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Here Are the (Really Bad) Ratings for Al Jazeera America’s First Week on Air

Nielsen has issued its audience size ratings for first few days Al Jazeera America was on the air, and the news for the network is not good.<p>The highest rated show on the network which launched last week was Thursday’s edition of “Real Money with Ali Velshi,” which drew 54,000 total viewers, …

Sony's Budget-Friendly Shooter Sets Its Sights on Entry-Level DSLRs

Sony has churned out some mighty impressive cameras over the past few years, but one model that's missing from their current lineup is an entry-level …

The Shark Fin: How to Shotgun Your Beer With Class

Beer cans, once the vessels of crap beer only, have recently been embraced by craft brewers nationwide. It's a beer can renaissance! But despite the …

Deal alert: Nexus 7 (2013) costs $199 or $239 at Staples with coupon

A retailer is already selling the new Nexus 7 for a cheaper price than what the tablet is supposed to cost, even though the device was only announced a few days ago.<p>Using a coupon code at checkout (see <i>Source</i> link below to access yours) you’ll be able to save $30 on either the 16GB or 32GB Nexus 7 …

Don’t buy the right-wing myth about Detroit

<b>(Reuters/Rebecca Cook)</b><p>Conservatives want you to think high taxes drove people away. The real truth is much worse for their radical agenda<p>David Sirota<p>July 23, 2013 5:00pm (UTC)<p>In the wake of Detroit's bankruptcy, you may be wondering: How could anyone be surprised that a city so tied to …

NSA says it can’t search its own emails

<b>(Reuters/Jason Reed)</b><p>You can’t make this up: The agency claims it doesn’t have the technology to retrieve its employees’ correspondence<p>Justin Elliott<p>July 23, 2013 7:22pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on ProPublica.<p>The NSA is a "supercomputing powerhouse" with machines so powerful their speed is …

The Blaze buys Carlos Danger domain name

<b>Glenn Beck (Reuters/Chris Keane)</b><p>Glenn Beck has been pretty obsessed with Anthony Weiner ever since the NYC mayoral candidate … sexted about him<p>Katie McDonough<p>July 23, 2013 8:04pm (UTC)<p>Glenn Beck has been pretty interested in Anthony Weiner ever since that one time Weiner ... totally sexted about …

Is a cyber attack on US infrastructure inevitable?

<b>(Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock)</b><p>Participants in the Model U.N. hackathon believe so — and that our government is primed to overreact<p>Josephine Wolff<p>July 23, 2013 10:32pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p><i>SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in</i> …

Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Hasn't Been This Bad Since The First Debate With Romney

Public Policy Polling's latest national survey shows no one's doing well in Washington these days.

NYC Mayor Vetoes Bills Attempting To Limit Controversial 'Stop And Frisk' Searches By Police

Bloomberg called the bills dangerous and irresponsible and said they would make the city less safe.<p>One measure would create an independent inspector general to monitor the New York City Police Department. The other would expand the definition of racial profiling and allow people who believe they …

White House urges Congress to reject moves to curb NSA surveillance

The Obama administration has forcefully urged the defeat of a legislative measure to curb its wide-ranging collection of Americans' phone records, …

China Working Quietly To Buy Up Gold

The Fed’s preferred measures of inflation are so low they’re in the Fed’s panic zone. What gives?<p>“There’s an ideal playbook, and it would look something like this,” James Rickards, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Currency Wars,</i> explained. “You’d have higher inflation than we have today, but …

Senators again try to replace dollar bill with coin

WASHINGTON – Remember the Susan B. Anthony $1 coins of the 1970s? And the 1990s version – the Sacagawea coin? Consumer advocates and five senators think it's time to give the $1 coin another chance.<p>But first — wipe out the dollar bill.<p>Eliminating the dollar bill in favor of the coin would save …

Aereo CEO aims for 25 percent market penetration in 5 years

In a one-on-one interview at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., Monday afternoon, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia outlined his vision of growth for the controversial television streaming company that has fought off legal action from nearly every broadcast corporation in the country. In …

Are these the hottest startups around, or the next billion-dollar exits?

LinkedIn (s lnkd) has released its second-annual ranking of the startups that Silicon Valley engineers most want to work for, and enterprise IT …

Surveillance documents reveal tight partnership between NSA and German government

Reports that the US National Security Agency is spying on European allies and bugging embassies have been met with strong condemnation in Germany, where chancellor Angela Merkel angrily denounced the agency's activities earlier this month as "unacceptable." But new documents obtained by <i>Der Spiegel</i> …

Google Glass enters a casino: Watch what happens (or doesn't)

I was waiting to hear about a large security guard grabbing our hero by the lapels and reading him his (lack of) rights.<p>I was twitching at the idea that he would be summoned to meet an Alec Baldwin-type character who would sever a fingertip or two, before speaking sweetly and wishing him a pleasant …

FAA Warns Americans: Don’t Shoot at the Drones

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Don’t even think about it. People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday.<p>The FAA released a statement in response to questions about an ordinance under …

Cyberattack on South Korea was part of 4-year spying campaign

South Korea has been under a concerted cyberattack for the last four years, according to a comprehensive new report (PDF) released Monday by security firm McAfee. That means the hack that crippled three TV broadcasters and two banks in March was possibly just the tip of the iceberg.<p>What has been …

Five Mind-Blowing Charts on the War on Pot

Thanks to the citizens of Colorado and Washington, the tide is turning in the War on Pot. But the true toll of marijuana prohibition has been little …

Google invites you to borrow its Trekker Street View backpacks and photograph the world

If you like hiking and photographing exciting places around the globe, Google has a proposition for you: You can now sign-up to borrow one of the company's Trekkers, special camera-equipped backpacks that act as a personalized version of Google's Street View cars, allowing the wearer to …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

<b>(Public Affairs Books/Jenna Pope)</b><p>SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Radley Balko<p>July 7, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”<p>Sal Culosi is dead because …