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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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    War veterans gathered Saturday for Taiwan's first military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II, as the island vies with China over the history of the conflict. Jet fighters and attack helicopters were among aircraft that flew past in formation as President Ma Ying-jeou spoke to the thousands gathered in the nor...

    It's sultry early July and an emotional Jean-Claude Juncker is on the stump, calling for a 'Yes' vote in a referendum on which he says hangs the future of Europe - and his own career. "...


    Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized killing 59 people, an official said Saturday. The charges were filed late on Friday in the central city of Ormoc over the sinking of the Kim Nirvana ship, according to regional police chief Asher Dolina. An initial police investigatio...

    Japan on Saturday pledged $6.1 billion in financial aid to the "Mekong Five" countries as it pushes infrastructure exports and courts influence in a region where rival China has an increasing presence. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled the pledge at a summit with his counterparts from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam -- fa...

    Europe would suffer little economically should Greece leave the euro zone but the consequences for Greece would be considerably worse, Austria's Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling said on Saturday. "For Europe, this would be easy to manage economically. For Greece, it would indeed be considerably more dramatic," Schelling was quoted as saying in an interview with online newspaper Die Presse....

    Sunday's referendum in Greece will set a new course for the country after a tumultuous half year of negotiating between Athens and its international creditors. A "Yes" vote could mean a new government, a news series of negotiations and Greece's continued membership of the euro zone. A "No" vote could mean the euro zone loses a member - a fate that could rock the stability of the currency....

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    As a U.S. American, just how terrified should you be this weekend about terrorism? “The vigilance surrounding this year’s celebration carries added weight,” according to NBC News. “The reason is ISIS.” Uh oh! Pretty terrified, it sounds like.Read more......

    No. 1 seed Serena Williams squeaked by unranked Heather Watson 6-2. 4-6, 7-5 in the third round of Wimbledon on Friday. Williams survived after falling behind 3-0 in the third and decisive set, rallying to win and set up a battle with her sister Venus in the next round. Read more......

    On Thursday, at the Aspen Ideas Festival, in an on-stage conversation with actress Goldie Hawn, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner postulated that the rarest kind of person is a woman who is both beautiful and funny. “From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman,” Eisner said.Read more......

    “Adding Trey to the mix is just going to bring in a bunch of Phish fans (no offense guys) that just don’t get us Deadheads.” The Sixties are over, man.Read more...

    Don’t forget: You can email us tips at tips@gawker.com, call them in at 646-470-4295, send them directly to any of our writers , or use our anonymous SecureDrop system. And like us on Facebook here!Read more......

    Just once in your life, cook a brisket, over smoky charcoal heat, on the grill. Do it for the solemn pride of having done so, and for the rime of authority it will lend to your future haughty pronouncements on the quality of others’ briskets. Do it because brisket—a massive cut of tough working muscle from the chest of a cow—is one of the pillars of barbecue mastery, and a good challenge to take on for yourself. Do it because it will make enough delicious, smoky meat for everyone you know to enjoy some. Do it because I am telling you to do it. And, do it just once, because it will take most of the rest of your life to finish. My God it takes fucking forever.Read more......

    Do you love watching fireworks? What about watching fireworks that blow the shit out of poor, unsuspecting mannequins? Well, have we got a treat for you. Read more...

    At the summer Consumer Electronics Show in 1991, Sony announced that it was jumping into the video game hardware market for the first time, partnering with Nintendo to release something called a “PlayStation.” The device never made it to market—for reasons I’ll explain shortly—but someone on reddit may have come across a very rare prototype.Read more......

    The subreddit at the eye of the shitstorm currently spreading across Internet hellhole Reddit.com , r/IAmA, has come back online after being set as private for less than a day.http://gawker.com/reddit-in-chao... Read more......

    America’s First Teen, Malia Obama, is interning this summer for Lena Dunham on the set of Girls, TMZ reports.Read more...
    What do y'all make of this one?! One Direction frontman Harry Styles says that the group has had some of their best shows recently, after Zayn Malik left the group earlier this year! Whoa!!! Is that shade, or just reality?! [ Related: Have You Picked Up The 1D Fragrance Yet?! ] Speaking to reporters, Styles opened up about the [...]...

    So is this the official excuse? On Thursday, sources close to Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian came forward with more info regarding the very suspicious pics that surfaced of LD canoodling with his ex, Chloe Bartoli. In the snaps, the pair looks super cozy as they party in Monaco for Chloe's 25th birthday. [ Related: With Scott [...]...

    Well this is disturbing… The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released a video of dummies being hit in the head, face, hands, arms, EVERYWHERE by exploding errant fireworks, and, um, yikes!!! The video — released in advance of July 4 in an attempt to remind people of the dangers of fireworks — is definitely alarming, and with [...]...

    This is a whole new level of disgusting. On Friday, it was revealed that an extended family member is shopping a photo of Bobbi Kristina on her death bed — an EXTREME low that we can't even begin to comprehend. According to a media outlet, the photo shows a relative hovering over BK as she lies [...]...

    Not only can you get the latest celebrity news and photos on PerezHilton.com, but also exclusive interviews, fashion tutorials and more! Be sure to favorite the PerezTV YouTube Channel so you don't miss these videos. This week, PerezTV interviewed two hunks who are sure to heat up your July 4th holiday! First up, Dylan Sprayberry talks about [...]...

    No drama for this momma?! Well… maybe not right now. Amid the news of beau Scott Disick's alleged infidelities that broke yesterday, reality star ?Kourtney Kardashian took to Instagram, breaking her silence via photo and was drama free for at least a minute! [ Photos: Scott & Chloé Spotted Together Earlier In The Week! ] Ch-ch-check out her Insta [...]...

    "I want to be the female George Clooney: He directs, produces and stars. I want to be in charge of the final product." -Eva Longoria to InStyle Magazine on her career goals. [Image via InStyle Magazine.]...

    Happy (early) Fourth of July, y'all! Hopefully, you'll be out somewhere tomorrow grilling and celebrating, but if you can't be with friends and family — or if the weather is bad where you are — um, two words: movie marathon!!! We know the perfect place to start, too: movies that had famous actors portray fake presidents! There are [...]...

    It looks like the stars weren't aligned for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner!! Once it was announced that Ben and Jen were DONE after ten years of marriage, we decided to consult our favorite and #1 astrologer, Terry Nazon. We knew Terry would have some expert insight into the drama! [ Related: Ben & Jennifer Take Their [...]...

    Get well soon, honey! Meghan Trainor is canceling two tour dates on her MTrain tour after being diagnosed with a vocal chord hemorrhage! The ?All About That Bass singer took to Instagram to share the bad news, posting a video with text on her phone explaining what was going on, while promising to make it up to [...]...
    Kourtney Kardashian is telling friends she has no doubt ... Scott Disick is hooking up with the chick he was all handsy with in Monte Carlo, but she's also deeply worried he's lapsed and fallen back into substance abuse.  Our sources say… ...

    Miley Cyrus and Victoria's Secret model Stella Maxwell are not pranking anyone ... they cannot keep their hands and lips off each other ... so say the people who hang with them. Their make out session after a video shoot this week had a whiff of… ...

    Plies nearly got sprayed with a real shotgun on his music video set -- but lucky for him, a 911 operator convinced an armed passerby to let cops handle what he wrongly thought was a hostage situation. We got the… ...

    Sad news about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner getting divorced. And what a scam Paris pulled. So we gotta ask ...

    Michael Sam's Montreal Alouettes teammates are sick and tired of the drama surrounding the defensive end ... with one player telling TMZ Sports, "He's not my favorite teammate right now."

    Royce Reed's landlord is accusing her of clogging her dance studio plumbing ... with excessive tampons, and he's getting revenge by kicking her out on her ass ... according to Reed, anyway.  The "Basketball Wives" star -- and Dwight Howard's… ...

    While the world's most serious eaters belly up to the table for Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest -- sink your teeth into these famous hot dog legs and see if you can guess which star owns the stems! Delicious! ...

    Bailee Madison must have cast a spell on the creators of Hallmark Channel’s “Good Witch," because she stands to make a million bucks from the show. TMZ took a gander at her minor’s contract and the 15-year-old is clearly… ...

