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Find your pals in a crowd with this flashing phone app

We've likely all been there: you're at a concert or some other crowded public space and maybe it's too loud to talk on the phone or you don't have cell reception to send a text. How're your friends supposed to find you? Well, if you use LookFor, all they'd have to, erm, look for, would be your …

Valve Bans More Counter-Strike Pros, Tells Them Not to Bet on Matches

<b>Update:</b><p>After the aptly named player Paweł "innocent" Mocek protested that his team, ex-ESC, was banned without proof, Valve investigated the matter further and reversed its ban on him and his teammates.<p>"The ex-ESC players were restricted from participating in Valve-sponsored events because their …

ESL

The Pirate Bay is back online

Seven weeks after a raid on its Stockholm servers, The Pirate Bay is back online. Despite being targeted for repeated closure attempts by authorities, the file-sharing service is live once more, making use of virtual servers hosted by secret cloud storage companies around the world, according to …

NBA scores 2015: The Bulls' double overtime loss highlights their strange up-and-down play

Also, Carmelo Anthony keeps it going for some reason and O.J. Mayo helps bolster Milwaukee's bench.<p>Three games into an NBA Thursday night and it could not have been more quiet on the court. The announcements of the NBA All Star reserves had created a buzz, but the three games that followed were …

Google is making fake human skin to test its cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Last October, Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Now, if this didn't sound bizarre enough, it turns out the search giant is also using synthetic skin to develop the technology.<p>the …

Valve has paid out $57M to creators making hats, skins and items for Steam Workshop

Valve says it has paid out more than $57 million to the people who create in-game items for <i>Team Fortress 2</i>, <i>Dota 2</i> and <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> since launching Steam's Workshop in 2011. And now it's expanding its Workshop program to other games, meaning more money-making opportunities for …

Mayweather, Pacquiao talk at game

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the same arena? Can it be?<p>It happened Tuesday night, but it was not for a long-awaited showdown in the …

Kobe Bryant injures shoulder in loss to Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS — Kobe Bryant slung a designer backpack over his shoulders — both of them, it was important to note — and talked about something eminently important to him.<p>He left a game because of a sore right shoulder from a third-quarter dunk, unable to finish in the fourth after firing up two …

Nadal, Federer made to work hard

Third seed Rafa Nadal battled through illness and poor timing on his groundstrokes to lurch into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 victory over American qualifier Tim Smyzcek.<p>Nadal appeared to be affected by something in the second set as he sweated profusely and …

Freshly Eaten Snake Makes Amazing Escape—Find Out How

Weird & Wild<p>Newly published photographs show a snake fleeing from the belly of another.<p>A snake remarkably escaped from a larger snake that swallowed it whole on the Greek island of Corfu, according to recently published photographs.<p>In 2011, the wild reptile, a Dahl's whip snake <i>(Platyceps najadum)</i>, …

Zoology

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

Steam Broadcasting is now live

Steam Broadcasting is now live following the latest update to the Steam Client, it was announced today.<p>The new broadcasting feature allows users to watch and stream games to and from users on your friends list. Right-clicking the name of a friend who's in-game now offers the option to "Watch Game." …

(Update: live now) OnePlus is allowing anyone to buy the One for two hours tomorrow

<b>Update:</b> the shopping window is now open. Get your OnePlus One here.<p><b>Original post:</b><p>With its high-end specs and low-priced cost, not to mention CyanogenMod pre-installed, the OnePlus One managed to earn its fair share of attention last year when it launched. Ironically, the so-called flagship killer …

OnePlus

Retina 5K iMac Models Now Available From Apple's Online Refurbished Store

Apple recently started selling the 27-Inch iMac With Retina 5K Display in the refurbished section of its online store, as first noticed by <i>MacGeneration</i> and <i>9to5Mac</i>. These refurbished models offer customers the chance to save up to 15 percent off the retail price of a brand new model.<p>Several 27-inch …

Snapchat Wants Brands To Spend $750,000 On Disappearing Ads

Many brands are balking at the price.<p>Snapchat believes its rates are completely fair given the unique audience it's able to offer — teens.<p>Teens are notoriously difficult for advertisers to reach and Snapchat's user base skews much younger than its competitors. The company is essentially providing a …

Advertising

Google partners with auto suppliers on self-driving car

DETROIT (Reuters) - Internet search company Google Inc has begun discussions with most of the world’s top automakers and has assembled a team of traditional and nontraditional suppliers to speed efforts to bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, a Google executive said on Wednesday.<p>A Google …

Autonomous Cars

Manny Pacquiao Agrees to Terms for Potential Floyd Mayweather Fight on May 2

The superfight boxing fans have dreamed of and long been denied between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. may at last be coming to fruition on May 2.<p>Promoter Bob Arum told Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole on Tuesday that Pac-Man's camp has agreed to the terms, as have Mayweather's representatives, …

Intel unveils tiny Curie system on a chip for next-gen wearables

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich plucked a button off his sport jacket and held it up during his CES 2015 keynote Tuesday night. It was not actually a …

Sisters, 15 and 11, charged with killing older brother

<b>(CNN) —</b> It could be weeks before the public knows if 11- and 15-year-old sisters will be charged as adults in the shooting death of their brother, as a Florida prosecutor has 30 days to make his next move in the fratricide case.<p>At a Wednesday news conference, State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said …

Crime

Monster sues Beats and HTC for fraud over their headphone deal

The rivalry between Beats and its former ally Monster just got particularly bitter. Monster is suing Beats, its founders (Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine) and HTC for allegedly tricking it into giving up one of its best-known headphone lineups. According to the lawsuit, Beats committed fraud when it …

Radwanska, Murray continue winning run in Perth

(Reuters) - Agnieszka Radwanska and Andy Murray picked up morale-boosting victories in the Hopman Cup on Wednesday to keep their Australian Open preparations on track.<p>Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland plays a forehand shot to Heather Watson of Britain during their women's singles tennis match at the …

Tennis

Teens play Mario Kart 64 and prove Nintendo is forever

The React YouTube Channel likes to pit teenagers of today against the games many of us old farts grew up with, and this episode features the still-amazing <i>Mario Kart 64</i>.<p>It's also really fascinating to see how much Nintendo does right to make sure its games successfully cut across the generation …

Man With Knife In Skull For Hours 'Wasn't Aware Of It'

When a Brazilian taxi driver got into a bar brawl, he didn't know when the fight actually came to a head -- his head.<p>Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira, 39, was stabbed during an argument, and it took more than three hours before he realized there was a blade running through his skull to his jaw bone, CNN …

Hacker claims you can steal fingerprints with only a camera

One hacker says he has developed a way to copy fingerprints using a common digital camera.<p>Jan Krissler, a member of Europe's oldest hacker collective, the Chaos Computer Club, said he accomplished such a feat at the Chaos Computer Conference on Saturday. His demonstration included creating, he …