Rhett Pendleton

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Why It's Officially Time to Stop Criticizing Carmelo Anthony

Link to Media<p>Carmelo Anthony is who he is, and he's not going to change. Ever.<p>We shouldn't have a problem with that either. If I were to tell you LeBron James was set in his ways after 10 years (he isn't), you'd shrug that off. He's the best in the game and has already improved enough. No harm, no …

Dwyane Wade

Complete 2013-14 Scouting Report and Predictions for Dwight Howard

This offseason, Dwight Howard signed a four-year, maximum salary contract with the Houston Rockets.<p>His first season in Houston will be his tenth overall in the league—and it may be his most significant yet. In the eyes of most fans, reporters and players alike, he’s got a lot to prove. Key among …

NBA

J.J. Redick returns to practice

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- After being sidelined with a left quad contusion for two weeks, Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick has returned to …

Basketball

Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Season Previews: Charlotte Bobcats

After a long, tortuous summer filled with sunny days and absolutely no NBA news of any importance, the 2013-14 season is set to kick off. This means …

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only …

Drone Spying Capabilities Are About To Take Another Huge Leap

Developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and BAE Systems, The $18.5 million Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS) program will be the most advanced surveillance system in the sky.<p>Once attached under an unmanned aerial vehicle, an ARGUS camera …

Associated Press News

Top NSA officials leaving spy agency

A U.S. intelligence official confirms that NSA director Army Gen. Keith Alexander and his top deputy, John "Chris" Inglis will be departing over the next six months, but said neither one is being "pushed out."<p>Reuters first reported the impending departures, noting that it will give President Obama …

China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …

China

NBA General Managers Pick James Harden over Kobe Bryant as Best Shooting Guard

Go check Kobe Bryant's Twitter avatar in a few hours. It may become "12252" instead of just "1225."<p>For the first time in 12 years, the panel of NBA general managers questioned by NBA.com's John Schuhmann has named someone other than Kobe the best shooting guard in the NBA.<p>Through thick and thin, …

Basketball

US defends drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen

<b>The US has defended its drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, saying it takes "extraordinary care" to ensure they comply with international law.</b><p>The unmanned raids targeting terror suspects were a "course of action least likely to result in the loss of innocent life", the White House said.<p>It follows …

Human Rights

Clear majority favors legal marijuana, new Gallup poll shows

Americans who believe marijuana should remain illegal are now in the minority, according to new poll numbers released Tuesday.<p>For the first time ever in a Gallup poll, a clear majority of the country – 58 percent – say that pot should be legalized. That figure represents an increase of 10 …

Sony to extend SmartWatch line with a variety of models, price ranges?

Sony is apparently planning to extend the SmartWatch family with more models and is already looking for suppliers in Taiwan for the product, says Digitimes.<p>Whenever we cite Digitimes, we have to offer this caveat – the Taiwanese publication got a lot of things right over the years, but they messed …

Wearable Tech

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

Swell Launches A Personalized App For News Radio Listening

Swell, a smartphone app launching today, is quickly becoming my favorite way to listen to spoken-word content.<p>There are other apps focusing on that kind of content — for example, when we wrote about Stitcher’s growth last year, we said it was starting to sound like “the Pandora of talk radio.” …

S4 and HTC One Google Editions out now, but may face update wait

Versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One running a stock version of Android are now on sale -- but it seems that both phones will have to wait a …

Android News