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Why Dylan Davies Disappeared

The ex-contractor, a key source for last month’s ‘60 Minutes’ report on Benghazi, has gone into hiding. British police are investigating allegations …

The ‘Space Jam’ '30 For 30’ Totally Ignores Allegations of Doping (Not Really)

On Yahoo’s really awesome Space Jam '30 for 30' parody.<p>It was one of the greatest basketball games in the history of the universe, tainted by …

Pot’s Black Market Backlash

How prohibitionists and nanny staters are trying to keep marijuana illegal—or at least inconvenient.<p>In 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed …

‘Alpha House’ Review: Amazon’s Comedy Falls to Sitcom Predictability, Gay Jokes

In an era of episodic, thoughtful television, Amazon’s Alpha House, about four senators who share a bachelor pad, falls too easily into groan-worthy …

The No Hangover Wine

Is it possible that there’s a wine that’s going to leave you without a hangover? Jordan Salcito, wine director at Momofuku, says reach for the …

‘The League’ Roundtable: The Cast Dishes on the Funniest Show You’re Not Watching

The hilarious cast of FXX’s ‘The League’ opens up about the best comedy on TV you’ve never heard of.<p>Winnetka, Ill., population 12,370, is home to two …

Why Youth Is Revolting Against Obama (Hint: It’s Not Just Obamacare)

In 2008, he seemed like the coolest cat to hit the national scene in a long time, almost scientifically engineered to appeal to idealistic young …

W. Charms on the ‘Tonight’ Show

What a difference a few years makes. George W. Bush was a delight with Jay Leno—revealing a new painting, cracking jokes about Putin, and only …

Oprah Winfrey Makes Mild Race Comment, Fox News Backlash Ensues

The new Presidential Medal of Freedom winner is in hot water with Fox News for suggesting the opposition to Obama might be linked to race. No, …

Walmart and McDonald’s, Out and Proud as Corporate Scrooges

Holiday food drives for ‘associates in need’? Tips on ‘digging out of holiday debt,’ like selling items on eBay? Far from raising wages, Walmart and …

Target of Silk Road murder-for-hire plot tells his story

47-year-old Utah grandpa liked Bitcoin, "never intended" to get into drug deals.<p>A key administrator who says he helped Ross Ulbricht run the Silk …

Ars Technicast, Episode 37: Maybe you should have read the book

Not all adaptations of books to film and TV are created equal.<p>Now that we’re closing in on the last few months of the year, movie season is ramping …

Chrome will now save its users from unexpectedly noisy browser tabs

A new setting will alert you to which tab is offending your ears.<p>Google bestowed a simple and incredibly genius gift upon its Chrome users on …

Android 4.4 KitKat, thoroughly reviewed

Tons of user- and system-level changes make KitKat one of the biggest releases ever.<p>After three Jelly Bean releases in a row, Google has unleashed a …

Schneier tells Washington NSA broke Internet’s security for everyone

And techies can only fix it if government stays out of the way.<p>WASHINGTON, DC—To say that there are a lot of people who are angry with the National …

Amazon updates tablets to Fire OS 3.1: Goodreads and wireless display

One of our favorite Android skins gets some polish and some new tricks.<p>If you've read this, you know that Android without Google is a bit of a barren …

Boston policemen complain about new plan to watch their movements

Anon officer: “No one likes it. Who wants to be followed all over the place?”<p>It looks like Boston’s Finest is going to be watched by its own. As the …

Smart TV from LG phones home with user’s viewing habits, USB file names

It's not the premise of a sci-fi novel. Internet-connected TVs are watching you now.<p>It sounds like the premise of a Philip K. Dick story, but it's …

US senators say there’s “no evidence” bulk metadata surveillance is useful

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and others join as amici to lawsuit filed against NSA.<p>As we reported back in July 2013, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and …

MSNBC Panel Explodes After Professor Accuses Conservative Columnist of Deploying ‘White Privilege’ to ‘Silence a Black Man’

An MSNBC panel exploded on Wednesday after Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson accused conservative columnist Matt Lewis of deploying “white privilege” to “silence a black man” because he didn’t want to talk about race.<p>The tense exchange occurred after Dyson cited and seemingly …

‘It’s Kidnapping’: Hospital Takes Custody of Teen Because Her Parents Were ‘Too Active in Pursuing’ Her Care

A 15-year-old is stuck in a Boston hospital after the medical facility took custody of her when her parents argued against her diagnosis.<p>Justina Pelletier got the flu last year, was admitted into Boston Children’s Hospital, and has been there ever since when her parents lost custody at the …

Which Companies Are Encrypting Your Data Properly?

We've asked the companies in our Who Has Your Back Program what they are doing to bolster encryption in light of the NSA's unlawful surveillance of …

Adobe giving EVERYONE Photoshop CC/Lightroom 5/Behance +20GB storage for $10/month until Dec 2

<i>From 9to5Toys.com:</i><p>Adobe today announced a pretty solid Black Friday deal. Adobe initially launched the Photoshop Photography Program in September to support the needs and workflow of photographers who use CS3 or later. Now, for a limited time, Adobe it is extending this offer to ALL photographers …

Adobe's Photoshop-Lightroom deal open to all comers

Adobe Systems' $10-per-month photography software subscription is open to anyone for the next two weeks, a significant expansion of a program that previously was only available to those who already use Creative Suite products.<p>The original deal required people to own Photoshop Creative Suite 3 (CS3) …

Is the tide turning? Women filled 60% of tech jobs created this year

Could America finally be making progress toward getting more women into the tech industry?<p>New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests we might be.<p>Of the 39,000 jobs created in tech this year, women filled 60 percent of them. Tech career Hub Dice found that this is the first time …

Bolt M-1

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides<p>San Francisco-based Bolt has created a new eco-friendly motorcycle with the light, nimble look of a moped. The M-1 is …

5 biggest myths about Android

Fear, uncertainty and doubt, or FUD, is a common tactic in marketing and there’s a fair bit of evidence that negative advertising works. Competitive companies are backed up by legions of fans invested in their wares and everyone feeds their thoughts into the biggest rumor mill ever devised – the …

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Microsoft Sells 'Keep Calm While Google Steals Your Data' Merchandise

Shopping for the perfect Christmas present for your paranoid, conspiracy theorist uncle? Look no further than the Don’t Get Scroogled mug in the Microsoft Store. It’ll warm up his freeze-dried zombie survival food as it begs Chrome users to “Keep calm while we steal your data.”<p>Not beating around …