    We JUST shot Doc Rivers -- moments after the story broke that DeAndre Jordan is leaving the Clippers for the Dallas Mavericks ... and he seems pretty upbeat for a guy who just lost a superstar. The L.A. Clippers honcho… ...

    Eva Longoria is a freak of nature. What to say ... Perfect body. Marbella, Spain.  Beach.  Hot.  So hot,
    TV Land announced they are pulling re-runs of The Dukes of Hazzard for reasons completely unrelated to the furor over the Confederate flag and general disdain by The Enlightened for all things South and guns and redneck. Bo and Luke Duke never meant no harm, but they did induce one demented motherfucker to shoot up […]...

    Elle Fanning is the anti Kylie Jenner. Same age, but definable talent, un-injected body, and she doesn’t process your Visa card for peeks at her underwear. It’s some quirk of quantum physics that both girls can exist in nearly the same space at the same time. I blame Elle’s mom. She forgot that coming of […]...

    Daniela Lopez Osorio is one sexy Latina. She fights for the right of so many good causes, then starts taking her clothes off. The perfect citizen. Check out Daniela in various oiled body bikinis. (Egotastic) You know it’s bad when NASCAR thinks you’re too racist, Donald Trump. (TMZ) Kourtney Kardashian says fuck you to her sister’s […]...

    The European celebrities are in the South of Spain this summer. Greece used to be the chic hot spot in July until the commies decided the retirement age should be thirty-two and bankrupted their cute little village nation. Spain remains the Mexico of Europe. Street merchants will haggle down from fifty bucks to eleven cents on a […]...

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing amicably. They intend to remain great friends and even continue to live together to parent their three carefully named children. Which sounds an awful lot like being married, with the exception that all that side fucking is no longer cheating. It’s rather genius if you can pull it off. […]...

    The only thing worse than shameless self-promoters sticking up for tit freedom is the fear of tits themselves. There’s a time to be scared of women’s bodies. It’s called age eight. We should be trying to separate ourselves from ignorant fundamentalist cave dwellers, not embracing their eons old belief that drought is God being really angry […]...

    Here’s one way to assuage the anti-Hispanic immigrant crowd. Tell them you’re going to breed and take over shit and kill all the whiteys by spitting on their spoons at fancy restaurants. America Ferrara isn’t Mexican but she had a picture of her Honduran grandmother in her dorm room at USC so she penned an open letter […]...

    According to dubious reports Tiger Woods has been teeing off on Dorothy Boyd who divorced PGA golfer Jason Dufner in April. It is unclear if the pair started their rape fetishizing before or after the divorce, or if this ever happened. What is clear is that it’s certainly plausible. I always thought boxers were superstitious natives […]...

    After Jim Carrey went on a Twitter rampage naming all the red herrings of the anti vaccine movement which have long been disproven, it turns out he was tweeting pictures of random people’s kids with autism without their permission to make his case. It’s unclear where he got the photos. Did he just spend an afternoon […]...

    Amber Roof, the sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, started a GoFundMe page asking for money to cover the costs of her wedding after she was greatly inconvenienced by her brother murdering nine people. It turns out she had to cancel the wedding, which was a real drag. Arguably one could call it a tragedy. […]...
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    While many in the US are relaxing for the July 4th holiday, the folks at Apple Music and Tidal are hard at work trying to push their respective subscription music services. Apple has already announced plans for a Dr. Dre radio show on Beats 1 that wi......

    Bubble Wrap is one of mankind's greatest inventions. It protects our online orders from becoming rubble in a delivery van, but more importantly, it doubles as pure, joyous entertainment. Pop, pop, pop. There's nothing quite like it. That's why we wer......

    The Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered plane that has been flying around the world since March. Back in May, it was set to make its most ambitious journey yet, a 5,061-mile trip from Japan to Hawaii. Unfortunately, though, Pilot Andre Borschberg's in......

    Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has made a name for itself by delivering premium devices at budget prices. As well as phones and tablets, Xiaomi also sells accessories, including the Mi Band fitness tracker. After almost a year on sale, China's biggest mo......

    If you survive a plane crash but your emergency locator transmitter (ELT) doesn't, it'd be a cruel irony if rescuers never found you. But NASA, of all agencies, has crashed a light airplane to make those devices stronger and better. "It's not obvious......

    Days after Apple Music launched to the public, it's becoming clearer where Dr. Dre fits. The hip-hop mogul, who joined Apple after the company bought up Beats, announced today that he's about to launch a regular radio program exclusive to Apple Music......

    See that teensy Tinkerbell-shaped light above? That's not CGI -- that's a real floating display, and it's completely touchable too. Mid-air plasma displays aren't that prolific yet, but they're not exactly new either. However, floating lights created......

    Well, this is one way for an up-and-coming company to get people's attention. OnePlus, the Chinese manufacturer best-known for making a cheap handset with surprisingly good specs, is about to launch its second-generation phone, and to get folks pumpe......

    Leica is known for making cameras that are too expensive for most people. Its latest one, the Leica Q (Typ 116), is no exception. You can tell a lot about its high value simply by glancing at it; the gorgeous magnesium alloy and matte black finish ma......

    It might seem crazy today, but in the early '90s Nintendo and Sony were working together on a video game accessory that'd add CD capabilities to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. There would also be a separate Sony console that'd play SNES car......
    An anonymous reader writes with word as reported by The Stack of a new machine learning technology under development at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology "which can identify emotion in text messages and email, such as sarcasm, irony and even antisocial or suicidal thoughts." Computer science student Eden Saig, the system's creator, explains that in text and email messages, many of the non-verbal cues (like facial expression) that we use to interpret language are missing. His software applies semantic analysis to those online communications and tries to figure out their emotional import and context by looking for word patterns (not just more superficial markers like emoticons or explicit labels like "[sarcasm]"), and can theoretically identify clues of threatening or self-destructive behavior. ...

    Hallie Siegel writes: Ever wonder how they make robots look so awesomely real in movies? Visual effects expert Graham Edwards goes behind the scenes with the makers of Robot Overlords to take you through the development of the robots in this movie, from script development and sketches, to filming and post FX. Really cool to see how these robots come to life. ...

    Several outlets report that Julian Assange has requested, but been denied, political asylum in France, by means of an open letter published by Le Monde. From The Globe and Mail's coverage, linked above: Less than an hour after his letter was published by Le Monde's website, Hollande's office issued a statement saying the asylum request was rejected. "France has received the letter from Mr. Assange. An in-depth review shows that in view of the legal and material elements of Mr Assange's situation, France cannot grant his request," the statement said. "The situation of Mr. Assange does not present any immediate danger. He is also the target of a European arrest warrant," it noted. Assange wrote in the letter that his youngest child is French, and so is the child’s mother. "I haven't been able to see them in five years, since the political persecution against me started," he said. Worth noting: Assange's legal team says that Assange's letter has been mischaracterized, and ...

    AmiMoJo writes: The Saitama District Court has ordered Google Inc. to delete past reports on a man's arrest over molestation from its online search results after ruling that they violate the man's personal rights. The man, who was arrested about three years ago after molesting a girl under 18, and fined 500,000 yen (£2600, $4000). "He harbors remorse over the incident and is leading a new life. The search results prevent him from rehabilitating himself," the man's defense counsel said. The presiding judge recognized that the incident was not of historical or social significance, that the man is not in public office and that his offense was relatively minor. He concluded there was little public interest in keeping such reports displayed online three years after the incident. The judge acknowledged that search engines play a public role in assisting people's right to know. (AmiMoJo spotted the story on Surado, the new name for Slashdot Japan.) ...

    MojoKid writes: Liquid Metal is an alloy metal (technically, bulk metallic glass) that manages to combine the best features of a wide variety of materials into one product. Liquid Metal also has high corrosion resistance, high tensile strength, remarkable anti-wear characteristics and can also be heat-formed. Given its unique properties, Liquid Metal has been used in a number of industries, including in smartphones. Historically, it has been limited to small-scale applications and pieces parts, not entire products. However, Turing Robotic Industries (TRI) just announced pre-orders for the world's first liquid metal-frame smartphone. The Turing Phone uses its own brand of Liquid Metal called Liquidmorphium, which provides excellent shock absorption characteristics. So instead of making a dent in the smartphone casing or cracking/chipping like plastic when dropped, a Turing Phone should in theory "shake it off" while at the same time protecting the fragile display from breaking. The Turi...

    the simurgh writes: It has been revealed today that In the past few months, two of the Pirate Bay co-founders have been repeatedly questioned by Swedish authorities, acting on behalf of the FBI. The internet now has clear evidence that Prenda is indeed being investigated by the U.S. Government for uploading their own copyrighted content in torrents placed onto The Pirate Bay, for the sole purpose of creating a honeypot trap to sue over pirated downloads. ...

    New submitter mjvzb writes: Ever wish compiling was more fun? Well, I recently implemented Tetris as a C++ template metaprogram (code at Github). The game is played by recompiling its source, taking player input by compiler flag. The runtime program is only needed to print the game screen to the console and save the game state across compiler runs. Implementing Tetris in templates is not as horrific as you may imagine, and I've put together a post covering the details. Once you get over the syntax, C++ metaprogramming is just like functional programming. ...

    Zothecula sends news that researchers from the University of California are developing new fingerprint scanning technology that could one day enhance the security of mobile devices. The new technique scans a fingertip in 3D, capturing the tiny ridges and valleys that make up a fingerprint, as well as the tissue beneath the surface. This guards against attackers unlocking a device with an image of the fingerprint, or by attempting to dust the scanner. The basic concepts behind the researchers’ technology are akin to those of medical ultrasound imaging. They created a tiny ultrasound imager, designed to observe only a shallow layer of tissue near the finger’s surface. "Ultrasound images are collected in the same way that medical ultrasound is conducted," said [Professor David] Horsley. "Transducers on the chip’s surface emit a pulse of ultrasound, and these same transducers receive echoes returning from the ridges and valleys of your fingerprint’s surface." The ba...

    An anonymous reader writes: Another Slashdotter recently asked what kind of things someone can power with an external USB battery. I have a followup along those lines: what kind of modifications have you made to your gadgets to do things that they were never meant to do? Consider old routers, cell phones, monitors, etc. that have absolutely no use or value anymore in their intended form. What can you do with them? Have you ever done something stupid and damaged your electronics? ...

    _xeno_ writes: Just over a week after Warner Bros. pulled the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight due to bugs, Square Enix is now being forced to do the same thing with the Mac OS X version of Final Fantasy XIV (which was released at the same time as Batman: Arkham Knight). The rather long note explaining the decision apologizes for releasing the port before it was ready and blames OS X and OpenGL for the discrepancy between the game's performance on identical Mac hardware running Windows. It's unclear when (or even if) Square Enix will resume selling an OS X version — the note indicates that the development team is hopeful that "[w]ith the adoption of DirectX 11 for Mac, and the replacement of OpenGL with a new graphics API in Apple's next OS, the fundamental gap in current performance issues may soon be eliminated." (I'm not sure what "the adoption of DirectX 11 for Mac" refers to. OS X gaining DirectX 11 support is news to me — and, I suspect, Microsoft.) Given that the ...
     The recent flurry of ad-tech acquisition deals clearly demonstrates that the industry is shifting its focus to developing solutions that support premium inventory. While all the attention has traditionally been around solving for RTB and the programmatic trading of low-value, non-guaranteed inventory, things are changing. Read More ...

     Y Combinator has helped over 800 startups come to market that are today worth a collective $30 billion (and possibly even more very soon). Now it looks like a new VC is emerging out of it that will be dedicated to help the most promising of these grow. TechCrunch has learned of a new VC fund called Crystal Towers. Backed by several YC founders, it will start out with between $90 million… Read More ...

     Happy Friday, everyone. We’re glad that you are with us today before we take off and drink beer celebrate America. Our own Sarah Buhr took over the hosting slot this week, while Matthew Lynley and myself helped out. We dug into the release of Apple Music, Uber’s decision to absorb a large chunk of Microsoft’s Bing Maps team, and how Shyp, a startup, is helping shape the… Read More ...

     Technology has transformed entire industries over the past decade, from travel and transportation to media and real estate. While commerce has enjoyed some innovation, its transformation is far from over. The next frontier is “Commerce Everywhere,” which blends online and offline experiences to let you make purchases wherever and whenever you want. Read More ...

     Since about 10 seconds after Google launched its do-it-yourself Cardboard virtual reality headset, other companies have been selling pre-made clones — and Google is totally fine with that. The catch: many of the clones cost upwards of $20-30 bucks, and that’s before shipping. Paying that much for what is essentially a piece of cardboard can feel a bit silly. Looking to capitalize… Read More ...

     Here’s a wonderfully neat project to perhaps spark some creativity as we head into this holiday weekend: the 3D printed Zoetrope. Take the concept of a flipbook — a series of frames displayed quickly to trick your brain into seeing an animation — and make it 3D, swapping out the still images for sculptures. Toss in a spinning platter and a strobe light (with the strobe… Read More ...

     PicoBrew is a beer-centered startup in Seattle, founded by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell and Avi Geiger. The machine at the heart of their operation is The Zymatic—an apparatus that simplifies beer-making by reducing the need to monitor the cooking process of creating Wort (unfermented beer). Did their device turn a beer drinker like me, with zero brewing experience, into a beer maker? Read More ...

     For the past month or so, the general thinking around the rumor mill has been that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone. If you can’t beat’em, join’em, right? Now we’ve got a rough idea of what their first Android handset might look like. Posted by the endlessly resourceful Evan Blass (aka evleaks), the photo shows a device that appears to have curves on both halves… Read More ...

     Happy Friday of a long weekend, everyone! To celebrate America’s Independence Day, we’ve chosen some extra fun topics for this week’s episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. Lexus teased out a new hoverboard this week, because the world clearly isn’t weird enough yet. Anki is preparing to ship its second-generation robotic track cars very soon. And Bowling Central… Read More ...

     There was a ton of fallout as the Greek economic crisis worsened this week week and the country struggled to come up with answers to its growing predicament. As Alexia Tsotsis explained  in an article on TechCrunch earlier this week: This week, the Syriza government failed in negotiations to receive a tranche of bailout money in time to make a $1.7 billion IMF payment on June 30th. Instead… Read More ...
    The popular site is in turmoil with scores of subreddits effectively shut down to protest the firing of Victoria Taylor. The post Reddit Is Revolting appeared first on WIRED.

    Lots of foreign automakers have piled on horsepower, speed, height, width, weight, and noise, with no practical aim in mind. The post 8 Foreign Cars That Are Totally ‘Murican appeared first on WIRED....

    Long stereotyped as hippies stuck in the Summer of Love, the Dead stood at the vanguard of the digital revolution for 50 years. The post Call Them Hippies, But the Grateful Dead Were Tech Pioneers appeared first on WIRED....

    It's been said science is a full contact sport. And no branch gets rowdier in a political sense than health care. The post Medicine Is a Battlefield. Here’s How to Stay in the Know appeared first on WIRED....

    It’s the freakin' weekend, let us help you have you some fun! Here are the week's best late-night TV bits. The post The Week in TV: Good Luck Surviving This Charm Overload appeared first on WIRED.

    The tarantula hawk is actually a kind of solitary wasp, with a sting that causes a fiercely electric pain that could only be described as totally unacceptable. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: If This Wasp Stings You, ‘Just Lie Down and Start Screaming’ appeared first on WIRED....

    When WIRED launched in 1993, few people had seen anything like it. But it wasn't totally alone. The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: Before WIRED, There Was the Eccentric Mondo 2000 appeared first on WIRED....

    Every week, WIRED Security rounds up the vulnerabilities and privacy updates you may have missed. The post Security News This Week: Your VPN Probably Isn’t Private appeared first on WIRED.

    On-demand workers supposedly have flexibility. So how the heck do startups make sure they have enough people working on July 4? The post How Startups Like Uber Get People to Work on July 4 appeared first on WIRED....

