Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Why did Amazon make an Alexa-controlled microwave?
Amazon has unveiled a microwave that can be controlled using its Alexa voice assistant.
Internet regulator considered for UK
The government is considering "all options" to keep UK citizens "safe" online.
GoPro Hero 7 camera films smooth videos without gimbal
The latest action cam automatically stabilises footage without separate equipment.
John Hancock adds fitness tracking to all policies
One of the largest life insurance providers in North America will now sell only "interactive" policies that collect health data.
Vote Leave data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice
AggregateIQ is appealing against the accusation that it mishandled personal data and broke GDPR rules.
3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault
Cody Wilson flew to Taiwan before he could be detained, police in Texas say.
Facebook told to speed up changes or face 'sanctions'
Brussels says Facebook must improve its information flow by 31 December or face sanctions.
Equifax fined by ICO over data breach that hit Britons
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office imposes a fine of £500,000 on Equifax.
Jellyfish robots to watch over endangered coral reefs
The soft-bodied machines are designed to explore fragile marine ecosystems without causing damage.
Sony unveils mini PlayStation Classic console
Tekken 3 and Ridge Racer are among the titles on Sony's new miniature PlayStation.
US judge allows e-voting despite hack fears
The judge, in the state of Georgia, is "gravely concerned" about hacking - but allows e-voting to go ahead.
3D printing shop closes after accusations of idolatry
People in Kuwait are reacting on social media to news a 3D printing shop has been closed after an outcry from an Islamist cleric.
Breck Bednar murder: Film warning of online grooming launched
Breck Bednar, 14, was groomed before being lured to his death by Lewis Daynes in 2014.
'Wild West' Bitcoin 'should be regulated'
Digital currencies pose a "litany of risks" and investors have little protection, says an MPs' committee.
IBM launches tool aimed at detecting AI bias
IBM is launching software which will monitor algorithms in real time and highlight how they make decisions.
Poor Toad: How Stormy Daniels ruined Mario Kart
When details from her tell-all memoir were published, one detail stood out.
Facebook accused of job ad gender discrimination
Women in three US states were allegedly not shown job ads for certain "male-dominated professions".
Soylent meal replacement gets UK launch
The Silicon Valley drink product has changed its formula for the British market.
Almost half of UK internet users 'harmed' online
The range of harms include cyber-scams as well as trolling, bullying and stalking, finds an Ofcom study.
Elon Musk sued for libel by British Thai cave rescuer
The billionaire had accused cave diver Vernon Unsworth of being a "child rapist", without evidence.
Lyndsey Scott says models can also be coders
Former Victoria's Secret model Lyndsey Scott points out that programmers come in all shapes and sizes.
Google bans birds on bikes from algorithm contest
The search giant launches a contest for images that can defeat its image-recognition systems.
NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity
The all-British NovaSAR spacecraft will monitor big stretches of ocean for suspicious shipping activity.
TripAdvisor suspends reviews for 'Bude tunnel'
The tunnel amassed more than 160 comments, becoming the top attraction in the Cornish town of Bude.
Google admits changing phone settings remotely
The firm apologises after an "experiment" activates settings remotely on some Android phones
WEF: Robots 'will create more jobs than they displace'
Robots will create more jobs than they replace, although many roles will become redundant, a report says.
Amazon investigates staff bribery claims
The practice is particularly "pronounced in China", according to the Wall Street Journal.
Teen quizzed over 'g-force' moped YouTube stunt
Tyler Broome, 11, was spun at high speed on a park roundabout using the wheel of a moped.
Cyber attack led to Bristol Airport blank screens
Bristol Airport says a "ransomware"-style attack prompted it to take screens offline for two days.
A new reality? Putting Magic Leap One to the test
Magic Leap's new mixed reality headset is available to developers in the US - but how does the device compare to what's already available?
Ifa 2018: Glowing wall tiles respond to strokes
Tiles that change colour and respond to touch are on show at the Ifa tech show in Berlin.
Falling off Segway's self-balancing skates
BBC Chris Foxx takes Segway's new self-balancing e-skates out for a test run.
8K TVs unveiled by Samsung and LG at Ifa tech show
The world's two bestselling television-makers are showing off rival 8K screens at the Ifa tech show in Berlin.
Black chat shows prosper online
Mainstream media may struggle with diversity but black creators are making their own entertainment.
Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff to buy Time magazine
Marc Benioff becomes the latest tech entrepreneur to buy a media title with the $190m purchase.
How China's GPS 'rival' Beidou is plotting to go global
China's Beidou is being used in everything from ploughing to precision missiles, but can it go global?
Hologram phone calls - sci-fi or serious possibility?
With 5G, experts say we could enjoy virtual reality in HD on our mobiles and even project holographics.
Will we ever get self-healing smartphones?
How likely is it that we will see mobile phones that use self-healing materials any time soon?
Tackling food waste in Nigeria with an app
Nigerian tech entrepreneur Oscar Ekponimo has invented an app which will help cut down on food waste.
The rise of the payment app: 'I hardly use cash any more'
Person-to-person payment apps are rising fast in popularity around the world, but are they safe?
Beyond pizza
How a city best known for pizza, football and crime is embracing tech to revive its fortunes.
Motoring ahead
As the UK looks at developing more trade deals outside the EU after Brexit, its increasing ties with Israel could provide the model.
5G race
China, the US and the UK are all vying to dominate the market for next-generation mobile networks.
Facebook and Myanmar
A perfect storm of factors led the social media giant to be used to spread hate against Muslims.
Print me well
Specialised printers are helping to create organic replacement body parts more quickly and safely.
Apple v Amazon
Apple and Amazon have seen their market value top $1tn, but will their growth continue to accelerate?
Fighting fakes
As disinformation tools get smarter, some are finding ways to spot the fakes before they get shared.
Dating blues
Dating apps are hugely popular around the world, but some think they're making many of us unhappy.
Quantum race
Quantum computers promise to be blisteringly fast, helping us solve many of the world's problems.
How artificial intelligence can edit your pictures
Researchers at MIT have created an artificial intelligence that makes editing your pictures simpler.
The security alarm 'smoking out' burglars
ZeroVision emits smoke as part of a smart home security system.
Robot boat sails across the Atlantic and other tech news
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
The waterslide with virtual reality
Germany's Therme Erding water park is offering virtual reality headsets to riders of its waterslides.
GoPro Hero 7 stabilisation put to the test
How does the GoPro Hero 7 compare to last year's model - and can it turn the company around?
Playing 'Not Tonight' - the dystopian Brexit video game
The game imagines a dystopian post-Brexit future where citizens of European heritage are exiled.
Salford scientists show how cars could power your home
The electric cars with stored power that could be transferred to a dwelling.
Video games created using artificial intelligence
Researchers in the US are using artificial intelligence to develop new video games.
London Fashion Week 2018: Robots take over the runway
A catwalk show at London Fashion Week has divided opinions about the future of fashion.
Bristol tech start-up firm pioneers growing salad indoors
A biotechnology firm is developing ways of growing salad crops without soil, rain or sunshine.

