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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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    A little laughter can go a long way, a new study reveals.We all know the mood-boosting benefits of a good laugh, but researchers at California's Loma Linda University set out to find out if humor can deliver more than just comic relief. The study looked at 20 healthy older adults in their 60s and 70s, measuring their stress levels and short-term memory. One group was asked to sit silently, not talking, reading, or using their cellphones, while the other group watched funny videos.After 20 minutes, the participants gave saliva samples and took a short memory test. While both groups performed better after the break than before, the "humor group" performed significantly better when it came to memory recall. Participants who viewed the funny videos had much higher improvement in recall abilities, 43.6 percent, compared with 20.3 percent in the non-h...

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is seen among the more likely (and more formidable) potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates.Read More... More on New York

    HONOLULU (AP) — A defense lawyer for a former soldier accused of punching his 5-year-old daughter to death says an autopsy shows evidence of lasting injuries that weakened the girl before she died.A federal prosecutor countered during closing trial arguments on Tuesday that medical exams proved that 40-pound Talia Williams died of head trauma when her father struck her in the chest, dislocating her shoulder and knocking her to the floor.Read More... More on Death Penalty ...

    Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer told state Democratic leaders that she would have come forward with her claims of political retribution against Governor Christie’s administration sooner if the governor wasn’t a former U.S. attorney, according to a letter obtained by The Record. Read More... ...

    It takes balls to do the things this performer does on camera -- big steel balls.The performer's name is Morgue and he specializes in stunts that would put most people in a real morgue.Morgue is a regular on "Freakshow," an AMC series that depicts the day-to-day experiences of the members of the Venice Beach Freakshow, a sideshow based in Los Angeles.Read More... More on Anatomical Wonders ...

    MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man was convicted Tuesday of beating his newlywed wife to death so he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy.Michel Escoto was married to 21-year-old Wendy Trapaga for only four days in October 2002 when he strangled and beat her, prosecutors said. Escoto initially tried to drug her during their Key West honeymoon and make her death look like an accidental drowning, but Trapaga complained her drink was too chalky.Read More... More on Video ...

    WASHINGTON -- A Republican-led House subcommittee will hold a hearing next month to examine the District of Columbia's decision to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.The decriminalization bill was passed by the D.C. Council in February and signed by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray late last month. Before the law can go into effect, Congress has 60 days to disapprove it.Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said in a statement that she was surprised the subcommittee would single out the D.C. measure. But she said she appreciated the fact that Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations, is allowing her to testify and question witnesses even though she i...

    A special election is taking place in southwest Florida Tuesday, with four Republicans facing off for the chance to replace Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.).Radel resigned in January after being arrested for cocaine possession in October 2013.The four candidates vying to replace Radel are Florida state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, former CEO Curt Clawson, aerospace and defense consultant Michael Dreikorn and physician Paige Kreegel.Read More... More on Elections 2014 ...

    A special election in southwest Florida Tuesday will determine which Republian will fight to replace Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who stepped down in January after being arrested for buying cocaine.The four candidates vying to replace Radel are Florida state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, former CEO Curt Clawson, aerospace and defense consultant Michael Dreikorn and physician Paige Kreegel.The AP reported earlier on the state of the race:Read More... More on Elections...

    This isn't your mother's classical music video.The above is a contemporary-styled video complete with gyrating dancers who would seem more at home on MTV, dancing with Miley Cyrus, than in a clip set to Antonín Dvo?ák's Symphony No. 9.And the group behind the video, a Belgian classical music festival called "B-Classic," says that's the whole point. The group is hoping this video, which it's calling "the first modern music video for a classical composer," can spark renewed youth interest in classical music.Read More... ...
    By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may help transform one of the world's poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub. By spurning an offer from Cairo for help financing the project, Addis Ababa has ensure...

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's cabinet approved on Wednesday the appointment of an international team to investigate the disappearance of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the country's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said. "The main purpose of the international investigation team is to evaluate, investigate and determine the actual cause of the accident so similar accidents could be avoided in the future," Hishammuddin told reporters in Kuala Lumpur. ......

    TOKYO (AP) — Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer.

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.


    China on Wednesday urged renewed peace efforts in South Sudan after the United Nations said rebels slaughtered hundreds of civilians when they seized the South Sudan oil hub of Bentiu. "We strongly condemn this and urge all sides in South Sudan, including the opposition and the authorities, to keep pushing political dialogue to resolve the relevant issues and achieve reconciliation, peace and development at the earliest date," foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a daily briefing. China has played an unusually active diplomatic role in South Sudan and is the biggest investor in its oil industry. Bentiu is capital of South Sudan's oil-producing Unity state....

    UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) — Researchers from Uppsala University have opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in 1160....

    By Jeremy Laurence and Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - A $375 million hole in the Afghan budget is threatening public projects and civil servants' salaries, officials say, putting the aid-dependent economy under stress just as Afghanistan awaits a new leader and foreign troops prepare to go home. U.S., U.N. and Afghan finance ministry officials have discussed ways to resolve what they say has become a critical situation f...

    By Jonathan Cable and Kevin Yao LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April but private businesses across the euro zone enjoyed their best month in nearly three years, surveys showed on Wednesday. Within the euro zone, Germany - Europe's largest economy - saw activity accelerate whereas in France, the bloc's second biggest, momentum waned. "Gi...

    By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - The "Bridgegate" scandal that rocked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration earlier this year is threatening a deal that would allow developer Larry Silverstein to finish building the next World Trade Center skyscraper. Silverstein needs a guarantee from t...
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    Tom Hiddleston singing? Songs from Disney classics?? That's two great tastes that sound great together! The Avengers star donated his time to the Friendship Works charity gala back in November, and his performance of Bear Necessities from The Jungle Book was so unexpected and delightful, it's become the stuff of legend! Now you can finally see the storied [...]...

    Seriously, the people at Disney are the biggest teases in the WORLD! They've been amping up a LOT of anticipation for Girl Meets World and we seriously CANNOT WAIT to finally see this show! So, what're they teasing you with now? Well, Ben Savage, aka Cory Matthews, took to his Instagram to post a picture [...]...

    Who says you need to be highborne to be awesome? If you watch Game of Thrones then you probably know Iwan Rheon. He's the hunk who plays plays Ramsay Snow, a.k.a. the super-seksi psychopath who kidnaps and tortures Theon Greyjoy. As good as Iwan is on GoT, it turns out the stud is meant for more than [...]...

    Holy smokes! This is so beautiful and powerful!!!! Crazy to think Noah Gunderson is only 24 years old. The singer/songwriter is wise beyond his years! He beautiful captures so much emotion in his song Dying Now. This is American folk at its best! It reminds us of The Civil Wars with some old school Willie Nelson and a dash of [...]...

    The bar was exceptionally high for Neil Patrick Harris as the titular Hedwig in the new Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, our favorite musical of all time. Really. We saw the show 10 times in the '90s and early 2000s in various incarnations. We even had Donovan Leitch perform AS Hedwig at our [...]...

    Biebsy, Biebsy, Biebsy, what are we gonna do with you? Justin Bieber is looking to get special treatment for his upcoming DUI trial! What is he asking for now?! Well, the Biebs is trying to get his trial moved to a later day, because May 5th is just TOO soon for him! Why? Because he's out [...]...

    Iggy Azalea has become a gay icon of sorts, doing extremely well in clubs with a loyal same-sex following! And while she's extremely grateful for their positive reception, she doesn't want her fans to get confused about her straight sexuality—especially because she hates that everyone is trying to make bisexuality trendy these days. Confused?! Fear not, we [...]...

    It was Patriots Day in New England yesterday but it was Bruno Mars Day 5,000 miles away in Hawaii! The Island State honored their own hometown hero by making April 21st a special day of celebration all about him! Bruno showed up in Hawaii for a 3-night concert series on Thursday, along with his girlfriend Jessica Caban! [...]...

    Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy forever! Just days after proposing to his View hostess, the New Kids On the Block singer ecstatically opened up about their recent engagement! Donnie revealed that since he first laid eyes on Jenny, he knew they'd get hitched one day! Cue the awws!! The singer said: "Probably planned it about two months into us [...]...

    Frozen? Uh, we think you mean Brozen! Two players on the Navy Baseball team decided to put away their bats and gloves, and listen (and re-listen and re-listen) to Love is an Open Door from Disney's Frozen until they could do an AH-Mazing lip synch to it! They performed the song mid-car ride (what else are you [...]...
    Widespread panic in the rap world -- the high-end cough syrup that's become the lean of choice for Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy, and MANY other rap figures has officially been taken off the market ... all because of its reputation as a widely abused… ...

    NBA superstar Joakim Noah has sued his former shoe sponsor -- claiming Le Coq Sportif makes TERRIBLE SNEAKERS that may have damaged his feet ... TMZ Sports has learned.

    Katy Perry left children in tears at a recent birthday party where she dressed up like a clown, attacked some guy with a piñata stick, and staged a scary car accident ... all for a music video -- and TMZ has video from the scene.The hidden… ...

