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African Immigrants in Paris Fear Stigma, Anti-Muslim Sentiments After Attacks

Muslim hairdresser Yomi Mohammed, an immigrant from Nigeria living in Paris, wasn’t caught up in the deadly terrorist attacks in the French capital, but he knows firsthand what it means to be under siege in his adopted country.<p>“There was an attack on us before the terrorists hit, now we are more …

Brussels on highest terror alert as authorities warn of 'serious and imminent' threat

Schools and the subway will be closed Monday in the Belgian capital of Brussels because of a "serious and imminent" threat of a coordinated terrorist attack similar to the recent strikes that killed scores in Paris, the Belgian prime minister said Sunday.<p>"We fear an attack like in Paris, with …

Bethesda Warns Against Using Fallout 4 PC Console Commands

Fallout 4 players have used the game's PC console commands so far to discover a secret developer room and a harpoon-style gun. But developer Bethesda has now warned against using console commands.<p>Asked by a fan on Twitter if console players could ever expect console commands to be available …

Mark Cuban Defends Esports

Earlier today, Mark Cuban participated in a League of Legends show-match at the Intel Extreme Masters San Jose. In an interview that took place before the match, he was asked to respond to people like Colin Cowherd, who might have disparaging and stereotypical views of professional gamers:<p>"I love …

Figures suggest PS4's Battlefront player base is larger than Xbox One and PC's combined

More people are playing <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> on PlayStation 4 than on Windows PC and Xbox One combined, according to a third-party site that tracks server figures for noteworthy Electronic Arts games.<p>Over the past 24 hours, <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> has seen a peak of 188,171 players concurrently online …

Microsoft Talks Xbox One Background Music, Struggles of Achievement Challenge System

Support for background music on Xbox One (outside of Snap) is on Microsoft's backlog of new features it wants to introduce, but if you're holding out for it, you may want to get comfortable. Xbox engineering boss Mike Ybarra says in a new interview that Microsoft is taking its time with the new …

100 super mutants! 10,000 ghouls! Who's left standing in Fallout 4's biggest battle so far?

It takes a tough ghoul to make a tender super mutant.<p>No one knows who will win when 10,000 glowing ones take on 100 super mutants in the wastes of <i>Fallout 4</i>, but I know who the loser is: the framerate!<p>A week after an insane throwdown pitting every legendary foe in the game in an all-out battle …

Comics

JavaScript Goes Asynchronous (and It’s Awesome)

<i>This article is part of a web development series from Microsoft. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible.</i>JavaScript has …

Twitter Flight 2015 - fastlane by Felix Krause

Why computer programmers need to stop calling themselves engineers already

"I'm not a programmer," he begins, explaining some of the frustrations of his former workplace, before correcting himself, "—oh, engineer, in tech-bro speak. Though to me, engineers are people who build bridges and follow pretty rigid processes for a reason."<p>His indictment touches a nerve. In the …

Obama's tech guru on hackers: 'These kids are very intelligent, they're just misdirected'

As a kid, Reed explored hacker forums and entertained himself by messing around with code as part of his self-confessed "punkness."<p>He now credits that experience with helping him land the high-profile role of CTO for Barack Obama's successful 2012 Presidential re-election campaign.<p>Reed was …

Asia's video game scene has a new player: Singapore

Whoever complains about Singaporeans not having passion obviously haven't been to GameStart.<p>Ian Gregory Tan, creative director of Witching Hour Studios

Asia

Capital Gains: Airbnb and India's Uber Each Raise Nine-Figure Funding Rounds

And another lending startup raises a ton of money.<p>This week, Airbnb bolstered its status as one of the world’s most valuable privately held companies, and the Indian Uber competitor Ola added half a billion dollars to its war chest. Here’s the funding news you should know:<p>Ola, India’s equivalent of …

Venture Capital

Spacetime Games' Call of Champions now available in the Play Store

<b>Update (11/22):</b> Spacetime Games has finally released its new MOBA game, Call of Champions, to the Google Play Store. It’s available to download for free, and you can expect to see a bevy of in-app purchases in this title. If you’re interested, head to the Play Store link below!<p>Download Call of …

Samsung Gear VR Sold Out Online At Amazon And Best Buy

If you didn’t pre-order the new consumer version of Samsung Gear VR, you might have some difficulty finding it on your favorite online shopping destinations.<p>Amazon and Best Buy, both places that have been touted as having a supply of the virtual reality accessory, are showing “temporarily out of …

Microsoft app tries to lure you from Android to a Windows phone

It's true that Windows Phone (and now Windows 10 Mobile) doesn't have as many apps as Android or iOS. However, the <i>perception</i> of that app deficit may be just as problematic -- why would you switch to a Lumia 950 if you assumed that none of your favorite apps had Windows equivalents? Microsoft …

Google Made a Secret Prototype That Works Like the Star Trek Communicator

Google developed a prototype wearable device based on the communicator in <i>Star Trek</i>. In science fiction, Captain Picard and his crew used their lapel …

Star Trek