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TiVo targets cord cutters with new over-the-air DVR

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>TiVo may have a number of lucrative partnerships with pay TV operators, but the company isn’t giving up on cord cutters …

The NSA's search tool is a Google for the world's communications data

If sharing really is caring, then the NSA must care <i>a lot</i>. That's the thrust of a new report from <i>The Intercept</i> that pulled back the curtain on a search system called ICREACH -- launched in 2007, the system allows members of more 20 different US agencies to quickly sift through the communications …

Huawei exec: Tizen has no chance, Windows Phone success is difficult

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Huawei<p>If you’re Samsung or Microsoft, you won’t like to hear what Richard Yu has to say. Yu is in charge of Huawei’s …

Facebook nixes click-bait headlines in users' newsfeeds

Likely bringing a collective sigh of relief, the social network announces it's changing its algorithm to ensure click-bait articles aren't so prominently featured.<p>What if this article was titled "29 reasons we're thankful for Facebook's News Feed change," or "Facebook switches its News Feed …

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Isolation, cancelled flights hamper Ebola efforts in Africa

Plans for a massive "surge" of medical aid to fight the Ebola crisis have been jeopardized by airlines cancelling flights into the region, the United Nations has warned.<p>West African countries at the heart of the Ebola outbreak are increasingly sealed off from the world, their borders closed, their …

Police examine historical sexual abuse claims in Newcastle Anglican church

NSW police strike force formed to investigate allegations of sexual assaults by clerics and others in Newcastle diocese in the 1970s<p>New South Wales police have launched an investigation into historical child sexual assault allegations linked to the Anglican church in Newcastle.<p>A strike force, …

Michael Brown's mourners seek social change

<b>St. Louis (CNN)</b> -- The funeral of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life, a search for meaning in his death and a battle cry to change policing in America.<p>The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered one of two eulogies during the service Monday, and he had sharp words for …

French president dissolves government amid dispute over economy

President Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting -- or spending -- will revive the country's stagnant economy.<p>Hollande is to announce a new government on Tuesday. The debate among French Socialists …

Boko Haram declares 'Islamic state' in northern Nigeria

<b>Militant group Boko Haram has said it has set up an Islamic state in the towns and villages it has seized in north-eastern Nigeria.</b><p>Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was speaking in a video released to congratulate his fighters for seizing the town of Gwoza earlier this month.<p>It is not clear if Mr …

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