How Baseball's First Major League Night Game Got Its Lights

Written By: - Apr• 15•14

How Baseball's First Major League Night Game Got Its Lights

As you settle down to watch the Opening Day night games tonight, you probably won’t be thinking about the massive array of lights that illuminate the game. But that blinding artificial sunlight was once a technological phenomenon that stunned fans and had the police threatening to shut it down.

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Deal of the Day: Mobi Products S-Line Case for Samsung Galaxy S4

Written By: - Dec• 06•13

Deal of the Day The Dec. 6 Deal of the Day is the Mobi Products S-Line Case for Samsung Galaxy S4. The S-Line is a slim, form-fitting TPU case that wraps around your Galaxy S4 to protect against drops and scratches while providing a better grip on your device. The case sports a unique "S" design on the back, giving the phone a personalized look. Comes in several colors!

The Mobi Products S-Line Case is available for just $5.25, 65% off today only. Backed by our 60-day return policy and fast shipping.

Find more great deals on Samsung Galaxy S4 cases at ShopAndroid.com!

Canada Deal of the Day

Puregear Dual USB 2Amp Car Charger

Today Only: $7.95


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Paul Walker, Star Of ‘Fast And Furious’ Franchise, Dead At 40

Written By: - Dec• 01•13

The actor was filming the seventh film in the series when he died in a car accident on Saturday.

By Eric Ditzian



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Timothy Leary Once Thought Orgasmic Brain Radios Would Replace Drugs

Written By: - Nov• 26•13

Timothy Leary Once Thought Orgasmic Brain Radios Would Replace Drugs

Counterculture icon Timothy Leary was a longtime advocate of drug use as a way to expand minds. "Turn on, tune in, drop out," became one of his most popular phrases in the 1960s. But in 1987 Leary predicted that people of the 21st century wouldn’t need "old fashioned" drugs anymore. Instead, we’d all be using "brain radios" to alter consciousness.

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Weekly Photo Contest: Sunset

Written By: - Nov• 21•13

Weekly Photo Contest: Sunset

Capture that magical time when the light is just right

We're back into the swing of things again with another weekly photo contest, and this week we're actually going to go with a similar topic to last week. Going through the submissions in our "skylines" contest, we saw quite a few that also took place at sunrise or sunset. Building on that, we're going to go with the prompt "sunset" this week (sunrises are okay, too!). Taking great pictures in the low light of a sunset or sunrise can be difficult, but we're excited to see the entires to this one.

We'll be picking out one winner this week, and that lucky photographer will receive a BRAVEN 570 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, in your choice of color.

Entering is easy. Just drop your entry in a forums post at the link below. Tell us what Android you used to get the picture, and any back story you want to add to it. We'll pick a winner Tuesday (November 26) night at 11:59 PM ET, and announce them on the blog with next Wednesday's contest.

Enter this week's photo contest

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Obama To Congress: ‘Let’s See’ Before Any New Iran Sanctions

Written By: - Nov• 18•13

President Obama on Thursday asked Congress to hold off on imposing any new economic sanctions on Iran to give negotiators more time to forge a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.

“My message to Congress has been that let’s see if this short-term, phase-one deal can be completed to our satisfaction,” Obama told reporters during a White House briefing.

“Let’s test how willing they are to actually resolve this diplomatically and peacefully,” he said.

Reuters describes it as “the most direct appeal yet for more time to pursue a diplomatic deal with Iran.”

Last weekend, negotiators in Geneva came close to a deal, but were unable to get a final agreement. They plan to meet again with Iranian representatives next week.

The Washington Post says:

“[The] diplomatic near miss has provoked a storm of protest from Israel and criticism from Republicans and some Democrats, who say the White House plans to unravel the sanctions program in return for concessions that will barely slow Iran’s march to a nuclear weapon.”

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Victoria Justice Films Scenes for “Eye Candy” in NYC

Written By: - Nov• 15•13

Working hard in the Big Apple, Victoria Justice filmed scenes for her brand new flick, “Eye Candy” in East Village today (November 14).

Casual yet sexy bundled up for the cold set, the 20-year-old wore a green winter coat over a dark teal shirt, sporting gray skinny jeans and lace-up boots.

Based on the book by R.L. Stine, the “Victorious” starlet stars as the flick’s main character.

Victoria “plays Lindy, a reclusive hacker who runs a blog which exposes everything from suspected killers to terrorist plots. After she’s convinced by her roommate to get into online dating, she’s targeted by a dangerous cyberstalker who may be one of the guys who are courting her. When things take a deadly turn, she joins forces with the cyber-crime unit of the city to track down the killer.”

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Got KitKat and a Sony QX lens camera? Use Camera 360 for full support

Written By: - Nov• 13•13

Camera 360 and the QX10

Sony's official app is not yet updated for KitKat, but your equipment still works fine

Folks with a Sony Cyber-shot QX lens camera and a Nexus 5 (or KitKat in an unofficial way on other phones) are finding out the hard way that Sony's PlayMemories Mobile application isn't working. It will connect, but it then immediately crashes — which isn't very helpful when you want to take some pictures with a better camera. Sony suggests that this might be possible right in the app description.

[Recommended operating environment]
OS version: Android 2.3 – 4.3
This application is not guaranteed to work on all Smartphones and Tablets.

The good news is there is an easy and free fix with the Camera 360 application. Not only that, but you'll also have a ton of great features that work right with your QX camera, including some very nicely done live effects. There is a reason Camera 360 has over 320,000 five-star ratings in Google Play. It's also my go-to camera app anytime I'm shooting with the QX-10 I have here.

We imagine that Sony will get things sorted in short order, but in the meantime your gear still will work as well (or better) than it ever did. Grab Camera 360 Ultimate from the Google Play link above.

Thanks, Aaron!


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Dita Von Teese Shows off Her “Down Under” Collection

Written By: - Nov• 07•13

Giving fans and customers a view of what she has “Down Under,” Burlesque model Dita Von Teese showed off her new lingerie collection at Myer in Melbourne, Australia today (November 6).

Stunning and seductive in a nighttime-inspired stringy dress, the 41-year-old wore lacy arm wraps, puffy heels, and she flirted with the camera during her photo shoot.

Dita tweeted about the event, writing, “Thank you to everyone who came out to @Myer_MyStore Melbourne today in support of my lingerie launch, I enjoyed meeting you so much. Xx.”

She followed up her happy comment with another one, posting, “Loved my time with fans who came to @Myer_MyStore yesterday! So many glamorous gals…my Australian Glambassadors! Keep up the good work!”

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Elusive Al-Qaida leader in Syria stays in shadows

Written By: - Nov• 04•13

BEIRUT (AP) — Before he became head of an al-Qaida-linked group that is one of the most feared bands of radicals fighting the Syrian regime, he was a teacher of classical Arabic who fought American troops in Iraq and quickly rose through the ranks of the global terrorist network.

Little else is known about Abu Mohammad al-Golani, the man who leads the Nusra Front — including where he is now or even if he is still alive.

“His identity is really a bit of a mystery,” said Charles Lister, analyst at IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center.

Syrian state media said last week that al-Golani, also known as the emir of Jabhat al-Nusra, was killed in fighting in a coastal stronghold of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government. But rebels deny that, describing the report as propaganda.

Al-Golani is so mysterious that no one can say with certainty what his real name is. Al-Golani is a nom de guerre, indicating he was born in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

A native of Syria, he joined the insurgency after moving to Iraq, regional intelligence officials say.

There, he advanced through al-Qaida’s ranks and eventually returned to Syria shortly after the uprising against Assad began in March 2011.

Lister, who follows Syria’s rebel brigades, said he is skeptical about reports of al-Golani’s death. If true, they would have stirred up considerable chatter on jihadist forums and social media platforms, he said.

Rebel leaders in Syria agree.

“We haven’t seen anything unusual among the ranks of Jabhat al-Nusra fighters that suggest their leader has been killed,” Islam Alloush, spokesman for Jaysh al-Islam, or the Islamic Army rebel umbrella group, told The Associated Press via Skype.

Iraqi, Jordanian and Lebanese security officials describe the 39-year-old al-Golani as one of the top leaders of al-Qaida.

