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Egyptian DJ transforms rough neighborhood through lively ‘mahraganat’ music

By day, Salam City is a tough, poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Cairo. By night, it is the breeding ground for an emerging music scene that is now making its way across the countryMahraganat, which means “festivals” in Arabic, is Egypt’s newest musical genre. It appeared on YouTube in late 2009, and really took hold following the 2011 revolution See also: Revolution in Egypt Captured Through the Eye of a Camera Radio and television stations did not give the new music airtime, however, so musicians built their reputations beyond their own neighborhoods by circulating amateur home recordings via the Internet. Soon the phenomenon spread across the entire city, transforming its barren streets into wild nighttime street parties called mahragan

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6cret for Windows Phone reportedly being axed due to copyright complaint

Windows Phone users may be getting another blow to their app selection as third-party Secret client 6cret made by Rudy Huyn may be removed from the Store very soon. Tonight in a brief Tweet, Huyn said “tonight is the night of #6cret death, you can thank Jared for that (@thedrivein). WP users have no more secrets”. Huyn was referring to Jared McGuire who works at Secret and who evidently filed the complaint.

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Heidi Klum unveils her transformation into a fly for Halloween

Model Heidi Klum, who’s known for extravagant Halloween costumes and throwing an over-the-top party, has revealed a behind-the-scenes look at how she transformed into a big-eyed insect She posted a timelapse of her before, during and after the costume was complete on Twitter Friday night after her New York Halloween party had kicked off This is how it happens #hkhalloween #behindthecostume @cce_inc @bcorso — Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) Oct 31 2014 The Project Runway host covered her entire body in blue and green for the costume. Tiny holes poked in her mask, fit with bulging green eyes, acted as her nose for the evening Read more…More about Halloween, Tv, Watercooler, Pics, and Heidi Klum

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Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 phones try to capture young people’s attention

Smartphones are ever-slimming, and Samsung’s just-announced Galaxy A5 and A3 models are another indication of the trend. And it couldn’t be a better time, as the company is trying to stay afloat amid fierce competition The A5 and A3 clock in at just 6.7mm and 6.9mm thin, respectively. Of course, that’s nowhere near where some smartphone designers are going, but for a mainstream audience that’s pretty slender See also: Samsung Galaxy Phones Have a Hidden Test Menu According to CNET, Samsung is struggling in the smartphone business as of late. The company has even pledged to “reform” its products at a fundamental level Read more…More about Samsung, Smartphones, Samsung Galaxy, Tech, and Dev Design

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Space travel is dangerous. There will be no tourists.

On September 17, 1908, Army Lt. Thomas Selfridge made the fateful decision to get into an airplane with Orville Wright. It made sense for him to go: The Army had a deal to buy one of the Wright Brothers’ planes, and Selfridge had designed and piloted a plane of his own a few months earlier. Wright had already taken two other officers for a spin without incident, and the first four circuits he took with Selfridge of Fort Myer, Virginia, went fine But on the fifth loop around, the right propeller cracked, hit one of the plane’s guy wires, and shattered. Despite Wright’s best efforts to glide down, the plane smashed into the ground. …

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Marine who crossed border with loaded guns ordered to be released from Mexican jail

SAN DIEGO — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi (Tah-mor-EE-si). See also: You’ve Never Seen a Thunderstorm Move Like This JUST IN: Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine Sgt. …

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