Teens and young adults are notorious for their stupidity—such is the process of growing up and gaining wisdom. But some things are just so stupid and dangerous that it just baffles others. Meet car surfing: a trend which has risen in the past few years. Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. And yes, it is as stupid and dangerous as you’d think. 

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What started as a jewelry store robbery on a busy street in broad daylight quickly turned into an arrest thanks to the bravery of Ann Timson, a 71-year-old grandmother that happened to be walking by. By bravery we don’t mean she called the police like most people would, but instead she started clobbering all six armed hooligans with her large shopping bag.

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With all the sensitive information we store on our smartphones already (photos, videos, work documents, etc.) we now have something more unsettling to worry about. Recent research has revealed that a lost iPhone not only puts the above data at risk, but also lets a hacker access all of your usernames and passwords that are stored on the phone.

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Xbox 360′s Kinect, the camera meant to replace a controller (letting users control the videogame with their body), has been making a lot of headlines recently. People are experimenting with Kinect, using the 3D technology for their own purposes beyond gaming. The coolest and most futuristic use of the camera so far is controlling a computer manually, just like in the movie Minority Report.

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Ramesh Raskar, an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, has created the ultimate camera that does what once sounded impossible: seeing around corners. The camera uses laser technology to create something that resembles an echo effect; except instead of using sounds to bounce off objects, this camera uses a laser flash.

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survey_x220A new technology that is still under development will allow your computer to actually “see” what is happening in a video feed, and describe it in text. The advantages to this are numerous as this can replace the need for having someone actually sit and monitor the video feeds. It can also help out or even replace the human aspect of searching through hours of video or analyzing it.

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