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Spaniard claims to have cracked D-Day carrier pigeon code

Didac Sánchez, a 22-year-old Spanish IT entrepreneur, says he has deciphered Second World War message following a three-year effort at a cost of €1.5 million (£1.1m) - but won't reveal its message<p>A 22-year-old Spanish IT entrepreneur says he has cracked the D-Day code found on a dead carrier pigeon …

Google puts Twitch on notice with launch of YouTube Gaming

For awhile, the rumor was that Google would buy Twitch. That didn't happen (Amazon did that instead), but that doesn't mean it's given up on gaming. Today at an event held in YouTube Space LA, the company is taking the wrapper off its very own video game-centric effort called, appropriately enough, …

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YouTube Gaming aims to take a bite out of Twitch’s streaming game

Gamers aren’t turning to magazines — or even websites — as much as they used to. These days, you’re more likely to find them on YouTube or Twitch to watch Let’s Play videos, Minecraft machinima, or streaming League of Legends matches. It’s a bold new world, and YouTube wants to capture a little …

50 Quotes to Inspire Your Day

StingRay phone trackers are being used in the UK

<i>Sky News</i> has found evidence that StingRays -- those fake cell towers American cops are so fond of -- are in active use in the UK. The news organization ran software made by a German security company to scour for StingRays currently being used London and found 20 instances within just three weeks. …

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The 4 Best Bass Compressor Pedals

As a guitarist, you were born to spend your life seeking out those perfect sounds and exploring and experimenting with all your tones, helping you to …

Emergency Rooms Crack Down On Abusers Of Pain Pills

Kimberley Enyart was never interested in doing recreational drugs. But then she was in a car accident — and her doctor prescribed a powerful opiate for the pain.<p>"It just would put me off in la-la land, and make me feel better," she says. "I loved it. I loved that high."<p>When Enyart's prescription …

The Boston Marathon and Reddit: When the Internet’s deluded amateur-hour detectives ran amok

<b>Still from "The Thread" (Lightbox Entertainment)</b><p>A new film “The Thread” explores Reddit’s bungling “investigation” during the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers<p>Laura Miller<p>April 15, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>A scene in the new documentary "The Thread" shows Kevin Cheetham, who was a gawky college …

The leads of Star Wars The Force Awakens describe their new characters

It's hard to tell what's generated more speculation around <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, the return of franchise veterans like Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, or the creation of three brand new characters as the film's leads. The actors behind those characters have now given the world …

If Labour and the SNP get their way, the UK will face a nasty fiscal shock

A Labour/SNP coalition would mean massive tax increases for higher earners, big companies, banks and others<p>Britain is about to be hit by an economic shock of its own making. Whoever wins the <b>election</b>, at least some taxes will rise, and this will damage the economy, derail the public finances and …

Steve Albini on Tidal: 'The for-pay services are deluding themselves'

The veteran record producer criticises Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal and its exclusive, paid-for content model<p>Steve Albini, best-known for producing Nirvana, Pixies and PJ Harvey, has never been one to mince his words about the music industry. Following his outspoken views on major record …

'Star Ocean 5' Goes Next-Gen

Square Enix have been teasing a new role-playing game announcement for a while. It turned out that the new game was in fact Star Ocean 5.<p>Star Ocean is a broadly sci-fi themed action role-playing game series developed by tri-Ace. Originally envisaged by Yoshiharu Gotanda back in the 90s, fans will …

Net neutrality row grows louder in India, Internet.org hit

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A group of India’s leading technology and Internet firms has pulled out of Internet.org, Facebook’s flagship effort to get billions more online, in a growing debate over free access and internet neutrality in the country.<p>A staff member stands next to a display screen during a …

Warp’s Artificial Intelligence compilation predicted the sounds of today, yesterday

<i>Permanent Records</i> <i>is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most.</i><p>Like its pop-culture cousin science fiction, electronic music traffics in …