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Congress to consider banning online gambling

The battle over legalization of internet gambling is heating up. Today, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced joint legislation that would ban all internet gambling with the exception of fantasy sports and horse racing.<p>Online gambling was considered …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Dear NSA, there's now a Snapchat for e-mail

SecretInk claims that it has all the properties of Snapchat, applied to your e-mail. Wait, does anyone e-mail anymore?<p>Self-destruction is the core value of our current times.<p>Just as we seek to destroy ourselves with our self-indulgence and our joie de vivre, we seek our private messages to be …

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Here's why next-gen consoles might not be such a big deal

Consoles have traditionally held a strong position in the world of gaming. They were kings of the living room, providing their users with a form of entertainment that couldn't be found anywhere else. Unless you were a PC gamer, nothing came close to the console experience. And even if you were a PC …

An alien world dripping with water? Scientists see possibility of life

Scientists have found the shredded remains of a large, water-rich asteroid raining down on the embers of a dead star, 170 light-years from Earth.<p>It is the first time that scientists have found a mix of rock and water in a solar system that is not our own. The discovery also suggests that hundreds …

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'The drama is nonstop': Powerball winner 'Wild' Willie wants his old life back

“Wild” Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week’s $400 million Powerball pot in South Carolina: Run. “Just disappear,” he said, speaking from hard-won experience. “Get lost while you still can.”<p>After Seeley and 15 co-workers from Ocean County's …

Wild Weather Tied To Unusual Jet Stream Activity

There has been a lot of extreme weather in the Northern Hemisphere this year, including the recent torrential rains in Colorado, flooding in Europe, bitter cold in Florida and a heat wave in Alaska. And scientists say all of it is related to some odd behavior by the powerful air currents called the …