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Next Time Your Flight Is Overbooked, Hold out for the Big Bucks

You can now get as much as $10,000 for giving up your seat on an overbooked flight.<p>Airlines, eager to avoid a PR nightmare like what happened on United flight 3411, have quickly revised their passenger compensation policies, increasing the amount of money gate agents and supervisors are allowed to …

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War builds on the best part of Shadow of Mordor: the stories

The “nemesis system” is being expanded to help create deeper, branching stories for each player<p>When you think about 2014’s <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i>, what is it you remember the most? It’s probably not the mix of action and role-playing game mechanics, though they were certainly well-developed. …

Microsoft and Steelcase envision the perfect Surface office

With the Surface Book, Surface Studio and other products, Microsoft has managed to attract graphics pros, designers and engineers, many used to working with Apple products. It's now taking the next logical step by expanding into workspace lifestyle concepts via a partnership with Steelcase. The two …

Can you hear me now? Researchers one step closer to reversing hearing loss

Mom used to say, “Turn that music down or you’ll lose your hearing!” And for good reason. Humans are born with 30,000 sound-sensing hair cells, which …

Huge Battlefield 1 Update Out Now, Here's Everything It Adds, Changes, And Improves

After showing it off and discussing it on Monday, DICE today launched the next major update for World War I shooter Battlefield 1. The Winter Update, as it's called, should be in the area of 2 GB and is rolling out today across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.<p>As outlined on the official Battlefield …

This $9.5 Million Home Includes a Private Floating Meditation Den

It's the ultimate for modern-design lovers<p>If you're a fan of architect Toshiko Mori, you'll love this Zen Colorado retreat. Situated on 2.5 acres, the $9.5 million, 10,000-square-foot home boasts indoor-outdoor living spaces that highlight the surrounding natural beauty. With four bedrooms and …

Bel Air Mansion with Car Collection

We're not sure if it's the biggest house in the US. But it is the most expensive. This Bel Air Mansion with Car Collection is a brand-new, …

Home Theater

Tesla will begin billing new owners for Supercharging starting this weekend

One of the perks of owning a Tesla is access to its network of Supercharger stations, located along major highways in North America, Europe and Asia for quickly juicing up your ride on long drives.<p>The service was offered for free, but in November, the company said that it’d begin charging owners of …

Marvel at these layered backlit papercraft silhouettes

Seattle-based artist Brittany Cox creates "dreamboxes," gorgeous hand-cut layers of paper framed and backlit. Most have fantasy or literary …

Everyone should read Gen. John Kelly's speech about 2 Marines in the path of a truck bomb

Just minutes later, the pair of Marines guarding a gate in Ramadi, Iraq, were staring down a large blue truck packed with 2,000 pounds of explosives. They could have sought cover, like an Iraqi policeman on the scene who ran away and lived.<p>Instead, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter and Cpl. Jonathan Yale …

Strobe lighting provides a flicker of hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s

Exposure to flashing lights stimulates brain’s immune cells to clean up toxic proteins causing the disease, study finds<p>Strobe lighting has been shown to reduce levels of the toxic proteins seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in findings that raise the tantalising possibility of future non-invasive …

Stephen Hawking: It’s not rocket science why you’re fat

Science superstar Stephen Hawking is taking a break from solving the mysteries of the universe to address the obesity crisis plaguing some parts of the world.<p>In a public service announcement, Hawking notes that too many people are dying from health related problems associated with obesity.<p>“We eat …

Everything you missed from 'The Game Awards'

Each year that Geoff Keighley's Game Awards distances itself from its SpikeTV past, it gets subsequently less embarrassing to watch. And without a doubt, The Game Awards 2016 was the best show yet. Couldn't watch the stream? Well, that's too bad, but we've got you covered. Below you'll find a list …

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Supermassive Black Hole As It Engulfs An Entire Galaxy

Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA<p>Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA and the European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope …

Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast Helps Your Brain, Says Miraculous New Study

