After Emmys Snub, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Actress Says Categories Need Revamp


LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Those who predicted big Emmy wins for Orange is the New Black were a little red last night

Despite massive buzz, a win for Uzo Aduba in the guest actress in a comedy category and the oddsmakers on their side, Netflix's female prison dramedy walked away from Monday night's Primetime Emmy Awards empty-handed, losing out in the comedy series category to five-time winner Modern Family

But, how?

Lea DeLaria, who plays bold fan favorite Big Boo on the show, has a theory and it's one that has been much discussed this year leading up to the ceremony: the lack of a category home for a show such as Orange Read more...

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Seagate Ships An 8 Terabyte Hard Drive, Perfect For All Of Your Totally Legal And Not Pirated Stuff

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 3.23.07 PM Round a decade in the past, I spent a number of days piecing collectively a 1TB networked storage software. It wrecked my then-teenage financial savings, however I didn’t care; with 1TB underneath my command, I was once the best child on the block (there… weren’t quite a few children on my block.) Nowadays, Seagate is saying a difficult pressure with 8x the capability of my little challenge — a full eight terabytes. When it ships… Read More

Father Films Daughter Taking Selfies in the Backseat


Kids these days — they're just obsessed with taking selfies.

Possibly because he was so fed up with her habit, a father filmed his daughter taking the trendy self portraits in the backseat of his car. We're not sure why this dad was focusing on filming his daughter instead of the roadway, or why said daughter was making the most ridiculous faces imaginable, but we do know this: you look ridiculous while taking a selfie.

Or maybe the whole thing is just another advertisement for "Let Her Go" by Passenger, which plays in the background

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Scientists Scramble to Map Previously Unknown Fault That Caused Napa Quake


Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa, California, was a jolt from the blue, involving previously unknown active fault lines as well as faults that were thought to be inactive. The quake caused widespread damage that may total several billion dollars, and scientists say it revealed new movement in 1.6 million-year-old faults

Ruptures on the surface, including sections of pavement that buckled, to the delight of area skateboarders, are now helping scientists map these fault lines, shedding insight into the area's earthquake risk exposure

The story behind the Sam Kee Laundry Building, badly damaged in the #Napa #earthquake.

— NBC Asian America (@NBCAsianAmerica) August 26, 2014

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As Samsung Falters, An Opening For Startups

PA091550 Within the smash-hit film Roaring Currents, Korea’s naval hero Admiral Yi-Solar Sin defends Korea from an invading Jap imperial navy, single-handedly the use of his ship to carry off their enhance in a treacherous present that as of late is thought to be probably the most nice naval battles of all time. Read More

Jet-Engine Music Is the Song of the Summer for Aviation Geeks


Jet engines get more recognition for their ability to get airplanes off the ground than for the sounds they make, but a new recording released Tuesday by General Electric wants to change that. "Drop Science" repurposes the sounds of jet engines to create music that could appeal to more than just lovers of aviation.

The song was a collaboration between American music producer Matthew Dear and GE acoustic engineer Andrew Gorton.

“There’s music in everything," Dear said. “Whether it be nature and birds or man-made sound.”

Dear combined more than 1,000 samples of sounds recorded inside GE research centers, Digiday reported. The sounds are usually used by engineers, who monitor them to diagnose issues with the engines before they are noticeable Read more...

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Former Cyber Security Official Convicted in Child Porn Case


A former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was convicted of child porn charges on Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced.

Timothy DeFoggi, 56, was convicted by a federal jury in Nebraska of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography in connection with his membership in a child pornography website, the Department of Justice said.

The website, prosecutors say, was PedoBook, a secret pornography forum "where people talked about sexual fantasies and exchanged photos and videos of child porn in 2012," The Omaha World-Herald's Alissa Skelton reports. She adds that DeFoggi was busted in April 2013 when authorities dropped in to serve a search warrant and DeFoggi was in the midst of downloading pornography. Read more...

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Report: Snapchat Valued at $10 Billion in Latest Investment


A picture is worth a thousand words; a disappearing picture is, evidently, worth far more.

Snapchat's valuation is reportedly on the rise yet again after a report emerged on Tuesday that the photo messaging company is raising new funds. The talks, according to Dow Jones, would value Snapchat at $10 billion.

The investor is Kleiner Perkins, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has invested in a variety of successful tech companies including Amazon, WebMD and Zynga.

The report also noted that Snapchat now has 100 million monthly active users, a number that would rival some of the smaller social networks like Tumblr. Facebook paid $16 billion for WhatsApp, which recently revealed it has more than 600 million active users. Read more...

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