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Android crypto blunder exposes users to highly privileged malware
Tue, 29 July 2014 05:00 - "Fake ID" exploits work because Android doesn't properly inspect certificates.
Windows comes to Raspberry Pi-style board in Microsoft/Intel project
Mon, 28 July 2014 14:45 - $300 "Sharks Cove" board with Intel Atom CPU targeted at Windows developers.
Hackers seed Amazon cloud with potent denial-of-service bots
Mon, 28 July 2014 11:30 - Bug in open source analytics app may have compromised other services, too.
How to implement a self-destruct feature into free trial software?
Sat, 26 July 2014 12:00 - A 14-day free trial is a nice idea but it has some practical problems.
Verizon Wireless to slow down users with unlimited 4G LTE plans
Fri, 25 July 2014 12:00 - Throttling eases congestion—but data caps apply even when there's no congestion.
US Navy looks to Norway for answer to under-armed Littoral Combat Ship
Fri, 25 July 2014 08:51 - USS Coronado will test launch Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile this fall.
“Magic Helmet” for F-35 ready for delivery
Thu, 24 July 2014 15:30 - Software fixes, new sensors on helmet that let pilot see through plane ready for action.

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Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza
Tue, 29 July 2014 08:10 - More than 100 Palestinians are said to have been killed on Tuesday as Israel intensifies its bombardment of Gaza and warns of a long conflict ahead.
EU set to widen Russia sanctions
Tue, 29 July 2014 06:23 - The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.
OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches
Tue, 29 July 2014 04:55 - Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.
Migration changes 'to put UK first'
Tue, 29 July 2014 08:03 - Changes to restrict benefits to some EU migrants are unveiled as David Cameron warns those in the UK illegally "we will find you, we will send you home".
Diesels face £10 pollution charge
Tue, 29 July 2014 05:40 - Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars about £10 to drive into central London to tackle high levels of air pollution, are being considered.
China investigates ex-security chief
Tue, 29 July 2014 07:32 - China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for "serious disciplinary violation", state media say.
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Lifehacker

No Wake On Charge Keeps Your Samsung Screen Off When Plugged In
Tue, 29 July 2014 08:30 -

Android (Rooted ): When you plug in your phone to power up overnight, you've probably noticed that the screen lights up. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, or S3, here's how to stop the screen from turning on when you plug it in.

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Spotify Just Added a Surprisingly Exciting Equalizer to Its iOS App
Tue, 29 July 2014 08:15 -

Spotify Just Added a Surprisingly Exciting Equalizer to Its iOS App

Remember equalizers? You know, the little dials that used to keep your tiny boombox speakers from tweaking out at high volume but have sort of disappeared in the world of digital music. Well, they're making a comeback in the latest update to Spotify's iOS app, and I'm unduly excited about it.

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Gawker Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor | Gizmodo Are Smart Drugs Really
Tue, 29 July 2014 08:12 -

Gawker Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor | Gizmodo Are Smart Drugs Really That Smart? | io9 The Tattered, Haunting Remains of Abandoned Airports | Kotaku Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Supposed To Melt, Walmart

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Get Wood Smoked Flavor on a Gas Grill
Tue, 29 July 2014 07:30 -

Gas grills can be convenient and easy to clean up, but they don't usually offer the same smoky, wood-smoked flavor and aroma that a charcoal grill can give you. Luckily, you can bring the smoke to the gas grill pretty easily, thanks to the folks at America's Test Kitchen. Here's how.

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Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor
Tue, 29 July 2014 07:00 -

Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

There is a fair chance that if you're reading this post, your fridge—the most-used and largest appliance in your house—is screwing you. The refrigerator is as potent a symbol of American consumerist culture as you're likely to find, which is to say, it only makes sense if you don't really look at it very hard. It is, for many people, a waste of space, a waste of money, a drain on the environment, and an enabler of obesity.

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CNET News

iPhone 6 screen won't be made of sapphire, claims new report
Tue, 29 July 2014 07:39 - Low production yields of the tough but pricey material means it won't surface on the next iPhone in time for a September launch, according to a group of analysts.






Piracy police hijack ads on copyright-infringing websites
Tue, 29 July 2014 07:32 - British police have come up with a new way of cutting off funding to websites that illegally share music and movies.






Americans' online privacy worries center on money -- and porn, a bit
Tue, 29 July 2014 06:47 - According to a survey, Americans say their biggest concern with online infiltrators is that their financial info will be spied on. Some even admit they're worried about privacy while browsing porn.
Meet Intel's SoFIA, the super-cheap smartphone chip created in Singapore
Tue, 29 July 2014 06:27 - The "Smart or Feature phone with Intel Architecture" is the company's plan to bring the cost of smartphones down to as little as $50.






Chromecast at year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy (Q&A)
Tue, 29 July 2014 05:49 - For the first birthday of Google's streaming-media stick, the exec behind the dirt-cheap dongle discusses its back story, year one, and the path ahead.






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AP Top Technology News At 1:10 p.m. EDT

Gadget Watch: PadFone novel as phone-tablet hybrid
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Companies often blend old products to give you something new....
US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home....
Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS....
UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments....
Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research....

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AP Top Headlines At 10:29 a.m. EDT

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far....
China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party announced an investigation into a feared ex-security chief on Tuesday, demonstrating President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power and breaking a longstanding taboo against publicly targeting the country's topmost leaders....
Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic and Republican members of Congress are scrambling to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess....
Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday....
Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?
Wed, 31 December 1969 17:00 - LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races....

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ABC News: Top Stories

Fresh Airstrikes Slam Gaza Killing 60 Overnight
Tue, 29 July 2014 06:53 - Israel slammed Gaza with a barrage of airstrikes overnight, the heaviest bombardment in the three-week conflict.
Stranded Whale Watchers In Good Spirits After Night at Sea
Tue, 29 July 2014 08:18 - Passengers who were stranded overnight on a whale watching boat say they're exhausted but just happy to be back on land today.
11 Foods That Make You Hungrier
Tue, 29 July 2014 07:58 - Feeling hungry? You should eat. But what if the foods you're eating actually make you hungrier than you were before you dug in? It's a more common conundrum than you might think.
Georgia Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies
Tue, 29 July 2014 07:51 - Sheriff: 9-year-old Georgia girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has died
Man Charged in Teen's Disappearance Heads to Court
Tue, 29 July 2014 07:09 - New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping 14-year-old in October to be arraigned
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