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Sky Deutschland to broadcast adverts directly into heads

          Passengers leaning their head against the window will “hear” adverts “coming from inside the user’s head”, urging them to download the Sky Go app. The proposal involves using bone conduction technology, which is used in hearing aids, headphones and Google’s Glass headset, to pass sound to the inner ear via vibrations through the skull. A video for the Talking Window campaign released by Sky Deutschland and ad agency BBDO Germany states: “Tired commuters often rest their heads against windows. Suddenly a voice inside their head is talking to them. No one else can hear this… View Article

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on July 5, 2013 in World News

Commit any felonies lately?

Elizabeth Daly went to jail over a case of bottled water. According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, shortly after 10 p.m. April 11, the University of Virginia student bought ice cream, cookie dough and a carton of LaCroix sparkling water from the Harris Teeter grocery store at the popular Barracks Road Shopping Center. In the parking lot, a half-dozen men and a woman approached her car, flashing some kind of badges. One jumped on the hood. Another drew a gun. Others started trying to break the windows. Daly understandably panicked. With her roommate in the passenger seat yelling “Go, go,… View Article

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Indiana Swamped with Gun Permit Applications

Police report that an explosion in gun sales has caused a major backlog for gun permit applications. In the month of January, applications rose to nearly six times the state’s monthly average. Firearm retailers say the increased demand is causing some customers to wait as long as six months for approval.

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on July 5, 2013 in World News

‘US Constitution makes no exception for national security’

  Warrantless monitoring of the internet traffic and phone calls of all Americans is a real problem and a blatant violation of the US Constitution, Ivan Eland, analyst and Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute policy group told RT. Ivan Eland spoke with RT regarding the legal implications of the  recently uncovered vast and warrantless surveillance program  known as PRISM. RT: Do you sleep more soundly at night as an American  citizen, knowing that all this data – your data – is being  captured and stored? Ivan Eland: No I don’t. I think this is a real violation  of the… View Article

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Colorado gun owners get 1,500 free magazines ahead of state ban

What do you do when your business is about to be threatened due the passage of a stringent new state-wide firearm law? If you’re one company from Colorado, apparently the answer is to unload your inventory. A new law in Colorado officially banned the sale of high-capacity  automatic weapon magazines starting this Monday, outlawing stores  from selling clips that can hold more than 15-rounds at a time.  That was about to leave Erie, Colorado’s Magpul Industries in a  peculiar situation, but they made the most of it by giving away  hundreds of soon-to-be-outlawed magazines during a weekend event  in the… View Article

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Russia, China naval drills in Sea of Japan

China and Russia have begun their biggest-ever joint naval drills in the Sea of Japan amid growing indications of a broad-based enhancement of ties between former Cold War rivals. During the military exercise, which kicked off on Friday, 18 surface ships, one submarine, three aircraft, five ship-launched helicopters and two commando units were involved in the “Joint Sea-2013” maneuvers, which is due to continue through July 12. The joint exercises will reportedly include anti-submarine warfare, close maneuvering, and the simulated take-over of an enemy ship. China’s Chief of the General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army Fang Fenghui reportedly ratified… View Article

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We do not need US Embassy: Morales

Bolivian President Evo Morales, whose plane was diverted in Europe this week due to false rumors that US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board, says the Latin American country does not need the United States Embassy in La Paz. On Tuesday, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy refused to allow Morales’ plane, which was flying from Moscow back to Bolivia, to cross their airspace. Morales’ life had been put in danger by the forced emergency landing in Austria, Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca said after the incident. Speaking on Thursday in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba where the leaders of… View Article

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Canada Repeals Section 13

                  Last week, the Senate of Canada passed Bill C-304, which repealed Section 13 and 54 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Section 13 was Canada’s shameful censorship legislation, which made it an offence to “likely” “expose” privileged groups to “hatred and/or contempt.” There are NO defences under Section 13! Even truth and intent are considered irrelevant to a finding of discrimination. The law was enacted in 1977 and in the intervening years, not a single person who has been hauled up on Section 13 charges has ever been acquitted – a… View Article

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Joey Chestnut sets new hot-dog eating record

                      Joey Chestnut downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the men’s  Fourth of July hot dog eating contest while Sonya Thomas defended her title in  the women’s competition. The San Jose, Calif., man known as Jaws ate one more wiener than his previous  record to capture the mustard-yellow champion’s belt. He said afterward that he  was motivated by the prestige, not the $10,000 prize money. “I’d do this for nothing,” he said. Thomas, a 100-pound dynamo known as the “Black Widow” of competitive eating,  wolfed down nearly… View Article

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Ted, white and blue: Nugent eyes White House

                          Rock legend and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent is considering a presidential bid, according to a report in Washington Post Magazine. “Things are just so wrong in the country now,” Nugent said. “And I know that my answers would make things wonderful, unless you just refuse to produce, and then I’d recommend that you move to Canada. Or Illinois.” Nugent, a New York Times bestselling author and board member of the National Rifle Association, even has a slogan: “Hi, I’m Ted Nugent. I have nine children from seven… View Article

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