Border Patrol Agent Caught Watching Porn at Work, Blames Internet Filter For Not Stopping Him

Submitted by Gizmodo on September 27, 2016 - 2:57pm


Working for the US Department of Homeland Security can be stressful. But no matter how difficult your job is, looking at porn is usually frowned upon during work hours. So when a US border patrol agent was recently busted for watching porn at work, he got into trouble. But he had an interesting defense. He said at least some of the blame should be on the internet filter software, which should have saved him from himself.

This High-Speed Simulator Suspended From Cables Looks Like So Much Fun

Submitted by Gizmodo on September 27, 2016 - 2:46pm


The most immersive virtual reality experience is still going to feel fake with your body plopped motionless in a chair. Adding motion into the mix, through the use of a simulator, greatly increases the realism of the experience—particularly if it can fly around a room like this amazing cable-controlled contraption.

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Google Pixel: Welcome to your new, very circular home screen

Submitted by Android Central on September 27, 2016 - 2:37pm

Might Google's new phones consign us to a world of circular icons? And what would that mean for other Android phone makers?

The first leaked Google Pixel phone render doesn't show us a whole lot. It's a rounded rectangle with a screen on the front, an earpiece, cameras, sensors and buttons. By far the most interesting thing about the leaked image is what's on that screen.

Elon Musk’s Mars mission: all the news from the big announcement

Submitted by The Verge on September 27, 2016 - 2:33pm

On September 27, Elon Musk announced a bold new plan to establish a permanent human habitation on Mars with his company SpaceX. It's one of the most ambitious schemes Musk — or humanity in general — has ever attempted, relying on huge advances in both rocketry and spaceship construction. Follow along here for the latest news about the project, and whether Musk can succeed in his longheld dream of bringing humanity to Mars.

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