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  • Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician’s Son
    By on July 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Rei (128717) writes As was previously reported here, the Russian government has accused the U.S. Secret Service of kidnapping the son of ultranationalist LDPR MP Valery Seleznev in the Maldives. The son, Roman Seleznev, stands accused of running one of the world’s largest carding operations, with others charged in the affair having already been convicted; however, Roman had until recently been considered out of reach in Russia. Now the Maldives has (more…)

  • Scientists Develop Solar Cell That Can Also Emit Light
    By on March 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes: “Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University have developed a solar cell that not only converts sunlight into electricity but also emits light as electricity passes through it. Tuning the composition of the solar cell enables it to emit different wavelengths of light (abstract), and because it is only about 1 micrometer thick, the material is semi-translucent and therefore could potentially be used in windows. The (more…)

  • That Was Fast: Leahy Drops Warrantless E-mail Surveillance Bill
    By on November 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Presto Vivace writes “Under the right conditions, online activism can be very effective. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has already abandoned his warrantless e-mail surveillance bill we discussed this morning. ‘The Vermont Democrat said today on Twitter that he would “not support such an exception” for warrantless access. … A vote on the proposal in the Senate Judiciary committee, which Leahy chairs, is scheduled for next Thursday. The amendments (more…)

  • A Piezoelectric Pacemaker That Is Powered By Your Heartbeat
    By on November 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    MrSeb writes “Engineers at the University of Michigan have created a pacemaker that is powered by the beating of your heart — no batteries required. The technology behind this new infinite-duration pacemaker is piezoelectricity. Piezoelectricity is is literally ‘pressure electricity,’ and it relates to certain materials that generate tiny amounts of electricity when deformed by an external force — which, in the case of the (more…)

  • Report Hints At Privacy Problem of Drones That Can Recognize Faces
    By on September 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter inotrollyou writes “Drones are getting more sophisticated, and will soon carry ‘soft’ biometrics and facial recognition software. In other news, sales of hats, tinfoil, and laser pointers go up 150%. Obviously there are major privacy concerns and not everyone is down for this.” It’s not just drones, either: In my old neighborhood in Philadelphia the Orwellian police cameras were everywhere, and they’re being touted as a solution (more…)

  • Five Classic Sports Games That Need A Next-Gen Re-Release
    By on February 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Developers if you read this: make these games again, but prettier.

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  • Despite dick move, Aaron Rodgers not really THAT big of a dick
    By on January 27, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    The founder of Pro Football Talk went after the Packers’ starting quarterback after a local television report shows Rodgers snubbing a cancer patient looking for an autograph. There is much than meets the eye with this story though.

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  • 8 Modern Video Game Faults That You Never Cared About
    By on January 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ever imagined what actually goes on when Leon is standing waiting for to door to get opened in Resident Evil or did Jason really should have died in Heavy Rain?

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  • Sony Considers Charging for Used Games that Play Online
    By on September 6, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    When EA first announced that it would begin to charge $10 for gamers that bought their titles used and attempted to play online, it apparently started something that may now become the future of online gaming, at least in Sony’s camp.

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  • The Ataris That Never Were
    By on September 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Time for some concept art! Not for upcoming games, though. Not for old games, either. These are for old systems.

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