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How the video game industry tricks players out of money

Most entertainment markets work like this: You create some book, movie, TV show, and so on, and put it up for sale. If people like the work, then you …

Gaming Industry

Overwatch needs more than seasonal content to keep players coming back

<i>Overwatch</i> is a video game that I love. Not counting the times I’ve logged into the PTR for work, I’ve “played” <i>Overwatch</i> three times in the past six …

Overwatch

We've found the best fitness trackers for all your fitness needs

It's that New Year's resolution time again!<p>Are you getting ready to try a new, healthy routine? Fitness trackers are all the rage with their easy-to-use interfaces and key tracking metrics such as calories, steps and even sleep. But how do you know which one is best suited for your personal …

“American Horror Story: Cult” censored itself after Las Vegas, and won

<b>Sarah Paulson as Ally Mayfair-Richards in "American Horror Story: Cult" (FX/Frank Ockenfels)</b><p>With a mass shooting central to an upcoming episode, producers didn’t delay broadcast — a rare and valuable choice<p>Melanie McFarland<p>October 11, 2017 10:21pm (UTC)<p>Gun violence is so thoroughly integrated into …

As Harvey Weinstein flames out, Ben Affleck burns

<b>Ben Affleck (AP/Richard Shotwell)</b><p>After decrying Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, Ben Affleck’s past is coming back to bite him<p>Jarrett Lyons<p>October 11, 2017 9:20pm (UTC)<p>With each passing day, actor Ben Affleck finds himself more and more mired in the wide circle of Harvey Weinstein's sexual …

Bananapocalypse: The race to save the world’s most popular fruit

In a hot, dry field near a place called Humpty Doo in Australia's Northern Territory, scientists are racing to begin an experiment that could determine the future of the world's most popular fruit, the lowly banana.<p>Dodging the occasional crocodile, researchers will soon place into the soil …

Forestry

Archeologist Digs Into Remains of No Man's Sky Abandoned Player Civilization

When <i>No Man’s Sky</i> launched last year, an archaeology PhD student led a team of 30 players on a survey intending to understand the algorithms that …

20 of the Most "Holy F*ck, I'm Scared" Films on Netflix

Aside from Lady Gaga baring all in <b>Gaga: Five Foot Two</b> and addictive mockumentaries like <b>American Vandal</b> (who drew the dicks?), Netflix is home to a …

There’s a scientific reason why all those farts you do in the shower smell so vile

We’ve all done it: you’re basking in the warmth of a nice shower – when suddenly, ‘QUACK!’ and it smells like there’s a dead dog stuck down the drain.<p>…

InterAct

Google adds a new search easter egg and it's super addictive

Google, it's just the gift that keeps on giving.<p>Not only has Google introduced a surprise birthday game wheel to celebrate their 19th birthday, …

Are Climate Change and Global Warming the Same Thing?

Global Warming Is Only One Symptom of Climate Change<p>Global warming and climate change are science's odd couple — you hardly hear one mentioned …

Try These ‘Love Hacks’ to Fix Your Marriage

After studying thousands of couples, the psychologist Eli Finkel has an explanation for the decline in people’s satisfaction with their marriages over the past four decades: It’s a matter of emotional supply and demand.<p>Many people are looking to their partners to replace the companionship and …

Hacking

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

Quantum Computing

Robot Conductor Leads Beautiful Live Orchestra Performance

If Hollywood is to be believed, the robot apocalypse will come with a Rise of the Machines, like the one in the <i>Terminator</i> movies or in <i>The Matrix</i>. The …

Breaststroking: The Sexy Pool Scenes That Made Waves In The ‘90s

There is nothing quite like the simple pleasure of cooling off on a hot day in a swimming pool, and when it comes to cinema, there is nothing quite …

The 10 Steamiest Sex Scenes That Have Landed On Netflix In 2017 (So Far!)

Netflix truly does have a little something for everyone.<p>If you’re into true crime, the streaming service has a unique combination of old shows — …

High School Students Landed James Franco and Seth Rogen For Their First Short Film — Watch

Imagine landing two of the biggest stars in Hollywood for your high school short film. That's exactly what happened for these 13 aspiring …

The 28 best films of all time you've probably never seen

In 2017, we had "La La Land" and "Moonlight," while 2016 saw "Deadpool," "Rogue One," and "Finding Dory" take the stage.<p>With so much attention on these superstar blockbusters, it becomes far too easy for a quality movie to fall through the cracks — even with a star-studded cast and reputable …

A popular herbal supplement can interfere with many medications, including birth control

They're colorful, chewable, and more affordable than a doctor's visit. And if you believe some of their claims, supplements can do everything from giving you an energy boost to helping you lose weight. At the very worst, your daily tablet can't do any harm — right?<p>Not so fast. A growing body of …

Kings of clarity: Etymotic ER4 in-ear headphones

Etymotic pioneered in-ear headphones in the mid-1980s, <i>decades</i> before other headphone companies followed its lead. Its ER4 model debuted in 1991, and it remained the company's flagship model, with only slight changes, until recently. The all-new ER4 SR (Studio Reference) and ER4 XR (Extended …

Audiophile

Google’s most-searched “how-to” questions capture all the magic and struggle of being human

My younger sister always gives me very good advice.<p>Once, for instance, she told me, “You need to stop asking Google questions about your life.” And she was right: Treating an Internet search engine as an advice column isn’t necessarily the best way to navigate life. When you ask Google, “How to …

5 of the Healthiest Granola Bars, According to Nutrition Experts

Granola bars make on-the-go eating efficient, but are they actually healthy? Usually not—even though most people think so. A 2016 New York Times …

Become a grill master: 5 tips for better BBQ

Win Labor Day weekend with the finest grilled meats.<p>I grill all year round, including in the dead of winter in New England. After shoveling out my driveway after a snowstorm, I shovel my back patio to keep my Weber grill accessible. I understand, however, that grilling for most is merely a …

Before You Watch Stranger Things Season Two, the Duffers Have One Request

Stranger Things (Via Netflix)<p>Fall is almost here, which means we have less than two months until the next chapter of <i>Stranger Things.</i> The first season …

Why running like an anime ninja is a thing

I'm standing in Bethesda Terrace, the historic landmark that's known as the heart of New York's Central Park. Several couples are taking wedding photos and tourists are busily snapping pictures of themselves. A handful of people are rowing boats in the pond.<p>It's a perfect Saturday to be in the …

Anime

Amazon Prime: 22 benefits every member gets

Amazon Prime is best known for two things: free two-day shipping and Netflix-style video streaming. Those are decidedly worthwhile perks, especially considering the relatively low $119 annual subscription charge, but a Prime membership affords more than just shipping and streaming. A lot …

Tech Trends

How Can a Cat Survive a High-Rise Fall? Physics!

Sometimes a cat will fall out of a window or balcony—a byproduct, no doubt, of a cat doing cat things. If you have a house cat, your feline's …

Physics

How To Hear What Your Voice Sounds Like To Other People

Hearing your voice the way others hear it can be a bit jarring at first, and I know plenty of people who claim they can't stand the sound of their …

Unique

Fallout 4 Creation Club goes live, and yes there is horse armor

Buy new gear and skins with Bethesda’s Creation Club<p>Bethesda’s Creation Club service, which the company announced at this year’s E3, is now available in <i>Fallout 4</i>, letting players buy new weapons, armor and gear for the 2015 game.<p>Creation Club offers a collection of “new official content” developed …

Bethesda

German prosecutors believe nurse killed at least 86 patients

BERLIN (AP) — A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at …