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Nancy Grace And Rapper 2 Chainz Have An Incredible Debate Over Legalizing Pot

Nancy Grace and rapper 2 Chainz had an amazing debate over the legalization of marijuana Tuesday night on the legal analyst's HLN show.<p>The rapper, who graduated from Alabama State University with a 4.0 while on a basketball scholarship, is in favor of legalizing the drug. GossipCop summed up 2 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Dirty car artist leaves masterpieces in the dust

He is an Eagle Scout, a versatile bar-band drummer and a senior GUI designer for a company that creates mobile apps for the health care industry.<p>But Scott Wade is famous for drawing dirty pictures.<p>It’s not the content that raises eyebrows but the canvas on which Wade creates. Present him with a …

Charlie Hebdo Office in Paris Attacked by Gunmen; 12 Killed

Satirical Magazine Targeted in Past for Cartoons on Islam; Hollande Calls Shooting a Terror Attack<p>PARIS—Masked gunmen stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing a dozen people and decimating a newsroom that long took pride in defying the outrage—and death …

Terrorism

So You’d Like To Make a Map Using Python

Making thematic maps has traditionally been the preserve of a ‘proper’ GIS, such as ArcGIS or QGIS. While these tools make it easy to work with …

Python Programming

38% Of People Who Are “Single And Looking” Have Used A Dating Site Or App, Says Pew

One in 10 Americans have used a dating site or app, including 38% of people who currently describe themselves as “single and looking,” according to Pew Research Center’s first survey on online dating since 2005.<p>Pew found that over the last eight years, the number of people who went on a date with …

With Internet Explorer On Board, WebGL Is Ready For Prime Time

We’ve seen developers create 3D content in the browser for a while now, but to do so, they had to use Flash or other tools because browsers didn’t support this kind of content out of the box. WebGL, a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 2D and 3D graphics in the browser natively, has been …

OneClass Raises $1.6M To Expand Its Note Collaboration Platform Beyond Post-Secondary

Toronto-based startup and FounderFuel accelerator graduate OneClass today announced a new $1.6 million Series A round investment led by SAIF partners and including previous investor Real Ventures, as well as several angels. The education startup provides a collaborative note, lecture and textbook …

'Google Play Newsstand' could bring digital newspaper subscriptions to Android soon

You can already download anything from TV shows to magazines from Google Play, so it's no surprise that newspaper subscriptions might come in the future. <i>Android Police</i> tore down the upcoming Google Play version 4.4., and it strongly hints at a portal called Newsstand. It's not exactly brand new -- …

Smartphones are making shopping more fun

In 2010, I wrote that one of the trends I expected in 2011 was that ecommerce companies were making shopping fun. The first generation of these …

Statistical models can predict a Kickstarter’s success within 4 hours | Ars Technica

How people tweet about your Kickstarter matters a lot in this model.<p>Kickstarter has become the Internet’s prime vector for Cinderella stories, …

The Navy’s newest warship is powered by Linux | Ars Technica

The USS Zumwalt will be a floating data center—armed with missiles and robot guns.<p>When the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) puts to sea later this year, it …

Stitch Fix mixes taste and tech to ramp up your style game

Stitch Fix wants to be Rachel Zoe for those who can’t afford her.<p>The personal shopping platform has raised $12 million to make professional styling more accessible and affordable.<p>Women create a style profile on Stitch Fix and receive a box with five clothing items hand-picked by a stylist, along …

This malware holds your encrypted data ransom for Bitcoins

Criminals are taking your data, tying it up with some major encryption, and then throwing it back at you, saying, “You pay me, and I’ll decrypt your precious information.”<p>And, of course, these guys are looking for Bitcoin in addition to other forms of currency.<p>CryptoLocker, the malware these …

Online Video is Exploding in Russia. This Report Explains All

It’s easy for tech news sites and entrepreneurs alike to focus on the USA and prominent Western European markets when there are significant opportunities if you look further afield.<p>Consider Russia, for example. It’s Europe’s biggest Internet market in terms of number of users and yet only 57 …

Uber Lands In Kuala Lumpur

Uber, the driver-for-hire service that lets you summon a swanky car via your smartphone, is expanding further in Asia, landing in Kuala Lumpur today.<p>The company announced in a blog post that a few hours ago, secret Ubers made their first appearance in the Malaysian city — but the entire service …

