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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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    Early this morning, a wealthy NYC real estate developer allegedly crashed his Porsche into a pole, left his dying friend on the ground without calling for help, and drove off, only to be captured by police a less than half a mile away. Read more......

    Visitors to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp are in for a treat, is apparently what museum management was thinking with their most recent purchase: a brand new outdoor shower sprinkler (at Auschwitz). After all, who wouldn’t love a nice, refreshing shower (at Auschwitz)? The answer, of course, is everyone.Read more......

    A Bill Bratton profile in this week’s New Yorker reveals little that we didn’t already know about the NYPD commissioner. What we do hear about, over and over, is the ongoing commitment of Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio to “broken windows” policing—which Bratton pledges will be around for as long as he and de Blasio are in power.http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/...Read more......

    As everyone knows, the annual Video Music Awards (which aired Sunday night on MTV) is a veritable who’s who of the red carpet—mostly because you’re literally asking yourself WHO? every time someone new walks on stage.Read more......

    Academy Award winner Halle Berry and her French husband Olivier Martinez recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary. How nice, you might be thinking in regard to this milestone and Halle Berry in general. But no, it is not nice. It is not nice at all.Read more......

    After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on Ashley Madison . Now, after looking at the company’s source code, it’s clear that I arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence. Equally clear is new evidence that Ashley Madison created more than 70,000 female bots to send male users millions of fake messages, hoping to create the illusion of a vast playland of available women.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......

    This is the sound of dozens of rubber duck souls suddenly deflating and drifting down, down, down into a subterranean cavern of horrors in which they will dwell for all time. Although they’re now confined to the dank, stygian below, their screams yet echo in the realm of the living. Read more......

    Today there is one less large thing named after a man from Ohio, and the other men from Ohio are hopping mad. “Our beloved Ohio man needs his name on the large thing,” they cry. Their cries fall on deaf ears: Alaska’s Mt. McKinley is now Denali.Read more......

    “You want the truth?” Jack Nicholson, as Col. Nathan R. Jessup, famously asked in A Few Good Men. “You can’t handle the truth!” Classic. Robert De Niro wasn’t in that movie, but I bet you can picture him saying that quote, too. And that’s what this post is about: the truth. Read more......
    Now this is one lucky guy! Hubert Tang was walking along the street in San Francisco last week when he found a $20 bill on the street. Tang picked it up and promptly walked into a market in Millbrae, California to purchase two lottery tickets with his newfound cash — and one of those tickets won him [...]...

    Prepare yourselves, because Mr. Squarepants is coming to Broadway! The SpongeBob Musical is in the works, and it'll open in June 2016 in Chicago before moving on to the Great White Way for the 2016-2017 season. [ Related: Remember That Time A Theater Mixed Up The SpongeBob Movie With 50 Shades Of Grey?! ] Directed by Tina Landau, [...]...

    It looks like being a good samaritan doesn't always pay off! In the trailer for the upcoming horror flick Knock Knock, Keanu Reeves seems to have the PERFECT life with his perfect wife and perfect kids! He even has a cute little doggy! But things take an unfortunate turn when he has the place to himself and [...]...

    Megan Fox may have ditched her ring, but is Brian Austin Green still holding out hope? The Beverly Hills, 90210 actor was grabbing coffee in LA on Sunday, and he was TOTALLY still wearing his nuptial bling! Ch-ch-check it out (above)! And this is almost two weeks after the brunette beauty filed for divorce from the 42-year-old! [ [...]...

    There are some people who should know when to keep their mouths shut, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck is one of those people. On this morning's episode of Fox & Friends, the Fox News star discussed Texas Deputy Darren H. Goforth, an officer who was shot and killed while he was pumping gas last Friday. Elisabeth and her co-host [...]...

    Aww! Well, it seems not everyone is breaking up this summer! Avril Lavigne's former husband and Sum 41 frontman, Deryck Whibley, and his fiancée, Ariana Cooper, tied the knot on Sunday! The happy couple married in El Lay at the Hotel Bel-Air, with the bride looking stunning in a beaded, strapless white gown. Considering the rough year Deryck's been [...]...

    But who's the killer??? We caught up with the cast of MTV's Scream and the VMAs on Sunday night to try and take apart this thrilling murder mystery in an EXCLUSIVE interview (above) for Perez TV!! [ Related: Neve Campbell And MTV's Scream Pay Tribute To Wes Craven ] John Karna, Carlson Young, and Tom Maden spoke with [...]...

    My how time flies! On Saturday, Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder were in Malibu, CA to attend the launch of Outerknown and brought along an extra special red carpet surprise — their children! LOVES it! [ Related: Ben Affleck Got His Daughters Backstage To Meet Taylor Swift ] The happy family were all smiles as the posed [...]...

    We're not surprised by this at all! Following Sunday night's star-studded VMAs, we couldn't believe all of the iconic pop culture moments that had just taken take place. And while we still don't have the ratings for the Miley Cyrus-hosted event yet, some numbers are in that may be even more relevant to the current generation. [ Photo: [...]...

    The 2015 MTV VMAs were a star-studded and dramatic event! But, there was a nice calm before the storm! Long before Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus threw shade at each other on live television, country music singer Kelsea Ballerini hit the red carpet to catch up with some of our fave celebs! Hours before the show's host [...]...
    UCLA football star Ishmael Adams -- considered one of the best cornerbacks in the country -- was arrested this weekend after allegedly robbing an Uber driver ... right in front of a police station!!  A spokesperson for UCLA confirmed the… ...

    One of Chris Brown's fans is blaming the singer for the gunshot wound he suffered during a Bay Area concert back in January. Paul Briley filed a lawsuit against Brown for the shooting that went down at San Jose's Capricorn Bash. In the suit, Briley… ...

    A deputy opened fire on a man outside the WWE's training center in Orlando -- seriously injuring the guy ... who has a history of bizarre incidents at the WWE. An Orange County Sheriff's deputy confronted Armando Montalvo at the WWE Performance… ...

    It's difficult to look manly when a bug is buzzing around your face ... and it was damn near impossible for this reporter -- worst of all it was on live TV. Check out his hilarious reaction ... and the news desk making fun of him back at the… ...

    Several members of the Washington Redskins tell TMZ Sports ... they're PUMPED the team is benching RG3  ... with one player saying, "Now we can start winning games." We spoke with a handful of Redskins players -- all of whom spoke on the… ...

    Justin Bieber wasn't crying crocodile tears ... he really did get choked up and overcome with emotion when his VMA gig ended, and he's blaming his nerves for the sobfest. Sources at the award show tell TMZ ... the… ...

    How could anyone deny this cute little puppy eyed beagle of anything? This droopy faced pooch just wanted his big floppy ears to catch some breeze while going on a ride ... too bad for him, his little paws weren't strong enough to hold down… ...

    Next year's VMAs could become a 10-hour ordeal, because we found out MTV is considering Kanye as its host. VMA sources tell TMZ ... MTV was thrilled with Kanye's 12-minute diatribe, despite the fact he brutally trashed the network and awards shows… ...

    Sheldon Richardson's digging in his cleats ... pleading NOT GUILTY to resisting arrest stemming from an incident where he allegedly led cops on a high speed chase in his Bentley. Cops say the NY Jets defensive lineman was clocked at 143 MPH and blew… ...

    Matt Damon ... is that you?! After an epically bad first attempt, the sketch artist in the Deflategate court battle has taken another crack at Tom Brady ... and it definitely resembles someone from Boston ... just not the QB.   We can all agree… ...
    Paris Hilton flew into Poland where she’s the big name get for Poland Fashion Week. The previous big get at Poland Fashion Week was a billy goat that looked strikingly like Lech Walesa. Hilton DJed the big pre-show party, pressing the PLAY button and holding her hands up to her headphones to hear her Galaxy text to […]...

    Nothing says pay no attention to the crappy music in the background like taped up, strung up, and largely revealed tits. Stop looking at my cold sores. Have you seen my tits? Last nights VMAs set a new record for tits. Singers showed off their tits. Actresses showed off their tits. Whatever Chrissy Teigen is […]...

    WWE legend and black person hater Hulk Hogan is sad because people think he’s a racist because he said all those racist things. He got so down he contemplated suicide. He really thinks all men are brothers, brother. He’s been body slammed by life. (TMZ) Carla Gugino gets her boobs squeezed on Masters of Sex. […]...

    It remains unclear why Justin Bieber broke down in tears following two shitty songs performed with harness at the MTV VMAs. Some are suggesting it was a stress induced menstrual gush. But he’s a boy, dammit! As Bieber tilts his head forward in his hand the show producers played what was an obviously pre-recorded track […]...

    On Sunday night, TLC aired their special about the horrors of child sexual abuse and how viewers could find such abuse showing regularly on TLC under the guise of reality programming. TLC included key segments in the show featuring Jessa and Jill Duggar, two of the sisters Josh Duggar violated in what would’ve been their grade […]...

    Josh Duggar entered into a six month stay at Reformer’s Unanimous, a for profit rehab facility run by a bunch of his dad’s buddies, most likely the same one he was sent to after molesting his sisters once Jesus insisted nobody tell the cops. The facility offers several programs such as Pray Away The Gay and whitewash […]...

    Caitlyn Jenner is unsure if she wants to be a woman who fucks guys or a guy who fucks women, which would kind of fly in the face of the theory that she isn’t a dude in a dress. As proof that this is confusing, Jenner is super confused. It’s possible the term gender fluid […]...

    Taylor Swift’s world tour marketed to 12 year old chicks and incompetent fathers is basically a classier and less rapey version of one of those roofless celebrity watching vans that patrol the streets of Hollywood looking for discarded bakery items and a guy who looks like Jeff Daniels. Was that him? Or a dentist. Maybe it was […]...

    Miley Cyrus takes a lot of shit for being a sexually fluid marmoset with giant teeth that won’t shut the fuck up. But Cyrus understand the fundamentals of her business more than most. She dissects personality versus singer and why she isn’t covering her hick family of twenty-nine off the latter. Her trashy behavior is what […]...

    Amber Rose and Blac Chyna made a bold statement on the red carpet of the MTV VMA’s wearing dresses covered brightly in all the bad words people call women. More specifically, the bad words people call these two women. The slogans were in lieu of providing a reason besides making illegitimate rapper babies that Rose […]...
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    If a virtual reality gaming center, trees with email addresses and the opportunity to cuddle a koala weren't enough to tempt you into taking a trip down under, perhaps an opportunity to participate in a massive-scale selfie project will do the tric......

    Remember that time Samsung teased a new smartwatch after unveiling some phones we knew were coming? You should! This was seriously only two weeks ago, guys. Anyway, Samsung is finally talking specifics about the watch -- known as the Gear S2 -- ahe......

    If you think the 50-megapixel sensor in your new DSLR is hot stuff, you haven't seen anything yet. The Department of Energy has given the all-clear to build the Large Synoptic Survey Telecscope's 3.2-gigapixel digital camera, which promises to be......

    Ultra HD 4K video is still in its infancy, but there's no doubt the format will become increasingly popular in the next year or two. Huge players like YouTube and Netflix already support it, but delivering such high bandwidth video content remains......

    The Taken King is a massive expansion due to hit Destiny on September 15th, bringing new strike missions, three new subclasses (including skill trees), exclusive gear and more goodies. The expansion's new raid, King's Fall, will not be available at......

    A group of German researchers have created an algorithm that basically amounts to the most amazing Instagram filter ever conceived: a convolutional neural network that can convert any photograph into a work of fine art. The process takes an hour (s......

    Apple isn't content to expand its foothold in the workplace solely through major app deals and developer initiatives -- it wants corporate networks to be Apple-friendly as well. The Cupertino crew has teamed up with Cisco to optimize enterprise ne......

    Want to know why it's important to have checks on mass surveillance programs? Colombia should serve as a good example. Privacy International reports that the country not only collects bulk internet and phone data on a grand scale, but violates the......

    Beating Pandora to the punch, iHeartRadio has just launched a Windows 10 app that takes full advantage of Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant. So, in addition to streaming music and radio stations from the app the usual way, you can also shout co......

    When spending big on audiophile headphones, folks may look at over-ear models like Masters & Dynamic's MH40 or open cans from the likes of Ultrasone. But earbuds? I doubt those are topping many people's sonic bucket lists. With that in mind, it......
    The wearables market might be on the rise, but Android Wear doesn't seem to be driving the growth. Estimates suggest a mere 720,000 Google-powered watches were sold in 2014, whereas the Apple Watch has reportedly shifted 3.6 million units in the past three months.So where next for Android Wear? Today we got the answer: iOS."Now, Android Wear watches work with iPhones," writes Google's David Singleton on the official Google blog. "Android Wear for iOS is rolling out today. Just pair your iPhone (iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, or 6 Plus running iOS 8.2+) with an ...

    Guest author Nathaniel Borenstein is Mimecast’s chief scientist and the inventor of the MIME email protocol.Spam represents profound things about the limits of productivity, communication and wisdom. As electronic junk mail, it's the electronic static that limits collective thought.Spam is not a simple problem, and it is not likely to ever go away. Unfortunately, spammers have only begun to explore the range of options and techniques open to them, and this digital detritus is inevitable in any open system of communication. See also: How To Protect Yourself From InstaspamAlthough spam cannot be completely eliminated, an intelligent and deep program of spam control—made up of both technical measures and user education—has been able to limit it to the level of a minor but costly nuisance. At least...

    From the beginning, HTC’s promise of delivering a consumer-ready virtual-reality headset by the end of the year seemed fantastical (in all senses of the word). How is the Taiwanese company, which announced the Vive early this year, going to release its VR system so quickly?The answer: It’s not. While a few devices will make their way to the public, the broader launch apparently will get pushed back to 2016. In a statement given to Engadget Thursday, HTC said, "We'll have a limited number of units by the end of the year, with more to come in Q1 2016.” See also: 6 Ways The HTC Vive Will Freak Out Virtual-Reality GeeksA joint collaboration with gaming giant Valve, the Steam OS-powered system has been in the hand...

    This post is sponsored by The Wearable Tech In Sport Summit, an event taking place in San Francisco on September 9–10. It reflects the views of the sponsor, not ReadWrite's editors.Athletes today use increasingly complex technologies to enhance performance.We have seen considerable leaps forward in sporting performance as a direct result of technology either used during competition or in training. The big question is which technology has had the biggest impact on its respective sport?Attend The Wearable Tech In Sport Summit, September 9-10 in San Francisco, California—use discount code "World20" to save 20%!Below, we have listed the top five technologies that, in our view, have had the profoundest effects.Video TechnologySeveral...

    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.The tech sector has shaken up innumerable industries, and whenever that happens, some enterprising types wonder if there's some opportunity in helping established players stave off the inevitable. But beating back the forces that threaten to destabilize their businesses is even harder than it looks, and few succeed. The taxi industry is no different. Would-be tech partners and investors sometimes ask me if they should design for, or invest, in this industry. My response: It’s not as simple as just jumping in, whipping up an app for ye olde cabs, and then sitting back to watch it vanquish the new strain of competit...

    Guest author Yoav Vilner is a cofounder of Ranky. Launching a startup is no easy task. While there's certainly tremendous hype about the tech sector, the truth is that the overwhelming majority of startups fail—mostly because of a lack of market and resources. Solidifying your market can be particularly difficult in an overcrowded landscape. Simply getting the word out and attaining loyal users can be a challenge, but they're critical for your business success. See also: The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs MakeTo earn loyal users, you must actively seek connection with your potential client base. Projecting expertise in your field and actively promoting communication and user involvement are great ways to do ...

