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Ubisoft Retires All-Female Pro Gamer Team Frag Dolls

Ubisoft has retired Frag Dolls, its all-female professional gamer team, 11 years after it was founded, the Frag Dolls have announced.<p>"The Frag Dolls team – after almost 11 years, 22 team members, and who-knows-how-many games played together – is finally being retired," Frag Doll Morgan "Rhoulette …

Electronic Arts

Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

If you’re looking to meet new people but don’t want to explicitly commit to it being a date, as on Tinder, a new app called Wiith wants to help. The social app aims to connect nearby people who share the same interests and have them join up for local activities and events – like a more informal …

Graphene-Eating Spiders Spin Silk Stronger Than Kevlar

Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes magically produce strongest fiber ever measured.<p>Materials science researchers have been trying to harness the power of spider silk for a long time. The substance is unbelievably strong, comparable to steel, and incredibly stretchy, as anyone …

Use this new Google search trick to find and install the best Android apps

Google on Thursday announced a new app discovery feature that developers can use to further drive up app installs. However, this new developer tool …

Apps

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

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How a $3.85 latte paid for with a fake $100 bill led to counterfeit kingpin’s downfall

Four men were indicted Wednesday on federal charges as part of an international online conspiracy to make and distribute "high-quality" counterfeits …

How to Start Investing With Less Than $500

You don't need lots of money to begin building wealth.<p>There is a common belief that the best investment options require a lot of money to get …

Average penis size revealed in study results

International study of 15,000 penises is being used to reassure men concerned they are not within the ‘normal range’<p>The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66cm (4.6 inches) around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 …

In Honor of International Polar Bear Day, Spectacular Pictures of a Threatened Species

Wildlife

Official-looking render of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge leaks out

Samsung's already had its big launch event ruined by those pesky leakers and now, even its official partners are piling on. A Reddit user by the name of iamdenden, apparently a Sprint employee, has posted an image of both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge standing by side-by-side. The same …

The Golden Age of Jailbreaking Is Over

Your smartphone may be as powerful as a computer, but it's also hobbled. You can only install apps on it from the walled garden of the official app …

The Troubled History of the Foreskin

<i>Common in the US, rare in Europe and now championed in Africa, male circumcision is hotly debated. Jessica Wapner explores whether the gains are</i> …

New Android malware makes your phone look like it’s off, and then spies on you

AVG has discovered a new Android malware threat, dubbed PowerOffHijack, that has a very unique feature: it hijacks the shutdown process. After PowerOffHijack makes it looks like your phone is off, it then proceeds to spy on you.<p>In other words, when you hit the power off button, your mobile device …

Google Play

Why Samsung Design Stinks

Blame Steve Jobs Syndrome.<p>Kevin Lee calls it “Steve Jobs Syndrome.” As the former head of product strategy and user experience design at Samsung Design America, Lee watched as the $100 billion Korean tech giant wrote check after check to countless Western design firms to develop future products for …

Sleep Deprived? A Nap Can Undo The Damage To Your Health

A new study points to yet another benefit of stealing 30 minutes of shut-eye this afternoon.<p>Naps are incredible. For something so socially questionable–have you ever tried to snooze at the office?–the act of stealing 20 minutes of shut-eye during the day certainly packs a lot of benefits. Science …

Millions Of Gamers Are Still Buying Consoles, Here Is Why

Whenever a new gaming platform comes along all kinds of talk starts as to whether it will replace what is currently available. In the past few years we’ve heard all sorts of comments and analysis as to the death of games consoles, even further back we heard something similar as to the end of PC …

Retrogaming

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

The Secrets Of Highly Efficient Napping

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Sleep

6 Ways to a Better First Impression

It happens quickly--but its impact can be felt for a long, long time.<p>People decide whether they like you or not within seconds, and that first impression can be hard to shake if it's not in your favor.<p>The same is true whether you "meet" online or in person, and if the exchange is business-related, …

Body Language

This is what a combined Xbox One/PlayStation 4 laptop looks like

It's the easiest way to end the console wars<p>Who needs a PS Vita when you can carry both an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 around with you <i>in the same case</i>? This is apparently the thinking behind the Playbox: a monstrous console mod by serial tinkerer Eddie Zarick that combines both consoles into a …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Lizard Squad launches DDoS tool that lets anyone take down online services, starting at $6 per month

Lizard Squad, the “hacker” group best known for attacking Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, has now launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack tool. Now anyone can now take down the website or online service of their choice thanks to “Lizard Stresser,” which we’re …

60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …

3 Ways to Start Your Business Without Going Into Debt

Here are a few tips for saving big while starting up.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Starting a business can be expensive, but it doesn't have to put you into massive debt or require you to take on investors (which is …

Entrepreneurship

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: assembly

Now that we’ve got all the parts for our Hackintosh, it’s time to put them all together. This is the really fun part of this project: You’re turning processors and chips and motherboards into a working computer that’s going to do all kinds of things for you.<p>You’ll get an incredible sense of …

Computer Hardware

Apple CarPlay vs Google Android Auto — full comparison

Apple and Google are back at it again and attempting to bring a safe and friendly mobile experience to your car. Android Auto and CarPlay are the two company’s re-imagining of mobile user interfaces for the car and both are gearing up for a major rollout over the next year.<p>Each system is designed …

Googling How to Program Got this Guy a Job at Google

We’ve heard it over and over and over again: despite the high demand for talent from startups, there’s a shortage of qualified software developers …