    Summer is all about blockbusters. But now that you have a long holiday weekend ahead it's time to support some great indie films. Here, we made you a list. The post Forget Blockbusters. Watch These Movies Instead on July 4th appeared first on WIRED....
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        It's a new week and the North American PlayStation Store's Weekly Deals has been refreshed. It features a publisher sale on Square Enix and 2K games. This is a great opportunity to grab titles like Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Drakengard 3, Borderlands 2, Bioshock Infinite, and more for cheap! Here's a roundup of the some titles on sale:...

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        Here are this week's deals for Wacky Wednesday at IKEA. Remember, the prices are low but the deals are good on Wednesday only -- and quantities may be limited! At IKEA North York, the Ulsberg Nightstand is $19.99 (down from $44.99) At IKEA Calgary, the Ideell Plate is $0.10 (down from $4) and the Fantastisk Paper Napkins are $0.10 for a 50-pack (down from $3.99) At ...

        For a limited time, the Microsoft Store is selling the Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Smartphone, Yellow for only $349.00 (Reg. $549.00)! That’s a terrific deal if you’re tired of being locked down in a contract and do not want an iOS or Android phone from the usual suspects. ...
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    Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including an attempt to break a record for the “most arm-linked people standing up simultaneously,” the beginning of summer, the Old Colony Unity Day, and Boston Pride Week. -- By Lloyd YoungIsabelle Barbosa of Wellesley carefully walked with flippers into the lake at Cochituate State Park. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
    UNESCO World Heritage delegates recently snorkelled on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, thousands of coral reefs, which stretch over 1,200 miles off the northeast coast. Surrounded by manta rays, dolphins and reef sharks, their mission was to check the health of the world’s largest living ecosystem, which brings in billions of dollars a year in tourism. Some coral has been badly damaged and animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are threatened. UNESCO will say on Wednesday whether it will place the reef on a list of endangered World Heritage sites, a move the Australian government wants to avoid at all costs, having lobbied hard overseas. Earlier this year, UNESCO said the reef’s outlook was “poor”. -- By ReutersPeter Gash (L), owner and manager of the Lady Elliot Islan
    The US Supreme Court made a historic decision today in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states, ending two decades of litigation. -- By Lloyd YoungSupporters of same-sex marriage Pooja Mandagere, left, and Natalie Thompson kiss outside the U.S. Supreme Court following the announcement of the ruling on the same-sex marriage case, in Washington, June 26. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
    The first European Games are nearing their conclusion with this Sunday’s closing ceremonies in Baku, Azerbaijan. More than 6,000 athletes from European Olympic nations have been competing in 20 sports, mainly traditional, but also including beach volleyball, martial arts such as karate and Sambo, and 3x3 basketball. -- By Lloyd YoungAthletes clear the water jump during the women's 3000 metres steeplechase during day nine of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Olympic Stadium on June 21 in Azerbaijan. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images )
    The first International Day of Yoga was held on June 21 and India set a record for the largest yoga demonstration in a single venue. Many other countries participated in the holiday recognized by the United Nations. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, sits on a mat as he performs yoga along with thousands of Indians on Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, June 21. With nearly 36,000 in attendance, the yoga gathering set a record for the world's largest to mark the first International Yoga Day. (Saurabh Das/Associated Press)
    Nine people were killed Wednesday night when authorities say Dylan Storm Roof, 21, fired upon a prayer meeting inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Roof was captured on Thursday after an intense manhunt. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelKearston Farr comforts her daughter, Taliyah Farr,5, as they stand in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where the nine people were killed, June 19, A 21-year-old white gunman is suspected of killing nine people during a prayer meeting in the church, which is one of the nation's oldest black churches in Charleston. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Alabaster-skinned people born on a sun-scorched group of islands off Panama’s Caribbean coast are venerated as “Children of the Moon”. Albinos make up between 5 and 10 percent of the roughly 80,000 indigenous Gunas who live on the mainland of the Guna Yala region and its islands. With their sensitive skin and eyes, young Guna albinos must be shuttled to and from school, avoiding the baking heat, while they watch their friends play in the streets. International Albinism Awareness Day was June 13th. -- By ReutersDelyane Avila, 6, who is part of the albino or "Children of the Moon" group in the Guna Yala indigenous community, drew on her notebook next to neighbors on Ailigandi Island in the Guna Yala region, Panama. (Carlos Jasso/Reuters)
    It’s the time of the year for many to commemorate their achievements and to mark moving on to the next step in their lives. Around the world, commencements big and small were photographed depicting the proud graduates and supporters. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA Pittston Area high school graduate raises his diploma in celebration as he walks back to his seat during a commencement ceremony on June 10, in Pittston, Pa. (Andrew Krech/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
    The Women’s World Cup is underway across Canada with 24 nations vying to make the title game on July 5. The finalists from 2011, Japan and the United States, both won in their opening round games. -- By Lloyd YoungEngland's defender Laura Bassett (left) vies with France's midfielder Camille Abily during a Group F match at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup between France and England at Moncton Stadium in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 9, 2015. France won 1-0. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)
    Authorities continue to investigate the scene of a fatal train derailment on a route between Washington and New York last night. The death toll stood at seven Wednesday afternoon with more than 200 injured from the accident that occurred in Philadelphia at a notorious curve on the line. -- By Lloyd YoungEmergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment on May 13 in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens of others. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)
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    That's all there is. The site'll be here to puruse at any time.Follow me on my main site for further updates in new work from me. Or maybe on twitter. Bye!

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you for stickin with me for however long you have stuck here. Gunshow was fun to do but I gotta do something else. I just have to. Thank you. Some important links for you: my main site, will soon be a easy way to check on what im doing. BACK is my other comic I am still doing with Anthony. We're just getting started with it. Pinocchio, a comic adaptation. While not...

    It's christmas... What are you doing here? I guess readin' this final bit of the story huh? Thanks for taking time away from your family to look at this dumb comic. If you don't celebrate/care about Christmas, enjoy your day off and thanks for checking it anyway. You didn't have to, but you did! One more. I'll see you....

    Da Devil!!! Uh oh!!! Etc. The story ends next update then another thing then.... well that's gunshow! Forever!PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    That's all for Tammy. See ya.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    beep beep im on a road trip as of this writing! The final gunshows have been uploaded so don't worry! Enjoy the new year and follow me on twitter... unLESS I BLOCKED YOUPATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...

    Just a heads up: I took down the gunshow facebook page and will delete the gunshow twitter since I got no use for em anymore once Gunshow ceases to update at the end of the year. I feel like not a lot of people are realizing this is for true or just don't read this blog down here. OH WELL...

    Here we go, full effect. Back at it again at krispy kreme. We're gonna eat the devil and gain her power.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!

    Sorry for the lateness. Internet issues. But we're here. And we're still sort of setting up the weird part of the story. Which will be revealed next update!! Hopefully not too..... hmm see you then!

    This is it... These are the final moments!! We go out with a story to sort of end off the office friends. This will last mostly all month up to the end. Just stick with us til then.PATREON! + BACK!  PINOCCHIO! + STORE!...
    Gabe: I’ve been working on the characters for our Nightlight story at the end of the month. Most of the time when I sit down to draw characters, it’s little boys or guys that come out. I can draw those characters and make them feel authentic because I know them. I can tell those stories because they are my story to some degree. When I sat down to make Grace I knew it would be a challenge. Today’s strip is 100% accurate. I wanted Grace to feel authentic. I wanted her to be a real little girl and I have zero experience with little girls. I have two boys of my own and more often than not my…...

    New Comic: The Historical Record

    Tycho: We’re both gonna try to get out of town to varying degrees at the end of July, ahead of the Six Month World Tour that is PAX, and we’ve thought of various ways to manage that span - we’ll be gone maybe six strips or so, which is how we have come to reckon time. We’ve got a story we’re gonna run then, a Nightlight story that gives some more information about how the setting functions, and it should be about that long if what we planned is correct.  Doing research for the awesome new character at the center of it has probably fucked up his search history…...