    Grou.ps, a company known for its social community tools, is adding hardware and a focus on fitness to the mix with the launch of GymGroups, a service targeted at health clubs. See also: Under Armour's New "Record" App: A Potential Social Revolution In FitnessIt's a big shift in strategy, and there's a lot that's interesting about Grou.ps' approach. An early Web 2.0 social service is now embracing hardware and tying a cloud-based service together with mobile apps. It's an intriguing example of how the Internet of Things can force a dramatic rethink of a product. Survival Of The Fittest (Groups)It's been a long time since ReadWrite caught up with Grou.ps founder and CEO Emre Sokullu, an entrepreneur and analyst who ...

    A new report published by IDC paints an intriguing picture of the wearables market as it looks in the middle of 2015. The market grew 223% over the course of the previous year, and Apple—new to the sector and with only one wearable to its name—was bested only by Fitbit, in terms of devices sold during the last three months.That puts reports of rather underwhelming Apple Watch sales into perspective. (Apple hasn't released official figures of its own, of course.) While the smartwatch has yet to make an iPhone-like splash so far, with nearly 20% of the market, but it's already threatening to dominate the nascent wearables movement. See also: How Wearables Startups Can Overco...

    Guest author Stephen Moyers is the Web marketing manager at SPINX Digital Agency, a designer and a blogger who writes about Web design, and online and social marketing. The success of digital marketing depends on a number of factors: understanding your marketing history, knowing what's being said about your brand, and meeting the needs of your consumers in a valuable way.Unfortunately, with all those factors, nascent entrepreneurs often make mistakes that hinder early growth. These can range from failing to plan effectively or measure results, to overlooking the entire mobile category. But that's not all. See also: 10 Areas Where Startups Will Be Spending More In 2015Here’s a look at a few of the biggest blunders to avoid. Fail...

    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.Legislation around drone use is of paramount importance for their hardware and software developers, as well as businesses hoping to make use of them for deliveries, security surveillance and other purposes. Laws governing their use not determine the scope of their use, and can even shape public perception of these compact flying machines.What will the public think now that drones in the U.S. are now legally permitted to fly equipped with non-lethal weapons aboard? The change comes courtesy of ...
    An anonymous reader writes: Netflix revealed in a blog post that it will not renew its contract with Epix, meaning you won't be able to watch movies like The Hunger Games and World War Z through the service anymore. With the increase in cord-cutters and more original content, Netflix is positioning itself to be like any other TV channel (one that owns its own distribution model) and is betting that customers won't miss the Epix content. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says, "While many of these movies are popular, they are also widely available on cable and other subscription platforms at the same time as they are on Netflix and subject to the same drawn out licensing periods." ...

    jfruh writes: I'm a Mac guy — have been ever since the '80s. When Windows 95 was released 20 years ago, I was among those who sneered that "Windows 95 is Macintosh 87." But now, as I type these words on a shiny new iMac, I can admit that my UI — and indeed the computing landscape in general — owes a lot to Windows 95, the most influential operating system that ever got no respect. ITWorld reports: "... even though many techies tend to dismiss UI innovation as eye candy, the fact is that the changes made in Windows 95 were incredibly successful in making the the system more accessible to users -- so successful, in fact, that a surprising number of them have endured and even spread to other operating systems. We still live in the world Windows 95 made. When I asked people on Twitter their thoughts about what aspects of Windows 95 have persisted, I think Aaron Webb said it best: 'All of it? Put a 15 year old in front of 3.1 and they would be lost. In front of Windows 95 ...

    Kristine Lofgren writes: For the first time in recorded history, three Category 4 hurricanes were seen in the Pacific Ocean at the same time. Climatologists have been warning that climate change may produce more extreme weather situations, and this may be a peak at the future to come. Eric Blake, a specialist with the National Hurricane Center summed it up with a tweet: "Historic central/eastern Pacific outbreak- 3 major hurricanes at once for the first time on record!" ...

    Nerval's Lobster writes: If you're a programmer, you're knowledgeable about "big" languages such as Java and C++. But what about those little-known languages you only hear about occasionally? Which ones have an impact on the world that belies their obscurity? Erlang (used in high-performance, parallel systems) springs immediately to mind, as does R, which is relied upon my mathematicians and analysts to crunch all sorts of data. But surely there are a handful of others, used only by a subset of people, that nonetheless inform large and important platforms that lots of people rely upon... without realizing what they owe to a language that few have ever heard of. ...

    MassDosage writes: If you are familiar with the "Effective" style of books then you probably already know how this book is structured. If not here's a quick primer: the book consists of a number of small sections each of which focus on a specific problem, issue or idea and these are discussed in a "here's the best way to do X" manner. These sections are grouped into related chapters but can be read in pretty much any order and generally don't depend on each other (and when they do this will be called out in the text). The idea is that you can read the book from cover to cover if you want but you can also just dip in and out and read only the sections that are of interest to you. This also means that you can use the book as a reference in future when you inevitably forget the details or want to double check something. Read below for the rest of Mass Dosage's review. ...

    dkatana writes: Two years ago at the Smart Cities Expo World Congress, Antoni Vives, then Barcelona's second deputy mayor, said he refused to have more technology pilots in the city: "I hate pilots, if anyone of you [technology companies] comes to me selling a pilot, just get away, I don't want to see you." He added, "I am fed up with the streets full of devices. It is a waste of time, a waste of money, and doesn't deliver anything; it is just for the sake of selling something to the press and it does not work." Barcelona is already a leading city in the use of IoT and, according to Fortune, "The most wired city in the world". Over the past 10 years, the city has experienced a surge in the number of sensors, data collection devices and automation and has become "a showcase for the smart metropolis of the future". Over the past few years technology companies have sold pilot programs costing millions of dollars to cities all over the world, claiming it will enhance their "Smart City" rat...

    An anonymous reader writes: There are a few articles floating around today about comments from Markus Persson, aka "Notch," the creator of Minecraft. He sold his game studio to Microsoft last year for $2.5 billion, but he seems to be having a hard time adjusting to his newfound fame and wealth. He wrote, "The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance. ... Found a great girl, but she's afraid of me and my life style and went with a normal person instead. I would Musk and try to save the world, but that just exposes me to the same type of a$#@%&*s that made me sell minecraft again." While he later suggests he was just having a bad day, he does seem to be dealing with some isolation issues. Granted, it can be hard to feel sorry for a billionaire, but I've wondered at times how I'd handle sudden wealth like that, and I long ago decided it would make the human relationships I'm accustomed to rather...

    An anonymous reader writes: The Competition Commission of India has opened an investigation into Google to decide whether the company unfairly prioritized search results to its own services. Google could face a fine of up to $1.4 billion — 10% of its net income in 2014. A number of other internet companies, including Facebook and FlipKart, responded to queries from the CCI by confirming that Google does this. "The CCI's report accuses Google of displaying its own content and services more prominently in search results than other sources that have higher hit rates. It also states that sponsored links shown in search results are dependent on the amount of advertising funds Google receives from its clients. Ecommerce portal Flipkart noted that it found search results to have a direct correlation with the amount of money it spent on advertising with Google." The company has faced similar antitrust concerns in the EU and the U.S ...

    Lucas123 writes: Lithium-ion (Li-on) and flow battery prices are expected to drop by as much as 60% by 2020, making them far more affordable for storing power from distributed renewable energy systems, such as wind and solar, according to a recent report by Australia's Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The 130-page report (PDF) shows that Li-on batteries will drop from $550 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in 2014 to $200 per kWh by 2020; and flow battery prices will drop from $680 per kWh to $350 per kWh during the same time. Flow batteries and Li-ion batteries work well with intermittent energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines because of their ability to be idle for long periods without losing a charge. Both battery technologies offer unique advantages in that they can easily be scaled to suit many applications and have high cycle efficiency, the ARENA report noted. Li-ion batteries more easily suit consumer market. Flow batteries, which are less adaptable for consumer use becaus...

