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Cops using controversial database to identify search and seizure targets

The <i>Washington Post</i> has reported that a network called "Black Asphalt" is used by police officers as a (possibly illegal) aid in seizing drugs and cash during roadside stops. The site was created by a counterterrorism firm called Desert Snow, and has been tapped by as many as 25,000 police officers, …

Watch a Comedian Explain 'Why Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong'

Here's a hilariously on-point video by comedian Paul Gale that skewers <b>Starbucks</b> baristas' long-documented <b>inability to spell some people's names correctly</b>. (The joke goes both ways, equally making fun of those who haughtily post spelling errors on social media.) Speaking from the point-of-view of a …

Thank You Katy Perry, THIS Is How You Subtweet

Photo: Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic<p>In a shining example of perhaps the finest celebrity feud subtweet ever typed, Katy Perry shared the following shady message on Twitter last night, as if out of nowhere:<p>So, whatever could it mean?! WELL, the Internet has decided it's directed at Taylor Swift...and the …

13 Nostalgic Childhood Foods for Grown-Ups

Here are 13 recipes inspired by everyone’s favorite childhood foods.<p>Remember being a kid? All you needed to be happy was a gooey grilled cheese …

The last supermoon – in pictures

This full moon marks the third in a trilogy of supermoons this summer. July and August’s full moons both fell during the moon’s perigee – when it was at the closest point in its orbit to Earth. It is also a harvest moon, which rises around the same time that the sun sets, giving the moon a …

French Fries and Other Foods You Should Never Order to Go

It's a fact of life: certain foods travel much better than others. It's never fun to realize that the meal you ordered for delivery simply didn't hold up in transit and is beyond repair, so we've gathered 11 foods that you should think twice before ordering to go.<p>There are plenty of foods that hold …

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What Top Designers Think Of Apple’s New Smartwatch

Gadi Amit, Brett Lovelady, and Dana Krieger weigh in on the watch and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.<p><i>Today, Apple unveiled three new products: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch, Cupertino’s first (and long rumored) foray into the wearables category. We asked three top</i> …

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Apple unveils large iPhones, smartwatch

Apple has moved to recapture its role as the leading tech trend-setter as it unveiled its first smartwatch and two large-screen versions of the …

Apple Watch: The net reacts to Apple's first wearable

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1107000/1107105_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522203489_0e15c3d17acb2695d456cbb94c687bc1<p><b>It's not often that details of a major tech product can be kept under wraps until it appears on stage, but the Apple Watch managed to dodge the</b> …

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10 iPhone Cases For The Food Obsessed

We've brought you food-themed iPhone cases before. As food nerds, we can't help but get into this totally geeky way of showing our love for food. The cases we shared with you before were beautiful and tasteful, but we have a whole new batch to showcase.<p>These cases aren't necessarily <i>improved</i> …

Generous Man Celebrates Birthday by Handing Out $5 Bills to Strangers in the Street

What did you wish for on your last birthday? For Bob Blackley, the greatest present he could receive was the gift of giving. Continuing a tradition that he started two years ago, the Winston-Salem, North Carolina resident stood outside on the corner of an intersection in order to give out $5 bills …

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10 Things About Instant Ramen You'll Be Embarrassed You Never Knew

Everyone loves ramen these days. Classic ramen restaurants populate the country's biggest cities, and people love the instant stuff so much they have turned it into a hamburger bun, a lobster roll and even a burrito. We just can't get enough of the salty and addictive noodles.<p>And as we all learned …

Everything Apple Announced at Its September 2014 Event

After months of anticipation, the iPhone 6 is finally official… along with a bunch of other stuff! Here’s a recap of the highlights from Apple’s event today in Cupertino in case you were having some technical problems with the livestream. For full details, check out the link(s) below each highlight.<p>…