According to two senior Iraqi military intelligence officials, he was once a teacher of Arabic before moving to Iraq, where he turned to militancy and eventually became a close associate of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born leader of the militant group al-Qaida in Iraq.

After al-Zarqawi was killed by a U.S. airstrike in 2006, al-Golani left Iraq, briefly staying in Lebanon, where he offered logistical support for the Jund al-Sham militant group, which follows al-Qaida’s extremist ideology, the officials said.

He returned to Iraq to continue fighting but was arrested by the U.S. military and held at Camp Bucca, a sprawling prison on Iraq’s southern border with Kuwait. At that camp, where the U.S. military held tens of thousands of suspected militants, he taught classical Arabic to other prisoners, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were revealing information from secret files.

After his release from prison in 2008, al-Golani resumed his militant work, this time alongside Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of al-Qaida in Iraq — also known as the Islamic State of Iraq. He was soon appointed head of al-Qaida operations in Mosul province.

Shortly after the Syrian uprising began, al-Golani moved into Syrian territory and, fully supported by al-Baghdadi, formed the Nusra Front, which was first announced in January 2012.

A leader of Jordan’s ultra-Orthodox and banned Salafi movement said al-Baghdadi sent al-Golani and Abu Jleibeen, a senior al-Qaida operative who has a relationship by marriage to al-Zarqawi, to fight in Syria, where al-Golani was named “general emir” of Nusra and Abu Jlebeeb an emir of the southern Daraa province, birthplace of the Syrian uprising. He spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing police retribution.

Under al-Golani’s leadership, Nusra has grown into one of the most powerful rebel groups, with an estimated force of 6,000 to 7,000 fighters across the country.

The U.S. State Department, which placed Nusra on its list of terrorist organizations in December 2012, said the group has claimed nearly 600 attacks, including suicide attacks, small-arms operations and bombings in major cities.

“Through these attacks, al-Nusra has sought to portray itself as part of the legitimate Syrian opposition while it is, in fact, an attempt by al-Qaida in Iraq to hijack the struggles of the Syrian people for its own malign purposes,” the department said.

Al-Golani gained prominence in April, when he rejected an attempted takeover of Nusra by al-Baghdadi, revealing a widening rift within al-Qaida’s global network. Al-Golani distanced himself from claims that the two groups had merged into a group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as announced by al-Baghdadi.

Instead, he pledged allegiance directly to al-Qaida’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, who was said to be against al-Baghdadi’s bid to merge both groups, and said his group will continue to use Jabhat al-Nusra as its name.

In a recording, the soft-spoken man vowed that allegiance to al-Zawahri will not change the group’s behavior inside Syria.

“We say to our people in Syria that Jabhat al-Nusra will continue to defend your religion, your dignity and blood and will not change its behavior toward you or other fighter groups,” he said.

Al-Golani himself was listed by the State Department as a “specially designated global terrorist” in May.

In another recording, he said his ultimate goal is the overthrow of Assad and the institution of Shariah law throughout the country.

Despite some friction with members of the mainstream Free Syrian Army rebel umbrella group, the two sides often work together against Assad’s troops in opposition-held areas. The group is more popular in Syria than the ISIL, which is largely made up of foreign fighters and has been criticized for its brutality and for trying to impose a strict version of Islamic law in areas under its control.

Nusra, by contrast, is made up mostly of Syrians, many of whom fought American forces in Iraq.

Rebels acknowledge knowing close to nothing about al-Golani. The Nusra Front, like al-Qaeda in Iraq, obscures the real identity of its senior leaders.

A Jordanian security official said only the top echelon in al-Qaida know al-Golani’s real name, but he’s commonly known to them as “Al Sheikh Al Fateh,” the Conqueror Sheik. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to make statements to journalists.

An Internet search for al-Golani’s picture turns up just one, an image of a young, bearded man in black fatigues.

“It’s difficult to know anything,” Alloush said. “He doesn’t come out in the open.”


Abdul-Zahra reported from Baghdad, Iraq. Associated Press writers Jamal Halaby in Amman, Jordan, and Deb Riechman in Washington contributed to this report.

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