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Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

'Project Spark' Beta Expands To Xbox One

Alongside the March system update, the much anticipated game creator Project Spark beta program comes to the Xbox One.<p>Creative tools in video-games used to be a short hand for fiddling round the edges of what came in the box. You could, perhaps, redesign your character, change some colors or maybe, …

Half of Broadcast TV Viewers Are 54 and Older—Yikes

More like ... greys' anatomy. Right?<p>In the last 20 years, the median age of Americans has increased from 34 to 37. The median age of broadcast TV viewers has increased from 41 to 54. Not a three-year jump, but a 13-year jump.<p>And therein lies the existential challenge for CBS, NBC, FOX, and ABC: How …

Smart Vending Machine Scans Your Face to Serve Up Snacks

Just how well does your office soda machine know you? A network of smart, connected vending machines will soon use facial recognition, NFC and a membership program to market and sell everything from food to electronics on their giant touch screens. The product of software giant SAP, these new …

Snacks

Restaurants announced for Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market has announced the first batch of restaurants that will open in its Central Food Hall. According to a report from Atlanta magazine, …

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Watch Gunshow Chef Kevin Gillespie Train for the Waffle House Smackdown

Grid View<p>Kevin Gillespie Waffle House<p>Late last week, <i>Top Chef</i> alum and Gunshow chef <b>Kevin Gillespie</b> went to a Waffle House down in Newnan for a very special training session. The chef will compete in the <b>Waffle House Smack Down</b> at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival this weekend, and he headed to WH …

Ch-Ch-Changes

Would you spend $29 for a meal at <b>Manuel's Tavern</b>? That's the question the <b>Poncey-Highlands</b> institution is asking patrons as it seeks to craft "local and healthy" menu options. Head to Facebook to add your two cents and to see exactly what this (for now) Wednesday-only meal entails. [Facebook]

Coming Attractions

<b>Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams</b>'s second Atlanta location is one step closer to its planned July opening. The Columbus, Ohio-based ice cream shop filed a permit application with the city this week to begin interior renovations at its <b>Krog Street Market</b> space. Word broke back in January that Jeni's would …

For UGA's defense, it's a spring cleaning

Ray Drew, shown sacking a Volunteer. (Jason Getz/AJC)<p>×<p>Ray Drew, shown sacking a Volunteer. (Jason Getz/AJC)<p><b>ATHENS</b><p>"Change can be a good thing," …

Atlanta seeking to hire more firefighters

Atlanta Fire and Rescue is seeking to hire more firefighters and will hold a recruiting event Thursday.<p>The event will be held at 229 Peachtree St. NE …

Goodbye Atlanta Braves, Hello Atlanta Surge? | Atlanta Creative Loafing

New coalition wants City Council to rescind public financing for Falcons stadium | Atlanta Creative Loafing

Yahoo will stop letting users log in to its site with Google and Facebook accounts

In an effort to get you to return to that Yahoo ID from back in the day, Yahoo says it'll be phasing out the ability to log in through Google and Facebook accounts. The company says this will allow it to offer "the best personalized experience to everyone." Yahoo only started allowing these …

One in three new iOS games are Flappy Bird clones

Before being pulled from the Apple App Store and Google Play, Flappy Bird was the most popular mobile game. These days, there's no Flappy Bird, but the market is still being flooded by clones.<p>During a 24-hour period last week, 293 new games were uploaded into the Apple App Store, of which 95 were …

App Store

Facebook to Buy Drone Company Titan Aerospace for $60 Million

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Drones

Adam Vinatieri, others sound off

Some NFL kickers are hoping a proposal that would push extra-point attempts from 20 yards to 43 ultimately gets the boot.<p>Adam Vinatieri told USA …

NFL

FIFA Legalizes Turbans and Yarmulkes for 2014 World Cup

Sikh, Muslim and Jewish soccer players — as well as any others whose religions encourage covering one's head — can now wear their respective turbans, …

Joakim Noah is keeping the Bulls afloat

The Bulls' center has been his team's life vest, singlehandedly propping up an otherwise-mediocre squad with his defense and high-post playmaking. Elsewhere, a look at two young guards being stretched beyond their comfort zones and much more.<p>It's a testament to the indomitable, inexplicable Chicago …

College football calls off vote on controversial rule proposal

The most polarizing proposal in recent college football history was tabled Wednesday, as in shelved, one day before a<p>NCAArules committee was going to vote on the controversial pace-of-play issue.<p>The rule would have penalized a team for snapping the ball in the first 10 seconds of the 40 second …

College Football

Biathlon ends in closest photo finish humanly possible

Yikes! This biathlete nearly loses gold with a premature celebration.<p>Norway's Emil Hegle Svendsen (in the dark outfit) won gold in the men's 15km mass start biathlon on Tuesday, beating out France's Martin Fourcade in an insane sprint to the finish line.<p>The finish was so close Svendsen and Fourcade …