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The Secrets of Planetside 2

"SPACE WARFARE!" - Ali-A Plays! - Planetside 2 - (Multiplayer Gameplay HD 2014)

Hackers Accused Of Cheating EA Out Of Millions

You’re probably aware that microtransactions generate a phenomenal amount of revenue for game publishers. Electronic Arts alone made $1.3 billion off in-game purchases last year. It’s no surprise, then, that they can also provide criminals with a way to rake in some fast cash.<p>Anthony Clark, a …

UK government has no overall plan for Brexit, leaked memo cited by BBC says

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has no overall strategy for leaving the European Union and splits in Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet could delay a clear negotiating position for six months, according to a leaked Deloitte memo that the government dismissed as having no credibility.<p>Britain's Prime …

GE says its software for smart factories and the 'Internet of Things' is now a $6 billion business

The core of the GE software business is Predix, what it calls an "operating system for the industrial Internet of Things." In other words, Predix is a tool to help GE customers build the software that powers Internet-connected industrial machinery like jet turbines, trains, or factory …

Australia's plan to ban asylum seekers who arrive by boat in jeopardy | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s plan to permanently ban asylum seekers who arrive by boat from ever entering the country was in jeopardy on Tuesday when the opposition Labor said it would not support the ban.<p>Australian Labor Party leader Bill Shorten appears at a news conference in Melbourne, …

What is a polar vortex? Why the UK could see its coldest winter in years

Last December was the warmest since records began in 1910 – but the UK's run of mild winters could be about to end.<p>An icy polar vortex could descend …

YouTube Just Revolutionized Its Picture Quality

YouTube has today taken a huge step forward in improving the picture quality of its content by launching support for high dynamic range (HDR) videos.<p>For those of you not familiar with HDR, it increases the light range available to pictures, resulting in much better contrast, brighter highlights and …

German far-right politician sentenced to jail for Nazi death camp tattoo

A court has sentenced an NPD politician to eight months in prison for openly displaying a tattoo with a Nazi slogan and an image of Auschwitz death …

Swimming Pools

Kurdish forces enter town near Mosul as Iraqi troops find mass grave

Forces advancing south of Mosul uncover evidence of Isis brutality while peshmerga goes on offensive to recapture Bashiqa<p>Iraqi Kurdish fighters have exchanged heavy fire with militants as they entered a town held by Islamic State east of Mosul, while troops advancing south of the city discovered a …

Austria and Balkan states prepare for collapse of EU-Turkey deal

FRAUENKIRCHEN, Austria (Reuters) - Austria said on Monday it will meet with its Balkan neighbours to discuss what action they might take if a deal with Turkey aimed at restricting the flow of illegal migrants into the European Union collapses.<p>A staff adjusts European Union and Turkish (L) flags …

Donald Trump reflects on his bid: 'It's been some campaign'

<b>Sarasota, Florida (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump reflected Monday on the movement that has propelled his candidacy, and let loose on the stump as during his last full day of campaigning ahead of Election Day.<p>The Republican presidential nominee also reminisced on his successes and called attention to the …

Report: Vine could live on as Twitter entertains offers from potential buyers

Last month, Twitter announced that it was shutting down the popular short video sharing service Vine as it struggled to monetize. A new report from TechCrunch, however, explains that Vine might live on after all, as Twitter is entertaining offers from companies interested in buying Vine.<p>According …

Next US president should pivot back to Europe, scholars say

From the Syrian carnage to North Korea aggressively upping its nuclear arms program, a slew of global challenges await Barack Obama's successor. …

Geopolitics

Why Tesla Ending Free Supercharging Won't Turn Off Model 3 Buyers

Replenishing my Model S battery for free at Tesla’s Supercharger stations reminds me of those teenage days when my dad would hand me some gas money. I did not expect the cash. I knew the largesse would not be forever. And I took the money quickly — before he changed his mind.<p>Tesla announced today …

Advance into heart of Mosul slows as ISIL fights back

Iraq's special forces worked to fully push a fiercely resisting ISIL from neighbourhoods on Mosul's eastern edge while bombings killed at least 11 people elsewhere in the country.<p>The current phase and slower pace highlight the challenges ahead for Iraqi forces as they press into more populated …

What Tesla’s new Gigafactory means for electric vehicles

Tesla‘s new Gigafactory opened at the end of July in Nevada, with much excitement from both the media and the general public. Only 14 percent of the massive structure has been built, with the rest of the $5 billion project to be concluded by 2020. According to Tesla, battery cell production will …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla might be on the verge of a breakthrough that would change its 'overpromising' reputation

"[C]omplacent shareholders have been willing to look past years of over-promising and under-delivering from a promotional CEO," Einhorn wrote.<p>"Elon Musk's ability to spin a yarn and keep a story going seems to mesmerize his investors, blinding them to the challenges the company is facing."<p>Einhorn …

16 battlegrounds that will decide the election

There are 200 million registered voters in the United States, and it’s a good bet that more than 120 million of them will cast votes in the presidential race on Tuesday. While every vote counts, not all of them have the same value. In an election that has come down to less than a dozen contested …

Houthi rebels set free American citizen held captive for 18 months in Yemeni capital

John Kerry welcomed the release and said he recognised the move as a 'positive gesture by the Houthis'.<p>An American citizen detained by Shia Houthi …

Microsoft's dream of Windows on phones is as good as dead — and that's great for Microsoft

It's time to let Windows Phone go, and move on.<p>It sounds like Microsoft has: Apart from a cameo on HP's new high-end Elite X3 smartphone, the Windows 10 Mobile operating system didn't rate any kind of appearance at Microsoft's most recent Surface hardware event.<p>And in an interview with ZDNet's Mary …

Zotac Zbox EN1060 review: Better than console gaming in a tiny package

But don't expect the same performance as a full-size Nvidia GTX 1060.<p>Specs at a glance: Zotac Zbox EN1060 (barebones)<p>CPU<p>Intel Core i5-6400T<p>GPU<p>Nvidia …

Microsoft's Windows 10 Smartphone Dream Still Alive Thanks To New Android Device

Although much of Microsoft’s current mobile strategy is about getting users signed up to its cloud services no matter the mobile platform they are on, there are some signs of life on the Windows 10 smartphone front this week. T-Mobile is offering US customers the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10.<p>The …

NASA is concerned about SpaceX's rocket fueling practices

NASA is a little nervous about SpaceX's future crewed flights. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has obtained a letter from December 2015 showing that an agency International Space Station committee has been worried about the safety of SpaceX's planned fueling strategy. While the nature of SpaceX's Falcon 9 …

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

Serbia and Croatia agree deal to transport migrants to ‘end torture’

Thousands of migrants have arrived at the border between Serbia and Croatia.<p>The flood of people shows no sign of slowing.<p>The migrant crisis has centered on Serbia and Croatia in recent days.<p>The interior ministers of both countries have vowed to ferry the people between the two countries.<p>Croatia’s …

Muslim men having '20 children each' because of polygamy, peer claims

Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer, says that Sharia Law is leading to 'shocking' discrimination against Muslim women<p>Muslim men in some communities are having up to 20 children each because of polygomy and the rise of "religiously sanctioned gender discrimination" under Sharia Law, peers have …

Cologne braces for new far-right HoGeSa rally

Thousands of police officers have been deployed in Cologne for Sunday's far-right demonstrations. A similar rally last year left dozens of people …

Anti-immigration party SVP makes record gains in Swiss parliamentary poll

Switzerland has taken a slide to the right according to political pundits after projections showed the anti-immigration Swiss People’s Party (SVP) is set for a record win, taking over 29 percent of the vote.<p>That should translate into 65 of the 200 seat lower house – it’s a performance which has …