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Why calls for “unity” in American politics are not enough: Look at the 1930s and 1940s

The US is in the midst of a tepid economic recovery following a catastrophic downturn, but millions of Americans continue to feel left behind. Some turn their anger on corporations and Wall Street. Others target nonwhite immigrant workers. A charismatic media personality with a populist message …

Society

How liberals invented segregation: The real history of race, equality and our Founding Fathers

Even for reform-minded Founding Fathers, “separate but equal” was more important than “all men are created equal”<p>Edward Coles had a lot on his mind. In July 1814 he was private secretary to James Madison and spent his days managing the president’s business at a time of war. The United States had …

Black History

See Hitler's Horrifying 1920 Political Platform

Hitler had joined one of the many small right wing political groups in Munich, the German Workers’ Party, in September 1919. Germany was a country in …

World History

Google Voice Access lets you tap and scroll through apps, fingers deemed unnecessary

Google Voice gets better with every update, but one thing it can’t do is control your phone outside of search and some basic app commands. That why Google’s now released Voice Access, which allows you to tap and scroll your way through your phone without ever touching it, at last freeing you from …

T3 Opinion: PlayStation 4.5 will crown Sony winners of this console generation

Sony, the maker of the PlayStation, could be about to change the console industry for good. The market, dominated by Sony and Microsoft, has long …

PlayStation VR

Comic Book Review - The Walking Dead #153

<i>Zeb Larson reviews The Walking Dead #153…</i><p><i>Heavy hangs the head.</i><p>This is one of those scenery issues of <b>The Walking Dead</b> where we’re on the way to a …

Google launches ‘Voice Access’ app in beta, lets you control your phone with your voice

After first planning to launch the app during Google I/O 2015 and changing its mind at the last minute, Google has finally launched Voice Access in beta, a new accessibility app that allows users to control their phone using their voice. With Voice Access, you can use a wide variety of voice …

Game of Thrones: 7 Things You Might Have Missed in the Most Revealing Trailer Yet

New alliances and deadly threats make their debut.<p>HBO has understandably kept its cards pretty close to its chest as Season 6 of <i>Game of Thrones</i> approaches. With very little book material for readers to go off of, it’s anyone’s guess as to what’s coming. But with only two more weeks to go, HBO has …

NES Punch-Out!! easter egg took 29 years to discover

<i>Punch-Out!!</i> now forms a series of boxing games created by Nintendo, but the very first one was released way back in February 1984 in arcades. The …

Raspberry Pi mod turns classic Game Boy into a perfect handheld emulator

There are few things that warm a nerd’s heart quite like a great console mod, which is why we felt we had no choice but to share this impressive …

Brian Fargo, Josh Sawyer, and Gordon Walton on the history and future of RPGs

Brian Fargo (Wasteland, Fallout), Josh Sawyer (New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity), and Gordon Walton (Ultima Online, Star Wars: TOR) are veterans of the …

Everything you need to know about 'The Dark Tower,' the epic Stephen King sci-fi movie starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba

In a tweet Tuesday, King confirmed that Idris Elba would be playing the gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey will portray his foe, the man in black.<p>King began the fantasy/sci-fi series as a senior in college and published the first novel, "The Gunslinger," in 1982.<p>Thirty-four years later, the beloved …

Construction

AMC's next show is based on a comic much more violent than 'The Walking Dead'

AMC's newest comic adaptation may be even more shocking (and possibly offensive) than even the most violent parts of "The Walking Dead."<p>"Preacher," the 1995 cult classic graphic novel created by Garth Ennis, follows Jesse Custer, a fallen man of faith, on his journey to enter Heaven and literally …

The Walking Dead

5-Year-Old Calmly Calls Cops After Parents Killed: 'This Dude Shot 'Em'

A 5-year-old boy from Chattanooga, Tenn., made a heartbreaking call to the police on Sunday telling the dispatcher that “my daddy and my mama got …

Law Enforcement

Science Explains Why The 5-Second Rule Is Actually True

You may not want to pick up and eat food once you've dropped it on the ground. But the five-second rule is actually a real thing when the item and the surface it falls onto are dry, according to the Discovery Science Channel's "The Quick and the Curious" show.<p>As an experiment, NASA engineer Mike …

Food

As MSNBC Makes Shifts, Rachel Maddow Presses On

With just a few hours remaining before her program is slated for broadcast on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow is wondering if jail time is in her immediate …

Donald Trump

T-Mobile squeaks past Verizon for title of fastest LTE network

AT&T and Sprint battled it out for third and fourth place, says OpenSignal<p>Who really gives you the fastest download speeds in the US? According to a new report on America's mobile networks from OpenSignal, the answer is T-Mobile. The carrier easily took the top spot when it came to downloads on 3G …

T-Mobile

Watch Footage From The Canceled Batman: The Dark Knight Game

With the relaunch of the Batman film franchise with Christopher Nolan's <i>Batman Begins</i>, there was the usual merchandise tie-ins with toys, cereal, and …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 1 – The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

The first in a new series on the world’s most important works of nonfiction is an engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology’s ‘neighbours from hell’ – mankind<p>• Introducing the 100 best nonfiction books of all time<p>• What should make the list?<p>The human animal knows that it is …

Books

10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in February

From Judd Apatow's new sitcom to a Stephen King miniseries, here's what you'll be watching this month<p>February may be the shortest month of the year, …

My Name Is Lucy Barton is quiet, powerful, and elusive

<i>My Name Is Lucy Barton</i> begins by looking back: “There was a time, and it was many years ago now, when I had to stay in a hospital for almost nine …

Books

The Video Game ‘Catherine’ Predicted My Commitment Issues with Spooky Accuracy

My results in Atlus's titillating puzzler suggested I wasn't cut out for long-term love. And then my real-life relationship broke down.<p><b>"What would you do if your significant other fell in love with someone else?"</b>I'd let her go.<p><b>"It is easier to love, or be loved?"</b>To be loved.<p><b>"Are you prepared to</b> …

Relationships

Grip-lit? Psychological thrillers were around long before Gone Girl

Is the popularity of dark crime fiction written by women really the sign of a game-changing new genre? Only if you have forgotten PD James, Ruth Rendell, Daphne du Maurier ...<p>“So what do you think of this new phenomenon of psychological thrillers by women?” the interviewer asked me. “You know … <i>Gone</i> …

Books

How To Install The Microsoft Word Flow Keyboard In iOS

You read that headline right. The oil and vinegar of personal computing are going to be together again as Microsoft brings its Word Flow keyboard to iOS. As reported by The Verge, in addition to being an excellent swipe-style keyboard, Microsoft’s Word Flow will also have a unique one-handed mode …

Apps

How Not To Play Diablo III

You might think that there’s no “wrong” way to play a game like <i>Diablo III</i>. This is incorrect. Somehow, I figured out how to pull it off.<p>Last weekend, …

Diablo

New Xbox One Feature Shown Off

The Xbox One's next system update, which is currently available to testers, will include a range of new social features. But it also introduces the ability to move your pins around. Now, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has posted a video that shows what this looks like. Check it out below.<p>The …

How to check your iPhone's true signal strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

iPhone 5