This is your brain. This is your brain on ice cream.<p>If that bowl of oatmeal is looking downright depressing, there's another breakfast option to …

Ice Cream

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

This Artist Transformed a 4-Year-Old's Room Into a Glow-in-the-Dark Wonder

Suddenly, he didn't think turning off the lights wasn't so scary.<p>It's scary moving into your own room for the first time. So when four-year-old Ben was resisting this change, his parents enlisted the help of their friend, Crispin Young, to make the room not-so-scary — and (if you ask us) downright …

Hexagonal Tiles and Hardwood Make the Most Beautiful Flooring Combination

This trend is dominating Pinterest right now.<p>Traditionally, flooring treatments have been separated by "transition strips" — narrow boards that neatly cut off wood or carpeted sections of a room — but now, homeowners and designers are doing away with the defined separation in favor of something far …

Trump's cabinet: likely shortlist is a roundup of his campaign loyalists

Divisive campaign figures including Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich headline the candidates, while RNC chair Reince Priebus looks likely to be chief of staff<p>Trump and Obama meet for the first time since election – live updates<br>• Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>Some of the most …

Donald Trump

This Video Game Could Treat Brain Disorders

Video games often get a bad rap, from making teens lash out to infringing on productivity. But one doctor believes this technology can be used to …

Alzheimer's treatment hopes raised after drug that prevents toxic proteins from growing in brain enters final trials

A new drug that can virtually prevent the production of sticky, toxic proteins found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s has entered the final …

New Research Confirms That Kids Get Their Intelligence From Mom

Science just proved what your mom has been saying all along.<p>When it comes to your IQ, "I got it from my mama" couldn't be more accurate. New research featured in <i>Psychology Spot</i> says people are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on if they're from your mother or father — and …

Science Says Being Male and a Breadwinner Is Bad for Your Health

If you are the main provider for your family, scientists say you may well face health issues.<p>Men who earn more money than their wives show a declining health and psychological well-being, according to new research by Christin Munsch, a sociologist from the University of Connecticut.<p>"When you're a …

Work-life Balance

Hackers Can Steal Your Data by Listening to Your Hard Drive

New research shows that sensitive info like passwords can be transmitted using the sounds from hard drive motors.<p>Intelligence agencies have developed a number of ways to prevent hackers getting access to their systems, and one of the best ways to keep a system safe is to remove it from the network …

Information Systems

This British House is a Masterpiece!

Astoundingly modern and as eye-catching as can be, today’s home might only be a rendering but it still shows the vast potential and excitement that …

The famed Olympic torch relay was actually created by the Nazis for propaganda

In doing so, he inaugurated what is now a famed ritual of a lone runner bearing a torch carried from the site of the ancient games in Olympia, Greece into the stadium.<p>"The sportive, knightly battle awakens the best human characteristics. It doesn't separate, but unites the combatants in …

An etiquette expert reveals the worst foods to eat on a date

Luckily, things seem to be going well. Caught up in conversation, you order a spaghetti dish with marinara sauce before truly thinking through the consequences. When it arrives, you realize you've set yourself up for an additional challenge: the spaghetti strands aren't twirling well onto your …

Xiaomi's $750 laptop is like a MacBook Air with gaming hardware inside

The Chinese phone maker ventures into the laptop biz with two sleek new machines, the more powerful of which should be able to offer enough power for gaming.<p><b>Sept 1, 2016 update:</b> Xiaomi's Mi Notebook Air isn't quite as novel as the company's hoverboard or latest drone, but it does have one thing …

Hands-on with BlackBerry's touchscreen phone

Then again, the thing to understand with the DTEK50 is that it's not about the device at all. This is an off-the-shelf reference design from TCL, which you'll already have seen in the form of the Alcatel Idol 4. The only BlackBerry difference is the replacement of the Idol's glass back with a …

Mobile Technology

Consume responsible amounts of marijuana with a Keurig for weed

Just when you thought you had run out of ways to consume marijuana, in comes something newer and weirder.<p>CannaKorp has unveiled a new vaporizer, the …