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Texas Sends Poor Teens To Adult Jail For Skipping School

More than a thousand Texas teenagers have been ordered to lockup on charges that stem from missing school, often because they have unpaid court fines. The costs to their education are high. Some, like Serena Vela, never go back.

The 11th-grader in the courtroom wore braces, loved Harry Potter movies, …


Batman Arkham Knight

Get more with Gold

With Xbox Live Gold, you get free games every month, the most advanced multiplayer, exclusive member discounts up to 75% on games …


One apartment complex’s rule: You write a bad review, we fine you $10k

Trying to control customer opinions online is nearly always a losing game for a business, and there's now a long line of cases where it has backfired …


Software that helps power Siri is named after Iron Man's AI, JARVIS

Remember JARVIS, the hyper-intelligent AI from the Iron Man movies? Well, it seems Apple's engineers used that sci-fi software for some inspiration when building the backbone that powers Siri.

At an engineer meet-up last week in Cupertino, Apple revealed that the servers that run Siri use Apache …


"The Amazing Spider-Man": How Sony Lost its Way with Marvel's Biggest Hero

As Marvel Studios swoops in to save the webslinger, SPINOFF takes a look at the main reasons he needed rescuing in the first place.


Life Is Strange: episodic video games prove as addictive as episodic TV

“Games with female protagonists will not sell.”

That was the refrain most often fielded by Oskar Guilbert, CEO of Dontnod Entertainment, when he pitched Life Is Strange to major publishers.

Of course he suspected the idea wouldn’t be fashionable. Musclebound warriors, red-blooded swashbucklers, …

Entertainment (UK)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Video Game Trailer)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity …

Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to eavesdropping attacks

At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple's App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed to …


How to turn great iOS app ideas into something real

My friends, family and even complete strangers are constantly asking me how to get their million-dollar app idea in the App Store.

This is always a shocker for me because, after countless hours of hard work over the past two years, my app is barely breaking even.

But I can offer one solid piece of …

Steve Jobs

SF cartoon museum concedes to eviction, looks to future

There’s nothing funny about the uncertain transition of the Cartoon Art Museum. The San Francisco facility bills itself as the only museum in the …

San Francisco Bay Area

G.O.P. Chairman Warns Against Hatred for Hillary Peaking Too Soon

G.O.P. Chairman Warns Against Hatred for Hillary Peaking Too SoonPhotograph by Andrew Burton/GettyWASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an urgent memo …

Hillary Clinton

Requirement-driven development - Part 1

Term “Requirement-driven development” (RDD) refers to software development methodology, which allows you to reliably build large and complex …


The Hidden Costs of Microservices

Recently there has been much buzz around the concept of "microservices." Microservices take service-oriented architecture to the next level by …


Senate moves to renew law allowing bulk telephone metadata collection

The legal authority enabling the National Security Agency's bulk telephone metadata collection program that Edward Snowden exposed two years ago is …

National Security Agency

Marvel Reveals Character Is Gay, Makes Complete Sense


All-New X-Men #40 hits shelves Wednesday, but pirated scans have already unearthed the book's biggest revelation: Iceman is gay. Well, …


20 watt stereo amplifier-simple and very cheap

hey guys first of all this is my first instructable and i am quite new to instructables website,so dont be harsh toward my instructable. today im …


Intro to EL Wire

At it's core, EL wire is a thin flexible wire coated in a phosphor, when AC current is applied it glows. There is EL tape, panels and even EL paint …


You can't read this

Have you seen what’s in the new TPP trade deal?

Most likely, you haven’t – and don’t bother trying to Google it. The government doesn’t want you to …

World Politics


Reading that title is more than enough to get a kid of the ’80s or ’90s on board with this new outing from Dark Horse Comics. The Archie brand is no …

Six US senators say Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger should be blocked

Six US senators today urged the Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice to block Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion acquisition of …

Time Warner

Forget Fingerprints: Law Enforcement DNA Databases Poised To Expand — NOVA Next

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that it is constitutional to take DNA samples from people who have been arrested for serious crimes—without a …


To digitize a brain, first slice 2,000 times with a very sharp blade

SAN DIEGO—As I stepped into the Brain Observatory, I didn’t really see what I expected from a brain bank. Sure, there’s a glassed-in lab space and a …

The Brain

Robert Reich: America’s “flexible” economy is making workers’ lives hell

The former secretary of labor on the need for a federal law requiring employers to pay for scheduled work

These days it’s not unusual for someone on the way to work to receive a text message from her employer saying she’s not needed right then.

Although she’s already found someone to pick up her kid …


The day I bought steak with my food stamps

I cried every night, the week before I finally applied for food stamps. I was so ashamed. Food stamps are for losers, people who make stupid, …

Food Stamps

Which Is the Worst Spider-Man Story of All Time?

Analyzing the contenders for the worst story of all time

While anxiously awaiting the retconning/re-marriage of Peter Parker, I came across this io9 list of the four worst Spider-Man stories of all time. The contenders are The Clone Saga, The Gathering Of Five, Sins Past and One More Day. I'm not …


Sharknado, Eat – Er, Meet – Archie

In the nearly two years since its orgy of bad special effects, scenery chewing and dubious plot points was first foisted on an unsuspecting public, …


Money in Politics Is Darkening the Future for Millennials

Image: Lauren Metter/Flickr CC 2.0

The Atlantic called millennials the “unluckiest generation,” and there’s no denying today’s young adults had the …

Climate Change

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that …

The Brain

The Technology That Will Eliminate the Need for Organ Donors

Eight years ago, Stephen and Amelie Trice learned that their three-year-old son Troupe needed a new heart. After many months of perplexing …