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Understanding these emojis will turn you into a Snapchat pro

One of Snapchat's many quirks is the list of emojis it seems to randomly place next to your friends' names.<p>You know, these:<p>It turns out that these emojis, which range from baby face to grimace, aren't random at all. They can actually tell you a lot about your relationships on Snapchat.<p>Here's what …

One of the best boardgames ever is on Steam, and it's great

Twilight Struggle, once called "the best boardgame on the planet" by FiveThirtyEight.com with only mild hyperbole, is the king of period-specific …

Friday Five: The best things about the return of 'NCAA Football'

Every Friday, the Friday Five will rank something in the world of college football -- anything and everything from the logical to the illogical. This …

Google could pay you $100K if you can hack a Chromebook

Google is known for paying big bucks to hackers that can crack its security, but this time its doubling its $50,000 bug bounty.<p>Anyone who can create a recurring hack for a Chromebook or Chromebox that’s working on guest mode – meaning it comes back even after the machine’s been rebooted – will earn …

Here's a First Look at the "Black" adidas Yeezy Boost 550

Shortly after Kanye West debuted Yeezy Season 3 at Madison Square Garden last month, additional looks from the collection have been seen. First he …

Bed Bugs Aren't the Biggest Problem with This Famous Hotel. Ghosts Are.

Welcome to the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, where at least one enamored spirit haunts traveling NBA players.<p>On Saturday night, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers was subjected to one of the most harrowing experiences a seasoned traveler will ever encounter: He had to spend the night in Oklahoma City. …

Google Fiber Is Heading to This City Next

The city of Huntsville, Ala. is joining the exclusive club of cities with Google’s Fiber Internet network, its mayor announced on Monday.<p>Starting in …

That one time when the Air Force tested cats in zero gravity

It's well known that cats will always land on their feet when dropped. According to this clip, those cat-like reflexes are completely lost in a weightless environment.<p>Along with cats, the Airmen fly pigeons in a weightless state, and some of them wound up flying upside down.<p>The 1947 video was part …

North Korea planning terror attack on South, spy agency says

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North Korea is currently planning a "terrorist attack" on South Korea according to the South's spy agency.<p>A lawmaker, briefed by the National Intelligence Service (NIS), says leader Kim Jong Un himself gave the order to make preparations.<p>"North Korea's terrorist attack could be in the …

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NFL MOCK DRAFT: Here's what the experts are predicting for all 31 first-round picks

We collected the first-round predictions from 13 draft experts and put together a consensus of all 31 (yes, 31 — sorry Patriots fans) picks in the first round. While the top 10 picks are already starting to look pretty clear, after that a ton is still up in the air.<p>The experts: ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. …

I Gave Up My Corporate Job to Be a Porn Star

It was a huge leap, but Alix Lynx regrets nothing.<p><i>When Alix Lynx realized her career as a communications executive wasn't sustainable after repeated layoffs, she leapt at the opportunity to fulfill her long-time dream of becoming a porn star. A few close friends were in on the secret, but her whole</i> …

Louisiana governor: College football in jeopardy in midst of budget crisis

Louisiana's governor said no college football in the state of Louisiana is a possibility this fall in the face of a budget crisis.<p>Louisiana is in the …

The US will reopen a Cold War submarine hunting base in Iceland

The base, situated at Keflavik International Airport close to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, was first opened as a strategic US airbase for US bombers during World War II.<p>However, the base took on key strategic use during the Cold War as it allowed the US easy access to patrol the North …

BREAKING: Peyton Manning Says He "Wants to Play in Dallas, Win Jerry Jones a Super Bowl"

BREAKING: Peyton Manning Says He “Wants to Play in Dallas, Win Jerry Jones a Super Bowl”<p>February 9, 2016<p>Lead Editor and contributor for …

Here's How to Cop the "Pirate Black" Yeezy Boost 350s on Eastbay

Yesterday, we broke down the steps you need to know to cop the "Pirate Black" adidas Yeezy Boost 350s from Finish Line, and now we've got the scoop …

