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Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

Samsung Gear Live Review

For what seems like forever, companies have been telling us that wearables are here to stay and trying to sell them to the public in all types of crazy forms but nothing has really stuck. We’ve seen everything from fitness bands to smartwatches but nobody has managed to convince us that we <i>need</i> to …

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

<b>(Reuters/Gus Ruelas/Robert Galbraith/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Andrew Leonard<p>July 6, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the …

Remember the Veterans Health Care Crisis?

Hav­ing so far failed to com­plete re­form le­gis­la­tion in­ten­ded to en­sure vet­er­ans don’t die wait­ing for health care, law­makers re­turn …

Forget <em>Hobby Lobby</em>—This Case Could Wreck Obamacare

A fed­er­al ap­peals court might be on the verge of blow­ing a massive hole in the found­a­tion of Obama­care.<p>The U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the D.C. …

Health Care

Ordinary Web users reportedly snared in NSA surveillance

The vast majority of Internet communications swept up by the National Security Agency during surveillance of digital networks were not from intended targets, according to the Washington Post.<p>A four-month study of a cache of intercepted conversations provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Larry Page's Plan To Deal With All The Jobs That Are Getting Wiped Out By Technology

Google CEO Larry Page was asked how society should deal with unemployment that may arise from technological advances.<p>His answer is surprisingly French. He says companies should consider hiring two part-time workers to do one full-time job. This way more people are employed, which is better for …

The Truck of the Future Will Have Everything...Except a Driver

Autos<p>Truck drivers could become a thing of the past on the highways of the future. Daimler thinks so and unveiled it driverless Future Truck 2025 on Thursday. Using the maker’s Highway Pilot system, the prototype semi-truck is capable of hauling a full load at speeds exceeding 50 mph. “The truck of …

Semi Truck

Marine's wife disappears at national park

They had plans for the holiday weekend, to visit the zoo and stop by an amusement park. But now Lore Heavilin just wants her daughter to come home.<p>Nineteen-year-old Erin Corwin vanished without a trace more than a week ago. Corwin, the pregnant wife of a Marine, went missing in Southern California …

Judge fulfills 20-year sentencing deal for stepmom

HONOLULU (AP) — An "evil" stepmother derived pleasure from severely beating her husband's 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Army housing in …

Six Flags roller coaster derailment: 'Cracking' noises, then screams

Riders and witnesses of the partial derailment of the Ninja roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain said they heard loud cracks followed by screams just as the accident occurred Monday evening.<p>Jeremy Ead was on the famous thrill ride about 6 p.m. when a tree branch fell onto the tracks, causing …

Here’s a recording of Britney Spears without AutoTune

As long as “leaks” have existed, unaltered and unflattering vocal tracks recorded by non-beloved female singers have fallen into the hands of the …

PS4 DualShock 4 Smartphone Attachment Clip Released, Letting You Bypass Those Awful Touch Controls

The DualShock 4 is compatible with pretty much everything you attach it to, including smartphones, but holding the controller and your favorite phone …

UK joins the US in banning uncharged devices from flights

A few days ago, the US Government announced that all airline passengers with personal electronics would be required to turn their gadgets on in order to demonstrate that they work. Now, the Department for Transport has announced that those same regulations will also be applied to flights in and out …

Sweat sensor could make iWatch most personal device ever

Design questions aside, the true mystery about Apple’s long-rumored iWatch lies in exactly what types of health-related sensors the wearable might include. A recent report claims the iWatch will sport an astonishing 10 different sensors, including one for sweat.<p>While pedometers, accelerometers, …

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LG Display unveils flexible TV panel that can be rolled up to 3cm

LG Display has come up with a new flexible TV panel that people can roll up just like a newspaper.<p>The South Korean company on Thursday unveiled two 18-inch OLED panels -- one that's rollable and another that's transparent. This means televisions using this type of technology can be easily hidden on …

Teenager 'unlawfully killed' teacher Ann Maguire

Teenager accused of murdering Ann Maguire accepts responsibility for "unlawful killing", court hears<p>A teenager accused of murdering teacher Ann Maguire in her classroom "has accepted responsibility for the unlawful killing", a court heard today.<p>Richard Wright QC, defending, told Leeds Crown Court …

Wife had protective order for Texas shooter

When faced with a home full of his estranged wife's relatives, police say, Ronald Lee Haskell opened fire.<p>When faced with a judge, he collapsed.<p>The episode Friday in a Texas courtroom reportedly came during a reading of the six capital murder charges facing the 33-year-old suspect. Two law …

Tattooists, Tattoed: Images of Body Ink Worldwide - Exhibition at theMusée Quai Branly | LensCulture

The Musée Quai Branly in Paris is known for its globe-spanning exhibitions and ability to connect physically and temporally disparate cultures with our contemporary moment. No where is this better on display than their latest exhibition "Tattooists and Tattooed." The exhibition returns to the …

Tattoos

Netanyahu vows 'any means necessary' to stop Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will use “any means necessary” to stop Islamic militant group Hamas from bombing civilians but declined to say when his military action will stop or whether he will continue using ground troops.<p>Netanyahu said on “Fox News Sunday” that his …

Chinese TV threw Apple a slow curve on privacy

China watchers who know more about the country than I say that western reports about a story broadcast on China Central Television last week — China …

Seven earthquakes shake Oklahoma in two days

On Saturday and Sunday in Oklahoma, there were seven earthquakes. You read that right. Not tornadoes. Earthquakes.<p>The most severe temblor registered 4.3 near Langston, the U.S. Geological Survey site showed, delivering a rumble to Logan County, north of Oklahoma City, according to the U.S. …

GameStop's Involvement in Development Is Another Black Mark on Pre-Order Bonuses

There are people sitting around a conference table determining how best to monetize fun. It's been obvious for years that games are often consumer products that exist as a way to separate us from our hard-earned money, and we accepted this relationship because we place such a premium on our own …

Washing Machines

Beats Goes After Chinese Counterfeiters With Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit

Just over a month after Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker made its first major post-acquisition move by filing a lawsuit …

Remains could be those of American missing in Mexico

Harry Devert left a job as a trader in finance to take a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America.<p>Six months ago, he vanished after sending his girlfriend in New York an ominous text message from a troubled region in Mexico, about being escorted from "an area too …

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Sony Explains Why PS4 Hasn't Caught Fire In Japan

Even though Sony's console has gotten off to a blockbuster start worldwide, selling over 7 million units to consumers last we heard, and likely a few million more since, there’s one market that it’s found to be a rather tough nut to crack.<p>That would be Sony’s home turf of Japan, where the PS4 has …