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Halo 3 'easter egg' found after seven years

Game designers love to hide things in their virtual worlds. An in-joke, a weird object, a strange play mode – whatever it is, they're usually all discovered within weeks of release. But YouTube gamer Lord Zedd has just found a secret feature in Halo 3 seven years after the launch of the classic …

Assassin's Creed Unity pre-orders include a weekly chance at prize roulette

Pre-ordering <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> grants players a weekly shot at a spin-the-wheel game that could yield prizes ranging from in-game content to an all-expenses paid trip to Paris, according to a video posted the game's official website.<p>The video above details the Weekly Guillotine Spin and Win …

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Kim Dotcom: Mega is now 'a $210M company'

Kim Dotcom, the famed Internet mogul who made his name with the now-defunct MegaUpload, has upped his rhetoric as he continues to fight a US bid to have him extradited from New Zealand.<p>Dotcom said via his Twitter feed on Tuesday that his recently formed storage locker Mega will be listed on the New …

Two Incredible Glitches Make The First Pokémon Games Way Easier

One thing many <i>Pokémon</i> fans have in common is that growing up, we'd hear all sorts of stories about glitches and legendaries we could capture if we …

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Separatists accused of China stabbing spree

China has promised tough punishment for knife-wielding attackers who killed 33 people and left nearly 130 people injured in an unprecedented train station rampage, blaming separatists from Xinjiang, as witnesses described a city in shock.<p>The incident happened at around 9 pm local time (1:00pm GMT) …

Bitcoin exec busted in Silk Road deal

<b>(ppart via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>CEO of a Bitcoin exchange charged with trying to sell the digital currency to Silk Road users<p>Natasha Lennard<p>January 27, 2014 5:51pm (UTC)<p>Charlie Shrem, the CEO of an exchange for Bitcoin, was arrested by federal authorities on Sunday in a money laundering bust, which …

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. …

Battlefield 4 spotlights EA's inability to launch games, treat players with dignity

There is no sin greater in gaming than wasting the player’s time.<p>We can earn more money, we can buy more games, we can forget about the bad experiences playing certain titles, but time is irreplaceable. Once spent, it can never be returned.<p>If nothing else, <i>Battlefield 4</i> has wasted the time of many, …

Air strike in Yemen kills 15 wedding guests mistaken for al-Qaida – officials

Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al-Qaida convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.<p>The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources …

Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops. They flew coach on Delta from …

Codecademy Releases Its First Educational App, A.K.A. My New Subway Time Killer

Although I write a lot about apps and Internet stuff, I never really learned to code.<p>I threw the “really” in there to soften the blow, but the fact is, I straight up don’t know how to do it. I started learning at one point in middle school, but my high school didn’t push CS, and by college I spent …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Bored? Hunt for dark matter in your spare time

Astronomers hunting for the invisible stuff that holds galaxies together are making progress by turning to the wisdom of the crowd.<p>It is the next “big hunt” in modern physics. Following confirmation of the existence of the Higgs Boson earlier this year, physicists now have their eyes on dark …

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See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint more than a billion stars with unprecedented precision and create a 3D map of the …

League of Legends testing smart team-building feature to enable 'good teamwork'

Riot Games will introduce a new Team Builder feature to <i>League of Legends</i> that will allow players to queue up for a specific role, champion and position, then be connected with teammates who have done the same.<p>According to Riot, the purpose of <i>League of Legends</i>' Team Builder is to "to build a …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

Lonely planet found wandering a mere 80 light years from Earth

Astronomers have found a planet, a mere 80 light years from Earth, that is wandering the heavens alone. The free-floating planet, named PSO J318.5-22, is a gas giant with six times the mass of Jupiter and is a relative newborn as far as planets go, having formed only 12 million years ago.<p>"We have …

Tesla Model S catches fire after battery puncture, Musk responds

A Tesla Model S caught fire on the highway recently after its bottom-mounted battery compartment was struck by a piece of metal. That piece of metal punched a three-inch hole through quarter-inch armor plating, impaling the car with a "peak force on the order of 25 tons" according to company CEO …

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Voyager 1 leaves solar system

Carrying the images, sounds and technology of the 1970s, the space probe Voyager 1 has left our solar system and begun a journey that will take it to interstellar space and possibly other life forms.<p>Equipped with an eight-track tape recorder, computers with 240,000 times less memory than an iPhone …

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Google Has Created A Programming Language That Thumbs Its Nose At Oracle

Ellison thinks Android copies a programming language owned by Oracle called Java.<p>Google is working on the ultimate come-back: It has created a programming language called Golang, or Go, that some people say can replace Java altogether.<p>Java was developed 20 years ago at Sun Microsystems and has …

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …

Watch The 2013 World Yo-Yo Champion's Greatest Tricks

Waaay beyond "walking the dog"<p>Looking for something new to learn in the next year? Why not consider becoming a master yo-yo-er? Kottke found and posted this video from this year's winner of the World Yo-Yo Contest.<p>Kottke also posted videos from yo-yo contests and ads in 2000, 1989 and 1976, to show …