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Al-Qaeda recruits entering Syria from Turkey safehouses

Foreign jihadists - including Britons - are flooding into Syria to join al-Qaeda from safe houses in Turkey<p>Hundreds of al-Qaeda recruits are being kept in safe houses in southern Turkey, before being smuggled over the border to wage “jihad” in Syria, The Daily Telegraph has learned.<p>The network of …

Middle East

Sensorly adds mobile speed data to crowdsourced coverage map app

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Sensorly, the French platform for crowdsourcing cellular and Wi-Fi coverage maps, has updated its app to also show users what …

The iPhone face-off: Watch every model in a speed test

The<p>iPhone 5s is the fastest smartphone Apple has built so far -- unless you're trying to shut down the device.<p>A video posted this past weekend shows how every version of the iPhone compares in a speed test. Surprisingly, some of the older devices still do well when it comes to certain tasks.<p>If …

iPhone

Lineal Timeline Lets You Visualize History (Or The Future) On Your iPad

A new app for iPad called Lineal Timeline launched recently, offering a way to scroll back through historical events from centuries prior, as well as create your own personal timelines using notes and photos from your device’s library. Though appearing deceptively simple, the app’s goal is fairly …

Google Will Start Blocking Most Netscape Plug-In API Plug-Ins In January 2014, Will Whitelist Silverlight, Unity & Others

The name “Netscape Plug-in API” (NPAPI) sounds like a relic from another age of browsers, but Chrome, Mozilla and other browsers still support this architecture for writing browser plug-ins today. But its time is quickly coming to an end. Mozilla will block NPAPI plugins in December and Google …

What We Watch puts YouTube’s most popular videos on a map

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>This is fascinating: What We Watch, a new project of the MIT Center for Civic Media, visualizes the way popular YouTube (s …

KeyMe iOS app photographs your keys and stores them in the cloud

We've all been there. Staring forlornly at a locked door, keyless, with Gandalf's rumbling voice echoing in our heads, telling us that we would not pass. It's a sorry sight, and the people behind the iOS app KeyMe are determined to make it a thing of the past. The app (available at the link below) …

The TSA Has an Instagram Account Now – You Won’t Believe What People Try to Sneak on to Planes

Remember when you were rude to the TSA person at the airport just because they wouldn’t let you take your handgun onto the plane? Well, the TSA is …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/06/hungry-planet-what-world-eats<p>720<p>Californian photographer Peter Menzel visited 24 …

Infographic: The Amazing Evolution Of Video Game Controllers

A thorough family tree of the gear we use to game, from the Playstation Move to the Power Glove.<p>Like the games we play with them, video game controllers have grown more complex throughout the years. They’ve become more ergonomic, and their buttons have multiplied. They’ve incorporated new …