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To truly love the 'Star Wars' prequels, stop watching them - The Kernel

Think of a film. One you’ve seen—<i>The Conversation</i>, for example. You remember it stars Gene Hackman; maybe that Robert Duvall is in there for a hot …

Movies

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

Oculus Rift is helping football players skill-up in virtual reality off the field

Oculus Rift is often associated with gaming, however, the virtual reality technology is now being used to train football players off the field.<p>Quarterbacks and coaches alike spend hours a week watching footage of football games to find areas of weakness and ways to improve their game.<p>Virtual …

Taliban Attack Kills Three in Kabul

Suicide bomber strikes bus carrying Afghan government employees as violence heats up across country<p>KABUL—A Taliban suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying employees of the Afghan Attorney General’s Office in Kabul on Sunday, a deadly attack that comes as violence is heating up across the country.<p>A …

Afghanistan

Germany's Angela Merkel in Moscow to mark end of WWII

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1166000/1166328_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524752180_128adfe17400d528c59d53d0aac3e781<p><b>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has attended a wreath-laying ceremony in Moscow to commemorate the Russians killed during World War Two.</b><p>Mrs Merkel and …

Bittersweet On Bostwick Lane - Photographs and text by Susan Worsham | LensCulture

In this body of work I am coming to terms with loss. I have lost both my father and my mother, yet it’s the suicide of my brother that seeps into my work like a slow forming stain—and has slowly become the stand-in for the others.<p>My brother took his own life on his first visit home after severing …

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Mobile Devices

2 slain police officers mourned in Mississippi town

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — One was a decorated "Officer of the Year." The other was a proud recent graduate of the academy who had wanted to be a …

Amazingly Regal Couch Shaped Like A Life-Size Hippo

The artist who brought us the majestic rhino throne and a herd of animal-themed furniture is back with another bizarrely regal creation: this time, a couch shaped like a hippopotamus. Mximo Riera's couch is approximately life-sized – measuring as a 1:1 scale model – and the black covering is …

Hezbollah leads fight in strategic Syrian mountain range

QALAMOUN MOUNTAINS, Syria (AP) — Here in pockets of the rugged mountains near the Lebanese border, the distinctive yellow flag of Hezbollah now flies …

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Game of Thrones

Poland feels sting of betrayal over CIA 'black site'

If there were screams, there was no one around to hear them.<p>When 9/11 mastermind<p>Khalid Shaikh Mohammedand several other terrorism suspects were spirited under cover of winter darkness to this remote northeastern village for interrogation, the few cottages within earshot were empty and the lakes …

Developer hacks Watch OS to get a web browser running on Apple Watch

Prominent community developer and jailbreaker Comex has posted a video showing a successful hack of Watch OS to get the device running a web browser.<p>In the video, Comex has managed to get the Google homepage to render on the small Watch display. Apple does not include a Safari browser app on the …

How playing World of Warcraft every day for a year led Robert Hohman to found a $1 billion startup

To this day he runs his 450-person startup by day, and still personally codes for it at night. His head of engineering "puts up with me," Hohman tells us, and then explains he's still "a good software engineer."<p>When not running the company or coding the site, he's playing StarCraft with his two …

Taliban shot down Pakistan helicopter carrying diplomats

A militant video purports to show Taliban fighters with a surface-to-air missile, claiming they used a similar one to shoot down a Pakistani helicopter carrying diplomats.<p>The video, obtained by The Associated Press, includes a message from the Pakistani Taliban claiming they fired a missile from a …

Pakistan