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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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    Alicia Silverstone is still a total betty!Here's the 18-year-old version of the uber-cute Silverstone.Read More... More on Movies

    Hilary Duff rocks a cute pair of pink shoes while running errands on Friday (April 18) in Los Angeles.“Started my Good Friday having breakie wif my mommy ??how did u start yours?” the 26-year-old actress tweeted on the same day.Read More... More on Hilary Duff ...

    Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February’s increase. These marked the largest monthly gains in food prices since September 2011, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).Read More... ...

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremists are claiming responsibility for the massive explosion at a busy bus station that killed at least 75 people in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, this week. It comes in a new video received Saturday. The leader of the Boko Haram network threatens more attacks saying "We are in your city, but you don't know where we are." Abubakar Shekau makes no mention of the abductions of more than 100 girls and young women from a remote northeastern school. Officials say dozens of the girls have managed to escape but 85 remain unaccounted for. Read More... More on AP ...

    "Nashville" fans get excited because Michelle Obama will be making a cameo appearance. In an episode airing May 7 on ABC, Rayna James (Connie Britton) enlists the help of the First Lady, as well as other big names like Kellie Pickler, to host a charity concert at Fort Campbell after finding out that Luke Wheeler (Will Chase) has been injured in Afghanistan. The episode leads up to the Season 2 finale on May 14.This guest spot follows the First Lady's appearance on the "Parks and Recreation" finale.Read More... M...

    Cats, while stereotyped for being stingy with their affection, seem to have no problem snuggling up with fluffy bunnies. After all... look at that face Image via Reddit Read More... More on Cute Animals ...

    California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has granted pardons to 63 individuals, many of whom had been convicted of minor drug offenses.Brown's office announced the pardons in a Friday statement."The individuals granted pardons all completed their sentences and have been released from custody for more than a decade without further criminal activity," the statement read.Read More... More on Jerry Brown ...

    A long hospital stay isn't stopping Miley Cyrus from having a little fun. The 21-year-old singer, who just postponed the rest of her U.S. Bangerz tour due to a a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics, shared a photo of her duck-face oxygen mask on Instagram Friday, April 18, writing, "This hospitals full of a bunch of QUACKS ???? (get it??? Quacks) #punnyeveninthehospy #stayinglightlovingandpositive #imissbangerztour #tryingtonotbebitter." Read More... More on Miley Cyrus ...

    What’s a riskier move in Westeros than going to a wedding? Marrying Margaery Tyrell, apparently. Her first husband, Renly Baratheon, was killed by a mysterious assassin. Now her second, Joffrey Baratheon, was poisoned in Sunday’s episode at their wedding feast. Last September, we chatted with actress Natalie Dormer on the set of HBO’s Game of Thrones in Croatia in between breaks shooting “The Purple Wedding” about playing the savvy Highgarden double-widow and what comes next.Read More... More on Game of Thrones ...

    The newest "Godzilla" TV spot, titled "Nature Has An Order," showcases some brand new footage, including a full look at the immensity of the reptilian monster. The 30-second clip also gives a quick glimpse into the personal drama of the movie's main characters. Watch the preview below, and catch the movie in theaters starting May 16.Read More... More on Movies ...
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    There's a lot to pore over in the New York Times Style section's coverage of a conference for über-wealthy "next-generation" philanthropists that was recently held at the White House.

    Introducing Palcohol, the world's sneakiest and most efficient way to get drunk. This week, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the

    Authorities have confirmed that a body found by the side of a highway near Worcester, Massachusetts, is that of Jeremiah Oliver, the five-year-old boy who went missing in September and for whom an investigation wasn't opened until nearly four months later.Read more......

    After a ferry sank off South Korea last week, leaving over 266 missing and 36 confirmed dead , an arrest warrant was put out for the ferry's captain, Lee Joon-seok. He and a helmsman, as well as a rookie third mate, were taken into custody this afternoon....

    Just as Moses parted the Red Sea, a man with only a serrated knife and a spatula pulled apart a log of glossy animal innards to reveal the stuffed detritus of several other animals, like if only one section of your thigh was removed, making a stump on both ends, spackled with goo and blood....

    Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal received an unexpected lesson in practicing what you preach at a press conference yesterday. Standing on the platform at the Milford Metro-North station, Blumenthal and his easel narrowly dodged an oncomin...

    On January 24, 2009, my college classmate Julian was killed in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan. He was twenty-five years old, and his was the first combat death in Afghanistan during the Obama presidency. His death was also the first I learned of from a Facebook wall.Read more......

    After Michael Egan came forward this week with details of sex abuse he was a victim of in the late 90s at the hands of X-Men director Bryan Singer, it was revealed that a documentary about this and other stories of the sordid Hollywood sex ring has been in the...

    Anything you can do, Gwyneth Paltrow can do better. She can do anything better than you: even make you feel bad about your friendships. In a selfie uploaded to Instagram with a poorly-chosen filter and that pesky inward-facing pixelation problem, Paltrow proves that her friendship game is strong.Read more......

    MosKa, an Australian energy drink that claimed to naturally increase sexual performance, was banned in its home country after authorities found it contained vardenafil, a drug you may recognize by its brand name: Levit...
    Maybe she’s taking Kim Kardashian’s advice to heart! Khloe Kardashian and rapper French Montana have been seen together a lot recently, and even though they haven’t confirmed that they’re dating, it’s pretty obvious they are. In fact, a source recently explained the status of their relationship, saying: "Khloe is totally with him. She's having so much fun with [...]...

    This is a nightmare for everyone involved. X-Men director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually molesting a minor, right as he has two big projects on the horizon. This is causing the 20th Century Fox and ABC networks to rethink their marketing plans. First, Singer cancelled his WonderCon appearance this weekend, as well as another at an [...]...

    Where are these girls’ parents?! Kendall and Kylie Jenner were at Coachella last weekend, but they couldn’t get enough and came back for weekend two also! The 18-year-old and 16-year-old sisters were dancing around with their famous besties Willow Smith, 13, and Jaden Smith, 15, as they listened to Ellie Goulding’s glorious voice! But why were they even [...]...

    zOMG! All of this love is giving us butterflies! Jason Derulo performed his new song Vertigo for Walmart’s Soundcheck concert series, and Jordin Sparks joined in too (above)! The clearly enamored couple sang to each other like they were the only ones in the room, making a beautiful song even more fantastic! After seeing this, it’s so [...]...

    Another secret wedding?! Celebs are getting good at this! It’s been reported that Hawaii Five-0 actor Alex O'Loughlin and his girlfriend Malia Jones quietly tied the knot in paradise, aka Hawaii, recently! This comes after the two welcomed their first child, Lion into the world, back in 2012. The couple lives on the islands, so it wasn’t [...]...

    We have a very different kind of Easter egg for you this spring! While movie Easter eggs are indeed hidden treats, unlike Easter's Easter eggs, they can be found all year around! Okay, okay… …so they might not taste as sweet as those candy-filled sweets we enjoy in celebration of Jesus' resurrection, but they're still fun [...]...

    Jail must be pretty lonely… Jodi Arias is awaiting the death penalty phase of her murder conviction in Arizona for killing her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but she’s making some bizarre claims. First, Jodi says that while in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s care, she was given a Tuberculosis shot with a dirty needle, which gave her Hepatitis C. AND [...]...

    We can’t say it enough… do NOT do drugs! Earlier this week we reported that rapper Andre Johnson, or Christ Bearer as he likes to be called, cut off his own penis then jumped off a second story balcony. Well, he’s alive and now there are more details. Reportedly, Johnson was under the influence of PCP when [...]...

    The more we learn about this sitch, the more we’re waiting for that day in court! We’ve been reporting about X-Men director Bryan Singer who is accused of drugging and anally raping Michael F. Egan III, who was allegedly underage at the time. Now there are some more deets about Singer's fellow Hollywoodians! Egan’s [...]...

    Times are changing for Selena Gomez! The pop princess has fired her mother and stepfather as managers of her career and signed with WME and Brillstein for management. Those are some Hollywood heavyweights! While the axe must've been harsh on her family, we TOTALLY get why gurlfriend made the move. It is time for the starlet [...]...
    "Big Brother" Season 8 winner Evel Dick Donato is convinced a car SMASHED INTO HIM Friday night in Ireland ... and his injuries look really, really bad. Dick posted a photo on Twitter last night showing his messed up face with the caption, "Pretty… ...