    The legendary George Foreman tells TMZ Sports he has a message for Bernard Hopkins -- HANG 'EM UP ... while you still have your health. Foreman -- who famously fought until he was 48-years-old -- says he was incredibly impressed with 49-year-old… ...

    Charlie Sheen isn't hitched -- yet -- but he's making it clear he's off the market ... proudly sporting what looks like a wedding band ... but Charlie tells us he and Johnny Depp are starting a new trend -- by wearing manly man ENGAGEMENT rings.… ...

    The family that stiffs the landlord together, gets evicted together -- just ask Nic Cage's ex-GF and their son Weston ... whose landlord is suing to give 'em the boot, TMZ has learned.The landlord, John R. Gifford, filed court docs to force… ...

    Before this grinning little guy was a Hollywood hunk he was just another cool kid growing up in Palo Alto, California. Can you guess who he is?TEXT

    Tori Spelling’s husband, Dean McDermott, announced to the world that she’s a terrible lay.-- and he did it their reality show.  Of course, he was trying to explain why he CHEATED -- so, they're both terrible ... at different… ...

    Marriage was NOT as good as it gets for Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife -- she just filed for separation from the Oscar-winning actor after 20 years of marriage, TMZ has learned.Sara Kapfer filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable… ...

    This is one for the books.  The woman who was suing Lisa Vanderpump for $5 million alleging sexual harassment at her Villa Blanca restaurant -- among other things, is now willing to settle for $40K if the restaurant acknowledges some ridiculous… ...
    Olivia Munn used to be fun. She’s got those Eurasian looks that make dudes assume you could fuck her while watching a ballgame while women see right through her sinister shit and want to slit her yellow throat with an onyx blade while she slumbers. I might be transferring some of my feelings and applying [...]...

    I guess we all get to that age when it’s just fuck it, I’m going to stick my hand up my ass in public. You would never peg a musical talent like Scary Spice to go thong hunting right there in Beverly Hills, but, dammit, she once lip-synched Wannabe to 100,000 adoring fans. If her [...]...

    Sometimes, you look at a shithole and you think to yourself, man, that’s the shittest shithole I ever did see. There’s no way that shithole could be any shittier. That’s the kind of thinking that leads me to believe you’ve never been to Nigeria. That shithole just got shittier. Nigeria is now half-Christian and half-Muslim. [...]...

    I don’t know who else is in here. Damn, I want to be Photoshopped like Minnie Driver. I could be a god. You can’t even see her brown tooth or that plate of St. Louis style ribs she ate in ’98 that stuck around her hips. Sorry, Minnie, please don’t quit Twitter again. There’s Channing [...]...

    Nothing says we are legitimately angry dikes quite like picking Paris as your new international headquarters. That’s exactly what the brave topless warriors of FEMEN have done, moving their yeast-filled Honeycomb Hideout from Maria’s stepmother’s basement in Kiev to one of the least appealing new sorority houses west of the Maginot Line. The girls couldn’t [...]...

    Kate Upton has a lot of rules. The last one was about how you’re not supposed to openly jizz thinking about her big yabbos, just adore them discreetly and pay with direct deposit or something. Girls who look like Kate Upton get to make all the rules. That seems fair enough. We can elect a [...]...

    Mmm, burger and ass. That’s only been the best combination since the dawn of time. Sometimes, I’ll see a fine woman’s ass in a bikini and think to myself, man, how fat would I have to get eating Carl’s Jr. burgers before I could hit that. And I know she’s looking at me thinking, if [...]...

    Pretty Woman Richard Gere has apparently been giving it to Top Chef hottie Padma Lakshmi. This in spite of the fact that he is currently in the middle of messily divorcing his wife Carey Lowell, a.k.a. that short haired model chick from Law & Order a decade ago. He was previously married to Cindy Crawford [...]...

    I think somebody once called divorce a little death. But everybody seems to be pretty damn happy after divorce, as opposed to a funeral, where there are tears and suffering and loss. Though, in both cases, there is usually some opportunity for reckless sexual intercourse. I just read a story about how Miranda Kerr’s ex-husband [...]...

    Big boned Kardashian sister Khloe made it clear that she is not having sex with her brother Rob. She made this revelation while she was guest hosting Chelsea Handler’s horribly canned laugh track funny funny show. She and Rob are currently living together because Rob also likes to eat to fill the empty space where [...]...
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    Akami Technologies' State of the Internet report for Q4 2013 has just arrived, and one stat stands out like a bad rash: DDoS (denial of service) attacks were up 75 percent over last quarter, and 23 percent from the year before. Most of the targets......

    If we draw an almost totally arbitrary line in the sand and call it "500 pixels per inch," then smartphones now stand proudly on one side of it, while tablets still languish on the other. Japan Display is gently nudging the market forward, however,......

    Sky's explored almost every way of serving up TV and film possible, but today it becomes a true movie retailer for the first time. The new "Buy & Keep" store Sky announced at the beginning of the month is now live, so anyone with a Sky+HD box can buy......

    Internet calling and messaging service Viber does a solid job of constantly bringing new features to its apps, regardless of the platform. Now, some seven months after iOS 7 was released, Viber is finally changing the looks of its iPhone app to match......

    Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus. Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled its......

    In 2016, Hitachi will take over Toshiba's title as the maker of the fastest elevator in the world. The Japanese company's slated to install two lifts that move at a swift 45mph inside China's Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, currently under......

    There's a good reason why the Mac Pro has six Thunderbolt 2 ports: current Thunderbolt tech isn't powerful enough to drive more than one 4K display per port. Future computers shouldn't face that limitation, though. VR-Zone has leaked a presentation......

    Gamespy's impending server shut-down might be cutting off Wii and DS multiplayer at the head, but not all games have to suffer this fate: PC publishers are starting to migrate their multiplayer servers to new platforms. Three of EA's Battlefield......

    Some companies lose their following after an acquisition, but not Whatsapp -- apparently, its userbase just continued to grow after Facebook bought it for $19 billion. The FB-owned entity has revealed that it now has 500 million active users, up 50......

    Confirming what a lot of us thought already, Google is more than a little interested in Apple and Samsung's continuing court battle. New evidence revealed by Apple's lawyers outlines emails from Google that offered to foot some of the damages (if......
    Google is the clear winner in Web search, but Yahoo still thinks it can make a dent in the market—even though Yahoo Web search technically doesn't exist since the company handed over its search technologies to Microsoft in 2009.  As Kara Swisher at Recode reported last week, Yahoo wants to convince Apple to make Yahoo Search the default search engine on iPhones, iPads, and other iOS devices. The strategy takes advantage of an ongoing rift between Apple and Google: Apple booted Google Maps and YouTube from iPhones' homescreens in 2012. There’s a logic to the push—if only that Google's Android devices and Microsoft's Windows devices seem out of...

    You’ll soon be seeing mobile ads from Google that can take you directly into an app. These ads will appear in Google’s mobile search, on YouTube, and on third-party websites that use Google’s ad network. Today the company announced it will offer ads that display a button that will open up the advertiser's app for more information. If users don't have the app installed, it will prompt them to download it. Known as deep linking, this technique will take you directly to specific information in an app. Similar to other advertisements Google offers, these deep linked ads will use your personal data—such as which apps you frequently use and the types of in-app purchases you make—to serve up tailored app install suggest...

    The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything. Welcome to The Platform, a new column by ReadWrite mobile editor and senior writer Dan Rowinski on how ubiquitous computing, pervasive networks and the power of the cloud are fundamentally changing everything. Extraordinary power is found in people’s pockets these days. The ability to tap any piece of information, contextualize any act or help make a decision is just a swipe away. Human behaviors, industry verticals, acts of communication and promises of the future are all touched by the rise of powerful computers and sensors. Look at what's happening in technology: Everywhere you look, cheap and potent computers are...

    Eleven years ago, on April 20, 2003, ReadWrite founder Richard MacManus wrote this site’s first post, declaring that “[o]rdinary people should be able to write to the Web, just as easily as they can browse and read it." In the decade that followed, ReadWrite has lived up to that mission. And as MacManus’s vision came to fruition, something magical happened: The Web became the world, and the world became the Web. This One Goes To Eleven Since I joined ReadWrite a year ago, I’ve led a team devoted to mapping the programmable world, finding every darkened corner and shedding light so we can better understand it. As chroniclers of technology, we focus on the new. But our heritage informs us every day: We were around to chronicle the social, mobile, and visual ...

    Guest author Kim Gaskins is the director of content development and lead writer for Latitude, an international research consultancy. In the developed world, even the most passionate technology proponents sometimes find themselves wondering if being constantly "plugged in" means leading a less fulfilling existence. The verdict is still out on that one. But for most of the world,  the relationship between happiness and technology is highly positive. That's not utopian tech evangelism—it's the result of a cross-referencing of a survey on national happiness with the state of each country's technical development. For the statistically minded, the correlation is +0.72, on a scale from -1 to +1. Mind you, that doesn't mean technology causes people to be happy. There are plenty of other factors at play—notably, the fact that technologically advanced nations also tend to be wealthier. But the strength of the relationship is nevertheless intriguing. Clap A...

    AT&T plans to expand its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service to as many as 21 new US metro areas. It's claiming speeds of up to one gigabit per second with its U-Verse with GigaPower system, which is only available in Austin, Texas, today. After years of slowing its rollout of faster Internet connections, what's the rush? Thank Google, whose first location for Google Fiber high-speed Internet was Kansas City, in the heart of AT&T's local-service area. Now Google is expanding to Provo, Utah, and Austin, and recently announced that it was exploring adding more cities like Atlanta, Georgia; San Jose, Calif.; and San Antonio, Texas. All three of those cities are on the AT&T's list. Coincidence? Here's the full list of areas where AT&T i...

    GitHub cofounder Tom Preston-Werner has resigned from the popular storehouse of open-source code after an internal investigation found he had made “errors of judgment” in an ongoing dispute that resulted in the departure of an influential woman developer. The investigation, announced by GitHub cofounder and CEO Chris Wanstrath in a blog post, appeared to clear Preston-Werner and his wife, Theresa. It concluded that they and the company had not discriminated against Julie Ann Horvath, the influential developer who had previously spoken publicly about GitHub’s efforts to improve working conditions for women at the company, because she was a woman.  See also: Influential Developer Julie Ann Horvath Quits GitHub, Charging 'Harassment' ...

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Microsoft and Nokia will consummate their marriage by the end of this week. On Monday, Microsoft said its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division, which was announced in September, will be finalized by Friday. In the deal, Microsoft will subsume nearly 32,000 Nokia employees including CEO Stephen Elop, who will become the head of devices at Microsoft reporting to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.  Reports surfaced over the weekend that ...

    Suddenly it's not so important to own a car that's "the ultimate driving machine," as opposed to "the ultimate app machine." I drive my Honda Pilot instead of my Volvo XC90 whenever I can because the Honda can connect to my smartphone over Bluetooth, plus it has a great navigation system. My Volvo has neither—all it does is drive. Car manufacturers have picked up on this trend, recognizing that our apps are increasingly important in our car purchasing decisions: Developers want to get in on the action, too, but there is a big problem. In the car app market, "Developers are faced by enormous fragmentation, small addressable markets and high friction in the distribution and monetization of their software," as a new VisionMobile report...

    Meet Arduino, the tiny microcontroller that’s good at doing what your computer can’t. The computers we use every day are powerful, but they’re terrible at knowing what’s going on around them. Your laptop isn’t exactly equipped to sense light or moisture, for example. Arduino, on the other hand, is specifically designed to stay keyed in to the outside world. It’s equipped with a board full of inputs and outputs for sensors to simplify communication.   The Arduino was developed by Massimo Banzi and his cofounders out of Ivrea, Italy, who named the device after his favorite bar. Banzi wanted his design students to have a cheap, easy solution for prototyping hardware solutions. Since Arduino's release in 2005, it has gone from a teaching tool to a DIY project for makers all over the world. Multiple models...
    An anonymous reader writes "Game design is one of those jobs everybody thinks they can do. After all, they've played a few games, and they know what they liked and disliked, right? How hard could it be? Well, professional game designer Liz England has summed up the difficulty of the job and the breadth of knowledge needed to do it in what she calls 'the door problem.' Quoting: 'Premise: You are making a game. Are there doors in your game? Can the player open them? Can the player open every door in the game? What tells a player a door is locked and will open, as opposed to a door that they will never open? What happens if there are two players? Does it only lock after both players pass through the door? What if the level is REALLY BIG and can't all exist at the same time?' This is just a few of the questions that need answering. She then goes through how other employees in the company respond to the issue, often complicating it. 'Network Programmer: "Do all the players need to see the d...

    An anonymous reader writes "Tablets have come a long way in the past few years, and it has become possible to find a capable device for under $200. But what about the tablets pushing toward the high end of the spectrum? Xplore Technologies sells a line of tablets that top out at $5,600. Who on earth would pay that much? The military, of course. 'The DMSR models both have handles and are encased in tough protective covers. They can be dropped more than 2 meters onto a plywood floor and 1.2 meters onto concrete, and can operate in temperatures between -30 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit (-34 to 60 degrees Celsius). They've been tested to the U.S. military's tough MIL-STD-810G standard for extreme conditions. The tablets run Windows and come with Intel's latest Core i5 or i7 Haswell processors. Solid-state drive options extend to 480GB. ... They display images at 1024 x 768 resolution. That's less than some cheaper Windows tablets, but Xplore claims to offer excellent LCD visibility in sunligh...

    New submitter JImbob0i0 writes: "Back in January, Linksys/Belkin made a big deal about their new router, the WRT1900AC, which they claimed was a successor to the venerable WRT54G, and how they were working with OpenWRT. They released it this week, but their promises have fallen far short. You need to apply patches (which don't apply cleanly) and compile yourself in order to get it to work... so long as you don't need wireless support. There has not been much response from Linksys on the mailing list to criticism of the improperly formatted patch dump and poor reviews as a result." ...

    An anonymous reader writes "Now that Google's modular phone effort, Project Ara, looks a bit less like vaporware, people are starting to figure out its implications for the future of cellphones. One fascinating possibility is that it could transform the cellphone purchasing process into something resembling desktop computer purchasing. Enthusiasts could search out the individual parts they like the best and assemble them into cellphone Voltron. People who just want a decent phone with no hassle could look at pre-built offerings — and not just from Apple, Samsung, and the like. It could open up a whole new group of phone 'manufacturers.' Of course, this comes with drawbacks, too — if you think fragmentation is bad now, imagine trying to support thousands of different hardware combinations." ...

    An anonymous reader writes "Today BioWare announced a new game in its popular Dragon Age RPG series titled Inquisition. The game will follow the story of an Inquisitor trying to rally the world against the magic-laden forces spewing from rifts opening to another place. The game's creative director, Mike Laidlaw, says players will be able to watch the world descend into chaos, and then deal with the burdens of power as they rally forces in opposition. BioWare is also taking the opportunity to fix all of the things they broke in Dragon Age 2: 'Top-down tactical view is back. Playable races are back. The game seems to have more of an emphasis on challenge thanks to non-regenerative health.' The game will launch on October 7th for the PC, PS3/4, and Xbox 360/One." ...

    Daniel_Stuckey writes: "Silk Road, the online marketplace notable for selling drugs and attempting to operate over Tor, was shut down last October. Its successor, Silk Road 2.0 survived for a few months before suffering a security breach. In total, an estimated $2.7 million worth of Bitcoin belonging to users and staff of the site was stolen. Some in the Silk Road community suspected that the hack might have involved staff members of the site itself, echoing scams on other sites. Project Black Flag closed down after its owner scampered with all of their customers' Bitcoin, and after that users of Sheep Marketplace had their funds stolen, in an incident that has never been conclusively proven as an inside job or otherwise. Many site owners would probably have given up at this point, and perhaps attempted to join another site, or start up a new one under a different alias. Why would you bother to pay back millions of dollars when you could just disappear into the digital ether? But Silk ...

    alphadogg writes: "Apple is making a billion dollar bet on sapphire as a strategic material for mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and perhaps an iWatch. Exactly what the company plans to do with the scratch-resistant crystal – and when – is still the subject of debate. Apple is creating its own supply chain devoted to producing and finishing synthetic sapphire crystal in unprecedented quantities. The new Mesa, Arizona plant, in a partnership with sapphire furnace maker GT Advanced Technologies, will make Apple one of the world's largest sapphire producers when it reaches full capacity, probably in late 2014. By doing so, Apple is assured of a very large amount of sapphire and insulates itself from the ups and downs of sapphire material pricing in the global market." ...

    An anonymous reader writes "The U.S. general population is often the butt of jokes with regard to their understanding of science. A survey by the Associated Press now shows just how arbitrary and erratic the public's dissent can be. 'The good news is that more than 80 percent of those surveyed are strongly confident that smoking causes cancer; only four percent doubt it. Roughly 70 percent accepted that we have a genome and that mental illness is seated in the brain; about 20 percent were uncertain on these subjects, and the doubters were few. But things go downhill from there. Only about half of the people accepted that vaccines are safe and effective, with 15 percent doubting. And that's one of the controversial topics where the public did well. As for humanity's role in climate change, 33 percent accepted, 28 percent were unsure, and 37 percent fell in the doubter category. For a 4.5-billion-year-old Earth and a 13.8-billion-year-old Big Bang, acceptance was below 30 percent. Fully ...

    An anonymous reader writes "Andrew Kelley was a big fan of the Amarok open source music player. But a few years ago, its shortcomings were becoming more annoying and the software's development path no longer matched with the new features he wanted. So he did what any enterprising hacker would do: he started work on a replacement. Three and a half years later, his project, Groove Basin, has evolved into a solid music player, and it's still under active development. Kelley has now posted a write-up of his development process, talking about what problems he encountered, how he solved them, and how he ended up contributing code to libav." ...

    theodp writes: "You may recall that inBloom is a data initiative that sought to personalize learning. GeekWire's Tricia Duryee now reports that inBloom, which was backed by $100 million from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others, is closing up shop after parents worried that its database technology was violating their children's privacy. According to NY Times coverage (reg.), the inBloom database tracked 400 different data fields about students — including family relationships ('foster parent' or 'father's significant other') and reasons for enrollment changes ('withdrawn due to illness' or 'leaving school as a victim of a serious violent incident') — that parents objected to, prompting some schools to recoil from the venture. In a statement, inBloom CEO Iwan Streichenberger said that personalized learning was still an emerging concept, and complained that the venture had been 'the subject of mischaracterizations and a lightning rod for misdirected criticism.' He...
     Piqora, a marketing platform and analytics provider for “visual” social networks like Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by DFJ, and saw participation from Freestyle Capital, Baseline Ventures, Lazerow Ventures, Firebolt Ventures and Altos Ventures. Founded in 2012, and originally called… Read More ...

     Chinese Android device startup, Xiaomi, is stepping up its international expansion plans -- with founder Lei Jun today naming 10 markets it plans to enter this year, speaking at a Beijing press event. Read More ...

     LoyaltyLion, a graduate of accelerator Startupbootcamp, is another startup attempting to level the playing field for smaller e-retailers. Read More

     On the heels of online food delivery company Just-Eat’s successful IPO in London earlier this month, its big, still-private rival Delivery Hero has raised another mammoth round of funding: a Series F of $85 million, led by a “6 billion dollar global investment fund” that Delivery Hero tells me does not want to be named just yet; as well as existing shareholders. The funding will… Read More ...

     Showing up a bit late to the iOS 7 party, Viber has released an update to the iPhone version of the application that incorporates the same flat design we've seen throughout the new operating system. Viber had been in pretty desperate need of a redesign for quite some time. On the one hand, there's something charming about an up-and-coming app that looks slightly outdated or unpolished (the way… Read More ...

     Take the rules of 2048. Add the gameplay and physics of Flappy Bird. What do you get? Flappy48 — a weird (yet surprisingly... fun?) bizarro-world mashup of everything stupidly addictive from 2014. Read More ...

    Codasip is an ‘application specific processor design tool’ and IP provider. Today it’s closed its first round of public funding totalling $2.8 million to push its technology product forward. The funding is being led by Credo Ventures, a VC based in the Czech Republic, and includes additional funds from multiple private investors. In case you’re wondering, an… Read More ...

     Do you feel blue when separated from your cat for any length of time? (I hope so, because then I'd feel a lot less alone). Despite their rugged individuality, indoor cats need to satisfy their stalking instinct, keep stimulated, and get enough exercise, according to the Humane Society. Kittyo is a device that lets owners keep their cats entertained while spying on them from afar. Read More ...

     One day in the fall of 1990, or maybe it was ’91, I discovered a box my cousin had left at our house. In the box was a black cassette tape with a grubby label. On one side, recorded in long play mode to fit it all, was the Beastie Boys ‘License To Ill’ and Concrete Blonde’s ‘Bloodletting’. Read More ...

     “i really feel like we need a buzzfeed-type writer,” our community manager Skypes me, because we’re hiring and dealing with all the fun stuff that that entails, “everyones going in that direction it seems.” “What is that direction?” I ask. “something that you don’t have to click on yet do cause why not” is her answer. This is the most… Read More ...
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        Right now Walmart.ca has some great vacuums, steam mops and carpet cleaners on rollback! Here's a look at some of the best buys:

        Here's a nice quick offer from Shoppers Drug Mart! Wednesday, April 23 only, you'll get $20 off when you spend $75 or more. Just present this printable coupon for the discount. As usual, some items are excluded from this promotion -- prescription purchases, products with codeine, insulin and select insulin products, tobacco products, stamps, passport photos, lottery tickets, prepaid phone cards and pre...

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        Mother's Day is in less than 3 weeks and if you're in need of some gift ideas, why not get her something from Starbucks? StarbucksStore.ca currently has a Mother's Day special offer on shipping. Normally, shipping would be free on orders over $75, but until the end of the day on May 2nd, you'll be able to get free shipping on orders over $50 with promo code MDAYFSCA. We've browsed the tons of coffees, teas and drinkware available and compiled a short list of our highlights that may help you in finding a gift for your ...

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    First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events are held across the globe to inspire us to appreciate the world we live in and protect our environment. Conservation of natural resources, ending pollution, protecting wildlife, and creating sustainable environments are some of the themes spread among many countries. --Leanne Burden Seidel (18 photos total) The planet Earth is seen in a photo taken by NOAA's GOES-East satellite at 07:45EST (11:45GMT) on Earth Day, April 22. (NOAA via Reuters)
    An American runner, Meb Keflezighi, won The Boston Marathon for the first time since 1983. A year after the bombs exploded near the finish line killing three people and injuring hundreds of others, runners reclaimed the race. A record crowd of one million people, twice the usual number, watched and cheered the runners on. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her title in the women?s race. --Thea Breite (29 photos total) The scene at the Hopkinton start of the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014. (Bill Greene//The Boston Globe)
    Religious ceremonies, some solemn, some joyous, took place around the world this week. Holy Week is observed by many different Christians before Easter. The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated for a week, and the New Year festivals of Vaisakhi and Thinhyan were also observed. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) An Indian Sikh pilgrim parades on April 13 in Bobigny, near Paris, during celebrations for Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa (Sikh community) by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)
    On a windy and rainy day in Boston, the city marked a year since the attack at the Marathon. Two homemade bombs killed three and injured more than 250 people near the finish line last year. Symbolic events took place today culminating with a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence. --Lloyd Young (20 photos total) Meaghan Melly, center, was not able to finish the Boston Marathon last year due to the bombings, she plans to run and finish it next week with her father. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe)
    The 78th Masters Tournament started on April 10 among the colorful flora of the Augusta National Golf Club. The well-kept grounds of the course make a great backdrop for photographing the sport, and the good weather helps with interesting shadows and warm sunlight. --Leanne Burden Seidel (31 photos total) Stewart Cink of the United States hits his second shot on the second hole during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10 in Augusta, Georgia. (Harry How/Getty Images)
    Many indigenous groups, including the Huni Kui, Ashaninka, and Madija, live in villages in the Brazilian rainforest near the border with Peru. Over the past three years, the Ashaninka and Madija say that they have seen more and more incursions on their territory from uncontacted tribes, defined by Survival International as groups who have no peaceful contact with mainstream society. The "Bravos," or "Braves," as uncontacted Indians are called in the region, carry out raids on other villages, putting the communities along the Envira River on permanent alert. Leaders of the Ashaninka tribe have asked the government and NGOs for help in controlling what they consider an encroachment on their area by these uncontacted indigenous groups, stating that the movement of these other tribes is the result of pressure caused by illegal logging across the border in Peru. All photos by Lunae Parracho. --Reuters (
    Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, where at least 800,000 people - mostly ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus - died at the hands of Hutu extremists. As survivors of the genocide recounted their memories of the killings and of survival, several people were overcome with grief, screaming and crying uncontrollably with medical staff helping to carry them out and to provide counseling. Official mourning, which began three months ago with a flame of remembrance touring towns and villages across the nation, culminated Monday with the arrival of the torch at the national genocide memorial. --Thea Breite (16 photos total)
    A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Chile coast late April 1 that caused a small tsunami. Six people died and over 900,00 residents were evacuated along the coast. Strong aftershocks shook the region for the following days, including a 7.2 magnitude quake a day later. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) Fishermen look to salvage any remains destroyed overnight in the port of Iquique, in northern Chile, on April 2, after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast. An 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile late Tuesday, killing at least six people and genera
    For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Indonesia, England, China, Peru, France, India, Japan and other countries around the world. -- Lloyd Young --Lloyd Young (37 photos total) Butterflies sit on the face of Isla, aged 6, in the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' outdoor butterfly house on March 31 in London, England. The temporary attraction on the East Lawn of the Natural History Museum houses hundreds of free-flying, rare butterflies runs until September 14, 2014. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
    Afghans will head to the polls on Saturday April 5 to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai and to decide the make-up of 34 provincial councils in elections seen as a benchmark of progress since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001. --Thea Breite (14 photos total) Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah arrives for an election campaign in Panjshir Province March 31, 2014. (Ahmad Masood/Reuters)
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    New Comic: Pushing The Envelope

    Gabe: Now that PAX East is behind us things are getting back to normal around here and that means we have more time to stream. I’ll be playing some Trials Fusion with Erika today at 3:00pm PST (about two hours from now). You can watch us right here: Watch live video from CWgabriel on www.twitch.tv and if this works you should be able to join in the chat right here: Jamie will be in there to answer your questions and keep out the trolls. If you have anything you want to talk about post PAX come join us. -Gabe out  ...

    Tycho: The Night Of A Thousand Hours: Finale (This is the last part, of both adventures.  Regular stuff starts back up on Wednesday, beginning with the strip we did at PAX East.  I don’t have any smart-ass shit to say about this part - and whatever else it may be, it pushed the thorn of my intention straight through his cornea.  He never forgot it.) Before he can finish the story, she is asleep.  He tried to gloss over the worst parts, to soften them, but he knows she is no fool. Father Gordon stands from his stool, leaning over the simple bed, making sure the blanket is…...

    New Comic: The Dungeon Mistress, Part Six

    Gabe: After my last news post, I got a ton of Hearthstone advice. Lots of it was about card strategies, but one piece of advice changed the game for me. One reader sent me an email saying that he assumed I was playing casual, and that was part of my problem. He says all the hardcore players are afraid of losing stars in ranked games, so when they want to play a new deck, they go to casual. It ends up making casual play a place for these monsters to try out their crazy deck creations. He told me to play ranked instead, and I am having a great time. He explained in his mail that when you play ranked…...

    Gabe: I’ve been playing a few hours of Hearthstone every day of my vacation. During the day while the kids are playing in the sand or after they go to bed while I’m out on the porch. The soothing sound of the ocean waves is the only thing that has kept me from snapping the iPad in half and tossing it into the water. That might make it sound like I don’t like the game and that’s not true. I actually really like it a lot. I should hate it. I should have stopped playing it days ago and I should delete it from the iPad but I haven’t done that. I haven’t done that…...

    Tycho: The Night Of A Thousand Hours: Wayrest Chapel (In the adventure proper, there’s a werewolf or two.  In another of my awesome, helpful notes, there is a single two-word line that says Cur’s Wort which is a plant Nature checks reveal to be considered protection against the creatures.  But this dude is a bad-ass, and one of the ways you can tell is that he doesn’t care.) “The church itself is lit within by a combination of torches, red candles, and glowing orbs of unknown manufacture.  Lights pours out the windows, a bringing to mind a lantern, or a…...

    New Comic: The Dungeon Mistress, Part Five

    Tycho: The Night Of A Thousand Hours: Escape (It’s frankly a dangerous business in the DMing game to write as much as I did back then.  I don’t really do that anymore, which is a lie.  I lied right there.  I just like writing, and it’s hard to stop.  I would say the hardest part about writing the Lookouts book is that there are no breaks for players to interject.  I like to leave a lot of “room” and I’m trying to figure out how leaving room works when I have the tiller of the entire narrative.  Oh, by the way, the streets are full of…...

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    While NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hasn't shut the door on the possibility of expanding the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams for the 2014 season, New York Giants president John Mara believes the league has all but tabled the idea....

    Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series....

    Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night....

    Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series....

    Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead.

    A frustrated Paul Pierce felt the Brooklyn Nets were "a soft team" on defense and in the paint during a 100-95 Game 2 loss at Toronto.

    Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.

    Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.

    Two former Army Rangers who shared a tragic bond in their platoon mate Pat Tillman's death -- but from starkly different perspectives -- took initial steps toward reconciliation Tuesday, the 10th anniversary of Tillman's death in Afghanistan....

    While the San Francisco 49ers have endured a rocky offseason, star tight end Vernon Davis says the franchise needs to accomplish one goal for the upcoming campaign.
    This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 points in overtime and the Wizards beat the Chicago ...

    After Patrick Marleau's fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one simple trait. ''This ...

    DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors. DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at one game apiece. He...

    Heading toward the plate after the 500th homer of this career, Albert Pujols glanced ahead and saw a throng of Los Angeles Angels teammates waiting right there to greet him. ''I was pretty emotional running the bases and when I ... looked a...

    When the Indiana Pacers needed a lift. Paul George stepped up. George had 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and the Pacers used a big second-half run to rally for a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. George Hill scored each of his 15 poi...

    Jose Fernandez gave credit to his catcher and even claimed he had ''a lucky game.'' The Braves weren't buying it. Fernandez matched his career high with 14 strikeouts in eight innings and combined with Steve Cishek on a three-hitter as the Miami Marlins shut out Atlanta 1-0 on Tuesday night. ''He pitched amazing,'' said Atlanta's Chris Johnson. ''We went up against a ...

    Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwauk

    The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in Octobe

    Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections. With five days left before the deadline for underclassmen to de...

    Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen will retire after suffering a concussion and a stroke in a game last December. The Jaguars
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    By A.C. Grimes  Published: April 22nd, 2014  Anyone who's danced the airport waltz is probably familiar with random delays, overpriced everything, and security precautions that flirt with idiotic excess. The only thing that could make this ordeal any more infuriating is if the people working at ...

    By J. F. Sargent  Published: April 22nd, 2014  Complaining gets a bad rap, but it's actually a pretty important skill: We're identifying problems, and we have to identify problems before we can solve them. If no one smells the proverbial fart, then it's impossible to identify the perpetrator and ...

    By Cyriaque Lamar  Published: April 22nd, 2014  Here at Cracked, it's our unspoken mission to ply you with useful knowledge to optimize your chances of getting laid as often as humanly possible. (Note to our under-18 readership: Ignore that prior sentence. Stay in school/out of pool halls.) Jot Po ...

    By Jacopo della Quercia,Ryan Menezes  Published: April 22nd, 2014  Most films are horrible for a very simple reason: They're made by a whole bunch of people trying to guide a complicated project through a shitload of chaotic steps. Even a great idea can wind up taking a journey every bit as transformational as the t ...

    By Luke McKinney  Published: April 22nd, 2014  Popular Mechanics magazine predicted the future, and they were so much better than right. A 20-wheeler tank with a DIY swimming pool is better than everything. Their "popular mechanics" were readership metrics and meant that they invented the Interne ...

    By Alex Schmidt  Published: April 21st, 2014  They say the past is a foreign country, and we say the 1980s were a country of Ronald Reagan, terror uplift, and trends that can only be explained as mental disorders. In and around all that, there were some amazing movies that did more than just ent ...

    By Daniel O'Brien,Obsessive Pop Culture Disorder  Published: April 21st, 2014 

    By David Christopher Bell  Published: April 21st, 2014  With all the advanced technology available to Hollywood today, it's easy to assume that they have a shortcut for everything. Today's lazy filmmakers can sit down at a MacBook and achieve the same kinds of effects that used to cost a million dollars a ...

    By Kristi Harrison  Published: April 21st, 2014  Every article about comedy should start with a joke. Here's mine: Knock knock. Who's there? Me, Kristi Harrison. What do you want? The UPS guy accidentally delivered your package to my house and I brought it over. Thanks, can you leave it on the porc ...

    By CRACKED Readers  Published: April 21st, 2014  We all know that creative minds tend to be into some pretty weird things. But it turns out that if you look close enough, some of those fixations are all up in their works. We asked our readers to bring those to light and gave $200 to the winner ... ...
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    It's that time of year again. With the NBA playoffs heating up, so are the annual rumors surrounding the imminent reveal of the new Call of Duty. This time, it's Sledgehammer at the helm of the S.S. COD, and the developer aims to show us what the new consoles can really do. If this first image is any indication, it'll be rightfully pretty. Just look at those whiskers and war-weary face as this unknown soldier stares at something in the distance, probably duty calling him. It's not much at this point, but it'll have to tide Call of Duty fans over until we have more information. Maybe the next image will show some nose hairs! Call of Duty 2014: First Image Revealed [IGN] ...

    Have you heard of Pink Hour? It's a new game from Daisuke Amaya -- you know, the dude that made Cave Story. Also, Ikachan. Everyone always forgets about Ikachan. Anyway, Pink Hour is about a pink blob on a mission to retrieve a lost document. You see, if she doesn't fetch it in time, the president might get angry. Perish the thought! It's time to get that parchment! The title is a free prologue to Studio Pixel's upcoming project, Kero Blaster, which is coming out on May 11, by the way. That's something Pink Hour wants to make sure you're very aware of, as an advertisement for the impendi...

    Suikoden II figures to arrive on PlayStation Network sometime in the near future, a now-pulled ESRB rating for the hallowed role-playing game portends. Nothing is ever deleted for real on the Internet, though. Earlier this month, the ESRB telegraphed a digital release for Persona 4. Atlus released the title on PlayStation 3 the very next week. Perhaps history will repeat ...

    Tripwire Interactive has given the heads up that its multiplayer World War II shooter Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad will be free to download -- and keep forever! -- as part of a 24-hour deal on Steam, starting tomorrow. Help spread the word, if you would. I look at this as a clever way to get grow the community with people who would in all likelihood otherwise never play the game. I only wish more developers were willing to try promotions like this. The newer Rising Storm, which brings Red Orchestra 2 to the Pacific, will get a promo of its own soon. Be on the lookout for a free weekend and a discount to own the game permanently. ...

