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Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger

Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. The final design is quite similar to the concept it showed off back then, with a …

One man's quest to pay for lunch with a chip implanted in his thumb

By October, Meow-Ludo Meow Meow hopes to leave his wallet at home — maybe forever.<p>The near field communication (NFC) chip he has implanted in the …

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4 Devastating War Crimes You Didn't Learn About In History Class

These horrific war crimes reveal a humanity that isn't good or bad, but absolutely sadistic.<p>A victim of Japan’s infamous Unit 731 (see page 2).<p>Human …

7 grilling myths you should stop believing right now

Everything you know about grilling is wrong, but thankfully, messiah of meat Meathead Goldwyn is here to help.<p>Since founding AmazingRibs.com in 2005, the self-avowed barbecue whisperer has inspired a legion of fans to up their flame game by debunking grilling and barbecue's old husbands' tales …

Wonderfully Weird Short Film Mixes Together Alfred Hitchcock and Star Wars

Fabrice Mathieu turned Alfred Hitchcock’s <i>North By Northwest</i> into a film that includes <i>Star Wars</i> characters and it’s totally bizarre and so weird that …

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Trump calls for Apple boycott

<b>Pawley's Island, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott against Apple until the technology giant helps the FBI break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>"Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information," Trump told a crowded room of …

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State universities: Illinois budget stalemate causing damage 'beyond repair'

With no money from the state in nearly seven months and its financial reserves almost depleted, Chicago State University says it will be unable to pay its employees come March unless money begins flowing again from Springfield.<p>"This is a crisis by every definition of the word crisis," said Thomas …

January/February

Features<p>Biblical scholar John Barclay explains why Paul shocked his religious peers—and reminds us how radical the gospel really is.<p>CT asked …

Here's Where America's 338,000 Christian Refugees Come From

Evangelical, Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, and other resettled believers hail from quite different countries. In light of the debate on whether …

Why Are There Only 53 Christians Among America’s 2,184 Syrian Refugees?

Since civil war erupted in 2011, half of Syria’s nearly 22 million people have been displaced—including many of its Christians.<p>Before the conflict, …

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11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

NHL Playoffs 2015: Format, Stanley Cup Bracket and Predictions

If the NHL playoffs weren't unpredictably crazy enough, the recently adopted seeding structure kindles the chaos.<p>Under the playoff formatting introduced last year, each division winner faces one of two wild-card teams. The champion with more points gets the wild-card club with the lower point tally.<p>…

Overdosing on iced tea can damage kidneys

Drinking too much iced tea might be surprisingly hard on your kidneys, a new case report contends.<p>After conducting a kidney biopsy on a 56-year-old man with unexplained kidney failure, doctors discovered numerous oxalate crystals in his kidney tissue. Oxalate is a naturally occurring substance …

Microsoft scanning app Office Lens comes to iOS, Android

Office Lens, a scanning app that's been a hit on Windows Phone, is coming to iOS and Android.<p>On Thursday, Microsoft made available a preview of the Android version of Office Lens in the Google Play Store. It also released to general availability Office Lens for iOS in the Apple App Store.<p>Both the …

Sitting, Waiting, and Hoping in the Tomb of Jesus

How the anguished uncertainty of Holy Saturday gives shape to our faith. Christians defend certain days of the Holy Weekend. For instance, we’ll …

The most awesome new apps you might have missed this week

Uploader Lets You Post Photos to Instagram From your Mac

There are quite a number of apps out there that let you interact with Instagram on your Mac. While elegant apps like Grids for Mac, Instagram‘s own desktop interface and others let you organize, like, sync and download images from the service, uploading photos directly from the computer has proven …

Christianity and the Camelot Test

Though best known for My Fair Lady, the musical duo of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe also created one of the all-time great Broadway musicals: …

Small Town Connectedness: The Strength of Youth Ministry in a Rural Community

We both grew up in small towns, in different decades, in different states. Dodger grew up in a rural community on the banks of the Ohio River. Terry …

Best mobile games of 2014

Video games aren't all guns and gore; artistic titles are on the rise

The Water Palace looks like a painting as it rises up out of a turquoise lake. Gray columns interlock at sharp angles and pink-capped spires point skyward. From atop a ledge, an armless crow-headed figure fixes its white-lined eyes on a lonely princess.<p>She traverses a maze of optical illusions, …

Watch 20syl's strangely hypnotic new music video

Directed by Mathieu le Dude and French producer 20syl, the hypnotic music video for "Kodama" is all hands. Much of the three-minute clip consists of anonymous appendages migrating from one instrument to another, sometimes pausing to casually snap their fingers. There are also some stranger moments …

Ron Swanson's new favorite restaurant is now open in the West Loop

The owners of bacon and beer bar Paddy Long's in Lincoln Park have opened a new spot, Kaiser Tiger, a huge new beer hall in the West Loop <i>(</i><i>1415 W</i> …