Nick Leamon

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Edward Snowden: the truth about US surveillance will emerge

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the truth about the extent of surveillance carried out by US authorities would emerge, even if …

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Bath Fittings & Accessories from Dornbracht

• 1 |<p>A living wall filled with foliage, moss and fern fronds provides a natural focal point in this modern bathroom. A rainshower fixture is lighted …

A Treetop Vacation House in the Tropical Rainforest

Here’s a novel approach to building in a rainforest-covered site from architects Bernardes + Jacobsen.<p>The house is 60 feet in the air, built on a …

House Design

Bold Shapes from Studio Arthur Casas

This double height living room framed in black is just one view of the stunning Casa HS Quinta Da Baroneza.<p>Designed by Studio Arthur Casas the …

Originality and Wit in Tropical Condominium Design

A perfect handkerchief lawn of a green roof frames the sea.<p>Perfection, right?<p>But I’ll bet you’ve never seen a “green roof” so brazenly …

Living Rooms

7 Takeaways From Supreme Court's Gene Patent Decision

The Supreme Court ruled that genes extracted from cells cannot be patented.<p><b>The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling that bans the patenting of naturally occurring genes but allows edited or artificially created DNA to be patented.</b><p>What does the decision mean for patients and the biotech …

He Said, She Said: Tips for Traveling Couples

My longtime beau, Andy, and I will be celebrating our ten-year anniversary next week.<p>We spent our first anniversary in Paris. Since then, we’ve taken a pickup truck across Texas, a train across Europe, and a plane to the Middle East. Travel has been the backdrop of our decade together.<p>Having …

With Waze, Google Gets Access To Social Mapping Data — And Possible Patent Legal Heat From Nokia

The Google deal to buy Waze — reportedly for $1.1 billion — is a strong move for both companies to enhance their respective mapping services, and to help monetize them better. But it could also serve as the tipping point for Nokia to turn the screws on getting Google to take licenses for certain …

Crisis Of Confidence Could Spur Flight From US Tech

The dream is over. The era of US tech dominance in everything from servers, to routers, to the cloud is facing a crisis of confidence that could have far reaching impact. Trust is the basis of all commerce and the rapid realization that companies such as ATT, Sprint, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and …

Console Makers at E3 Weigh the Impact of Casual and Mobile Games

Free. Mobile. Casual. Zynga. These words are likely to draw the ire or outright disgust of core gamers at an event like E3.<p>But, like it or not, …

Office for iPhone: Microsoft delivers basic document editing, but no iPad version

A subscription version finally arrives<p>After months of rumors and speculation on Microsoft's Office plans for iOS, the software giant is finally delivering a copy for iPhone today. Office Mobile for iOS will be strictly iPhone-only initially, and Microsoft is only offering access to the application …

Welcome to Utah, the NSA's desert home for eavesdropping on America

Drive south down Camp Williams Road, a highway outside Salt Lake City, and your eye is drawn to the left. A gun-mounted helicopter and other military …

NSA surveillance

A clear majority of Americans are concerned about the actions and operations of the National Security Agency (NSA) and want the intelligence body to …

FBI chief Mueller says spy tactics could have stopped 9/11 attacks

The FBI has shrugged off growing congressional anxiety over its surveillance of US citizens, claiming such programs could have foiled the 9-11 …

Senators challenge NSA's claim to have foiled 'dozens' of terror attacks

Two prominent Senate critics of the NSA's dragnet surveillance have challenged the agency's assertion that the spy efforts helped stop "dozens" of …