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China is building a string of artificial islands to fortify its position in the disputed South China Sea

The largest island is being constructed at the Fiery Cross Reef close to the Spratly Islands, an island chain whose territory is partially claimed by China, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia.<p>US officials estimated that the Chinese construction at Fiery Cross Reef could accommodate an airstrip …

China

Nancy Grace And Rapper 2 Chainz Have An Incredible Debate Over Legalizing Pot

Nancy Grace and rapper 2 Chainz had an amazing debate over the legalization of marijuana Tuesday night on the legal analyst's HLN show.<p>The rapper, who graduated from Alabama State University with a 4.0 while on a basketball scholarship, is in favor of legalizing the drug. GossipCop summed up 2 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

<i>An aerial view of the city of Dauphin, Manitoba. Forty years ago, a groundbreaking experiment provided checks to Dauphin’s poorest to raise their incomes to a livable wage. (Photo: Dauphin Economic Development/Facebook)</i><p>On a December afternoon, Frances Amy Richardson took a break from her quilting …

2014 in review: Our favorite costume and character designs of the year

Call us superficial, but a handsomely designed character can go a long way to making us appreciate a game a little bit more. If we're going to look at a video game character for dozens of hours, we want them to look good, whether they're the defined vision of a team of artists or the custom …

Apple sued because its devices display porn

A possibly optimistic lawsuit brought by a Nashville lawyer insists that all Apple products should have an antiporn filter.<p>And now for a steamy lawsuit.<p>A lewd, lascivious lawsuit that, though it lacks naughty close-ups, makes up for them in, some might say, naked gall.<p>For here is a legal demand …

Carnal

You’re Not Wrong, Microsoft, You’re Just An Asshole

“We have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity,” explained Xbox chief Don Mattrick. “It’s called Xbox 360.”<p>With those snarky words, Microsoft lost E3. That much was clear as soon as Sony’s press conference started. And it’s not because the Xbox One is a bad system. …

Are Apps The Future of Book Publishing?

We’re at the dawn of the tablet era now. Earlier this month, Apple sold 3 million of its new iPad during the opening weekend, with some analysts expecting over 60 million of the tablets to be sold worldwide. What’s more, e-book readers are selling even more briskly than tablets. People are using …

The 50 Worst Video Game Endings Ever

It was all a dream. Sorry, but the Princess is in <i>another</i> castle. To be continued.... There's nothing worse than having the sand-papered tongue of a …

Four Ways Microsoft Can Win With the Next Xbox

The next Xbox is on its way, and while we already know a lot, there are many unanswered questions leading up to Microsoft‘s May 21 reveal. The landscape for console gaming is changing. An old console with beefier hardware isn’t going to cut it this time, and both Microsoft and Sony are going to …

Google Glass Has Already Been Hacked By Jailbreakers

With a name like Glass, it was just asking to be cracked.<p>Just days after its release to developers, Google’s Glass headset has already been hacked to give users full control of its Android operating system, according to Jay Freeman, a well-known Android and iOS developer who tested a known exploit …

7 Secrets Wealthy People Know About Amassing And Maintaining A Fortune

Becoming wealthy enough to keep the wolf from your door doesn't mean an end to unwanted callers. For every newly minted billionaire, there are …

DEAR AMERICA: Here's Why Everyone Thinks You Have A Problem With Guns

It's not because of our education system, our economy or our scientific establishment.<p>No, America is really only exceptional when it comes to the number of guns, the frequency of gun murders, and the shockingly high number of annual gun deaths.<p>Other countries don't have the problems that the United …

Guns

Is The Obama Administration the Most Corrupt in U.S. History?

Tamara Keith of National Public Radio reported, on Tuesday, April 16th, that "Congress moved to undo large parts of the STOCK [Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge] Act last week." This had been the law that was passed just a year ago, and which President Obama signed into law at a White House …

Obama Administration

Thanko glasses give you HD POV video on the cheap

For just $91, you can take full HD video with these specs. The frames may look a little clunky, but the camera is barely noticeable.<p>If you long for high-tech eyewear but can't afford, or wait, for Google Glass, these Japanese glasses let you record in HD for less than $100.<p>Mitamanma Megane from …

Google Glass
Galaxy S4

Gold Inches Up As Goldbugs Seek Reasons For Historic Rout

Gold is up 2% today at $1,389 an ounce, beginning to recover from its historic 20% plunge since late last week — the most violent move in the yellow metal in three decades. Yet the goldbugs have only just begun to decipher what happened and why.<p>The downward spiral began last week with rumors that …