Katie Blummer

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Matt Damon tricks James Corden into being his Jason Bourne stunt double

Matt Damon’s latest film, <i>Jason Bourne</i>, features the return of his iconic super-assassin. To make a good action hero like that, however, requires just …

The man hired to have sex with children

<b>In some remote southern regions of Malawi, it's traditional for girls to be made to have sex with a paid sex worker known as a "hyena" once they reach puberty. The act is not seen by village elders as rape, but as a form of ritual "cleansing". However, as Ed Butler reports, it has the potential to</b> …

North Miami police shoot black man who said his hands were raised while he tried to help autistic group-home resident

<i>UPDATE: Police on Friday identified the officer involved and placed a second officer on leave. Head here for more.</i><p>NORTH MIAMI, Fla. — Authorities said Thursday that they were investigating a shooting Monday in which a police officer shot a man who had said his hands were empty and raised at the …

Law Enforcement

Pew! Pew! Pew! Mars Rover Curiosity Can Now Fire Laser On Its Own

Look out, Mars: NASA's Curiosity rover can now fire its onboard laser all by itself.<p>The car-size Curiosity rover recently began autonomously choosing …

Mars Rover

This documentary about a real life dog security guard is giving us all the feels

Every once in a while, a documentary comes out that completely changes our perspective. We become completely enthralled by the real-life drama …

This Is The Most Trusting Dog In The World, And He’ll Do Trust Falls To Prove It

Watson the Trust Fall Dog is trusting. He trusts you. His entire existence is to be there for <i>you</i>. I don’t mean to speak for the dog, but I think it’s fair to say that Watson is doing the trust fall just so you can be happy. He and his family only have that one thing in mind. Watson and his cat and …

Cute

The Weird Reason Why Your Home Isn't Selling

Take a deep breath.<p>The majority of American households have a pet (62%, according to the Humane Society of the United States). That’s a problem if …

Real Estate

This Sweet Dog Is Refusing To Let Her Deformed Legs Get Her Down

You won’t catch Rexi without a big grin on her face. After she was diagnosed with a neurological problem, a vet suggested Rexi’s family put her down. …

Pets

All the important stuff that happens offscreen in Independence Day: Resurgence

Plenty has been said about <i>Resurgence</i>'s bizarre storytelling choices, including a 20-story alien queen who stops in the middle of destroying her species' nemesis to run after a school bus full of kids, like a distracted terrier chasing a moving car. But while the ridiculous stuff onscreen is a …

Film Industry

Gadget Thirst Trap: the Impossible I-1, a pooping vacuum, and future 'Matrix' sunglasses

Hello, world! Welcome to my first weekly installation of Gadget Thirst Trap, <i>the website edition</i>. Some of you might know that I publish a Snapchat show every Friday under the same name. (Watch it!! Learn how to use Snapchat if you don’t know how yet!!) In it, I show you three gadgets from this past …

iOS Apps

Just two megapixels and $40 turns any Android into a light field, 3D camera

The Eye-Plug may only add a 2-megapixel camera to Android smartphones, but don’t scoff at the little dongle. The $40 accessory, introduced at …

Awareness Can Continue For Several Minutes After Clinical Death

The biggest ever scientific study of near-death experiences shows that awareness can continue for a surprisingly long duration after the brain has …

The Secret Rules of Tinder, Emojis, and HBO Go

Author: Wired Magazine. Wired Magazine Magazine<p>Date of Publication: 06.24.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It's OK to Tinder While Drunk<p><b>You're</b> …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

​Test out Samsung devices with online simulators

Device simulators can be helpful when you're not able to check out the devices in person. They can show you what the device interfaces look like and how the features work. Simulators are also good training tools, especially for inexperienced users.<p>Samsung has made simulators available in the past …

Mobile

Multi-deal Monday: Roku, Kindle, Orcs, and more!

Wooo, fancy! I'm talking about the Cheapskate's new digs, of course. I'm loving the makeover, and in honor of CNET's sexy new look, I'm going multi -- as in, multi-deal Monday.<p>Roku-ku-kachoo<p>A question for the ages: If you've got $35 to spend, are you better off with a Google Chromecast or a Roku …

Tech Trends

Potato power: the spuds that could light the world

With a simple trick, the humble spud can be made into a battery, so could potato powered homes catch on?<p>Mashed, boiled, baked or fried? You probably have a preference for your potatoes. Haim Rabinowitch, however, likes his spuds “hacked”.<p>For the past few years, researcher Rabinowitch and colleagues …

Cover promises contextual lock screens and smarter task switching for Android

Lock screen replacements for Android aren't exactly new -- some even come as part of a larger overlay that customizes your home screen experience entirely. However, few lock screen replacements do as much as Cover, a new invite-only solution that launches today, promises to do. Not only is Cover …

Will we ever... live in underwater cities?

Living below the sea is possible, at least for a short time. So what is stopping us creating colonies to ease over-population, or guard against disasters?<p>Ian Koblick hoped the colourful seaweed samples he brought into class would impress. His marine biology professor at Stanford University …

Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, Kepler.<p>The data has also been used by scientists to predict that the Milky Way could contain up to 17bn Earth-sized planets orbiting stars.<p>Several of the …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

Scientist praises socialist philosopher under attack from senator Joseph McCarthy in letters written in 1954<p>Published: 1 Mar 2013<p><b>Stephen Curry:</b> Wonders of Life is the amazing story of the physics of living things, but underneath there is a harder and more complex tale to tell<p>Published: 18 Feb …

Animal astronauts: the unsung heroes of space exploration

From intrepid turtles to pioneering jellyfish, a host of animals have made their mark as the unsung heroes of space exploration.<p>Early animal astronauts were used to test the effects of zero gravity and extreme pressure on the body, and their modern-day counterparts are used in experiments on board …

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Comic Book Easter Eggs: Episode 2

Author: Adam Rogers. Adam Rogers Culture<p>Date of Publication: 10.02.13.<p>Time of Publication: 5:16 pm. 5:16 pm<p>As action-adventure shows go, <i>Agents of</i> …

Cocoa Customization Kit by Megan Reardon

This Cocoa Customization Kit is a simple stocking stuffer that will help transform the ever present hot chocolate mix.<p>Included are decorated wooden …

Galaxy Note 3 release date - are you ready?

Of all the amazing technological marvels to have generated excitement here at <i>Android Authority</i> over the past twelve months, few compare to that generated by the upcoming Galaxy Note 3. If you’re anything like me, then you know that big devices hit the <i>sweet spot</i> in terms of being an <i>everything</i> …