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Robbery movie actor 'milliseconds' from being shot by police in LA suburb

LOS ANGELES -- College filmmakers were using fake guns to shoot a robbery scene at a suburban Los Angeles coffee shop when eight police officers showed up with guns drawn and no idea it was just a movie.<p>"Drop the gun! Drop it! Drop it!" one officer yells on an audio recording police were …

Russian paratroopers attack lone LGBT activist for protesting anti-gay law

Krill Kalugin was attacked for holding a rainbow banner that read, “This is propagating tolerance”<p>A lone gay rights activist was assaulted by a group of former Russian paratroopers in St. Petersburg on Friday. Why? Because he was holding a rainbow banner that read: "This is propagating …

Magnitude-6.0 quake shakes northeastern Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Sunday in the same region devastated by a giant tsunami and temblor 2 1/2 years ago, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.<p>The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck shortly after midday, and was centered off …

U.S. Grand Jury Probing Contractor That Vetted Edward Snowden

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - The company that conducted the most recent security review of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is the subject of a federal grand jury investigation into its background check processes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people involved …

Lawsuit Claims Bag Searches At Apple Stores Cost Workers $1,500 A Year In Unpaid Overtime

Amanda Freklin and Dean Pelle claim that the policy — which requires Apple store workers to be searched when they leave the premises on lunch breaks or at the end of the day — cost them 5 to 10 minutes of waiting every day. Over a year, that adds up to as much as $1,500 in unpaid Apple time, given …

Nexus 7 (2013) gets reviewed, kicks off round 2 of the iPad mini fight

The new Nexus 7 offers incredibly high resolution, incredibly low price, and incredibly few tablet-specific apps, all in a form factor that's thinner …

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University of Texas students send yacht off-course with GPS exploit (video)

Students from the University of Texas gave us another reason not to mess with the Lone Star state: they'll hack your yacht. In cooperation with a luxury boat's owners, the Longhorns manipulated their $80 million vessel's nav system, covertly guiding it off-course -- all without the crew ever …

Microsoft prices Xbox One acessories

<b>Microsoft has priced a number of its Xbox One accessories in the US.</b><p>A controller will cost US$59.99, while the Play and Charge rechargeable battery …

Report: Here's What To Expect From Amazon's New Kindle Fire Tablets

BGR was mostly correct in its reports on Amazon's Kindle Fire lineup last year, so this one is worth paying attention to.<p>According to BGR, Amazon is planning on releasing several new Android-based Kindle branded tablets.<p>From what we can tell, the only advantage Google's new Nexus 7 tablet has over …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Why the iPhone 6 is likely to come in three flavors instead of one

Rumors that Apple is looking to produce a larger smartphone gained more credence with a new report by the Wall Street Journal. It’s about time, since the iPhone’s four-inch screen is now dwarfed by other, popular options on the market.<p>But if Apple gives in to pressure to showcase a larger display, …

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USC Student: Police Said I Wasn't Raped Because He Didn't Orgasm

The University of Southern California is facing a federal investigation for alleged failures by school officials and campus police to prosecute rape.<p>In response to a Title IX complaint filed in May, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights launched the inquiry on June 26, although …

Game DVR: Xbox One and PS4 constantly record gameplay

Both next-gen consoles will keep a rolling buffer of recent gameplay footage: five minutes for the Xbox One, fifteen for the PS4.<p><b>Social sharing has</b> …

Steam Greenlight is 'not perfect by any stretch of the imagination,' says Valve

Valve developer Tom Bui took to the official Steam forums to acknowledge the issues relating to Steam Greenlight following criticism aimed at the voting platform from <i>Six Sided Sanctuary</i> developer Poe.<p>Bui points to a failure to ship as many games as the company would like as the primary issue …