Technology and Gaming

What is a Blocker Car? NYPD Uses Special Vehicles For Parade Protection

Today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a huge event for hundreds of thousands of people, and millions more watch the parade from their homes. But given the international climate of recent terror attacks, the NYPD has been working overtime to keep the parade safe. To that end, they've implemented a new technique: "blocker cars." So what are blocker cars?

What is a Sweat Bed? Selena Gomez's Secret Weight Loss Technique

Ah, the things celebrities do to remain beautiful! We often hear celebrities regaling the media with tales of cupping (we can thank Gwyneth Paltrow for that one), tanning, pilates, and just about every possible technique out there that whips you into shape. But a burrito sweat bed? Now that's a new one. Selena Gomez made an appearance recently at the American Music Awards and told the media about some unusual efforts that her trainer has made to keep her healthy and one of them has been a burrito sweat bed! So what exactly is a burrito sweat bed and what does it do for you?

Most Expensive Sneakers Ever Cost $100k, Self Lacing Nikes Don't Come Close

There has recently been a lot of chatter about the Nike "self lacing" shoes. The shoes will start selling on December 1, and as many have noted, they are expensive. But at over $700, they're nowhere near the most expensive sneakers available. The title of most expensive sneakers ever goes to an airline -- which sold a one-off pair of shoes for almost $100,000.

Was The Democratic Party Violating the Law by Using Research Sites Without Properly Paying?

Yesterday, Guccifer 2.0 released another set of hacked information -- this time taken from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Although there few political revelations in the release, there was something of interest: the DCCC may have been using research journals such as Lexis-Nexis and NewsBank without properly paying for licenses for all users. Not only would this be against the Terms of Service -- it can, in fact, be a criminal offence.