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The iPhone X cracked on the first drop

If you just spent $1,000 or more on an iPhone X, put a case on it now!<p>Apple's tenth-anniversary iPhone has a slick new look with a nearly bezel-less screen, glass back and stainless steel frame. Just like the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the glass back allows the X to have wireless charging-- but it also …

Wake Up

I am writing in response to the spectrum of opinions from active and former NFL players related to an increase in athlete activism, and out of …

50 Interesting Facts About Earth

1 of 52<p>Introduction<p>Alien worlds may be all the rage, with their mystique and promise, but the orb we call home, planet Earth, has all the makings for …

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

<b>(Knopf/Michael Lionstar/HBO)</b><p>Blaming religion for violence, says Karen Armstrong, allows us to dismiss the violence we’ve exported worldwide<p>Michael Schulson<p>November 23, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a …

Read the Infamous Letter the FBI Sent to Martin Luther King Jr.

An uncensored and infamous letter sent to Martin Luther King Jr. following his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech serves as a chilling reminder of the federal government’s ability to do wrong.<p>The letter, which berates King as an “evil, abnormal beast,” ends by attempting to convince the civil rights …

‘A teenage girl bled to death over two days’: Ebola nurses describe life and death on the frontline

Bridget Mulrooney, 36<br>American nurse working for the International Medical Corps in Bong County, Liberia<p>I was working as a travel nurse at a children’s hospital in California when I got an email from International Medical Corps asking if I was interested in deploying to Liberia to help fight Ebola. …

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

Congrats, you owe the Alternative Minimum Tax

We are now solidly into 2014, so it’s time to start thinking about your 2013 tax bill. One big question to be answered is whether you will owe the …

Why the Hall of Fame doesn't matter anymore

The Hall of Fame should be great, but there is too much standing in the way for that to happen these days.<p>I want to care about baseball's Hall of Fame. The idea of a museum that functions as a record of the best players ever to take Major League Baseball's field is a great one, but in practice, …

December's Best Android Apps

With December 2013 now consigned to the history books, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month. So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best Android apps to hit Google Play in recent weeks.<p>VSCO<p>VSCO Cam is …

The Big Dipper is Not a Constellation

Myth: The “Big Dipper” is a constellation.<p>In fact, the Big Dipper is an asterism. A constellation is an officially recognized group of stars as …

The mysterious story of the battery startup that promised GM a 200-mile electric car

At the end of November 2012, Atul Kapadia and Sujeet Kumar hosted the staff of their startup company for a holiday lunch of Mexican food at a Palo Alto, California restaurant. For days, the pair—the CEO and CTO, respectively, of a lithium-ion battery company called Envia Systems—had awaited an …

Intellectual Property

Gingrich vs. the Right on Apartheid: 'What Would You Have Done?'

A message about Nelson Mandela that conservatives sorely need to hear<p>I think this is a fairly noteworthy statement from Newt Gingrich on Mandela's passing that should get some airing. Gingrich is addressing the rather disgraceful response to Mandela's passing that we've seen in some quarters:<p>Some …

Xbox One's 500GB HDD swapped for bigger, faster drives, and tested for performance

The Xbox One arrives with a 500GB HDD built-in, and in contrast to the PlayStation 4's easily-accessed storage, it's not meant to be accessed or replaced by the user, ever. While we'll probably leave ours in place to keep from voiding the warranty or risk a ban from Xbox Live, a few folks have …

PS4 And Xbox One Pose Major Problems For Internet Providers

As the Sony's Playstation 4 launched midnight today in the UK, there are some potential pitfalls that mean consumers might not get the most out of their systems unless they carefully consider their home network.<p>Consoles used to be the easy option. They were plug and play devices that worked …

The Rise of the Most Powerful Woman Ever to Rule China

A new book on the Empress Dowager Cixi explores the early life of one of the country's most important historical figures.<p><i>For much of the second half of the 19th century, as China’s Qing Dynasty fell into terminal decline, the country was ruled by the Empress Dowager Cixi, a once-teenage concubine</i> …

Why Kids Are Losing Interest in Baseball

Baseball as we know it today is a disciplined, specialized, unapologetically grueling game better suited to grown-ups.<p>Every October, as World Series drama unfolds, parents lament that their kids don’t care about baseball.<p>Their concern is hardly unfounded: Baseball has, indeed, lost its edge with …

Scottish town miffed at role in Grand Theft Auto V

Tourism Web sites describe Hawick, Scotland, as a charming town of rolling hills known for rugby, quality knitwear, and frequent floral awards.<p>In the newly released Grand Theft Auto V, however, a fictional town of the same name is a hub for "druggie hipsters." And some in the real Hawick are none …

'Grand Theft Auto V' Reviews: It's The Epic Game We've Waited Five Years For

The latest game in Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" series was released Tuesday.<p>It's been more than five years since the last game, "Grand Theft Auto IV," came out in April 2008 to critical acclaim.<p>Expectations have been incredibly high for "GTA V."<p>Besides Rockstar's reputation, the game also had …

Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto V on PS3: Video analysis says don’t buy digital

Grand Theft Auto V has broken a big sales record in this week, but some versions of the open-world action game are having technical issues.<p>Digital Foundry, the video game technology specialist for Eurogamer, analysed the PlayStation 3 digital download version of GTA V and reported serious streaming …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Grand Theft Auto Won't Return to London

Rockstar's Dan Houser also talks about the lack of a female playable character in GTA V.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Grand Theft Auto is a series unafraid to …

GTA V Launches: What The Latest Game in the Grand Theft Auto Series Does Differently

Grand Theft Auto V, one of the year's most eagerly awaited video games, released today for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A GameStop spokesperson told …

Athletics cost colleges, students millions

As colleges and students face exploding spending, tuition and student debt, many question all of the money spent on sports.<p>CINCINNATI -- College sports create undeniable campus pride and identity, but spending has increased so fast it's taking money from academics and student services.<p>The …

Are prosecutors taking advantage of material witness orders?

<b>(Africa Studio via Shutterstock)</b><p>They may be used to coerce false testimony out of unwilling witnesses, possibly resulting in tainted convictions<p>Joaquin Sapien<p>August 17, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on ProPublica.<p>The 20-year-old document – labeled the Hotel Custody log by the Brooklyn …

OontZ Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $40 shipped

Amazon has the OontZ Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by Cambridge SoundWorks for only $39.99 shipped. That’s $20 less than anywhere else and 43% off the list price of $70. Amazon’s customers also gave the Oontz 4.5/5 stars with good reviews.<p>The Oontz features a 10 hour rechargeable …

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The Surveillance Speech: A Low Point in Barack Obama's Presidency

His tone on Friday was inappropriately dismissive, while the substance was misleading at best and mendacious at worst.<p>Reuters<p>Jon Stewart once reacted to a Barack Obama speech by marveling that "at 11 o'clock on a Tuesday, a prominent politician spoke to Americans about race as though they were …