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Nepal plane crash leaves no survivors as rescuers recover 18 bodies from snow-covered hilltop

The bodies of 18 passengers travelling on a small plane over Nepal have been recovered following a fatal crash.<p>Most of the dead were Nepali …

Obama administration mulls lethal strike on American in Pakistan

WASHINGTON— TheObamaadministration is considering authorizing theCIAor the military to kill an American citizen hiding in Pakistan who allegedly has helpedAl Qaedamilitants plan attacks against U.S. troops in neighboring Afghanistan and is actively plotting future attacks, officials said …

National Security

Turkish law lets government block websites and seize personal data without a court order

New measure raises concerns over widening censorship as opposition lawmaker evokes Hitler comparisons<p><i>Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (United Nations Alliance of Civilizations /</i> <i>Flickr</i><i>)</i><p>The Turkish government this week passed strict new legislation that makes it easier for authorities to …

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.<p>Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation a "stunning admission." …

IBM Develops Programming Language Inspired By The Human Brain

Two years ago this month, IBM announced that it had developed a cognitive computer chip, inspired by human neural architecture. That chip was developed as part of the SyNAPSE project, which has a long term goal of building a computing system that can handle tasks that are relatively easy for human …

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With Shine, Misfit Says It Has Made a Wearable You’ll Actually Want to Wear

This week, a small, round, metal device will go on sale in the Apple Store. It has little lights on it. You snap it into a wristband or necklace, or …

Wearable Tech

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

If you could actually see Wi-Fi, this is what it would look like

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>What if you could actually see Wi-Fi? It is something we all have wondered about. We can see the Wi-Fi routers in our homes …

Google has a 'near perfect' universal translator -- for Portuguese, at least

The company's Android product head says Google has prototypes of a device that will one day erase language barriers.<p>Google continues its efforts to bring us the world of "Star Trek" and life on the U.S.S. Enterprise four centuries ahead of schedule -- minus the <i>really</i> hard stuff like the warp drive. …

FBI Can Remotely Activate Android Smartphone And Laptop Mics, WSJ Reports

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FBI employs a number of high-tech hacker tactics in its efforts to round up information on suspects, including the ability to remotely activate microphones on Android devices and notebook computers, according to one of its sources who is described as a …

NSA spy leaks: US denounces Snowden's Russian asylum

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/999000/999385_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524687077_3ecc6a0aab4d949a5c371efc842b37ee<p><b>The US has labelled Russia's decision to grant asylum to fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden as "extremely disappointing".</b><p>The White House is …

Uruguay MPs back marijuana legalisation bill

<b>Members of Uruguay's House of Representatives have passed a bill to legalise marijuana.</b><p>If it goes on to be approved by the Senate, Uruguay will become the first country to regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana.<p>The measure is backed by the government of President Jose Mujica, …

Militant ploy to attack Benazir Airport, Chaklala Base foiled

<b>RAWALPINDI: A militant ploy to attack the Benazir Bhutto International Airport and the Pakistan Air Force’s Chaklala Air Base was foiled by security</b> …

Extremism

No honey, more problems: A ‘catastrophic’ year for bee colonies

Freezing temperatures, killer parasites, toxic chemicals: The plight of honey bees is getting worse in many parts of the world and no one seems to know precisely why.<p>This past winter was one of the worst on record for bees. In the U.S., beekeepers lost 31 per cent of their colonies, compared to a …

10 die in record Shanghai heatwave

More than 10 people have died in Shanghai, as the Chinese city struggles to cope with the highest temperatures in at least 140 years.<p>Much of <b>China</b> is in the grip of a summer heatwave, and the China Meteorological Association issued a high temperature warning for several eastern and central …

Syrian president recruits Instagram in ongoing propaganda war

Bashar al-Assad puts his best face forward as civil war death toll eclipses 100,000<p>Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched an official Instagram account earlier this month, marking his latest efforts to control the propaganda war being waged in parallel with bloody civil conflict. The …

Honduras declares state of emergency over dengue fever

<b>Honduras has declared a state of emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 16 people so far this year.</b><p>More than 12,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease, which causes high fever and joint pains.<p>Officials say that in more than 1,800 cases there is a risk of internal …

Student Left In DEA Cell For Days Reaches $4.1 Million Settlement

Daniel Chong, the San Diego college student who spent more than four days in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell without food or water, has reached a $4.1 million settlement with the U.S. government. The DEA apologized to Chong last year and instituted a review of its practices.<p>The …