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A federal judge recently signed a warrant requiring a woman to use her fingerprint to unlock her phone, The Los Angeles Times reports. The woman, Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan, was sentenced for identity theft the same day the warrant was signed, but it's not clear why exactly the FBI wanted to unlock her phone. As the LA Times points out, Bkhchadzhyan was apparently the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member.

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Qatar National Bank, the Middle East's largest lender by assets, said it had taken immediate steps to ensure customers would not suffer any financial loss after a security breach last week exposed personal data of thousands of clients.

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Mother's Day is coming up soon and if you're like me, you're thinking that mom, grandma and your wife are tired of getting flowers and massage gift certificates each year. It's 2016 and that means the women in your life will appreciate getting technology gifts just as much as your dad on Father's Day.From tablets and fitness tracking watches to...

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Drake is set to have the biggest sales week of his career. The rapper's latest album, Views, sold over 600,000 copies on iTunes in its first 24 hours of availability, sources close to Republic Records confirmed to The Verge. The gigantic sales total has Drake on pace to easily best the first-week sales of his last album, Nothing Was The Same, which sold a career-best 658,000 copies in seven days.

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According to a Justice Department memo seen by Reuters, the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, tasked with approving or denying electronic spying requests for foreign intelligence purposes, did not deny any requests made by the government in 2015. Reuters writes that the 1,457 requests made last year by the NSA and FBI were all approved.

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A Stanford robotics team has built a humanoid robot that can stand in as "the physical representation" of a remote pilot — a swimming avatar for dangerous aquatic expeditions. The robot, OceanOne, is a two-handed, anthropomorphic 'bot that provides haptic feedback, meaning the pilot can "feel" what the robot reaches out and touches.

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Sure, you may have calendar reminders, mobile notes, and plenty of other ways to tell you about the stuff you need to get done, but there's something charming about the analog sticky note pasted to the fridge (or wherever else). SeeNote wants to bridge that gap between the past and the future with an e-paper, touchscreen device that displays appointments, traffic, communal notes, and more.

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Uber has agreed to pay the National Federation of the Blind $225,000 over three years to settle a lawsuit alleging discrimination against blind riders, the company announced yesterday. The settlement, which is still pending approval from a judge, also requires Uber to notify drivers that they must provide transport to customers with service animals. Should a driver break that policy, Uber says it will deactivate their account.

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With all that said, I have a serious problem with Apple's ideas about grammar. You may have noticed Apple's odd grammar while browsing its website or watching a keynote. Here's the essence of Apple's grammar rules: its product names should be entirely unadorned.

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Barcelona, New York, London, Hong Kong, and even Nice, according to Forbes Magazine, quoting a study by Juniper Research which reported: "Now with greater use of technology, a number of cities are accumulating data, delivering innovation, and enhancing lives of citizens."Globalization 3.0 --allowing individuals all over the world to talk, work...

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Earth may only be a tiny blip on the map relative to the entire universe, but for our purposes, it's pretty darn big. Of course, the vast majority of earth - about 70% - is comprised of water. Taking that into account, the actual area of land on earth is estimated to be around 150 million square kilometers. That being the case, Life Noggin recently set out to examine how many human beings the earth is capable of holding; not in a physical sense, but more in the sense of how many people can be sustained by the Earth's finite resources. Today, the earth's population checks in at about 7 billion, but that figure will only increase in the years ahead thanks to improvements in medicine and other health-positive factors. In fact, it's estimated that the human population by the end of the century will be 10 billion strong. DON'T MISS:  Completely change the look of your iPhone with round folder icons, no jailbreak needed Looking ahead, is there a point in time where the earth's capacity to support mankind will be pushed to the limit? Will we always have enough food and water to keep everyone happy and healthy? If you're pessimistically inclined to answer 'no', we can't really fault you, especially given that the distribution of resources around the world today is extremely skewed already. But even if we assume a more even distribution across the world, many experts believe that the situation here on Earth will start looking grave once the human population reaches the 9-10 billion mark. Live Science notes : One such scientist, the eminent Harvard University sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson, bases his estimate on calculations of the Earth's available resources. As Wilson pointed out in his book "The Future of Life", "The constraints of the biosphere are fixed." Aside from the limited availability of freshwater, there are indeed constraints on the amount of food that Earth can produce, just as Malthus argued more than 200 years ago. Even in the case of maximum efficiency, in which all the grains grown are dedicated to feeding humans (instead of livestock, which is an inefficient way to convert plant energy into food energy), there's still a limit to how far the available quantities can stretch. "If everyone agreed to become vegetarian, leaving little or nothing for livestock, the present 1.4 billion hectares of arable land (3.5 billion acres) would support about 10 billion people," Wilson wrote. Life Noggin's video  also address a number of interesting points on the matter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGcE3ZWBjfo

