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    This is a video of a technician climbing up to the top of a transmission tower to do some maintenance work. I always assumed there were specific tools or safety precautions in place to protect them, but nope, they just climb up, dragging their toolbox on a rope behind them. No harnesses or anything. Well [...]...

    In a push to get people to actually use their site, Twitter has unveiled a new site redesign with a dual panel layout allowing easier and more intuitive navigation. Now you can click on an individual tweet and see more info about it, as well as any replies or retweets. It makes a lot more [...]...

    One of the funnier things ive seen today hahaha. You know, I prefer these mascots than the annoying dicks in giant fur suits Another one after the jump.

    Lady Gaga’s meat dress. It is a dress, made of meat. I suppose I will let the picture explain itself, there’s not much else really.

    Other than the fact that this infographic is supposedly written in the future (September 20, 2010), it does provide an interesting insight into the plight of the trapped Chilean miners. Thirty three miners have three holes – their sole key to survival. No sun, fresh air, their whole world are these 3 holes. Some notes: [...]...

    Man, I would have killed to hang out with the TMNT, back in the day. Hell even right now. If you stop to think about it, the whole concept of the show is so insanely crazy, it’s hard to see how anyone would have imagined that a show so outrageous would have been such a [...]...

    The main site is born. It was quite uneventful. This is it’s blog. What are you doing? Go check it out!
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    If you read nothing else for the rest of your life, read the paragraph below that details how ex-Virginia governor, onetime presidential hopeful, and repository of family values Bob McDonnell and his wife plan to defend themselves against federal corruption charges.Read more......

    Six-year-old Jack recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his brain, which left without much mobility on the left side of his body. He's undergoing physical therapy to regain some arm movement, and one of his prescribed exercises is 4 reps of feeding treats to a friendly dog.Read more......

    Staten Island police arrive at the scene of an alleged crime, where they find a middle-aged black man. He resists arrest, maybe, so they rough him up a bit. After a while, he complains that he's having difficulty breathing, but medical attention arrives too late, and he dies. Read more......

    The Airbnb squatters want to make sure their "10/10, would squat again " experience lasts as long as possible. Forcing their "host" to undergo months of expensive legal work to evict them was only the beginning. Now the startup swindlers are ...

    The summer's increased lightning strike injuries first tipped you off, then you began to smell it in the air. "Could it be..." you allowed yourself to wonder briefly. "No, no. No, it couldn't." Well, I hope rather than scare you this news brings you a bit of relief—relief that you haven't been imagining it after all. Your mind is trustworthy. Your gut is true. Chelsea Handler is ...

    This month, Tim Murphy wrote in New York magazine, "This summer—on social media, on Fire Island, at the Christopher Street pier, and in certain cohorts around the ­country—what many gay men are talking about among themselves is Truvada." That's been my experience too, that the debate over using the drug as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV has only intensified during the first half of this year....

    When you buy a used car, you may find all kinds of things: coins, CDs, maybe an article of clothing. What you do not want to find is a cell-phone with some child-porn on it. That happened to an unsuspecting Florida car buyer when he purchased a 2005 Pontiac that was owned by a convicted sex offender. ...

    This is an axe in a windshield on I-95 in Massachusetts. How did this particular axe get in that particular windshield, not far from that particular woman's head? The Massachusetts State Police explain:Read more......

    The terrific, radiant, humble thingamajig of a fine phenomenon that was the hero pig on the loose in and scaring residents of Oakland, Maine has been caught. Bad humans! This ends his three-week reign of terror, which is still a good run for a 4-month-old.Read more......

    Being an EDM DJ is definitely a cool job. You get paid tons of money. You get to travel the world. Also, doing drugs is basically part of your career. But sometimes you can probably do too many drugs and all of a sudden you find yourself in front of hundreds of thousands of people as deafening music blares and hoooooly shit whaaaaat is happening.Read more......
    zOMG!!! These are INCREDIBLE!!!!! Disney has finally released the first stills from their upcoming film Into The Woods and they are EVERYTHING!! Anna Kendrick as Cinderella is brilliant! Meryl Streep looks absolutely phenomenal as the Witch! Chris Pine is a hunky piece of meat as Prince Charming! James Corden and Emily Blunt look adorable as husband [...]...

    5 Seconds of Summer may hail from Australia, but they'll be spending a whole summer in North America next year! After successfully selling out the tickets to their November 15th show at The Forum in Inglewood, California last Saturday, the Aussie boys are adding another show for the 16th! If that isn't enough for the throng of [...]...

    First we heard that papa Joe Simpson brought his…uhm, client to Jessica Simpson's wedding, and now we've learned that Tina Simpson brought a married man to the fête! Talk about drama! According to sources, Tina brought Jon Goldstein to her daughter's wedding, a high-end landscaper who has worked with many celebrities, like Sheryl Crow. While we're [...]...

    EYES ON THE ROAD!!! Uh oh, looks like Kendall Jenner is following in Kylie Jenner's footsteps with a little ol' fashioned reckless driving! On Monday, Kendall was cruising around with pal and fellow model Ashely Sky when they decided to blast some Sk8er Boi a la Avril Lavigne. While we appreciate such a fun throwback as Sk8er Boi, [...]...

    Don't bother Rihanna when she's finding her way through an airport! Otherwise, you just might be the target of her snap attack! While making her way through JFK Airport in New York City, the singer straight up flipped on a fan asking for an autograph. We get she was trying to find her way out, but ouch! [...]...

    The Katy Perry love saga continues! It's been a few weeks since we last heard about Katy and Diplo's on-again off-again relationship, but we're pleased to announce that the two music stars were seen partying together two days ago! Katy and Diplo were spotted at two separate events together on Monday night. The first was a sushi dinner [...]...

    How could anyone resist those adorable Australian accents and catchy tunes?! Game of Thrones' adorable residents Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are just like your normal teenage girls, except for the fact that they're on one of the biggest HBO shows ever. But it's safe to say these adorable teens do BFF things like any other person [...]...

    *NSYNC Pulled A Beyoncé & Dropped A Surprise Album So BIG The Band Didn't Even Know About It! [CLICK HERE] EXCLUSIVE! Emma Roberts' Tears & Attitude Speak Volumes As She Appears To Fight With Evan Peters! Watch The Video HERE! [CLICK HERE] Men Putting Flowers In Their Beards Is A Thing! See Some Of The Styles From The 'Movement' [...]...

    While Justin Bieber is icing his face and trying to get his revenge on Orlando Bloom for punching him, Orlando is cozying up to a new lady! That's right! And it's even juicier than you could imagine!!! Orlando was spotted getting close to Erica Packer, the beauty who also happens to be the ex wifey [...]...

    Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things a person can go through. And even though Drew Barrymore wasn't necessarily close with her half-sister, Jessica Barrymore, we're sure her heart is breaking for the loss. Jessica was tragically found dead in her car earlier this week, possibly due to suicide. Drew has released a statement [...]...
    Chris Brown continues to look noticeably heavier since getting out of jail ... bravely partying without a shirt on while hanging out Wednesday afternoon in glorious St. Tropez.CB is partying in France while one of his new neighbors in the San… ...

    Nothing takes your mind of possible prosecution like hot ass on a boat ... just ask Argentinian soccer hero Lionel Messi. With the Spanish government mulling over the decision to prosecute the footballer for allegedly filing more than $5… ...

    Stephen A. Smith says he will not challenge ESPN's decision to suspend him for the "foolish" statements he made about domestic violence on the air ... telling TMZ Sports, "It was my mistake.""I'm a man ... you deal with the things that you do,"… ...

    8:30 AM PT -- We're getting different versions of what incited Orlando, and people are taking sides. One account is Justin extended his hand to Orlando, who refused it, and when Justin asked what's your problem ... Orlando mentioned… ...

    Justin Bieber made it clear immediately after he ducked an Orlando Bloom punch -- he was not shaken or rattled.Justin and a buddy mocked the thwarted punch in the parking lot of Cipriani ... where the altercation went down.Justin also chatted up… ...

    Miranda Kerr did NOT sleep with Justin Bieber after the 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show ... so Miranda claimed at the time as did her lawyer.Miranda's lawyer sent out a letter at the time rumors swirled that Miranda and Justin hooked up at a… ...

    ON TODAY'S SHOW Morrissey Allegedly Wants to "Hurt" His Biggest Fan Ariana Grande's Brother Pisses Off "Big Brother" Fans Kim K Goes on the Attack while Defending Her Family Ice Cube Has No Problem with Nepotism SKYPE US TMZTVSHOW TWEET US Tweet to… ...

    San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is trying his hand at ACTING -- and he just released his first scene as the brand new superhero ... "CAPTAIN TORPEDO!!!!" Apparently, the whole thing is supposed to be a comedy sketch in connection… ...

    Stop us if you've heard this one before ... but it seems Richard Sherman's gotten himself into another beef with an NFL superstar. This time, the Seattle Seahawks star is trading barbs with Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson ... who… ...

