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A Surprisingly Simple Layer Cake, Frosted With Magic (Basically)

If you like the flavor of almond, this is your cake. If you like pastry cream and custard-y sweets (think vanilla bean-flecked creme brûlée), this is your cake. If you like astoundingly delicious desserts that happen to be light and delicate and easy to eat three slices of, then this is definitely …

Dessert

Three US student footballers die in a week

<b>A student in New York state who died on Wednesday became the third US high school footballer to die playing the game in the last week.</b><p>Tom Cutinella, 16, died after colliding with an opponent, Shoreham-Wading River superintendent Steven Cohen said.<p>Two 17-year-old players collapsed and died after a …

UNC Chapel Hill

What 'Destiny' Needs To Learn From 'Diablo 3' About Loot

As you may have heard, Destiny rolled out a big patch yesterday. Well, a small patch that did a few big things in terms of loot. It solved the game’s since-launch problem of the smarmy Cryptarch, a vendor who would “decrypt” your random item engrams, and often reveal gear or weapons of a worse …

Hexoskin's new wearable is a smart shirt for exercise buffs

The wearable craze isn't only about fashionable watches and savvy glasses. After all, remember how tech giant Intel's vision for the space included a shirt? Hexoskin, a Canada-based startup, has similar beliefs, and that's why it recently introduced its biometric smart tee -- Ralph Lauren's doing …

Pavlok needs you to shock more people into breaking bad habits

There's no way you'd use a shock collar to train your beloved dog, but you wouldn't mind using one on yourself if it means breaking your nastiest habits, eh? If that's the case, then your day has come: Pavlok (a wearable band that can zap you with electricity) is now up on Indiegogo, with its …

How To Easily Save Money On eBay By Exploiting Spelling Errors

You may not believe this, but there are a lot of people on the Internet who are terribul spellers! For the nit-picky among us, it can be horribly annoying. But thanks to a web site that we just discovered, their misspellings can actually help save you some cash.<p>Say hello to FatFingers.com. The idea …

Hacker group claims it took down Call of Duty, Destiny, and EA servers

A hacker group is taking credit for disrupting online service for some of the biggest video games, including Activision Blizzard’s Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts and titles from Electronic Arts.<p>Fans noticed the disruption of service yesterday. Lizard Squad, a hacker group, posted yesterday that …

Harvard Wants To Help You Make Your Own Squishy Robot

Modern robotics has gone soft.<p>Ever sit alone in your room and think to yourself, “If only I had a soft robot to call my own.” All right, so that scenario is pretty unlikely, but for those who might have wondered how to create a squishy automaton, Harvard has the blueprints you’ll need.<p>In …

GoPro Hero4 Specs Leaked, 4K Video At 30fps And Touch Screen Display

The new GoPro Hero4 action camera has been rumoured for sometime and today newly leaked images have been revealed before GoPro has been able to …

Gear & Gadgets

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor doesn't worship Tolkien, it challenges him

<i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> takes a very big gamble bending the rules of J.R.R. Tolkien's world in the same brutal and direct way protagonist Talion conquers his enemies' minds. And that gamble is a successful one.<p>Adapting <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i> for video games has been a tricky …

If It’s Heat Your Phone Seeks, Try a Thermal Camera

The Seek thermal camera plugs into iPhones or Androids, bringing once-pricey technology to regular people.<p>The smartphone camera has come a long way from the days when blurry phone photos would only suffice if a dedicated camera wasn’t available.<p>Its small build boasts features like optical image …

Somebody Call The Ninja Turtles: Cannabis Infused Pizza Now Available From Dispensaries In California

In news that's sure to give Michelangelo a raging green boner (PROTIP: try not to look at it), Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizza in Los Angeles is now …

Cannabis

Sony: Project Morpheus is as game-changing a technology as sound was to silent films

"Will virtual reality technology like Project Morpheus be a disruptive technology?" asks Sony's Dave Ranyard during a talk at today's DICE Europe conference, attended by Polygon.<p>Ranyard's keynote was a statement about the future of virtual reality in the face of criticism of some of its early …

Square Enix Launching Cloud Gaming Venture

It's all going on the cloud.<p>Square Enix is aiming to change the way we play games by launching a new cloud gaming group called Shinra Technologies, …