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Stop The Figurative Presses: Hello Kitty Not Literally A Cat

Yes, you read that headline right, especially if you read it in an old-timey news reader voice.<p>Christine R. Yano is an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii. Her current project is curating a Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in L.A. According to LAist, when …

Hello Kitty turns 40 this year and she's got news!

Hold the presses!<p>Hello Kitty, that iconic white cat with a red bow is NOT a cat. Nope. She’s not a cat. Not a cat!<p>The Internet rumor was officially confirmed by visiting Harvard anthropologist and Hello Kitty expert, Christine Yano.<p>“She’s never shown on all fours, she’s standing, she’s sitting like …

The New Nintendo 3DS is everything fun, exhausting, about Nintendo's strategy

Nintendo has announced a "new" 3DS system coming to Japan later this year, to be released in other regions in 2015.<p>The changes are interesting, and include another analog stick above the face buttons, two extra shoulder buttons, some speed improvements that are said to help make the menus and …

Video Game Releases August 31 – September 6th: 'The Sims 4,' 'Planetary Annihilation,' 'Velocity 2X,' & More | High

Some weeks, the consoles are red hot, and other weeks, the PC flexes its muscle. This is one of those latter weeks.<p><b>'The Sims 4' (PC)</b><p>For the fourth …

The Sims 4 Limited Edition vs Deluxe Edition compared

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>Tick tock. Less than three days left until <i>The Sims 4</i> is officially released! If you still haven’t preordered or preloaded yet, you’re probably on the fence about which edition of <i>The Sims 4</i> to purchase. (And if you’re not a die hard Sims fan, we’re not sure …

70% of South Korean Population Victimized In Online Gaming Heist

More than half of South Korea's 50 million population aged between 15 and 65 have been affected in a massive data breach, compromising their personal …

Mezco Toyz to Release Merchandise for The Conjuring and Annabelle

Demon doll being added to their Living Dead Dolls lineup.<p>Mezco Toyz announced Friday that they have acquired the license to release merchandise based …

How to Make a Business Out of Playing Video Games

What most people think of as a hobby or way to unwind can actually become a viable business venture. From YouTube videos including reviews and “let’s …

Check Out the Very First Footage of the PS4 Version of Grim Fandango

Today Double Fine Productions released a developer diary video for the upcoming PS4 Remaster of <i>Grim Fandango</i>.<p>Not only the video explains in depth …

Islamists attack intelligence site in Somalia, leaving 11 dead

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Islamist rebels blew up a car bomb and gunmen attacked a national intelligence site in Somalia’s capital where suspected militants are held, in an assault on Sunday that left at least 12 people dead.<p>Three soldiers and two civilians were killed along with seven militants, …

10 Ways Your Life Would Be Better If You Were Choupette

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, why you should want to trade places with the most luxurious cat in the world.<p>Designer Karl Lagerfeld's 3-year-old Birman kitty cat, Choupette, has a new book coming out next month, chronicling her life as the world's most pampered and fashionable feline (click …

Slow Mo Video of People Getting Tased with 300K Volts While Having Their Portrait Taken

The goal of almost any portrait is to ensure that the subject being photographed looks their absolute best. That is NOT the case with the newest …

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a Micro Four Thirds camera for selfie addicts

Olympus has just announced the PEN E-PL7, the latest of its Micro Four Thirds cameras to pair vintage style with modern specs. Priced at $699 with a 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens, Olympus says this camera has been tailored for selfie shooters who also take their regular photography seriously. It …

How far is a light-year?

How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post explains light-years in terms of a scale of miles and kilometers.<p>Stars other than our sun …

PlayStation 4, Xbox One getting Saints Row IV

Developer Volition is bringing its superpowered crime game to the new consoles.<p>The studio confirmed that Saints Row IV: Re-elected debuts Jan. 27 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $30. During its panel at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Volition said that it is porting its critically acclaimed …

Here's one of Halo 2's best maps in 1080p, 60 frames per second

Lockout, a fan favorite multiplayer map from <i>Halo 2</i>, has been given the remastered treatment for <i>Halo Master Chief Collection,</i> according to an announcement on Xbox.com.<p>Max Hoberman, the lead designer on <i>Halo 2</i> and now the president of Certain Affinity, a collaborator on multiplayer for the Halo Master …

