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Australia is sweltering and the worst is still to come

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SYDNEY— A month out from what is forecast to be a scorching summer, Australia has experienced its hottest October day on record.

The average high across the country on Saturday reached 36.39 degrees celsius, the highest for the month of October since records began in 1910. It surpassed the previous record of 36.31 degrees set in 1988

A spokesman from the Bureau of Meteorology told the Sydney Morning Herald that it wasn’t…

First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

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Video Shows Hatchet-Wielding Man Charge at NYPD Officers

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A video featuring a hatchet-wielding man, who attacked four New York Police Department officers before he was gunned down in a busy commercial district in Queens on Thursday, has surfaced

The now deceased man can be seen in the security camera footage above running while swinging an axe. He is yet to be officially identified by authorities.

However, an unnamed law enforcement official told CNN the man had been identified by police as Zale H. Thompson, who had a criminal record in California…

Twitter’s Interactive NFL Fandom Map Is Nerdy Sports Fun

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The Oakland Raiders have a popularity problem. Denver Broncos fans have a perplexing stronghold right in the Seattle Seahawks’ backyard. Florida’s football loyalties are more divided than those of any other state

We know all of this because Twitter released on Wednesday an interactive map that breaks down National Football League fandom by team and county. It’s fascinating to play around with — which you can do right here

NFL Star Taunts Raiders Fans in MVP Troll Performance

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Arizona Cardinals star defensive end Darnell Dockett was injured for his team’s game in Oakland on Sunday, meaning he had to stand in street clothes on the sideline while Raiders fans hurled insults at him and his teammates all afternoon

Dockett, however, got the last laugh — and then some

The Cardinals won, 24-13, to drop the hilariously pathetic Raiders’ record to 0-6. Raiders fans are the only ones whose NFL team hasn’t…

All of Peyton Manning’s NFL-Record 509 TDs in 1 Infographic

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning broke the NFL‘s career touchdown pass record with an 8-yard toss to Dmaryius Thomas on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers, giving him 509 scoring passes in his career

Manning then threw another touchdown pass later in the game to break the NFL career touchdown pass record and give him 510 for his career. (Fun fact: Every single touchdown pass Manning throws between now and when he retires will be an NFL record!)

See also: Collapsed Bench…

September Sets Records as Global Warming Claims Another Month

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September was the warmest such month on record for the planet, according to preliminary data from NASA as well as independent analysis from the Japan Meteorological Agency released Tuesday. This extends the string of warmest months to six in a row, and, if confirmed in coming days by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), keeps the world on course to have its warmest year on record this year

Much of this warmth has been powered by record warm ocean waters, in addition to…

Samsung Level Headphones Hold Their Own Against Beats, But Need a Remix

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As the market for premium over-the-ear headphones has become ever=more mainstream — powered in part by celebrity-driven audio models like Beats (recently acquired by Apple) — other major players are taking a fresh look at the space

Chief among them is Samsung, the South Korean electronics giants that took on Apple in the smartphone space and, at least by current accounts, has a winning record globally. Now Samsung, after an initial launch in Asia, has brought its headphone to the U.S. We…

HTC’s First Camera Looks Nothing Like a Camera

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HTC wants you to rethink how you capture life’s little moments

The company is unveiling a camera, the HTC Re, which is meant to get the smartphone “out of the way” when you’re taking photos and video.

If you’re like most people, you whip out your smartphone when you need to snap a quick pic or record a video. The problem with doing that, HTC points out, is that you end up experiencing the moment through your smartphone’s…

What Experts Say to Those Who Deny Climate Change

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World leaders descended upon New York last week for the Climate Summit, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s attempt to establish far-reaching policies that would reduce emissions and curb the rate of global warming.

Recent studies forecast a global average sea level rise of more than 3.3 feet by the end of the century, and new research shows a record rise in greenhouse gas emissions. These statistics, along with extreme weather…