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Obamacare patients sicker and pricier than expected

Patients in Obamacare are sicker and need significantly more medical care than those in employer-sponsored plans, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report.<p>This raises fresh concerns about the possibility of steep rate hikes for 2017 and of insurers leaving the Obamacare …

Health Care

Stricken ex-beauty queen emotionally thanks Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump says it was the most beautiful moment he's had on the campaign trail.<p>At a rally on Tuesday, former Miss Wisconsin Melissa Young -- who told Trump she is suffering from an incurable illness -- emotionally thanked the billionaire developer for helping her and her young son …

Donald Trump

Einstein's most incredible prediction may be proven right this week — or a big rumor debunked

Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either …

ES_Masthead

ES News Email<p>Boys and girls at a £30,000-a-year private school will not sit next to each other at meal times, teachers have revealed.<p>Pupils at …

Education

Microsoft Spinning The Surface Book Story To Fight Apple

As Microsoft’s Surface Book goes on sale in the US and in Canada, Wired’s David Piece has posted an excellent article on ‘The Inside Story of Surface Book.’ Not only does it illustrate how Microsoft went about designing its first laptop, it also shows the mindset that Microsoft is taking in …

Framing

Halo 5 Goes Gold, Campaign Is 8-12 Hours

Microsoft's Halo 5: Guardians has "gone gold," meaning development on the sci-fi shooter is "finished." Discs are now heading to factories for mass production ahead of the Xbox One game's October 27 release date. Work began on the game more than three years ago, producer Josh Holmes said in a blog …

These 5 Kits Can Teach Kids About Computers and Coding

As adults and parents, we’re quick to point out how much simpler—and therefore better—things were when we were young. Instead of iPads, we had books. …

Kids

Microsoft: "We're doing things that can't be done on any other console"

The validity of framing the console market as a 'race' or a 'war' is open to question, but there's no doubt that it's a lot more fun when you do. The …

Satya Nadella

This ‘New’ Chinese Game Console Is a Wonderfully Shameless Knockoff

You'll swear you've seen the OUYE somewhere before.<p><b>Want to read more about video games? We've a whole section dedicated to them, right here.</b><p>Remember just a few weeks ago, when China announced that gamers in the country could now buy their own Xbox One or PlayStation 4, after a national ban on the …

Ripoff

The Best Game Console Boot Animations, Ranked

From the Sega CD to the Ouya, these are the best console boot animations.<p>Usually, people indulge in the terrible habit of arguing which game console is more powerful or has the best games, but it's time we rank our favorite consoles based on their execution of an often overlooked art: the default …

Retrogaming

Xbox One-Windows 10 streaming has hidden 'Very High Quality' option

Normally, the Windows 10 Xbox app offers only Low, Medium, or High settings, but a Very High Quality option can be unlocked by editing a config …

Gamescom 2015: Microsoft announces Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle

Gamescom 2015: Microsoft announces Xbox One <b>Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle</b>. Microsoft today announces the eagerly awaited <b>Halo 5: Guardians</b>, …

Halo

Stealth Worm Infects Mac Computers Via Email, Websites, Accessories, Lets Hackers Take Over

<b>CUPERTINO, CA - OCTOBER 14: New MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops are seen on display after a special announcement event at Apple Headquarters October</b> …

Northern California

This new Xbox One hard drive looks like a cute little console

Storing digital games is becoming a big problem for console owners — so much so that both Microsoft and Sony have released beefed up, 1TB versions of their home consoles. If you don't want to buy a whole new console, though, Seagate might have just what you're looking for with its new Game Drive …

Seagate Technology

Crackdown 3 effectively turns your Xbox One into the most powerful console ever made

So, Crackdown 3 might be the most impressive demo I've ever seen. We'll have a full preview up later today, but suffice it to say that all that …

Nextgen

China’s schools are testing factories. Why is Britain so keen to copy them?

Our government seems determined to move towards the Chinese style of hothousing pupils, just as China is waking up to the folly of such methods<p>This evening the BBC will carry forward the great myth that Chinese education is “better” than Britain’s. A documentary comparing Chinese and British …

China

'Britain's generous welfare system behind pupils' lack of ambition,' say Chinese teachers

British students are less motivated to study hard if they know they will get government handouts, the teachers said<p>Britain’s generous welfare system is behind pupils’ lack of ambition and ill-discipline, a group of Chinese teachers has said after spending four weeks in a comprehensive school in …

This Is The One Difference Between A Gaming PC And A Consumer PC

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How do gaming PCs differ from regular PCs?</i><p><i>Answer by Jae Alexis Lee, Systems Designer & Technology Enthusiast, on Quora</i><p>We’ve all heard the term “Gaming PC,” alternately mentioned as the pivotal achievement in computer hardware or as bottomless pits into …

Computer Hardware

Star Wars' Aftermath trilogy will tell us what really happened after Return of the Jedi

Beginning this September, the Star Wars Aftermath trilogy of novels will chronicle the events after <i>Return of the Jedi</i> and fill in the blanks between that film and the upcoming movie <i>The Force Awakens</i>, according to a post on the franchise's official site today.<p>Chuck Wendig (<i>Blackbirds</i>, <i>Mockingbird</i>,</i> …