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Rumor: Oculus Will Unveil A Handheld Virtual Reality Controller [Update: Not Yet, But Coming]

Oculus‘ headset lets you look around virtual reality but requires integrations with unofficial controllers to move an avatar, fire weapons, or input other commands. But at tomorrow’s Oculus Connect virtual reality conference, sources say Oculus is expected to unveil an official controller or …

Streets and San worker, wife charged in tow truck scam

A Chicago Streets and Sanitation Department worker and his wife have been charged in a scheme that authorities say involved the city employee using his tow truck to extort money from motorists.<p>Lennie Perry, 40, and Arica Perry, 28, each were charged with theft by deception.<p>Authorities became aware …

Meet The PayPal Mafia, The Richest Group Of Men In Silicon Valley

The company founded by Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Max Levchin has spawned three billionaires, many, many millionaires, and generation-defining companies. Here, we break down the key players from the most notorious group in Silicon Valley.<p>The picture above features some of the most poorly dressed …

Somehow, The Jameis Winston Suspension Just Got Stranger

Jameis Winston, who has been suspended for Florida State's game against Clemson, showed up before the game in full pads and started to warm up with his teammates before being sent back to the locker room by head coach Jimbo Fisher.<p>Winston was originally suspended from just the first half of the …

How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life

The initial adoption rate of iOS 8 is lower compared to the releases of iOS 6 and 7 in prior years, according to sites like Chitika and Tapjoy. One …

U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

U.S. and Canadian jets intercepted eight Russian military aircraft as they neared American and Canadian airspace in two separate incidents, officials confirmed Saturday.<p>In both incidents the Russian aircraft never penetrated U.S. or Canadian airspace and appeared non-threatening, military officials …

In 5 Years, We Could All Have 'Digital Twins' That Make Decisions For Us

As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart uses many names for the technology he predicts — digital twin, cyber-self, personal agent — but the concept stays the same: a computer-based version of you.<p>Using various strategies for gathering and organizing your data, …

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Utah's Brian Blechen Levels Michigan's Devin Funchess with Massive Hit

The Utah Utes are trying to stay undefeated early in the season, but they're in a tough game against the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday.<p>Senior defensive back Brian Blechen came ready to play early, however, coming up with this massive hit on Devin Funchess to force and incompletion in the first …

New video of Thiago Silva shows him cocking gun

A third video of Thiago Silva and his ex-wife Thaysa Kamiji has surfaced, and in this one Silva is seen cocking his gun. Silva was released again …

Piracy themed deals set sail on Steam

International Talk Like a Pirate Day falls on Sept. 19. To celebrate, Steam is offering games with a Jolly Roger theme at a discount. (<i>Can we begin this with more of an 'aaargh matey' theme please? - Ed</i>)<p>Games such as <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Age of Booty, Caribbean, Zombie Pirates</i> and <i>Pirates</i> …

Two bums are better than one; JLo adds Iggy Azalea to 'Booty' remix video

It looks like Jennifer Lopez has found a new approach to reviving the fortunes of a flagging single: Lose the bald guy and import a second set of cheeks.<p>While the pop diva's single "Booty" has certainly been a club hit, it has failed to generate much in the way of sales for her album, "A.K.A." In …

The Trailer For Tim Burton’s New Film Isn’t Even A Little Bit Goth

Tim Burton’s career in recent years has gone from “fond of Johnny Depp as an occasional screen presence, kinda goth” to “this guy literally only makes goth junk food films starring Johnny Depp.” While he weened himself off of his pale muse in his (still super goth) <i>Frankenweenie</i>, it’s been over a …

This Spawn Fan Film Is Better Than The 1997 Movie

It's clear that a lot of work and a lot of love went into this creepy eight-minute Spawn fan film. When a former witch and her son go into a grocery …

Who's The Most Tantalizingly Redeemable Villain Of All Time?

We love villains who revel in their misdeeds. But we also obsess over villains who keep making us hope that they might one day join the good guys and …

Aaron Swartz's FBI and Secret Service files

A large and very up-to-date archive of Aaron's government files, extracted through Freedom of Information Act requests.<p>I'm not clear on which parts …

Pharmaceutical Exec Requested Money from Son's Account as He Was Dying: Prosecutors

Four-and-a-half-years after the death of Jude Mirra, his mother, former pharmaceutical executive Gigi Jordan, is on trial in Manhattan Supreme Court …

Watch Chewbacca the Sloth Chow Down On A Plate Of Carrots

This is why I love Facebook, it brings back up old videos I might have missed before. While scrolling through my timeline my friend Carolina posted …

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How Long Will It Take To Read That Book? This Chart Gives An Estimate

If you were able to read straight through without any breaks, how long would it take the average person to read all of <i>Harry Potter</i>, <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, …

This is What Aurora Borealis Looks Like in Real-Time

This is not a time-lapse. Photographer Kwon O Chul shows what aurora borealis looks like in real-time in this jaw-dropping video filmed in …

Did You Catch This ‘Man Of Steel’ Easter Egg That Totally Reveals Aquaman For ‘Batman V. Superman?’

Remember the above clip from <i>Man Of Steel</i>? It’s right after the still bearded Clark Kent saves the workers on the burning oil rig. I remember the whole thing being a bit odd when the movie was still in theaters, but it supposedly features a very strong hint at the existence of Aquaman in the DC …

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Seth Rogen and James Franco Gave Jimmy Fallon A Nearly Nude Surprise For His 40th Birthday

The real surprise was still to come for The Tonight Show host<p><b>Jimmy Fallon</b> turned 40 yesterday and his friends managed to pull off a big birthday surprise for the affable <i>Tonight Show</i> host.<p><b>Questlove</b>, the bandleader of <i>The Tonight Show</i>'s in-house band The Roots, hinted at a coup earlier in the day on …

10 Celebrity Stoners That Should Be Waka Flocka's Official Blunt Roller - PAPER

When Waka Flocka Flame announced via Instagram that he was in the market for a blunt roller hundreds of hopefuls applied for the job by tweeting the hashtag #ICanRoll. While many tried, only one was victorious: Seth Rogen. Obviously, the <i>Pineapple Express</i> actor can roll but we'd like to politely …

Oculus Announces New 'Crescent Bay' VR Headset

Virtual reality company Oculus VR announced a new prototype version of its flagship Rift headset on Saturday, inching the Facebook-owned company closer to releasing a consumer-ready product to stores.<p>The new rig, code-named Crescent Bay, boasts an updated display, 360-degree head tracking, expanded …