Scotland’s Leader: Voters ‘Tricked’ in Independence Referendum

LONDON — The debate over Scotland’s future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with Scottish leader Alex Salmond claiming his countrymen were “tricked” into rejecting independence in a referendum, and Britain’s three main political parties bickering over how to take political reform forward. Salmond, Scotland’s outgoing independence leader, accused politicians in London of reneging on their promises to hand more power to Scots in a rare cross-party pact that he said played a crucial role in swinging the votes in favor of union in Thursday’s vote. See also: Scuffles in Scotland After Vote Against Independence Read more…More about Scotland, Us World, World, Scotland Independence, and Indyref

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Someone finally made a truly 3D movie

You’re probably at least a bit of a film nerd if you’re familiar with Jean-Luc Godard, the biggest name of the ’60s French New Wave movement. Even if you don’t know him, you’ve definitely seen a lot of film techniques that he pioneered. He’s credited with turning the jump cut from an editing accident into a legitimate tool. And you know Wes Anderson’s playful use of on-screen text and standout bright colors? …

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Seth Rogen and James Franco Strip Down for Jimmy Fallon’s Birthday Surprise

It has to be pretty difficult to come up with decent gift for someone like Jimmy Fallon, who just turned 40 on Friday. For the wildly successful host of The Tonight Show, you have to think outside the box. The nearly naked duo of Seth Rogen and James Franco definitely fit the bill See also: Happy 40th Birthday, Jimmy Fallon: A GIFtrospective Clearly shocked by his gift, Fallon cracked up, as a police-hat-wearing Franco gyrated while shouting “You’re under arrest!” Rogen quickly said they were not the real surprise, at which point Stevie Wonder came on stage, singing “Happy Birthday.” Take note: This is how you celebrate 40 years. Read more…More about Entertainment, Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show, Tv, and Video

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Afghanistan Gets New President After Power-Sharing Deal, But Vote Total Kept Hidden

KABUL, Afghanistan — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president on Sunday, only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and next president, and noted that Abdullah Abdullah will be the next chief executive. But it pointedly did not release final vote totals amid suggestions that doing so could inflame tensions. See also: Afghans Protest Alleged Election Fraud in Kabul The deal brings to a close an election season that began in April, when millions of Afghans first went to the polls despite threats from Taliban militants, and ended when the two leading candidates signed a national unity government agreement and embraced in a hug

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Colin Farrell says he’ll be in ‘True Detective’ season two

Colin Farrell has told Ireland’s Sunday World that he will be starring in True Detective season two. The show will reportedly be shot around Los Angeles, and Farrell says that “I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot.” If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll admit that #TrueDetectiveSeason2 is in the running for most popular meme of 2014. You could put any image with two people in it, append the hashtag, and you have instant comedy gold…

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14 Apple devices, one clever music video

What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell… Keep reading →

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The first games that show off iOS 8′s graphics are available for download

With iOS 8, Apple introduced a new tool for game developers which gives them better ways to take advantage of the A7 and A8 processors. It’s called “Metal,” a play on the common way of describing coding that’s “close to the metal” of the processor instead of abstracted through layers of programming. Now that iOS 8 is available, Apple has put together a special section of the iTunes App Store to showcase the half-dozen or so games that take advantage of Metal. The most impressive of the group is probably also the least game-like of them. …

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Viking: The Adventure, explore uncharted lands in this quest for gold

Viking: The Adventure is a Windows Phone platform game where you guide one of three Viking explorers to uncharted lands in a quest to find fortunes in gold. Available for low-memory devices and Windows 8 devices, the game has over thirty gaming levels full of monsters to battle and gold to collect. On-screen controls aren’t too shabby and overall, Viking: The Adventure isn’t a bad Windows Phone game to pass the time with but a few bugs hold this game back.

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