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$4,300 gold-plated iPhone 5S sports Putin's face

A luxury phone company doubles up on questionable taste by gold-plating an iPhone 5S and emblazoning it with Vladimir Putin's face.<p>When Apple first debuted the gold-colored iPhone 5S in 2013, it sold out everywhere. That probably won't be a problem for Italian company Perla Penna and its unusual …

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Steam Passes 8 Million Concurrent Users During Summer Sale

PC gaming is far from dead. The latest figures from Steam, the digital storefront and gaming platform run by Valve, the prolific developer behind titles such as Half-Life 2, Portal and Left for Dead, soared past 8 million concurrent users over the weekend.<p>To emphasize, that means over 8 million …

Irish Pub Only Accepts Job Applications Through Snapchat

At one pub in Ireland, applying for a staff position is actually a snap.<p>Sober Lane, which is opening a new Dublin location in July, is only accepting applications through Snapchat, the app that allows users to send impermanent pictures and videos to their friends.<p>The pub’s owner, Ernest Cantillon, …

I broke the Army’s rules and won a medal in Iraq—for coding

In 2005, my National Guard unit was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. My MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) in the Army was 92A, which is basically a logistics and supplies specialist. My job was to order parts for mechanics, pick them up, return old parts, manage HAZMAT, …

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Universities Look To Oculus Rift To Lure Students To Campus

When you hear “Oculus Rift” you think games, but it looks like virtual tours are becoming a new category to the uses for the virtual reality device.<p>Founders of YouVisit, a virtual tour company, Taher Baderkhan, Abi Mandelbaum and Endri Tolka met in their first year of college and they had one thing …

Combat evolved: 'Titanfall' is the first real next-gen shooter

<i>Titanfall</i> could be the most important game in years. It’s Microsoft’s first Xbox One exclusive stab at the first-person shooter, the best-selling game genre there is. On March 11th, it could become the next <i>Halo</i>, the next <i>Gears of War</i>, at a time when neither of those beloved Microsoft franchises have …