Mark Shadden

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Death, carnage and chaos: How NATO became one of the most destructive forces on the planet

From Eastern Europe to Afghanistan and Libya, the military alliance has left a trail of devastation in its wake<p>In May 2012, in the warm Chicago sunshine, I sat with journalist Jim Foley who had just returned from Syria. Jim and I had come for a large demonstration against a meeting of the North …

7 Simple Mistakes That Can Put Even Smart People Deep in Credit Card Debt

I ran up $28,710 in credit card debt by not being careful. Here's what I did wrong.<p>How much credit card debt do you have? More important, would you be ashamed to answer that question? If so, you aren't alone. Various surveys over the years have shown the degree of shame we attach to misuse of that …

2016 NFL Draft results by college: Ohio State dominates, but which conference wins?

Yeah, it's the SEC again.<p>Coming into the 2016 NFL Draft, there was no doubt that Ohio State would run the weekend. This has been a scheduled to-do for the Buckeyes since last year, when it was clear almost the entirety of a national championship team was returning. And, yep, NFL teams confirmed …

Three Exceptional Facts About America

<b>It’s Safe to Be Paranoid in the U.S.</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph in Washington, Eastern Europe was freed, …

Buy A Rental Property To Pay For College: Save On Taxes And Tuition With No Room And Board

With the cost of the priciest colleges now over $65,000 a year, and room and board costs increasing faster than tuition at many colleges, buying a rental property for your child and a couple of good roommates to live in can be a savvy college funding, tax and retirement move.<p>You can pick up all of …

Real Estate

Gun control wouldn't have stopped the Virginia shooting. We need to talk about mental health

Bryce Williams passed a background check before shooting Alison Parker and Adam Ward. America must look instead at its failing medical system<p>The murder of Alison Parker and Adam Ward was a postmodern nightmare. Vester Lee Flanagan II, who went by the name Bryce Williams, shot and killed his victims …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens set for record $615m opening

JJ Abrams’s new instalment of Star Wars will zoom past Jurassic World’s $524.4m mark in its first weekend, according to Deadline, en route to a possible $2bn total<p>Star Wars: The Force Awakens is predicted to smash the world record for biggest global box-office opening this December with a haul in …

Thousands of Popcorn Time users targeted by anti-piracy group

With an intuitive and easy to use interface, Popcorn Time has become the go-to service for users who, let’s be honest, want to pirate TV shows and …

Nazi gold: train of 'military nature' found in Polish hills

Regional mayor’s office in southern Poland confirms a train of a 'military nature' found, sparking further speculation it could be the lost 'Nazi gold' train<p>The hunt for a legendary Nazi gold train in Poland took a new twist on Wednesday night after a regional mayor’s office in southern Poland …

Europe

Now that we know Trump will hang around, here's a deep look at his political philosophy

Spoiler alert — no — but first, a discussion of how long we might be talking Trump. It is no longer inconceivable that Trump could win the GOP nomination — unlikely, but not inconceivable.<p>One ironic reason is that the wave of super-PAC spending unleashed by <i>Citizens United</i> could end up strengthening …

Donald Trump

Star Wars: The Force Awakens' villain isn't what you think (spoilers)

Kylo Ren made waves when his tri-bladed lightsaber was first shown in the trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, and he likewise doesn't carry the designation of "Darth" in his name. This led to much speculation about who, or what, he is. Some of that mystery can been explored before the movie is …

Netflix hacks, secrets and tricks you need to know

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>What has happened in China?<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters …

U.S. sending top-line F-22 jets to Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force will soon dispatch its most advanced fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, to Europe in a show of solidarity with allies that have concerns about Russian actions in Ukraine, Air Force leaders said Monday.<p>"Russia's military activity in the Ukraine continues to be of great concern …

Military

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

The Brain

Build Your Own Fully Functional Computer Control Panel

Sometimes, the best DIY projects are about excess. Which is exactly what Reddit user smashcuts went for in his computer control panel that controls …

Russia's war against terrorism isn't what it seems

But, as Michael Weiss reports in the Daily Beast, there is increasing evidence that Moscow may be helping to facilitate Islamic extremism in the Middle East.<p>Moscow has faced a problem with Islamic extremism since a failed war of independence in Russia's Chechnya in the Caucasus failed in the …

Russia

NSA worried that quantum computing will foil the cryptography protecting all data to date

Experts at the National Security Agency are deeply worried that the current security cryptography used to protect almost all electronic data over the …

Quantum Computing

The US and NATO are gaining valuable insights into Russia's military in Ukraine

The Minsk II agreement, signed earlier this year, has almost completely broken down, with Ukraine moving heavy weapons back to the front lines and the separatists reportedly calling in all of their forces who had been on leave.<p>Leading separatist figure Denis Pushilin warned that open warfare "can …

Russia

Future technologies must be designed to free us from our screen addiction

Looking back at technology over the years, it’s funny how quaint the older stuff seems: From simple telephones to basic games, innovation used to focus on functionality, task and purpose.<p>Since then, tech has gone from Space Invaders to literal space invaders, with software eating the world and …

Innovation

Microsoft: Xbox One Doing Things That 'Can't Be Done' On PS4

The Xbox One begins this fall in a less than enviable spot. One the one hand, it’s doing just fine as a product: it’s selling well, it’s selling better than the Xbox 360 was, and it’s becoming an increasingly important part of Microsoft's broader plans for Windows 10 across platforms. On the other …

Tomb Raider

Every surface ship in the Chinese navy, in one chart

China wants a force that is capable of operating for extended periods in the open ocean, away from the coasts or support bases. A "blue-water navy" would allow China to protect vital trade routes while also enabling Beijing to project force in areas far from China's coastline.<p>Beijing's naval …

Military

Here’s why American students don’t learn computer science

Advertisement<p>29 Comments<p>America’s youth isn’t getting a decent education when it comes to the basics of technology, and now we’re seeing some data on …

North Korea

FOBO Bluetooth Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Price: $199By using the power of latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology, the FOBO Bluetooth Tire Pressure Monitoring System can help you measure the …

Gear & Gadgets

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Star Trek Renegades episode available and other Star Trek TV and online possibilities

Director Tim Russ and writer Ethan H Calk are both from the world of ”Star Trek” – trekkies know Russ as wise Vulcan Tuvok from the ”Voyager” and …

Watch The Rock Bust a Move in This Hilarious Instagram Video

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a man of many talents: he's a former WWE wrestler, a Hollywood actor, and now a bona fide dancer. We already caught a glimpse of the 43-year-old star's impressive moves when he body-rolled to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" on <b>Lip Sync Battle</b>, but now Dwayne is taking …

Reserve Charging Strap for Apple Watch

Price: $250Extend the battery of your Apple Watch by 2.7X with the Reserve Charging Strap for Apple Watch. This means it will give your watch 30 …

Smartwatches