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Seven Facts About Destiny You Might Have Missed

One year after its unveiling last February, Destiny remains something of a mystery. Few outside of Bungie's Bellevue offices have been able to explore space as a magic-wielding Warlock, a brutish Titan, or an elusive Hunter. But for as much as we'd all love to discover whether a legendary gun like …

Jesse Merle Jones, Mexico. Photo: Todd Glaser

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A savage journey to the heart of the American dream<p>We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I …

Banksy in NYC

At the beginning of October, the famous street artist known as Banksy announced an upcoming "residency" on the streets of New York City, titled "Better Out Than In". Nearly every day this month, Banksy's website announced the appearance of a new piece somewhere in New York's five boroughs. New …

The Blue Carpet with Bic Pencils

Jonathan Bréchignac, after his work Carpet With Bic Pencils nominated for Fubiz Awards , imagined this beautiful creation “The Blue Carpet”, a …

My Son and the Bear

It was just coming light on an early spring morning when my ten-year-old son James and I set out to find Butch Cassidy’s cabin up the East Fork of the Wind River in Wyoming. When Butch owned a ranch in nearby Dubois, he built the hideout in Alkali Basin, a high valley in the mountains above our own …

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Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800 Sleeping Bag

It’s hard to reimagine the sleeping bag, which is why we’re so impressed with the new Backcountry Bed. Instead of the ubiquitous zippered, mummy-shaped design, the Backcountry Bed has a large and zipperless oval-shaped opening with an integrated comforter. It’s a novel and cool idea, especially if …

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Following outcry, Microsoft gives developers early access to finished Windows 8.1 builds

When Microsoft delivered Windows 8.1 to manufacturers, some developers were more annoyed than overjoyed -- unlike in years past, they weren't getting advance copies to help optimize their apps. The company has heard their complaints, however, and it's now offering the Release To Manufacturing …

Samsung beats out Apple for mobile internet usage

Samsung devices have accounted for 25.7 per cent of all mobile internet use around the world, edging past Apple.<p><b>Samsung has once again pulled in</b> …

Hackers Plot 9/11 Cyber Attacks on U.S., Israel

Politically-motivated hackers recently announced a call to arms to Muslim hackers aimed at attacking U.S. and Israeli websites on Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.<p>The operation, dubbed #OpIsrael #Reborn, is the latest in a long line of hactivist threats against …

Verizon to sell nearly $50B bonds to pay Vodafone

Telecom giant seeking to raise up to $49 billion in largest-ever corporate bond offering.<p>Verizon Communications could be taking on nearly $50 billion in new debt in a massive bond sale to help the telecom giant pay for its $130 billion acquisition of Verizon Wireless shares.<p>Verizon, which owns 55% …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

Obama, Putin smile for the cameras

Hey, who's got a problem here?<p>President Obama and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were all handshakes and smiles during a G-20 welcoming ceremony Thursday after months of criticism and backbiting on a variety of issues.<p>Last month, Obama canceled a one-on-one summit with Putin after Russia's …

Three arrested in Wal-Mart protests that extend to 15 cities

In the latest worker protest to raise hourly wages, activists rally against Wal-Mart<p>Wal-Mart workers and supporters launched protests in at least 15 cities Thursday, urging the world's largest retailer provide higher wages, better jobs and the right to unionize.<p>OUR Wal-Mart, a coalition including …

Gold miners in remote Alaska town want answers after task force storms in

Some miners in Alaska want the feds to start digging for answers.<p>A task force including members of 10 state and federal law enforcement agencies descended on a gold mine in the tiny town of Chicken (pop. 17) last month, in what locals described as a raid.<p>“Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to …