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How Islamic State is redrawing Mideast rivalries and allegiances

But now, with the rise of the Islamic State, and the possibility of a nuclear deal in the offing, Iran’s interests are looking more like the West’s. …

NASA's Orion Tests Future of Manned Spaceflight

The unmanned capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Friday morning.<p><i>Update: NASA's Orion spacecraft launched successfully at 7:05 a.m. EST on Friday. The space capsule, unmanned for this test flight, successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:29 a.m. EST.</i><p>A trial by fire awaits the …

Islamic State militant group: What is Daesh anyway?

It's an organization most everyone loathes — except, of course, for its fanatical supporters — but few seem quite sure what to call it.<p>ISIL? ISIS? IS?<p>Islamic State, the homicidal<p>Al Qaedabreakaway faction that has declared a "caliphate" across vast swaths of Syria and neighboring Iraq, has sparked a …

Does turning off Wifi save battery? Not really

It seems fairly straightforward. You're not using your Wifi, you should just turn it off to save battery. However, this question isn't as …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

NBA scores 2014: The Cavs are finding their stride and 3 other things we learned Friday night.

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have won six straight after a big win in Toronto, plus three other things we learned Friday night.<p>What a difference a few weeks make. On Nov. 22, the Raptors embarrassed the Cavs, 110-93, in Cleveland. It was the Cavs' fourth straight loss and dropped them …

‘Fattest man in the world’ dies at age 44

A British man whom media had identified as the fattest person alive has died of pneumonia after a devastating battle with an eating disorder that brought him to 980 pounds.<p>News.com.au reported that Keith Martin, of London, underwent a gastric sleeve operation that removed three-quarters of his …

Steve Kerr Compares Warriors To 2001-02 Sacramento Kings

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr compared his team to the 2001-02 Sacramento Kings for their high level of play on both ends of the court. Golden State …

Basketball

Watch Sony's 'PlayStation Exprience' Live-Stream Here

Forbes Games will be on the scene for this year’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. Both Jason Evangelho and myself will be at PSX, taking a closer look at the games on the show floor, attending the panels and keynote event, as well as chatting with developers about their upcoming games.<p>In the …

Construction has been approved for the world's largest telescope

The world's largest telescope is finally going to see the light of day. The European Southern Observatory's Council announced earlier today that it had greenlit the planned construction project in Chile, which means that humans will have access to the aptly named "European Extremely Large …

Swiss man hostage kills guard and escapes Islamist group in Philippines

A Swiss hostage escapes from Abu Sayyaf extremists after hacking one militant commander and getting shot as he dashed to freedom, ending more than two years of jungle captivity in the Philippines<p>A <b>Swiss</b> wildlife photographer escaped from Islamist rebels in <b>the Philippines</b> on Saturday, killing one of …

Police: SUV in boy's death had anti-Muslim message

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An SUV involved in the death of a Missouri teenager outside a Somali community center had an anti-Muslim message displayed in …

Meet the new Bond car

Revealed on the 007 stage at the historic Pinewood Studios, the first new member of the Bond 24 film cast is the "built for Bond" Aston Martin DB10. The aggressively styled new sports car has been designed in collaboration between Aston Martin and the film's producers. Director Sam Mendes pulled …

Michael Carter-Williams needs to stop talking trash to Russell Westbrook

The more Carter-Williams talks, the better Westbrook plays<p>Trash talking can help some players get going. There have been great trash talkers in NBA history, guys who could affect a matchup simply by saying the right thing. Gary Payton, Reggie Miller and Kevin Garnett immediately come to mind. But …

The 11 best videos from today's PlayStation Experience event

For the first-ever PlayStation Experience event, Sony filled its keynote with an impressive slate of new trailers and on-stage demos — the official PlayStation channel on YouTube, for example, has already uploaded more than 30 new videos from the event. Here's a very subjective list of our favorite …

Emmanuel Mudiay's injury highlights the absurdity of the NBA age limit

The top 2015 NBA Draft prospect may lose his roster spot in China and have to sit out until the draft. How is this good for anyone?<p>In Philadelphia, the 76ers are 1-17. The players go hard and coach Brett Brown is doing everything he can to compete, but the franchise blueprint is to be completely …

Five takeaways from Lakers' loss to the Boston Celtics

Lakers Coach<p>Byron Scottwas unhappy Friday in Boston. Promised changes for the Lakers’ lineup Sunday against New Orleans. In honor of that, the five takeaways from their 113-96 loss to Boston is a prediction of which starters will get the boot. In order of likelihood:<p><b>1.</b> Wesley Johnson. No points …

NBA schedule 2014: The Warriors visit the Bulls, looking for their 12th win in a row

The Bulls will welcome the hottest team in the league to Chicago, while Blake Griffin and Anthony Davis will compete for the best highlight in Los Angeles.<p>The Golden State Warriors have been on a tear, winning their last 11 games in a row to take the lead out West. On Thursday, they completely …

What 'GTA 5' Teaches Us About The Unsettling Future Of Immersion

Grand Theft Auto 5, out for more than a year already, has found itself even causing controversy in its re-release, something only Grand Theft Auto could do. The issue is that in response to an online petition, Target and Kmart have pulled the game from store shelves in Australia, leading to an …

iPhone & iPad App Price Drops – November 27, 2014

No need to pay full price to get awesome apps, just check out these 144 iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale right now.<p>This app deal alert includes</i> …

Earthquakes in states other than California more common than assumed

When the ground started to shake in Helena, Mont., on Oct. 3, 1935, stunned residents called the local newspaper to ask what had happened.<p>" 'Any report of an earthquake in San Francisco?' an elderly voice queried, apparently believing that Frisco is the distributing point for all quakes in the …

How To Opt Out Of Twitter’s New Thing That Tracks Which Apps You Install

Twitter is now keeping track of which apps you have on your phone, and sending that data back to the mothership (birds nest?)<p>Is it the worst offense in the world? Nah — they’re not exactly perusing your browsing history and sending it to your grandmother, here. But it’s still irksome, particularly …

December's PlayStation Plus game lineup adds three Hitman games, Deadly Premonition

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to more than just <i>Secret Ponchos</i> and <i>Injustice: Gods Among Us</i> next month as part of Sony's subscription service. They'll also get three Hitman games and <i>Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut</i>, Sony announced today.<p>The <i>Hitman HD Trilogy</i>, which includes <i>Hitman 2:</i> …

Apple Watch site refreshed to highlight Timekeeping, New Ways to Connect, and Health & Fitness

Apple has quietly refreshed its Apple Watch microsite with a few changes including more details about the upcoming wearable and newly added interactive images of the device. Previously Apple had a single ‘Features’ page for describing the functionality of the Apple Watch, but has replaced that page …

Google is offering select movies up to 75% off in the Play Store with early Black Friday deals

Ready for some more savings? The Google Play Store is full of them today, offering hit movies up to 75% off throughout the weekend.<p>We’re seeing quite a few new movies like The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Divergent, Sex Tape, Neighbors, and 300: Rise of an Empire all for pretty cheap. We’ve also spotted …

Android News

'Thomas Was Alone' is now on almost every device. You should play it.

Let’s start with that title. It’s unusual, isn’t it? <i>Thomas Was Alone.</i> It’s evocative and mysterious and a little bit sad. Like a lushly illustrated …

“Super Massive” NES collection for sale

Nate Duke is selling his lifelong collection of Nintendo games.<p>$25,000 gets you “my multi-year obsession” which includes “over 800 of the original US …

You Can Get One Of The Best Android Phones In The World Basically For Free On Monday

If you opt for an off-contract unlocked version of the phone, you'll still get a massive $140 discount.<p>This brings the full price down to $359 from $500. If you buy a new second-generation Moto X on Monday, you'll also get a 30% discount on any accessories you order with it.<p>Motorola says the deals …

Twitter starts tracking which other apps are on its users' phones

Twitterwants to know which apps are on its users' mobile devices, so this week, its own app began to collect that information automatically.<p>The idea is to use that information to "build a more tailored experience," the San Francisco company says. That figures into determining which targeted ads and …