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Adam Savage Builds the Curvy Space Rifle From the 1960s Sci-Fi Cult Film ‘Barbarella’ by Hand

In his latest <i>One Day Build</i> for Tested, Adam Savage takes on the strange and ornate space rifle wielded by Jane Fonda in the 1968 sci-fi cult classic …

While You Were Offline: Sony Gets Hacked, the Internet Freaks Over Star Wars

Author: Graeme McMillan. Graeme McMillan Culture<p>Date of Publication: 12.06.14.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Bad news, New York. You’ve been …

Newegg's pre Black Friday deals are live now and all about computers

Like the rest of us, online retailer Newegg is just too damn impatient to wait until the day after Thanksgiving for super savings. So the store decided to kick off its Black Friday deal today.<p>Everything listed below is either already on sale or will be going on sale within the next few hours. The …

19 Before And After Photos Of Butterfly And Moth Transformations

The animal kingdom is full of beautiful and mysterious processes, but there are few that are more captivating and wonderful than the metamorphoses …

20+ Animals With Unexpected Colors

This isn't a Photoshopped post – those are these animals' natural colors! Most animals land somewhere along the black, brown or yellow color spectra, …

The Angel of the Gap – Australian Man Living Near a Cliff Saved 160 People from Suicide by Striking Up a Conversation

For nearly 50 years, Don Ritchie saved the lives of people who were on the verge of suicide. During his lifetime, he managed to stop 160 people from …

World of Warcraft Reveals 10th Anniversary Plans

Guys, GUYS... Molten Corgi.<p>Blizzard has announced its plans for celebrating World of Warcraft's 10th anniversary later this year, with a host of …

Here's where to get D&D's Basic Rules for free

Dungeons & Dragons' Basic Rules are out and free to download on Wizards of the Coast's official site.<p>Released earlier this month, the Basic Rules are available in two PDFs, including a 110-page, printer-friendly version. Each document discusses three aspects of the pen-and-paper role-playing game: …

Splinter Cell fan-made film teases Sam Fisher's early years

A trailer for the fan-made, live-action adaptation of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell teases the origins of the highly trained black-ops agent Sam Fisher.<p>Called <i>The Splinter Cell</i>, the film is "entirely a labor of love" from Atomic Productions and will follow Sam's early years. It stars John Redlinger and …

My 4-Year-Old son plays Grand Theft Auto

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>At the very impressionable age of 4, my son loved Grand Theft Auto. More specifically, the version he played was the Hot Coffee-moddable San Andreas. Before …

Building a PC: Everything You Need to Know About GPUs

W<i>ant</i> <i>to build your own gaming PC but don't know where to start? Over the next few weeks, we're bringing you the essential info on how to pick the best PC parts for your budget. This week, we're kicking things off with arguably the most important part of any gaming PC: the GPU.</i><p>So, you've decided to …

Computer Hardware

Trains vs. Trucks (VIDEO)

Have you ever had the urge to try beating the gate at a train crossing?<p>Well, the above compilation of trains vs. trucks may make you think twice before taking the risk. In fact, when you see what a locomotive can do to even the sturdiest of vehicles, you may never want to venture near a railway …

Woman Experiences Life with a Celebrity by Living with a Life-Size Cardboard Cutout of Bradley Cooper

A lady from New Jersey is currently living every woman’s dream – she is actually spending every moment of her day with Hollywood star Bradley Cooper. …

Grand Theft Auto 5 Trailer Recreated In Real Life By Fans (video)

Fans of the new Grand Theft Auto 5 game developed by Rockstar that launched last year and soon to be released on PC and Next Generation PlayStation 4 …

Grand Theft Auto

Facebook treats you like a lab rat

You can be angry and upset with Facebook after it manipulated its users' emotions as part of a study. But you shouldn't be surprised.<p>After all, experiments on users are commonplace on the Web. We are lab rats in Internet mazes.<p>The most common kind of Web experiment conducted on users is called an …

H1Z1 Gameplay Trailer Demonstrates Crafting Bows (video)

Gamers looking forward to playing the new SOE H1Z1 game that is currently in development are sure to enjoy this new H1Z1 gameplay trailer that has …

Game Trailers

Blackwater: Murder Threats Were Just The Start

The world’s most notorious guns-for-hire had more than their fair share of scandals. Here are six of the worst.<p>The mercenary firm Blackwater is back …

Blackwater Exec in Iraq Threatened to Murder State Department Employee, Times Reports

The leader of the Blackwater mercenary company's operations in Iraq threatened to murder a State Department investigator in 2007, the <i>New York Times</i> …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY

Man Pulls Trooper Over For Alleged Speeding (VIDEO)

Let's see how he likes it.<p>In a video uploaded last week to YouTube, a man identified as Brian Miner flags down an Illinois state trooper, allegedly because the officer was speeding and talking on his cellphone.<p>"You pulled me over with your horn, I don't know what that was about," the unidentified …

Blackwater considered itself above the law, US state department was warned

A state department investigator warned that the private security firm Blackwater considered itself above the law, just weeks before Blackwater guards shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians, it has been reported.<p>According to the New York Times, Jean Richter, who was sent to Iraq to review Blackwater's …

Isis rebels declare 'caliphate' in Iraq and Syria

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1089000/1089045_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534558531_bb0c6dc097c900ea22288c8237aa13df<p><b>Jihadist militant group Isis has said it is establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories it controls in Iraq and Syria.</b><p>It also …

Middle East

Rise of ISIS Heightens Threat of Terrorism to West, Experts Warn

The military success of al Qaeda-inspired terrorists in Iraq is a propaganda coup for the recruitment of Western jihadists who could pose a domestic terror threat to countries including the United States, intelligence experts say.<p>The rapid advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) …

Iconic Eagle Nebula Soars in Eye-Popping New Images

A pair of European space telescopes has snapped a stunning new view of one of the most iconic deep-space objects ever seen: the Eagle nebula.<p>The …

Cosmology

The Time-Lapse Video Of Earth Blows All The Other Ones Away

Vincent Brady didn't turn to special effects to create his awe-inspiring video, "Planetary Panorama."<p>To capture the earth as a textured sphere of natural life, hurtling through space, Brady simply put two and two together. On his website, he recounts how in 2012 he was experimenting with panoramas …