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Hunter Bags 500-Pound Wild Boar (PHOTO)

That's some pig.<p>Member of the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club in Bertie County, N.C., had been gunning for a huge wild boar since first spotting it earlier this year. Last month, Conetoe hunter Jett Webb managed to bag the big pig during a night-hunting session Feb 28. It was evidently quite a haul.<p>"I …

Wanted Man Turns Himself In After Finding Mugshot On Google

Hey, when you're beat, you're beat.<p>A California man who allegedly fired shots at a party last summer turned himself in to police after he searched for his name on Google and discovered that he was one of the state's most wanted fugitives.<p>At the time, the top search result for his name was the law …

Twitter redesign uses big photos, looks like Facebook, Google+

Twitter has started testing a big redesign of its Web page, with larger photos reminiscent of Facebook and Google+. And apparently, I’m one of the lab rats.<p>I noticed an update on my Twitter “Me” profile page Tuesday morning. I wasn’t expecting to be part of what Mashable reported was a small, …

This Guy Gives People Cartoon Faces on His Train Ride to Work

To help pass the time on his train ride to work, writer October Jones draws cartoon heads on any piece of paper he can find, turning his fellow …

In 3.5 Years, Most Africans Will Have Smartphones

I reckon it’s time to check in on one of my bolder predictions. Some 18 months ago, I wrote “In Five Years, Most Africans Will Have Smartphones.”<p>Let’s get this out of the way: most of the smart money thinks I’m wrong by at least three years. Worldwide, according to Gartner, smartphone sales …

The Microsoft Kinect Is Watching The Korean Border

One more soldier at one of the most heavily guarded spots on the planet<p>At this point, we've probably seen more non-gaming uses for the Kinect, Microsoft's Xbox camera, than actual game-related ones. But national security? That's a new one.<p>_Kotaku _reports that the Kinect has been deployed at the …

South Korea

iWatch could be worth as much as iPhone & iPad first-year sales combined, says Morgan Stanley

Estimating the revenue value of a product whose price is unknown and whose existence hasn’t even been confirmed is probably about as tenuous as it gets, but Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty reckons that the iWatch could generate $17.5 billion in the first twelve months.<p>To put that into …

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Alleged jewel thief's kiss for victim leads to DNA fingerprint – and arrest

French police hold man after taking swab from pecked cheek of gagged Paris store owner, then finding DNA database match<p>An alleged jewel thief who sealed his crime with a kiss was caught after police analysed the DNA on his victim's cheek. Forensic scientists at the scene swabbed the woman's cheek …

Could a T-Mobile/Sprint merger threaten Verizon and AT&T?

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere has said that a possible merger with Sprint may offer substantial competition to the wireless "duopoly" of Verizon and …

Galaxy S 5, iPhone 6 details spelled out in analyst report

Apple’s iPhone 6 (or sixes, as the case may be) and Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 are easily some of the 2014 smartphones that fans are anticipating the most, …

Twitter is Opening its Data to the Music Industry

Hot on the heels of a deal with CNN and Dataminr to bring the benefits of its data to journalists, Twitter is focusing on unlocking the potential of its platform for the music industry. The company today announced a partnership with 300 Entertainment, a music industry firm founded by ex-Warner …

AT&T Launching New Mobile Share Value Plan February 2nd, Offers Reduced Rates And More Data To Lure You Away From Subsidies

AT&T will be offering a new type of family plan starting tomorrow (February 2nd) that could save you a bit of cash. The Mobile Share Value Plan …

FDA meeting, iOS 8 rumors point to fitness focus for Apple’s “iWatch” | Ars Technica

Long-rumored wearable may horn in on Nike's, Fitbit's, and Jawbone's turf.<p>Of all the Apple rumors to circulate during the Tim Cook era, the "iWatch" …

Drought-hit California unable to supply state water

<b>California's water agency has announced it may for the first time be unable to deliver water to local agencies, amid a worsening drought.</b><p>Two-thirds of state residents and 1m acres (404,500 hectares) of farmland get part or all of their drinking and irrigation supplies from the agency.<p>A state-wide …

Los Angeles

AT&T goes on the offensive with cheaper family plans

The new plans offer more savings with more people, with a family of four paying $160 month for 10 gigabytes of data.<p>AT&T is showing it can get aggressive with pricing too.<p>The Dallas-based telecommunications company unveiled a new series of family plans designed to entice new users and keep existing …

Mobile

Is America facing a beer crisis?

As it’s done for nearly a quarter of a century, Anheuser-Busch BUD, -1.91% will once again roll out splashy commercials during the Super Bowl to get …

Beer

Global unemployment is about to get worse

While the rich countries were most affected by the global economic crisis, there are signs of recovery. Although India and China won’t go back to the days of double-digit growth, other emerging countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, paint a more hopeful picture. But the scale of the recovery …

Economics

Tracy McGrady may attempt a baseball career, says Jeff Van Gundy

Tracy McGrady retired from professional basketball after last season, and word is that he may be gearing up for a second career in sports. During the Friday night game between the Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN commentator Jeff Van Gundy hinted that T-Mac was considering playing …

What's New On Netflix In February 2014: 'Queer As Folk,' 'Bates Motel,' 'Breaking Bad' Join The List

Netflix's arsenal of ready-to-watch TV shows and movies changes every week. Titles run out of contract, and new ones are brought into the fold. This month, Netflix adds the final season of "Breaking Bad," the highly anticipated "House of Cards" Season 2, cult classic "Flashdance" and the Cannes …

Afghan presidential candidate's aides killed

Gunmen have killed two aides of an Afghan presidential candidate, hours before the official election campaign was due to start.<p>The attack on Saturday targeted staff working for Abdullah Abdullah.<p>Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, a police spokesman in Herat, said: "Two people, Ahmad Hamdard and Shujahideen were …

A Case That'll Finally Give Your iPhone NFC Powers

Back in 2012, our own Christina Bonnington bravely ditched her physical wallet and tried to pay her way through life for a month using only a …

Joe Buck Embraces the Hate in Funny or Die Super Bowl Promo

To the dismay of some, Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck is in New York to call Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday.<p>Buck certainly knows how to have fun with people not liking him, as displayed in this hilarious Funny or Die video:<p>[Funny or Die]

NFL

iPhone beats Samsung Galaxy, Bill Gates leaving Microsoft rumors, GS4 Black & more – Pocketnow Daily

Advertisement<p>Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how the iPhone currently dominates the smartphone market in the US. We then talk about …

How Chipotle is going to serve burritos faster, and faster, and faster

Lines snaking out the door at lunchtime have long been a bottleneck to growth at US burrito chain Chipotle. But the company has a plan—a four-step plan, to be exact.<p>The chain managed to speed up service by six transactions per hour at peak times this past quarter (a significant increase compared to …

Burritos

Nuggets' Nate Robinson out for the season after ACL surgery

The Nuggets will be without Nate Robinson for the remainder of the season after ACL surgery.<p>Nate Robinson is out for the remainder of the season …

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TSA doesn't see you naked anymore

Don’t worry, America — TSA screeners may have been peeping at your unmentionables once upon a time, but not anymore.<p>In a confessional piece for POLITICO Magazine, a former TSA screener described how his former coworkers would habitually make fun of peoples’ bodies that were laid naked on screen by …

Black Edition Galaxy S 4, S4 Mini announced by Samsung

What happens when you take the hyperglazed Galaxy S 4, and S4 Mini, and cross it with the recent design language of the Galaxy Note III? You get a …