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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange charged under the Espionage Act


The U.S. government is going after Julian AssangeAgain

The Wikileaks founder and current resident of a London jail cell was charged Thursday under the 102-year-old Espionage Act, with 18 separate counts carrying a possible 170 prison sentence if he’s found guilty. So reports the Washington Post, which notes that federal prosecutors accuse the publisher of encouraging sources to steal classified information. 

“Assange, WikiLeaks affiliates and Manning shared the common objective to…

Audi’s latest self-driving concept car is pure luxury and style — Future Blink


Audi has unveiled the “AI:ME,” a Level 4 autonomous, all-electric concept car. Its high-tech features are contrasted with a nature-inspired design.  Read more…

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Nostalgic meme remembers the absurd bowling alley animations we all love


Why are bowling animations like this? 

If you’ve ever been bowling, you probably remember the absurd 3D-animated scenes that played after each turn. Sometimes it’s an anthropomorphic pin flashing you a thumbs up after a strike, jerkily rubbing its bowling pin head as if you personally hurt it. Other times an animated bowling ball will fly through the alley and straight into a terribly rendered galaxy. Whether you’re scoring well or not, the most memorable part of the game is often the…

Facebook reveals more details on AR glasses in new patent


We may still be years away from Facebook’s augmented reality glasses becoming an actual product, but we now know a little more about how they might work.

A new patent filing reveals additional details about Facebook’s AR glasses, including how they might handle audio. The patent, originally filed in January but published Thursday, describes a “cartilage conduction audio system for eyewear devices.” 

The glasses’ overall design is similar to what we saw in a previous patent published in…

This George Foreman indoor/outdoor grill is $40 off at Walmart


Memorial Day weekend is (almost) here, which means it’s time to let the pool parties and backyard BBQs commence. If you’re hosting one of these shindigs yourself, you’d better be prepared to feed everyone, and what better food to serve your hungry guests than burgers and hot dogs? They’re simple and quick to cook in mass quantities, and you’ll look like a hero while you whip them up — just remember to get some veggie burgers and tofu dogs as well, because an inclusive barbecue is…

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ celebrates 20 years with a movie etiquette PSA


More about Television, Movies, Spongebob Squarepants, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows

Banksy crashes Venice Biennale with an installation that criticizes the city’s cruise ship problem


A new video appeared on Banksy’s Instagram account showing the famous street artist (or perhaps someone from his team) setting up an unlicensed stall in Venice. The installation is interpreted as a critique of the giant cruise ships that are allowed to sail the Venetian lagoon and it seems to have resonated with locals

The artist accompanied his post with the caption: “Setting out my stall at the Venice Biennale. Despite being the largest and most prestigious art event in the world, for some…

Get an Echo Dot for $4.99 when you sign up for Amazon Prime Student


There are some tough decisions to make if you still need to find that perfect graduation gift. You have way better options than some boring towels and a copy of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! that they’ll never read. Any student will appreciate something they’ll actually use, so point them in the direction of this amazing offer for an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.

Right now, new subscribers to Prime Student get an Echo Dot smart…

Elizabeth Warren worked other jobs while teaching. Get over it.


Not every news story about a politician’s past has to be damning. Sometimes — and I know this might come as a shock to some — articles can simply reveal facts about a person that were not previously known. Those articles don’t have to pass judgment at all. 

I say this because today Twitter is all riled up about a Washington Post article that reveals that 2020 Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren formerly worked as a teacher and a legal consultant, simultaneously. And she made good…

KitchenAid 5-speed blender is $20 off at Bed Bath & Beyond


It’s officially the season of scrolling through Instagram and being jealous of everyone at the beach. A homemade espresso and an office chair just doesn’t hit the same as a drink in the hand and ass in the sand.

Even if it’s not your vacation week, you can still treat yo’self to some tropical drinks: The KitchenAid 5-Speed Classic Blender is ideal for liquifying and puréeing those Facebook video cocktail recipes, and it’s only $79.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

(That’s $5 cheaper than Walmart’s…