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Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story

Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission. She claims she was raped on …

Segregation Now ...

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.<p>Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been years since he’d bothered. But last …

The Last of the Wild and Man-Eating Tigers

Through the eyes of a tiger, the colors of the forest are muted, but its outlines are very, very sharp. Staring ahead, the tiger also sees far to the right and far to the left, due to exceptional peripheral vision. The tiger is crepuscular, meaning it hunts at twilight or in the twilit light before …

Wildlife

Meet the Man Hired to Make Sure the Snowden Docs Aren't Hacked

<b>In early January, Micah Lee worried journalist Glenn Greenwald's computer</b> would get hacked, perhaps by the NSA, perhaps by foreign spies.<p>Greenwald …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Apple Launches CarPlay, Integrating iOS in the Car

After announcing its iOS in the Car initiative at last year’s WWDC, Apple has officially launched the program today with partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo — which will premiere it to their drivers this week.<p>The program, called CarPlay, is described as a “smarter, safer and more fun way to …

Miami Heat 'Fast Five': Spoelstra's Switch, Beasley's Burden, Oden's Fan Club

Link to Media<p>Here are five quick-hitting Heat items for the first week of March:<p>1. <b>Erik Spoelstra</b> isn't especially stubborn.<p>Yet, early in the season, he made it clear to Bleacher Report that he wanted his players to push through any struggles with the taxing defensive system, because of the playoff …

Basketball

Why Russia No Longer Fears the West

The West is blinking in disbelief – Vladimir Putin just invaded Ukraine. German diplomats, French Eurocrats and American pundits are all stunned. Why has Russia chosen to gamble its trillion-dollar ties with the West?<p>Western leaders are stunned because they haven’t realized Russia’s owners no …

The Ultimate Guide to Technology Buying

Start 2014 right by upgrading your tech. But before you buy, check out our shopping advice for everything from cell phones and digital cameras to …

7 Rumors That Had Techies Buzzing in 2013

Relive some of the bigger tech rumors of 2013, and brace yourself for what's in store for 2014.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

What To Expect From Samsung In 2014

CES is typically Samsung's moment to show off its new TVs. Last year, we saw a few new models that have 4K screens, or what some call "Ultra HD."<p>4K screens have about 4,000 pixels across, versus the 1080 pixels across on most high-end HD TVs today. It may sound like a gimmick, but 4K is so clear …

Samsung shows just how awkward life can be in its latest Galaxy Gear ad

In Samsung's world, the quickest way to a woman's heart is through your Galaxy Gear smart watch.<p>The tech industry has become well known for its odd, tone-deaf advertisements, and Samsung's latest is no exception. In a new two-and-a-half minute lifestyle ad, two men on a ski lift compete for the …

iOS 7 Jailbreak Released, Enables Tethering, Alternative Apps And Bitcoin

iOS jailbreakers woke up to an early Christmas present this morning as the hacking group evad3rs released the first version of evasi0n7, the first jailbreak for iOS 7. This is not a present, however, for the faint of heart, as it has not been thoroughly tested. Jay Freeman’s (aka saurik), the …

Obama: NSA programs could be 'redesigned' to prevent abuses

After a week of fireworks over NSA spying, including a judge's use of the word "Orwellian" and a surprisingly critical report from the president's own advisory panel, Obama speaks of reform but says specifics will come later.<p>Capping off a week of fireworks over the NSA's surveillance programs, …

Surveillance

Apple Mac Pro review: Apple's radically reimagined Mac Pro is a powerhouse performer - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Mac Pro</b>'s hardware is incredibly powerful, especially if you're using it for pro-level graphics and video tasks. It can output to up to three 4K displays simultaneously, thanks to six Thunderbolt 2 ports plus HDMI. The system is whisper-quiet, with a clever three-sided motherboard for …

MacBook Pro

Untethered jailbreak released for iOS 7

The bypass allows deeper access to devices running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4, the Evasi0n team says.<p>For many iOS 7 users, one of the things missing from the mobile operating system since its release three months has been the ability to jailbreak devices -- until now.<p>The Evasi0n team announced Sunday …

Batteries