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Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe touching down on distant asteroid
Japan is in the process of landing two unmanned rovers on a distant asteroid, according to tweets from the country's space agency, nearing completion of a task which it has previously described as the equivalent of hitting a 6-centimeter (2.4-inch) target at 20,000 kilometers (12,400 miles) away.
Daughter says vexed relationship with Steve Jobs is 'very much my own story'
Lisa Brennan-Jobs' stinging account of her fraught relationship with her father, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has drawn criticism from the rest of the family.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs had a complicated relationship with her father. "He was young and he was starting this rocket ship career," she tells Christiane Amanpour "I don't imagine I fit into that so well."
Livestreaming is big business in China, with the top livestreamers making more than $100,000 per month broadcasting regular shows through a multitude of apps. Could livestream fever take hold in the United States?
Silicon Valley execs face Capitol Hill grilling
Executives from Facebook and Twitter will appear on Capitol Hill today for Congressional hearings. See live updates.
As competition for the world's first operational hyperloop heats up, CNN asks how the super-fast transport system could change lives and business in the UAE.
The next episode of "Declassified" explores the CIA's HEXAGON satellite, used to spy on the Soviet Union.
"Declassified" explains how the HEXAGON satellite program gave the U.S. an advantage over the Soviet Union.
Wonders of the universe
No Isolation founder Karen Dolva wants to use technology to help people stay connected.
'Fortnite' plans its own World Cup next year
As soccer's World Cup wraps up this weekend, you might not have to wait long for another international competition. A video game called "Fortnite" is aiming for a championship of its own next year.
All the questions about 'Fortnite' you were too embarrassed to ask
The insanely popular video game "Fortnite" is sweeping the globe while amassing a minor fortune for its creators. Here's why.
Organic matter has been found on Mars in soil samples taken from 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater by the Curiosity rover, NASA announced Thursday. The rover has also detected methane in the Martian atmosphere.
Hyperloop for cargo aims to deliver at over 600 mph
A delivery revolution may be on the horizon, if a recent announcement by Virgin Hyperloop One and DP World comes to fruition.
It seems like every week we're finding new uses for drones. Here's some of the most interesting out there today.
It seems like every week we're finding new uses for drones. Here's some of the most interesting out there today.
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Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.


