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Bridezilla saga sends her fiance and friends fleeing

For those of us with partners who wouldn’t mind a quick Las Vegas wedding, we should thank our lucky stars today. Whoever was engaged to the …

Weddings

Dozens of kids hack election site replicas in just minutes

They changed candidate names and vote counts.<p>The Def Con hacker conference has been demonstrating how vulnerable voting machines are to hacks through its Voting Village, wherein adults are given the chance to compromise various models of voting devices. But this year, Def Con also let kids get in …

Bacteria spread through dog saliva linked to death of Wisconsin woman

MILWAUKEE – A bacteria spread through animal saliva, which forced the amputation of a man's hands and legs in June, has been linked to two other Wisconsin cases in recent years, including the death of a Milwaukee County woman.<p>Sharon Larson, 58, of South Milwaukee died June 23, not long after being …

News

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

Suspected Seattle airplane thief was adventurer, bakery owner

(Reuters) - The airline worker who stole an empty airplane from a Seattle airport on a flight that ended in his death once ran a bakery with his wife and enjoyed the benefits that came with his job to travel the world, social media posts showed.<p>Richard Russell, who liked to be called Beebo, was a …

Puget Sound

Oregon family finds Amazon's Alexa has a mind of her own

(Reuters) - A Portland, Oregon, family has learned what happens when Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) popular voice assistant Alexa is lost in translation.<p>Amazon on Thursday described an "unlikely... string of events" that made Alexa send an audio recording of the family to one of their contacts randomly. …

Meet the Fierce, Fearless, Sheroes of World War II

On International Women’s Day, a shout-out to Josephine Baker, Vitka Kempner, and seven other women who helped change the course of history.<p>I sat down …

Remembrance Day

California coffee may soon come with a cancer warning, but should consumers worry?

A cup of coffee could soon come with a cancer warning in California where mediation is starting Thursday as part of a highly-charged lawsuit. The …

Mercedes-Benz has encased a first production...

Mercedes-Benz has encased a first production year (1979) G-Wagen in the world's biggest installation of synthetic resin to look like amber! 44.4 …

A North Korean missile reportedly failed and crashed down in one of its own cities

North Korea reportedly launched a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile in April of last year that failed a few seconds into flight and came crashing down on a North Korean city.<p>The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and David Schmerler, of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, cited …

Apple offices raided in South Korea ahead of iPhone X launch in Samsung’s home market

South Korean authorities have reportedly raided Apple’s offices in Seoul, South Korea, just ahead of the iPhone X launch in the country.<p>The iPhone X goes on sale in South Korea and a dozen more countries tomorrow …<p>London’s <i>Metro</i> reports that the timing of the raid is likely to lead to suspicions in …

Here's How They Made Hela's Thor: Ragnarok Headdress

Hela’s headdress from <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> is the best thing to happen in film in 2017. It should win an Oscar. That headdress should be inducted into the …

Fake meat and free markets ease North Koreans' hunger

A rich menu of streetfood shows how people have survived in recent decades, but also makes it hard for outsiders to see if sanctions are hurting ordinary people.

I Hate How Much I Love the iPhone X

I’m a total gadget nerd, and it’s been five years since a new smartphone made me nod to myself with the understanding that, “Yes, I need that thing …

World in no rush to offer Trump help post-Harvey

After Katrina, countries around the globe offered to help the U.S. After Harvey, only a few — Mexico and troubled Venezuela among them — have volunteered aid.<p>As soon as Hurricane Harvey hit, Mexico — a country described by President Donald Trump as a source of rapists and drugs — stepped up to …

Sphero’s awesome R2-D2 robot does the one thing no other’s done before

There has never been an R2-D2 toy quite like this.<p>Sphero, the company that helped bring the scene-stealing BB-8 to life in <i>Star Wars: The Force …

Huge WW2 bomb to be defused close to German gold reserves

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Frankfurt’s city center, an area including police headquarters, two hospitals, transport systems and Germany’s central bank storing $70 billion in gold reserves will be evacuated on Sunday to allow the defusing of a 1.8 ton World War Two bomb.<p>FILE PHOTO: The skyline of …

Workers trapped inside Houston bakery bake bread for Harvey victims

Lines were stretched outside Houston's El Bolillo Bakery's doors last week as news of Hurricane Harvey's impending arrival spread.<p>The bakery staff …

The Guy Who Invented Those Annoying Password Rules Now Regrets Wasting Your Time

We’ve all been forced to do it: create a password with at least so many characters, so many numbers, so many special characters, and maybe an …

Wall Street

The Best Movies of 2017 (So Far)

<i>This list has been updated to include October releases.</i><p>This year has already seen one attempt at crowning a best film go awry, but we won’t be …

Carbon Dioxide May Rob Crops Of Nutrition, Leaving Millions At Risk

Rising carbon dioxide levels could have an unexpected side effect on food crops: a decrease in key nutrients. And this could put more people at risk of malnutrition.<p>A 2014 study showed that higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are likely to put a dent in the protein, iron and zinc …

A visual reminder that the Galaxy Note 8 will be bigger than iPhone 8

While we aren’t able to confirm that the above image was sourced from Weibo, Dutch outlet <i>TechTastic</i> was able to source a picture of glass overlays …

Magnetic Tape Data Storage Breakthrough Will Make Your Hard Drive Seem Tiny

The amount of data you can squeeze onto a hard drive continues to grow by leaps and bounds, with Seagate announcing a 60TB SSD late last year. But …

Particles

See the Look on Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos' Faces When They Met With President Trump

President Donald Trump met with top leaders in the tech industry at the White House Monday to discuss using technology to modernize government.<p>Apple …

Rude Tweet at Trump From the Stratosphere Is Quite Poignant

The Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN), an independent advocate of DIY space exploration, has a message for Donald Trump and they’ve launched a …

Stare into an active volcano with Google Street View

Gaze into the abyss without getting burned.<p>Standing next to a boiling lake of molten rock the size of two football fields has got to be awe-inspiring, but it's also pretty damn dangerous. Google partnered with two explorers to capture images of one such volcano as they rappelled down the walls of …

Google Street View

10 of the Most Gorgeous Uses of Color in Film

Directors make so many filmmaking decisions that go unnoticed by casual viewers because we’re not paying close attention—but the use of color isn’t …

Sin City

The best Christmas movies aren't about Christmas

Sometimes they're just Christmas-adjacent.<p>It's late December, which means it's time for TV networks to haul out holiday standards. But what if you're not in the mood for the kinds of holiday cheer whipped up by <i>A Christmas Story</i> or <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i>? What if you want to celebrate the season with …

Why Facebook Messenger wants to be the only app on your phone

Since the launch of the App Store in 2008, it’s been possible to develop and sell apps for iOS devices, and it was one of the defining moments for the iPhone. Within a few years, it created a vibrant ecosystem with millions of great apps and some healthy competition to Apple’s stock apps.<p>That’s why …

Apple Loop: Transparent iPhone 8 Rumors, Apple's Missing AirPods, New MacBook Pro Controversy

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the world of Apple, this week’s Apple Loop includes the launch of the new MacBook range, why the most successful MacBook had to die, Apple’s lost AirPods, the dreams of a transparent iPhone, how to avoid buying a slow iPhone 7, Apple passing peak …