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The guide to building a PC for virtual reality | Polygon

So how much power do you need for your virtual reality gaming PC?<p>VR, at least the desktop variety, is an expensive technology, and it requires an impressive system. That remains true whether you're going with the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, and it's one of the reasons the low price of the …

A brief tour of a tiny corner of No Man's Sky

It's 'No Man's Sky' because you have to make the planets yours<p>At this point, anyone who's been following <i>No Man's Sky</i> has an idea of what developer Hello Games is trying to deliver: a massive, open-ended space exploration game that thousands upon thousands of people will play without (likely) ever …

Everything We Know About The Tesla Model 3 (Updated)

The entry-level Tesla Model 3 sedan is coming this month, and it’s not just supposed to transform the future of the company, it’s supposed to …

13 essential items to bring on your next road trip

Be prepared.<p>These are the 13 best things to have you absolutely need if you're planning a long road trip.

Shopping

A Texas Brothel Madam Has Been Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking

Her cantina had 17 hidden rooms to rent out for sex.<p>The madam of a brothel that operated in Houston's East End for years was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for her role as the leader of an international sex-trafficking ring that forced women and girls into prostitution.<p>Hortencia …

Crime

Were Sex Workers Caught Up in Recent Seattle Raid Really Being Trafficked?

In early January, law enforcement in the Seattle area shut down a popular website used by sex workers to advertise their services and by customers to review sex workers. Police also raided a number of luxury apartments in Bellevue where women were allegedly selling sex and arrested a dozen men and …

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Victims of Human Trafficking Must Be Treated As Victims

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. All month, we have had the official opportunity to contemplate the tragic fact that more people are enslaved right now than at any other time in history. The victims of human trafficking, modern-day slavery, are among the most vulnerable members of our …

Sex Trafficking Increases Around The Super Bowl. Truth Or Myth?

Beyoncé and Coldplay are expected to have an unforgettable performance at this year’s Super Bowl 50 halftime show. Yet they are not the only headline surrounding the biggest sporting event of 2016.<p>So is the suspected increase around sex trafficking. Texas Governor Greg Abbott previously went on …

NFL

Sex Trafficking Hype Surrounding The Super Bowl Does More Harm Than Good

Every year, media outlets warn of the impending sex trafficking tidal wave that's supposed to hit whichever city is hosting the Super Bowl.<p>Every year, the FBI and local law enforcement officials pull out the big guns to address the problem and release incredible trafficking arrest numbers.<p>And every …

NFL

When Sex Trafficking Goes Unnoticed in America

Many cases go unreported, making it a difficult crime for law enforcement personnel to spot.<p>How do you identify sex-trafficking victims when such cases go largely undetected or unreported?*<p>It’s an issue with which law-enforcement agencies in the U.S. continually struggle. Detective Bill Woolf with …

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This Pimp's Lawyer Says He's a 'Scumbag' But Not a Sex Trafficker

Brooklyn Defense Attorney Howard Greenberg concedes Karmik Grant-Byas has done "despicable" things to women, but says his client did not compel them to perform commercial sex acts against their will.<p>Most lawyers would be mortified if they were ever publicly compared to Saul Goodman, the sleazy …

Crime

Miami Beach learns about child sex trafficking in the community

Human slavery is often considered an uncomfortable truth that’s rooted firmly in the past, but sex trafficking is alive and well, globally, as well …

Seven teenage girls rescued from Super Bowl sex trafficking ring, says FBI

The FBI have released details of their anti-sex trafficking operation which targeted increased forced prostitution in the run-up to the Super …

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NFL

Study Takes Look at How Big Events Fuel U.S. Sex Trafficking

It’s long been debated whether the Super Bowl is the biggest single driver of sex trafficking in the U.S., but the focus on football’s marquee event may be disguising the extent to which other major public gatherings contribute to the problem, according to a first-of-its-kind study released last …

South Carolina

North Dakota and Human Trafficking: A Local Crisis Representative of a National Problem

North Dakota experienced an oil boom over much of the past decade, much of it due to fracking. The resulting influx of cash transformed previously rural areas and outposts—with both positive and negative results. Crime began to rise, especially against women, and human trafficking had its own ugly …

U.S. groups to offer tech expertise to help thwart traffickers

<i>This story is part of an ongoing Globe and Mail investigation into the hundreds of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.</i><p>Two American anti-trafficking groups are expanding into Canada this year, intent on using technology to better analyze and detect a crime that is notoriously …

Anti-slavery workers say government is failing sex trafficking victims - Hack - triple j

Thuy entered Australia on a student visa, was picked up from the airport and taken to a dingy apartment in the heart of the city.<p>She waited. Because …

26 Facts About The Legend of Zelda That You Probably Did Not Know

The shiny gold plastic NES cartridge was special at time of release, but a more mundane yellow prototype cartridge recently sold on eBay for a cool $150,000.<p>(Image credit: U-T San Diego/ZUMA Press/Corbis)

The 2016 BMW M2 Is BMW's Middle Finger To Everyone Who Says They Got Soft

The 2002 Turbo. The original E30 M3. The 1M Coupe. Clearly BMW has a long and distinguished history of producing some of the best performance cars on …

The new Jaguar F-Type will blow your mind with raw, beautiful speed

It's Jaguar's follow-up to the company's iconic E-Type.<p>With its sleek body and neighbor-waking supercharged V8 rumble, rolling up in an F-Type makes for quite a statement.<p>Now, the engineers at Jaguar's Special Vehicles Operation have made a different statement with the 200-mph F-Type SVR.<p>For the …

Jaguar Cars

Rocket League Arrives on Xbox One, as Game Hits 11 Million Downloads

Following its launch last summer for PlayStation 4 and PC, Psyonix's hit soccer-with-cars game Rocket League has now arrived on Xbox One. Additionally, the developer has announced that, across PS4 and PC, the game has now reached 11 million downloads, up from 10 million in January.<p>For $20, you get …

Gaming

Star Citizen Creator Wishes He'd Explained Game's Development Schedule Better

One of the critiques of ambitious PC space sim Star Citizen is that it's been a long time coming. The game's original Kickstarter campaign started in 2012 and, though some portions of the game are playable right now for backers, the full, finished product isn't. Now, in an interview with the BBC, …

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The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

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