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Her Name Was India Kager: Police Gun Down Navy Vet While Her 4-Month-Old Son Was in the Backseat

Facebook<p>Four Virginia Beach police officers have been placed on administrative leave after they fired upwards of thirty rounds at a parked car, …

The holy grail: Pirate service that streams live TV for free plans to add cloud DVR

The pirate TV service that has the Internet buzzing is just getting started, according to the developers behind the project. Dubbed cCloud TV, the …

Televisions

Could you be fined for illegally streaming movies or TV shows?

• <b>The best of today's money coverage - or get the weekly round-up</b><p>You can log on to countless websites and indulge your addiction to American TV series, or see the latest films without paying a penny.<p>But if you have a niggly feeling that all this “free” content is too good to be true, your hunch is …

I backed up 24,280 photos to Google Drive. What happened next blew my mind

My lovely wife and I recently decided to back up all our family photos to a single online location, so we’d be less dependent on the Mac Mini they currently live on. That, in turn, would free the Mini up so that the 14-year-old could use it as a music-and-movie studio and (eventually, I hope) to …

4 essential Google Drive add-ons

Add-ons are a great way to give Google Drive’s productivity suite a little more horsepower. These four offer creative solutions for collaborating, automating document workflow, and mapping data and ideas. Give them a try, and push your productivity to new levels.<p>Uberconference<p>By its nature, Google …

Google Drive: Too Big To Fail? Think Again

Remember when we first started talking about cloud-to-cloud backup, and how we all knew we had to backup our files when they just lived on our hard …

Google Drive updated with improved performance and sync

Google Drive version 4.0 hit the App Store today, June 3. This update brings faster syncing, improved performance, and a new feature. You may also …

10 Chrome and Firefox add-ons that streamline data sharing, storage, and security

Use Pushbullet to share data and notifications between your phone and computer<p>Arguably the most useful extension day-to-day is Pushbullet, which is …

Google security expert warns computer crime has become 'very big business'

Before Google hired him as its very first full-time security engineer for its Chrome browser back in 2009, Schuh worked for IBM, the NSA, and, way back in in 1996, the US Marine Corps.<p>"There's a lot of money behind hacking now," Schuh told Business Insider in an interview. "And the attackers are …

Cybersecurity

Calling Fact or Fiction on the Latest NHL Rumors

With the 2015 Stanley Cup Final under way, the end of the NHL playoffs is fast approaching. So is the draft (June 26-27) and the start of unrestricted free agency (July 1), giving rise to increased trade and free-agent speculation.<p>Some of the recent trade chatter concerns recently eliminated …

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Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging

What works to preserve cognitive abilities? Much like the human brain, the answer is complicated, individual and nuanced.<p>As the con­cept of brain …

Bill Nye’s Solar Sail Has Stopped Sending Data Back To Earth … Again

We really need to work on our communication skills<p>LightSail must be low on blood sugar, because it has fallen asleep for the second time since launching into space. The Planetary Society’s spacecraft, designed to propel itself forward using energy from the Sun, stopped communicating with ground …

My New Thoughts on Google Photos After Digging Around for a Week

Last week when Google Photos launched, I quickly tested it out and then wrote a post with my immediate initial reaction to the service. Much of my …

70 Top Sources of Free eLearning Courses

Shares 452<p>Two years ago we featured Julie DeNeen’s (@jdeneen4) 50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses on Getting Smart. Since, we’ve seen platforms …

Making sense of open educational resources

© Giulia Forsyth, 2012<p>This is the second of five posts on open education from Chapter 10 of my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. The …

Every new movie and TV show you can stream on Netflix this week (May 31 – June 6)

It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of …

Entertainment

Netflix has four new kids shows coming

Netflix has announced four new animated series for kids, one of which will be arriving this September. The rest will come later on in 2016. There is …

Here Is Everything You Need to Add to Your Netflix Queue This Month

We’ll definitely be attending our share of backyard parties and patio outings this summer, but we’ll also be spending some serious quality time with our Netflix queue. If you too occasionally need to spend a little me time in the air conditioned confines of your living room (Netflix and DIY facial …

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Competition Between Streaming Video Providers Heats Up

Here in Australia we have quite a few streaming options. Stan, Presto, Quickflix, Netflix and Foxtel Play. But head of Fetch TV Scott Lorson thinks …

Televisions

Page 2: Why Netflix Is Thinking Backwards By Considering Pre-Roll Commercials

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included <b>36</b> …

Televisions

Google may be planning a movie streaming service to take on Netflix

Shares of Netflix are up more than 80% so far in 2015, and it's looking like the movie streaming business isn't a bad one to be in right now. Just …

Canada v. U.S. Netflix: 32 Reasons Why Canadians 'Steal' From Down South

Lots of Canadians are "stealing" U.S. Netflix, and we should all feel very, very bad about it.<p>So says Bell Media president Mary Ann Turcke, who …

Wachowskis' 'Sense8' on Netflix is a stylish if still murky vision

"Sense8," pronounced "Sensate" — which appears in its entirety Friday on Netflix — is the first television series from the Wachowskis, Andrew and Lana, who made the "Matrix" movies, "Cloud Atlas" and "Jupiter Ascending," among other works of high-flown science fiction. Co-creating co-writer J. …

The film industry is on the precipice of a fundamental shift

Electronic home video — which encompasses video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, premium-cable channels like HBO and Starz, and on-demand programming — will generate $13.8 billion in revenue in 2018 in the US, compared to $13.1 billion in revenue for the cinema industry.<p>Electronic home …

Televisions

How to use Gatekeeper on your Mac

What is Gatekeeper and should you use it?<p>Apple offers the Mac App Store as a safe and convenient way to download apps for your Mac (and to update …

Distinguished Scientists Gather To Emphasize: “Matter” Is NOT The Only Reality

I'm in!<p><b>“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its</b> …

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Beyond Google Earth, How One Company Wants to See the World in 3D

LightBox NewsletterSign up to receive the latest from TIME's photo editors. View Sample<p>Maps in two dimension are a thing of the past – or so say the …

Google Earth

Google Maps just got even better

Real-time bus and train information was already available in places such as New York City — which just released its own Bus Time app this week — but the mapping mammoth has added more than 25 partner cities in four countries to its arsenal of places with real-time transit directions, the company …

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