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Sony has the only VR commercial so far that doesn't suck

Sony announced that Project Morpheus is now called PlayStation VR during the Tokyo Game Show, and changing the branding was a solid move. PlayStation VR is a strong, simple statement, repeating the name of the platform and technology. It's a bit obvious, but the good ideas often are; sometimes it …

17 Simple Tips To Help You Better Control And Master Natural Light

Most of us love natural light and feel comfortable shooting with it – but how well do you <i>really</i> know how to utilize it effectively and to control it …

Why Is Elizabeth Warren Campaigning in Red States?

With an unpopular Democrat in the White House, Warren is proving an effective surrogate—and raising her national profile.<p>SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.—Eleven days ago, West Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant was brandishing a rifle in a local parade.<p>Today, she's standing next to liberal …

Netanyahu: Hamas targets civilians - CNN Video

Graham on MTP: No Immigration Reform Because of Border Crisis

Immigration Reform

Meet the Press Roundtable Talks Questions of American Leadership

Meet the Press

World events derail Obama's agenda

It was supposed to be a week focused on domestic issues to bolster the chances of Democrats in November midterms.<p>President Barack Obama wanted to drive down a virtual highway, talk about rebuilding infrastructure while standing in front of a bridge, and otherwise push his proposals to build middle …

The American Dream Is A Myth In These Parts Of America

Everybody wants to move up in this world.<p>A big part of the American Dream is the idea that anyone can make it, regardless of where you start out. Children born to lower income families should be able to make it big, and children of the rich shouldn't automatically have success handed to them.<p>Of …

Silicon Valley's Libertarian revolution

SAN FRANCISCO – Libertarian and conservative technology types huddled this weekend on Nancy Pelosi’s home turf making big promises about what they can do to help Republicans win more elections — but also lamenting how their ideas could still get lost in the shuffle.<p>Gathering in the swank W hotel, a …

Lindsey Graham Calls John Kerry 'Delusional,' Obama 'King Of Indecision'

Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed his qualms with the Obama administration's approach to foreign policy during a "Meet the Press" interview on Sunday, calling Secretary of State John Kerry's foreign policy analysis "delusional."<p>Kerry appeared on NBC Sunday morning to discuss the state of foreign …

McConnell: Money won't fix border

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) thinks that President Barack Obama is advocating “throwing money at” the current immigration problems, and that spending nearly $4 billion won’t solve the issue.<p>“I got the impression that Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is for [securing the …

Kerry caught on hot mic: Was he criticizing Israel?

Secretary of State John Kerry raised eyebrows Sunday following comments, caught on an open mic, that left some wondering whether he was criticizing Israeli assurances that its ground offensive in Gaza would be limited.<p>Kerry's comments occurred between multiple television interviews. He was heard in …

US working on case against Russia on downed plane

WASHINGTON (AP) — Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls …

Sen. Feinstein: The U.S. Is Now At Cold War Levels With Russia

When asked by CNN’s Candy Crow­ley if U.S.-Rus­sia re­la­tions were now “at Cold War levels,” Fein­stein did not hes­it­ate. “Yes,” the Cali­for­nia …

NFL 2K5 — sports gaming's King Arthur — launched 10 years ago today

Today is the 10th anniversary of the launch of <i>NFL 2K5</i> — more formally, <i>ESPN NFL 2K5</i>. Killed by the infamous exclusive video game license the NFL would sell to EA Sports five months later, few other games — in any genre —have remained a constant part of modern conversation despite not publishing in a …

Obama and the World's Ills

It's hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions. And for the Republicans, all of these woes have a common genesis: American weakness projected by Barack Obama.<p>People in the Middle East, former Vice President Dick Cheney said recently, "are absolutely …

How The Big 5 Publishers Hobbled The Amazon Unlimited Launch

Amazon Unlimited was dubbed the Netflix of books. That is correct as long as you imagine a Netflix consisting of an endless array of low-budget indie releases and some major small-studio films. In truth, Amazon’s new $9.99 all-you-can-read service features no books by “big 5” trade publishers, an …

A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying | Threat Level

The internet is littered with burgeoning email encryption schemes aimed at thwarting NSA spying. Many of them are focused on solving the usability …

One Crucial Party Has Disappeared From Snowden's Story

At the time, WikiLeaks was paying for Snowden's plane tickets, lodging, and legal counsel while acting as a "go-between" to deliver Snowden's messages and requests to "officials and governments."<p>But to hear Snowden tell the story now, one wouldn't know that WikiLeaks advised him to fly to Russia on …

Fake marine lived at barracks next door to Buckingham Palace for two years

An insurance clerk persuaded soldiers at Wellington Barracks that he was an elite commando and lived in high-security barracks<p>An insurance clerk convinced the Queen’s guards that he was a Royal Marine and lived at a military base next to Buckingham Palace for two years.<p>Anthony Phillips, 42, told …

Buckingham Palace

New York man dies after chokehold by police

<b>(CNN) —</b> Confronted by police trying to arrest him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes, Eric Garner raised both hands in the air and, with passive defiance, told the officers not to touch him. Seconds later, a video shows the officer behind him grab the 350-pound man in a chokehold and pull him …

Inside the life of a pro gamer

Getting paid to play video games sounds like the cushiest job in the world. Stumble out of bed, fill a bowl of cereal, boot up Steam, and go hunting for thrills and spills. Pants and personal hygiene are optional. That’s the pervasive, and in many cases valid, image of the professional gamer — a …

Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format

If you have ever shared a photo by email, or posted one online, you might have seen a three or four-letter extension at the end of the file name that …

GOP seeks jolt to Senate race against Dem Franken

The NSA Shared Sexually Explicit Photographs, Says Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor turned whistle-blower, claims that “incredibly weak” oversight of U.S. surveillance programs …

Woman Told She Has to Buy Back Her Stolen Nikon D3200 from Pawn Shop

These days, there are a number of search engines, sites and services that can help you track down your camera if it’s ever stolen from you. …

Google Has a Huge New Business You Probably Don’t Know About

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published …

Bill Clinton: If she runs, Hillary Clinton needs time to craft her message

Former President Bill Clinton says that Hillary Clinton, his wife and the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, needs time to not only decide whether she will run, but what she would bring to the race if she did.<p>In an interview with CNN in Vietnam, Bill Clinton …

Obama Pressures Israel To Curb Anti-Tunnel Defense

President Barack Obama stepped up his efforts Sunday to limit Israel’s gradual destruction of Hamas’ tunnel network in the Shejaiya neighborhood of …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …