Major Chinese internet hacking base exposed

Major Chinese internet hacking base exposed

The report is the most concrete confirmation yet that the wave of cyber attacks emanating from China is sponsored, at least in part, by the Chinese government. See full story on telegraph.co.uk more…
Armed robbers snatch $50m in uncut diamonds from Brussels airport

Armed robbers snatch $50m in uncut diamonds from Brussels airport

The gang’s target was a Brink’s diamond and jewellery services truck that has just finished loading the 8.05pm Helvetic Airways flight 2L789 bound for Zurich. For security reasons the valuable cargo is loaded on the runway just minutes before the plane takes off. After cutting through a security perimeter fence opposite the Swiss Fokker 100 […] more…
The Disaster Response Industry’s Salesmen of the Apocalypse

The Disaster Response Industry’s Salesmen of the Apocalypse

Samples of gourmet self-heating rations and drink pouches that could purify puddle water via reverse osmosis competed for attention near a booth that touted a product called Powdersafe, designed specifically to handle your anthrax-letter-disposal needs. There were inflatable radio masts, triage tents, and decontamination showers. There were paperback-size solar panels ($160), portable seawater desalination units […] more…
Giant Ferris Wheels Around The World

Giant Ferris Wheels Around The World

Why the need to keep building taller Ferris wheels? By today’s standards, it was puny at just 264 feet (80 meters). See full story on nationalgeographic.com more…
What the hell? Is this the new PlayStation controller?

What the hell? Is this the new PlayStation controller?

It does look like a touchscreen has been worked into the middle of the controller. What’s that thing on the top? Also, get a load of those analog sticks. They look like belly buttons. Gross! Apparently they’ve tried out several versions of controllers for whatever this next game system is; it’s possible that this is […] more…
Declassified: America’s Secret Flying Saucer

Declassified: America’s Secret Flying Saucer

Inside the box was a trove of oddities: cutaway schematics of disc-shaped aircraft, graphs showing drag and thrust performance at more than Mach 3, black-and-white photos of Frisbee shapes in supersonic wind tunnels. The icon was a flying saucer on a red arrowthe insignia of a little-known and strange sideshow in aeronautical design. Rhodes was […] more…
Tesla publishes Model S driving logs that show The New York Times’ blatant lies

Tesla publishes Model S driving logs that show The New York Times’ blatant lies

  The basic premise of John Broder’s story for The Times was that the car lied about its self-reported estimated remaining range; when it said there was 79 miles left in the batteries, there was in actual fact only 60. Eventually, after a few such cases of the on-board computer misreporting the estimated range, and […] more…
Does your copy of Office 2013 die with your computer?

Does your copy of Office 2013 die with your computer?

Can you reinstall Office 2013 on your new PC? In the push to shift customers to the Office 365 subscription model, Microsoft has rejigged the licensing conditions on retail copies of Office 2013 such as Office Home & Student 2013. According to the fine print, retail copies of Office Home & Student 2013 are now single-license, […] more…
EXCLUSIVE: Pub landlord stabbed as he fights off muggers one-handed… to preserve his fish and chips

EXCLUSIVE: Pub landlord stabbed as he fights off muggers one-handed… to preserve his fish and chips

John Wood outside his pub, the Marshland Arms. But, despite suffering a stab wound which required 18 stitches, the 37-year-old floored all four of his attackers – and left with his dinner intact. I grabbed his hands so he couldnt bring it out and stab again. See full story on wisbechstandard.co.uk more…
Pentagon Downgrades Specs for Its Premier Stealth Jet — Again

Pentagon Downgrades Specs for Its Premier Stealth Jet — Again

The reduced specs — including a slower acceleration and turning rate — lower the bar for the troubled trillion-dollar JSF program, allowing it to proceed toward full-rate production despite ongoing problems with the plane’s complex design. Under the old specs, the stealth fighter, due to enter service in 2018 or 2019, probably wouldn’t pass its […] more…
How High Is Too High to Drive?

How High Is Too High to Drive?

On the evening of February 23, 2010, Rodney Koon was pulled over for doing 83 in a 55 zone outside Traverse City, Michigan. The deputy who stopped Koon noticed that the inside of his Toyota RAV4 smelled funny, and the middle-aged carpenter admitted that he’d taken a few hits of marijuana six hours earlier. The […] more…
Why Facebook Makes You Feel Miserable

Why Facebook Makes You Feel Miserable

Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesNo surprise those Facebook photos of your friends on vacation or celebrating a birthday party can make you feel lousy. Facebook is supposed to envelope us in the warm embrace of our social network, and scanning friends’ pages is supposed to make us feel loved, supported and important (at least in […] more…
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