    Microsoft has finally revealed that the Xbox One will be launching in Japan on September 4. No pricing has been announced yet though. A list of all the games and companies that will be backing Microsoft's latest console was also shared at least. It's pretty surprising that Japan will be getting the new console so late in the year. The PlayStation 4 will have a giant foothold in Japan long before September comes around. Then again, the Xbox brand isn't that strong over in Japan so it wouldn't have helped them to launch last year like they did in other parts of the world in any case. Here's a list of the 48 game companies working on Xbox One game content for Japan thus far: ...

    It feels like Zen Studios has been working on Star Wars Pinball for years now, and that's because it has. This trailer for one of the four featured tables of Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within, appropriately titled "Masters of the Force," is an all-too fitting end. (If this truly is the end.) Zen went so far as to call this table "the culmination of all that we have learned." Heroes Within is out next week, on May 29 for Steam, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PS Vita. For $9.99, you're getting the aforementioned Masters of the Force table bundled with Han Solo, Episode IV - A New Hope, and Droids. On iOS, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store, these can be purchased individually for $1.99 per table. Plenty of options here. Pick your poison. ...

    I've run out of fresh things to say about the time-rewinding run-and-gun game Super Time Force, so apologies if this all sounds familiar and you find that bothersome. It still looks great! Capy doesn't have a clear release date yet -- it's sounding like May or June for Xbox 360 and Xbox One -- but the studio does have screenshots to share. You'll want to see those in full resolution. And if like me you missed out on Rev3 Games' super-in-depth, 50-minute playthrough, seek that out too. It'll do more to convince you of Super Time Force's radness than anything I could say. ...

    Here's your Tuesday Newsday for the last week or so! Today, we got a sexy new Dragon Age III: Inquisition trailer, some HD footage of Star Citizen out of PAX East, announcements of a new Fatal Frame on Wii-U as well as a bunch of Japanese games being ...

    BlizzCon will be back this year at roughly the same time, Blizzard has announced. This eighth show is set for the Anaheim Convention Center from Friday, November 7 to November 8, 2014. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but they will be before too long -- on May 7 at 7:00pm Pacific and again on May 10 at 10:00am, priced at $199 each (not including taxes and pesky fees). Then there's the $750 Benefit Dinner tickets, which will go on sale May 14 at 7:00pm. Wow! Prices and schedules for the at-home BlizzCon Virtual Tickets have yet to be disclosed. I hope we get to hear more about Blizzard's "side project" to update Warcraft and Warcraft II for modern PCs. And, as always, BlizzCon will be a prime opportunity ...

    I've got a serious Peggle addiction, and I don't think it can be cured. Not even with more cowbell. Peggle 2's about to get even more "masterly" with the addition of Windy the Fairy, the latest bit of DLC to hit the Xbox One. Windy looks more like a bird than a fairy, but I'll go along with it. Windy's Master Pack is available today on Xbox One for $1.99 and includes 10 new levels, 10 new trials, 30 additional objectives, three new achievements, and three new costumes. Of course, Windy's brand of magic is also included, with her Fairy Flock power that transforms blue pegs into purple pegs and enhances regular shots. Peggle 2 fans who play on Xbox 360 can expect a May 7 release in North America and Europe. You can expect me to relapse an...
    Yes, even reverse explosions can be mellow. All you need is the right mood.Read more...

    It's hard to imagine the rotund dictator and supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was ever a cute innocent child, especially after what he did to his uncle last year . But lo-and-behold, North Korean central news agency KCNA recently released a serie...

    Anaheim. WonderCon 2014. Cosplayers. Deadpool. Just the ingredients needed for some lighthearted hilarity. Read more...

    It would look A LOT like this. Read more...

    Just in case you forgot how cool Super TIME Force looks, here are some screens. Some of them have dinosaurs in them.Read more...

    A traditional definition of cosplay, if such a thing even existed, would probably include some requirement to wear a costume. But you can sometimes achieve the same end result with nothing but make-up.Read more......

    Ten of the guys who work on EVE Online, along with some "special guests", are going to fight Iceland's Gunnar "Gunni" Nelson next month. Gunnar is a UFC fighter with twelve wins (and two blackbelts) to his name. They are all going to die.Read more......

    Saul Espinosa is a concept artist and matte painter who has worked on everything from video games to tabletop RPGs.Read more...

    Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed are the kind of games with season passes. Offers where you pay a lot up front then get access to all that game's DLC down the line. It doesn't sound like a very Nintendo thing to do, does it?Read more......

    All you need is a chess clock. With that simple addition to the game, you can turn Jenga into a thrilling duel where time is your worst enemy. Which is to say, with a chess clock, you can make Jenga way, way better.Read more......
    This week Tom joins us and we talk about the list of terrible games were all going to be playing to raise money for charity. Haze, Risen 2, Duke Nukem and Desert Bus top the list, so donate here to help out! Meanwhile Tom and Mike play MGS Ground Zeroes, Kieran hates Nintendo but also loves Nintendo and Paul continues deep down the Hearthstone pit....

    A season changes and another month passes, which means we likely had more confirmation that the Wii U is not selling well. With very few, if any, releases, the expectations from month-to-month are dismal. But exactly how bad? According to analyst David Gibson, a little more than 70,000 Wii Us were sold in March 2014. That means the Wii U was thoroughly outclassed by the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which both posted sales numbers in the 300,000 range. Thats not a competition; thats a slaughter....

    The following images are all fan-made, authentic PS4 screenshots that look as good as we all expected next-gen to look. Hell, most of them look better than any of the Sony-approved promotional screenshots we in the press got during the buildup to the game's release...

    Developer Riot Games today revealed its recently teased support champion Braum, the Heart of the Freljord.

    First released onto the Super Famicom in 1992 and ported to a number of systems in Japan from the Mega CD to the Playstation, Gameboy Advance and more recently Playstation Network/Virtual Console releases - Writes James Moorehead...

    Guide4GameS: Batman Arkham Origins Cold Cold Heart DLC has total 20 Frozen Victims as collectibles. Find them all and unlock an achievement/trophy (Breaking the Ice Free all the civilians frozen in cryogenic ice) and get 25 Gamerscore Points or a Bronze trophy; and Ice Escape Shockwave as well....

    BioWare launched a new Dragon Age Inquisition gameplay trailer yesterday, where the full-cast of the game is featured. The numbers are not new but the revelations are a huge surprise, there are several unknown faces and many names to be confirmed....

    Sony Online Entertainment have delayed their All Access Pass $14.99 membership plan until April 29. This marks the third time the revised all-in-one MMO access package has been pushed back. It was first set to launch April 2, then delayed until April 6 and then to April 23. Previously a subscription to just one game would cost $14.99, but the new subscription model provides access to most of SOE's most popular MMO titles for the same price, including EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2 and Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes....

    GameInformer- "The PS2 era was a blast for role-playing game fans. We were inundated with RPGs, making it nigh impossible to keep up with every release. Unfortunately, the console RPG market hasn't been the same due to the high development costs on newer, more powerful consoles. Not all is lost, though. In the past year or so, some HD RPG remakes have hit the market, giving fans a chance to experience some of their old favorites, like the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. That got us thinking about other franchises that would benefit from the treatment of enhanced graphics, extra content, and other bonuses in a collection. Sometimes going back to your favorites is just what you need to remind you why you fell in love with the games in the first place. These are our picks for PS2 games ripe for HD treatment."...

