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The Latest: Officials reveal plans for Pulse anniversary
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) " The Latest on the Orlando nightclub massacre (all times local):3:40 p.m.City and county officials in Orlando, Florida, want the one-year anniversary next June of the Pulse nightclub massacre to be marked (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - world] U.K. wants access to encrypted messaging apps
The U.K. government is pushing for a backdoor into WhatsApp after it was revealed that Khalid Masood used the encrypted messaging app moments before his deadly attack in London last week.
[CNN Money] Backdoor access to WhatsApp? Rudd's call suggests a hazy grasp of encryption
UK home secretary wants police to be able to access WhatsApp, but any backdoor also makes services vulnerable to criminals Tech companies are facing demands from the home secretary, Amber Rudd, to build backdoors into their “completely unacceptable” end-to-end encryption messaging apps. Speaking (...)
[The Guardian] Fiat Tipo car review: ‘Did I want to sit in it, or did I want to race?’
It harks back to that 80s principle that being a bit uncomfortable might do some family members a bit of good Ah, the Fiat Tipo: they call it a multijet lounge, which gave me distinctly mixed messages. Did it want to jet, or did it want to lounge? Did I want to sit in it, or did I want to race? (...)
[The Guardian] Algae could fuel the flights of the future
Japanese firm Euglena has been cultivating a type of algae for use in food and cosmetics. But it wants to use it to power aircraft.
[CNN Money] How cricket is helping to heal Rwanda
Audifax Byiringiro, a Rwandan cricketer, tells his harrowing story of escaping the 1994 genocide and how cricket has helped play a part in the healing process.
[BBC News Africa] The man opening Ethiopia's first botanic garden
Professor Sebsebe Demissew wants to open the country's first botanic garden.
[BBC News Africa] Freeserve, Wanadoo and Orange email addresses are no more. Where next?
EE has told Duncan and other readers it’s closing email addresses that some have been using for almost 20 years. Where should they go now? Many of us have been using Orange/Freeserve/Wanadoo email accounts since they were introduced about 20 years ago. Now BT/EE plans to shut them down at the (...)
[The Guardian] Mass Effect: Andromeda review - this galaxy has promise
Problems are inevitable in a game of such epic proportions but there is a lot here that will make you want to keep playing Much like the colonists in Mass Effect: Andromeda, the developers at BioWare have thrown everything they have at this new galaxy, and have been rewarded with a promising (...)
[The Guardian] Apple is tired of making Coca-Cola and now wants to sell champagne | Alex Hern
The company’s philosophy once followed Warhol’s line about Coke. But with a premium iPhone Pro rumoured, this sense of egalitarianism no longer applies For the past decade, Apple’s philosophy has been summed up by an Andy Warhol line about Coca-Cola. “What’s great about this country is that America (...)
[The Guardian] Uber for bikes: how 'dockless' cycles flooded China – and are heading overseas
New cycle-share firms in China allow you to simply drop your bike wherever you want. They have caused colourful chaos – and world cities could be next On a 30ft-wide screen in Hangzhou’s public bike share office, the counter ticks up relentlessly: 278,812 … 278,847 … 278,883 … Another 40 cycle (...)
[The Guardian] Hacking Final Fantasy 1 on the NES
I decided I wanted to hack Final Fantasy 1, one of my favorite games growing up, that I put in more than 100 hours playing. I used fceux as my NES emulator, same as in the video and followed mostly the same patterns. I kept some notes on how I did it and thought others might find the process as (...)
[OSNews] Mercedes GLC 250 d 4Matic AMG car review – ‘The cabin is like a spacecraft’
It wasn’t unusual to emerge from the vehicle to find a small crowd waiting, hoping for Lewis Hamilton’s autograph When I was a kid, someone told me you should never give a cat an egg, because afterwards egg was all it wanted, and other food all fell into the same grey, “not-egg” category. It’s (...)
[The Guardian] Banned! 11 things you won't find in China
China says it wants to open its economy more to the rest of the world, but Beijing keeps a tight grip on technology and access to media. These 11 items are still off limits.
[CNN Money] Would you want to live forever as a bot?
Texting with my dead friend