Millions of India's young people are cutting edge when it comes to high-tech. Yet the country is still very conservative by Western standards, and a government minister recently said that offensive material on the web should be removed. The statement has angered the nation's tech community who say the idea infringes on democracy and is possibly illegal.
U.S. companies might soon be required to publish where they get their rare metals for all those electronics consumers buy. And activists hope that it will be one small step toward resolving long running conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Reliable details about North Korea's nuclear weapons are hard to come by, but the country is believed to have between four and 10 nuclear bombs. The country's political transition adds to the uncertainty surrounding the nuclear program.
Young evangelicals are dressing up in silver makeup and wings made from cast-off comforters to spread their message of peace in this violent border city. They say they're no longer afraid of confronting murderers and corrupt police: "We're in God's hands."
Kim Jong Il's son, the heir apparent, has little experience or preparation to lead. Analysts say that means he won't be in a position to get back to nuclear disarmament talks and make concessions. He also may be tempted to take provocative actions to establish his leadership credentials.
The releases of the iPhone 4s and other advanced smart phones this year has meant the proliferation of the apps that run on them. Robert Siegel finds out about the best apps of 2011 from John Bradley, senior editor overseeing products and editor of the Wired App Guide.
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