    Tycho: He legitimately wanted to know what that shit tastes like.  Not good, I would say.  Not potable in the classic sense.  Tangy in absolutely the wrong way.  You can also get XP in Destiny by, like, doing bounties and stuff.  No fluids are required.  #Lifehax The last time I “used” it - and “used” seems like the correct term, the way you might “use” meth - it was to retain some semblance of humanity during Strip Search.  My memory of the filming process is like an archipelago, with these blobs of awareness floating very…...

    Gabe: There’s a new DLC Podcast show up today and this one doesn’t seem to be sped up much at all. Which means it took me almost the exact same amount of time to draw the strip, as it did for us to write it. So that’s not a dumb statistic. Be sure and check out the rest of our YouTube offerings and don’t forget Club PA members get early access to a bunch of this new stuff. Last but not least, if you liked Nightlight then you should check out my Twitter. I posted a new Nightlight doodle and answered a few questions. I have to say I really love reading all the ideas…...

    New Comic: Piquant

    Tycho: He’s been feasting on this Dresden Files shit over here; heaps of Dresden Files books are arrayed about him at the five points of the pentacle, where he sits within a circle of what I’m pretty sure is Lik-M-Aid. It’s to the point where when he nears the end of a Harry Dresden Book, he’s ordering the next three so that he can maintain forward momentum without running aground.  It’s doing some noir thing that has a kind of preternatural grip on him; I feel like exposure to these materials have made him increasingly hard-bitten.  My fear is that he…...

    Gabe: There is a new First 15 today that ended up being pretty funny I think. We played a game called Omega Quintet and I can tell you with 100% certainty, that Tycho and I are not the core demographic for this game. -Gabe out  ...

    New Comic: Fine Distinctions

    Tycho: Batman: Arkham Knight is overwhelming. There have been multiple occasions now, within a relatively short period of time, where I have felt compelled by some omnipresent force to punch the arm of my compatriot and say something along the lines of “God Damn” or “Jesus Is Lord.”  The game doesn’t really deal with themes of divinity, those are just the phrases that leap to the fore.  There’s too many thoughtful touches, too many moments that don’t need to be there and nobody else would do.  That they managed to keep one of these secrets…...
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    Miguel Cabrera's calf injury overshadowed Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers. Miguel Cabrera left Friday night's 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning when he got hurt while ...

    The way Angels manager Mike Scioscia looked at things, there really wasn't anything unusual seeing Josh Hamilton playing for the other team. ''I don't think any of us gave it a thought,'' Scioscia said after the Angels' 8-2 win at Texas on Friday night. ''Really, we played against Josh for a long time, it's not like this is something ...

    Clint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the U.S. defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and not back to his confrontation with a referee that caused American coach Jurgen Klinsmann to replace the fiery forward as captain for the tournament. Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension, Timmy Chandler scored his first interna...

    Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd. Twice, Williams was oh-so-close to the end of her bid for a fourth consecutive major title - and for the third leg of a calenda...

    After missing targets at the start of free agency, the Sacramento Kings finally filled out their backcourt Friday. The Kings reached agreements with point guard Rajon Rondo and shooting guard Marco Belinelli, securing the two positions the team coveted most this summer. Belinelli's contract is for ...

    Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and

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    Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February. Busch, who broke his right leg and left foot in a crash a day before the season-opening Daytona 500, spun nine minutes into the first practice ses...

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    It's wild that Lucario is hot enough shit to get a demeaning opening thwack on the god rat itself, Pikachu. I mean, Pikachu is granted a follow up upper cut and an unfinished electric attack, but it's still nice to see the yellow king get clocked. Then there's the whole Biodome ring area and Machamp hugging a horse that fell in some paint. God, look at the individual hairs on these monsters. Getting Ratchet (of and Clank fame) levels. ...

    Just in case you weren't impressed by a few pictures of what is allegedly one of a small number of prototypes units developed by Sony for Nintendo prior to Nintendo's surprise partnership with Phillips. And so birthed the PlayStation, all praises to it. I like SSNES for its snakey sound, but Nintendo would never go for that, obviously. ...

    I'm a big fan of Extra Life, the gaming-based charity that benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. These hospitals treat injured and ill children regardless of their parents' ability to pay. How great is that? As if donating tax-deductible money to help kids wasn't enough, now Ubisoft has partnered with Extra Life to give anyone who donates $6 or more entry into the Rainbow Six Siege closed beta which starts September 24, 2015. Donations run year round but the majority for Extra Life pour in around the 24-hour live stream marathons, which will take place on Saturday, November 7 this year. I have a feeling I'm going to pulling a 24-hour stream myself on our Twitch channel this year! If you'd like to donate directly through ...

    I haven't been following Shenmue 3 too closely on Kickstarter, but my fingers are crossed for director Yu Suzuki. I hope the project turns out the way he envisions it and fans are satisfied (as if that's even possible). Today's Kickstarter update is a big one for those of you considering chipping in: backers who commit to $60 or more can opt for a physical copy of the game on PlayStation 4. The disc will come packaged in "an exclusive, backer-only case" whether you choose PS4 or PC, and you'll also "be able to participate in surveys and vote in polls for the ideas you want to see in the game." If you're fine with a digital copy, the minimum tier for either platform is $29. Where's that $10,000 forklift tier? PlayStation 4 Physical Reward Confirm...

    Full disclosure: I was initially against the idea of allowing people to download the debut issue of Destructoid/GameFan magazine for free. That's not because I want money. My paycheck won't change regardless of how many issues of this thing are sold or downloaded. My worry is that some of you won't bother taking a chance on the magazine if it's free, because many seem to feel that something that doesn't cost anything isn't worth anything. That's why even today, giving this away feels a little wrong to me. Personally, I'd be willing to pay about $15 for a print copy of this issue. It might be worth twice that to competitive Smash Bros. players, as that mini-strategy guide by ZeRo is a real one-of-a-kind...

    Trump, the Republican frontrunner for the 2016 Presidential nomination, has had a bit of a rough week after NBC and Macy's both parted ways with the reality TV star in light of comments he made about illegal immigrants. Today there was more bad news as Timmy and Tommy Nook announced they will be dropping the Trump brand from all Nookling Junction locations. In a statement released to the press, the Nooks said their company stands for diversity and would not tolerate comments Trump made about frogs. We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about frogs made by Mr. Trump. We at Nookling Junction do not believe the ridiculous stereotype that frogs do nothing all day but get high licking one another. This type of hurtful, hackneyed cliché does not portray an accurate picture of the many frogs who have made valuable contributions to society; like Puddles, Frobert, and Michigan. We're also not keen on him referring to Resetti as a wor...

    Today at the Aksys Games panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, the publisher and Zero Escape series director Kotaro Uchikoshi announced Zero Escape Volume 3. This is the next entry in developer Spike Chunsoft's visual novel adventure franchise that currently spans Virtue's Last Reward and 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. The title will feature dual-audio (both Japanese and English voice work), Aksys has confirmed. Zero Escape 3 is targeting a summer 2016 release on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. ...

    What can any single one of us say about the greatness of M. Randall Antoinette of Dixonia III? What could we say that does him justice, I mean? Andy is larger than any one achievement, act, or even nipple. Andy is a God amongst men. Little is known about how Andy got the amazing powers he wielded. Some say he was born with them, some say he got them off a guy he blew outside an Indian Casino by the highway at 3am, many stories float around. We are not here to speculate though. We are here to celebrate. As many of you celebrate freedom tomorrow, remember who gave you that freedom. Remember who sacrificed their third testicle and battled a witch dog from space, for you. Remember Andy Dixon. Remember him every time you see a sparkler. For the sparkler up his butt trick was his favorite. Be safe this Fourth of July folks, and let's play some games! ...

    Coming off of E3, we'll be seeing even more of Nintendo's Bill Trinen. The senior product marketing manager is signed up to participate in the Super Smash Bros. tournament at EVO later this month. "Appreciate all the EVO support, but it's my first tournament in a decade," he said on Twitter. "The real stars are the guys coming out every week." Trinen added that he hopes stories out of the event will focus on long-time players. "I'm there to support them." In the mean time, allow me to point out that American Idol winner Taylor Hicks played Super Smash Bros. Melee at EVO 2013 and tied for 257th place (which isn't as bad as it sounds considering how big these tournaments are). Will Trinen fare better this year? "Doubt it," Hicks ...

