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Judge strikes down Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage

<b>DETROIT</b> -- Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a federal judge said Friday, striking down a law that was widely embraced by …

Linux Mint Device Driver Manager: An Alternative To Ubuntu Additional Drivers

As we all know, <b>Ubuntu Additional drivers</b> provides third party hardware drivers, such as nVidia, ATI, Broadcom etc. It does the job very well and i …

Meizu MX3 can run Ubuntu as well, leaked images and video show

Meizu’s Android smartphones are already popular in China and at least one model will be launched in the U.S. later this year, but the MX3 may become even cooler in the near future in case it will indeed run Ubuntu as it’s apparently capable of doing (see following images).<p>Canonical’s mobile plans …

Kegbot makes creating an Android-controlled kegerator easy

The idea of a connected kegerator isn't anything new. We've seen quite a few startups build high-tech kegs -- even Google has gotten in on the action. Those projects, however, require quite a bit of technical know-how. Now there's an easier solution for the beer enthusiasts: Kegbot. Kegbot is a bit …

In praise of the humble smart plug: Are outlets the gateway for the internet of things?

Are smart plugs the trojan horse that will bring the internet of things and the smart home to mainstream consumers? My colleague Om Malik thinks so, …

Through Its Network Of Mentors, HackHands Offers Live Help For New Programmers

With sites like Codecademy and Stack Overflow, there are plenty of ways to learn programming and get help online — but there’s nothing like a live human being who can answer your questions and look at your code, according to the co-founders of a new website called HackHands.<p>One of those …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data<br>• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches<br>• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history<br>• NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations<p>A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.<p>It doesn't take much to fire up Hersh, the investigative …

Nasa Curiosity rover tests suggest life may have existed on Mars

An ancient network of rivers on Mars once made parts of the planet habitable for microbial life, according to the latest analysis from Nasa's Curiosity rover.<p>Rock dust drilled from sediments in the giant Gale crater on the red planet were found to contain clay minerals that can have formed only in …

Updated: AMD Completes R7 Series Of Graphics Cards With New Radeon 265, Cuts Price On 260x

<i>Update 3/5/2014: The first batch of Radeon 265 product has just appeared on NewEgg.</i><p>Looking at AMD’s range of entry-level and mid-range graphics cards, there’s a noticeable gap in both performance and price between the Radeon 260x and the Radeon R9 270; a gap AMD is filling this month with the …

Kerry announces 'unique co-operative effort' with China on climate change

Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday announced a “unique co-operative effort” with China on the issue of combating climate change.<p>In a press conference at a Beijing car-making factory, the Cummins-Foton Joint-Venture Plant, which he visited as part of an Asia tour, Kerry said he and local …

Your iPhone can now help you find your way around MLB ballparks

iPhone owners should have an easier time getting around the ballpark this season. Following a trial run last year, Major League Baseball is now deploying Bluetooth-based iBeacons at its stadiums. If you use the MLB At the Ballpark app, your iOS 7-equipped device will receive notifications as you …

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes, steals user data

The Syrian Electronic Army has attacked Forbes, stealing user data and posting fake stories to its Web site.<p>The hacking group announced the exploit on Friday, showing several screenshots of the Wordpress-based backend of the Forbes.com Web site. The organization said in a tweet that more than 1 …

Windows Phone 8.1 includes Start Screen backgrounds and browser sync features

A recently leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Software Development Kit (SDK) has provided an early look at some features Microsoft is planning for its next mobile update. However, the software maker is also planning many more additions in time for April that aren’t immediately visible in the developer kit.</i> …