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Russian bombers fly near California

U.S. fighter jets intercepted Russian bombers off Alaska and California this month, the latest incidents in a string of recent aerial encounters over the Pacific.<p>On June 4, according to U.S. defense officials, four long-range Russian Tu-95 Bear-H bombers, accompanied by an aerial refueling tanker, …

Building Code To Break Poverty In Bangladesh

Teaching people in the third world how to code seems to be a growing trend that may just help to break the world-wide poverty cycle. Danish-based microfinancing operation CodersTrust is starting to do just that with a test group of 100 Bangladeshis.<p>“Nine out of 10 coders on sites like oDesk suck,” …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Google Looks to Compete With Apple in Health and Fitness Market With “Google Fit”

- Jun 13, 2014<p>It seems Google will be entering the health and fitness fray, as <i>Forbes</i> reports that Google will be making a health related announcement …

China broadens crackdown on Google services

When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. "The results are more complete and objective than Chinese search services," says the 30-year-old from Guangzhou.<p>But for the last two weeks, when Yi has …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

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Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles.<p>The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified …

New Bitcoin Movie Introduces You To The Many White Dudes Working On Bitcoin

Two brothers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nicholas and Daniel Mross, are the director and star, respectively, of the first Bitcoin documentary to hit the big screen, getting its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. “We jokingly call ourselves the Winklemross brothers,” says Nicholas, …

Intel Releases $99 “Minnowboard Max,” An Open-Source Single-Board Computer

Not to be outflanked by rivals, Intel has released the $99 Minnowboard Max, a tiny single-board computer that runs Linux and Android. It is completely open source – you can check out the firmware and software here – and runs a 1.91GHz Atom E3845 processor.<p>The board’s schematics are also available …

Spotify's quest to get it 'just right' through balanced design

In the heart of Stockholm a team of designers and engineers have been hard at work, mostly in secret, overhauling one of biggest names in music. (And no, we're not talking about Icona Pop or even an ABBA reunion.) On Birger Jarlsgatan, a street that divides the neighborhoods of Ostermalm and …

Samsung Rolls Out Smart Home Service In Korea and US

Samsung took the wraps off its Smart Home service at CES in January this year, and today it is rolling out the service in Korea and the US. More countries will be added throughout the year.<p>Samsung Smart Home ties together smart TVs and home appliances to a smartphone so you can control devices …

The Mobile Web Is Dead, It's All About Apps

Everyone is freaking out about this chart from mobile analytics company Flurry on Twitter today. It shows people spend 86% of their time on iOS and Android devices in apps. The mobile browser only accounts for 14% of our time now. A year ago, 80% of time was spent in apps, and 20% was in the mobile …

Tesla Pays Telefonica Millions To Power In-Car Wireless In UK, Germany, Spain, Holland

Those with a sharp eye who visited the Geneva motor show or who own a Model S in Europe may have already noticed a connection between Telefonica and Tesla by way of the “car connected by Telefonica” signs on the sides of cars, or through the in-car navigation system that played Spanish ads. Now the …

Google Maps users, rejoice: 'search nearby' is back

The incredibly useful "search nearby" tool was one of the casualties of the Google Maps redesign, but today Mountain View re-introduced the feature. For those who didn't constantly use it to find new Indian restaurants a few blocks from their apartment (ahem), "search nearby" lets you pull up …

Chromebook shipments hit 2 million mark in 2013

Chromebooks aren't taking over the world but they are taking away sales from a rapidly shrinking Windows-based PC market, according to a market researcher.<p>An estimated 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89 percent of total shipments reaching North America, ABI Research said.<p>And …

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Google said to amp up camera app with blurs and panoramas

Some of the best camera action Android users can get is on Nexus 5 and HTC One phones running KitKat 4.4 -- however, it's said that many of the snazzy photo features on these devices could soon be available to users with all sorts of smartphones and Android operating systems.<p>Google is said to be …

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T-Mobile will no longer carry BlackBerry devices

By the looks of it, BlackBerry chief John Chen wasn't appeased by T-Mobile's attempt to make peace -- in fact, things have only escalated: T-Mobile will no longer carry any BlackBerry device. In a press release today, the company formerly known as RIM announced that it has chosen not to renew …

Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …