Skyler Rich

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Developer: iOS In-App Browsers Might Be Stealing Your Information

More (slightly) bad security news for Apple, on what's already been a pretty bad day for iOS: Craig Hockenberry, one of the devs behind Twitterific, …

Video: Paralyzed Rats Walk Again, Now Farther Than Ever

Scientists found that fluctuating the electrical signal to the rodents' paralyzed legs can make them step higher and walk for longer.<p>Like a severed telephone line (from back in the days when phones had wires), a spinal cord injury can cut off communication between the brain and the rest of the body …

Islamic State crisis: New strikes near Syria-Turkey border

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1110000/1110855_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532188994_c7ea80f01d03acfce380a3bb3bf2efc8<p><b>US warplanes have carried out new air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, hitting vehicles and arms dumps, the US military says.</b><p>…

Middle East

Suspect in case of missing British-born student Hannah Graham captured after manhunt

Jesse Matthew, thought to be last person to see the University of Virginia student alive, in custody after three days on the run<p>Police in Virginia have captured the man charged in the disappearance of a British-born student Hannah Graham after a widespread manhunt.<p>Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr was found …

Apple Pulls iOS 8.0.1 Update Amid Reports of Problems

Apple pulls an update of its i0S 8 mobile operating system, amid reports of users losing cell service and access to Touch ID, Apple's fingerprint sensor.<p>It hasn’t been an easy few weeks for Apple.<p>After the U2 “gift,” the delay in its HealthKit software and yesterday’s bendygate, Apple discovered it …

India's $74 million Mars mission cost less than 'Gravity' movie

When the Mangalyaan spacecraft slipped into orbit around Mars on Wednesday after a 10-month voyage, India became the first country to successfully reach the Red Planet on its first attempt.<p>But the mission's shoestring budget was perhaps its most notable distinction: At a cost of just $74 million, …

Worse than Heartbleed? Today's Bash bug could be breaking security for years

Linux users got a nasty surprise today, as a security team at Red Hat uncovered a subtle but dangerous bug in the Bash shell, one of the most versatile and widely used utilities in Linux. It's being called the Bash bug, or Shellshock. When accessed properly, the bug allows for an attacker's code to …

Russian malware used by 'privateer' hackers against Ukrainian government

A hacker tool popular across underground Russian crime networks has been used in attacks on the Ukrainian government, indicating the use of “privateers” for digital espionage, according to researchers.<p>The malware, known as BlackEnergy, appears to have been used in cyberattacks against Georgia …

D-Wave CEO: Our Next Quantum Processor Will Make Computer Science History (Video)

In a joint interview, D-Wave's Vern Brownell and DFJ's Steve Jurvetson discuss the weird world of quantum computing.<p>Things get weird at the atomic scale.<p>The rules of classical physics governing the objects we can see and touch break down. Particles can occupy two places at once or connect across …

Apple Is Inviting Select Mac Users To Test A New Sharing Feature Before OS X Yosemite Arrives

But the engineering team is still working out the kinks before Yosemite releases to millions of customers, which is why Apple is now issuing invitations to "select Mac users" to try swapping files between Macs and iOS devices with AirDrop, and to report their findings on a forum built specifically …

Rumored 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' May Include More Powerful A8X Processor

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet is rumored to be landing as soon as early 2015, with the latest report from Taiwan's <i>TechNews</i> (via <i>G For Games</i>) suggesting the tablet will feature an improved A8X processor. Similar to Apple's previous A5X and A6X processors, the A8X would presumably be an …

Google's new Nexus phone will reportedly be a super-sized Moto X

It looks like Motorola's in for a busy few months. The company's second-generation Moto X is now shipping, and recent leaks suggest the next smartphone in Verizon's Droid line is also on the way. But according to <i>9to5Google</i>, there's something even bigger in the works. Way bigger. Motorola is said to …

Insulting The Lamest Characters From Great Video Games

Even some of the best games have flaws. Sometimes those flaws are characters that are underdeveloped, awkward, or otherwise annoying. They are the …

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Oculus VR’s ‘Crescent Bay’ prototype shows why VR still has a long way to go

From here on out, I want all virtual reality demos to use Crescent Bay. I realize that’s completely unfair and unrealistic for developers who are working with older headsets, but the new Oculus Rift prototype comes amazingly close to achieving the kind of VR we’ve read about or seen in countless …

