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In The U.S., The Feds Are A Bigger Threat To Your Phone Than Malware

Mobile malware is exploding, though it’s mostly not where you live. If you live in Russia, where 10 gruesome factories churn out 30% of the world’s malware, you’re far more likely to have malware infect your mobile phone than, say, if you live in Sweet Home Alabama. That’s the good news.<p>The bad …

T-Mobile Modifies Starter Plans as Price War Rages

The new option follows Sprint's move last week to offer a $60 unlimited plan.<p>T-Mobile on Monday added another option to its entry-level “Simple Starter” plan, offering two gigabytes of data as well as unlimited talk and text for $45 per month.<p>In April, the company debuted Simple Starter with a $40 …

Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.<p>As the lazy days of summer give way to the painful reality of pre-dawn alarms, many kids are beginning their descent into chronic school-year sleep deprivation. The median school start time in …

Iran airs TV footage of purported Israeli drone

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A crash scene aired on Iranian state television Monday purported to show the wreckage of an Israeli drone shot down near an Iranian nuclear site, prompting questions about how a plane with limited range could have penetrated so deeply and whether it is indeed what Tehran says it …

Economics

Sony Suffers Cyber Attack, Bomb Threat

News and Trends > Cyber Attacks<p>Next Article<p>Why We Need to Worry More Than Ever About Getting Hacked<p>Next Article<p>Laura Entis • Guest Writer<p>On Sunday, Sony's PlayStation network was shut down for several hours after it was overwhelmed with artificially high traffic, i.e. it was the target of a …

Burger King in takeover talks with Tim Hortons

<b>Burger King has said it is in takeover talks with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.</b><p>A merger would create the world's third-largest fast-food combine, one with a stock market value of about $18bn (£10.9bn; 13.6bn euros).<p>At close of the US stock market on Monday, Burger King's …

The Worst Contract In The NFL Just Got A Lot Worse

Bradford already had the worst contract in the NFL thanks to being the first pick of the last NFL Draft under the old collective bargaining agreement (CBA). But now that deal looks even worse for the Rams.<p>Bradford will make $14 million this season, raising his career earnings to $65.1 million by …

Football (U.S.)

Governments are buying tools that track your phone nearly anywhere

Don't think that widespread cellphone surveillance is the sole province of big nations like the US and UK; apparently, it's within reach of just about any country with enough cash and willing carriers. The <i>Washington Post</i> understands that "dozens" of countries have bought or leased surveillance …

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

Many parents have pushed for a later start to the school day for teenagers, with limited success. But parents just got a boost from the nation's pediatricians, who say that making middle and high schoolers start classes before 8:30 a.m. threatens children's' health, safety and academic …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE Mexico and Canada: NAFTA’s other uneasy partners Subscriber content<p>Big pension funds’ long-term push for sustainability shifts investment climate Subscriber content<p>Streetwise CPPIB enters Brazilian renewables sector Subscriber content<p>Proposed infrastructure projects would take renewable …

In meetings, female executives struggle to hit the mark

Meetings matter. While many of us dismiss them as a waste of time and energy, a team of career coaches report that meetings are vital for presenting yourself to others and establishing your leadership credentials. In particular, meetings matter to women, because women are less proficient than men …

Ackman makes $203-million on Burger King wager

Bill Ackman's two-year bet on Burger King Worldwide Inc. is paying off as the U.S. fast-food chain soared in trading.<p>Pershing Square Capital Management LP's 10.9 per cent stake in Burger King increased in value today by $203-million to about $1.24-billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. …

6 Things That Change When You Become an Entrepreneur

<i>Be prepared for major changes to your lifestyle and psyche when you transition from an employee to an entrepreneur.</i><p>Many people get excited about entrepreneurship because the notion of "working for yourself" or "being your own boss" is appealing. While in principle this notion is sound, it implies …

Do Not Enter

This sign makes it very clear that you are not to go in here. It also addresses the possibility that you look at such signs and say, “Or else what?” …

Microsoft Research's 'DeLorean' cloud gaming system can predict your next move

System virtually eliminates lag by streaming your next action before you even do it<p>Cloud gaming may sound like little more than a marketing buzzword, but the idea of running games off of powerful servers and streaming them to small boxes under your TV is incredibly promising. You wouldn't need to …

Disney Has Developed An Algorithm That Can Turn Any Object Into A Top

As the article points out, the algorithm Disney research developed could have some quite far reaching practical applications for things like robotics …

Walt Disney Company

3 Public Speaking Tips From The Most Popular TED Talk Ever

The talk is now at 27 million views — a full 8 million more than the next.<p>Let's pull apart Robinson's talk to see how he's been able to pull heartstrings, open eyes, and stir souls at such a massive scale, revealing a handful of techniques that you can apply to your next presentation.<p>In "Talk Like …

Public Speaking
Russia

Russians Open Fire in Ukraine, NATO Reports

U.S. Says Chinese Fighter Jet Confronted American Navy Plane

Calm restored in Ferguson, support for officer builds

U.S. considers attacking Islamic State militants in Syria

Declaring that the beheading of an American journalist was a terrorist attack on the United States, the Obama administration said Friday that it was weighing how to confront Islamic State militants in Syria, in what would be a major escalation of U.S. efforts to defeat the extremists.<p>President …

Middle East

‘Very dangerous’: Pentagon says armed Chinese jet did ‘barrel roll’ over US aircraft

China's Defense Ministry has denied U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft.<p>Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun called the U.S. accusations "groundless" in a statement issued Saturday night. Yang said the Chinese pilot …

Obama Adviser Says Military Action Possible Against ISIS

Apple’s new replacement program will fix the bad battery in your iPhone 5

Apple has launched a new iPhone 5 battery replacement program for a “small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices that “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.”<p>If that sounds like you and you bought your iPhone 5 between September 2012 and January 2013, you …

Mobile Technology

Fears grow for second kidnapped US journalist

Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza.<p>The violence signaled that a speedy …

Israelis shell-shocked as Gaza rockets hit south