    The FBI DID investigate sexual assault claims by the man who is now accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually molesting him in 1998 ... but he NEVER mentioned Singer ... this according to multiple sources close to the investigation.Michael… ...

    Jodi Arias got more than a murder conviction in Arizona ... she got Hepatitis C ... and she blames it on Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who she also claims is in a conspiracy with none other than Nancy Grace.Jodi -- who was convicted last year of murdering her… ...

    Crazy stuff this week.  "X-Men" director Bryan Singer slapped with a sexual assault lawsuit, and Columbus Short is now skating on thin "Scandal" ice after his wife claimed he pulled a knife on her and threatened murder.  So we gotta ask… ...

    Tito Jackson calmly and coolly defended his brother Jermaine, who told TMZ earlier in the week, "If it wasn't for the Jackson 5, there would be no Michael Jackson."Tito told our photog in Calabasas Friday ... Jermaine was misunderstood, and he… ...

    There might be a new queen of sex tapes ... TMZ has learned the tape starring Mimi Faust from "Love & Hip Hop" is one of the hottest pre-sellers Vivid has ever seen. Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch tells TMZ ... they've made more than… ...

    Most young people going to Coachella scrape together all their cash for the trip ... but when you're rich like Kylie and Kendall Jenner -- you get TWO WEEKENDS of hipster desert love. The Jenner girls hit up Indio for the second set of Coachella… ...

    Watch your words Corey Feldman ... 'cause "The Goonies" sequel director Richard Donner says he's working on is NOT some rogue side project -- he's working with Spielberg.Donner tried playing mum on more sequel talk Friday while cruising… ...

    Gwen Stefani's gonna make good money off Christina Aguilera getting knocked up -- TMZ has learned Gwen has signed on to be a judge on "The Voice."Multiple sources connected to the show tell us ... No Doubt's lead singer will be on Season 7 ... which… ...

    Either Sara Gilbert was trying to be nice Friday night in Hollywood ... or like the rest of the country, she only knows one 4 Non Blondes song.In case you missed it -- it's ok, we forgive you -- Sarah's wife Linda Perry announced this week she was… ...
    I prefer when the publicists just say the young drug experimenting and partying performers are suffering from exhaustion or vocal chord fatigue or whatever other bullshit to explain why tours are being canceled and why the stars are mysteriously hold up in hospital wards. But I guess allergic reaction to an antibiotic is the new [...]...

    George Leigh Mallory was the first prep school dick from England to be famous for trying to climb Mount Everest. He’s the guy who when asked in the 1920′s why he wanted to climb the mountain, he said ‘because it’s there’. Then he asked a bunch of rich socialites in New York to give him [...]...

    I think it’s great that women feel body positive or whatever term is in vogue in 2014 for women without model frames to hang out mostly naked and drink fruity cocktails and bitch about that whore Nancy at work and feel good about themselves. Why not feel positive about your body. Fuck what other people [...]...

    If you love seeing sliced up middle aged married crones getting loaded and screaming at each other before falling down and crying about their lives, then you probably give a shit about the Real Housewives shows on Bravo! Also, if you’re gay and you’re going to a dinner party any time soon, you should probably [...]...

    Professional handsome guy James Franco is all in a tizzy over an unfavorable review of his Broadway show. Franco is currently starring in a revival of Of Mice And Men where he plays George to Chris O’Dowd’s Lenny. Pissy New York Times Critic Ben Brantley thought the show sucked donkey balls. He said Franco sounded [...]...

    Kylie Jenner finds it insulting that people insist she’s had plastic surgery just because she comes from a family obsessed with plastic surgery, mom, dad, sisters, I think the dog had a scrotal tuck. Also because even though she’s only how ever many fake years old, she looks pretty different than she did a year [...]...

    The WWE has banned its wrestlers from going on shrill harpie Nancy Grace’s shitty talk show. We told you about her ambush of Diamond Dallas Page over the death of the Ultimate Warrior. He came on to talk about his friend but all the screaming crone wanted to do was pontificate about steroid use. She [...]...

    When you’re dating Scientology, there’s no bigger catch than Tom Cruise. Forget the mock turtlenecks, the three divorces and the curiously produced offspring, Tom is the MVP of the descendants of Xenu and his intergalactic space armada. It’s like being the groupie chosen to go backstage after a Kenny G concert. It’s a get. And [...]...

    If you’re like me, you can’t wait until E! sends Chewbaca and Kourtney to The Hamptons to open up their new store for feeble minded girls with borrowed credit cards. With each new Kardashian spinoff comes the promise that one of the illiterate munions will be killed accidentally by a stoned gaffer fucking up something [...]...

    Lindsay Lohan’s “docu-series” comes to an end on Sunday with a big two-part series finale, so if you haven’t been watching up to this point, you’re just like the majority of people in America. Apparently the series conclusion has Lindsay making a triumphant return to the public life, which is actually just her introducing Miley [...]...
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    Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more action, subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!......

    Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need......

    We told you to put on your disappointment pants for the Galaxy Gear 2, but for the Rufus Cuff we suggest rolling up your absurdity sleeves. Seriously, given its three-inch screen you might just have to. This wearable boasts a built-in mic, a camera,......

    You can always swing by Google Trends if you want to gauge the popularity of a given search, but visiting that website every time can be a hassle. Thankfully, there's now an easier way: Google has added a subscription option that sends email......

    Some games are so challenging, frustrating and physically draining that your controller could easily explode against the nearest wall at any second. Trials Fusion is one of those games: A repetitive, soul-destroying platformer that'll have you......

    Former Oppo exec Pete Lau announced his plans to make "the perfect smartphone" a few months ago, and now the OnePlus One is almost here. Its launch is scheduled for April 23rd, but Android Authority points out these pictures posted on a forum that......

    Been putting off sideloading AllCast's SDK to your brand new Amazon Fire TV? Well, friend, your procrastination has paid off. Now, all you have to do to install the casting and screen-mirroring app is download it straight from the Amazon App Store.......

    If you've never contacted your congress person then you might not realize how difficult our politicians have made it to get a hold of them. There are 535 members of the House and Senate all whom have some arcane contact form on their websites that......

    If games, wildlife documentaries and virtual strolls in the park aren't enough to validate virtual reality for you, try this one: educational motivation. School children in Ireland have been using a open source version of Second Life to learn coding,......

    Odds are that you weren't riveted by Beats Music when it first arrived, but the streaming service has just delivered a pair of big updates that may give you a good excuse to tune in. For the iOS app, the biggest improvement is visible when you're......
    Despite Amazon’s lofty ambitions to reimagine the multimedia center, its Fire TV streaming box entered the streaming-video fray earlier this month with a frustrating, fractured search engine. Amazon is taking some steps to fix the Fire's flaws—but so far it's not close to solving its biggest problems. See also: Review: The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind Of A Mess True, Amazon customer reviews of the device are generally positive—five-star reviews account for roughly for almost half of nearly 2,400 reviews so far; the average review is 3.9 ...

    Despite the number of popular dystopian novels written over the years, Americans have continually been optimistic when it comes to the future of technology. At least, the distant future of technology. We're far less sanguine about the technology that threatens to upend our lives today or tomorrow, as a new Pew Research survey suggests. In 1988, the Los Angeles Times took a break from crushing traffic (no, not really) to anticipate they'd have robotic maids and holographic conference calls in just 25 years. That prediction didn't come to fruition, but it hasn't stopped people from dreaming of a distant future where humans can teleport from one place to another, or control the weather, even as we anguish over near-term technological realities of "...

    Guest author Matthew Brian Beck is a journalist and advertising strategist based in New York City. The next big thing is getting smaller and smaller. Historically, our social media experience has been chained to the first-screen browser and the one News Feed to rule them all. We've been saturated with bloated content from overpopulated streams. We've been bombarded with updates and notifications from friends and family we love, pages we Like, accounts we follow, colleagues we connect with, and acquaintances that can't even remember where we knew them from—we just couldn't keep up. We felt an impulsive urge to clean house, to make our feeds less cluttered and more manageable. But as our daily Internet consumption moves away from the desktop (and even the laptop), the landscape of social media is seeing a dramatic shift in native platforms and user behaviors. Smartphone hardware has matured. Wireless data networks have advanced. Mobile-first des...

    Microsoft has finally tied its good old dog, Windows XP, to a tree ... and bashed its head in with a shovel. After 13 years of loyal service, Microsoft has finally cut off support for Windows XP, which means the company won't be issuing further security updates for it. But plenty of people are going to keep using Windows XP anyway; it's still operating in machines everywhere, from ATMs and point-of-sale systems to computers at government agency and large corporations. Fortunately, there are still several ways to stay protected now that XP is vulnerable to new attacks and zero day bugs that won't be patched by Microsoft. See also: Goodnight, Windows XP: Mi...

    I’m a music junkie. Like many of you, my life is often accompanied by a soundtrack. I’ve got playlists for working out, and just plain working. Music for when I’m feeling on top of the world, and music for when I'm down in the gutter. Songs that make me think, and songs that bring back memories. Music is important to me—and probably to you as well. But despite the importance of music, technology is really what allows it to be such a huge part of our lives. So how is tech going to shape the future for music fans like me and you? I needed to find out. I connected with the band Switchfoot—known for the songs "Meant To Live" and "Dare You To Move"—to see if and how they are embracing technology to make their music more enjoyable to fans. What I found is that they're using tech to give their fans more: More access, more content and more control. This is...

    Every time ReadWrite publishes a story, I get a jolt. Literally. And I don’t mind, because that good vibration may point us toward the news industry’s wearable future. Even when I’m away at a conference or traveling on business, I want to stay on top of ReadWrite’s newsroom. So when I joined the publication a year ago, I signed up to get a text message when we tweeted a story. Soon afterwards, I turned off my phone’s vibrate feature: There were just too many notifications for me to get shaken up every time one came in. See also: Pebble's Eric Migicovsky On How To Build A Smartwatch People Want Yet when I began testing a Pebble smartwatch recently, I started getting those vibrations again. The Pebble’s best feature is how it carries notifications automatically from your phone to a screen on your wrist. I foun...

    Facebook is trying to get you to share even more information, this time by beaming your location to your friends all the time. The optional feature, called Nearby Friends, is built to help you find people around you. You can tailor the options to prevent specific friends from seeing your location. Nearby Friends alerts you to when friends are in your area, and allows you to share your precise location with them for a set period of time. On the upside, it might inspire some friends to meet up in the real world.  The success (or lack thereof) of place-based social apps like Highlight show us that most people are perfectly happy keeping their location to themselves, unl...

    ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self. Quantifying your activity and nutrition, as I’ve done for years, can only take you so far. Sometimes gathering the numbers just tells you the same bad news you can see in the mirror. Here it is: After dropping 12 pounds last year, I’ve been stuck around 195 pounds for months. I'm still very active, going on runs with my dog around Telegraph Hill, spiking my heart rate with gym workouts, and trying different training techniques while I continue to test new fitness gadgets and apps. It's pretty clear what I need to tackle next: what I eat. And I have a short-term motivator: ...

    Dropbox is having a busy Thursday. The file sharing giant has acquired Loom, a photo sharing app that offered mobile users up to five gigabytes of free storage. Loom announced the deal on its company blog. Dropbox recently announced an update to its photo sharing capabilities with its Carousel feature, and the Loom team will likely join Carousel as the home for syncing and sharing the ever increasing amounts of photos people take on their devices. Unfortunately, the acquisition means Loom will be shutting down its own service within a month. Loom is not allowing any new signups, and the company infor...

    Developers love them, advertisers love them, and companies are raking in cash—all thanks to the little buttons in mobile advertisements that urge you to download an app. See also: How Post-IPO Twitter Could Make Billions Without Alienating Users Twitter is the latest company to introduce these new mobile advertisements. Today the company announced that developers and advertisers can urge mobile Twitter users to download applications through these so-called app install ads, and reach up to one billion mobile devices through the MoPub Marketplace, the advertising startup the company ...
    First time accepted submitter turkeydance (1266624) writes "The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that Llets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online. Grams, which launched last week and is patterned after Google, is accessible only through the Tor anonymizing browser (the address for Grams is: grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) but fills a niche for anyone seeking quick access to sites selling drugs, guns, stolen credit card numbers, counterfeit cash and fake IDs — sites that previously only could be found by users who knew the exact URL for the site." ...

    Three former astronauts — Ed Lu, Tom Jones, and Bill Anders — say that reassuring figures about the rarity of asteroid collisions with Earth are perhaps too reassuring. The B612 Foundation, of which Lu is a director, has been established to draw public awareness to the risks of a large asteroid hitting a population center -- which these three men say is a far more serious public danger than has been acknowledged by NASA and other agencies. And beyond awareness, the Foundation's immediate goal is to raise money to " design and build an asteroid-finding space telescope and launch it by 2017," and then, Armageddon-style, to follow that up with technology to divert any asteroids whose path would threaten earth. ...

    Gud (78635) points to this story in the Washington Post about students having trouble with paying for both food and school. "I recall a number of these experiences from my time as grad student. I remember choosing between eating, living in bad neighborhoods, putting gas in the car, etc. Me and my fellow students still refer to ourselves as the 'starving grad students.' Today we laugh about these experiences because we all got good jobs that lifted us out of poverty, but not everyone is that fortunate. I wonder how many students are having hard time concentrating on their studies due to worrying where the next meal comes from. In the article I found the attitude of collage admins to the idea of meal plan point sharing, telling as how little they care about anything else but soak students & parents for fees and pester them later on with requests for donations. Last year I did the college tour for my first child, after reading the article, some of the comments I heard on that tour sta...

    New submitter katiewilliam (3621675) writes with a story at Hardware Zone about a new feature that Google's working on for Android phones' built-in cameras: the illusion of shallow depth of field in phone snapshots, which typically err on the side of too much in focus, rather than too little. Excerpting: "The Google Research Blog [note: here's a direct link] revealed that there's quite a fair bit of algorithms running to achieve this effect; to put it in a nutshell, computer vision algorithms create a 3D model of the world based on the shots you have taken, and estimate the depth to every point in the scene." ...

    Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "The aficionados of beer and distilled spirits could be in for a major price-shock, if proposals by the Food and Drug Administration come to pass. Currently, breweries are allowed to sell unprocessed brewing by-products to feed farm animals. Farmers prize the nutritious, low-cost feed. But, new rules proposed by the FDA could force brewers to implement costly processing facilities or dump the by-products as waste. As one brewer put it, "Beer prices would go up for everybody to cover the cost of the equipment and installation."" ...

    wiredmikey (1824622) writes "Security nightmares sparked by the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability continue. According to Mandiant, now a unit of FireEye, an attacker was able to leverage the Heartbleed vulnerability against the VPN appliance of a customer and hijack multiple active user sessions. The attack bypassed both the organization's multifactor authentication and the VPN client software used to validate that systems connecting to the VPN were owned by the organization and running specific security software. "Specifically, the attacker repeatedly sent malformed heartbeat requests to the HTTPS web server running on the VPN device, which was compiled with a vulnerable version of OpenSSL, to obtain active session tokens for currently authenticated users," Mandiant's Christopher Glyer explained. "With an active session token, the attacker successfully hijacked multiple active user sessions and convinced the VPN concentrator that he/she was legitimately authenticated." After connecting...

    jones_supa (887896) writes "In Russia, the State Duma (lower house) on Friday ratified a 2012 agreement to write off the bulk of North Korea's debt. It said the total debt stood at $10.96 billion as of Sept. 17, 2012. Russia sees this lucrative in advancing the plans to build a gas pipe and railroad through North to South Korea. The rest of the debt, $1.09 billion, would be redeemed during the next 20 years, to be paid in equal installments every six months. The outstanding debt owed by North Korea will be managed by Russia's state development bank, Vnesheconombank. Moscow has been trying to diversify its energy sales to Asia away from Europe, which, in its turn, wants to cut its dependence on oil and gas from the erstwhile Cold War foe. Russia's state-owned top natural producer Gazprom is dreaming shipping 10 billion cubic meters of gas annually through the Koreas. Russia has written off debts to a number of impoverished Soviet-era allies, including Cuba. North Korea's struggling comm...

    Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Joel Werner writes in Slate that when Citicorp Center was built in 1977 it was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest building in the world but no one figured out until after it was built that although the chief structural engineer, William LeMessurier, had properly accounted for perpendicular winds, the building was particularly vulnerable to quartering winds — in part due to cost-saving changes made to the original plan by the contractor. "According to LeMessurier, in 1978 an undergraduate architecture student contacted him with a bold claim about LeMessurier's building: that Citicorp Center could blow over in the wind," writes Werner. "LeMessurier realized that a major storm could cause a blackout and render the tuned mass damper inoperable. Without the tuned mass damper, LeMessurier calculated that a storm powerful enough to take out the building hit New York every 16 years." In other words, for every year Citicorp Center was standing, ther...

