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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Tie-In Comics and Novels Revealed<p>Solo: A Star Wars Story 7 hours ago<p>Solo: A Star Wars Story<p>'Persona 5 the Animation' Gets …

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Disney Princesses Reimagined as Sexy & Dangerous Warriors

Edmonton, Alberta-based artist and photographer Mike Roshuk reimagined a group of Disney Princesses as sexy and dangerous warriors, complete with …

Badass Batman Backpack Inspired by THE DARK NIGHT

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

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Safety Tips For First Time Backpackers is Important to Stay Safe

Whether you’re spending your summer holidays inter-railing around Europe, your gap year volunteering in South East Asia or you’ve taken a year off …

Vagabond Tales: The Thin Line Between Backpacker And Homeless

Long-term backpackers can be a competitive bunch.<p>In case you’ve never spent time in the common room of a youth hostel, either nursing a hangover, …

Spotify confirms plans for original content at press event with Mayor Bloomberg

Spotify held a gathering in its movie poster-lined Chelsea offices this afternoon to announce that it is increasing its presence in New York City. Part of the plan includes a brand new US headquarters on 6th Ave that is several times the size of its current space. Most intriguing, some of the new …

Windows 8.1 RT looks just like regular Windows 8.1, performance hasn't changed

When we got hands-on with the Windows 8.1 preview earlier this week, it was on a Surface Pro -- i.e., an x86 system running full Windows. Until today, though, we hadn't had a chance to try the software on a device running Windows RT. Well, fortunately for us, Microsoft has a row full of freshly …

Windows Store recommendations could one day reflect your usage patterns

Yesterday was the day Microsoft made Windows 8.1 available as a public download; today's the day we ask "what's next?" Here at the company's annual Build developer conference, we sat down with Ted Dworkin, the man who oversees the Windows Store, to do a deeper dive on the store's latest redesign. …

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Spies vs. Mercs Classic Mode showcased

Ubisoft has released a video walkthrough of its multiplayer Spies vs. Mercs Classic Mode for <i>Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist.</i><p>It's a two-on-two mode that'll be familiar to anyone who played previous Splinter Cell games like <i>Pandora's Tomorrow</i> and <i>Chaos Theory</i>. One side takes the role of …

Road To Extinction: Where Zombie Games Are Heading

Zombies are popular. Brad Pitt is battling waves of them in <i>World War Z</i>, Dead Rising 3 is one of the Xbox One’s main selling points, and The Walking …

Google said to be creating game console and smartwatch

With Google Glass out in the open, is the tech giant continuing to move deeper into the hardware market?<p>Google appears to be boosting both its wearable tech and its gaming status. According to The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the tech giant is working on developing both a video game …

Microsoft working on third-party and current-gen peripheral support for Xbox One

Following news that only Xbox One headsets and peripherals will be compatible with Microsoft's next-generation console, the company confirmed that it will work on solutions to allow other brands of gaming headsets to connect to the controller for gaming and chat audio, it told Polygon in a prepared …

Microsoft partners with Time Warner for new live TV deal

Today, Microsoft announced a "landmark" deal with Time Warner Cable that will bring 300 of the cable company's live TV channels to the Xbox 360 later this summer.<p>Users must have an Xbox Live Gold membership and a subscription to Time Warner Cable to watch live television through their Xbox 360s. …

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Nerlens Noel traded from New Orleans to Philadelphia

In the first big deal of NBA draft night, the New Orleans Pelicans sent former Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday and this year's 42nd pick.<p>The person with knowledge of the deal spoke to USA TODAY …

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David Stern shows why he's the best at getting booed

David Stern is embracing his role as the villain of the NBA Draft.<p>Before he announced the first pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, where the Cleveland Cavaliers selected UNLV’s Anthony Bennett, Stern summoned for the crowd to make more noise. They had been booing him up until that point, but apparently …

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Celtics, Nets agree to mega-trade on NBA draft night

The breakup of the Boston Celtics appears to be entering its second stage, and the Brooklyn Nets may have taken their role as Eastern Conference contenders.<p>Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive the no-trade clause in his …

Pet threat: Animals cause $3 billion in annual electronics damage

Little Fluffypants and Miss Twinkletoes could take a big toll on your tech. A SquareTrade study shows pets damage 8 million electronic devices each year.<p>Dogshaming.com is full of electronics incidents. Coco the hound knocked a glass of soda onto a MacBook Pro. Levon ate his mom's new cell phone. …

Playing Angry Birds on a $21K 82-inch touchscreen is awesome (video)

SAN FRANCISCO — At Microsoft’s Build conference today, a lot of the talk centered on developer-focused cloud services and new Windows 8 apps. But Build thankfully also included a whole “gaming section” with some really fun demos.<p>One such demo was an 82-inch Perceptive Pixel touch screen running the …

Microsoft anticipates 7-inch, 7.5-inch, and 10.6-inch Windows 8 tablets at super high resolutions

Leading up to Microsoft's Build developer conference there were a number of rumors related to a possible Surface announcement. Now that both keynotes are over it's clear there's no new 7- or 8-inch Surface tablet or a refreshed Haswell Surface Pro. However, Microsoft appears to be dropping some …

Google Glass porn app is back (but sans porn)

An app with a gloriously inappropriate name has decided that the mere presence on Google Glass is more important than the mere presence of, well, naked bodies.<p>Being at the party is more important than what you wear.<p>Even if the check-shirted, bottom-faced killfuns at Google insist you have to wear …

Google to the U.S. Government: No, You Need to Pay Us More Taxes

Google on June 21 sued the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for an $83.5 million refund related to stock warrants it granted to AOL before Google went …

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Foxconn Announces iPhone-Compatible Smart Wristband

Foxconn has announced a new smart wristband that can measure vital signs like respiration and heartbeat, and also check phone calls and Facebook posts, according to a report from the <i>Want China Times</i>.<p>Terry Gou, the head of Hon Hai Precision Industry -- the name of Foxconn's parent company -- said …

With iPhone Head Control, Prepare To See a Lot More Twitching on the Subway

Some savvy individuals have discovered that hidden in the depths of the new iPhone iOS7 operating system is an option to control your phone with . . . your head. Yeah, in the not too distant future, you may be able to stalk your ex on Facebook with just a subtle nod, text your mom back with a …

Google loans out Street View Trekker for global exploration

In an effort to map parts of the planet where cars can't go, the tech giant is working with third-party organizations to gather imagery from hiking trails, beaches, canyons, and mountaintops.<p>Google is petitioning explorers to help it take Google Maps to where no roads go -- through South American …

Xbox One and Windows 8 could share apps, Microsoft hints

Microsoft has highlighted the similarities between the next-generation Xbox One games console and Windows 8.

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Windows 8.1 tipped to swap Messaging app for Skype

The next version of Windows 8 is tipped to scrap its bespoke Messaging app, in favour of Skype.<p>Skype, which is owned by Microsoft, will become the …

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The digital revolution still needs to be translated

In a couple of months Apple will release their next version of iOS, when it does one new feature will be more important to me than all the others: the ability to teach an Apple device to pronounce my name correctly. It's such a tiny thing, but for me and millions of others who don't have names like …