    Paranoid Android owners don't have to worry too much longer about when Fallout Shelter will come to their devices. If all goes according to plan, the keep-people-unradiated-and-happy-and-unkilled-by-Radroaches simulator will be available on Android sometime in August. Bethesda's vice president of marketing and PR confirmed as much on Twitter yesterday. When asked about the status of the Android version, he said "[It's] coming along nice[ly]. [We] haven't announced a date, but [it] should be out next month. We'll let you know when we have specifics." It's probably in Bethesda's best interests to get it out as soon as possible. Fallout Shelter's ...
    PSN is alive once again. A short outage that probably won’t go in the annals of PSN history. You may resume internet gaming.Read more...

    At E3, Bioware announced a new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, dubbed Knights of the Fallen Empire. At its start, players will be frozen in carbonite for five years and when they’re thawed out will find that something called the Eternal Empire came out of nowhere to smash both the Republic and Sith Empire and take control of the galaxy. I don’t know what any of that means, and it appears this new faction is original to this expansion. It’s all very confusing and mysterious, as video game marketing is prone to be. But I do know one thing: it looks like more of the same stuff Bioware has been putting into SWTOR since release, and that’s not a great vibe.Read more......

    Zero Escape Volume 3 was announced today at the Aksys Games Panel at Anime Expo in LA. They’re aiming for a summer 2016 release on 3DS and Vita, and Western localizations are being produced simultaneously with the Japanese version. This, by the way, is something I’m excited about. Like, sincerely. No joke!Read more......

    Empire Online has a new picture from the upcoming Deadpool movie. Negasonic Teenage Warhead, played by Brianna Hildebrand, joins Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool in the upcoming film, due out February 4th, 2016. Read more......

    I don’t particularly care about the Shenmue III Kickstarter because I don’t fund other people’s creative endeavors and I can’t bring myself to have feelings about anything happening in 2017 right now. But if I did donate to kickstarters or had meaningful early-stage interest in a Shenmue threequel, the placeholder box are for the newly announced backer-only PS4 physical copy might cure me of the desire to donate to this specific project.Read more......

    When Taco Bell initially announced its cream-filled Cap’n Crunch Delights, I compared them to testicles . Now that I have had them in my mouth I must amend that comparison to read “delicious testicles.” Read more......

    You can e-mail us tips at tips@kotaku.com or send them directly to any of our writers . You can follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We have a YouTube page, too. For a list of all Kotaku subsites, click the dropdown menu on the top left of the page.Read more......

    The PlayStation Network is down. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but it’s a holiday in the US and most online-related PlayStation functions are, well, not functioning. The PSN status page details the mess. It only mentions PS3 and PS4 not working but my Vita also can’t get online.Read more......

    While reading Nathan Grayson’s assertion that Batman: Arkham Knight should have borrowed Shadow of Mordor’s “nemesis” system to use with the various street toughs Batman fights throughout that game, I had a horrifying vision, one I don’t believe he intended to elicit. I imagined this gameplay system being piled on top of everything already present in Arkham Knight. Read more......

    Do you love watching fireworks? What about watching fireworks that blow the shit out of poor, unsuspecting mannequins? Well, have we got a treat for you. Read more...
    Fallout 4 fans across the UK have been gripped by a fever of interest in the coveted Pip-Boy edition, with a surge of traffic knocking one retailer's pre-order page offline.

    Clipping Error report on Xur's inventory in Destiny this week, covering everything he has to offer the Guardians of Destiny.

    Gamesmoke: Thanks to an innovative way of issue of the adventures of the famous assassin in the biggest ever in the history of Hitman series also prolong 2016. Announced the premier of the game: December 2015....

    Good Game SP: "I had a great time too. I love space exploration and rogue-likes - which is what this game is where you're trying again and again and getting a bit better each time."

    TA writes: As we reported earlier, Super Evil Megacorps latest update to its mobile MOBA brought a host of changes to the game. Probably one of the biggest additions to Vainglory [Free] was the launch of the newest hero, Rona. As is the case with all new hero debuts in Vainglory, there are some pretty cool new intricacies in how to use her. Weve been playing many a game with her since the update and have a few beginner tips to help succeed....

    Bajo and Hex have superhero fisticuffs in Marvel Contest of Champions.

    GI: Her Story, a game where you search a police database for clips pertaining to a fictional 1994 case, has been one of this summer's biggest surprises. Centering on a twisted narrative about the disappearance of a woman's husband, the shocking reveals and lingering ambiguity have kept players talking long after the credits have rolled. The crime mystery has yielded comparisons to highly praised media, such as True Detective and Serial, for how it grips you and keeps you thinking. As of this writing, Her Story holds an 87 for PC and 90 for iOS on Metacritic. My own review for Game Informer comes with high praise for how the themes stay with you and forces you to pay attention in a way most games don't. Her Story is such a unique experience for video games, putting you in front a computer straight out of the '90s with only one goal: type in keywords to bring up video clips to discover more about the case. We couldn't resist chatting with creator Sam Barlow about topics ranging fro......

    The Japanese designer tells us about 'ReCore', 'Mighty No. 9', his Capcom past and love for robots.

    GamesRadar - If Kinect has been the Prince Hamlet-like tragedy of the Xbox One a very public murder, all blood and commercial thunder SmartGlass has gone the way of the King. A bit of poison in the ear and thump, no ones any the wiser....

    The Templar & The Duke DLC for Stronghold Crusader 2 is out now for the PC, so take a look at its trailer to ascertain if this is worth your time.
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    July 4th is more than just a day off work (even if it does fall on a Saturday this year) but not everybody knows exactly the reason we blow shit up and
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    This tutorial introduces some of the JPA-based features in MyEclipse. In this tutorial, you will learn how to: 1. Set up a project for JPA Persistence. 2. Connect to a database. 3. Reverse Engineer a database table to generate entities. 4. Implement create, retrieve, edit, and delete functions with the generated entities....

    simple-react now supports the Reactive Streams api, allowing interoperation with other Reactive Streams implementations such as Quasar, Pivotal Reactor, RxJava, Akka Streams and more.

    An opinionated guide on how to choose between Spring Boot and Dropwizard written on the base of our team's experience.

    While utilization of storage capacity remains one of the most difficult tasks due to its cost and compliance implications for the hospital, we also need to think about how our users are actually going to access the capacity itself when requiring patient information and follow-ups. It all boils down to IOPs – where, when and how is my PACs workload requesting, writing, and reading image data from my repositories. Couple this with dynamic requirements to share data across locations and departments and we have a big latency problem on our hands....

    Uploading an image from Android SD Card using App42 Upload Service and performing Caching, Sharing and Saving operations on the image.

    A sneak peak at custom theme support on Android in the upcoming Tabris.js 1.1. Being able to apply your own themes will make it very easy to achieve your own feel and branding throughout an app.

    Surprisingly using wait() and notify() method in Java is not that easy, even experienced developers gets confused when ask to write code to solve producer consumer problem by hand using these methods. In this article, we will try to fill those gaps and learn how to use wait and notify method properly in Java....

    As some developers try to avoid working in their weaker skill set, improve your overall programming skills by actively reading, talking in the community and practicing coding.

    Elegant and great fonts are like keystone for any design project. So today at TGZ we are sharing Blackletter fonts for your upcoming project. Blackletter is a script with European origin and also referred as Gothic , Fraktur or old English....

    The Big Data delivered by interpersonal organizations, sensors, supply chains and each conceivable gadget are making new employments. Gartner assessed for this present week that enormous information will make 1.9 million new occupations in the U.S. through 2015....
    I have seen the following code: struct orb_metadata { const char *o_name; /**< unique object name */ const size_t o_size; /**< object size */ }; #define ORB_DEFINE(_name, _struct) \ const struct orb_metadata __orb_##_name = { \ #_name, \ sizeof(_struct) \ }; struct hack I could understand the MACRO part where a new orb_metadata is created and initialized. But what is this struct hack?...