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Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "Ask Leah" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at [email protected] and read more How to be Human here.

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This week marks the debut of the highly anticipated Captain America: Civil War if you’re anywhere else other than America. That said, we’ve got a new clip from the Marvel blockbuster, as well as 10 other trailers you should check out from this past week. DON’T MISS:  This is how I make my iPhone look so much better than yours Absolutely Fabulous It’s a fabulous life in London, and around the world, in this adventure. It’s Absolutely Fabulous . Yes, you might be aware of a BBC series of the same name, but this time around we’re getting a full feature-length film. We’ve got Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders and a bunch of stars playing themselves in this one – be on the lookout for Absolutely Fabulous on July 22nd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4N0HToAnMY Batman: The Killing Joke We already talked about the teaser trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke , and now the full trailer is here for your enjoyment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnTSqgJPVl8 Cell Want a Samuel L. Jackson / John Cusack type of action movie that’s anchored in our modern smartphone-dependent lives? Want a pinch of Stephen King in it? Here comes Cell , a film about smartphone-zombified humans. In theaters July 8th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCns4w3GA9A Captain America: Civil War Did I say Civil War is already playing in some theaters? Do you already know there will be post-credits scenes ? OK good, now check out a new clip showing Spidey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3KNEbWSirg Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of a rich woman (Meryl Streep) who thought she could become an opera singer and did everything in her power to pursue her dream. Of course, she couldn’t sing, but that’s beside the point. I can’t wait to see Streep in this one, coming August 12th. Joining her is Hugh Grant, who plays her husband. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HszfdNS0JSc Here Alone Looking forward to new horror stories? In Here Alone , a woman is trying to survive on her own as the world falls victim to a massive epidemic. Is this a new zombie plague? It would appear so, though the trailer doesn’t quite show any walking dead – pun intended. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYmG_WDs8Yk Ma Ma Cancer. Love. Parenthood. Pregnancy. Life. Death. In short, that’s what Ma Ma , starring Penelope Cruz, is about. The movie premiered in Spain last September, but it’s yet to reach your neighborhood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8_3JEDeA4o Southside With You The best date ever is the one between Barack and Michelle Obama, if you believe Southside With You critics. The movie premieres August 26th, starring Tika Sumpter (Michelle) and Parker Sawyers (Barack). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PENHLqucJVQ Snowden We’ve already talked about Oliver Stone’s Snowden , a movie that’ll turn the current debate about privacy, security and encryption into a real-life action movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlSAiI3xMh4 Tulip Fever Set in 17th century Amsterdam, this adultery story has an amazing cast, which makes Tulip Fever a must-see movie this year. We’ve got Alicia Vikander, Cara Delevingne, Christoph Waltz, and Judi Dench in Tulip Fever , which is set for a July 15th premiere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omOWlPASLq4 X-Men: Apocalypse Wolverine is back, baby! Check out the latest clip of X-Men: Apocalypse , which happens to be the final one before the movie is released on May 27th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jer8XjMrUB4

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CERN's Large Hadron Collider — the massive, atom-smashing machine that uncovered the Higgs boson — may have met its match: a tiny animal.

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