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Best deals of the week: Bluetooth headphones, game dev training and more [Deals]

It’s the end of the week and, as always, we are highlighting a few of the deals that were featured in the past seven days to ensure that you don’t miss out on anything.<p>If these deals don’t strike your fancy, be sure to check out the dozens of other gadgets, software, and services available every …

Family capitalism’s insidious return: How billionaires are undermining America

<b>Screenshot from the "Koch Brothers Exposed" trailer (Screenshot from the "Koch Brothers Exposed" trailer)</b><p>The Kochs are only the most conspicuous 1 percenters who believe they can fashion the country in their image<p>Steve Fraser<p>September 12, 2014 11:15am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on …

Mini Oxford gives birth to 3-millionth car [w/video]

With the latest generation of Minis having only recently launched a few months ago, the company's Plant Oxford has found another reason to celebrate as it reached two major milestones almost simultaneously. Since production of the new, BMW-revived version began there in 2001, the factory has …

Sony challenges Google Glass with its new 'Smart EyeGlass'

Sony is developing a pair of smartglasses to rival Google Glass product, and has produced a slimmed-down pair of glasses with an integrated screen in the lens.<p>The Sony Smart EyeGlass acts like a secondary screen for an Android smartphone, displaying information in the view of the wearer, overlaid …

Apple Patents A Way To Make Sapphire Screens Even Stronger

Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that could help explain leaked videos showing a front screen material that is incredibly durable, and resistant to bending, scratching and shattering. The screen is thought to be based on manufactured sapphire, a material that has a toughness rating above …

10 of the most evil medical experiments in history

<b>(Wikimedia Commons)</b><p>The subjects are often society’s most vulnerable, and the doctors have rarely had to answer for their crimes<p>Larry Schwartz<p>September 4, 2014 6:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Evil scares us. Arguably our best …

Brammo Electric Motorcycle Prices Cut By $5,000 To $7,000

If you have ever wanted a Brammo electric motorcycle, this may be a good time to consider buying one.<p>Brammo is now offering an End-Of-Summer …

Where to sell your iPhone 5s, 5c and 5

All signs say Apple will introduce the iPhone 6 next week and start selling it by the end of the month. If you want to sell an old iPhone, the time is now.<p>You can get a great return on your device by selling through EBay or Craigslist, but if you don't want to deal with strangers and would rather …

iPhone

Hackers Using Law Enforcement Tools to Access iCloud Backups Unprotected by Two-Factor Authentication

Earlier today, Apple issued a press release stating that an iCloud/Find My iPhone breach had not been responsible for the leak of several private celebrity photos over the weekend, instead pointing towards a "very targeted attack on user names, passwords, and security questions" hackers used to …

Mexico authorities stage midnight migrant raid

SAN RAMON, Mexico (AP) — The lumbering freight train known as "The Beast," a key part of the route for migrants heading north to the United States, …

The Numbers Are In: NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet Smokes The Competition

NVIDIA made news last week with the official announcement of its SHIELD Tablet and companion SHIELD Wireless Controller. If you remember, the original SHIELD Portable was an all-in-one type device, powered by NVIDIA’s own Tegra 4 SoC (system on a chip). When it arrived at exactly this time last …

Credit Karma Rolls Out Free Weekly Credit Reports (Yes Really)

Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it’s not a scam.<p>Over the years, consumers have been burned by websites offering “free” credit reports which had more than a few strings attached. After signing up for their free report, these misleading sites …

Popcorn Time can now stream torrents to your Apple TV

Popcorn Time is Hollywood’s worst nightmare: a Netflix for torrents that streams the hottest movies right to your Mac or PC.<p>Now, it’s become even more nightmarish for the industry. It will now stream torrented movies directly to the Apple TV.<p>As a reminder, Popcorn Time is a cross-platform movie and …

Smart TV

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

A blockbuster for the “meta-blockbuster” age: What “Edge of Tomorrow” reveals about the sad state of action movies

<b>Tom Cruise in "Edge of Tomorrow" (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)</b><p>Tom Cruise’s new movie shows us just how heavily its genre relies on tired narrative tropes and easy formulas<p>Ryan Leas<p>June 18, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>“I’m not a soldier, really.” That’s something Tom Cruise’s Bill Cage says very early on …

Arizona sends supplies to illegal immigrant children 'dumped' in warehouse

The state of Arizona has shipped mattresses, portable toilets, and showers to a warehouse in Nogales where over 700 illegal immigrant children have been "dumped" by federal agents using the facility as a makeshift holding center.<p>An official with the Department of Homeland Security told the …

Human remains found in crocodile in Australia

It appears a man may have been eaten by a crocodile in Northern Territory in Australia, after human remains were found inside the creature close to where a man went missing on Saturday<p><b>Australian</b> police on Sunday found human remains inside a large crocodile that is believed to have snatched a man …

Seven hours at the border: Marine held in Mexico's new legal team hones case

The new lawyer for Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine held in Mexico for more than two months after mistakenly crossing the border with registered guns, is planning a new legal strategy to win the sergeant's freedom.<p>Tijuana-based attorney Lamberto Jesus Esquer Dabdoub will be looking at the …

Bloody discovery reverses the effects of aging

The fountain of youth flows red<p>GDF11 is the typically unglamorous name of a protein that may hold the key to reversing — not merely delaying — the deleterious effects of aging. Back in 2005, scientists demonstrated that the blood of young mice helps older test subjects regenerate damaged muscle …

The Golf R400 has 395 hp and will do 0-60 in less than 4 seconds

An ultimate Mk7 that's not a complete pipe dream.<p>Remember the zany Design Vision GTI concept from last year's Los Angeles Auto Show? Neat car, but there was no chance it would ever see production. The R400, on the other hand, is a much more production-friendly proposition—look past the carbon-fiber …

Los Angeles

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears …

Pot speakers, hemp cars: Mark 4/20 with ganja-inspired tech

Regardless of what you plan to do at 4:20 on 4/20, it's hard to overlook the strong connection that time and date have with pot culture. What used to be a taboo topic is increasingly the talk of the town as more states allow for medical marijuana use or outright legalize pot for recreational …

TT Offroad Concept shows Audi's design icon isn't afraid to play dirty

We'll step right out and say we like the TT Offroad Concept, but there's something that's just a bit too... familiar about it. Yes, this yellow five-door looks like a not-so-distant relative of the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept that debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. So, …

Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

Pistorius trial: Nation of competing realities

<b>This can be a bewildering country.</b><p>Take one exit on the drive north from Johannesburg to Pretoria and you'd think you were in downtown Geneva. Take the next and it's more like Kinshasa.<p>Different worlds - in a nation of notorious inequality.<p>And as we've seen this week, those sharp contrasts - in …

South Africa

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"El Vicentillo" being presented to the media in Mexico City on March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle …

Mexico

Apple Kills Sonoma AudioCopy/Paste, Retronyms Saves It

In a rare turn of events, this "Apple Kills X" headline is somewhat accurate! The music app world hasn't seen declarations of Apple killing an app in …