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A piece of Amelia Earhart's plane has been found, researchers claim

11 hours 5 min ago

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.


Pirate Bay co-founder guilty in Danish hacking case

11 hours 5 min 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.


Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking

11 hours 9 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.


Apple threatened to remove the best iOS 8 widgets in the App Store… and then changed its mind

11 hours 10 min ago

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


Louisiana's irrational hostility towards doctors will make Ebola worse, not better

11 hours 16 min ago

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.


Microsoft Band works with Android, iPhone too

11 hours 19 min ago

Windows Phone fitness tracker packs a range of features including a color touchscreen, heart rate tracker and GPS.>


Tectron USB storage chargers recalled over fire risk

11 hours 30 min ago
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. ...

These pictures show one way Apple could have made the iPhone 6 even better

11 hours 31 min ago

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


A gold Moto 360 is coming soon, according to Amazon

11 hours 35 min ago

Motorola hasn't announced the champagne gold Moto 360 seen above yet, but Amazon accidentally revealed it to the world early this morning. Hopefully it won't be long before both options are available for purchase;


EU holds largest-ever cyber-security exercise

11 hours 35 min ago

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union on Thursday carried out its biggest exercise to prevent cyber-attacks on Europe's public utilities and communications networks.


Video: McConaughey obliterates Moon landing truthers in the first clip from ‘Interstellar’

11 hours 52 min ago

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


Gogoro preps for CES as it wraps up $100M funding round

11 hours 53 min ago

The company says that it will unveil its first products at CES in January that will "transform energy distribution and management in the world's cities.">


Texas Hackers to Fight Ebola, Fire and Water Contamination With African SMS

11 hours 54 min ago

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...


Only top legislators informed of White House computer attack

11 hours 54 min ago

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. ...


Terror on Twitter! Horror author R.L. Stine tweets a Halloween story

11 hours 55 min ago

R.L. Stine, the "Stephen King of children's literature," composes an impromptu horror story online to the delight of his fans. And it was all about a sandwich.>


Sony Mobile appoints new chief as troubles persist

12 hours 1 min ago

Next month, Hiroki Totoki will take over the division that has yet to make a major mark in smartphones. Sony announces earnings Friday, when it's expected to further slash smartphone shipments.>


Watch this maniac put your pumpkin-carving skills to shame

12 hours 5 min ago

Marc Evan of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers gives us a look at what it takes to carve an elaborate, beautiful pumpkin in this video captured entirely using a GoPro.>