UPDATE: Algerian Hostage Crisis Ends, Questions Remain

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The Algerian Communications Minister said, “Search efforts are ongoing at the gas installation … I fear the numbers will be updated with more victims later today.”

North Korea Has “New Generation of Powerful Rocket”

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These new mobile missiles have caught the attention of Washington and intelligence agencies in the West, and they are worried.

Foreign Nationals Abducted by Islamist Militants in Algeria

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Algerian officials state, “Contact with the site is extremely difficult, but we understand that armed individuals are still occupying the In Amenas operations site.”

“There’s lots of religion I don’t agree with, but I don’t consider every religious person a bigot.”

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This is a comment by Marcus Williams on the post “Vikings’ Chris Kluwe Kicks Serious Verbal Ass—And You Should Too”.

Japan Wants To Shoot Lasers At The Moon To Solve The Energy Crisis

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The Luna Ring plan, which was introduced in Tokyo, is only the most recent in a long line of envelope pushing, seemingly kooky ideas to come from Shimizu Corp.

Your Very Own Live 3D Virtual Girlfriend?

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She’s not imaginary—she’s just not real.

Robots: Now They’re Learning? Oh Crap!

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In “oh god oh god, we’re all gonna die” news, Japanese researchers are teaching robots how to learn and think. Wait, what?

Got Spellcheck? Romney App Misspells America

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Jamie Reidy comments on his own spelling woes following the Romney App’s “Amercia” blunder.

Chef Serves His Own Genitals For Dinner

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Buzzfeed warned me not to look at the photos…

But I did.

News: @HannibalTabu Brings Komplicated Tech & Culture News to Sunday Morning Live [@sundaymlive]

The popular web radio show enjoys the Komplicated style of madness with tech tidbits & culture commentary.

Computers: Japanese Scientists Increase Wi-Fi Speed By A Factor of 20

Hold on to both sides of your keyboard, because it’s about to get freakin’ real for your connection!

Anime: What Happens When Pokemon Meets Gundam?

Is it two great tastes that taste great together, or an unholy union of the most uncommon kind?

The Riddle of Steel

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“A blade could be hardened, tempered, and refined by being broken down repeatedly in order to be built back up stronger each time; how much more so, a man.”

Anime: Life Sized Robotech Veritech Unveiled In Tokyo

This is some whole new stuff here … wow. Well played, Japan. Well played …

Technology: The Silence – Japanese Invent Speech Killing Gun [@CijiTheGeek]

You talk too much. You never shut up.

A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Tsunami…

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Jamie Reidy recalls being on Hawaii last year when the tsunami hit.