21. April 2014

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U.S. justices to review Jerusalem birthplace law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh the constitutionality of a U.S. law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem – the historic holy city claimed by Israelis and Palestinians – to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports. The Daily Star >> Live News Tweet Vote on HN

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21. April 2014

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Yes, China employs censors to watch nothing but porn

For the first five minutes, we imagine getting paid to watch adult material would be rather interesting. After that point, however, we’d probably spend the bulk of our day quietly updating our resume. If we didn’t, then we’d probably wind up as… Engadget RSS Feed Tweet Vote on HN

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21. April 2014

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Nintendo’s Game Boy turns 25 today

Now we feel really old…. Engadget RSS Feed Tweet Vote on HN

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20. April 2014

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Ukraine forces accuse Russia of staging shooting

Ukraine’s police and intelligence service say Russia staged a fatal shooting incident Sunday in which pro-Moscow separatists were killed. The Daily Star >> Live News Tweet Vote on HN

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20. April 2014

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All You Need To Know About Russia, In Charts

With the second coming of the cold war, it is no surprise that so much of the news (if mostly propaganda) is dedicated to the rapidly escalating events in Ukraine in particular, and in Russia in general. But how much do people really know about the history and economy of the largest country in the more »

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20. April 2014

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Wawrinka fights back to beat Federer in Monte Carlo final

Stanislas Wawrinka signaled his French Open ambitions by beating Roger Federer 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-2 in an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final Sunday. The Daily Star >> Live News Tweet Vote on HN

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20. April 2014

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Drones help find World War II’s missing soldiers

The BentProp Project has spent years finding American soldiers who went missing in the Pacific during World War II, but available technology has limited its success. Team members have frequently had to scan wide areas themselves, slowing down their… Engadget RSS Feed Tweet Vote on HN

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20. April 2014

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Hopkins becomes oldest to unify world titles

Bernard Hopkins, the oldest world champion in boxing history at age 49, became the eldest fighter to unify world titles Saturday when he defeated Beibut Shumenov in a light-heavyweight showdown. The Daily Star >> Live News Tweet Vote on HN

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20. April 2014

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50 years ago today, the public got its first taste of video calls

It seemed like the inevitable future at the time, we’re sure. On April 20th in 1964, Bell Telephone showed off the Mod 1 Picturephone — a precursor to the Skype and Hangouts video calls that have become a standard but under-utilized feature of… Engadget RSS Feed Tweet Vote on HN

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20. April 2014

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Hackers of Oman news agency target Bouteflika

Hackers on Sunday targeted the website of Oman’s official news agency, singling out and mocking Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika as a handicapped “dictator.” The Daily Star >> Live News Tweet Vote on HN

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