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The best games in Steam’s Summer Sale

Prepare the wallets. The Steam Summer Sale has begun.<p>This is one of the craziest times of the year for Valve’s digital PC store. From now until July 4, hundreds of games will be available at huge discounts. So many are on sale that it can actually be hard to know which ones you should spend your …

NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space

Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!<p>True, there will be obstacles: For one, the Martian corps that these recruitment posters from …

Posters

Melbourne man to be sentenced for attempting to murder a corpse

A Melbourne man is to be sentenced for attempting to murder a corpse.<p>Daniel James Darrington and Rocky Matskassy were fighting over a gun in March 2014 when the weapon discharged, hitting Matskassy, 31. As Matskassy lay bloodied on the floor Darrington, 39, shot him again.<p>A jury last year found …

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This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

U.S. developing sanctions against China over cyberthefts

By Ellen Nakashima<p>Ellen Nakashima<p>National security reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cybertheft of valuable U.S. trade secrets.<p>The U.S. …

Property (UK)

Magic just showed its first product to investors on Monday — now it may be worth $40 million

Magic — the service that lets you text a number and get "anything you want as long as it's not illegal" — is raising $12 million from Sequoia Capital at a $40 million valuation, just a few days after graduating from the Y Combinator startup accelerator program, reports TechCrunch.<p>If Sequoia is …

Devs Talk Hopes and Fears for VR

Virtual reality was a major talking point at the Game Developers Conference last week, but discussion around the future-focused technology wasn't limited to that show alone.<p>During a PAX East panel today called "Is This Real Life? No Escape From Virtual Reality," a panel of virtual reality experts …

News Corp Buys Indian Tech Media Company VCCircle

News Corp is continuing its focus on India after it announced a deal to buy tech and startup-focused media company VCCircle.<p>Founded in 2005, VCCircle runs news sites VCCircle.com and Techcircle.in, in addition to research platform VCCEdge, VCCircle Training and an events business. The …

Qualcomm To Triple Smartphone Data Speeds With Unlicensed Spectrum

Our phones are increasingly demanding more data from the cellular networks and that’s clogging up the networks. That fancy high-speed LTE modem in your iPhone may soon be moving at a snail’s pace, especially in densely populated areas like San Francisco.<p>But San Diego chipmaker Qualcomm has a …

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

This Guy Convinced Google, Dropcam, Pinterest To Let 10,000 Hackers Attack

When they find a bug, they get paid.<p>The more bugs they find, the more they are invited in to hack ever-more sensitive parts of a company's network. They hack companies like Google, Dropcam, Pinterest, even some banks.<p>And these companies couldn't be happier about it.<p>In the two years since Australian …

Far Cry 4 Weapons Showcase Is Brutal

Ubisoft Montreal has begun to flaunt the explosive arsenal of weapons in its upcoming open-world FPS, Far Cry 4.<p>A new gore-riddled trailer provides an outline of some of the game's most lethal instruments, and the ample opportunities in utilising them in creative and fiendish fashion.<p>The video …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

The New Oculus VR Headset Makes The Virtual Seem Real

Virtual reality company Oculus VR revealed a new prototype version of its flagship Rift headset this weekend, promising they’d made a ‘massive leap’ towards the goal of presenting truly immersive virtual worlds.<p>I’ve tried on the headset, and I’ve run through the new ten-minute demo prepared by …

The Canon M4 D Mark II: A Tactical Assault Camera That Isn’t Good for Street Photography

Say hello to the Canon M4 D Mark II, the assault camera that shoots 10 shots per second and is equipped with a 100-400mm scope. The barrel is able to …

The 'Bill Ackman IPO': Hedge fund going public

Billionaire Bill Ackman is akin to the Richard Sherman of Wall Street -- opinionated, driven and mostly successful. Now Ackman wants average investors to share in his spoils.<p>In a letter to investors Wednesday, Ackman said he plans to take one of his funds -- Pershing Square Holdings -- public later …