A service built in to most recent Samsung devices, it allows users to track, lock, and even ring their phone in case the device is stolen. You may want to think twice about using the service, though, because there is a pretty …

Mobile

N.Y., Canada attacks appear inspired by Islamic State exhortation

A spate of terrorist attacks in Canada and New York City last week appears to have been inspired by calls from<p>Islamic Stateand other militants to launch lone-wolf attacks that could signal the rise of a kind of DIY terrorism, sowing fear on a smaller but more pervasive scale.<p>Last month a spokesman …

Terrorism

Ebola crisis: DEC launches unprecedented appeal for public help

Disasters Emergency Committee takes urgent action after warning of ‘humanitarian emergency’ unfolding in west Africa<p>The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an unprecedented appeal for help from the public to tackle the Ebola crisis in west Africa, warning that a medical emergency is turning …

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, raising …

Google's YouTube explores paid, ad-free video service

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube, the popular online video service owned by Google Inc, is planning to offer a paid, ad-free version, the head of the site said.<p>A picture illustration shows a YouTube logo reflected in a person's eye, in central Bosnian town of Zenica, early June 18, 2014. …

Facebook Could Soon Be The Biggest 'Nation' On Earth

Facebook reported quarterly earnings on Tuesday, and they show the world's largest social network just keeps growing.<p>Now, 1.35 billion people use Facebook at least once a month, up 14 percent over the same time last year.<p>As USA Today's Jon Swartz pointed out on Twitter, that nearly equals China, …

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

<b>Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.</b><p>The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a …

Medical Technology

California Couple Finds $10 Million in Gold Coins

A couple in Northern California has literally struck gold, finding $10 million in rare gold coins buried on their property.<p>The discovery, thought to …