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Blizzard silenced Hearthstone players, and it made the game amazing

A well-constructed Mage deck in Blizzard’s free-to-play collectible card game <i>Hearthstone</i> has the satisfying ability to take the enemy’s figurative arm over your knee to snap the bone in two.<p>The Polymorph card allows you to turn any minion on the board into a sheep that can only hit for one damage, …

Train for Surgery Using Immersive 3D Holograms of Corpses

Computer-generated models are starting to let researchers and students peer into the body without needing a real human stretched out before them. …

Why Silence Isn't Censorship In Games Like 'Hearthstone'

There are few controversial aspects to Hearthstone, Blizzard’s beloved free-to-play collectible card game which recently just saw an iPad release, but one source of contention involves how players interact with each other. Or rather, how they don’t.<p>Rather than allowing text-based chat between …

Jurassic Park 3D Dinosaurs Are Hilariously Bad

This is the funniest thing I've seen today. Titled 'Realistic Dinosaurs' it replaces the (still) jaw-droppingly brilliant CGI of Jurassic Park with… …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

Another thing baby boomers are ruining: emerging markets (via the Fed)

The US Federal Reserve may have underestimated the speed of falling unemployment in the US. This could be bad news for emerging market assets.<p>Fund …

Is OUYA in trouble? Original founder and VP of product development departs from company

Uh-oh. There might be some trouble in OUYA-land, though it's entirely possible we're just reading this story with too much FUD in our eyes. OUYA …

Firefighter handcuffed at crash scene for not moving truck

A firefighter responding to a San Diego-area crash site was handcuffed and held in a patrol car for failing to move a fire truck immediately after …

Plan To Split California Into 6 States Would Create 6 Dystopias

Bay-area tech types have been getting a lot of flak lately for the totally out-of-touch, isolationist ideas espoused by a few very vocal members of their ilk, like the plan proposed by prominent, hubristic venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California along arbitrary lines to form <b>six new states</b> …

Real Madrid's new space age stadium is fully covered in titanium

There are very few stadiums in the world that leave you truly speechless when you walk in. Maracanã is one of them. The other one is Real Madrid's …

This shadow cube is a lamp is a soul trap is a magic thingamajig

Twisted Shifter spotted this beautiful light sculpture by Anila Quayyum, a laser-cut cube lamp that completely changes the room into a magic mosque. …

A Gorgeous Inkless Pen That Never Needs a Refill

Pininfarina is known for turning Ferraris and other exotic cars into even more impressive works of art, so it's a safe assumption that its new 4.EVER …

Rovio denies sharing data with the NSA through 'Angry Birds'

Yesterday, a <i>New York Times</i> report suggested that <i>Angry Birds</i> may be one of the many ways that organizations like the National Security Agency are able to obtain user data. Now developer Rovio has vehemently denied the idea, saying that "we do not collaborate, collude, or share data with spy agencies …

'The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past' is now on Wii U

If the recent release of <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds</i> has you pining for some classic Hyrule adventures, you're in luck — today Nintendo launched its spiritual predecessor <i>A Link to The Past</i> on the Wii U. The iconic Super Nintendo adventure is available to download now through the …

Indie smash hit 'Flappy Bird' racks up $50K per day in ad revenue

The enigmatic and oppressively difficult mobile game <i>Flappy Bird</i> has turned into quite the cash cow for Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen. In an interview with <i>The Verge</i>, Nguyen revealed that the game, which has been sitting atop the App Store and Google Play Store charts for nearly a month, is …

Mary Barra, First Female CEO Of GM, Gets Paid Half What Her Male Predecessor Made (UPDATE)

Last month, Mary Barra started work as chief executive officer of General Motors, becoming the first woman to run a major automaker. Her appointment was hailed as a significant milestone for female executives the world over. Even Barack Obama cited Barra during his State of the Union address as an …

Double Fine to Release Broken Age Part One to Backers on January 14

Double Fine will release the first part of Broken Age, the adventure game it funded with a $3.3 million Kickstarter campaign, on January 14.<p>The release date was hinted at by studio founder Tim Schafer and later confirmed to Joystiq. “Haven’t shipped a game of my own in 4.5 years, an adventure game …

Too much gaming can make you see strange things

From our friends at<p><b>BY VICTORIA TURK</b><p>Ever got a little carried away after an extended gaming session and started to see the world in <i>Minecraft</i> pixels? …

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British government funding research to study online habits, hackers, and Anonymous

The British Ministry of Defence is now funding postgraduate research into data mining, social media habits, and hacktivist groups like Anonymous.<p>The …

The behavioral economics behind Americans’ paltry nest eggs

I recently met a four-star general. He one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met, but instead of talking about himself he took a sincere interest in everyone around him. A self-described “econ-nerd”, he asked me many questions about my work helping people invest for retirement. I explained …

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