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Obama expected to promise student loan relief

President Obama will announce on Monday an expansion of a program that helps student loan borrowers manage their debt, a White House official said.<p>The official said Obama will expand the criteria for an alternative repayment program, which caps monthly payments for certain federal student loans at …

Albino baby sea turtle in Khram Island, Thailand: http://t.co/Qzgwf26c8u

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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Game Developer’s Conference, Sony plans for virtual reality, and Minecraft makes more mulah

Welcome to another collection of a week’s worth of GamesBeat’s coverage of the world of gaming. This time, we’re checking out the annual Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, Sony introduces its virtual reality initiative for the PlayStation 4, and it looks like mobile hit Flappy Bird is …

The Choosatron turns choose your own adventure books into their own game console

Imagine if someone hands you a small plastic or wooden box. There are four buttons on the top of the unit, and a small slit in black plastic. You push one of the buttons, and a piece of paper slides out of the top with a slight "whirrrrr" noise.<p>"This is the Choosatron," the words on the thermal …

Spec Sheet: Sony's Project Morpheus takes Oculus Rift head-on

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>Oculus has been trying to put virtual reality into the hands of …