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Why Uncharted 4's action-packed demo began with 30 seconds of standing around

The good thing about E3 demonstration gaffes is, hey, at least it's a reminder this is live gameplay. The bad thing, of course, is that they happen at all — particularly if they close out the show.<p>PlayStation wrapped up its E3 news conference on Monday with <i>Uncharted 4</i>, and when it came time for …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

Military

The Call of Duty series' incredible highs and terrible lows explored in 2-hour critique

With 11 entries spread across 12 years, it's no surprise that Activision's wildly successful Call of Duty series has some ups and downs. It's had some critical praise and some real stinkers.<p>But what about when we step back and take a look at the series as a whole?<p>That's what YouTuber Noah …

The $10 IKEA Piece: An Interesting Social Experiment on the Value of Art

When Peter Lik sold a print to a collector for $6.5 million last year, people balked at the news. Lik is known to be a savvy businessman who has …

Art

We engage with Sid Meier's Starships (correction)

This spring, one of the greatest computer game designers of all time will launch a spiritual successor to <i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i>. Oddly enough, it plays very much like a lavish tabletop wargame.<p>Nearly every game begins life with a rough mockup called a prototype. Some take shape digitally and …

How Kim Dotcom (Almost) Saved Christmas From The Lizard Squad [Updated]

A week ago, I read an article that claimed the infamous Lizard Squad had been dismantled for good, taken down not by the FBI, but by a rival group of “whitehat” hackers, Finest Squad. It’s a rather good piece, chronicling how the new group essentially beat the digital vandals at their own game, and …

Swimming Manta Ray Looks Like a Spaceship

Robert Sorokanich of Gizmodo notices that this huge manta ray swimming straight at a diver's camera looks like a spaceship ready to swallow you …

The iPhone just lost its perfect security record — now what?

For most of the iPhone's lifespan, it's been effectively immune to malware. There were theoretical attacks and viruses targeting jailbroken phones, but thanks to the tight controls of the App Store, finding iOS malware in the wild has been nearly impossible. If you didn't jailbreak your phone and …

East Asian Cities Set to Become 100% Renewable Energy-Powered in 15 Years | Smart Cities Dive

Cities in East Asia have begun an ambitious new program to help them become 100% renewable energy-powered in just 15 years. The initiative has been …

Renewable Energy

MLG Returns to X Games With Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

X Games Aspen runs from January 23-25, 2015.<p>An upcoming Major League Gaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Invitational will be a part of X Games …

Toys R Us puts 'Breaking Bad' toys on 'indefinite sabbatical' after outcry

Toys R Us announced Tuesday that it will pull “<p>Breaking Bad” toys from all its shelves after more than 8,500 people signed an online petition started by an outraged Florida mother.<p>Susan Schrivjer of Fort Myers posted a petition on Change.org last week after she discovered the popular toy chain …

Meet the 21-year-old YouTuber who made millions playing video games

School drop-out, video-game obsessive, multi-millionaire.<p>You may not have heard of Olajide Olatunji - better known by his alias, <b>KSIOlajidebt,</b> or KSI for short - but there’s a good chance your children, nieces or nephews will be very familiar with him.<p>The 21-year-old is one of the UK’s most popular …

Swimming Pools

Africa's Richest Man Aliko Dangote To Invest In Tanzanian Coal Mine

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has announced new plans to invest an undisclosed sum in the development of a major coal mine in Tanzania, even as he continues to expand his business interests across the continent.<p>According to Tanzania’s Guardian newspaper, Dangote revealed his plans last week …

Royals shock Angels with ALDS sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nobody likes to leave a party early after waiting 29 years for an invite, least of all the Kansas City Royals, who're having an absolute blast.<p>The game's new darlings assured themselves of sticking around for more October festivities by thrashing the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on …

Xbox Not A 'Core' Part Of Microsoft's Business CEO Says

Microsoft is set to announce what could be its largest round of layoffs in company history, and some of the job losses may hit Xbox.<p>According to a report in Bloomberg, the tech giant is attempting to reduce redundancies from the $7 billion acquisition of Nokia, which added 30,000 jobs to the …

Giant two-pound African snails seized at Los Angeles airport | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport seized a shipment of several dozen live giant African snails, considered a delicacy in Nigeria but also voracious pests that can eat paint and stucco off houses, officials said on Monday.<p>Weighing nearly 2 pounds …

Photos Reflecting the Most Ridiculous Laws in the U.S.

Photographer Olivia Locher, mocks some of the most ridiculous laws still in place in the United States with her new photo series, I Fought The Law. …

The Top Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2013

Crowdfunding is helping many startups’ dreams come true. 2013 saw a slew of extremely popular crowdfunding projects smash through goals and world records. Many great new technologies are emerging from successful fundraising rounds on platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.<p>2012 had a handful of …

2013, year of the fake: Our love affair with viral Internet hoaxes

All of a sudden, it seems, it has become the year of the hoax. From a server faking a homophobic message, to a self-righteous airplane passenger passing notes to a non-existent "Diane," to a supposed Google employee berating protestors, stories that appear to be true but aren't are suddenly …

2013 was a lost year for tech

All in, 2013 was an embarrassment for the entire tech industry and the engine that powers it—Silicon Valley. Innovation was replaced by financial engineering, mergers and acquisitions, and evasion of regulations. Not a single breakthrough product was unveiled—and for reasons outlined below, Google …