NSA Hack Explained Russia

Yup, Russia was probably behind that NSA hack

August 17th at 9:00 PM

Yup, Russia was probably behind that NSA hack

The NSA was hacked by a group that calls itself Shadow Brokers, a report earlier this week revealed, with some of the stolen cyberweapons being auctioned off to the highest bidder. Since then, experts who have seen some of the stolen files believe that the NSA has indeed been hacked, with Russia being one of the prime suspects. As for the strange auction itself, it looks like nobody is really interested in paying for the hacked documents at this point. More →

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America Nuclear Arsenal Computers

America’s nukes are controlled by dead technology and we’re afraid

May 26th at 3:45 PM

America’s nukes are controlled by dead technology and we’re afraid

It’s 2016 and for some reason, the world’s most powerful nations still have nuclear weapons – you know, just in case they need them. America’s nukes are controlled by computers, no surprise there. On the plus side, these computers are so old that they can’t be hacked by zit-popping teenage hackerss. In fact, the devices used to control nukes are so old that most Snapchat users might not understand what they are.

These massively destructive weapons are actually controlled by floppy disks. That’s right, the same ones that died off years ago. Is there really nothing more modern that people can use when they have their fingers on the button?
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USA Voters Database 191 Million

Huge database of 191 million U.S. voters found on the open Internet

December 30th at 9:15 PM

Huge database of 191 million U.S. voters found on the open Internet

Personal data belonging to 191 million American voters may have been exposed to hackers who may have been digging for such bulk information online, a recent discovery seems to indicate. According to VentureBeat, a security researcher found the exposed database on the open Internet due to an incorrect configuration. Chris Vickery, a tech support specialist from Austin, Texas, found the database while looking for information exposed on the web to raise awareness about data leaks. More →

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USA States War Each Other

Which state would win if America declared war on itself? A former Marine has the answer

July 30th at 7:45 PM

Which state would win if America declared war on itself? A former Marine has the answer

Ever wondered which U.S. state would emerge as the winner if a war broke out between all the American states? What if there was no USA as we know it today, and each state battled its neighbors in hopes of conquering them and securing more resources? It’s not a movie — at least not yet — but one former Marine has imagined the frightening scenario in great detail. More →

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Global Warming Ice Melting Ocean Levels USA

Global warming: What the U.S. will look like when Earth’s entire polar ice cap melts

July 27th at 1:40 PM

Global warming: What the U.S. will look like when Earth’s entire polar ice cap melts

Some say global warming isn’t a real phenomenon, yet 2015 is the hottest year yet — at least since humans began measuring temperatures. The increased heat directly impacts glaciers, among other things, which are melting at an alarmingly fast rate, so sea levels keep rising in the process. More →

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U.S. Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers

Independence Day Trouble: U.S. Fighters Intercepted Incoming Russian Bombers on July 4th

July 7th at 6:50 AM

Independence Day Trouble: U.S. Fighters Intercepted Incoming Russian Bombers on July 4th

Tensions between the USA and Russia escalated on Independence Day, when the European superpower decided to send two pairs of Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers, capable of carrying nuclear payloads, close to the coast of California and Alaska. The Air Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept them. More →

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USA Japan World Cup Final Midfield Goal

USA Scored the Best World Cup Goal I’ve Seen in Years

July 6th at 11:33 AM

USA Scored the Best World Cup Goal I’ve Seen in Years

I’m not a hardcore soccer fan, but I keep tabs on the big tournaments and watch them as often as I can. I typically watch men’s tournaments, but the Women’s World Cup final game that ended with a crushing USA win over Japan featured a number of firsts, including an incredible goal — the kind you rarely see on the field, regardless of who’s playing the game. More →

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How Old Is America 4th July

Believe It or Not, America Isn’t Turning 2015 Years Old Tomorrow

July 3rd at 4:11 PM

Believe It or Not, America Isn’t Turning 2015 Years Old Tomorrow

Yes, America’s birthday is coming up, and you’re probably thinking about ways to get a head start on the celebration. However, before wishing your country a happy 2015th birthday on social channels, you might want to make sure you know precisely how old the country is. Because 2015 is… not the right answer. More →

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Hot Dog Eating Competition

America’s Most Disgusting July 4th Tradition

July 3rd at 1:45 PM

America’s Most Disgusting July 4th Tradition

America hasn’t always been the land of the free. The founders of the United States fought tirelessly for years to free themselves from Great Britain, and the Fourth of July is when we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the document that marked the separation of the 13 American colonies from the British Empire.

What better way to celebrate that historical event than by watching people stuff their faces as quickly as possible with compressed meat trimmings and fat? More →

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T-Mobile USA posts pedestrian Q1 report card

May 6th at 12:00 PM

T-Mobile USA posts pedestrian Q1 report card

T-Mobile USA has just posted its first-quarter 2011 earnings report, and the results aren’t all that hot. While the nation’s fourth largest carrier did increase contract APRU to $52 — up $1 year-over-year — it posted a decline in virtually all other business vitals. T-Mobile posted 99,000 net customer losses — 471,000 contract net customer losses paired with 372,000 prepaid additions. T-Mobile’s 33.63 million customers generated $5.16 billion in revenue and $135 million in net income — down from $5.28 billion and $362 million respectively year-over-year. A link to the full report is after the break. More →

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Nokia E7 handset now on sale in U.S.

April 7th at 4:59 AM

Nokia E7 handset now on sale in U.S.

Finnish mobile giant Nokia has quietly made its business-centric E7 handset available to U.S. consumers. Released overseas in early February, the Symbian device packs a 4-inch, polarized, AMOLED display with a 640 x 360 pixel resolution, peta-band WCDMA radio, quad-band GSM radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, 16 GB of on-board storage, 8 megapixel camera with 720p video recording and dual-LED flash, HMDI connector, and 1200 mAh battery. The E7 is available from Amazon.com for $649, or Nokia USA for $679. More →

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