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5 reasons Americans are obese — that have nothing to do with food

Obesity in the U.S. isn’t going away anytime soon, according to new data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nearly 40% of …

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Whites Quit Working With Black Mississippi Judge, Then He Got Sacked

Rickey Thompson started a drug court to start treating offenders and stop imprisoning them. Then he says officials quit sending him offenders …

Gas prices fall, expected to go lower

Low oil prices are making themselves felt at the pump — with a gallon of gas now averaging $2.78 in the Chicago area, according to GasBuddy.com.<p>Gas prices are expected to continue to fall over the next six weeks, analysts say.<p>"Gas prices still have to do some catching up with crude oil, which is …

14 Overrated Tourist Attractions Around The World — And Where To Go Instead

English writer G.K. Chesterton said that the traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist only sees what he came to see.<p>And sometimes, those tourist attractions aren't worth seeing at all.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations , we wanted to round up some of the biggest …

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You've heard of the Xbox, now meet the OBox

The OBox is a meaty Android home console powered by the Nvidia K1 processor, the same seen in Nvidia's Shieldtablet. Snail plans to allow retailers to sell many variations of the hardware. Options will include two different processors, two different HDMI set-ups, and four hard drives ranging from …

Following Disney's $500M acquisition of Maker Studios, YouTube network BroadbandTV is reinvesting in its game division

Gaming videos make up some of the most popular content on YouTube, and one of the video site’s biggest networks is shaking things up to capture more of that audience.<p>BroadbandTV, the third-largest multichannel network (MCN) on YouTube, revealed today that it is rebooting its gaming business. As …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer video details the shooter's double jumps, exo suits, and 'rocket strafing'

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is mixing up the long-running franchise’s multiplayer formula this November, and publisher Activision wants to show you exactly why it thinks that is so great.<p>The company released a new video today that takes a detailed look at the player abilities, maps, and modes of …

There are now at least 25 billion-dollar mobile internet companies

Some are virtually household names, like Uber and Dropbox, Snapchat and WhatsApp. Others you may never have heard of, like GungHo and Airwatch and RocketFuel.<p>But all of them have two things in common: a minimum billion-dollar value and unprecedented speed.<p>“Mobile Internet first mover advantage is …

GamesBeat 2014's newest speakers are execs from Twitch, iDreamSky, and Super Evil Megacorp

We are excited to announce three more new speakers at GamesBeat 2014, our game industry conference that takes place Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel in San Francisco.<p>Our newest speakers include:<p>Kym Nelson, senior vice president of sales at Twitch. Nelson has seen the gameplay …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Multiplayer Deep Dive

Sledgehammer Games and Activision have released a new “deep dive” video (below) which goes into greater detail on <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s</i> frenetic multiplayer mode.<p>And frankly, the more I see of it the more I look forward to playing. Sledgehammer has taken the tried-and-true <i>Call of Duty</i> …

Looks Like Harmonix's Shooter Is Going Back To The Drawing Board

Harmonix, of Rock Band fame, turned some heads recently when they announced a musical...first-person shooter. That game, Chroma, has already been …

How To Turn Your Old Windows, Mac, Or Linux Laptop Into A PC Gaming Powerhouse

I’m willing to bet you have a dilapidated HP, Gateway, or Dell laptop gathering dust in a closet somewhere. Or perhaps like me you have a MacBook Air that you tote around to conventions or use at home for work, writing, and browsing the web. Maybe an Ubuntu or Linux Mint box is more your speed. …

A war game that actually feels like being in a war

"You always hear that war is never coming," says Michal Drozdowski, the design director for <i>This War of Mine</i>. "You always live in that feeling."<p>"Until it comes," says Przemyslaw Marszal, the game's art director.<p>I'm here in Warsaw, Poland, to preview the game, a daring attempt to tell the story of …