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The Western Journal

The NSA is Commandeering the Internet

It turns out that the NSA's domestic and world-wide surveillance apparatus is even more extensive than we thought. Bluntly: The government has …

The apps that Apple does not want you to use

They are the applications that Apple has tried to stop the world from using.<p>With more than 700,000 apps available for download, perhaps Apple can afford to be picky, but some of those to be banned show Apple’s squeamishness for nudity, bodily functions and upsetting important people.<p><b>Send me to</b> …

Amazon is working on displays that Apple and Samsung can’t match

When Amazon unveiled the unique display panel of its Paperwhite Kindle e-reader, it revealed two impressive facts: The first is that Amazon’s internal hardware engineering team is more sophisticated than Amazon’s line of decent but not so revolutionary tablets and e-readers would suggest. The …

eReaders

What Spying Looked Like In The 1960s

Life magazine's cover story from 1966 gives us a glimpse of what privacy invasion used to mean.<p>With all the depressing, worrisome news floating around this summer about the NSA, spying and metadata, sometimes it's good to take a break and indulge some nostalgia for the good old days, when spying …

Officials Cite 'Due Process' In Refusal To Stop Paying Contractors Who Support Taliban

John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), said he was concerned by the Army's refusal to follow his office's recommendations to prevent alleged supporters of the Taliban, the Haqqani network and al Qaeda from getting or keeping U.S. government contracts.<p>"I am …

Afghanistan

Students Take Control of $80 Million Superyacht Using Fake GPS Signals

Hey—Texas did something smart!1 By sending fake GPS data to a superyacht's navigation system, University of Texas students were able to override the …

Spy Agencies Have Banned Lenovo Computers, Fearing Chinese Hardware Hacks

No Thinkpad for you, NSA employee. Update: The Australian Department of Defence has denied these claims.<p>Lenovo is either the world's biggest or second-biggest PC manufacturer, depending on who you ask (the other potential is HP), and certainly one of the best. But according to the Australian …

A Boeing Exec On How Jet Fuel Will Become Sustainable

Billy Glover explains how petroleum-based aviation fuel could disappear<p>The Change<p>Aviation has always run on petroleum. In fact, jet fuel had been the same from the dawn of the jet age up until about three years ago. Then the airline industry changed international jet-fuel specifications to allow …

Dell’s Cloud-Friendly Project Ophelia Inches Closer To Release As Testers Receive Early Units

Google’s $35 Chromecast dongle may have made all the headlines this week, but the folks in Mountain View aren’t the only ones working on curious gadgets that plug into your TV’s HDMI ports.<p>Dell showed off its Android-powered Project Ophelia dongle all the way back in January, and it managed to turn …

Grizzly Bear Survival: Yet Another Reason Not To Shoot Yellowstone Wolves

Pro-wolf-shooting activists should check out this study to see just how beneficial wolves are to the Yellowstone ecosystem--and the survival of one of its most iconic animals.<p>Even though every respectable regulatory service says shooting wolves in and around Yellowstone National Park is bad for …

Pope Francis on Gay Priests: 'Who Am I to Judge?'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Pope Francis took a a huge step forward for the Catholic church Monday morning when he endorsed gay …

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy of an artist

If Leonardo da Vinci’s uncannily accurate studies of the human body had been published in his lifetime, they would have changed the course of science, says Alastair Sooke.<p>One day, probably during the winter of 1507-08, <b>Leonardo da Vinci</b> found himself chatting with an old man in the hospital of Santa …

Art

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Life as a US drone operator: 'It's like playing a video game for four years'

"It is a lot like playing a video game," a former Predator drone operator matter-of-factly admits to the artist Omer Fast. "But playing the same …

10 Places You Can't Use Google Glass

1. Scuba Diving<p>2. Strip Clubs<p>3. Movie Theaters<p>4. Casinos<p>5. Certain Bars and Businesses<p>6. Your Friend's House<p>7. Cars<p>8. PREDICTION: Gym Locker Rooms<p>9. …

Chinatown, then and now

For decades, the historic district north of downtown has declined as booming Chinese enclaves in the San Gabriel Valley monopolized flows of new immigrants and investment. Today, the aging community can sometimes have the feel of a museum, with only a few second- and third-generation locals staying …

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Admits He Made A Huge Mistake

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.<p>Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

Google Nexus

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …