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Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

A Canadian woman was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison after attempting to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia on …

Crime

Boy unearths treasure of the Danish king Bluetooth in Germany

Discovery by a 13-year-old and an amateur archaeologist leads to hoard linked to king who brought Christianity to Denmark<p>A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” trove in Germany which may have belonged to the Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought …

Archaeology

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket

A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.<p>“Mad” Mike Hughes propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert …

Flat Earth

The Creators of Game of Thrones Just Revealed Their Next Project : Writing Star Wars Films

While HBO's beloved <i>Game of Thrones</i> doesn't end until next year, the fate of the show's creators has already been revealed. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have already landed a new job. The duo have been tapped by Lucasfilm and its parent company Disney to lend their talent to the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise, …

Screenplay for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ written on dedicated, air-gapped MacBook Air to prevent leaks

Rian Johnson, writer and director of <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, has revealed the steps he took to guard against the risk of the screenplay being leaked online.<p>To protect against hackers, Johnson said that he wrote the screenplay on a dedicated, air-gapped MacBook Air …<p>He revealed the approach in an …

The True Story Behind Han's Dice, and More Last Jedi Secrets From the Lucasfilm Story Group

Want to watch the Lucasfilm Story Group dish on <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> for 30 minutes? Of course you do.<p>The official <i>Star Wars</i> YouTube channel just …

Seeking consent before sex? There's a blockchain-based app for that

So you’ve enjoyed a lovely date; you’re sharing a cab home; things are going great. You suggest a nightcap and your companion agrees. There’s magic in the air, the sexual tension is at boiling point, and you’re both all set to do the deed. What better way to kill the vibe than to whip out an app on …

Apps

Apple servers currently signing older iOS updates, users able to downgrade from iOS 11

[<b>Update:</b> Party’s over! Older OS versions are no longer being signed once more. As suspected, it was an accidental change and has been reverted. Original story below …]<p>Apple is currently signing iOS 10 version updates for many devices including iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models as shown by …

Educators encouraged to wear black at rally supporting teacher handcuffed at meeting

The Louisiana teacher arrested at a school board meeting during an altercation caught on camera spoke out at a rally today, saying, "I want change to …

Chefs and Servers Reveal the Biggest Ripoffs Restaurants Sell

Restaurant industry workers took to Reddit to dish on why you should be skeptical of the price of pasta, cheesecake, wine, and even those fancy sushi …

Sous

Incredibly Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Is About to Appear For The First Time in 150 Years

You don't want to miss this.<p>If you were awestruck by the New Year's Day super moon, hold onto your pants.<p>On January 31, around midnight, the full …

Astronomy

51 Illegal Photos Of North Korea That Kim Jong Un Doesn’t Want You To See

Photographer Eric Lafforgue is one of the very lucky few that have had a chance to see what North Korea is really like. "Since 2008, I have ventured …

North Korea

Buddies Since 6th Grade Find Out They’re Actually Brothers

Two childhood friends from Hawaii received an extraordinary Christmas gift this year: They found out they’re brothers.<p>Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane spent decades wondering about their biological families. Robinson was adopted, and Macfarlane never knew his father.<p>Both searched online for …

Genealogy

Topless protester tries to grab baby Jesus figure at Vatican

<b>(CNN) —</b> A topless protester was detained by Vatican police on Monday for attempting to steal the doll of baby Jesus from the Vatican's nativity scene. The incident occurred as thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear the Pope's Christmas Day message.<p>The woman, who was wearing …

Christianity

These are the best apps for your new Mac of 2017

New Mac? Start here<p>Whether you’re unwrapping your first Mac, or getting an upgrade, you’ll need some apps for your new computer. We’re here to help, with some of our best picks to get you started.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and utilities for the technology we use every day.</i> …

