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The 10 Best Superhero Video Games Ever Made

Gaming<p>The 10 Best Superhero Video Games Ever Made<p>Thursday, June 25th, 2015<p>Source: villains.wikia.com<p>The latest entry in the massively successful …

Google seems to be building a version of Maps for kids — whatever that would look like

The company said it wants to revamp entities like YouTube and Chrome to be more "fun and safe for children" over the course of 2015.<p>In February, it released its first new product: YouTube Kids, which CEO Susan Wojcicki recently said caused watch time for family-content videos to increase 80% faster …

Iran accused of sentencing dead man to death to cover up torture

Mohammad Ali Taheri, an Iranian faith healer, reportedly died in prison and was then sentenced to death to cover it up<p>Supporters of an Iranian faith healer who was jailed for blasphemy and "touching the wrists of female patients" have accused the country's government of posthumously sentencing him …

Microsoft's Clippy returns to kill Siri and hack the world

<i>Hi! It looks like you’re creating a music video. Would you like some assistance today?</i><p>If you activate the maze screensaver, you never know what you might find. Buried deep at the end is Clippy, the Microsoft Office assistant of the '90s, and he’s not happy. He’s stuck on a boring planet with the …

Messaging with RabbitMQ + Python

Today I'm gonna write about messaging with RabbitMQ and python. I've worked in some projects using ActiveMQ interacting with Java, C# and F#, but …

Coder wins a thousand Twitter contests using a bot

You've probably seen "retweet to win" contests on Twitter, and maybe even won a t-shirt, concert tickets or marshmallows. But computer engineer Hunter Scott completely automated the idea and created a bot that entered every Twitter contest it could find -- 165,000 in total. As a result, he claims …

Social Media

South Carolina officer shoots unarmed white teen during pot bust

<b>(CNN) —</b> You think you've heard this story before. A young, unarmed man is shot to death by a police officer. Black activists are outraged. The only difference with this scenario is that the young man was not black, but white.<p>Nineteen-year-old Zachary Hammond was on a date July 26 when he was …

The man who created the world's first self aware robot says this next discovery will change the human-robot relationship forever

A decade later, the Oxford professor's seemingly unattainable challenge has been met.<p>On July 9, a team of researchers led by Professor Selmer Bringsjord helped a robot solve the riddle, displaying a level of self-awareness and satisfying what had until then been considered "the ultimate sifter" …

USA vs. Japan Part II: Giant robots set to duel

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Suidobashi, you have a giant robot, we have a giant robot. You know what needs to happen."<p>With these fighting words, a new, robo-martial space race era was born. U.S.-based robotics company MegaBots issued the challenge late last month, as it put the finishing touches to its Mark 2 model, …

Cornell is building an insanely energy efficient dorm in New York City, and it could change how we make buildings forever

Cornell Tech, an applied sciences program out of Cornell University, is building a giant futuristic campus on New York City's Roosevelt Island. But the most exciting part of the campus isn't in the academic buildings or green spaces — it's the dorms.<p>The campus's 250-foot tall residential high-rise …

The Latest: South Carolina governor says 'it is a new day'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the Confederate flag debate in the South Carolina (all times local):<p>1:40 a.m.<p>Gov. Nikki Haley says "it is a new …

A hacker cartel is using a mysterious Flash vulnerability to steal sensitive business data

Kaspersky Lab revealed the campaign in a threat advisory, warning a hacker group, known as Wild Neutron is using the "unknown Flash Player exploit" to infect companies and private web users with a data siphoning malware.<p>"The initial infection vector from the 2014-2015 attacks is still unknown, …

Facebook just completely changed the way it charges advertisers — here's how people in the industry feel about it

From now on, advertisers who buy ads on a cost per click (or CPC) basis will only have to pay when users actually click a link to their brand's website or app. They will no longer have to pay when when the user likes, shares, or comments on the post.<p>The idea is that advertisers who care about link …

Not everyone will get Windows 10 on its July 29th release date

Windows 10 comes out on July 29th, but you might have to wait until later to get it. Microsoft said today that it would be rolling out Windows 10 in waves, "slowly scaling up" the rollout as it sees how things are going. The intention seems to be playing it safe and making sure that Windows 10 is …

