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On the Red Couch with Photographer/LPV Show Host Bryan Formhals

<i>A great photograph is a mystery. It’s not something easily explained by technical or stylistic concerns. This is one of many reasons why photography has been called the “unconscious optical,” a reference describing the eye’s—and camera’s—inability to fully understand what it sees.</i><p><i>On the LPV Show, a</i> …

Lawsuit Against Oculus Rift Creator Can Go Forward, Judge Rules

In addition to a lawsuit from Fallout parent publisher ZeniMax, Oculus VR continues to face a second suit from a company, Total Recall Technologies, which claims founder Palmer Luckey took confidential information and passed it off as his own.<p>As reported by Reuters, US District judge William Alsup …

CNN Debate Recap: A Good Night for Trump & Cruz

<i>Rivalries intensified Thursday night in the sixth Republican presidential debate, as we close in on early voting. Iowa frontrunners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz sparred over citizenship and values. Establishment rivals Marco Rubio and Chris Christie threw jabs over gun control, social issues and</i> …

Siberian Huskies Prep for Sled Dog Rally: Pictures

Siberian Husky

The Week in Review: Remembering Cultural Great David Bowie

An innovator in his field, and hugely influential to generations of musicians, David Bowie kept up his enigmatic persona until the end, shielding his 18 month battle with cancer from the media spotlight until his death on Sunday.<p>Known for his regular reinvention, Bowie evolved through a variety of …

5 things to know about Flint's water crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> An once-quiet crisis in Flint is now drawing voluminous concern from around the nation as celebrities, politicians and presidential candidates steer attention to the toxic tap water in one of Michigan's biggest and most beleaguered cities.<p>It's hard to put anything about the issue in a …

Class Action

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of January 11, 2016)

This week ten U.S. soldiers were held and then released from Iranian custody. Jakarta, Baghdad and Burkina Faso were among the areas hit by attacks. President Barack Obama delivered his seventh and final State of the Union address. The 2016 presidential election continued to intensify. We witnessed …

5 Topics for Democratic Debate No. 4

<i>Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will meet on the debate stage Sunday amid the fiercest Democratic rhetoric of the presidential cycle to date. The tightening of the race between Clinton and Sanders has escalated the political jabs between the once-cordial adversaries. Clinton</i> …

Stock Markets

People in Tokyo are making terrifying snow sculptures during this rare snowfall

It hardly snows in Japan's capital city, but this week, central Tokyo received a rare 6cm of snow.<p>The busy metropolis, so unaccustomed to dealing …

CNN Democratic Debate Recap: Clinton & Sanders Level Attacks

<i>Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred on health care, gun control and Wall Street reform in the most contentious debate between the candidates this cycle. The rise in attacks mirrors the rise of Sanders’ candidacy, which has led to neck and neck early state</i> …

FreedomPop Raises Another $50M, Launches “Free” Global Data Hotspot And SIM

FreedomPop, the startup disrupting the businesses of traditional mobile carriers by giving people ways to use mobile devices free of any charges, is today adding another sizeable round to its coffers. The company has raised $50 million to continue its global rollout beyond its home market of the …

Telecoms

DNA Reveals Far-Off Origins of Ancient 'Gladiators'

DNA testing is telling scientists more about the origins of a group of headless Romans.<p>People in the Roman Empire really got around.<p>Evidence from a Roman-era cemetery in York, England shows that the city—once a major outpost on Rome’s distant frontier—was home to both locals and to immigrants from …

Apple iOS 9.2.1 Has A Nasty Surprise

Last night Apple released iOS 9.2.1 to little fanfare. On the surface this makes sense as Apple billed it as nothing more than dedicated bug fixes, but dig deeper and there’s actually a nasty surprise waiting…<p>Despite the bug fixing promise, Apple has admitted to Ars Technica that iOS 9.2.1 doesn’t …

iOS

Xiaomi tries to explain why it's locking bootloaders, but users are having none of it

Xiaomi made a controversial move this week. The Chinese company has decided to start locking bootloaders on many of their devices, claiming that it is necessary to comply with Google’s guidelines. This is disappointing news to many advanced users, but what makes matters worse is that Xiaomi applied …

Xiaomi

Meet Hyper, an actually helpful smart travel assistant

Although we’d like to believe that, in 2016, we can leave it all up to the bots, we’re still not <i>quite</i> there yet. Sure, with assistants like Siri and Cortana getting smarter with each new release, and breakthroughs coming from places like Slack and Facebook, there are still a lot of individual cases …

See the Entire History of the Oscars Diversity Problem in One Chart

Last week’s Oscar nominations have sparked outrage for their lack of diversity with zero non-white nominees in the acting categories for the second …

Penelope Cruz

Russia’s War Robots Are Less Than They Appear

They exist, but they’re not fighting battles just yet<p>Most war robots aren’t. The icon of highly advanced machines at war is the modern combat drone, a sleek gray warplane with an unblinking eye and a bundle of missiles held under wing. Strip away the modern trappings, though, and they reveal …

Robotics