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The CIA pays AT&T over $10 million a year for foreign call logs

AT&T receives over $10 million each year from the CIA to provide phone records during counterterrorism investigations, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. AT&T's cooperation in these investigations is said to be voluntary, and not mandated by any type of order. Under the deal, the CIA is reportedly able to …

Skillet Peach Cobbler

8 Servings<p>When peaches are in season, there's nothing that tops a classic peach cobbler recipe crisped to perfection in a cast-iron pan. And this recipe garners some bonus points with whipped cream doctored with crème fraîche. Decadent and delicious.<p>August 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose …

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4th of July Decor That Celebrates the Holiday in Style

The 4th of July is only a day away! If you’re <b>preparing to celebrate</b> this upcoming holiday, you’re in luck! Today we feature Independence Day decor …

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A Modest, Mostly Vintage Rental in Berlin by Quiet Studios<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>A Luminous, Euro-Style Row House in Washington, DC, Courtesy of Studio Oink<p>by …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

How Slot Machine Sounds Trick Your Brain

Nice music doesn't always mean a real win.<p>When you win a bet on a slot machine, the machine rewards you with a celebratory noise: that electronic string of notes saying, <i>You're a winner! Here is, like, 30 cents, probably.</i> If you <i>lose</i> the bet, there's usually not a noise.<p>But here's the twist: modern …

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Overwhelm The NSA With Vice's New Spam Generator

"Hello, NSA" is a fun plan to befuddle U.S. spies, but will it work?<p>With characteristic subtlety, yesterday Vice launched "Hello, NSA", a site that generates keyword-laden, tweetable messages designed to overwhelm the National Security Agency with false reports. The fundamental principle behind …

The Keychain Crow Bar is the Only Universal Key You'll Ever Need

I receive an unorthodox amount of packages. I also often find myself trying to tear or break things open, such as the plastic that often surrounds …