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Halo 3's Final Easter Egg Has Been Found

Click both thumbsticks down during the loading screen on December 25.<p>Halo 3's last known Easter Egg has been found, a cool seven years after the game …

Rockets fired at Israeli nuclear plant as threat of invasion rises

Gaza suffered one of its bloodiest days in recent years, with at least 22 people, including nine children and six women, killed in airstrikes in day two of Israel's Operation Protective Edge<p>Hamas militants launched a salvo of missiles at Israel's main nuclear facility on Wednesday night, raising …

IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

IBM will invest $3 billion over five years to develop processors with much smaller, more tightly packed electronics than today's models, and to sustain computing progress even after today's manufacturing technology runs out of steam.<p>The first goal is to build chips whose electronic components, …

Sony re-wrote its E3 PS4 script after seeing the response to Xbox One, says Andrew House

After seeing the negative response to Microsoft's Xbox One launch, Sony's Andrew House re-wrote some of the script that would later be used during the company's PlayStation 4 presentation at E3 2013, he revealed during this year's Develop conference.<p>According to the Sony Computer Entertainment …

APOD: Along the Cygnus Wall (2014 Jul 03) Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140703.html Explanation: The prominent ridge of emission featured in this vivid skyscape is known as the Cygnus Wall. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape popularly called The North America Nebula, the ridge spans about 10 light-years along an outline that suggests the western coast of Mexico. Constructed from narrowband image data, the cosmic close-up maps emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms to red, green, and blue colors. The result highlights the bright ionization front with fine details of dark, dusty forms in silhouette. Sculpted by energetic radiation from the region's young, hot, massive stars, the dark shapes inhabiting the view are clouds of cool gas and dust with stars likely forming within. The North America Nebula itself, NGC 7000, is about 1,500 light-years away. To find it, look northeast of bright star Deneb in the high flying constellation Cygnus. http://www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140703 #APOD

Violent clashes as Palestinians demand justice after teenager's body found

Clashes continued late into the night in East Jerusalem after the discovery on Wednesday of a body believed to be that of a 17-year-old Palestinian boy who had been abducted hours earlier from an Arab neighbourhood.<p>The badly burned body, thought to be that of Mohamed Abu Khdeir, was found in an …

China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest

China cracks down on students and civil servants observing fast as Xinjiang is under tighter security following attacks<p>Students and civil servants in China's Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in …

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Samsung partners with Trek to enhance cyclists' rides

Samsung is taking its fitness fascination to a whole other level. The company announced Wednesday that it's partnering with Trek bicycles to see how its gadgets can better the cycling experience of riders of all levels -- from elite cyclists to weekend warriors to everyday commuters.<p>The company has …

Why I'd like to be … Tim Curry in Legend

Anyone who grew up in the late 1980s and early 90s is bound to have some questionable role models. Elder generations should just be pleased there aren't a host of twentysomethings looking like this, or this. Films of that era offered an impressionable child nothing better than a series of …

YouTube Is About to Change Drastically

YouTube is introducing a new way for its legion of video creators to make money on the site. The Google division announced Thursday at Vidcon that it …

Disney powers new Infinity game with Marvel super heroes

The marriage of Walt Disney and Marvel will be realized across video game consoles this September with the launch of <i>Disney Infinity: Marvel Super</i> …

Cold dead star may be a giant diamond

Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.<p>Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detected. In fact, this dim stellar corpse is so cold that its carbon has crystallized, effectively forming a diamond the size of Earth, astronomers …