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'Adults Only' games

If you've landed on this page in search of 3D-rendered smut, you've come to the wrong place. The 'Adults Only' moniker is derived from the ESRB …

The New Rules for Dating: Stop Looking for Love

This story might be one to add to the realm of urban legend: a friend of a friend was a little down on her luck with love and money. In an effort to troubleshoot the easiest issue first, my friend suggested, "Maybe you can get a job as a nanny," to which Debbie Downer responded, "I don't want to <i>be</i> …

10. Final Fantasy - Using Voice Actors

In a spin-off to T.J. Barnard's fantastic article on movie franchises that were destroyed in a single moment, we've decided to examine those 10 video …

Gigabyte shows off tiny BRIX gaming PC with Haswell and Iris Pro graphics (hands-on)

While we had an inkling that Gigabyte would be fitting its latest miniature BRIX PCs with Haswell processors, we were pleasantly surprised to learn it had also built a tiny gaming computer with Iris Pro graphics on board. Indeed, the BRIX pocket gaming PC has similar internals to the recently …

Shop window note reunion father rejected by daughter

A man who spent years 27 years searching for his estranged daughter has finally got in contact – only for her to reject a reunion.<p>Michael Hogben, 71, …

Meet Blobfish: voted the world's ugliest animal http://t.gu.com/oNVU1 (Pic: Greenpeace/Rex Features)

Bus company charges disabled dad £30 to return lost wallet

A bus company has caused outrage after charging a disabled man £30 to return his lost wallet.<p>Disabled dad Arthur Adlam, 31, lost his wallet …

Debrett's teaches how to meet, greet. . . and tweet

Debrett’s has new courses for tech-savvy under-30s who sorely lack face-to-face communication skills<p>There are an awful lot of things to remember when shaking someone’s hand. First: the grip. Don’t squeeze too hard (“the bone-cruncher”) or use two hands (“the politician’s grasp”). Second: the shake. …

Sony offers pro 4K camcorder for $6,500: the PXW-Z100 with 10-bit, 600Mbps video

Other than a smallish 1/2.3-inch sensor, Sony's new PXW-Z100 4K camcorder should push all the right buttons for pro shooters. Though it shares a sensor (and body) with the newly launched FDR-AX1 prosumer model, everything is upmarket from there. It'll record 4:2:2 10-bit (billions of colors) 4K …

VLC 2.1 for iOS adds audio-only playback, streaming over FTP and UPnP

VLC returned to iOS with big upgrades like AirPlay and Dropbox integration, but it left out a few of the very valuable features we've seen in other media players. The app's new 2.1 update addresses several of those omissions in one fell swoop. VLC can now play audio-only files, and it will stream …

Americans Spent $2.88 Billion On Video Games In 2nd Quarter

Despite a significant slowdown in the number of new products and the looming end of a console generation, U.S. consumers spent $2.88 billion on video game content during the second quarter of 2013.<p>According to a new report from global information company the NPD Group, between April and June of …

VLC for iOS updated with improved international support, FTP server discovery

VideoLAN’s VLC application for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch has been updated with some significant enhancements. Notably, the version 2.1 release includes improved international support. This includes subtitle options for non-western languages, and localization to the following languages: …

Apple offering free iTunes Festival songs in Apple Store app as part of sales push

Continuing with its new push to offer free content to users through its Apple Store app, Apple today started offering users a selection of free songs under a new banner promoting the upcoming iTunes Festival. The new section promoting the iTunes Festival is currently offering six free songs with …

UCL's 'Prison-like' student housing wins Carbuncle Cup for worst building of 2013: http://t.gu.com/onwLZ?CMP=OTCNETTXT8115 Cramped rooms with low ceilings and one small window facing directly on to a brick wall. UCL accommodation with windows facing on to walls reveals a wider problem with the standard of student housing. Photograph: Ellis Woodman/BD

Apple broke PlexConnect Apple TV hack with this morning’s update

<b>UPDATE</b>: Workaround now available to restore access<p>Thanks to an easy DNS hack called PlexConnect, non-jailbroken Apple TV users have been able to unofficially run the popular media server Plex on the second and third gen Apple TV since we first told you about it back in June. The hack, which …

Loch Ness Monster Sighting? Photographer Claims 'Black Object' Glided Beneath Lake's Surface

