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'Invisible hearing aid' runs into controversy over its claims

Technically Incorrect: Nanoplug took to Indiegogo to plug its tech for a tiny hearing aid, but now it's touting a device that appears identical to a product already on the market. Contributors are furious.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our …

Hearing Aids

Mobile App Search Service Quixey Confirms $60 Million In New Funding

Mobile app search company Quixey, which has been focused on solving the challenges with app discovery, and counts among its customer base names like Ask.com and Sprint, confirmed today it has raised $60 million in a strategic Series C1 funding round led by Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba. Other …

Investing
Crime
Extremism

North Korea missile-launch coincides with US-South Korea military drills

Los Angeles police union asks public to 'reserve judgment' over shooting death

Homeless man shot five times during scuffle with LAPD officers ‘Law enforcement officer absolutely have the right to defend their life’<p>In response to growing tensions in Los Angeles over the police killing of a homeless man on Sunday, the president of the local officers’ labor union urged the …

Law Enforcement

Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes may now face death penalty

The Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for criticizing Islam may now face the death penalty.<p>Raif Badawi, 31, has been in a Saudi prison since last May after criticizing Saudi Arabia's powerful clerics on his liberal blog. His case has received international …

Human Rights

A Mosul Preview: Iraq Government Launches Attack on Tikrit

A force of 30,000 Sunni and Shi‘ite fighters, both soldiers and militia, launched a large-scale offensive Monday to push the Islamic State of Iraq …

Middle East