    An anonymous reader writes: Early estimates suggest the 2016 U.S. presidential election will result in $5-10 billion in spending by candidates and organizations — much more than ever before. To support this, they need lots of contributions, and the tech industry is becoming a significant player. (Not as much as the financial industry, of course, but tech's influence is growing.) Re/Code breaks down which candidates are getting the most money from the tech sector so far. Right now, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has gotten the most tech money by far — more than the rest of the field combined, thanks in large part to Larry Ellison. Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is a distant second, followed closely by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are the only other candidates with significant tech contributions so far. Carly Fiorina, a tech industry veteran, has only managed abo...
     If you felt bad for the folks who work at “discreet encounter” site Ashley Madison, don’t. They’re just fine, apparently. According to this lovely press release, the company behind Ashley Madison, Avid Media, has had “hundreds of thousands of morons who want their info stolen people sign up for the service” since the hack heard round the world. Tons of… Read More ...

     Despite the attention over the past year, the lack of diversity in tech — both in race and gender — has not markedly changed. Only 3 percent of tech CEOs are women, and just 15 percent of startups have at least one female founder. Most agree that something needs to be done, but much of the attention is misplaced into a caricature. What’s missing? The role of women as angel… Read More ...

     Samsung has just announced their new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2. The watch is unique in that it has a round rotating bezel – the thing on the edge of the crystal – in addition to two buttons on the side for home and back. It runs Samsung’s Tizen OS, a system used by Samsung in their original Gear models. Samsung, however, isn’t announcing compatibility today… Read More ...

     Google announced in July that it’d be taking its self-driving car test on the road…to beautiful Austin. It has done just that, and the company looks to be expanding the tests it’s doing as well. Texas is the fifth state to legalize the self-driving technology. According to Google, the tests are now involving those little tiny two-seat “Google Cars” and this time… Read More ...

    Robots need better PR agents. They’re often portrayed as hard-edged, cold automatons that are just waiting to kill you in your sleep. Buddy, a family robot currently available for pre-order on Indiegogo, seems to be a lot nicer. Indeed, the second that Buddy rolled into the office, everybody was quick to rush over to ooh and aww as they snapped selfies with the cute little guy. Buddy… Read More ...

     Google+ Collections, the company’s effort at establishing its Google+ social network as more of a Pinterest competitor (since taking on Facebook didn’t go so well), has launched today in the iOS version of the Google+ app. The idea with this newer feature is to allow users to congregate around their shared interests, like video games or cooking, for example. With Collections, any… Read More ...

     What do you get when you put a Casares, a Popper, and a Lee on stage? Some Bitcoin madness, that’s what. Join us at Disrupt in San Francisco next month where we’ll talk to some of the biggest names in cryptocurrency – entrepreneur Wences Casares, New York Times writer Nathaniel Popper, and China’s bitcoin king, Bobbie Lee – about what’s next for BTC. These… Read More ...

     Apple playing nicely with enterprise companies is a sight for sore eyes. The edict that Microsoft has enterprise on lockdown is dissipating. Huge enterprise player Cisco and Apple announced a “Fast Lane” for iOS enterprise users, which promises a more streamlined and optimized experience for those enterprise customers using Cisco networks and products. There aren’t a lot… Read More ...

     Disrupt San Francisco is a few weeks away, and to celebrate we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky TechCrunch reader (a $5,990 value). You can earn extra entries to the contest by sharing the giveaway link with friends and following our social accounts. The contest starts today, and ends next Monday. If you are unfamiliar with Disrupt, here’s a quick rundown: Disrupt… Read More ...

     Jailbreaking your iPhone has its downsides. In what’s being called the “largest known Apple account theft caused by malware,” security specialists Palo Alto Networks on Sunday released a report detailing a new form of iOS malware it’s calling “KeyRaider,” which is responsible for stealing the account information from over 225,000 Apple customers. The… Read More ...
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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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    President Obama visited New Orleans today to mark progress the city has made before the upcoming anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast 10 years ago. The category 3 storm packed 125-mile-per-hour winds, killed some 2,000 people, caused massive flooding, and was the costliest natural disaster to hit the United States. (Big Picture 2010 post ) -- By Lloyd YoungReuters photographer Carlos Barria holds a print of a photograph he took in 2005, as he matches it up at the same location 10 years later in New Orleans, La., on Aug. 17,. The print shows a woman arriving with her dog at a collection point for victims of Hurricane Katrina, Sept. 8, 2005. Hurricane Katrina triggered floods that inundated New Orleans in 2005. Congress authorized spending more than $14 billion to
    Elite athletes are competing at the IAAF World Athletics Championships being held in Beijing this week. Nearly 2,000 competitors from 207 countries are participating in the International Association of Athletics event -- primarily at the same stadium which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. -- By Lloyd YoungBrazil's Fernanda Martins competes in the qualifying round of the women's discus throw event at the IAAF World Championships at the Bird's Nest National Stadium in Beijing on Aug. 24. (Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images)
    Demonstrators have returned to Ferguson, Mo., over the past few days to mark the first anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Close to 100 people have been arrested since the protests started on Sunday in the St. Louis area. Included in this post are a selection of images by Reuters photographer Adrees Latif, who returned to Ferguson to gather the thoughts of people since the shooting last year. -- By Lloyd YoungMichael Brown Sr., and others pray at a memorial near the Canfield Green apartments on Aug. 8 where his son was shot dead police officer a year ago. In the year since, Ferguson has taken steps toward rebuilding its battered commercial areas and diversifying its once white dominated government, both goals which remain very much works in progress. (Whitney Curtis/The New York Times)
    With a new moon this week, sky gazers got the chance to be amazed by the nighttime show put on by the oldest meteor shower observed by humans. For more than 2,000 years, when fragments of the Swift-Tuttle comet pass through Earth’s atmosphere, meteors appear each August near the constellation Perseus. -- By Lloyd YoungA long exposure image showing a meteor streaking across the night sky over the ruins of the early Byzantine Christian basilica 'Red Church', dating to the late 4th and 5th century near the town of Perushtitsa some 120 km from Sofia, Bulgaria, Aug. 13. The meteor display, known as the Perseid shower, because it appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Vassoil Donev/EPA)
    It’s summertime, and people and animals everywhere are looking for ways to escape the heat. From backyard fun to huge theme parks, photographers around the world captured this seasonal pastime. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA swimmer cools off in a waterfall at the Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti, Mich., Aug. 5. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)
    The Iowa State Fair was a top destination this week for the vast array of presidential candidates. The campaign stop at this eleven day extravaganza produced entertaining photo ops as they sampled the unique fare and cooked at the grill while stumping their message to the fairgoers. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA visitor casts their vote with a kernel of corn for presidential candidate Carly Fiorina in a straw poll at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 20, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Paul Sancya/Assoicated Press)
    On the night of Aug. 12, a fire was reported at a chemical warehouse within a mile of thickly populated residential areas in the port city of Tianjin, China. With the firefight under way, a sudden, rapid succession of increasingly large explosions erupted into fireballs that registered on earthquake scales. As of Aug. 14, the death toll was 56, including 17 firefighters, and over 700 were injured. The explosions seem to have originated from a warehouse owned by Ruihai International Logistics, a company authorized to handle chemicals that explode on contact with water. Some outside specialists suspected that firefighters may have inadvertently contributed to the explosions, however the details of how the massive explosion occurred were still unclear. --By Emily Z. Fortier Bystander Dan Van Duren cap
    Six-foot stalks of corn crowd a small rise at Intervale Farm, a 19th-century spread of rolling fields that lead to the Royal River. It’s a picture of vintage Maine, but there’s something new: farmers clad in swirling, vibrant, dazzling colors rather than grass-stained denim and John Deere caps. The men and women working the soil are refugees from Somalia, ethnic Bantus who fled a brutal civil war and found their way to an unlikely home in Lewiston, a former mill city 35 miles north of Portland. (Read the story) Kaltumo Adow and her daughter, Asha Abukar, 9, rested after working on their plots at Intervale Farm in New Gloucester, Maine. Kaltumo is involved in the Farming for Food & Health Program through the Somali Bantu Community Association of Lewiston. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
    On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing about 140,000 out of the 350,000 who lived in the city. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The 70th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack was marked this week and Reuters photographer Issei Kato sourced archive images of the cities in the aftermath of the bombing and revisited the same locations today. People gathered this week to mourn the attacks that killed more than 200,000 in Japan. An elderly Hiroshima resident lights a candle of her grand daughter's paper lantern to prepare for a lantern procession to comfort souls of victims killed by the atomic bombing in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Peace Park, in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 5. (Kimimiasa Mayama/EPA)
    Monsoon rains have have hit India, Pakistan, and Myanmar hard this season. Two trains collided in central India yesterday due to problems with soil under the tracks, killing nearly 30 people. Myanmar officials reported that more than 250,000 people have been affected by the flooding, while in Pakistan, more than 100 lives have been lost. -- By Lloyd YoungAn Indian flood victim makes his way to a makeshift shelter through flooded street at Kalabagan village 150km north of Calcutta, India, on Aug. 4. At least 215 people have died in floods and a landslide in India over the past week, Eighty-three deaths were reported from the western state of Gujarat and 69 from eastern West Bengal and the worst-affected states were West Bengal, Gujarat and Rajasthan, the Home Ministry said. (Piyal Adhikary/EPA)
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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!...
    Tycho: I couldn’t get my mouse to work on the desk in the hotel, but I saw a little glossy advertisement for Hiveswap my son had been delighted by, and that is now my Mousepad.  So!  Thank you, Hiveswap, even if I find your subject matter indistinguishable from an lunar apocalypse cult.  I’m still getting used to the idea that there is a post I need to write during the show.  Like crossing the metaphorical streams, trying to stop this hurtling contraption at any point before its conclusion seems like a super bad idea.  That said, there have been three solid days…...

