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The Coolest Celebrity Backyards — As Revealed By The Ice Bucket Challenge

Photo: Via Torrilla.<p>Have you heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge? Just kidding. Of course you have. Everyone’s doing it. Even your mom, who’s …

Why Our Brains Love The Curve

You’ve seen the advertisements here on Forbes and elsewhere: the curve is coming to a TV near you. It seems at first glance a simple innovation, in some ways even a predictable one. Watching commercials for Samsung’s new line of televisions, I find myself wondering why it’s taken this long for …

Modder Discovers Pre-Downgrade Graphics Files In 'Watch Dogs' PC Code [Updated]

A modder has uncovered many of the original graphics files for the game <i>Watch Dogs</i> in the video game’s code, allowing him to modify the game to use many of its original effects.<p>Ubisoft came under fire for downgrading the graphics of the game after showing off better looking builds at E3 for the past …

First poster for Dracula Untold starring Luke Evans

Universal and Legendary Pictures have released the first poster for <b>Dracula Untold</b>, which explores the “untold origin” of Bram Stoker’s Prince of …

The 100 Biggest Gaming YouTube Channels Now Bring In 3.5 Billion Views A Month

There’s no disputing what genre of videos has the largest presence on YouTube these days. According to data from Tubefilter, the 100 largest gaming channels on the video site now bring in 3.5 billion views a month. To put that in perspective, the 100 biggest channels period on YouTube have 8 …

'Watch Dogs' Video Game Will Inspire More 'Godzilla Attack' Road Sign Hacks, Says Cybersecurity Warning

Last month in San Francisco, a digital road sign set up to warn drivers about weekend road closures was hacked to warn them instead to, “Turn Back. Godzilla Attack.” Now the government is issuing its own warning to the people who set up those signs, “Beware of hacker attacks.” As reported by …

This Jewelry Lights Up and Buzzes When Your Phone Needs You

We’ve all done it: You’re at a restaurant, enjoying a nice moment with a friend when all of a sudden you hear your phone buzz. You want to stop the …

Selling New Franchise

There are a lot of spider tanks roaming around a fictional Chicago. Ubisoft announced numbers for cyber-punk open world shooter Watch Dogs today, setting a record for the best new franchise launch in history with 4 million in sell-through in week one. It also gives Watch Dogs Ubisoft’s best selling …

12 Incredible Ways Our World Will Change If Google Gets Its Way

If run well, Google CEO Larry Page sees corporations like Google as being an agent of change.<p>Google has already changed the way we acquire information with Search, it's changed how we consume media content with the Chromecast, and it's already changing how we consume information with Glass.<p>Google …

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Telling Tales: Skyrim and Dark Souls

<i>Every Sunday we dust off an article in our archive that you might have missed at the time or we think you'll enjoy again. On the eve of Dark Souls</i> …

Nearly 37% Of All Registered Steam Games Have Never Been Played

Ars Technica has dipped deep into the public stats on Steam users and the games they own and play, mining data on the most-owned games—<i>Dota 2</i> tops the list—and more.<p>One of the most interesting numbers, however, is just how many of Steam’s 781 million registered games have never been played at …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

Investigate your own murder in 'Last Life'

An upcoming detective story with a dash of transhumanism<p>In most games, when you die the experience is over. In <i>Last Life,</i> death is just the beginning.<p>The upcoming adventure game is a detective story with a twist, where you're investigating your own murder from beyond the grave thanks to a 3D-printed …

At Long Last, Video Game Aggression Linked To Losing, Not Violence

Video games cause aggression. Lots of it.<p>Many times I’ve played a game and felt like I wanted to kill someone afterward, a statement that should delight many in the media.<p>But it wasn’t after gunning down 300 virtual souls in a Call of Duty campaign. Or chainsawing a humanoid alien in half in Gears …

The Surprising Connection Between Playing Video Games And A Thicker Brain

For all the negative news about the alleged downsides of playing video games, it’s always surprising to come across research that shows a potentially huge upside. A new study fills the bill by showing that heavy video game play is associated with greater “cortical thickness” – a neuroscience term …