Joshua Richardson

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With sweat and tears, pilgrims scale Mecca's 'mountain of light'

It was in a cave in this rugged, rocky peak overlooking the holy city of Mecca that Muslims believe the Koran was first revealed to Mohammed when he was 40 years old.<p>The annual hajj pilgrimage begins on Tuesday, and more than a million faithful have already flocked to Saudi Arabia in preparation …

Islam

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NFLPA investigating NFL's review of Khiry Robinson incident, report says

New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson was fined by the team for striking an intern in the head during training camp, sources confirmed to …

Football (U.S.)

Microsoft quietly bought another popular Android app

This actually makes Echo the second Android lockscreen replacement Microsoft owns.<p>Last year, the company's Microsoft Garage research division launched the popular Microsoft Next lockscreen for Android, which promises to provide you enough information and control at a glance that you don't have to …

Developer Of Space Engineers Searches For Universal AI

Even with a 30-strong R&D team, the amount of work needed to create a truly universal AI is huge.<p>“We have three pillars in our work,” Rosa explained. “First is to come up with a proper cognitive architecture or architectures, which can do the intelligence in specific training or testing …

Spindle Is A Social App That Encourages You To Be Selfish With Your Content

While social media platforms theoretically can be a great place to document life’s special moments, the reality is that social pressure often forces us to curate and filter our content for others, instead of focusing on ourselves.<p>Launched last week, Spindle is a social journaling app that solves …

Social Media

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How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?<p>ERBIL, Iraq — In a …

The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

Man who traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 reveals the 3 items he never travels without

And he did it by the time he turned 37 years old, a pretty impressive accomplishment considering all the obscure countries he had to visit.<p>It's thanks to three very simple items that Garfors made it through these countries: <b>a printed-out itinerary, a small notepad, and a pen.</b><p>His itinerary included …

This new app lets you control your Android phone from your computer

If you’ve ever gotten tired of picking up your Android phone while you’re sitting in front of your computer, well, you’re not the only one. A new Chrome app allows you to use your Android phone right from any computer that can run Chrome. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebooks.<p>The new Vysor …

Gmail will now automatically add Google Calendar events for emails with flight, hotel, restaurant, or ticket info

Google today announced an update that brings Gmail and Google Calendar closer together. The new feature, which adds events to Google Calendar based on information in emails sent to your Gmail account, is rolling out this week to Google Apps customers on desktop, Android, and iOS.<p>When you receive an …

YouTube Gaming, Its Twitch Competitor, Set To Launch Tomorrow

Back in June, YouTube announced that it would be getting into the gaming game and launch its own Twitch competitor called YouTube Gaming. Tomorrow will be that day (in the US and UK), we’ve learned.<p>The site sits at https://gaming.youtube.com.<p>Twitch is a site, acquired by Amazon, that lets you watch …

7 things we’ve learned from the Ashley Madison leak

Hackers who stole user information from the infidelity network AshleyMadison.com last month dumped their trove of email and street addresses, phone …

Ashley Madison

Xbox One exec: We're doing things that 'can't be done' on PS4

According to Xbox executive Kudo Tsunoda, the Xbox One has "a lot more going on" than the PlayStation 4 and other competing platforms. In a new interview, Tsunoda talks about how Xbox One features like backward compatibility, as well as cross-play and cross-buy with PC, give the Xbox One the upper …

Backward Compatibility

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ Is Samsung’s Answer To The iPhone 6 Plus

Today at a big press conference, Samsung announced two new flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and its new sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. While a Note update was highly anticipated, the S6 Edge+ is a new beast. And the best way to describe it is that it’s a direct iPhone 6 Plus …

Phones

Perseid Meteor Shower in Pictures

Madrid

Connecticut court bars execution of 11 death row inmates

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's highest court on Thursday swept aside a death penalty compromise that had outlawed capital punishment for anyone …

New Jersey slaps MIT Bitcoin hackers with subpoena — and they’re fighting back

The MIT students behind Bitcoin mining program Tidbit won the “most innovative” award at a recent hackathon.<p>But they will soon face a ruling from another kind of judge: one employed by the state of New Jersey.<p>In early December, a few weeks after the hackathon, the New Jersey division of consumer …

North American Nintendo Direct will be 41 minutes long

Brace yourself for a fairly long Nintendo Direct presentation – at least in North America. The broadcast is expected to last approximately 41 minutes.<p>…

Pollution making Beijing hazardous place to live, says Chinese report

Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital "barely suitable" for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world's second largest economy tries to reduce often hazardous levels of smog caused by decades of rapid growth.<p>Pollution is a rising concern for China's …

WoW Subscriber Numbers Rise to 7.8 Million - IGN Video

World of Warcraft subscriber numbers rose to 7.8 million by December 30, 2013, Blizzard has announced.

Bring Your Retro Games Into the Modern Age with These Emulator Tricks

You probably already know you can play your favorite retro games on your computer, tablet, or phone with an emulator. But emulators are good for more …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

China is Cheating the World Student Rankings System

The results from a global exam that evaluates students’ reading, science and math skills are in and, once again, Chinese students appear to be …

Nymphomaniac trailer accidentally shown to Florida children

A cinema audience of children waiting to view the hit Disney animation Frozen were accidentally shown a trailer for explicit art house sex epic Nymphomaniac.<p>Parents in the auditorium in Tampa, Florida, reportedly struggled to cover the eyes of their offspring, while others headed swiftly for the …

Seth Rogen and James Franco Bang on a Motorcycle in a Shot-for-Shot Remake of Kanye’s Bound 2 Video

Last week, Kanye West continued to troll the entire world with his video for “Bound 2,” a cheesy green-screen affair featuring school library wallpaper backgrounds that was basically a remake of David Hasselhoff’s “I Can’t Stop This Feeling” video, only with Kanye f*cking a naked Kim Kardashian on …

Tycoon Sergei Polonsky arrested after dramatic jungle swimming escape

Russian businessman known for taking a punch from Alexander Lebedev captured after manhunt in Cambodian jungle<p>A Russian businessman who went on the run in Cambodia has been captured in a dramatic jungle showdown, reports say.<p>Eccentric property tycoon Sergei Polonsky - who is perhaps best known as …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures