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Man Was In His Office Playing a Video Game When He Heard Voices Outside the Door. Seconds Later He Was on the Ground at Gunpoint.

A Colorado man was playing a video game when his computer’s camera inadvertently captured the moment a SWAT team burst through his door Wednesday.<p>According to KMGH-TV, officers received an emergency call in the afternoon warning of an “active shooter” situation at a Littleton office.<p>“The caller …

Russian armored invasion of Ukraine confirmed by NATO, separatists

Russian tanks and troops fired their way into eastern Ukraine on Thursday and seized a strategic gateway town on the road to the heavily militarized Crimean peninsula in a brazen display of support for pro-Russia separatists fighting Ukrainian government troops.<p>Defense officials in Kiev, the …

The 'iPhone 6' Could Be A Whole Lot More Expensive

Here's one reality about the new iPhone that Apple fans might not be so excited about: It might be the priciest iPhone yet.<p>Many expect the so-called iPhone 6 to be a complete overhaul of the 5S, packed with several new features that could push costs up. Back in April, Jeffries analyst Peter Misek …

7 Types of Leadership Intentions and Impacts

In work, we get into conversations about intent and leadership intentions. Some phrases like these appear:<p>“Even though what he did was wrong, his …

10 Street Artists You Should Be Following On Instagram - PAPER

<i>For many cities, the best art you'll find isn't necessarily in one of their museums but on their walls. But if you can't make it over to London or Cape Town to scope their street art scenes, the next best thing might be your Instagram. Below, we've rounded up ten buzzy street artists whose feeds</i> …

New Site for Data Visualization Lets You Share Statistics

From charts that show how swearing in public has changed over time to a graph tallying the crimes that have put people behind bars in New York, a new …

Creepy Cosplay That's As Horrifying As Anything We See In The Movies

If you ever need proof of how utterly effective special effects makeup can be in horror, you need look no further than these cosplayers. They take …

Bluetooth padlock eliminates need for keys

As a Chronic Loser of Things (CLOT -- yes, I made that up, but feel free to use it), a new device now raising funds on Kickstarter particularly caught my eye. It's a padlock that is triggered by a Bluetooth signal from your smartphone. No keys, no combinations needed.<p>Called Noke (and inexplicably …

8 Advanced Webmaster Tools You Should Be Using for Better SEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) is one of the most powerful resources in an online marketer’s toolbox -- especially when it comes to SEO. Most of us know how to get around in GWT, and are familiar with some of its basic functions. But …

People Are Raving About This iPhone-Like Android Phone From China's Hottest Smartphone Company

The phone is less than a month old, but it already seems to be generating buzz among some tech bloggers who managed to get their hands on it.<p>The Mi4 comes with hardware that is impressive enough to go head to head with the likes of Apple and Samsung. It has a full HD 1080p 5-inch screen and a …

Android Phones

T-Mobile launches an app to unlock your smartphone

It took T-Mobile just one week to launch a phone unlocking app after President Obama signed the phone unlocking bill into law.<p>Not known for missing a chance to antagonize the excesses of market giants AT&T and Verizon, the launch of the app should be seen as partly symbolic. T-Mobile CEO John …

Report: Apple’s wearable device will come in multiple designs, screen sizes

The Apple(s appl) rumor mill has returned to peak form ahead of the expected release of a wearable device this October. On Thursday, Reuters reported …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs appear in AnTuTu benchmark

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most anticipated Android products waiting in the wings, but we’ve not heard too much about the future smartphone’s hardware so far. Fortunately, the Note 4 has just shown up on the AnTuTu benchmark database. In fact, two version of the device have suddenly …

Phones

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Elon Musk blames bribery for Air Force awarding rocket contract to a competitor

Remember that Air Force rocket contract Elon Musk was so peeved about? If you don't, let's recap: without accepting other bids, the Air Force awarded an exclusive deal to a company called United Launch Alliance that covers some 36 rocket launches -- launches Musk and his company SpaceX believed …

Microsoft reportedly axed a smaller Surface

We'd surmise that a few folks were disappointed then Microsoft's Surface event concluded earlier today. Rumors swirled that the "small gathering" tease meant a more compact version of Redmond's tablet was imminent, but instead the festivities focused on a larger 12-inch pro model. Now, <i>Bloomberg</i> …

Verizon Debuts XLTE, Doubling Bandwidth for iPhone 5s, 5c

Verizon yesterday introduced its XLTE service, doubling the LTE bandwidth in some select markets to improve peak speeds on a range of devices, including the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 5c, the iPad Air, and the Retina iPad mini.<p>XLTE is the name given to Verizon's AWS spectrum, which the company initially …

Chatting villains, reboots and video games with the producers behind Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swings back into action this weekend in <i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i>, director Marc Webb’s sequel to the 2012 …

GTA V to Skyrim: the 10 most beautiful walks in gaming

Modern video game environments are often beautiful, exotic and atmospheric, and expansive enough to explore at leisure. Every virtual tourist should discover these examples, from Hebridean islands to the mean streets of 1940s Los Angeles

Activision says sci-fi shooter Destiny is on track to become next $1B video game franchise

Bungie’s upcoming Destiny sci-fi video game is on track to become Activision Blizzard’s next $1 billion franchise, said chief executive Bobby Kotick said today in an analyst conference call.<p>Kotick said that preorders for Destiny show that it could be one of the biggest launches of all time. The …

The Top Video Games Of May 2014 [Updated]

<i>Update: I will be adding links to reviews for each of these as they come out. Check each game below for links to the pertinent reviews.</i><p>We’re almost a week into May, and that means we’re quickly approaching some of the biggest, most-anticipated video game releases of 2014.<p>This month has a handful of …

Xbox: How Microsoft cracked gaming (video)

Cast your mind back to the year 2000, when Microsoft boss Bill Gates revealed the company's plan to build a games console. The move was met with plenty of mirth -- after all, how could the corporation behind PowerPoint possibly take on gaming superstars Sony and Nintendo? Hit play on the video …

‘Destiny’ Could Be The Most Expensive Video Game Flop Of All Time

Recently thousands of copies of Atari’s infamous <i>E.T.</i> video game were recovered from a New Mexico landfill, meanwhile Activision, a company founded by Atari employees, continues full steam ahead on the game that very well may be the modern day equivalent of <i>E.T.</i> Time really is a flat circle.<p>The …

This Is What Chicago Looks Like In A Video Game

Chicago is finally getting a starring role in a new <b>video game</b>. New York, LA and Miami have all made cameos in the popular <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> series, but a new game called <i>Watch Dogs</i> will take place in an Orwellian version of <b>Chicago</b>. Although the scale and placement of buildings is not completely …

Draw your own video game with Pixel Press Floors

<b>A Kickstarter-funded app-based game creation system has launched, allowing users to draw their own game levels, scan them in and play.</b><p>What if you could just doodle a game map, complete with hazards and enemies, and bring it to life? That's what was proposed by last year's Kickstarter campaign for …

Bodysuit lets you feel the video game

<b>A high-tech, skin-tight shirt incorporates haptic feedback to let you feel the action when you play your favourite games.</b><p>First, there was the Oculus Rift augmented-reality (AR) goggles that let you see the games as though you were in them. Then came the omni-directional treadmill that lets you run …

Hands off my games: Survey says video gamers share libertarian ideologies

A poll taken by the libertarian publication Reason, this month celebrating video games on its cover, suggests video gamers are naturally inclined toward that ideology, not wishing for a government or anyone to tell them what things they may do, try, or buy.<p>While gamers surveyed may identify …

10 Reasons Why Adults Who Play Video Games Are Happier

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

'Titanfall' Best-Selling Video Game In April, PS4 Best-Selling Console

<i>Titanfall</i> was the best-selling video game in April according to data from the NPD group.<p>The game’s Xbox 360 release undoubtedly helped keep EA’s latest first-person shooter on the top ten list, while Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive, <i>inFamous: Second Son</i>, was noticeably absent.<p>However, according to a …