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Every Customer of Planet Fitness Needs to Read This Shocking Story

How do you describe something that is beyond ridiculous, beyond absurd? How do you paint a picture of something that is so upside down that it defies …

Sexual Harassment

Georgia officers terminated after caught on camera using coin-toss app to determine arrest

Two Georgia police officers were terminated on Thursday after an investigation into bodycam footage showed them using a coin-toss app to determine the arrest of a woman during a traffic stop in April.<p>Julie Brechbill, the community relations manager for the city of Roswell confirmed the news …

Crime

Watch Elon Musk's Thai cave rescue submarine in action

The rescue operation to save a Thai youth soccer team from the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non caves in northern Thailand began in earnest on Sunday, with an experienced team of divers rescuing four of the 13 people trapped. On Monday, rescuers retrieved four more boys, bringing the total freed so far …

Elon Musk

Ford is saying goodbye to cars and hello to batteries

Ford made waves recently when it announced it would stop producing cars (except for the iconic Mustang) -- in favor of SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles -- for the United States. It wasn't a big surprise and if anything it was expected since SUV and truck sales are growing while car sales …

This Artist Creates Remarkable 3-D Sketches of the World's Most Beautiful Landmarks

Even seasoned travelers haven’t seen famous landmarks like this before.<p>Italian artist Pietro Cataudella is offering a new perspective of iconic …

Woman shoots suspect in head after trying to steal her SUV with kids inside

A woman shot a suspect in the head who was trying to steal her SUV with her two children inside, Dallas police reported.<p>It happened around 10:05 p.m. …

Architect turns four shipping containers into an affordable and eco-friendly home

Architectural firm Matt Elkan Architect has unveiled a beautiful home on Australia’s south coast, with a unique twist: it’s made out of four shipping …

Design

China's new laser-powered rifle can literally set you on fire

You could get burned if you upset the Chinese government.<p>Researchers in the country have reportedly developed a prototype laser assault rifle with similar dimensions to an AK-47, according to South China Morning Post. The new high-tech weapon is dubbed the ZKZM-500.<p>The ZKZM-500 can reportedly set a …

Batteries

This Ghost Town Was Swallowed Up by Nature and Now It's an Eerily Beautiful Hiking Destination

Man and nature are often portrayed at odds with each other: As skyscrapers go up, trees come down. But sometimes the world has different plans. After …

Orlando Police Testing Amazon's Real-Time Facial Recognition

<b>Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET</b><p>Tech companies are trying to sell police real-time facial recognition systems, which can track and identify people as they walk down the street. As NPR reported two weeks ago, American police have generally held off, but there's new evidence that one police department — …

Surveillance

Texas school shooting suspect targeted girl who denied his advances, her mother says

The mother of a 16-year-old girl who was killed along with nine others in Friday's shooting at a Texas high school says she believes the suspect intentionally targeted her daughter.<p>Sadie Rodriguez, mother of Shana Fisher, said suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, repeatedly made advances toward her …

Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

Defence pamphlet shows how population can prepare in event of attack and contribute to country’s ‘total defence’<p>The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to …

Sweden

Samsung takes a swipe at iPhone “Batterygate” and notch in new ad

Samsung has released a new ad that once again picks a fight with its biggest rival, Apple. The video ad, dubbed “Moving On,” follows on from last year’s “Growing Up” campaign, and sees Samsung using recent controversies surrounding the Cupertino giant as ammunition in the ongoing fight for …

Justice League

Cop beat up teen daughter in school office as employees looked on

A Florida cop was caught on camera beating up his 14-year-old daughter inside her school’s main office as employees watched on, prosecutors said.<p>In the video, released by prosecutors this week, Miami-Dade police officer Raymond Rosario is seen slapping the girl across the face, pulling her by the …

This Is the App That’s Converting Architects Over to Apple

Technology has changed the way many architects work. Portable touchscreen devices, along with the latest software applications, have streamlined the …

Want Big, Cheap Prints? Try Printing Your Photos on Fabric

You've used your inkjet to print edge-to-edge A4s and A3s, then wanted to upsize, so you went to an online printer for a canvas or a poster. They get …

