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Released court transcript reveals judge's logic on sentencing the ex-Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault

Turner, 20, was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman he met during a fraternity party at Stanford University in January 2015.<p>Despite facing a maximum of 14 years in prison and prosecutors asking for 10 years, Santa Clara Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in a county …

Articles about dwell guide smart design tiny spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design.<p>Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.<p>At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows …

6 Photography Tips I Learned From a Wildlife Photographer You Can Use Anywhere, Anytime [PHOTOS]

Photographing wildlife in Africa is a unique experience, but what I discovered about photography when I shot with professional wildlife photographer Gerry van der Walt, director of Wild Eye, and his team in Kenya this past September was surprisingly universal. Whether in the bush or in your own …

Skyzoo & Antman Wonder Pay Homage to Jay Z with ‘An Ode to Reasonable Doubt’ EP

Although it was slow to catch on when it first arrived 17 years ago, Jay Z’s <i>Reasonable Doubt</i> is undoubtedly a classic (just ask the man himself). …

The best tablets of 2013: A year of refinement, not revolution

While 2012 was a knockout year for tablets — with the introduction of the iPad Mini, Nexus 7, and Microsoft Surface — 2013 is actually somewhat boring in comparison.<p>Yes, tablet sales continued to grow steadily (up 53 percent from 2012, says Gartner), but this year is more about evolving last year’s …

India’s Mysterious Skeleton Lake

For decades, experts puzzled over hundreds of ancient dead bodies found at a remote lake. Were they victims of disease? Mass suicide? War? The answer …

Two simple reasons to consider the iPad Mini Retina

Wondering whether the iPad Mini Retina is worth it? Here's two good reasons.<p>This could be one of the shortest reviews of the iPad Mini Retina you'll ever read. But then, give me one strong reason to upgrade and it's usually a done deal.<p>I've always believed that the iPad Mini was one Apple's …

How Flipboard Keeps You Glued To The Page

The new Flipboard app, released this week, looks similar to previous iterations. And for good reason.<p>Several years ago, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue was searching for the company’s soul. He and cofounder Evan Doll had been playing with the idea of a magazine app for the age of the iPad, but they hadn’t …

You can now join an official waitlist to be a Google Glass Explorer

It just got a little easier to pick up Google Glass. A number of tipsters noticed a change this week in Google's Glass Explorer site, which now gives users a chance to declare, "if a spot opens up, I want to purchase Glass and become an Explorer." Previously, the only way to get a Glass unit was …

Google, Apple, Amazon and Netflix: Surrender your eyeballs

<b>Sergey Brin, Tim Cook (Reuters/Stephen Lam/Robert Galbraith)</b><p>Get ready for the tech industry’s war to control your every waking moment<p>Fred Vogelstein<p>November 12, 2013 4:23pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Dogfight”<p>The upheaval in media and technology that the iPhone started, the Android movement accelerated, …

Apple, Hoping For An iPad Christmas, May Get Its Wish As Reviewers Tout iPad Air

It’s 20-percent thinner. It’s 28-percent lighter. It’s just as expensive.<p>But according to reviewers who got their hands early on the iPad Air, the fifth-generation of Apple’s full-size tablet which goes on sale tomorrow, it’s also the best tablet on the market — if you’re willing to pony up the …

How Many Games Can You Fit On A PS4 or Xbox One Hard Drive?

Next-gen is nearly upon us, and games are about to get a whole lot bigger. Xbox One and PS4 games dwarf previous gen in size, and many need to be installed to be playable even with the disc. Add downloadable games on top of that and the hard drive becomes one of the central pieces of a next-gen …

Watch Kerry Washington's Funny Saturday Night Live Promos

Just when we thought we couldn’t love Kerry Washington any more, along come the promos for her appearance on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>.<p>She’s funny! Is there …

Kerry Washington Sounds Off on Gay Rumors: 'There's Nothing Offensive About It'

Kerry Washington is known for being intensely private and keeping a tight lid on her personal life.<p>But the <i>Scandal</i> star, who is expecting her first …

BlackBerry Racks Up 20 Million New BBM Users in a Week

After a bungled launch, BlackBerry last week again began offering a cross-platform version of its BlackBerry Messenger service to iPhone and Android …

Second Google barge sighted: What could they be?