    New Comic: Thirty-Seven Hour Energy

    Gabe: I know we’ve been really quiet about Thornwatch and there has not been much from the twitter but there’s been a good reason. Behind the scenes we’ve been working on some really cool stuff. The Thornwatch panel just wrapped up and it was a big one. We made a couple announcements that explain why we went dark there for a bit. I know not everyone can make it to PAX though so I wanted to share it all here as well. The first one is that we have partnered with Mike Selinker and his company Lone Shark games to develop and produce the game! Mike is an amazing game designer and his teams have…...

    Tycho: There’s probably an astronomical metaphor to be made about how Black Ops 3 entered into some specific point in its arc while Grooby Doo, Kiko, and myself were doing some other space thing.  The upshot - denuded of linguistic foofaraw - is that it’s been a very long time since everything lined up and felt this way.  The story in the strip is true, by the way.  Technically speaking, you don’t have to wait for two immobile months on the couch; if you have access to an Xbox One or a decent PC, it’s possible that you could play in the phase that runs until…...

    New Comic: Coddus Interruptus

    Tycho: Here’s a bunch of R6 codes in my magical code machine, which can be redeemed for the platform of your choice - apparently this Beta phase gets activated 9/24, so, you know, put it in your calendar I guess.  I’ve been following it super close, especially the destructible terrain slash intelligence gathering phase.  Maybe you have, too.  It’s been awhile.  I really want to see what they’ve done with the place. (CW)TB...

    Tycho: Some things are said to have been “a good idea at the time,” the subtext being that it was actually a bad idea even at the moment of its conception, and that this badness was compressed during both the execution and aftermath into a kind of crystalline shit matrix.  I think that my panel idea may exist somewhere in that continuum. It’s a weird thrust for a panel, in that it doesn’t have the traditional interplay.  It’s more like improv, I guess.  Game jazz.  I feel like I built a heist crew and now I have to accompany them on the heist even…...

    New Comic: Idea Man

    Tycho: They did such a great job on these, holy shit.  I can’t believe it.  if you’re gonna be at PAX, they’re available in Room 210 on the 2nd floor in the Tabletop Area for ten bucks.  I don’t know what the plans for them are outside of that, and I haven’t seen the stat card - you’ll have to ask them. (CW)TB...

    Tycho: I really didn’t enjoy the small amount of time I spent with Toy Soldiers: War Chest and I’m not one hundred percent sure I’ll be back. I don’t think the game feels good to play, and the game’s identity is diffuse to the point of obliteration.  It’s probably important to note that I was trying it on Xbox One, maybe that matters in some way.  It doesn’t look very good, the visuals can be muddy to the point of illegibility, and it doesn’t run super well.  The economy in this thirty dollar game starts looking like a F2P title really…...
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    The ownership of the Toronto Blue Jays said Monday it would ''love'' to keep general manager Alex Anthopoulos and has been in discussions about extending his contract. The news comes on the day Rogers Communications announced the hiring of Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro to become team president. Anthopoulos acquired MVP candidate J...

    LSU coach Les Miles is back at the team's football facilities following a trip to the hospital Monday morning after not feeling well. ''Coach Miles was a little bit under the weather this morning in his office,'' athletic director Joe Alleva said. The 61-year-old Miles did not show up for his media luncheon Monday afternoon and about 30 minutes after the scheduled start, Alleva announce...

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

    The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. ''We feel like at this time, Kirk Cousins

    A year after his run all the way to his first Grand Slam final, Kei Nishikori's stay at the U.S. Open lasted only a few hours. The fourth-seeded Nishikori had two match points in the fourth-set tiebreaker against 41st-ranked Benoit Paire, but the Frenchman saved both of them then took control in the fifth for a 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6),...

    The Buffalo Bills are turning their offense over to Tyrod Taylor, who has won the starting job after a three-way quarterback competition during the offseason. Coach Rex Ryan announced his decision following practice on Monday. Taylor won the job over former Bills ...

    With his twin brother already sidelined by a serious injury, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey entered the MRI machine fearing more bad news for the family. The Dolphins worried, too. The MRI on Pouncey's left knee was negative, and he practiced Monday, relieved to avoid a serious injury when hurt during an exhi...

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in ...

    Fred Jackson's tenure with the Buffalo Bills is over after the veteran running back, respected team leader and fan favorite was released on Monday. The decision came only as a mild surprise after the Bills acquired LeSean McCoy in a trade this offseason. General manager Doug Whaley called it a ''difficult d...

    Even after pitching his first career no-hitter, Jake Arrieta wasn't too big to wear his PJs. Arrieta was lights-out on the mound, striking out a season-high 12. ''You see other guys around the league do it and you want to be a part of something like that,'' Arrieta said....
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    If you are a fan of the Nuketown maps in the Call of Duty: Black Ops series, then you'll be happy to hear that Treyarch is bringing the popular map to Black Ops 3. However, this time it's got an edgy name and you'll need to preorder the game to play it on day one (modern gaming, am I right?). As for its availability if you don't preorder, well, I guess you'll have to wait. For Black Ops 3, Nuketown is being renamed with the edgy moniker of Nuk3town. You know, because Activision and Treyarch are hip to that l33t lingo everyone is using now. Here are the details: Set in the year 2065 and refreshed for a new generation of gameplay, Nuk3town integrates Black Ops III's new momentum-based chained-movement system, taking players into intense close-quarters action that they've come to expect. Fans that preorder the game will receive the Nuk3town downloadable bonus map as an in-box download code, available with launch unit...

    FEIST is at first glance very reminiscent of Limbo, checking all the boxes in terms of its dark visuals, lonely atmosphere, eerie music -- it even has the same creepy, hanging crates and doom spiders. Despite the similarities it's a much more fast paced, methodical, and arduous experience where if you fail to think on your toes, you’ll meet your end quickly. It’s a perfect example of not judging a book by its (very Limbo-esque) cover. In fact, if FEIST were a book, it would be the grimdark horror version of Where the Wild Things Are, except everything wants to eat you and there is no supper for you waiting at home. Read more....

    An ESRB rating has popped up for X-COM: Enemy Unknown Plus, which is being listed as a Mature game for the PlayStation Vita. It's important to note that the listing is for "Unknown," which is the base game, and not the "Within" expansion that was released in 2013. Well, at least someone is helping the Vita out, even if it ends up being an old version of the game. In other news, XCOM 2 was delayed into 2016 -- maybe they announced it a little too early and are considering a console version? [Thanks Jim!] ...

