Indistinguishable from Magic 10/23

Fast Company
From Becoming A Manager To GM’s Culture Reboot: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories
This week’s top stories offer a fresh look at the automaker’s efforts to innovate, and what it takes to settle into a management role. This week’s top stories offer a fresh look at the automaker’s efforts to innovate, and what it takes to settle into a management role.This week,…
Computerworld
U.S. indicts Russian for hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, Formspring
The U.S. has charged a suspected Russian hacker with breaking into computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and a question-and-answer site formerly known as Formspring. On Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted 29-year-old Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin following his arrest by Czech police in Prague on Oct….
Popular Mechanics
Sphero SPRK Edition
The maker of our favourite spherical electronic toys has revealed the inner workings of its most popular device. The post Sphero SPRK Edition appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
RT – Daily news
Internet of Things believed to be targeted in massive DDoS attacks
Dyn DNS, the internet traffic management company hit by DDoS attacks Friday which affected more than 80 popular websites, says it believes that smart devices such as webcams and thermostats were infiltrated to carry out the attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
Techbargains.com
Amazon Prime Offers – FREE 4×6 Photo Prints and Photo Storage for the Family
Amazon Prime Offers – FREE 4×6 Photo Prints and Photo Storage for the Family
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Torin T43002 3-Ton Jack Stands (1 Pair) $17.12
Torin T43002 3-Ton Jack Stands (1 Pair) $17.12
designboom | architecture & design magazine
k-pak folding boat unfolds from a backpack in minutes
  the portable, folding boat market is always welcoming new additions, including launches like the ‘ORU kayak’, and spark design’s ‘rescue tip-board’. these vessels often rely on either folding or inflatable hardware to reduce to a trunk or carry case size. the ‘k-pak’ from north carolina’s folding boat…
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Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation
By Cat DiStasio As the world’s urban centers grow, getting around them becomes increasingly difficult. In some cities, traffic is congested all day long and rush hour can last for several hours. Fortunately, there are a number of innovations in publ…
Digital Trends
DARPA’s space debris tracking satellite finds a new owner and home in Australia
You frequently hear about the sale of a car or a house, but it is not too often you get word of the transfer of ownership of a million dollar telescope. That’s exactly what happened on October 18, when the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) handed over control of the 3.5-meter Space Surveillance…
Techbargains.com
BenQ Refurbished Projector Sale – Up to 46% off + Extra 15% off Coupon
BenQ Refurbished Projector Sale – Up to 46% off + Extra 15% off Coupon
RT – Daily news
‘Slaughter Donald for Putin bromance’: #Podesta15 emails reveal ISIS strategy diversion for Clinton
Newly leaked emails show that Hillary Clinton’s campaign team was advised to link Russian President Vladimir Putin with Donald Trump in an apparent bid to distract voters from Clinton’s strategy on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Read Full Article at RT.com
Next Big Future
Sandia, Harvard team create first quantum computer bridge which can enable clusters of quantum computers
By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link quantum computers together.“People have already built small quantum computers,” says Sandia researcher Ryan…
The Awesomer
How Vacuum Decay Would Suck
Link“Imagine it like setting a sea of gasoline the size of the universe on fire.” Kurzgesagt sums up vacuum decay, a theoretical catastrophe that would wipe out the universe at the speed of light and reconfigure it into a state where life as we know it would be impossible. More Awesome Stuff: Death…
Scientific American Content: Global
If Soda Companies Don’t Want to Be Treated Like Tobacco Companies They Need to Stop Acting Like Them
The evidence for comparing the two industries keeps coming. Both try to sway public opinion, avoid accountability, and muddle the science — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
ArchDaily
CITIC Pacific High-Rise Development in Shanghai Beautifully Combines Natural With The Artificial
Courtesy of EID EID Architecture looks to the traditional side of Shanghai when designing CITIC Pacific’s high-rise residential neighborhood. The Shanghai downtown area will see six new residential towers and amenities through the development.Designs for the building encourage social interactions…
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Lifehacker
How Much You Have to Make to Buy a Home In 27 Major U.S. Cities
Buying a house is a big financial decision, and you need to make sure you’re able to pay for it. If you’re comparing cities, this chart shows you how much you need to earn in 27 major cities before you can safely buy a home.Cost information site How Much analyzed the median sales price of single-family…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Somali pirates free hostages after four years of captivity
Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian sailors held captive in a small fishing village for more than four years since their ship was hijacked in the Indian Ocean, government officials and a maritime expert said on Saturday.
Gizmodo
Very Happy Man Plays Custom CRT Sets Like Bongos
Japanese artist Ei Wada specializes in turning old consumer electronics into new musical instruments. He’s rigged up old CRT TVs to simultaneously function like bongos, transformed AM/FM radios to squeal like a theremin, and converted a busted office fan into a wailing guitar. That and more, it all seems…
Reason.com Full Feed
Obama’s Broken Guantanamo Promises: New at Reason
Barack Obama’s first official act in office addressed not the economy or health care but Guantanamo. In a moment of high drama, surrounded by a phalanx of retired military brass, the president signed a series of executive orders acknowledging that “the individuals currently detained at Guantanamo have…
BBC News – World
Syria war: Aleppo ceasefire ends with clashes
Heavy clashes are reported in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo soon after a three-day ceasefire ended late on Saturday.