Not one but two secret floating barges have now been tied to Google, but what could they be?<p>In the past week, the Mountain View, Calif., tech giant was linked to a company that has leased out a hangar in the middle of San Francisco Bay where it is building a mysterious structure behind tight …

US drone strike in Somalia kills top al-Shabaab explosives expert

A US drone strike in Somalia has killed two senior members of the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, including its top explosives expert, officials and residents have said.<p>The strike is a further sign of intensifying US military intervention against the al-Qaida affiliate in the wake of …

DJ Scratch on Jam Master Jay & His Early Days w/ Run-D.M.C.

Cameron Brooks's Photography Project Shows Hawaii Like It's Never Been Seen Before

It's been said that helicopter pilots in Hawaii have one of the best gigs going. The same could be said of photographers in Hawaii. So, what happens when you combine the two?<p>Pure awesomeness.<p>Cameron Brooks is a professional photographer who does most of his work in a helicopter, thus capturing some …

Report: Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep’s Wild Winnebago Sex “Embarrassed a Lot of People”

Yes, America’s reigning thespian queen and, uh . . . whatever Jack Nicholson represents in the cultural fabric right now, allegedly made the most of their downtime on the set of 1987’s <i>Ironweed</i>, causing gaffers to blush and, literally, their trailer to shake. This according to a new biography of …

12 Thrilling Facts About Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Video

Michael Jackson’s video for “Thriller” was released nearly 30 years ago, on December 2nd, 1983. Director John Landis (<i>The Blues Brothers, An American</i> …

Navy stealth destroyer Zumwalt nears final construction phase

The Navy's stealthy Zumwalt destroyer went into the water on Monday, with shipbuilders moving the warship into the Kennebec River before it moves dockside for final construction.<p>The Zumwalt, the largest destroyer ever built for the Navy, looks like no other U.S. warship, with an angular profile and …

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

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Jay-Z Can Do Anything He Damn Well Pleases

<b>Jay-Z can do pretty much whatever he wants,</b> especially with his many, many Grammy awards. So how could so many people think it was somehow disrespectful to drink Cognac out of his latest trophy? It's not like he was guzzling Pabst out of a much-dented Stanley Cup or anything -- these Grammy's are …

14 Chefs Reveal Their Secret Hangover Cures

Unlike most of us, chefs know how to whip up a remedy fast.<p>It happens, even to—some would say, <i>especially to</i>—culinary experts. Chefs keep weird hours. The work is hard and the nights are late. Plus there's the inherent sense of community found both intra- and inter-restaurant. A late night, lots of …

The Most Technologically Advanced Flask in the World

<b>Oakley and the Macallan</b> have just announced a bold new collaboration — the most indestructible flask you can't attach to your hip. Not-at-all-obnoxiously dubbed "The Flask," this vessel of Hephaestus "features a laser welded food-grade steel inner center wrapped in carbon fiber composite, before …

Ciara Engaged to Future, 15-Carat Engagement Ring; Celebrity Weddings

Pinterest<p>I guess all the cool kids are unwrapping 15-carat engagement rings on their b-days now. Last week, in case you<p>were dead missed the news, Kim Kardashian scored a 15-carat engagement ring from Kanye West on her birthday. And singer Ciara celebrated her birthday with boyfriend Future over the …

Kanye West on His Proposal to Kim: “If I Wanted It to Be Romantic, I Would Have Gone to a Small Restaurant or Something”

A week after proposing to Kim Kardashian with the help of a misspelled Jumbotron message, an orchestra playing his own music, and a baseball stadium as vacant as his newly minted fiancée gives the impression of being, Kanye West stopped by the hip-hop station Power 106 in Los Angeles today for an …

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