    I have created a php page where i have created a field called employee name where i should be able to enter the employee first name and should get data of all the employees with the same first name. I am using sql 'LIKE' function for it. i have created the field as follows <form action="list.php" method="post"> <b>Employee Name</b>: <input type="text" name="term" /> <input style="background-color:rgb(255,213,32)" type="submit" value="Submit" /> </form> and the query i am using is $term = isset($_POST['term'])? $_POST['term'] : ''; $sql = mysqli_query($connecDB,"SELECT id,territory,brand,seae,e_id,name,email,contact,exist FROM employees WHERE name LIKE '%$term%'" ); I am displaying the data by creating the table as follows <?php echo "<table class='center' width='100%'>"; while($ro...

    I am having a web page like this name: [TextBox] Enter password:[TextBox] [Label] [Label] Enter password:[TextBox] [Label] [Label] Similarly 3 more TextBox's to capture password from user .....i am actually trying to calculate the the time the user requires to enter the same password in each textbox... so i did this.... function focusFunction2() { document.getElementById("TextBox2").style.background = "yellow"; var d = new Date(); document.getElementById("Label2").innerText = (d.getTime()%10000000); } and using blurFunction to calculate the time till the user remains on this textbox function blurFunction2() { document.getElementById("TextBox2").style.background = "red"; var d = new Date(); document.getElementById("Label7").innerText = (d.getTime() % 10000000); ...

    I have given an array initially having zero value , then there are queries making a update in a Range L,R, such that the value at any position is minimum. For Example: Update Range 1 3 with value 3 Array 3 3 3 0 0 Now update 2 and 4 with 1 Array 3 1 1 1 0 Now update 1 and 2 with 2 Array 2 1 1 1 0 After the above Query I have to display my final array:i.e 2 1 1 1 0 ,I am using Segment Tree to solve this Question but i am getting TLE(Time limit Exceeded). I don't know why ? my approach is logN. Here is my update function public static void lets_change(int curr , int[] T , int x , int y , int a , int b , int c){ // x=0 and y=n and a=L , b=R and C= Value to be updated // T contains Integer.Max_value at start if(x>y || b<x || a>y) return; if(x==y){ T[curr]= Math.min(T[curr],c); return; } ...

    I have about 70 tiles and one big image, each tile 256x256 pixels, im using this library https://github.com/moagrius/TileView. The problem is i have map and in this map i need to conquer part of this map,when i conquer it should change color so for example white part should be red, my tiles look like http://s30.postimg.org/4dmbv2s5t/orange.png. May you give me idea how to make this....

    New to python I'm struggling with a way to combine operation on my raw data and a way to store them in a data frame and then using it again with pandas and R. some example of my code: if 'Subject' in f: for i in range (len(time)): (...) if Description[j] == 'response': RT.append(time[j] - time_stim) motor_time.append(time[j] - time_response) break In this example, I want to store RT or motor_time which I got from this piece of code in a yet non-existent data frame to use it first with pandas then with R. This data frame would have to store all parameters for all my experimental conditions and subject In this case, all results are stored in numeric np.array and I don't know how to use them with specific R code I created before. Thanks....

    Here is the code in Python: def Send(self, data): self.sock.send(bytes(data + "\0", "UTF-8")) print("[SEND]: " + data) return self.Recv() def Recv(self): recv = self.sock.recv(2048) if(recv != None): # This is freaking stupid, but idk what to do about it, really recvStr = recv.decode('utf-8') print("[RECV]: " + recvStr) return recvStr I will need to do this in Java, I know how to make a socket in Java 8 and connect to an IP and port, but I am unaware how to 'send' and 'recv'...

    I have this console snake game that I am making. When the snake dies I make the screen flicker thrice using repeated clearing console, Sleep() and printing. Then insert_hscore is called which inserts the score into a file. It prints out something like this into the console and then waits for the user to enter their name: You scored <'SCORE'> Enter your name But what appears on the console is: You scored <'SCORE'> Enter your name ddwsad Where ddwsad or something similar are the keys the user pressed during the flickering period. How do I prevent this from appearing?...

    Is it possible to use // instead of /* */ for javadoc markup? I prefer //because it allows me to nest it with /* */ if I want to comment out several methods at once (and replace them with alternatives). In other words, is something like this possible? // * // This method blah.. blah.. blah.. // // blah blah blah // // @param schema // blah blah // @param out_str // blah blah // @since 1.0 // / public String blah(blah) ...

    I have a queue.h that has the basic code for creating a queue. It is coded as a template as well. I'm inheriting that class to be part of my binarySearchTree class because I will using queue's methods in the bst. Here's binarySearchTree's class protoype. I'll explain the problem below. template <class type> class binarySearchTree: public queue<type> { private: template<class type> struct nodeType { type info; nodeType * lLink; nodeType * rLink; //might need to put back <type> after nodeType if this doesn't compile }; nodeType<type> * root; int getLevelOfNode(nodeType<type> *node, type data, int level); void printLevelOrder(nodeType<type> * rootNode); public: binarySearchTree(); int height(nodeType<type> *p); bool search(const type &searchItem) const; void insert(const type &newData); void...
Hacks

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    Rotary indexer’s are standard issue in most machine shops. These allow you to hold or chuck a work piece, and then a graduated handle lets you to rotate the workpiece. Useful when you want to drill or tap axial or radial features. A rack and pinion drive ensures that the workpiece does not move under machining load. Quite often, these indexers also have a manual lock to take care of gear backlash and play. Automating them is not too difficult either. You could use just a stepper motor (open loop) or servo+encoder (closed loop) to drive the turntable. [smashedagainst] needed …read more...

    There are a few development boards entered in this year’s Hackaday Prize, and most of them cover well-tread ground with their own unique spin. There are not many FPGA dev boards entered. Whether this is because programmable logic is somehow still a dark art for solder jockeys or because the commercial offerings are ‘good enough’ is a matter of contention. [antti lukats] is doing something that no FPGA manufacturer would do, and he’s very good at it. Meet DIPSY, the FPGA that fits in the same space as an 8-pin DIP. FPGAs are usually stuffed into huge packages – an …read more...

    If you’ve ever owned a laptop with a docking station you can certainly attest to how something so simple can make your life easier. Just pop in the laptop and your external monitor(s), mouse, keyboard, and whatever are all ready to go. When it’s time to leave, just pop the laptop out and be on your way. [Chris] uses a Macbook for work and has to plug and unplug 4 connectors several times a day. This is just plain annoying and even more annoying when he accidentally plugs his two external monitors into the wrong ports. Commercially available docking stations …read more...

    While driving around one day, [Esko] noticed that the numbers and dials on a speedometer would be a pretty great medium for a clock build. This was his first project using a microcontroller, and with no time to lose he got his hands on the instrument cluster from a Fiat and used it to make a very unique timepiece. The instrument cluster he chose was from a diesel Fiat Stilo, which [Esko] chose because the tachometer on the diesel version suited his timekeeping needs almost exactly. The speedometer measures almost all the way to 240 kph which works well for …read more...

    Virtual Reality is finally coming of age. Hackers, Makers and Engineers have dreamed of creating immersive interfaces for years. From the first flight simulators to today’s cellphone powered head mounted displays, VR has always been an exciting field. Many of the advances today are being created by hackers who were inspired by systems like Virtuality from the early 1990’s. Now 25 years on, we’re seeing amazing advances – not only in commercial systems, but in open source VR projects. This week’s Hacklet is all about the best VR projects on Hackaday.io! We start with [j0nno] and D.I.Y Virtual Reality. [J0nno] …read more...

    Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a lot of fun running the Community Voting for The Hackaday Prize. We’ve been offering up a $1000 gift card for The Hackaday Store to a random person on Hackaday.io if they have voted in the latest round of community voting. Unfortunately all of our weekly random drawings for someone on Hackaday.io has come up empty-handed. Now we’re changing it. Due to popular demand, someone who has voted in the latest round of Community Voting will win a $1000 gift card. We will draw a winner this week! We’re giving away a …read more...

