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IBM Tools, What Cloud Software Actually Looks Like

How does software really work in the cloud and what does it look like? Okay hang on, before you answer that, how does software application development actually work in the cloud computing model of online-connected software-defined virtualization and abstraction?<p>These questions sound almost too …

Fun-Da-Mental

Astronaut Scribblings Discovered on Apollo 11

The three astronauts left behind some notes that we just found.<p>There were no envelopes on the Apollo 11 Command Module<i>Columbia</i>, so Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins did their math calculations right on the interior paneling of the spacecraft. Collins, the lone pilot of the command …

This Week In WWE Biz: Ronda Rousey And Steve Austin At WrestleMania 32?, Undertaker's Opponent, More

<b>Ronda Rousey Appearing Alongside The Rock At WrestleMania 32?</b><p>The most likely main event of WrestleMania 32 is Roman Reigns vs. Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, a highly predictable and hardly intriguing bout that is lacking the interest you would expect out of a ‘Mania main …

Vince McMahon

Walking on the walls of the 1980s NYC subway

Walking on the subway walls<p>Not your everyday commute.<p>Between 1988 and 1990, photographer Steven Siegel and his friends made regular visits to a …

Next Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Game Revealed

2012's Hitman: Absolution is joining the Xbox One backwards compatibility program and it sounds like it may not be the last game from developer IO Interactive to do so. In an interview with Worthplaying (via VideoGamer), studio head Hannes Seifert said Absolution will join the program, but he …

Ubisoft Benches 'Assassin's Creed' Video Game

Every year since 2007, Ubisoft has released an <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> video game. After the release of a feature film based on the franchise in December, …

Assassin's Creed

‘The Division’: Ubisoft’s massive shooter could be the most ambitious game of 2016

<i>The Division</i> is a lot of things. First and foremost, it’s a competent, if unimaginative, third-person shooter. It’s an RPG as well, with plenty of …

Technology

Hacker group just doxxed 22,000 FBI employees

Shortly after revealing the contact information of nearly 10,000 Department of Homeland Security employees, a group of hackers on Monday also …

Did the FBI Kill My Father?

Forty-five years ago, my father, Joe Colombo, the alleged boss of the "Colombo" crime family, and founder of the Italian-American Civil Rights League, was gunned down among a crowd of thousands in one of the most highly publicized shootings in New York City's history.<p>To the media and the FBI my …

Crime

Ten dead, 17 critically injured after head-on train crash in Bavaria, Germany

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ten people are dead and 17 are critically injured after a head-on collision between two trains in Germany's southern state of Bavaria Tuesday, police say.<p>At least 63 people on board suffered less serious injuries, police said. They said there were about 150 passengers on board the two …

Trains

45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

<i>Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NOTE: If you have an extreme case of wanderlust, look away now! These places are beyond stunning!</i><p><b>New Zealand</b> - A Broken Backpack<p><i>"What if Paradise is in</i> …

National Parks

10 businesses you can start from a dorm room

Sure, not everyone can be the next Mark Zuckerberg, but starting a small business while in college is definitely possible.<p>There are several options that require little to no startup capital and can be done without an office space.<p>Entrepreneurship in college can help make valuable connections while …

Social Media
Cybersecurity

15 Things You Need To Let Go To Find Happiness In Life

<b>1. Holding grudges against people</b><p>Life is too short for you to be constantly holding grudges against other people. Whatever they did to you, let it go …

There’s a Cold War nuclear bunker for sale in Northern Ireland and it hasn’t been touched since the 1980s

If you’ve ever fancied living in a nuclear bunker in Ballymena, just outside Belfast, Northern Ireland, then you’re in luck.<p>A lovely bunker has just …

A 20-Year-Old Undergrad At USC Is Revolutionizing Advertising On Mobile Games

<b>Startup</b>: Lucky Day<p><b>Launched</b>: May 2014 (product launched July 2015)<p><b>Founder</b>: Joshua Javaheri<p><b>Location</b>: Los Angeles<p><b>Employees</b>: 4 in the U.S.; 8 in Belarus (mostly engineers)<p><b>The pitch:</b> The hardest part about sustaining a mobile gaming company is attracting and retaining users. Joshua Javaheri, the founder …

Mobile Gaming

Hackers leak contact details of 20,000 FBI staff

Hackers have leaked 22,175 FBI employees' names, job titles and contact details.<p>The leak comes a day after the hacker group, tweeting from the @DotGovs account, posted a database online with the details of 9,355 US government employees from another department.<p>The second round of details was posted …

Microsoft released a popular video game on the Xbox One — and then took it back

Microsoft has been testing backwards compatibility with Xbox games on the Xbox One over the past few months. Backwards compatibility means that games made for the Xbox 360, which preceded the One, will work without any changes.<p>The feature is a big bonus for gamers and encourages people to upgrade …

Backward Compatibility