    If you haven't tried Pokemon Shuffle yet, now's your chance -- it's hitting iOS today in North America and Europe. It was always better suited as a mobile game anyway, one that you could always have on your person no matter what the situation, to overcompensate for its energy system. The listing isn't up yet online, but if you search for Pokemon Shuffle on your device it will show up. It's also set to arrive on Android at some point in the future. ...

    Today is just the day to unveil Collector's Editions, guys. Capcom is the latest to join the craze, with details for Street Fighter V. It'll come with the game, a 10-inch "fully painted" Ryu statue, a 48-page hardcover artbook, and "code cards" for bonus content (digital comics, a soundtrack sampler, and a one-month sub to the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel). It's priced at $99.99. Pre-order bonuses are also out there, including a grizzled Ryu (GameStop), a covert ops Cammie (Best Buy), a sinister M. Bison costume (Amazon), and a black dress for Chun-Li (digital). Street Fighter V is still set for a spring 2016 release on PC and PS4. SFV Pre-order Costumes and Collector’s Edition for North America [Capcom Unity] ...

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which I really hope is better than the disappointing Uncharted 3, will be released on March 18, 2016, on PS4. Collector's ($119.99), Special ($79.99), and Digital Deluxe ($79.99) editions have been detailed, which you can view in the gallery below. DLC is being teased in the form of a "Triple Pack," including the "first-ever single-player story add-on" for the series, and two multiplayer packs. Essentially, the Digital Deluxe pre-order is the game and a $20 Season Pass -- you can even "upgrade it" at a later date. All pre-orders will get a "Bonus Pack," which consists of outfits, golden weapons, and "Naughty Dog Points." GameStop, Amazon, and the PlayStation Store all have their own add-ons as well. The add-ons get bigger and bigger with each passing game! ...

    In the world of party-based video games, you're really missing out if you haven't given the Jackbox Party Pack a go yet. The collection of five games, all controlled using Internet-connected devices like phones, tablets, or handheld consoles as controllers, has done a great job since release of facilitating silly creative interactions among friends. Today, developer Jackbox Games announced that it's going to be releasing Jackbox Party Pack 2 this fall for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The centerpiece of the new collection will apparently be Fibbage 2. The original Fibbage challenged players to create fake answers to questions on their phones in the hopes of people mistaking their answers for the real answer to the question. Fibbage 2 will feature a mode designed for streaming. While the original Fibbage has been popular for a while on Twitch as a game for audiences to interact with, the delay on Twitch has somewhat ...

    Back in July, the first episode for the new King's Quest series was released, and it was pretty fantastic. The second episode has been revealed as "Rubble Without a Cause," and will heavily feature the goblin horde. Rubble is apparently "coming soon," with no proper release date. While the initial episode was modeled after the first two games in the series, this one will take after King's Quest 3. ...

    A new episode of Tropes vs. Women is out today, involving "Women as a Reward." The start heavily references Metroid before working its way into some other retro titles like Double Dragon, and modern games like Ride to Hell: Retribution. As usual, comments are closed. As it has in the past, the series continues its basic rundown of video game history that you can find anywhere else, with theories that can be applied to any form of media, like the discussions that erupted when Tex Avery's Red Hot Riding Hood was censored back in 1943. ...

    Archie has already been putting out collections of several issues of the Mega Man comic, but according to a new listing, it looks like this compilation series will be collections of those collections -- comic-ception, if you will. The "Mega Man Master Edition Vol. 1" includes the first "three graphic novels," which amounts of 336 pages. Of course, the "1" indicates that more are likely on the way, perfectly timed with the hiatus of the series. It's sad to see this series go, even if the hiatus ends up being temporary (it's up in the air at this point) -- it's easily one of my favorite current comics. Mega Man: Master Edition Vol. 1 [BNC Catalist] ...
    Word from the ongoing GameStop Expo today is that Nintendo will finally release the smaller version of its New 3DS hardware in North America, responding to consumer demand and apparently making good on a hint the company gave us at E3 in June. Read more......

    Today on Highlight Reel we have parachute shooting, Destiny comebacks, tiny covenant soldiers, invisible ladders to heaven, and much more! Read more...

    Well hello there, rugged Ryu. Did you lose your razor blade? I don’t mind.Read more...

    The X-Files, Heroes and Twin Peaks are all coming back to our screens soon, with at least some of the original castmembers returning. Sounds great—except that this sort of thing doesn’t always work out. Here are the most ignominious examples of classic TV shows that were reanimated...but they came back wrong.Read more......

    If you’ve every played through a blast barrel level in a Donkey Kong Country game and thought “Man, I wish there were more of these,” Bullet Boy is more of those.Read more...

    Have you ever experienced a particularly pre-order-pushy sales associate at GameStop, a seriously unknowledgeable Best Buy employee or just a straight-up rude Walmart worker? I’d like to hear your stories.http://kotaku.com/putting-video-... Read more......

    “You can do lots of things with a law degree,” the saying goes—though, lately, law students are more famous for searching in vain for jobs and accumulating crippling debt than saving the world. Somewhere in between these extremes is Bryce Blum, who may be planet Earth’s most dedicated eSports attorney.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......

    Games have rules. It’s sort of their “thing.” But just because a game suggests you’re supposed to play it one way doesn’t mean you can’t come up with some rules of your own.Read more...

    In the post-apocalyptic future depicted in this short film there are no smartphones, computers, or octopus-shaped robots trying to destroy what’s left of humanity. Here, people live like they used to in the Wild West. They ride horses, wear funny hats, and are well aware that their life is worth less than the bullet that kills them.Read more......
    Mike Bithell found huge success with his first game Thomas Was Alone a simplistic puzzle platformer which focused heavily on narrative and the character developement of its titular star and his friends. Bithells return to the fray that is the modern indie scene comes in the form of Volume, a Robin Hood-esque 3D puzzler that focuses on stealth with a futuristic virtual reality like aesthetic. Should you turn it up to eleven or simply put it on mute?...

    A new teaser website has appeared for a game called Black Hound, which was announced for a Currently Unannounced Nintendo Console and both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There is no doubt that this is referring to the NX, which will be officially released next year. Is this the resurrection of Silent Hills?...

    Geoff, Jack, Michael, and Ryan learn are back and testing more stuff. It doesn't mean it won't break later or anything. Just that they can say it was tested

    Mega Man gets a new compilation of his greatest adventures in a Legacy Collection. Is this something he desperately needed?

    Kicked walks you through some of the most interesting games on Kickstarter. Host Amy Brighter shares her recommendations for what to back. This week: TSIOQUE Pauldron Vurt Maguss Wand

    Ian Lepkowsky writes: "Before jumping into the software, the biggest and most notable change that comes along with Guitar Hero Live is the new controller hardware. Instead of the five button layout to which fans have grown accustomed, the new guitar controller comes equipped with two tiers of three buttons. At first glance, the difference doesnt seem all that drastic. When I jumped into the gameplay, though, I quickly realized that my experience with the previous Guitar Hero games wasnt going to help me that much."...

    Marcus Estrada writes: "Red Awakening is a pretty cool neon-infused, bloody, stealth horror game. It's because of that unique concept and visual design that I immediately recalled that the game was originally brought to Kickstarter back in April. It failed back then, and has since returned for another go at funding. There's not a thing wrong with that. After all, many great campaigns were finally funded thanks to a second launch. The issue, as I see it, is a simple lack of transparency. At no point does this current campaign mention their previous attempt at crowdfunding or what they learned from that failure."...

    Spottis: EA Sports revealed the first part of FIFA 16 Player Ratings (Top 50) list today, 40 to 50. The complete list will be revealed throughout September.

    Visual novels have found a nice home on the PS Vita. The handheld works well with them because it is very difficult to hold ones attention with a visual novel on a console. Heavy Rain and Murdered: Soul Suspect did alright on consoles but one can find themselves losing interest now and then, and swapping out to a more action oriented game....

