Clouds over Indonesia obscure total eclipse of the sun for many

PALEMBANG, Indonesia A solar eclipse enthralled Indonesia on Wednesday but clouds over some parts of archipelago spoiled the view for many of the skywatchers who had the opportunity to see it in totality.In Palembang city on the western island of Sumat...

Security vulnerabilities found in U.S. visa database: ABC News

Cyber security experts have found vulnerabilities in a U.S. State Department system that could have allowed hackers to alter visa applications or steal data from the more than half-billion records on file, ABC News reported, citing sources familiar wit...

Toronto officials propose rules for Uber, help for taxi drivers

TORONTO Toronto officials on Thursday proposed new rules to allow ride-hailing service Uber to operate in the city and let traditional taxis compete on fares.Among the recommendations, taxi companies would be permitted to offer lower rates for trips no...

Sharp liabilities list covered worst-case scenarios: source

TOKYO Sharp Corp's list of liabilities that prompted Taiwan's Foxconn to suspend signing a takeover deal was an unverified study of worst-case scenario risks, rather than liabilities requiring disclosure, a source briefed on the matter said. The lis...

This chocolate teapot is the delicious answer to your all your prayers

LONDON — The age-old sarcastic expression "as useful as a chocolate teapot," has always been a brilliant quip for telling someone they're a bit rubbish. But, someone has gone and turned this idiom into a real-life, delectable chocolate teapot. See al...

Taking the Brakes Off API-Based Innovation by Moving Toward Processes

API usage has absolutely transformed IT in the sixteen years since inventor Roy Fielding originally outlined the concept. At this very moment, millions of APIs are at work, opening up access to useful resources and data belonging to the businesses providi...

Vital to food output, bees and other pollinators at risk

OSLO Bees and other pollinators face increasing risks to their survival, threatening foods such as apples, blueberries and coffee worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year, the first global assessment of pollinators showed on Friday.Pesticides, loss...

Satellite operator SES says interested in used SpaceX rocket

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. Satellite operator SES SA is interested in buying a used Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, for a future launch, the chief technology officer for SES said on Tuesday. “SES would have no ...

Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down For Evaluation, Possible Repairs

FRENCHTOWN TWP. (WWJ/AP) – DTE Energy Co. says the reactor at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant has been shut down after a problem with a system used to cool auxiliary equipment. Utility spokesman Guy Cerullo said the manual shutdown took place late Sunda...

Amazon may soon let you pay using a selfie

Amazon wants you to be able to authorize a transaction with a selfie, so now you’ll have to make sure you’re looking halfway decent when you’re doing some late-night, online shopping. Amazon’s patent application for this technology, fi...