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Something Is Wrong With 'Minecraft.' This Game Has A Solution

In the past, I’ve speculated on the long term impact of the <i>Minecraft</i> craze. I suspect that the game’s narrative shift—away from a typical hero storyline, toward an emphasis on creativity and collectivity (when played on servers)—will significantly impact the way Generation Blockhead kids will …

Gamification

This is the best Destiny video

According to Kyle, during the above recording of an impressive run in <i>Destiny</i>'s Crucible multiplayer mode, he and his friend — the guy who's actually playing — weren't aware that the PlayStation 4 microphone was picking up the color commentary Kyle was spouting the entire time. Fortunately it was, …

PlayStation

Science explains how time spent outdoors colors your view of #thedress

It set social media on fire. It divided friends and co-workers. It was a cellphone picture of a sequined dress, and now it has become a bonafide subject of scientific inquiry.<p>Three studies published this week in the journal Current Biology set out to understand how a single image can be interpreted …

Destiny Breaking up Nightfall and Weekly Heroic Strikes

On big change coming to Destiny following the release of the House of Wolves expansion later this month will add more variety to the game's Strike missions. Bungie revealed during a roundtable interview with GameSpot that, going forward, the Nightfall and Weekly Heroic Strikes will take place on …

The Homemade Doritos Locos Taco Recipe That You Need Right Now

Photo credit: 1 Fine Cookie<p>From the day we're born into this world, we're taught we won't get any where in life without hard work. These are wise, if not somewhat annoying, words -- and they couldn't ring more true than when confronted with the gloriously brilliant homemade Doritos Locos Taco …

9 Delicious Dressings That Make Anything Taste Awesome

It's all about the dressing. These homemade salad dressings are so delicious, you'll want to eat them with a spoon.<p><b>1. Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing</b><p>Cool, creamy, tangy and garlicky, this homemade ranch dressing tastes so much better than the mass-produced bottled stuff in grocery stores. Try it …

IBM’s AI computer has come up with some pretty incredible food pairings

There’s a theory that given an infinite amount of time, a monkey could eventually type out the complete works of Shakespeare. But could that monkey come up with a new way to pair saffron and fennel? IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence computer—famous for its win on <i>Jeopardy!</i>—is trying to do just …

Apple Watch, Android Wear, or Pebble: how do they stack up?

Now that we've had a real chance to see the Apple Watch, we've got a pretty good idea of how it stacks up against Android Wear and Pebble. Those other two smartwatch platforms are the right ones to compare it to; there may be other smartwatches, but there really aren't other smartwatch <i>ecosystems.</i> …

Turn a Raspberry Pi 2 Into a Cheap, DIY SteamBox for In-Home Streaming

The new Raspberry Pi 2 has a lot of potential, but with a little elbow grease, you can roll it into a DIY "Steam Box" capable of streaming your games …

Raspberry Pi

MacTrast Deals: Save 80% On The Yosemite OS X Productivity Course

- Mar 20, 2015<p>Whether you’re new to the Mac, or have used it since 1984, today’s MacTrast Deal is for you! Get access to incredible video lessons …

Productivity

How an Android user created a hit Apple viral video

The viral video hit “Apple Engineer Talks,” which mocks the new MacBook, is a scream. I nearly died laughing — along with millions of other people.<p>The clever parody was crafted by somebody who clearly has a deep knowledge of Apple, so I was surprised to discover its creator is actually an Android …

Samoa Donuts Are Like Girl Scout Cookies on Steroids

<i>By: Perry Santanachote</i><p>Not even your Girl Scout Cookie dealer can hook you up with these bad boys. You'll have to make these fluffy donuts at home, pile them high with toasted coconut caramel with your own two hands, and dunk 'em in creamy chocolate ganache all by yourself.<p>Nothing has ever been more …

Security firm finds preinstalled malware on Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone

<i>Update: On Sunday March 8, Xiaomi contacted VentureBeat with a statement in response to the Bluebox report. Then on March 9, Bluebox told VentureBeat that the device may have been counterfeit and provided new findings.</i><p>Data security firm Bluebox has discovered preinstalled malware and a host of …

Destiny Player Builds Robot To Grind For Him

Playing <i>Destiny</i> can be time consuming, especially if you want to level multiple characters. Naturally, players are finding low-effort ways to get the …

The 21 Best Sushi Spots in America

By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers<p>Sushi. It's what for dinner. And lunch, especially if you're in a rush at Whole Foods. But who in this great land of ours makes the best sushi? The freshest & most mouthwatering maki? The heaven-approved hand rolls? Well, in order to find out, we spent a lot of …

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Cancer

Still Having Trouble Connecting To PSN? Try This.

While Sony says the PlayStation Network is up and running following the Christmas attack, some users are still having trouble connecting to services …

Nationals Pitcher Doug Fister Buys Everybody Starbucks for Christmas

Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister was feeling particularly generous on Christmas Eve, so he decided to buy Starbucks for everyone.<p>Fister …

Plague: This 'Tinder for Information' Could Be onto Something

Over the weekend I spent a bit of time with Plague, an app that our own Owen Williams recently described as a gamified version of Reddit, and I’m sure the developers have hit on something noteworthy here. It looks like others agree, as its user base is growing rapidly.<p>Despite only a small amount of …

BitLit Offers Free and Cheap Ebooks If You Own the Physical Copy

Android/iOS: Paper books are awesome, but sometimes there’s no beating the portability of an ebook on your phone or tablet. If you have a physical …

Apps

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: assembly

Now that we’ve got all the parts for our Hackintosh, it’s time to put them all together. This is the really fun part of this project: You’re turning processors and chips and motherboards into a working computer that’s going to do all kinds of things for you.<p>You’ll get an incredible sense of …

Ring Menu Adds a Shortcut To Your Most Used Stuff Anywhere

Mac: The Mac OS X Dock is great, but if you're looking for something a little different, Ring Menu pulls up all your favorite apps, documents, and …

How to Build a Handheld, Raspberry Pi-Powered Game Console

The Raspberry Pi is a great little mini-computer for playing classic video games from your childhood. But, thanks to its small size, it's also …

Raspberry Pi

Please Don't Be Real, Doritos Flavored Mountain Dew

Nobody asked for this. Nobody.<p>As noted by Redditor joes_nipples, Mountain Dew was apparently doing a taste test at Kent State University in Ohio for, …

New ​Halo Cutscene Leaks

According to a scene that made its way onto Twitch, the newest <i>Halo</i> character will be looking for the series' flagship Spartan. He's getting help from …

India's Doughnut Flavors Put Ours To Shame

India may not seem like the most likely place to find good doughnuts, but it turns out the subcontinent is home to a budding doughnut industry and some amazing-sounding doughnut flavors. Chains like Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme are opening throughout the country, and the flavors they're offering …

The Last Phone You'll Ever Buy: Google Demos New Lego-Style Smartphone

Google’s Project Ara – the modular smartphone that has replaceable parts – is making big strides in development, according to a recently released video update.<p>The team behind Project Ara, which originally started as a Motorola project whilst it was still a subsidiary of Google, showed off a fully …

Some OS X Yosemite Users Plagued With Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Since OS X Yosemite's October 16 launch, <i>MacRumors</i> has been receiving a number of complaints from users who have been experiencing Wi-Fi issues. Extensive threads about Wi-Fi problems have surfaced on both the <i>MacRumors</i> forums and on Apple's own Support Communities as well, suggesting there are quite …

'Destiny' Review: The Fault in Our Stars

It may seem strange to release an “official” review of a game practically two months past its release date, but Destiny is a strange game. It’s one that blurs the line between genres in ways few major titles have to date, and exists as the first step forward in a mammoth ten-year, $500M franchise …