    Guide4GameS: Cold Cold Heart is a latest downloadable content of Batman: Arkham Origins and available for PC, PS3 and Xbox360. Return to Gotham City to ring in the New Year, Arkham Origins style. When the CEO of GothCorp is kidnapped, by Mr. Freeze, Batman sets out to bring him to justice. Along the way, he will uncover the tragic history of his new enemy, prompting our hero to attempt the impossible: save the victim AND the villain. Hold the complete walkthrough guide from the Prologue to Ending....
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    This father saw his daughter in danger. That's when he turned into Usain Bolt to save the day.
    Give this man credit for standing right back up after getting electrocuted and smashing his head.
    That actually looks kinda fun.
    While attending a concert by a band called "The Dumpers," this kid got directly hit with fireworks on his bare back.
    Needless to say, they aren't quality.
    With all the authoritative dicks on camera lately, it's nice to see there are still some nice people out there.
    Pointless violence at a rate 100 times slower than your normal vision.
    We must have missed this one during Saturday morning cartoons as a kid.
    Why they tested this on printer paper, we're still unsure.
    Wahlberg impression tip #1: Be confused by everything.
    "He calms down once he knows the deputy is OK."
    Hey laaaadies, Dove thinks you look like a zoo animal. (Note: this is Dove's opinion only and NOT shared by the writer of this post. Please don't seal your vaginas off from me forever. ) Dove* recently conducted one of their #TrueBeauty exp...
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    I've never walked in on my parents having sex, but I imagine it's only slightly more traumatizing than watching an episode of Game of Thrones with them.  HBO, it's not porn, but it's really close and exactly the reason t...
    Doesn't really have to be much more complicated than that.
    Web trolls beware, Wolverine Cat is coming for you, and it wants blood. When "Wolverine Cat" came out earlier this year it was pretty much the most awesome thing to ever happen to titanium and cats, at least in many people's opinion.  Just...
    Castrol Footkhana: Neymar Jr. v Ken Block 2014 FIFA World Cup star Neymar Jr. & his freestyle team take on Gymkhana king Ken Block in his rally car powered by Castrol's strongest oil, Castrol EDGE boosted with TITANIUM FST™. Who wins? Watch to find out! #NeymarJRvBlock From: Castrol Views: 1145349
    Katy Perry - World's Worst Birthday Party Entertainers ("Birthday" Music Video Preview) Katy Perry - World's Worst Birthday Party Entertainers ("Birthday" Music Video Preview) Get "Birthday" from Katy Perry's PRISM: http://smarturl.it/PRISM See more of the World's Worst Birthday Party Entertainers when the official video for Katy Perry's "Birthday" premieres on 4/24/14. Follow Katy: http://www.katyperry.com http://youtube.com/katyperry http://twitter.com/katyperry http://facebook.com/katyperry http://instagram.com/katyper
    Ricky Martin - Vida (Official) iTunes: http://smarturl.it/RickyMartinVida Official music video by Ricky Martin performing Vida the SuperSong! From: RickyMartinVEVO Views: 682319
    Students solve old problem with new ketchup cap High school seniors Tyler Richards and Jonathan Thompson have spent a lot of time thinking about ketchup. As students in the Project Lead the Way program at North Liberty High School, Richards and Thompson have researched and developed a bottle cap that prevents that first squirt of ketchup from being a watery mess. From: KCPTOnline Views: 184074
    Better At Apple, we strive to reduce our impact on climate change, find ways to use greener materials and conserve resources for future generations. This video was shot on location at Apple Facilities. Now more than ever, we will work to leave the world better than we found it. https://www.apple.com/environment/ From: Apple Views: 620505
    BABY DEFRANCO IS FINALLY HERE! Philip DeFranco the III is finally here! The Vloggity crew and a few lovely friends send Phil and Lindsay their very best. Congrats! From: Philly D Views: 194379
    Brian Williams Raps "Gin and Juice" NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams raps Snoop Dogg's classic "Gin and Juice." Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c Get more Jimmy Fallon: Follow Jimmy: http://Twitter.com/JimmyFallon Like Jimmy: https://Facebook.com/JimmyFallon Get more The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Follow The Tonight Show: http://Twitter.com/FallonTonight Like The Tonight Show: https://Facebook.com/FallonTonight
    The Southwest Flight Attendant Is Here! Her video is a YouTube sensation. The hilarious flight attendant was in our studio to meet Ellen, and to get one heck of a surprise. From: TheEllenShow Views: 141396
    History of Jazz Piano (THE INSTRUMENTALS - Episode 5) Thelonious Monk Competition winner, Kris Bowers gives us a comprehensive history of jazz piano, covering over 40 tunes. Check out Kris' new album "Heroes + Misfits": http://smarturl.it/KrisBowersHM and his website: www.krisbowersmusic.com This is the 5th in CDZA's THE INSTRUMENTALS series. More to come. Featuring Tim Crow as "Voice of God" and Fact Mannequin, as Fact Mannequin Recorded @ Terminus Recording Studios NYC [http://www.terminusnyc.com]
    Puttin On The Ritz - Irving Berlin - Pomplamoose Our version of the classic, Puttin' on the Ritz Tickets to our TOUR: http://tinyurl.com/PompTour Get this song on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/puttin-on-the-ritz-single/id867378608?uo=4 Super Special thanks to: Airpusher and Nimby for letting us film at their party: https://www.facebook.com/APCollective To the Burlington Hotel for letting us film at their hotel: http://thehotelburlington.com/ And to Patrick Gilles for doing the cinematography for all the Burlington hotel and party shots! (The best parts of the video,
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    A change in one of Java's underlying Color libraries has changed the performance of some Java functionality and may impact your current and future code. Find out what the issue is and see some possible solutions....

    Today we have collected some tools for optimizing and formatted CSS code so that programmers can clean up their CSS code. These are the online programs that helps developers a lot to find their CSS code....

    In this article I have gathered 10 Best HTML5 Tools that will help you to generate innovative designs, animations, effects and many more for your web applications. I hope you will find these tools useful and will give a try to learn new things....

    In this article sophia talks about the top 10 must have wearable technology!

    Graphic designers know how important it is to come up with infographics that ensure to impart knowledge to the viewer without making any compromise with the visual appeal. Not just the new creative minds who have joined the queue of graphic designers infact even the professionals who have been into this field for over the years keep looking for inspirational graphics that promise to keep them motivated and persuade them to keep designing new, unique and creative infographics....

    Backbone collections are simply an ordered set of models. By using Models and Collections we can avoid putting data manipulation logic into our Views. Plus, Models and Collections provide convenience methods for working with a back end, and can automatically signal Backbone Views when the data changes....

    This article highlight some of the key difference between two popular core Java design patterns, state and strategy. Don't confused by identical looking UML diagram, intent of State and Strategy pattern is entirely different....

    Yes, Heartbleed was bad, but at least it was limited in its scope. It couldn't hijack your toaster, after all. But in the age of IoT and very vocal toasters, will that still be true? According to Bruce Schneier (in an interview with Scott Berinato), there are serious security risks that come along with IoT....

    Still early days but Java EE 8 planning has started!

    When companies move from bare metal to virtualization, it's an enormous step that promises cost savings and greater efficiency (which it usually delivers). But with the virtualization step complete, some companies still struggle with building out an Infrastructure-as-a-Service layer (IaaS)....
    One of my favorite things in ruby are one-liners (ofc when they make sense) e.g. puts "Foo is missing" unless foo So that is cool and also if I use it inside each I get foos.each do |foo| unless foo puts "Foo is missing" next end # rest of business logic goes here end But this last part I would like to write better, Something like { puts "Foo is missing"; next } unless foo Unfortunately this does not work in ruby, does anybody know a way to write 2 commands (block of commands if you like) inline with if condition?...

    I've a problem with loading new class from my CSS file. Actually, I think it is some thing else because if I try to change the background to red just to check if it is working, nothing happens function logging_error() { $html = new DOMDocument(); @$html->loadHTML("login.php"); $divToShake = $html->getElementsById('login_form'); $divToShake->setAttribute("background-color", "red"); $divToShake->item(0)->class = 'shake'; //echo $divToShake->getAttribute('class') ; } ...

    I'm working on some PHP code but I'm stuck with a logic. I need to find out the number of squares from a rectangle. The procedure to do that is as follows: Let's say size of the rectangle is: 5x3 - A 3x3 square can be removed from this. (Total square count: 1) - We have 2x3 remaining. A 2x2 square can be removed from this (Total square count: 2) - We have 2x1 remaining. Two 1x1 squares can be removed now Total square count is: 1+1+2 = 4 I'm unable to implement this in PHP. Please help. I tried this: function getcount($length,$breadth,$count=0){ $min=min($length,$breadth); if($length>$breadth){ $length=$length-$min; $count++; return getcount($length,$breadth,$count); } else if($breadth>$length){ $breadth=$breadth-$min; $count++; return getcount($length,$breadth,$count); } else{ ...

    I have a problem when I get the values ??of Selected options. Let me explain I have a list of options : <select> <option value='1'>Option1</option> <option value='2'>Option2</option> <option value='3'>Option3</option> <option value='4'>Option4</option> <option value='5'>Option5</option> </select> I get the values ?and I inserts them into a variable for each Selected option and I put them in an array like this : $("select option:selected").each(function() { var listValO = new Array(); var idOption = $("select option:selected").val(); listValO.push(idOption); }); If I choose only one selected option, it works but when I select several options at the same time, the each () function inserts in the array the same value for the number of selected options. when I click on the submit button, the array conta...

    I have an application in .net . I need to update my application and install updates automatically , when ever there is new release available for my application . ? I am using .net 3.5 C#. Please suggest me the best possible option for auto updates ?...

    i have a json data like this in a string { 'MMTStaticCountrySearchResponse':{ 'Country':[ { '-CountryCode':'IN', 'CitiesCount':'362', 'CountryName':'India', 'HotelsCount':'6535' }, { '-CountryCode':'SG', 'CitiesCount':'1', 'CountryName':'Singapore', 'HotelsCount':'197' } ] } } how do i access and store the country name ?...

    I have the following syntax I do not know what is a. Is it a string ?? var a = '{}'; But I do know var a = {}; Here 'a' in an object.

