Elizabeth Foster

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Everyone Who Stayed at Mojang After Microsoft Buyout Got a Big Bonus

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Notch has offered some additional insight into this story on Twitter.<p>"Half the bonus was completely unconditional," he said. "It's after tax. The bonus came from me personally, from my own personal money."<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p><i>Wired</i> magazine has posted an excerpt from an upcoming …

Mojang

Nighttime Self-Portraits Under the Northern Lights Reveal a Vast Universe in the Sky

Against majestic backgrounds of infinite stars and the Northern Lights, photographer Tiina Trmnen captures a series of breathtaking self-portraits. <i>Wanderer</i> is a project that shows how minuscule an individual human being is when compared to the vast universe that encircles our planet, touching upon …

Northern Lights

Big-time twitter investor: Google should buy Twitter

Chris Sacca, one of Twitter's earliest investors, argued Wednesday that Google should buy Twitter.<p>“It’s an instant fit," Sacca said during a CNBC …

Showtime undercuts HBO with $10.99 stand-alone streaming service

Launching on Apple devices this July<p><b>Read next:</b> The new Apple TV review.<p>Showtime is launching an internet TV service that will offer access to its back catalog, its current selection of movies, and live streams of its network for $10.99 per month. The service launches on Sunday, July 12th, and it'll …

Smart TV

Your Wireless Internet Could Power Your Future Devices

As if Wi-Fi wasn’t cool enough already<p>Wi-Fi allows us to connect to the Internet by transmitting data through the air itself, but what if it could be used to power our devices wirelessly as well? Scientists at the University of Washington are currently working to make it happen.<p>PoWiFi, short for …

This Rare Porsche 959 May Fetch More Than $1.5 Million at Auction

Any Porsche 959 is a sexy beast, and this black-over-carmel-brown 1988 model, which is headed to Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction in August, is no exception.<p>The Porsche 959 remains one of the most interesting supercars ever built. In years past, they were an extra-rare sight in the U.S., as …

Porsche

Disaster droids face off in the Darpa Robotics Challenge

<b>Final preparations are being made by 24 robotics teams about to compete for $3.5m (£2.3m) worth of prizes in a Pentagon-backed competition.</b><p>Their machines are being challenged to carry out a series of disaster-related tasks in the shortest time possible.<p>The US Department of Defence's Darpa research …

Robotics

'Fallout 4' Looks Great, But You Still Shouldn't Pre-Order

The first game released by Bethesda Game Studios since 2011′s <i>Skyrim,</i> <i>Fallout 4</i> is the sequel to 2008′s <i>Fallout 3,</i> and it looks absolutely stunning.<p>In an age of multiplayer focused games, where exciting titles like the new <i>Battlefront</i> are online only, with no campaign at all, it’s refreshing to see …

Diablo

How DC Comics Plans to Compete With Marvel Movies

Everybody in the movie business wants to be like Marvel — especially rival company DC Comics.<p>The success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a blueprint that franchises from "Transformers" to "Ghostbusters" have looked to emulate. Hell, even the granddaddy of them all, "Star Wars," has taken a page …

Comic Books

Car Maker TVR to Rise from the Dead, for Real This Time

British sports-car makers come and go with the seasons, but we’re genuinely excited at the news that TVR will be resurrected—an effort that might actually take this time.<p>TVR was never one of the more successful Brit manufacturers, but for a while it was among the most exciting. Founded back in …

Sports Cars

5 bizarre phrases China is trying to scrub from the internet

Now, the censors are coming for profanity and sexual innuendo.<p>On Tuesday, the Cyberspace Administration of China unveiled a new set of regulations that will scrub social media of the 25 most popular dirty words in China, according to Bloomberg.<p>"We should clear the smog of coarse language," CAC …

China

Teenagers Dish On 15 Things You Need To Know About Popular Music

Even THEY don't get what's up with Justin Bieber.

Melissa McCarthy

Supermarket price wars: Choice finds Aldi shop 50% off

Australians can cut their grocery bill in half by ditching fancy brands sold at the big two supermarkets and heading to Aldi, a shopping survey by …

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

'Fantastic Four's' message for comic fans who hate the new cast

Josh Trank knew that when he announced the cast for his upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot, some die-hard comic book fans would declare it clobberin' time.<p>"I knew it was going to get ugly," the director said in a recent interview for an upcoming cover story on "Fantastic Four" in Hero Complex …

Comics