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Press Start: Swan songs, box art and standing out in Super Mario Maker

To the surprise of almost no one, <i>Mortal Kombat X</i> called it quits on efforts to port the game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, another tremor as the console generations drift further apart. Yet major works still are publishing with the old guard — such as <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i>, whose …

New woes for HealthCare.gov: Wrong tax info sent out

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new setback for the health care law and the people it's supposed to help, the government said Friday it made a tax-reporting …

Health Care

Watch this archer do amazing things, and then rethink the bow in games

Our previous article about bows in video games looked at the weapon as a means of destruction shaped by its own mechanic. You have to stand still to fire, it takes time to nock the arrow and pull back and you're left relatively vulnerable while you set up your shot. It's a low-tech sniper rifle …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

Spectacular headphones from a company called MrSpeakers

MrSpeakers' new Alpha Prime boasts 3D-printed earcups, radical driver technology and gorgeous sound quality.<p>MrSpeakers' Dan Clark started out as a speaker designer, but he switched over to headphones a few years ago. Clark loves his work; every time I see him demonstrating his headphones he's …

Audiophile

For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible

Bob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.<p>Four times a year, he’d visit Samsung headquarters in South Korea to present a handful of elegant, innovative phone designs that he had created, each one …

The lazy Destiny player's guide to getting the best gear in the least time

The hardcore <i>Destiny</i> community has discovered one of the best games of the year in the endgame, but the path to the best gear and equipment can be hard to understand without a good amount of study.<p>If you're interested in playing for the good stuff, without wasting much of your time, this guide will …

15 best Chromecast apps for Android

The Chromecast is probably the most popular video streaming device of all time. Even though it’s a small piece of hardware, it allows you to connect your TV to practically anything else in the house with a processor in it and that includes your Android phone. In most cases, it’s easier to use a …

Silicon Power Armor A60 review: A tough and fast portable drive for a friendly price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Silicon Power Armor A60 portable drive is fast and affordable. The drive can also withstand drops and dust and is water-resistant.<p><b>The Bad</b> The drive doesn't use a traditional Micro-USB 3.0 cable, it includes no backup software and is slightly bulkier than its peers.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The …

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