The weirdest tech of CES 2018

The weirdest tech of CES 2018Here are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.


Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio

Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audioAt CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.


Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill you

Honda wants to prove robots can help you, not kill youHonda wants to change your perception of robots. And it's hoping to do so with four new concept robots.


Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed city

Ford will begin testing self-driving cars in an unnamed cityAt CES 2018, Ford announced it is working with a city in which it will operate its self-driving cars. The automaker wouldn't identify the city but did say how autonomous vehicles can change the way people live.


Intel wants this drone to fly you around

Intel wants this drone to fly you aroundIntel is betting that Volocopter 2X will be one of the first passenger-carrying drones to operate in the U.S. A prototype of the pilotless two-seat helicopter-like drone was shown off at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.


AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’

AMD CEO on chip security flaws: ‘We're absolutely all over this’AMD CEO Lisa Su told Yahoo Finance that the Austin, Texas-based computer and graphics chip company is quickly working to resolve and address a recently-discovered security flaw that affects AMD computer chips.


Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018

Nvidia went all out for PC gaming at CES 2018Nvidia rolled out a slew of updates for its GeForce line of gaming products at CES 2018 including massive computer screens and cloud game streaming.


What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018

What a security expert thought of a few new smart-home devices at CES 2018It's hard to figure out which of the connected household devices on display at CES 2018 is worth buying, but it's even more difficult to know if they are secure from hackers. A security expert visits exhibits and tries to help.


Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial SlurThe daughter's name is Nicarri.


Twitter tests longer character limit

Twitter tests longer character limitYou may soon get to say a lot more on Twitter. The social media giant announced it is testing a longer character limit. The change will extend the current 140 characters to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users won’t see this change right away, though. Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone. Via Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider. ...


Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for free

Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for freeMac OS High Sierra (macOS 10.13). As the new name suggests, it’s just a refinement of last year’s Mac OS Sierra. In fact, you could sum up what's new in an article about as short as this one.


Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects

Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effectsWant to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?


Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch

Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launchApple is expected to include wireless charging as a core feature in the iPhones it launches on...


The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhone

The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhoneApple's 10th anniversary iPhone is nearly upon us. Here's everything we expect from what could be Apple's most important product in years.


Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11Apple's App Store is getting a major update in iOS 11, and it's going to make finding new apps far better.


Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hacked

Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hackedEquifax was hacked and lost the information of 143 million Americans, and they need to tell us how.


The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhone

The best alternatives to Apple's new iPhoneApple's iPhone 8 is nearly upon us, but not everyone is psyched. Here are the best alternatives for Apple's upcoming iPhone.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectations

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectationsSamsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a wonderful smartphone, but its high price is a tough pill to swallow.


Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook post

Pogue's Basics: Link to a Facebook postYahoo's David Pogue has a sneaky way you can create a universal link to a Facebook item so that you can send or post to anyone.


4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US

4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the USThere are some gadgets that are just too cool for us Americans.


Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K display

Why you might not want a laptop with a 4K displayMore laptop makers are pushing the limits of design and performance, but high-resolution panels are hurting their batteries.


The most important iPhone features ever

The most important iPhone features everApple's iPhone is one of the most important consumer gadgets ever made, and it has a lot to do with these simple features.


Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is history

Fall games guide 2017: Your free time is historyHope you had a nice outdoorsy summer, because for the foreseeable future, you’re going to have a hard time leaving the living room. The fall video game season is just about underway, and the 2017 edition is keeping with tradition by slinging enough massive games your way to tax both your wallet and your eyesight. From Mario to Marvel, here’s what the next few months have in store. “Destiny 2”


'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity

'Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle' review: An insane mix of strategy and absurdity"Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" offers a ridiculous strategy experience with surprising depth and a pinch of toilet humor.


Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.

Hate and violence around the globe? There’s an app for that.The plague of “fake news” may be news to Facebook (FB), but it’s a familiar foe to a small non-profit in Washington that’s trying to use mobile apps, big data and social media to promote peace and accountability in places like Iraq, Kenya and Mexico where those technologies have often been abused to spread lies and hate. The PeaceTech Lab aims to develop “technology that can be applied to tackle the triggers of violence,” president and CEO Sheldon Himelfarb said in an interview at the lab’s Washington headquarters at the U.S. Institute of Peace.


Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatch

Samsung challenges Apple Watch with its new Gear Sport smartwatchSamsung's new Gear Sport is a fitness-centric smartwatch aimed squarely at the Apple Watch.


The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign

The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesignThis is a big week for YouTube. It’s getting a new design and new features—all of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as I’m concerned, are welcome!


Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VR

Microsoft's mixed reality headsets could save VRMicrosoft is bringing VR to the masses with its low-cost headsets.


Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake news

Facebook says it will ban businesses from advertising if they share fake newsFacebook is taking its crackdown on fake news even further.


Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple Watch

Fitbit's Ionic smartwatch is here to take on the Apple WatchFitbit’s all-new smartwatch is designed to do battle with the Apple Watch.It’s no secret that Fitbit (FIT) has been working on a smartwatch — Co-founder and CEO James Park said as much during the company’s Q2 2017 earnings call earlier this month. This is the Fitbit Ionic, the company’s first “true” smartwatch.


Meet Uber's pick for its next CEO

Meet Uber's pick for its next CEOExpedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is expected to take on the role of Uber CEO.


Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcripts

Pogue's Basics: YouTube transcriptsBelieve it or not, YouTube creates a written transcript for every single video. Just click More and Transcript and boom!


Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big bet

Galaxy Note 8 preview: Samsung's big betSamsung is bringing the Galaxy Note brand back from the brink with the Galaxy Note 8. But can it bury the ghosts of the Note 7?


The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhone

The Essential Phone is a beautiful alternative to Apple's iPhoneThe Essential Phone is the first handset from the father of Google's Android, and it's a solid alternative to Apple's iPhone.


Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home tech

Norton's Core wants to be the ultimate watchdog for your home techThe Norton Core is a Wi-Fi router designed to protect all of your connected devices.


Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvement

Your next smartphone's camera could get a huge improvementQualcomm's new depth-sensing camera technology could improve smartphone's and virtual reality headsets.


