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Origin PC has a new gaming laptop at a surprising price

High-end custom gaming PC makers are known for great performance, great customer support -- and high prices. That's often left PC gamers with modest budgets stuck with off-the-shelf options from big mainstream brands such as Dell, HP or Lenovo. Those familiar names make some excellent, reasonably …

Computer Hardware

23 Reasons To Regret Learning German

1 word in English = 13 words in German.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

U.S. Senate votes to rescind Internet privacy rules forever

Well, this is bullshit. Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate just voted to overturn a set of privacy rules that were written in 2016 to prevent Internet …

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits early access

The funny thing about ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Battle Royale’ games isn’t that they miss how awful those dystopian murdergames are, rather that they …

Gaming Industry

British officials think Russia was behind a plot to kill Montenegro's prime minister

A special prosecutor in the former Yugoslav republic said in November that a group of "Russian nationalists" had planned to assassinate Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic to get an opposition party into power.<p>Moscow denied involvement in any plot, and Montenegrin opposition parties have said the plot …

Why does Bill Gates want you to read The Myth of the Strong Leader?

The Microsoft billionaire’s annual reading list includes a 2014 study by British political scholar Archie Brown – a choice, he says, that was inspired by the US election<p>If there’s one thing more valuable to an author than a Richard and Judy endorsement circa 2006, it’s a Bill Gates plug circa this …

How to swap Windows drives

Great PCs take time. I don’t mean getting the hardware together: that’s actually pretty easy and mostly about opening the case, screwing everything …

Donald Trump's 'strange' morning habit tells you everything you need to know about him

"Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success" author Michael D'Antonio reveals a strange ritual Donald Trump does every morning to boost his ego.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Donald Trump

A Day After Awards Show, Skyrim Mod Enderal Recognized As ‘Best Fan Creation’

The 2016 edition of The Game Awards came and went on Thursday night with all trophy winners announced save one. But we found out today that <i>Skyrim</i> mod</i> …

Awards

12 Vintage Sandwiches You Can Make Today

The sandwich, a.k.a. foodstuff delivered inside a bread vehicle, is a timeless classic. The formula is open to endless interpretations, like lobster …

Google's AI just created its own universal 'language'

Google has previously taught its artificial intelligence to play games, and it's even capable of creating its own encryption. Now, its language …

Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy'

The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories -- including domains visited -- for one year, in case of police investigations.<p>It's …

Surveillance

The hate divide: Hate crimes are up, up, up and Trump supporters want to deny, deny, deny

<b>White's Truth in Textbooks campaign ensures anti-muslim sentiments continue. (Getty/Jim Watson)</b><p>Trump, his family and supporters suggest the real and precipitous rise in hate crimes is inflated or fabricated<p>Gary Legum<p>November 17, 2016 9:59am (UTC)<p>If a hate crime occurs in America and a Trump …

Twenty years later, ‘Space Jam’ is the movie we never knew we needed

In the middle of training for his big comeback, the world’s greatest basketball player switched between sweaty practice drills and conversations with a cartoon rabbit.<p>The result of that balancing act — “Space Jam” — opened 20 years ago today. Looking back on the movie starring Michael Jordan and …

Michael Jordan

Unlock The Library - History Extra

The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine

Assassin's Steak Tartare: Popular Detective Series Gets Its Own Cookbook

I was boarding a plane to Istanbul when a friend recommended the Yashim series of mystery novels.<p>Great reads, he told me, about a Turkish detective who whips up marvelous feasts in between solving crimes. That sounded promising, so I downloaded the first book for the flight. And I was hooked, …

The Jobs That Made People Hate You

From the town crier to bakers, a number of jobs in the ancient world made you a pariah in society.<p>According to the conventions of stand-up comedy, …

Third-party voters are “trading votes” with Clinton voters to defeat Trump

A month ago, Amit Kumar sat in his office, nervously watching the Trump/Clinton polls intersect.<p>As a Clinton supporter in deeply blue state, the Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur knew his vote wouldn’t do much to affect the outcome. He also knew that elsewhere in the country — particularly in the …

Government

You think you’ve completed Skyrim, but have you found these 5 hidden bosses?

Think you’ve beaten Skyrim Special Edition, or Skyrim Nintendo Switch? Well, think again. You might have vanquished Alduin, been dubbed head of the …

113 years and counting: World's oldest man celebrates bar mitzvah

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> The world's oldest man, Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, celebrated his bar mitzvah this weekend -- 100 years late.<p>Born in Poland in 1903, Kristal studied Hebrew and Jewish law as a youngster. But he missed his bar mitzvah -- a Jewish coming-of-age ceremony celebrated when a …

Israel

The Most Crazy History of Ancient Acco (Acre)

Acre, or Acco has really a crazy history and one of the many reasons for that is because Acre is so very old, continuously inhabited since the early …

World History

Instead of Solving Rapes and Murders, Cops Spent Months Undercover in Burger King for $75 Pot Bust

Thurmont, MD — To <i>protect</i> the town of Thurmont, Maryland from the horrors of marijuana, a brave police officer went into deep cover in one of the most …

Women support democracy less than men in parts of Africa – why?

In much of the world, democracy is seen as a force for good, and in development terms, it has important implications for the welfare of …

Africa

The language rules we know – but don’t know we know

Mark Forsyth tasted internet fame this week when a passage from a book he wrote went viral. He explains more language secrets that native speakers know without knowing.<p>Over the weekend, I happened to go viral. Or rather a single paragraph from a book I wrote called The Elements of Eloquence went …

The odd language rule English speakers know — but don't know we know

Does the second part of that sentence sound strange to you? Perhaps you think I should have written "loose green top."<p>You're not wrong (though not entirely right, because descriptivist linguistics): An intuitive code governs the way English speakers order adjectives.<p>The rules come so naturally to …

Convicted man's release keeps Duke lacrosse lawyer off stand

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was freed after 21 years in prison for a double-murder a judge ruled he likely didn't commit, but questions …

Harrowing photos from inside Filipino jail show reality of Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs

Harrowing photos have emerged showing the “inhuman” conditions inside prison in the Philippines.<p>The facility, Quezon City Jail, in Manila, is home to …