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'The Witcher 3' Leaks Two Weeks Early

Games leak all kinds of ways: through hacks, through accidents, and sometimes through a good old-fashioned physical copy. That’s what seemed to have happened to The Witcher 3, which has been showing up on Twitch streams almost two weeks ahead of its actual release — apparently, stores in the UAE …

'Assassin's Creed Unity' And 'Halo' Make The Case For Ditching The Holiday Release Trap

Two games are shaping up to be the biggest cautionary tales of the year, and they just so happened to have been released on the exact same day. Assassin’s Creed Unity has proven to be a master class in how not to ship a game, as it arrived riddled with bugs at launch, requiring not just a day one …

Destiny Update Makes Some Missions Easier

As the game's next event kicks off.<p>Destiny's latest patch has hit the live servers, bringing with it a couple of easier missions and a fix for a bug …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Elon Musk Has Been Thinking About Making A Flying Car AND A Submarine Car

"I've thought about it quite a lot...We could definitely make a flying car - but that's not the hard part," Musk told The Independent in an interview this weekend. "The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that's super safe and quiet? Because if it's a howler, you're going to make people very …

Elon Musk

A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

Floating a turbine at 1,000 feet has its advantages. Wind speeds are two-to-three times higher than nearer to land, and more consistent, Rein says. …

Renewable Energy

The Medical and Microbiological Consequences of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol consumption has been a part of human activity for millennia though not everyone does so responsibly. Back in the 1800s, public health officials first took note of the issue of alcohol abuse, which was known then as intemperance. They were keenly aware there was a link between the amount of …

Medical Research

Jiggster for Android Lets You Buy, Sell or Swap Console Games

Jiggster, a new platform for buying, selling and trading games in the UK that soft-launched in beta on Android a few weeks back. Being the occasional gamer that I am, it seemed about time to took a closer look at the service.<p>The key premise behind its existence is that gamers are fed up of being …

SCiO Shows Off Its Molecular Food Scanner In TechCrunch Disrupt’s Hardware Alley

Dror Sharon, the CEO of ConsumerPhysics, was showing off a prototype of his handheld “food scanner” at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Hardware Alley this week, called the SCiO. The device is a pocket-sized spectrometer that analyzes the molecular structure of an object by first shining a light on the item …

Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients

Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become.<p>But instead of forcing people to rely on highly processed convenience food that’s larded with additives and unhealthy …

The new Oculus Rift costs $350 and this is what it's like

If you're still not paying attention to Oculus VR and the Rift headset -- the folks at the forefront of virtual reality's recent rebirth -- <i>what are you doing?</i> Okay, we'll forgive you. It's still just a development kit after all, and even the latest prototype ("Crystal Cove") is far from the …

Now You Can Make Your Own Internet-Connected Gadgets, No Engineering Skills Required

“The Internet of Things” is one of those trendy, nebulous terms that many people kind of understand, but few people entirely grasp. Ayah Bdeir, …

Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda. TechCrunch is hearing that Facebook is buying Titan …

OpenKnit: Giving Fashion Designer Cred to Anyone with $750 and Some Style Inspiration

Growing up, you couldn't get cooler or more stylish than wearing something you created yourself. Proof: I had a short run as a seamstress of sorts …

Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers

<b>(Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>You might find your Prime membership morally indefensible after reading these stories about worker mistreatment<p>Simon Head<p>February 23, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans”<p>When I first did research on Walmart’s workplace …

Thief: Using the Focus Ability for Stealth or Assault - IGN Video

We show you how to use the new Focus ability for a stealth or assault playthrough. Use it to steal, slow time, and more.

Steve Perlman’s new startup says it has the answer to the mobile capacity crunch

Entrepreneur Steve Perlman may have cut his teeth in the tech world with the invention of WebTV — which he sold to Microsoft for $425 million more …

America’s fastest mobile networks are left in the dust by Brazil, Russia, and Mexico

Mobile broadband speeds in the United States can’t keep pace with networks in other countries. In a study of 16 countries, the average US download speed in 2013, at 6.5 Mbps (Megabits per second), was faster only than the Philippines, and then just barely. Despite broad coverage and plenty of …

Telecoms

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

IBM researchers just built the best graphene-based circuit yet: it sends text messages

IBM researchers have created a graphene-based circuit that they say performs 10,000 times better than existing options; It was reliable enough that …

Davos billionaires: Oblivious to the coming revolution

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — The world looks different from rarified altitude of a billionaire. Especially if you’re one of the 85 richest …

BT's breakneck broadband test hits unimaginable speeds over plain ol' fiber

BT still has a long way to go until it connects all of Britain's homes to its fiber-optic network, but that hasn't stopped the company from exploring new ways to squeeze some extra speed out of it while it does. With a little help from friends at Alcatel-Lucent, BT boffins have created what they …

Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …

Tate may let you explore museum galleries using robots or 'Minecraft'

Come July, you might find yourself exploring Tate Britain's art galleries with a remote-control robot, inside the world of <i>Minecraft</i>, through an interactive animation, or within a collection of online comments. Only one of these elaborate proposals will be turned into a reality though, and the Tate …

Video games change the way you dream

Those hours in an alternate reality are messing with our minds<p>Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up …

Heart's natural motion powers implants

Hershey and 3D Systems team up to make 3D-printed chocolate candy

The chocolate in the candy aisle could soon begin to look a lot weirder. 3D Systems announced today that it will partner with the Hershey Company to develop "innovative opportunities" in 3D-printed food. The multi-year agreement will have 3D Systems working with Hershey to come up with new ways of …