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Dutch company hopes to change the world with first commercial ‘flying car’

A Dutch company said this weekend that it had conducted its first successful test of their “flying car” prototype that they hope to make available for consumers by sometime in 2014. The Personal Air and Land Vehicle — PAL-V, for short — is not a new concept: its European creators…

Arizona law would criminalize being lewd or annoying on the Internet

The Arizona state legislature apparently finds it difficult to tell the difference between a telephone and the Internet and has passed a bill that would extend the definition of harassment originally devised for phone conversations to anything communicated or published online. As summarized by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,…

Twitter users stage blackout to protest censorship policy

Users of the microblogging platform Twitter staged a worldwide blackout Friday to protest the company’s new rulings regarding censorship and international law. According to an ABC News report, the so-called “Twitterati” are sending an angry message to the company about its decision to allow the governments of certain countries to…

Dead man to be sued over flying body parts

An 18-year-old man who was hit and killed by a train in 2008 will be the subject of a present-day lawsuit after an appellate judge ruled that a woman injured by his flying body parts may pursue a claim against his estate. Ruling that the man was negligent, and that…

Shoulder-mounted lasers, long range Tasers among new U.K. riot gear

The British have long been at the forefront of police state technology, with more cameras in London than any other city in the world. The city has even been called the “spy capital of the world,” thanks to its all-encompassing surveillance systems, which enable government minders to speak directly to people…

Google makes Web search more social

WASHINGTON – Google is making Web search more social, weaving posts from the Twitter, Flickr, Blogger and other accounts of a user’s friends into search results. The move is an expansion of “Google Social Search,” which the Internet giant introduced in 2009. Instead of featuring at the bottom of a…

New website to open spy agency to public: CIA

WASHINGTON – The CIA has launched a revamped website with links to YouTube and Flickr to help the public better understand the spy agency’s often clandestine work, officials said. “The idea behind these improvements is to make more information about the Agency available to more people, more easily,” CIA Director…

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