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Cops Have a New Way to Take Your Money: Prepaid Debit Cards

Police in Oklahoma can scan prepaid debit cards and seize money that they suspect is from criminal sources.<p>Being pulled over by the police can be a …

Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

A Wikileaks gift for both holiday travelers and terrorists<p>WikiLeaks has published a pair of internal CIA documents briefing undercover agents on how to dupe security at airports. The two documents — both classified as "Secret/NOFORN" meaning not to be shared with allied security agencies — give …

Study: Earth has 'Star Trek'-style shield

The University of Colorado Boulder has announced a discovery 7,200 miles above Earth of a protective shield similar to the force fields you might see in "Star Trek."<p>The discovery of this barrier in the Van Allen radiation belts suggests a new explanation for how "killer electrons" are held at bay. …

Security Guard Catches a Cop Shoplifting, Turns Him In. Gets Fired for It

Target security officer fired after reporting shoplifting<p><b>Washington Post</b>By Tom Jackman<b>July 13, 2014</b><p>Dallas Northington spent nearly eight years …

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Samsung’s Metal-Edged Galaxy Alpha Is Its Most iPhone-A-Like Handset Ever

[gallery ids="1043093,1043092,1043085,1043086,1043087,1043088,1043090,1043089,1043091"]<p>Samsung has announced a new metal-edged flagship smartphone that takes its design language a step closer to the iPhone — and gives it something to fend off competition from surefooted Android startup Xiaomi.<p>The …

Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws

In a study of ten devices including home thermostats, remote power outlets and door locks, HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) has connected everything from smoke alarms to fridges and cars, making life easier and safer – but it has also given …

Nvidia's Shield Tablet wants to be the ultimate gaming device

Nvidia wasn't able to get its graphics chips into either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, so it's doing the next best thing by trying to obviate home consoles altogether. Today the company introduces its new $299 Shield Tablet: an 8-inch Android device designed to sate all your gaming needs at …

North Korea threatens nuclear war in run-up to US-South Korea war games

North Korea has ratcheted up its rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the States in the run up to Foal Eagle, an annual war game between the US and South Korea<p>North Korea is threatening nuclear war in the run up to scheduled, soon-to-start, joint military maneuvers between the US and South …

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Felipe Massa's Last Ferrari F1 Drive

A drifting Toyota 2000GT is better than coffee

Money well spent.<p>You can have your GT-R. Keep your 9-second Supra—wait, how many rotors does that RX-7 have? Never mind, I still don't want it. I'll take the firstJapanese supercar, thank you very much. Numero uno, the OG GT: the Toyota 2000GT.<p><b>READ THIS:</b> Calty's magnum opus is the Toyota FT-1 …

Selling Yourself: How to Sell Your Car Online, the Right Way – Feature

We are programmed by nature to acquire, which is one reason selling is so much less fun than buying. But almost all automotive love affairs end, and selling a car online painlessly and for the highest price takes some planning and effort. Look at it this way: The extra hour you spend taking good …

Scientists Digitize Psychology's Most Famous Brain

Henry Gustav Molaison is one of the most famous patients in the annals of brain research. In 1953, an experimental surgery meant to relieve his …

UK government plans switch from Microsoft Office to open source

Ministers are looking at saving tens of millions of pounds a year by abandoning expensive software produced by firms such as Microsoft.<p>Some £200m has been spent by the public sector on the computer giant's Office suite alone since 2010.<p>But the Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude believes a …

Apple's iPod: is the end nigh?

<b>Few pieces of technology can genuinely claim to be iconic. But Apple's iPod, first launched in 2001, arguably fits the bill.</b><p>With its distinctive click-wheel design, and those ubiquitous white bud headphones, the iPod brought good looks to portable audio technology - with a "cool" factor not seen …

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Will Amazon put a $300 Android gaming and entertainment console in your living room?

Online retail giant Amazon is reportedly continuing their growth toward serving all of your entertainment needs, with plans to put an Android powered gaming and entertainment device in your living room. If this latest report is true, we can expect it to be available by the end of the year for under …

Living Rooms

Galaxy S5 leaks: first image sample and model numbers?

Today’s serving of Galaxy S5 rumors and leaks comes courtesy of <i>@evleaks</i> and the folks at <i>Sam Mobile</i>.<p>Starting off with <i>@evleaks</i>, the habitual leaker published what could be the first sample image taken with the Galaxy S5 to surface online. The image above doesn’t tell us more about the S5’s camera …

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