How companies leave your data online without your knowledge

How companies leave your data online without your knowledgeYour private data could be freely available online and there's little you can do about it.


Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’

Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is cancelling the domain for the white supremacist site Daily Stormer due to a “specific, immediate concern about inciting violence,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. The search-engine giant, which hosts website domains through its Google Domains service, made the decision to cut the cord to the hate site after GoDaddy (GDDY) told the Daily Stormer it had 24 hours to move to another domain hosting service.


Pogue's Basics: Alexa reminders

Pogue's Basics: Alexa remindersAmazon has added the ability to add names to timers with Alexa.


NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this book

NFL player lives on $60,000 a year thanks to what he learned from this bookAn alarming fifteen percent of NFL players end up declaring bankruptcy. Wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2012 and is currently a free agent, is making sure he won't fall into that category.


How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographer

How the iPhone 8 and iOS 11 could make you a better photographerApple's upcoming iPhone 8 and iOS 11 should take your iPhone photography to the next level with these new features.


Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawless

Motorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it isn't flawlessMotorola's Moto Z2 Force has an unbreakable screen, but it's got its drawbacks.


The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and Target

The best back-to-school tech deals at Amazon, Apple, Best Buy and TargetIf you or your kids are heading back to school, these are the tech deals you'll want to check out.


Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basics

Building a Lego robot can help you understand coding basicsLego's new Boost kit helps introduce kids to the basics of coding.


A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumers

A massive EU privacy rule could bring an unexpected benefit for US consumersA new European Union regulation could impact how social networks handle your data in the U.S.


Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10

Pogue's Basics: The secret Start menu in Windows 10Windows 10’s Start button harbors a secret: It can sprout a tiny utility menu. To see it, right-click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, or (on a touchscreen) hold your finger down on it. There, in all its majesty, is the Start menu’s secret utility menu.


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Brett Kavanaugh's Yale Fraternity Hoisted A Flag Made Of Women's Underwear In 1985

Brett Kavanaugh's Yale Fraternity Hoisted A Flag Made Of Women's Underwear In 1985Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's fraternity at Yale has long been


Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worse

Trumpnado! Tweeting about storms, Trump seizes opportunity to make everything worseJerry Adler examines the issues with Trump's tweets about the death toll from Hurricane Maria.


Mother of baby swept away by Hurricane Florence floodwaters: 'I did everything I could'

Mother of baby swept away by Hurricane Florence floodwaters: 'I did everything I could'The mother of a child who died after he was swept away by Hurricane Florence's


The Best Way to Visit Berlin Is Through These Roaring 1920s Hot Spots

The Best Way to Visit Berlin Is Through These Roaring 1920s Hot Spots


He Created 3D-Printed Guns And Funded Neo-Nazis. Now He's An International Fugitive.

He Created 3D-Printed Guns And Funded Neo-Nazis. Now He's An International Fugitive.There's an international manhunt underway for Cody Wilson, the guy credited


Mach 5 Mission: The Air Force Is Going All In on Hypersonic Weapons

Mach 5 Mission: The Air Force Is Going All In on Hypersonic WeaponsThe Air Force is taking another step in an aggressive plan to prototype, test and deploy hypersonic weapons


Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research

Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer researchThe government is diverting millions of dollars from programs including the CDC and the National Institutes of Health.


Florence Kills An Estimated 5,500 Pigs, 3.4 Million Chickens And Turkeys In North Carolina

Florence Kills An Estimated 5,500 Pigs, 3.4 Million Chickens And Turkeys In North CarolinaAs Florence battered the Carolinas this past week, dozens of heartwarming


Best Bites: Pumpkin spice waffles

Best Bites: Pumpkin spice wafflesWelcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your


Anita Hill Urges Senate To Avoid 'Sham Proceeding' Against Christine Blasey Ford

Anita Hill Urges Senate To Avoid 'Sham Proceeding' Against Christine Blasey FordAnita Hill on Wednesday said the Senate Judiciary Committee should


With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there

With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters thereBEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia said Wednesday his group may reduce the number of its fighters in Syria because of an easing of the conflict, particularly after a recent Russian-Turkey agreement that prevented an offensive on the last rebel stronghold.  


