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The White House Wants to Help You Make Smaller Student-Loan Payments

Only a fraction of eligible borrowers are using programs that will let them reduce their monthly student-loan payments. The White House wants to change that.<p>The latest summer policy push from the White House is an ambitious effort to shift the college financing system to provide more support to …

Candy Crushed: Digital Games Market Reaches $1.1B

This July, revenue from digital games ticked up 5.4% year over year, and the industry now tops out at $1.1B in the US, mostly thanks to mobile, says an analytic report from SuperData (via Gamasutra). The US mobile market specifically has jumped a massive 32 percent in revenue over the same period …

States Scramble to Find New Ways to Kill People

It’s a really odd prob­lem to have. Ohio is run­ning out of the drug it uses to kill con­victs on death row, the sed­at­ive pento­bar­bit­al. …

NSA under renewed fire after report finds it violated its own privacy rules

Revelations that NSA collected records it was not permitted to acquire pile further pressure on intelligence chief James Clapper<p>The NSA serially violated its own restrictions on bulk surveillance, according to a report that puts further pressure on beleaguered intelligence chief James Clapper and …

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Billy Sheehan<p><i>Mr. Big | Steve Vai | Niacin | Talas</i><p>Quite possibly the best bass player on earth and legendary figure in the almanac of bass players, …

Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Praises Snowden, Manning

Daniel Ellsberg, the military analyst who in 1971 leaked the top-secret Pentagon Papers detailing the history of U.S. policy in Vietnam, tells NPR's <i>Weekend Edition Saturday</i> that unlike Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, he "did it the wrong way" by trying first to go through proper channels — a …

FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

CNET has learned the FBI has developed custom "port reader" software to intercept Internet metadata in real time. And, in some cases, it wants to force Internet providers to use the software.<p>The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology …

Surveillance

Tony Blair helped Colonel Gaddafi in £1bn legal row

Tony Blair promised to help Col Muammar Gaddafi in a billion-pound legal dispute with victims of a Libyan terrorist attack, according to official correspondence obtained by The Sunday Telegraph.<p>Documents show that Gaddafi turned to Mr Blair after a US court ordered Libya to pay $1.5billion …

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei endorses Hassan Rouhani as president

Supreme leader gives official approval to Rouhani, who won landslide victory in presidential elections on 14 June<p>Iran's supreme leader has formally endorsed Hassan Rouhani as the country's president, opening the way for the moderate cleric to take over from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.<p>In a ceremony …

Authorities Show Up At Journalist's Home Over Web Searches About 'Pressure Cookers' And 'Backpacks'

<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated.</i><p>Freelance journalist Michele Catalano, a former music contributor at Forbes, received a friendly visit at her Long Island home from six agents from a joint terrorism task force on Wednesday morning.<p>She thinks it was related to her online search history, as …

Nassau County

There's A Better Way To Stand Up For Gay Rights In Russia Than Boycotting Vodka

In the past couple of weeks, the issue of gay rights in Russia has gone global, with a surprisingly effective Buzzfeed listicle, a New York Times editorial, and now Dan Savage of the Stranger taking on the problem.<p>Savage — the man who ruined Google for Rick Santorum— has been perhaps the most …

LGBTQI

Bloomberg's Soda Ban Is All But Dead After NY Appeals Court Ruling

Judges called the ban unconstitutional.<p>Mayor Michael Bloomberg pushed the law as a way to combat obesity, but the appeals court said it was an overreach of executive power. The law would have banned sodas and other sugary drinks bigger than 16 ounces.<p>The court's decision was unanimous, but …

Judiciary

Spy Agencies Have Banned Lenovo Computers, Fearing Chinese Hardware Hacks

No Thinkpad for you, NSA employee. Update: The Australian Department of Defence has denied these claims.<p>Lenovo is either the world's biggest or second-biggest PC manufacturer, depending on who you ask (the other potential is HP), and certainly one of the best. But according to the Australian …

Sydney Leathers spills details on Carlos Danger

The other half of Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal spoke to Inside Edition Thursday night<p>Sydney Leathers, the 23-year-old woman on the other end of New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's racy exchanges, spoke to Inside Edition on Thursday about the scandal.<p>For those who are curious, …

Canary Shatters Its Indiegogo Funding Goal For Its Smart, Dead-Simple Home Monitors

There are some 90 million homes in the U.S. without any security system whatsoever. Many of them are renters who don’t want to invest heavily in a place they don’t own, among hundreds of thousands of home owners who are simply priced out. There has never been a convenient, all-in-one system that …

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.<p>"This is one of those unanswered legal questions: Is there any circumstance under which they could get password information?" <br …

Surveillance

Why Chromecast is such a big deal for Google, and a threat to Apple

Advertisement<p>48 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Google (s GOOG) officially launched its next big idea for the living room Wednesday, and the cast of people …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

MARIJUANA INDUSTRY Why Canada’s pot stock boom just doesn’t add up Subscriber content<p>NAFTA transforms auto jobs in Canada with shift from manufacturing to service, sales Subscriber content<p>The Fed is expected to face turbulence in the Jerome Powell era<p>Avigilon stock soars on $1-billion Motorola offer<p>…

Control a dSLR camera with your Android phone or tablet

Augment your dSLR camera with an Android app that offers advantages like better focus, time-lapse photography, and even the option to share photos the moment they're shot. Sharon Vaknin shows you how.<p>That Android phone or tablet you've got? Consider it your dSLR's best new accessory. With the help …

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Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Ecology

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

APOD: The Beautiful Trifid (2013 Jul 25) Image Credit & Copyright: Máximo Ruiz http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130725.html Explanation: The beautiful Trifid Nebula is a cosmic study in contrasts. Also known as M20, it lies about 5,000 light-years away toward the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. A star forming region in the plane of our galaxy, the Trifid illustrates three different types of astronomical nebulae; red emission nebulae dominated by light emitted by hydrogen atoms, blue reflection nebulae produced by dust reflecting starlight, and dark nebulae where dense dust clouds appear in silhouette. The bright red emission region, roughly separated into three parts by obscuring dust lanes, lends the Trifid its popular name. But in this sharp, colorful scene, the red emission is also surrounded by the the telltale blue haze of reflection nebulae. Pillars and jets sculpted by newborn stars, below and left of the emission nebula's center, appear in Hubble Space Telescope close-up images of the region. The Trifid Nebula is about 40 light-years across. http://www.astromodelismo.es/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130725 #APOD

Congress Sets a New Record for Being Hated

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new NBC News/<i>Wall Street Journal</i> polls finds that in addition to setting new milestones for …

Americans' Approval Of Congress And Obama Have Plunged To Near-Historic Lows

The poll shows that the proportion of Americans who disapprove of the job Congress has climbed to 83%, an all-time high. A hefty 57% say they would vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress if they could.<p>Congress's 12% approval rating is tied for the lowest recorded in the history …

Republicans

White House, GOP push against amendment limiting NSA powers

WASHINGTON-- The Obama Administration has joined with GOP leaders in a furious lobbying effort against a measure up for a vote late Wednesday in theHouse of Representativesthat would curtail theNational Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. calling records revealed last month byEdward …