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US tried to undermine Cuba by infiltrating its underground hip-hop scene

A US government agency spent more than two years trying to fuel political change in Cuba by covertly manipulating the country’s underground hip-hop scene, according to an investigative report from the Associated Press. Documents obtained by the AP show that contractors hired by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) tried to promote certain Cuban hip-hop artists within the country in the hopes of bolstering a youth movement against the communist government of Raúl Castro. But the program backfired, putting targets at greater risk, forcing some musicians to flee the country, and threatening Cuba’s thriving underground rap community.

At the center of the program is a Washington, DC-based company called Creative Associates…

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How the CIA tried to recover a 2,500-ton Soviet submarine in secret

Project AZORIAN was the U.S Central Intelligence Agency’s $ 800 million dollar attempt to covertly retrieve a 2,500-ton Soviet submarine from the bottom of the ocean. It was a partial success. A portion of the downed submarine was recovered but that didn’t stop the operation from being cancelled after a media leak in 1975. For years after that, the CIA kept a tight lid on information about Project AZORIAN. It was only in 2010, well over three decades later, that the CIA began publishing details about the operation. Io9’s Mark Strauss provides a fascinating yet thorough rundown on the history of Project AZORIAN that, unlike the official government documents, won’t take you hours to decipher.

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11 Excellent Google Chrome Games You Might Not Have Tried

In 2009 Google launched Chrome Experiments to test the power or check the capability of browsers. When Chrome Experiments joint with JavaScript, it become a source of Web games so, you do not have to download or install any file before playing web games in your smart phone, tablet or computer. All these wonderful Google Chromo games are created by using use of open web technologies like HTML5, JavaScript, Canvas, SVG and WebGL.

There is no doubt that Google Chrome is simply awesome when it comes to speed. Because Google Chrome provide to the browser outstanding support and stability for running games that’s why Google Chrome is stand in the top of the modern browsers list. In this collection you will see the list of 11 wonderful and interesting Google Chrome games. Come and check out these Google games that will surely excite you. So, grab this amazing chance and start browsing through this cool collection. Enjoy and have fun everyone!!!

Racer

Line up your phones and tablets to create a race track across up to five screens. No apps. No downloads. Just start a race, sync up and tap your screens to rev your engines. Multiplayer games for the mobile browser are here.

Build with Chrome

Now you can build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate. Imagine. Explore. Build online in Chrome.

Free Running 2

Free Running 2 is the sequel to our smash-hit parkour game, Free Running, featuring stunning 3D graphics, new moves and game modes.

Z-Type

A Space Shoot’em’Up where you type to shoot.

CrossCode

An Action-Role-Playing-Game (RPG) with lots of puzzles and a futuristic Sci Fi scenario. Written entirely in HTML5.

Poppit

The prickly puzzle game where popping balloons has never been so much fun! Pop colorful strings of balloons to earn a bonus!

Bastion

Bastion is an action RPG experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move.

GeoGuessr

GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

Lord of Ultima

Lord of Ultima is EA’s popular browser based strategy game that simulates an immersive medieval civilization.

Need for Speed World

Need for Speed World is a FREE to play online racing game where you can compete with millions of players around the World.

BeGone

BeGone (© NPlay.com) – browser based online multiplayer first/third person shooter with realistic themes and beautifully rendered maps.


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Amazon tried out ‘transformative’ new wireless network for future products

Earlier this year, Amazon took part in a test of a new wireless service at three of its Lab126 offices in California. Amazon doesn’t seem to be interested in launching the network itself, but instead was likely testing the network to see how it could work for its own future products. The tests were conducted by the Jarvinian Wireless Innovation Fund on spectrum owned by Globalstar — the latter of which is best known for its Spot branded satellite phones. Globalstar has been pushing to get its spectrum holdings approved for terrestrial use so it can launch a “Terrestrial Low Power Service” (TLPS) that it claims offers faster than Wi-Fi speeds.

Bloomberg reports that Amazon, which hosted tests of TLPS network, would use it to “allow…

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Microsoft allegedly tried to acquire Zynga before Xbox chief became CEO

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Don Mattrick, the former Microsoft executive who ran the company’s Xbox business, left for the Zynga CEO position earlier this month, but a new report claims he tried to acquire Zynga while he was still at Microsoft. Bloomberg reports that in 2010 Mattrick held negotiations with Zynga founder Mark Pincus about Microsoft buying games like FarmVille. The discussions reportedly fell through, and Zynga has since lost its top spot on the games list at Facebook.

An acquisition three years ago would have likely seen Microsoft integrate Zynga’s web-based games into the Xbox Live platform ahead of greater web support with the Internet Explorer Xbox release and upcoming app features in the Xbox One. At the height of its popularity, FarmVille…

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Australian police raid next-generation Xbox leaker who tried to sell Durango dev kit

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Australian police officers appear to have raided the home of an infamous leaker of next-generation Xbox information. Known as SuperDaE, Dan Henry supplied over 20 next-generation Durango Xbox documents to gaming site Kotaku recently, detailing new controllers, a mandatory Kinect option, and the ability for Durango to run more than one game or application at one time. SuperDaE tweeted earlier this week revealing that police had raided his premises, allegedly alongside an FBI officer and local Australian law enforcement.

SuperDaE supplied The Tech Game with a copy of his warrant, which lists Microsoft, PayPal, and eBay as part of a criminal investigation. The Verge reached out to the West Australian Police and a spokesperson confirmed the…

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