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Watch David Bowie’s BOWPROMO Unboxing Video

A pair of David Bowie releases are on the list for this year’s Record Store Day. Being reissued in the U.S. are <i>BOWPROMO</i>—a reprint of Bowie’s rare 1971 demo, led by a version of “Oh! You Pretty Things”—and live album <i>Cracked Actor</i>, recorded in L.A. in 1974. Below, watch a new unboxing video that …

David Bowie

US: Airstrikes hit ISIS in area where civilian deaths are alleged

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US military conducted airstrikes at a location in western Mosul more than a week ago where there were allegations of civilian casualties, US Central Command said Saturday.<p>The military said it determined that warplanes struck ISIS fighters and equipment March 17 in an area of west Mosul …

Middle East

The Week in Review: London Hit by Terror Attack

Five people died and at least forty more were injured this week when a man deliberately mounted the pavement and drove into pedestrians before attacking a police officer outside London’s Houses of Parliament.<p>The attacker was British-born Muslim-convert Khalid Masood. He rented a car and travelled …

US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic

A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.<p>The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain before she died in September.<p>She …

The Claim Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Is Even Weirder Than You Think

This could explain one of the oldest mysteries in physics.<p>Despite sounding like the most egregious contradiction in physics, hot water appears to …

Hands-on: Wireless CarPlay arrives in Alpine’s iLX-107 aftermarket receiver [Video]

Alpine is launching the first aftermarket receiver with wireless CarPlay in February, and <i>9to5Mac</i> got a quick hands-on demo with the feature in action at CES 2017. See Alpine’s iLX-107 with wireless CarPlay in action below.<p>Wireless CarPlay has officially been supported on iPhones since iOS 9, but …

SeaWorld

US tanks arrive in Germany to help Nato defences

<b>The largest shipment of US brigades since the fall of the Soviet Union is arriving in northern Germany.</b><p>The first of the 87 tanks and 144 military vehicles were being unloaded in the port of Bremerhaven on Friday.<p>The equipment and 3,500 US troops are to be deployed along Nato's eastern frontier. The …

Russia

U.S. ‘political’ ambassadors told to quit by Jan. 20

Ambassadors in some of the most desirable foreign capitals such as London and Paris have been told they must end their service on Jan. 20 with “no exceptions,” State Department officials confirmed Thursday.<p>The unusually stern and specific directive to “political” ambassadors — often presidential …

U.S. Dept. of State

VSCO RAW/X and Topo Designs - Dwell

VSCO has long been a steward of quality, nuance, and depth in the photographic industry. From their vintage Film packs to their photo studio for mobile devices, VSCO is pushing the boundaries of what can be done with digital and mobile photography.<p>In the last month, they've released two incredible …

Mobile Photography

Arctic pollution is so bad that polar bear cubs are feeding on contaminated mothers' milk

A new analysis of pollutants in the Arctic has found that polar bears are at a particularly high risk, compared to other animals like seals.<p>The study was published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in December and focused on a class of pollutants known as persistent organic …

Bear Cubs

I played Battlefield on Razer’s three-screen laptop

And I don’t know how to feel about it<p>Razer’s laptop with three screens is unreal<p>The Razer Project Valerie prototype is a laptop with not one, not two, but three 17-inch displays. It can run <i>Battlefield 1</i> at 12K resolution with perfectly smooth frame rates. There’s no price or release date, as this …

Razer
Consumer Tech

Joe Biden to Donald Trump: 'Grow Up. Time to Be an Adult'

Vice President Joe Biden said it’s “time” for President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up” and “be an adult” in a new interview set to air Thursday …

Donald Trump

Here's How to Make the Pulp Fiction Big Kahuna Burger

You know what they call a quarter pounder with cheese in France?<p>Samuel L. Jackson intimidating someone while picking up their burger and taking a big juicy bite out of it is undoubtedly one of the best food scenes in cinema history. On top of being an insanely badass scene, that Big Kahuna Burger …

Pulp Fiction

HTC Vive's new Tracker can turn anything into a VR controller

The advent of VR has led to some of the greatest innovations we’ve seen in gaming controllers in years, but problem is they’re still fixed controllers. No matter how good motion and gesture tracking is, they still feel like the same objects in your hand regardless of what game you’re playing.<p>HTC’s …

Virtual Reality

Riding In The 1000 Horsepower Lucid Air Electric Ultra-Luxury Car Was Seriously Wonderful

By now we’re pretty used to the shape and design of how Tesla builds its battery packs: like a flat battery brick under the floor of the car. It’s a …

White House races to save Middle East peace process before Trump takes office

John Kerry to underline outgoing president’s support of two-state solution with speech setting out US vision of Israel-Palestine agreement<p>John Kerry is due to lay out a US framework for a Palestinian-Israeli agreement as the Obama administration and its international allies scramble to protect what …

Israel
Middle East

Trail Cam Photos Reveal What Wild Animals Do When Humans Aren't Around

(Image Link)<p>Trail cameras are set up to give rangers and scientists a way to track animal movement in the area or spot a rare and reclusive species, …

Animals

Trump says he will dissolve foundation amid NY investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday he will dissolve his charitable foundation amid efforts to eliminate any conflicts of interest before he takes office next month.<p>The revelation comes as the New York attorney general's office investigates the foundation …

Donald Trump

China Is Working on Creating Its Own Colossal Stealth Bomber

As the latest move in the country’s ambitious military modernization program, China is in the process of developing its first-ever strategic stealth …

Aviation

These smartwatches will get Android Wear 2.0

Google’s first major software update for wearables, Android Wear 2.0, is here. It’s a given that the company’s partial in-house devices will be first …

Wearable Tech

Group allegedly behind DNC hack targeted Ukraine, report finds

CrowdStrike says malware implant was used to track movements of artillery units, adding to suspicions Russia is involved<p>A new report suggests the same hacking group believed to have hacked the Democrats during the recent presidential election also targeted Ukrainian artillery units over a two-year …

Russia

China lodges complaint with US over Trump's Taiwan phone call

Conversation with Tsai Ing-wen thought to be first between US and Taiwanese leaders since ties cut in 1979 at China’s behest<p>China has lodged “solemn representations” with the US over a call between the president-elect, Donald Trump, and Taiwan’s leader, Tsai Ing-wen.<p>Trump looked to have sparked a …

China