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Man skydives from the edge of space (24 miles above Earth), breaks the sound barrier, and lives to tell about it
What did you do this weekend? Whatever it is, I bet it isn’t as amazing as what Felix Baumgartner did — jump from the edge of space.
Baumgartner, a 44 Austrian skydiver, took an air balloon up 128,100 feet (24 miles, 39km) above New Mexico, United States and jumped. In [...]Read More »
What would you do if you received a bill from your cell phone service provider for $15,000,000,000,000,000? Yeah… it happened. A French woman by the name of San Jose living in Bordeaux, France received a bill from Bouygues Telecom for 11,721,000,000,000,000 euros, which is roughly $15 quadrillion. In case you [...]Read More »
On March 6, 2012 six British soldiers were killed in the Lashkar Gah area of Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device (IED). Two days after this incident Azhar Ahmed — a 19 year old from West Yorkshire — posted the message “all soldiers should die and go to hell” on [...]Read More »
Melvin Skinner was arrested in 2006 for alleged drug trafficking. He was tried and eventually convicted of two counts of drug trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Law enforcement agencies where able to arrest Skinner by tracking him through his cell phone prior to his arrest [...]Read More »
Mat Honan, a tech journalist for Wired, has had his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air remotely wiped. Not only that but his Gmail was hacked which eventually lead to Gizmodo‘s Twitter account being taken over for a few minutes. How did this all happen? By Apple Support giving [...]Read More »
Zynga, the social game maker famous for titles like FarmVille and Facebook spam, became a public company in 2011 when it held its IPO (Initial Public Offering). Offering 100 million shares at $10 a pop, Zynga was valued, at that time, between US$7-9 billion depending on how you calculated the [...]Read More »
Word around town is Skype has a bug. That bug is making Skype send copies of instant messages to random contacts — unintended recipients who are not part of the conversation.
The bug was first reported by Skype users on Skype’s support forums. The issue doesn’t appear to happen very [...]Read More »