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The Division Beta Goes Live 28-31 January On Xbox One And PS4

Tom Clancy's The Division has been a long time coming, and we really do mean a long time coming.<p>That time however, is over. The game's official beta …

How to Weight-Train for Your Body Type: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, Endomorph

mihailomilovanovic/Getty ImagesThe human body can be broken into three distinct body types: <b>ectomorphs</b>, <b>endomorphs</b>, and <b>mesomorphs</b>. Everyone falls into …

Exercise

The 5 Most Interesting Announcements from Microsoft's Windows 10 Event

Virtual assistants, new web browsers, seamless gaming—oh my!<p>With its new version of Windows, Microsoft has done the seemingly impossible: It skipped right over version 9 and straight to 10. Really, though, the maker of the world's most popular operating system dropped a lot of major announcements …

Windows 10

These 11 ‘vampire appliances’ may waste $250+ a year

Slide 1 of 9<p>Even when you’re not using electronics and appliances, they may still be sucking up energy — and that can cost you hundreds of dollars …

Microsoft's HoloLens is no joke: My reality augmented with Skype, Minecraft

REDMOND, Wash. -- In the bowels of Building 92, hidden underneath the company's public visitor center in a secret series of labs, Microsoft let a few people try out what may be the most ambitious Windows device ever made: a holographic headset that aims to rival the most advanced virtual reality …

Zachary Levi joins cast of 'Heroes Reborn'

Save Chuck, Save the World? Actor Zachary Levi has joined the cast of NBC's "Heroes" reboot -- the "Heroes Reborn" miniseries.<p>Back in February 2014, NBC announced a 13-episode standalone story arc with a brand-new cast, aside from Jack Coleman, who's slated to reprise his role as Noah Bennett. …

Microsoft's 'Windows 10: The Next Chapter' event, join us Wednesday (live blog)

The next chapter in Microsoft's corporate history may be called Windows 10, but the name of the book should be "Once More, With Feeling."<p>The company on Wednesday will host a Windows 10 event at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters that's expected to focus on the consumer side of the operating system -- …

DIY 'Star Wars' X-wing rocker rocks the younglings

We've seen fans build X-wing fighter bunk beds and AT-AT beds for their younglings, so why not an X-wing fighter rocker?<p>New Zealand-based Steve Coupe has been making wooden toys for 25 years, and he decided to build a special tribute to "Star Wars" to help raise money for his local children's …

Mario develops awareness, plays his own game

The whole point of a video game is that it's interactive -- that the little avatar on the screen is under your control. If that little avatar needs no input from you, then you essentially become an observer, and the medium cannot truly be called a game.<p>Luckily, an AI developed for Super Mario …

'Gatchaman Complete Collection' BluRay Review

Back at the end of 2013 a rather momentous anime release likely slipped under the collective radar of many people. It was a complete collection of arguably one of the greatest and most influential anime series of all time, that of the original Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.<p>Released at the start of …

H1Z1 offers refunds over microtransactions [Correction]

<i>H1Z1</i>, Sony's hardcore zombie survival MMO, will be offering refunds "no questions asked," for the repeated connection problems plaguing the game's Early Access launch.<p><b>Correction:</b> The original version of this story completely missed the reason refunds are being offered. They are not being offered on …

Here’s why Wall Street is wrong about oil stocks

Most Wall Street analysts are basing their 2015 earnings estimates for oil companies on a questionable number: the price of oil itself.<p>Exxon Mobil …

Investing

Trouble calling: Beware telephone scams

Despite the latest technologies and new ways thieves can try to rob you of your money and your important personal data — it seems there will always …

Infiniti shows Q60 concept car at Detroit auto show

Slide 1 of 9<p>Infiniti revealed the Q60 coupe concept Jan. 13 at the Detroit auto show, a model meant to preview the coming production vehicle. The Q60 …

Google Getting Closer To Universal, Real-Time Translator

Support for Elvish, Dothraki still lacking<p>Google's making it easier to understand languages that you might not know, thanks to an update to its Translate app on Android and iOS. Two updated features improve your ability to navigate unfamiliar languages, whether they're in printed form or being …

