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Netflix Apparently Wants to Buy Its Own Theaters, and That's Honestly a Good Idea

Netflix wants to get into the movie theater business, according to a new report from The Los Angeles Times<i>.</i> Anonymous sources told the paper that the …

Televisions

The invasion of the bed bug, as infestations rise 50% in Madrid

Fumigators say numbers of the parasite are growing thanks to the rise of tourist apartments and a lack of awareness<p>It was September and 40-year-old …

World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

Stretch of road outside Stockholm transfers energy from two tracks of rail in the road, recharging the batteries of electric cars and trucks<p>The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been opened in Sweden.<p>About 2km (1.2 miles) of electric …

Electric Vehicles

Police Have Big Gun-Looking Things To Take Down Drones At The Commonwealth Games

They won't tell us how much they cost, though.<p>Queensland police have been given giant drone guns ahead of the Commonwealth Games in April.<p>Police officers showed off one of the guns at a media event on Monday. The Games commence on the Gold Coast next week.<p>The "DroneGun Mk II" works by jamming the …

Drones

Here Are the Best April Fools' Day Pranks of 2018

<i>Sunday, April 1 is officially April Fools’ Day 2018. This year the “holiday” for tricksters falls on a particularly sacred day, as Christians</i> …

April Fools' Day

Glasses & Prescription Eyeglasses

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Free Shipping

Pindrop Claims Licking Your Phone Is The Best Way To Protect Your Identity - Pindrop

<i>Breakthrough Tongueprinting Technology Is The Newest Mouthpiece In Pindrop’s Authentication and Anti-fraud Product Lineup</i><p>ATLANTA, GA – [March 29, …

Identity Theft

‘Star Wars’ legend opens new Gibraltar Skywalk

Actor Mark Hamill, of Luke Skywalker fame, used his famous light saber to inaugurate lookout point<p>Mark Hamill, known for his role as Luke Skywalker …

Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.<p>Last fall, siblings Kat and Eddy Abraham decided the best birthday gift for their dad involved a couple vials of spit.<p>“He’s the historian of the family,” Kat says, so the …

Genetics

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Isn’t What You Think it Is

It’s not all bottles and straws—the patch is mostly abandoned fishing gear.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it contains not a …

Pollution

The chart that proves that Spanish schedules are downright weird

The country does not observe its natural time zone, leading to a two-hour lag in just about everything<p>While Spaniards are still watching the season’s …

Meet the muscle men charging €2,000 to remove squatters from your home

Property owners are turning to extreme measures to protect their properties, and avoid lengthy legal battles that can take months to go through the …

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

3D Printing

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona officials saw opportunity when Uber and other companies began testing driverless cars a few years ago. Promising to keep oversight light, they invited the companies to test their robotic vehicles on the state’s roads.<p>Then on Sunday night, an autonomous car operated by Uber — …

Autonomous Cars

Shasta County imposes temporary hemp ban

CLOSE<p>Shasta County imposed a temporary ban on growing hemp on Tuesday.<p>Worried that people may grow marijuana under the guise of raising hemp, the …

Temporary hemp ban

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>Shasta County imposed a temporary ban on …

Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart, 15 more join Barbie 'Role Model' series

Barbie has been a paleontologist, an architect, a paratrooper and a surgeon. But even so she has some <i>serious</i> competition in the admiration department.<p>…

How much revenue does the Super Bowl earn?

Exclusive finder.com data shows how women make and manage their wealth – how does the female approach to finances differ from men? What do women care …

A Drone Saves Two Swimmers in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia — A practice session for Australian lifeguards who were testing a new drone turned into a real rescue when the drone helped save two swimmers at a beach in New South Wales.<p>On Thursday morning, Jai Sheridan, a lifeguard supervisor who was operating the drone, was alerted to two …

Drones

AI-Fooling Glasses Could Be Good Enough to Trick Facial Recognition at Airports

Adversarial objects, for your face.<p>In the not-too-distant future, we’ll have plenty of reasons to want protect ourselves from facial detection software. Even now, companies from Facebook to the NFL and Pornhub already use this technology to identify people, sometimes without their consent. Hell, …

Machine Learning

The origin of Spain’s Christmas lottery: buying bullets to fight Napoleon

Popular ‘El Gordo’ draw was created in Cádiz in 1812 to raise funds to fight French troops<p>Cádiz, which became the home of Spain´s government-in-exile …

Homeless man finds $354,000 in room at Paris airport

French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000).<p>Two police officers, who are not allowed to speak publicly on the case, said Thursday that video surveillance showed the man …

Airport Security

AP Mobile

Bringing you breaking news from the Associated Press and hundreds of trusted local sources, AP Mobile is your trusted source for real-time news …

See Just How Long It Takes You to Find Santa in This Dizzying Optical Illusion

I generally pride myself on being able to solve online puzzles in no time, so you can imagine my frustration when I found one that semi-stumped me. …

Cool Stuff

The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah's billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House's desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.<p>After Obama won reelection in November 2012, the administration’s pushback on Hezbollah drug cases became more overt, and now seemed to be …

National Security

Catalonia: it’s all in the head

Nobel laureate Ramón y Cajal quashed the pseudoscientific theories fueling separatism in Catalonia<p>On his first day as mayor of Barcelona, Dr …

The Military Is Using Falcons to Build a Drone Killer

Throughout history, humans have employed falcons as lethal hunters of other animals. Now those raptors are being sent after drones.<p>It turns out that …

Drones

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

DLR scientists start operating new test facility for hydrogen production with Concentrated Solar Power

On 28 November 2017, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project partners, …

The Military Is Burning Art from Guantanamo That the World Should See

An exhibition of detainee art has the Pentagon riled, but destroying it is a cruel form of censorship.<p>For all its notoriety, most Americans know very little about Guantanamo Bay. A decade and a half after 9/11, it remains shrouded in secrecy—a remote prison in Cuba where America sent alleged …

Obama Administration