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Amazon anonymous mobile payments system revealed in new patent

Amazon is working on an anonymous mobile payments system, a new patent filing has revealed, using a Western Union style process of temporary …

Boston bombing suspect's Miranda warning put on hold for 'public safety exception'

Now that second Boston bombing suspect has been apprehended, there are still lots of unanswered questions swirling. One of them is whether or not he has been read his Miranda rights, which are designed to protect a suspect's Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights under the US Constitution. The answer as …

Mossberg's Facebook Phone Review: It's 'Elegantly Designed,' But It Has 'Downsides'

After reading his review, it's hard to tell.<p>Mossberg reviewed the HTC First, the first smartphone to launch with Facebook's Android take-over software pre-loaded. For the most part he skipped talking about the hardware, which is just middling. He focused on the software.<p>On the one hand, Mossberg …

An iPhone Lover’s Take On The Facebook Phone

“This is not a Facebook Phone.” Yeah, whatever. The HTC First is the first phone that has Facebook partnering up with an OEM to bake an Android pie with Facebook Home filling, so I’m calling it the Facebook Phone. There will be more. This is just the first. And guess what?<p>It’s really good.<p>Sitting …

Ariz. town OKs same-sex unions, gets challenge from state

"It's time to stand up" against discrimination, the city attorney said.<p>BISBEE, Ariz. — Hours after the City Council in this small southeastern Arizona city became the first in the state to approve of civil unions for same-sex couples, the state's attorney general said he would challenge the new …

North Korea threats: US to move missile defences to Guam

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/967000/967234_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524681325_e93b9106c82b0db77487eaf5e1f87ce5<p><b>The US is sending a missile shield to the Pacific island of Guam as North Korea threatens nuclear strikes.</b><p>The Pentagon said the shield would be ready …

Side Effects Prompt Patients To Stop Cholesterol Drugs

With one-quarter of adults over age 45 taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, it figures that more than a few people would have trouble sticking with the program.<p>More than a few, actually.<p>A big new study of statin use in the real world found that 17 percent of patients taking the pills reported …

North Korea Reportedly Just Moved Its Missiles a Little Closer to the U.S.

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A number of sources have told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that North Korea just moved its …

Israel offers muted response to Gaza rockets

Rockets from the Gaza Strip were again fired at southern Israel this week, but Israelis responded in a remarkably restrained manner.<p>After three rockets were launched Tuesday in the general direction of the town of Sderot, Israeli forces replied with two missiles in early hours Wednesday morning …

Volunteers crisscross borders as Islamist extremism goes global

Here in the heartland of Libyan extremism, Islamist militia leaders solemnly portray themselves as peaceful guardians of security and stability. But ask them about Syria, and their eyes light up.<p>The Islamists of Benghazi are eager to boast about their fighters who made the long journey to Syria to …

CyanogenMod restores opt-out feature after user backlash

On April Fools’ Day, the folks behind the popular Android ROM CyanogenMod updated its CM Stats feature and removed the opt-out option for users, …

Gmail Search’s Autocomplete Gets Smarter Predictions, Using Past Searches To Help You Find Things

The Gmail team announced some improvements for search within its product today, calling out better predictions for autocomplete based on who you contact the most and what you’ve searched for.<p>Given that Google is the king of search, this is a welcome and obvious improvement. Additionally, Gmail …

Best Buy puts iPad 3 on clearance for as low as $314 as Walmart offers 16GB iPad mini for $299

<b>Update:</b> Walmart’s iPad mini deal is now available for shipping.<p>Best Buy started offering some nice deals on the previous generation iPad 3 with Retina display today with most models available for up to 30 percent off normal retail prices. One of the most enticing deals will let online shoppers get …

New clues into the existence of dark matter

For Chris Hadfield and other astronauts aboard the International Space Station, the high-energy particles that come flying at them from deep space and pass through their equipment and their bodies like subatomic bullets are a hazard and a menace.<p>For scientists, they are cosmic gold.<p>Now researchers …

N Korea 'readies' rockets to strike US bases

North Korea's leader has responded to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military<br>drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready to attack US positions.<p>The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency said on Friday that Kim …

20% of all Blackberry 10 Apps are Android ports

Blackberry had just announced last week that the Blackberry App World had finally reached its 100,000 app milestone. The Blackberry App World had …

Google Updates Gmail for iOS – Adds Ability to Swipe Between Messages, More

- Mar 27, 2013<p>Google has released version 2.1 of its Gmail app for iOS, adding swipe controls to allow you to move back and forth between emails …

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square …

Gigaom | New York Times closes another loophole in its digital paywall

Advertisement<p>Look out, media cheapskates — the <i>New York Times</i>(s nyt) is losing patience with your skinflint ways. After imposing a metered paywall …

US B-2 stealth bombers in South Korea drill

<b>The US has flown two B-2 stealth bombers over South Korea as part of a military exercise.</b><p>The US said it demonstrated its forces could conduct "long-range, precision strikes quickly and at will".<p>The move follows strong rhetoric from Pyongyang and comes a day after it cut a military hotline with the …