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Far-Left French politician arrested for tweets celebrating heroic officer's death in siege

A French far-Left politician has been arrested for apparently celebrating the death of a gendarme hailed as a hero for offering himself in place of a hostage taken by an Islamist gunman.<p>Stéphane Poussier was detained after tweets posted from his account said: “Every time a gendarme gets whacked… I …

Employees feel blindsided as Tesla's mass firings spread to SolarCity

Employee <b>dismissals at Tesla</b> are continuing, according to six former and current employees, and have spread from its motor division to SolarCity …

Make Your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One Faster (By Adding an SSD)

Sony and Microsoft chose not to ship the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles with solid-state drives. They went with slower mechanical drives to keep …

WATCH: This Simple Maths Trick Will Get Your Friends Every Time

This is the best.<p>If you ever get tired of discussing current events and <i>Neko Atsume</i> updates with your friends, try dazzling them with numbers by …

YouTube reveals plans for monthly subscription to remove its ads

New paid tier will launch later in 2015, but channel owners who opt out will have to make their videos private<p>YouTube is planning to launch a subscription version of its online video service, for which viewers will pay to remove its advertising.<p>The Google subsidiary announced its plans in an email …

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The Most Epic Video Game Moments of 2014

Doing what video games do best.<p>As video game budgets continue to climb and hardware continues to become more and more powerful, the number of …

Divison Details & PlayStation Plus Freebies - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

The Division world details & PS Plus games for August announced. Plus, Mario Kart 8 DLC reveals big surprises & Forza Horizons 2 demo coming soon.

How Facebook orchestrates its network traffic to save energy

Facebook (s fb) on Friday detailed how it uses a custom-made load balancing controller to distribute network traffic across its servers and save the …

New Mexico police tapping 3D scanners to archive crime scenes

Police in Roswell, NM are now capturing some crime scenes in 3D to preserve them as evidence. The equipment, made by Faro 3D, costs $86,000 and creates a 3D rendering of an area that can be inspected by investigators long after it's cleaned up or altered. According to detectives who spoke with …

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

Oculus VR Raises $75 Million To Help Bring Virtual Reality Goggles To The Masses

The road to immersive virtual reality has been a long and strange one — it was fodder for wide-eyed futurists and engineers for years before it became painfully clear that the sorts of experiences we hoped for were limited by the feeble hardware available at the time.<p>That doesn’t seem to be the …

New York State considers licensing Bitcoin traders

On Friday, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced it will be holding a public hearing on virtual currency regulation, specifically considering whether a certification called "BitLicense" might help manage the spread of online currencies like Bitcoin. The new license would …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

Must-see video: SpaceX Grasshopper rocket makes a half-mile hop

Science News<p>SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket prototype made another record-setting vertical takeoff and landing this week from the California-based company's test pad near McGregor, Texas. But what's really cool about Oct. 7's half-mile (744-meter) ascent and controlled descent is the amazing view from …

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Watch this haunting teaser for 'Godzilla'

Godzilla has returned, and it's more terrifying than ever. The first teaser footage for the upcoming <i>Godzilla</i> film has leaked online, and while you might be expecting a big-budget display of wanton destruction, the film appears to be far from it: its teaser uses a haunting voiceover ripped from …

Star Trek Face Morphs Combine Faces of Past and Present Star Trek Actors

Well, here’s one for the Trekkies… yes, I’m looking at you Cheri. Reddit user and <i>Star Trek</i> enthusiast Pedro Berg Johnsen (better known as …

Republicans Aren’t Hostage Takers, They’re Political Terrorists

Back in the late 1970s, Richard Pryor had a routine where he gave a rundown on the various factions he’d encountered inside prison. There were the …

U.S. sees another bright fireball on September 27

September 2013 has been busy for sightings of bright fireballs. The one at 11:33 p.m. local time on September 27 was the 14th fireball sighting in …

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[PG-13] iFruit Frustrations: Rockstar act like they don't know

Y’all mothers need to recognize. Ain’t y’all bitches know how to read a CHART? Look at this shit:<p>Sixy-eight-point-god-damn-four percent of the world. …

Ben Affleck Cast as Batman in Upcoming Man of Steel Sequel

The Bat-mystery is over: Ben Affleck is the new Dark Knight.<p>The <i>Argo</i> director and star has been cast to play Batman in the upcoming Zack …

SpaceX's Reusable Rocket Hits Another Milestone

Yesterday, SpaceX hit another milestone in its ongoing research effort to build a reusable rocket. That rocket, dubbed “Grasshopper,” has so far had several successful tests, with each successive test putting the rocket further and further up in the air, then returning safely to Earth.<p>The test …

How Long Before Our Cars Can Talk To Each Other?

The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for an accelerated rollout of vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems.<p>We've spilled a lot of virtual ink over vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communications. Both are promising technologies that could substantially reduce the number of …

Samsung tips: 10 Galaxy S4 “hidden” features and tricks

In a new blog post, Samsung describes ten “hidden” or “semi-secret” features of the Galaxy S4, which some of you may not be aware of.<p>Coincidentally or not, the Samsung post went live on the same day Verizon and Motorola unveiled new Droid smartphones, and a day ahead of the upcoming Nexus 7 …

Will These Guys Kill The Computer Interface As We Know It?

How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.<p>David Holz took the main stage at this year's South by Southwest Interactive, the annual innovation conference in Austin, Texas, looking like a hobbit on casual Friday. He wore an …

Acoustic Levitation

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have been experimenting with sound waves and pharmaceutical solutions, levitating soluble drops between two speakers facing each other. While their research has produced some visually fascinating results, it has also led to the discovery of a far more effective method for creating amorphous drugs, which happen to be the more desirable of two forms that pharmaceutical drugs can take.Watch Video Here.<p>WOW.

'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' trailer warps Carl Sagan's classic adventure into the 21st century

A trailer for astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's <i>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</i> just aired at Comic-Con 2013, and it's a dazzling display of what's to come next year. Based on Carl Sagan's pioneering series, <i>Cosmos: A Personal Journey</i>, the new <i>Cosmos</i> is set for a 13-episode reboot in Spring, 2014, …

A Space Laser Designed To Vaporize Dangerous Asteroids

DE-STAR could vaporize asteroids that threaten Earth in less than an hour.<p>DE-STAR is designed to vaporize or divert asteroids that threaten Earth. This isn't science fiction—I build things that have to work in practice. DE-STAR stands for Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and …