    Jessica Blyth Barrymore, the half-sister of Drew Barrymore, was found dead in her car early Tuesday morning in San Diego. Jessica's body was discovered by one of her neighbors, who told 10News ... she had a soft drink between her legs, and… ...
    I’m going to go ahead and say pink is this French girl’s color. I once had my color profile done at a mall. The girl shuddered as she told me I was black as death. Then she hurried away in tears screaming about Carcosa. That was awkward. If I could only find a partner like […]...

    No matter where you fall on the pussy scale of life, it’s super important at any given moment in your life to not be the biggest pussy in the room. The second biggest pussy skates. The biggest pussy is singled out by the pack and devoured. Look around the room. If you’re not sure if […]...

    When a man is caught on camera beating his girlfriend and dragging her unconscious out of an elevator, that’s not really the time for a deep dive into the complex pathologies that twist a romantic relationship into violence. That’s the time to say, that fucker deserves the chair. Next case please. Stephen A. Smith can’t […]...

    Jesse Ventura won a settlement for $1.8 million dollars against Chris Kyle, the Navy SEAL sniper who wrote American Sniper. In the book, Kyle claims he overheard Ventura talking anti American shit at a Navy SEALS reunion, including about how the Navy SEALS could lose a few pounds and how the U.S. was killing innocent […]...

    Chris Brown’s neighbor threatened to shoot him if he sets foot on his property. It is unclear why the guy has a problem with Brown though equally unclear why anyone would not have a problem with Brown. Chris has been throwing loud parties and some of the depraved whore guests have spilled their fake cleavage […]...

    Robyn Lawley is getting a lot of attention for an untouched photo she posted on Facebook, stirring debate about whether she is actually a plus sized model. On one side are fatty activists who think models should be the size that God made them, give or take a few runs at $5 endless apps at […]...

    Leonardo DiCaprio is not a man with a ton of time to waste. If you discount clubbing, karate kicking, and deep musing, he’s a very busy guy who medically requires sex five times a day with somebody with a modeling card in Frankfurt and Milan. Clothes take time to remove. Fancy model clothes take even […]...

    Michael Bay is in shitload of fake trouble after releasing a poster for the shitty looking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that looks like they are falling from an exploding World Trade Center. In response, Michael Bay said, fuck you, my money’s guaranteed and so are my bitches. I’m paraphrasing. Check out the Ninja Turtles falling […]...

    Apparently, seeing Julianna Hough and Derek Hough dance in sequins is a thing as the brother and sister have been on tour this summer in cities where men are allowed to stare deep into their little sister’s vaginas without being arrested. The siblings have been dancing together since they were little kids when Julianne would […]...

    Syvlie van der Vaart seems like one of those women men create in comic books. She’s not even van der Vaart anymore. That was the name of her pro soccer husband Rafael van der Vaart who dumped her last year after her chemotherapy left her unable to produce more children. She seemed pretty understanding: I […]...
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    If you've wanted to try the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and 8 but have been skittish about the flakiness of very early builds, your moment has come -- Google has released a beta of its beefed-up browser. As with the Canary and developer......

    One of the most attractive benefits of subscribing to Amazon Prime is the free two-day shipping or an overnight option available for a small fee, depending on the item and destination. But in many cases, you might not need your stuff until the......

    Like their fellow future doctors down the road in Irvine, medical students at Stanford University will learn surgical methods with a hand from Google Glass. Those studying cardiothoracic techniques are set use Mountain View's high-tech spectacles to......

    Modbook, the company behind those aftermarket Apple tablets, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest product, the Modbook Pro X. After paying a pre-order price of $1,999 today, backers will be able to convert their own Retina MacBook Pros......

    In the US, prepaid cellphone service tends to be a like-it-or-leave-it proposition that rarely fits perfectly, especially for families. Virgin Mobile may have a smarter approach in store; it's launching Custom, a prepaid family plan that lets you......

    There's a good reason you don't usually see Square readers outside of the US: they're built to read payment cards with magnetic stripes, not the more secure chip-and-PIN cards that are common everywhere else. All that's set to change, however. Square......

    Motorola might not be the only company making a smartwatch with a circular display in the near future. Samsung has filed for a trio of US design patents for smartwatches that are much more rounded than squarish devices like the Gear Live. The watch......

    While competitors are busy cloning Snapchat in an attempt to replicate its success, Evan Spiegel and co. have continued to forge their own path. The company is already experimenting with new features in an attempt to generate revenue, but it's also......

    EA revealed its new Access subscription service for the Xbox One yesterday, which lets you play a bunch of EA titles, take advantage of discounts and get upcoming games early in exchange for a small monthly (or yearly) fee. While it might've looked......

    Three and EE jostled for attention last month when they announced, on the same day, their customers would soon be able to make calls and send texts over WiFi connections. While EE is working on a fancy system the user will be all but oblivious to,......
    Twitter just bought a machine learning company that uses software to extract data from images, which means it knows what Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest know: Pictures are important.Madbits, a startup that hasn’t even launched publicly, announced it is joining Twitter on Wednesday. The announcement was first reported by Gigaom.With Madbits technology, Twitter will be able to glean information like metadata and image content from pictures shared on the social network, and in turn figure out what’s visually popular and why. We’re already sharing 140-character blasts of information on Twitter, and it’s fairly easy to figure out what people are talking about by analyzing text. For instance Twitter’s “firehose” of data provides a handful o...

    Lend PayPal your ears: The eBay-owned payments company doesn't want to just process your transactions. It wants to fund them, too.The most visible move it's making is changing the name of BillMeLater, a provider of consumer credit eBay bought in 2008 for a little under $1 billion, to PayPal Credit.That minor branding fix is just the tip of a financial iceberg. PayPal is also rapidly expanding PayPal Working Capital, a financing program for small businesses. It is taking PayPal Credit international. And it plans to make PayPal Credit an option for the growing number of mobile-app transactions that its Braintree subsidiary processes.Credit MattersThe interchange fees charged by banks for credit- and debit-card transactions have long been an annoyance for technolibertarians. (It's not clear if their objections boil down to anything aside from a preference that they, not fusty ban...

    I’ll admit that I’ve got a habit of calling people of both genders “bro.” But there’s a time and a place for it. I wouldn’t use it, for example, when I’m teaching my WordPress development class.Which is why I was taken aback at the liberal use of slang terms for men over at Code School, the online web technologies academy where I’m currently on the JavaScript track. (Full disclosure, the whole reason I’m on Code School right now is because the company offered me a free trial.)Still, I was excited to reinforce my self-taught foundations in JavaScript, Ruby, and Node so I could write better news stories about coding. Once enrolled, I began with JavaScript Road Trip, one of the first modules ever offered on Code School. The course began with an intro cartoon featuring a male avatar. To be clear, that's not what made me feel unwelcome. That started after the animated intro, with my ...

    Guest author Paul Roehrig is global managing director at Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work.Here’s some tough love for the MBA crowd: The biggest challenge faced by living, breathing business leaders is not something that can be solved with the scary math of a capital-asset pricing model. The problem keeping most leaders awake at night is nearly always some form of, “How do I identify what information really matters to my business? How do I separate signal from noise?”If you’re skeptical, just wander into a bookstore. Not a digital one that ends with dot-com. Find a physical one—they still exist—where you can see and touch an actual book that would be familiar to Johannes Gutenberg. Now go to the business section. If you’re at all interested in the world, you’ll find stacks of fantastically enticing books; wisdom collected from past and current leaders and thinkers; more than you could ever get through (with more coming in every day)....

    High-pitched sound is making a comeback. Engineers have discovered that ultrasonics, which have been around almost as long as electronics of any sort, can give modern devices some cool, futuristic features.Ultreo ultrasound toothbrushMankind has been capable of making high-frequency ultrasounds for at least a century. Today, we use them to clean our teeth, capture the first images of our smallest humans or i...

    Never has it been so cool to be boring. For years Box CEO Aaron Levie has waged a lonely campaign to make suit-and-tie business software less stuffy and more exciting. Based on some recent data, it looks like the world is taking notice.Venture Capital As A Lagging IndicatorBox may have postponed its IPO, but VCs haven't cooled their newfound interest in the enterprise tech sector. If VCs are investing in the enterprise, then it's a good sign that it's already a hot market. After all, as much as VCs may like to portray themselves as risk takers, they tend to lag innovation, not lead it. VCs like to invest in packs, chasing after whatever the big trend is.It takes a very special VC to stand alone and make an investment in something that isn't obviously "ho...

    No gift for you.Facebook will finally stop nudging you to buy your Facebook friends a Starbucks gift card on their birthdays.The company is shutting down Facebook Gifts, the e-commerce service that lets users buy electronic gift cards from companies like iTunes, Starbucks and Sephora and send them to friends. Gifts will be gone on August 12. TechCrunch first reported the news earlier on Tuesday, and the company confirmed the move to ReadWrite."We’ll be using everything we learned from Gifts to explore new ways to help businesses and developers drive sales on the Web, on mobile, and directly on Facebook," a Facebook spokeswoman tol...

