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Microsoft removes unofficial Snapchat apps from the Windows Phone store

Photo messaging service disables unofficial API to increase security<p>Microsoft has removed a host of third-party Snapchat alternatives from its Windows Phone store after the photo messaging service indicated that it would start cracking down on unofficial apps in a bid to tighten security. Rudy …

The Big Picture: Monitoring the brains of online game addicts

Online game addiction is a real problem, and some countries are willing to take drastic measures to get these players living a healthier lifestyle. Need proof? Just look up. Photographer Fernando Moleres recently visited an internet gaming rehab camp in Beijing, and saw the facility monitoring the …

Best mobile games of 2014

Skype Translator helped me speak Spanish for the first time

Huge potential, but early days<p>I woke up this morning, ate my breakfast and spoke some Spanish. I can’t even speak Spanish. I didn’t emerge from a dream or experience a medical miracle, I used Skype Translator. It’s a new app designed to translate your speech in real time, making it possible to hold …

Robin Williams: A Photo Gallery

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Inside Robin Williams's Last Days

He was an Oscar-winning superstar, but around his neighborhood of Tiburon, in the San Francisco Bay area, Robin Williams was known as a friendly …

Robin Williams

'Warcraft' to memorialize Robin Williams in game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth.<p>After thousands of fans petitioned the developers of the …

Emmy Awards plan Robin Williams tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producer of this month's Emmy Awards says Robin Williams will receive a "meaningful" remembrance during the ceremony.<p>Producer …

Arizona math teacher arrives drunk to class and keeps drinking: police

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona math teacher arrived drunk at her high school and hit the bottle again in the classroom, where she yelled at her students before one of the pupils alerted administrators, authorities said on Thursday.<p>Kathleen Jardine, 57, a teacher at Poston Butte High School faces …

North Korea fires three short-range rockets as Pope visits South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea’s Ministry of Defense said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (4th R) visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay tribute …

Iraq crisis: Maliki to step aside to end deadlock

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1101000/1101078_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534536524_37d6e6e239e35cab5d432ede6bd648b1<p><b>Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has resigned, in a move observers hope will end a political crisis in Baghdad.</b><p>Haider al-Abadi, a deputy speaker of …

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WSJ says Apple considering using sapphire displays in “more-expensive” iPhone models

A new report filed by The Wall Street Journal today is the latest to claim that Apple’s next generation of iPhones will sport sapphire displays. In addition to commentary from analysts over how the more expensive material could impact costs for Apple, the WSJ report includes the following …

BlackBerry Passport hands-on video: Big and square with a great keyboard

We’re still two weeks out from September, the month when BlackBerry is expected to introduce its new handset called the Passport. Clearly, the …

TeVido BioDevices 3D-Prints Skin And Fat Grafts For Breast Cancer Survivors

Laura Bosworth spends most of her time talking about breasts — nipples, specifically. For the past three years as CEO of TeVido BioDevices, which works with human tissue and 3D printing to create skin and fat grafts, Bosworth has been researching how these products can help breast cancer survivors. …

Motorola to Launch Moto 360 and New Smartphones on Sep 4

At last, the moment has arrived. Motorola has sent out invites for a press event taking place on September 4 in Chicago. Although nothing is confirmed, a piece of paper origami hints at two products that we’ve all been expecting: The Moto 360 smartwatch and a successor to its premium Moto X …