Is it a rogue wave... or something else?<p>The way amateur photographer David Elder tells it, you'd think he snapped a photo of Nessie, the fabled Loch Ness monster:<p>“Out of the corner of my right eye I caught site of a black area of water about 15 feet long, which developed into a kind of bow wave," …

Dev-only Find My iPhone update pushed to consumers, breaks login

Well, Apple has a bit of egg on its face right now. Seems as if an update to the Find My iPhone app has been pushed out to some devices before it was ready for consumers. The update brings that pretty new matte icon that is part of the iOS 7 make over, but it also brings with it the inability to …

Samsung announces another dual-screen flip-phone: the Galaxy Golden

Samsung <i>clearly</i> thinks the flip-phone is here to stay. After all, why else would it launch two new clamshells in a matter of weeks? Today, the tech giant debuted the Galaxy Golden, which is strikingly similar to the Folder that leaked under an almost identical model number just prior to the …

Gameloft and Amiga Games to release 56 titles on Windows 8, WP8 before 2014

Sure, Microsoft's battle for next-gen supremacy starts in November, but those who lean on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 for their gaming just got a little something to look forward to. Gameloft is readying a total of 15 games that'll arrive within the next 12 months and launch simultaneously on …

2K and Lucid Games Announce '2K Drive', a New Racing Title Exclusively for iOS

Video game publisher 2K and studio Lucid Games, a company formed by past developers of console games such as <i>Blur</i> and <i>Project Gotham Racing</i>, have announced "2K Drive", a new racing title for iOS devices. The game will offer a mix of licensed cars from manufacturers such as Dodge, Ford, and Nissan, in …

Upcoming iPhone-Compatible Sony Lens Attachment Detailed in Leaked Manual

Sony is crafting a new high-end lens system designed to work with smartphones, according to documents and photos published by <i>Sony Alpha Rumors</i>. First unveiled in photos last week, Sony’s lens accessories are actually fully functioning standalone cameras that are designed to attach magnetically to …

Apple opens graphics card replacement program for some mid-2011 iMacs

Apple has opened up one of its rare replacement programs for the graphics card in some mid-2011 iMac configurations, according to a notice issued to Apple Support employees. The iMac in question is the model released in May 2011 with Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt ports. This iMac was sold …

Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition will include a 1080p action camera

Activision and Infinity Ward have bundled expensive gadgets with the last few <i>Call of Duty</i> special editions, and they're keeping up this recent tradition with <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>. Buy the Prestige Edition of the game on November 5th and you'll get a 1080p, water-resistant "tactical camera" with a …

Drug mule suspect 'forced' to take items

A woman arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking told officers she was "forced" to take items in her luggage and did not know they contained drugs, according to police footage that emerged on Monday.<p>Melissa Reid, 19, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, was detained with Michaella McCollum Connolly, …

How to access hidden Netflix streaming settings

Streaming Netflix on a home computer works well most of the time, but depending on the quality of your Internet connection, you may experience the occasional hiccup. And when that happens, it can be frustrating to watch as the video buffers. If the problem is with your ISP, you typically don't have …

How to get free digital magazines from your library

Public libraries are so awesome. (Thanks, Ben Franklin!) They let you borrow not only physical books, but also digital content like e-books, audiobooks and -- surprise, surprise! -- digital magazines.<p>It's true: Many libraries have partnered with RBdigital (formerly Zinio for Libraries) to offer …

How to report problems to Google, Facebook, other Web services

There are any number of reasons why you would need to reach a human representative for a Web site. When attempting to contact Google, Facebook, or another big online service, phone calls, letters, and generic e-mails to the company are likely to get you absolutely nowhere.<p>Back in July 2005 I wrote …

Revert back to previous version of Google Maps on Android

Earlier this week Google posted six tips for the new Google Maps. We covered it here, and if you go down to the comments, you'll find that a lot of users aren't happy with the changes made to Maps.<p>There's even a Facebook page dedicated to hating on Google Maps 7. Hate on, haters.<p>When using an …

Sum up YouTube video stats with VidIQ Vision for Chrome

When you create a video to share with the world on YouTube, you want it to be a hit. Although you can find analytics for your video through the YouTube tools, there's more specific services that can help fine-tune your ability to reach more viewers and gain more subscribers. VidIQ, a …

The bright, budget Nokia Asha 501 (pictures)