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What to watch today at Awesome Games Done Quick

Familiar favorites are always good — but they'll ruin childhood memories.<p>Why does playing a game quickly matter so much?<p>The speedruns attracting thousands of viewers for this year's Awesome Games Done Quick aren't simply quick playthroughs of a familiar game. Rather, these performances are a finely …

Super Mario

Konami's bitter, yearlong breakup with Hideo Kojima, explained

A 30-year relationship goes down in the flames of a hundred burned bridges<p>Hideo Kojima is one of the world's foremost game designers, the renowned creator of the Metal Gear franchise under Japanese publisher Konami. He began his career at the company in 1986, and worked on dozens of games there …

Photos Capture the Touching Moment a Couple Meets Their Adopted Baby

Minnesota couple David and Sarah Olson already had two wonderful sons, Zakary and Levi, but they always knew they wanted a third child–a beautiful baby girl to complete their family. After complications from her first two pregnancies, Sarah was unable to have any more children, so the couple …

Ending messages with full stops is 'rude'

Bad news for the grammar purists among us; ending messages with a full stop is 'rude'.<p>That's according to a new study from Binghamton University. …

EU’s proposed overhaul of digital content rules could help Netflix but hurt Google

In its efforts to rewrite Europe’s digital rulebook, the European Commission took its next step forward today, proposing a series of reforms that would make it easier for online music and video services to operate across the continent.<p>At the same time, the EC promised that it would look closely at …

Google is stepping up its war on adware

Scammy programs and browser extensions are a persistent problem on the web, but web companies are starting to take them seriously as a threat to the web. In a post today, Google surveyed the past year's efforts to fight unwanted software, and came away with some impressive statistics. Chrome user …

Qwerkywriter is a $400 Keyboard You'll Love or Hate

It's not cheap but it sure is pretty.<p>When I received the Qwerkywriter, everyone passing my desk had to check it out. Everyone was drawn to its …

Nanowrimo

FBI: Yes, we exploit unpatched security holes

An FBI director admits that the bureau uses zero-day exploits to snoop on targets.<p>It's no secret that the FBI uses tech tools like Stingray phone trackers to investigate suspects, but it's now clear that the bureau is willing to go even further than that. Operational Technology Division lead Amy …

Google now lets you customize your OnHub router so it blends in with your home

Earlier this year, Google launched OnHub, a new router that would defy all those that came before it. One of the main selling points at the time was that it was “really ridiculously good looking.” It is, but that’s because it bucks the conventional design routers have had over the past few years. …

Selling

One-Fifth of Americans: We’re Online “Almost Constantly”

Feel like you’re pretty much never offline anymore? You have plenty of company, according to the Pew Research Center.<p>According to a new survey of 2001 Americans ages 18 years and older, roughly 21 percent of U.S. adults now report that they go online “almost constantly.” An even larger number – 42 …

The world's most beautiful drone photography?

Instagram users are having to do more and more to make themselves stand out from the crowd.<p>Of course that's not such a challenge when you spend your days travelling the world and flying drones over some of planet earth's most remarkable landscapes.<p>User @dirka, or Californian Dirk Dallas, …

Telegram app blocks 78 channels of Isis 'propaganda'

Encrypted messaging app Telegram has blocked scores of Islamic State (Isis) "propaganda" being distributed on its service.<p>An update posted by the …

The husband of Paris victim tells ISIS: You can't make me hate

<b>(CNN) —</b> "You will not have my hatred."<p>That's the defiant message the husband of one of the Paris attacks victims is sending to ISIS.<p>Antoine Leiris lost his wife Helene Muyal in the Friday violence that shook the French capital, taking the lives of at least 129 and injuring hundreds more.<p>He penned …

Paris Attacks

New York 'will not be intimidated': mayor brushes off Isis video threat

Mayor Bill de Blasio dismisses threat that emerged days after the Paris attacks as an ‘obvious attempt’ to intimidate the people of New York City<p>The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, went before the cameras in Times Square on Wednesday night to reassure the public there was no cause for alarm …

Top US swimming coach replaced amid reports of secret locker-room video

The longtime head coach of Towson University’s swimming and diving team has been replaced amid an investigation over a video-recording device found in the women’s locker room at the Maryland university more than a month ago.<p>Pat Mead, the seven-times Colonial Athletic Association coach of the year …

10 things you need to know today

<b>Pfizer wants to buy Allergan for up to $380 per share</b>. "Pfizer Inc.'s talks to acquire Allergan Plc in a $150 billion deal that would see the US drug giant redomicile in Ireland accelerated on Wednesday, as the US Treasury prepared to clamp down further on such tax inversions," Reuters' Greg …

UK schools advised against France trips

The UK Foreign Office has advised British schools against upcoming trips to France, in line with advice given by the French authorities after the Paris attacks.<p>“As part of the national state of emergency, the French ministry of education has cancelled all school trips within France by French …

Paris Attacks

The Moving Story of a Street Photographer’s Chance Encounter With a Subject Almost 29 Years Later

<b>Meryl Meisler</b>: In June of 1983, I photographed what appeared to be an extended family and neighbors hanging out in front of a small brick apartment …

Street Photography

Google Photos update helps free up precious phone storage

Running out of storage space on a phone is a major pain point that affects millions of Android users across the world. Google understands that, and has come up with a simple solution that helps free up storage space on one’s phone.<p>Google has pushed a major update for Google Photos, which introduces …

Google Photos

Amazon announces its Black Friday deals, Web holds its breath

Ahead of the annual internet meltdown, Amazon has announced its best deals that will go on sale during the Black Friday shopping period.<p>The digital pandemonium, which will start on November 20, a full-week ahead of actual Black Friday will see Amazon trial a number of new features and ways to help …

Senegal considers burqa ban to stop terrorists disguising in Islamic dress

West African country may follow Chad and Cameroon in banning full-body cloak, saying decision is question of national security<p>Senegal is considering banning women from wearing the burqa, amid rising fears of Islamic extremism in the west African country.<p>The interior minister, Abdoulaye Daouda, said …

Apple Now Sells An Official $79 Apple Watch Dock

Ever since Apple introduced Nightstand mode in watchOS 2, having a charging dock for the Apple Watch makes sense. A dock can hold the Watch in place while you sleep so that you don’t have to put it on the side <i>and</i> attach it to a charging cable like an animal. Today, Apple launched an official Apple …

How to talk to kids about tragic events

<b>(CNN) —</b> After horrific events like shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents are faced with this dilemma: What do I tell my kids? How can I talk to them about something so senseless and indiscriminate? About something that we can't make sense of ourselves?<p>"It's important to explain to children …

Mexican state sees surge of violence with dead numbering 'in the thousands'

A wave of violence has struck Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero, suggesting that the security situation has changed little since 43 teacher trainees were kidnapped and presumably killed in the region one year ago.<p>At least 50 schools were forced to close ahead of a holiday weekend in the resort …

Human Rights

10 things you need to know today

<b>France continues to bomb ISIS.</b> "The Defense Ministry said 12 aircraft based in Jordan and the Persian Gulf dropped a total of 20 bombs," AP reported. "It called the operation the largest attack by French air power since France joined the US-led coalition in targeting suspected IS power bases in …

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Coding bootcamps are replacing computer science degrees

In recent years, a growing number of coding boot camps have helped address the large gap between available software engineering positions and qualified candidates to fill them. Coding bootcamps have been so successful that observers have wondered whether these programs are beginning to replace …

Report: A 'brave' engineer told bosses at Volkswagen that a large-scale deception occurred

The paper said VW engineers tampered with tire pressure and mixed diesel with their motor oil to make them use less fuel, a deception that began in 2013 and carried on until the spring of this year.<p>"Employees have indicated in an internal investigation that there were irregularities in ascertaining …

Cheating in Online Classes Is Now Big Business

The growth in courses available on the web has led to a growth in paid services that will impersonate students and do their work for them.<p>When I was in high school, I cheated pretty regularly. And I mean all the time. I remember writing chemistry formulas on small bits of paper that I then sealed …

Angry users say Microsoft was already putting caps on 'unlimited' storage

The about-face is controversial.<p>But the company's unlimited storage promise was leaving some users feeling deceived, even before Tuesday's announcement.<p>The official, public change in policy was announced in a blog post only a few hours after Business Insider and several other reporters had …

Satya Nadella