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Activision Blizzard

What the hell is Square Enix doing on Twitch?

Square Enix has a new game it wants to tell everyone about, but it's not willing to settle for just sending out a press release or trailer. Instead, the publisher is running a bizarre, multi-day Twitch event that's unlike anything we've ever seen before.<p>The reveal is happening over at a Twitch …

Deus Ex

WeFinance Offers A Crowdfunded Alternative To Student Loans And More

WeFinance, launching today, is the latest startup to use a combination of technology and crowdfunding in order to offer borrowers lower interest rates on loans, while reducing lenders’ risk. The new peer-to-peer lending platform operates something like a Kickstarter for personal loans – largely …

Personal Finance

Our first look at Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool with his mask off

Face off<p>I know some of our readers who are also <i>Deadpool</i> fans would prefer that any bit of information pertaining to the upcoming Ryan Reynolds film not be spoiled. So here's a warning: I'm about to show you a handful of photos taken from the film's set, and the last photo features Deadpool, as …

New aluminum battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminum for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.<p>The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminum-ion battery has the …

Clean Energy

Making your own visual novel is becoming so much easier

From Unity to Twine, tools that allow individuals to create personal games are becoming more accessible and useful. Last week saw the launch on Steam of a simple program that allows just about anyone to create their own visual novels.<p>I have no programming ability and no great desire to make games. …