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Shaq has a wild story about spending $70,000 at Walmart — the biggest purchase in company history

Shaquille O'Neal claims to own the biggest purchase in Walmart history, and it's hard to doubt him.<p>In an interview on HBO's "Real Sports," O'Neal said after the Miami Heat traded him to the Phoenix Suns in 2008, he didn't have anything for his apartment, so he turned to Walmart to get some …

companyhistory

The new wave of AR

UK companies are setting the global standard for<br>the next wave of breakthroughs, particularly in technology.<p>The new wave of augmented …

Augmented Reality

Strava’s fitness tracker heat map reveals the location of military bases

Geolocation isn’t a new problem for the military<p>Strava is the maker of a fitness-tracking app that uses a phone’s GPS to track when and where a user is exercising, with an aim of being a type of social network for athletes. Last November, the site released a heat map showing the activity of its …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

News Corp

Fake celebrity porn is blowing up on Reddit, thanks to artificial intelligence

Easy-to-use applications are letting people face-swap celebrities and porn stars<p>Back in December, the unsavory hobby of a Reddit user by the name of deepfakes became a new centerpiece of artificial intelligence debate, specifically around the newfound ability to face-swap celebrities and porn …

Stunning Color Gradient Ikea Posters

The Italian design firm Adoratorio Studio is such a big fan of Ikea that it has created a series of beautiful graphic posters in tribute to the …

Posters

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

Fossil Fuels

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

The future of grocery shopping has arrived in China

A little more than a year ago, Amazon announced a new grocery store concept that promised customers a human-less shopping experience. Customers would simply walk in, grab the items they need, and leave without waiting in a line or going through a checkout—letting sensors, computer vision, and …

eCommerce

North Korea's poverty is so dire that farmers reportedly steal each other's feces to fertilize crops

The harrowing conditions of poverty in North Korea have again come to light in the dismal story of the 25 year-old defector who crossed the border into South Korea under a hale of gunfire from his own troops.<p>South Korean authorities took the soldier, named Oh, to receive care in a hospital where …

“She Didn’t Want This Come Hell or High Water”: Inside Melania Trump’s Secretive East Wing

Understanding the most enigmatic First Lady—and unusual marriage—in modern political history.<p>I. “Not My Thing”<p>Back in 2014, when Donald Trump was considering yet again a run for president, he polled his friends and advisers about what he should do. He went through a lengthy process, toyed with …

Ancient glue offers new insight into what may be Jesus' tomb

JERUSALEM — New archaeological tests have confirmed that the site many Christians believe to be the tomb of Jesus Christ dates back 1,700 years to A.D. 325, the same era when the Romans first identified the place as holy.<p>With invasions, fires and even earthquakes occurring at Jerusalem's Church of …

The 5 most ridiculous things the FCC says in its new net neutrality propaganda

The Federal Communications Commission put out a final proposal last week to end net neutrality. The proposal opens the door for internet service providers to create fast and slow lanes, to block websites, and to prioritize their own content. This isn’t speculation. It’s all there in the text.<p>But a …

Survivors of CIA torture describe homebrew electric chair used at Afghan black site

Lufti al-Arabi, a Tunisian man who was arrested in Pakistan while studying at university, spent 13 years in the CIA's notorious "Salt Pit" prison …

Human Rights

A 10-year-old Finnish kid won $10,000 for hacking Instagram

A precocious youth has won a $10,000 bug bounty from Facebook after he figured out a way to delete other users' comments from Instagram's servers, <i>Mashable</i> reports.<p>The youngster, a 10-year-old Finnish kid named Jani, claimed the security flaw he discovered could even allow him to delete Justin …

55 Facts You Didn't Know About Your Favorite Pop Stars

ATTN: Ryan Gosling could have been a Backstreet Boy.<p>1. Every Neptunes written track on Justin Timberlake's debut album, <i>Justified,</i> with the exception of "Like I Love You," was actually written for Michael Jackson.<p>2. The Neptunes also originally wrote Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave 4 U" and "Boys" for …

Was security really maximum at New York prison where killers broke out?

<b>PLATTSBURGH, New York (CNN) —</b> The Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York is classified as maximum security, but the escape of two convicted murderers this month has left questions about how accurate that description is.<p>Two prison employees have been charged in connection with the …

12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

Comment la mafia s'enrichit quand le monde s'appauvrit

Les crises économiques ne profitent généralement à personne – sauf peut-être aux riches et aux gens qui tuent d'autres gens contre de l'argent.<p>Les crises économiques ont toujours été une aubaine pour la mafia. La pègre s'en met plein les poches grâce à la récession qui dope son train de vie.<p>Le …

La Demi-molle de Wall Street

À la rencontre des call girls favorites des pires traders de la finance internationale.<p>« Quand le marché monte ou descend, je sais que mes clients me contacteront dès le lendemain. Ils se reposent un peu, puis m'appellent », me confie Zoë, une escorte indépendante qui facture 480 euros de l'heure. …

TransAsia plane crashes in Taiwan river, killing at least 23 people

Dramatic footage shows regional airliner clipping taxi cab and bridge minutes after takeoff

Comment la méthamphétamine m’a fait supporter mon job de banquier

Avant de me plonger dans un abîme de déprime et de solitude, la crystal meth m'a fait croire que j'étais plus productif.<p><i>En 2013, une étude a prouvé que 7 % des Australiens âgés de 14 ans et plus avaient testé la crystal meth à un moment de leur vie. Les statistiques de l'année dernière n'ont pas</i> …

Syriza’s historic win puts Greece on collision course with Europe

European politics has been plunged into a volatile new era following a historic victory in Greece’s general election by far-left radicals committed to ending years of austerity.<p>More than five years into the euro crisis that started in Greece in October 2009 and raised questions about the single …

Le long chemin des skinheads racistes vers la rédemption

On a rencontré Christian Picciolini, ex-suprémaciste blanc qui cherche à enterrer la haine de ses anciens confrères.<p>Le néo-nazisme pourrait bien être l'un des sujets les plus tabous au monde. Le racisme ordinaire est un mal quotidien, mais le suprématisme blanc est une notion encore plus profonde. …

Rencontre avec les mamans du porno

Contre toute attente, de nombreuses porn stars cherchent à équilibrer leur carrière et l'éducation de leurs enfants.<p>Avec toutes ces scènes de fellations ponctuées de morceaux de jazz d'ascenseur, on en oublierait presque que comme n'importe quel travailleur, les porn-stars aussi retournent dans …

Barbès, quartier fantôme

Quelques photos prises entre Anvers et le boulevard de Rochechouart suite au massacre des bureaux de <i>Charlie Hebdo</I>.<p>Ce week-end, je me suis rendu dans le quartier de Barbès à Paris, qui fourmille habituellement de monde. Quelques jours après l'attentat de mercredi dernier contre la rédaction …

NASA's Kepler telescope identifies most Earth-like planet yet

Kepler passes the 1,000-planet milestone as hundreds of new candidates are identified<p>Scientists have identified eight new exoplanets, including one described as perhaps the "most Earth-like alien world." The far-away planets were spied by NASA's Kepler telescope, which has now identified more than …

J’ai bu du thé aux excréments avec des villageois chinois qui ne jurent que par ça

Comme son nom l'indique, ce breuvage a un goût affreux mais ses consommateurs sont persuadés qu'il guérit le cancer.<p><i>Toutes les photos sont de l'auteur</i><p>En janvier dernier, lorsque le médecin a diagnostiqué un cancer du poumon à Ma Su Qun, 77 ans, sa famille a décidé de ne pas lui annoncer la mauvaise …

The Assassin's Creed movie is coming December 2016

And Channing Tatum will star in a Gambit X-Men film next October<p>The good news: 20th Century Fox's <i>Assassin's Creed</i> film is back on track for a theatrical release. The bad news: you're going to have to wait until the end of next year to see it. Fox said today that the film, based on Ubisoft's popular …

Record-breaking flare from Milky Way’s black hole detected by NASA's Chandra project

Chandra observations of the Perseus and Virgo galaxy clusters suggest turbulence may be preventing hot gas there from cooling, addressing a …

Black Holes