The Explorer is a Tactical 360° Ball Camera That Can Be Thrown Into Danger

A camera startup called Bounce Imaging has just launched the Explorer, a tactical 360° camera that looks like a black softball with lenses scattered …

Imaging

Get this: spiders can “sail” on water

If, last week, you’d quizzed me about the dispersal strategies of spiders, I would have told you all about “ballooning”, how Charles Darwin, at sea on the Beagle in 1832, was stunned to see thousands of tiny, dusky red spiders come floating on board, borne on silky parachutes that trapped them in …

Zoology

Splatoon review: movable type

As Nintendo’s first internally developed game with new characters in 14 years, <i>Splatoon</i> comes loaded down with some heavy questions, chief among them: Can Nintendo still catch and bottle lightning these days?<p>The answer is yes, although not without a few struggles along the way.<p><i>Splatoon</i> finds some of …

‘The Unknown Soldier’ Sheds Light on Severely Injured American Troops

<i>The Unknown Soldier</i>, suggests New York-based photographer David Jay, is not about war; instead, it’s a confrontation of the invisible consequences …

The first American-made AK-47s are on sale in the US

Kalashnikov gets around US sanctions by producing the classic assault rifle in America<p>When Barack Obama banned the import of Russian-made AK-47s last year it was meant to be signal of American anger at the invasion of Ukraine.<p>But the makers of Russia's most iconic weapon have found an elegantly …

Made in America

How Much Does a Scratch Affect the Quality of a Lens?

I’m sure we’ve all heard the horror stories. “ONOZ! My lens got a scratch, it’s ruined!!” someone screams, then goes to quietly cry in a corner. …

Cameras

Boko Haram fighters shoot dead 97 people praying in mosques

Murderous attack follows calls by the Islamic State for jihadists to step up attacks during Muslim holy month of Ramadan<p>Boko Haram extremists gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in a northeast <b>Nigerian</b> town during the holy month of Ramadan, a government official and a self-defence …

Sea horse's square tail could inspire future armored robots

With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to withstand attack than a smooth, round tail would …

A man who used to be 'the Kremlin's banker' is suing Russia for $15 billion

Sergei Pugachev told independent Russian TV channel "Dozhd" ("Rain") that he is in the process of suing Russia for $15 billion over the state's appropriation of his assets.<p>(As a reference point, $15 billion is roughly equal to the GDP of Senegal.)<p>Pugachev also told Dozhd that he wrote to Putin last …

California woman, 21, killed by brain-eating amoeba

It started with a headache about two weeks ago. But a 21-year-old California woman soon began vomiting, and after being unable to shake the symptoms within a day, went to the hospital on June 17.<p>Officials say she's now dead, having succumbed to a rare infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba, …

AWS Cloud9 Amazon Web Services

Benefits<p>Code with Just a Browser<p>AWS Cloud9 gives you the flexibility to run your development environment on a managed Amazon EC2 instance or any …

Cloud Computing

Canadian man gets fined for using his Apple Watch while driving

Now that electronics manufacturers are releasing more and more smartwatch models, you might be wondering what the authorities' stance is on using one while driving. Well, this clears things up a bit for our Canadian readers: a man named Jeffrey Macesin was recently pulled over and fined $120 for …

Apple Watch

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

Have you ever tried repeatedly to explain something to a friend or family member in an effort to help them solve a problem on their iPhone or iPad? …

Woman comes face to face with her dead brother's transplanted face

A woman has met the man who received the face of her dead brother in a groundbreaking transplant.<p>Rebekah Aversano saw – and touched – the transplanted face for the first time in an emotional meeting with Richard Norris, who was severely disfigured in a shooting accident.<p>The encounter was filmed by …

Immune System

National Spelling Bee ends in a tie for second year in a row

They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.<p>So they shared the title, making history in two different ways.<p>The bee hadn't ended in a tie for 52 years -- …

Here's everything we know about the electric car everyone thinks Apple is building

Speaking at the Re/code tech conference, Apple executive Jeff Williams said that "the car is the ultimate mobile device" in response to a question about what industries the company is exploring.<p>Williams went on to frame his comment as relating to Apple's in-car media platform Car Play, so it's not …