    In this post on the Arduino.cc forums and this blog post, [Majek] announced that he had fooled the AVR microcontroller inside and Arduino into writing user data into its own flash memory during runtime. Wow! [Majek] has pulled off a very neat hack here. Normally, an AVR microcontroller can’t write to its own flash memory except when it’s in bootloader mode, and you’re stuck using EEPROM when you want to save non-volatile data. But EEPROM is scarce, relative to flash. Now, under normal circumstances, writing into the flash program memory can get you into trouble. Indeed, the AVR has protections …read more...
    When you’re getting married, you don’t want anyone to feel left out. But you can’t invite everyone you’ve ever met either. List your guests under “Must”, “Want”, and “Should” to ensure the right people make it.Read more......

    Chrome: Trello is a fantastic tool to organize your whole life, and before you know it, you’ll have a long list of boards in this visual organizer. Boards for Trello gives you quick access to these through a little extension icon.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-use-tre... Read more......

    Behavior expert Jon Levy has a neat trick to remember people’s names and how they first met. Upon being introduced, he seeks to create a memorable moment, usually by asking a question that will have a unique response.Read more......

    Android: Habits are difficult to adopt, so it’s important not to overload this hard process with a complex app. Technology needs to get out of the way. That’s what Streaks does.Read more...

    If you like a job opening but don’t think your resume will get you an interview, you probably aren’t using the right words. Tweaking your CV with keywords related to different types of positions can get you through the door.Read more......

    Just once in your life, cook a brisket, over smoky charcoal heat, on the grill. Do it for the solemn pride of having done so, and for the rime of authority it will lend to your future haughty pronouncements on the quality of others’ briskets. Do it because brisket—a massive cut of tough working muscle from the chest of a cow—is one of the pillars of barbecue mastery, and a good challenge to take on for yourself. Do it because it will make enough delicious, smoky meat for everyone you know to enjoy some. Do it because I am telling you to do it. And, do it just once, because it will take most of the rest of your life to finish. My God it takes fucking forever.Read more......

    If you need to shoot a tracking video, you don’t need a fancy camera slider or dolly. You can do a makeshift version in 30 seconds with things in your home: a thick book and a towel.Read more...

    Whether you’re entertaining for a crowd or just having a last-minute get-together with close friends, the right supplies and tools can make your guests and yourself have a great time. Here are our top ten entertaining tips.Read more......

    ‘hello happy Lifehacker readers and welcome to the weekend open thread. How are ya’ll doing? Gonna light fireworks? Use tips from skillet to grill up some great food? Follow Workshop’s advice to build your own bean bag toss ? Do something with your own flavor and verve? Read more......

    You know the last time you cleaned your own grill , but if you’re grilling in the park, you can’t be sure when that public grill last got a thorough scrubbing down. Next time you head to a cookout at the park or camping, here’s how you can clean that grill easily. Read more......
Anime

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    NEW Anime, NEW Review! Well, this series called GATE brings me a lot of good memories from that other series, Outbreak CompanyIt is all about one otaku, The military or JSDF and an alternate world collides with Japan. Yup, it is Outbreak Company-ish....

    I think the title of this episode is wrongIt should be HIS Confusion. Welcome for another silly review of The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan. After the horrible last arcand I must say horrible, not because of its content but because it was just too long, this episode was good in so many levels....

    The summer series Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace was picked up by FUNimation earlier this week but like most of the new series, formal start times werent available. Lost amid all the craziness of announcements yesterday is the news that the series kicked off yesterday afternoon on their service and a new subtitled promo has been released as well. The series is getting simulcast on Thursdays at 1:25pm ET for FUNimation streaming users with new episodes coming weekly....

    This week saw some updates in Japan for the upcoming feature film Vitreous Flower Destroy[s] The World. With plans for release later this year, including in North America from Pony Canyon USA, a further update has happened at Anime Expo. A new two minute promo has arrived with English subtitles and the film has also undergone a name change to something a little more manageable. at least for English language fans, as itll be call Garakowa -Restore the World- going forward....

    What they say: One morning, a junior-high student, Kobayashi, wakes up and finds himself in his classroom with his homeroom teachers body. In his hand is a murder weapon. A high-school detective, Akechi, is called in to assist the police to solve the case....

    Warner Bros. Japan is handling the promotional side of Prison School ahead of its release and with the first episode a week away, they have a new extended TV spot that clocks in at 35 seconds. This one brings a good bit of new animation with it rather than pillaging from the previous main promotional video and it also adds to the overall tone of the show....

    Bandai Namco have released a trailer for Dragonball Z: Extreme Butoden at Anime Expo, and announced a new 3DS bundle.

    "Aniplex of America revealed their plans for a domestic North American release of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] at their panel at Anime Expo today. A DVD box-set and limited edition Blu-ray box-set of the first season will be released on August 25, 2015."...

    In the world of Gamindustri, four competing CPU goddesses rule the lands of Lastation, Leanbox, Lowee, and Planeptune. When dark forces threaten their power, theyll have to learn to work together if they want to defeat evil. Based on the hit RPG series, its the video game console wars as youve never seen them before: fought by gorgeous girls!...

    Frank Inglese of SnapThirty writes: The latest issue of Shueishas Weekly Shonen Jump has just been released over in Japan revealing two more characters set to appear in the next JoJos Bizarre Adventure fighting title; Eyes Of Heaven. The upcoming video game, which is a spiritual successor to the PlayStation 3s All-Star Battle, will bring JoJos Bizarre Adventure-style action to the PlayStation 4 for the very first time and as a means to win over a new generation of audience members there will be a great deal of additions to both the gameplay mechanics and character roster....
    Hello, loves! It’s been a while, but I couldn’t let my 3rd blog birthday pass without something to mark the occasion. Basically, the last twelve months have been mega busy on the personal and work fronts, which meant that I fell behind with watching and blogging the more recent shows. However, I shall quickly add […]...

    I nearly laughed myself to death this week, I did not think anyone would have remembered Library Wars from back in the day when Impz still blogged, but apparently the production staff remembers love for it. However, I cannot help but be a little disappointed that the protectors of the Celano Library were squaddies with […]...

    Hell quarter is over for me but Mahiro is going to be in a very special place for another season. Nyaruko is still set on the plans of conquest and is already declaring her total victory to be inevitable. Still I do wish that they were stuck in some alternate dimension where they are in […]...

    Through the latter half of Shin Sekai Yori it’s been evident how terrible the human society of villages has been not just to their own people, but to the other major, intelligent inhabitants of the land. And even if Squealer’s rebellion was indiscriminate, one could definitely understand why he and the other bakenezumi did what they did. […]...

    Well I suppose the post for the older episodes can wait because it isn’t often that Hayami-sempai is the one on the wrong end of Hosaka. I am all for healthy eating but I think that the Headless Horseman is advancing some wicked vegan agenda. Nevertheless with less tourists heading to New England these days […]...

    So I am not really dead yet but I have managed to fall off the face of the Earth for the better part of two months now. No, I am not calling it quits but it seems that EO and Hana are having a merry old time sipping tea with the Queen of England. Hopefully […]...

    Caught up and ready to go with another week’s worth of anime, I have to say that it was an eventful week for some of the shows I’m watching. / Shin Sekai Yori episode 19 (and a bit on 10-18 too) The Show To This Point: I’d purposefully let myself fall way behind on this […]...

    Four weeks into the season and I still wasn’t sure what to blog, so I figured I’d go with EVERYTHING! Well, in a much shorter format, but basically, I’ll be writing briefly about every show I’m watching this season as it goes, which currently stands at: Maoyuu, Kotoura-san, Tamako Market, Shin Sekai Yori, and Minami-ke: Tadaima. So here’s my thoughts on […]...

    If your Christmas tree is still up, it’s not too late to post on Secret Santa! Every year for a while now, Reverse Thieves has done an anime Secret Santa project where you sign up, receive a person to pick three shows for, and someone else secretly gives you three recommendations. This year I gave […]...

    Welp. Girls und Panzer certainly one-upped themselves with this fight. They’ve managed to do a lot of things right, and even though they have several parts rather wrong, it’s still a great and entertaining effort. Unfortunately, the deciding moment is pretty much a clone of Ooarai’s match with Saunders. What’s special about this match is […]...





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