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Snowden: NSA Collected Data on New Zealand Citizens - TIME

Google - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:04

Stuff.co.nz

Snowden: NSA Collected Data on New Zealand Citizens
TIME
Edward Snowden Julian Assange Kim Dotcom Moment of Truth Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Internet Party leader Laila Harre, Robert Amsterdam, Glenn Greenwald and Kim Dotcom discuss the revelations about New Zealand's mass surveillance at ...
Assange to Dotcom: 'We share the same prosecutor'RT
Snowden: NSA collects mass data on New ZealandersTown Hall

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Trailer Roundup: Brad Pitt in a Tank and the Return of The Walking Dead

Wired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:30

We're all over the map in trailers this week: a few Oscar taunts, a couple documentaries, a handful of scary offerings coming to screens big and small, and two movies that Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence probably hope you won't hold against them (we're still just glad you're here, J.Law!). Get ready to ride the roller coaster of emotions from war torn Germany to racially-segregated Paris to the hills of Industrial Revolution Appalachia. Just watch out for zombies along the way.

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France’s Bizarre Three-Wheeled Buggies May Be the Perfect EVs

Wired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:30

A new car sharing service sidesteps the biggest problems with EV technology.

The post France’s Bizarre Three-Wheeled Buggies May Be the Perfect EVs appeared first on WIRED.








A Brilliantly Witty Book Mined From Twitter’s Wannabe Novelists

Wired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:30

For the last several years, the New York artist has fastidiously tracked the phrase "working on my novel" as used on Twitter. His new book, Working On My Novel, collects hundreds of these tiny declarations of literary intent. It's a clever conceit, but it's also something more. Taken together, the messages make for a poignant picture of creativity---and life in general---in age of social media.

The post A Brilliantly Witty Book Mined From Twitter’s Wannabe Novelists appeared first on WIRED.








Three Things Apple Can Do to Fix iCloud’s Awful Security

Wired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:30

Apple’s reality distortion field makes for epic product launches. But it doesn’t keep sext-snatching hackers out of your iCloud account. As the glow of Apple’s new iPhones and watch announcements fades, the company has yet to fix the security issues that resulted in a highly public violation of its users’ privacy: the leak of dozens […]

The post Three Things Apple Can Do to Fix iCloud’s Awful Security appeared first on WIRED.








This Ant-Sized Radio Is Powered by the Messages It Receives

Wired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:30

A joint team of engineers from UC Berkeley and Stanford University have printed an ant-sized radio onto a silicon chip that harvests energy from the signals it receives.

The post This Ant-Sized Radio Is Powered by the Messages It Receives appeared first on WIRED.








Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don’t Know What It Means

Wired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:30

The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."

The post Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don’t Know What It Means appeared first on WIRED.








Transfixing Formal Portraits of Ukraine’s Revolutionaries and Mourners

Wired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:30

Anastasia Taylor-Lind had been in Kiev about two weeks when she noticed something unusual early one morning as the city began to stir: There were more photojournalists than protesters on the barricades of Independence Square, where thousands would gather each day to topple then-president Victor Yanukovych. At that moment, the photographer realized she'd have to do something different if she wanted her images to stand out from the torrent of images coming out of Ukraine.

The post Transfixing Formal Portraits of Ukraine’s Revolutionaries and Mourners appeared first on WIRED.








Toyota Invents a Wacky City Car It Thinks Millennials Will Want to Buy

Wired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:30

Concept cars as statements of the future: Unrestrained by safety regulations and practicality, automakers use them to show off their visions of what their products may look like in years to come. The reasonable ones often make it to production, like the Ford Atlas that presaged the 2015 F-150. The crazier ones… not so much. […]

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It’ll Take a Social Revolution for Americans to Embrace the Apple Watch

Wired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:30

The first wristwatches were a flop. Called bracelet watches, they were seen as a rather unseemly replacement for the pocketwatch, a more discreet means of keeping track of the time. Though mass-produced versions first emerged in the 1880s, it wasn’t until 1927 that U.S.-made wristwatches finally outstripped sales of their entrenched competitor. It took a […]

The post It’ll Take a Social Revolution for Americans to Embrace the Apple Watch appeared first on WIRED.








British man, woman found dead on Thai beach - CNN

Google - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:10

Telegraph.co.uk

British man, woman found dead on Thai beach
CNN
(CNN) -- A British man and woman were found dead on a beach on a popular resort island in Thailand, police said Monday. The two victims were found on the island of Koh Tao, and police are investigating their deaths as murder, authorities said. The victims ...
Naked bodies of two British tourists found on Thai beach on popular resort island ...ABC Online
Koh Tao: The fall of a laidback party islandTelegraph.co.uk
Two British tourists murdered on Thai holiday islandIrish Times
The Independent -SFGate -Daily Mail
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Over 160 migrants feared drowned off Libyan coast - Sowetan

Google - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:55

Sowetan

Over 160 migrants feared drowned off Libyan coast
Sowetan
Over 160 migrants were feared to have drowned after their boat sank off the Libyan coast, the Al-Wasat news site reported Monday quoting a naval commander. CAPTION: Picture Credit: dinasadek.com ...

