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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the film that frightened me most

At the age of 12 I was attacked by a farmer. The farmer saw us as vermin and in a sense he was right. Each day after school my friend Carl and I would trespass on his land and climb up in his barn. We built camps in the hay, hurled the bales at each other and strolled out flushed and elated from a …

You Can Almost Always Cancel Your Flight FOR FREE Within 24 Hours... After They Get Cheaper

Everyone knows you can cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking... right?<p>Wrong. We didn't <i>really</i> realize this was possible until recently, when we learned it's a federal rule for airlines to give passengers a full refund if they choose to cancel their flights within 24 hours of booking, …

Grand Theft Auto 5 celebrates Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (correction)

The Ganton Gym. Cluckin' Bell. Mt. Chiliad. Caligula's Palace. Ten years ago today, <i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i> launched on PlayStation 2, and Rockstar is celebrating the anniversary with special events in <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>, ending today. Because everybody likes to party sometimes, C.J.<p>Ten …

Amazon Kindle Update

Inside Flipboard / June 4, 2014<p>Now that the latest Kindle Fire HDX tablet is out, Amazon fans can make magazines on Flipboard and curate articles …

'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' brings all four Halo games to Xbox One

Early access to 'Halo 5' beta too<p><i>Halo 5</i> isn’t reaching the Xbox One until 2015, but Microsoft and 343 Industries have been busy putting together <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection,</i> announced today. Available November 11th, <i>The Master Chief Collection</i> brings together all four <i>Halo</i> games into a single …

A Beginner's Guide to Underwater Portrait Photography

As though taking compelling portraits of people wasn't hard enough, there has been an explosion of <i>underwater</i> portrait photography spreading across …

At E3 2014, Microsoft Played Catch-Up While Sony Leapt Ahead

Sony and Microsoft, the two biggest current home console makers (Nintendo is today, but the Wii U hardly compares anymore), have both had their chance to impress via splashy E3 conference keynotes, and both came out with very distinct shows. Sony actually discussed hardware, for instance, and …

Sony’s new $99 PlayStation TV box could be key to its TV service plans

Sony (S SNE) announced a new $99 gadget at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles Monday that could play an interesting role in the company’s plans to offer its …

Audit shows 100,000 U.S. veterans face long waits for healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 100,000 veterans are experiencing waits of more than 90 days for appointments at medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an internal audit released by the troubled agency on Monday.<p>A pileup of claims at the Department of Veterans …

Sigourney Weaver back from the dead in all three Avatar sequels

Despite the death of her character in the biggest box-office hit ever, actor will return in new role, says director James Cameron

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PS4 debut for next-gen GTA V is kick in Microsoft's teeth

In arguably the worst-kept gaming secret of the last 12 months, an upgraded version of Rockstar's most recent crime saga <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> was …

Longform journalism startup Byliner is in trouble and says its future is unclear

It’s no secret that I was bullish on Byliner, the e-singles startup that launched with a splash in 2011 with bestselling author Jon Krakauer’s “Three …

The 15 Best Blogging Platforms on the Web Today

Want the latest blog recommendations? Read our <b>2015 guide to The 18 best blogging and publishing platforms on the internet today.</b><p><b>Updated June 2014</b><p>Reading the signs a couple of years ago it was easy to assume that the art of blogging was set to die a painful death at the hands of social networks like …

How Candy Crush gets you hooked - six addictive tricks

Casual games like Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds may look simple, but underneath those bright colours, calming sounds and flashing messages, there's a lot of deep thinking going on.<p>In the era of omnipresent smartphones and tablets, these sacharrine treats are nigh-on inescapable, and as …

Google Gets 10,000 Requests A Day To Be 'Forgotten' in Europe

Google is receiving a deluge of requests from people hoping to delete individual search results, as Europeans exercise their newly-won “right to be …

Judiciary

Cryptolocker: Police take further action on ransomware that hit 50,000 in UK

Police have taken control of more machines used by cyber criminals for running Cryptolocker, the malicious software that is thought to have extorted more than $30m (£18m) of ransom payments globally.<p>Troels Oerting, the head of Europol's European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) told The Guardian today that …

Teaching Kids to Code Will Change The Way We Program

<i>Raj Sidhu is a designer, Web developer, and creator of Code Monkey Island, a board game that introduces kids to programming fundamentals.</i><p>I felt pretty jealous as I walked into the computer room of the elementary school I was visiting. The hulking PCs of my youth – with their giant floppy disk …

California voters support plan to spend $600 million for homeless veterans

BERKELEY Calif. (Reuters) - California residents have voted for a plan to spend $600 million to build houses for homeless veterans in the state with the highest number of ex-servicemen without a roof in the United States.<p>Army veteran Cassandra Lewis, 52, sits on her bed at New Directions women's …

Chicago skyscraper's viewing deck cracks under tourists' feet – 1,353ft up

Stepping on to the glass deck that hangs off Chicago's tallest building is already a thrilling – and terrifying – experience for tourists, but one California family had a scare this week when the glass appeared to crack underneath their feet.<p>Alejandro Garibay was in one of the four deck boxes with …

Infographic: Obesity Skyrockets Across the Globe

There are a greater number of obese people in the United States than in any other country in the world, according to a new report in medical journal The Lancet.<p>The scale of the 188-country study is unprecedented, and it paints a grim picture. Not one country has succeeded in cutting its obesity …

Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to Calif. schools

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to the San Francisco Bay Area's public school system.<p>The couple's gift will be spread over the next five years and is the biggest allocation to date of the $1.1 billion in Facebook stock …

Ukrainian military helicopter shot down; 14 dead, president says

At least 14 people, including a general, were killed Thursday when a Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down by "terrorists" near Slovyansk, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told Parliament.<p>Turchynov said the chopper, which was carrying soldiers for a troop rotation, was shot down with a …

AP sources: Russian troops leaving Ukraine border

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — U.S. defense officials said Thursday that Russia has pulled most of its forces away from the Ukraine border, a …

Made In America, out now on DVD

Reading this on mobile? Click here to view<p>Though originally conceived as a concert movie, Ron Howard's Made In America plays more like an old-fashioned mystery yarn – the mystery being why the film was ever made and what we're supposed to take from it. Ostensibly, Howard sets out to document …

Try As I Might, I Can't Convince My Friends To Get The Wii U

Ever since the new season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> started, I've gathered with a group of friends each Sunday night to play video games for a few hours …

Retrogaming

Watch Dogs on PS4 vs. Xbox One comparison video

Curious which of the next-gen console versions of <i>Watch Dogs</i> looks better?<p>We captured footage from both the Xbox One and the PS4 versions of <i>Watch Dogs</i> to see if there was a graphical difference. Is there one? We'll let you decide for yourself. In case you're curious how previous generation, current …