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NSA Says Spy Programs Thwarted Terrorist Attacks NSA Says Spy Programs Thwarted Terrorist Attacks

It was revealed earlier this month that the NSA is spying on non-Americans and Americans alike. After the initial reports, the Obama administration and other lawmakers argued the programs were necessary to prevent terrorist attacks, but didn’t elaborate. Now the …

Google Is Using Balloons To Give The Entire World Fast Internet Google Is Using Balloons To Give The Entire World Fast Internet

We’ve seen Google accomplish some pretty remarkable things when the company puts its collective mind to it. In recent years, Google has really been pushing the envelope with its so called “moonshots” like Google Glass and self-driving cars. Google has …

Miss USA Winner 2013: Miss Connecticut

The Miss Universe Organization this weekend crowned Miss Connecticut the next Miss USA. 25-year-old Erin Brady was awarded the title during the 62nd Annual Miss USA Competition. The show was hosted by Giuliana Rancic and pop star Nick Jonas. Jonas …

Krysten Ritter Comes Back To “Veronica Mars” Role

Krysten Ritter, who has come a long way from her early days of acting with a role on the uber-hit “Breaking Bad” and her own starring role on “Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23″, says she’s ready to go …

Facebook Get Its Transparency Wish, Reports on National Security-Related Data Requests Facebook Get Its Transparency Wish, Reports on National Security-Related Data Requests

On the heels of the leaked documents detailing the National Security Agency’s secret internet surveillance initiative, PRISM, companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were quick to deny any voluntary involvement in providing troves of user data to the U.S. …

Pope Blesses Harleys: Half A Million Bikers Trek To Rome

Pope Francis blessed a large group of Harley-Davidson owners on Sunday as they celebrated the motorcycle company’s 110th anniversary. The bike lovers were in Rome for a celebration of the company and joined several thousand people in St. Peter’s Square–including …

Killzone: Shadow Fall Gets A 21-Minute Live Demo

Game trailers are the primary vehicle to sell a game for developers and publishers, but it’s not always effective. Can you really trust a trailer to accurately portray a game? Killzone developers Guerilla Games learned this the hard way when …

Nigella Lawson Leaves Husband After Abuse Photos Leaked
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Nigella Lawson, the popular English cook who found success both in cookbooks and with her own Food Network show, has reportedly left her home after photos were leaked showing her husband choking her as they engaged in heated discussion at …

Octopus Pants Sported By Billy Horschel At U.S. Open
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Octopus pants sound like they would be the height of fashion in some French fashion show. That may be the case in the future, but for now, octopus pants are the sole innovation of Billy Horschel. Horschel, who is participating …

Father’s Day Freebies Becoming Increasingly More Common Father’s Day Freebies Becoming Increasingly More Common

Father’s Day freebies are something that any father on a budget can appreciate. The holiday only comes once a year, so why not treat yourself, right? According to a recent report, those in the business of celebrating holidays with promotions …

Potawatomi Shooting Leads To Arrest In Casino
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A shooting inside the Potawatomi Casino has left one woman injured and another arrested. Fox News 6 reports that a 23-year-old Milwaukee woman was shot in the leg at the Potawatomi Casino. The incident, which occurred Sunday morning, left the …

Juneteenth Shooting Investigation Yields Arrests
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For those who are unaware of what the Juneteenth celebration are about, it certainly supports a noble cause: Juneteenth is celebrated in over 250 cities nationally and recognized by 40 million African Americans as their freedom and Independence Day. Juneteenth …

Charla Nash’s Lawsuit Gets Thrown Out

Charla Nash, known for surviving a vicious attack from a chimpanzee, one so severe, it required Nash to undergo complete facial reconstructive surgery. Nash’s story has returned to the newscycle a couple times. First, after her appearance on Oprah, which …

Comedian Ron James to host “Gilda” Fundraiser

“It’s always something,” as Gilda Radner’s Saturday Night Live character Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say. The latest “something” is the production coming to Toronto’s Sony Centre for The Performing Arts on Saturday, November 16th. “It’s Always Something,” presented by The …

Donaldsonville Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 7 Injured

An explosion at a plant in Donaldsonville, Louisiana yesterday left one person dead and seven more injured, according to local authorities. The explosion occurred at the CF Industries Nitrogen Complex. The explosion appeared to have been caused by a ruptured …

Hasan Rowhani To Replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad As Iran’s President
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Hasan Rowhani has won his election bid and will replace Mahmoud Amadinejad as president of Iran. Rowhani, a cleric backed by reformist groups within Iran, won the election with over 50% of the popular vote, thus precluding a two-man runoff, …

Billy Ray Cyrus to Divorce Wife of 19 Years

Country music star Billy Ray and his wife, Tish Cyrus, are calling it quits after 19 years of marriage. TMZ has obtained divorce papers filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The documents reveal that Tish is filing for …

Lenny Dykstra to Leave Prison on Sunday

Former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra is set to be released from prison on Sunday, just 15 months into his three-year prison sentence. The Philadelphia Inquirer, which first reported the news, quotes a Dykstra biographer as saying he is …

Loch Ness Monster Causes Political Stir
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Arguments over the promotion of the mythical Loch Ness Monster have led to recriminations and resignations from the Drumnadrochit Chamber of Commerce in Scotland. According to a report from The Scotsman, George Edwards, skipper for the Loch Ness Cruises company, …

Can We Trust Tech Companies In A Post-PRISM World? Can We Trust Tech Companies In A Post-PRISM World?
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Trust is something that’s earned, not given. Over the past decade, we’ve come to trust tech companies with our data because they promised to keep it secure. That trust was called into question earlier this month. In early June, it …

There Can Be Only One In This Pikmin 3 Multiplayer Battle

Pikmin never really focused much on competitive multiplayer, but Nintendo did play around with the idea in Pikmin 2. Now the company has revealed that it’s expanding on those ideas in the latest title – Pikmin 3. The first competitive …

“Steve Irwin Daughter Dies” Not A Hoax, Exactly
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Steve Irwin’s daughter, Bindi, is highly popular with both his fans and in her own right; as a child, she appeared with her dad on several of his specials and showed a great appreciation for the animal kingdom. She’s become …

This Robot Is Better Than You At Air Hockey This Robot Is Better Than You At Air Hockey

The rise of the machines continues. Not only are they now playing baseball, but Namiki Lab has them playing air hockey. And they will own you: According to Namiki Lab, which is at Chiba University, the robot can estimate your …

E3 2013: Super Mario 3D World Camera Tilt Demoed

Though it did not hold a major press conference at this year’s E3, Nintendo had an impressive showing this week. Dozens of first-party titles were announced and previewed for both the 3DS and Wii U consoles. However, even now there …