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ABC, NBC Skip Poll Finding Massive Support for the Second Amendment

In January of 2013, in the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook school shooting, the networks aggressively pushed gun control and compared the struggle for …

For the First Time in Forever... I Did Not Enjoy My Vacation to Disney World

I think Mickey Mouse is adorable. But let me tell you, that little guy no longer holds the entire Disney empire in his white-gloved little hands. It's simply gotten too big, too commercial, too regimented. As a result, to quote Anna from <i>Frozen</i>, "For the first time in forever..." I did not enjoy my …

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3D Printing Meets Green Living in Landscape Architects' Cella Planters

3D printing and eco-conscious design team up once again with the introduction of Cella, the brainchild of Harvard Graduate School of Design graduates …

3D Printing

3D printed stereographic lampshades create dazzling light projections

Nov.29, 2014 | By Kira<p>If you've been searching for the perfect 3D printed holiday gift, look no further. Jenny, the software developer and blogger …

3D Printing

Citing security concerns, Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson police force

Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in August, has resigned from the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, his attorney, Neil Bruntrager, confirmed to CNN Saturday night.<p>In a telephone interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wilson said he resigned after …

This is the first object ever 3D printed in space

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: NASA<p>In a historical milestone, the first 3D printer in space has produced the first object ever printed in space: a …

Mother, Insurance Executive Murdered While Out For Late Jog

Detectives in Connecticut are investigating the death of a woman who police say was fatally stabbed in the chest while out for an evening jog.<p>Melissa Millan, 54, was found injured near a bike trail in Simsbury around 8 p.m., Thursday, according to Fox Connecticut.<p>The mother and senior vice …

High-level cartel figure sentenced to 22 years in prison in Chicago

The highest-ranking Sinaloa cartel member ever sentenced in the U.S. was given 22 years in prison Monday by a federal judge in Chicago.<p>"I tell you — and I tell you on behalf of all Chicagoans … we are tired, tired of drug trafficking, and it continues to hurt this city and this country," U.S. …

Michael Hanline, wrongly convicted in 1978 killing, freed

When he first stepped outside, Michael Hanline looked up at the sky as if for the first time.<p>Wearing a dark sweatshirt with "XONER8" across the front, his white hair pulled into a ponytail and a cane in hand, California's longest-serving wrongfully convicted inmate walked out of jail Monday a free …

Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now

Since the Oculus Rift first made waves with its successful Kickstarter, there’s been a consistent line of criticism based in the notion, “why would it work this time?”<p>It’s a fair question — you can go back decades and see myriad failed attempts to build virtual reality gear for the masses.<p>“Many …

How to record your webcam with VLC

​Whether you want to make a few YouTube videos, or you're practicing a speech, recording yourself with VLC is easy and offers lots of formatting options.<p>The provided software for some webcams can be a bit lackluster. While options for adjusting the brightness, contrast, or zoom exist, you may be …

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Uber driver is stabbed in face, neck

An Uber driver was stabbed multiple times early Tuesday during a robbery in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood.<p>Police arrived about 3:45 a.m. to find the driver sitting in his car with stab wounds to his face and neck.<p>He is doing well and recovering from his injuries, but detectives are still looking …

The strange world of computer-generated novels

Welcome to National Novel Generation Month, where the algorithm is the author<p>It’s November and aspiring writers are plugging away at their novels for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual event that encourages people to churn out a 50,000-word book on deadline. But a hundred or so …

Medium launches a tool to help you build beautiful charts in seconds

Medium has today unveiled a handy tool called Charted for making beautiful charts in a few seconds.<p>The company says that Charted was built as an internal tool by the Product Science team at Medium to help “analyze data and communicate our findings with the team.”<p>It’s as simple as giving Charted a …

America's unhealthiest fast foods

If there’s one fact that’s been drilled into our heads about fast food, it’s that it’s unhealthy. But as with any other restaurant fare, some fast food menu items are a whole lot unhealthier than others. We looked at the menus of 12 of the country’s leading fast food chains, and these are the …

Bankrupt Sapphire Glass Supplier Reveals New Details Of Its Disturbing Relationship With Apple

In a supplemental declaration by GT Advanced COO Daniel Squiller unsealed on Friday outlining GT Advanced's relationship with Apple, it's clear — at least as Squiller tells it — that Apple and GT's relationship was doomed from the start.<p>We first saw the document after it was posted by the folks at …

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Google is working on “copresence,” which might let Chrome, Android and iOS devices communicate directly

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: TechAeris<p>Google is working on new APIs to support something called “copresence,” but what it might be isn’t yet clear. …

Report says 60,000 veterans get triple benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional auditors report.<p>It's all legal.<p>The average payment was about $59,000, but about …

Documents: Cups, methadone bottles found in probe of Utah family's deaths

Benjamin and Kristi Strack lay dead on their bed. On the floor near them lay the bodies of three of their children, from 11 to 14 years old.<p>There were no signs of trauma, no indication of toxins in the air. But beside each body there were cups with liquid inside.<p>These details come from court …

Lawsuits say fraternity fostered culture of 'misogyny'

Two lawsuits say the national chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity allowed a culture of "violent misogyny" after an internal email from the Georgia Tech chapter leaked last year instructing fraternity members on how to lure "rapebait."<p>The lawsuits were filed Thursday in an Atlanta court on …

5 Ways to Cook with Hard Cider

Celebrate Cider Week with these five fun uses for hard cider.<p>My first encounter with cider was in a Sagardotegi (cider house) years ago, somewhere in …

uBeam Nabs $10 Million In Funding From Upfront Ventures To Make Wireless Charging A Reality

Wireless power seems like one of those things everyone always dreams about. I mean, how great would it be to have your phone just charge while it’s sitting in your pocket with no need to plug it in? That’s the premise uBeam is setting out to deliver on, and to do so, it’s raised $10 million in …

Nap time: SK Telecom is putting its cellular networks to sleep

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: SLR Jester<p>As the hour grows late in Korea, SK Telecom acts like any doting parent: it tucks in its mobile network and …

'Unusual' Russian flights concern NATO

An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials that come amid other provocations already rattling the West.<p>Multiple groups of Russian military bomber and tanker aircraft, flying under the …