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Racist emails lead to 1 firing in Ferguson; report cites more hostility

The Justice Department's 102-page report on the Ferguson Police Department summarizes its conclusions in scathing language: Police persistently violated the rights of African Americans, subjected them to excessive force, showed racial bias and stoked long-held feelings of mistrust.<p>But it is the …

The Google Domains public beta begins in US with expanded website features

Google has launched a public beta of its Google Domains service in the US. It primarily focuses on offering businesses a way to claim their website …

Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders Takes To The Air On Android

Flight combat games have a long and storied history in gaming, but most of these titles on mobile have vastly simplified control schemes. Sky …

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MHL's new adapter can handle 8K video and link your devices

If you thought MHL's existing adapter spec could handle just about everything under the sun, you ain't seen nothin' yet. The MHL Consortium has taken the wraps off of SuperMHL, a new connector format that's ready for hardware you can't even buy yet. It can play gigantic 8K videos at 120 frames per …

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Photos From the Vietnam War: Lost and Found

Charlie Haughey was drafted into the US Army in 1967, and served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry, as a rifleman. While serving as a point-man for a rifle company, Charlie was commissioned to be the new battalion photographer, and ended up …

Things you didn't know about the food at Walmart

It goes without saying that Walmart is nothing short of a business behemoth. It’s the world’s largest retailer and also the world’s largest grocer, with food and other grocery items accounting for more than half of all U.S. sales. Whether you’re a regular shopper or a critic who believes that …

Sugar molecule may be to blame for link between red meat and cancer

Scientists crack why red meat is linked with cancer - and SUGAR may be to blame<p><b>Red meat is linked to cancer because of a sugar molecule called Neu5Gc</b></b> …

This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera

PhotoMath does just that, utilizing your smartphone's camera to quickly solve math problems.<p>PhotoMath only works with printed text, so unfortunately it won't be solving your scribbles anytime soon; you'll need a printed sheet of paper or a textbook.<p>You then position the math problem you want solved …

Play Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 on Android - some assembly required

Do you remember the days before you got your first Pip-Boy 3000? They were a little rough, but they were fun, and they can now be re-lived on your Android device. I speak of Fallout 1 and Fallout 2, both of which have found a new home on Android, sort of.<p>The short of it, if you don’t mind the …

AI For Everyone: Startups Democratize Deep Learning So Google And Facebook Don't Own It All

When I arrived at a Stanford University auditorium Tuesday night for what I thought would be a pretty nerdy panel on deep learning, a fast-growing branch of artificial intelligence, I figured I must be in the wrong place–maybe a different event for all the new Stanford students and their parents …

Tim Cook Ripped Apart Google's Business Model In 2 Paragraphs

One portion of the letter sticks out in particular, and it's a clear jab at the way Google does business. Cook writes that many internet services are free but use your personal data to market products to you.<p>"You are the product," Cook writes.<p>That's how Google operates. Its algorithms scan your …

The Man Who Steve Jobs Considered For Apple’s CEO Is Back With A Startup That Lights Google's Buildings

Joe Costello was one of the people interviewed for that position in 1997.<p>Costello had a lengthy conversation with Jobs, but their talks only led to Jobs realizing there was no one else in the world that wanted the Apple CEO position more than himself. Jobs finally dropped the "interim" from his …

Uber Drivers "Strike" — And Switch To Lyft — Over Fares And Conditions

Testing the labor market. "Uber is not doing anything — it's only an application on our phones."<p>A group of Uber drivers, who say they number about a thousand, are attempting to organize a strike against the booming taxi company over complaints of falling fares and unfair working conditions.<p>The …

Fancy getting paid to look at Facebook? You could be in luck

The rise of social media is creating a jobs boom for people claiming to be "experts" on websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram<p>A few years ago being caught logging onto Facebook while at work was considered a cardinal sin.<p>But now the ability to successfully navigate such social media sites …

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The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Before Your Start Your Social Media Campaign, Read This

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-creator of</i> <i>Foster.fm</i><i>, a SaaS platform helping startups and small businesses grow their companies using social media.</i><p>This is truly the big bad world. You try your best (or at least you feel you’re giving it your best shot), but you still don’t see results. On the other hand, …

Desktop-sized laser supercomputers could be coming by 2020

Small, eco-friendly optical supercomputers may soon be crunching quadrillions of calculations per second (exaflops) if a company called Optalysys has its way. It claims to be months away from demonstrating a prototype optical computer that will run at 346 gigaflops to start with -- not as fast as …

Push For Pizza Is Yo For Food Delivery

While apps like Seamless and Postmates have made it easier than ever to order food with almost no hassle, sometimes having to look through options is just too much of a pain. With Push For Pizza, five teens from Brooklyn have created an app that makes it simpler still to get sustenance delivered to …

You can now control your Tesla car with Android Wear

What was science fiction is now simply known as science, and technology is making all our wildest childhood dreams come true. It is now possible to control your car via a smart watch, a feature that Tesla has introduced with its latest Android Wear application.<p><b>Read more about the future of</b> …

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …

Vantablack: U.K. Firm Shows Off 'World's Darkest Material'

British engineering firm Surrey NanoSystems is showing off the latest (and blackest) version of what's described as the "world's darkest material," which it calls Vantablack. The material absorbs up to 99.965 percent of incoming radiation, including visible light and other common frequencies like …

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“Final evolution” of original Raspberry Pi gains micro-SD and lower power consumption

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>There’s a new iteration of the open-source Raspberry Pi computer kit: the Model B+. According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, …

The Durable Led Zeppelin

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin's bassist and keyboard player, was quietly playing backgammon and half listening to a phone-in radio talk show on New …