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Man Indicted For Allegedly Impersonating Winklevoss Twins

Saki Knafo | October 30, 2014 | Crime
A San Francisco man allegedly infiltrated the rarified world of Wall Street banking by impersonating a pair of famous tech entrepreneurs, according to an indictment announced in Manhattan's district court this week. Arun Ganguly, 37, allegedly sent investors hundreds of emails in which he pretended to be Travis and Cameron...

Probe Of Possible Ferguson Grand Jury Leak On Twitter Wasn't Exactly In-Depth

Ryan J. Reilly | October 30, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch stated definitively on Thursday that a Twitter account claiming inside knowledge of the grand jury deliberating whether to charge the police officer who killed Michael Brown "had, indeed, been hacked." But a spokesman for McCulloch revealed that his conclusion...

Seth Rogen Might Play Steve Wozniak In Steve Jobs Biopic

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | October 30, 2014 | Entertainment
According to TheWrap, Sony wants Seth Rogen to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in the studio's new Steve Jobs biopic. But a source close to production told HuffPost Entertainment that Rogen didn't even have a formal offer yet. If a deal is worked out, however, Rogen would appear...

'Halo 2: Anniversary' Full-Length Trailer Released

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | October 30, 2014 | Technology
We’ve finally been given a full look into the visual remastering of "Halo." Microsoft is re-releasing and remastering the Xbox first-person shooter game series under the title “Halo: The Master Chief Collection." The compilation, which is due out on Xbox One on Nov. 11, combines four games in the "Halo"...

Introducing Checky, The App That Quantifies How Often You Look At Your Phone Every Day

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | October 30, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
Interested in knowing just how many times you check your phone per day? There's an app for that. Checky not only shows you a numerical figure of how many occasions you glanced at your phone, but it also offers a map feature, showing you the geographical coordinates of...

Middle East Relationships, Explained Through An Interactive Map

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | October 30, 2014 | World
Trying to understand the complexities of Middle East politics can seem like an impenetrable task and the tangled and changing relations between governments and groups in the region are a common subject of discussion. What's more, instead of clarifying the chaos, maps or charts that break down the...

Guy Gets Haunted By Snapchat Ghost In The Most '2014' Halloween Sketch Ever

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | October 30, 2014 | Comedy
Snapchat can get pretty wild, but this ghost took it to the next level. The funny folks at FLAMA put together this sketch about a sensitive guy who gets scared easily -- and who really isn't thrilled when he thinks his friends are sending him creepy Snapchats right...

Walmart Considering Matching Amazon's Prices During Holiday Season

AP | AP | October 30, 2014 | Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has matched prices of local store competitors but has not followed other retailers including Best Buy and...

Let These Colorful Looped Illustrations Wash Over You, Control Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | October 30, 2014 | Arts
Somewhere between the textured artistry of a painting and the hypnotic powers of an animated GIF comes this series of looping illustrations by Nashville-based artist Drew Tyndell. Each block of color and movement feels like an abstract artwork has sprung into being, with each glorious squiggle, spot and...

The 29 States Where You Can Still Be Fired For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | October 30, 2014 | Business
"If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy."

What's Expiring On Netflix In November 2014?

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | October 30, 2014 | Entertainment
November is bringing some great new titles to Netflix. But unfortunately, that means we also have to say goodbye to some of our favorite movies and TV shows currently on the site. With only a couple days left before the end of the month,...

Nintendo Is Developing A Sleep-Tracking Device

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | October 30, 2014 | Technology
Nintendo announced Thursday a new device that will track a user’s fatigue and "map their sleep." It’s expected to be available before the end of March 2016

Peter Singer: 'We Need To Be More Cautious With Our Caution'

The European | Farah Mohamed | October 30, 2014 | World
Peter Singer is the world’s most prominent and controversial moral philosopher. He talked with Lars Mensel and Max Tholl about techno-skepticism, trash TV, and why our becoming less human might ultimately save humanity. The European:...

Only Top Congressional Leaders Were Notified Of The White House Computer Attack

Reuters | Reuters | October 30, 2014 | Politics
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An attack by hackers on a White House computer network earlier this month was considered so sensitive that only a small group of senior congressional leaders were initially notified about it, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials said the Democratic and Republican leaders...

Anita Sarkeesian Explains The Truth About Gamergate To Stephen Colbert In Under 5 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | October 30, 2014 | Women
If you're confused about Gamergate, media critic and feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian just simplified the controversy in less than five minutes. Sarkeesian spoke with Stephen Colbert on "The Colbert Report" on Oct. 29 about the Gamergate controversy, which has brought to...

Tim Cook Just Changed America In A Way Steve Jobs Never Could

Mark Gongloff | October 30, 2014 | Business
Maybe someday we'll complain about Corporate America's shortage of LGBT executives, just as we complain now about the number of women and minorities at the top. And that will be an improvement -- because once Corporate America barely acknowledged that LGBT executives existed. That changed abruptly on Thursday, when Apple...

Here Are All The Openly Gay CEOs In The Fortune 500

Emily Cohn | October 30, 2014 | Business
"I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."

iCukoo Alarm Clock App Has You Donating To Charity Every Time You Hit Snooze

Leigh Weingus | October 30, 2014 | Healthy Living
You snooze you lose? Not exactly. Last week, developers released iCukoo, a U.K.-based free iPhone alarm clock app that allows users to donate money to one of five charities every time they hit the snooze button. iCukoo gives sleepers the option of donating to

If You Had A Verizon Family Plan In The 2000s, There's Some Cash Coming Your Way

Hunter Stuart | October 30, 2014 | Business
Verizon agreed to a proposed settlement last week under which it would pay $64.2 million to settle claims that it overcharged customers who signed up for family plans. Family SharePlan customers were allegedly billed for in-network calls that were supposed to be free, according to a class-action lawsuit filed...

'Wasting Time on the Internet' Is Now An Actual College Class

Tyler Kingkade | October 30, 2014 | College
Next semester at the University of Pennsylvania, students will walk into a classroom, pull out their laptops, their smartphones, their tablets, and sit there, for three hours, doing what they no doubt do pretty often: Waste time on the internet. The Ivy League school's newest creative writing class is trying...
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