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Hillary Clinton considered Bill Gates and Tim Cook for Vice President

All-knowing commenters often tell tech reporters to stay out of politics, but this one we really can’t avoid. According to the most recent WikiLeaks hack on Hillary Clinton’s campaign, tech moguls as notable as Bill Gates and Tim Cook were considered as potential Vice Presidential candidates.<p>As …

Calvin Harris named world's highest earning DJ – again

It’s amazing the amount of money you can make by pressing play. That might be reductive, but that’s the lesson to be learned from Forbes magazine’s latest list of the world’s best paid DJs.<p>Las Vegas's gamble with dance music<p>Read more<p>The list, billed as the “Electronic Cash Kings”, shows Calvin …

Calvin Harris

Herman the kitten is the real life scaredy cat

It looks like Grumpy Cat’s got a new rival in the race to be the Internet’s favourite kittie.<p>This is Herman and he’s an Exotic Shorthair kitten who …

Pets

After Rallying Global Support, Cat Beats Lymphoma – What to Know About the Disease

Coffee, an Instagram-famous cat with over one million followers, seemed perfectly healthy when his owner, Pookie, was brushing him – until she felt a …

A Comprehensive List Of Things Kanye West Doesn’t Like

Kanye West is a man who knows what he likes – and what he doesn’t.<p>It can be difficult to keep track of everything he’s directed poison-laced Tweets …

In-App Purchases

China's futuristic elevated bus allows traffic to pass under it

Buses are cool, except for the fact that they’re huge and take up way more space on the road than other vehicles. Wouldn’t it be great if we could transport just as many people in something with a smaller footprint?<p>That’s exactly what China has done. It’s currently testing a futuristic elevated bus …

Cat wars: Downing Street upheaval has sparked Larry and Palmerston conflict, say experts

The recent upheaval in Downing Street has led to the increasing violence between government mousers Larry and Palmerston, experts have claimed.<p>Fur has been flying between the two cats since Palmerston moved into the foreign office in April but since David Cameron's resignation the animosity has …

12 Workout Myths That Just Need to Die

For every two fitness truths, there's a lie, and sometimes it's hard to determine which is which. (Especially when it's something many of us have just assumed for as long as we can remember.) So, now presenting: <i>Mythbusters, Fitness Edition</i>. Letting go of these 12 fitness misconceptions will help …

Pokemon Go Player Hits Level Cap; Here's What Happens

Pokemon Go started to roll out a couple weeks ago, and players have speculated about what happens when you hit the maximum level of 40. Some thought that you'd get the rare Master Ball, which has been found in the game's code. Thanks to Pokemon Go player Luca, who hit the level cap with the help of …

AMD Just Launched Its Most Powerful Graphics Card Ever, And It Has A Dual Personality

Today’s launch of the AMD Radeon Pro Duo is, in a word, weird. On paper, the Radeon Pro Duo — the first effort from the newly formed Radeon Technologies Group headed up Raja Koduri — resembles a direct follow-up to the excellent Radeon 295×2, which was aimed squarely at ultra-enthusiast PC gamers. …

Computer Hardware

The Last Minutes Of World of Warcraft's Shuttered Fan Server

On Sunday night, thousands of <i>World of Warcraft</i> players gathered to say goodbye to Nostalrius, the fan-run server that hosted a vanilla version of the …

How I Learned to Love Running Without Music

Why does running without headphones feel so scary?<p>A couple years ago, a team of researchers from the University of Virginia and Harvard University …

Your Water Heater Can Become A High-Power Home Battery

No need to rely on the Tesla Powerwall<p>Although wind and solar energy are growing in popularity, storing that clean energy costs a lot of money. If consumers wanted to keep their green energy in Tesla's Powerwall home battery, for example, they would have to shell out $3,500. That may be why Tesla …

Xbox One Super Charger recharges your controller in under a minute

One of the worst things to happen during a game is to have your controller die on you. Since the invention of the wireless controller, keeping your …

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Google and NASA are getting a new quantum computer

The famous Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is getting some powerful new hardware. A joint project between Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association, the Quantum AI Lab today announced a multiyear agreement to install a D-Wave 2X, a state-of-the-art quantum processor released …

Mythical Game Boy Advance Colors Hacked Into Reality

When it was announced in 2000 at a Nintendo trade show, the Game Boy Advance was clad in beautiful silver plastic, accented with brilliant orange …

11 things that happen when you turn 30, as told by Mario

In 1985, Wham!'s <i>Careless Whisper</i> topped the charts, Marty McFly made his first trip <i>Back to the Future</i> and a brand new video game called <i>Super Mario</i> …

Super Mario

14-Feet Tall: The World's Largest Arcade Machine

This is the 14-foot tall arcade cabinet built by Jason Camebris to bring back that feeling of being a kid and having to reach up to grab the …

Arcade Games

WildStar Free-to-Play Release Date Revealed

WildStar, the fantasy PC MMO developed by former Blizzard Entertainment developers now working at Carbine Studios, will switch to its new free-to-play business model on September 29. NCSoft and Carbine Studios announced the release date today, and also confirmed that the second phase of the …

The New Nintendo 3DS is finally coming to North America this fall

Nintendo will release the New Nintendo 3DS, the smaller version of its new handheld that features interchangeable cover plates, in North America on Sept. 25 as part of a special bundle with <i>Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer</i>, the company announced today.<p>The bundle will include <i>Happy Home Designer</i>, …

Retrogaming

Windows 10 on Xbox One owes the Sega Dreamcast a big one

Windows 10 making its way onto Xbox One is a move that's more than 16 years in the making. Let me back up and explain. Windows 10 has only been in …

Here's What Windows 10 Does For Gamers

"Windows 10 is kind of a big deal."<p>Microsoft has outlined what the upcoming Windows 10 update will bring to gamers, including details on the new Xbox …

The week's highs and lows in PC gaming

<b>THE HIGHS</b><p><b>Evan Lahti:</b> <b>Gettin’ Dirty</b><br>This week I finally jumped into Dirty Bomb (out of a vague feeling of guilt and obligation) and was pleasantly …

There's Something Creepy Happening In 'Splatoon,' And Even Nintendo Doesn't Know What It Is

Something strange happens in <i>Splatoon’s</i> boss fights. It’s a cheerful, kid-friendly game over all, but the soundtrack has some downright nightmarish moments that sound like they come out of sort of survival horror title. Here’s the most interesting part, however: Eurogamer recently asked lead …

Splatoon