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Free PS Plus Driveclub Not Cancelled, Sony Assures

Sony has issued a notice reassuring fans that the free PlayStation Plus version of Driveclub has not been cancelled, following an interview with a company executive that had casts doubts over the project.<p>In a statement sent to GameSpot, Sony explained that it is trying to create a network that can …

PlayStation

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Zoology

Brother's birthday present: A beatdown from a Counter-Strike pro player

Hiring a <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> pro to whip your brother's ass on his birthday raises the bar for fraternal trolling. This is so much better than farting into a Nerf hoop basketball, sneaking up from behind and smashing it into his face.<p>Kyente, the victim, is a <i>CS: GO</i> streamer. His brother, …

What might Hernandez's fiancée say?

<i>Watch "Downward Spiral: The Case Against Aaron Hernandez" tonight at 9 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Wearing a sparkling engagement ring, Shayanna Jenkins regularly attended pretrial hearings for her fiancé, Aaron Hernandez. He was often seen mouthing "I love you," to her.<p>But as testimony gets underway, will …

Crime

Alleged American ISIS Commander Abu Muhammad Al-Amriki Killed: Reports

An ISIS commander who claims to have lived in the U.S. has been killed, according to jihadis in the Middle East.<p>Abu Muhammad Al-Amriki, who gained notoriety last February when he appeared in a video blasting al-Qaeda’s Syria branch, Jabhat al-Nusra, was a high-ranking figure within ISIS. The name …

Middle East

Snapchat update makes it easier to have affairs, but teen outcry prompts U-turn

Snapchat’s latest update removed a feature which has irritated sexters for years – but some of the app’s teen users are so unhappy that the company has promised to reverse the decision.<p>The “best friends” lists, a part of the app for more than two years, have been removed. The lists display the top …

Social Media

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Planets

Vice President Joe Biden to Visit Saudi Arabia After King Abdullah's Death

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah, a sign of how important the relationship with the powerful kingdom is to the United States. "In the coming days, I will be leading a presidential delegation representing the United States to pay our respects …

Joe Biden

NVIDIA's newest GPU crams in tons of power without a hefty price

If you've been tempted by NVIDIA's high-end GTX 970 and 980 video cards, but couldn't justify their high prices, the company's latest entry is made for you. NVIDIA is rounding out its Maxwell family of video cards today with the GTX 960, a desktop GPU that it describes as hitting the "sweet spot" …

Why Google’s Plan To Sell Wireless Probably Doesn’t Scare Network Providers

Google is gearing up to sell wireless service directly to customers as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), by acquiring excess network capacity from Sprint and T-Mobile and reselling it to customers under its own brand. This is the same approach used by Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Pure Talk, …

Telecoms

Protect Your Privacy: 70% Off the VPN Unlimited Premium Plan

Whether you’re working, shopping or socializing online, your Web activity should always be private, secure and safe from hackers and identity thieves. With VPN Unlimited, you can count on total security online, across your devices, and with no compromise on speed or bandwidth.<p>VPN Unlimited lets you …

Deals of the Week: Massive Pre-Order Sale, $9 Amiibos, Xbox One With a Year of Live

Bank a great price on an upcoming release.<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>An Xbox One With a Year of Live</b><p>Here comes …

Monster Hunter

I tried Minecraft with Microsoft HoloLens, and now I don’t want to work anymore

REDMOND, Wash. — I’m not a gaming guy. But now I kind of want to be one.<p>After trying out the latest augmented reality system, the Windows Holographic, at an event on the Microsoft campus today, I realized that it’d be pretty freakin’ cool to make my ordinary environment into a video game.<p>I’m …

Augmented Reality

IGN Live Presents: First Look at Call of Duty's Havoc DLC

Exo-Zombies!<p>Next Monday, IGN is bringing you an exclusive first look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Havoc DLC.<p>Tune in on January 26 at 11am PT …

Call of Duty

PS4/X1 Elder Scrolls & Play X1 on Windows - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for PS4/ Xbox One revealed & Xbox One to stream to Windows. Plus, Alien: Isolation passes 1 million, Evo 2015 …

The Elder Scrolls

Microsoft's Phil Spencer on Xbox One and Windows 10 cross-platform plans

At its Windows 10 event today, Microsoft outlined new interactivity between its current console, Xbox One, and the next version of its Windows operating system. Players will be able to play some games, like <i>Fable Legends</i>, across both platforms and they'll be able to stream games from their Xbox One …

Destiny's toughest new raid has already been beaten in under 30 minutes

<i>Destiny</i>'s recently introduced Crota's End raid hard mode has been beat in less than half an hour, Bungie confirmed on Twitter last night.<p>The successful clan behind the news, One and Done, took 27 minutes to finish the mission which features a number of new changes and 33 enemies.<p>Hard Mode, which …

The Raid

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez Accused of Foul Play in Barcelona vs. Atletico Clash

Link to Media<p>Luis Suarez is no stranger to indulging in underhand tactics, but Lionel Messi is a player who typically steers well clear of skullduggery. Nonetheless, the Barcelona pair have been accused of foul play during the Blaugrana’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey on …

Soccer

Microsoft HoloLens hands on: It’s early, but it’s already nifty

Image copyright Kif Leswing/Gigaom.I was able to try out HoloLens at Microsoft’s headquarters on Wednesday. HoloLens is a virtual reality headset …

Augmented Reality

Make Apple bring iMessage to BlackBerry, BlackBerry boss says

Apps like iMessage or Netflix which only run on certain operating systems "must be prohibited from discriminating," BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said.<p>Apple's iMessage platform shouldn't just work on Apple products, but should be available on all kinds of devices, the CEO of BlackBerry has …

Apps

Play a lot of Battlefield 4 this weekend, and the Hardline beta will unlock an extra mode

<i>Battlefield 4</i> is running a promotion between today and the end of Saturday to gin up interest in the upcoming <i>Battlefield Hardline</i> beta. If the community racks up 2 billion points in <i>Battlefield 4</i>'s Rush mode, then <i>Hardline</i>'s Heist mode will be unlocked for the beta.<p>This task begins today at noon ET …

Busted for DUI...of a Double Quarter Pounder

Distracted driving laws apply to more than just phones, folks.<p>Distracted drivers are a menace, and it always seems that when you spot one threatening to test your car's side-impact protection capabilities, there's nary a cop to be seen.<p>For every clown I've observed texting with two hands at 60 mph …

Using X-rays, scientists read ancient, volcano-charred scrolls

Talk about reading between the lines! Scientists wielding X-rays say they can, for the first time, read words inside the charred, rolled-up scrolls that survived the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius nearly two millenniums ago.<p>The findings, described in the journal Nature Communications, give …

Nature Communications

Should nations just pay ISIS ransom?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The black-clad, masked British ISIS terrorist who has taken center stage in the group's hostage videos appeared in a new video on Tuesday threatening the lives of two Japanese hostages, Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yukawa.<p>The terrorist explained that they would be executed in 72 hours if ISIS …

National Security