Lifehacker
Make a Giant Candy Bar That Is Truly Fun-Size
In terms of candy bars, the term “fun-size” has always been a lie, which is why Epicurious has perfected the art of making giant, chocolaty treats that truly embody the word “fun.”http://skillet.lifehacker.com/too-old-to-tri…The link below has three awesome recipes for various super-sized delights, but…
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This Is the First Atomic-Level Image of the Weed Receptors in Your Brain
On November 8, the voters in nine states will head to the polls to decide whether or not to legalize marijuana for recreational and/or medicinal use. Our country’s love affair with the herb isn’t difficult to understand—marijuana has been shown to have a number of potent medicinal qualities and is also…
VentureBeat
Why VR content outside of games and entertainment is failing
GUEST: Many content creators in the virtual reality space are struggling at the moment. VR content companies that aren’t making a game or something that is entertaining are finding little money or engineering talent available to them. Money and talent are being funneled mostly into the “fun” categories,…
VentureBeat
Can’t find a perfect CEO? Create an AI one yourself
GUEST: “On August 29, 2027, at 2:14 PM EST, Skynet, the largest and the most successful financial corporation in the world, conducted an IPO on NASDAQ. As the only human left on staff, the corporate lawyer had to ring the bell. All management positions in the corporation are now held by robots.” Does…
Mashable
Schizophrenia awareness just got fashionable thanks to this clothing line
Severe mental illness is rarely talked about publicly, let alone referenced proudly and unapologetically on a T-shirt.  Graphic designer Michelle Hammer is hoping to change that — by starting a conversation about schizophrenia through her eye-catching designs as part of her company, Schizophrenic.NYC. …
ReadWrite
Will this self-driving military truck threaten army jobs now?
When you think about autonomous vehicles, a modified Prius or Smart Car might come to mind. Perhaps a Tesla Model 3 or even a fancy Rolls-Royce that costs more than most people spend on their house. Autonomous vehicles come across as safe, easy-going, and nothing to be intimidated by. Well, Ukraine’s KrAZ…
Digital Trends
Alpine ICE has loads of wattage and space for cans with a price to match
Here’s a speaker/cooler combo for serious outdoor parties. The PWD-CB1 Alpine In-Cooler Entertainment (ICE) “lifestyle activities” dual purpose scene-setter is set for living loud outdoors, as reported by The Verge. As The Verge mentions, no weight is listed for the Alpine ICE on the manufacturer’s…
Lifehacker
This Video Walks You Through the History of the Battery
Batteries are something most of us use every day, but few of us really know much about where they come from. If you’re a DIYer, the evolution of components is an important facet of understanding how they work, and over at Adafruit, they’ve taken the time to teach just that in a quick video.Adafruit’s…
Gear Patrol
This Week in Gear: October 17–21
A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear. …Read More »
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Heavy fighting in Aleppo breaks ‘humanitarian’ ceasefire
Heavy clashes erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria’s divided city of Aleppo late Saturday after a unilateral ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expired.
Slashdot
New Smart Guns Will Have Fingerprint Readers
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal described the International San Francisco Smart Gun Symposium, and the “Mark Zuckerberg of guns,” a Colorado 18-year-old who’s developing a gun which only fires when its owner’s fingerprint makes contact with the pistol grip. But it looks like he’ll have competition….
9to5Mac
Research team develops portable iPhone-powered lab that can detect cancer with 99% accuracy
It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for iPhone and Apple Watch in the health industry, but it’s not the only company looking for ways to integrate smartphones in the medical field. Recently, a research team from Washington State University, under the leadership of assistant professor Lei…
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Star Trek Bluetooth ComBadge
Experience the next generation in communication by talking to friends and family through this Star Trek Bluetooth ComBadge. This officially licensed badge syncs to your smartphone so that you can comfortably chat hands-free. Check it out $79.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
DIY Velociraptor Paper Mask
Put together the perfect prehistoric costume without spending a fortune by crafting your own velociraptor paper mask. Using this easy to follow PDF template, you’ll be able to create a ferocious looking dinosaur complete with razor sharp paper teeth. Check it out $7.50
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Original Star Wars Soundtrack Records
Become the envy of every sci-fi geek on the block by acquiring these original Star Wars soundtrack vinyl records. These double-sided picture disc-pressed vinyl records showcase iconic Star Wars scenes and characters like Han and Chewy and the Death Star. Check it out $34.99
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Double Hammock Mesh Pool Float
Create a comfy floating oasis in the middle of the pool by hitting the water with this double hammock mesh pool float. Available in various colors, it features big fluffy borders designed to keep you afloat while the mesh center keeps your body in contact with the water. Check it out $159.00
ThisIsWhyImBroke.com
Sound Reactive Fire Pits
Create an inviting nighttime ambiance for your guests with one of these sound reactive fire pits. Available in a range of finishes, styles, and sizes, they’re built with embedded LEDs, Bluetooth speakers, and sound reactive flames. Check it out $349.00
Lifehacker
The Differences Between Shaking and Stirring a Cocktail
It might seem odd if a cocktail recipe calls for the drink being shaken and not stirred, but there’s good reason for it. Here’s how shaking or stirring a cocktail can change its flavor and consistency, and when you should do each method.As this video from the Cocktail Chemistry YouTube channel explains,…
Next Big Future
Accelerating Universe Expansion evidence is much weaker 20 years later with analysis of over ten times the number of Type Ia supernovae
Five years ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three astronomers for their discovery, in the late 1990s, that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace.Their conclusions were based on analysis of Type Ia supernovae – the spectacular thermonuclear explosions of dying stars – picked…
Fast Company
Five Lessons I Learned When I Started Doing Business In Latin America
This Mexican-American tech worker thought he’d be well-prepared for the Latin business world, but still met with a few surprises. This Mexican-American tech worker thought he’d be well-prepared for the Latin business world, but still met with a few surprises.Three years ago, I…
Fast Company
Four Reasons Why Nobody’s Paying Attention To Your Presentation
Giving a powerful presentation is both an art and a science. Here’s a look at the science. Giving a powerful presentation is both an art and a science. Here’s a look at the science.I see you, checking your smartphone under the table in the middle of the presentation. I’ve done…
ReadWrite
Going down: Bringing AR to elevator servicing with HoloLens
ThyssenKrupp recently launched its use of Microsoft HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide. Currently, the global elevator service industry is valued at over $44 billion per year and more than 12 million elevators transport over 1 billion people each day. The special mixed…
Gizmodo
Oh Good, MIT Made an AI Nightmare Machine 
If Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking’s foreboding pronouncements about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence don’t have you spooked enough, MIT has deliberately launched a project that is designed to make AI scary. Or, at least, to make scary images using deep learning.Read more…
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Facebook’s Messenger app for Windows 10 now does calls
Facebook has quietly upgraded its Messenger app for Windows 10 with the ability to make voice and video calls, VentureBeat has discovered. No more leaving the app to ring up a friend through a browser. If that new-but-familiar phone or camera icon th…