    Games discovered in the documentary Atari: Game Over have sold for a lot of money
Videos

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  • Collegehumor
    And you thought your roommate was a dick for not cleaning the dishes.
    He’s probably watching Miley on the VMAs.
    Oh boy, here we go.
    Check out his disturbing x-ray.
    That’s not creepy at all.
    Can you imagine winning the lottery... only to get an IOU? Fail.
    That’s just a really big fish that is.
    That's too many ducks!
    He got to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times. Outrage.
    No Need To Try To Fix It, Just Keep Filming.
    Feel free to use whatever silly slang you like around your college professors, because they have no idea what sort of nonsense gibberish is coming out of your mouth. 
    This is the Duck Vine, by Charlie Murphy (not that one). It is the most important Vine ever created:
    Testicles, farts, and pig vaginas... the gangs all here!
    What do D...
    There ar...
    The world already operates on an axis of crazy, so just be glad that it doesn't operate under the constraints of Comcast. Seriously, if you think that trying to navigate life is tough now, the nightmare of a world run by a cable company might just...
    I have no idea how many customer service complaints Walmart gets a day, but I'm going to guess it's a number with more zeros than I can count.  Greg Benson
    So much bravery in one video.
    Miley Cyrus was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, yes she showed her boobs if you're curious. More importantly, tho...
    I did alright in Geography while in school, I never had to memorize every state capital, but I'm confident I can find Australia on a map. Maybe not Austria, but DEFINITELY Australia. If your geography skills aren't as sharp as you think, don't wor...
Flash Games

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Code

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  • stackoverflow
    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'm kind of new to PHP and I'm trying to build a REST API for an app. For some reason I got stuck at something that should be trivial. What I want to do is to be able to insert a new row into the Score-table which is defined like this: CREATE TABLE Scores( score_id INT AUTO_INCREMENT, user_id INT NOT NULL, item_id INT, score DOUBLE UNSIGNED, PRIMARY KEY (score_id), FOREIGN KEY (item_id) REFERENCES Items(internal_id), FOREIGN KEY (user_id) REFERENCES Users(user_id) ON DELETE CASCADE ); Below is the PHP code I use. The function setScore is a member in a class which also has the db and response-members which you will see. But I have debugged the code enough to see that everything apart form the below function works. The POST-variables have the correct values and the sendResponse(200, "SCORE_INSERTED_SUCCESSFULLY")...

    I have a website that makes a connection to an external database with PDO. All right, all works. The only problem is when the database goes offline. I refresh the website, the browser load the first query that finds but it takes 30+ seconds to load it and when finish the page stop to load (because there is an exit(); function when the connection fails) with this error: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection timed out I want the website accessible normally when the database goes offline, because is a routine that it goes offline but there's this problem of the Connection timed out and of the page that takes 30+ seconds to load. How can I resolve this problem? This is how I do a connection and a query: class.db.php <?php class db { private $db = NULL; private $host = NULL; private $user = NULL; private $password = NULL; priva...

    I have a procedure newRows = JSON.parse(newRowsStr); var wsr = $('#work-sample-row'); for (var i = 0, n = newRows.length; i < n; ++i) { var thisBox = boxHtml; var thisNewRow = newRows[i]; thisBox.find('.work-item-preview-outer').css('background-image', thisNewRow['imageurl']); thisBox.find('.work-title').text(thisNewRow['title']); thisBox.find('.work-descr-short').text(thisNewRow['sumsmall']); wsr.append(thisBox); setTimeout(function(){thisBox.css('opacity','0');}, i * 200) } where boxHtml = $('<div class="mb-30-for-mobile col-xxs-12 col-xs-6 col-sm-4 col-md-3 col-lg-3 work-column" style="opacity:0;"><a class="work-link-wrap"><div class="work-item-preview-outer"><div class="work-item-preview-inner"><h3 class="work-title"><...

    I'd like to hear some advice on which technologies to use to solve this problem. I would like a task executor based on events. These tasks are created by the user (in this moment I am thinking that a task would be a java class that implements the interface task, but I'm open to suggestions). Then the user could load a "jar" or "ear" in the application and using java reflection could execute new tasks. Another approach I can think of would be that the user creates these tasks in a ejb, deploy the ear and make the ejb loockup to run tasks. I appreciate any advice. sorry for my english...

    For the site I'm currently working on it has a zombie theme and people can submit things into a pot and a winner wins the pot. For the loading bar kind of thing I wanted to have a zombie, I was thinking the one from the left of this picture: here I wanted to kind of fill it up with a fluid (kind of resembling blood) as people put stuff in, then when it fills to 100% the pot will be drawn. I was curious if I have to turn this image into an SVG or if I can recreate this image with CSS I wanted to have a liquid effect like wavy on top I was wondering what would be the best method for approaching this. If you need anymore information just ask. Thanks. I was thinking something like this: http://codepen.io/lbebber/pen/xrwja My main question is...

    I have written a code to find sum of two matrices using dynamic allocation and operator overloading. #include<iostream> #include<new> using namespace std; class matrix { int**m; int r; int c; public: matrix(int a, int b) { r = a; c = b; m = new int*[r]; for (int i = 0; i < r; i++) m[i] = new int[c]; } ~matrix() { for (int i = 0; i < r; i++) delete[] m[i]; delete[] m; } friend istream &operator>>(istream &in, matrix s); friend matrix operator+(matrix& m1, matrix& m2); friend ostream &operator<<(ostream &out, matrix s); }; istream &operator>>(istream &in, matrix s) { cout << "enter elements" << endl; for (int i = 0; i < s.r; i++) { for (int j = 0; j < s.c; j++) { in >> s.m[i][j]; } } return in; } ostrea...

    If i have a string that is string Text="@Time:08:30PM,@Date:08/30/2015,@Duration:4," How would one go about extracting each of those starting with "@" and ending with the ",". I've searched and I've seen people get one pair with substring, but not how I need it. I want to say: string Time = "08:30PM" //However i can extract it from that string string Date = "08/30/2015" //etc... Could it be done with Regex? Thanks!...

    This question already has an answer here: Java: How to use Timer class to call a method, do something, reset timer, repeat? 3 answers I know, there are many questions about timers in java... blabla My problem is, that I'm very new to java and I can't find the right tutorial for a timer. I need a very lightweight function, which runs a function / a piece of code every x seconds. The timer should run in a class with many other functions in it. There are functions like userManager.getJob(user). I want to run userManager.getJob(user) every x seconds, to update the object. A solution like the setInterval function in JQuery / Javas...

    I have a basic html table with rows that look like this.. <tr id="10"> <td>person</td> <td> name &nbsp <a href="#"><i class="fa fa-star swap"></i></a> </td> <td>75</td> <td>100%</td> <td>8</td> <td>20</td> <td>6</td> <td>10</td> <td>5</td> <td>3/1</td> </tr> <tr id="20"> <td>Bench</td> ...

    This question already has an answer here: Is the sizeof(some pointer) always equal to four? 17 answers I am a student, and am not allowed to use anything besides arrays for this assignment. I am trying to clear anything that is not a character off of a word and add that word to an array. The problem is that when I try and pass values to specific indices of the array nothing is be assigned after the 4th assignment. the file content is: this thing does not work after four words and after printing is out with: for (size_t i = 0; i < sizeof(file_content); i++) { std::cout << file_content[i] << std::endl; } it outputs "this thing does not...
Hacks

  • hackaday
  • lifehacker
    Antennas can range from a few squiggles on a PCB to a gigantic Yagi on a tower. The basic laws of physics must be obeyed, though, and whatever form the antenna takes it all boils down to a conductor whose length resonates at a specific frequency. What works at one frequency is suboptimal at another, so an adjustable antenna would be a key component of a multi-band device. And a shape-shifting liquid metal antenna is just plain cool. The first thing that pops into our head when we think of liquid metal is a silvery blob of mercury skittering inside  …read more...

    For many hardware enthusiasts, it’s hard to stop imagining the possibilities of an almighty fablab in our garage — a glorious suite of machines that can make the widgets of our dreams. Over the years, many of us start to build just that, assembling marvelous workbenches for the rest of us to drool over. The question is: “how do we get there?” Ok, let’s say we’ve got a blank garage. We might be able to pick up a couple of tools and just “roll with it,” teaching ourselves the basics as we go and learning from our mistakes. With enough …read more...

