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AT&T, Verizon tried to subvert a technology Apple embraces

The Department of Justice is investigating whether AT&T and Verizon colluded to subvert the primary goal of electronic SIMs. This new tech makes it easy to switch between service providers, something to two largest wireless carriers apparently wanted to prevent.<p>Apple uses an eSIM in the Apple Watch …

Telecoms

'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74

R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine Corps drill instructor known to millions of moviegoers as the sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," died Sunday morning, according to his longtime manager. He was 74.<p>In a statement posted on Twitter, Bill Rogin said Ermey had died …

R. Lee Ermey

Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic …

The Brain

Pot holiday 4/20 traces roots to California high school stoners

As legend goes, the pot holiday is believed traceable to "The Waldos" — five Northern California men now in their 60s with bad backs and graying hair.<p>SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring …

Cannabis

Hemp Is the Multibillion-Dollar Cannabis Opportunity Few Have Heard About

If the move to make it legal succeeds, entire industries could be revolutionized.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, the U.S. is the world’s largest consumer of hemp products. But because of the federal prohibition imposed on cannabis and hemp, the U.S. is importing …

Cannabis

Why South Korea Hates (and Loves) Its Russian Tanks

Yes, you read that right. One of the great ironies of the military balance in the Koreas is the fact that South Korea operates more advanced Russian …

South Korea

The U.S. Is Building Its Own Anti-Access Air and Missile Defense System

Over the past several years, much attention has been focused on efforts by this country’s competitors to create an anti-access/area denial …

Military

iOS 12: Which iPhones and iPads will it render obsolete?

With iOS 12 now on the horizon, get ready for some of Apple's oldest iOS devices to be thrown on the scrapheap.<p>If you're currently using an older …

iPad Mini

Facebook fuels broad privacy debate by tracking non-users

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Concern about Facebook Inc's (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users, after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the world's largest social network tracks people whether they have accounts or not.<p>Privacy concerns …

Privacy

How Often Do People Use Guns In Self-Defense?

The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.<p>It's a common refrain touted by gun rights advocates, who argue that using guns in self-defense can help save lives. But what is the actual number of defensive gun uses?<p>According to the Pew Research Center, 48 percent of gun owners …

Guns

Apple memo warning employees about leaking gets leaked

Apple has a long history of trying to tightly control information about its products and culture. According to a new report, Apple recently sent a memo warning employees not to leak company information, saying 29 employees were caught last year, 12 of whom were arrested.<p>Naturally, the memo was …

Employment

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

Red-Hot Carolina Reaper Pepper Hospitalizes Man With 'Thunderclap Headache'

This is not a pepper to mess with.<p>Thunderclap headaches are so named because they make you feel like your cranium has been struck with the force of a …

Headaches

Glamorous Russian spy Anna Chapman urges Moscow to torpedo Britain's new £6bn aircraft carriers and mocks Theresa May

Glamourous Russian spy Anna Chapman has called for Moscow to sink Britain’s two new £6bn aircraft carriers if the Syrian conflict erupts into World …

Russia

World's 'hottest chilli' gives man five weeks of excruciating headaches

Eating one of the world’s hottest chillies can cause five weeks of headaches, scientists have warned after a man was hospitalised.<p>The 34-year-old American patient required emergency treatment for excruciating headaches and neck pain after eating the “Carolina Reaper”, which is as strong as …

Headaches

A Weird Marijuana Syndrome Can Only Be Treated by Quitting and Hot Showers

Doctors are only now learning about this mysterious illness.<p>Marijuana is enjoying an unprecedented level of acceptance in the United States, but …

Cannabis

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe?

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

Fun-Da-Mental

How to Carry Escape & Evasion Tools – Questions Over Coffee 04

We’ve created a brand new product for carrying E&E tools and this week on Questions Over Coffee, we introduce you to the ITS SPIE Pouch! Designed to …

Mystery Stingray devices discovered in Washington

<b>Spy kits that can track mobile phones and intercept calls and messages have been discovered in Washington and beyond, the US government has said.</b><p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says it has observed "anomalous activity" consistent with the use of so-called stingrays.<p>They could be used by …

Surveillance

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

Medical Research

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

Privacy

US shows off new F-35 fighter jets ahead of US-South Korea drills

<b>Philippine Sea, off Okinawa (CNN) —</b> Roaring off the deck of a 40,000-ton amphibious assault ship, F-35B fighter jets piloted by US Marines soar over the Pacific Ocean near the Japanese island of Okinawa.<p>It's a show of force by the US military, which is demonstrating its newest -- and most expensive …

Military

Facebook was tracking your text message and phone call data. Now what?

If you installed a Facebook app to your Android smartphone, odds are good that Facebook has been logging your phone calls and text message data ever …

Apps

Flat Earth advocate finally launches his homemade rocket

For years, "Mad" Mike Hughes has not only insisted that the Earth is flat, but has maintained he could prove it by launching himself into space with his own rocket. He even claimed to have launched a homebrew rocket in 2014, but didn't have evidence of it besides his recovery from the landing. …

Flat Earth

Seedlings grow tall with cold tea and a stroke

Simple solutions for the seed sowing season<p>Ever since I received my first packet of seed (from Santa Claus, when I was six) I have found sparking life into little plants endlessly fascinating. It may come as no surprise that March, the official start of seed-sowing season, is my favourite time of …

Gardening

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Pain

Lockheed's Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Looks Like a Killer. And China Should Be Afraid.

LRASM is a DARPA and navy-funded program meant to provide the U.S. Navy and Air Force with an offensive antisurface weapon (OASuW) to counter the …

Military

Mark Zuckerberg: I Can Barely Handle This CNN Interview, What Makes You Think I Can Handle Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, fresh off of not apologizing for the social media giant’s failure to prevent sketchy election data firm Cambridge …

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

There's something hidden inside it.<p>The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence …