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This Climate Change Doc Is A Wake-Up Call For Trump’s Administration

The filmmakers behind “Tomorrow” go deeper than scare tactics of global warming to unearth the complex layers underneath that are the true culprits.<p>When the topic of climate change comes up, people are either armed with the latest damning statistics, ready to deny its existence, or caught somewhere …

Pokémon Hunter Gets Rare Shiny On First Try, Freaks The Hell Out

In modern <i>Pokémon</i> games, there is only a 1 in 4,096 chance you’ll find a monster in a special coloring. People can spend hours, days, weeks, sometimes …

How to Be a Better Sniper in Call of Duty

1<p><b>Design the class you wish to use for sniping.</b> When you begin playing Call of Duty online, you will not have a wide selection of sniper rifles to …

Hunting

21 Tips Every Nintendo Switch Owner Should Know

Worst Looking Video Game Consoles Of All Time

All video game consoles are unique and special, but that doesn’t mean they all look good. I love learning about how these consoles are designed and …

Nintendo NES Classic Edition Is Finally Available Again

<i>This content originally appeared on Fortune.</i><p>Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition has been one of the hardest video game consoles to find in stores. But …

Legend of Zelda Barrel Arcade Machine: If Donkey Kong and Link Had a Kid - Technabob

This barrel-shaped Legend of Zelda themed arcade cabinet is not only fun to play, but a great piece of home decor too. It comes from Redditor …

We asked our staff about the craziest intersections in the world and then played Ms. Pac-Man in Google Maps

By now, you've probably noticed that Google rolled out a pretty comical April Fools' Day feature this year: plopping Ms. Pac-Man right in the middle of the street of the Google Maps mobile app. We used the opportunity to look at some of the weirder places in the world to play the …

Cities: Skylines comes to Xbox One this month

Launching on the console April 21<p><i>Cities: Skylines,</i> the acclaimed city-builder from Colossal Order, will launch on Xbox One on April 21, publisher Paradox Interactive announced.<p>The port, handled by Tantalus Media, was first announced for the console back in August 2015. <i>Cities: Skylines</i> will sell for …

Is Pokemon Go dead? 65 million people still hunting Nintendo's monsters on mobile every month

Niantic CEO confirms staggering statistic amid reports that 80% of players have quit since launch.<p>Pokémon Go developer Niantic has announced that 65 …

Microsoft Is Sending A Very Clear Message With The Xbox Scorpio Reveal

We’ll be hearing more about the Xbox Scorpio this week. Rumors were swirling around yesterday, but now we’ve got some confirmation. Microsoft and Digital Foundry will be revealing the more powerful follow-up to the Xbox One on Thursday, where we can expect to get some concrete details on a machine …

Foundries

Destiny 2: Grind harder or go home?

Bungie has revealed Destiny 2, as expected, but will they be able to change enough to bring back the deserters?<p>The once-thought-infallible Bungie has …

How Arcade Bars Are Reviving a Decades-Old Subculture

Thirty-five years after the sun set on the "Golden Age" of arcades, taverns touting cabinet gaming rigs and craft beers are suddenly back in …

How to get the Master Sword in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The sword that seals the darkness can be yours, for a price<p><i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> wouldn’t be a proper Zelda game if it didn’t have <b>the legendary Master Sword</b>. The Master Sword is unique in that it doesn’t break like every other weapon in the game.<p>Instead of shattering and being …

Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes, ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause smart …

Gun Control

Samsung Galaxy S8: release date, price, specs and features

Over the past few years, Samsung has put a much larger focus on smartphone design and software. Thinking back to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, both of Samsung’s 2015 flagships offered up a premium design and impressive feature set over the ill-conceived Galaxy S5.<p>Samsung Galaxy S7 review<br>• Samsung Galaxy …

Phones

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

There's a good reason why these kids freaked out when they got a Nintendo 64 on Christmas day in 1996

It's been nearly 20 years, but there isn't a better Christmas gift unwrapping video than this:<p>Those two kids are freaking out over the Nintendo 64, Nintendo's third major console released in 1996.<p>And their reaction was justified at the time. The Nintendo 64 was a major leap forward in the world of …

Breaking Limits with Star Fox Zero

<i>This story is part of our feature on independent Japanese studio Platinum Games. Check out the rest of our stories here.</i><p>"So what did Lightning Head say?" director Yusuke Hashimoto says shortly after we're introduced. He's talking about Saito--his former floormate at Capcom nearly two decades …

Retrogaming

The Best Nintendo 64 Emulator for Windows

Sure, Mario Kart 8 may have 30 characters and hovercrafts, but there’s something nostalgic about the now-classic Mario Kart 64. If you want to relive …

Decode those weird symbols on the back of your phone

Find out the meaning behind those strange little markings you see all over your gadgets.<p>A tiny trash can with an X through it, an exclamation point and a bunch of acronyms. You've probably noticed these little marks lurking on the back of your phone, laptop or charger and maybe you've even wondered …

Gear & Gadgets

Rio’s flashy new Museum of Tomorrow overlooks a big problem of today

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Olympic city’s new, $54 million science museum opens on Saturday. It sits waterside in a port area that was left abandoned for decades, and is now being renovated with new office blocks, apartments and restaurants.<p>Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has designed an …

Brazil

Will High Ping Issues Force Online Gaming Giants To Take On The ISP Industry?

The popularity of online gaming and e-sports has taken off like a rocket in 2015, but the production houses that are stoking the industry’s engines could become victims of their own success.<p>From the introduction of in-game merchandise to new expansions in the storyline and gameplay of the most …

Steam Machines: First impressions, The Specs, Prices, and Release Dates

With Valve's various Steam Machines launching next month, gamers will finally be able get to their hands on these compact gaming PCs. To help you get the full details before you potentially take the plunge, we've compiled all the Steam Machine's first wave details you need to know!<p>This collection …

Computer Hardware

10 Ways to Get Bumped Up to First Class on Your Next Flight

First-class airline tickets can cost four times the price of coach. Don't splurge--try these 10 things and get upgraded for free.<p>Admit it: Flying first class can make the hassles of air travel so much better. I've been bumped up to first class twice: once while traveling solo on a business trip to …

Europe-Russia lunar mission could see humans settle Moon's South Pole

Luna 27 robotic lander will be launched in 2016 to search for water, oxygen and fuel on the Moon’s unexplored South Pole, under the plans<p>European and Russian space agencies are planning a series of lunar exploration missions that could pave the way for the return of humans to the moon and even a …

343 dev: Co-op distraction not a worry in Halo 5 Campaign, talks Flying Vehicles

Halo 5 Guardians' is fast approaching the gaming industry as we are now less than a few weeks away from the game launching on Xbox One . While this …

Halo

'Being Evel' a savvy Knievel documentary

Long before we had Tony Hawk or the gonzo "Jackass" dudes, we had Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel, who made the leap from popping wheelies on his Harley along Ventura Boulevard to traversing (ill-fatedly) Idaho's Snake River Canyon by rocket-powered Skycycle.<p>The rise-and-fall trajectory of Knievel's …

Los Angeles

Mapping the galaxy: JJ Abrams reveals new details of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The director shares news of the eagerly anticipated Star Wars film. Here, we round up the leaked details, spin-offs and the rumoured brand-new Death Star<p>For a director famed for his secrecy, JJ Abrams seems to be allowing more than a few titbits to leak about the upcoming Star Wars: The Force …

Star Wars

Mophie announces battery case for Galaxy S6 and its non-removable battery

It'll be available at launch for $99.95<p>Seeing Samsung's Galaxy S6 wrapped in a bulky battery case could soon become pretty common. During yesterday's unveiling of the Galaxy S6, Samsung repeatedly claimed that now is a perfect time for the company to say goodbye to user-swappable batteries. The S6 …

Gear & Gadgets