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Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

Stationfall

It’s all too easy to underestimate Steve Meretzky. Viewed from on high, his career is a long series of broad science-fiction or fantasy comedies — …

Check out this epic aerial battle between a #BaldEagle & two seagulls. David Canales (@dcanak1) captured this once-in-a-lifetime photo from his kayak on #PrinceWilliamSound in #Alaska while on an 11-day expedition from Valdez to Whittier. Photo courtesy of David Canales (@dcanak1).

Debate Begins: New OT Rules Will Raise Wages — Or Kill Jobs

Business groups and labor unions sharply disagreed today over the potential impact of a proposed change to the federal rule governing overtime pay.<p>In coming months, the two sides will submit comments in writing to the Labor Department to try to shape the rule's final wording, but the verbal …

Comic-Con: Marvel Turns Skottie Young's Art Into the Cutest. Pins. Ever.

Based on designs by Eisner-winning artist Skottie Young.<p>Marvel has revealed 28 collectible enamel pins (via MTV News) -- designed by Eisner-winning …

Twenty years ago, Sega rushed out the Saturn, dooming its console business

This week marked the 20th anniversary of Sega's startling E3 1995 announcement that the Sega Saturn was already on shelves in North America, ahead of its planned September launch. The rush job sealed the device's doom, and triggered Sega's decline from console titan to near-afterthought.<p>Sega Nerds …

Retrogaming

5 Self-Sabotaging Behaviors That Keep You Stuck In Career Pain

Back when I was in my corporate marketing career, the same negative things kept happening to me, wherever I’d go. Toxic bosses, backstabbing colleagues, lack-luster work, chronic illness and exhaustion, and the nagging feeling that I couldn’t use my talents and skills in ways I wanted, were just a …

Some users reporting Nexus 7 brick issue on Android 5.0+ Lollipop

Can you think of anything worse than bricking your phone when flashing a new ROM? Well, how about your Android device turning into a fancy paperweight when the official OTA update is installing? That’s right, a good bunch of Nexus 7 owners, both 2012 and 2013, are reporting that Android 5.0+ …

Android News

These Are the Best In-Ear Headphones Under $40

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Android customization – improve battery life, identify battery killer apps

Last week on our Android customization series, we took to the ultimate in cleaning up your Android device, walking through how to perform a factory reset on your device. While a reset is a pretty extreme measure for repairing some issues, we would like to look at a few battery drain repairs you …

GameStop: Console Sales Category Fell Short of Industry Forecast

Out with the old, in with the new.<p>Retail giant GameStop reported that while current console sales exceeded expectations by nearly $700 million USD …

How to do Bloodborne's three best secretive moves, called visceral attacks

<i>Bloodborne</i> may not technically be a Souls game, but don't let the name fool you: From Software's latest title is cast from the same mold as the quirky action role-playing games that the developer invented.<p><b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Although it trades standard medieval …

Cop slain after gun battle inside GameStop

An on-duty, uniformed police officer was shopping in a Philadelphia GameStop when two men burst into the store to rob it, authorities said. The police officer was killed in an ensuing shootout inside the store.<p>Officer Robert Wilson III and the two suspects, believed to be brothers, "engaged in a …

Philadelphia officer shot to death while buying a gift for his son

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was proud of his son for making good grades. So Officer Robert Wilson III climbed out of his squad car in snow-bound north Philadelphia to get him a gift.<p>While shopping for a game, he died in the line of duty.<p>Wilson was standing at the counter across from employees at the GameStop store …

Jerry Lawson, a self-taught engineer, gave us video game cartridges

<i>To celebrate Black History Month, Engadget is running a series of profiles honoring African-American pioneers in the world of science and technology. Today we take a look at the life and work of Jerry Lawson.</i><p>If you've got fond memories of blowing into video game cartridges, you've got Gerald …

Animals Get Super Excited Over Spontaneous Fun Just Like You

Our furry friends are not so different from us. They can get a little spazzy over the simple things in life and enjoy the fun moments that’d you never expect. Whether it’s making snow angels or enjoying a well-made slide, the opportunity to enjoy some spontaneous fun is not lost on our four-legged …

Watch the funniest video from Grand Theft Auto V

Remember that movie Sliding Doors?<p>I don't want to tell you anything about this <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> video, posted to YouTube by BustedHead. It's so simple and perfect and oh my gosh I cannot stop laughing. My cheeks hurt from giggling so much. The video was posted on November 27th, so it's not brand …

Help Fight Ebola With Your Smartphone

Your phone or computer can help the effort.<p>Complex problems often need complex solutions, and now you can be part of such a solution in the quest to …

Before you see the last Hobbit movie you really need to watch this amazing explainer

Even with tearing apart a single book and turning it into three movies, Peter Jackson doesn't scratch the surface of J.R.R. Tolkien's rich lore.<p>The backstory to <i>The Hobbit</i> and the tale in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> all take place in a mythology that isn't that deeply explored even in the books unless you …

Why Alien Isolation deserves to be as influential as the movies

I finished <i>Alien: Isolation</i> last weekend, after a glorious, 3-week slow burn with the game. Despite its issues (and it does have issues), I feel comfortable saying it's likely going to be my personal game of the year. More importantly, I think there's a lot to learn from it.<p><i>Spoiler warning for</i> …

Donald Duck joins Disney Infinity 2.0

<i>Disney Infinity</i> hit last year, bringing with it a broad cast of characters from a variety of Disney movies, but what it didn't deliver were very many of Disney's iconic creations.<p>Today, Disney Interactive announced that Donald Duck will be joining Mickey Mouse in the toys-meet-video-game title in …

Inside the Secret World of Gamestop Dumpster Diving

One company's trash...<p>For those of us who have cast away the shame of scouring through bags of trash – colloquially known as dumpster diving – there …