    Lasrick (2629253) writes "Victor Gilinsky and Roger J. Mattson update their story on the NUMEC affair to take into account the recent release of hundreds of classified documents that shed additional light on the story. In the 1960s, the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) was found to be missing about a 100 pounds of bomb-grade uranium. Based on available evidence, Gilinsky and Mattson are convinced that the material ended up in Israel nuclear bombs. The newly release documents add more to the story, and Gilinsky and Mattson are calling on President Obama to declassify the remainder of the file." ...

    An anonymous reader writes "Not everyone can drop a few hundred dollars on a VR headset, but that doesn't mean they can't experience VR! For those with the time and a bit of handiwork skill, this DIY guide from guest writer Ohaple will show you how to make a smartphone-based VR headset for as little as $20. Along the way, you'll learn the hardware and software basics of a VR headset." This project screams for a ready-made commercial version; does anyone know of existing purpose-built headgear? As one of the comments on the linked tutorial says, Poppy seems close, but lacks an LED for tracking. ...
     Think about your favorite app. Let me guess. It’s a consumer app -- something like Uber, Instagram or Pinterest. So what do we do to get business apps into that list of favorites? If we put the user experience first and incorporate utility, simplicity, engagement and emotion into our products, we can make work just as easy and delightful as posting a photo. Read More ...

     Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That's not quite true, however, according to information provided to Re/code by the company. Read More ...

     The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It's called Lock Screen, and some of us think it's where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it's all about glancing. What this means is that social scientists… Read More ...

     Take 2,500 bunsen burners, and put'em in a grid. Make the flames react to sound waves, thanks to some amazing physics trickery. Then drop the bass. What do you get? The best visualizer ever. Read More ...

    Last summer, Google started allowing developers to use git to get their code onto App Engine to deploy their applications instead of using Google's usual SDK. Starting today, developers who use the popular GitHub service to manage their code repositories will be able to do the same. Read More ...

     Beats Music, the streaming radio solution spun out from the makers of Beats audio hardware products, has decided to bite the bullet and give Apple its 30 percent cut on subscription sign-ups. The streaming music provider originally side-stepped Apple’s in-app ecommerce options in favor of carrier billing arranged outside the app to pay for its full service, but now users can sign up much… Read More ...

     "Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet," says Naval Ravikant. "Our 2014 fund will be built during the blockchain cycle," concurs Fred Wilson. And Andreessen Horowitz have very visibly doubled down on Bitcoin. Even if you don't believe in Bitcoin as a currency, and I'll grant there's plenty to be skeptical about, you should be thinking:… Read More ...

     Bad news, Fuel fans: Nike is purportedly killing off their wearable hardware efforts, including the FuelBand. Just a few days ago, folks started whispering about shakeup in Fuelband land after the following post popped up on Secret: Now, sure enough, CNET says they’ve got a person-in-the-know confirming that the majority of the 70-person FuelBand team has been let go. It’s a pity,… Read More ...

    Rising income inequality is quickly becoming the most prevalent issue of our century, "the defining challenge of our time," according to President Obama. Nowhere is this more acute than in San Francisco, where rents growing at 3 times the national average are squeezing out the lower and middle classes in favor of tech workers who can pay astronomical housing prices. Read More ...

     TechCrunch squinted slightly when the White House petition to deport the Canadian Justin Bieber passed the 100,000-signature mark, the minimum threshold to warrant an official response. Read More ...
    Even in today's rapidly evolving world of technology, there are few things that make your jaw drop when you see them in real life. Honda’s ASIMO is one of those things.

    If the Comcast-Time Warner deal must go through, the FCC should impose the seven rules I outline below. But first, some background on Comcast’s special place in what is looking increasingly like our new Gilded Age....

    One of the most close-knit fandoms in comics has rallied around a character who's only recently found her way to the front lines.

    In celebration of 4/20 on Sunday, Mat and Mike spend this week's show getting high — on technology!

    WIRED editors talk Trials Fusion, PAX East and more on this week's Game|Life podcast.

    Little more than six months after Apple tried to rev up a more diversified market for its iPhones by releasing a “premium” model (the 5s) and a “cheap” model (the 5c), the supposedly fancier phone is now available for free....

    Bonobos have earned a reputation as a “sexy” ape. Sexual activity — in many creative forms — plays a large role in bonobo society. Sexual contacts occur often, in virtually all partner combinations and in a slew of different positions. Bonobo society is also known to be more egalitarian and peaceful, especially compared with their […]...

    Osmia bicolor is one of the first bees of spring, emerging as early as February in their native range of South England and Wales. As solitary bees, there are no queens and workers; females build their nests alone. Males emerge, mate, and then die. What makes these little bees so captivating is where they make their nests. They repurpose empty snail shells, belonging to a small group of bees known as "helicophiles" (snail-lovers). As a single mom, letting a snail do all the construction work for a home seems much more sensible than building your own from scratch....

    Welcome to the weekly roundup of comments on WIRED that really added something to the conversation. Below are the best conversations going on across the site this week.

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    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)
    The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has begun. Photographers from around the world can submit their photos in the four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. The grand prize winner will receive a National Geographic Expedition to Alaska. The deadline is Monday, June 30, at 12 p.m. EDT. Here is a selection of photos from the early entries. -- (10 photos total)
    This month, the fighting and unrest continue into a fourth year in Syria. Syrian rebels fought today with government troops near the coastal heartland of President Bashar al-Assad. The conflict has reportedly killed more than 140,000 people, and there are more than 2.5 million registered Syrian refugees, according to the United Nations. --Lloyd Young (21 photos total) A Syrian man evacuates a child found in the rubble of a building reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18 in Aleppo. Iran's foreign minister that Tehran is "ready to help any
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    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…...

    New Comic: The Dungeon Mistress, Part Five

    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…...

    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…...

    New Comic: The Dungeon Mistress, Part Four

    Tycho: The Night Of A Thousand Hours: The Mermaid Incident I’m glad to see Galahad again.  I have a lot of sympathy for young people who don’t understand what you have to do in order to get kisses.  The only thing that ever worked for me, admittedly the sample size is not large, was not caring so Goddamned much.  People can…  smell it.  And they don’t like the smell.  I’m not saying you can’t care, obviously you do.  But you have to know at some level that not getting this particular kiss at this particular time won’t cause the…...

    New Comic: The Dungeon Mistress, Part Three

    Gabe: This is sort of strange for me. I’ve never done anything like an actual commercial before. I mean, I’ve drawn comics for companies which are essentially commercials, but I’ve never appeared in one myself. Everyone knows I’m a huge fan of the Surface though, and I really like all the folks over on the Surface team at MS. When they asked me to appear in a video, I said hell yeah. You can head over to the Surface blog and see it right now. I basically laid out why I think the device is so incredible for artists. I saw a few people asking about the stylus I’m using…...

    Tycho: The Night Of A Thousand Hours: Introduction (When I think about why the adventure must have stuck with him, it comes down to three things.  One is the framing device, which can be used in campaigns lots of ways, but is especially effective when the reveal arrives in the space of a one-shot, one-night adventure.  The second is that they aren’t trying to save the entire multiverse, which is what you are usually doing in this shit.  The other “thing” I mentioned comes in later.) “Tell me again, Father Gordon!  Tell me about my parents.” …...

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    Defenseman Barret Jackman scored on a drive through traffic, giving the St. Louis Blues their second straight 4-3 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday for a 2-0 series lead against the defending Stanley Cup champions....

    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was benched for lack of hustle Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Alec Morris may have had the biggest impact of any Alabama quarterback during the Crimson Tide's spring game on Saturday. The problem, however, is that he stood out most as a punter, booming 15 kicks for an average of 38.4 yards per attempt....

    Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener....

    Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

    Suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes is mounting a defense against a 20-game suspension handed down Friday for violation of the NBA's drug policy, citing it as unfair.

    Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri shouted "F--- Brooklyn!" at a fan rally outside Air Canada Centre prior to Game 1 of his team's first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets....

    The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, according to sources.

    Johnny Manziel will work out for Cleveland Browns officials Saturday in College Station, Texas, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the Monte Carlo Masters final after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to set up a possible all-Swiss decider against Roger Federer....
    Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues. That little crack was all St. Louis needed to put another dent in the Blackhawks' bi...

    Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener. Stephen Curry added 14 points for the War...

    The Charlie Strong era began at Texas with a shaky performance at quarterback and few questions answered about just how quickly the Longhorns can rebound in the Big 12 under their new coach. With next season's presumed starter David Ash not playing because of a foot injury, Tyrone Swoopes took all the snaps with the first-team offense in...

    Mark Buehrle has a simple explanation for his unbeaten record. ''The slower you throw the better off you are,'' he said after pitching the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. I'm going to go out there and run with it and see what happens.'' Jose Reyes hit an RBI single in his first game si...

    Max Scherzer gave Detroit's beleaguered bullpen a bit of a breather. Scherzer struck out nine in seven innings - fanning Mike Trout three times in the process - and the Detroit Tigers finally managed to beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-2 on Saturday. Detroit had dropped 10 straight to the Angels, including an 11-6 loss the previous night in which Los Angeles battered...

    Bryce Harper hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first base and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath. That would be his final play in the Washington Nationals' 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. F...

    Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs. Ujiri, the NBA's reigning executive of the year, apologized in a...

    The Brooklyn Nets made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening victory over the Toronto Raptors. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each had 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and...

    In another twist to this unpredictable English Premier League season, last-place Sunderland damaged Chelsea's title hopes with a 2-1 upset at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. After surprise losses to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in recent weeks, Chelsea again stuttered against weaker opposition, as Jose Mou...

    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's name for added spice. It's not every day - or every year
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    By Amanda Mannen  Published: April 19th, 2014  As we've pointed out before, it's not uncommon for different people in the entertainment industry to come up with the exact same crazy specific idea at the exact same time, possibly because they're all on the exact same cocaine/Red Bull combo. That c ...

    By Felix Clay  Published: April 19th, 2014  How are you today? Feeling good? Happy? If you answered yes, statistically you're a liar. Only 1 in 3 Americans is happy. The other two are reading this while practicing noose knots. It's a dismal scene. I can't account for all the reasons a person i ...

    By Luke McKinney  Published: April 19th, 2014  Donald Trump has wiped his ass with money for so long, he thinks shittiness is synonymous with success. He wasn't born, he was laid into a solid gold eggshell to protect him from ever learning. And he never left. This would be fine if he wasn't such ...

    By Niko G  Published: April 19th, 2014  For whatever reason, a popular means of expressing one's enthusiasm for a piece of pop culture is to look at said thing and ask: "What if this was the size of a hamster village and made out of something completely stupid?" Replica and miniature hobby ...

    By Maxwell Yezpitelok  Published: April 18th, 2014  Every single movie actor who has been called "the greatest in the world" has appeared in at least one irredeemable turd. Daniel Day-Lewis did Nine. Marlon Brando did The Island of Dr. Moreau. Sasha Grey was in several episodes of Entourage. And so on ...

    By Adam Ganser,Today's Topic  Published: April 18th, 2014 

    By CRACKED Readers  Published: April 18th, 2014  No one likes getting bad news. But if you're the one breaking it, the least you can do is put some pizazz into it. We asked you to show us the most entertaining ways to let someone down, and gave $100 to the winner ... ...

    By Luis Prada  Published: April 18th, 2014  Scientific studies of the driving brain tell us that driving lulls you into a meditative state. This always made sense to me. When having trouble sleeping, or just thinking through a problem at work or in school, I've always instinctively hopped into ...

    By J. Wisniewski  Published: April 18th, 2014  Whether it takes the form of a somewhat historical film like Braveheart or an only slightly more fictionalized epic like Lord of the Rings, we do love watching some old-timey combat. Vikings, Samurai, Roman Centurions -- there's just something so muc ...
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    Alex Bruce, the man behind Antichamber, was at PAX East with no game to show off at all. He was simply there purely to help out other indies. I saw a lot of indies supporting other indies at PAX, as a matter of fact. In this particular case, I ran into Alex while he was playing Mushroom 11. We talked for a bit, and then he convinced me to take his spot and play what would become one of my favorite games of the show. Holmes interviewed the Itay and Julia, the duo behind Mushroom 11 and detailed the concept behind the game. Players have to guide a blob through levels by essentially destroying it along the way. It's a quirky setup, and something I honestly haven't been able to stop thinking about since I got my hands-on with it. Check out Darren's preview on ...

    Max Gentlemen was inspired by a spam email for penis pills. Yup, that's according to the developer Holmes interviewed at PAX in the video here. It was then created in a drinking game jam, and brought around to some shows like PAX East. The point of the game is to stacks hats with one or two players, drink beer, and avoid the debris flying around the level from the crazy bar fight happening in the background. Simple, silly, but most of all, super fun. Max Gentlemen will be out this month for free on iOS, Android, and Steam, and there will be special characters you can purchase to help support the developers. ...

    As we learned this past week, Marty O'Donnell is no longer with Bungie after nearly two decades at the company. His music is iconic in this industry, and the Halo series owes a part of it's infamy thanks to what he did on that series without a doubt. While I think Marty will find work again easily if he wants it (maybe go to 343 and make the Halo music good again?), I did want to take this moment to reflect on his career at Bungie. Specifically the Halo series as the music he created for it has been some of my favorite for any game franchise out there. The one that left the biggest impact on me was the Halo 3: ODST soundtrack. From the haunting saxophones of "Overture," to the feelings of defying the odds with "Speci...

    "Reviews in Review" is a new show that releases every week where I will go over the reviews published this week on Destructoid, as well as give a score to the week in general. This week I talked about the reviews for Steins;Gate, Half Minute Hero 2, and Putty Squad.  Otherwise, check out the recap of all the reviews that ran this past week on Destructoid below. Make sure to stay until the end of the video too for a DESTRUCTOID EXCLUSIVE interview. ...

    Max had his dumbest idea yet; handing the show over to me. What if more games had downloadable content voice packs the way they put Snoop Dogg into Call of Duty: Ghosts? What kind of celebrities would work for that kind of thing? The answers may surprise you. ...

    [We post a lot of articles here at Destructoid. The endless, ouroboros news cycle has us burning the snake at both ends, which will ultimately push big news, thoughtful original pieces, and all sorts of other great content off of the front page. Check here every Saturday for my attempt to rectify that.] Some kids want to be astronauts or doctors or lawyers or hedge fund managers. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a garbageman. Kid me is much brighter than real me. I'd probably be making three times more money annually, have health benefits, and a retirement plan.  And I'd have garbageman arms. Strong arms. Weathered and leathery. Not vein laced or ripped. Just thick. The sort of arms that could squeeze the life out of another human being if they needed to, but not with malice. With an exasperated sigh. With a rote understanding of doing what needs doing (and only if it did need doing). Forlorn, but with a stupid persistence for a la...

    [Update: Just a reminder if you're bored this weekend!] Our friends at NCSoft and Carbine Studios have hooked us up with 5,000 beta keys for their hot new MMO WildStar! The beta weekend starts tomorrow at 7am and ends on Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific. To snag your code, just head on over to your code redemption page and click the button! Once you've got your key, go sign up for an NCSoft account if you don't already have one, then click the "Apply A Code" button at the top of a page. If you like what you see, head on over to the WildStar pre-order page and secure yourself early acce...

    Oh hey good news! King stopped being idiots and settled the trademark disputes they had over the word "saga" and "candy" with a couple of small studios. Stoic Studios, developers of The Banner Saga, released a statement last month saying they "have come to an agreement with King regarding Stoic’s The Banner Saga trademark, which enables both parties to protect their respective trademarks now and in the future." Meanwhile the maker of CandySwipe released a similar statement: "I am happy to announce that I have amicably resolved my dispute with King over my CandySwipe trademark and that I am withdrawing my opposition to their mark and they are withdrawing their counterclaim against mine. I have learned...

    Last week, I joined Polygon's Alexa Ray Corriea, Kotaku's Jason Schreier, and game maker Adam Rippon in moderating our third PAX on JRPGs. Our discussion this year? The Golden Age of RPGs. After reviewing each of the ages, from 8-bit through today (and making fun of the guy that liked Legend of Dragoon), we all had to make a case for what we thought was the true golden age of Japanese role-playing games. And then we let the audience decide by measuring their applause for each case with a sound level meter.  Even though I made a strong case for the PlayStation/Saturn era, and even with Schreier joining in for the cause, the damned SNES kids won.  Look, I get it. My heart still calls out for those $70 cartridges, three save slots, and those dog bone controllers. Fond memories float up for sure. But my favorite games of all time came from the PSX era: Xenogea...

    Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake saw success on Kickstarter, and it's coming along nicely as evidence by our interview at PAX East. It looks super cute and simplistic, but there's way more depth than you'd imagine here. A deep story, lots of Super Nintendo RPG era influences, and a soundtrack by Disasterpeace that you know by default will just be great. Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake is coming to the PC and mobile devices in June. ...
    Track: Leave It | Album: 90125 | Artist: YesRead more...

    This is an image of a happy family; a father and his two adorable children bonding over a video game. It's a stock photo, of course. Their excitement is fake, their game controllers disconnected. It's cheap theater, but I have to believe that somewhere in the country a genuine version of this scene is playing out — I am tired of tales of domestic gaming tragedy. ...

    With help from a growing posse on 4chan, Pastebin user Data_Baser is attempting to compile a list of every video game ever released. Not just console games or PC games, but every mobile and browser-based game as well. The current count? 43,806. ...

    Every year, the Wondercon cosplayers keep astonishing us, both with their attention to detail and with their creativity. You keep thinking you've seen it all — and then you see what people have come up with this year, and it's a brand new delight all over again. Here's our favorite cosplay from Wondercon day one....

    "After the huge letdown of AC III, prepare to redeem the franchise with the Pirates of the Caribbean game that Disney never made." Smoosh Games' latest Honest Game Trailer takes on the Assassin's Creed pirate spin-off that somehow wound up a numbered entry in the series. Read more......

    Raise all 29 toy-based characters to level one in Disney Infinity and you'll score a glowing green Star Wars surprise. NerdFlip shows us how it's done. Read more...

    You spend a lot of time in front of your TV, but chances are you may not be using it to its full potential. It's not just about better picture, either—a good TV setup requires the right cables, a good remote, and a lot more. Here are 10 tweaks for creating the ultimate TV setup.Read more......

    The Saturday Morning Stream will be back next week. Due to visiting relatives and Easter holidays, our regularly scheduled live stream of Barbie's Dreamhouse Party has been pushed to next week. In its place, we present that dog GIF everyone seems to like. Look at that crazy lil' guy. ...

    QUOTE | "People who rag on the Vita don't understand... the purchasing power of Vita owners." - Guacamelee developer Chris McQuinn on why they think the PS Vita is a great target for game development....

    The weekend is here, a time to curse those damn, dirty apes for blowing it all up, but not before we catch up with this week's best stories over at Kotaku Selects.Read more...
    If The Last of Us: Remastered is any indication Sony seems fond of the idea of re-publishing the latest PS3 games on PS4, and something possibly ousting a PS4 version of Beyond: Two Souls has emerged....

    Ubisoft 's best selling games list has been revealed

    Konami: Ignore the insufferable fanboys who go out of their way to try and ruin everything in the gaming industry (theyre a dying breed anyhow). Buddy Acker of SpawnFirst offers some suggestions as to how Silent Hill could be better....

    The game isnt just awkward and unpleasant, its an insult.

    DualShockers speaks with Supergiant Games' Creative Director, Greg Kasavin, on what to expect from the studio's follow-up to indie giant Bastion with their new game, Transistor, at PAX East 2014.

    Cat writes, "Happy Easter, everyone! I have a couple extra Amazon Gift codes hanging around and I thought I'd better give them away!"

    Nintendo of America announced today that it will join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of Americas national parks, to bring fun, active-play video games to this years White House Easter Egg Roll....

    Chris of Berathen says, "Masahiro Sakurai, the designer of Smash Bros, has released a lot of information in the latest Nintendo Direct. I have taken it upon myself to write a complete guide to contain all of that information and provide my thoughts along the way."...

    Could Bethesda's next Fallout game turn out to be an MMO? While the amount of information on the subject is very thin, a few Nuka Cola trademarks filed in by ZeniMax media could actually be enough proof to back it up....

    If you want a game that would make every hair in your body stand and will make you jump off your seat then this is the perfect game for you! Probably the scariest game out there! Dungeon Nightmares is guaranteed to scare the life out of you. You can never be prepared for whats waiting...
Videos

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  • Youtube
    Some people should just not reproduce.
    Guarantee those parents are going to regret this in a couple hours.
    Got a nice compact trunk now.
    Dang, putting a camera underwater would make things so much easier!!!
    First POV film published from Helix. Lisebergs new roller coaster 2014.
    Her MMA contracts already in the mail.
    Broward and Miami-Dade? Why am I not surprised.
    Unless you want to die, in which case go right ahead.
    Dexter had many tricks up his dog sleeve.
    Edward Cocaine lives happily with his wife.... Marry Meth.JK, it's Marry Jane.
    The short answer is no and the long, incorrect answer is yes.
    They also broke the world record for fastest acne breakout and most emotionally conflicted guy friends.
    There's adorableness in numbers.
    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NFy3gHWF5oo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Think that SpongeBob is just a fun-loving guy hanging out in is pineapple condo? Think again. ADHD is shedding some light on this hermaphrodite sponge who happens to live in a nuclear testing site and be coverd in semen.  Yeah, and that's not even the worst of it. Squidward and Patrick are both homicidal maniacs. Thanks for the nightmares, Nickelodeon. ...
    Winter is singing...
    This one's for the "no cell phones" rule, teach.
    Hey, would ya do me a favor and get the heck oot of my hoose?
    His percentage isn't great this season, but it's improving.
    If he just put her infront of a mirror he would have saved a lot of time.
    Putin is determined to to be the first country with a hoverboard.
    Kiss The Girl In Real Life You want thingamabobs? Hit that LIKE button and I'll give you 20! Buy the studio version: http://msclvr.co/kissthegirl Follow me on Twitter: @stuart_edge http://bit.ly/stuwitter Peter Hollens: http://www.youtube.com/peterhollens Link to buy song on Loudr: http://ldr.fm/2SMWW Vocal Point: YouTube http://bit.ly/vocalpoint Noteworthy: YouTube http://bit.ly/Ntwrthy This was such a fun video to make. Everything you hear was filmed live and in the moment, which added a little challenge, but definitely made it very exciting. Thanks to Jack Lawson and RJ Ido
    Kicked in the head by a train I tried to take a selfie while a train passed a "safe" distance behind. I guess I was still too close and got kicked in the head. For licensing/usage please contact: licensing(at)jukinmediadotcom From: Jared Michael Views: 18387512
    Why Do We Dye Easter Eggs? -- Thought Glass #2 Subscribe (It's Free): http://bit.ly/10nP7dg Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/VsauceTwo *** CLICK "SHOW MORE" FOR SOURCES AND LINKS *** Why Did Humans Start Eating Cheese? http://bit.ly/1eLlnQx http://bit.ly/1r1oyDs Are Carrots Really Good For Your Eyes? http://bit.ly/1hWEDom http://bit.ly/1meZs3L Why Did People Wear Powdered Wigs? http://bit.ly/1ir7whk http://bit.ly/QqvK0C The Origin Of Sideburns http://bit.ly/1eLlJqh http://bit.ly/1hOOtxE Why Do We Dye Easter Eggs? http://bit.ly/1j50I6R http://nyti.ms/1hNxjkV *********
    Pyro Board: 2D Rubens' Tube! Standing waves of fire! Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Fysikshow: http://bit.ly/Fysikshow - I'm hosting Michio Kaku in Brisbane and Melbourne: http://bit.ly/VeKakuTickets Rubens' Tube is an awesome demo and here we take it to the next level with a two-dimensional 'Pyro Board'. This shows unique standing wave patters of sound in the box. The pressure variations due to the sound waves affect the flow rate of flammable gas from the holes in the Pyro Board and therefore affect the height and colour of flames. This is interestin
    GAME OF THRONES MEDLEY (Monster, Roar, Demons, & Titanium Parody) SUBSCRIBE to join the Zoneheads! ► http://bit.ly/Sub2TWZ Warp Zone Music Playlist! ► http://bit.ly/1jKVmzi The Houses of Westeros sing their hearts out in this Game of Thrones music video parody! GAME OF THRONES MUSIC VIDEO MEDLEY ORIGINAL SONGS: Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia (House Targaryen) Roar - Katy Perry (House Lannister) The Monster - Eminem (House Stark) Demons - Imagine Dragons (All) STARRING: Danaerys - Katie Wilson http://www.youtube.com/ihavmnyskills Jamie Lannister - David Odom Ty
    Orange Is The New Black - Season 2 - Official Trailer The highly-anticipated second season of Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK goes back behind bars for another sentence with the fearless, funny and unforgettable inmates of Litchfield prison. The series' ensemble includes Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mugrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone and more. Lorraine Toussaint joins the cast in season two as Yvonne "Vee" Parker. Season two is exclusively on Netflix in all
    You've Been Taking Off Your T-shirt Wrong SlowMoLaboratory - https://www.youtube.com/user/SlowMoLaboratory Subscribe to my 2nd channel https://www.youtube.com/user/origami768 instagram - http://instagram.com/crazyrussianhacker Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CrazyRussianHacker twitter - https://twitter.com/CrazyRussianH From: CrazyRussianHacker Views: 1617914
    Surprising Gena Surprising Gena From: Taylor Swift Views: 1331987
    Chalk Warfare 3.0 Click to tweet! http://bit.ly/1jNBNq9 Drawing weapons with chalk? Chalk Warfare.. 3.0?! Created by 17 year old Sam Wickert and Eric Leigh from South Carolina http://sokrispymedia.com Make sure to share, like, and subscribe! Enjoy the music? Check out the composer's youtube channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/ForgeTrackAudio1024 & https://www.youtube.com/user/waveshopaudio If you haven't already, check out Chalk Warfare 2! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEhsxDn-cbk Links! Facebook! http://facebook.com/sokrispymediapage Twitter! http://twitter.com/
    Love Letter to Food Alex's Issue Brief: http://www.foodpolicy.umn.edu/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/@fprc/documents/content/cvm_content_477272.pdf Subscribe! On YouTube- http://www.youtube.com/user/minuteearth?sub_confirmation=1 And Subbable - https://subbable.com/minuteearth Produced by Henry Reich, Alex Reich, Elliot Malcolm With additional writing & production from the MinuteEarth team: Emily Elert, Peter Reich, Ever Salazar, Kate Yoshida Music by Nathaniel Schroeder: http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder and EpidemicSound ________________________ Thank you to everyone who
Flash Games

