UN: Chem arms used in Syria, links between attacks, victims, locations unclear
12 Dec 2013, 4:31 pm
The United Nations has released its report on the alleged use of chemicals weapons in Syria, as investigators report evidence of probable chemical weapons use in five of seven attacks probed.Read Full Article at RT.com
The disgraced uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un - Jang Song-thaek - has been executed, the country’s state media reports. This comes after the second most powerful man in North Korea was dismissed for committing "criminal acts."Read Full Article at RT.com
The European Parliament has voted to formally invite former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden to provide official court testimony on NSA spying, in the face of overwhelming concern from conservative MEPs.Read Full Article at RT.com
Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda convoy.Read Full Article at RT.com
How To Use Instagram Direct Like A Pro
If you’ve always wanted to limit who amongst your Instagram followers gets to see certain pictures on your feed, an update released today can make that happen. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced today at a low-key New York press event that the latest version of the photo-shari
If you’re not willing to cough up $299 for Samsung’s newest phablet, the Korean manufacturer may have something in your price range soon enough. The company has reportedly begun production for its rumored Galaxy Note 3 Lite, which is said to be a low-cost version of its flagship smartpho
Walmart was already offering the iPhone 5c for as low as $50 on a two-year contract, and now the retail giant is cutting that price yet again. Starting Dec. 13, the iPhone 5c will cost $27 on a new two-year contract with AT&T or Verizon, making it one of the cheapest iPhone deals to date. [...]
While Google Glass may make you look like a cyborg, the truth is that it’s essentially a wearable smartphone. Like your handset, Glass comes with built-in functionality for making calls, taking photos, checking the weather and getting directions. However, Glass is intended to make aspects of e
Check Out The Virtual Reality Headset That Just Raised $75 Million In Funding
Virtual reality just got a huge boost towards becoming a mainstream technology.
Sean Hollister at The Verge reports that Oculus, the maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, just raised $75 million in funding in a large Series B funding round led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
There's a mountain of money at stake as online and offline video consumption shifts to smartphones and tablets.
The pay and broadcast TV industries, music labels, Hollywood studios, big tech companies, and major advertisers all have to keep a close eye on this trend.
We explained in a recent
One of the most important people in the world of robotics isn't a conventional roboticist at all, but a science fiction author.
Go straight to the story of Isaac Asimov >
Isaac Asimov grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., reading pulp sci-fi magazines in his father's candy store. Because the magazines had "
Another year in the books! (Almost).
As such, we're taking a look back at the biggest flops in consumer technology for the year.
We've done this annually. It's interesting to see which companies are getting better at reigning in poor products, and which aren't.
This year, Google had prac
Fear of a Worst-Case Scenario Has Screwed Our Syria Policy
Imagine the following scenario: the United States sends huge quantities of heavy military equipment to Syrian rebels. The rebels use that equipment and overthrow Bashar al-Assad's tyrannical regime in Damascus. Some unstable coalition takes power in Syria, and the civil war ends with an uneasy truce
This month, members of the American Studies Association (ASA) are voting on a resolution, which has already been endorsed unanimously by its National Council, that represents the left-wing tradition of “solidarity” in a most dubious form. It proposes “to honor the call of Palestini
Excellent film though it is, Gravity is a thoroughly inappropriate title for a movie set in space, in zero-G. It’s only in the last few minutes of the picture that the titular force makes the briefest of cameo appearances. This picture, on the other hand, is all about gravity.
Montecito is an impossibly lovely and privileged town between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the sea, just east of Santa Barbara. The place shows no signs of strain of any kind. A handsome old mission church is all that disrupts the eternal present of the materially fortunate. The beauty almost eclips