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    Wife of ISIS Captive Alan Henning Asks for His Release

    21st September 2014 00:10

    The wife of a man whose life was threatened by the Islamic State has asked the terrorist group to "see it in their hearts to release" her husband, Alan Henning, according to a statement provided by the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Saturday. The statement, as reported by The Daily Mirror, describes Henning, who was threatened last Saturday in another ISIS video showing the death of British aid worker David Haines, as a "peaceful, selfless man." See also:…

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    5 Can't-Miss Apps: A Goblin-Themed RPG, Storehouse and More

    20th September 2014 23:56

    Between the rollout of iOS 8 and Apple's two new iPhones going on sale, you may have missed some of this week's best new apps. Luckily, Mashable creates a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps, so you won't miss out. See also: 10 Apps That Make the Best Use of iOS 8 This week's list includes a goblin-themed RPG, Findery coming to Android and a big update for one of iOS' best photo apps. Check out…

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    Microsoft Courts iOS 8 Users With OneDrive Free Space Promotion

    20th September 2014 23:00

    Amid all the iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus excitement, Microsoft wants to remind the world that OneDrive is still a thing. Through the end of September, Microsoft is offering new OneDrive users 30GB of free OneDrive space. That's up from the 15GB that Microsoft traditionally offers. See also: How to Download iOS 8 Without Deleting Any of Your Data To get an extra 15GB of space, you'll need to login to the OneDrive app for iOS, Android…

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    Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens Targeted in Latest Celebrity Photo Hack

    20th September 2014 22:11

    Another wave of stolen explicit celebrity photos has reportedly surfaced on 4chan and Reddit. This time, the celebrities affected include Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens, Hayden Panettiere, Mary-Kate Olsen, Avril Lavigne and soccer player Hope Solo among others. Jennifer Lawrence, who was a victim of a separate hack earlier this summer, is also reportedly among the stars to fall victim to the hackers' latest exploits. See also: After Nude Celebrity Photo Hack, Is 4Chan Actually Growing Up? The photos were allegedly…

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    Oculus Rift's Latest Prototype Headset Is Even Closer to Consumer Version

    20th September 2014 22:00

    Oculus VR announced its latest prototype headset, which the company says is very similar to how its consumer version will look. Company CEO Brendan Iribe unveiled "Crescent Bay" at the Oculus Connect Developers Conference in Los Angeles Saturday morning. He described the third-generation of Oculus Rift as a huge leap forward for virtual-reality technology. See also: What Is Virtual Reality and How Does It Work? Iribe said the progress made between the current prototype and the second-generation Oculus Rift development…

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    Firefighters Drop 'Record Amounts' of Retardant on Vast California Wildfire

    20th September 2014 21:00

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Firefighters are dropping record-breaking amounts of retardants on a massive Northern California wildfire that is burning explosively because of the prolonged drought. California firefighters and the U.S. Forest Service together had bombarded the conflagration with more than a half-million gallons of retardant, fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said Friday. That included more than 203,000 gallons in a single day. See also: California Wildfire Drives 2,800 People From Their Homes, But Grows More Slowly Retardant — a water-and-fertilizer mix…

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    Thousands of Students Take Over Kolkata Streets to Protest Police Brutality

    20th September 2014 20:17

    As part of a conflict that has been escalating for days, tens of thousands of university students flooded the streets of Kolkata, India, on Saturday to protest what they called police brutality on their campus. Images of the gathering and messages of support flooded Twitter and Facebook under the hashtag #Hokkolorob, which means "Let's make noise" or "Let there be shouts" in Hindi See also: 5 Innovations That Will Transform India in the Next 5 Years The unrest stems from…

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    5 Inmates Escape from Madera County Jail Near Fresno, California

    20th September 2014 19:25

    UPDATED Sept. 20, 2:22 p.m. PT Five inmates have escaped from the Madera County jail near Fresno, California. It's not clear how the men, who are believed to be gang members, escaped from the jail. Juan Lopez was the first inmate to be reported missing from the jail. Lopez, 30, who was serving time for armed robbery and attempted murder, escaped "sometime around 10 p.m." on Friday night according to the Madera County Sheriff's Office, who did not say how…

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    See the Effects of Climate Change in Side-by-Side Images

    20th September 2014 19:19

    In 2014 alone, our planet has seen the hottest August on record, the western U.S. got snow in September, the Southwest saw record rainfall, Pakistan had flash floods and the U.S. bundled up for polar vortices (even in July!). And that's just a fraction of the climatological effects humans are experiencing on a daily basis. See also: Why Al Gore Is Hopeful on Global Warming Climate change is real. And while you may hear the statistics and see some effects…

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    Ukraine Agrees to Buffer Zone After Signing Deal With Pro-Russian Rebels

    20th September 2014 19:03

    DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine – It just might be the most significant attempt at a truce yet. Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine agreed overnight in Belarus to create a wide buffer zone between each side’s forces, to withdraw heavy weapons out of reach of one another and to send foreign fighters home. See also: Ukrainian President Makes Emotional Plea to U.S. Congress for Aid The deal hashed out in Minsk, attended by representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the rebels and…