    Twitter is growing, but it’s not just the monthly active users that matter.On the company’s Tuesday earnings call, CEO Dick Costolo said that the size of Twitter’s audience is two to three times as big as the number of monthly active users—271 million—on Twitter. That means millions of users who aren’t on Twitter are seeing tweets, including those embedded in the media, or shared by friends.“We will position ourselves to reach the largest audience in the world, and everyone on the planet,” Costolo said on the earnings call. This quarter provided Twitter a perfect opportunity to showcase its prowess as a real-time platform on a global scale, thanks to the World Cup in Brazil. By my count, various Twitter execs used the phrase “World Cup” 13 times during the one-hour call.Throughout the global soccer tournament, which ran from June 12 to July 13, Twitter displayed soccer inform...

    CNBC interviewed Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Tuesday, and the network invited Twitter users to ask him questions about the social network with the hashtag #AskCostolo. It could have been an opportunity for the company to address users' concerns over safety and harassment on Twitter, but the questions were never asked.Over 30% of the questions sent via the hashtag #AskCostolo had to do with safety on Twitter, but Costolo didn’t address them. Instead CNBC asked softball questions the network chose, largely pertaining to the company’s earnings call Tuesday afternoon. Reporting harassment on Twitter can be a problem. As many users note, it can take months for the company to respond to someone’s complaints. The company’s pr...

    Just days before Apple welcomed the world's most popular bitcoin wallet, Blockchain, back into its App Store, a lightning strike took out Arizona's one and only Bitcoin ATM. Coincidence? Well, obviously. But that's no comfort to Brian Williams, founder of Javelin Investments LLC and the machine's owner and operator. "It's kind of like getting punched in the face," he told azcentral.com, after a power surge possibly caused by lightning blew through Bookmans Entertainment Exchange in Tucson, Ariz., where the ATM was housed. Before the unfortunate act of God that took out the state's first Bitcoin ATM, around 12 people took advantage of the newfangled money changer, Williams said. Since the machine's March inst...
    theodp writes: U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the Obama administration Monday to scrutinize the tech industry's lack of diversity. "There's no talent shortage. There's an opportunity shortage," Jackson said, calling Silicon Valley "far worse" than many others, such as car makers that have been pressured by unions. He said tech behemoths have largely escaped scrutiny by a public dazzled with their cutting-edge gadgets. Jackson spoke to press after meeting with Labor Secretary Tom Perez for a review of H-1B visas, arguing that data show Americans have the skills and should have first access to high-paying tech work. Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition plans to file a freedom-of-information request next month with the EEOC to acquire employment data for companies that have not yet disclosed it publicly, which includes Amazon, Broadcom, Oracle, Qualcomm and Yelp. Unlike the Dept. of Labor, Jackson isn't buying Silicon Valley's argument that minority hiring statistics ar...

    kodiaktau writes: Hardkernel has released a new Raspberry Pi-compatible development board based on the Samsung Exynos SoC. The board is smaller than a typical Pi, keeping basic HDMI, USB and CSI interfaces. It also has a 26-pin expansion board with more GPIO available, though it lacks an Ethernet jack. Initial prices as estimated around $30. The article makes the interesting point that this and other devices are marketed as "Raspberry Pi-compatible." The Raspberry Pi Foundation may run into name retention issues (similar to the ones Arduino had) as related hardware piggybacks on its success. ...

    Zothecula writes: The Silent Power PC is claimed to be the first high-end PC able to ditch noisy electric fans in favor of fully passive cooling. In place of a conventional fan, the unit uses an open-air metal foam heatsink that boasts an enormous surface area thanks to the open-weave copper filaments of which it's composed. The Silent Power creators claim that the circulation of air through the foam is so efficient in dissipating heat that the exterior surface temperature never rises above 50 C (122 F) in normal use. ...

    rtoz sends this news from the BBC: The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads starting in January next year. It also invited cities to compete to host one of three trials of the tech, which would start at the same time. In addition, ministers ordered a review of the UK's road regulations to provide appropriate guidelines. ... The debate now is whether to allow cars, like the prototype unveiled by Google in May, to abandon controls including a steering wheel and pedals and rely on the vehicle's computer. Or whether, instead, to allow the machine to drive, but insist a passenger be ready to wrest back control at a moment's notice. ...

    An anonymous reader writes: Last week, we discussed news that a presentation had been canceled for the upcoming Black Hat security conference that involved the Tor Project. The researchers involved hadn't made much of an effort to disclose the vulnerability, and the Tor Project was scrambling to implement a fix. Now, the project says it's likely these researchers were actively attacking Tor users and trying to deanonymize them. "On July 4 2014 we found a group of relays that we assume were trying to deanonymize users. They appear to have been targeting people who operate or access Tor hidden services. The attack involved modifying Tor protocol headers to do traffic confirmation attacks. ...We know the attack looked for users who fetched hidden service descriptors, but the attackers likely were not able to see any application-level traffic (e.g. what pages were loaded or even whether users visited the hidden service they looked up). The attack probably also tried to learn who published ...

    An anonymous reader writes: I do some contract work on the side, and am helping a client set up a new point-of-sale system. For the time being, it's pretty simple: selling products, keeping track of employee time, managing inventory and the like. However, it requires a small network because there are two clients, and one of the clients feeds off of a small SQL Express database from the first. During the setup, the vendor disabled the local firewall, and in a number of emails back and forth since (with me getting more and more aggravated) they went from suggesting that there's no need for a firewall, to outright telling me that's just how they do it and the contract dictates that's how we need to run it. This isn't a tremendous deal today, but with how things are going, odds are there will be e-Commerce worked into it, and probably credit card transactions... which worries the bejesus out of me. So my question to the Slashdot masses: is this common? In my admittedly limited networking e...

    schwit1 writes: New research by astronomers suggests that the Milky Way is about half as massive as previously estimated. It was thought to be roughly the same mass as Andromeda, weighing in at approximately 1.26 x 10^12 solar masses (PDF). This new research indicates its mass is around half the mass of Andromeda. "Galaxies in the Local Group are bound together by their collective gravity. As a result, while most galaxies, including those on the outskirts of the Local Group, are moving farther apart due to expansion, the galaxies in the Local Group are moving closer together because of gravity. For the first time, researchers were able to combine the available information about gravity and expansion to complete precise calculations of the masses of both the Milky Way and Andromeda. ... Andromeda had twice as much mass as the Milky Way, and in both galaxies 90 percent of the mass was made up of dark matter." ...

    Andreas Kolbe writes: The Daily Dot's EJ Dickson reports how she accidentally discovered that a hoax factoid she added over five years ago as a stoned sophomore to the Wikipedia article on "Amelia Bedelia, the protagonist of the eponymous children's book series about a 'literal-minded housekeeper' who misunderstands her employer's orders," had not just remained on Wikipedia all this time, but come to be cited by a Taiwanese English professor, in "innumerable blog posts and book reports", as well as a book on Jews and Jesus. It's a cautionary tale about the fundamental unreliability of Wikipedia. And as Wikipedia ages, more and more such stories are coming to light. ...

    An anonymous reader writes: Earlier this year, just over half of the military officers put in charge of U.S. nuclear launch facilities were implicated in an exam cheating scandal. The Air Force conducted regular exams to keep officers current on the protocols and skills required to operate some of the world's most dangerous weapons. But the way they graded the test caused problems. Anything below a 90% score was a fail, but the remaining 10% often dictated how a launch officer's career progressed. There might not be much functional difference between a 93% and a 95%, but the person scoring higher will get promoted disproportionately quicker. This inspired a ring of officers to cheat in order to meet the unrealistic expectations of the Air Force. Now, in an effort to clean up that Missile Wing, the Air Force is making the exams pass/fail. The officers still need to score 90% or higher (since it's important work with severe consequences for failure), but scores won't be recorded and used...

    Lucas123 writes: The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies is suing Ford and General Motors for millions of dollars over alleged copyrights infringement violations because their vehicles' CD players can rip music to infotainment center hard drives. The AARC claims in its filing (PDF) that the CD player's ability to copy music violates the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992. The Act protects against distributing digital audio recording devices whose primary purpose is to rip copyrighted material. For example, Ford's owner's manual explains, "Your mobile media navigation system has a Jukebox which allows you to save desired tracks or CDs to the hard drive for later access. The hard drive can store up to 10GB (164 hours; approximately 2,472 tracks) of music." The AARC wants $2,500 for each digital audio recording device installed in a vehicle, the amount it says should have been paid in royalties. ...
     Google made a small but important update to Google Analytics today that finally makes it easy to exclude bots and spiders from your user stats. That kind of traffic from search engines and other web spiders can easily skew your data in Google Analytics. Read More ...

     Wikipedia, the decentralized community-powered encyclopedia, is now accepting donations in bitcoin, the decentralized community-powered cryptocurrency. The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with Coinbase to process the donations. Also new today, Coinbase will waive processing fees for all registered non-profits. Today’s news shouldn’t come as a surprise. Back in March, Wikipedia… Read More ...

     Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it’s not a scam. Over the years, consumers have been burned by websites offering “free” credit reports which had more than a few strings attached. After signing up for their free report, these misleading sites would then begin billing the unsuspecting users on a monthly basis… Read More ...

     Comments submitted to the FCC regarding its notice of proposed rule-making on the net neutrality issue totaled 1,101,729 as of yesterday afternoon. An impressive number, but also a nearly unchanged figure. On July 18, the final day of the first period of comment on the proposed net neutrality rules, TechCrunch reported that the FCC had received 1,062,000 comments. After a big week that saw… Read More ...

     Modbook has been making tablets out of Mac portables for years, combining the Apple computers with Wacom digitizers to let digital artists have all-in-one graphics-creating powerhouses that run full OS X software and come with ample pressure sensitivity. Now, the company’s latest effort incorporates the Retina MacBook Pro, and it’s turning to Kickstarter to fund this effort that… Read More ...

     Less than two months ago, French president François Hollande made a speech in front of the tech community at the Élysée to show his commitment to La French Tech. As a reminder, La French Tech is a publicly funded initiative to promote French startups under a single brand in France and abroad — or at least, that was the plan. For the last few days, sources have told me that the… Read More ...

     Pinterest has acquired Icebergs, a “Pinterest for creative types,” which offered an online collaboration service that allowed users to organize their projects, including not only images, but also articles, files, videos, and other content, and share that content with others. The Barcelona-based company was founded last year, and had a team of just over a half-dozen in both… Read More ...

     The young electronics company Xiaomi is exploding in China and seems posed to take over the world. In the four short years since its founding, Xiaomi has become the electronics brand to watch in the most populous nation on earth. Xiaomi is the now the real deal — thanks in part to its unabashed appropriation of design cues from companies like Apple. Read More ...

     Smart bulbs, like the ones that come with the Philips Hue lighting system, are pretty cool… until you realize that physically flipping the switch is sometimes faster than unlocking your phone, opening the right app, and controlling the light through your mobile device. But what if you could achieve the same connectivity-based cool factor with the speed and ease of simply flipping a switch? Read More ...

     Touting its increasing focus on credit products for both consumers and small businesses, PayPal today announced it is rebranding its Bill Me Later service as “PayPal Credit,” while that and its PayPal Working Capital business loans service are now destined for international expansions. PayPal Credit is soon being rolled out to the U.K. and Germany, while PayPal Working Capital… Read More ...
    A new pygmy grasshopper found in amber is named for Sir David Attenborough. Featuring a video explainer narrated by Sir David himself!

    So, the summer has melted away quickly and now it’s time for me to make my (nearly) annual pilgrimage to the SHRIMP-RG lab at Stanford University. I have two students working with me this summer and they will be blasting zircon from the Lassen Volcanic Center, along with some from a couple new locations along […]...

    Square first came to fame with a credit card reader you could plug into your iPhone jack. But next year, the company’s signature device will be on its way to obsolescence as the U.S transitions to a new kind of credit card that verifies purchases with an embedded computer chip. In anticipation of this sweeping […]...

    “On the internet,” says Ron Gutman, “every headache becomes a brain tumor in four clicks or less.” For Gutman and his colleagues in the world of health tech, this has become a running joke, a cheeky nod to just how far the human imagination can wander after a quick search of benign symptoms. But there’s […]...

    In 1986, a two-and-a-half year-old girl named Michelle Funk fell into a stream and drowned. By the time paramedics found her, she hadn’t been breathing for more than an hour. Her heart was stopped. In other words, she was dead. Somewhat inexplicably, the paramedics continued to work on her, and so did doctors in the […]...

    Copenhagen, like many cities around the world, is preparing itself for a new era in dense urban living.

    If there’s one thing Yacht Club Games knows, it’s sprites. Classic gaming consoles could only keep track of a few moving images at a time. Super Mario, the turtle he’s stomping on, the magic mushroom he collects—each of these is a single sprite. On the Nintendo Entertainment System, sprites could be a maximum of 8 […]...

    If you plug in a Wi-Fi adapter like the Panda Ultra Wireless N USB Adapter ($11), you can pay just once to get Wi-Fi to all of your web connected gadgets.

    Mobile devices in cars present a problem with a design solution, not a legislative one.

    If nothing else, let J.J. Abrams go down in history for his singular knack for torturing his fans. From the aughts’ Felicity and Alias to Fringe and the Star Trek from which we expected so much more, the Hollywood impresario has for decades kept audiences, all of them millions-strong, leaning forward on their couches, howling […]...
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    Four months after the tragic disappearance of a Malaysian jet in the Indian Ocean, a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 aboard. According to Ukrainian and US officials, the plane was shot down by a Russian-made antiaircraft missile. Along with coping with this devastating loss, tensions increased in the region setting off even more concerns internationally. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, July 17. A passenger plane carrying 298 people was shot down as it flew
    It?s been a race of survival in this year's tour at the halfway point. Two of the race favorites; Christopher Froome, last year's winner, and former winner Alberto Contador have both crashed out. Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the yellow jersey, is the overall leader through 11 stages of the race that now heads towards the high mountains and concludes in Paris on July 27. --Lloyd Young (38 photos total) Giant Shimano procycling team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates after winning the 1st stage of the 101st edition of the 2014 Tour de France cycling race between Leeds and Harrogate, Britain, July 5. (Nicolas
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    Spain has a long-standing historical and cultural relationship to horses. They use them for sport and in a variety of festivals. During the summer there are several festivals in which the role of the horse is essential. --Thea Breite (19 photos total) Wild horses are gathered during the "Rapa Das Bestas," (Shearing of the Beasts,) a 400-year-old horse festival in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo July 5, 2014. On the first weekend of the month of July, hundreds of wild horses are rounded up, trimmed and groomed in different villages in the Spanish northwestern region of Galicia.
    Hurricane Arthur made its way up the East Coast of the United States over the last few days, causing widespread flooding and power outages. The storm reached a category 2 level with its greatest sustained wind strength of 100 mph. --Lloyd Young (18 photos total) A vehicle sits in the flooded waters of the closed Route 18 on July 4 in New Bedford, Mass., after heavy rains from Hurricane Arthur. (David W. Oliveira/The Standard-Times via Associated Press)
    They bring joy and sorrow to players, coaches, and entire nations. They can come from a graceful header off a corner kick or a hard bending strike from the pitch. Here is some action and reaction on the more than 120 goals scored during the World Cup competition in Brazil so far. --Lloyd Young (34 photos total) Greece's Orestis Karnezis watches as the ball goes into the net in a goal scored by Colombia's Pablo Armero (unseen) during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 14. (Paulo Whitaker/Reuters)
    With the Iraqi military facing a huge crisis, tens of thousands of Iraqis answered the government's call for volunteers to fight the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Newly-recruited volunteers are undergoing military training in various parts of the country. --Thea Breite (14 photos total) Shi'ite volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
    June 20 is World Refugee Day, an opportunity to draw attention to those who have been displaced around the globe. This is a collection of photos documenting a small percentage of the people who have been driven from their home. --Leanne Burden Seidel (21 photos total) A women and a girl wash at a tap at a temporary displacement camp set up next to a Kurdish checkpoint on June 13 in Kalak, Iraq. Thousands of people have fled Iraq's second city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP (internally displaced persons) camps aroun
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    Tycho: It was easy to see variations of ourselves in each Strip Search contestant, which is why kicking them off the show was so difficult.  Like the scholarship we grant, it feels more like choosing losers than winners, because you do way, way more of the former.  Tavis is a point much later in our continuum, much closer to now than most contestants, and I felt it way down. Tavis Maiden makes cartoons, but he essentially was one also; everything about his ratios and personal presentation seemed custom built.  I made what I have made, and have accomplished what I did, because someone…...

    New Comic: The Talk, By Tavis Maiden

    Tycho: A tradition almost as old as the show itself, we carve out free booth space for searing Indie heat each time.  Every one has a different identity and mission, but the PAX 10 at Prime casts the broadest net.  Anything goes - but then, not everything stays.  Here’s what our superpanel of industry veterans and Penny Arcade staff thought you needed to see.  I updated the post with links to where you can grab some of this stuff now, if you want to: Duet, by Kumobius (App Store) Flickers, by DigiPen’s Neat Snake (Free Download) FRAMED, by LoveShack Entertainment…...

    Tycho: I talked to probably a hundred people at The Con who were not aware of PAX South.  They were not aware of it!  They had not heard of it, they didn’t know it was a show.  I try not to physically strike you with our various pitches.  But, people.  PAX South.  January 23-25th, plenty of time to plan.  There are tickets available for all three days!  It is real. (CW)TB...

    Tycho: A fight long simmering at Comic Con was that between traditional cartoonists and the vile, sewer mutants of “online comics,” who gave their work away for free in a spree of Oedipal father-killing that sought to reconstitute our old enemies The Soviet Union.  Or something, it was a while ago.  But Foxtrot’s Bill Amend - himself a purveyor of geek lore - was one of the few who thought that the whole self-publishing thing was just…  cool.  We’ve been friends forever, and we thought he’d be a great match for The Talk. I can remember going to my…...

