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Xiaomi Shifts Over 1 Million Mi Band 3 Trackers In Just 17 Days

Xiaomi’s latest fitness tracker – the Mi Band 3 – is selling like hot-cakes. Taking to Twitter, the Chinese company’s Senior Vice President Wang Xiang has revealed that they have already shifted more than a million units since it went on sale on June 5th.<p>The Mi Band 3 – which costs just 169 yuan …

Wearable Tech

Teen killed seconds after unbuckling to take a selfie

- A 16-year-old girl, just down the street from her house, took off her seat belt to take a selfie. Seconds later she was dead, killed in a car …

Man arrested after jumping fence, entering Treasury Building

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A man was arrested after he allegedly jumped a fence and entered the Treasury Building next to the White House late Friday night, the Secret Service said.<p>Authorities apprehended Christian Philippe Andre at the west entrance of the Treasury, a Secret Service spokeswoman said. …

Our Favorite Chili Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> In the days when my sons played high school hockey, I made gallons of this chili. I would transport it to the snack bar at the rink in a slow cooker. It would sell out every time because it was the best way to warm up at our infamously cold rink! The recipe is originally from …

Target of 18-day manhunt killed in California

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — An 18-day manhunt in the mountainous high desert of central California ended when two deputies opened fire on a man who …

Target of 18-day manhunt killed in California's high desert; deputies confront suspect on road

An 18-day manhunt in the mountainous high desert of central California ended when two deputies opened fire on a man who pulled out a handgun during a confrontation on a rural road, authorities said Sunday.<p>Benjamin Peter Ashley, 34, was struck by several rounds after he failed to comply with orders …

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Trailer Has Just About Every Tolkien Actor In It

Warner Bros.; Anita Bugge—WireImage—Getty Images<p>Warner Bros.; Gregg DeGuire—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Warner Bros.; Tschiponnique …

Movies

Reporter Quits On Live TV After Revealing That She Owns a Marijuana Club

A local news segment went up in smoke when a reporter quit her job on air after making a rather surprising announcement Sunday night. Charlo Greene, …

Cannabis

Daily hits and misses in pop culture

Watch California Chrome win the Preakness Stakes

California Chrome is one win away from the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby winner held off Ride On Curlin in the homestretch of the Preakness Stakes to take the Triple Crown’s second leg Saturday evening at Pimlico, posting the fastest time since Curlin in 2007.<p>The Belmont Stakes will be run June …

Pet Cat Heroically Saves Boy From Attacking Dog And Proceeds To Chase Mutt Down

Warning: the above video shows mild gore around the 45 second mark.<p>The title of man’s best friend might be in contention.<p>A pet cat came to her small …

Pets

Oklahoma girl sells diamond found in Arkansas park for $20G

An Oklahoma girl has sold a 3.85-carat diamond she unearthed at an Arkansas park for $20,000.<p>Tana Clymer found the diamond last October while hunting for gems with her family at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark. She said she couldn't believe her good luck and asked her father if …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

World's hottest pepper hits 2.2 million Scoville heat units

Until recently, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was known as the world's hottest chile pepper. But according to the Guinness Book of World Records last month, it's now the Carolina Reaper grown by Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Co. in South Carolina.<p>The pepper rates an average of 1,569,300 Scoville …

South Carolina

Exclusive: Skydivers’ miraculous escape as planes collide - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> there was a chance we would be coming on the air tonight reporting the deaths of all 11 souls on board two aircraft that collided in midair this weekend. but instead all on board survived thanks in large part to the fact that they were all sky divers and knew how the to jump and were prepared. …

Animation from F.X. Leyendecker - “The Flapper” - 1922

Animation from <i>F.X. Leyendecker - “The Flapper” - 1922</i>

Before killings and chase with hostages in trunk, Mojave Desert gunman's life began to unravel

Sergio Munoz was known around this small desert city to acquaintances as a personable dad, and to police for his long rap sheet.<p>In recent weeks, he began losing the moorings of a stable life — his job, then his family. Kicked out of the house, he had been staying at a friend's place, using and …

Eat and sleep on the cheap in Waikiki

HONOLULU — As the afternoon turned to early evening, I glanced out my hotel window, hoping for a glimpse of the legendary Waikiki sunset. I watched as the sun bathed the hills and hotels of the city in liquid gold before slipping into the Pacific in an orange and red explosion of color.<p>I couldn't …

Nightengale: Gibson's magical HR resonates 25 years later

Vin Scully watches the man hobble to home plate, slams his eyes shut, and prays.<p>"Please, God, don't let him strikeout,'' Scully, the Los Angeles Dodgers' legendary announcer, remembers saying. "He's had such a great year. He's led the team and worked so hard. And now that he's on the national …

Obama forced to the table over shutdown

<i>**Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up</i> <i>here</i><i>.**</i><p><b>Buzz Cut:<br>• Obama forced to the table over shutdown<br>• Rand Paul hosts coffee klatch<br>• Russians repel raid on embassy in Libya<br>• Will’s prescription for 2016<br>• Good pay for dirty job</b><p><b>OBAMA FORCED TO THE TABLE OVER SHUTDOWN -</b> Republicans found a …

Windows XP's death is quickly approaching

On April 8, 2014, it's the "end of life" for Windows XP. Now, that doesn't mean XP will suddenly stop working. You can keep using it if you want, but I wouldn't recommend it.<p>End of life means Microsoft won't be releasing any more security updates to the average user. Any security flaws that hackers …

Samsung tips: 10 Galaxy S4 “hidden” features and tricks

In a new blog post, Samsung describes ten “hidden” or “semi-secret” features of the Galaxy S4, which some of you may not be aware of.<p>Coincidentally or not, the Samsung post went live on the same day Verizon and Motorola unveiled new Droid smartphones, and a day ahead of the upcoming Nexus 7 …