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Mother Of Dead Cairo Reporter Publishes Gut-Wrenching Final Text Messages

Her mother Sabreen Mangoud, published the last few text messages she shared with her daughter on Facebook.<p>They are incredibly difficult to read.<p>From The National:<p><b>06:19 am</b><p>Mother: Habiba, what's going on there? I went to sleep at 1:30, that's 11:30 your time. What's with the attack? Tell me.<p>Habiba: …

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Teen calls kidnapper a 'psycho' who deserved to die

Hannah Anderson says in online postings that James DiMaggio threatened to kill her if she tried to escape.<p>Hannah Anderson, the California teen who was abducted by a family friend and spirited to the Idaho wilderness, describes her kidnapper in Internet postings as a "psycho" who "got what he …

Judge Rules NYC's 'Stop-And-Frisk' Unconstitutional, City to Appeal

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city will appeal a ruling by a federal judge today that the NYPD's controversial so-called …

'Whitey' Bulger 'Pleased' With His Guilty Verdict

Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was convicted today of 11 murders today, and lawyers for the one time crime overlord said he was "pleased" by …

Kidnapped Teen Hannah Anderson Didn't Know Mother, Brother Had Been Killed

Kidnapped California teen Hannah Anderson was unaware that her mother and 8-year-old brother had been killed and was held under "extreme duress," …

How I learned to stop worrying and love the cloud - Talk Mobile

Everyone needs the cloud. It's that simple. If you're not living in the cloud, you're living in the past. The cloud is the future, and there's no way …

Google Glass: the next big gaming platform?

The first massive multiplayer online game for Google Glass is already in development, and it looks like the device is already on its way to becoming a platform for gamers. But does it stand a chance against more established players, asks Sophie Curtis.<p>The consumer version of Google Glass is not …

5 Sneaky Ways The NSA Spies On Americans

The U.S. government needs only three degrees of separation to look at Kevin Bacon's phone records.<p>The U.S. National Security Agency remains at the center of controversy this summer, nine weeks after <i>The Guardian</i> and the <i>Washington Post</i> broke the news about its PRISM online data-mining program. While …

7 great Android apps for notes and tasks

From day one, Android has provided a number of applications to help users stay more organized. We bought these expensive devices to keep us on track; it's a <i>smart</i>phone, so we expect it to do things we can't always remember to do.<p>Thanks to the beauty of the Google Play store, there are new and much …

Scientists create “impossible material”—dubbed Upsalite—by accident

Reaction left over the weekend produces a material sought since the 1800s.<p>Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden, accidentally left a reaction running over …

Firefox OS for the world! ZTE to sell $80 Open smartphone through eBay

Have you been jonesing for a chance to play with Mozilla’s Firefox OS smartphone operating system, but you don’t live in one of the countries where …

How I Experimented My Way to Losing 100 Pounds

I have lost more than 100 pounds since last September, and I have many mixed emotions about it. You would think that I'd be proud of the hard work …

This Graphic Shows How to Keep Your Browsing, Email, and Chats Private

Privacy is a big topic of conversation these days, whether it's businesses tracking you or the government snooping on you. There are ways to reclaim …

The Business App 50: The Best Apps To Help You Do Your Job

These devices have transformed our daily lives. While much attention is given to the coolest consumer apps, mobile apps that help you do your job better are arguably even more important.<p>With that in mind, we've assembled a collection of apps that can help you be a rock star at work.<p>We curated this …

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Ultra Mobile now offering free international calling alongside global SMS

When I profiled Ultra Mobile, a virtual operator serving foreign nationals living in the U.S., in June I was most impressed with how they treated …

iDoorCam shows you who's at your door, helps you hide from unwanted visitors

If you've ever gone on a long vacation (or hidden from someone at least once in your life) there's a chance you'll find high-tech doorbells useful. A new device called iDoorCam, in particular, claims to be able to notify you via iPhone or iPad whenever there's someone at your door -- even if you're …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 specs leak: 5.68-inch 1080p HD display, Android 4.3, 3GB RAM

Samsung asked us to ‘note” September 4th on our calendars last week. This is when we can expect them to officially unveil the Galaxy Note III …

In The Future, Google Glass Makes Your Face A Trading Floor So You Can Never Escape Your Portfolio

More and more, wearable computing seems like a very bad idea that will only serve to make it impossible for any of us to disconnect for any amount of time at all. In case you need further proof, take a look at this concept video from Fidelity Labs, which is an early development partner for Google …

Korean LG G2 features removable battery and microSD card slot

For reasons that pertain to the specifics of their home market, both Samsung and LG offer distinct versions of their flagships in South Korea. And sometimes, like in the case of the LG G2, there are significant differences between the Korean version and the models that are sold internationally.<p>The …

How to save a water-damaged cell phone

Cell phones and water: Not a good mix. Yet as phones become more and more a part of our everyday lives, it seems like we keep coming up with new and …

Zimmermann’s Law: PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder Phil Zimmermann on the surveillance society

Phil Zimmermann might be a technologist, but he tends to get philosophical when it comes to the issues of privacy and security and how they intersect …

More Than 100,000 People Eager to Die on Mars

The Mars One project, an effort to establish a human colony on Mars by 2023, will have plenty of civilian astronauts from which to choose for its …

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Next iPhone tipped for September 10 unveiling

The summer might be winding down, but iPhone (s aapl) news continues to heat up. According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple is expected to take the …

Today's Apps Gone Free: Photo Transfer WiFi, EleEditor, Bloody Harry And More

Effortlessly transfer photos and videos between all of your devices with Photo Transfer WiFi. We also have a productivity app that will level up your …

Smartphone Dead…Again?

Humans are evolving—we were born with hands and fingers, and over the past decade, a new appendage has sprouted from our fingertips. Essential for …

Galaxy Note 3 reportedly packing 5.68-inch Full HD SuperAMOLED screen

Samsung's has dropped a few hints that the Galaxy Note 3 will be announced on Sep. 4 in Berlin, Germany, ahead of the IFA trade show, but so far …

Samsung Invents a Clever Cardboard Printer That Folds Up

Lately, the future of printing has been all about 3-D. Every day there seems to be a new advancement that is supposed to totally revolutionize the …

7 World-Saving Inventions From Art School Kids

The concepts and prototypes include a hand-powered washing machine, a landmine-removal kit, and more<p>Each year, graduates from London's Royal College of Art--the U.K.'s preeminent art school--show off projects at the SustainRCA Show. The idea is to give the spotlight to innovative concepts and …

Physicists Pursue the Perfect Lens by Bending Light the Wrong Way

From ribosomes assembling proteins to viruses attacking cells, the main dramas in biology happen on a scale that is, tantalizingly, just one order of …