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Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward

LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington …

Do quantum computers threaten global encryption systems?

<b>The modern world is a house of cards built upon encryption.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessThe world is not enoughKeeping the cyber thieves at bayNollywood finds its global audience onlineThwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlersCan drones tackle wildlife poaching?<p>Make a mobile phone call and …

With Dre & Iovine on board, Apple could become most powerful record label in the world

This won’t be the first time someone suggested Apple could start its own record label. But with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two music industry heavyweights that have built some of the world’s biggest record labels rumored to be getting creative roles at Apple, it’s interesting to imagine what …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

GoPro's IPO isn't about selling cameras, it's about creating a media empire

It was 2001, more than a decade before GoPro would announce its intentions to go public, and its CEO Nick Woodman was facing a very expensive failure. In just two years, he'd lost nearly $4 million of investors' money, building a social gaming startup that never took off. Unfortunately for him, …

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New Jersey slaps MIT Bitcoin hackers with subpoena — and they’re fighting back

The MIT students behind Bitcoin mining program Tidbit won the “most innovative” award at a recent hackathon.<p>But they will soon face a ruling from another kind of judge: one employed by the state of New Jersey.<p>In early December, a few weeks after the hackathon, the New Jersey division of consumer …

The Cosmos, Explained: Neil deGrasse Tyson On His New Series

Tyson will pick up where Carl Sagan left off, hosting a continuation of the "Cosmos" TV series.<p>When astronomer Carl Sagan hosted the 13-part TV Series "Cosmos: A Personal Journey," in 1980, it soon become most widely watched PBS show in the world, and still holds a legendary place in the hearts of …

Flying Car

Forced to find their own funds, N.C. State's college radio station expands its audience and ambitions

Derek Torres surrenders the first song of the biggest set of his life for the radio station that inspired it.<p>Standing at center stage of the Cat's …

Research Triangle

Hong Kong: US bomb from World War Two defused by police

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1050000/1050858_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675008_bd603df5a39d83210f8c83ddf3e42af5<p><b>Hong Kong police have successfully defused a 2,000 pound (900kg) bomb from World War Two, described as the biggest wartime bomb to be found in the</b> …

Watch Fox’s ‘Free Market’ Hypocrites Attack CVS For Ditching Tobacco

Since Obama supports CVS’s decision to stop selling tobacco, it must be bad. Watch Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson go on the attack, free markets be …

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking …

Antarctic penguins forced up 100-foot ice walls, study shows

Emperor penguins are having to struggle up 100-foot walls of ice as warmer temperatures force them out of their traditional breeding grounds, a study has shown.<p>The gravity-defying march of the penguins was spotted by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists in satellite images of four colonies.<p>The …

Extensive Ancient Underground Networks Discovered Throughout Europe

Archaeologists uncovered thousands of Stone Age underground tunnels, stretching across Europe from Scotland to Turkey, perplexing researchers as to …

Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by the founders of Bitcoin Pulse, a service recently launched that tracks Bitcoin adoption.<p>Bitcoin Pulse …

Zynga Has Begun Testing Accepting Payments In Bitcoin

The announcement has caused Bitcoin prices to surge back to $1,000 on the Mt. Gox exchange.<p>Zynga made the announcement exclusively on reddit. Bitpay, one of the largest Bitcoin payment processing firms, will handle the transactions.<p>Here's the full text:<p>We wanted to share with the r/bitcoin …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

SEO

Mars One mission starts sifting through 200,000 applicants

Between 24 and 40 people will take a one-way flight to the red planet in 2023 with the private Mars One mission<p><b>Mars colony</b><p><i>Mars One</i><p>Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it …

Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

analysis The Galaxy Gear, with a $299 price tag and a day of battery life, isn't going to be the iPhone or iPad of smartwatches. But you can be sure Apple, Google, and others will be watching closely.<p>Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for …

Gear & Gadgets

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to examine that planet's intricate system of rings and moons. But after travelling more than …

The Quiet Mobile Giant: With 300M Active Users, WhatsApp Adds Voice Messaging

WhatsApp, a tiny startup with a very basic idea, boring design and lots of competition, has somehow managed to connect up most of the world. And …

Apps

Kobe Bryant injury: Study says quick comeback nearly unprecedented

Kobe says he's "shattered" the old timetable for recovery from Achilles injuries, but a study indicates his road back to greatness will be harder than he's letting on.<p>Everyone acknowledges the magnitude of a major Achilles tendon injury, but Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant seems oblivious to …

Many Americans Earn More Than They Think They Do

How much money do you make? Many Americans know what their wages and salary are. But they might be surprised to know that, on average, wages account for less than half the income of a U.S. household.<p>Others might pull Adjusted Gross Income off their income tax return. That adds sources such as …

Teacher Ira Thomas On NEA's Gay-Inclusive Curriculum: It's Like Teaching Kids How To Use Crack

Is a gay-inclusive curriculum the equivalent of teaching kids to use crack? That’s what a South Carolina teacher and pastor named Ira Thomas thinks.<p>While appearing on conservative radio program “Sandy Rios in the Morning,” Thomas blasted the National Education Association (NEA), the largest …