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Code

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  • hackernews
  • Reddit
  • stackoverflow
    if hotels offer a place to live for travelers, they also need a place where they can set. Not only physically, because it’s obvious, but also inside the World Wide Web. Just like for hotel’s visitors it’s important to make the right choice, for owners of this kind of business it’s important to pick a decent website....

    Should you be using AngularJS or jQuery? Today we will talk about the difference between the two.

    While logging is important and helps with application support and troubleshooting, logging should be treated as part of the application logic. This means logging has to be designed, implemented, tested, monitored and managed. In short, it should become a part of full application lifecycle management....

    With the ever increasing craze of different gadgets like mobile phones, tablets we all know that the mobile internet usage has been skyrocketing and is anticipated to see a boom in the coming days. It is for this reason that clients are demanding designers to come up with designs that besides offering the best user-experience are highly responsive....

    Hey! It’s very easy and interesting to check your MySQL database connectivity from your account without login as a root user. Here is a script to do the same. To check the database connectivity, you must know the database hostname, normally it is “localhost” then database-name, username and password. PHP Code: It’s very simple concept, first the “mysql_connect” argument will check the database hostname, username and password. If the first argument is true, then PHP take the second line to execute else the script will die with an output given in the Die section. Similarly, mysql_select_db check the database on the server. If both of the arguments are true then you will get an output given after the echo command....

    Adobe Illustrator has been a designer’s best friend since its launch. Designers love working with it and creating amazing stuff on it. Designers take advantage of it to make their lives easier and to create amazing vector graphics and elements...

    Thank you to everyone (all 229 of you) who responded to the author's PhoneGap/Cordova survey. The survey asked what version of PhoneGap or Cordova you used, how quickly you upgrade, and asked what problems you had (in general) with PhoneGap and Cordova. Here are the results....

    Shark provides an integration layer between Hive and Spark, which allows us to articulate operations in HiveQL at the shark prompt. This enables a non-developer community to explore and analyze data in Cassandra....

    Software as a Service Customer Relationship Management (SaaS CRM) is a software usage model where a vendor licenses a certain software system to be utilized as a service on demand through time subscription or pay as you go....

    "We love working with JDBC" - Said no one. Ever.
    I work in technical support in a company and wants to move to java development. What are some of the entry to intermediate java certifications.

    struct MapMove { bool Special; int Counter; string PN; POINT XY; }; struct PortalData { int ToMapID; string PortalName; int X; int Y; int PortalType; }; struct MapData { int MapID; string Island; string TopName; string MapName; vector <PortalData> Portals; }; typedef pair <int, MapData> MapPair; extern map <int, MapData> MsMap; void GetMapData () { MapPair NewMap; string TempString; BOOL SkipReadLine = FALSE; //------ char buffer[MAX_PATH]; std::fstream File; std::string Dir; GetModuleFileNameA(GlobalhMod, buffer, MAX_PATH); Dir = buffer; Dir = Dir.substr(0, Dir.find_last_of("\\")+1); Dir += "MapData.md"; File.open(Dir.c_str(), std::ios::in); if(!File.good()) { MessageBox(GlobalhWnd, "MapData.md is not in your DLL directory.\rGame will be terminate.", "snsRush", MB_...

    Sorry if this is a noob question, but I am scratching my head how to add values to the following map inside a for loop: private void filterSnakes() { Map<Integer, Map<Integer, Integer>> mapSnakes = new HashMap<Integer, Map<Integer, Integer>>(); int coutner = 0; for(int i = 0; i < mGameAssets.length; i++) { if(mGameAssets[i].getAssetType().isSnake()){ //check if the asset is snake mapSnakes.put(++coutner, i,mGameAssets[i].getDamage() ); } } } I mean how can I put a new entry in the mapSnakes, the key part is ok but how about the Value part which itself is a Map?...

    When using Unsafe.getByte(byte[], long) or Unsafe.putByte(long, byte[]) or any other get/put method for other primitive types in Unsafe, I will get a NullPointerException.

    Alright so for my computer science course I have to make two separate arrays, fill them with user input from two separate methods. I'm stuck on actually making the input from my code be stored in my two arrays. I don't even know where to start with it. I've tried searching for examples, but I haven't found anything. I am also rather new to coding. import java.util.Scanner; /** * @author SH * */ public class SearchSort { Scanner console = new Scanner(System.in); public void inputFavoriteMovies(){ System.out.println("Enter 6 of your favorite movies"); int x = 0; while(x<6){ String movies = console.nextLine(); x++; } } public void inputFavoriteMusic(){ System.out.println("Enter 5 of your Favorite Songs"); int y = 0; while(y<5){ String music = console.nextLine(); y++; } } public static void main(String[] args) { new SearchSort().inputFavoriteMovies(); new SearchSort().inputFavorit...

    Nothing to add beyond the question provided in the title... Example: for(...) { if(...) { if(...) { //doing stuffs break; } } } //does that break statement get me to this spot? ...

    How is this recursive(repeating over and over)? function power(base, exponent) { if (exponent == 0) return 1; else return base * power(base, exponent - 1); } console.log(power(2, 3)); // ? 8 ...

    I've just made a template to detect if a data member of a class is static defined or not. The accessibility of the member isn't what it should be concerned about(Assuming the member is always accessible by the template) in this post. Here is the code with any symbols for testing: #include <conio.h> //#include <stdio.h> #include <iostream> struct A1 { int a; }; struct A2 { static int a; }; int A2::a{}; template < typename _T_ > struct TestStatic { template < typename _t_ > static char fTest(...); template < typename _t_, typename _t2 = decltype(_T_::a) > static int fTest(int, _t2 & = _T_::a); enum nRes { result = sizeof(fTest<_T_>(0)) - 1 }; }; int main(void) { int i; i = TestStatic<A1>::result; std::cout << i << std::endl; i = TestStatic<A2>::result; std::cout << i << std::endl; _getch(); return(0); } The question ...

    I'm right-shifting -109 by 5 bits, and I expect -3, because -109 = -1101101 (binary) shift right by 5 bits -1101101 >>5 = -11 (binary) = -3 But, I am getting -4 instead. Could someone explain what's wrong? Code I used: int16_t a = -109; int16_t b = a >> 5; printf("%d %d\n", a,b); I used GCC on linux, and clang on osx, same result....

