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A bartender in France thought it’s perfectly fine to serve someone 56 consecutive shots. But after his customer died from complications resulting from that sort of heavy drinking a court sentenced him to four months in prison. DON’T MISS: The ultimate humiliation: Jay Z’s Tidal could lose Beyoncé if it doesn’t pay Sony big bucks Renaud Prudhomme, 56 years-old, a man with known respiratory and alcohol abuse problems, drank 56 shots in a bar in Clermont-Ferrand, France, last October, beating the in-house shots record. He was admitted to the emergency room that same evening, and he died the following day, The Guardian reports. Bartender Gilles Crepin, who on Wednesday received the four-month suspended sentence for manslaughter, admitted he made a mistake

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Police in India this week arrested a pigeon on charges of spying for Pakistan. As BBC News reports, the pigeon was taken into custody on Thursday after a 14-year-old boy found it in a historically tumultuous region along the India-Pakistan border. "This is a rare instance of a bird from Pakistan being spotted here," police superintendent Rakesh Kaushal told The Times of India.

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Your reaction to the announcement of free, unlimited storage for Google Photo says a lot about your trust in the company. Trust is incredibly important when it comes to photos. “Google Photos automatically organizes your memories by the people, places, and things that matter.

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Chipmaker AMD once again has gamers looking to be able to buy high-performance parts at a decent price in its sights with the new A10-7870K chip.

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If you want to visualize your ideas and tell stories in virtually any format: presentation, infographic, short animation or static graphic, then Visme might be the tool you have been waiting for.

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Hola, one of the most popular online services for viewing blocked videos and TV shows from other countries, has turned its users into a botnet without their knowledge. Essentially, Hola's users have been unwitting mercenaries in a botnet-for-hire. The issue came to light after the moderator of the controversial 8chan forum — an off-shoot of 4chan that has been criticized for acting as an "active pedophile network" — reported that the site had been the target of multiple DoS attacks from Hola's network.

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RYOT News this week released a virtual reality documentary on the aftermath of the massive earthquake that struck Nepal last month. The short film, narrated by Susan Sarandon, opens with familiar footage of buildings collapsing as the 7.8-magnitude earthquake first rippled across the country. The footage was shot by RYOT co-founder David Darg in the districts of Bhaktapur and the Sindhupalchowk, which were among the hardest hit by the earthquake.

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A Canadian who happens to be on the board of directors of Big Valley’s Creation Science Museum, a place that’ll try to prove to you that Earth is only about 6,000 years old, made a stunning fossil discovery, but the historic finding can’t actually shake his beliefs. DON’T MISS: The ultimate humiliation: Jay Z’s Tidal could lose Beyoncé if it doesn’t pay Sony big bucks Edgar Nernberg dug up five 60-million-year-old fish while he was excavating a basement in Calgary, Washington Post says. A fossil collector himself, he notified experts about his finding without knowing how important it may be. However, he’s not ready to embrace the fact that the fossil might be that old. “No, it hasn’t changed my

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If your Windows Store app is more expensive than a comparable rivals, Microsoft may give it the boot.

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Italy's Internet of Things market is set to reach €1.55bn this year, with smart home products driving it forward.

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Think that having one GoPro camera attached to your car, helmet or skateboard is cool. How about an array of 16 GoPros that can capture 3D video?

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The company is working on a fix, but in the meantime, there are steps you can take to mitigate the problem.

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The race to dominate augmented reality is heating up with Apple buying AR firm Metaio.

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The free Hola package operates by reselling the bandwidth of millions of Hola users -- resulting in a millions-strong botnet for sale.

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Chinese construction machinery maker Sany Group, which has been impacted by a sustained market slowdown, said it is venturing into smartphones, as part of a plan to diversify away from heavy machinery. Xiang Wenbo, president of Sany Heavy Industry Co Ltd, which is part of Sany Group, confirmed the launch date and the pricing via his personal Weibo microblog account on Wednesday. Sany, Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co Ltd and other heavy equipment makers are diversifying into sectors unrelated to their core businesses as a slowing Chinese economy curbs demand for their products.

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This week, John Stamos took to Twitter to announce that Bob Saget has joined the cast of the upcoming series Fuller House, which is due to air on Netflix in 2016. Saget will reprise his role as Danny Tanner, the show's eternally optimistic patriarch, morning TV host, and moral compass. Stamos, who's both producing and co-starring in the show as Uncle Jesse, said the addition of Saget "completes the perfect [reunion]," and that's almost true.

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Microsoft is still preparing to finalize Windows 10 in time for a July launch. AMD CEO Lisa Su originally revealed the Windows 10 July launch plans in an earnings call back in April, but Microsoft has not officially commented on the date other than restating that the operating system will launch in the summer. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company has been targeting a late July release for months now, and that it's still on track.

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Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Friday that an ongoing independent investigation into accounting irregularities was likely to last until mid-July, and that it was asking the government for an extension to the standard legal deadline for filing its annual report. Toshiba has not been able to close its books for the year that ended in March because of the investigation into its book-keeping, which it says likely led to profits being overstated by at least $415 million in recent years. The company's results for the full fiscal year would normally have been reported by mid-May, and the standard deadline for filing annual reports is end-June.

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Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Friday that an ongoing independent investigation into accounting irregularities was likely to last until mid-July, and that it was asking the government for an extension to the standard legal deadline for filing its annual report. Toshiba has not been able to close its books for the year that ended in March because of the investigation into its book-keeping, which it says likely led to profits being overstated by at least $415 million in recent years. The company's results for the full fiscal year would normally have been reported by mid-May, and the standard deadline for filing annual reports is end-June.

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He may forever be remembered for his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, but Jesse Eisenberg is doing his best to break that button-down mold. American Ultra sees him play a stoner convenience store clerk turned into a super-lethal sleeper agent by a code word. As the movie's new red-band trailer shows, he's suddenly able to disarm goons with his hands, ricochet bullets off frying pans into torsos, and murder people with spoons.

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More accessible than Hofstadter or Martin Gardner's classic mathematical columns, Good Math is a fun, if demanding, introduction to the strange, fascinating fundamental concepts of mathematics that underpin programming.

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