Cops: Boy’s air gun looked like firearm

November 26th, 2014

Cleveland authorities have surveillance video showing the shooting by police of a 12-year-old boy who was brandishing an air gun, a department spokesman said.

The week in 34 photos

November 26th, 2014

People in Nicaragua tried to save a stranded whale, a plane crashed into a house, protesters egged a European leader and Santa Claus went surfing.

Censoring the Web Isn’t the Solution to Terrorism—It’s the Problem

November 26th, 2014

Censoring the Web Isn't the Solution to Terrorism—It's the Problem

In politics, as with Internet memes, ideas don’t spread because they are good—they spread because they are good at spreading. One of the most virulent ideas in Internet regulation in recent years has been the idea that if a social problem manifests on the Web, the best thing that you can do to address that problem is to censor the Web.

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This supercomputer simulation of magnetic field loops on the sun reveal in unprecedented detail how

November 26th, 2014

This supercomputer simulation of magnetic field loops on the sun reveal in unprecedented detail how solar winds for and swirl. The colors represent magnetic field strength from weak (blue) to strong (red). [NASA]

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How Do You Make Money From Free Software?

November 26th, 2014

Free software—truly free software —is undoubtedly a good thing. But given the rest of the world still uses that pesky stuff called money, how on Earth do you make a living from spending your time giving away software for nothing?

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Bloomberg: Sony Is Making a Watch Entirely Out of E-Paper

November 26th, 2014

Bloomberg: Sony Is Making a Watch Entirely Out of E-Paper

Keen not to be outdone by Apple, perhaps, Sony is said to be making a new watch whose surfaces are entirely made from e-paper. It will, according to Bloomberg, "emphasize style, rather than trying to outdo more technological offerings."

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iPad Black Friday Deals Are Live

November 26th, 2014

iPad Black Friday Deals Are Live

It’s time to save on that iPad you’ve been waiting for, and you’ve got options.

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In another desperate bid to get rid of handsets, Amazon has cut the price of its Fire pone to $200 f

November 26th, 2014

In another desperate bid to get rid of handsets, Amazon has cut the price of its Fire pone to $200 for an unlocked device (and still comes with a free year of Prime).amazon,

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Puppy in a teddy bear costume walking on a treadmill is a real life Ewok

November 25th, 2014

Puppy in a teddy bear costume walking on a treadmill is a real life Ewok

Meet Munchkin the Shih Tzu. Or as I like to call her when she’s wearing her teddy bear costume, a real life Ewok from Star Wars. Or maybe she’s just a real life teddy bear. Whatever she is, she’s super cute and when I watch her walk, I can’t help but smile.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Gets a $10 Discount

November 25th, 2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Gets a $10 Discount

Pay $10 less for Super Smash Bros. Wii U. Not expecting this to hang on the ledge for long.

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