    I'm trying to get the proper information out of this ajax function (thumbnail image, the owner of the image). I dont think it knows what data.images[i].imgurl and data.images[i].username is. ajax.php require_once 'instagram.class.php'; // Initialize class for public requests $instagram = new Instagram('123456'); // Receive AJAX request and create call object $tag = $_GET['tag']; $maxID = $_GET['max_id']; $clientID = $instagram->getApiKey(); $call = new stdClass; $call->pagination->next_max_id = $maxID; $call->pagination->next_url = "https://api.instagram.com/v1/tags/{$tag}/media/recent?client_id={$clientID}&max_tag_id={$maxID}"; // Receive new data $media = $instagram->getTagMedia($tag,$auth=false,array('max_tag_id'=>$maxID)); // Collect everything for json output $images = array(); foreach ($media->data as $data) { $images[] = array( "imgurl"=>$data->images-&g...
Hacks

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  • lifehacker
    [Noe] over at Adafruit has a really great build that combines the Internet’s love of blinkey LEDs and rayguns with the awesome technology behind extraordinarily expensive thermal imaging cameras. It’s a light painting infrared heat gun, used for taking long exposure photographs and ‘painting’ a scene red or blue, depending on the temperature of an object. While this isn’t a proper FLIR camera, with a DSLR and a wide open shutter, it is possible to take pseudo-thermal images by simply ‘painting’ a scene with the light gun. This is an absurdly clever technique we’ve seen before...

    Computers and Desks go together like peanut butter and jelly. After many years of modding computer cases with windows, lights and the like, [Cameron] decided it was time to try something new and combine his next custom case with a desk. The main desk is from Ikea. The computer case portion is made from wood. No one wants to lose leg room, this case was made to be shallow and wide so it would be out of the way when bolted underneath the desk’s work surface. If any serious maintenance has to be done the case can be easily … Read the rest...

    You’re watching a stage play – a banquet is in progress. The guests are enjoying an appetizer of raw oysters. The entrĂ©e consists of boiled dog stuffed with rice. The raw oysters are less acceptable to you than a dish of boiled dog. The Voight-Kampff Machine, or VK, from Blade Runner is an extremely advanced form of lie detector that functions on blush response, pupil dilation, respiration, heart rate, and other physiological factors in response to emotionally charged questions to determine if the interrogation subject does or does not dream of electric sheep. It’s also an awesome prop, making it … Read the rest...

    [Zapta] tipped us about his latest project: a LIN bus signal injector. For our unfamiliar readers, the LIN bus is a popular automotive bus that is used to interface with buttons, lights, etc. As [Zapta] was tired of having to press the Sport Mode button of his car each time he turned the ignition on, he thought it’d build the platform shown above to automatically simulate the button press. The project is based around an ATMega328 and is therefore Arduino IDE compatible (recognized as an Arduino Mini Pro), making ...

      Like visualizing music? Love fire? If so, you’re going to want to take a look at this Pyro Board. What happens when you take a tube, put some holes along it, add a speaker on one end, pump some propane in, and then light it on fire? You get an awesome fire visual – also known as a Ruben’s Tube. It works because the sound pressure from the speakers causes the flow rate of gas leaving the holes to vary, which results in a visible “standing frequency” of flames, i.e. a flaming VU meter. The folks over at ...

    The BeagleBone Black, with an impressive amount of computing power and a whole bunch of I/O, would make an impressive CNC controller, save for two shortcomings: The BBB isn’t in stock anywhere, and CNC capes are a little on the pricey side. [Marc Peltier] can’t do anything about finding a distributor that doesn’t have the BeagleBone on backorder for you, but he did come up with an adapter for the very popular RAMPS-FD 3D printer controller board (Forum, French, ...

    [Anred's] got the right idea. Everybody and their mother has a toolbox: rectangular, wooden, crowded. You’re not impressing anyone with that old thing. Instead, why not spice it up by rolling it up, with a tool case that spins to store in style? This storage hack seems to draw its inspiration from field medic roll-up bags, where everything’s laid out for easy access with a quick toss. [Anred] started by taking inventory of all the items he wanted to use on a regular basis, organizing them across a sturdy fabric. Next, he marked all the mounting spots and affixed … ...
    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...

    What do you do when the seller at a yard sale says, "Make me an offer." The Simple Dollar suggests taking a minute and applying the 10% rule.Read more...

    After you scoop out some ice cream from the tub and put it back in the freezer, it's common to get a layer of ice crystals on top. The easy way to avoid that, says AO Life, is to cover the ice cream with parchment paper.Read more......

    The best ways to de-stink your stuff might not be easily available when discretion is the order of the way. If you don't want to leave a bathroom stinking, redditor RatherTall has a quick-fix concoction that he says masks the odors well when you're at someone else's place....

    Eating quartered slices of watermelon can be a messy affair. Bite anywhere and you'll probably get some fruit on your cheek because of the size and shape. CrazyRussianHacker has a neat trick to solve this.Read more......

    Android: The default Dropbox app on Android forces you to use only one account at a time. If you have multiple Dropbox accounts and need access, then B1 File Manager is a good solution—although it doesn't offer local sync.Read more......

    In case your old album of photos has been damaged, whether stuck together or by spilling some sticky liquid, don't panic. All you need is lukewarm water to save the day, says WikiHow.Read more...

    You spend a lot of time in front of your TV, but chances are you may not be using it to its full potential. It's not just about better picture, either—a good TV setup requires the right cables, a good remote, and a lot more. Here are 10 tweaks for creating the ultimate TV setup.Read more......

    You know how to choose the healthiest alcoholic drink , but things aren't that easy when you're making cocktails. Greatist has come up with eight rules to make drinks healthier, along with a list of non-fattening cocktails....

    Dear Lifehacker, I have a giant pile of important looking documents sitting in front of me, and I have no idea what to do with them. Some of them look pointless, but could be important. Which ones should I hold on to, and which ones should I shred? Read more......
Anime

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  • n4g
    Another week had passed, and I'm current on 16 series, so it's time to talk about how each show fared this past week. Includes notes on the premiers of: Ping Pong, Hitsugi no Chaika (Chaika the Coffin Princess), Mekakucity Actors, and Knights of Sidonia (Sidonia no Kishi)....

    Atlus released two more trailers of PersonaQ: Shadow of the Labyrinths battle system, this time showcasing All-Out Attacks and a new feature called BOOST.

    A new video reveals some exciting news for PS Vita owners and Tales of series fans in the West: the Vita remake of Tales of Hearts R that came out in Japan last year will be officially localized for the West....

    Another entry in my note-taking and thought-jotting series of posts on currently running shows. This episode had been focused on the struggle, of the question of what it means to be human, and who is the real monster. As always, the notes were taken while actually watching the episode, and rather than just repeating what you've already watched, elaborate upon it, assuming you've already watched the episode....

    It was the end of 2013. Valvrave the Liberator Season 2 barely thew down the gauntlet at the end of its series, and Buddy Complex somehow managed to zoom its way to the forefront of the new anime season, shouldering the label as Valvraves potential successor. With its amateur-looking badass male leads and a set of powerful mechas, the Sunrise production received a lot of hype at its premiere launch. But is it possible for another mecha series to emerge supreme over previous dominant series such as Valvrave, Gundam, and Code Geass? CtrlGeekGirl finds out...!...

    Twinfinite writes: "Unless youre able to be in more than one place at a time, chances are you missed some stuff at PAX East. Hell, I know I missed a ton of stuff, and one of them was regretfully the sentai inspired Chroma Squad, from Behold Studios. Luckily, Behold was nice enough to post the entire 30-minute demo on their YouTube channel."...

    Twinfinite writes, "Yesterday, Square Enix was rewarded a US patent for a single-button RPG battle system. It was submitted by Hajime Tabata, co-Director for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV."

    Twinfinite writes: "JRPGs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but Record of Agarest War Zero is one that wears a variety of hats. Dishing up hardcore tactical RPG gameplay, visual-novel-esque storytelling, and a heaping helping of fan service, its a unique title even in todays diverse landscape."...

    Mohammed Avdol, wielder of the Magician's Red Stand and the advisor of Jotaro's group, gets his own JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle combo trailer.

    Frank Inglese Writes: Heads up, Canadian citizens! Viz Media has just announced that they in conjunction with Eleven Arts will be hosting screenings of the Tiger and Bunny feature film The Rising in a bunch of different cities all around Canada....





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