Nintendo Debuts New 3DS Named 'New 3DS'

Nintendo used a Japanese Nintendo Direct this morning (which many hoped would contain a Super Smash Bros. Wii U release date) to announce a new version of its 3DS handheld. The news has surprised many, and so have the details about what the 3DS revamp actually contains.<p>The new pair of 3DS models …

Nintendo Unveils 'New' 3DS and 3DS LL Video Game Consoles

Nintendo is maintaining its tradition of slowly developing handheld gaming consoles with lighter, sleeker and more powerful redesigns. Today, the Japanese company announced two new 3DS models, simply called the “new” 3DS and “new” 3DS LL.<p>Each unit is a little larger and lighter than its …

Louisiana residents warned of brain-eating organism in water supply

For the third time in a year, Louisiana residents are being cautioned to watch out for a deadly, brain-eating amoeba-like organism in the water supply in part of the state.<p>Residents in four towns in St John the Baptist Parish – about 12,500 people in total – are being advised to take special …

How We’d Spec It: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class Sedan

In the wake of this year’s Pebble Beach luxury extravaganza, we’re feeling particularly rich. Good timing, then, that Mercedes-Benz’s online configurator for the 2015 C-class sedan is now up and running, allowing our minds to wander and ruminate on which C we’d buy, and how we would spec it. After …

How to: Stuff a Radial Aircraft Engine in a Toyota MR2 – Feature

There are several routes to becoming a Legend of LeMons. You can follow our advice about car selection and race something French or British, or maybe a van or a big, cushy luxury car, or even an American Motors product.<p>You can race a donk or a backward pickup truck or a blimp, a “Ferrari”, or a …

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BMW 750iL vs. Jaguar XJ12, Mercedes-Benz S500 | Archived Comparison Test

From the August 1995 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>As the decimal point <i>ka-chunks</i> over to six figures on the window sticker—in this day of megadeals and gigabytes, $100,000 qualifies as one <i>biggabuck—</i>thegasp you hear is not from us. Nobody here cringes at the prospect of great cars. When three of the world's …

The Story of the Unsellable, Undrivable, Zero-Emission eBay BMW i8

Let’s say someone were to offer to sell you a car a lot like the one you want, but with some key differences—this one doesn’t have an engine or a transmission and is instead a fiberglass shell shaped to look like a real car. It does, however, sit upon a welded tube-frame cart with casters so that …

Toyota to Sell Brand-New Land Cruiser Series 70—for One Year

Here’s the tragedy of the Land Cruiser Series 70: It was never sold in the United States. The toughest and most rugged of the entire Land Cruiser lineup is an icon in Australia and South Africa, where they’ve been on sale continuously for 30 years. And for 20 of those years, you could walk into a …

2014 Toyota RAV4 FWD

Renewed, roomy, refined, and attractively priced, but hold the excitement.<p>The Toyota RAV4 has scored consistently good marks in the areas of utility, all-around usefulness, fuel efficiency, comfort, quality, and value ever since it became the progenitor of the small, car-based crossover species in …

1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Super

Not everyone's cup of tea, the Porsche is still one of the most "in" cars a man can drive.<p>From the October 1963 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Expensive? Only a few years ago you could pry a Porsche Speedster loose from a showroom for a shade under three grand. It seemed like a bargain. Our test car—a '63 …

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW gets some electric feel.<p>In case you’re keeping score, when we close the books on calendar-year 2014 there will be 13 distinct pure-electric automobiles for sale in the United States. And for the first time, one of them will be wearing the familiar VW badge.<p>As with almost all other electric cars …

Forget What We Said: Hello Kitty Is Totally A Not-Cat, Not Not A Cat

Kotaku actually put on their journalism hats and called Sanrio to ask them what the deal was when they said Hello Kitty wasn’t actually a cat.<p>A Sanrio spokesperson explained:<p>Hello Kitty was done in the motif of a cat. It’s going too far to say that Hello Kitty is not a cat. Hello Kitty is a …