How a quiet boy from North Korea became one of the world's scariest dictators

For the past 50 years, the world has grown used to crazy threats from North Korea that don't lead anywhere.<p>But the threats have taken a decidedly sharper and more ominous tone under Kim Jong Un, the third supreme leader of the hermit kingdom.<p>On Saturday, North Korea fired a long-range rocket. This …

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Surely but slowly, NFL inching forward on permanent London franchise

The NFL plans to expand the number of games played in the UK from three to eight, perhaps the final test before placing a permanent team in London<p>When Roger Goodell took over as NFL commissioner in 2006 he had three clear priorities: deal with a festering labor dispute, decide which teams would …

Recommended Reading: High-tech sports stadiums of the future

The best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web.<p><b>Introducing the Stadium of the Future, Where Technology is King</b><br>Patrick Sisson,<br>Curbed<p>For sports fans, the experience of attending a game in person is becoming increasingly more high-tech. Levi's Stadium, home of Super Bowl 50 …

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A 34-Year-Old Playboy Model Known as the 'Queen of Snapchat,' Has Died

Katie May suffered a 'catastrophic' stroke.<p>Katie May, a model who posed for <i>Playboy</i> and became known as the "queen of Snapchat," has died at 34 after suffering a "catastrophic" stroke, TMZ reports.<p>On Monday, she was hospitalized from the stroke and remained in critical condition until Thursday …

The Pentagon's Newest Project Is a Giant Flying Arsenal in the Sky

A plane to assist fighter pilots on missions.<p>U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has revealed the existence of a program to develop a so-called "Arsenal Plane." Designed to support fifth generation fighters such as the F-35 with a large number of conventional weapons, it backs up the high-tech …

Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like in 10 years

In 2015, private-intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, published its Decade Forecast, in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. While international analysts often try their hand at predicting the major events of the coming year, Stratfor …

How a New Engine Could Revolutionize Air and Space Travel

The RTR turborocket combines the best of both rockets and jets to enable faster, higher flying aircraft.<p>Ever since the Concorde was put out to pasture, supersonic travel has remained out of reach for commercial air passengers. And while SpaceX and Blue Origin are showing re-usable rocket boosters …

I Am a Child of Incest—But I Won't Let It Define Me

In a raw and revealing conversation with Marie Claire, Rexan Jones embodies the power to overcome.<p>There are very few people who know the full story of my childhood. Friends know bits and pieces—that I was adopted, maybe, or that my parents have passed away, or that I am uncomfortable in crowds—but …

We saw where America's most expensive war machine gets a classified feature, but this is all we can tell you about it

<b>FORT WORTH, Texas</b>— "This room is the most advanced painting facility in the world," retired US Air Force pilot and F-35 simulation instructor Rick Royer told me as we toured Lockheed Martin's highly secure plane facility.<p>The Aircraft Final Finishes bay is where America's most expensive weapons …

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Chip Kelly visited Alabama's coaching staff, for some reason

Kelly is the latest high-profile coach to meet with the Crimson Tide staff during bowl season.<p>Chip Kelly doesn't have to worry about prepping an NFL team for the playoffs. So instead, he took a trip to visit a team that still has something to play for.<p>Kelly's future has been a mystery since he was …

Courtside Fan Gets Red Card for Yelling at Kevin Durant over Standing Too Close

Most fans sitting courtside just want to watch the game.<p>Not this dude.<p>During the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 109-90 road win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, one fan was seen jawing back and forth with OKC's Kevin Durant in the third quarter.<p>Apparently, at one point, KD was standing too close to …

The journey of Alex Tanney, who finally completed his 5-year transition from trick shot star to NFL QB

For five years, Alex Tanney has been trying to prove he's bigger than a viral trick shot video. In Week 17, he finally got the chance.<p>Week 17 of the NFL season is a magical wonderland of random players. Whether they've already been eliminated or they've already clinched playoff spots, NFL teams …