Apps

This chest-thumping wearable adds a surprising amount of emotion to gaming

Your body reacts when you can feel the sound<p>The power of sound can be felt in your chest, not your ears. That deep “thump” of fireworks seen from a distance, or the rumble of the bass during a concert is something that runs through your body, and is a powerful reminder that something is <i>happening</i>. …

Apple is being sued for intentionally slowing down iPhones and not telling anyone

That didn’t take long.<p>On Dec. 20, Apple admitted that it had been throttling the processing power on iPhones with older batteries, ostensibly to keep them working for longer. While the company maintains it did this with consumers’ interest in mind, it didn’t ever tell them. Some critics noted that …

Snowden's New App Turns Your Spare Android Phone into a Pocket-Sized Security System

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has helped create a new way to protect you from potential snoops.<p>Snowden joined with the Freedom of the Press …

Edward Snowden

Chase Freedom card now offers 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases

Chase announced today that it is now offering 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases made with a linked Chase Freedom credit card for the first time. The offer is available for combined purchases up to $1500 at select merchants and will last for the first three months of 2018.<p>The company notes that …

Pakistani bride kills 17 in botched plot to kill husband

MULTAN, Pakistan – Pakistani police say they have arrested a newly married woman on murder charges after she poisoned her husband’s milk and it inadvertently killed 17 other people.<p>District police chief Sohail Habib Tajak said Wednesday a judge has allowed police to question the woman for two weeks.<p>…

Crime

In unusual step, Apple touts positive comments from early iPhone X reviews

Apple has just issued a press release rounding up some positive comments from early reviewers of the iPhone X. This is an unusual step from the company, which is taking a different tack to reviews of this year’s flagship phone.<p>The press release has brief quotes from reviews by <i>Buzzfeed, CNET,</i> …

Ten Things Nobody Has Told You About The Apple iPhone X

<i>‘The One Thing Nobody Has Told You…’ is my occasional column touching on a tangential, but interesting, detail that has been lost or under-reported in the news. Sometimes it’s a ground-breaker, sometimes it’s a piece of trivia that will enliven a dinner party conversation… This time around, there</i> …

Mobile Technology
Rick and Morty

How Microsoft built the world’s most powerful game console

An inside look at the development of the Xbox One X, and what it means for the future of console gaming<p>When designer Bryan Sparks explains the inspiration for the look and feel of the modern Xbox, he says he and his team went back to 1968, when a certain landmark Stanley Kubrick film hit theaters …

Industrial Designer

George Foreman Just Challenged Steven Seagal To A No-Holds-Barred Fight

George Foreman wants to go the distance with Steven Seagal.<p>On Monday, the 68-year-old boxing legend used Twitter to challenge the 65-year-old action-movie star to a 10-round fight in Las Vegas.<p>“One on one, I use boxing you can use whatever,” Foreman tweeted.<p>He later clarified it would be “hand to …

Boxing

A Destiny 2 dictionary for Guardians new and old

And everyone in between<p><i>Destiny 2</i>, like every other (massively multiplayer) online game, has its own language. And not knowing that language can make watching videos, reading articles, listening to your Fireteam or just talking about the game confusing as heck.<p>It’s also really intimidating. When …

Apple admits to Apple Watch LTE problems just before it ships

The “handoff” isn’t working like it’s supposed to<p>Apple’s new Series 3 smartwatch starts shipping this Friday, and the biggest feature change between last year’s model and this new Watch is that it has built-in cellular capabilities.<p>Except, that cell service isn’t entirely reliable.<p>While writing my …

Smartwatches

The new Apple Watch has its own cellular connection — here’s how it works

The newest Apple Watch has just been announced, and it finally has a cellular connection to make calls and transmit data. Here's what you need to know.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Apple Watch

7 things the iPhone X can do that the iPhone 8 can't

Apple didn't stop with two new phones this year. It also introduced a third, the iPhone X. Here's what it can do that the iPhone 8 can't.<p>Today marks a new first for Apple. Not only did it break the typical naming pattern, skipping over the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus altogether, it announced a …

Mobile Technology