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Las Vegas Hang-Gliding Accident: Crash Kills 12-Year-Old Boy And Instructor In Las Vegas

A tragic hang-gliding accident killed a 12-year-old boy and his instructor in Las Vegas on Friday. The hang-glider was tethered to a truck that was supposed to launch them into the air when something went terribly wrong. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. Show More Summary

Holding Leviathan by the Tail: A Story of Republicans and Same-Sex “Marriage”

How do people who claim to fear Leviathan think you can put a tether on him just one more time and then drop him back in the sea? This is a question that should, but apparently does not, occur to the signatories of a now-infamous amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Revealed: Owls Mistreated at Harry Potter Tour

An eyewitness investigator found distressed birds kept tethered in tiny cages for hours and forced to perform tricks at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. The post Revealed: Owls Mistreated at Harry Potter Tour appeared first on PETA.

Harry Potter Tour Abusive? ‘Goes Against Every Message Of Respect And Kindness Books Taught’

Animal rights activists have deemed The Making of Harry Potter tour “cruel” and “demeaning” after undercover PETA video footage shows owls tethered to cages for extended periods of time while being subjected to flash photography, loud music and constant handling. Show More Summary

Gorgeous Video of Rope-Tethered Daredevils Jumping Off of Cliffs at a Beautiful Greek Beach

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Dream Walker team continues its plan to make 80 jumps around the world with a stop at Navagio Beach on the island of Zakynthos in Greece, where rope jumpers leap off the side of a cliff tethered by a long cord that snaps into action after a freefall. The gorgeous video captures both the […]

The First Spacewalk Was 50 Years Ago And Was Almost A Disaster

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit YouTube On March 18, 1965, 30-year-old Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov completed a 12-minute spacewalk. He wore a specially designed space suit which was tethered to the capsule.As he ventured from the Voskhod 2 space capsule, Leonov's suit expanded as the pressure around him changed. Show More Summary

The 5 Best iPhone Apps of the Week

Try Tether, which unlocks your Mac when you're nearby

Scientists fly real beetles by radio remote control

Studying insects in flight can be difficult. They're usually tethered in place, although this may affect the manner in which they fly. That's why scientists from the University of California, Berkeley and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological...Show More Summary

Few have faced consequences for abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

Photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news when they emerged in 2003 and 2004. The abuse scandal centered at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad aroused bipartisan shock at home and embarrassment abroad.

Apple: Watch Supplies Constrained, Says Cowen; 2.0 Will Work Without Tether

Apple’s Apple Watch may work without tethering to the iPhone in its next version, speculates Arcuri. Cowen & Co. semiconductor analyst Timothy Arcuri today writes that based on conversations in Asia last week with a number of parties, Apple (AAPL) remains supply-constrained for the first batch of the forthcoming Apple Watch, which was formally detailed last week [...]

Benefits of Playing with Fire

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

I’ll just come right out and say it: We are entirely too tethered to our phones and tablets. Human-to-human interaction has suffered since smartphones emerged. Given that stance, it would stand to reason that I should loathe the FlameStower—a device that can charge personal electronics in remote environments—except that I don’t. Show More Summary

Tether Locks and Unlocks Your Mac Automatically with Your iPhone

iPhone/Mac: We've seen apps that unlock and lock your Mac from your iPhone before, but Tether is not only one of the easiest to use tools out there, it's also free. Read more...

Tether uses your iPhone to unlock your Mac when you’re nearby

We’ve seen a few apps that promise new ways of unlocking your Mac, but Tether, a new free app, might be the easiest yet simply because you don’t need to do anything to use it. Tether is a pair of apps you install on your iPhone and Mac...Show More Summary

Smartphones Can Do Anything, Right?

FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. Once upon a time, frankly not that long ago, a telephone was something that was tethered by a wire to a phone jack and that enabled people to make telephone calls -- nothing......

How To Make A DIY Charging Station — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Whether you're trying to be less tethered to your phone while you're home, or you just need to establish one place where the chargers live, a charging station might be just the solution you're looking for. READ MORE »

Developers divided over virtual reality at gaming conference

In a sea of booths, tethered smartphones and developers at this week's Game Developers Conferences (GDC) in San Francisco, virtual reality had another “moment." Virtually everywhere you looked, VR reared its headSony showed off an updated version of its headset, Project Morpheus, due out the first half of next year. Show More Summary

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Fotokite! TED Fellow Sergei Lupashin brings aerial photography down to Earth

With his tethered quadcopter Fotokite, Russian-born inventor Sergei Lupashin plans to put aerial photography and the power of unmanned aerial vehicles in the hands of of journalists, architects and artists. Interestingly, this device was actually inspired by a 2011 protest in Russia. We talked to Lupashin to find out more about this inciting moment, and about how [ … ]

The Dark Quest to Reanimate the Dead

Death, it seems is an immutable fact of life. We are tethered to it, destined for it, and indeed fearful of it. Throughout history mankind has sought to cheat this inevitable end. It seems we have a very strong urge to stave of death’s grip or at...

U.S. astronauts speed through spacewalk

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Two US astronauts on Sunday made speedy work of their third spacewalk to get the International Space Station ready for the arrival of more commercial spacecraft in the coming years. Tethered to the outside of the orbiting outpost, space...Show More Summary

Trucks' Tether Anchors Are Often Tricky to Find, Use

Tether anchors, a critical part of a car's Latch system, often go unused by parents and caregivers. In sedans, where the tether anchors are easy to find on the rear shelf behind the head restraints, they're used only 52 percent...

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