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This Plane Is Flying Sideways Just Feet Off the Ground — Seconds Later, the Stunt Takes an Even More Drastic Turn

A video posted online Monday shows a small plane fly sideways just feet off the ground — then seconds later, a motorcycle jumps over it.<p>The video started going viral Tuesday, amassing nearly 40,000 views on Vimeo, after an individual posted it on Internet-community website Reddit.<p>“A friend of mine …

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

6 countries routinely snoop on Vodafone calls

Law enforcement agencies in six countries have direct access to Vodafone's network, allowing them to monitor phone calls and messages without the carrier's knowledge, the company said Friday.<p>The British telecom firm said it couldn't name the countries for legal reasons, and for fear of retaliation …

Apple's iOS 8 Could Help You Find Your Car

One of the more obscure discoveries reveals that Apple has been working on a way to make it easier to find your parked car.<p>Assets nestled within the iOS 8 beta show purple parking pin icons for both iPhone and iPad, suggesting that Apple will drop a parking pin when you park you car, enabling you …

Giving housing to the homeless is three times cheaper than leaving them on the streets

The final week of January saw an annual ritual in government statistical gathering that few people know about — the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Point-in-Time survey of the homeless population, in which HUD recruits volunteers around the country to go out and try to count up all …

Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' Goes Classical, Turns Into A Giant Dance Party

In the spirit of absurd (but most certainly divine) combinations of today, the Seattle Symphony -- under the direction of Gabriel Prokofiev, London-based composer, producer and DJ -- debuted its arrangements of some of Sir Mix-a-Lot's iconic tunes. Naturally, the headliner, and the only song that …

The 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth

We've gone through the tips and photos from the minube travel community to find these 21 drops of pure, unadulterated freshwater goodness. From the islands of the Philippines to the mountains of Canada, the 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth!<p>Summertime's almost here and that mean's we'll be …

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Sony Announces Its Apple TV Killer, PlayStation TV

The company announced it will release the PlayStation TV for $99 in the US and Canada this fall during its E3 conference.<p>Users will be able to play a variety of PS3, PlayStation One, and PSP classic games through Sony's streaming game service PlayStation Now. PlayStation TV owners will also have …

Brazil's anti-World Cup street art – in pictures

With the World Cup starting in Brazil this week, we look at some of the street art that shows that not everyone is looking forward to The Greatest Show on Earth

'Friendly fire from the air' kills 5 U.S. service members in Afghanistan

Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.<p>The five were killed Monday night along with an Afghan soldier in Zabul province, said Ghulam Sakhi …

HILLARY CLINTON: NEW BOOK, MORE QUESTIONS

Then-Sen. Hillary Clinton brings coffee on election day January 8, 2008 in Manchester, New Hampshire.<p>Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

The Week in Review: Live From Latin America

Inside Flipboard / June 6, 2014<p>Connected by language and history, Latin America is a broad tapestry of many different people and ideas. An important …

iOS 8 could feature alternate UI, with different font types

For years Apple has taken the view that you tell customers what they want, rather than waiting for them to ask. In terms of UI, this meant picking out the “right” option for interface elements, as opposed to allowing users the ability to edit them themselves.<p>That may be changing in iOS 8, as the …

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Rik Mayall's funniest TV moments – in clips

Rik Mayall’s death wasn’t just a shock because he was relatively young, but because his onscreen performances were so full of life. His characters weren’t neatly drawn sketches: they were vast mad scribbles, jammed to the margins with noise and energy. He was the naughty uncle, the children’s …

Jaron Lanier on Internet and middle class: “We have screwed things up”

<b>Jaron Lanier (Simon & Schuster/Jonathan Sprague)</b><p>Salon Q&A: Tech visionary Jaron Lanier on Thomas Piketty, Jeff Bezos and Amazon, how to save the creative class<p>Scott Timberg<p>June 1, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Of all the skeptics of digital technology and the economic world it has made, the technologist, author …

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World

Necessity isn't always the mother of invention.<p>Lots of the things we rely on to cure our diseases, cook our meals, and sweeten our days weren't deliberately designed. Instead, they were a happy accident.<p>Read on to see how society-shaping inventions — from Coca-Cola to penicillin and the microwave …

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being dubbed one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has …

What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom

By Emily Badger and<p>Emily Badger<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Christopher Ingraham<p>Reporter covering all things data<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Last month we wrote about a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition on how much a worker would have to earn to afford what the Department of …

One Family's Story Shows How The Cycle Of Poverty Is Hard To Break

Desiree Metcalf's story is heartbreaking, but among the 46 million Americans who are poor today, her story is not unique.<p>Metcalf is 24 years old.<p>She's the mother of three little girls — ages 6, 4 and 2. They all have different fathers.<p>"That about sums me up, I think," she says.<p>Metcalf is sitting on …

What was #BringBackOurGirls? - Everything you need to know about Nigeria's kidnapped girls - Vox

Card 1 of 7<p>Why were 276 girls kidnapped in Nigeria?<p>Card 2 of 7<p>How could Islamists kidnap hundreds of girls and get away with it?<p>Card 3 of 7<p>What did Boko Haram do with the captured girls?<p>Card 4 of 7<p>What did the Nigerian government do to rescue the girls?<p>Card 5 of 7<p>What did the United States do to …

Here's why women have turned the "not all men" objection into a meme

Over the past few weeks, the meme "not all men" — meant to satirize men who derail conversations about sexism by noting that "not all men" do X, Y, or Z sexist thing — has exploded in usage:<p>But it would appear that not all men (and not all people generally) are fully caught up on the meme, where it …

Work, not home, is refuge from stress, study suggests