RT – Daily news
No one allowed to leave: Militants shell East Aleppo exit route as humanitarian pause ends
Not a single civilian has been able to flee militant-held East Aleppo as the third day of a humanitarian ceasefire initiated by Moscow and Damascus came to an end, RT’s correspondent on the ground reports. Terrorists also bombed the humanitarian corridor. Read Full Article at RT.com
Reason.com Full Feed
Donald Trump Accused of Kissing Porn Star Jessica Drake Without Her Consent, Offering to Pay Her $10,000 for Sex
Adult-film star and sex educator Jessica Drake is the latest woman to accuse Donald Trump of moving on her sexually without consent. At a live Los Angeles press-conference Saturday with lawyer Gloria Allred, Drake accused the Republican presidential nominee of “uncontrollable misogyny, entitlement,…
Dezeen
Rural Montana cabin is built on a granite cliff over Flathead Lake
Texas firm Andersson-Wise has completed a rustic wooden cabin in the state of Montana that is raised on stilts to provide views of a nearby lake. Read more
Gadget Review
Acer Predator XB271HK 4K 27″ Gaming Monitor Review
Acer Predator XB271HK 4K 27″ Gaming Monitor Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Acer Predator XB271HK is just one of three models that made our best 4K gaming monitors list for 2016- but what are the key components that really set it head and shoulders above the rest? Was it the imposing…
Lifehacker
This Week’s Top Downloads
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Learn the Basics of the C Programming Language With This Free PDF C is one of many programming languages that are useful to learn as a beginner. MagPi, the official Raspberry…
Lifehacker
This Week’s Top Downloads
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more…
Fast Company
5 Speaking Habits You Need To Adjust Depending On The Size Of Your Audience
You can’t deliver the same talk the same way to every audience—size really does matter. You can’t deliver the same talk the same way to every audience—size really does matter.When you’re preparing for a speaking gig, you’ve got to ask yourself a few questions: What am I going to…
Slashdot
Should Journalists Ignore Some Leaked Emails?
Tuesday Lawrence Lessig issued a comment about a leaked email which showed complaints about his smugness from a Clinton campaign staffer: “I’m a big believer in leaks for the public interest… But I can’t for the life of me see the public good in a leak like this…” Now mirandakatz shares an article…
VentureBeat
How to get people to use your chatbot every day
GUEST: A little bit over a year ago, the number of monthly active users on the top 4 messaging apps surpassed those of the top 4 social networks. Recently, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and WeChat have either crossed or are about to cross the 1 billion monthly active user mark. With the current scale…
Next Big Future
Next generation planes will either by large or they will use new engines that switch between performance and fuel efficiency
The United States Air Force is in the process of completing its initial research on a next-generation air superiority capability to replace the Boeing F-15C Eagle and Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighters. Once such research is completed, the service will embark on an 18-month analysis of alternatives…
Mashable
Augmented reality app to teach Australians beach safety
Think of it as Pokémon Go, but for rips, submerged rocks and shallow sandbars. Samsung Australia is currently trialling a free augmented reality app called Pocket Patrol in partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA). The Android app is being piloted for four weeks at Queensland’s Coolum Beach…
Man of Many
Snapchat’s Smart Spectacles
Wait, hold on a second, Snapchat sunglasses? Yes, you did hear that correctly, but it’syou’re your regular pair for the upcoming summer season. Snapchat has been a daily fixture in our lives these past two years as users snap away their lives in little stories. Well, Snapchat has released their first…
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Facebook censored a cartoon breast cancer awareness campaign
Facebook still has a thing or two to learn about what’s considered acceptable in your timeline. The social network is catching flak after it briefly took down an ad for Cancerfonden’s breast cancer awareness campaign that included cartoon representa…
Fast Company
How To Tell A Great Story Without Rambling Endlessly
These tips can help you stick to the point and keep your listeners interested. These tips can help you stick to the point and keep your listeners interested.”I’m having the absolute worst day,” a friend of mine said as she sighed and plopped herself down in the chair across from…
Slashdot
Quantum Researchers Achieve 10-Fold Boost In Superposition Stability
An anonymous reader quotes The Stack: A team of Australian researchers has developed a qubit offering ten times the stability of existing technologies. The computer scientists claim that the new innovation could significantly increase the reliability of quantum computing calculations… The new technology,…
Fast Company
I Left Entrepreneurship And Found My Purpose Working For Someone Else
As this startup founder–cum–Kickstarter employee discovered, sometimes you need an employer in order to do what you care about. As this startup founder–cum–Kickstarter employee discovered, sometimes you need an employer in order to do what you care about.For Jon Leland, the years…
Fast Company
How To Keep Your Work Hours In Check As Your Job Responsibilities Grow
Taking on management duties can be great for your career but—if you aren’t careful—potentially terrible for your sanity. Taking on management duties can be great for your career but—if you aren’t careful—potentially terrible for your sanity.People think the company boss has it…
Lifehacker
LUSH’s Dirty Body Spray is AXE for Real People
LUSH Dirty Body SprayLUSH’s Dirty line is built for continuity of fragrance, with body washes, solid and liquid colognes, styling creams, and even tooth tabs. The cornerstone of the arsenal is, of course, the Dirty Body Spray.Packaged like Windex, you can spritz this stuff anywhere from your skin to…
RT – Daily news
Outrage after UK govt admits training Saudi pilots despite Yemen war crimes allegations
The UK is still training the Saudi Air Force despite growing evidence of the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes against civilians in Yemen, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon admitted, replying to an MP’s question. The statement outraged the opposition. Read Full Article at RT.com
VentureBeat
Microsoft on Xbox One Scorpio: ‘the only console’ that can do ‘true 4K’ and ‘hi-fidelity VR’
Don’t let anyone tell you the console wars aren’t alive and well. For the most part, the two leading game consoles in 2016 (the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) exist in a state of being nearly identical. Many of the same games appear on each system, they boast almost all of the same ancillary features, and…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
NASA wants to fold airplane wings … while they’re flying
When a hawk folds its wings, it plummets to the earth in a controlled high-speed dive. Not exactly the kind of scenario we’d imagine being ideal for modern aircraft. But wing folding can have advantages and NASA wants to make it happen… Continue Reading NASA wants to fold airplane wings…
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
World’s tallest building becomes world’s tallest Lego building
If a 31-m (102-ft) long Lego model of the Severn Bridge doesn’t do it for you, then what about a 17-m (56-ft) tall Lego model of the Burj Khalifa? The world’s tallest building has been faithfully reconstructed at Legoland Dubai and is now also claimed to be the tallest building made of Lego… …
Digital Trends
‘Stop taking down the U.S. internet,’ WikiLeaks implores its supporters
Following a massive DDoS attack that left much of the internet in a disarray throughout Friday, WikiLeaks has emerged as a voice crying out in the wilderness. In a message sent out via Twitter (one of the many internet sites affected by the attack on Dyn), WikiLeaks implored its “supporters” to stop…
BBC News – World
Guantanamo: Former inmate Jihad Diyab ‘to leave’ Uruguay
A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who went on hunger strike in Uruguay to demand relocation to another country receives an offer, his supporters say.