    New Comic: The Talk, By Bill Amend

    Tycho: Last call: come see us at Booth 1334 if you’re headed to SDCC.  If you aren’t, or… if you are Croatian, I apologize.  That information doesn’t really help you at all.  I hope everything is cool in, like… Zagreb. The one thing about San Diego Comic Con I always forget the rest of the year is how cold it is in there.  The show I attend and the show an attendee attends aren’t the same one: I arrive and situate myself for maximum availability.  I don’t absorb popular culture.  I assume my coordinate, and then if I am lucky…...

    New Comic: The Talk, By Scott Kurtz

    Tycho: Strip Search is still paying dividends, years after filming.  Or, year.  I have to be honest with you: I don’t know how long ago it was.  The actual filming and subsequent release of the show is is filed away as a four dimensional holomatrix.  If I want to try and synchronize any part of it with actual time I have to probe the memory, pushing it this way or that, like a tongue on a loose molar. Meeting Abby Howard, who was obviously a superstar, ranks sorta high.  Maybe like on the show or whatever but also just in general.  You could read Junior…...

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    The Cleveland Indians have traded veteran right-hander Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals.

    The Arizona Cardinals have agreed with Patrick Peterson on a five-year contract extension, a deal the Pro Bowler said Tuesday night is worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed, which makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL....

    The Arizona Cardinals have agreed with Patrick Peterson on a five-year contract extension, a deal the Pro Bowler said Tuesday night is worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed, which makes him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL....

    Ahead of Josh Gordon's appeal hearing Friday, during which he is expected to blame a failed marijuana test on secondhand smoke, the NFL said "you are responsible for what is in your body."

    Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders were teammates for four seasons with the Steelers and remain good friends, but Brown took issue with Sanders calling quarterback Peyton Manning a "far better leader" than Ben Roethlisberger....

    The Dallas Cowboys have signed Pro Bowl offensive tackle Tyron Smith to an eight-year extension through 2023, making the total value of his contract worth nearly $110 million, according to multiple sources....

    Three initial bids were submitted Tuesday to an investment bank handling the sale of the Buffalo Bills, the Toronto Sun reported.

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III says he's not a zone read option quarterback and doesn't plan on running it much this season.

    The WTA says Sabine Lisicki has hit the fastest serve in the history of the women's tennis tour, reaching 131 mph (211 kph).

    Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant congratulated LeBron James on his decision to return to Cleveland but says he's not sure if he'll play for his hometown Wizards when he becomes a free agent.
    A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages

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    Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament. The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand. Nadal's manager, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, wrote in an emailed ...

    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas. ''Former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is a friend, and Henry suggested I take the opportunity to meet with some city officials while I was in town,'' Davis said in a statement Tu...

    Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. When she saw an interview last year with an NBA player and noticed how passionately he talked about trying to improve his embattled union, she wanted to be more than a fan. Now the Washington trial lawyer is the first woman to lead a North American pro spo...

    Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms. The agreement keeps Peterson under contract with Arizona through 2020....

    Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The announcement was made by in Korean, Spanish and English by players Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner on the Dodger Stadium video board in the second inning of Tuesday night's game agai...

    The Baltimore Orioles have a knack for winning in extra innings, and it has nothing to do with luck. Manny Machado homered leading off the 12th inning, and the Orioles survived a rocky outing from starter Chris Tillman in a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night....

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.

    Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland's talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspen...
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    By Mark Hill  Published: July 30th, 2014  It's almost August, folks. Has the summer of 2014 felt a little bit off to you? Not quite as good as summers past? Turns out it's not just your complete inability to enjoy anything or experience true happiness -- we've found statistical evidence that ...

    By C. Coville  Published: July 30th, 2014  Some things we can all agree are just annoying as hell. Mosquitoes. People who text while driving. People who text while they're driving to their secret mosquito farm. A person can hate these things without questioning whether it makes them a disgust ...

    By Adam Wears,John Martin,Ruy Platt  Published: July 30th, 2014  For all the bemoaning your grandparents do about the end of the "good old days," you'd assume that the world has pretty much gone to shit over the course of a single generation. Well, you can rest assured that many of the "modern" problems we deal wi ...

    By Robert Evans  Published: July 29th, 2014  We've told a lot of stories about badass soldiers on modern battlefields. It's inherently cool to be someone who has survived whizzing bullets and bursting artillery, and it's inherently cooler to be someone who looked out at all that modern murder t ...

    By J. F. Sargent  Published: July 29th, 2014  You know what I hate about Hollywood? The fuckin' phonies. Yeah, I said it. Fuck those guys. Everything they say sounds like it comes out of a script, you know? Like it's all planned ahead of time. And I'm sick of it! When I write, I write from the h ...

    By Kier Harris  Published: July 29th, 2014  The trailer for Twilight fan fiction turned inexplicable best-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey debuted recently, treating us all to a glimpse of a world populated by frumpy secretaries and the Picasso-faced businessmen who have sex with them. But ...

    By Carmen Burana,Augusto Coaracy  Published: July 29th, 2014  Pick the one part of your body that you don't want to suffer a traumatic injury. Everyone should have the same answer, aside from all of the dudes pointing at their junk: the head. Because when the head goes wrong, shit gets weird. Just ask Augusto C ...

    By JM McNab  Published: July 29th, 2014  There comes a moment in the life of every child when you find out your parents are just people: Maybe you saw your dad getting intoxicated, or being racist, or committing mass murder. Nobody's perfect, is our point. As we've covered once before, this ...
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    Did you get in on the Destiny beta? I did, but only after access was opened to all. Managed to play for about an hour which, after the cut scenes and loading, wasn't enough time for me to get a true sense of how I feel about the game one way or the other. Lot of similarily curious people, though -- Activision says 4,638,937 unique players participated in the beta. That makes this "the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date" and "the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin," according to publisher Activision. Makes sense, considering this was both a new shooter from Bungie and a game that the public has struggled to "get" prior to playing. I keep hearing how the beta has changed opinions of Destiny, often times for the better. I'm leaning toward that camp myself. ...

    The August lineup for PlayStation Plus is looking pretty awesome. Road Not Taken (PS4), Fez (PS4, Vita, PS3), Crysis 3 (PS3), Proteus (PS3, Vita), Metrico (Vita), and Dragon's Crown (PS3, Vita) will all be offered free of charge to subscribers next month. Europe is getting the same bunch, except for Dragon's Crown. In its stead ...

    Mario Kart 8 sales are up to 2.82 million. It's already the third-best-selling Wii U title. It accounted for more than half of the Wii U's software sales for the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, according to The Verge.  Nintendo moved 510,000 Wii U units from April through June (a 219% increase over last year's first quarter). The 3DS sold 820,000, a dip from last year's 1.4 million. These numbers contributed to a $97.1 million operating loss for the first quarter, which isn't exactly a problem, given Nintendo's mad money in the bank. Still, not great for Nintendo to hit its projected $38...

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is on pace for a winter 2014 release just about everywhere, but it appears as if Nintendo has had a change of plans with Europe -- it won't arrive there until January 2015. Bummer! We're coming fresh off the news of the game possibly having a $39.99 pricepoint, so it'll be interesting to see how people react to the amount of content in-game. European gamers will have plenty of time to stew on their purchasing decision, that's for sure. Earnings Release for the Three-Month Period Ended June 2014 [Nintendo -- Thanks, Jeff!] ...

    Although many people like to have a conversation about what the "best" game of all time is, the conversation about the most "important" game you've ever played in your life doesn't happen with the same frequency. Some games just come along at the right time in your life, whether it's adolescence or your journey into young adulthood, and influence you in ways that no other game has before it. Let me explain mine to give you a bit more background on what I'm talking about, so you can share yours in turn. Read more......

    It looks like things have finally come to a head at Crytek. The troubled publisher and developer behind Ryse, Crysis, and the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution has taken major steps to secure its own future. Crytek has sold Deep Silver and Koch Media the rights to the Homefront franchise and all current assets for The Revolution. Despite the change in ownership, the team at Crytek UK will continue work as Deep Silver's Dambuster Studios. "We are thrilled to see another great IP joining the Deep Silver universe," said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media Group. "We strongly believe in the potential of Homefront: The Revolution and trust in the new team to continue the path they have been walking in the last years." Back in 2011, Crytek's UK branch began work on the sequel to the...

    As Capcom previously revealed, the polarizing Mega Man 7 will arrive on the Virtual Console at some point in the near future. Japan is getting it sooner than later though, as the game is scheduled to drop on August 6. 7 is a very strange game, as it doesn't feel as tight as its predecessors, partially because the sprite sizes feel off and the sound effects feel tinny. Even then, it's definitely worth playing if you haven't experienced it yet, so don't be scared away by disparaging comments from Mega Man junkies. Whenever you end up picking it up on the Virtual Console region of your choice, enter the code in the below video and play the hidden fighting game with a friend! ...

