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Vault of Glass boss gets a bug fix in Destiny's next patch

The next round of fixes for <i>Destiny</i> will address both Atheon, the final boss in the Vault of Glass raid, and the Mythoclast, the exotic weapon he drops, Bungie reported in its latest weekly update.<p>Strengthening Atheon doesn't appear to be a result of this video, in which a six-man team drops him in …

Give student loans the finger: A new solution to a massive generational outrage

Young people and their future families are being bankrupted. Here’s a radical response to the heist of the century<p>Recently, news broke that Rolling Jubilee, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of debt, purchased $4 million in private student loan debt and forgave all of it, …

PSA: You can still upgrade the RAM in the Retina iMac, save hundreds over Apple’s price

Yesterday Apple released a new version of the Mac Mini that no longer features user-servicable RAM, but thankfully the new iMac with Retina 5K display still allows users to upgrade memory through an access door on the back, just like previous models. The new machine houses four memory slots.<p><i>Apple’s</i> …

The Week in Review: Catholic Church Debate

Over 19 months ago, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. The pontiff has since changed the face of the Catholic Church, speaking out against …

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Faster Than We Thought

'Down' could become the new 'up' within our lifetimes<p>The magnetic poles of the earth have switched back and forth many, many times during the 4.54 billion years that the Earth has been around. Previous research suggested that the process of reversing the poles took place over a long time period, …

Review: ‘Fury,’ AKA ‘Murderous Macklemore’s Last Stand’

<b>War Is An Ulcer-Inducing Gore Porno</b><p>If your life isn’t stressful enough and you really want to feel like you need a Xanax rail and some ulcer meds, then <i>Fury</i> is for you, a movie that should really come with a decompression chamber. I’m not convinced David Ayer is a brilliant storyteller, but the dude …

20 Apps You Won't Be Able to Live Without

Photo: Getty Images<p><b>1. KillSwitch:</b> This app discretely removes all traces of your ex from your Facebook profile.<p><b>2. Sleep Cycle:</b> This alarm clock analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase so you feel refreshed instead of groggy.<p><b>3. CardMunch:</b> This app quickly …

Utah National Guard investigates risque video of women with guns

A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who suspect some of their equipment and officers may be in the film.<p>The Utah National Guard learned …

Apple’s biggest security threat is you

11 Powerful Ways to Fix Bad Body Language | Inc.com

What we say and how we say it is incredibly important for communicating with others. But while most of us think of the more obvious, verbal component of what we say when communicating with others, it's easy to forget the 60 percent to 90 percent of our communication that is nonverbal. This is a …

Body Language

Ebola's Incredibly Infectious. Ebola's Also Hard To Catch. Confused? Here's How To Understand.

Ebola has infected just a handful of Americans, but millions of us are already sick with anxiety.<p>More than half of U.S. adults worry that there will be a large-scale Ebola outbreak across the next year, according to a new Harvard poll conducted last week and released on Tuesday. Most of them are …

Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1116000/1116908_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524719612_c2426a3bc5231e14abc4e81548c95ff2<p><b>An unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.</b><p>The aircraft, resembling a miniature …

Space Exploration

Apple has removed all Bose products from its stores

A long retail relationship has turned sour<p>You can't buy Bose products from Apple's online store anymore. As spotted by <i>9to5Mac</i>, headphones from Bose's QuietComfort series and speakers including the SoundLink Mini and SoundLink III have completely vanished from Apple's web storefront. A search for …

Open House Chicago: The City Behind Closed Doors

Modern style and lesser-known sites on display during Chicago Architecture Foundation's signature event.<p>When you're a city like Chicago—boasting a city planning CV with the likes of Daniel Burnham, Stanley Tigerman, and Jeanne Gang—a simple stroll through downtown can provide a survey course on …

Procter & Gamble

System failed to avert battered child's slaying

The family rented the ramshackle two-flat for nearly three years without neighbors realizing the raven-haired girl with dark eyes lived there. No one recalled her ever playing outside, walking with friends to a nearby park or waiting for a school bus in the morning.<p>It wasn't until Sept. 5, when …

Crime

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airport Security

Take off your shoes, remove your belt, chug that half-empty bottle of water -- we know the general rules of airport security all too well.<p>But what's going on behind the scenes, and which hacks will get you through security faster? Allow us to share some of our most riveting security secrets.<p><b>You can</b> …

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis<p>THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out …

'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed

The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious bunker: The Dragon’s Egg.<p>Although the Americans assigned to the Al …

Family of Ebola victim Duncan holds memorial service in N.C.

As questions continue to swirl about how to deal with the ever-growing fears of Ebola, relatives of the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States gathered to grieve Saturday.<p>Wiping tears from their eyes, family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan told CNN affiliate Time …

Lockheed Martin thinks it can give the world unlimited clean energy in 20 years

Remember back in the '50s, when official-sounding newsreels promised that we'd have new-kew-lur-powered cars by the '70s and no one would ever be unhappy? Probably not, since we've gotten a skewed sense of history from watching too many episodes of <i>Futurama</i>. Still, several decades behind schedule, …

Report: Michael Brown's blood found on Officer Darren Wilson's gun, car door

Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the unarmed teen two months ago in Ferguson, Missouri, The New York Times reported.<p>The revelation, provided by unnamed government officials familiar with …

I'm Never Going To Upgrade My First-Generation iPad — Here's Why

You'd think it'd be pretty embarrassing to be a tech journalist and still rock a first-generation iPad.<p>I got the original iPad when it was first released, back in 2010. I didn't really need one then (does anyone really <i>need</i> an iPad?), but it looked cool. And I thought I would use it.<p>Now that the new …

IPad Air

Heavenly emissaries Royal Ballet of Cambodia descend on Long Beach

Twenty-four years ago, the Classical Dance Company of Cambodia astounded audiences at the Los Angeles Festival with its ritual dances and stories of fantastical demons and mythical goddesses.<p>The female dancers appeared to float, thanks to their mastery of a grounded but flowing heel-to-toe gait. …

Audi inaugurates new R8 production line at Neckarsulm

Of all the factories which the Volkswagen Group operates around the world, the Audi plant in Neckarsulm may not be the very largest, but it is among the most diversified. That's where Audi builds versions of the A4, A5, A6, A8 and Q7 lines. It's also been home to the R8, but now the German …

More women play video games than boys, and other surprising facts lost in the mess of Gamergate

The confusing, nasty muck of the Gamergate scandal, in which anonymous attackers have harassed and sent death threats to women linked to the video-game industry, has morphed into a bitter culture war over the world's $100 billion gaming empire.<p>But the fight has also highlighted the minefield facing …

How Scary Is Alien: Isolation With Oculus Rift? *EXPLICIT*

We hooked up a number of GameSpotters to Alien: Isolation on the Oculus Rift. The results weren't pretty.<p>by , , , , , and on

Weekly Recap: PS4 Beats Xbox One and Mass-Murdering Game Revealed

(Some Of) The Big Stuff:<p>The <b>NPD Group</b> released video game sales data for September on Thursday, and <b>Sony's PlayStation 4 beat the Xbox One yet again</b> in the United States. PS4 sales in September <b>jumped significantly</b> <b>over August</b>, due in part to the huge success of the <b>Destiny PS4 bundle</b>, which featured a …

The best gaming desktops you can buy

It seems like we get new gaming desktops to review every week, and each one comes with its own quirks and eccentricities. For the most part, the …

Computer Hardware