Docomo Gives Developers Greater Access to its Siri-Like Services

We’ve written in the past about Docomo’s development of its Siri-like services — such as Shabette Concier, launched in February 2012 — and now Japan’s biggest mobile operator is upping its proposition to developers with plans to extend the APIs for its “conversation-oriented applications” from …

Meet Raspberry Pi NoIR, an infrared camera board for low light photography

If Raspberry Pi owners wanted to use the device's camera board for nighttime photography, they had to engage in some extremely delicate tinkering, as the unit's IR filter was firmly attached. Until now. The folks at Raspberry Pi took to their blog today to announce the debut of Pi NoIR, an infrared …

Government Shutdown Good For TaskRabbit, Which Saw 13,000 Applications In One Day

The government shutdown might not have been good for the country–or for federal employees and the tech and science sectors–but it sure was good for TaskRabbit. The firm, which allows people to outsource themselves for chores and earn a bit of extra cash on the side, saw 13,000 applications in one …

Schools Aren't Teaching Kids To Code; Here's Who Is Filling The Gap

Learning to code is all the rage these days, but not in one place that matters a lot: U.S. schools.<p>U.S. students already significantly lag their global counterparts where math and science skills are concerned. But computer science is in even worse shape: Of 12 technical subjects examined in a …

Post-Funding Round, Skycure Launches Its Mobile Hacker Detection Software

Last year we covered the news that Skycure – a Bring Your Own Device security startup – had raised $3 million in a round lead by Israeli VC Pitango. It’s now launched a new suite of threat detection software that it says monitors network traffic to address suspicious behaviour on user devices. Its …

Private search engine Blippex turns to WebRTC to guarantee surfers’ anonymity

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Blippex, the new search engine that launched in July, is all about privacy — OK, <i>mostly</i> about privacy, as it’s also playing …

Shareaholic Report: Pinterest Drives 3x More Referrals than Twitter

A report released Tuesday by Shareaholic, a maker of digital tools that help get content get distributed, discovered and shared across the web, tracked 200,000 publishers reaching 250 million people monthly to reveal referral traffic trends from eight of the largest social networks over the past 13 …

After One Month, 73% of iOS Users Have Adopted iOS 7

Apple’s iOS 7 has been available to the public for exactly one month. In that time, about 73% of all iOS users have updated their iPhones, iPads and iPods to Apple’s new operating system, amounting to a little more than 250 million devices.<p>Mobile analytics company Mixpanel has been tracking iOS 7 …

Digital Loyalty Platform Pirq Launches Nationwide, Gives Up On Daily Deals

Seattle-based Pirq, a digital loyalty and deals platform provider, is now moving away from the deal space entirely, the company says. In addition to deals, the startup had earlier been testing a digital loyalty program which includes smartphone apps that allow consumers to earn rewards at nearby …

Voxeljet: From 3D printed James Bond cars to a wildly successful IPO

Voxeljet is probably the only 3D printing company that has the approval of both investors and James Bond.<p>The German company, which makes large format commercial 3D printers, made a strong public debut on Friday. While Voxeljet priced its 6.5 million shares at $13 each, trading pushed their price up …

Meet Blogger Mobile: Biz Stone’s Idea for Twitter Before It Was Twitter

Even with the best of ideas, timing is still everything. And sometimes you arrive years too early to something big.<p>Just ask Biz Stone, one of the …

Mobile

Why the government unpublished the source code for Healthcare.gov

When the government first launched Healthcare.gov as an informational site back in June, open source advocates were delighted to hear that the code would be available for anyone to see on the public programming library GitHub. "This new flagship federal .gov website is 'open by design, open by …

Grand Theft Auto V accounted for 50% of all games software sold last month—and that’s bad news

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Two sets of numbers out this week show just how quickly the ground is shifting in the videogame industry. Figures from the NPD Group, released monthly and watched closely, show a bumper September for videogame retail sales. Total US sales came in at $1.08 billion across …

Grand Theft Auto

Why getting married to the TV industry may not be the road to success Twitter is hoping for

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Dmitris K<p>Ever since Twitter filed the official documents for its initial public offering, there has …

Televisions

Arnold Schwarzenegger hopes you left enough room for his fist in Reddit AMA

Not every action film star can say they delivered enough one-liners to become a parody of themselves, but Arnold Schwarzenegger certainly can. Now, the former California governor is promoting his new film, <i>Escape Plan</i>, by offering to say any of those famous lines on camera. The fun has already …

Arnold Schwarzenegger