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“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

<b>(Public Affairs Books/Jenna Pope)</b><p>SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Radley Balko<p>July 7, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”<p>Sal Culosi is dead because …

SF plane crash: Crew tried to abort landing

The doomed Asiana Airlines jetliner had its throttles set to idle and was moving so slowly that it nearly stalled before it smashed into a seawall bordering a San Francisco International Airport runway, federal investigators said Sunday.<p>The crew tried to abort the landing and avert the disaster, …

Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD remaster to reportedly include new 30-minute scene

The <i>Final Fantasy 10/10-2</i> remaster will apparently feature a new 30-minute scene penned by series writer Kazushige Nojima, Gematsu reports.<p>The news comes from a scan of the latest issue of Japanese magazine Jump. The scene will apparently take place after the ending credits, though it's unclear if …

The world’s new largest building is four times the size of Vatican City

China just cut the ribbon on the world’s new largest building.<p>The New Century Global Center, which recently opened in Chendgu, China, is 328 feet high, 1,640 feet long, and 1,312 feet wide. That’s roughly 20 times the size of Sydney’s legendary Opera House, four times the size of Vatican City, and …

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Pay-what-you-want GoBank puts mobile users first

A new player has emerged at the forefront of mobile banking with the hopes of capturing the nation's youngest banking audience and setting the tone for what it means to bank virtually.<p>Launched to the public on Tuesday, GoBank is the first bank designed specifically for mobile use. All functionality …

CyanogenMod adds encrypted messaging to help beat the NSA

In light of the recent surveillance scandals that have hit the USA and to some extent the UK, the key developers for the CyanogenMod project have been adding some new privacy features to the alternative Android firmware. First, the Run in Incognito Mode, which limits as apps access to your personal …

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Drayson Racing electric car sets new world speed record

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/989000/989946_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534401349_a52eaa3cee9e0eac604118cb47e71e54<p><b>Drayson Racing Technologies has broken the world land speed record for a lightweight electric car.</b><p>Its Lola B12 69/EV vehicle hit a top speed of 204.2mph …

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How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

The Collapse Of The Honeybee Industry Could Cost Hundreds Of Billions Of Dollars

One-third of the food we eat depends on insect pollination, mostly by honeybees that are raised and managed by beekeepers.<p>The value of insect pollinators on world agricultural production, which accounts for their role in producing better quality and quantity of harvests, was estimated at $208 …

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Can iPhoto and iMovie refocus in an Instagram world?

It's time for Apple to simplify the iLife<p>Despite CEO Kevin Systrom's proclamations, Instagram didn't show off anything revolutionary last week when it added videos to its massively popular photo-sharing service. The new feature essentially takes the best of Vine and mashes it up with Instagram's …

Apple releases updated iOS 7 beta, introduces iPad support

Apple(s AAPL) on Monday released the second beta of iOS 7 to developers, introducing support for certain iPad models.<p>The first build, released two …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

Impressive Interactive Demo Lets You Try iOS 7 Beta Without Restoring Your Device

- Jun 21, 2013<p>With all of the recent talk about iOS 7, it’s only natural to want to try Apple’s beta out for yourself. However, unless you’re a …

Facebook's Former Security Chief Now Works for the NSA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>About a year after Facebook reportedly joined PRISM, Max Kelly, the social network's chief security …

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Says Tech PRISM Denials Were “Misleading”

Tech giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple were quick to deny that they give U.S. intelligence authorities broad access to their user …

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PlayStation Chief Jack Tretton: Riding High Out Of E3

If you happened to read a video game forum last week and you didn’t know anything about the industry, you might think that Sony had pulled off some heroic feat –the type of world-saving triumph usually associated with characters in the company’s games, rather than its corporate executives.<p>On the …

Explore a 360-degree 3D model of the PS4

<b>Unless you were at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), you won't have had any hands-on time exploring the next generation of gaming consoles —</b> …

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Woz: This is not my America

As the passions and justifications swirl around the revelations concerning the NSA, the rest of the world sits and wonders.<p>Is only the U.S. involved? Or might, perhaps, every government on Earth be rather keen to use all technological methods to protect its interests?<p>What do ordinary Americans …

A Few Tips for The Last of Us

The Last of Us is finally out, and now I get to share in the joy of having others play it, as there have been few others to talk to about the game when I beat my review copy a week ago. I’ll probably have some commentary about the surely controversial ending soon, but first I thought I’d chime in …

See more of Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Finn, Poe, and Leia costumes in these new photos

These Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos offer a first look at some of the film's costume designs. Shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the four Vanity …

Beyond Two Souls GAMEPLAY DEMO @ E3 2013

The next version of Android will be aimed at low-end phones and emerging markets

Google’s Android mobile operating system, which powers the majority of smartphones on the planet, may be about to go on a crash diet that will shrink it to a size it hasn’t been since 2010. The results could be a leaner, faster mobile operating system that reinvigorates older Android phones and …

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Apple Reveals Images of What iOS 7 Will Look Like on iPad and iPad mini

- Jun 14, 2013<p>Apple’s developer preview of iOS 7 has been out for a few days now – but so far we have not seen the software demoed on an iPad, or …

The smaller, subtler changes in iOS 7

Apple unveiled some pretty dramatic changes to iOS 7 on Monday and while the blogosphere is arguing over the big design changes it’s bringing (and …

iOS 7 said to feature a new look, new sharing features, and streaming music

WWDC is an annual tradition, and so is the <i>Wall Street Journal's</i> pre-show leaking of what the company is set to announce. This year, the <i>Journal</i> is reporting that Apple will be announcing a new, flatter, skeumorphism-free version of iOS — we've been hearing those rumors for months. But within this …

After PRISM, 'Boundless Informant' tool comes to light

The stream of leaks revealing the U.S. National Security Agency's secrets carries on with the public outing of a powerful intelligence tracking tool.<p>In a fresh wave of documents obtained by The Guardian, the details of the NSA's data mining tool "Boundless Informant" are laid out for the world to …