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You have a right to record the police

Film the truth<p><b>Update 11/21/14:</b> It's been more than three months since Michael Brown was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson, and tension with police still presents a troubling reality for the residents of Ferguson, Missouri. As officer Wilson is widely expected to dodge a grand jury indictment …

Browns' Josh Gordon arrested

Police say Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while impaired after speeding down a street in Raleigh, …

Tech media pioneer Pat McGovern dies at 76

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: IDG<p>Patrick McGovern, who founded International Data Corp. in 1964 and pretty much gave birth to the IT press industry …

Oscar Pistorius fired gun through car sunroof in anger, says ex-girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius fired a gun through the roof of a car in a fit of petulance after an argument with a police officer, his ex-girlfriend told a court on Friday.<p>As the Paralympic sprinter stared coldly at her from the dock, Samantha Taylor testified that he carried a gun with him "all the time" when …

Amanda Knox's Guilty Verdict Raises Specter of Extradition

The word "guilty" in Amanda Knox's murder trial immediately led to the speculation over another word - extradition.<p>The Italian judge who announced …

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.<p>“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, …

Becoming Christian Bale: The Actor's Creation on Film

Christian Bale has earned a standout reputation as an actor by disappearing thoroughly into his characters, whether by losing weight, learning …

Vin Diesel’s Tribute to Paul Walker and the Weirdness of Celebrity Death in Social Media Age

Paul Walker’s indisputably tragic death last week has put us in an odd position. Specifically, the position where Vin Diesel is part of a huge story and I can’t have fun with him. Anyway, Diesel shares pretty much everything with his fans on his incredible Facebook page, and naturally that includes …

Why Brazilian gamer 'Lord Eternal' paid R$3,999 for a PS4

Despite the price, it was worth it.<p>That's why Brazilian gamer Paul "Lord Eternal" Campos paid $3,999 Brazilian real — the equivalent of $1,697.22, based on currency conversions as of this writing — for a PlayStation 4.<p>Sony announced the PS4's hefty Brazilian price tag in October. Sony's general …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

Woman at centre of Duke lacrosse scandal convicted of murder

The woman who in 2006 falsely accused three Duke university lacrosse players of raping her has been convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death.<p>Crystal Mangum, 34, cried as a jury on Friday unanimously found her guilty of the second-degree murder of Reginald Daye, 46. She was sentenced to a …

PS4 test pits HDD against SSD against hybrid drives

The hardware tinkerers at Tested installed three different hard drives in a PlayStation 4 to uncover the benefits of each.<p>In the nine-minute video above, you'll see Tested pit the PS4's standard 500 GB 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) against a 250 GB Samsung solid state drive (SSD) and a 1 TB …

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Costs $381 to Build — Only $18 Under Retail Price — In Teardown

When PlayStation 3 was first released by electronics giant Sony in 2006, it was sold at a loss with the hope of making money back on individual games.<p>…

Robert Downey Jr pushed me out of Iron Man, says Terrence Howard

Iron Man actor Terrence Howard has claimed Robert Downey Jr "pushed him out" of the lucrative superhero franchise, and "took [his] money" at the same time.<p>Howard played Lt. Colonel James Rhodes in the first Iron Man film, opposite Downey's Tony Stark, but was replaced by Don Cheadle for Iron Man 2 …

Wal-Mart Holds a Food Drive for Its Own Struggling Workers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An Ohio Wal-Mart is holding a food drive for underprivileged families who can't afford Thanksgiving …

Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures

Do historic photographs look better in colour? The colorizers think so. Skilled digital artists such as Sanna Dullaway and Jordan J Lloyd are keen to remind us that the past was as colourful as the present – and their message is spreading though Reddit and Facebook.<br>• Read Jon Henley on the …

Sony Sells More Than One Million PlayStation 4s on First Day, But Some Are Defective

More than one million units of Sony’s latest gaming console, the PlayStation 4, were sold within 24 hours of its Friday debut in the U.S. and …

PlayStation

Chicago hacker sentenced to 10 years

When "hacktivist" Jeremy Hammond stood in a Chicago federal courtroom seven years ago and explained that his cybercrimes were altruistic acts of civil disobedience, he was cut a break by a judge who chalked it up to youthful folly.<p>Not this time.<p>A New York federal judge on Friday sentenced Hammond, …

Inside Gaming - YouTube

Try this, Apple: Xbox greets PlayStation 4 with a nice tweet

Can you imagine Cupertino greeting a new Samsung Galaxy with a congratulatory tweet? Well, it seems things are different in the gaming world.<p>There's too much fighting in the world.<p>Wars are everywhere. And then sporting and business entities co-opt the postures and the language, making themselves …

Xbox

Indian police chief's rape analogy causes outrage across country

One of India's most senior policemen has been forced to apologise after comparing rape to unlicensed betting which, because it cannot be prevented, should be enjoyed.<p>Ranjit Sinha, who leads the Central Bureau of Investigation in India, made the remarks during a discussion at a conference on Tuesday …

Google Street View conquers Venice

Venice has been added to Google Street View, thanks to 'superfit' employees carrying backpack-mounted cameras through the car-free Italian city.<p>Share your best finds on Google Street View<p>With its winding network of canals, cobblestone alleys and streets, the car-free city of Venice always presented …

Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

Diabetes

Nanosatellites Will Give Everyone Access To Space

In the future, everyone on Earth will have ubiquitous access to outer space. That might seem to be a bold statement or to border on science fiction, yet a glance back in time at the influence and trajectory of technology in our lives makes it seem almost inevitable.<p>The nascent commercial space …

Scientists find black hole spewing iron, nickel in powerful jets

Has a black hole mystery just been solved?<p>Writing in the journal Nature, a team of scientists said it found traces of nickel and iron in the powerful jets shooting out of black hole candidate 4U 1630-47, a small black hole just a few times the mass of our sun. It may help solve a scientific puzzle …

Universe

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