    Xbox One is the first gaming console approved for sale in China through the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. It launches on September 23, priced at ¥3,699 RMB (right at $599). At a media briefing today in Shanghai, launch details and preorder plans were announced for the territory.  Microsoft says that more than 25 developers are creating more than 70 games for Xbox One, including games from Microsoft Studios, EA, Ubisoft, and 2K. Chinese devs Perfect World, Gamebar, and Tencent are also on board.  The ID@Xbox program was also launched for China today.  ...

    Sheik's character trailer is out for Hyrule Warriors, and I'm satisfied. With equal amounts harp carnage, ninja moves, and speed, Sheik is a forced to be reckoned with. Out of all of the fighters I've seen so far, Sheik is one of the fastest, if not the fastest in the game. I love that "ninja run," where characters have their arms backward, while destruction is happening all around them. ...

    Shin Megami Tensei IV will be summoned to Europe this September, Atlus announced today. The role-playing game will retail for €19.99/£17.99 via the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Atlus notes all the downloadable content will be available as well, save for a set of armor offered exclusively as a pre-order bonus in North America. Apparently when they say exclusive they mean exclusive. Now go yell about wanting a physical release in the comments. ...
    On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters, with its unique blend of space-opera and insane comedy. Which classic films must Guardians defeat to take its place among the greatest science fiction comedies? Here are the 13 greatest (live-action) science fiction comedies of all time.Read more......

    Originally slated for release on July 31, Zen Studios' Pinball FX2 for the Xbox One has been pushed back into August in order to implement changes need to allow players to import tables they've already purchased on the Xbox 360. Thank goodness. Read more......

    Hi everybody! Here's your daily reminder that the Souls games are engineered to cause pain and misery, even from people you trust. Never trust anybody!Read more...

    The HGST Touro is one of the only 7200 RPM external hard drives out there, and the 1TB model is only $60 today, which is as cheap as we've ever seen it. Read more...

    In the wake of Crytek's financial troubles, Deep Silver has just acquired the rights to Homefront: The Revolution and will develop the game under a new Nottingham-based studio, the publisher announced today.Read more......

    Way back in February 2013, when Sony first announced the PlayStation 4, they talked a bit about their partnership with the streaming company Gaikai. With the power of the cloud, Sony said, we'd all be able to stream PS1, PS2, and PS3 games .Read more......

    Remember that leaked Deadpool movie test footage ? It's been released in a hi-res version, reportedly straight from Blur Studios itself. Update: An Escapist article says that the hi-res release isn't an official one.Read more......

    Gamers took their sweet time making the inevitable "Peaches" joke for Mario Kart 8. But this video by YouTuber Linkums is clever enough that it's fair to say it was worth the wait:Read more......

    All 30 Mario Kart 8 characters, reviewed. Read John Teti's hilarious take on the cartoon cast in Nintendo's newest kart racer. "Rather than being an empty sad-sack, Luigi has become the personified answer to the question, 'What if Mario were kind of an asshole?' And this is awesome."Read more......

    Today's selection of articles from Kotaku's reader-run community: The Problem With Completion • Game of The Week — Inciting 90's Moral Panic: Doom • Akuma no Riddle: The Ani-TAY Review
    Hardcore Gamer: Roguelikes, roguelike-likes, and their ilk are incredibly common as of late. How can you stand out from the pack anymore? Well, no one seemed to focus on the rhythm/music genre until Crypt of the NecroDancer arrived on the scene....

    A preview of the Bloodmaul Slag Mines dungeon in the Warlords of Draenor beta. This is the first dungeon that will be available in the new expansion.

    Some unique ideas for this small brawler and that lovely art style outweigh any major niggles.

    Mario Kart 8's success on Wii U can't be question especially when nearly half of all the Wii U owners around the world have purchased the game.

    We've seen a fair bit activity in the Dreamcast home-brew scene in recent times, and now we have the SNES getting some support in 2014.

    Remakes of classic games are sometimes a slippery slope. A developer could spruce up the graphics to their hearts content, but if the core elements of the game dont work in 2014, then the entire game will suffer. There are plenty of games that deserve another shot at the limelight, but there are others that should just stay locked away in our memories, never to return....

    The single player mod that lets you play as 700 different characters in Grand Theft Auto 5 now works in multiplayer. Its a little bit fiddly involving games saves and USB sticks but we reckon its worth it just to see Chop driving a car....

    It takes an army to make a Call of Duty game. Thats why, over the past five years, Sledgehammer Games has staffed up to 225 people who have taken over an entire floor of a big office building hidden away south of San Francisco....

    Christian from We Got This Covered wrote: Whether or not youre a fan of the genre, its impossible to say that roguelike titles havent been making a comeback as of late. After a slump period where games, while still fun and innovative, werent quite challenging, roguelikes have been leading the charge for difficult titles to reclaim their spot in the hobby. Although Rogue Legacy leans closer to its RPG roots than tougher roguelikes do, it still asserts itself in the genre by adding a few twists that make it more accessible to newcomers while keeping it a blast for veteran fans....

    The newest trailer for Hyrule Warriors features Sheik on the battlefield, armed with her deadly arsenal of weapons and her magical harp.
Videos

  • break
  • Collegehumor
  • Youtube
    Still didn’t pick up that girl, but good try.
    This is the kind of guy who watches Two and a Half Men.
    Legolas finally kicked this hobbits a**!
    That would never happen again in 1000 games.
    As funny as this might seem it is 100% accurate advice. If you have a son be sure to share this with him.
    That’s probably the best thing Freeman could have done.
    Is Comic-Con the worst place to do drugs, or the best?
    …And for $20 someone will make one for you.
    That’s a hell of a soldier.
    Ooh, bet he hated that Captain happy remark...
    Step aside, Sir David Attenborough, there's a new pimp entering the cutthroat biz or narrating nature documentaries.  Snoop D -o- to the double g is trying his hand at narrating
    If you ever need to remind your children who's in charge, by all means, let these "pranks" serve as inspiration. Nothing worse than a kid out of line, amiright? Let's use their naivete against them... test the limits of their seemingly endless wonder and optimism. It'll be a neat "lesson" or something.   1. Dad Forces Son to Bite "Chocolate" Egg <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/u8j3Eyl5s7g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>   2. Parents Trick Son into Thinking He Received an Xbox <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oHSV_xVJjnM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>   3. Dad Trolls Kid in Ball Pit <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BJOETuLD0aM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>   4. Parents Let Bison Charge at Kid <iframe src="http://www.collegehumor.co
    If you fail at something once, save face and don't ever try it again. Guys, athletics is clearly not for you. You know what's cool about being an adult? Not being pushed into sports you don't want to play. There you go. Problem solved.
    and the winner is: ADORABLENESS
    Rapper DMX lets down his tough front while riding a roller coaster. Towards the end he realizes there's a camera in front of him. Seems like it was a ruff ryde.  Also:
    Cracked tackles the questionable emotional clickbait methods of Upworthy in this parody video, and you won't believe what happens next (And next. And next).
    $5000 (plus $1) for an air hockey table? Come on down...to a basic economics class!
    For those of you who live in areas without public transportation, eating off the train floor is beyond a no-no ... it's an absolute, no way in hell, never ever that would never even cross your mind as an option. Actually, no, you don't h...
    There are many truths to the world that are just too shocking for the mind of a child to handle. Your parents are Santa Clause, professional wrestling is fake, and possibly the most difficult -- not even cute babies remain babies forever. This little girl named Sadie just can't handle that kind of truth bombshell.  Source: alexmiller Sadie better enjoy those chubby little cheeks and that toothless, drooling smile while she can. Because one day, baby bro is going to be an annoying know-it-all teenager. THE. WORST.  ...
    Sometimes owning a dog can be a drag.
    Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich Won't Melt! We Prove It. Dan Collins of KIKN 100.5 in Sioux Falls heard that an Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich won't melt in the sun. So, he put it to the test. And what do you know - it won't, even after 75 minutes in the sun. So, is it actually ice cream? From: Kickin' Country 100.5 Sioux Falls Views: 1364135
    "Our Leader the Mockingjay" – Official Teaser Trailer The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1... Coming to theaters November 21, 2014 #OurLeaderTheMockingjay http://www.thehungergamesexplorer.com http://www.facebook.com/thehungergamesmovie http://www.twitter.com/thehungergames The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the
    Surprise for Mom & Dad Thank you guys for the love and support, too!!! If you want more of my parents, watch my vlogs! youtube.com/theTimothyDeLaGhetto instagram- @timdelaghetto twitter.com/traphik From: Timothy DeLaGhetto Views: 518541
    Hilary Duff - Chasing the Sun Hilary Duff’s #ChasingTheSun is available now! iTunes: http://smarturl.it/HDChasingTheSun?IQid=yt Amazon: http://smarturl.it/HDChasingTheSunAm?IQid=yt Follow Hilary Duff! http://www.hilaryduff.com https://www.facebook.com/HilaryDuff https://twitter.com/HilaryDuff http://instagram.com/HilaryDuff Music Video by Hilary Duff performing Chasing The Sun (C) 2014 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment From:
    Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang (Audio) Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang (Audio) Buy Now! http://smarturl.it/BangBangiT?IQid=vevo From: JessieJVEVO Views: 2563273
    Frozen Pizza Reviewed By Pizza Expert See if you agree with the expert. Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1pmQpzA Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Share on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1pmQqDE ——————— MUSIC Schwingin’ Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. GET MORE BUZZFEED: www.buzzfeed.com www.buzzfeed.com/video www.youtube.com/buzzfeed www.youtube.com/buzzfeedvideo www.youtube.com/buzzfeedyellow www.youtube.com/buzzfeedpop www.youtube.com/buzzfeedblue www.youtube.com/cnnbuzzfeed BUZZFEED VIDEO BuzzFee
    Sadie doesn't want her brother to grow up Typical struggles of a 5 year-old From: Alex Miller Views: 3329402
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer [HD] https://www.facebook.com/TheHobbitMovie http://www.thehobbit.com From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the
    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Anything Goes (Studio Video) Purchase "Anything Goes" now http://smarturl.it/AnythingGoesiTunes TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA: CHEEK TO CHEEK will be released on September 23. http://cheektocheek.ladygaga.com/ http://www.ladygaga.com http://www.tonybennett.com From: LadyGagaVEVO Views: 461877
    How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need? Are you over or under sleeping? Get Your Free Audiobook: http://bit.ly/XIcZpz WATCH 'How To Get Better Sleep' http://bit.ly/1l4c6k5 SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 ---Links to follow us below!--- Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1fjWszw Twitter: http://bit.ly/1d84R71 Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1amIPjF Vine: Search "AsapSCIENCE" on vine! Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twi
Flash Games