Brain Pickings
10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings
Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center. I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: “About a decade ago.” I was astonished that…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Election Is Rigged, But Not as Trump Would Have Us Believe
Donald Trump says the presidential election is “rigged.” Although he provides no evidence for his charge, lots of things can be said about it. For one thing, he equivocates over the word rigged to include voter fraud along with news-media/polling bias—two very different things. The former suggests…
RT – Daily news
US warns extremists ‘may attack, kidnap or blow up’ Americans in Istanbul
The US consul-general in Turkey has called on US citizens in Istanbul to steer clear of crowded public places and locations popular with tourists due to an imminent threat of attacks on US and other foreign nationals by extremist groups. Read Full Article at RT.com
Dezeen
Our latest Pinterest board spotlights Lisbon’s fresh new architecture
From Amanda Levete’s MAAT museum to the city’s first Architecture Triennale, new projects keep springing up in Lisbon. We’ve pinned the Portuguese capital’s best architecture to a new Pinterest board. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›
designboom | architecture & design magazine
APTUM architecture proposes floating concrete islands to repopulate mangrove forests
the elements are constructed out of two individual pieces; a ‘head’ and a ‘fin’, both made with proprietary concrete mixes and casting techniques. The post APTUM architecture proposes floating concrete islands to repopulate mangrove forests appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
BBC News – World
Graffitists target US-Mexico border fence
Mexican graffiti artists have painted a stretch of the US-Mexico border fence to promote peace.
VentureBeat
Apple facing stiff opposition in Ireland over new $925 million data center
A small town in Ireland is continuing to give Apple a huge headache. The Californian tech giant wants to build an €850 million (£757 million) data centre just outside Athenry, in County Galway, on the west coast of Ireland. But the company has faced stiff opposition from local residents and businesses…
VentureBeat
Latest New York and San Francisco lawsuits highlight global risks for Airbnb
(Reuters) — Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. In eight years of torrid growth, the company has often clashed with local public officials seeking to minimize the impact of short-term rentals on neighborhoods and urban housing markets….
TechCrunch
Weengs, a shipping service for online sellers, picks up backing from LocalGlobe, Cherry, and Seedcamp
 Weengs, a U.K. startup that has developed a shipping service for small retailers and online sellers that takes care of the hand and leg work (quite literally) required to send out orders, has picked up £2.2 million in backing. It plans to use the capital to expand beyond London, including other cities…
Mashable
The Cubs are going to the World Series and Chicago is going nuts
The Chicago Cubs are going to their first World Series since 1945, and understandably, people are stoked.  Chicago beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night, giving the Cubs a series win and punching their ticket to the Fall Classic. The Cubs, who face the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, will try…
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RT – Daily news
WikiLeaks director & Assange’s mentor Gavin MacFadyen dies
WikiLeaks director and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism Gavin MacFadyen has died at age 76. The cause of death is yet unknown. His ‘fellows in arms’ have flocked online to post their farewells, including WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange. Read Full Article at RT.com
designboom | architecture & design magazine
NEVERCREW’s colorful creatures highlight humanity’s effect on the natural world
NEVERCREW populate their fantastical worlds with real life, recognizable objects and mechanisms, demanding — in their absurdity — that we all start talking about the giant whale in the room. The post NEVERCREW’s colorful creatures highlight humanity’s effect on the natural world appeared first on…
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10 best business hands-free and AR headsets
Google Glass bombed. Everyone knows that, but while some got in a fluster about privacy concerns and others wondered if wearable Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) could ever become socially acceptable, the tech industry went ahead and produced a bunch more similar devices.However, this time the HMD is designed…
RT – Daily news
3 dead, 13 injured, 2 floors devastated: Gas explosion causes havoc in central Russia (PHOTO, VIDEO)
At least three people died and 13 were injured after a powerful gas explosion ripped through a block of flats in the Russian city of Ryazan. The blast ripped through several floors, practically destroying flats and raining concrete blocks on cars parked below. Read Full Article at RT.com
Shut Up And Take My Money
Pokemon Munchlax Lunch Bag
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Shut Up And Take My Money
Archaeology Soap
Archaeology Soap – Bath time’s never been so educational
BBC News – World
Afghanistan opium production up 43% – UN drugs watchdog
Afghanistan’s illicit trade in the main ingredient for heroin has jumped, which the United Nations calls “a worrying reversal”.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
UK charities flag child safety fears ahead of Calais ‘Jungle’ closure
British charities and lawmakers have urged French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to ensure the safety of children in the “Jungle” Calais migrant camp during its demolition set for Monday.
Freshome.com – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine
How to Throw a Sophisticated Last-Minute Halloween Party
A Halloween party isn’t just for kids.In fact, after all of the stressing over costumes and trick-or-treat planning, and before the inevitable weeklong sugar rush that follows October 31st, adults need a night to celebrate the spooky season for themselves.But with the clock ticking towards Halloween,…
Mashable
The new science of willpower: Can self-control really get used up?