Language

Video: Jimmy Kimmel shows how easy it is to trick people into telling you their passwords

Here at BGR, we’ve done our best over the years to give you everything you need to keep your private information safe, but we never got around to …

New Samsung Galaxy S6 Details Will Anger Apple

iOS. That’s what most iPhone and iPad owners cite when they explain why they bought their device. Being part of Apple’s ecosystem is a massive draw for many, but for Apple’s future Touch ID and its intrinsic role in security and finance offers a bigger differentiator than the subjective arguments …

Gear & Gadgets

Destiny players need to drop everything: The game's best weapon is up for grabs

If you're playing <i>Destiny</i>, even casually, you need to drop whatever the heck else you're doing and grind for 17 Strange Coins. Xur has Ice Breaker this week, which is one of the best weapons in the game.<p>"For raids, you will always want to have either the Ice Breaker sniper rifle or the Gjallarhorn …

Hard mode is coming to Crota's End in Destiny next week, here's what you get

Bungie is unlocking hard mode in <i>Destiny</i>'s latest raid, Crota's End, next Wednesday, Jan. 21, the developer said in an update today. The new difficulty will not only make Crota and friends more challenging, it will grant access to all manner of new loot.<p><i>Destiny</i> players will soon be able to plunder a …

Reese's Protein Waffles | MacroChef

Reese's Protein Waffles<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>5 mins<p>Total time<p>15 mins<p>Delicious chocolate protein waffles topped with low fat peanut butter sauce …

Breakfast

Destiny on five hours a week: How to get the most loot with the least frustration

<i>Destiny</i>, Bungie's controversial multiplayer shooter, is famously addictive yet notoriously grindy and disrespectful of players' time.<p>Its game systems are also incredibly intricate, and sometimes counterintuitive, so even experienced players can often use some tips on how to collect the game's …

When Crying At The Gym Means You're Doing Something Right

About two minutes into Eminem's "Lose Yourself," I couldn't feel my shoulders.<p>I was sitting cross-legged on a mat in a dance studio, nearly every inch of the floor covered by mats like mine, with the lights off and the music blaring, flapping my arms back and forth in some combination of a reverse …

Exercise

Destiny's Crota raid can still be cheesed, even after Bungie's latest round of fixes

<i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie dedicated most of the game's latest patch to fixing a host of exploits players had been using to cheat their way through <i>The Dark Below</i>'s raid, Crota's End. But in this large-scale version of whack-a-mole game development, players find two new loopholes for every one that …

George Lucas was planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 and then sell Lucasfilm

George Lucas washed his hands of Star Wars when Disney bought Lucasfilm, but prior to the acquisition, he had been developing his own version of what might have been Episodes 7 through 9, he said in an interview with USA Today.<p>Lucas sold the the company he founded in 1971 to Disney for $4.05 …

New Lightning-powered headphones offer sneak peek at next generation of iPhone accessories

One of the advantages of Apple's Lightning port is that it's bidirectional<b>,</b> meaning that it can be used for charging its host device or have the host device power an accessory connected to it. Until now most of the charging has been one-way, with iPhones, iPods and iPads receiving energy not giving …

AT&T brings back the rollover -- but this time, it's all about data

Wireless carriers in the US are on a roll -- or more precisely, a rollover.<p>In December, T-Mobile unveiled a program called Data Stash that lets customers carry unused mobile data from one month into the following months.<p>And now AT&T has announced that it will offer rollover data to its own Mobile …

T-Mobile

Revolutionary recycled cardboard mini batteries can charge your phone in a hurry

Need a quick charge on your smartphone? Sick of carrying around cables and bulky chargers? Tired of searching out plugs and waiting for your phone to …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

Canadian ISPs required by law to notify users of illegal downloads

January 1st saw a new law, part of the Copyright Modernization Act, go into effect in Canada that requires internet service providers and website …