  • newgrounds
Code

  • dzone
  • hackernews
  • Reddit
  • stackoverflow
    What if I ask you to guess the icon image for WhatsApp or Instagram? Even before your mind processes my question, decides an image and reverts, your tongue would have already answered to me. Images play that important role in making an app or so to specify, an android app....

    HTML Import is an exciting new HTML5 feature that allow us to include an HTML file into another HTML file. You're not limited to markup either. An import can also include CSS, JavaScript, or anything else an .html file can contain....

    If your application makes use of SSL certificates, then some decisions need to be made about how to use them with a load balancer.

    For a time, Amazon Web Services was the only cloud infrastructure game in town, but it didn't take long for the big boys like Google, Microsoft and IBM to recognize a good thing when they see it. And while AWS continues to grow, it's feeling the competition and price cuts are eroding profits....

    Maven, GlassFish, Tomcat, JavaScript, and much much more... find out why Ben Evans, London JUG Leader, likes NetBeans!

    At StrongLoop we are very excited and honored to announce that as of this morning, TJ Holowaychuk has transferred the Express repo and Expressjs.com domain to StrongLoop. Read Al Tsang's blog for what happens next......

    Eating your own dog food can be a pleasure – it this example we demonstrate how testing out our new performance tuning releases on our own platform has resulted in performance improvements.

    In this blog post, Chanda Dharap shows you how to combine DataDog, StatsD and the StrongLoop API to create your own custom monitoring dashboards for your Node.js apps.

    Cegeka had decided that it’s time to speed things up in their tax calculation application. What follows is two approaches to increase performance with Spring Batch, parallel processing and remote partitioning using HazelCast....

    Matthew Mombrea wants to use NoSQL, he really does. But the prospect of sifting through so many different implementations and adding complications to his code, all to add flexibility that he probably won't need, has stopped him again....
    I am confused with const pointers in C++ and wrote a small application to see what the output would be. I am attempting (I believe) to add a pointer to a string, which should not work correctly, but when I run the program I correctly get "hello world". Can anyone help me figure out what how this line (s += s2) is working? My code: #include <iostream> #include <stdio.h> #include <string> using namespace std; const char* append(const char* s1, const char* s2){ std::string s(s1); //this will copy the characters in s1 s += s2; //add s and s2, store the result in s (shouldn't work?) return s.c_str(); //return result to be printed } int main() { const char* total = append("hello", "world"); printf("%s", total); return 0; } ...

    I have a .txt file in the format: AED|784|2|United Arab Emirates dirham|United Arab Emirates AFN|971|2|Afghan afghani|Afghanistan ALL|8|2|Albanian lek|Albania AMD|51|2|Armenian dram|Armenia ANG|532|2|Netherlands Antillean guilder|Curaçao (CW), Sint Maarten (SX) I would like to extract each substring deliminated by '|' So for example, var1,var2,var3,var4 = "" text = "AED|784|2|United Arab Emirates dirham|United Arab Emirates" text.extract("{0}|{1}|{2}|{3}|{4}", var1, var2, var3, var4) print(var1) // prints AED Is there an easy/efficient way to do this (possibly using regex)?...

    I have two arrays with the same length and I need to use the first as a Key and the second as a Value. My Key is an unique string and my Value is a double. I have 6 capybaras. Their names will be the key and their weight is the pound. My current code: ViewBag.MeuBalaioDeCapivaras = new string[] { "Jerimúndia", "Genoveva", "Facibulana", "Carnavala", "Dentinhos Dourados", "Creusa" }; ViewBag.PesoDeCadaCapivaraDoMeuBalaioDeCapivaras = new double[] { 500.0, 400.0, 250.0, 12.0, 1589.0, 87.3 }; This is my Arrays and I was doing as a KeyValuePair: var keyValuePair = new KeyValuePair<string, double>(ViewBag.NomeDaCapivara, ViewBag.PesoDeCadaCapivaraDoMeu...

    Suppose *ptr points to a variable. What does *ptr, &ptr, and ptr each mean? Many times, I get confused between them. Do anyone mind clarifying between those statements and give some concrete examples? ...

    I have this line of code: Dictionary<string,string> alreadyThere = GetItFromFooMethod(); List<string> flatList = alreadyThere.Values.SelectMany(a => a).ToList(); But I get this compile error: Cannot implicitly convert type 'System.Collections.Generic.List<char>' to 'System.Collections.Generic.List<string>' Why does it think I need char? and how can I fix it?...

    Working with Python 2.7, How can i define a function which it's name has a variable? like: for x in xrange(40): def functionname + x(): print x ?

    For some strange reason, I'm reading data from a .txt (notepad) file and I want to strip just the first 5-digit number. After the program runs, my output file is being printed in what I assume is Japanese. I will post some code, as well as sample input and output below. Any help would be appreciated in tracking down why this is happening. Thank you. using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.IO; using System.Linq; using System.Text; namespace BasicFileStripper { class Program { static void Main(string[] args) { //var encoding = new ASCIIEncoding(); StreamWriter write = new StreamWriter(@"C:\Users\Josh\Desktop\MillerEpicOutputs\ClientIds.txt"); StreamReader read = new StreamReader(@"C:\Users\Josh\Desktop\MillerEpicOutputs\j.txt");//, encoding); string line; int count = 0; write.Write("{"); while ((line = read.ReadLine()) != null) { count++; string copy = ...

    How can i get Strings between double quotes using Regex in Java? _settext(_textbox(0,_near(_span("My Name"))) ,"Brittas John"); ex: I need My Name and Brittas John

    I'm trying to copy the contents of the pointer myTexture into the pointer texture (a class member), as shown in the code below: Sprite::Sprite(SDL_Renderer *renderer, SDL_Texture *myTexture) { // Initialize texture this->texture = myTexture; } However, I need to have texture not just point to the same object as myTexture, because I want to be able to modify texture without affecting myTexture as well. I have tried using the copy constructor, but the compiler says that incomplete types are not allowed. I'm not really sure as to how I can create a copy of this object without pointing to the same object. Thanks in advance for any help....

    I'm looking for a way to return a promise only if another promise fails. How can I do that? The promises that I have look like this ( of course I've remove non-related code ) : getUserByUsername = function(username) { return promise(function(resolve, reject) { user = userModel.getByUsername(username); if ( user ) { resolve(user); } else { reject("user not found"); } }); }; getUserByEmail = function(email) { return promise(function(resolve, reject) { user = userModel.getByEmail(email); if ( user ) { resolve(user); } else { reject("user not found"); } }); }; checkPassword = function(user, password) { return promise(function(resolve, reject) { if ( user.isValidPassword(password) ) { resolve() } else { reject("password mismatch"); } }); }; And I want to combine them in the following sequence Call getUserByUsername and if rejects then ...
Hacks

  • hackaday
  • lifehacker
    A few years ago, Broadcom had a pretty nice chip – the BCM2835 – that could do 1080 video, had fairly powerful graphics performance, run a *nix at a good click, and was fairly cheap. A Broadcom employee thought, “why don’t we build an educational computer with this” and the Raspberry Pi was born. Since then, Broadcom has kept that chip to themselves, funneling all of them into what has become a very vibrant platform for education, tinkering, and any other project that could use a small Linux board. Recently, Broadcom has started to sell the BCM2835 to anyone who … Read the rest...

