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Woman Discovers Spider Cocoon In A Bag Of Bananas

Every bunch of bananas takes a mighty long trip to get to its final destination, and sometimes little critters hitch a ride like creepy crawly little …

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Most of the NSA's intercepted messages involve ordinary people

It's no secret that the NSA's surveillance efforts reach far and wide. However, we now know which sort of people get caught in that dragnet -- and most of them, it turns out, are very ordinary. About 90 percent of users in a cache of Intercepted messages (leaked by Edward Snowden to the <i>Washington</i> …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

7 Web Design Disasters that Drive People Crazy

<i>Garrett Heath is a technology storyteller with Rackspace.</i><p>While working on an article about responsive design, I realized how frustrating it is when companies design for a desktop only experience. I use a laptop for much of my Web browsing, but when I’m on the go it drives me nuts when there is a …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

NYPD Is Looking Into Using Drones For Surveillance

New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton expressed his support Tuesday for the use of drones as a potentially reliable tool to help monitor and reduce crime in the city, calling the unmanned devices "extraordinarily effective."<p>“Myself, I’m supportive of the concept of drones, not only for …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

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The Missing Middle Class: Jobs in the Second Machine Age

Technological change is not a tide that lifts all boats in our economy. The truth is that it’s more like a tsunami. It threatens to overturn all the …

Report: NSA can replay, retrieve foreign calls

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency faces new scrutiny after a published report that it has the capability of recording and retrieving 100% of phone calls in foreign countries.<p>The program, which is called MYSTIC, "reached full capacity against the first target nation in 2011. Planning …

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system<p>A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable …

Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.<p>What's the latest cosmology gossip? According to the Guardian, the field is awash with rumors that next week, American scientists will announce the detection of gravitational waves: incredibly small ripples carrying energy across the void …

UK gov wants 'unsavoury' web content censored

The UK minister for immigration and security has called for the government to do more to deal with "unsavoury", rather than illegal, material …

Torrent front end Popcorn Time made streaming movies free and easy, so of course it's gone (update)

For about four days "Popcorn Time" lived, opening an easy-access door to streaming movies via torrents, but now it's gone. Aggregating info from APIs (YIFY for torrents, OpenSubtitles for subs and TheMovieDB for metadata) its developers quickly pushed out open source apps for Linux, OS X and …

EE first but Vodafone last in mobile phone tests

<b>EE has come out on top and Vodafone last in one of the UK's most comprehensive tests of mobile networks.</b><p>Mobile measurement firm RootMetrics conducted over 840,000 checks, ranking operators for reliability and speed of voice, data and text services.<p>While EE dominated for speed, Three was a close …

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Turkish police fire teargas at crowds mourning boy injured in protests

Riot police used teargas and water cannon to disperse mourners on Wednesday after the funeral of a 15-year old boy injured during anti-government unrest last year.<p>Tens of thousands joined the funeral of Berkin Elvan, who had spent 269 days in a coma after being struck on the head with a teargas …

Israeli minister calls for Gaza takeover as militants launch missile barrage

Up to 90 missile were fired at Israel from Gaza in operation militants called Breaking the Silence<p>Palestinians militants in Gaza launched at least 50 rockets into Israel on Wednesday in a fusilade that prompted a senior Israeli minister to call for a full-scale military takeover of the coastal …

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Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin Is Not A Currency

Goldman Sachs thinks that Bitcoin believers need to take a cold shower, drink some coffee, and sober up.<p>In the wake of Mt. Gox’s collapse, the supposed outing of Bitcoin’s creator, and some high-profile arrests, the financial services firm has put together an exhaustive survey of “Bitcoin” and …

NSA posed as Facebook to infect computers with malware, report says

The National Security Agency has reportedly used automated systems to infect user computers with malware since 2010, according to a Wednesday report. And at times the agency pretended to be Facebook to install its malware.<p>The NSA has been using a program codenamed TURBINE to contaminate computers …

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Butt-Shaking Dog Goes Viral

Eminem asked and this pooch obliged. When Slim Shady tells you to "Shake That," you do it, even if you're a dog.<p>This 2011 video of rump-shaking …

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