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Uber Is Reportedly Pushing Its Drivers To Sign Up For 'Subprime' Auto Loans

When people sign up to drive for Uber, they sometimes don't have their own car or a car nice enough to drive by Uber's standards. Some of these drivers don't have good credit, either.<p>Uber needs drivers, so in order to ensure everyone who wants to drive for the company is able to do so, Uber has a …

If The Characters Of Pride And Prejudice Could Text

<i>This is an excerpt from Mallory Ortberg's new book Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters which is available on Nov. 4.</i><p>Below are imagined text conversations between Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Bennet and their mother, three of the central characters from</i> …

Gamergate And The Unbearable Maleness Of Computers

The global toilet paper industry is booming. Total sales in 2012 were worth around $45 billion, a 7% increase on 2011, driven in large part by growth in Brazil and China. By contrast global revenue from apps sold on the App Store and Google Play was $18.5 billion in 2012, according to a report from …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Live-Action Trailer Is Video Game Movie Goodness

The latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> trailer is live-action—ditching graphics from the game in favor of real actors and special effects.<p>It’s directed by Peter Berg—<i>Hancock, Battleship, Very Bad Things</i>—and stars <i>John Carter</i> actor Taylor Kitsch (who, it’s recently been announced, will be in Season …

Ode To The Killer Gaming Rig, Two Weeks With Alienware's Big Bad Area-51

Over-the-top gaming PCs, the kind built by boutique system builders like Maingear, Falcon Northwest and Dell’s Alienware division, serve a special niche’. These are top-shelf builds with potent components that focus on performance, build quality and bragging rights first, while cost takes a back …

Minecraft Book Intricately Catalogs Every Block

Blockopedia is a new book published by Egmont that details every block in Minecraft. While players will enjoy the extra information, onlookers are offered a window into how Minecraft provides a creative canvass for block based constructions.<p>Minecraft blocks are the essential elements that not only …