    On October 4th Hackaday is celebrating our 10th anniversary. We’ll be hosting a live event in Pasadena that day which includes some hardware hacking, some workshops, a mini-conference, and a party. Details to follow on most of this, but we are putting out a call for proposals to those who would like to present a talk at the mini-conference. We plan to record the talks, workshops, and events so that those unable to attend can also enjoy the festivities. The mini-conference will be about 3 hours long on the afternoon of Saturday, 10/4. We are looking for approximately four talks … Read the rest...

    Not wanting to wait for Apple to step up their game and complete their purchase of Beats headphones, [Carnivore] decided he wanted his own pair of Apple-compatible Beats cans with Bluetooth. He created something that will probably be for sale in the Apple store come Christmas: a pair of Beats Pro headphones with Bluetooth and a Lightning connector for charging. [Carnivore] liked the sound of his Beats Pro headphones but hated the wires. After disassembling the headphones, he carefully rewired the speakers with smaller gauge wire, added a small Bluetooth module and battery, and sealed everything back up. There … ...

    Building electronics with 3D printers is something we see hitting the tip line from time to time, but usually these are printed circuits, not electromechanical parts like motors, solenoids, and relays. [pitrack] thought he could do better than printing out a few blinking LED circuits and designed and built a brushless motor, the same kind you would find on electric model planes and quadcopters. In every brushless DC motor, there are a few common parts: the rotor has a few powerful magnets embedded in it, a stators with coils of wire, and the an enclosure to keep everything together. … Read the rest...

    Late last year at a craft show, [hahabird] and a friend came across a laser-cut Spirograph and they both had a go at it. After mocking his friend’s lack of fine motor skills, [hahabird] was struck with the idea of making a giant-scale Spirograph that would (hopefully) be less frustrating for kids of all ages. He generated the gears using an InkScape plugin, and then moved the project to Illustrator for adjustments. After nesting the inner gear drawings, he was able to print them out on one 3×3′ piece of paper at the local FedEx-Kinko’s. To make a template for … Read the rest...

    A faulty wire, a discarded burning cigarette, or a left-on curling iron can trigger sparks of fire to engulf everything nearby until all that’s left is brittle mounds of smoldering ash. Which is why smoke detectors are so important. They are life saving devices that can wake people up sleeping inside, well before the silent, but deadly carbon monoxide starts to kick in. But what happens if no one is home, and the alarm begins to blare? The place burns down into the ground without the owners knowing. So when [Martin] purchased a battery-powered smoke detector and rigged it up … Read the rest...

    We don’t think we’ve seen an Infinity Mirror Clock before, but we love this new twist on an old favorite. Different colors distinguish between seconds, minutes and hours, and an additional IR sensor detects when someone is directly in front of the clock and switches the LEDs off, allowing it to be used as a normal mirror. This build is the work of [Dushyant Ahuja], who is no stranger to hacking together clocks out of LEDs. You can tell how much progress he’s made with the mirror clock by taking a glance at his first project, which is an … ...
    With Google Now, you can simply say "Navigate to Home" and it knows where that is. Now, Google has added the ability to use that same feature for your hotel, if you have an itinerary in your email.Read more......

    Even carrying your iPhone's charger everywhere you go doesn't guarantee you'll be able to keep your phone running all day. Sometimes outlets can be hard to find, and for those times the NomadPlus is here to help—transforming your iPhone's standard charger into a portable 1,500 mAh battery for back power on-the-go.Read more......

    Conventional wisdom says that materialism–that is, using your money to simply buy more stuff–is a quick way to become unsatisfied and broke. However, spending on stuff instead of experiences may still be beneficial...if those things are, themselves, experiences. Read more......

    The HGST Touro is one of the only 7200 RPM external hard drives out there, and the 1TB model is only $60 today, which is as cheap as we've ever seen it. Read more...

    Good design isn't the kind of thing that's taught as a core class in most educational systems. However, knowing just a bit about how design works can help you in many jobs. This video gives even a beginner the kickstart they need.Read more......

    Google Now already has a ton of useful voice commands built in . Thanks to a recent update to Tasker plugin AutoVoice , though, you can now create your own commands that plug directly into Google Now to accomplish anything that Tasker can do with nothing but your voice....

    It's scary that once we retire we're supposed to live decades—maybe even 40 years or so—without a paycheck. The Department of Labor, Social Security Admininistration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid want to help you plan for the kind of retirement you want.Read more......

    Food tends to be one of our biggest budget items , but even with a limited income you can still eat well. Software developer (and avid runner) Erik August Johnson is sharing his $35 a week food experiment to show us how to frugally shop and eat.Read more......

    Whether you're in a hotel on vacation or staying with friends, sleeping in an unfamiliar bed takes a little getting used to. You usually manage, but that first night or two can be rough. We sat down with a sleep expert to come up with some tips for a great night's sleep, no matter where you are or what bed you're in.Read more......

    We've mentioned that a few regular emails can cut down your workload , but they can also cut down on the time wasted in meetings spent "getting everyone up to speed." You can go a step further and automate those emails too, thanks to Teamreporter. Read more......
Anime

  • animenewsnetwork
  • n4g
    Written by Heartless: I was interested in this series for two reasons; Yako Kanno and terrorism. Needless to say, I got what I wanted plus more. Gorgeous animation, great music, two awesome MC (I guess three really) and the beginning of a cat and mouse game. Mappa, Yako Kanno and Shinchiro Watanabe deliver on the production aspect but I guess that isnt too surprising. Watanabe stated at Anime Expo that hes been waiting for a few years now to be able to produce this series so I guess that means hes had quite some time to tweak and revise parts of the script to his liking. Have to say it paid off....

    One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X website has opened today with some new images (they're pretty small).

    UzerFriendly - Sword Art Online takes place in futuristic Japan. The year is 2022 and a new virtual reality game has just been released called- take a guess- Sword Art Online! It is just like any other MMO except in this game everything seems real. For example, when in the game you can touch, smell, and taste the food just like in real life. The main (and might I say extremely attractive) character Kirito finds himself ahead of everyone else in the game. He is able to gain this advantage as he is one of just a thousand players chosen to be beta testers. However, something is not right within the game and within hours of the game being released all those who have logged into the game find that the log out button on their main menu no longer exists. The creator of the game Akihiko Kayaba appears above the main playing area where all the players have been teleported. He goes on to explain to the frightened SAO gamer community that they are now stuck there, and the only way of e......

    Kane Bugeja of SnapThirty writes: Much earlier in the year, fans of a certain series featuring Titans of varying sizes were treated to a glimpse of just how terrifying these creatures would be in real lifealong with how safe they would be if driving a Subaru Forester. In addition to tokusatsu effects guru Shinji Higuchi, the man behind said advertisement, Yusuke Watanabe and Tomohiro Machiyama have been announced as script writers. Said script will be supervised by the manga creator himself Hajime Isayama, who is said to have in mind a new story, fightening new enemy and, perhaps more importantly, new characters....

    Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes: "There are a number of franchises that are iconic to mecha anime fans and very few series have ever been as popular as those big names. Despite this there are still numerous mecha anime produced every year and each one tries to offer viewers something a little bit different. With Majestic Prince making its way to North America and featuring character designs reminiscent of some old school designs, does the series prove itself in Collection 1?"...

    M WILD (@TroyAndretti) tweets that Naruto characters are the weakest in anime. @ShortPauseAnime responds.

    Kane Bugeja of SnapThirty writes: Based on Hitoshi Iwaakis sci-fi horror manga, an anime version entitled Kiseiju: Sei no Kakuritsu will soon be upon us. As such, details have been released regarding the cast and staff of the series. So why not learn the names of the people behind Parasyte? That way youll know who to blame/thank for the bizarre imagery presented to you...

    Who knew that acute gynophobia was a real thing outside of anime? What They Say: When youve got acute gynophobia, even a pretty girl can be like a malady, and as the sparring partner for his family of female wrestlers, Sakamachi Kinjiro has the worst case ever! Just one touch makes his nose bleed, so schools a bloody nightmare even before Kanade, the principals twisted daughter, deduces both Kinjiros feminine issue and that his name contains the sounds Chi and Kin back to back. But Chi-Kinjiros female troubles dont totally redline until a wrong turn in the mens room exposes the secret Subaru, Kanades manservant, has been hiding in the water closet. (Well, to be fair, SHE is still a servant.)...

    Daniel of PopCults.com writes "Memories of Fresh Blood really picks things up for SAO II in terms of quality storytelling. Combining Shinos trauma to the reason she plays GGO was brilliant. Shes not obsessed over being the best because she wants pride or glory, but to overcome her real life fear. While SAO Series One used the anonymity of internet gaming against the players, Series Two is using it as a form of therapy. Its starting to go further into exploring reasons for gaming that arent just 'for fun'."...

    Its summertime on the Zankyou no Terror train and Lisas mom gets booted off.





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