    [Brek] needed to store 64 bits of data from his GPS to serve as a last-known-position function. This memory must be non-volatile, sticking around when the GPS and power are off. Solutions like using a backup battery or employing a $0.25 EEPROM chip were obviously too pedestrian. [Brek] wanted to store his 64 bits in style and that means hand-wired core memory. OK, we’re pretty sure that the solution came first, and then [Brek] found a fitting problem that could be solved, but you gotta give him props for a project well executed and well documented. Core memory is basically …read more...

    When you are a hardware guy and you live in a time of crisis, sooner or later you find yourself working for some casino equipment company. You become an insider and learn a lot about their tricks. I’ve been in touch with that business for about 30 years. I made a lot of projects for gambling machines which are currently in use, and I had a lot of contact with casino people, both owners and gamblers. Now I’m sure you expect of me to tell you about the tricks they use to make you spend your money. And I will: …read more...

    For years we have been graced by cheap consumer electronics that are able to be upgraded through unofficial means. Your Nintendo DS is able to run unsigned code, your old XBox was a capable server for its time, your Android smartphone can be made better with CyanogenMod, and your wireless router could be expanded far beyond what it was originally designed to do thanks to the efforts of open source firmware creators. Now, this may change. In a proposed rule from the US Federal Communications Commission, devices with radios may be required to prevent modifications to firmware. The proposed rule …read more...

    Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door, but what about a smarter mousetrap? [Alain] decided to find out by making a Raspberry Pi-powered, Internet-connected smart trap. The brains of the operation is a Pi running Arch Linux. Connected to that is a IR trigger, a servo to unlatch the sliding door, and a camera to see your new friend. The housing of the trap is CNC cut foam PVC board, which is both easy to cut and to clean. Once the IR beam is broken the Pi turns the servo, which pulls a …read more...

    [K.C. Lee]’s entry for the Hackaday Prize won’t cure cancer, wipe a disease from the planet, stop an alien invasion, or save the world. His battery charger and analyzer is, however, a useful little device for determining the charge and discharge characteristics of batteries, and can also be used as dual channel electronic load, current source, or power supply. Inside [K.C.]’s device are all the tools required for charging and discharging lithium-ion, lead acid, and NiMH batteries. He’s doing this with a few slightly unusual circuits, including a SEPIC DC to DC converter, and an ‘analog’ PWM controller. these two …read more...
    For a kid that’s never done laundry before, the whole operation may as well look like NASA getting ready to launch a rocket. Writing clear instructions on your machines in dry erase marker will make it easy for them to learn.Read more......

    iPhone: It’s tough to keep mobile browsing private and secure, but one way to do it is to isolate some of your browsing away from everything else. Marcato is a browser that allows you to do that, essentially creating a bunch of private browsing windows that you can access quickly. Read more......

    Alkaline water is showing up on more and more grocery shelves—but it doesn’t offer any health benefits over its neutral-pH brethren. Read more...

    When you go about your daily work you inevitably deal with people who’s negativity drains you. How do you deal with an unhappy work environment? How can you use positive psychology to strengthen your career? Here to help is Michelle Gielan, author of Broadcasting Happiness.Read more......

    iOS: Third-party keyboards in iOS didn’t quite live up to the hype for most of us , but ReBoard is a new keyboard that takes a different approach. The keyboard features a ton of links to other services like Wunderlist, your calendar, Dropbox, and more so you can easily send data from one app to another. Read more......

    Travel is a great experience, and we should all be so lucky to see different parts of the world. But there are probably some places you’ve been that you felt were overrated, or they just weren’t what you expected.Read more......

    Think twice before jailbreaking your iPhone . A recent rash of malware has helped hackers steal over 250,000 Apple accounts, the largest theft of its kind. The malware only affects jailbroken devices, but if you get pwned, hackers can not only peek your password but also make App Store purchases without your permission. [Gizmodo ]http://gizmodo.com/hackers-stole-... Read more......

    There are a number of factors that affect how much you earn in the professional world. Still, it’s interesting to know what you can expect to earn with a certain degree, and this tool will give you a general idea. It’ll also tell you what kind of debt load you can expect with your degree.Read more......

    It helps to have a drill nearby for making clean plunge cuts with your jigsaw . But when that’s not an option, you can still make a plunge cut using just your saw. Here’s how.Read more...

    There are a ton of browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy, which leads to some natural questions: Which is the best? Do they all do the same thing? What should I really download? In this guide, we’re going to look at the most popular browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy online, and give you our recommendations.Read more......
Anime

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  • n4g
  • thatanimeblog
    Frank Inglese writes: What is Shoot Wrestling? Well, for one, its not the type of wrestling youll see in a standard WWE bout. Shoot Wrestling is a full-contact style of the professional sport that hit it big in Japan in the 70s which allowed wrestlers to partake in matches not as heavily scripted than what we see in the Western circuit today. Fighters hit each other hard with not a single punch being pulled, and what went on throughout the match was not as predictable....

    On episode one of Simmer Down!, good chef and bad chef Frank Inglese and Luke Halliday did something many people thought impossible; they made a dish from the hugely popular Food Wars!, also known as Shokugeki No Soma. It wasnt that the dish was hard to make, this much has been proven by countless other YouTube videos, it was actually the coming together of two idiotic forces that had people in an almost unshakable state of disbelief. How can these two men ever work in synchronicity? Only under the guidance of Chef Ramsay is such a thing possible! Frank and Luke take to the kitchen for another episode of the SnapThirty cooking show Simmer Down!. This time around theyve decide to prepare another dish from Food Wars! (Shokugeki No Soma) that actually doesnt involve any cooking, instead only intricate preparation. Alice Nakiri, a talented but arrogant and annoying chef from the series, created this egg-based milkshake to wow judges chosen to critique new and exciting buffet......

    Richard of PopCults.com writes "One of my favorite cosplayers on the world stage right now, Korean cosplayer Doremi from the cosplaying group known as Spiral Cats, has once again astounded her fans and me with her latest costume a full representation of the League of Legends champion Akali in her Blood Moon costume/skin variation. One of my favorite skins on one of my favorite champions, Doremi has crafted this real-life representation of the costume down to the smallest detail proving again why she is one of the well-known and respected cosplayers in world."...

    I really dont like this episode at all, too much drama this week. Its not that the episode wasnt good, the problem is what is going to happen to the Cinderella Project. It is really a complicated situation, and I dont like it one bit. Mishiro and her stupid plans, makes me sick in general. That twist in the end was even worse from Mio....

    Time for another review on Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri! This episode was amusing and confusing at the same time. I really enjoyed every scene where the girls appeared. I was bored with all the scenes where the soldiers appeared. That´s the order of things for this episode....

    To some, cosplaying is a hobby. To others, cosplaying is a lifestyle. Whether you have participated in cosplay or not, cosplay has become prevalent in todays society. Ample time and labour is spent on creating these costumes, in order for individuals to participate in events that allow them to embody their favourite characters. To the uninformed, cosplay is the same as dressing up as a witch for Halloween. But for those who practice the art, cosplay is more than just dressing up it is fully immersing oneself as a character and performing in front of hundreds of fans. How did this phenomenon start?...

    Boruto: Naruto The Movie has been out in Japan for a few weeks now, and this week's WSJ gives us another look at the overall story, with scenes from the movie placed all over the scan.

    Japanese publisher Kodanshas schedule of upcoming light novels is listing a novel related to Hiro Mashimas Fairy Tail. The new novel, titled edo Fairy Tail, is expected to ship on October 2 in Japan. Ren Kanan is writing the novel and Mashima himself is credited as original creator and illustrator....

    Evangelion Blu-Ray was released on August 26, 2015 and We got a first look at the beautiful, expensive set!

    VRFocus reports on the news that Sony's new first-party studio, North West Studio, is hiring for a Studio Ghibli-esque Project Morpheus title.
    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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