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15 vintage photos that show what Hong Kong looked like in the 1950s and 1960s

Hong Kong is very different today from how it was in the 1950s and '60s.<p>At that point in time, it was still under British rule, instead of operating under an autonomous government like it does today. The Korean War had virtually stopped China's export trade, which severely hurt Hong Kong's …

Sacha Baron Cohen Explains Departure From Freddie Mercury Biopic

Actor, Queen clashed over scope of movie, portrayal of late singer's debauchery<p>Sacha Baron Cohen told Howard Stern he dropped out of the …

Rock Music

McDonald's Mozzarella Sticks Are Now the Subject of a Class Action Lawsuit

The world's largest burger chain has now been slammed with the world's cheesiest class action lawsuit. McDonald's is already in the midst of some social media backlash over whether its new menu addition, mozzarella sticks, actually contains any cheese after a few customers were apparently served …

The World's Oldest Secret Society Let A Photographer Behind Its Closed Doors

This is where contemporary Freemasons conduct their secret affairs.<p>Freemasons are members of a fraternal organization that was established in America by stonemasons, based on a European model, in the 1720s. Today, there remain around six million Freemasons around the world -- an estimated 350,000 …

Art

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CNN

Has this Indiegogo campaign raised $100,000 selling a fake?

The Lucent 1.0 looks like hardware you want. The micro projector promises both 4K and 3D video packed into a device no bigger than your average smart phone. It’s racked up more than $100,000 from backers on Indiegogo who are keen to get their hands on its ultra-powerful, Android Lollipop UI. It’s …

Crowd Funding

The cunning way that hackers break so-called unbreakable encryption

<i>Modern encryption systems rely on oxymoronic “random generators.” This could be the crack in a supposedly unbreakable system.</i><p>As discussed in a recent Monday Note titled “Let’s Outlaw Math,” electronic messages that are encoded with modern encryption techniques are truly indecipherable by …

Information Security

Briton told horse penis remark 'could have led to war' between Kyrgyzstan and UK

A British mine worker thrown out of Kyrgyzstan for a remark about a local delicacy has claimed that police warned him he could have sent the country to war with the UK.<p>Scotsman Michael McFeat, who is now at home in Perthshire, told the Sunday Post newspaper he had been banned from entering the …

Kyrgyzstan

10 Of The Coolest Gadgets We Saw At CES 2016

We met tons of brand new tech startups at CES this year and saw gadgets ranging from health-focused wearables, drones, 3D printers, and AR/VR headsets. We even got views of the Las Vegas strip from 1,000 feet off the ground in the UberCHOPPER. These were the hottest hardware startups and most …

No, Thank You: These Are the Dirtiest Places in a Hotel Room

Gross gross gross.<p>Whether you're on vacation or traveling for work, the last thing you want to worry about is: Does this hotel room need a good cleaning? Well, it turns out it just may need it. According to an investigative report by WKMG Local 6 in Orlando, many places in a hotel room, even after …