Arrest made in fatal stabbing of jogger in Washington, DC: Police

Arrest made in fatal stabbing of jogger in Washington, DC: PoliceAn arrest was made in the slaying of Wendy Karina Martinez and the suspect is expected to appear in court later today.


Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassment

Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassmentThe investigation followed a Sports Illustrated report in February that described a culture in the Mavericks' front office "rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior". The findings of an independent investigation, carried out on behalf of the Mavericks by external law firms and overseen by the NBA, were published on Wednesday.


A Family Seeks Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drown In Police Custody

A Family Seeks Answers After 2 Mental Health Patients Drown In Police CustodyThe family of one of two mental health patients detained in South Carolina who


Teen Abducted by Tad Cummins Recounts Twisted Advances by Ex-Teacher

Teen Abducted by Tad Cummins Recounts Twisted Advances by Ex-TeacherElizabeth Thomas says she was scared, and didn't want to reveal to her parents and friends that she'd been kissed by a grown man.


Hillary Clinton adviser: We didn't recognize 'full scope' of Russian interference on social media

Hillary Clinton adviser: We didn't recognize 'full scope' of Russian interference on social mediaClinton's former senior policy adviser recounts how the campaign learned Russia was meddling in the U.S. election.


McDonald's spared in EU tax probe

McDonald's spared in EU tax probeThe European Union on Wednesday ended a long-running investigation into the tax arrangements between US fast food giant McDonald's and Luxembourg, finding the setup did not amount to illegal state aid. With the decision, the maker of Big Mac and McNuggets escapes the fate of US giants Apple, Starbucks and Amazon, which were ordered by the EU to repay big amounts in back taxes, angering Washington. "Luxembourg did not break EU state aid rules," EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told a news briefing in Brussels, though she carefully added that the company had managed to escape tax, albeit legally.


Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suitSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.


If Republicans Wanted The Truth About Kavanaugh, They Would Subpoena Mark Judge

If Republicans Wanted The Truth About Kavanaugh, They Would Subpoena Mark JudgeThere's one person Christine Blasey Ford says was in the room when she was


Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian planePresident Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike. "This unfortunate incident was the result of Israeli arrogance and depravity," the Syrian leader said, offering his condolences in a letter to his Russian counterpart for the death of 15 Russian crew members killed in the incident over Syria on Monday. The Russian plane was downed by Syria's Russian-made S-200 air defence system and all aboard were killed.


Aston Martin's Next Mid-Engined Hypercar Is Coming in 2021

Aston Martin's Next Mid-Engined Hypercar Is Coming in 2021Only 500 copies of the new successor to the Valkyrie, code-named 003, will be produced.


U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal caseU.S. District Judge Alison Nathan approved a request filed Monday by federal prosecutors to dismiss the two-count criminal information. In 2015, GM entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York after the Detroit automaker was charged with concealing information from government officials, and wire fraud. GM agreed to pay a $900 million fine and accept three years of oversight by an independent monitor.


The Latest: Authorities identify Maryland shooting suspect

The Latest: Authorities identify Maryland shooting suspectABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Maryland (all times local):


Texas Great-Grandmother Shoots Alligator She Claims Ate Her Horse

Texas Great-Grandmother Shoots Alligator She Claims Ate Her HorseJudy Cochran had been trying to kill the gator for three years.


