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Declassified NSA files show agency spied on Muhammad Ali and MLK

The National Security Agency secretly tapped into the overseas phone calls of prominent critics of the Vietnam War, including Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali and two actively serving US senators, newly declassified material has revealed.<p>The NSA has been forced to disclose previously secret …

Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

Sitting On A Secret? This Sofa Has a Gun Safe And Bullet-Proof Cushions Too!

This might be the perfect piece of furniture for the folks living in the Doomsday Castle. It’s a full-sized sofa that also houses a large gun safe.<p>Image: Heracles Research Corp.<p>The sofa with a secret comes from the Heracles Research Corporation and is on display this weekend at the Fort Worth …

10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

Listen to Ted Nugent’s Fiery Response to Stevie Wonder’s Boycott of Florida Over Zimmerman Verdict

After Stevie Wonder announced he would not be performing in Florida until the state’s “stand your ground” law was repealed, some expected a groundswell of support to follow. It has not. But there has been a reaction to the proposal from someone who thinks Mr. Wonder’s idea is a very foolish …

FAA Asks: Please Don't Shoot Down the Drones

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Earlier this week, one Colorado town floated the idea of letting its residents buy hunting permits …

Awesome Video: 7 Dudes in a Pool + 1 Ball = 1 Uber-Alley Oop

So…what are you doing on your summer vacation?<p>However awesome it is, it probably won’t rise to the level of awesome that these fellas attained surrounding a backyard pool.<p>Seven dudes.<p>One ball.<p>One uber-alley oop.<p>(And likely a good bit of choreography and timing to work out beforehand.)<p>It starts with …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …

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AT&T Considers Selling Your Browsing History, Location, And More To Advertisers. Here’s How To Opt Out

Good news, everyone! Wait, no. Not that one. The other one.<p>Bad news, everyone!<p>AT&T is considering selling your usage data (location, web browsing history, etc.) to advertisers, having seemingly decided that it’s been too long since everyone was mad at them.<p>They noted the plan in a preview of an …

Why smartwatches are the real future of mobile payments

<i>Skooks Pong is SVP of technology at Synapse.</i><p>It’s no secret that while smartphone adoption in the U.S. continues to rise – now accounting for 57 percent of the mobile market according to comScore – rollout of in-store mobile payments has been slow and fragmented. Some experts attribute it to …

3D-printed 'Cortex' cast concept puts a modern spin on bone fracture treatment

To anyone that's ever broken a bone, the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, and can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. A mere concept for now, Evill says the cast — …