Does willpower have a limit? For more than 15 years, psychologists believed the answer to that question was clearly yes. Indeed, a whole line of research, based on a seminal study published in 1998, suggested that not only is human willpower a depletable resource, but it’s also drawn from a singular…
Fast Company
From Audi To Zoox, 17 Companies That Are Driving Change In The Car Industry
Along with GM, these innovators are finding ways to improve the basics of modern transportation. Along with GM, these innovators are finding ways to improve the basics of modern transportation.Old-guard car manufacturers Audi: In 2015, started test-driving an AI-laden prototype…
Fast Company
How To Handle Working For A Boss Who’s Younger Than You
Technically, your boss’s age relative to your own shouldn’t matter. Realistically, it might. Here’s how to get over it. Technically, your boss’s age relative to your own shouldn’t matter. Realistically, it might. Here’s how to get over it.Among the evolving workplace dynamics we’ve…
BBC News – World
Wonder Woman upsets UN workers
United Nations workers have spoken out against the decision to make Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador.
How-To Geek
How to Monitor Your Computer’s CPU Temperature
There are two groups of users worried about the temperature of their computer: overclockers… and pretty much anybody with a powerful laptop. Those things just cook you! So have you ever wondered exactly what temperature your CPU is running at?Click Here to Continue Reading
RT – Daily news
Dashcam catches cop kicking suspect in the head during arrest (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Police dashcam footage of a Pennsylvania officer kicking a robbery suspect in the head during an arrest last year has been released as part of a criminal case being taken against the cop and the city of Allentown. Read Full Article at RT.com
BBC News – World
Spain election: Socialists meet to discuss ending deadlock
The opposition Socialists in Spain meet for tough talks on a deal with the conservatives that would avoid a third general election inside a year.
Digital Trends
All new Samsung smartphones in India will support 4G LTE
If you’re buying a Samsung phone in India, it’ll be of the 4G variety. In a power move that seeks to catapult the fast-growing Southeast Asian nation into the modern mobile age, Samsung has announced that it will only be launching 4G smartphones in the burgeoning market. And because Samsung is such a…
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Cisco says it can cut live pirate video streams
It’s relatively easy for content providers to take down pirated videos when they’re uploaded to the web, but stopping live streams is another matter. Just ask anyone who has watched a bootleg stream for a pay-per-view boxing match or the Super Bowl…
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With Forza Horizon 3 and Gears 4, Xbox Play Anywhere is off to a shaky start
Ironically, given it was in the PC gaming business long before it got into consoles, Microsoft has caught a lot of flack in recent years for leaving PC gaming behind. While the likes of Blizzard and Valve continue to put out excellent PC games year after year, Microsoft’s support of the platform has…
Scientific American Content: Global
An Evolutionary Biologist Imagines the Future Traits of Space Colonists
How will future generations make the voyage from our earthly home to the planets and beyond—and what will that mean for our species? — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
BBC News – World
‘My grandad captured most wanted Nazi’
Chris Mannion, a volunteer at the Imperial War Museum North, discovered his grandfather was part of the small unit which captured Heinrich Himmler.
The Next Web
Iceland’s Pirate Party looks set for incredible election win
The past few months has left us – all of us – agape at the often shocking and seemingly endless election cycle in the United States. But in tiny Iceland (population 323,000) something equally interesting is happening. The Icelandic Pirate Party, once considered to be a fringe political movement, is about…
Scientific American Content: Global
Inside Microsoft’s Quest for a Topological Quantum Computer
Alex Bocharov explains why the company is hoping to build qubits out of particles that some scientists think might not even exist — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Mashable
14 empowering hashtags for people to celebrate their disabilities online
Online spaces can help break barriers and foster a sense of community, and people with disabilities and chronic health conditions are using them to tell their stories. Hashtags like #TheBarriersWeFace, #WheelchairLife and #ActuallyAutistic are helping people with disabilities connect and support each…
Digital Trends
NASA plans to start a garbage fire in space … on purpose
Stop, drop, and roll may be good advice for us mere mortals here on Earth, but when the fire in question is extraterrestrial (and purposeful), all rules go right out the window. While starting a fire in space generally doesn’t seem like a recommendable course of action, it’s precisely what NASA is planning…
Reason.com Full Feed
The Anarchy Inherent in the System: New at Reason
Donald Trump says the presidential election is “rigged.” Of course, he equivocates over the word rigged to include voter fraud along with news-media/polling bias—two very different things. The former suggests that the outcome is predetermined, the latter only that influential organizations try to move…
RT – Daily news
72yo retired Japanese soldier blows himself up in park, injuring 3 people
At least two nearly simultaneous blasts rocked the Japanese city of Utsunomiy north of Tokyo on Sunday. One was caused by an elderly man who blew himself up in an apparent suicide, injuring three people in a park where a festival was underway in the process. Read Full Article at RT.com
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Heavy fighting erupts in Aleppo after ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ ends
Heavy clashes erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria’s divided city of Aleppo late Saturday after a unilateral ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expired.
CNET News.com
Is cancer in your DNA? – CNET
From CNET Magazine: Our genes determine our hair and eye color and — in some cases — our chances of getting cancer. Here’s what you need to know.
DailyTech Main News Feed
The New HP Spectre: Revamped and Ready
The new HP Spectre is considered to be the world’s thinnest notebook to date. HP says this is the best and also the thinnest notebook that they have ever made. It boosts several innovative features that really make this laptop stand out among the rest.