Trump Boasts About Steel Industry’s ‘New Life' As More Steelworkers Vote To Strike

Trump Boasts About Steel Industry’s ‘New Life' As More Steelworkers Vote To StrikePresident Donald Trump recently boasted about the U.S. steel industry. "It has


This job pays $50 an hour to smoke weed, but you have to be an obnoxious stoner

This job pays $50 an hour to smoke weed, but you have to be an obnoxious stonerWho knew that being That Annoying Guy at parties could pay off? If you have a tendency to interrupt conversations with "Well, actually," question the percentage of THC when offered a hit of a vape, or snottily discuss strains when everyone else is just trying to chill out, then this gig might be perfect for you! SEE ALSO: Canada just legalized weed, and it's looking better every day With Canada's recent legalization of recreational marijuana, cannabis company A Higher Level Of Thought (AHLOT) is scouting "expert-level connoisseurs" for its Cannabis Curation Committee. Input and notes from connoisseurs will be used to curate a "sample pack" of weed — basically a prepackaged flight of premium strains for customers to try out at home.  The position pays $50 per hour for a maximum 12 hours a month to report on the "visual, factory, and tactile examination of samples." Plus, your bud and related expenses are covered. A connoisseur will also contribute to social media posts and appear in video segments.  But you can't just enjoy smoking weed, you have to be pretty knowledgable to land this job.  Being a member of the Cannabis Curation Committee requires more than just knowing how to roll a joint or being able to differentiate between an indica or a sativa. To apply, curators must fill out a detailed questionnaire that asks what a trichome is, tests the applicant on the "ideal temperature to vaporize and evaluate terpenoid profile," and requires a personal statement. Oh, and you have to live in Canada. If you're bursting with weed-themed fun facts and your friends need a break from you, apply to be a curator! Study up — the deadline is Oct. 17.  WATCH: This device can charge your phone with wind or water


10 European Castles and Palaces You Need to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

10 European Castles and Palaces You Need to Add to Your Travel Bucket List


Emilia Clarke's Badass 'Game Of Thrones' Tattoo Proves She's The Real Dragon Deal

Emilia Clarke's Badass 'Game Of Thrones' Tattoo Proves She's The Real Dragon DealEmilia Clarke will forever wear her "Game of Thrones" role on her wrist.


Thousands protest UN job cuts in Gaza

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Burt Reynolds' last cars to be sold at auction

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This job pays $50 an hour to smoke weed, but you have to be an obnoxious stoner

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Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

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U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

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Texas Great-Grandmother Shoots Alligator She Claims Ate Her Horse

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Gun rights activist Cody Wilson charged with sexual assault of teen

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The 52 Most Delish Macaroni & Cheeses

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The 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe Looks Similar, Hides a Big Change Underneath

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Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

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Puppies With Hair Ties Around Their Mouths Rescued From Kansas Apartment

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Brett Kavanaugh's Yale Fraternity Hoisted A Flag Made Of Women's Underwear In 1985

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Mother of baby swept away by Hurricane Florence floodwaters: 'I did everything I could'

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4 Dead In Shooting At Maryland Rite Aid Facility

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McDonald's spared in EU tax probe

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Netanyahu tests Israeli fast train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

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This job pays $50 an hour to smoke weed, but you have to be an obnoxious stoner

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10 European Castles and Palaces You Need to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

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U.S. judge dismisses GM ignition switch criminal case

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Secure Anonymous Browsing

With increasing network surveillance and traffic analysis by parties for security or monetary purposes, there is need to protect one’s privacy.

One can use Tor software to surf the Internet anonymously.

The software protects user’s physical location and browsing habits from been collected by other parties.

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Gear LiveScore

LiveScore is a sports notification application on upcoming matches and scores of the ongoing matches.

  • The application provides an option for the user to select an upcoming match from fixtures.
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SportScores Privacy Policy

Personal information

SportsScore application collects no personal information.

Content

The application collects sports data from the application’s server via the internet.

Children Restriction

Registration

No new registration is required by the SportScores but in-app purchase queries and payments will use user’s appstore account for in-app support.

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In-app queries and payment support and security system are made possible by the appstore systems which may collect users personal information.

Mobile application with in-app purchase support is not directed for use by persons under the age of 13.