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A U.S. consumer advocacy group has unearthed a court document in which Google argues that anyone sending messages to Gmail’s 425 million users should not expect privacy. http://cbc.sh/ujSiHca

Russian athletes Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova shared a kiss on the winners' podium at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on the weekend at the World Athletics Championships amid the controversy over their country's new anti-gay law. The move appears to violate a Russian law passed in June, banning gay and lesbian "propaganda." http://cbc.sh/gu5v9HW What do you think about this bold act by the athletes?

Stealth snowmobile: The Canadian Forces have been secretly testing a $620,000 snowmobile that's been in development for several years. The vehicle uses a hybrid-electric engine and, according to confidential documents obtained by journalists, has been put through the paces at CFB Petawawa in Ontario. The Department of National Defence won't say why it needs a surreptitious snow vehicle. http://cbc.sh/gogwLoJ Do you think the Canadian military needs a stealth snowmobile?

Sneaking up on bad guys in the Arctic

The news that the Canadian military is testing a prototype stealth snowmobile for use in the Far North raises two critical questions of national interest: Exactly whom does the army need to sneak up on in the Arctic? And how quickly can the technology be adapted for commercial use so that the whine …

About that Xbox 'rape joke' and the point of trash talk

Last week is one Microsoft might like to forget, soon. In addition to being undercut and practically mocked by Sony, the Internet is still buzzing over the inappropriate trash talk in Microsoft's live demo of Killer Instinct at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).<p>The demo featured two employees, …

What 5 Dots In iOS 7 Reveal About A Decade Of Apple Design Strife

A “new” element of iOS 7 has been buried since the iPhone’s original mockup.<p>Signal bars are ubiquitous on phones, so much so that we’ve developed an entire language around it–“How many bars do you have?” or “I don’t know why the call dropped, I had, like, three bars!” With five simple dots that sit …

iOS 7 will have solid backgrounds, more white space and "new ways to share photos and videos"

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Frenetic Urban Time-lapse Videos of Shanghai, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur by Rob Whitworth | Colossal

<p>It is almost impossible these days to click around the web without running into the work of filmmaker and architectural photographer Rob Whitworth …