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Robert Mueller Got Trump Transition Emails Just By Asking the Federal Agency That Hosted Them

Special counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director currently overseeing a sweeping investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 …

The future of grocery shopping has arrived in China

A little more than a year ago, Amazon announced a new grocery store concept that promised customers a human-less shopping experience. Customers would simply walk in, grab the items they need, and leave without waiting in a line or going through a checkout—letting sensors, computer vision, and …

eCommerce

Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.<p>In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …

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Samsung smartphones to follow in Apple's 64-bit footsteps... at some point

Lack of 64-bit Android means that any Samsung smartphone would be constrained to run in 32-bit mode - and experts puzzle over benefit of 64-bit functions<p>Samsung will follow Apple by having a 64-bit version of its Galaxy smartphones, according to the company's co-chief executive. When? That's less …

Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People's Data, But That's Way More Than You Think

Yahoo just released its first transparency report, and despite what the company wants you to believe, the U.S. government is looking at a lot of people's data.<p>In the report released Friday, Yahoo says that the U.S. government requested "less than one-hundredth of one percent of Yahoo users …

Looks like LG is building a 5-inch Nexus 5 with Snapdragon 800 chip

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Taylor Wimberly<p>Remember that image of what appeared to be a new Nexus phone used in a Google video earlier this week? …

After NSA encryption-cracking revelation, can we trust Internet security?

Blue LEDs on a row of servers indicate that everything is running smoothly, at the Google data center in Douglas County, Georgia.<p>News that the NSA can break or bypass a variety of digital encryption tools has researchers second-guessing the strength of Internet security products they previously …

Privacy

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Two electronics titans target each other, waging war over your wrist.<p>Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked …

Gear & Gadgets

A Free Amazon Smartphone? It's All About The Services

There’s a fascinating scoop today from Jessica Lessin and Amir Efrati about the long-awaited, first smartphone from Amazon: according to their sources, the e-commerce giant wants to be able to give it to you for free.<p>Bear in mind “free” is a slightly deceptive term here. Amazon probably plans to …

VLC 2.1 for iOS adds audio-only playback, streaming over FTP and UPnP

VLC returned to iOS with big upgrades like AirPlay and Dropbox integration, but it left out a few of the very valuable features we've seen in other media players. The app's new 2.1 update addresses several of those omissions in one fell swoop. VLC can now play audio-only files, and it will stream …

WSJ reports NSA spying capabilities cover up to 75 percent of US internet traffic

The question of how much contact the NSA has with internet traffic throughout the US is being raised again, this time by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Yesterday <i>The Atlantic</i> took issue with the security agency's mathematics and 1.6 percent claim, while the <i>WSJ</i> report looks more closely at its reach into …

League of Legends is hacked, with crucial user info accessed

One of the world's most popular online video games falls prey to a security breach involving usernames, e-mail addresses, salted passwords, and 120,000 salted credit card numbers.<p>Hackers have breached the system of one of the world's most popular online video games: League of Legends.<p>Riot Games, …

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LG Display claims a world's first with 2,560 x 1,440 LCD for smartphones

Full HD displays? Eat your heart out, handset manufacturers. LG Display has just laid claim to the world's first Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) smartphone display, which also boasts the highest pixel density of a mobile device, clocking in at 538ppi. The firm's panel measures up at 5.5-inches and is only …

Mars Curiosity rover to continue roving after technical glitch

Nasa mission controllers will put Curiosity through basic moves in cautious return to active service after it went into safe mode<p>Nasa engineers have overcome a computer glitch that shut down the space agency's car-sized Mars rover, Curiosity, earlier this week.<p>The $2.5bn rover went into a …

Animal Crossing helps lift Nintendo stock to two-year high

<i>Animal Crossing: New Leaf</i> is all about fluctuating prices and the accumulation of wealth, so it's appropriate that the game's success has boosted Nintendo's fortunes in the global game of international capitalism.<p>Nintendo's stock closed at its highest level for two years today, with high sales of</i> …

With this man in charge, virtual reality might finally go mainstream

Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake—these are the foundational titles that first enabled all subsequent first-person 3D video games, and the 3D rendering engines behind all of them were built principally by John Carmack. And as of this morning, Carmack is now the chief technology officer of Oculus Rift, …

Virtual Reality

FATBERG! 15-Ton 'Lump Of Lard' Removed From London Sewer

Set this post aside until after lunch if you have a sensitive stomach.<p>A " 'bus-sized lump' of food fat mixed with wet wipes" has been removed from a southwest London sewer, the BBC says.<p>The 15-ton behemoth was the largest "congealed lump of lard" ever found in the Thames Water sewage system, …

Will A Hockey Arena Save Detroit?

Despite filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is still on track to get a $450 million hockey arena - partially funded with public money. Host Michel Martin speaks with sportswriter Dave Zirin, who calls the move 'shameless,' and David Muller, a business reporter for the MLive Media Group in …

Flat Earth

Fort Hood Shooter A 'Shrunken' Presence In Court Martial

The court martial of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan began Tuesday at Fort Hood in Texas. Hasan is defending himself and told jurors that the evidence will show he was the man who killed 13 soldiers in 2009. But he said that the trial will not tell the whole story.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>We begin this …

Judiciary

Vacation Horror Stories: Train Troubles In Budapest

Listener Dorie Pickle tells us a Vacation Horror Story about being young, female and vulnerable on an overnight train from Prague to Budapest. She almost got arrested for smoking by mistake in the wrong car.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>It's …

Heck No Or Let's Go? Your Thoughts On Lab-Grown Meat

Would you taste or buy a lab-grown hamburger if you could? That's the question we posed Monday at the end of our report on the world's first in vitro burger, launched this week at a tasting event in London that was streamed via the Internet.<p>Making that burger a reality required significant …

Genetic Code Shows Bird Flu In China Spread Between People

When a new strain of bird flu cropped up in China last winter, the billion-dollar question was whether the deadly virus could transmit between people.<p>Now, Chinese scientists offer the first clear evidence that the bird flu is indeed contagious, although only slightly.<p>A father, who became sick in …

DOJ Sues Bank Of America Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department has filed a civil lawsuit against Bank of America, alleging that the company lied to investors about the relative riskiness of the mortgage loans backing the residential mortgage-backed securities, made false statements after intentionally not performing proper due diligence …

A Disabled Marine Is Designing The Best Steam Box You've Never Heard Of

In the battle for the living room, the PC has been only tangentially related; a lofty aspiration next to the dominance of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. Then along came the proposition of a “Steam box” and its promise of modularity, diminutive design, and ease of use.<p>True, there are existing …

Researcher Finds Hundreds Of Millions Of Vulnerable SIM Cards

SIM cards are the tiny computers inside most mobile devices that allow them to communicate with the wireless provider. According to one security researcher, flaws in SIM card technology and implementation make hundreds of millions of mobile devices susceptible to being hacked.<p>Karsten Nohl, a …