Reason.com Full Feed
Guitar Globalization: New at Reason
President Barack Obama has taken his Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pitch on the road, hoping to rally support for the controversial trade deal. Meanwhile, reports Vincent Caruso, ex–Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has kicked off a politically fueled road trip of his own. With the support…
The Gadget Flow
Y-Grinder Salt and Pepper Grinder by Joseph Joseph
Add a splash of color to your table with the Y-Grinder Salt and Pepper Grinder by Joseph Joseph. Available in a very distinctive lime green, this grinder comes in the shape of the letter Y. Inside is a unique twin-chamber layout which holds your salt and pepper. The top of the Y-Grinder has a gray knob…
The Gadget Flow
Fierzo Large Desk Organizer from Alessi
Stay organized and stay on task with the Fierzo Large Desk Organizer from Alessi. Made of minimalist yet striking materials, this desk tidy allows you to keep important notes and documents within your view at all times. The large rectangle protruding from the base is made with a dual metal frame. Post-its,…
The Gadget Flow
Vulcanized LSR Silicone Strap for Apple Watch
Give your smartwatch the security and style it deserves with the Vulcanized LSR Silicone Strap for Apple Watch by Nomad. Made with top quality materials to elevate your daily style yet enhance the features of your smartwatch, this strap is the only one you’ll want to wear. The Vulcanized LSR Silicone…
The Gadget Flow
JWDA Concrete Table Lamp from Menu
Add some balance to your life with the JWDA Concrete Table Lamp from Menu. Combining a beautifully diffused and soft light on top of a sturdy and hard base, this delightful lamp will provide the perfect light to your office, bedroom, or living room. Made with real concrete, the JWDA Concrete Table Lamp…
The Gadget Flow
Rolltop Pack by Sanborn Canoe Company
Hit the road, Jack, with the Rolltop Pack by Sanborn Canoe Company. The first from the brand, this bag is made of a highly durable material called TexWax #10 Duck Canvas. Professionally waxed on all sized, this material allows the Rolltop Pack to keep your gear safe and dry all day long. Made in the…
The Gadget Flow
hold force Magnetic Case System by mophie
Turn your smartphone into exactly what you want with the hold force Magnetic Case System by mophie. Equipped with built-in magnets in the base case, this case provides protection for your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus while allowing you to add or remove accessories as you see fit. The hold force base case…
BBC News – World
Spain’s Socialists vote to allow Rajoy minority government
The opposition Socialists in Spain effectively vote to allow the conservatives to rule as a minority government, avoiding the need for a new election.
BBC News – World
Islamic State: Militants enter western Iraqi town of Rutba
Islamic State militants enter a town in western Iraq in an apparent attempt to distract from the government’s offensive to retake the city of Mosul.
TechCrunch
Hillary Clinton will likely be as pro-innovation as President Obama
 Behind the less than enthusiastic embrace is a collective skepticism in the tech industry about Clinton’s pro-innovation credentials. The shade is unwarranted. Read More
Mashable
5 red flags that will make you rethink what you privately say about women.
Most people were horrified upon hearing Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump describe sexually assaulting women on a video taped in 2005. Even his wife, Melania Trump, and his daughter, Ivanka, said the comments were “unacceptable,” “inappropriate,” and “offensive.”  The backlash to Trump’s…
Singularity HUB
This Amazing Robotic Glove Lets You Touch the Virtual World
“Seeing is believing.” While there may be some truth in the old adage, it forgets a crucial component of how we interact with the world: touch. Touch makes things real. Imagine reaching out to grab your coffee mug, and instead of feeling the smooth ceramic surface pressing against your fingertips, you…
RT – Daily news
Barcelona players hit with missile by rival fans in La Liga win (VIDEO)
A video recorded at Valencia’s Mestalla football stadium captured the moment when seething home fans threw a water bottle at Barcelona strikers Neymar and Luis Suarez. Read Full Article at RT.com
National Geographic News
Time Travel Probably Isn’t Possible—Why Do We Wish It Were?
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Topple – A puzzle magazine you download and print out.
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SlashGear
Researchers use iPhone to develop mobile cancer detection lab
A group of researchers at Washington State University have developed a mobile lab that allows cancer detection tests to be conducted in the field. What makes it interesting, as well as small and portable, is that the unit uses a smartphone as its central component, and not the most advanced model on…
The Awesomer
NikeLab Essentials Puffer Jacket
Price: $300  | BuyNikeLab’s twist on the puffy vest is fresh but still versatile. The Puffer Jacket is made of ripstop polyester with a boxy fit and a wide neckline to accommodate hoodies. It also has discreet zippered side seam pockets. Available in navy blue or black. More Awesome Stuff:…
Lifehacker
The Kenu Stance Is a Tiny, Portable Tripod for Your Phone (with a Bottle Opener)
If you love taking pictures with your phone, or want to take time lapse videos with it, you could probably use a tripod, and the Kenu Stance gets the job done. It’s small enough to fold up and put on a keychain, has a bottle opener on one side, and is surprisingly stable while being adjustable.Read more…
TechRadar: All latest feeds
How modular bionic upgrades will keep your body cutting edge
Spearheaded by concepts from tech giants like Google with the sadly-defunct Project Ara, modular tech is an exciting area that has been garnering a lot of interest in recent times. It envisions a future where, instead of purchasing a new device every year or so, you simply customise it component by component…
Engadget RSS Feed
Tesla’s self-driving future, and more in the week that was
Tesla is making several big announcements this month, and Elon Musk just delivered the first: From now on, all new Tesla cars will be self-driving. The electric automaker also teamed up with Panasonic to build solar panels for its Powerwall home batt…
Cool Material
Gerber Center-Drive Multitool
If we’re being completely honest, a lot of the multi-tools out there pack a lot of useless features you’ll never use to artificially inflate their tool count in hopes of selling more. The Gerber Center-Drive Multitool is not one of those tools. There are plenty of secondary tools like an Awl, Wire Strippers,…
Digital Trends
American hacker Jester warns Russia to stop interfering with U.S. election
The American vigilante hacker known as Jester (whose signature graphic is shown above) took a swipe at Russia for hacking U.S. sites. The self-described “gray hat” hacker who calls himself “Jester” hacked the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website Friday night. His message: “Stop attacking Americans,” according…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
US defence chief Carter in surprise Iraq visit to assess battle for Mosul
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Iraq Sunday for an update on the battle to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group and to discuss a possible role for Turkish troops with Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.
