Scott Berenyi

20 Flips | 2 Magazines | 20 Following | @sberenyi | Keep up with Scott Berenyi on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Scott Berenyi”

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

The First Long-Distance Telegraph Message, Sent This Day in 1844: 'What Hath God Wrought?'

All your Internet can be traced back to this moment.<p>This strip of paper records the first ever message sent by telegraph, a feat that occurred on this day in 1844. Standing in the chamber of the Supreme Court, Samuel B. Morse sent a 19-letter message to his assistant Albert Vail in Baltimore, who …

Annals of the Security State: Even More Airplane Stories

One more reason why it matters that the open-ended "war on terror" come to a close. Plus the "war on drugs."

Chinese hackers 'steal' blueprints to new Australian spy HQ

Chinese hackers have reportedly stolen top secret blueprints to Australia's new intelligence agency headquarters.<p>The <b>Australian</b> Broadcasting Corporation said the documents taken included cabling layouts for the huge building's security and communications systems, its floor plan, and its server …

Cyber-attacks

Argentine tourists seek fistful of dollars in Uruguay

<b>For decades, Argentine tourists travelled to Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay to spend their money. Now they come here to take it away.</b><p>The crowds would rather queue at the cash machines than enjoy the traditional yerba mate tea in this coastal town.<p>Argentines wait for hours to fill their backpacks …

Kim Jong-un wants to build 'world class' ski resort in North Korea

Kim Jong-un has ordered the North Korean military to construct a "world-class" ski resort that will rival the winter sports facilities being built in South Korea to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.<p>Kim recently visited the location of the Masik Pass Skiing Ground to give "on the spot field …

Senegal female de-miner hostages freed in Casamance

<b>Three of 12 Senegalese de-mining experts taken hostage this month by separatist rebels in Casamance in southern Senegal have been released.</b><p>Rebel leader Cesar Atoute Badiate said his group had decided to free the three women on "humanitarian grounds".<p>They were clearing mines for a South African firm …

Oregon School Plot Suspect Spoke to Classmates About Bombs Weeks Before Arrest

An Oregon high school student accused of plotting to blow up his school had approached classmates to talk about bombs weeks before his arrest, …

Passenger Tries to Open Emergency Exit Door on Alaska Airlines Flight While Plane in Air, FBI Says

A passenger who made "unusual" statements and tried to open an airplane door in-flight today was subdued by passengers and crew members until the …

In Damascus, A View Of Syria's War Turned Inside Out

Many years ago, the president of Syria, Hafez al-Assad, approved the construction of a new presidential residence on a mountainside above Damascus.<p>Assad never occupied the building, saying his successor should take it. When his son Bashar Assad became that successor, he didn't move into the house, …

Hearing Aids: A Luxury Good For Many Seniors

More than 30 million Americans experience significant hearing loss, but only a third of them get hearing aids.<p>There are a lot of reasons why someone who needs a hearing aid won't get one: Some think their hearing loss is not that bad, others are too embarrassed to use them, and many people say they …

Searching For Veterans On Alaska's Remote Edges

When he was in Vietnam, Isaac Oxereok's small build made him ideal for tunnel-ratting: running with a pistol and a flashlight into underground passages built by the Viet Cong. In 1967 he finished his tour with the Army and returned home to Wales, Alaska. Oxereok knew he wasn't quite right, but …

The race is on: Manufacturer sets sights on market for armed drones

<i>Editor's note: A clarification has been made to this article.</i><p>On a sprawling complex just outside Pretoria, South Africa, a government-owned arms manufacturer is preparing to test an armed drone that it hopes to begin selling soon to governments around the world.<p>The company, Denel Dynamics, says the …

China calls Australian spy HQ plans hacking claims 'groundless'

China has shrugged off allegations by Australian media that Chinese hackers have stolen the blueprints for the new Australian spy headquarters.<p>"China …

F-15 Crashes Off Coast Of Japan, Pilot Ejects

The pilot ejected, kept in contact with authorities, and was picked up in the water by a Japanese Air Force helicopter. The F-15 was flying out of Kadena Air Base, one of the largest in the region.<p>Okinawa is home to 50,000 American troops, including seven camps of U.S. Marines. American presence in …

Japan

UK forces EU to lift embargo on Syria rebel arms

Europe's sanctions regime against Syria was plunged into uncertainty after Britain, backed by France, forced a lifting of the EU arms embargo on what …

Tornadoes, thunderstorms loom again over much of US

A wide swath of the heartland – stretching from Texas to the Great Plains and up into the lower Great Lakes – was being threatened by monstrous thunderstorms Tuesday evening, kicking off what is expected to be a week of severe weather.<p>Tornado warnings were sent out in at least four states, with one …