    How to insert 100000+ records in a table in mySQL database. What I think like : BEGIN declare i=0,n=100000; while (i<n) DO i++; insert into tableName values (1,2,3); END while; END Why I need : To test load on server if this much records are in database. Is there any simple one line query which can work this?...

    I would like to put variables (inside a select) that I retrieve from a mysql database with php in bold(or italic). I tried the two following ways, and also with , but it doesn't work? In this example it tried to put everything bold, but I actually want only $row['test'] in bold. Thanks! <option value="<?php echo $row['ptname'].$row['test'];?>"> <span style="font-style:italic"> <?php echo $row['ptname']."&nbsp;&nbsp;".$row['test'];?> </span> </option> <option value="<?php echo $row['ptname'].$row['test'];?>"> <?php echo '<b>'.$row['ptname']."&nbsp;&nbsp;".$row['test'].'</b>';?> </option> ...

    I am having some difficulties with probably a not so difficult SQL task.. I have two queries that I'd like to combine together. Both of them work fine separately, but when I try to combine them together I get different errors such as: Error 116: Only one expression can be specified in the select list when the subquery is not introduced with EXISTS. At the same time I do not want to use EXIST, but IN instead. Here are the queries: First: SELECT C.Id, C.Name, BC.Id AS BCID FROM Customers AS C RIGHT JOIN Bills AS Bc ON C.Id = BC.Bills_Customer RIGHT JOIN Months AS M ON Bc.Month_Bills = M.Id WHERE C.Argument = 'KP' AND YEAR(bm.Datum) = YEAR(CURRENT_TIMESTAMP) AND MONTH(bm.Datum) = MONTH(CURRENT_TIMESTAMP) ORDER BY C.Name Second: SELECT DISTINCT Account, LastLogin, Licences_Bills FROM Licences WHERE LastLogin > CONV...
Hacks

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    Kickstarter has become the most powerful force in kickstarting new hardware projects, video games, documentaries, and board games, and now everyone wants a piece of the action. The problem obviously isn’t product development and engineering; you can just conjure that up with a little bit of Photoshop and some good PR. The only you really need for a good Kickstarter is an idea, and META is just the tool for the job. It’s the Arduino-powered Motivational Electronic Text Adviser, the perfect device to generate the next big idea in the world of crowdfunding. The Arduino-powered META includes three buttons … ...

    [kgsws] is working on a small project that requires some audio and a display of some sort. While this project can be easily completed with a bigish microcontroller or ARM board, he’s taking a much simpler route: the entire project is built around a cheap router module, giving this project amazing expandability for a very meager price. The router module in question is the HLK-RM04 from Hi-Link, commonly found via the usual Chinese resellers for about $25. On board this module is a UART, Ethernet, and a WiFi adapter along with a few GPIO pins for interfacing with the … ...

    As technology continues to advance, make-believe props and technology from movies are coming closer and closer to reality. [Patrick Priebe] has managed to put together a working Spiderman Webshooter with the help of electromagnets! He’s built a tiny coil gun that puts out 100 Joules of energy using a 350V capacitor bank, which straps cleanly to his wrist over top of a Spiderman costume glove. It makes the classic high-pitched hum as it charges, and launches a small barbed brass arrow capable of skewering Styrofoam. He didn’t stop there though! He’s created a handy little winch using a small high-powered … ...

      The Raspberry Pi has been around for a while now, and while many boards that hope to take the Pi’s place at the top of the single board ARM Linux food chain, not one has yet succeeded. Finally, there may be a true contender to the throne. It’s called the HummingBoard, and packs a surprising amount of power and connectivity into the same size and shape as the venerable Raspberry Pi. The HummingBoard uses a Freescale i.MX6 quad core processor running at 1GHz with a Vivante GC2000 GPU. There’s 2GB of RAM, microSD card slot, mSATA connector, Gigabit … Read the rest...

    What’s a Sci-Fi contest without entries from the longest running sci-fi TV show, Doctor Who? Sonic Screwdriver Door Lock Ah yes, the iconic Sonic Screwdriver, able to get the Doctor out of almost any jam — with style. Started this project over a year ago, [Daniel] figured a Sci-Fi contest was a good enough excuse to get around to finishing it. Using a Raspberry Pi and a mic...

    How ’bout that 2048 game? Pretty addictive, huh? Almost as addictive as embedded systems are, at least if you’re [Andrew]. Armed (pun intended) with a Nucleo F4 and a Gameduino 2 shield, he decided to have a go at making an embedded version of the popular tile pusher web game. If you’re unfamiliar with the Nucleo boards from STMicroelectronics, check out our post on the Nucleo family from a couple of months ago. The Gameduino 2 shield ships with a 4.3″ touchscreen driven by an FT800 GPU EVE. [Andrew] wrote his own driver for it and his blo...

    Look closely above and you’ll see there’s a section of track missing. There are actually two, a section from each side has been plucked out with a pair of eight-ounce plastic explosive charges — and yet the train keeps barreling onward. The World War II era reel is demonstrating some military testing of the effect of damaged tracks on a train. The amount of missing track the train can stand up to came as quite a surprise for us! The test setup itself is neat. An old derelict locomotive is used. It, as well as a number of trailing … Read the rest...
    Android: While it's neither tempting Skywalkers nor battling Superman, this Darkside theme is not only attention grabbing, but neat to use. It uses a distinct dial-style interface to place everything in one place.Read more......

    OS X: Putting your to-do list in a plain text file has a ton of advantages, but it helps to have an app that makes things easier to manage. If you're on a Mac, TodoTxtMac is a great option.Read more......

    Gawker I Can't Stop Staring at These Vape Trick Videos | Gizmodo What Your Poop Is Trying to Tell You | Jezebel Women Think Men Sound Like Idiots When They Put on Flirty Voices | Kotaku The Game About Being A Jew That I Needed In High School | Kinja Popular Posts Read more......

    Getting crappy Wi-Fi reception on one side of your house? This video details a number of ways to boost your reception, both simple and complex—in only 5 minutes.Read more...

    You've got a ton of options for learning how to code , but if you're looking for a bit of direction, What's Next is a resource that collects together resources for beginners and experts, popular projects, and a list of interview questions you should have answers for. ...

    If the headlines are to be believed, consumers are abandoning traditional TV subscriptions in droves, embracing ever-easier-to-use streaming gadgets and apps, and watching their favorite shows mere minutes after they hit the usual airwaves. But the truth...

    If you're curious about new features coming to OS X Mavericks, Apple has opened up the beta testing to anyone with an Apple ID so you can now download the latest builds without a developer account. Read more......

    iOS: The password manager 1Password got a big overhaul today, including a whole new design for iOS 7, quick switching between password vaults, a new browser, and more. Read more...

    Spring cleaning has always been a ritual we've all been told to do. But we want to know, do you actually set aside time for spring cleaning?Read more...

    iOS: Mailbox is one of the best email apps on iOS and today it gets an update that adds a new automatic archiving feature that brings it in line with the Android ver
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    A review compendium of 14 movies. Some as old as Ghost in the Shell, others as new as the recently released on blu-ray, Madoka Magica: Rebellion

    What They Say: Three Keys Marika explains to Raku how they first met. He tries to remember the details, but its hard for him. She takes him to her home to meet her father. Raku wants to call of the engagement, but he is so scared of Marikas father!...

    What They Say: The day before summer vacation starts, Daichi who is a high school boy, sees a rainbow on TV in an island. Ive seen this rainbow before He is suddenly urged to visit this island to find about this rainbow, bits of forgotten memories from the past and his fathers mysterious death. At the island, he encounters a gigantic unknown robot called Earth Engine. He is asked by a crew member, Are you the Captain? From then on, Daichi is sucked into the space battle against robots from Uranus, Kiltgung. When the stars shines brightly in the sky, the battles begin....

    A discussion about Bleach 577. Featuring thoughts on the chapters content, art and what could be on the cards for 578.

    What They Say: Class is in session at a certain high school. While the teacher isnt looking, a boy named Seki-kun is playing games by himself on his desk, while the girl who sits next to him, Yokoi-san, observes (or interferes or participates). Each time, Seki-kuns games reach unimaginable levels And this time the game is...

    Hunter X Hunter is returning after its long hiatus!

    Bandai Namco Games has released the Naruto Storm Revolution box art in high quality.

    All You Need Is Kill chapters 1-11 video blog by Jamie Me. A talk about the art, story and awkward shower moments.

    Well, we already knew that the first episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders was quite alright, but it's a sad reality of watching these kinds of programs that you can't just rely on the pilot alone to tell you if all the kinks have been worked out....

    The Review: Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers) So, now we get the longwinded explanation as to how Tatsuya won the fight against Hanzo. He made use of his ninjutsu training with Kokonoe to get behind Hanzo and then blasted him with Psion waves, which basically overwhelmed Hanzo, as magicians are sensitive to these psion-whatever they are. We get more exposition as Tatsuyas weapon seems to be something special as well, created by a mysterious and legendary CAD (the device magicians use to focus their powers) maker, Taurus Silver....





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