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Brazilian police officer's Nokia 520 smartphone stops a bullet

Being a police officer is a dangerous job no matter what country you live in. Criminals often try and shoot officers as a last resort to get out of being captured and carted off to jail. One Brazilian military police officer was recently involved in a shooting and the officer's smartphone may have saved his life.

 

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The officer had a Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone in his pocket and the budget smartphone caught a bullet possibly saving the officers life when he was shot. The smartphone was in the officers back pocket as he was reportedly taking the uniform to his mother to be washed.

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Mashed up superhero action figure needs its own comic book

I've never been into reading comic books, but growing up I loved the cartoons of superheroes from the Marvel and DC universe. If this superhero had a comic book, I would totally read it. The toy was created by someone with more time on their hands than most of us have.

 

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It has the face of Tony Stark, Ironman for the less geeky out there. It wears the costume of Superman, has Captain America's shield, and Wolverine claws. The problem I see is nothing can pierce the skin of Superman in his normal state, so would Wolverine claws even come out?

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Google Glass is the victim of parody in FirstBank's new commercial

Google Glass is getting more and more attention around the world, so much so that it is already half a mainstream product, without even reaching consumers just yet. Well, FirstBank, a Colorado-based company, has used made a parody out of wearable computing, taking a swipe at Glass in its latest commercial.

 

 

TDA_Boulder, a local advertising company, made the commercial, taking you into the home of a family that is well and truly addicted to technology. The video sees each and every family member using the wearable device for something different, with hilarious results.

 

As someone who uses Glass, it definitely isn't like this. In fact, it's less obtrusive socially, as I'm not pulling my smartphone out to take my entire concentration off of the person, or people in front of me - a quick glance up to check e-mail or a message, and back down again.

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Iron Data founder arrested after road rage incident in California

Jeffrey Smock, founder and former Iron Data, was recently arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following a road rage incident. Smock was out cycling and allegedly became engaged in a physical altercation with a driver, and he reportedly attacked the vehicle driver during an incident on April 16.

 

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"Some were concerned this person might be beaten to the point of death," said Ken Dunken, Mill Valley Police Department Lieutenant, in a statement to local media. "Many of them were very shook up. We have not sent the case up there yet as we're trying to make the report more complete."

 

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, there is a major lack of respect between drivers and cyclists - and stories like this one are all too common. However, it rarely leads to serious physical violence, especially in which one party ends up in the emergency room. Smock will likely face felony charges, though is out on bail from the Marin County Jail.

Vladimir Putin says that the Internet is a 'CIA project'

While speaking at the media forum in St Petersburg yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Internet was one big "CIA project" and "is still developing as such".

 

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After his remarks, Russia's biggest search engine, Yandex, saw its share price drop drastically. The Kremlim has been trying to grab more control over the Internet, as opposition activists have used to promote their ideas and organize various protests. Putin touched on Google, saying that information "all goes through servers that are in the States, everything is monitored there".

 

There have been conspiracy theories for as long as I remember that the Internet was a big CIA project, and that Mark Zuckerberg was a CIA agent. This is why Facebook has become so big so quickly, because the US spy agencies instead of having to require a subpoena or similar to get information on someone - people just hand it up on a silver platter through the social network now.

Call of Duty gamer loses a game online, calls SWAT team on his enemy

The NYPD had quite the case recently, where they took to a gamers house with helicopters, emergency vehicles, and countless police officers as they thought a murder had taken place. But, nothing of the sort happened - at least not in the real-world.

 

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A prank caller called the cops over Skype, saying that he was Rafael Castillo, 17, from Long Beach, saying "I just killed my mother and I might shoot more people". Castillo was a real person, except that he was playing Call of Duty - Castillo's brother, Jose, told The Post: "Some guy threatened to swat him. He was pissed that he had lost".

 

Castillo's online foe had lost to him, so he called the cops on him which lead to a two-hour standoff with police officers. The authorities had helicopters flying in the air, with over 60 officers rushing to his house. This even included members of the Nassau County's special operations unit. Once the authorities arrived at Castillo's house, his mother was in the kitchen, where Jose adds: "I thought there was a fire at my house. I ran up and saw my mom running out, I didn't know what was going on".

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Walking Dead Daryl Dixon action figure has a crossbow and more

If you are a fan of the series The Walking Dead, you will know who Daryl Dixon is. Dixon is one of the bad asses on the show and is mostly known for riding around on a motorcycle and for using a cross bow to kill Walkers. Big fans of the show that like action figures will want to check this out.

 

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An action figure of Dixon has turned up on ThinkGeek that you can buy now. It sells for $34.99 and is more of a collectable than a toy for kids. That doesn't mean you can't play with the action figure though. It is 5-inches tall and has 20 points of articulation.

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Strange creature spied on Apple Map satellite image

If you peruse satellite images much via Google maps or Apple Maps, you will run across some strange things. One of the oddest images has turned up recently and is claimed to be an image from Apple Maps. The image is of a lake south of Dores, Scotland.

 

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Some people are saying that what appears to be a giant creature in the image is actually the Loch Ness monster. It looks like a catfish to me hovering near the surface of the water. This is most likely a hoax, but it is interesting.

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Thanks to Palcohol, powered alcohol is now a thing

Do you get pissed at high prices of alcohol at events? Don't you wish you could bring your own alcohol with you, without the massive space and weight it takes to bring it in? Well, powered alcohol is your answer, or Palcohol.

 

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Palcohol is just alcohol, powderized. Palcohol comes in a pouch, which you tip into a glass, fill with water and stir. You can even add a mixer if that's something you like. Palcohol is a patent pending product, which is "made from premium Puerto Rican Rum". 58% alcohol from its weight, and 12% by its volume. We don't know if you can buy it just yet, but this is an interesting development in the world of alcohol. This is something Nucky Thompson needs.

Heat-seeking drones are getting the 420 on weed in the UK

Technology isn't just helping the NSA track every move you do online, but it is also helping criminals, too. In the UK, criminals are using heat-sensing drones to find weed farms, after which they'll go in and take it all in a heist.

 

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Growing weed is obviously illegal, but you're not exactly going to report that your farm of weed is gone. This leads to violence, with a thug talking to Halesowen News, admitting that his crew steals from, and imposes a tax on their targets because "the people growing [weed] are not gangsters". Local members of Parliament are reportedly not in the know, but Tom Watson, who is the Chair of a Parliamentary group on drones had something to say about the weed-heisting using drones.

 

He said: "This ... story shows the proliferation of drone technology which can be used for both good and bad".

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