The US is planning to place a ban on US-bound passengers flying in from approximately a dozen countries carrying "most" electronic devices, following a terrorism threat.
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Russia is flexing its military muscle as tensions with the US simmer in the wake of a heated third presidential debate, where Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton called Republican candidate Donald Trump a "puppet" for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now, Russia has declassified the first image of its new thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile.
Just this past Friday, North Korea's already shaky internet access started to crumble. Over the weekend, things just got worse, and by yesterday morning, the country was in a state of total blackout. Considering that the U.S. just officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack, and that the U.S. asked China for help in bringing North Korea down, and that North Korea has shoddy internet access in the first place — who's to blame?
Currently, the fastest commercially available fibre optic line tops out at 100Gbps. That's super fast, sure, but isn't nearly a wide enough pipeline for our increasingly interconnected systems. That's why this new, multi-modal, fibre line is so exciting — it can pack 2550 times as much data into the same glass strand.
It's the year 2051. Welcome to a view of the American landscape. Urban areas have swollen with people. Range and pasturelands have shrunk. There's a bit more forest than there was back in 2014, a result of economic incentives driving more timber production. These are a few of the predictions of a new study on how people will use privately held U.S. lands in coming decades.
In one of the oddest reports of spy games we've heard in years — and that's saying something — the AP has uncovered a United States plot to create a "Cuban Twitter" that would lure in users with soccer scores and music news before evolving its message into anti-Castro rhetoric. If any part of that made you say what, don't worry, that's a perfectly natural response.
Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm on record, bludgeoned the Philippines last week with 380km/h gusting winds and 15m tall waves. By current estimates, the storm's fury has impacted 6.9 million people in 41 provinces, taken countless lives, and razed more that 150,000 homes, entire towns simply washed away by the tides.
Yesterday, much to the chagrin of those expecting an email notification first, Google's Nexus 4 handset went on sale around the world on the Google Play Store. It sold out in Australia within the hour, but the most rabid country for the new Nexus handset was Germany. Germans bought up stock of the Nexus so fast that the tech giant was flush out of stock within 15 minutes.
The US has found itself in an awkward internet espionage moment, blaming China and Russia for billions of dollars in online theft, WaPo reports. Their response? Wasn't us! It's like a geopolitical high school prom scandal.
Last week, Samsung approached Apple with a compromise that would let company sell the Galaxy Tab in Australia. Apple rejected this settlement, opening the door for a long legal battle.
There weren't many colour photographs taken in World War 2, but there were a few, and In Focus has a nice look at a selected few with this week's edition of their weekly tribute to that global conflict.