Bill Hawker

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Obama's Odious Comparison Of The Weimar Republic To The USA Is Just Plain Wrong — And Lacks Self-Awareness

Speaking during a Q & A session at the Economic Club of Chicago last week, former-president Barack Obama studied the lay of the land in the year of …

Net Neutrality: The Left is Always Wrong - So Stop Listening to Them

The Left has a very long history of being very wrong.<p>The birth of modern Socialism-Communism took place a century ago – the Marxist Revolution in …

How HDMI 2.1 makes big-screen 4K PC gaming even more awesome

There's a new HDMI standard coming out, with a feature called Game Mode VRR that combats motion blur and input lag. Here's how it supercharges the future of gaming.<p>An open secret on the PC gaming world is that 4K TVs double as great PC monitors. Or potentially great, anyway. Big-screen gamers have …

Televisions

These are the two best types of screens for playing PC games — here's which one you should choose

Maybe you've stashed away a little extra cash for a cheeky gaming PC upgrade. What do you get?<p>Unless you're in dire need of new parts, you should look into the fancy new options of computer monitors to make your games take on a fresh new look.<p>The two most common and best options is to go big, or to …

Book of Demons is Diablo distilled down to its purest form

I first played Book of Demons when it launched on Steam Early Access about a month ago and it immediately reminded me of Diablo. It has deck building …

PC Gaming

How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

Everybody eats, which is what makes food a perfect choice to resolve conflicts and foster connections among nations. The concept is called "gastrodiplomacy," and South Korea is one of its strongest champions.<p>The country is one of the world's best at branding itself through food, using its cuisine …

South Korea

Star Citizen Shows Off Alpha 3.0’s Seamless World

Fancy space games are certainly more common now than when Star Citizen [official site] was announced but Cloud Imperium’s space ’em up is still the …

The most replayable PC and computer games of all time. Discover the best FPS, RPG, simulation, and strategy gaming hits ever in our top 10 guide. | ROG - Republic of Gamers Global

Happily for computer gaming enthusiasts, there's no shortage of index-finger or thumb-numbing gaming hits specifically designed to keep the fun going …

Mad Max

PlayStation.Blog

April’s gone already? <i>What?!</i> Where did it go? Oh, right — video games!<p>High-profile heavy hitters God of War and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life dominated …

FIFA World Cup

Free Loaders: Make A Spaceship Out Of Pirate Pieces

I was planning to focus this week’s round-up of free games on a watercolour-based walking simulator with lots of flamingos, until I saw that Alice …

PC Gaming

No Man's Sky - PlayStation 4

• A truly open universe - Whether a distant mountain or a planet hanging low on the horizon, you can go there.<br>• Exploration is seeing things no one has …

Overland is a survival game that’s as mean as it is beautiful

Here’s the most tragicomic thing that has happened to me since I started playing Overland. My crappy hatchback lies abandoned on a country road with …

The Perfectly Packed Pack

14 essentials you need for every ride<p>When was the last time you checked the contents of your hydration pack? Take 10 minutes to clean house and replenish your supplies—chances are you've accumulated unnecessary items, or used up your mountain biking essentials. For a two-hour ride in predictable …

5 Apps to Map Your Bike Route

As people become more health-conscious and eco-friendly, cycling has become increasingly popular over the past few years. With the introduction of …

A Place in the Sun

The Hotter’n Hell Hundred rolls riders through one of the bleakest, most godforsaken landscapes imaginable—at a time of year when temperatures regularly top 100 degrees. Why on earth do so many people want to ride it?<p>THIS IS THE SUN: It first appears on this day at 6:55 a.m., a few timid rays of …

The best iPhone apps for bikers

If you consider yourself a biker, from riding motorcycles to mountain bikes, then check out our list of the best iPhone apps for bikers.<p>Got into an …

Train in Heat to Build Speed

Working out in heat and humidity can boost your cycling engine, if you follow this research-backed plan<p>In the throes of summer, it’s easy to grumble about riding in sweltering weather. But recent science points to an upside. Researchers at the University of Oregon found that cyclists who did 10 …

Carcassonne Update Adds Long-Awaited Game Analysis Tools

Hot on the heels of its third anniversary in the App Store, popular board game Carcassonne is getting even better. The game has recently been updated …

Shoulder the Load

These three exercises can prevent tension and pain.<p>On a road bike, shoulder pain is usually a sign of poor fit, says Craig Denegar, PhD, a cyclist and professor of kinesiology at the University of Connecticut, who says to watch your on-bike posture and not let your shoulders scrunch or your head …

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …