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Japanese Olympic champion racks up $5,000 bill playing Pokémon Go in Brazil

A Japanese Olympics star has blamed <i>Pokémon Go</i> after being hit with a 500,000 yen (about $5,000) bill in roaming charges from his carrier. Artistic gymnast Kohei Uchimura, who won gold at the 2012 Games in London and is the reigning world champion, said he only downloaded the game after arriving in …

Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

The Evolution of RPGs: A Quick History

Many, many years ago when we were still simple boys and girls, Computer Gaming World did an extensive feature on genres in video games. One key issue …

Final Fantasy

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“Knit” Yourself a Hogwarts House Scarf (With a Crochet Hook)

With a wave of a crochet hook and the spell of <i>stichetus stockinette</i> (ok, it’s really just a stockinette stitch) you too can have a scarf that <i>looks</i> …

Microsoft Replies To Xbox One S Leaks

As many of you guys know, a few users who received their Xbox One S consoles in Norway a whole month earlier than its original release date. However, …

The Olympic Torch Is Borderline Indestructible

The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what. And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished. Lots of tiki torch …

PlayStation VR Needs 60 Square Feet to Play

Planning on buying PlayStation VR? Better clear some space<p>If you plan on buying a PlayStation VR, you might want to start clearing some space. The …

Microsoft begins rolling out the Xbox One Summer Update

Microsoft never revealed an exact launch day for the update, leading many to assume it would be timed to coincide with the Windows 10 Anniversary …

Scientists discover way to produce 'meat' without killing or harming animals

A company which claims to have found a way to produce meat without killing animals is urging people to donate online so they can create a "meat …

This Is Why You Should Never Swipe Your Chip Credit Card

Consider yourself warned!<p>You probably have a wallet full of credit cards with chips at this point. Banks have been rolling them out like crazy and they're supposed to be safer — as long as you use them the right way, that is. That's why the fact that some retailers — including Bed Bath & Beyond, …

The Scientific Reason Why Body Language Is So Important

Body language matters more than you can imagine for your business and personal life; here's everything you need to know.<p>Presence is everything in business.<p>In my time in real estate I learned that the way you carry yourself, along with the way your client, customer, partner, etc. perceives you, …

HBO confirms that Game of Thrones will end in 2018, but hasn’t ruled out a spinoff

We’ve known for a while that the end was coming for <i>Game of Thrones</i>, and during this year’s Television Critics Association press tour, HBO programming president Casey Bloys confirmed that the eighth season of the fantasy epic will be its last.<p>Speaking with <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, Bloys noted that the …

TV Series

Earth - There is a new species of whale that nobody has seen alive

In 2013 three whales washed up dead on Japan's shore on the northern tip of Hokkaido. That in itself is not particularly unusual, but these three whales were unlike any that biologists had seen before.<p>Was this really a new species of whale, never before officially documented?<p>They were smaller and …

Southern Ocean

New Solar Capture Technique Converts CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

University of Chicago Engineers have built a new type of solar cell that would efficiently convert atmospheric carbon dioxide to fuel—and it achieves …

Obama wants China to stop copying the NSA's surveillance plans

President Obama has criticized a Chinese plan to force US tech companies to install backdoors into their products for sale in the country. Without stopping for a moment to consider the phrase about glass houses and stones, he told <i>Reuters</i> that China would have to change its stance if it wanted to do …

Nintendo 3DS Flaw Lets You Play GameBoy ROMs

What happens when you can't play a beloved video game any more, because the hardware for which it was designed is no longer available?<p>Some gamers …

Retrogaming

Bring AdBlock to the real world with Brand Killer

If you live in the city, you’ve probably stopped noticing the advertisements that flood your vision every time you leave your place. They’re so …

Vibrating Wand Makes Your Guitar Sound Like a Different Instrument

Inventor Paul Vo's latest crazy musical innovation is a hand-held wand that changes the sound of guitars like magic.<p>Hold it up to a guitar string, …

American who sent $67K to al-Qaida gets 15 years in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker who sent $67,000 to al-Qaida and pledged his support to the terror group was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison by …

Al-Qaeda

Nasa releases the largest picture ever taken – and it’s mind-blowing

Nasa has released a 1.5 billion-pixel image of the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest galactic neighbour, which contains over 100 million stars and spans …

Universe

NBC will stream Super Bowl XLIX for free on February 1st

You'll also be able to stream the halftime show and The Blacklist<p>NBC's planning to stream a massive, 11-hour block of live programming around Super Bowl XLIX on February 1st — and you won't need a cable subscription to watch. This isn't the first time a TV network (or even NBC) has streamed the …

‘American Sniper’ Co-Author Responds to Michael Moore: ‘Please Have Some Facts Behind You’

Fallen Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has been criticized over the past week as the film based on his memoir, “American Sniper,” breaks January box office records.<p>Michael Moore called snipers “cowards,” and Seth Rogen said the movie reminded him of the Nazi propaganda film that aired in the third act of …

Radar that 'sees' through walls raises privacy concerns

<b>The use of technology that allows the police to "see" inside the homes of suspects has raised privacy questions.</b><p>At least 50 US police forces are believed to be equipped with radars that can send signals through walls.<p>The use of the radar device, known as Range-R, was made public in a Denver court …

Surveillance

Xbox One Was The Best-Selling Console In November And December

The Xbox One was the best-selling video game console throughout the holidays according to NPD data.<p>According to Microsoft, average weekly sales for the Xbox One outpaced the Xbox 360 by 50% during the same period in the previous-gen system’s lifecycle.<p>After a year of falling behind Sony’s PS4, Xbox …

Here's Why Edward Snowden Refuses To Use An iPhone

Anatoly Kucherena spoke to the news agency RIA Novosti and explained that Snowden was wary of the iPhone because of his knowledge of the NSA's surveillance tactics.<p>"Edward never uses an iPhone; he's got a simple phone," the lawyer said. "The iPhone has special software that can activate itself …

Surveillance

Watch a self-aware Mario play Super Mario

In one more step to mankind's eventual enslavement by robots and AIs, programmers have written code that, when running alongside a version of Super Mario Bros., makes Mario self-aware.<p><b>Correction:</b> You may have noticed we've had some trouble identifying which version of Super Mario Bros. this is. The …