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Up to half of Redbox game rentals translate into game sales (update)

An increasing number of people are streaming and downloading video games, but this doesn't mean the end for physical goods, nor does it spell trouble for game rentals — that's according to Redbox's director of video games, Ryan Calnan.<p>Redbox currently has automated rental kiosks for DVDs, Blu-ray …

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and some olive oil, and rub it all over your body. There's no record that this method was ever tried, so I guess we don't actually know if it works. But it's a relief that modern science and …

The American Dream is out of reach - Jun. 4, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>The American Dream is impossible to achieve in this country.<p>So say nearly 6 in 10 people who responded to CNNMoney's American Dream Poll, conducted by ORC International. They feel the dream -- however they define it -- is out of reach.<p>Young adults, age 18 to 34, are most likely …

Next Attenborough documentary being filmed for Oculus Rift

David Attenborough's next production, <i>Conquest of the Skies</i>, is set to come not only to Sky 3D TV sets, but to virtual-reality headset Oculus …

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office: Be Funded

Western Europe's Mild March Has Led to an Air Quality Crisis in France

American wireless customers pay more for less speed

All LTE isn't equal, but US carriers are a raw deal<p>Wireless speed doesn’t come cheap for Americans and Japanese, who pay through the nose for wireless service in exchange for some of the worst-performing LTE networks in the world. That’s the takeaway of new data from Ookla, which gathered …

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FORTUNE — 2014 was supposed to be the year that the construction industry finally took off.<p>Sure, the real estate market recovery began in earnest sometime in 2012, as home prices finally began to rise after a half decade of post-bubble flatlining. But even as prices rose, the construction industry …

Annual Mammograms Don't Save Lives

Barnes & Noble lays off Nook engineering staff

As Barnes & Noble continues to shuffle its ranks internally, the future of its Nook e-reader division seems all the more uncertain. <i>Business Insider</i> now reports that the company has laid off much, if not all, of its Nook engineering staff.<p>In a statement sent to BI, a B&N spokesperson confirmed that …

Renault Concept Car Packs a Flying Drone in Its Roof

Renault's new concept car, the Kwid, is chock-full of futuristic ideas, including a flying quadrocopter drone that would launch from the car's …

Google refuses to pay French privacy fine, forced to post admission of guilt (update)

France and Google are playing a delicate game of brinkmanship in the courts of Europe, and it still isn't clear who'll come off worse. France fined the search company €150,000 ($200,000) last month as a penalty for failing to tell French citizens exactly what happens to their personal data. Google</i> …

Scientists Make Hair-Growing Cells From Ordinary Skin Cells

It's a step toward curing baldness with stem cells made from a person's own skin.<p>Bald? A team of stem cell scientists has made an advance that's a step toward being able to regrow your own natural hair, using samples of your skin.<p>The scientists took adult human skin cells and transformed them into …

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If You Grew Up In the '90s, You Wanted To Be These Girls

It's Tiffani Amber Thiesen (aka Kelly Kapowski)'s 40th birthday today, and WE'RE SO EXCITED.<p>From her first days on "Saved By The Bell," Kapowski was a pioneer in her field (the field of wearing the coolest stuff, that is). She was the first of many fashionable '90s TV and film characters, who …

Youth Unemployment Is Costing The World Billions

NEW YORK -- Every morning Brett Lalli wakes up and spends two to three hours searching for jobs. The 22-year-old has sent out about 50 resumes over the past several months, but has received just one request for an interview.<p>For a few months after graduating in May, Lalli did have an internship at a …

Those Maddening Eyeball Floaters!

McDonald's Meal Holder From Down Under (PHOTOS)

It may be that necessity is the mother of invention, but surely that's not what spawned this meal-holder "condo" idea depicted on McDonald's New Zealand Facebook page. This makes KFC's new "Go Cup" look like a shanty.<p>Designed to rest on top of a drink, the elaborate construction encases a burger in …

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A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

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'Invisible Girlfriend' Startup Provides Fake Love For A Price

Invisible Girlfriend, a new company recently created at Startup Weekend St. Louis, has emerged as the solution for those without a significant other — providing potential subscribers with options such as text messaging, "emergency interaction," gifts, and a relationship status change on …

What Happens To Your Data After You're Dead?

The only things certain in life are death and data.<p>Every year, Facebook cheerfully suggests I reconnect with some friends on their birthdays. I’d certainly like to, but there’s a glaring complication: these particular friends are dead.<p>The grieving process being one of the most human of them all, it …

FDA to 23andMe: Stop DNA testing

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>23andMe has made a name for itself providing a service many people didn’t even know they needed: a complete …

Yale Professor Comes Up With Theory To Explain A Fan Mystery In James Bond Flick 'Skyfall'

However, one fan theory that came about was that villain Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) may be M's (Judi Dench) son. (Remember Silva was the one who wanted revenge on M for leaving him to rot in a cell in Hong Kong.)<p>Sound crazy?<p>Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter doesn't think so.<p>Carter says he came …

A Fictional Journey Into Stephen Elop's World Without Xbox

An article at Bloomberg today posits that if selected as Microsoft’s next CEO, Stephen Elop may opt to sell or shut down the company’s Xbox and Bing brands. While this should be treated as speculation (it’s based on sources “with knowledge of [Elop’s] thinking”), it did supercharge my imagination. …

Apple, Google, Facebook don't pay the highest engineer salary

Some of tech's heavy hitters slide down the rankings for the 25 highest-paying companies for software engineers, according to a new Glassdoor survey.<p>For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better. Not only are salaries on the rise as companies compete for talent, but there are …

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These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

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