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Taiwan pilot hailed a hero for pulling plane clear of buildings

Taipei’s mayor hailed the pilot of a crashed TransAsia Airways plane a hero on Thursday for narrowly avoiding buildings and ditching the stalled aircraft in a river, likely averting a worse disaster. At least 31 people were killed when Flight GE235 lurched between buildings, clipped a taxi and an overpass with one of its wings and crashed upside down into …

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Katy Perry is getting her own game from the makers of Kim Kardashian’s mobile hit

Katy Perry is getting her own video game from Glu Mobile, the smartphone developer that previously hit it big with a freemium title based on Kim Kardashian’s rise to fame. The game will feature Perry’s “voice, likeness, and personality,” and promises to introduce players to “a digital playground of global success and talent.” This suggests that the game’s set-up will …

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Sign up today for EVIT Boot Camp

High school students: Take EVIT out for a test drive by signing up for a free class at EVIT Boot Camp, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Feb. 7. You will get the chance to experience what an actual class is like before deciding to enroll. Boot Camp will be offered at both EVIT campuses in Mesa – the Dr. A. …

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Twitter launches video uploads and group DMs

Mobile video uploads and group direct messages are coming to Twitter, as the social network tries to counter competitors by expanding its features. The new video functionality will let users upload 30-second non-looping videos, which can be played directly in their timelines. The company describes it as existing “alongside”, rather than instead of, Twitter-owned six-second video service Vine. The group …

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Don’t use these passwords. Sincerely, the World Wide Web

Think you’re protected from web attacks with your strong passwords? When hackers seize control of computers to create botnets, they can cause plenty of collateral damage, and their ticket in is often stupid-simple: terrible passwords. SplashData has just released its annual list of the worst of them, and things have changed depressingly little over last year. The most commonly hacked …

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Dashcam Video of Delaware Police Officer Lip-Syncing to ‘Shake It Off’ Goes Viral

Recently released dashcam video of a Dover, Delaware police officer lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s hit song “Shake It Off” went viral after the department posted it on Facebook and YouTube. It was not immediately clear when the video was taken, but according to a post on the Dover Police Department’s Facebook page from Friday, they “came across” the footage during …

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EVIT GIVES BACK EXPO SHOWCASES CAREER TRAINING

Media contact: CeCe Todd, (480) 461-4032 American Idol contestant Lovey James, a $25,000 drawing, trolley tours and EVIT’s 40 occupational training programs will be featured during the East Valley Institute of Technology’s annual EVIT Gives Back Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 24 at the Main Campus, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa. Every year, EVIT Expo attracts thousands …

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