Slashdot
Amazon May Handle 30% Of All US Retail Sales
An anonymous reader quotes USA Today: Amazon’s yearly sales account for about 15% of total U.S. consumer online sales, according to the company’s statements and the Department of Commerce. But the Seattle e-commerce company may actually be handling double that amount — 20% to 30% of all U.S. retail…
Mashable
How the AT&T-Time Warner deal threatens net neutrality
AT&T’s $85 billion bid to acquire Time Warner is a big moment. Following the playbook of the Comcast-NBC and Verizon-AOL/Yahoo deals, it marks the point in history when service providers acquiring content companies graduated from a growing trend to simply “the norm.” If the company line on these…
VentureBeat
FinTech v. traditional banking: It’s not a zero-sum game
GUEST: The financial services sector is bracing itself for an unprecedented period of disruption. Innovations such as smartphones, big data analytics, and the blockchain technology that underpins Bitcoin, are forcing banks, insurers, and Wall Street firms to adapt to an unpredictable future where some…
VentureBeat
AI agents like Alexa, Siri, and M will create the first trillion-dollar company
A friend of mine has spent more than the value of his San Antonio home on Amazon Prime in the last five years. That is precisely why the next big battlefield for marketing and advertising lies with artificially intelligent digital agents like Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Facebook M, and Cortana. Above:…
BBC News – World
The voters willing to take a risk on Trump
BBC Newsnight’s Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Youngstown, Ohio on the appeal of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
BBC News – World
South Africa: ANC chief whip urges Jacob Zuma to quit
The chief whip of South Africa’s governing political party is urging its leadership – including President Jacob Zuma – to quit over abuses of power.
BBC News – World
Calais migrant: ‘I will not move one inch from here’
French officials are making final preparations before they demolish the migrant camp in Calais known as the “Jungle”.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Top banks preparing to leave UK in 2017 over Brexit, says banking body
Big international banks are preparing to move some of their operations out of Britain in early 2017 due to the uncertainty over the country’s future relationship with the European Union, a top banking official said.
SlashGear
CBS signs deal with Google for YouTube’s streaming TV service
YouTube Unplugged, Google‘s subscription-based live television service, has been rumored for several months now, but it appears to have signed its first major content partner in a new deal with the CBS network. The YouTube-branded streaming video service is expected to launch in early 2017, offering…
Lifehacker
Sunday’s Best Deals: Kindle Biographies, Alfred Hitchcock, PS4 Media Remote
Kindle biographies, the ultimate Alfred Hitchcock collection, and a gorgeous Shun knife lead off Sunday’s best deals.Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get…
Lifehacker
Google Phone Showdown: Nexus 6P vs. Pixel XL
Google’s new Pixel phones are here to replace the Nexus line. Normally, we wouldn’t pit new phones against old ones but if you’re shopping now, or looking to replace an explodey Galaxy Note 7, these are your two best options. Let’s look at how the old guard stacks up against Google’s new hardware play,…
RT – Daily news
Russian Foreign Ministry’s website was never down, despite hacking reports – FM spokeswoman
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s official website was never down, its spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote amid reports that its internet page had been hacked. Read Full Article at RT.com
Dezeen
Christian Heikoop’s Glissade furniture is erected from metal rods like a tent
Dutch designer Christian Heikoop has created a flat-pack furniture collection that is assembled in the same way as a tent. Read more
The Verge – All Posts
A love letter to gluten-free people
Everyone has something to say about the gluten free diet. It’s a fad. It’s good for you. It’s bad for you. It’s expensive. It might make you lose weight, possibly gain it, and it’s guaranteed to make you annoying. So, I was gluten free before it was a thing But here’s the one thing that really matters:…
HolyCool.net
SUPCASE iPhone 7 Plus Armband
A nice combination of  case and an armband for the iPhone 7 Plus. The SUPCASE iPhone 7 Plus armband is made up of a protective silicone case with a detachable Velcro band. The case gives you full access to all ports, most importantly the Home button and the lightning port. Available in two colors:…
Cool Material
Sunday Hangover
It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. It’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and visuals from the past week.
TechRadar: All latest feeds
The best cheap GoPro deals in October 2016
No one expected GoPro to be so successful when it invented the action camera back in 2004. But here we are, and here you are thinking of buying one.If you’ve landed here looking for a cheap GoPro, you might be disappointed. These things are the best of the best, and they don’t come cheap. But we’ve rounded…
Tools and Toys
‘Harry Potter’ Print Set by Olly Moss — Available for a Very Limited Time
In collaboration with Pottermore — the official online home for all things Harry Potter — artist Olly Moss created iconic, exclusive artwork for the German Harry Potter audiobook series. It was also announced that the series of covers would be sold as posters for a very limited time; as in, you only…
Mashable
The best and worst iPods from the last 15 years
These days, the iPhone and iPad are Apple’s bread and butter. But before they arrived on the scene to help Apple become the largest technology company in the world, the iPod was the shining star. The original iPod was released exactly 15 years ago on Oct. 23, 2001. Steve Jobs’s pitch was simple: 1,000…
TechCrunch
AT&T’s new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting
 AT&T’s soon-to-launch live streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting following AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Announced earlier this year, DirectTV Now was already an anticipated new arrival on the cord-cutting scene, thanks to its plans to stream more than 100 live…
Slashdot
A British Supercomputer Can Predict Winter Weather a Year In Advance
The national weather service of the U.K. claims it can now predict the weather up to a year in advance. An anonymous reader quotes The Stack: The development has been made possible thanks to supercomputer technology granted by the UK Government in 2014. The £97 million high-performance computing facility…
BBC News – World
Mosul offensive: Kurdish forces launch attacks on IS in Bashiqa
Kurdish forces attack IS positions north-east of Mosul to retake the the town of Bashiqa while IS attempts to launch a counter-attack in the west.
