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Bounty hunters are legally hacking Apple and the Pentagon – for big money

A growing roster of ‘white hat’ hackers earn thousands finding chinks in the digital armor of the US government and companies such as Apple and Google<p>Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18.<p>Now 21, it is his full time job. This month so far he has earned $21,150, in installments: he …

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How Microsoft built a computer so good, even Apple wanted to copy it

They were there to launch the Surface Pro 3, the newest version of Microsoft's tablet.<p>"This is a big day," Nadella told Panay. "Let's get it right."<p>The pressure was on: The first generation of Surface tablets had performed so badly in the market, Microsoft had to take a $900 million write-down for …

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Forget contactless cards. You will soon be able to pay with your veins

The death of the plastic credit card could be a step closer as high street names including McDonald's and the Co-op prepare to test a breakthrough finger-scanning payment technology.<p>FingoPay, developed by British start-up Sthaler, uses a biometric reader to scan the veins of a shopper’s finger, …

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Ohio University to Get North American's First Pizza ATM

Just going to make a withdrawal.<p>Customers will soon be able to get pizza from an ATM at one Ohio University. Xavier University in Cincinnati has partnered with a French company to install the first Pizza ATM in North America.<p>The company, Paline, says the machine will hold 70 pizzas at once. …

Star Wars Celebration 2016: The Dark Knight Writer Making Darth Vader VR Movie

Telling a new and completely original story.<p>The Dark Knight writer David Goyer is working with ILMxLAB to create a new virtual reality movie focused …

Florida man shoots at Pokémon Go players, mistaking them for burglars

Late-night encounter and teen saying 'Did you get anything?' set off the shooter<p>Orlando police say a Florida man fired at two teenage <i>Pokémon Go</i> players very early on Saturday morning, believing they were looking for a house to rob. No one was injured.<p>The Orlando Sentinel reported the incident …

The Science Of How Fast A Fart Is

The nerds at <i>Asap Science</i> went Good Will Huntingall over a whiteboard to figure out that “the smelly part” of a fart can theoretically fly at 243 …

47 New Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

The best new rap, R&B, country, and pop for April, in no particular order.

Rihanna's Work: Chris Hemsworth reads lyrics to hit song

“Work, work, work, work, work.” Rihanna‘s hit song “Work” is poetry, especially when it pours out of Chris Hemsworth‘s booming baritone voice.<p>During …

Fizzy Fruit Will Change Your Life

This is no April Fool’s prank: using just a cooler, plastic wrap, and some dry ice, you can transform regular fruit into carbonated, flavor-bomb party snacks. The experience is something high-class Pop Rocks, and it only takes a little bit of assembly (and 12 hours of waiting) to bring to …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Science Kombat: Who would win in a fight between Einstein and Darwin?

Science Kombat is a new browser-based game that lets some of history’s most famous scientists duke it out in an epic grudge match<p>Here’s something fun for a Friday: If you miss the heady days of over-the-top fighting games from the early 90s, then Superinteressante magazine has a neat little …

Donald Trump wants to weaken U.S. libel laws

Donald Trump is threatening to weaken constitutional protections for reporters as president, making it easier for him to sue them.<p>The celebrity …

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

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UK says it may ban Donald Trump

Remember when Donald Trump said he wanted to ban all Muslims from entering the United States and then hundreds of thousands of Brits were all like: …

School teacher beats drunk driving charge after proving that her body brews alcohol

A woman in the United States has escaped a drink-driving charge — after proving that her body is a natural “brewery.”<p>The woman, who has not been …

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The Force Awakens box office: Star Wars will pass Titanic on all-time list

Today in how many box office records can <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> break, Disney reports that the new film will end 2015 with a domestic total of …

I’m sorry for calling Disney ‘white slavers’: George Lucas in apology for Star Wars comments

LOS ANGELES — George Lucas has apologized for criticizing Disney’s handling of Star Wars and saying he had sold his characters to “white slavers” in …

Luke Skywalker still missing from latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens posters

Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Film,Culture,Science fiction and fantasy,JJ Abrams<p>Latest publicity round for ultra-hyped space opera reboot features Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Han Solo and Princess Leia. But the Jedi Knight remains absent<p>The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Mark Hamill’s Luke …

Trudeau’s next test: Make change a reality

Justin Trudeau has an eye on overhauling the political culture. He wants to be Ottawa's renaissance man. His timing for the mission could hardly be better. If Canadians thought the operation run by Stephen Harper was ugly before, look at what we're hearing now. Not from Mr. Harper's opponents, but …

Trudeau needs to usher in a new Canadian position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

In the 78 days of electioneering prior to the federal election, our political leaders managed to find maybe 30 seconds for Israel and Palestine, and Canada's relationship to them.<p>Near the end of the first all-party debate on TV, Stephen Harper raised the issue, pointedly calling Israel "the best …

Harper’s election ad about mentally ill father interferes with justice system: lawyers

Stephen Harper is interfering with Canada's justice system in an election advertisement that unfairly puts the label "criminal" on a father who killed his children while extremely mentally ill, say the man's lawyers.<p>In the minute-long radio ad, the Conservative leader references "the tragic story" …

6 Things You Learn From Spending 18 Straight Hours in a Starbucks

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Dan Gentile/Thrillist</i><p>No matter how you feel about the Jolly Green Mermaid, you've followed the siren song to a Starbucks at one point or another. But most of us just go in and out. Or camp for a chunk of the work day. But what are you missing in those hours when you're not in …

This man was arrested and robbed on a Twitch live stream

On Thursday, a Twitch streamer named Mr. Big had a very bad night. After 12 hours of live-streamed gaming, Big got a noise complaint from his neighbors that would escalate into two different arrests and one low-level robbery — most of which was caught on tape.<p>The complaint began with a friendly …

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Liberal Party Says They Will Not Expand Powers for Canada’s NSA | VICE News

The Liberal Party of Canada clarified its platform on Tuesday saying that they don't intend to give the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) any new powers to surveil Canadians.<p>In the Liberals' platform, released Monday, the party committed to "limit Communications Security Establishment's …

Why Donald Trump, like Ted Cruz and Nickelback, is Canada’s fault: A story of gold, whiskey and hookers

If a President Donald Trump ever takes his seat in the White House, Canada will be at least partly to blame.<p>More than 100 years ago, a German …

Marijuana ‘infinitely worse’ than tobacco, should be discouraged: Harper

Marijuana is "infinitely worse" than tobacco and its use should be widely discouraged in Canada, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says.<p>The remarks come the morning after the federal leaders' French-language debate, in which Harper's clash with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the issue of …

Star Wars: why Princess Leia is nearly two years older than twin Luke Skywalker

Relative velocity time dilation means that Princess Leia is older than Luke Skywalker, according to scientists<p>They are supposed to be twins, but Princess Leia would actually be nearly two years older than Luke Skywalker because of Einstein’s theory of relativity, say scientists.<p>The fact that Luke …