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$99 Superdock turns Android phones into laptops — but why?

Stop me if you've heard this idea before: Imagine turning your smartphone into a laptop just by plugging it into a laptop "shell."<p>Yeah... it's not a …

Why It's Impossible to Tune a Piano

Woman's face will be added to $10 bill in 2020, Treasury says

The $10 bill is headed for a feminine face lift.<p>One lucky lady — yet to be chosen — will become the first woman in more than a century to join an esteemed coterie of dead presidents and statesmen featured on American paper currency, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said.<p>The new note will be issued …

5 completely insane things Christian fundamentalists are teaching their kids

<b>(Jaroslav74 via Shutterstock)</b><p>This stuff is in <i>schoolbooks</i><p>Jonny Scaramanga<p>June 17, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Accelerated Christian Education is a fundamentalist school curriculum used in a claimed 6,000 schools and 145 countries. Despite the name, education is actually second to its stated primary purpose, …

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

The Brain

10 tips to avoid a social faux pas in Japan | CNN Travel

Fun Tech Toys at E3: Pictures

Artificial intelligence learns Mario level in just 34 attempts

Perhaps it's that all the levels have simple, left-to-right objectives, or maybe it's just that they're so iconic, but for some reason older Mario games have long been a target for those interested in AI and machine learning. The latest effort is called MarI/O (get it?), and it learned an entire …

‘The Order 1886' Review: The Best-Looking Console Game Ever. And Yet...

<i>'The Order 1866' is out on PS4 from 20 February.</i><p>Victorian knights should <i>not</i> shout “FRAG OUT!” when throwing grenades.<p>In most video games this …

Roman Abramovich's '$70 million New York super-mansion'

Russian billionaire 'secretly buys neighbouring townhouses to knock into home to share with his girlfriend, Dasha Zhukova, and their two children'<p>He may already own the world's second largest yacht, Chelsea Football Club and a string of luxury houses around the world, but a family home in New York …

Facebook apologizes after 'Year in Review' stirs up bad memories for some users

While scrolling through your Facebook News Feed this holiday season, you probably encountered the typical statuses from friends: photographs of …

Nixie wearable brings a personal drone to your wrist

Earlier this year, Intel kicked off its Make it Wearable challenge, a mission to take wearable technology and do things with it that haven’t yet been …

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Minecraft maker explains why it’s selling to Microsoft for $2.5B

Minecraft was getting too big. That’s the underlying reason the game’s creator, Markus “Notch” Persson, decided it was time to sell Mojang, the …

5 overlooked world treasures | CNN Travel

Travel Italy's Most Scenic Stretch of Coastline

Travel<p>The Amalfi Coast is a treasure trove of natural and cultural marvels.<p>The Amalfi Coast is the playground of the social elite and well-heeled, but don’t let that throw you. The Italians love kids and this area puts everyone at close quarters.<p>“My family has been here for generations,” says …

Amalfi Coast

Bayonetta 2 Hands-on Preview - Hands-on Preview

Who could have thought many years back that Bayonetta would hit a Nintendo platform? I certainly wouldn't have believed you, and yet, here we are. …

Incredible Photographic Survey of Military Kits From 1066 to 2014

UK-based photographer Thom Atkinson's series <i>Soldiers' Inventories</i> is an incredibly extensive photographic survey of the military kits carried by British soldiers from 1066 to 2014. With the goal of exploring what he describes as “the mythology surrounding Britain's relationship with war,” Atkinson …

Angry Gamer Is Suing Sony Over 'Killzone: Shadow Fall' Graphics

If this isn’t the logical endpoint for the endless hemming and hawing over resolution issues in next-gen games, then I really, really don’t want to know what that endpoint is. An angry gamer is filing suit with PS4 maker Sony over the resolution in launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall. The game was …

11 Photos That Prove Fog Isn't A Ruiner

Everyone hopes for a sunny summer, but sometimes there's nothing better than a little cloud cover.<p>Not all of us are lucky enough to have Karl the Fog for occasional coverage like they do in San Francisco, but here are some cities shrouded in fog that look pretty darn beautiful themselves!<p><b>1. The sun</b> …

How Every Awful Video Game Thing Was Born

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How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Landscape Photography

The Video Game Tournament Turning Winners Into Millionaires

Five professional gamers are about to become the richest players in electronic sports history after winning a large chunk of tournament prize pool …

The 12 Highest Rated Kung Fu Movies On Netflix

When it comes to Kung Fu movies, fans of the genre can be incredibly opinionated on what is and isn’t a good martial arts flick. Personally, I’m more of a <i>Bloodsport</i> and <i>American Ninja</i> guy — probably because they were on TV every weekend in the early 90s — but I realize these are not considered …

American Empire

Android Wear Gets Its Own Companion App, Plus A Dedicated Section In Google Play’s App Store

Android Wear, Google’s new smartwatch platform powering wrist-computers like the LG G, Samsung Gear Live, and Moto 360, now has its own companion application. The app, also called Android Wear for simplicity’s sake (?), is available from the Google Play app store, allowing watch owners to configure …

5 Things You Need to Know About Amazon's Fire Phone

Amazon put the rumors to bed on Wednesday and announced the Fire Phone, the company’s first smartphone.<p>The market is already full of high-end …

Apple 180: The iWatch Is At The Center Of A Whirlwind 6 Months For Cook And Company

Earlier this month, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company made a series of announcements that many considered an “about face” from prior practice. In some fundamental ways, Apple has opened up its mobile operating system to more customization and modification than at any time in …

Samsung Gamepad review

Samsung's controller accessory aims to turn your phone into a portable console<p>As smartphones become larger and ever more powerful, their gaming …

E3 2014: Alien: Isolation is the Anti-Colonial Marines

In space, no one can hear you redeem (your franchise).<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>After this, my second dance with the Xenomorphic devil by the pale moonlight, …