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New smartphone extension helps you find your lost cat

Lost your cat? Your grandmother? Or are you injured in a car crash, unable to call for help because your phone battery is dead? Never fear, a mobile solution is near. Inventors and manufacturers at the world’s biggest mobile fair in Barcelona showed off new inventions to make the ubiquitous…

International Monetary Fund: ‘Sequester’ cuts will slow global economic growth

The broad US “sequester” spending cuts that take effect beginning Friday will slow growth in the world’s biggest economy and hit the global economy, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday. “There will be an impact on global growth,” IMF spokesman Bill Murray said. “We’ll have to reevaluate our growth forecast…

Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman watch basketball game together

BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un watched a basketball game with former Chicago Bulls’ star Dennis Rodman on Thursday, Chinese state media reported. In a dispatch from Pyongyang, China’s official Xinhua news agency said that Kim and Rodman watched a game consisting of players from North Korea and the…

Japanese court rejects Apple’s claim that Samsung stole its technology

A Japanese court Thursday rejected a claim by Samsung that Apple stole its technology, in the latest round of a global legal battle between the smartphone giants over patents. The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung has no rights over data transmission technology used in some of Apple’s iPhone smartphones,…

China claims U.S. hackers attacked military websites

Hackers mainly based in the United States attacked two Chinese military websites, including the Defence Ministry page, an average of 144,000 times a month last year, the ministry said on Thursday. China’s first account of attacks on its websites steps up a war of words between the powers, after a…

Anastacia cancels European tour after second breast cancer diagnosis

US pop singer Anastacia has announced she is cancelling her “It’s A Man’s World” European tour after being diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer. “Anastacia has sadly been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time after having successfully survived her 2003 battle with the disease,” a statement…

New Jersey ‘sea monster’ is likely a lamprey

Just one week after they appeared on the social news site Reddit, photos of a strange, bloody animal caught in a New Jersey river have drawn more than one million views. The eel-like creature has a large, round mouth, thick lips, and rows of jagged teeth. A sea monster? Probably not. For…

Morrissey accuses Jimmy Kimmel of ‘reliving the intellectual fog of the 1950s’

Singer takes aim at talkshow host after refusing to appear alongside cast members from duck-hunting reality TV show Morrissey has become embroiled in a war of words with TV host Jimmy Kimmel, bemoaning the “overwhelming loss of meaning” in Kimmel’s late-night chatshow. The battle began on Monday, the day before…

Cyberattack leaves natural gas pipelines vulnerable to sabotage

Cyberspies linked to China’s military targeted nearly two dozen US natural gas pipeline operators over a recent six-month period, stealing information that could be used to sabotage US gas pipelines, according to a restricted US government report and a source familiar with the government investigation…  …

American 15-year-old tells TED 2013 audience how he used Internet to invent early detection tool for cancer

Jack Andraka catapulted from being a typical US teenager unaware of the pancreas to one with a cheap way to detect cancer in the organ before it turns deadly. “Through the Internet, anything is possible,” Andraka said while telling the story of his screening breakthrough at a prestigious TED Conference…

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