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Attachable knobs for iPads are music to bedroom DJs' ears

Tablets are revolutionising music production and DJ performances. But the absence of knobs to fiddle with seriously harms their appeal to old pros …

Colorado Marijuana Report Shows Legalization May Avoid a Big Potential Problem

Six months into marijuana legalization, the Colorado Department of Revenue has issued a new report outlining findings about the size of the newly …

Germany arrests suspected double agent spying for U.S.: lawmakers

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

Reports: Dozens shot in Chicago over weekend

Chicago's police superintendent lashed out at what he called lax state and federal gun laws after a violent Fourth of July weekend that saw more than 60 people shot and nine killed in a city already known for frequent shootings.<p>"There has to come a tipping point where this changes," Chicago Police …

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

Syria conflict: UK planned to train and equip 100,000 rebels

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1090000/1090256_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518508042_95a74477387b0346931848b12be4e935<p><b>The UK drew up plans to train and equip a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel army to defeat President Bashar al-Assad, BBC Newsnight can reveal.</b><p>The secret …

Middle East

Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Water resistance and suction cups join forces to create this rechargeable Bluetooth Shower Speaker, and Dude Exclusives and frugality join forces to …

US and UN condemn killing of Palestinian boy in Israel

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1089000/1089917_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1512506745_1f1b12d8f527deda5c320fa8c3fb1956<p><b>The US and UN have condemned the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager in Israel, which sparked fierce clashes in East Jerusalem.</b><p>US Secretary …

Another Day, Another Reason For Voters To Loathe Congress

Congressional approval ratings are at rock bottom. Why would members pull a stunt likely to make them even more unpopular than they already are?<p>While you ponder that question, here's what they did: As first reported by <i>National Journal,</i> the House Ethics Committee made it harder for journalists and …

Spreeder CX

Speed Read 46 Different File & E-Book Formats<p>Spreeder’s advanced technology can effortlessly and accurately import 46 different file and e-book …

eBooks

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Learning

Google Glass Only Costs $150 To Make, But $1,500 To Buy: Report

Wednesday is the first day that any American with $1,500 burning a hole in their pocket can buy Google Glass, Google announced Tuesday in a Google+ post.<p>There are a lot of reasons not to buy Google Glass. It's super weird looking. It might get stolen off your face. People might think you're a …

Antarctic glaciers melting 'passed point of no return'

The vast glaciers of western Antarctica are rapidly melting and losing ice to the sea and almost certainly have "passed the point of no return," according to new work by two separate teams of scientists.<p>The likely result: a rise in global sea levels of 4 feet or more in the coming centuries, says …

No, this isn’t a creature from the Alien movies, it’s a rare goblin shark

A fisherman recently caught this rare goblin shark that has been likened to a creature from the Alien movies.<p>The weird looking fish, which has a long …

Netanyahu pushes to define Israel as nation state of Jewish people only

PM proposes rare change to basic law in response to 'constant and increasing assault' on aspects of Israel's legitimacy<p>Binyamin Netanyahu will push ahead with a rare change to Israel's basic laws – which amount to the country's constitution – to insist Israel is "the nation state of one people only …

Senators press Obama to crank up Russia punishment, warn of Ukraine ‘civil war’

With escalating violence in Ukraine stirring fears of an all-out "civil war," U.S. senators of both parties urged the Obama administration to stop holding back and do all it can -- short of troops on the ground -- to counter Russia's influence.<p>Lawmakers specifically are pushing for military aid to …

Vatican Urges U.N. Not To Equate Sex Abuse With Torture As Hearings Get Underway

VATICAN CITY (RNS) As Vatican representatives prepare to testify before a United Nations inquiry into torture next week, a senior official warned investigators that it would be “deceptive” to link torture with the pedophilia scandals that have swept the Catholic Church.<p>The Vatican’s chief …

Senate quietly drops drone transparency provision

The New York Times’ Mark Mazzetti joins to discuss the losing battle to find out who is being killed in America’s secret drone war.

Egyptian Governor Blames Obama for Burned Churches

With hundreds sentenced to death in Minya, the governor blames President Barack Obama for local violence.<p>So who's responsible for all the trouble in Minya? Over the past year, this relatively obscure governorate in Upper Egypt, with a population of a little more than four million, has produced some …

Monumental Bel Air Home

• 1 |<p>The luscious scenery that surrounds the home provides a level privacy that is not common in LA properties, which allows the homeowner to …

Deadly respiratory disease MERS hits US for the first time

The first case of Middle East Respirator<p>y Syndrome Coronavirus infection (Mers-CoV) has been confirmed in the US, the CDC reports. The virus was first detected in Saudia Arabia in November 2012, but it had not yet reached North America.<p>The infected patient, a healthcare provider, likely caught the …

Review: Blue Microphones’ Spark Digital may be the best USB/Lightning mic for the money (Video)

When you think of a USB microphone, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For myself, I tend to picture a subpar microphone that would normally be used for Skype calls or other basic tasks. Of course, these microphones have come a long way in recent years, but nothing makes this more evident …

Privacy

Scientists Discovered the Egyptian Secret to Moving Huge Pyramid Stones

The question of just how an ancient civilization—without the help of modern technology—moved the 2.5 ton stones that made up their famed pyramids has …

World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Lets You Doodle in the Air

The wonderful world of 3D printing just got a whole lot more accessible and portable with the development of the LIX 3D Pen. Touted as the world's smallest 3d-printing pen, the LIX lets you doodle in the air without any paper. After plugging it into a USB port and turning it on, the pen takes less …

3D Printing

Cranfords debuts machine-rolled cannabis cigarettes in Colorado

Published: Apr 28, 2014, 4:51 pm • Updated: Jun 9, 2014, 1:30 pm<p>The cigarette is an American icon, like it or not. And while Big Tobacco and …

Cannabis

Industrial Home with Interior Planting and Transparent Walls

• 1 |<p>The interior embraces a loft feel with exposed brick faces, rustic ceiling beams, industrial ducting, and concrete floors. However, the stark …

Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and …

Wearable Tech