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Outrage as plant bosses acquitted over fatal toxic spill in Hungary

Prosecutors had demanded prison terms for those on trial after alumina works disaster killed 10 and wrecked villages<p>Victims of Hungary’s worst ever toxic spill, which killed 10 people and injured 150 in 2010, voiced outrage after the boss of the alumina plant that caused the disaster was cleared of …

A Mom Invented A Genius ‘Ignore No More’ App To Force Her Kids To Call Her

I ignore about 60% of my parents’ calls because 100% of the time they’re phoning me to talk about nothing of importance. “Did you see last night’s episode of <i>Dancing with the Stars</i>?” or “How do I click and drag again?” they’d call and ask me late on a Friday night or at the crack of dawn on Sunday. …

More Photos Of The New BlackBerry Passport

The BlackBerry Passport was recently unveiled by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who shows off the handset earlier this month, and now some new photos have …

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This gold Putin edition iPhone 5s will set you back a cool $4,360

Unless someone’s *ahem* Putin us on, this 18-carat gold plated iPhone 5s featuring the visage of Russia’s controversial president is currently selling for around $4,363.<p>Called the Caviar iPhone 5s Supremo Putin, it is the work of luxury jewellery house Perla Penna, and is available only in …

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This Site Shows Who Is Hacking Whom Right Now — And The US Is Getting Hammered

U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyberattacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers.<p>In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyberattacks.<p>The Norse map does not …

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This Redesigned Cap Turns Any Water Bottle Into A Vegetable Garden

The Petomato allows you to actually grow tomatoes inside any plastic water bottle. “When the fruit ripens, it’s kind of shocking.”<p>As a gardening-obsessed college student in Japan, Takuya Hasegawa wanted to figure out how to help more people start growing their own food–even if, like many people …

This Is How Little Kids React These Days When You Show Them Old Computers

We saw them cringe when they learned what a Walkman was, and now the infamous little kids are back to learn about more old technology.<p>The Fine Brothers created another video, showing little kids what computers looked like before the days of iPhones and MacBook Airs.<p>As usual, the kids can't even …

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An Oculus Rift For Chickens Gives Animals The Freedom To Roam Without The Roaming

Oculus Rift has plenty of potential for changing human interaction, but what about other animals? One project from Iowa State University assistant professor Austin Stewart (via FastCo Exist) imagines how VR goggles could make chickens believe they’re free-range, even when they’re not. They can …

Who Is Evil in The Walking Dead Episode 3? - Rewind Theater - IGN Video

We rewind the In Harm's Way trailer and predict who is going to die.

How Mods Worked Before The Internet Really Took Off

Before the internet became something <i>everyone</i> used, mods in PC gaming were a weird thing.<p>This great RPS feature by Graham Smith takes a collection of …

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Walking Dead's 'In Harm's Way' coming next week

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This guy rode an Oculus Rift roller coaster while riding a real roller coaster

Yo, dawg: These guys smuggled an Oculus Rift — and a laptop — into an amusement park so they could ride a roller coaster while they rode a roller coaster.<p>You can see it play out here in this video recorded by Edmond O'Driscoll and Jonathan Forder, which took weeks of planning to pull off, according …

Oculus Rift can now be used to simulate being a bird

A group of deisgners at Zurich University in Switzerland have figured out a way to simulate bird travel using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: meet Birdly.<p>Birdly uses the Rift, along with a fan, scent machine and rather complex setup to make players feel like they're birds. Players "flap" …

Killing Floor 2 is a Co-Op Shooter That's Gory as Hell

Limbs, everywhere.<p>Tripwire Interactive has announced Killing Floor 2, a co-op shooter designed to be "as sick as possible."<p>Revealed by PC Gamer, the …

Star Wars STREET By 50 Review: These Are The Headphones You’re Looking For

Today is a day of celebration: It’s Star Wars Day, and that means on onslaught of Star Wars-themed gadgets – like these special edition STREET by 50 headphones I got to test out, which feature the badging of the greatest freedom movement the galaxy has ever borne witness to. But do they honor the …

