Steve Elsner

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John McCain Calls on NSA Director to Resign, Backs Down Immediately

The Arizona senator's aborted demand for accountability in Washington was a farce.<p>Did the Edward Snowden leaks help the U.S. by exposing massive privacy violations? Or did the former National Security Agency contractor hurt the country by spilling vital secrets? Either way, Americans should be able …

Lithuanian defenders settle their differences with fist fight on pitch

Forget David Batty v Graeme le Saux or Lee Bowyer v Kieron Dyer: anything the Brits can do the Lithuanians can do better.<p>When FK Dainava Alytus met Banga the match was notable less for their performance than for a spectacular falling-out between their defenders Titas Vitukynas and Deividas Padaigis.<p>…

4 Bold Predictions for the Tennessee Titans' Week 6 Matchup

Link to Media<p>The Tennessee Titans travel to face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6, and will meet the fifth top-10 defense the team has encountered this season. Tennessee has been one of the many bold new contenders to step forward in the current campaign after a free-agency raid during the …

The Most Offensive Team Names in Sports: A Definitive Ranking

“Like devoted fans of the Atlanta Braves, the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Blackhawks (from President Obama's home town),” said Lanny Davis, speaking officially for Washington, D.C.’s football team, “we love our team and its name and, like those fans, we do not intend to disparage or …

Dropcam’s new camera is crystal clear — and it’s learning, too

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Dropcam has pulled out all the stops with its new Dropcam Pro monitoring camera by vastly improving its clarity, control and, …

Twitter Is Experimenting With Breaking News Notifications

<i>Update: Twitter designer Paul Stamatiou has confirmed that the company is in fact behind the project.</i><p>Twitter is experimenting with sending breaking news via direct messages to its users as it builds on the success of its previous Twitter experiment @MagicRecs, which sends users personalized …

A Devious App That Tricks You Into Destroying Your Phone

Myanmar shows why Mark Zuckerberg’s next five billion are a long way from joining Facebook

The next how-many-ever billion is a popular phrase in technology at the moment, given its most visible outing by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, who recently told the world he wants to bring the remaining 5 billion of the earth’s population online. Thinking in tech circles dictates that smartphones …

ITU: 6.8B Mobile Subs By End Of 2013, Nearly As Many People As There Are On Earth; 2.7B Internet Connections

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency that oversees IT and communications development, today released its latest annual report charting how well we are doing as a planet in getting everyone connected. Mobile is the topline success story: the ITU projects that by the end of …

Curved smartphones from LG and Samsung are just around the corner

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Wikipedia user: MOldar<p>Television tech is coming to new smartphones in the form of curved screens from two top TV …

Leonardo DiCaprio in Talks to Play Woodrow Wilson

This time next year Leonardo DiCaprio might be bringing a certain historical figure to life: twenty-eighth US President Woodrow Wilson. As the …

iOS 7 'could cause iPhone apps to crash'

iPhone users around the world are eagerly anticipating the launch of Apple iOS 7 today, but app testing firm uTest has warned that downloading the new operating system may cause some apps to crash if they have not been optimised for the new platform.<p>Millions of iPhone users are expected to download …

Beijing Trumpets 'Full Freedom' Amidst an Internet Crackdown

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>MORE FROM QUARTZ<p>The Bond Market Is on Track for its Worst Year in Four Decades<br>• International …

YouTube Will Enable Offline Viewing On Its Mobile Apps

YouTube has announced that it will launch a new feature on its mobile apps enabling viewers to watch videos even when they are offline. The new update will be available in November.<p>The feature will let viewers add videos to their devices to store and watch for a short period of time when they are …

Windows Phone 8 Gets Key US Government Security Certificate

Microsoft announced today that its Windows Phone 8 operating system has received a key government security certification from the US, which would help boost its standing among US and Canadian government customers.<p>Getting the FIPS 140-2 certificate means the government has authorized the …

Obama Administraion Urges Legalizing Cell Phone Unlocks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following a petition back in March that asked the Obama administration to legalize unlocking cell …

Ben Affleck Would Like You to Start Getting Comfortable With the Idea That He's Batman

Heavy is the head that wears the cowl, especially when virtually every outraged fan with an Internet connection is trying to scalp it off you with a …

Uniquely Stylized Superhero and Star Wars Art

Paul Greengrass Won't Helm Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' – /Film

<b>Paul Greengrass</b>‘s on-again, off-again affair with DreamWorks’ <i>The Trial of the Chicago 7</i> is, well, off again. The <i>Captain Phillips</i> director has just …

Johnny Manziel to Kevin Sumlin on insane throw: 'Would've been a punt'

Manziel shrugged off a bad decision in expert fashion, calling his crazy throw against Alabama "as good as a punt."<p>Johnny Manziel made a play equal parts insane and ill-advised against Alabama on Saturday, and afterward Kevin Sumlin told him not to do that again. Manziel responded as only he can.<p>It …

Offseason may bring front-office changes for Marlins

As the Marlins wind down their fourth straight losing season, the future of president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest is unclear. MLB.com has …

No One Understands The Scariest, Most Dangerous Part Of A Self-Driving Car: Us

The most dangerous moment in a self-driving car involves no immediate or obvious peril. It is not when, say, the computer must avoid a vehicle swerving into its lane or navigate some other recognizable hazard of the road -- a patch of ice, or a clueless pedestrian stepping into traffic. It is when …

Twitter's secret IPO undermines its mission of transparency

Twitter is not a company that you would normally identify with stealth.<p>Its CEO, Dick Costolo, calls the site "the global town square", and 400m tweets a day cover everything from revolutions to twerking controversies to personal feuds. If you want to make sure something goes public, you take it to …

Self-driving cars will bristle with sensors

<b>Editors' note:</b> <i>Be sure to catch the other stories in this package: on how Google's robo-cars mean the end of driving as we know it, on real-world experiments with platoons of connected cars, and on smart transport grids.</i><p>Self-driving cars are analogous to another autonomous entity, the human being: …

Autonomous Cars

Apple offers credit for upgrading iPhones

Apple quietly began rolling out an iPhone trade-in program Friday, letting owners sell older handsets back to the company in exchange for credit toward a new model.<p>Apple's U.S. retail stores are now accepting devices, said Amy Bessette, a spokeswoman for Apple. The initiative got under way just …

Did ESPN Cave To NFL's Pressure? 'Beats Me,' Says ESPN's Ombudsman

In taking its name off a documentary series about the epidemic of concussions in professional football, did ESPN merely fumble the ball? Or did the network spike it to the turf to avoid a crushing tackle by the NFL?<p>Looks like we’ll need an official review. The New York Times says ESPN withdrew from …

Deadly Mexico train derailment blamed on stolen nails

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1005000/1005429_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524654451_2e5270a0bb789df17acff72d3f52b18c<p><b>Local officials in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco have blamed missing nails in the track for a train derailment which has killed at least six</b> …