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Researchers think they’ve finally found a piece of Amelia Earhart’s lost plane. An aluminum sheet, found in 1991 on Nikumaroro Island, might be the patch that once covered a window on Earhart’s plane, reports Discovery News. The finding, the researchers say, supports the idea that Earhart died from starvation on the island, 77 years ago.
The Swedish co-founder of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was found guilty on Thursday in the largest hacking case in Denmark's history. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the world's best-known hackers, is expected to be sentenced on Friday by a Copenhagen court with the prosecutors seeking six years in jail. The 30-year-old Warg was "found guilty of both hacking and aggravated vandalism", while the Dane "was only found guilty of complicity to attempted hacking," the Frederiksberg district court said. Warg denied all charges saying that his computer had been used remotely to carry out the attacks, but the court dismissed his claim.
Good news: It looks like you’ll still be able to whip out your iOS 8-powered iPhone or iPad, head to Notification Center, and perform some quick calculations on a calculator widget that you previously placed in the Today section. TechCrunch now reports that Apple has decided against an earlier decision to reject calculator apps from building iOS 8 widgets, which should come as a relief to apps like PCalc that first started complaining about Apple’s widget policies earlier this week. FROM EARLIER: The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets “The PCalc app and widget will remain in the App Store, and all calculator-type widgets will be allowed as well, an Apple spokesperson has confirmed to us,” TechCrunch
Today, Louisiana state health officials told anyone who has traveled to an Ebola-affected country within the last 21 days — or treated Ebola patients elsewhere — not to come to the annual meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The group, founded in 1903, is an organization of scientists, doctors, and others who aim to control infectious diseases that mainly affect the poorest people in the world. Some who will be affected were planning to come from the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he says.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tectron International of Vernon, California, is recalling about 55,000 USB charging cables after two reports of them melting, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday. The three-in-one cables are used to charge Apple Inc iPhones and iPads and Google Inc Android phones, the commission said in a statement. Tectron has received two reports of the charger overheating and melting. There have been no reports of injuries or damage. The chargers were sold at distributors for school fund-raisers from July to August for about $3.50, the statement said. ...
It’s safe to say that the iPhone 6 is the biggest smartphone hit of 2014, which is entirely to be expected given the wide acclaim it’s received and the enthusiasm that iPhone users have for the product. However, there are always things to improve with every device and these pictures posted by Gizmodo show that Apple could actually learn a thing or two when it comes to maximizing display size while minimizing extra space used for side bezels, cameras and microphones. RELATED: This infographic shows why bezel-free smartphones aren’t as crazy as you think As we’ve seen in a previous comparison between the LG G3 and the iPhone 6 Plus, LG actually does a better job than Apple does of
Unless you’re a critic, you haven’t seen Interstellar. It’s shrouded in secrecy and all you really know about it is from what you’ve seen in various ads. This first clip from the film has been released though, and it shows that the reality the movie takes place in is quite different from ours. So different, in fact, that the American government is releasing textbooks that say the Moon landing was fake. RELATED: The third ‘Interstellar’ trailer will make you wish it was November already You’ll witness Matthew McConaughey’s face get overwhelmed with bewilderment listening to his daughter’s teacher speak about the fake Moon landing conspiracy as if it was the truth. The clip not only satirically showcases the textbook problems we face today, but hints at the larger problems going
Photograph by Ishmael MarleyThrough the mentorship of Muhammad Yunus and Enzo Cursio from the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Michael Henderson, Scott Akers and Moyo Oyelola started Doing Development, a nonprofit that uses technology to combat Africa's issues of infrastructure and health. From November 7th to 9th in Austin and at 100...
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An attack by hackers on a White House computer network earlier this month was considered so sensitive that only a small group of senior congressional leaders were initially notified about it, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials said the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives and the heads of the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, collectively known as the "Gang of Eight," were told last week of the cyber attack, which had occurred several days earlier. ...