TheQ Camera

TheQ may be the most convenient travel cam we’ve ever seen. Available in nine colors, it’s waterproof, free of distracting knobs and menus, and capable of uploading photos to Twitter, Facebook, and other social-media sites instantly via AT&T’s 3G network (new or existing data plan required). Plus, …

OS Experience jailbreak tweak brings OS X-like features to iOS

OS Experience is a new jailbreak tweak for iPad that adds an extensive OS X experience to iOS. This tweak has been in development for quite some time and was actually announced before the iOS 7 jailbreak was released. Since then, the developer has been hard at work perfecting OS Experience to be …

Online jeweler puts a 3D-printed engagement ring on it

The engagement ring is a fabled piece of jewelry, meant to wow and awe, sometimes without the recipient ever knowing about it in the first place. This is a lot of responsibility to take on, especially if you're shopping online, trying to make sense of princess cuts and carat sizes just by looking …

18 year olds are making $10K a month from user-generated games in Roblox

Roblox has thrived as a Lego-like virtual world because its members have created games that everyone wants to play. So the company behind it is giving back to those creators by creating a Developer Exchange program where it pays the game creators for making popular titles within the Roblox …

Flickr Shows it Could Still Be the Best Photo-Sharing Platform

While I was studying photography in college, Flickr was the best place to store, organize and share photos. Almost everyone with a DSLR used it, poring over photosets and meticulously crafted albums.<p>As smartphones grew in popularity, casual and professional photographers alike adopted …

Sprint's cellphone for kids lets parents keep a close watch

Many parents are comfortable with giving cellphones to teens, but young kids are a different story -- how do you introduce them to mobile technology without also exposing them to all kinds of dangers? Sprint thinks its new WeGo phone is a good answer to that dilemma. The simple, rugged design not …

Firefox OS 2.0 starts emerging from its cocoon

Firefox OS, the mobile operating system Mozilla hopes will loosen the grasp Google and Apple hold over the mobile market, is getting a fresh look and new features with the upcoming version 2.0.<p>Sören Hentzschel, a Mozilla representative in Germany, published mockups of the new operating system on …

5 Things You Didn't Know About Vladimir Putin's Personal Life

Calling all the single ladies!<p>The Kremlin confirmed today that the divorce of Russian President Vladimir Putin from his wife of 30 years, Lyudmila, …

The CEO of VKontakte, Russia's Facebook, is not resigning after all

After announcing his resignation on April 1, VKontakte CEO Pavel Durov now says he’s “not going anywhere” after all, according to a translated statement on the Russian social network.<p>When Durov first announced his departure, he claimed his control as CEO was dwindling within the company. Despite …

Amazon announces $99 Fire TV set-top box, available now

Apple and Roku have a new competitor in the living room. Amazon just announced its own video streaming device: the $99 Amazon Fire TV. It starts shipping today. "We need to invent and simplify on behalf of customers," said Amazon's Peter Larsen. During the presentation, Larsen went over three pain …

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UPDATE: April Fools.<p>FORTUNE –The gadget-repair company iFixit, a persistent critic of Apple (AAPL) products for their low “repairability,” announced Tuesday that it has been purchased by Apple for an undisclosed price.<p>iFixit is best known for its “teardown” photos of disassembled iPhones and iPads, …

Russia’s Zuckerberg, Pavel Durov, quits as VKontakte CEO after Kremlin allies take over

<b>NOTE (3 April): Two days later, Durov un-resigned. The plot thickens…</b><p>Pavel Durov, the founder of the Russian social network VKontakte, or VK, has …

The Mythical 'Map Of The Internet 2.0' Is Even Better Than The First

Amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic has put together the second version of his "Map of the Internet," and not surprisingly, it's even better than the first.<p>His original map, put together using Photoshop along with data from Alexa, featured websites as different countries within different …

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