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At 24, Woman Discovers She Was Born Without A Key Brain Structure, The Cerebellum

Wired - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:31

Neurosurgeons in China have reported the case of a 24-year-old woman who, after a series of brain scans to investigate dizziness, has just discovered she was born without a cerebellum. This cauliflower-like structure looks like a mini brain (its name is Latin for “little brain”) and it hangs off the back of its bigger brother. […]

The post At 24, Woman Discovers She Was Born Without A Key Brain Structure, The Cerebellum appeared first on WIRED.








Diplomatic Push Grows Against Islamic State Group - ABC News

Google - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 05:31

ABC News

Diplomatic Push Grows Against Islamic State Group
ABC News
Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group — minus two of the main players and without any ground ...
Arab nations offer military role in MideastBoston Globe
White House claims Arab nations offer to join airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, SyriaFox News
ISIS' brutality unites nations, but not enoughCBS News
TIME -BBC News -Dubuque Telegraph Herald
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2 Calif. wildfires prompt more than 1000 to flee - CBS News

Google - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:28

CBS News

2 Calif. wildfires prompt more than 1000 to flee
CBS News
OAKHURST, Calif. -- Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has burned 21 structures, authorities said. The blaze, sparked shortly after 1:30 p.m. ...
Hundreds flee two California firesWKRC TV Cincinnati
California : Fire fighters struggle to contain blaze amid heat wave20Tech.com
New fire rages near YosemiteIndependent Online

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'No Time to Lose' in Global Push Against Militants - ABC News

Google - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:02

ABC News

'No Time to Lose' in Global Push Against Militants
ABC News
Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders. With memories of the 2003 U.S. invasion ...
Iraq a tangle of competing interestsSydney Morning Herald
Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State groupMiamiHerald.com
Kerry manages to shore up Arab nations support for US-led anti-Islamic State ...Zee News
The Guardian -The Australian -The Nation
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40 countries offer help for coalition against IS - RTE.ie

Google - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:52

SFGate

40 countries offer help for coalition against IS
RTE.ie
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said nearly 40 countries have offered to contribute to an international coalition to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Mr Kerry said he was not asking any ally to commit troops. Speaking ahead of a conference in ...
Arab Nations Offer to Fight ISIS From AirNew York Times
Beheading Spurs Coalition Fight Against Islamic StateBloomberg
Islamic State: US intelligence agencies remain uncertain about danger posed by ...The Independent

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Four burned in explosion at Arizona pet food factory - Reuters

Google - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:47

USA TODAY

Four burned in explosion at Arizona pet food factory
Reuters
(Reuters) - Four contractors were burned on Sunday in an explosion at an Arizona pet food factory, a fire department official said. The workers were welding in a grain elevator at the Nestle Purina plant in Flagstaff at around 4:30 p.m. when grain dust caught ...
Arizona Pet Food Factory explosion burns Four ContractorsiStreet Research
Grain-dust blast injures 4 at Ariz. factoryToledo Blade
Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factoryYork Daily Record/Sunday News

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Northern California wildfires forcing hundreds to evacuate - SFGate

Google - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:28

NDTV

Northern California wildfires forcing hundreds to evacuate
SFGate
Firefighters on Sunday battled out-of-control wildfires that broke out in Northern California over the weekend and forced residents to flee their homes. About 400 firefighters struggled to control a fire that started near Oakhurst (Madera County) at 1:40 p.m. ...
Hundreds Flee as California Wildfires Spread Across Drought-Stricken StateChinatopix
Madera County wildfire grows to 320 acres, forces evacuationsABC30.com
21 structures destroyed or damaged by fast moving Courtney FireSierra Star
WKRC TV Cincinnati -Hong Kong Standard
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Lupica: With ISIS, we face a real war, but we don't want to fight it ourselves - New York Daily News

Google - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:21

New York Daily News

Lupica: With ISIS, we face a real war, but we don't want to fight it ourselves
New York Daily News
This is how it happens after years of fighting wars we never should have fought in the first place, after a war in Iraq that was the most corrupt and criminal in all of American history. This is what it is like after Iraq and Afghanistan, and now that we are faced with ...
US Continues Building Coalition as Diplomats Gather to Discuss Islamic StateVoice of America
Diplomatic Push Grows Against Islamic State GroupABC News
Isis talks: leaders and diplomats gather in Paris to plan actionThe Guardian
Dallas Morning News -Santa Fe New Mexican.com -The Durango Herald
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