Minecraft map of the UK upgraded to include houses

<b>A map featuring the UK made entirely of Minecraft blocks has had an upgrade.</b><p>Created by Ordnance Survey (OS), the original map re-created 224,000 sq km (86,000 sq miles) of Britain using more than 22 billion blocks.<p>The updated version uses 83 billion blocks, with each one representing 25m of …

Comedy Central App Lands on Xbox One

Own an Xbox One? Live in the US? Love comedy? If your answer to all three questions is yes, then you should probably check out the Comedy Central app that Microsoft announced today for its latest console.<p>The app acts as a streaming platform for all of the channel’s most popular shows, including The …

Go way retro with this mechanical-typewriter computer keyboard

Your computer keyboard is a bore. It's a long piece of plastic with more pieces of plastic sticking out. It's not glamorous. It doesn't conjure up images of Ernest Hemingway leaning over a desk, composing great masterpieces of literature. What you need is more excitement from a keyboard. You need a …

Here's what it looks like when every iPhone ever takes the same photo

iPhone cameras have come a long way in seven years<p>We've taken Apple's newest iPhones all the way to Iceland to see how well they stack up against last year's model, but what about the original iPhone — and maybe everything in between? That's just what Camera+ app-maker and photographer Lisa Bettany …

Blackphone will pay you cash to hack it — but only if you follow the rules

The creators of the new encrypted Blackphone want you to hack it.<p>More specifically, the Geneva-based manufacturer of the Blackphone, which is actually a collaboration between encryption wizard Phil Zimmermann’s Silent Circle and Geeksphone, is offering cash rewards to anybody who can find holes in …

Apple buys digital magazine startup 'Prss'

The latest company to get scooped up by Apple is digital publishing startup Prss, which produces a platform for creating digital magazines for iOS.<p>Prss’ platform allows people with limited or no development experience to create magazines and newspapers optimized for iOS using a simple drag-and-drop …

That bendable iPhone 6 screen isn't a feature (update)

Not sure if you want to hide your shiny new iPhone's newfangled design in a bulky case? Maybe you should -- apparently, it's quite pliable. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users on Twitter seem to be finding small, but noticeable bends just south of the handsets' volume controls. Front-pocket storage is all it …

Police capture four of five escaped California inmates

(Reuters) - Police have recaptured four of the five inmates, described as armed and dangerous, who escaped from a jail near Fresno, California, authorities said on Saturday.<p>The five men, three of whom were accused of attempted murder, escaped on Friday shortly after 9 p.m. local time from the …

A knife, a reported prior attempt in White House security incidents

One man was carrying a weapon; the other had reportedly attempted to slip by security before. New details have emerged about two recent security incidents at the White House.<p>The man who jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors was carrying a folding …

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Policemen killed in blast near Egypt ministry

At least two Egyptian policemen were killed in a bombing outside the foreign ministry in Cairo, the interior and health ministries said, revising an earlier toll.<p>Nine people were wounded in the blast that targeted a police checkpoint, assistant interior minister Abdel Fattah Othman told the …

Polygamist women dressed 'like ninjas' attack home of witness in Utah sex assault case

Two armed “polygamist women” dressed like “ninjas” were subdued by a sword-wielding man during a home invasion, according to police in suburban Utah.<p>Police said the two women, aged 18 and 22, were attacking the home of a witness and victim in a criminal child sex assault case against a man the …

Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

The Affordable Care Act requires that most health plans offer birth control to women.<p>Around the country, Catholic employers have been arguing in court that having anything to do with insurance coverage of contraceptives violates their freedom of religion.<p>But when the insurance companies themselves …

Afghan rivals sign deal on unity government ending standoff

Afghanistan's election rivals signed an agreement Sunday forming a unity government with former finance minister Ashraf Ghani as president, ending a months-long standoff over a disputed runoff vote.<p>The brief signing ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul paved the way for the first democratic …

Afghanistan

Suspect in Pennsylvania trooper slaying planned for months, police say

The self-taught survivalist accused of killing one Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another planned the ambush for months, police said.<p>Authorities continue their search for suspect Eric Matthew Frein on Sunday but were yet to have cornered him in a wooded area around the Pike and Monroe …