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The 10 Most Popular Amusement Parks In The US

If you're searching for a last minute summer vacation the whole family can enjoy, an amusement park is probably the way to go.<p>TripAdvisor recently came out with a list of the top amusement parks in America, from its Traveler's Choice Awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks. Orlando is a …

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10 Strangest Things Ever Found by Airport Security

(Photo: Getty Images/E+)<p>Don't feel bad about forgetting to toss your bottled water before the airport security checkpoint. That's nothing compared to what some of your fellow travelers have been up to. You won't believe these 10 bizarre things found by airport security. And you might learn a thing …

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Microsoft to announce major layoffs later this week — report

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella needs an editor, according to investor and former tech executive Jean-Louis Gassée.<p>Today, we have a report that seems to confirm Gassée’s interpretation about Nadella’s true message: Winter is coming.<p>Gassée critiqued the long-winded, 3,100-word strategy memo …

BMW Invests $200 Million to Triple Carbon Fiber

BMW is investing an additional $200 million into SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers — the Moses Lake, Wash.-based carbon fiber plant that supplies the German automaker with carbon fiber for the i3 and i8 EVs. The new investment, which will add 120 jobs to the facility, is in addition to a 2013 investment …

Google Is Following You Offline to Undermine Amazon

Google wants to take you shopping.<p>The company's search engine has long been a place where you can research a world of products, but in recent months, …

Ken Block and friends go dark for upcoming Gymkhana clip

We've seen Ken Block do what he does best just about everywhere he does it: on closed lots, in warehouses, on public streets, at rallycross events, in competitive rallies... even on the soccer pitch. But the one thing they've all shared in common (aside from his ever-present Ford Fiesta HFHV) is …

Google sells Glass at a golf tournament, turns players into Explorers (updated)

Google Glass may not be permanently available for sale to the general public, but Mountain View recently promised to find new ways to expand the Explorer program. The pricey gadget's first stop? The Player's Championship in Florida, a golf tournament where many participants can easily afford the …

Egyptian dog mummy infested with parasites

9/24/2013 07:00:00 PM<p>A dog mummy has revealed the first archaeological evidence of bloodsucking parasites plaguing Fido's ancestors in Egypt during …

Monkeys Whisper, Study Says—But Why?

<b>Here’s a little secret: Humans aren’t the only animals who know how to speak softly.</b><p>Gophers sometimes whisper. There are bats that do it to avoid detection by moth prey. A certain fish does it to initiate sex (whispering sweet nothings into her mate’s ear canal?). (See “‘Whispering’ Bat Evolved to …

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Pokemon Ruby And Sapphire 3DS Remakes Announced

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire coming in November<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Nintendo has announced Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha …

This Email Shows Google And NSA's Close Working Relationship

If Google wasn't cooperating with the National Security Agency's spying program, as the company has vehemently claimed again and again, why were the guys in charge of each organization emailing so much in 2011 and 2012?<p>That's the question raised by a series of emails between then-NSA director Keith …

Titanfall Sells Nearly 1 Million in First 3 Weeks

In its first three weeks, Titanfall did pretty well.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall has sold 925,000 units in its first quarter, …

The Honest Trailer For ‘Skyrim’ Reminds Us To Play A Lot More ‘Skyrim’

Smosh Games and Screen Junkies teamed up to create another Honest Trailer about a video game instead of a movie or TV show. As with their honest trailers for <i>Mario Kart</i> and <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>, they’ve picked another awesome game to joke about: <i>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim</i>.<p>“From the developers of <i>The</i> …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Will Feature Brand-New Engine

Anyone who thought that the Call of Duty game engine has started to show its age will finally, at long last, be getting a reprieve. The series ran the same (albeit improved) engine throughout the entirety of the Xbox 360/ PS3 generation, and those fans that notice this sort of thing took that as …

Electronic Arts Revealing 6 New Projects at E3 2014

It's likely we'll see some big name games on the EA stage.<p>Electronic Arts will be revealing six new projects at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in …

The Top Video Games Of May 2014 [Updated]

<i>Update: I will be adding links to reviews for each of these as they come out. Check each game below for links to the pertinent reviews.</i><p>We’re almost a week into May, and that means we’re quickly approaching some of the biggest, most-anticipated video game releases of 2014.<p>This month has a handful of …

Activision is spending $500 million to make 'Destiny' the next 'Halo'

Activision Blizzard will spend $500 million to launch the upcoming <i>Destiny</i>, the next sci-fi epic from the studio behind <i>Halo</i>. According to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who revealed the sum at the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, the number includes both development and marketing …

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