Big Think
Why We Should Explore the Ocean as Seriously as We Explore Space
We should be exploring the oceans as seriously as we explore space.Read More
RT – Daily news
Passengers gain ‘unauthorised access’ to American Airlines plane in Philadelphia
An investigation is underway into how two people gained “unauthorised access” to an American Airlines plane at Philadelphia International Airport on Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com
SlashGear
Apple event to focus on new MacBooks, not iMac, says analyst
In case you haven’t heard, Apple has one of its secretive media events scheduled for October 27th, using the phrase “Hello Again” as the teaser. For months now it’s been expected that Apple would hold such a fall event to introduce new, non-iOS related hardware, possibly including anything from the Mac…
ArchDaily
Sin City Embellishment: Expressive or Kitsch?
Randy’s Donuts shop and sign (a “decorated shed”) by Extra Medium (CC BY 2.0). Image via 99 Percent Invisible Though the Las Vegas Strip may be garish to some, with its borderline intrusive décor and “pseudo-historical” architecture, some professional architects, most notably Robert Venturi…
Motherboard RSS Feed
Could Hillary Clinton’s ‘Open Borders’ Energy Grid Idea Really Work?
You may not have noticed it, but Wednesday night’s presidential debate brought up an important point about the future of electricity delivery.During a discussion about border control—and for the sake of not spiraling into chaos, we’ll leave that topic aside—Hillary Clinton defended her comment about…
Digital Trends
Double, double, boil, and bubble: Electric teakettles for the perfect cup
How many different ways can you boil water? While a traditional teakettle may be adequate for most tea drinkers, electric kettles offer several advantages over their stovetop counterparts. Some can be set to specific temperatures to help maximize the flavor of certain tea varieties, while others can…
Fast Company
The Right Way To Back Out Of A Networking Conversation
Networking events give you limited time to meet people. Here’s how to (gracefully) avoid letting someone monopolize your time. Networking events give you limited time to meet people. Here’s how to (gracefully) avoid letting someone monopolize your time.Does this sound familiar?…
Next Big Future
Industrial robots are getting Deep Learning capabilities which will faster at adapting to production changes
The USA and Canada have been losing jobs to offshore competition for almost half a century. From 2000 to 2010 alone, 5.6 million jobs disappeared. Only 13 percent of those jobs were lost due to international trade. The vast remainder, 85 percent of job losses, stemmed from “productivity growth” — another…
Slashdot
“Splat” of Schiaparelli Mars Lander Likely Found
Long-time Slashdot reader Tablizer quotes Space Flight Now: Views from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter released Friday show the crash site where Europe’s experimental Schiaparelli lander fell to the red planet’s surface from a height of several miles, leaving a distinct dark patch on the Martian…
RT – Daily news
Relics found in Nazi’s Arctic Treasure Hunter station ‘dispel false WW2 myths’ (VIDEO)
Russian researchers have released a post-apocalyptic video of a secret Nazi-era meteorological station that was operated by Hitler’s Germany on the island of Alexandra Land in the Arctic Circle during the second world war. Read Full Article at RT.com
Next Big Future
Vector rocket will be second stage of DARPA spaceplane for cheap daily microsatellite launches
DARPA has contracted Vector to help develop a microsatellite launcher. Vector will tweak its first-stage “Vector-R” rocket for use as a second-stage rocket on DARPA’s spaceplane. Second, Vector will develop a smaller “advanced prototype” Vector-R upper stage — this time for NASA.Success in both efforts…
The Next Web
Sweden’s highest court thinks camera drones are basically CCTV cameras
Okay folks. Time for a pop quiz. First question: What’s the difference between a camera-equipped drone, and a CCTV camera? If you’re Sweden’s highest court, the answer is “nothing”. It just ruled that camera drones should be treated as surveillance cameras, and therefore require the user to possess a…
RT – Daily news
2 terrorist suspects killed, car possibly containing explosives destroyed in central Russia – report
Police shot two suspected terrorists at a residential complex in Nizhny Novgorod in central Russia after they refused to stop their vehicle on request, according to law enforcement sources. The men were reportedly preparing a terrorist attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
io9
The Batman of the Internet Hacks Russian Government Website, Demands Retribution
Holy cyber attack! The man that former FBI agents have dubbed the “Batman of the Internet” has returned. And this time he’s targeting Russia with one simple message: “I am vengeance!”Read more…
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Fears of further clashes at Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp as evacuation looms
French authorities will begin a week-long operation to dismantle the so-called “Jungle” migrant camp in the northern port city of Calais on Monday, amid fears of further clashes between police and the sites inhabitants.
Top stories – France 24 – International News 24/7
Spain’s socialists vote to allow minority government led by Rajoy
Spain’s conservative leader Mariano Rajoy was on course to secure a second term in power for his People’s Party (PP) on Sunday after his Socialist rivals agreed to abstain in a looming confidence vote, ending 10 months of political deadlock.
BBC News – World
Poland abortion: Fresh protests over planned restrictions
Polish protesters have launched fresh demonstrations against new efforts to further tighten abortion laws.
SlashGear
Nintendo Switch dock confirmed to only be for TV output & charging
Nintendo’s new Switch is certainly an interesting piece of hardware, but there’s still many things we don’t know about the upcoming game console, and even more the company won’t tell us. Fortunately there are a few small details that Nintendo has clarified since the initial teaser video was released…
BBC News – World
Mosul offensive: Turkish and Kurdish forces launch attacks on IS
Kurdish forces attack IS positions north-east of Mosul to retake the town of Bashiqa while Turkish forces launch initial attacks on IS in Iraq.
Slashdot
AT&T Buys Time Warner For $85B. Is The Mass Media Consolidating?
Though regulators may not agree, “Time Warner and AT&T reps claim this is necessary just to compete,” warns Mr D from 63. Reuters reports: The tie-up of AT&T Inc and Time Warner Inc, bringing together one of the country’s largest wireless and pay TV providers and cable networks like HBO, CNN…
RT – Daily news
13 dead after tour bus crashes with semi-trailer truck in Palm Springs (PHOTOS)
At least 13 people were killed in a highway accident in Southern California on Sunday, when a tour bus collided with another vehicle near Palm Springs, local authorities say. Dozens more have been reportedly taken to hospitals. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mashable
Tyler Perry and Tom Cruise win big at the box office
Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween and the Tom Cruise-led sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back are the clear box office winners in
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