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Dozens of expelled Nazis reportedly paid millions in Social Security

Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.<p>His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate.<p>Then the …

Lamenting the End of Unagi

<b>Japan loves its unagi a bit too well.</b> The government has officially added the nation's freshwater eel population to its "red list" of endangered species after finding a 70 to 90 percent rate of decline over the last three generations.<p>Like most cases of over-consumption, this unfortunately comes as …

Halo 2's high-definition remake gets a righteous look back

Fan of the game or not, this teaser trailer for a documentary about <i>Halo 2 Anniversary</i> should take you right the hell back to 2004, and ten years never seemed like so long ago. Lord, we are old.<p>That's Peter Jennings on ABC's World News Tonight, framing a perfectly understandable lede on the …

Why a ridiculous lawsuit, and a grandstanding defense, may do some good for video games

Rudy Giuliani — "America's Mayor!" — is the celebrity lawyer representing Activision in a weird lawsuit brought by a former banana republic dictator. Few expect the guy — Manuel Noriega — to succeed, and litigating it gives Call of Duty a great publicity vehicle, fighting in real life against the …

'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' needs 20GB day-one patch

When the long-awaited <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i>gets released next month, the first thing players will have to do is download what's estimated to be a 20GB update, according to developer 343 Industries. The day-one patch, which is required to unlock multiplayer and add other features, isn't …

Movie Nights Lets You And Your Friends Find And Agree On A Film To Watch

Trying to figure out what film I want to watch at home from the thousands I can pick on various VOD services is a pain. The only thing more annoying is trying to find one that my husband and I can both agree we want to watch (love you, Marc). A app presented today at TC’s Disrupt Hackathon called …

The smart-lighting race: How Belkin's WeMo aims to outsmart Philips Hue (review)

Nowhere is the war for the smart home raging harder than on the lighting front.<p>Traditional players and new contenders with connected lighting products are duking it out to replace the humble lightbulb. The goal: to give consumers total control over their lighting, whether they’re at home or …

New White House efforts help secure your payments

American banks and stores may already be planning to tighten your payment security, but the White House wants to give those efforts a boost. President Obama has signed an Executive Order that will require the federal government to both issue more secure chip-and-PIN (aka EMV) payment cards and …

A Team Of Kids From Korea Just Won $1 Million For Playing A Video Game

That's where people watched two teams face off in the finals of the "League of Legends" World Championships.<p>It was held in a stadium in Seoul that was built for the 2002 World Cup.<p>The guys who took home the $1 million prize, as well as a 70-pound trophy (called the Summoner's Cup), is Korean team …

Kim Dotcom must reveal his wealth to Hollywood studios

Kim Dotcom will have to reveal how much money he has after losing a bid to keep his assets a secret from five Hollywood film studios.<p>The internet entrepreneur, who is facing extradition to the US over alleged copyright infringement, launched an appeal earlier this month against a New Zealand high …