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Naval Academy midshipmen, caught in Baltimore protests, direct families to safety

A patio chair smashed the sandwich shop window.<p>Glass fell around Midshipman Brad Kadlubowski, seated before a window, at the Subway shop in Baltimore.<p>…

These Harvard And MIT Kids Say They've Made NSA-Proof Email

Those who worry that Gmail or the National Security Agency may be rifling through their emails now have a new alternative: ProtonMail, a super-secure email service created by students from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>"It was the Snowden leaks that got us started," …

Incident between Russian driver and biker escalates rather quickly

Based on the compiled evidence, driving in Russia is a perilous, potentially deadly venture that requires complete and total suspension of one's self-preservation instincts. Considering this, you can imagine what it's like riding a motorcycle on the notoriously wild Russian roads.<p>The unfortunate …

Titanfall: Optimus Prime DLC Trailer - IGN Originals - IGN Video

This lovingly crafted April Fools' trailer features the famed leader of the Autobots, a new Titan ability, and a new melee weapon!

YC-Backed Gbatteries Launches BatteryBox, A 50Whr Backup Battery For MacBooks & Other Gadgets

Over the years, users of portable consumer electronics have just come to accept that battery life gets worse over time. But it doesn’t have to: Gbatteries, which is in the current batch of Y Combinator companies, has come up with a new technology called BatteryOS that provides better performance …

Topher Grace's 'Star Wars' Prequel Re-Edit Trailer – /Film

<b>Topher Grace</b>‘s <b>Star Wars</b> Prequel Re-edit has become the stuff of Internet legend. Fans went crazy a few years back when news broke the <i>That 70’s Show</i> …

Rbutr Makes it Easier to Flag Online Misinformation

Rbutr has been working away for a number of years already, serving as a ‘peer review’ system for the Internet, letting users follow rebuttals for information contained within certain Web pages.<p>In a nutshell, Rbutr lets you follow inter-website disagreements. Found great evidence or …

First look at the refined Sense 6 coming on the HTC M8

A purported screenshot of the homescreen of the upcoming HTC M8 shows on-screen buttons, a familiar look, and a few design tweaks.<p>We’ve already had a pretty good idea about the hardware and physical appearance of the HTC M8 (i.e.: “strikingly similar” to the HTC One), but now we’ve got our first …

BlueShark: where the US Navy dreams up the battleship interfaces of tomorrow

Maryland mall shooting: Motive unclear as details emerge about gunman

The gunman who killed two people at a Maryland mall was a teenage skateboarding enthusiast who had no criminal record before he showed up at the shopping center armed with a shotgun, plenty of ammunition and a backpack filled with crude homemade explosives, authorities said Sunday.<p>Darion Marcus …

Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

A talented artist can get a lot of mileage out of the various art apps available for the iPad, but we ain't never seen anything like this. Digital artist Kyle Lambert has created a portrait of actor Morgan Freeman that's so lifelike we wouldn't have believed he'd painted it at all -- never mind on …

Digital Art

So What If Everyone at Harvard Gets an A?

Princeton creative writing professor Joyce Carol Oates makes a misguided defense of Ivy League grade inflation.<p>Yesterday, we ran a story about a rather astonishing fact that the <i>Harvard Crimson</i> uncovered: The most common grade at Harvard is an A.<p>To a lot of readers, this high-grades bonanza is a …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

Google's homegrown Dart web programming language emerges from beta

While Google giveth and taketh away end-user apps, it's generally been good to developers -- all the better to get new tools into the wild. One of those pet projects, Dart, is now out of beta and into a "production ready" version 1.0 SDK, according to Mountain View. In a nutshell, it's a …

Starship Troopers: One of the Most Misunderstood Movies Ever

The sci-fi film'sself-aware satire went unrecognized by critics when it came out 16 years ago. Now, some are finally getting the joke.<p>When Paul Verhoeven’s <i>Starship Troopers</i> hit theaters 16 years ago today, most American critics slammed it. In the <i>New York Times,</i> Janet Maslin panned the “crazed, …

Call of Duty: Ghosts review: for the dead

Ghosts never goes beyond the barest requirements for a sequel<p><i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> is the best evidence in years of a franchise going through the motions.<p>The long-running joke about Call of Duty — generally espoused by non-fans — goes like this: Each year's installment of Call of Duty is only …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Aviation

There Is A College Football Team In New York City That Is Completely Dominating Everyone

Meet the Fordham Rams — New York City's undefeated college football team, the pride of the Bronx. F-U! F-U! F-U!<p>The win over Lehigh propelled Fordham into the Top-10 in FCS!<p>Here's something interesting. Fordham is now ranked #7. And not just in the FCS...#7 in the whole country according to the …

12-Year-Old Suspended from School for Playing with Airsoft Guns in Private Yard

<i>Update: The 7th graders have now been expelled from the school. Read more here.</i><p>In yet another example of the lack of common sense of the “zero …

Microsoft's mind-blowing IllumiRoom Xbox projector costs too much to release

Microsoft unveiled its Xbox coffee table projector concept earlier this year, but it's unlikely to see a release any time soon. After previously describing IllumiRoom — an augmented reality projector that expands content onto living room walls — as "just research," Microsoft now says cost is an …

ASUS reveals ROG TYTAN G70 gaming desktop

Didn't snag one of the ROG TYTAN G30s ASUS announced in June? Don't sweat it because the Taiwanese manufacturer has already one-upped itself, combining the transforming case of last year's TYTAN CG8890 with the G30's major features -- water-cooled Core i7-4770K, one-touch overclocking, …

GM CEO confirms super-size Cadillac sedan

Cadillac will launch a car bigger than its XTS large sedan within the next two years, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says.<p>The XTS is the biggest Cadillac car, and there have been dueling reports for at least two years about whether GM's luxury brand planned to stop there, or go bigger.<p>Akerson's …

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How To Get Stock Android On Your HTC One

The Google-Edition HTC One started shipping out to folks over the last few weeks, and the good fairies at XDA Forums have been working to get a copy …

AT&T Next to offer yearly upgrades as part of new monthly installment plan

Could it be that T-Mobile's efforts aren't going unnoticed in the wireless community after all? Less than a week after John Legere unveiled Jump -- and just hours after we heard rumors about Verizon's forthcoming upgrade program -- AT&T has taken the wraps off of AT&T Next, an upgrade program that …

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

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

AT&T Considers Selling Your Browsing History, Location, And More To Advertisers. Here’s How To Opt Out

Good news, everyone! Wait, no. Not that one. The other one.<p>Bad news, everyone!<p>AT&T is considering selling your usage data (location, web browsing history, etc.) to advertisers, having seemingly decided that it’s been too long since everyone was mad at them.<p>They noted the plan in a preview of an …

Watch a Terrific Effects Reel for 'The Great Gatsby' – /Film

<b>Baz Luhrmann</b>‘s films have become increasingly reliant on digital effects over the years, and his recent adaptation of <b>The Great Gatsby</b> is a massive …