Mexican Houses That Show the Many Ways to Use Bricks

This week we present a selection of the best images of brick houses published on our site. These 11 Mexican projects reveal the diversity of …

Ever buy an original PS3? Sony may owe you $65

Remember when Sony said your PlayStation 3 would be a "computer," not just a game console? Remember when Sony backed up that claim by letting anyone (including the US Air Force) install Linux on the thing? Remember when Sony broke its promises by unceremoniously deleting that "OtherOS" feature with …

WATCH: Parkland Student Kyle Kashuv Takes Stand Against Gun Control in Piers Morgan Interview

Kyle Kashuv, the conservative Parkland student who considers himself a "very strong Second Amendment supporter," is continuing to take a stand …

I've started to mine cryptocurrency, and it's surprisingly easy — but I'm still 8 months away from breaking even

I have two of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy: the GTX 1080, which I then upgraded to the GTX 1080 Ti. And they just so happen to be some of the best graphics cards for mining cryptocurrencies.<p>Cryptomining is the process of solving complex problems to verify digital transactions using …

Cryptocurrency

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Former Trump campaigner and Rubio intern shot 13 times while sleeping

A longtime GOP staffer who worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign and interned for Sen. Marco Rubio in 2011 was discovered dead Tuesday after being shot 13 times in his sleep.<p>Nick Corvino, 30, of Kissimmee, Fla., was shot in his legs, back and head, the arrest affidavit stated, the Orlando …

Giant python: Indonesians eat huge snake after man defeats reptile

<b>A giant python in Indonesia met an unfortunate end when it was eaten after it lost a battle with a local man.</b><p>Security guard Robert Nababan encountered the snake on a palm oil plantation road in Sumatra's Batang Gansal district on Saturday.<p>Mr Nababan tried to catch the python, reports say, which was …

Plantations

Woman films her internet-connected camera whispering ‘Hola señorita’

This is not an episode of <i>Black Mirror</i>. A couple of months ago, Rilana Hamer from the Netherlands bought a small internet-connected camera from a local convenience store. She wanted to use the device to keep an eye on her puppy while away from the house. But it wasn’t only the puppy that was being …

Pi can wirelessly charge your phone from a short distance

Despite Apple finally releasing phones with wireless charging, the technology has actually been around for several years. And the fact is, charging via a pad is still kind of a pain -- you can't really use them when they're being charged and you either need a charging pad for every device or one …

Logitech's latest no-lag wireless gear includes a mechanical keyboard

Logitech's ultra-low lag wireless peripherals are quickly expanding beyond mice. It's introducing two more peripherals that take advantage of its Lightspeed tech, including its first keyboard. The G613 (above) has the mechanical switches that many gamers prefer in a keyboard while offering the …

Trevor Noah defends Melania Trump’s stilettos: ‘Who cares?’

It’s not every day that Trevor Noah echoes conservative writers and President Trump supporters. But on Tuesday night, the host of the “Daily Show with Trevor Noah” did just that, defending Melania Trump for her choice of shoes while traveling to hurricane-ravaged Texas.<p>Earlier that day, Noah said, …

Donald Trump

This is how MoviePass plans to make money with a $10-a-month unlimited plan that seems too good to be true

When MoviePass announced this week that it would be lowering the rates for its unlimited movie buffet to only $10 a month it immediately became a trending topic. With the average movie ticket in the US about $9, and a ticket in a city like New York costing more than $16, the deal was impossible to …

MoviePass

A Tesla owner shows his 97-year-old Grandpa a car from the future

Zac Carmi showed his 97-year-old grandfather his Tesla. His grandpa was pretty impressed. You can watch video of the adorable interaction below.<p>In what could be some of the cutest footage of a lovable grandpa discovering the future ever, Carmi loads his grandpa into the car and accelerates. …

An American sports car icon will officially die in August

Previously, designer Ralph Gilles let the date slip during a speech at the 2017 Chicago auto show held in February, but this is the first time Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has made the date official, according to <i>ClickOnDetroit</i>.<p>The Dodge Viper and its 8.4-liter V-10 engine have been hand-assembled at …

Sports Cars