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Generation Blockhead: How Minecraft Mods The Grown-Ups Of Tomorrow

At the time of this writing, <i>Minecraft</i> had sold over 16.2 Million copies of the desktop PC/Mac edition. The “Pocket Edition” (for tablets and smartphones): 21 Million copies. Add in XBOX and PS3 sales and it makes it to number three on Wikipedia’s best-selling video games of all time list (no. 1 is …

Scottish independence: How would the UK fare without Scotland?

<b>If Scotland votes for independence on 18 September, what would it actually mean for the rest of the UK?</b><p>Land<p>Although only residents of Scotland can decide the outcome of the referendum, a "Yes" vote will mean changes for the whole of the UK - and one of the greatest will be to do with the physical …

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South Korea’s video game addicts may be exempt from military service

Game addicts in South Korea could be exempt from performing mandatory service in the country’s military, according to a news report.<p>Video game addiction is in the spotlight in South Korea as the country considers a proposed law to tackle the issue.<p>CNET, citing local media, recently highlighted a …

FBI Terrorism Sting Tactics Under New Scrutiny In Report, Documentaries

WASHINGTON -- The undercover terrorism stings that the FBI has conducted in the years since Sept. 11, 2001, are coming under new scrutiny this week, with the government being portrayed as using compromised informants to go after vulnerable individuals who may have never done anything had they not …

Fewer children arriving at the border unaccompanied, White House says

The number of children arriving at the border unaccompanied has dropped sharply so far this month, according to preliminary data released by the White House.<p>The number of unaccompanied minors picked up by Border Patrol agents in the first two weeks fell to about 150 per day, down from an average of …

Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison

A 31-year-old man arrested at<p>Los Angeles International Airportwith a hollowed-out surfboard containing nearly seven pounds of cocaine was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison.<p>Jesse Edgardo Herrera, of Pomona, pleaded guilty in May to one count of possession with intent to distribute …

Could ‘co-design’ help Peckham where community consultation failed?

Shafait Rana, 37, has owned the stall that sells fruit and vegetables at the mouth of Peckham Rye railway station since his mid-20s. From his stand you can see shoppers move down Rye Lane, the area’s busiest commercial street. Hoards of fresh arrivals pour out the station, heading to the area …

Netflix testing privacy mode, for your incognito viewing needs

Content curation and media recommendations, two factors that are crucial to the success of many online streaming services. Netflix relies heavily on a recommendations model to serve you new movies and TV shows based on your viewing history. What about those few shows you watched that were not of …

Snapchat trademarks raise possibility of mobile payments coming to the app

Snapchat has turned down billions of dollars from suitors like Google and Facebook, so how does the company plan to profit from its hugely successful messaging app? The traditional and obvious way would be through ads, but it seems Snapchat is also exploring other options like mobile payments. It's …

How to Text Your Friends When You Have No Service

We’ve all been there. You’re in a situation where you don’t have service and you really need to send a text: on a trip in the middle of nowhere, stuck in your apartment during a serious blackout or at a concert where the signal is spotty. GoTenna is a lifesaver/game changer of a new gadget that …

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Artists virtually gatecrash Google's DevArt Barbican exhibit

A collective of coders and artists who go by the name Hack the Artworld have gatecrashed the Google-sponsored DevArt exhibition currently taking …

Google Now Reminders Now Possible Inside Search

One of my favorite parts of Google is getting instant responses from search results — it massively simplifies currency conversion, for one thing. So it’s interesting to see that the company now lets you create Google Now reminders right from its search box, as the Google Operating System blog …

Apple lines up Pharrell, Maroon 5, Blondie and more for 2014 iTunes Festival

Apple may have broken from tradition to bring an iTunes Festival to the US earlier in the year, but that didn't mean it wouldn't spoil us Brits with another month-long series of concerts. As in previous years, Apple has gone hard, bringing another healthy lineup of music stars, including Pharrell, …

Armed bandits demand water in dry northern India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Armed bandits in drought-stricken northern India are threatening to kill hundreds of villagers unless they deliver 35 buckets …

Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes …