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Hearthstone's latest patch notes seem a little ... foolish

Brace yourselves. April Fools' Day is fully upon us and Blizzard, whose résumé is rather robust on this over the years, has just weighed in with patch notes for <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i> "version 4.0.1.2015."<p>Among the gems:<p>After many bouts with brain freeze, Snowchugger now eats snow at a more …

Witcher 3 Could Be 200+ Hours Long

Polish developer CD Projekt Red's upcoming open-world role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt could take you 200 hours or more to complete if you want to see and do <i>everything</i> the title has to offer. That's according to senior designer Damien Monnier, who revealed the figure recently on …

The Witcher

Future Macs could get up to 10TB SSDs thanks to new Intel/Micron technology

SSDs are fast, but still expensive compared to spinning metal drives, giving us less storage capacity in today’s Macs than we got in older models. Pick up a classic 13-inch MacBook Pro with a hard drive, for example, and you’ll get 500GB of storage for $1100, compared to just 128GB of SSD storage …

Computer Hardware

FitCoin: A New Cryptocurrency You Earn by Working Out

Last year, we saw cryptocurrencies break into mainstream news media with the launch of the ‘Coinye West‘ Bitcoin. The currency, originally slated for release in January last year, was shuttered after the Kanye West decided it was a copyright infringement to have his face on the promotional material …

Cryptocurrency

Windows Moves Forward, Leaves Internet Explorer Branding Behind

IE goes the way of Mosaic.<p>Windows 10 will mark the beginning of the end for the Internet Explorer brand. Microsoft is currently researching names for …

Internet Explorer

Nvidia’s Titan X can run Evolve at 74 fps in 4K resolution

Nvidia is formally shipping its Titan X graphics processing unit (GPU) for high-end supercomputing. But it might be best used for running games like 2K’s Evolve at 74 frames a second in 4K resolution.<p>Jen-Hsun Huang, the chief executive at the world’s largest stand-alone graphics chip maker, talked …

Computer Hardware

NVIDIA's Efficient Powerhouse: The GeForce GTX Titan X

During the Game Developers Conference which took place a couple of weeks ago in San Francisco, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen Hsun Huang crashed EPIC’s “The State Of Unreal Engine” talk and, in a somewhat quizzical move considering GTC just started this morning, unveiled a new flagship GPU, dubbed the GeForce …

Supercomputers

Gaze upon the realm of Dark Souls, in one single image

Earlier today we showed you one artist's rendering of Skyrim as a subway map. Now, here is Lordran, the realm of <i>Dark Souls</i>, fit for a tapestry.<p>This is the work of Judson Cowan, an artist some may remember from concept art he developed for a game he — deliberately — will never make. This is his …

Sustain your Energy with "Bulletproof" Coffee

<i>This post comes from our blog intern, Aubrie!</i><p>What if you walked into a coffee shop and kindly asked the barista, “one large coffee with two …

Pan Fried Lemon-Parmesan Crusted Chicken

<b>A crust of panko and parmesan coats the chicken that is served over greens with a simple lemon dressing. Almost a complete meal in one recipe.</b><br>By …

Spices

Could DreamCheaper Become The Hotel Booking Industry’s Most Hated Startup?

Berlin-based DreamCheaper, which has been operating fairly stealthily until now, could soon become the hotel booking industry’s most hated startup. It operates a service that aims to ensure you never overpay for a hotel room again, even if you (miraculously) get the best deal available at the time …

Paper notebook uploads to cloud, erases in microwave

The Rocketbook is a regular paper notebook. But a couple of technological tricks make it easy to electronically back up its contents and erase the pages.<p>Although thumb-typing on smartphones and stylus-scribbling on tablets have their place, sometimes nothing quite beats the satisfaction of writing …

Fanfiction

Apple’s ability to drive mall traffic allows it to negotiate significant rent decreases

Apple Stores are so effective at bringing shoppers into malls that the company has been able to negotiate much lower rent deals than most shops, the Wall Street Journal said in a report today. While most tenants have worked out deals to pay about 15% of their sales in rent, Apple’s ability drive …

Apple Store

Apple MacBook Makes A Compelling Pitch For Asus Zenbook UX305

Apple took advantage of being in the spotlight for the big Apple Watch event this week to also unveil a new line of MacBook laptops. Apple showed off the MacBooks and talked about all of the ways they’re magical and revolutionary and it turned out to be an excellent marketing pitch…for the Asus …

MacBook Air

Star Citizen's Damage System Makes Destroying Ships Look Good

Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games has released a new video showing off the game's new damage model, and it looks pretty impressive.<p>The new damage system will be less taxing on you computer and will distinguish between different types of weapons. The exact type of damage you'll see will …

Hull

Amazon Now Lets Anyone Create Your Own Giveaway Contests

Amazon has introduced a nifty new tool to allow customers to hold their own giveaways.<p>Anyone with an Amazon account can choose prizes from the company’s catalog and host a contest on the site for free.<p>To create a giveaway, you need to select up to 50 prizes – items have to ship from Amazon.com to …

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

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15 Pre-Workout Snacks You Can Make in 5 Minutes

Running out the door to hit the gym? Take just five minutes to make a healthy pre-workout snack and you’ll be happy you did. Experts say what you eat before a workout can have a major impact on how easy (or freakin’ hard) your gym session ends up being. A good rule of thumb is to make your snack a …

Death by Chocolate Slow Cooker Dump Cake

Shares 14K<p>Seriously, it’s National Chocolate Day! Now, I would (and do) happily celebrate every single day but it’s cool that there is actually a day …

Bill Phillips Back To Fit 12-Week Trainer | Bodybuilding.com

Watch Trailer<p>Gain access to Back To Fit <b>PLUS</b> over 50 other expert-designed fitness plans.<br>Only $8.99/month!<p>Already a subscriber? Log In<p>Workout …

One Monopoly game in France is hiding $20K in real-world cash

Toy-making behemoth Hasbro will celebrate the 80th anniversary of <i>Monopoly'</i>s release in France by replacing fake money in 80 sets with real cash.<p>The real-world money will be made available in just 80 out of a total of 30,000 specially branded editions of <i>Monopoly</i>. Here's how it's getting divvied out: …

This Website Will Turn Your Tweets Into Poetry

Once you sign in, Poetweet gives you the option of transforming your 140-character missives into three types of poems: a sonnet (popularized by Shakespeare), rondel (French lyric poetry), or indriso (a format created by Spanish poet Isidro Iturat).<p>After a brief minute, the service spits out a poem …

SpongeBob online? Nickelodeon to offer Internet subscription

NEW YORK (AP) — SpongeBob fans rejoice: Nickelodeon is the latest cable channel to plan a stand-alone Internet offering.<p>What's not yet known is …

Televisions

This Super Slow-Mo Video Shows How Complex Cameras Are

Cameras are so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget what amazing pieces of technology they are, high-end DSLRs in particular. Check out this 10,000 fps footage from The Slow Mo Guys if you want to see just how complex.<p>As the video explains, DSLRs use clever optical tricks to get everything done. A …

Videography

TI's super-slim graphing calculator shows that math can be stylish

Who said that graphing calculators were dead in the smartphone era? Certainly not Texas Instruments -- if anything, it's showing that there's still plenty of life left in dedicated math machines. Its new TI-84 Plus CE is 30 percent thinner and 30 percent lighter than the regular Plus, making for a …

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<i>An easy recipe for the BEST light & fluffy classic buttermilk pancakes you’ll ever eat! They don’t taste lightened up or healthy at all!</i><p>Throughout my …