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Missing features leave NHL 15 shorthanded and hockey fans fuming

Sports video games often subtract, contract and consolidate some features from year to year, rankling a few diehards in the name of making the game easier to play and understand for more newcomers. But that's not what hockey fans are seeing in the latest edition of EA Sports' NHL series. When it …

How To Make Hushpuppies, Which Are Man's Second-Best Friend

You may already know one of the many (likely apocryphal) hushpuppy origin stories, in some form or another. A familiar one has an old-timey Deep …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

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13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

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30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …

Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.<p>They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay over shillings at the current black market …

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10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

Stuck loading Grand Theft Auto Online? Try these fixes

Grand Theft Auto Online — the multiplayer element of open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V — launched Tuesday, but a lot of players haven’t even made it through the tutorial yet. Publisher Rockstar said to expect problems at launch, and actually getting into the first tutorial race is now the …

It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

The Periodic Table Could Soon Be Getting a New Member

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists at Lund University in Sweden announced yesterday that experiments they had conducted …

The worst team in baseball is also the most profitable

The Houston Astros are very, very bad and very, very profitable. According to a <i>Forbes</i> report, the club — with the worst record in baseball and a payroll under $13 million — stands to make $99 million this year, or about as much as the last six World Series winners combined.<p>They have become so …

How much is a video game worth? – Reader’s Feature

A reader questions just how much value we place on video games, and the controversial case of being asked to spend an extra £1.50 on the ultra-rare …

10,000-Piece LEGO Mosaic Of Video Game Characters

Note: Larger version HERE.<p>This is a 75" x 45" LEGO mosaic made from 10,511-individual pieces that features a ton of oldschool NES and SEGA video game …

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The hit on the left got fined $21,000. The hit on the right, which ended a player’s season and maybe his career, was deemed OK. Is that fair?

3 Largest Stars in the Known Universe (+Video)

It’s hard not to marvel at the colossal size of stars. The sun is the closest star to Earth, but it’s a tiny one compared to others. The largest star …

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Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

16 Revelations About Sports And Genetics From The Book That Destroys The 10,000-Hour Rule

David Epstein's new book "The Sports Gene" made headlines last week because it contains a chapter that challenges Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000-hour rule.<p>Read more on Business Insider

Ferrari 458 Speciale

View photos of the newest Ferrari 458, the Speciale, that will officially debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show and commands a claimed 600 normally aspirated horsepower.<p>The new 458 special, the Speciale.

2 Guns – review

Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur and American TV writer Blake Masters demonstrate their admiration for Hollywood crime movies by bringing together versions of Murtaugh and Riggs, the cool, cautious black cop and the reckless, wisecracking white cop from the <i>Lethal Weapon</i> franchise, and the …

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

Donald Glover's New Short Film Is Funny, Bizarre, And Kind Of Unsettling

It's called Clapping For The Wrong Reasons and features appearances by Chance the Rapper, Trinidad Jame$, Flying Lotus, and Danielle Fishel (yes, Topanga). Seems like the ol' Childish Gambino has been busier than we all thought.<p>It confused a lot of people, and led others to wildly try and analyze …

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …