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DRAGON BALL Z is Hilariously Absurd with Live-Action Sheep

Robert Downey Jr. Gets Salty About Creative 'Iron Man' Depiction

<b>UPDATE:</b> Here's some cool background intel on RDJ's salty photo, as delivered by Stephanie Booker: "I'm working on a crazy worldwide scavenger hunt that just wrapped called G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen), founded by "Supernatural" star Misha …

Comics

Is This Our First Look at Spider-Man in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR?

STAR WARS: Top 5 Force Traditions Better Than The Jedi or The Sith

Watch someone beat Dark Souls' toughest boss using only his voice

Consider this a reminder that, with enough determination and skill and sheer perseverance, even the most impossible tasks — and yes, defeating all of <i>Dark Souls</i> using only your voice counts as one such task — become possible.<p>You can witness this maxim by way of the above video showing the game's …

343 Industries on telling a 'different emotional perspective' in Halo 5's story

There are a lot of things 343 Industries is trying to do differently with Halo 5: Guardians and among them is deliver a unique narrative that hasn't …

Xbox One

Take-Two blows past revenue targets but misses on earnings

Take-Two Interactive Software reported earnings that met revenue expectations for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30, but it fell short on earnings targets.<p>The New York-based company reported non-GAAP earnings per share of 31 cents (versus a loss of 14 cents a year ago) on revenues of $366.4 …

Investing

Hidetaka Miyazaki on Dark Souls 3's changes to bosses, magic, combat and more

We've seen but a small slice of <i>Dark Souls 3</i>, both at a recent preview event and at Gamescom last week, but our early glimpse of the game is promising. Yes, it looks like more Dark Souls — and, in parts, a bit like From Software's other game, <i>Bloodborne</i> — but after the divisive <i>Dark Souls 2</i>, a sense …

Phil Spencer is obliterating the distinction between Xbox and PC, and he's just getting started | Polygon

"The first thing was getting the team bought into the vision on where we were going"<p>"Our happiest customers are Kinect owners"<p>"There have been times in our past where Microsoft has lost our way with PC gaming"<p>"The importance of entertainment and games to the Windows ecosystem has become really …

Xbox One boss explains why it's good to fail with new IP

It has now become undeniable how strong of a lineup the Xbox One has for the rest of this year and into 2016, with games like Halo 5, Rise of the …

Tomb Raider

Konami profits are up by 159% thanks to mobile games, cancellations

Many gamers are in a sort of mourning for the publisher Konami. After decades of putting out some of our favorite console titles, the company seems …

10 Mobile Games To Boost Your Productivity

If you are like most people, you enjoy playing a good game. But, as an adult, we often feel guilty for indulging in such activities. Well I’m here to …

Gamification

'SSE won’t pay for my solar electricity'

Our consumer expert helps a reader waiting six months for payment from her solar panels<p><i>Six months ago we had solar energy installed. The installation company took us through the unnecessarily complicated paperwork.</i><p><i>Four days later this was sent to SSE. It asked for a reading for the “feed-in</i> …

Will Tesla's Gigafactory be the largest building on Earth?

Tesla is constructing a building completely powered by renewable energy that can hold enough battery power for 500,000 Tesla cars. And it’s going to …

Tesla

Japan to restart nuclear power tomorrow after energy prices soar

It's been four years since an earthquake and tsunami knocked out the nuclear reactor at Fukushima, causing a meltdown and mass evacuation of the local area. The tragedy eventually saw the shut down of all of the nation's nuclear power plants, with the last facilities closing down in late 2013. This …

How Cheap Can Solar Get? Very Cheap Indeed

<i>This is part 1 of a series looking at the economic trends of new energy technologies. Part 2 looks at the dropping price and increasing reliability</i> …

Solar Power

Canadians pull the plug on renewable energy scheme

Canadian province of Nova Scotia cancels a successful project which rewarded people for generating renewable energy, reports Climate News Network<p>The Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on the country’s Atlantic seaboard, has ended a programme which gave citizens an incentive to produce renewable …

Here's everything we know about Tesla's grid battery business

Which new Tesla product has $1 billion-worth, and 100,000 in orders? No it’s not Tesla’s soon-to-be shipped electric SUV, the Model X, but it’s …

This is how Force Touch might work on the next iPhone

Apple is widely expected to bring Force Touch to the next iPhone, and now we're getting some idea of how it might work. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>, Force Touch will be used as a way to access shortcuts, pull up menus, and activate new functions. If that sounds kind of confusing, well, it is — for now, at …

iOS

Dunkin' CEO: $15 minimum wage is 'outrageous'

Dunkin' Donuts' top executive says a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers is "absolutely outrageous."<p>On Thursday, New York state's wage board recommended fast food workers make at least $15 per hour. The board said it should happen by the end of 2018 in New York City.<p>Dunkin' Brand (DNKN) CEO …

Income Inequality

Apple pulls Google's Nest thermostats from its stores

Apple has removed the Google-owned smart thermostat Nest from its stores as the company ramps up its HomeKit-enabed product lines<p>Apple has removed arch rival Google's Nest thermostats from its stores and online shop, in the wake of the first wave of HomeKit-enabled products going on sale.<p>Nest was …

Home Automation